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September 16, 1997 | By Brian Miller, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Aaron Thomas has done the pyramids and the Sphinx. He has ridden a boat on the Nile. He has stayed at swanky hotels in Alexandria. Just don't remind him of the cuisine the Downingtown junior had to stomach in two trips to Egypt this summer with the United States' under-17 national soccer team. "The food was horrible," said Thomas with a recollection of queasiness. "We ate the same thing over and over again: rice and chicken. And the chicken was probably camel meat or llama meat, we didn't even know.
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November 19, 1987 | By TED SILARY, Daily News Sports Writer
Tom Honeyman has only Tom Paton to blame for the fact that Honeyman no longer scores goals for Frankford High's soccer team as often as lovers throw coins into fountains. Tom Paton is Tom Honeyman's grandfather, and, yes, we know what you're thinking - how in the world can a kid's grandfather contribute to cutting his goal production? By making a suggestion to his grandson's coach. Though Honeyman scored 39 goals in two years as a striker, first-year coach Bill Snyder listened to the 76-year-old Paton, whom he affectionately calls his "assistant," and switched Honeyman to trailer forward after the first three games this season.
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November 6, 1990 | Inquirer photographs by Gerald S. Williams
The Langhorne Athletic Association has been helping budding Peles get in league with fun through its 10-week fall soccer program. Each Saturday, children 5 to 13 years old gather at Maple Point High School field in Newtown. Last weekend, the Compu Kids met the Clemens Market team in a showdown of 5- year-olds. But, without scores or team standings, everyone came out a winner.
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August 12, 2004 | By Don Steinberg INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Some local viewers of the Olympic women's soccer match between the United States and Greece yesterday missed the second U.S. goal and other game action because Comcast accidentally inserted numerous blocks of commercials during the contest. The game, shown live on MSNBC as the unofficial start of the 2004 Athens Olympics, supposedly was being presented commercial-free by sponsor Hummer. Instead, ads, including Comcast promotions, came on at regular intervals during the game, as if MSNBC's daytime news programming were running.
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March 16, 1989 | By Suzanne Gordon, Inquirer Staff Writer
East Whiteland Township supervisors have agreed to spend up to $12,000 to survey a 16-acre tract across from the township building on Route 401 - the possible site for development of several soccer fields. The board voted unanimously Monday night to endorse a request from the Greater Chester Valley Soccer Association to take the first steps toward use of the land, which abuts Route 401 and Mill Road, for recreation. Township engineer Surender Kohli estimated that the various surveys of the property, which includes wetlands and flood plains, would cost about $11,750.
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August 10, 1989 | By Gary Miles, Inquirer Staff Writer
Philadelphia dominated the Pocono region in opening-round play in soccer yesterday at the 1989 Keystone State Games in the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre area. Philadelphia's scholastic boys' team defeated Pocono, 2-0, and its scholastic girls' team whipped Pocono, 4-1. Its junior scholastic boys posted a 2-1 victory, and its junior scholastic girls registered a 2-0 win. The Philadelphia team is composed exclusively of athletes from the city. The Pocono squad is composed of players from northeast Pennsylvania.
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April 11, 2010 | By Jeff Gammage, Inquirer Staff Writer
When Philadelphia Union soccer CEO Nick Sakiewicz saw the crowds pouring into Lincoln Financial Field Saturday night, he had a thought: He should have built a bigger stadium in Chester. Because the 34,870 who cheered the return of pro soccer to Philadelphia are never going to fit into 18,500-seat PPL Park, nearing completion beside the Commodore Barry Bridge. "If we would have had more money," Sakiewicz joked. The Union's long-awaited first home game, against D.C. United, put plenty of fannies in the seats.
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August 4, 1991 | By Jeremy Treatman, Special to The Inquirer
Matt Tumolo enjoys people, parties, school and soccer, and not necessarily in that order. And the Strath Haven soon-to-be sophomore is hoping to get in three of those four activities during his highly anticipated trip to the Soviet Union from Aug. 17 to 28. He's part of the Eastern Pennsylvania Youth Soccer Association's Under-14 1/2 State Select Team's voyage to Moscow, where it will play two Soviet squads and two from Italy from Aug. 20 to...
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March 15, 2002 | By Steven Rea INQUIRER MOVIE CRITIC
A hearty hybrid of sports pic and prison flick - and a remake of 1974's The Longest Yard - Mean Machine is a likably energetic star vehicle for English sports god Vinnie Jones. The tall, thuggishly handsome athlete-turned-thespian made his screen bow in the London gangster romp Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels and followed that with another Guy Ritchie-directed gangland laffer, Snatch. In Mean Machine, Jones - playing a tarnished soccer star who's sent to jail for throwing a game, and then throwing some cops around - has the weight of the film on his (broad)
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November 11, 1996 | By Bill Avington, FOR THE INQUIRER
Sara Lindenmuth scored and Emily Oleksiuk was outstanding in net as Archbishop Wood successfully defended its Catholic League girls' soccer championship with a 1-0 victory over Archbishop Ryan yesterday at La Salle University. Oleksiuk was solid, securing her ninth shutout of the season. Her moment in this title game came late in the second half, with Wood leading. The senior keeper, who had made other big saves in the half, stopped a penalty shot. The Ragdolls had been awarded an indirect kick from 10 yards out. In the scramble to stop the shot, a hand ball was called on the Vikings, resulting in the penalty shot.
