Fuel Soccer Talk: Logo for 2022 Wold Cup unveiled; Press wins Player of the Month; US Youth Soccer Ball Giveaway kicks off

FIFA unveils logo for 2022 World Cup in Qatar

Qatar finally has a logo for the 2022 World Cup, and it reflects both the tournament’s compact infrastructure and winter schedule.

Using the colors of the Qatari flag, the white emblem is set against a maroon background. It is inspired by the contours of the World Cup trophy with the unbroken loop depicting a figure of eight — the number of stadiums built for the Middle East’s first World Cup in the tiny Persian Gulf nation.

FIFA says the design also draws “inspiration from a traditional woolen shawl,” a winter garment reflecting the World Cup being played in November and December 2022 to avoid the fierce summer heat in June and July when the tournament is usually played.

The reveal came at 2022 local time (8:22 p.m.) in Doha and the image was projected onto buildings in the Qatari capital, including the Al Zubarah Fort, and appeared at sites in Kuwait, Lebanon, Jordan and Iraq.

Christen Press wins NWSL August Player of the Month

Christen Press of Utah Royals FC has been voted August Player of the Month of the 2019 season by the NWSL Media Association. The forward scored three goals and created 12 chances, as Royals FC has a 3-0-1 record this month. Utah jumped up to fourth place in the standings with 28 points.

Press was named Player of the Week once in August. During the month, Press scored three times in four games. She scored a pair of goals within a two-minute stretch in a 3-0 win over Sky Blue FC on August 8 and added her third tally of the month in a 2-0 road win over the Orlando Pride on Aug. 17.


US Youth Soccer is having a ball with its latest contest

Welcome to the Youth Soccer Month Contest Page!
US Youth Soccer is promoting the great game by giving a soccer ball away – every week. The 2019 edition is now LIVE! Make sure you enter by clicking the Ball-A-Day image below. Winners will be selected and contacted at the end of each week.


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