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Indestructible Soccer Ball Brings Sport to Kids Who Need It Most

Indestructible Soccer Ball Brings Sport to Kids Who Need It Most | Footy News | Scoop.it
Tim Jahnigen isn't an engineer and he doesn't have a fancy business degree — but that hasn't stopped him from bringing an invention to market that's changing the lives of millio...
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José Mourinho calls Luis Suárez fall ‘an acrobatic swimming pool jump’

José Mourinho calls Luis Suárez fall ‘an acrobatic swimming pool jump’ | Footy News | Scoop.it
Mourinho sees Suárez's duality though denies Sunday's performance should have earned a penalty.
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High-Flying USA Wins 2013 Nike International Friendlies - U.S. Soccer

High-Flying USA Wins 2013 Nike International Friendlies - U.S. Soccer | Footy News | Scoop.it
Haji Wright and Joe Gallardo Provide the Firepower as U.S. U-17 MNT Outclasses Brazil 4-1 to Earn Second Title in Three Years
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Minnesota United Announces Reserve Team - NPSL

Minnesota United Announces Reserve Team - NPSL | Footy News | Scoop.it
Minnesota United Reserves Join National Premier Soccer League Golden Valley, MN (November 19, 2013) – Minnesota United FC today announced the club has a
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NPSL adds Minnesota United FC Reserves to league. They will compete in the Midwest Region with Eau Claire Aris FC, Madison 56ers SC, Milwaukee Bavarian SC, Minnesota Twin Stars FC, Quad City Eagles FC and FC Bordo St. Louis.

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Match Preview: Minnesota United FC vs. Carolina RailHawks | NASL

Match Preview: Minnesota United FC vs. Carolina RailHawks | NASL | Footy News | Scoop.it

Minnesota United FC returns home to face the Carolina RailHawks at NSC Stadiumas both squads are looking to end their two-game losing streaks.

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2013 US Open Cup Final: DC United, Real Salt Lake square off in 100th championship game

2013 US Open Cup Final: DC United, Real Salt Lake square off in 100th championship game | Footy News | Scoop.it
The game will be broadcast live on GolTV starting at 9 p.m. ET and RSL will offer English and Spanish language radio. Fans can also follow all the action on Twitter with the hashtag #USOC100.
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MISL Announces 2013-14 Opening Dates

MISL Announces 2013-14 Opening Dates | Footy News | Scoop.it
The Major Indoor Soccer League (MISL) released its 2013-14 home openers today, with the full 70-game schedule expected to be announced in the next two weeks. The action is slated to kick off on Friday, November 15.
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Match Preview: Scorpions Host Rivals, Minnesota United FC

Match Preview: Scorpions Host Rivals, Minnesota United FC | Footy News | Scoop.it
The San Antonio Scorpions return home to Toyota Field to take on Minnesota United FC, in what will be interim head coach Alen Marcina’s first game in...
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Indiana Tops Men's Soccer Preseason Coaches' Poll

Indiana Tops Men's Soccer Preseason Coaches' Poll | Footy News | Scoop.it
The Big Ten Conference today announced its 2013 men's soccer preseason coaches' poll and players to watch list, with defending national champion Indiana earning top honors among the seven conference teams." />
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My 2013 BIG TEN MEN'S SOCCER Predictions

1. Indiana
2. Northwestern
3. Michigan
4. Wisconsin

5. Michigan State

6. Penn State
7. Ohio State

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Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup Semifinal Notes - U.S. Soccer

Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup Semifinal Notes - U.S. Soccer | Footy News | Scoop.it
The winner of the semifinal match between Real Salt Lake and the Portland Timbers will host the 2013 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup Final.
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The Football League | Sky Bet League 1 season preview

The Football League | Sky Bet League 1 season preview | Footy News | Scoop.it
We look ahead to the forthcoming Sky Bet League 1 season
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NPSL Soccer — Medium

NPSL Soccer — Medium | Footy News | Scoop.it
Stories from the National Premier Soccer League
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Schedule set for Walt Disney World Pro Soccer Classic, U-23s of Brazil's ... - Major League Soccer

Schedule set for Walt Disney World Pro Soccer Classic, U-23s of Brazil's ... - Major League Soccer | Footy News | Scoop.it
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The Disney Pro Soccer Classic field will be split into two groups. Group A features Orlando City, Philadelphia, Columbus and Toronto.
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CSL, APS Join Forces

CSL, APS Join Forces | Footy News | Scoop.it
American Professional Soccer (APS) are scheduled to begin play in August 0f 2014. The newly-formed league apparently has a partner: the Canadian Soccer League (CSL).  The same CSL who recently sepa...
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Cape Coral Hurricanes Get New Famous Announcer As Part of Their Ownership Team

Cape Coral, FL - December 22, 2013 - The Cape Coral Hurricanes have had steady and impressive growth over the past couple of years but now they have taken a huge step toward international credibility as they announced today that renowned television analyst Luis Omar Tapia has joined their ownership group.

