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Kansas City Royals players Andrew Benintendi, left, and Whit Merrifield celebrate scoring against the Detroit Tigers on July 2, 2022. Both players, who are unvaccinated, have since been traded. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

The Latest on COVID’s Effect on Sports:
Vaccination Status Adds Twist to MLB Trade Deadline

COVID-19 and its resulting variants from delta to omicron has forced two-plus years of cancellations, postponements and adjustments for the sports-event industry. As events have come back online, here is a regular look at where things stand and storylines that have been emerging. You can also see our past reporting on what the sports-event industry […]

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The 2023 U.S. Youth Soccer Eastern Presidents Cup will take place in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.

2023 U.S. Youth Soccer Eastern Presidents Cup Headed to Pennsylvania

The 2023 U.S. Youth Soccer Eastern Presidents Cup is headed to Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. The Valley Forge Tourism & Convention Board, Eastern Youth Soccer and Valley Forge Sports made the announcement July 28, bringing one of the largest youth sporting events the area has ever hosted. Representatives from Valley Forge Sports and Montgomery County shared […]

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Pro-Am Beach Soccer Events

Status The bid process is ongoing Inside Track The Pro-Am Beach Soccer has joined with a half-dozen other soccer associations to create youth and adult beach soccer events leading to the U.S. Beach Soccer National Championship. Any facility needs to have either a large beach volleyball facility (min 8 courts with lights which the poles […]

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Kissimmee Sports Commission Becomes Host Destination Partner for 2022 US Youth Soccer National Championships

Kissimmee Sports Commission has announced a collaboration with US Youth Soccer as the preferred host destination for the 2022 US Youth Soccer National Championships, which start Wednesday and run through July 24. The US Youth Soccer National Championships will take place at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex and will crown a boys and girls […]

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Las Vegas Named Destination Partner for AEG Soccer Champions Tour

The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority will be the exclusive destination partner for the AEG Soccer Champions Tour’s Las Vegas doubleheader with the inaugural event starting July 22 with participating clubs Real Madrid, Barcelona, Juventus, and Liga MX’s Club América and Chivas. The Las Vegas matches include Juventus against Chivas on July 22 and […]

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Former Liverpool CEO Starts New Team in USL League One

Former Liverpool Chief Executive Officer Peter Moore is starting a new club called the Santa Barbara Sky that will compete in the USL League One in 2024. “We are so excited to welcome Santa Barbara Sky FC into the USL,” said USL Chief Operating Officer Justin Papadakis. “This vibrant, diverse city and the surrounding areas […]

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MLS Next Pro Hosts Premier League 2 Clubs in Utah Invitational

MLS Next Pro has announced its first international competition, the inaugural MLS Next Pro Invitational, taking place from July 19–27 at both Real Salt Lake’s Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy, Utah, and Real Monarchs’ Zions Bank Stadium in Herriman, Utah. Participating will be the hometown Real Monarchs, Colorado Rapids 2 and Toronto FC II against […]

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Minnesota United FC's stadium, Allianz Field, which opened in 2019, has a safe standing area called the "Wonderwall" that has a 34.9-degree incline. Photo by Matt Traub/SportsTravel

Safe Standing Approved at Premier League and Championship Stadiums

One of the historic features of soccer games in England will return with eight teams allowed to have ‘safe standing’ areas after a pilot program was successfully completed. Six of the teams are currently in the Premier League — Brentford, Chelsea, Manchester City, Manchester United, Tottenham Hotspur and Wolverhampton Wanderers. Cardiff and Queens Park Rangers […]

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The United States won the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup. The kick off to the 2023 event will be the inaugural Play-Off in New Zealand with 10 teams vying for the final three spots.

New Zealand to Host First FIFA Women’s World Cup Playoff Tournament

The final three spots of the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 will be decided in a new format. The inaugural Playoff Tournament, taking place in New Zealand from February 17-23, will involve 10 teams competing for the final three qualifying spots. “The decision in 2019 to expand the FIFA Women’s World Cup from 24 to […]

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