Monthly Archive 30 September 2023

‘God is back’ Messi returns to Miami training… Should I play before returning this weekend?

‘New’ Lionel Messi (36, Inter Miami) is back.

Inter Miami will play the 2023 Major League Soccer (MLS) match against New York City at DRV PNK Stadium in Miami, USA, on October 1 at 8:30 am (Korean time). Miami is 14th with 9 wins, 5 draws, and 15 losses (32 points), and New York is 9th with 8 wins, 13 draws, and 10 losses (37 points).

Messi left for a new stage after his contract with Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) expired this summer. By signing a two-year contract with MLS’ Miami, he set his ambitions to dominate the American stage as well. And the amazing performance continued. He performed well in the League Cup, scoring 10 goals and 1 assist in 7 games, giving the team its first trophy. Messi won the honor of winning the tournament MVP and top scorer.메이저사이트

Messi then continued his performance, including multiple assists in the US Open Cup semifinals and adding 1 goal and 2 assists in MLS, but has recently been sidelined due to injury. Meanwhile, Miami is keenly feeling Messi’s absence. They drew 1-1 in the league match against Orlando City, but lost 1-2 in the US Open Cup final against Houston Dynamo, finishing in second place.

Now all that’s left for Miami is to advance to the MLS finals series. Miami is in 14th place in the Eastern Conference, but is only 5 points behind 9th place New York, the final series playoff finale. If we win this matchup, we can narrow the gap to 2 points.

Good news arrived ahead of the important game. Britain’s ‘The Athletic’ reported, “Messi has returned to training in Miami ahead of the New York match.”

Of course, whether or not he will participate has not yet been decided. The media explained, “Messi returned on Friday, but it is unclear whether he will play in the game against New York. Miami medical staff have continued to evaluate Messi’s physical condition.”

Miami coach Gerardo Martino also took a cautious view during the week, saying, “It is clearly unwise (for Messi to play against Houston),” and said, “It would be (too big) a risk.” However, he emphasized, “Messi will definitely play again before the season ends.”

Even if Messi does not return against New York, we can see that his return is not far off. For Miami, which is attempting another miracle, the addition of Messi is truly a great help.

‘Byungsu Ball’ hard effect is ‘zero’! Suwon was defeated 0-2 by Incheon, and the ‘football capital’ came close to being relegated.

There was no effect of dismissing ‘Byungsu Ball’. ‘Soccer capital’ Suwon Samsung’s automatic relegation from K League 2 (second division) is becoming a reality.

Suwon was defeated 0-2, allowing one goal each in both halves in the 2023 Hana One Q K League 1 Round 32 away game against Incheon United held at Incheon Soccer Stadium on the 30th.

Suwon, mired in five consecutive losses, recorded 5 wins, 7 draws, and 20 losses (22 points), failing to get out of last place. If Suwon fails to turn things around in the remaining final game of the regular league and the five Split B games, they will face the cruel reality of being relegated to the second division for the first time in 10 years since the introduction of the split system in 2013.

Suwon recently made a change in leadership after suffering four consecutive losses. It was the second ‘shock therapy’ this season. It was truly a shock. Following coach Lee Byung-geun, coach Kim Byeong-soo, who had been in charge of Suwon since early May, was dismissed after four months. The strategy seemed to be that if they could get out of 12th place in K-League 1, which is the condition for automatic relegation, in the remaining 7 games, they would be able to rebound sufficiently in the promotion playoffs. Afterwards, Suwon’s choice was to appoint ‘Living Legend’ Yeom Ki-hoon as acting manager. On this day, the trip to Incheon was Acting Manager Yeom’s debut as a leader.토토사이트

Suwon clashed with Incheon on this day in a 4-1-4-1 formation. With Park Hee-jun at the forefront, Kim Joo-chan and Basani stood on the left and right sides. Kazuki and Kim Bo-kyung participated in the second line. While Lee Jong-seong was used as the original volanci (one defensive midfielder), the back four consisted of Ki-je Lee, Bultuis, Myung-seok Ko, and Tae-hwan Kim. The goal was guarded by Yang Hyeon-mo.

