Monthly Archives: January 2020

Kobe Bryant & Daughter Pass Away

We usually discuss headlines regarding the Premier League or Major League Soccer. However, sports news agencies were rocked today when finding out that Kobe Bryant had passed away. This followed after the NBA Legend took a helicopter with Gianna Bryant, his 13-year-old daughter. Following stalled engines, this helicopter plummeted to the ground and exploded on impact. Several additional people, with the inclusion of pilots, were killed immediately. The full manifest hasn’t been released publicly, with family members being the only individuals informed of all deaths. Once the coroner’s office has completed their reports, it’ll become public knowledge by the Los Angeles Police County Department.

Kobe Bryant maintains one of the greatest legacies ever seen in professional basketball. Spending 20 years with the Los Angeles Lakers, this individual was also an active supporter of international football. He frequently attended A.C Milan matchups with his father while travelling to Italy. Kobe Bryant also participated in various events with Major League Soccer, which reached the point where he became a spokesperson for the LA Galaxy earlier this month. He also held sponsorship agreements with Body Armor, Nike and Under Armor. The first news agency to inform the public of his passing was TMZ, where they expressed that the father and daughter had been travelling to Gianna’s basketball game in the state of California.

Throughout Kobe Bryant’s career, he’d become an NBA Champion five times. Bryant would experience eighteen All-Star Matchups and become the most valuable player throughout 2008. He’s considered one of three incredible legends to play professional basketball, with LeBron James and Magic Johnson following his talents. Kobe Bryant is the only NBA athlete to player twenty consecutive seasons. Since this news was revealed, numerous individuals in the National Basketball League and sporting community have mourned his loss. Sympathies and condolences have also been provided to the Bryant family. Kobe leaves a six-month-old daughter and his wife.

Investigations Ensue

Federal Agencies in the United States of America will assist California officials in the upcoming investigation. They’ll determine in this helicopter crash was prompted by unexpected engine failure or if mechanics had been tampered with before the flight departed. The chances that someone purposely intended to have Kobe Bryant crash is minimal. It’s known that Bryant didn’t have any enemies and often supported numerous charities. Onlookers that saw this crash will be included in this investigation.

Inter Miami Stars 1st Training Camp

The Inter Miami Football Club confirmed that they’d begun their first training camp as of January 20th, 2020. This follows after six years of developmental planning from David Beckham and Inter Miami executives. It was a challenging process that saw numerous delays for the formidable athlete. Even without a home-based stadium in Miami, the MLS Expansion Club has begun training at Barry University.

David Beckham didn’t attend the first training camp event at Barry University. He isn’t slated to provide mentorship to his athletes for another four weeks, with the Head Coach taking the core responsibilities. Beckham’s presence as a team owner will be minimal unless MLS championship victory is required for David. It’s anticipated that within the next four weeks, six new players will be signed to Inter Miami. Diego Alonso, the Head Coach for Inter Miami, was seen instructing his players in a professional and aggressive tone.

The coaching staff for Inter Miami began their training camp at 2 am, eight hours before any of their athletes would awake from sleeping. Construction of strategies and training tactics were still required. Furthermore, the coaching staff still had player acquisition deals to finish and work on the development of the Inter Miami stadium. Anxiousness amongst the coaching staff is an understatement. The training camp follows after the Inter Miami players and coaches met on January 18th for a team dinner. Everybody got to meet one another and discuss the upcoming 2020 MLS season.

The Stadiums Development

David Beckham has spent the last several years locating a home-based site for an Inter Miami Stadium. Searches began on June 1st, 2013 and toke more than 2400 days to reach an agreement with Fort Lauderdale. Inter Miami is building a state-of-the-art facility in the Fort Lauderdale region, replacing the Lockhart Stadium. This is where one of the 1st MLS team players, the Miami Fusion. However, after three seasons they were forced to shut down with low attendance.

David Beckham doesn’t plan to allow history to repeat itself, with the creation of an entertainment complex surrounding the football club’s stadium. This will enable the Miami Inter stadium to host multiple events. The 1st instance of this stadium being access by the public will be March 1st, 2020. The Inter Miami Football Club will compete the LAFC. It won’t be long after that when they compete against the LA Galaxy, the former owners of David Beckham. Defeating this organization would be a significant accomplishment for the British footballer.

