The latest announcement by UEFA to the Spanish Football Federation has blown up the relative calm with which the issue of being able to play the Copa del Rey final with an audience beyond the limits of this season was taking place. . It has forced the federative entity to have to move a chip to make a decision, because if it is not played before August 3, the Cup champion would be left without the added prize of qualifying to play the group stage of UEFA Europe League. And forced to do so, in the next few hours he plans to send all the documentation he has in his possession to the finalist clubs, Real Sociedad and Athletic Club, so that they can position themselves having all the necessary data. In 48 hours, as many people from Donostia as Bilbao will have to respond with their final position.The day around this closed or open door final issue has been longer and busier than it seemed. Athletic has issued a statement after 13 hours of meeting of its Board of Directors. Meanwhile he has been in contact with the Federation itself and with the Royal Society. And the txuri-urdin team, in turn, has also had conversations with Luis Rubiales, who has already made it clear that his stance is firm and does not change it, he wants to play the final of the Copa del Rey with an audience in stands as long as UEFA and, above all, the health authorities allow, explaining that they will not be the ones who make a final decision on how and when to play the final. Athletic also knows the position of the San Sebastian club. The procedure of the Spanish Football Federation, from now on, will be as follows. In the next few days he will send the two Basque entities the documentation on the final so that they can apply and decide: final with public and resignation from the European Cup, or final without public in August keeping the European place for the Cup champion. Rubiales will then give 48 hours to Real and Athletic to position themselves and let them know what their decision is. And the Real’s response is going to be blunt: final with an audience with the next season started when the health authorities allow it. In other words, in this kind of chessboard that this issue has become, the realistic team leaves the ball on Athletic’s roof, which will have to get more wet than it did in this Friday’s statement, knowing that He is the one who has the most to lose right now, because today his most direct way to play in Europe next year is to play the final in August and win it. When the Federation has the argued response of the two clubs, it will meet with them (probably next week) to finalize the decision and finally announce publicly if the Cup final will be played in August behind closed doors or with the next campaign already. started with fans in the stands of La Cartuja.
Live Stats PDF Box Score Next Game: HTML Box Score Armstrong’s golden goal occurred in the second overtime (102:30) as the senior midfielder broke away from the Cyclones defense and fired a shot from eight yards away for her fifth goal of the season and the 13th in her career. Armstrong now ranks ninth all-time in program history in career goals. The Cyclones outshot the Bulldogs, 23-8, in the game, including a 15-2 advantage in the first half. However, Drake tallied six shots in the second half and the overtime sessions. Sophomore Alyssa Brand (Skokie, Ill.) led the Bulldogs with three shots, including two on goal while Armstrong finished with two shots, both on goal. Story Links Drake returns to Missouri Valley Conference action Saturday afternoon as the Bulldogs welcome Missouri State. First kick is set for 2 p.m. at the Cownie Soccer Complex. Prior to the crucial conference match, the program will host a senior day ceremony for Armstrong, Gabby Charles (Wausau, Wis.), Dennis, Alex Freeman (Duluth, Minn.) and Nicholson. AMES, Iowa – Senior Kayla Armstrong (Cedar Rapids, Iowa) scored a golden goal for the Drake University women’s soccer team to defeat Iowa State, 1-0, Tuesday night at the Cyclone Sports Complex. Drake (10-4-2) claimed its first win over Iowa State (8-6-1) since the 2006 season and just the third in the all-time in-state series. The Bulldogs had 22 players in the midweek match as they finished with their 10th shutout this season. Drake improved to 2-0-1 in matches against Power 5 opponents. Missouri State 10/22/2016 – 2 PM Full Schedule Roster Drake’s two goalies, Dennis and junior Haley Morris (Clive, Iowa) each played in the non-conference contest. Morris started in goal in the first half and tallied six saves. Dennis took over after halftime and recorded two saves. Preview “We had a lot of players play well tonight, but our center backs Ali (Smith) (Overland Park, Kan.) and Sarah Grace (Nicholson) (Overland Park, Kan.) were excellent all night and worked for our shutout,” Horner said. “We knew we weren’t going to get a lot of clear chances tonight to score, but we kept our composure in the overtimes when the game got intense and continued to play to our strengths. We had older players make big plays tonight. Brooke (Dennis) (Wauconda, Ill.) had a huge save outside of her box, and Kayla with the goal.” “Iowa State put us under tremendous pressure to start the game,” said head coach Lindsey Horner. “We had a few saves off the line and team saves, and while we were a bit on our heels in the first half we started to put our stamp on the game in the second half.” “Our team is in an odd situation having had success in the non-conference going 10-1-1, and earning only shutouts against Power 5 schools, yet we play so well in MVC games but haven’t come away with the result,” Horner said of her team as they vie for their first league win on Saturday against the Bears. “Of all the teams I have been a part of this group is different. There’s something special about these players and how they compete for each other, the bond they have off the field, and their strength as a unit. We are looking forward to Saturday and putting together a solid performance, and for Alex to get back on the sidelines with us.”Print Friendly Version