NIAGARA FALLS, NY – Happy Monday! Well, it may not be a happy one for our founder, Short Matt, because he is a SAG actor so he may be walking the picket lines. Anyway, there is still sports news to report on, so, let’s focus on today’s topics: Weekly Mets Update, Update, Mexico Win Gold Cup & Wimbledon.
Weekly Mets Update
The New York Mets started the second half of the season like how they played most of the first half. Justin Verlander under-performed in the first game. He gave up 3 runs in five innings. The Mets offense couldn’t get on track and left men on base, as they went scoreless. In the second game, Kodai Senga, pitched beautifully, only giving up a solo homer. They lost his start, too, but rebounded somewhat yesterday, finally winning in 10 innings after the pen blew a gem from Max Scherzer. They are now 7-3 in their last ten games. That’s a positive sign but they need a bunch of these samplings, starting now.
Mexico win the Gold Cup
The reason why it’s a big deal that Mexico won the Gold Cup is the circumstances surrounding it. Their coach is Jimmy Lozano who has an interesting little background being the son of a pretty famous actors in Mexico but decided to go into soccer. His assistant coach is good friend, Ryota Nishimura, who he meet while getting his license a Japanese coach which was just interesting from the aspect of Mexican fans because most of their cultures were always from somewhere in South America including assistants or Mexican, but they never expected to have a Japanese assistant coach but he’s become a fan favorite of how you passionately belts out the national anthem. Lozano was named the interim coach for this tournament because the previous tournament which is a mess that is a result of the weirdness of soccer associations Mexico got trumped in the final 3-0, and that coach was fired. LamborJimmy as his nickname because say Lamborghini fast with a Mexican accent, is sounds. So be named the interim coaching given a team he didn’t put together but he has some experience having coached 10 of those guys when he won third place at the under 20 World Cup he takes them all the way in a dominant showing on Wednesday title and now the Mexican federation has a big decision to make.
Carlos Alcaraz defeated Novak Djokovic to win Wimbledon. The 20-year-old Spaniard has given men’s tennis a bit of hope. Just like how Rafael Nadal came up to eventually be the arch rival for Roger Federer a lot of fans are hoping Alcaraz can do the same thing for the Djokovic. A sport like tennis over the years has thrived on rivalries and until Da Joker gets a proper rival it might be a little bit one too much one-way traffic to keep fans glued because a lot of people expected this one to be another one for Da Joker but in a marathon 5 hour match it went to Alcaraz so let’s hope for another final between the two in the next major.