In a classy move Team Honduras player Luis Palma consoles Team USA goalie David Ochoa after scoring the winning goal for the win on Sun Mar 28, 2021 at the Olympic soccer semi finals (USA Today still shot photo)
#1 The US men’s soccer team failed to qualify on Sunday in the 2021 Olympic semifinals against Honduras. All players on both teams were under 23 to qualify. The US goalkeeper David Ochoa stopped a shot that ricocheted back to Honduras shooter Luis Palma that he booted for the winning goal to eliminate Team USA 2-1.
#2 The Golden State Warriors whose struggles mainly started when they lost star player Stephen Curry to a tailbone injury against the Houston Rockets. The Warriors have now lost four straight. Curry was back in the line up Monday night giving the Warriors some hope.
#3 The Oakland A’s open their regular season Thu Apr 1st against the Houston Astros at the Oakland Coliseum. The A’s will start Chris Bassitt who was 2-0 in spring training 1.74 he started in three games for the A’s in the Cactus League.
#4 San Francisco Giant pitcher Kevin Gausman gets the call to start against the Seattle Mariners on opening day this Thursday. Gausman 0-1 with an ERA 5.63 is expected to do some big things for the Giants as one of their top starters.
#5 Giants pitcher Johnny Cueto gets the call to start the home opener on Fri Apr 9th at Oracle Park against the Colorado Rockies. Cueto was 0-0 with a 9.82 ERA in spring training can Johnny Baseball return to his old form the days when he starred with the Kansas City Royals.
Amaury Pi Gonzalez is the Oakland A’s lead Spanish radio play by play announcer on 1010 KIQI La Grande San Francisco and does News and Commentary at http://www.sportsradioservice.com
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USA Today photo: June 18: Brazil forward Ludmila shoots against Italy goalkeeper Laura Giuliani. Alexis Reau, Presse Sports-USA TODAY Sports.
On the Headlines Sports podcast with London:
#1 Abby Dahlkemper said that it’s in the USA women’s soccer DNA to “win and do really well.” The women’s US team, who are the defending champs, are preparing for their game against Sweden. Both teams have clinched for berths in the top 16.
#2 World Cup soccer Brazil team got a 1-0 victory over Italy in Valenciennes, France, the win advanced Brazil for the sixth time to the knockout rounds. Brazil got their goal from Marta, who is playing in her fifth World Cup at 33 years old.
#3 The US Men’s team gets the gold with a win over Guyana. The US’s Tyler Boyd scored two goals as the US got a convincing 4-0 win over the Guyana team on Tuesday night in St. Paul, Minnesota for the CONCACAF Gold Cup.
#4 There was relief when former XFL player Rod Smart, who was famously known for his football jersey when he played for the Las Vegas Outlaws in 2001 that read “He Hate Me” came up missing for six days. His family expressed concern. The Smart family are happy to announce that Smart was found safe and sound and no reason given for his absence. Smart played a season with Philadelphia and four with Carolina in the NFL.
#5 The San Jose Earthquakes are on a good run. They have gone undefeated in their last four games, and if you include their US Open Cup run against Sacramento, five undefeated games. The Quakes play LAFC on Thursday night to try to keep it going.
London Marq does Headline Sports podcasting each Wednesday at http://www.sportsradioservice.com