Camilo Releases New Single “Ropa Cara”

Camilo is talkin’ expensive fashions in his latest track…

The 26-year-old Colombian singer, whose full name is Camilo Echeverry, has released the new single “Ropa Cara,” a pop track that thrives off of its tropical vibe.

Camilo, Ropa Cara

Penned and produced by Camilo and Edgar Barrera, the track finds Camilo reminiscing on past relationships and the lengths he’d go to please his significant other.

“Now she wants me to wear expensive clothes Balenciaga, Gucci, Prada … but I don’t have any of that,” Camilo confesses.

“The story occurred at a time in my life when I tried to alter who I was for love,” Camilo said about the song. “I have been very open about my present and what I’m living today, and I felt like it was time to share a little bit more about my past.”

“Cara Ropa” is the third single from Camilo’s forthcoming sophomore album.

Hernan Crespo Earns First Coaching Title with Defensa y Justicia’s Copa Sudamericana Win

Hernan Crespo has earned a special first as a coach…

The 45-year-old Argentine professional football coach and former player’s team Defensa y Justicia won their first continental title on Saturday after a comprehensive 3-0 win over fellow Argentine side Lanus secured them the Copa Sudamericana trophy.

Hernan Crespo

It’s the first coaching title for the former Chelsea, Inter, Parma and Argentina star.

The unstoried club took the title, South America’s equivalent of the Europa League, without losing any of their nine games in the competition to become only the fifth team in history to lift the trophy undefeated.

“Not many teams have won the title this way, undefeated,” said goalkeeper Luis Unsain. “We were extraordinary in defense, Lanus had no chances at goal and we scored three. I think we really deserved our win.”

The searing temperatures of the southern hemisphere’s summer meant the game was played at a slower pace than normal but the team coached by Crespo dominated proceedings from the start.

Braian Romero shot just wide early on before Defensa y Justicia took the lead after 33 minutes when Adonis Frias fired a low shot through a packed defense following a nice back heel from Francisco Pizzini.

Romero got the goal his play deserved 17 minutes into the second half when he seized on a short pass back and finished with a cheeky chip.

His 10th goal made him the competition’s top goalscorer.

Lanus, who won the competition in 2013, lost their way soon after, picking up three yellow cards in the final 20 minutes and rarely threatening a comeback.

Washington Camacho scored a third for Defensa y Justicia in the final minute when he finished off a rapid counter-attack.

“It was a fair result,” said Lanus veteran striker Jose Sand. “They were worthy winners.”

Although both clubs are based just south of Buenos Aires, the final was held behind closed doors in Cordoba, 700km away.

It was the first time the Copa Sudamericana has been contested by two teams from the same country.

Austin FC Selects Daniel Pereira in the MLS SuperDraft as History-Making No. 1 Pick

Daniel Pereira is making history…

Austin FC selected the Virginia Tech midfielder as the No. 1 pick in the 2021 MLS SuperDraft, making him the first-ever No. 1 pick from Venezuela.

Daniel Pereira

Pereira was born and raised in the Venezulan capital of Caracas. But with his family facing political persecution and the entire country facing food shortages, human rights violations and an economic crisis, they decided to move to the U.S. in search of a better life.

Pereira was a teenager at the time and didn’t know a single word of English.

“We hit the reset button and started over completely. I didn’t really like the idea much at the start because I was leaving my friends behind and the team that I was playing for in Venezuela,” he said.

Daniel Pereira

Pereira is projected as a box-to-box midfielder who should provide some depth in midfield alongside Alex Ring. Pereira also signed a Generation Adidas contract with MLS, meaning his salary won’t count against Austin’s salary cap.

The pick was something of a surprise given that most mock drafts had Clemson midfielder Philip Mayaka going No. 1, but Pereira was the choice for Austin.

“I wasn’t really expecting to be No. 1 because of all the mock drafts,” Pereira said afterward. “It’s an honor. I’m really happy. My family is crying. It’s a moment I’ll never forget.”

Pereira added that, in his conversations with the Austin staff before draft day, he told them he hopes to play in his preferred central midfield role.

“I expect to play my position,” he said. “I’m a No. 8. I like to defend, and I like to attack. Hopefully that’s where they see me.”

TOP 10 DRAFT PICKS (view full results here):

  1. Austin FC, Daniel Pereira, MF, Virginia Tech
  2. FC Cincinnati, Calvin Harris, FW, Wake Forest
  3. Colorado Rapids, Philip Mayaka, MF, Clemson
  4. D.C. United, Kimarni Smith, FW, Clemson
  5. D.C. United, Michael DeShields, DF, Wake Forest
  6. Houston Dynamo FC, Ethan Bartlow, DF, Washington
  7. Real Salt Lake, Bret Halsey, DF, Virginia
  8. Orlando City SC, Derek Dodson, FW, Georgetown
  9. Vancouver Whitecaps, David Egbo, FW, Akron
  10. Inter Miami CF, Josh Penn, FW, Indy Eleven/Indiana

J.J. Barea to Play for Spain’s Estudiantes Team

J.J. Barea is heading to España.

The 36-year-old Puerto Rican professional basketball player, a former Dallas Mavericks guard, has signed a contract to play in Spain’s top division with Estudiantes, the Madrid-based club has announced.

J.J. Barea

Barea played for the Mavericks for 11 seasons, helping the team win the NBA title in 2011. The Mavericks released him in December.

 

Barea played 14 NBA seasons, including three with the Minnesota Timberwolves, and averaged 8.9 points and 3.9 assists in 831 games. 

