Conference Honors For UHV Men’s Soccer Players

More honors for UHV men’s soccer. Two members of the University of Houston-Victoria men’s soccer team have been named to the 2018 Raising Cane’s Red River Athletic Conference Men’s Soccer Tournament all-tournament team.

Receiving the honor on Tuesday were junior Brody Patience and sophomore Sydney Tume.

UHV captured a 2-1 win over Our Lady of the Lake in the quarterfinals of the tournament, before dropping a 3-2 decision to eventual tournament champion LSU-Alexandria in the semifinals.

Others named to the RRAC all-tournament team Alvaro Garcia, Harrison Houle, Gylles Mitchell and Brian Okpala of LSUA, Luis Bencomo and Carlos Marquez of Houston St. Thomas, and Hugo Juliao and Nico Scharinger of LSU-Shreveport. Mitchell was named the tournament’s MVP.

ATLANTA (AP) – Atlanta United’s Gerardo “Tata” Martino has been voted coach of the year in Major League Soccer.

Martino won his first award after guiding Atlanta through another record-breaking season. Backed by record crowds, Atlanta United earned its first playoff series win by beating New York City FC in the Eastern Conference semifinals.

Martino, the former Barcelona and Argentina national coach, is leaving Atlanta United at the end of the season, reportedly to head Mexico’s national team. He is staying through the playoffs.

Martino received 32.7 percent of the votes by MLS team officials, players and media. Bob Bradley of Los Angeles FC was second at 22.34 percent.

Atlanta United returns will play the New York Red Bulls in the first leg of the Eastern Conference final on Nov. 25.

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LONDON (AP) – The English Premier League says it has hired Discovery broadcasting executive Susanna Dinnage to succeed Richard Scudamore in running the world’s richest soccer competition.

Dinnage will leave her role as global president of Discovery’s Animal Planet brand to become chief executive of the English top-flight in early 2019.

Scudamore was CEO from 1999 to 2014 when he was promoted to executive chairman. The new structure will see the league have a separate CEO and chairman again, but the latter position has yet to be filled.

The appointment of Dinnage highlights the league’s focus on broadcasting as most of its revenue comes from selling television rights.

Scudamore has overseen the value of those rights soaring 12-fold to more than 8 billion pounds ($10 billion), with Comcast’s Sky the league’s biggest

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