Suwon was helpless against Incheon’s strategy. Incheon used a strategy of aiming for a goal by having Kim Bo-seop, who has high speed, penetrate into the space behind the opponent. Left fullback Lee Ki-je had a hard time with Kim Bo-seop’s quick feet. Then, they allowed the first goal in the 20th minute of the first half. Park Seung-ho, who also dug into the space behind Lee Ki-je, rushed to the right side of the box and tripped on Bultuis’s foot, resulting in a penalty kick. Mugosa, who played as a kicker, easily scored a goal.

Afterwards, Suwon tried to break down Incheon’s organizational power through build-up. However, most of the passes were horizontal, and forward passes were lacking. Even Japanese technician Kazuki was blocked by Incheon’s strong pressure and was unable to deliver a kill pass.

As the attack did not work, Suwon brought in a large number of strikers including Ko Seung-beom, Jeon Jeon-woo, Myung Jun-jae, Mulich, and Werick Popo starting in the 12th minute of the second half. Then, an unresolved attack unfolded. But decision-making power was a different story. Although 10 of Suwon’s 12 shots were taken by strikers who were substituted in the second half, the desired score was not achieved. In the end, Suwon gave up 3 points to Incheon and fell into a swamp of 5 consecutive losses.

After an extended struggle, SSG, the ‘5th place shooter’, coach Kim Won-hyung said, “We focused until the end and won the comeback”

 SSG Landers coach Kim Won-hyung was delighted with the victory.

SSG won 4-3 in the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League KIA Tigers game held at SSG Landers Field in Incheon on the 30th after a close game in the 10th inning. They took on KIA, which was competing for 5th place, and recorded a season record of 66 wins, 2 draws, and 63 losses. He maintained 5th place, 1 game ahead.

At the beginning of the game, KIA stumbled after being hit by a home run. SSG starter Seung-won Moon allowed solo shots to Socrates Brito and Woo-sung Lee in the second inning. And in the 4th inning, he gave up a solo home run to Lee Chang-jin. The batting lineup also had a hard time targeting KIA starter Yang Hyun-jong.

However, Kim Chan-hyung’s solo home run in the 6th inning opened the attack. And in the 7th inning, Kim Seong-hyun’s heavy hit and Choi Joo-hwan’s first base double created a chance for 2nd and 3rd base with no outs, and Kim Min-sik’s grounder to 2nd base added one more run. And Kim Chan-hyung tied the game with an RBI single to right field.

SSG eventually ended the game in the 10th inning. When Oh Tae-gon had the bases loaded with two outs, Kim Seong-hyun hit a walk-off hit to left to KIA’s closer Jeong Hae-young, giving the team the win.스포츠토토

Coach Kim Won-hyung smiled broadly, saying, “It was a difficult game, but the players focused until the end and were able to pull off a comeback victory.”

At the same time, he gave a thumbs up to Chan-hyung Kim and Seong-hyun Kim, saying, “Chan-hyung Kim hit a chase home run and a game-tying hit, showing an outstanding performance in the offense. He is the hidden hero of today’s game. And I think Seong-hyun Kim gave a great gift to the Chuseok holiday fans with his walk-off hit.” praised.

Starting pitcher Seung-won Moon also recorded 5 hits, 3 home runs, 3 walks, 3 walks, 3 runs, and 3 strikeouts in 7 innings. He defended the mound by showing quality start plus pitching (3 earned runs or less in 7 innings as a starter).

Manager Kim Won-hyung praised Seung-won Moon, saying, “Seung-won Moon faithfully fulfilled his role as a starting pitcher while pitching for 7 innings. I think he finished the game with that strength.”

Lastly, coach Wonhyeong Kim said, “I would like to thank the fans who came to the baseball stadium and supported us even during the holidays.”

Is this Son Heung-min’s Chuseok food? Madison, after putting her finger in the songpyeon stuck in her teeth, she said, “It’s a 6-point food.”

Tottenham players took on the ‘Songpyeon’ challenge. James Madison (26) and Manor Solomon (24) shared their impressions of eating Songpyeon, a traditional Korean rice cake and Chuseok food.

