Usa Today Sports College Football Staff Picks

USA to face Scotland in November friendly

USA to face Scotland in November friendly

Court documents claim that Sestak’s partners found buyers through website and personal networks. The scheme targeted people who typically would be denied a visa, such as those who had previously been refused, and sought buyers in the United States who were eager to bring their relatives over. The USA has a Vietnamese population of over 1.5 million, almost all of whom are first- and second-generation Americans. Advocates for the Asian-American community say the current immigration law exacerbates the problem of visa fraud, making it more difficult for families to reunite in the United States. “The fact that this type of fraud could occur at all really shows the lengths to which people are willing to go to gain entry to the U.S.,” said Jacinta Ma, deputy director of Asian Americans Advancing Justice, a Washington D.C.-based advocacy group. “We think that fixing the immigration system will help people get to the United States legally, because currently there is more incentive to thwart our immigration system when the system just seems unfair and broken.” In 2012, 86% of immigrant visas issued for Asian countries were family-based. Provisions in a recent Senate bill proposing an overhaul of immigration laws would eliminate sibling-based visas and limit eligibility for married children of U.S. citizens. More emphasis would be placed on skills that potential visa-holders offer the country. But individual foreign service officers in consulates around the world remain the first line of defense. It is a role that former diplomat Seminara thinks they shouldn’t be playing.


A link has been sent to your friend’s email address. 7 To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs USA TODAY Sports college football staff picks A college football preview from around the country, along with some key matchups, for the upcoming weekend. USA TODAY Sports 2:41 p.m. EDT September 13, 2013 Texas A&M vs. Alabama is the most anticipated game of the year. Louisville also plays rival Kentucky on Saturday. (Photo: USA TODAY Sports) Alabama vs. Texas A&M is the most-anticipated college football game of the season The other matchup of ranked opponents will be in Lincoln, where Nebraska hosts UCLA Texas tries to bounce back from last week in a test vs. Mississippi, and Tennessee travels to Oregon SHARE 36 CONNECT 35 TWEET 7 COMMENTEMAILMORE The wait is over. The most-anticipated college football game of the season is finally here. Ten months after Texas A&M stunned Alabama in Tuscaloosa, the Crimson Tide will pay a visit to College Station and face the team that nearly knocked them out of national title contention.

USA can finally breathe, celebrate

Theyd sung and danced and bounced and yelled all day and all night, jumping so hard on the wooden bleachers in the supporters section that theyd broken a dozen or so of them. Theyd lived nervously and vicariously through the United States mens national team s every play in yet another 2-0 World Cup qualifying win over Mexico here — the fourth in a row, dating back to 2001. Now, these last hardy hardcore fans that had imbued the occasion with such heart-rending national pride couldnt stand the thought of missing out on celebrating with their Yanks if they clinched that berth in the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. So they assembled around the player tunnel in a corner of the stadium and watched on the scoreboard as Honduras and Panama played out the end of their game. The Hondurans needed not to lose for the United States to qualify directly with two games to spare. And they were up 2-1 deep in the second half. The US players had taken a few laps of honor following the game and then ducked into their locker room, where they kept up on the game on television. Outside, where the humidity cloaked their sweaty bodies as the temperature refused to drop out of the 90s, the fans amused themselves with silly songs, most of them unprintable. Panama equalized in injury time. Tim Howard celebrates USA’s World Cup qualification with fans at Columbus Crew Stadium (Image: Jamie Sabau/Getty Images). At length, the final whistle rung out and a roar rose from their hoarse throats. They could now sing it with certainty, rather than speculatively: We are going to Braziiil!


Sports Avi Creditor September 13, 2013 11:36 AM . View gallery USA to face Scotland in November friendly Following the conclusion of World Cup qualifying, the U.S. national team will be heading to Europe to close out what has been a fruitful year of international fixtures. Jurgen Klinsmann’s side will play Scotland at Hampden Park on Nov. 15, the first of two FIFA international fixture dates in the month. A second match slated for Nov. 19 is expected to be announced in the near future. The game against Scotland is crucial for us, because we have so few games between now and when we name the roster for the FIFA World Cup, Klinsmann said in a U.S. Soccer release. Its a huge opportunity for the players, and we are excited to play against a team and in a venue that has so much tradition and history in football. The USA holds a 2-3-2 record all time against Scotland. In their most recent encounter last May, which kicked off a stretch of five games, the Americans rolled to a 5-1 victory in Jacksonville, Fla., on the strength of a Landon Donovan hat trick.