MLS and Liga MX announced Thursday at a press conference at the Bellagio that their newly formed Leagues Cup, which pits four teams from each league in a tournament, will hold its final at Sam Boyd Stadium on Sept. 18. (Heidi Fang/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Las Vegas Lights FC coach Eric Wynalda has a big family. Meet the crew. (Ben Gotz/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman talks about the city’s plan to build a new stadium near downtown that will be used by a Major League Soccer expansion franchise. (Shea Johnson/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Liverpool FC supporters, former players talk about the success of the inaugural KOPCON convention in Las Vegas, Nevada, on June 1, 2019. (Ron Kantowski/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Lights FC coach Eric Wynalda talks about matching up against a team coached by his former U.S. men’s national team roommate Paul Caligiuri before the third round of the U.S. Open Cup soccer tournament. (Ron Kantowski/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
MGM Resorts International signed a sports betting sponsorship agreement with the NBA in July It was the first professional sports league to have official ties with a legal sports betting house. The deal came just two months after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned a law prohibiting sports betting in most states. In October, MGM became the first gaming company to sign a sports betting partnership with the NHL. In November, MGM became the first gaming company to sign a sports betting partnership with the MLB. Financial terms of Tuesday’s deal and earlier partnerships have not been announced.
Players enjoy a game of soccer during a snowstorm in the Anthem area east of Las Vegas on Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019. (Mick Akers/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
While London’s Cray Wanderers may be the one of the oldest football clubs in the world, could an NFL team have the same success overseas? (Heidi Fang/Las Vegas Review-Journal @HeidiFang)
Soccer teams for Centennial High School and Palo Verde High School held a small ceremony before their game to honor Brooke Hawley, a Centennial player killed earlier this year. The team gifted Brooke’s parents with her number 15 jersey and every player wore a 15 jersey before the game.
Olympia Sports Park opened in Southern Highlands on Tuesday, Aug. 28 2018. The 17-acre park features three full-size, lighted, multi-purpose fields that can be used for soccer, football, lacrosse and other sports Six basketball courts A splash pad A full playground with state-of-the-art equipment and shade And a scenic walking trail with workout stations and picnic areas Olympia Sports Park offers something for everyone. (Mat Luschek / Review-Journal)
Host Ben Gotz talks about the Lights recent win at home, a now full roster, and playoff hopes for the Las Vegas Lights FC.
Ben Gotz reports on the Lights FC win on August 4, 2018 at Cashman Field.
August 4, 2018 post-game presser.
August 4, 2018 at Cashman Field.
Ben Gotz travels to Kellogg-Zaher Soccer Complex where the LV Lights FC host an open training party during the teams practice.
Brazil Beats Mexico 2-0 in World Cup Knockout Brazil picked up their third straight shutout victory on Monday, by eliminating Mexico with goals by Neymar and Roberto Firmino. Brazil now advances past the round of 16. The loss is a crushing defeat for Mexico. No country has played in more World Cups games without ever winning the tournament. This victory marks the seventh straight tournament in which Brazil has advanced at least to the quarterfinals. Brazil will play the Japan-Belgium winner in a quarterfinal Friday in Kazan.
Review-Journal soccer reporter Ben Gotz previews key matches in in the World Cup Round of 16.
Soccer beat reporter Ben Gotz goes over what to expect from round two of the 2018 World Cup.
The Las Vegas Lights react to their 4-1 win against the Seattle Sounders 2.
Highlights from the Las Vegas Lights game against Seattle at Cashman Field.
Soccer beat reporter Ben Gotz goes over what to expect from round one of the 2018 Russia World Cup.
Las Vegas Lights beat reporter Ben Gotz goes over the latest developments for the Las Vegas Lights FC.
Joel Huiqui and Isidro Sanchez talk about the Lights’ draw with Sacramento Republic FC.
Highlights of Lights FC’s 1-1 draw with Sacramento Republic FC.
Ben Gotz talks about Lights FC’s strong start to its season as well as what they’re trying to accomplish during its bye week.
Lights FC head coach Isidro Sanchez and midfielder Carlos Alvarez talk about the team’s 2-1 win over Swope Park Rangers.
Ben Gotz recaps Lights FC’s comeback win over Swope Park Rangers at Cashman Field.
Highlights of Lights FC’s 2-1 win over the Swope Park Rangers.
Lights Out host Ben Gotz recaps the Las Vegas Lights FC’s first season game against Fresno.
Review-Journal reporter Ben Gotz goes over the Las Vegas Lights 4-2 loss to D.C. United and Freddy Adu’s debut.