Tottenham released a special video to celebrate Chuseok, Korea’s biggest holiday. On the 28th (Korean time), the video ‘Madison-Solomon’s Songpyeon Challenge’ was posted on the club’s official YouTube account. The video showed the two players eating songpyeon.안전놀이터

First, Madison and Solomon unpack the ‘K-wrapper’ filled with songpyeon and look closely at the vacuum-packed songpyeon. Madison showed good reasoning skills, saying, “When I first saw it, it seemed like a dessert type of food. It seemed like a very sweet food. Isn’t it something you eat with coffee?” However, he soon showed his lack of confidence, saying, “What if it’s a sausage-like food?”

Madison asked, “Can I try it?” and picked up the darkest songpyeon. He then took a bite and said, “I chose it because it was chocolate colored. I’ll give it a try.” When the rice cake got stuck between his teeth, he put his hand inside his mouth and laughed.

Madison’s score for Songpyeon was 6 out of 10. He said, “For my taste, it’s a 6. It has a chewy texture and the contents are quite sweet.”

Solomon’s response is that he enjoys songpyeon more than Madison. Solomon, who saw songpyeon for the first time, looked puzzled and said, “What is this? Isn’t it a dumpling? Or is it a type of food similar to dumplings? I have no idea.”

Solomon, who ate songpyeon, said, “It’s not bad,” and showed interest in the contents of the songpyeon. He then said, “Isn’t it honey? It’s quite sweet,” and gave it 8.5 out of 10.

‘Transfer Duo’ Maddison and Solomon moved to Tottenham this summer and are playing very well. Maddison has started all league games and is recording the most attack points among Tottenham players with 2 goals and 4 assists. Solomon also comes on as a replacement and is playing a ‘crack’ role by providing 2 assists.

Meanwhile, Son Heung-min, who celebrated Chuseok in England, also sent Chuseok greetings to his fans. On this day, he said on the club’s official YouTube channel, “Hello, I’m Son Heung-min, a soccer player. I hope you have a comfortable time with your precious family, who you haven’t been able to be with for a while, and have a fun and leisurely Chuseok where you can share your rich and generous feelings.”

 Hwang Seon-hong and Hwang Jae-won ahead of the ‘home team’ match against China, “You’re right? I already experienced it in June.”

Hwang Seon-hong’s fullback Hwang Jae-won (Daegu), who is about to play in the quarterfinals against China, the host country of the Hangzhou Asian Games, showed a resolute attitude toward the expected territoriality, saying, “I already experienced it all in June.”

On the afternoon of the 29th, Hwang Jae-won met with reporters at the auxiliary stadium of the Huanglong Sports Center Stadium in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, China, where Hwang Sun-hong’s national soccer team was training, and said, “Everyone is aware that China, the opponent in the quarterfinals, is also the home team and is not an easy team.”먹튀검증

He said, “Rather than preparing anything special, I think we can beat China with our capabilities if we just do what we have always done,” and added, “We always talk to the team members about doing what we can without thinking about what China will do.” added.

China, who will face off at the Huanglong Sports Center Stadium on the 1st of next month at 9 PM Korean time, is notorious for its rough play.

Moreover, since this tournament is being held, there is a high possibility that players will play more boldly.

Hwang Jae-won said, “We talk among ourselves about how rough (China) is. That’s something we already experienced in June,” and added, “Soccer is inherently a rough sport. We don’t dwell on it too much.”

Hwang Seon-hong played two evaluation matches with China last June to get used to Hangzhou.

Due to her opponent’s rough tackling and physical struggle, Eom Won-sang (Ulsan), Jo Young-wook (Gimcheon), and Ko Young-jun (Pohang) suffered injuries.

Hwang Jae-won, who has not forgotten this experience, is preparing for cases where a war of nerves breaks out among the players.

Hwang Jae-won laughed, saying, “When something like that happens, Park Jin-seop (Jeonbuk) is very dependable. I will be at the very back (of the line) and one step in front.”

This remark was taken in mind when Seol Young-woo (Ulsan) joked in the joint coverage area after the round of 16 match against Kyrgyzstan on the 27th that if a fight broke out with Chinese players, Park Jin-seop would take the lead and he would fall last.

There are more favorable conditions for the host country, China.

