The Eagles punched their ticket to a record fourth-consecutive Cup Quarterfinal appearance Friday with a 40-12 defeat of Wales in Hong Kong. They overcame a little indiscipline early and staved off a mini comeback at the onset of the second half to get the decisive win.
Carlin Isles was sent off with a yellow card just seconds into the match, and the Eagles were reprimanded multiple times in the... Read More
The United States started shaky in Hong Kong, but erased a 14-point halftime deficit to beat Kenya 21-14 and open its account 1-0. Kenya starved the Eagles of possession in the opening seven minutes, but the Americans made the comeback look easy after the break.
Kenya had ascendency in the restarts early on, which led to Collins Injera opening scoring by slicing past Perry Baker, who was late... Read More
Olympic Qualification is breaking just the right way for the Men’s Eagles. If you’d asked an informed observer a year ago about the USA’s chances of qualifying for Rio, he or she would have cringed, saying it’d take either an upset over Canada in the North America qualifier or getting lucky and winning the repechage for the American men to be involved in 2016.
No one, at least no one being honest... Read More
Fiji built a massive lead and held on to beat New Zealand, 35-19, en route to the USA Sevens title Sunday at Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas. The Fijians went undefeated over the course of the three-day tournament, beating New Zealand in pool play as well.
That result was a little closer – 14-12. In the final, Fiji built a 28-0 second half lead, and they led 35-5 before letting in two late tries.... Read More
Through two days, the Eagles are enjoying an epic, and potentially historic, USA 7s. The Eagles have only made the semifinals of USA 7s once before – in San Diego in 2009.
The tournament is in rarified air when compared to the Eagles performances in not just the United States, but anywhere in the world. They have only been to the Cup semis three times before – Adelaide in 2010, San Diego in 2009... Read More
In a thrilling, back and forth affair, the United States tied the two-time reigning Las Vegas 7s champions, South Africa, 19-19 this afternoon. Despite several mental and physical errors, the United States used a strong defensive performance and excellent play at the breakdown to draw with South Africa.
The United States won the opening kickoff but a questionable call from the referee deemed that... Read More