Month: July 2016

Swithenby, Swords stake claim as first USA skippers

Swithenby, Swords stake claim as first USA skippers

USA participated in the first international match played outside of the British Isles in 1885, led by captain Jack Swithenby, though the first official international fixture for the United States came in 1916 against Sweden, when Tommy Swords led the Stars and Stripes into battle, who came out 3-2 winners.

Swithenby, Swords stake claim as first USA skippers
Source: Fifa

Pain and pride of refugee team shine through Misenga’s tears — Reuters: Sports News

RIO DE JANERIO (Reuters) – With tears streaming as he spoke of one day being reunited with the brother he lost in the terrifying chaos of the Democratic Republic of Congo’s civil war, Popole Misenga showed the potential power of the Olympics’ Refugee Team on Saturday.

via Pain and pride of refugee team shine through Misenga’s tears — Reuters: Sports News