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Each country can only bring 23 men to Brazil to compete for the World Cup this year. A few notable men were left off rosters for various reasons and some may surprise you …
Today marks exactly one week until the start of the 2014 Fifa World Cup held in Brazil. Aside from seeing how long the commentator can scream GOAL without passing out, there are a few other things to look forward to.
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The professional soccer season is about to fire up in Minnesota, as the Minnesota United is opening its season this Saturday. Minnesota’s pro soccer team will be back on their home field for what already looks like a promising season.
A former Eagan coach was cleared of six felony counts of theft by swindle in a Dakota County court Friday. Kurt Bruce Virgin, 61, was accused in May 2012 of swindling Independent School District 196 of almost $30,000, according to the Dakota County Attorney’s office. All six counts were dismissed on Friday. Virgin had worked during the summers as a coach at two basketball camps and one soccer camp.
Obsa Ali moved to Richfield from Ethiopia in 2007 to be with his mother. He took up soccer, a sport he had played. But the day he decided to run, he found out he had a gift. Ali had battled injury and the flu just a few weeks before the state cross-country meet. He was questioning himself, so his coach gave him a talk. “I just couldn’t do anything, so I was doing 20-minute runs every day. And then I didn’t know if I was going to get top ten, so my coach took me down there and then gave me this speech or whatnot,” Ali said. “My confidence came back.” Marty Huberty, coach of Richfield’s cross-country team, says his advice was simple.
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Eastview is the defending state champ in boys soccer. And they’re in the state semifinals this year. But neither of those things would be true if it weren’t for this week’s ASPIRE Athlete of the Week – Jack Teske.
At 5-foot, 9-inches, 140 pounds, Blake Miller isn’t the most imposing athletic specimen you’ll come across on the soccer field. While he might not thank his father for the genetics, his dad, David, did pass something along that’s far more valuable.
You’ll get a kick out of this week’s ASPIRE Athlete of the Week. He does not one, but two fall sports. Chanhassen’s Xander Neve loves to play soccer and he loves to lead.
High school football kicks off Thursday night, and the storyline this week has been all about the heat.
Football is the most popular American sport, but it’s the other football – soccer — that holds sway as the most popular sport just about everywhere else, with three billion fans worldwide.
An international soccer team that’s overcome incredible odds gets to bring home some hardware for a job well done. A team called “Haitian Initiative”, composed of young athletes from Haiti, played their way into the Championship game at Saturday night’s Schwann’s USA Cup. They were the runner’s up. The team was able to travel from the Caribbean with the help of retired soccer pro Tony Sanneh, who’s originally from Minnesota. Fifteen-thousand players from around the world came to the week-long soccer tournament in Blaine.
This week, youth soccer players from 17 countries, and all over the nation, take to the fields at the National Sports Center in Blaine as part of the Schwan’s USA Cup – the largest soccer tournament in the western hemisphere. Though the heat has been oppressive, there are still nearly 25,000 people in attendance.