USA vs. Panama: Players to Watch at the World Cup
The event, which was hosted by Beat the Streets in New York City, featured wrestlers from the United States, Iran and Russia. It was a headline competition during World Wrestling Month, receiving worldwide media coverage as part of the Keep Olympic Wrestling effort. Over $1 million was raised for youth wrestling activities at the Beat the Streets Gala held alongside the event. The two dual meets were broadcast live nationally by NBC Sports Network and Universal Sports Network. The other two nominees are the Italian Federation of Sport Climbing, which is using climbing programs to spur economic development in Africa, and the Oceania Football Confederation, which created the “Just Play” program for 6-12 year old youth in 11 Pacific countries. “USA Wrestling is truly honored to be selected as a finalist for the Sport Organization of the Year as part of the prestigious Peace and Sport Awards program. The Rumble On The Rails event is an example of the kind of international cooperation and friendship which is fostered through wrestling. We wish to recognize the Russian and Iranian wrestling federations for partnering with USA Wrestling at this historic competition. Thanks also go out to Beat the Streets New York, and all within the American wrestling family, who worked so hard to make this a major success,” said Rich Bender, USA Wrestling Executive Director. On its website, Peace and Sport posted the following information on why USA Wrestling was chosen as a finalist for this prestigious award: USA Wrestling “Rumble on the Rails” is a leading example of different countries working together to protect a threatened sporting discipline. While diplomatic relations between their respective governments remain taut, the wrestling federations of the USA, Iran and Russia came together to participate in “Rumble on the Rails,” a wrestling competition held in New York in May 2013. Their cooperation demonstrates the power of sport to unite people. The Peace and Sport Awards Ceremony is held each year during the Gala Evening of the Peace and Sport International Forum.
need in Brazil. He scored in both the 2006 and 2010 World Cups and is one of the few players in the U.S. side with the ability to turn a game with a single moment of brilliance. Jermaine Jones Jamie Sabau/Getty Images Schalkes Jermaine Jones is one of just two U.S. playersalong with Anderlechts Sacha Kljestancompeting in the Champions League this year. The German-born American missed out on his countrys last two games after picking up a knee injury and, while it had been reportedper Sky Sports that Jones was set to undergo surgery, the 31-year-old refuted these claims on twitter: On my way to training soon!! Surgery ?? No… Schalke 04 is more important atm!! Reading BILD is always the funniest moment of my day! Jermaine Jones (@Jermainejunior) September 30, 2013 Jones, who only began representing the U.S. in 2010 after playing for Germany at underage level, missed out on the 2010 World Cup with injury, and he will be eager to impress when he steps foot on footballs biggest stage. The rugged central midfielder has struck up a good partnership with Bradley in midfield, which will be vital for Klinsmanns side in Brazil. Landon Donovan Its impossible to talk about a U.S.