 

"It has always been a personal goal of mine to contribute in ownership of a team and promote local, community growth,” stated Mr. Tapia. “I believe in the importance of grassroots initiatives. I support ethical, local businesses and everything they stand for so it only makes sense to me to partner with J.P. and the Cape Coral Hurricanes."

 

Hurricanes General Manager J.P. Terrasi is extremely excited about working with such a high profile, television personality.  “I spent quite a bit of time this year talking with potential new partners but when I was introduced to Mr. Tapia, we both seemed to have the same view for growing the game.  I’m extremely honored to have a partner like him to grow our organization.  He is extremely well-respected in the soccer community and is one of the most popular soccer personalities in the Hispanic market worldwide.  I couldn’t be happier and could not have dreamed of having a better partner.”

 

Luis Omar Tapia is arguably one of the most influential sports television personalities of our time.  In his over two decade career, Mr. Tapia has proven himself to be an asset to the communications, media and sports industries.

 

With five FIFA World Cups, countless television shows, awards, exclusive interviews with the sport’s biggest names; and several University speeches, Luis Omar Tapia (dubbed “El Patron”) has become synonymous with legendary, fast-paced play-by-play announcing. His quick-witted style and expertise of the game excites and entertains masses of loyal fans. He has many shows under his belt, including Fox’s La Liga and ESPN’s Fuera de Juego and Dream Job.

 

Before joining ESPN, Mr. Tapia worked as a sports commentator for Telemundo in Hartford, Connecticut. During EURO ’96 he worked as a soccer analyst in the English language and was the narrator of the EURO 2000 in Holland–Belgium.

 

"I live and breathe soccer, it's just something that runs in my veins,” exclaims Mr. Tapia. “Soccer has the ability to bring communities and families together, create employment, raise awareness and keep our youth away from drugs and alcohol. The power of the sport of soccer is not yet 100% appreciated in the U.S. but it is growing and it's growing at a rapid pace.  I think being involved with a team in a developmental league like the NPSL is a great step and I was impressed with what the Hurricanes have done thus far and their vision for the future."

 

In the next couple days, the Hurricanes will be announcing a date for a press conference with Mr. Tapia where all local and regional media will be invited to attend.  In the meantime, interview inquiries can be made through Hurricanes General Manager J.P. Terrasi at (239) 677-8752 or jp@capehurricanes.com .


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This is HUGE for our organization and for our NPSL league.  To have a quality individual like Omar Luis Tapia as part of our organization is extraordinary.  We're planning many incredible things for the game in our area and beyond.

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U.S. U-17 MNT Drops Hard-Fought 2-1 Game to Portugal on First Match Day at 2013 Nike International Friendlies - U.S. Soccer

U.S. U-17 MNT Drops Hard-Fought 2-1 Game to Portugal on First Match Day at 2013 Nike International Friendlies - U.S. Soccer | Footy News | Scoop.it
A solid showing from the USA was spoiled in second-half stoppage time by Goncalo Vieira’s game-winning goal for Portugal
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MN Soccer Hub: Boys' soccer Metro Player of the Year: Zach Neiberger, Minneapolis Southwest

MN Soccer Hub: Boys' soccer Metro Player of the Year: Zach Neiberger, Minneapolis Southwest | Footy News | Scoop.it
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Match Preview: Minnesota United FC vs. New York Cosmos | North American Soccer League

Match Preview: Minnesota United FC vs. New York Cosmos | North American Soccer League | Footy News | Scoop.it
 

 

The league leaders New York Cosmos travel to face Minnesota United FC at NSC Stadium.  This is the second meeting between the two clubs as second-half tally by
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NASL Match Preview: Minnesota United FC vs San Antonio Scorpions

NASL Match Preview: Minnesota United FC vs San Antonio Scorpions | Footy News | Scoop.it

The San Antonio Scorpions travel to meet Minnesota United FC at NSC Stadium.  San Antonio is coming off its first victory over the season last week by topping the visiting Carolina RailHawks.

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Russia’s Buffett-Gates Follower Charts a Path to Charity

Russia’s Buffett-Gates Follower Charts a Path to Charity | Footy News | Scoop.it
In his suite at the Four Seasons hotel in New York shortly before Christmas 2010, Bill Gates, now the world’s richest person, got some advice from the world’s No. 82.
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Ever since the stubble-bearded Abramovich bought Chelsea FC a decade ago for 142 million pounds ($217 million), the U.K. tabloids have focused on him less for his philanthropy than for a lifestyle that contrasted starkly with the living standards of the general population in Russia, where the average monthly income is about $900.


Abramovich has residences in London, in Cap d’Antibes on the French Riviera, on the Caribbean island of St. Barts and in Aspen, Colorado. Equipped with two helipads, a minisubmarine and two swimming pools, his yacht Eclipse was until earlier this year the longest in the world.

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The Football League | Sky Bet League 2 season preview

The Football League | Sky Bet League 2 season preview | Footy News | Scoop.it
We look ahead to the forthcoming Sky Bet League 2 season
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