Manchester United Acquiring Richarlison de Andrade

One of the most infamous squads in Premier League history has become unrecognizable in recent years. However, things could change for Manchester United in two weeks. It’s been confirmed that the Red Devils have reaches a higher level of talks with Richarlison de Andrade. This information comes directly from Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, who confirmed the potential acquisition after a substantial loss to Manchester City FC. This loss occurred during the Carabao Cup Finals, with the two teams being arch-rivals for decades.

Following the announcement, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has become more composed on the sidelines. Manchester United’s performance improved drastically since their loss to Manchester City FC. They won their first matchup in weeks against Norwich City, prompting a 4-0 victory. It’s the first time that loyal supporters have seen their team perform to old standards in the 2019 – 20 season. Acquiring Richarlison de Andrade would improve their chances of holding this record by 28.33%. Most sports analysts believe this is a turning point for Manchester City and that supporters will see them become formidable opponents during the new decade.

The Everton Factor

Manchester United wouldn’t have this opportunity without the assistance of Everton FC. Richarlison de Andrade holds a position with the team, which was confirmed to be lost earlier this week. Everton FC confirmed that Richarlison would be open for the January Transfer Window, which immediately prompted Manchester United to offer de Andrade a position for a considerable sum of money. The Daily Mail reported that negotiations between the free-agent athlete and sporting organization had begun, with figures not being disclosed.

Surprisingly, Everton’s football club is removing Richarlison de Andrade from their lineup. He stands as one of the most reliable and most capable strikers in the Premier League. Considering he’s twenty-two years go ago, Manchester United cold holding Andrade for a prolonged period going forward. However, this football club will demand a strong performance from Richarlison when it applies to shots-on-net. It should be noted that this young man has acquired an immeasurable level of talent throughout his three professional seasons in the Premier League. It’s anticipated that he could rival the record of Ronaldo or Beckham, which would be an accomplishment few footballers have achieved.

Manchester United’s Future

Depending on how Manchester United’s 2021 – 22 season players out, multiple investors have confirmed that they’d sell off their stakes. It would put the organization in a dire situation where acquisition funds would be lowered, and available players would be limited. Subsequently, acquiring Richarlison de Andrade comes at a make it or break it moment for Manchester United. If he cannot meet the required standards, this team will lose their legacy to Manchester City FC.

Soccer Match Triggers Prison Riot

The passion numerous individuals feel towards soccer can at moments be extensive. This was once again proven by hundreds if prison inmates in Northern Mexico where it was reported that sixteen inmates were murdered, with five additional being wounded in the province of Zacatecas as a result of a soccer game. This marks the most horrendous acts of violence in the Mexican penal system since the new legislation enacted by President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador. This violent occurrence began in the late afternoon of Tuesday, January 3rd. Prisons from the Regional Center of Social Reintegration in Cieneguillas began brutally beating on one another.

Media Reporters from the local area noted that this event occurred from a match-up with professional teams in the Zacatecas Province. The Public Security Minister for Mexico’s penal system noted that extensive investigations will be maintained towards all individuals that were working throughout this day. Most high-level authorities didn’t provide any insight over the cause of this incident, only clarifying that the situation has been handled and the prison is in lockdown.

Prison Wide Searched & Future Provisions

When this extensive gang-associated assault was finished, the governing authorities at CSR Prison began searching all cells throughout their facility. This search located four firearms throughout the prison, with one inmate receiving additional time on his sentence. Multiple knives were discovered as well, with numerous searches slated for six months going forward. Any acts of violence will permit entrance to the detention centre, where inmates would be left alone in a padded cell for 72 hours. The guns found are believed to be smuggled throughout New Year’s Eve, a moment where guards themselves get confused by the influx of visitors.

The Mexican penal system is taking this matter seriously, requiring the assistance of the Mexican National Guard. They’ve stood by since the incident took place, watching guard inside and outside the prison. All national guard members are supporting fully-loaded and customized M16’s, with the provided authority to shoot on sight per the existence of another prison right. This marks the first time in two decades since the Mexican Government has granted this authority to the national guard.

It should be noted that the Regional Center of Social Reintegration in Cieneguillas is one of the worst prisons in Mexico. It houses the worst gang members nationwide, with five associated gangs being housed in similar units. This includes the Gulf Cartel, Sinaloa Cartel and Jalisco New Generation Cartel. Per the safety of selective inmates, 120 individuals were transported to new locations throughout the prison.