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Football star's insane career change

NEWS.com.au - ‎2 hours ago‎
Brazilian pro soccer player Wendell Lira is now living that dream. Just six months removed from winning the 2015 Puskas Award, Lira announced his retirement on Friday (AEST).

Soccer: WA State team to take on Perth Glory in Heritage Cup

Community Newspaper Group - ‎12 hours ago‎
In WA's 120th year of league soccer - and as Glory celebrates two decades since its first steps in Australia's national competition - some of the best players from the National Premier League WA (NPL WA) will combine to take on the A-League side.

Coast child molester kept coaching

Gold Coast Bulletin - ‎Jul 28, 2016‎
A GOLD Coast junior soccer coach, jailed yesterday for sexually molesting two teenage girls, was allowed to continue working with his under-12 team, despite his club knowing about the charges.

800 kids on wait list to play soccer — in 1 district

The Advertiser - ‎Jul 26, 2016‎
Elizabeth and Districts Junior Soccer Association, which has 24 clubs between Athelstone and the Barossa Valley and includes 4500 junior players from under-6s to under-18s, revealed there were 800 children on waiting lists for local clubs.
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Bay Area soccer fans don't hold back passion

East Bay Times - ‎9 hours ago‎
Yeingst became a fan 15 years ago when his son Drew started playing soccer at age 7. They scanned the English Premier League for a team to root for and wound up getting hooked on Arsenal because, Yeingst said, "they play a style of football that's just ...

Macarthur soccer star shoots for gold

Wollondilly Advertiser - ‎Jul 27, 2016‎
Going for gold: Rosemeadow's Alanna Kennedy and the Matildas soccer side are ready to bring home a gold medal from the Rio Olympics.

Facebook Enlists Soccer Elite to Help Live Video

Wall Street Journal - ‎20 hours ago‎
The highest-paid sports company, FC Barcelona, is slated to receive about $1.03 million from May through March of next year, making the Spanish soccer team the 18th highest-paid on Facebook's list of media companies, athletes and celebrities.

Soccer: Bluedogs will test Hornets

Northern Star - ‎13 hours ago‎
GOONELLABAH'S prem- iership aspirations will be put to the test by a slick Bangalow outfit in top form and on home soil in Far North Coast premier league soccer tonight. The Hornets are protecting a four-point buffer on top of the ladder but face a ...
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Planting the Seeds for a Soccer Relegation Revolution in the U.S.

Bleacher Report - ‎Jul 28, 2016‎
If you crave stories about the early days of professional soccer in the United States, if you want to relive the fleeting moments of success and the crushing failures, if you want to recall so many defunct teams from so many defunct leagues, Perry Van ...

She struggled to find a soccer team in Argentina. Now she's a pro in America.

Washington Post - ‎21 hours ago‎
Estefania Banini's parents took her from club to club in Mendoza, Argentina, searching for a place for their 5-year-old daughter to play soccer. No, came the answer. No, again and again. At least 10 times. It was 1995, and in Argentina, as in much of ...
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The New Docu-Series Keeping Score Explores Sexism In Soccer

Refinery29 - ‎10 hours ago‎
As Hope Solo, Megan Rapinoe, and Crystal Dunn head to Rio to compete in the Olympics, they're also taking on another opponent: sexism in sports.

Soccer for breast cancer

Wauchope Gazette - ‎3 hours ago‎
On Saturday July 23, the Wauchope Soccer Club held a PINK morning at Fairmont Gardens to raise money for the National Breast Cancer Foundation.

Mixed fortunes for Soccer League for Children in Nottingham Cup

New Vision - ‎4 hours ago‎
Soccer League for Children Academy team members form City Parents School pose with some of their parents and team leader Walter Oyet (left), Headmaster Martin Isagala and Uganda Youth Football Association chairman John Bosco Masiko (5th right) ...

Football Wagga president Erwin Budde gives the go ahead for weekend games to be played

Daily Advertiser - ‎6 hours ago‎
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4 killed during Colombia's celebration of soccer title

Washington Post - ‎13 hours ago‎
BOGOTA, Colombia - Colombia's celebration of victory in the South American club soccer championship was marred by violence, with four fans killed in a night of boisterous revelry.

Soccer Star Demba Ba Suffers Leg Break in China, Feted as Model Worker

Wall Street Journal (blog) - ‎Jul 28, 2016‎
Days later, his soccer club's biggest shareholder—one of China's largest property developers—feted him as a model worker oozing “professionalism” and “fighting spirit.
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Gaza Soccer Players Barred From Entering Israel en Route to Palestine Cup Final

Haaretz - ‎17 hours ago‎
When the coach of Shabab Khan Yunis was preparing his soccer team's roster for the finals of the Palestine Cup, he didn't realize that Israel's defense establishment would have the final say.

Calgary soccer underdogs defy odds, score their way to semifinals

CBC.ca - ‎10 hours ago‎
A bit of a Cinderella story has been unfolding this week for Calgary's only professional soccer team. Calgary Foothills FC U23 has only officially been a part of the Premier Development League for two years.

Wasserman Adds 60 Soccer Clients Through Acquisition Of Mondial Partners

Forbes - ‎Jul 27, 2016‎
Wasserman, focused on representing athletes in American football, baseball, basketball, golf and soccer manages over 1,500 clients with a contract value under management of over $2.3 billion per a September 2015 analysis by Jason Belzer.

GET YOUR KICKS: Adult soccer yields health, camaraderie

Press & Sun-Bulletin - ‎3 hours ago‎
That commotion is coming from two soccer fields as men and women from the Ithaca United Soccer Club square off in an adult coed summer league.
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