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Young man dies during soccer match, association reports - Central Telegraph

UPDATE 3.38PM:

THE young Ipswich man who passed away at a soccer match yesterday afternoon has been identified.

Tributes are flowing in for Rob Carpenter, believed to be just 25 years old, after he passed away yesterday while at a match between his club, Blackstone United Dragons Soccer Club and Mansfield Eagles Soccer Club.

Paramedics were called to Weedon Soccer Grounds in Mansfield at 1.35pm.

A Queensland Ambulance spokesperson said they believed young man died of an underlying medical condition.

"CPR was given on site and the patient died not long after arriving at the Princess Alexandra Hospital," the spokesperson said.

"As far as we are aware the man did have an underlying medical condition."

Blackstone United Dragons Chairman Jeremy Bruce said the club was deeply saddened by the loss.

"Our thoughts and prayers are with his family, friends and teammates during this time of...


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FEATURE-Soccer-Europe becomes a new destination for American women stars - Eurosport.com AU

MANCHESTER, England, April 24 (Reuters) - For years it was assumed that if professional women's club soccer was to truly take off it would be the United States that would provide the home for an elite competition.

The U.S national team have won the World Cup three times and are four-times Olympic gold medallists. The country has produced some of the women's game's biggest and most marketable names.

On Saturday, however, two of those big names of American women's soccer, 2015 World Cup winners Carli Lloyd and Alex Morgan, were in action in the north-west of England at Manchester City's Academy Stadium.

Lloyd, the current World Player of the Year, lined up in the sky blue of her Manchester club while Morgan was facing her for French team Olympique Lyon in the first leg of the semi-finals of the UEFA Women's Champions League.

It is a situation that would have been unthinkable just a few...


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UPDATE: Tributes flow for young man after sudden death - The Queensland Times

UPDATE 3.38PM:

THE young Ipswich man who passed away at a soccer match yesterday afternoon has been identified.

Tributes are flowing in for Rob Carpenter, believed to be just 25 years old, after he passed away yesterday while at a match between his club, Blackstone United Dragons Soccer Club and Mansfield Eagles Soccer Club.

Paramedics were called to Weedon Soccer Grounds in Mansfield at 1.35pm.

A Queensland Ambulance spokesperson said they believed young man died of an underlying medical condition.

"CPR was given on site and the patient died not long after arriving at the Princess Alexandra Hospital," the spokesperson said.

"As far as we are aware the man did have an underlying medical condition."

Blackstone United Dragons Chairman Jeremy Bruce said the club was deeply saddened by the loss.

"Our thoughts and prayers are with his family, friends and teammates during this time of...


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Read more: UPDATE: Tributes flow for young man after sudden death - The Queensland Times

Soccer game photo is proof co-parenting can work out just fine - Mashable

2016%2f06%2f29%2f5a%2fphoto.9a556By Gianluca Mezzofiore

Sometimes it just takes just an insanely cute picture to send an important message. 

Emilee Player, who is stepmum to 4-year-old Maelyn, posted a photo on Facebook of her stepdaughter at a soccer game surrounded by her blended family. 

Besides Player, there is Ricky Player, Maelyn's dad, Clara Cazeau, her mum and Alex Cazeau, Maelyn's stepdad. 

And they're all wearing T-shirts saying what they are: 

"Because of us, I will never believe co-parenting can't work! I KNOW through experience it CAN WORK! Choose to do what's best for your child and everything will just fall into place," she said. 

In a week, the picture has gone viral with more than 87,000 shares and 34,000 reactions. 

Cazeau said she split with Maelyn's dad in 2013, when the girl was just 8 months old. 

But even though they have a blended family now, both Maelyn's mum and...


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PMB soccer star's future in the balance - News24

2017-04-24 10:29

Nompilo Kunene, The Witness

The future of a local soccer player who was one of the few school children across the country selected for the prestigious Safa Football School of Excellence, is now in the balance.

Steven Tonny (26) from Eastwood, who in 2004 was picked from thousands of talented young soccer players for the exclusive school, based in Johannesburg, is now without a club.

Far from his dream of one day playing for one of the English soccer sides, Tonny now spends most of his time washing cars at his father’s vehicle repairs workshop.

It appears that the school, which has produced some of South Africa’s soccer greats such as Steven Pienaar, Bernard Parker, Daine Klate, Bryce Moon and Masilo Modubi, has not been able turn Tonny’s dream into reality.

Speaking to Weekend Witness, Tonny recalled how his soccer talent became evident at the tender age of...


