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USA Soccer Opens 2010 with a Loss to Honduras

Posted by on Sunday, 24 January, 2010
SOCCER 2010 - U.S. Mens National Team vs Honduras 1-3

Jan 24 2010
Jan 23, 2010 – Carson, California, USA – U.S. defenseman CLERENCE GOODSON (3) and Honduras forward GEORGIE WELCOME (25) battle for the ball. Honduras went on to win 3-1. The U.S. Men’s National Team versus Honduras.
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In front of a crowd of 18,626 at the Home Depot Center, Honduras wins decisively over the US with a 3-1 score. However, neither team fielded their full squad for the match. This is the first international friendly of 2010 for both FIFA World Cup-bound teams.

Americans Take Top 2 at the FIVB Phuket Thailand Open

Posted by on Monday, 9 November, 2009
(left to right) Silver medal winners Tyra Turner, Angie Akers, April Ross and Jennifer Kessy

(left to right) Silver medal winners Tyra Turner, Angie Akers, April Ross and Jennifer Kessy. Photo courtesy of FIVB

Jen Kessy and April Ross defeated Angie Akers and Tyra Turner (21-12, 21-17 in 37 minutes) in the finals at the SWATCH FIVB World Tour Phuket Thailand Open to take the Gold. This is the end to a great FIVB Women’s Beach Volleyball season for the Americans.

The match was the seventh FIVB meeting between the two teams with Kessy and Ross taking all 7 matches.

Holly McPeak Inducted into Volleyball Hall of Fame

Posted by on Friday, 30 October, 2009
AVP Hermosa Beach Open

May 19 2007
HERMOSA BEACH, CA – MAY 19: Holly McPeak dives for a dig during the AVP Hermosa Beach Open match against Elaine Youngs and Nicole Branagh at the Hermosa Beach Pier on May 19, 2007 in Hermosa Beach, California. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
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Holly McPeak was inducted into the Volleyball Hall of Fame today in Holyoke, Mass., the birthplace of volleyball.

Here are some of her accomplishments. Holly McPeak was a three-time beach volleyball Olympian for the United States and competed in the first three Olympic Games events for the discipline – 1996, 2000 and 2004. In 2004 she earned an Olympic bronze medal in 2004 with partner Elaine Youngs. She holds 72 career beach titles, including 19 FIVB titles, two FIVB Grand Slam events titles and 53 domestic titles. In 2002, McPeak became the first woman worldwide to surpass $1 million career earnings. She was named the MVP in three different USA leagues, along with being an eight-time Best Defensive Player of the Year in those three leagues.

Cuba Defeats USA to Net NORCECA Gold and Ticket to FIVB World Grand Champions Cup

Posted by on Saturday, 17 October, 2009
Cuban players celebrate their 14th Norceca title and the ticket to Japan

Cuban players celebrate their 14th Norceca title and the ticket to Japan. Photo courtesy of FIVB

Cuba defeated the United States 25-21, 22-25, 25-21, 25-22 for the gold medal at the NORCECA Men’s Continental Championship. The win nets Cuba the last remaining ticket to the FIVB World Grand Champions Cup in Japan.

USA Wins Overall in the AVP World Challenge: USA vs. Brazil

Posted by on Sunday, 27 September, 2009
AVP Crocs Tour World Challenge: USA v Brazil

Sep 27 2009
GLENDALE, AZ – SEPTEMBER 27: Members of USA team surround Todd Rogers in celebration after USA defeated Brazil during in the gold medal match in the AVP Crocs Tour World Challenge at the Westgate City Center on September 27, 2009 in Glendale, Arizona. Phil Dalhausser and Todd Rogers defeated Alison Cerutti and Harley Marques Brazil 21-14, 21-15. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
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Americans Phil Dalhausser/Todd Rogers and Brazilians Juliana Felisberta Silva/Larissa Franca win gold medals at the first-ever AVP Crocs Tour World Challenge: USA vs. Brazil. The United States won the overall Country Challenge 26-22.