Women’s World Cup 2019 preview: What to know, how to watch USWNT vs. Spain

first_imgWho is the Spain player to watch?Jennifer Hermoso: The forward leads Spain with 30 career goals, nine assists and 71 caps, making her one of the most experienced players on Spain’s roster. She was impressive during World Cup qualifying as she scored seven goals, and she was even more impressive through the group stage as she netted a brace in Spain’s match against South Africa. She created 11 chances during the group stage, the third most of any player in the tournament.Spain finally break through thanks to a Jennifer Hermoso penalty kick! pic.twitter.com/otprjeRHMl— FOX Soccer (@FOXSoccer) June 8, 2019What are three Opta facts to know?The Americans have never lost in the quarterfinal stage of the Women’s World Cup (6W-1D), outscoring opponents 21-4 in the round.Spain’s Marta Corredera has taken six shots from outside the box, tied for the second-most during the group stage. She has yet to score from one of those shots and has put just two on target.The US has scored 18 goals through the group stage, tied for their second most at a World Cup. They need seven more goals to tie their biggest haul at a World Cup and eight to set a new World Cup record for an entire tournament.PredictionUSA 3, Spain 0Spain is certainly growing into its talent with a young yet experienced roster, but it still won’t be a match for the United States. The Americans bring more experience and likely will keep another clean sheet through the first game of the knockout stage. The Americans, on the other hand, set several records during the group stage and have the momentum entering the round of 16 after big wins against Thailand, Chile and Sweden.Here’s what you need to know: Related News The U.S. is coming off a dominant performance after sweeping the group stage 3-0 as the players shift their focus toward the knockout stage of the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup.Spain finished second in Group B behind Germany and has shown a tremendous amount of growth over the past decade as it entered France’s tournament with one of the nation’s most talented teams. Spain beat South Africa 3-1, but lost to Germany and its game against China ended in a draw.  Women’s World Cup 2019: Full bracket, dates, times, TV channels, results for every match What time does the USA vs. Spain match start?The match kicks off noon ET at Stade Auguste-Delaune in Reims, France.How to watch or stream the USA vs. Spain game?FS1 will broadcast the USA vs. Spain game. It can also be live-streamed on the Fox Sports Go app.How many times has the U.S. played Spain?The United States and Spain have met only once in their history. Their first meeting was January 22 in Alicante, Spain, during an international friendly. The U.S. won 1-0, though the game was scoreless at halftime.last_img read more

Hotel occupancy rate drops for February

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl event160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SANTA CLARITA Local hotel occupancy fell 9.3 percent in February compared with a year ago, a significant drop as Los Angeles County’s hospitality sector stabilizes after months of steady gains, an industry survey said. Hotels in the Santa Clarita Valley were 78.3 percent occupied in February, compared with 86.4 percent 12 months ago. The 9.3 percent dip was the highest in Los Angeles County, according to San Francisco-based PKF Consulting, an industry analyst. But average room rates in the valley were $119.45 up 11.9 percent from the same time last year and were 10.7 percent higher than January, confirming forecasters’ expectations for slight growth for the market for 2006. “Most of the growth will come from average daily rates,” said Tristine Lim, who coordinates the firm’s monthly report. Countywide, occupancy was 78.56 percent, down 0.8 percent from a year ago. The average room rate was $144.52 6.9 percent higher compared with last year. Lim said some downtown Los Angeles hotels were hit by convention cancellations, which cut into occupancy. “Usually in L.A., if there is a group that doesn’t come in this year, that affects the market as well,” Lim said. West Hollywood held the highest occupancy for the month at 84.4 percent 0.7 percent down from a year ago. West Los Angeles had the highest average daily room rates at $251.27 a 10.6 percent increase from last year. The consultant’s 2006 forecast predicts that the Santa Clarita Valley will see occupancy of 75.7 percent for the year a slight drop from the 81 percent last year. But that’s partly due to more supply from new hotels, including the 112-room La Quinta Inn & Suites and a 140-room Marriott Courtyard opening this year. The average room rate is projected at $111.32 a 3 percent increase from 2005, and the market continues to benefit from its “expanding business and residential base” and its proximity to Six Flags California, the forecast said. For Los Angeles County, the forecast predicts occupancy of 76.1 percent for 2006, with average room rates pegged at $141.63 a 5.4 percent increase from 2005. eugene.tong@dailynews.com (661) 257-5253last_img read more