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Youth soccer comes to Beacon Park in Montesano - KBKW News

For years the vacant property behind the Montesano Public Works shop has sat empty.  Now the grass is growing on a full-size soccer field which will soon be filled with boys and girls playing what has been dubbed “the beautiful game.”  For years, Montesano youth soccer has fought for field space with youth and high school football, baseball and fastpitch teams.  But in August, the teams will finally have a field of their own.

“It’s a tribute to years of work and the efforts of several different volunteers and organizations,” said Montesano Youth Soccer Club President Chuck Fairbairn.  “Youth soccer has the highest turnout of any youth sport in Montesano.  What it lacks is the field space for all of them to play on.  These fields off of Beacon Avenue should help relieve some of that pressure for all youth organizations.”

Through $25,000 in private donations and Montesano Youth Soccer...


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Soccer-Real's title credentials to be tested at Riazor - Eurosport.com AU

This season the Galician side’s Riazor stadium has proven an unhappy hunting ground for top clubs.

Atletico Madrid, Villarreal and Valencia have all been held to draws there, while Barcelona succumbed to a shock 2-1 defeat last month as the battle by Pepe Mel’s side to avoid the drop gathered pace.

After losing a dramatic Clasico 3-2 to Barca on Sunday with the last kick of the game – a result that sees the Catalans move ahead at the top of the table because of their superior head-to-head record – Madrid know they cannot afford defeat as they bid to lift their first La Liga title for five years.

Coach Zinedine Zidane insisted that, while they might currently sit second, the fact that Madrid have played one game fewer means they still control their own destiny.

"Nothing changes, we still have things in our own hands and we are only thinking about Wednesday’s game," Zidane said.

"It...


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Soccer coach arrested for allegedly fathering 15-year-old player's baby - AOL

Kelsey Weekman, AOL.com

Apr 24th 2017 10:26AM

A Philadelphia soccer coach was arrested this week after allegedly fathering the child of a 15-year-old former player.

Francisco Prado-Contreras, 39, reportedly paid the teenager to have sex with him and then got her pregnant, according to police.

The teen reportedly asked her soccer coach for a job with a house-cleaning service he runs, and after going to work for him, she told police that Prado-Contreras coerced her into having sex for money five times.

The coach was arrested and faces charges including statutory sexual assault, INSIDE EDITION reports.

On Tuesday, the city's Department of Human Services received a report that the girl now has a 7-month-old baby. Officials notified police.

Philadelphia Parks and Recreation said police told them to ban Prado-Contreras from the facilities. He has been suspended indefinitely from...


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Roar paying the price for success

PLAYERS’ union boss John Didulica believes the Roar are being punished for their success following Football Federation Australia’s refusal to reschedule Brisbane’s A-League clash against Melbourne City at AAMI Park on February 11.

Provided, as expected, the Roar qualify for an AFC Champions League playoff against Shanghai Shenhua in China on February 8, there will be less than 72 hours between the kick-off of that game and their match with City.

Despite having guidelines stating teams should have 72 hours between games, FFA knocked back the Roar’s request to have the City-Brisbane clash played a day later because of the effect it would have on other clubs.

As a result, the Roar are likely to field weakened teams in the matches against Shenhua because of concerns over players’ health and welfare.

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ABC firms for free-to-air soccer rights - The Australian Financial Review

No official bids for free-to-air A-League rights came before the Easter deadline.

Football Federation Australia has failed to entice the three commercial free-to-air television networks into bidding for A-League and Socceroos matches, leaving the ABC in the box seat to gain the rights.

Seven West Media, Nine Entertainment, Network Ten and current FTA rights holder SBS are understood to have not lodged an official bid with the FFA by last Thursday's deadline, having baulked at some FFA requirements such as having to pay Fox Sports $2 million in annual production costs.

It is understood and FFA and ABC are in discussions.

Sources have told The Australian Financial Review that there had been "multiple bids" for rights, but that could mean Telstra has also lodged a bid for streaming rights.

The Financial Review revealed tender documents had been recently sent to the market and...


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The life of an Australian soccer coach is not for the faint-hearted ... - The Sydney Morning Herald

Normal service resumed. Mark Jones didn't even make it to his Sunday lunch. Sacked by Newcastle Jets less than 24 hours after "delivering" the wooden spoon. Last season the A-League set a world record by not sacking a single coach. This season five coaches have moved on. That's more like it.

