Kansas Jayhawk News and Notes: 5.10.2019

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Kansas News

KU Soccer great Johnson named to Cameroon World Cup squad – University of Kansas Athletics
Former Kansas soccer star Estelle Johnson was selected to the Cameroon National Team that will compete in the FIFA Women’s World Cup next month in France. The Jayhawk great made the final roster of 23 players, which will open the tournament in group play on June 10 against Canada.

Jayhawk offense sharp in 7-0 win over Sporting Blue Valley – University of Kansas Athletics
The Kansas offense was striking on all cylinders as the Jayhawks earned a 7-0 win over the Sporting Blue Valley U14 boys team Wednesday night in spring exhibition play at Rock Chalk Park. Juniors Eva Eliasdottir and Katie McClure each scored a pair of goals in the win, helping extend KU’s spring exhibition unbeaten streak to 15 games, which dates back to 2017.

KU Soccer sets 2019 Spring Schedule – University of Kansas Athletics
Five matches at Rock Chalk Park will highlight Kansas soccer’s spring exhibition schedule, which head coach Mark Francis released Friday. The spring slate will kick off on Saturday, March 23 against Grand Valley State in Lawrence. Last spring, the Jayhawks went unbeaten in the spring, going 9-0-1, which included a 5-0-0 mark on their European Tour.

Other Sports News

Friedel fired as New England Revolution coach
“The New England Revolution announced today that Brad Friedel has been relieved of his duties as the club’s head coach, effective immediately,” the team said on its website.

Chelsea-Arsenal join Tottenham-Liverpool in all-English European finals
It adds up to a season of domination for English clubs in Europe, with Liverpool and Tottenham reaching the final of the Champions League this week by overturning three-goal aggregate deficits at various stages of their semifinals against Barcelona and Ajax, respectively.

Liverpool and Spurs fans hit out at rocketing Champions League final costs
Liverpool and Tottenham supporters have called for an end to “cashing in on fan loyalty” amid rocketing prices for flights and hotel rooms for the Champions League final.

Man United give Mike Phelan long-term deal to continue as assistant manager
Phelan returned to Old Trafford with Solskjaer in December but the agreement was due to end after Sunday’s final game of the season against Cardiff before United moved to tie down the 56-year-old with a three-year contract.

Man United need a miracle to challenge Liverpool Man City next season – Solskjaer
“I think I’ve been quite honest that challenging for the title next year would be a miraculous season because we’re so far behind at the moment points wise,” Solskjaer told a news conference on Friday.

Man United in hunt for Swansea winger Daniel James – sources
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer refused to comment on speculation about a move for James at a news conference on Friday, but sources have told ESPN FC that the Wales international is one of the players on his list of summer targets.

Aubameyang’s brilliance at Valencia shows he’s capable of carrying Arsenal back to the Champions League
After the dreadful performance in a 1-1 draw at Brighton on Sunday effectively confirmed that Arsenal would miss out on Champions League qualification through the conventional route, this hugely impressive 4-2 victory away at the Mestalla means they’ll travel to Baku, Azerbaijan, later this month to face rivals Chelsea to earn a place in Europe’s premier competition for 2019-20.

Other News

Former Montana Women’s Soccer Coach Sues After Firing – Flathead Beacon
The former University of Montana women’s soccer coach is suing the university alleging it illegally released information saying he used his university-issued cellphone to contact escort services during recruiting trips to Las Vegas.

Daily Inter Lake – Local Sports, Stebbins steps away from soccer
Hidden away in the Flathead Valley and surrounded by farmland on all sides, Mike Stebbins held Flathead Soccer Camp on his lush property for two decades.

Flathead Hires Bledy Doda as Girls Soccer Coach – Flathead Beacon
Activities Director Bryce Wilson announced July 17 that Bledy Doda has been selected to take over the girls program, less than two months after Flathead alum Zach Brenneman was tapped to helm the boys team. Doda’s hiring is subject to school board approval.

Source: Rock Chalk Talk