He’s signed through the end of the season, Estudiantes said. He’s scheduled to arrive in Madrid this week to start training.

Barea told Spanish sports daily Marca in 2011 that his father’s family came from a village in northern Spain.

A Martinez to Star in Michael Bay’s Action Thriller “Ambulance”

A Martinez is preparing a medical emergency

The 72-year-old part-Mexican American actor will star in the Michael Bay-directed action thriller Ambulance.

A Martinez

Martinez joins the list of new additions to the cast list that includes Garret DillahuntKeir O’Donnell and Moses Ingram.

The four join current cast members Jake Gyllenhaal, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II and Eiza Gonzalez in a feature that’s based off the original Danish film Ambulancen

While the plot is being kept under wraps, the film is expected to be in the spirit of such 1990s action films as Speed and Bad Boys.

Chris Fedak wrote the original script.

Universal is distributing the movie with Endeavor Content packaging of the project.

Martinez, who gained acclaim in the soap operas Santa Barbara, General Hospital, One Life to LiveThe Bold and the Beautiful and Days of Our Lives, recently appeared in the series-long role of Jacob Nighthorse on Netflix’s Longmire, as well as recurring roles on The Bay and Queen of the South. He has also appeared in films including The Cowboys, She-Devil and Powwow Highway.

Anuel AA & Ozuna Release YouTube Documentary on Their Joint Album “Los Dioses”

Anuel AA and Ozuna are opening up about their budding bromance

In celebration of their recently released joint album Los Dioses, the 28-year-old Puerto Rican artist and 28-year-old Dominican-Puerto Rican singer-songwriter, have released a 20-minute documentary on YouTube.

Anuel AA & Ozuna

The film gives fans a look into the artists’ friendship and takes them on a behind-the-scenes ride of the creative process of their album.

A mix of Instagram lives, studio sessions, and rare footage, Anuel, and Ozuna open up about their ride-or-die bromance and more.

With production from hitmakers Tainy, Hi Music Hi Flow, Ovy on the Drums, DJ Luian, Mambo Kings, and Súbelo NeoLos Dioses is home to 12 tracks that flex Anuel and Ozuna’s versatility, musical evolution and, most importantly, bromance.

Vergil Ortiz Jr. to Fight Maurice Hooker in March

Vergil Ortiz Jr. is ready to rumble…

The 22-year-old Mexican American boxer, an undefeated rising welterweight star, will step up his boxing game as he’s set to face fellow contender Maurice Hooker in a bout that’s still being finalized, according to ESPN.

Vergil Ortiz Jr.

The fight is expected to take place on March 20, according to ESPN sources. The firm date is the final step to be completed before an announcement of the bout, which is expected to take place in Dallas and air on DAZN.

Ortiz (16-0, 16 KOs) was ESPN’s and Ring Magazine‘s 2019 Prospect of the Year. His knockout power and impressive skill put him among a handful of young fighters competing for prime billing in the years to come. With Canelo Alvarez‘s departure, Ortiz has become one of Golden Boy Promotions‘ most promising fighters.

Ortiz is coming off a seventh-round TKO victory over veteran Sam Vargas in July — the first pro bout in Ortiz’s career that has lasted beyond six rounds.

But he’ll be facing his stiffest competition yet in Hooker, who after having issues making weight is moving up from junior welterweight to take this bout.

Hooker (27-1-3) has a significant experience and length advantage over Ortiz, helping make the bout an intriguing test. Hooker, 31, hasn’t fought since a December 2019 first-round TKO over Uriel Perez. Before that, he suffered his lone loss to junior welterweight unified champion Jose Ramirez by sixth-round TKO.

Netflix Releases Trailer for Lali’s New Series “Sky Rojo”

The (red) sky’s the limit for Lali

The 29-year-old Argentine pop star, whose full name is Mariana Lali Espósito, will soon appear on the small screen as part of the Netflix series Sky Rojo.

Sky Rojo, Lali

From the creators of the hit Spanish drama Money Heist, including producers Vancouver Media, Álex Pina and Esther Martinez Lobato, the action-packed series also stars Verónica Sánchez, Asier Etxeandia, Miguel Ángel Silvestre, Yany Prado and Enric Auquer.

According to an official press release, Sky Rojo is “based on three ferocious women, Coral (Sanchez), Wendy (Lali) and Gina (Prado) who flee in search of their freedom while being pursued by their pimp, Romeo (Etxeandia) and his henchmen Moisés (Silvestre) and Christian (Auquer), who are part of the Club de Las Novias.”

Sky Rojo is confirmed for two seasons with eight episodes of 25 minutes each. premieres March 19.

The series premieres on March 19.

Rosalia Teams Up with Billie Eilish for Haunting New Bilingual Track “Lo Vas a Olvidar”

Rosalia’s highly anticipated collaboration with Billie Eilish is an unforgettable feat…

The 27-year-old Spanish singer-songwriter released “Lo Vas a Olvidar” on Friday, featuring Eilish singing in Spanish.

Rosalia x Billie Eilish

With dreamlike, almost hazy melodies, the slow-tempo, bilingual song brings to the forefront Eilish and Rosalia’s vocal chemistry and enchanting harmonies.

“Dime si me echas de meno’ aún,” Rosalia kicks off. “Dime si no me perdonas aún,” continues Eilish.

The two artists go back and forth on the melancholic lyrics before Eilish closes off with a thought-provoking verse in English: “If I wasn’t important, then why would you waste all your poison?”

The official music video, filmed by award-winning director Nabil, shows the two artists’ powerful performances in a somber setting.

The video has already garnered more than 20 million views since its release.