We know coaching is a fraught profession. But in Australia, especially so. There are about 3000 coaches certified every year. A nice earner for the FFA, which pockets about $750,000 annually from the process. Trouble is, there are virtually no jobs. Maybe 80 that can pay the mortgage. Jones has just lost one of them.

After being confirmed as last place finishers, the Newcastle Jets sacked coach Mark Jones. After being confirmed as last place finishers, the Newcastle Jets sacked coach Mark Jones. Photo: Getty Images

So if you're one of the 24,000 coaches already qualified, or intend to become one of the extra 75,000 the FFA want to come through the system over the next 20 years, hang...


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UPDATE: Tributes flow for young man after sudden death - The Queensland Times

UPDATE 3.38PM:

THE young Ipswich man who passed away at a soccer match yesterday afternoon has been identified.

Tributes are flowing in for Rob Carpenter, believed to be just 25 years old, after he passed away yesterday while at a match between his club, Blackstone United Dragons Soccer Club and Mansfield Eagles Soccer Club.

Paramedics were called to Weedon Soccer Grounds in Mansfield at 1.35pm.

A Queensland Ambulance spokesperson said they believed young man died of an underlying medical condition.

"CPR was given on site and the patient died not long after arriving at the Princess Alexandra Hospital," the spokesperson said.

"As far as we are aware the man did have an underlying medical condition."

Blackstone United Dragons Chairman Jeremy Bruce said the club was deeply saddened by the loss.

"Our thoughts and prayers are with his family, friends and teammates during this time of...


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Read more: UPDATE: Tributes flow for young man after sudden death - The Queensland Times

FEATURE-Soccer-Europe becomes a new destination for American women stars - Eurosport.com AU

MANCHESTER, England, April 24 (Reuters) - For years it was assumed that if professional women's club soccer was to truly take off it would be the United States that would provide the home for an elite competition.

The U.S national team have won the World Cup three times and are four-times Olympic gold medallists. The country has produced some of the women's game's biggest and most marketable names.

On Saturday, however, two of those big names of American women's soccer, 2015 World Cup winners Carli Lloyd and Alex Morgan, were in action in the north-west of England at Manchester City's Academy Stadium.

Lloyd, the current World Player of the Year, lined up in the sky blue of her Manchester club while Morgan was facing her for French team Olympique Lyon in the first leg of the semi-finals of the UEFA Women's Champions League.

It is a situation that would have been unthinkable just a few...


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Soccer: Messi's 500th Barca goal sinks Real Madrid in thriller - Reuters

By Rik Sharma | MADRID

Lionel Messi scored his 500th Barcelona goal with the last kick of the game to snatch a stunning 3-2 win at Real Madrid and put the two teams level on points at the top of La Liga on Sunday.

James Rodriguez appeared to have rescued a point for the hosts with an 86th-minute strike to make it 2-2 after goals by Messi and Ivan Rakitic had overturned Casemiro's opener.

Madrid captain Sergio Ramos was sent off for a two-footed lunge on Messi in the 77th minute and that left Barcelona in a strong position, until Rodriguez fired home at the near post.

But Messi’s second goal in the final minute of added time earned Barca a vital win in the title race that leaves both sides with 75 points, although Madrid have a game in hand.

The match was a thriller which will go down as one of the best Clasicos in history,...


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Soccer: Bayswater City move into top four after win over Perth Glory in National Premier League - Community Newspaper Group

BAYSWATER City has moved into the top four on the PS4 National Premier League WA ladder after a 2-1 home victory against Perth Glory on Saturday.

In near perfect playing conditions, the game flickered to life in the 17th minute when a Declan Hargreaves corner saw David Stokoe outjump the Glory defence and execute a powerful downward header, which the outstretched hand of Jordan Thurtell in goal could do little to stop.

Bayswater were applying the pressure and it was some desperate defending that was keeping Glory in it, along with a dash of luck as home marksman Gustavo Giron Marulanda looped a header just centimetres wide.

But Glory got themselves back into it at the 37-minute mark when a piece of magic from forward Kosta Petratos saw him turn and unleash an unstoppable curler into the back of the net.

The away team was unlucky not to go into the break ahead with Bayswater goalie...


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ABC firms for free-to-air soccer rights - The Australian Financial Review

No official bids for free-to-air A-League rights came before the Easter deadline.

Football Federation Australia has failed to entice the three commercial free-to-air television networks into bidding for A-League and Socceroos matches, leaving the ABC in the box seat to gain the rights.

Seven West Media, Nine Entertainment, Network Ten and current FTA rights holder SBS are understood to have not lodged an official bid with the FFA by last Thursday's deadline, having baulked at some FFA requirements such as having to pay Fox Sports $2 million in annual production costs.

