USA vs. Panama: Players to Watch at the World Cup
The game will be carried live on NBC. The match between No. 1-ranked Team USA and No. 4 Brazil is the first meeting between the countries in the United States since 2008. The USA won, 1-0, in San Diego. USA coach Tom Sermanni said he expects the game against Brazil to be “very competitive and dramatic,” and “a fantastic way to finish the year off.” The Americans are led by forwards Abby Wambach and Alex Morgan and goalie Hope Solo. Sermanni said Solo has fully recovered from wrist surgery and expects to be at full strength. The women’s team will train for three days before the event in Orlando, but a practice site has not been chosen. Sermanni was joined on the dais by Orlando City Soccer Club owner Phil Rawlins to promote soccer from the national and local levels. Rawlins welcomed Sermanni, adding he hoped “the next time you come back” that Orlando will have built or have under construction a downtown soccer-specific stadium. The city unanimously approved a deal to fund an $84 million stadium that Rawlins hopes will bring a Major League Soccer franchise to Orlando. All that’s needed is for Orange County leaders to give a thumbs up during an Oct. 22 vote. “Soccer has gained more than a foothold.
ZTE USA Announces Industry-Leading Protection Plan for Newly-Released Grand S and nubia 5 Smartphones
SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) October 15, 2013 The versatile attacking midfielder has made over 100 appearances for his country and scored 12 goals since the start of 2012. Dempsey, who impressed at Fulham before joining Tottenham at the start of the 2012 season, is the type of headline-grabbing performer that the U.S. 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!!
Markets open in 7 hrs 43 mins ZTE USA Announces Industry-Leading Protection Plan for Newly-Released Grand S and nubia 5 Smartphones Now Shipping in the U.S., the nubia 5 and Grand S Offer Feature-Rich and Worry-Free Phone Experiences Press Release: ZTE USA 6 hours ago +0.820 DALLAS–(BUSINESS WIRE)– ZTE USA, the fastest-growing smartphone provider in the United States, today announces a best-in-class extended protection plan for their newly-released Grand S and nubia 5 smartphones in the U.S. Without needing to pay any up-front or monthly recurring charges, Grand S and nubia 5 owners can now access the protection program for a deductible of $79.99, or less, if an out-of-warranty condition arises in the 18-month period from date of purchase. The new extended protection plan provides an added layer of safeguard from the standard 12-month limited warranties, while eliminating the need for consumers to pay up-front or monthly fees typically required of smartphone insurance. The Grand S and nubia 5 smartphones, both unlocked devices, are now shipping to customers who pre-ordered them earlier this month via Amazon.com. They are available to purchase and ship today via Amazon as well as other online retailers. ZTE is proud to lead our industry in offering a step up in worry-free phone experiences, said Lixin Cheng, Chairman and CEO, ZTE USA. In addition to equipping consumers with an affordable premium phone experience, we are now also able to offer the ultimate in peace of mind and purchasing confidence with the extended protection plan ZTE is offering with the purchase of a nubia 5 or Grand S. When a consumer encounters an out-of-warranty condition to their device such as broken LCD or liquid damage the consumer can make a claim to the program by paying no more than a $79.99 deductible per occurrence at time of claim depending on the issue. The plan allows for both multiple claims, and is in addition to the existing ZTE Consumer Limited Warranty, which covers manufacturer defects through 12 months from the date of purchase. The award-winning Grand S is a beautifully-crafted smartphone, and is ZTEs slimmest smartphone available in the United States. The nubia 5 is a high-end smartphone packing advanced photography capabilities, entertainment and performance into an approachable industrial profile. Both the nubia 5 and Grand S were announced in early October. For more information, visit www.zteusa.com . About ZTE USA ZTE USA ( http://www.zteusa.com/ ), a subsidiary of ZTE Corporation, is a leading global provider of mobile handsets, telecommunications equipment and network solutions. Operating since 1998, ZTE USA is dedicated to making cost-efficient, quality communications technology accessible to all. The company provides a magnitude of devices to every major US-based carrier generating over $16 billion worth of business for U.S.-based companies and devotes more than 10 percent of its revenue to R&D.