Zurich, Switzerland (SportsNetwork. [url=]Larry Doby Jersey[/url] .com) - Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo has been named the world footballer of the year after winning his second c

Author Message

Date sent: 2017/11/22 08:40:10
Zurich, Switzerland (SportsNetwork. Larry Doby Jersey .com) - Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo has been named the world footballer of the year after winning his second consecutive Ballon dOr award on Monday. The Portugal national team captain bested Barcelona forward Lionel Messi and Bayern Munich goalkeeper Manuel Neuer to the honor, becoming the first Real Madrid player to win the award in successive years. The 29-year-old received 37.66 percent of the votes, while Messi finished second with 15.76 percent and Neuer claimed 15.72 percent. The win marked Ronaldos third career Ballon dOr honor after also winning it in 2008. He and Messi are the only two players to win the award since then, with the Argentine forward claiming the honor from 2009-2012. He set a record by scoring 17 goals in last seasons Champions League, leading Madrid to their 10th European crown. Ronaldo netted a pair of goals in the semifinals against Bayern Munich and the winning tally against rivals Atletico Madrid in the final. This season, Ronaldo has bagged an impressive 26 goals in 16 La Liga matches, while adding five goals during the group stage of the Champions League. Messi claimed the Golden Ball at this summers World Cup after scoring four goals while leading Argentina to the final against Germany. He also became the all-time leading goal scorer in La Liga with 259 tallies, as well as the Champions League with 75 goals. Neuer backstopped Germany to its fourth World Cup title, recording a clean sheet in the 1-0 win over Argentina in the final, while constantly showing the courage to leave his penalty area to clear the ball out of danger. In addition to the Ballon dOr, several other awards were handed out on Monday. German national team head coach Joachim Low claimed the award for mens coach of the year as he guided his team to the World Cup title, while Wolfsburgs Ralf Kellermann was named the womens coach of the year. Wolfsburg and Germany midfielder Nadine Kessler took home the honor for womens player of the year, beating out U.S. international Abby Wambach and Brazils Marta, while Colombias James Rodriguez won the Puskas award for goal of the year with his stunning strike against Uruguay in the quarterfinals of the World Cup. Finally, the FIFA team of the year was also announced. Ronaldo, Messi and Neuer were all named to the squad along with defenders Phillip Lahm (Bayern Munich), David Luiz (PSG), Thiago Silva (PSG) and Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid), midfielders Andres Iniesta (Barcelona), Toni Kroos (Real Madrid) and Angel Di Maria (Manchester United), as well as forward Arjen Robben (Bayern Munich). Carlos Santana Jersey . -- Jonathan Diaz is easy to spot in the Blue Jays clubhouse. Carlos Baerga Jersey . Ferrer was unable to find his rhythm in losing 6-4, 6-2 to Teymuraz Gabashvili in his opening match while Nadal struggled past fellow Spanish player Albert Ramos 7-6 (2), 6-4. Nadal eventually overcame his 103rd-ranked opponent to reach the third round, rebounding from a surprise loss to Ferrer in the Monte Carlo Masters quarterfinals. . Peko, a fourth-round pick in 2006, started all 16 games and a playoff loss to San Diego last season. He was second on the line with 72 tackles and had a career-high three sacks.SANDY, Utah -- Circle Sept. 27 on the calendar, for its Round 3 of what has become Major League Soccers newest rivalry. Thats the date Real Salt Lake visits BC Place, and its the night the Vancouver Whitecaps will surely look forward to after Saturdays 1-1 draw in the teams second memorable matchup this season. A questionable foul led to a Darren Mattocks goal for Vancouver and set off a 30-minute flurry that saw both teams go nose-to-nose and force action from end-to-end. "Real Salt Lake might be a new rival of ours," Vancouver coach Carl Robinson said with a smile. "Weve got a small team, but theyre willing to fight for the jersey and the camaraderie and the spirit theyve got is fantastic." In the teams first meeting Apr. 26, Vancouver erased a 2-0 deficit with two goals in the final eight minutes to stun the MLS Cup runner-up. Saturday, tempers were hotter than the hot desert air. A hard tackle on Mattocks by RSLs Nat Borchers led to a penalty kick and the games first goal in the 73rd minute. It was Mattocks second penalty kick goal of the Whitecaps road trip and his third goal this season. "Thats up to the referee to make the decision whether to give the PK or not," said Mattocks. "Its my job to help the team win games." A scrum broke out at midfield after the goal, and resulted in yellow cards for Sebastian Fernandez and Matias Laba. Goalkeeper David Ousted drew a yellow card moments later after he argued for a more severe penalty on RSL defender Tony Beltran after a hard foul on Fernandez. "Its a tough place to play," said Ousted, who recorded three saves. "They are a good team, and we need to bee smart about it. Austin Jackson Jersey. . I think we got under their skin a bit and it creates drama. "We showed well stick up for each other. Thats the way its supposed to be for a team. Normally, I like when we can get away from the fights and not get into them, but well stick up for each other." The lead was short-lived, though, and this time it was the home team with some late magic to draw even. Joao Plata sprinted past Steven Beitashour toward the left corner, then fired low to the far post, out of Ousteds reach in the 81st minute. It was Salt Lakes first open goal (non-set piece) in more than 400 minutes. "We couldnt let them dictate too much of the game," said Ousted. "I thought we did really well. If we had been a little bit luckier, we might have gotten away with three points, but we werent. 1-1 is probably a fair result." The teams exchanged chances into stoppage time, with Salt Lake twice nearly pulling out the victory. Luke Mulhollands bicycle kick sailed over the crossbar in the 83rd minute, and Ousted collided with a rushing Robbie Findlay in stoppage time to thwart a fast-break chance. Vancouver earned a point for the fifth time in its past six road matches. Real Salt Lake fell to 1-4-2 after starting the season unbeaten in its first 12 matches. Robinson mixed up his starting lineup to get fresh legs in against an attacking RSL front, and for a team playing its second road game in four days. Omar Salgado and Medhi Ballouchy earned their first starts of the season and Erik Hurtado and Russell Teibert earned some well-deserved rest. The Whitecaps now have a full week off before hosting FC Dallas on July 27. Cheap NFL Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Wholesale NFL Jerseys Jerseys From China Wholesale NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys ' ' '

Simple PHP Forum Script - Webestools