Brazil Advances to Rio Olympics Gold Medal Football Final

Brazil Advances to Rio Olympics Gold Medal Football Final

By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – On Wednesday, August 17th, at Maracanã Stadium, the Seleção (Brazilian national team) dominated Honduras for the 6×0 victory in the semifinals of the 2016 Rio Olympics men’s football (soccer) competition. Following Germany’s 2×0 victory over Nigeria in the other semifinal, the two countries will square […]

Brazil Advances With Decisive 4×0 Win in Rio Olympics

Brazil Advances With Decisive 4×0 Win in Rio Olympics

By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – On Wednesday, August 10th, in a must-win game, Brazil’s men’s national football (soccer) team defeated Denmark 4-0 to move forward in the 2016 Rio Olympics football competition. A loss would have meant a humiliating early exit for the host country team that many expect to […]

USA Women’s Soccer Draw 2×2, Advance to Olympic Quarterfinals

USA Women’s Soccer Draw 2×2, Advance to Olympic Quarterfinals

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Striving to win its fourth consecutive Olympics, the USA women’s football (soccer) team faced a disappointing 2-2 tie with Colombia on Tuesday, with star goalkeeper Hope Solo failing to catch a goal in the last minutes of the game. Despite the draw the U.S. […]

Brazil Seleção Disappoints in 2016 Rio Olympics Debut

Brazil Seleção Disappoints in 2016 Rio Olympics Debut

By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – A day after the women’s football (soccer) clubs kicked off the 2016 Rio Olympics, the football competition continued on Thursday, August 4th, with the men taking the pitch to begin their quest for Olympic gold. For host team Brazil, seeking the one championship that has […]

Brazil and USA Women’s Football Win in 2016 Rio Olympic Openers

Brazil and USA Women’s Football Win in 2016 Rio Olympic Openers

By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The long-anticipated 2016 Rio Olympics kicked off on Wednesday, August 3rd, two days ahead of the August 5th opening ceremony, with the start of the women’s Olympic football (soccer) competition. Host country Brazil, and reigning World Cup and Olympic champions, USA, both opened their 2016 […]

Rio 2016 Olympic Tickets on Sale for Top Events, Thursday, July 21

Rio 2016 Olympic Tickets on Sale for Top Events, Thursday, July 21

By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Tickets to some of the most popular Rio 2016 Olympic events have been in high demand, selling out quickly and leaving some fans disappointed in early ticket sale lotteries. Yet tomorrow, Thursday July 21st, on what organizers call ‘Super Thursday’ another 100,000 tickets will go […]

Corinthians Rout Rio’s Flamengo 4-0 in Brasileirão

Corinthians Rout Rio’s Flamengo 4-0 in Brasileirão

By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The top football clubs in Brazil took the pitch on Saturday (July 2nd) and Sunday (July 3rd), for Round Thirteen of the 2016 Campeonato Brasileiro (Brasileirão) Série A. Of Rio’s big three clubs in this year’s Série A, only Botafogo was able to earn a […]

Brazil Suffers Shocking 1×0 Loss to Peru in Copa America

Brazil Suffers Shocking 1×0 Loss to Peru in Copa America

By Nelson Belen, Contributing Writer RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Peruvian forward Raul Riudiaz scored a highly controversial goal in the closing minutes of Sunday’s (June 12th) match with Brazil stunning the Seleção out of the Copa America. Brazil had two paths to advance in the tournament, a win or a draw, but with the […]

Christen Press, USA Soccer Star Prepares for Rio 2016 Olympics

Christen Press, USA Soccer Star Prepares for Rio 2016 Olympics

By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – With just sixty days left until the Rio 2016 Olympic games, Team USA football (soccer) star Christen Press took some time to share her thoughts on the upcoming Olympic tournament. A total of 26 games will be played in the women’s tournament with Team USA […]

Rio’s Botafogo FC Earns its First Win in Brasileirão Round Three

Rio’s Botafogo FC Earns its First Win in Brasileirão Round Three

By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The top twenty football clubs in Brazil take the pitch this week as the Campeonato Brasileiro (Brasileirão) Série A enters round three. Wednesday night showcased the three big clubs from Rio de Janeiro in the Série A this year, as Botafogo, Fluminense and Flamengo all […]

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