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FIFA Comes to FedEx Field

On Tuesday, U.S Soccer Officials said they're going all-out to impress a team of FIFA inspectors assessing the country's bid for a future World Cup.

U.S. Soccer Federation President Sunil Gulati, who is leading the American effort to land the 2018 or 2022 tournament, told The Washington Post his goal is to convince a group of six inspectors representing soccer's international governing body that the United States is sufficiently excited about soccer.

"The primary purpose is to show that we can meet all the standards necessary to put on a first-class World Cup," Gulati said.

County Executive Challenges Mayor of Arlington, TX Prior to Redskins-Cowboys Game

Prince George’s County Executive Jack Johnson is offering a friendly challenge to Mayor Robert Cluck of Arlington, Texas to kick off the 2010 Redskins Week activities.  The two will talk via conference call on the field at FedEx Field this morning.

Redskins Week is launched via OFFICIAL PROCLAMATIONS in Prince George’s County, Md., Washington, D.C., and Loudoun County, Va., as well as Fairfax County, VA and Montgomery County, MD. 

Prince George's County Executive Jack B. Johnson, D.C. Mayor Adrian Fenty and Loudoun County Chairman Scott K. York will hold separate press conferences at 10 a.m. at FedExField, 1:30 pm at Powell Elementary School in DC, and at the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors Meeting in Leesburg at 6:30 p.m. to announce the official proclamations, and each will issue a friendly wager on the outcome of the game with their counterparts in Texas.

Giant Food of Landover and the Baltimore Ravens Team Up

Talk about teamwork! Giant Food and the Baltimore Ravens have come together for a magnificent cause.

The Ravens named Giant Food their official supermarket partner as the two organizations begin a season-long campaign giving back to the Maryland Food Bank.

Giant will support the team’s annual “Ravens Family Food Drive” at Baltimore-area stores from November 7 to November 28; leading up to the November 28 Giant Food Game Day Sponsorship at M&T Bank Stadium when the Ravens host the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. 

The Ravens and Giant hope to donate more than 40,000 pounds of non-perishable food items to the Maryland Food Bank, but that's not all: Giant and the Ravens will also team up to support community events including breast cancer awareness and prevention efforts in the month of October.

D.C. Divas Heading to International Women’s World Championship in Football

The Landover, Md. based professional women’s football team, the D.C. Divas, have announced that three of their players were selected to play in America’s first women’s national football team.

The national team is set to travel to Stockholm, Sweden for the inaugural International Federation of American Football (IFAF) Women’s World Championship.

Representing the Divas on the 2010 U.S. club are: Okiima Pickett (RB); Michelle Riddle (OL); and Donna Wilkinson (TE/WR).

 

Prince George's County Track Club Wins Big at AAU Jr. Olympics

Track Express Track Club (TETC), Prince George County's finest track club has been competing in the AAU Jr. Olympics track meets for over 15 years, breaking records and winning a number of gold medals year after year.

This year, it is no different in Norfolk, VA, with member, Rashad Manning breaking the record in the Javelin Throw for the youth boys. He also won the gold in the Discus and silver in the Shot put.