October 1st is China’s biggest holiday, National Day. Hwang Seon-hongho also has to face ‘hostile cheering’ from Chinese fans who shout ‘Cheer up!’ (加油, cheer up).

Hwang Jae-won said, “I experienced that in June. It wasn’t as much as this tournament, but I still experienced a lot of cheering such as ‘Jayeowoo’ back then. It was annoying,” and added, “There will be a lot more spectators, so it’s something we have to overcome.”

‘Injury rehabilitation’ Lee Jeong-hoo participates in first team training… “They said they wanted to train together”

 “He said he wanted to train together.”

‘Special star’ Lee Jeong-hoo (25, Kiwoom Heroes) completed first-team training for the first time in a long time. Lee Jeong-hoo visited Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul on the 28th and participated in some of his first team training.

Lee Jeong-hoo went to the operating table last July due to a left ankle extensor zone injury, ending the season early. Lee Jeong-hoo, who was rehabilitating at the Goyang Training Center where the 2nd team is located after surgery, surprisingly participated in the 1st team training.스포츠토토

Kiwoom coach Hong Won-ki, who met ahead of the home game against the KIA Tigers at Gocheok Dome on the 29th, said, “(Lee) Jung-hoo is in the rehabilitation stage, but he said he would like to train with him.”

Coach Hong said, “We did defensive training, where he played defense and checked his movements and movements. It’s still in the rehabilitation stage. We only did team training together. He laughed and said, “Please don’t interpret it too much.”

Lee Jeong-hoo participated in training on the 28th and exchanged warm greetings with his teammates and coaching staff. After that, he played catch along with light running, and completed defensive training to handle outfield fly balls.

Lee Jeong-hoo also participated in first-team training on the 29th. He plans to train with the first team for the remainder of the season.

Outfielder Lee Jeong-hoo played 85 games this season, recording a batting average of 0.319 (105 hits in 329 at-bats), 6 home runs, and an OPS (on-base percentage + slugging percentage) of 0.863. He announced his intention to advance overseas through the posting system after the end of this season.

Arteta smiles inwardly at Ramsdale’s storming save, and the breathtaking rivalry with Raya is ‘exciting’

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta becomes more and more worried as the game progresses.

Arsenal advanced to the round of 16 with a 1-0 win in the round of 32 of the 2023-24 League Cup (Carabao Cup) against Brentford held at the Brentford Community Stadium in London, England on the morning of the 28th (Korean time). Reiss Nelson’s winning goal in the 8th minute of the first half was held until the end. It was important to keep control of the game by not missing out on Brentford’s defensive mistakes and hitting the net.

Above all, goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale’s saves stood out in the scoreless victory. The crisis was averted when Yone Wisa’s powerful right-footed shot hit Ramsdale’s hand and hit the bottom of the right post. If Ramsdale had not caught him, he would have gone straight into the right corner of the goal.

Ramsdale has been a solid defender in Arsenal’s goal for the past two seasons. Although he was disappointed with Arsenal’s comeback runner-up finish last season, he is evaluated to have played his role faithfully.

However, this season Ramsdale faced a strong internal competitor. This is the appearance of David Raya, a goalkeeper on loan from Brentford. Raya was on loan and did not appear in the game against her home team.

Although he only appears in two games in the league, he was given the opportunity to appear as a starter in all three recent matches between Everton-PSV-Tottenham, including the first leg against PSV Eindhoven in the UEFA Champions League, and led the team to two wins and a draw.

It is true that Ramsdale is not happy with Raya’s appearance. Arsenal emphasized that the signing was to strengthen their power while competing in the League Cup, FA Cup, and UCL, but the competition between the two goalkeepers from England and Spain is leading to a strange situation.

In the case of Raya, there is a possibility of a complete transfer after the new season. For this reason, there is a possibility of a transfer for Ramsdale, who is under contract with Arsenal until the summer of 2026.

The British popular newspaper ‘Daily Mail’ said, ‘Arsenal has two number one goalkeepers (meaning the starting players). It is a similar structure to Chelsea last season. Since both sides want to play as starters, there is a possibility that one of them will leave Arsenal. In fact, it appears that there is a possibility of a transfer proposal for Ramsdale.’토토사이트

Ramsdale boasts a worth of 45 million pounds (about 74.1 billion won). He is of a high standard for a goalkeeper. If Arsenal fully recruits Raya, Ramsdale is expected to naturally choose a transfer.

