President Joe Biden celebrates USMNT’s win over Iran in the World Cup: ‘They did it’

As if the Iran and United States relationship needed any more reasons to be tense, this Tuesday the Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup saw both countries face each other in a decisive game in which the USMNT was forced to win, as a draw also benefited the Iranians.

The United States won 1-0 and the defeat of the Iranian National Team was celebrated throughout America, given the political tensions between both nations and the civil protests happening in Iran.

Joe Biden celebrated the United States victory over Iran

The President of the United States, Joe Biden, celebrated his national team’s victory over their rivals and congratulated them on advancing to the knockout rounds of the World Cup.

Biden even lead the chant of “U-S-A! U-S-A!”, before adding that this was a big game for everybody involved.

“They did it, God love ’em.”

Joe Biden spoke to the USMNT prior to the World Cup

This Tuesday, President Joe Biden recalled his communication with the United States Men’s National Team before they began their participation in the Qatar 2022 World Cup, in which he wished them good luck ahead of their return to soccer’s biggest stage.

“When I spoke to the coach and the players I said, ‘You can do this.’ They went ‘ehhhh’. They did it, God love ’em.”

NYC FC’s years in wilderness to end with construction of permanent home | New York City FC

New York City FC will finally have a permanent home after the club announced plans for a 25,000-capacity venue in the Willets Point neighborhood in Queens.

The club announced the partnership with New York City mayor Eric Adams and the Queens Development Group at a press conference on Wednesday. The project will be privately funded and will also include 2,500 units of affordable housing, a hotel and retail space.

The stadium will be in the heart of a sporting district. It will share a subway with the New York Mets’ CitiField and the USTA’s Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, home of the US Open. New York’s other MLS team, the Red Bulls, play in Harrison, New Jersey.

NYC FC joined MLS in 2015 and won MLS Cup last season, but have played most of their home games at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx. The baseball venue has been criticized as unsuitable for soccer, with the field sitting awkwardly in the stadium’s dimensions. However, some saw the unconventional layout as a bonus.

“Yankee Stadium looks a lot worse on TV than in person, in my opinion, and I love my seats there in section 135 below the supporters’ section,” NYC FC fan Björn Bellenbaum told the Guardian in May. “I take my kids to the games, they’re teenagers now but for the first few years standing room/general admission wasn’t really an option. But we do get into it so we like to be close to the supporters’ section, so that area of seats below the bleachers is perfect and obviously wouldn’t exist in that way in a soccer stadium.”

The fact that the club was unable to find a permanent home in its first seven years of existence in one of the largest sporting markets in the world was seen by many as an embarrassment to the team and MLS. That argument now appears to be over: the project is expected to be completed by 2027.

Lionel Messi announces he’ll be investing in sports and tech through his new Silicon Valley company

Lionel Messi is in the twilight of his career and despite of still being one of the world’s premiere soccer players, he continues to make moves towards securing his finantial future once he hangs up his boots, a moment that gets closer each day that goes by, specially considering he has already announced that the 2022 Qatar FIFA World Cup will be the last of its kind he gets to play.

Messi: “For sure this will be my last World Cup”

Lionel Messi launches his sports and tech investement firm

This Wednesday the Argentinian superstar announced that he’s creating a holding company that will invest in sports, media and technology around the globe.

It will be based out of Silicon Valley in San Francisco, California and is named Play Time Sports-Tech HoldCo LLC and it now becomes Messi’s primary investment vehicle.

The company will explore opportunities that could include investing in professional teams or helping startup founders build football-tech companies among other things.

Lionel Messi’s shared the news in a statement were he also couldn’t hide his excitement.

“I am excited to extend our roots into Silicon Valley, and I am thrilled that Play Time will collaborate with daring entrepreneurs from all over the world,” he expressed.

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Lionel Messi will have help in his business venture

The company will be run by Razmig Hovaghimian, who is a partner at Graph Ventures and Michael Marquez, the founding partner of the investment bank Code Advisors LLC, in a special advisor role.

Hovaghimian has the necessary experience to take on this project as he is also the co-founder of a football venture in which Messi’s company is investing and is preparing to be launched before the 2022 Qatar FIFA World Cup kicks off in November.

“From the time I met Leo and the Messi family in 2017, it was clear that their vision for the future is bold,” Hovaghimian said in a statement.

He also explained how the family wants to continue to have a direct and lasting impact on and off the pitch.