Leopoldo Lares Banorte Believes Sports Activity Helps With Survival

For Leopoldo Lares Banorte, it is important to engage your child in sports activities as this will help him/her in the long run. First of all, when the child is engaged in any sport, he/she could be proud with his/her achievements. Sports activity helps in enhancing the drive for survival of an individual as it helps develop your character. A child is developing his/her character as he/she grows older, which is why Leopoldo believes that this is the best time to expose the child to a sport whom he/she will love.

Being involved in a sport will help the child learn about new things which they could then use for his/her actions towards others. He believes that children who are trained properly become better persons because they are not just being trained to be good in the sport, but it also develops their character. Once the child knows about the success and disappointments in a game, they could use this to handle their own challenges in life. Leopoldo believes that this will develop a strong personality and the right attitude towards life.

Leopoldo Lares Banorte loves children, and he loves the game of soccer. He wants to share his learning to children about soccer by coaching the young soccer fanatics about the proper way to play the game. He considers the soccer playing field as the world and whatever you do in the field will determine whether you will win, or you will lose. It is a very difficult sport who is very physical and demanding which he can relate to how life is also like. For him, he wants to teach children who no matter how difficult the game can be. They can surpass it by being braved to face them. He tells the children that they will experience having problems in their lives, and if they won’t face the problems, then they won’t experience the freedom from it. You also need to face the consequences of your actions similar to a misstep in the playing field. You also have to learn from your mistakes if you want to be a better person and a better soccer player.

For Leopoldo Lares Banorte, it is important than soccer coaches know their importance in the lives of these children. They won’t just act as a soccer coach, but they can inspire the kids to become better individuals by citing as a good example and teaching them good values that they could use later in life. Leopoldo is also teaching his kids how to play the game of soccer, and he’s also able to teach them good values. He is a proud father and coach of his children, and he knows that they’d become good adults as well.

Spanish League Goes on Strike

La Liga won’t start until a new collective bargaining agreement is signed according the Spanish Players Association.

An act of solidarity is what has driven the Spanish Players Association (AFE) to call a work stoppage for the first and second round of the 2011-12 Liga BBVA season, as well as the Liga Adelante. After two months of talks with the National Football League (LFP) to make the players’ rights be respected, specifically those whose salaries were not being paid on time or at all, the AFE has decided to make a statement about their position by refusing to play the first two match days of the season, until a new and satisfactory collective bargaining agreement isn’t signed.

Work stoppages seem to be at the order of the day in the world of sports. The longest one in U.S. history came to an end just last month, after jeopardizing the dispute of America’s favorite sport this season: NFL football. Almost five months were consumed to finally reach an agreement between the players and team owners to end the lock-out.

Like a virus, the work stoppage searched for another victim, and found one in the NBA, that began its lock out last month and still has exhausting hours of talks ahead before a solution can be reached.

And that virus has now migrated into the old continent, mutating into a species that like a chameleon changes its looks according to its environment. Football is its new suit, and the Liga BBVA its prey. The remedy is no secret: put the AFE and LFP back on the same path.

LFP President Jose Luis Astiazaran doesn’t understand the AFE’s call for a strike, since in the last two months of talks two important improvements have been approved: the economic control and the wage guarantee fund. Despite this he doesn’t fear for negotiations to break with this strike.

What has driven the players to this situation that Astiazaran can’t understand is the experience that clubs like Rayo Vallecano went through last season, which they find inadmissible for a first division team. That the wages of those players were not paid on time led the AFE to think that the ruling collective bargaining contract needed modifications.

For anyone who knows what Marxism represents what is going on with this work stoppage in Spain or simultaneously in the NBA isn’t surprising at all, taking for granted that sports are nothing but the mirror of their society. The only method that they understand as effective to end with the exploitations that the respective ruling entities submit them, driven by capitalism, is through a proletarian revolution.

In sports players are the proletarian and through strikes they manifest their revolution, which wouldn’t be possible without the solidarity from all pushing in the same direction. In Spain the players from the big clubs have no reason of their own for being part of the work stoppage, but they have understood that some of their colleagues do have a reason of their own to claim for their help.

It doesn’t take a genius to understand that without its prime matter a business can’t operate, therefore it’s just a matter of time for the players to get what they demand.

Golden Cup – US Defeated Honduras to Remain Unbeaten In the Tournament

The two-time defending champion of the Golden Cup, the United States team is currently unbeaten in the tournament and heading into the quarterfinals after defeating Honduras on Wednesday night 2-0; they still have to beat Haiti on Saturday to have a secure spot in the quarterfinals.