It is also a significant stimulus for Ramsdale that Coach Arteta has selected Raya for the past three consecutive games and has achieved good results. The playing styles of the two goalkeepers are slightly different. While Raya is active and utilizes the entire penalty area, Ramsdale provides stability through space defense. Having a unique goalkeeper is not a bad thing for Arsenal, but conversely, there is a possibility that intensifying competition within the squad could have the opposite effect.

‘The Daily Star’ said, ‘Ramsdale made an incredible save against Brentford. One fan said, “When the fans behind Ramsdale scream, he turns into Manuel Neuer,” emphasizing in an amusing way that he has the ability to display superpowers.

Arsenal will play West Ham United in the London derby in the round of 16. It’s not a bad matchup. From the perspective of Arsenal, who are going to four tournaments together, it seems that smooth sailing will be possible only if the two players are properly distributed.

“My favorite coach…but DB won” Coach Seunggi Kim’s affection, Lawson’s reply

 Now it is Didrick Lawson (25, 202cm) wearing the green uniform.

Lawson is already preparing for his third season in the KBL. He first played for Goyang Orion in the 2020-2021 season, and proved his worth by playing very well as a member of Goyang Carrot last season. He became the perfect piece for Coach Seung-gi Kim’s new and unique archery basketball, and even made it to the playoffs despite being underpaid. He led the underrated team to the semifinals of the playoffs and was the protagonist of the turnaround drama of beating Ulsan Hyundai Mobis and advancing to the semifinals.

Throughout last season, Coach Seung-gi Kim did not hold back in his praise whenever Lawson was mentioned. When Sono announced its founding and appointed coach Kim Seung-gi, Lawson’s future was already decided on DB. Still, my affection for Lawson remained. At the time, coach Kim Seung-gi said, “Thanks to (Lawson), we were able to become the best team even in a bad situation. Thank you very much. “Apart from everything else, Lawson is a foreign player I loved.”토토사이트

Lawson’s affection for director Kim Seung-gi was also great. During last season, he described coach Kim Seung-gi as a ‘fun person.’

Lawson, who arrived in the country on the 6th, is working hard by playing practice games with the professional team following training camp in Japan with DB. Even though he changed teams, he is still well-received for his outstanding capabilities. In the practice game against Samsung in Seoul on the 28th, he completed DB’s victory by hitting a buzzer-beating mid-range shot just before the end of the game, which was tied.

When complimenting the aforementioned director Kim Seung-gi, Lawson said, “He is my favorite director. Thank you for evaluating me favorably and remembering me fondly. He is a fun person and a creative coach, so I enjoyed playing basketball with him. “I think it will be nice to meet you,” he said with a smile.

Coach Kim Seung-gi said at the Sono founding ceremony held on the 20th, “The first regular league game will be against DB. “He will show it with his skills,” he said. The first match of the season between DB and Sono is scheduled for October 22nd at Goyang Gymnasium. In response to this, Lawson laughed and said, “Even if we meet coach Kim Seung-gi, our DB will definitely win.”

I look forward to October 22nd, the clash between my beloved student and his teacher, who have now become enemies.

A birdie in 6 consecutive holes… ‘AG men’s golf leader’ Jang Yu-bin “This is my first time in an official competition”

Birdies in 6 consecutive holes, and tied for the lead in the first round. Jang Yu-bin, the youngest member of the Korean men’s golf team, achieved the most outstanding performance on the first day of the Hangzhou Asian Games. Wooyoung Cho, another amateur national team member, and Seongjae Lim and Siwoo Kim, who are active on the PGA Tour, also announced a smooth start.

Yubin Jang recorded 11 under par 61 strokes in the men’s first round of golf at the Hangzhou Asian Games held at Xihu International Golf and Country Club (par 72) in Hangzhou, China on the 28th, taking the sole lead. He is one stroke behind 2nd place Daichi Go (Hong Kong, 10 under par, 62 strokes). In addition, Wooyoung Jo tied for third place with 9 under par 63 strokes, and two national amateur players played doubles on the first day of the tournament. Seongjae Lim and Siwoo Kim also played their part. They both recorded 6 under par 66 and were tied for 15th place.

