Galaxy Cruises Past Chivas Usa, 5-0

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Needing a victory to stay firmly in Major League Soccer ‘s playoff race, the reigning MLS champion prevailed in game it was expected to win by beating last-place Chivas USA , 5-0, at StubHub Center. The Galaxy’s goals came early and often despite the 92-degree temperature at game time. The Galaxy’s star forwards, Landon Donovan and Robbie Keane , each scored twice and Gyasi Zardes also scored. Also Galaxy Coach Bruce Arena suspended for game against Chivas USA Donovan tied Jeff Cunningham for the MLS all-time scoring record of 134 regular-season goals. Donovan, speaking about holding the record outright with his next goal, said “it would be nice to get it and get it out of the way so that there’s no attention on it.” He added: I would trade, maybe not all of them, but most of them for another championship ring.” When the game ended, the Galaxy was tied with the Colorado Rapids for fourth place with 48 points in the Western Conference. The two teams were only four points behind first-place Real Salt Lake , three points behind second-place Seattle and one point behind third-place Portland, which was playing Vancouver on Sunday night. The top five teams at the end of the regular season qualify for the playoffs. The Galaxy, seeking its third consecutive MLS championship, has three games left in the regular season. This was the third and final game of the regular season between the Galaxy and Chivas USA, which share StubHub Center as their home venue, in what’s known as the “SuperClasico” series. The Galaxy overwhelmed Chivas USA despite the absence of Coach Bruce Arena, who was suspended for the game for leaving the coach’s area during an argument at the previous weekend’s game against Portland. With Dave Sarachan, the team’s associate coach, at the helm, the Galaxy scored in the sixth minute when Keane, standing just inside the six-yard box, took a pass from Donovan and rolled the ball past goalkeeper Dan Kennedy. Donovan scored his first goal in the 23rd minute inside the six-yard box after taking a cross from Zardes, and Zardes scored in the 26th minute when he outdueled Mario de Luna, got free and kicked the ball past Kennedy. Donovan’s second goal came in the 42nd minute after he caught up with a looping, perfectly placed pass in front of him from Pablo Mastroeni, and Keane scored his second in the 90th minute.

CLA USA Marketing, LLC Selects IEP Financial as Its Hybrid Broker/Dealer

Bud was involved in so many intramural events, Wolff said, there wasnt a game or sport he missed. Of course, he was spectator. I dont remember him playing any of it. Wolff, popular among fellow owners, laughs heartily. Wolff, born and raised in St. Louis, remembers using his 25-cent knothole pass to watch Satchel Paige with the St. Louis Browns and Stan Musial with the Cardinals, realizes he wouldnt be in baseball without Selig. Hes the one who invited him to the 2002 World Series between the Los Angeles Angels and Giants, and told him that the As would be for sale. Little did he realize that 10 years later, the Giants would be fighting him, refusing to relent in their territorial rights battle, and forcing Selig to make a stand. Wolff, a tremendously successful real-estate developer, is an ultimate competitor. He hates to lose. He refuses to lose now to the Giants.

USA TODAY Sports Media Group And CineSport Announce Content And Technology Partnership

7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ –The USA TODAY Sports Media Group and CineSport, a leading online producer and syndicator of original sports video programming, announced today that they have entered into a content and technology partnership in which CineSport will provide its industry-leading video technology platformthe VaMP video platformand create custom sports video content for properties within the USA TODAY Sports Media Group. “CineSport’s video production and programming capabilities makes this the ideal partnership for us,” saidTom Beusse, president of theUSATODAY Sports Media Group. “In addition, CineSport’s VaMP technology is a cutting edge platform for multi-site publishers and provides all of the key components necessary to deliver video to audiences across platforms and devices.” “USATODAY Sports Media Group is the largest and most creatively ambitious network of sports properties, and we’re looking forward to developing original programming with their talented editorial teams,” said Gregg Winik, CineSport’s CEO. “This partnership will demonstrate the true power that quality original video can deliver when contextually integrated into premium platforms.” As part of the partnership agreement, CineSport and USATODAY Sports will co-produce original programming for distribution through CineSport’s VaMP platform with the ability to distribute across hundreds of destinations within both the CineSport and USA TODAY Sports universes. The VaMP platform was developed in 2012 to specifically meet the needs of news and information sites and has seen wide adoption across CineSport’s network of major publishers, which include the Boston Globe, Philadelphia Inquirer, St. Louis Post-Dispatch and more than 100 other major daily news brands. VaMP provides a simple solution for editors to publish video contextually in the body of articles and to maximize engagement and monetization. About USA TODAYSports Media Group: The USA TODAY Sports Media Group encompasses all sports initiatives across USA TODAY Sports and Gannett’s more than 100 well-known local media brands. It also includes the sports photography wire service USA TODAY Sports Images , leading high school sports destination USA TODAY High School Sports ; For The Win , the first mainstream sports media property focused exclusively on “social news,” and designed specifically to resonate on social networks and non-traditional media channels and platforms; Sports On Earth , a joint venture withMLB Advanced Mediadedicated to great sports writing in all its forms; and the hundreds of sites within USA TODAY Sports Digital Properties, including Hoopshype.com and mixed martial arts site MMAjunkie.com , among many others. USA TODAY is owned by Gannett Co., Inc. ( GCI ).

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Headquartered in Frisco, TX, CLA USA Marketing provides, through its network of insurance representatives throughout the country, core financial services and assisting clients with financial issues ranging from capital growth to retirement income preservation. The firm and its affiliated companies, CLA USA, Inc. and CLA USA Advisory Group, LLC, operate in 38 U.S. states. Keith Gregg, IEP Financial’s CEO, explained that his firm’s main attractor for Financial Advisors, Registered Investment Advisor and broker/dealer firms is it’s impending launch of iBITS(TM) (Innovative Business Intelligence Technology Solutions)–IEP Financials’ shared services utility and technology platform, which is bound to revolutionize the independent broker/dealer and the Investment Advisory community. “We are excited and honored that that CLA USA Marketing selected IEP Financial as its hybrid broker/dealer and Registered Investment Advisor,” stated Gregg. Michael Brandone, CLA USA Marketing Vice President of Independent Brokerage, explained that, as growth trajectory advances, CLA is committed to increase its number of insurance agents and registered representatives. In order to facilitate and extract maximum value from this growth, CLA USA Marketing decided to select a broker/dealer that would be highly instrumental in supporting such growth through innovation, technology and shared services. “Our selection of IEP Financial was the result of a long and meticulous search. We identified in Keith and IEP an invaluable and innovative partner genuinely dedicated to the independent advisory space,” Brandone said. “The firm’s comprehensive expertise, flexibility, talent and client-centric culture have been among the key reasons that supported our strategic decision to join their hybrid platform. Undoubtedly, this partnership will empower CLA USA Marketing to further strengthen its brand and continue to build on its success.” About IEP Financial Based in Tampa, FL, IEP Financial is a Division of Calton & Associates, Inc. member of FINRA and SIPC.