The game that was scoreless until minute 75, when Santino Quaranta opened the score when he took a pass from Charlie Davis at the beginning of the penalty zone to fire a good shot and score the first goal for the Americans. This was the first appearance of Quaranta with the United States team in more than three years. “I looked to my left and saw Santino making a good run, so I was able to lay off a good ball for him,” Davies said. “He was just like, ‘Thanks.’ I think it was gratifying for him to score in front of the home crowd.” Santino admitted publicly that he had problems with drugs and alcohol before asking for a new opportunity with the DC United, the team with whom he started his professional career back in 2001.

His road for recovery has been difficult, but conducted him all the way to the national team squad, and he has stated that he is very excited with the opportunity that has been given to him. The second goal came at minute 79th to seal the victory for the United States team with a header from Brian Ching. Both teams had good performances at the RFK stadium and both had several opportunities of opening the score until the US team did. In the 15th minute the first team on having the opportunity was the United States team when a pass from Robbie Rogers to Quaranta ended on a header that went wide into the goalpost.

In the 22nd minute the American team had another chance when Ching overpass the ball through the goalkeeper Donis Escobar, but he couldn’t regain the ball and it was cleared by the Honduras defense.

Honduras had a great opportunity of scoring at minute 30′ when Walter Martinez broke away and it was just him against the US goalkeeper, but he shoot the ball too wide and it just passed by the goal arc and hit the net in the left side.

The roster of the United States team for this tournament is completely different from the one they had in Confederations Cup last month since most of the players were given a recess before they enter into the last part of the qualifying rounds for the World Cup of next year. Coach Bob Bradley is trying to see if he has to make some more changes for the squad to be more solid since most of the players that went to the Confederations Cup are not playing.

The first ones on giving a breath of fresh air to the offense were the veterans Charlie Davies and Benny Feilhaber, and some other changes that he made in the other games they have been playing. The game against Haiti will be another test to see if he needs to make more changes in the team.

FIFA World Cup Previews – Group G

FIFA World Cup Previews � Group G

Group G is the group of death with one of Brazil, Portugal and the Ivory Coast definitely not making progress to the knockout stages. Which side will be going home early? Will North Korea, the fourth side in the group, be able to take any points against these three world class teams? BetRepublic previews the group here.

Outright Group Winner Odds : Soccer Betting Tip

Brazil � 4/7

Portugal � 10/3

Ivory Coast � 7/2

North Korea � 80/1

Group Qualification Odds:

Brazil � 1/7

Portugal � 4/6

Ivory Coast � 8/11

North Korea � 12/1

These odds were supplied by Betrepublic.


Brazil are the most successful side to feature at the World Cup � they have lifted the trophy on five different occasions and are the only side to feature in all previous eighteen World Cup finals. They go into the nineteenth edition of the finals as second favourites at 5/1 behind Spain (4/1) to claim their sixth world crown. Their coach, Dunga, has added a defensive solidarity to the well known attacking flair of Brazil and in their qualifying run they conceded just eleven goals in eighteen matches, whilst being the top scoring side in South America with thirty-three goals.

Brazil have all of the qualities necessary to win this tournament in ability, experience and tactical know how and having just leapfrogged Spain to become the number one side in the world I will be surprised if they do not claim a sixth title. With Brazil being the most likely side to win the group who will follow them into the knockout stages? Will it be number three in the world Portugal or number twenty-seventh Ivory Coast? William Hill believe that it will be Portugal following the Brazilian side into the last sixteen stage of the tournament despite them finishing runners up to Denmark in UEFA Group 1.

The Portuguese side got off to a great start to their campaign by beating Malta 4-0 then lost to Denmark and then followed that up with three 0-0 draws to leave them out the verge of failing to qualify. However they won their last three games, scoring eight goals without conceding, to beat Sweden to second in the group by a point. They reached the finals by beating Bosnia-Herzegovina 1-0 home and away despite missing their talisman, Cristiano Ronaldo for both matches. These finals will be the fifth occasion that Portugal have played in and in the previous four finals they have failed to progress from the group twice and reached the Semi Finals on the other two occasions. Should they progress from this group, and have history repeat itself, then Portugal could be on for a great run in the tournament.

However, Portugal will have to surpass the hurdle of the Ivory Coast, who are undoubtedly the most talented side in African football. Their ranks boast the likes of Chelsea’s Didier Drogba and Salomon Kalou as well as Arsenal’s Emmanuel Eboue and Manchester City star Kolo Toure amongst many players plying their trade at the top levels of European football. This is the second time that the Ivory Coast have qualified for the finals and on both occasions they have had tough qualifying groups. This time they have to get past Brazil and Portugal and on their only other appearance, in Germany four years ago, they were drawn with Argentina, the Netherlands and Serbia and Montenegro. They were beaten by both Argentina and the Netherlands last time around, but with their squad having vastly improved in the four years since Germany they have a great chance of making the knockout stage this time around.

