60 – To be clear: I dont totally blame the guys for playing this match at 80 percent. If theres one thing Americans understand, its not hustling. 65 – Matt Besler is wearing some jaunty headgear from the Wayne Rooney line. Finally, we have a competitor for the popular Cech model. 70 – The game has picked up a bit our guys may be deciding that we might as well win this game. 77 – Goal USA! There it is: Graham Zusi with the strike! Thats fair because Zusi has been the most active player since coming on, including being the guy who started the move that he eventually finished. Well done, guys: NOW you can relax. 81 – Goal USA! That seals the match, and also seals the group, since the other team that has qualified Costa Rica lost (see: motivation makes a big difference). With that goal, Altidore ties Germantowns Bruce Murray on the USA goal-scoring list with 21. In fairness to Murray ( present! ), he played in the 80s and early 90s, when his teammates were college kids and converted NFL kickers. 83 – Ian Darke after an errant shot: He kicked that one into the hot dog store. I know you dont have those in England, Ian, but we dont call them hot dog stores. We call them Cylindrical Beefatoriums.
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Thompson is joining the ad agency in the newly-created position of executive vice president, director of public relations. Thompson most recently was at Ketchum Public Relations, where he led Ketchum Energy, the agency’s global energy industry consulting group. Thompson’s background in the energy and tech sectors was a factor in Marc USA’s decision to bring him on board. Marc USA CEO Michele Fabrizi said Thompson’s “deep experience” in these areas would help the ad agency expand in those categories. Thompson said his decision to move to Marc USA was based, at least in part, on the agency having “fully broken down the marketing discipline silos to provide clients with seamless solutions across all channels,” Added Thompson: “Clients want and need to take advantage of the full range of earned, owned, shared and paid media.” Over the course of his career, Thompson has counseled a range of clients, including FedEx, Delta Air Lines, Georgia-Pacific, Alcoa and Heinz. Thompson hold a B.S. in communication and journalism from Indiana State University. Marc USA has offices in Chicago, Pittsburgh and Miami, and employs more than 200 people. The agency’s annual billings are in excess of $320 million. Related links:
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Soccer (@ussoccer) October 16, 2013 It marked the third consecutive time USA have finished atop the CONCACAF World Cup qualification table, and their 22 points from 10 matchesequaledtheir previous highest Hexagonal total, which they achieved in 2005. Despite a relatively comfortable qualification campaign, the Stars and Stripes struggled on their travels at times with losses to Honduras and Costa Rica on the road. But with their place in Brazil cemented Klinsmann has eight months to plan his sides Rio assault. Heres a look at some of the best players at his disposal. Will USA qualify for the knock-out stages at next year’s World Cup? Yes Submit Vote vote to see results Will USA qualify for the knock-out stages at next year’s World Cup? Yes 1.5% Total votes: 603 After Egypts 6-1 first-leg playoff defeat to Ghana on Tuesday night, head coach Bob Bradleys dreams of Brazil have been all but extinguished, but things are looking significantly brighter for his son, Michael. Despite suffering an injury towards the end of Team USAs qualification campaign, Bradley Jnr. has been integral to his countrys World Cup hopes. While his fitness has been a concern this season, the 26-year-old will need to be at his energetic best if the U.S. are going to make an impact in Rio. Bradley, who cemented his place in central midfield for Roma last season as they finished sixth in Serie A, is arguably the USA’s best player.Along with his central-midfield partner Jermaine Jones, Bradley gives his country steel and inventiveness in the middle of the park. Clint Dempsey Jamie Sabau/Getty Images Klinsmann shocked a large portion of U.S. fans ahead of their game with Panama when he announced that Dempsey isnt guaranteed of a spot in Brazil, but it is impossible to envision a U.S.
Eyeworks USA Promotes Brant Pinvidic to President (Exclusive)
Eyeworks USA co-CEOs J.D. Roth and Todd A. Nelson made the announcement Tuesday. The production company has also named a new board of directors, which includes Roth, Nelson, Pinvidic and COO Ross Weintraub. Pinvidic’s promotion comes on the heels of multiple successes for the production company, which produces unscripted and nonfiction programming for broadcast and cable networks. Positioning Pinvidic as president is intended to give Roth, Nelson and Weintraub the ability to focus on business strategy, both globally and domestically. Now, with hundreds of employees, and hundreds of hours of programming in development and production each year, we need a superstar with great sales and producing experience, infectious enthusiasm and a genuine love for our business who can work with us to lead Eyeworks USA,” said Roth. “We know Brant is that guy, and were thrilled to continue to collaborate with him, creating content that moves people and can change their lives in a real way. Added Pinvidic: JD and Todd built a company focused on growth, creativity, and what is the key to the kingdom for Eyeworks USA: transformation — and theyve never been afraid to take risks or to be noisy. Being part of the fabric of the global Eyeworks organization, we are better positioned for growth than ever before. “I have been working closely with Brant Pinvidic since he joined the Eyeworks team five years ago. Brant is an outstanding creative and the right man to spearhead the exchange of his unique brand of creativity with our international sensibilities,” said Reinout Oerlemans, CEO and founder of Eyeworks Group. During his time at Eyeworks USA, Pinvidic has developed dozens of shows, including ABC’s Extreme Weight Loss, Spike TV’s Bar Rescue and Oxygen’s My Big Fat Revenge. Prior to joining the company, he was senior vp programming and development at TLC, where he helped launch several series, including Jon & Kate Plus 8. Eyeworks USA also produces Animal Planet’s My Cat From Hell, Discovery’s Flying Wild Alaska and ABC’s Splash, among others. Roth and Nelson has produced the first 11 seasons of NBC’s The Biggest Loser.