Korea, whose players were evenly ranked in the top ranks, took the lead alone with 26 under par 190 strokes, adding the scores of Jang Yu-bin, Jo Woo-young, and Im Seong-jae in the team event where the scores of the top three players were added together.

Jang Yu-bin, born in 2002 and the youngest member of the men’s golf team at the Asian Games, played amazingly on the first day. From holes 1 to 6, she birdied six holes in a row. He also added a birdie in the 8th hole (par 5) and showed off his strength by reducing 7 strokes in the first half alone. There was a bogey on the 11th hole (par 4) in the second half, but 5 birdies were added to reduce the score by 4 strokes.

Jang Yu-bin, who we met in the joint coverage area (mixed zone) after the game, said, “I hit the ball well all day. “She had a team competition, so she felt pressured and wanted to do well, but she did well in the first half, and as she let go of the pressure little by little, she got better results,” she said with a smile. “I had previously had an eagle and 4 birdies in 5 holes in a row, but this was the first time I had birdied 6 holes in a row in an official competition,” he said. “It was a good situation, but I still tried not to focus on the score. Her idea was to do her best in each hole. “I tried not to think about anything else, just because she birdied six holes in a row,” she said.스포츠토토

Yubin Jang cited the pitch shot as the driving force behind her score of 61 that day. He said, “I always had a good pitch shot on a good day. It was like that today too. There were many pitch shots dropped around the hole and many chances. “It was the pitch shot that created the opportunity,” she said.

Jang Yu-bin, the youngest of the Korean players competing in the Asian Games golf, is gaining ‘great experience’ while living with her older brothers. In particular, Seongjae Lim and Siwoo Kim, who are active on the PGA Tour, and her ‘athlete village life’ serve as good motivation for her. Jang Yu-bin said, “Wooyoung and I were like, ‘Wow’ during the practice round the day before the first round. It was a shot, contact, pitch, etc. that felt different. Watching that, Wooyoung and I became motivated. “It was also an opportunity for us to set our sights on advancing to the PGA Tour once again,” she said.

Korean men’s golf aims for gold medals not only in the individual event but also in the team event. Jang Yu-bin said about her strategy for the second round, “I finished the first round with a good score, but I will work hard in the second round with a new mindset.”

‘Challenging for 3 consecutive gold medals’ men’s soccer, round of 16 coming soon

The men’s national soccer team, aiming for a third consecutive Asian Games gold medal, will soon play the round of 16 against Kyrgyzstan. Let’s connect to the scene ahead of the final battle.

Reporter Lee Jeong-chan, are we holding the round of 16 at the same stadium where we played the three group stage games?

Yes, I am at Jinhua Sports Center Stadium in China.

As you said, this is a good place to be, with our team scoring a whopping 16 goals in their last three games and having won three games in a row without conceding a goal.

For our players, it will now feel like a home stadium.메이저놀이터

With about 1 hour and 20 minutes left until the game starts, the players arrived at the stadium a little while ago and are preparing for the final match.

Today (27th), the heat continued to exceed 30 degrees Celsius in the middle of the day.

There are no major problems for Hwang Seon-hong, who has already adapted to the local environment and has established his physical strength.

The starting list will be announced soon, and today we will be using the ‘best combination’.

Lee Kang-in, who joined in the middle of the group stage and finished the warm-up by playing 36 minutes in the game against Bahrain three days ago, is certain to start, while Jung Woo-young, who scored a hat trick in the first game, and Eom Won-sang, who scored two goals in the group stage, are expected to play the left and right wings.

Kyrgyzstan, which is objectively inferior in terms of power, is likely to use the ‘defend first and then counterattack’ strategy, so an elaborate set piece to break through the dense defense and an early goal to take the lead early are needed.

You can also see our cheering squad little by little.

We hope that our players will continue to win four games in a row in Jinhua, the promised land, and head to the quarterfinals in Hangzhou.