Group G 2010 FIFA World Cup Soccer Betting Tip North Korea are really the forgotten side in this group, with all the attention being focused on who will qualify out of Brazil, Portugal and the Ivory Coast. They faced a gruelling qualification battle that spanned twenty months and sixteen matches, but they managed to finish as runners up behind their more illustrious neighbours, South Korea, in the final qualifying group to book their return to the World Cup for the first time since 1966. The finals in England was the only time before now that North Korea have qualified for a World Cup and they reached the Quarter Finals but were beaten 5-3 by Portugal, despite leading 3-0. Unfortunately for them this time around they have gotten an extremely difficult draw and I cannot see them progressing past the group stages. Who will progress to the last sixteen stage? North Korea will not make it past the group stages in South Africa.

They have gotten the toughest possible draw and they will be lucky to get anything at all from their three matches. This leaves the big three sides to fight it out for the two qualifying places. I feel that Brazil are the most balanced side at the finals and will win the group, and very possibly the tournament outright. In their eighteen qualifying matches they scored three goals for every one they conceded and finished with the most goals scored and least conceded.

So who will follow them through? Will it be Portugal who struggled through their qualifying group, but can be sure that Cristiano Ronaldo will shine on the world’s biggest stage? Or will it be the Ivory Coast with their all round squad strength and expert Premier League marksman Didier Drogba? I feel that the Ivory Coast are a better overall side than Portugal and they will take the second spot in the group. BetRepublic Recommends: Back Brazil to win the group @ 4/7 with the Ivory Coast to qualify @ 8/11.

The Liga BBVA Continues to be a Matter of Two

The yawning gap financially and successfully speaking that separates Barcelona and Real Madrid from the rest in the Spanish championship is clearly reflected in the standings.

A matter of two. This is the phrase that could easily describe what is going on in the Liga BBVA after match day 18. And it is not an unusual picture in Spain, as this has been the pattern since the 2004-2005 season when Barcelona and Real Madrid began to monopolize titles among themselves. Instead of increasing the competitiveness among the others by demanding them to perform at a higher level to be among the best, the only level of competitiveness that has increased has been among the two of them. It was no coincidence that last season they starred a championship that required the record sum of 99 points to clinch the title.

This season everything is starting to look as if those 99 points won’t be sufficient to clinch the 2010-11 Liga, and that just these two teams have enough arguments to pass that mark. Only 18 games have been necessary for the defending champions Barcelona (49) and Real Madrid (47) to create a +10 point difference from the third place Villareal (36), when there is still one game to go before the first of two rounds is completed.

Their offensive power is demolishing as well, and it looks like the new champion will not only need more than 99 points to win the title, but also more than 99 goals. Barcelona is closer to cross that line with 57 goals already that make them the top scorers in Spain and Europe as well, with an average of 3.2 goals per game. Behind comes Real Madrid with the not inconsiderable average of 2.6 goals per game.

Defensively speaking, they also have enviable records that confirm how solid their defenses are for opponents. The defending champions have only suffered 10 goals in 18 games, while Real Madrid has taken the ball out of their goal 16 times, five of those against Barcelona in the past edition of “El Clasico”.

These numbers make of the Liga BBVA two championships instead of one: the first one composed of Real Madrid and Barcelona fighting head to head towards the title, and the second made up from those fighting for the non-despicable leftovers of four tickets at stake for UEFA competitions: two for the Champions League and the same number for the Europa League.

And it is in these “other” championship -if it can be called that way- that things are more even an unpredictable. Only an eight point difference separates the third place Villareal from the tenth Sevilla (26), where all those in between -including them two- have serious chances to clinch an UEFA championship berth.

Valencia follows Villareal real close, just two points behind (34) them, and along with Espanyol (31) they are starring a pretty tight fight for a Champions League seat, where they can’t afford to relax due to the proximity of their contenders. These contenders are Atletico de Madrid, Getafe and Mallorca with 27 points, as well as Athletic de Bilbao with the already mentioned Sevilla with 26 points, teams that rally for a Europa League berth at this time.

Barcelona is after its third Spanish championship in a row, while Real Madrid is looking forward to end with their three year wining draught. Who the champion will be is still unknown, but the options aren’t many as like we said early this is “a matter of two”.