Soccer

Lim’s Huge Second Half Lifts IPark Past Pohang 3-1


BUSAN, South Korea -- A huge second half surge gave the Busan IPark their first win of the 2014 campaign with a 3-1 win over visiting Pohang at the Asiad World Cup Stadium Saturday afternoon.

After a back-and-forth battle around midfield in the first half, Pohang opened the scoring on the hour when Lee Myung-joo blasted home a shot in the left corner from just outside the penalty area.

Lim Sang-hyub scored the Iparks first goal of the year when he leveled the score in the 65th minute with a beautiful effort from the penalty area past Pohang keeper Shin Hwa-yong. 

The IPark took the lead in the 72nd minute when Lim Sang-hyub notched his second goal off a corner kick when he banged in the rebound off a deflection off the crossbar to give IPark a 2-1 lead.

Yang Dong-hyun added an insurance header in the 82nd off a Fagner corner to give the IPark their first points of the season.

IPark Humbled By Jeonbuk in Season Opener


JEONJU, South Korea -- The Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors Football Club got off to a fabulous 2014 with a 3-0 drubbing of the Busan IPark Saturday afternoon at the Jeonju World Cup Stadium.

Han Kyu-won opened the scoring in the 39th minute, with Jung Hyuk and Leonardo adding second half goals for Jeonbuk, while Choi Eun-seok stopped seven shots for the clean sheet.

The IPark head home for the season opener versus Pohang, 1-0 losers to Ulsan, this Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Asiad World Cup Stadium.


 

Soccer Class for Children from Multicultural Families


BUSAN, South Korea -- The Busan Foundation for International Activities (BFIA) and Busan IPark, a South Korean professional football club based in Busan, are currently working together to host a soccer class for children from multicultural families and are now recruiting players for the upcoming season.  

Busan-based elementary school students from multicultural families are eligible to apply for the class. The application period is from February 27 - March 18, 2014, at 6 p.m. You can download the application form and submit it by email to [email protected]

Busan IPark Unveil 2014 Uniforms


BUSAN, South Korea -- The Busan IPark Football Club have released their new uniforms for this season which are a dramatic change from previous versions. The new kits feature their new slogan 'Challenge 2014' in their hopes of symbolizing change.

The home kit, designed by Adidas, features the traditional red and white with the shield, while the new away kits feature a blue background with white lines drawn in waves to symbolize the sea.

The new kits will be unveiled in front of fans March 2nd at 2 p.m.


 

IPark Win First Exhibition Game 3-2 in Thailand


BANGKOK, Thailand -- The Busan IPark started their 2014 exhibition schedule with a 3-2 victory over Muang Thong United in Bangkok. Muang Thong was second in the league table and managed an impressive showing in last year's ACL appearance.

Busan's goals were scored by Kim Sin-young, and two by Yang Dong-hyun.

The IPark will play two or three exhibitions while continuing their training in Thailand.


 

KFFL Returns as United and Inter Seek Busan Bragging Rights


BUSAN, South Korea -- As another long hot summer draws to a close, a new season is only just beginning for the KFFL (Korean Foreigner Football League). Eager football (soccer for our North American friends) enthusiasts and last minute ringers alike will look to this coming weekend with more than a glimmer of excitement. It may not be the English Premier League, but don't let that fool you. The KFFL boasts an array of talent, from no-nonsense defenders to showboating attackers. 

Top Clubs Contend for KFFL Cup Final This Weekend


BUSAN, South Korea -- The 2013 season of the Korean Foreigner Football League (KFFL) concludes this weekend with what promises to be a stellar fixture between the top clubs, Busan United and Jeonju FC. The final takes place this Saturday, July 6 with kickoff at 2:00 p.m. at the 30,000-seat Yangsan Stadium.

Hong Myung-bo to Lead National Football Squad


SEOUL, South Korea -- The Korea Football Association has chosen Hong Myung-bo as the new coach of South Korea's national soccer team. 

The association announced its decision following a meeting Monday at the National Football Center in Paju. Hong will lay out his ideas on how to manage and lead the Red Devils in a news conference on Tuesday. The association confirmed a list of four candidates for the position last week, but it did not reveal the names of the three other contenders. 

Feature: The Best Date Spots in Busan


BUSAN, South Korea -- Summer has descended on Korea, and, as usual, it brings along the annual typhoon of frantic libidos brainwashing young folk to look awkwardly down at the floor while they ask each other out on dates. So starts the of hordes of hormones biking in Hwamyeong, bodies packing kimbap for mountain picnics and innocents pressing their lips together to make weird sucky noises.

Yes, the season of love makes us do strange things with and to one another. It is in that spirit that I've compiled a thorough collection of Busan's best date spots.

Let the Games Begin – London Olympic Preview


BUSAN, South Korea -- The city of London has waited seven years, but the time has finally come for the 2012 Summer Olympics to take the British capital by storm.

London is hosting the games for the third time in the modern era, the only city to lay such a claim. With a budget of $14.7 billion, the Olympic Park, a former deprived industrial center, is ready to take center stage for two weeks of joy, heartache and pain.

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