It is understood and FFA and ABC are in discussions.

Sources have told The Australian Financial Review that there had been "multiple bids" for rights, but that could mean Telstra has also lodged a bid for streaming rights.

The Financial Review revealed tender documents had been recently sent to the market and...


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Read more: ABC firms for free-to-air soccer rights - The Australian Financial Review

The life of an Australian soccer coach is not for the faint-hearted - just ask Mark Jones, or Gary Phillips - The Sydney Morning Herald

Normal service resumed. Mark Jones didn't even make it to his Sunday lunch. Sacked by Newcastle Jets less than 24 hours after "delivering" the wooden spoon. Last season the A-League set a world record by not sacking a single coach. This season five coaches have moved on. That's more like it.

We know coaching is a fraught profession. But in Australia, especially so. There are about 3000 coaches certified every year. A nice earner for the FFA, which pockets about $750,000 annually from the process. Trouble is, there are virtually no jobs. Maybe 80 that can pay the mortgage. Jones has just lost one of them.

After being confirmed as last place finishers, the Newcastle Jets sacked coach Mark Jones. After being confirmed as last place finishers, the Newcastle Jets sacked coach Mark Jones. Photo: Getty Images

So if you're one of the 24,000 coaches already qualified, or intend to become one of the extra 75,000 the FFA want to come through the system over the next 20 years, hang...


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Read more: The life of an Australian soccer coach is not for the faint-hearted - just ask Mark Jones, or...

Young man dies during soccer match, association reports - Central Telegraph

UPDATE 3.38PM:

THE young Ipswich man who passed away at a soccer match yesterday afternoon has been identified.

Tributes are flowing in for Rob Carpenter, believed to be just 25 years old, after he passed away yesterday while watching a match between his club, Blackstone United Dragons Soccer Club and Mansfield Eagles Soccer Club.

Paramedics were called to Weedon Soccer Grounds in Mansfield at 1.35pm.

A Queensland Ambulance spokesperson confirmed the young man died of an underlying medical condition.

"CPR was given on site and the patient died not long after arriving at the Princess Alexandra Hospital," the spokesperson said.

"As far as we are aware the man did have an underlying medical condition and was a spectator."

Blackstone United Dragons Chairman Jeremy Bruce said the club was deeply saddened by the loss.

"Our thoughts and prayers are with his family, friends and teammates...


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Read more: Young man dies during soccer match, association reports - Central Telegraph

Soccer-Conte's cunning plan works to perfection for Chelsea - Eurosport.com AU

LONDON, April 22 (Reuters) - When Chelsea's team sheet materialised showing Eden Hazard and Diego Costa on the bench for Saturday's FA Cup semi-final it seemed Antonio Conte had handed the initiative to his Tottenham Hotspur counterpart Mauricio Pochettino.

By the end of the match, with Chelsea celebrating an enthralling 4-2 victory at Wembley, the Italian looked like a genius.

It was one of those days when everything he tried worked wonders and the nature of the win can surely propel Chelsea to the Premier League and FA Cup double.

It was dynamic Brazilian Willian, largely a fringe player this season but who started in place of Belgian dangerman Hazard, who twice put Chelsea ahead with a sublime early free kick and a penalty, only for Spurs to twice level through Harry Kane and Dele Alli.

With an hour remaining and Tottenham, leaders Chelsea's only rivals in the title race, in the...


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UPDATE: Tributes flow for young man after sudden death - The Queensland Times

UPDATE 3.38PM:

THE young Ipswich man who passed away at a soccer match yesterday afternoon has been identified.

Tributes are flowing in for Rob Carpenter, believed to be just 25 years old, after he passed away yesterday while watching a match between his club, Blackstone United Dragons Soccer Club and Mansfield Eagles Soccer Club.

Paramedics were called to Weedon Soccer Grounds in Mansfield at 1.35pm.

A Queensland Ambulance spokesperson confirmed the young man died of an underlying medical condition.

"CPR was given on site and the patient died not long after arriving at the Princess Alexandra Hospital," the spokesperson said.

"As far as we are aware the man did have an underlying medical condition and was a spectator."

Blackstone United Dragons Chairman Jeremy Bruce said the club was deeply saddened by the loss.

"Our thoughts and prayers are with his family, friends and teammates...


Read full article on Sports GN Soccer Australia News


Read more: UPDATE: Tributes flow for young man after sudden death - The Queensland Times

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