UHV Goalkeeper Earns Conference Honor

A conference honor for a UHV men’s soccer player. University of Houston-Victoria goalkeeper Palemon Plancarte has been named the Red River Athletic Conference Defensive Player of the Week for the week of Aug.27-Sept. 1.

In the Jaguars’ only game of the week, Plancarte picked up his ninth career shutout in goal as a Jaguar in a 1-0 victory over McPherson College (Kan.).

Plancarte turned back all 10 of the Bulldogs’ shots on goal in the contest giving him 64 career saves, along with a 12-3-2 record in goal. He has four shutouts in his last five games dating back to the 2017 season.

The senior from Houston finish with eight shutouts last season and a 0.931 goals against average.

He was twice named the RRAC Defensive Player of the Week last year and was named the RRAC Defensive Player of the Year.

Jesus Cortes of Our Lady of the Lake was named the RRAC Offensive Player of the Week.

NYON, Switzerland (AP) – Top club coaches want the European summer transfer window to close on the same day across the continent before their league seasons start.

After UEFA hosted coaches including Jose Mourinho and Max Allegri for an annual meeting on Tuesday, deputy general secretary Giorgio Marchetti says they supported “a unified window.”

Though trading in most European leagues ended on Aug. 31, English clubs could not buy players after Aug. 9 and the Italian deadline was Aug. 17.

English leagues switched this year aiming to avoid disrupting team plans after leagues kicked off.

Marchetti says the coaches agreed: “There should be one window ending at the same time and that window should not overlap with competitions.”

A FIFA panel is currently drafting recommendations about changes to the transfer market and trading periods.

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