The first joint tour of the women's and men's teams in FC Barcelona history has gotten off to a rocky start after fans criticized the club for seating the teams in different classes on a charter flight to the United States. The men's team flew in business class, while the women traveled in economy. The team highlighted the historic trip on social media, posting pictures and video of the male and female players posing together on the plane to Portland, Oregon. The men are playing three games in the U.S. as a part of the International Champions Cup, while the women will play SoCal FC in a friendly. The captains of both squads were photographed in the first-class area before the flight took off on July 25. One Twitter fan account pointed out the disparity between the official photo and the real travel accommodations after seeing the women's view on some players' social media accounts. The tweets quickly gained traction, and the club responded to the controversy. FC Barcelona expressed … [Read more...] about Fans outraged as FC Barcelona puts women’s soccer team in coach while men fly upfront
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Staff reports Pacific Daily News USA TODAY NETWORK Published 7:10 p.m. UTC Jun 9, 2018 Isa Whalen has a shot to make the University of Washington Huskies women’s soccer team. “I’m super excited,” said Whalen, who was on the Guam U14 Girls National Team and trains with the Masakåda, the Guam women’s national team. “Playing college soccer was always something I wanted to do.” Whalen, whose family is from Umatac, arrived on Guam in December after graduating early from Meadowdale High School in Washington. More: 2 Guam youths headed to World Cup in Moscow More: Venue Slay primed for W2 title match vs. Venue Sidekicks Whalen was offered a full academic scholarship to Washington, then Whalen began talking to Huskies coaches via email, who offered her a tryout. “Isa is a fantastic example of a gifted player who always looks to improve every time she steps on the pitch,” said Belinda Wilson, head coach of the Masakåda. … [Read more...] about Isa Whalen gets tryout with Washington Huskies soccer team
Donald Trump rededicated the United States' to its alliance with Israel on Monday as the U.S. embassy in Jerusalem officially opened. Trump in a video address said that the U.S. will 'always be a great friend of Israel and a partner in the cause of freedom and peace' while honoring the nation and the city it claims as its capital as a 'testament to the unbreakable spirit of the Jewish people.' 'We extend a hand in friendship to Israel, the Palestinians and to all of their neighbors,' Trump said in a video address. 'May there be peace.' In a tweet shortly after he said, 'Big day for Israel. Congratulations!' Neither Trump nor Vice President Mike Pence were there see the realization of their campaign promise that they would relocate the embassy from Tel Aviv and recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Pence is headlining a celebratory event at the Israeli embassy in Washington, instead. Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump, both White House advisers, were part of a delegation of … [Read more...] about Trump tweets jubilantly at official U.S. embassy opening in Jerusalem
Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about Facebook Email Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Pinterest Americans freed from North Korea greeted by Trump as they touch down on U.S. soil "We want to thank (North Korea's leader) Kim Jong Un," Trump said, as he greeted the men during a welcoming home ceremony. Sent! A link has been sent to your friend's email address. Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. 7 Join the Conversation To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Oren Dorell, USA TODAY Published 4:57 p.m. ChT May 10, 2018 | Updated 6:44 p.m. ChT May 10, 2018 CLOSE Vice President Mike Pence arrived at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland early Thursday. He's there to jon President Trump in welcoming home three Americans who were released by North Korea. (May 10) AP CONNECT TWEET LINKEDIN 7 COMMENT EMAIL MORE … [Read more...] about Americans freed from North Korea greeted by Trump as they touch down on U.S. soil
Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about Facebook Email Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Pinterest Will North Korea 'get rid of their nukes'? Questions answered before summits with South Korea, U.S. Will North Korea "get rid of their nukes" and other questions as summit looms between the North's Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in. Sent! A link has been sent to your friend's email address. Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. 3 Join the Conversation To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Oren Dorell, USA TODAY Published 4:54 a.m. ChT April 25, 2018 | Updated 6:57 a.m. ChT April 25, 2018 CLOSE President Donald Trump says North Korea wants to hold a high-stakes meeting "as soon as possible" and he is praising Kim Jong Un as "very open" and "very honorable." (April 24) AP CONNECT TWEET LINKEDIN 3 … [Read more...] about Will North Korea ‘get rid of their nukes’? Questions answered before summits with South Korea, U.S.