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June 12, 2015 | By John Smallwood, Daily News Sports Columnist
IF YOU WANT to be a cynic, you can look back at what the United States men's soccer team has done in Europe over the past week and diminish things by saying, "Oh, they were just friendlies. " True, a friendly is not the same as a World Cup match, but teams do not schedule friendlies just for the fun of it. They always have a purpose and teams always want to win. Keeping things in their proper context, the United States' 4-3 win over the Netherlands in Amsterdam last Friday and a 2-1 win over world champion Germany in Cologne on Wednesday are remarkable achievements, especially as the team prepares for the CONCACAF Gold Cup Tournament this summer, with the championship game at Lincoln Financial Field on July 26. Team USA beat the Dutch for the first time ever and beat Germany in Germany for the first time.
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June 5, 2015 | John Smallwood, Daily News Sports Columnist
NEW YORK - Back in 2007, United States women's soccer team midfielder Shannon Boxx found out she had lupus. Despite occasional bouts of extreme fatigue, joint pain and swelling associated with the disease, Boxx went on to represent the United States at the 2007 and 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup and won gold medals at the 2008 and 2012 Olympics. Like most athletes, Boxx has had to overcome severe injuries that required rehabilitation. Still, of all the challenges she's overcome to play at a world-class level for 13 years, Boxx said nothing was more difficult than returning to make the 2015 World Cup team after giving birth to her daughter, Zoe, in 2014.
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June 3, 2015 | By Phil Anastasia, Inquirer Staff Writer
Jesse Weick isn't surprised by Haddon Heights' success in baseball this season. He can't say the same about his own sensational play. "Before the season, we had a meeting and talked about our objectives and winning the South Jersey title was one of them," Weick said. "We all believed we could do it. " Haddon Heights (18-7) has made good on that preseason promise. The Garnets won the South Jersey Group 1 title on Friday and will face Middlesex (16-16) in the state semifinals Tuesday at Rowan College at Gloucester County.
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June 1, 2015 | By Frank Fitzpatrick, Inquirer Columnist
Throughout Philadelphia's sports history, soccer has popped up sporadically, an invading virus that the city's natural indifference to the game typically manages to resist. Sometimes, as now with the Union, the outbreak is more severe. But mostly, like the rest of America, we've been immune to the sport that so infects the world. So it was jarring last week when news of a soccer-related scandal was stripped across The Inquirer's front page, even if this story's appeal was amorality and not athletics.
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May 29, 2015 | By Bob Ford, Inquirer Columnist
When a city in the United States would like to host something as large as the Super Bowl or something as relatively modest as the USA Swimming national championships, that city puts together a bid package it hopes will be a winner in the competition against other cities vying to host the same event. The bid contains incentives, which could range from very reasonable accommodation and transportation arrangements during the event, to donations to development programs, to whatever else might make for a successful bid. It would be standard that officials of the organization that controls the event would visit the various bid cities to study the facilities and infrastructure of the bids, and would be treated very well while visiting.
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May 29, 2015 | John Smallwood, Daily News Sports Cloumnist
NEW YORK - There was no point in anyone on the U.S. women's soccer team trying to ignore the elephant in the room. Through the past 15 years and three FIFA Women's World Cups, the pachyderm on the backs of the U.S. women has grown to jumbo size. Fox Sports, which has exclusive coverage of the 2015 World Cup that kicks off June 6 in Canada, has based its marketing campaign around the U.S. team's quest for redemption after it lost the 2011 World Cup final to Japan in a penalty-kick shootout.
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April 29, 2015 | BY TOM MAHON, Daily News Staff Writer mahont@phillynews.com
WHEN JIM Murray began his long association with St. Joseph's Prep, Dwight D. Eisenhower was president, gas was 23 cents a gallon and James Dean was starring in "Rebel Without a Cause. " Sixty years later, Murray, Class of 1959, is still at 17th and Girard, although after this academic year, he will retire. Well . . . sort of. Murray, 73, will step down as athletic director, a post he's held since 1971, and no longer teach math - which he's done since '69. But he'll stay on as varsity soccer coach.
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April 19, 2015 | By Art Carey, For The Inquirer
Ghanasyam "Sam" Adhikari was an athlete in his youth. At Jadavpur University in his native Calcutta, he excelled in cricket, soccer, and volleyball, and he captained both the soccer and volleyball squads. But there was friction between him and his soccer coach. Though Adhikari hustled on the field, he hated to run. He especially loathed running laps after practice. Little could he have imagined at the time that he would undergo a late-life transformation into a long-distance runner.
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April 17, 2015 | BY JOHN SMALLWOOD, Daily News Staff Writer smallwj@phillynews.com
THE NEW YANKEE STADIUM is The House That Derek Jeter Built, not David Villa, and though it might be the temporary or permanent home for New York City FC, it might not be best suited for the playing style of the MLS expansion franchise. Yankee Stadium is an iconic baseball stadium, but for NYC, it actually presents a challenge, because it pushes the limits for a regulation-size soccer pitch, which MLS and FIFA set at a minimum of 110 yards by 70 yards. "They have a mandate for the exact size," said Union manager Jim Curtin, whose squad will play at 7 o'clock tonight against NYC. "They have minimums and maximums.
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March 13, 2015 | BY JONATHAN TANNENWALD, Philly.com
YESTERDAY'S NEWS conference at Lincoln Financial Field mainly served to make an official announcement of something that was already well-known: Philadelphia will host the CONCACAF Gold Cup final on July 26, and the third-place game on July 25. But the event still didn't lack for spectacle. Mayor Nutter joined CONCACAF president Jeffrey Webb and general secretary Enrique Sanz, Eagles president Don Smolenski, and Union CEO Nick Sakiewicz on stage. The seats in front of them were taken by national team coaches from across the region, including U.S. manager Jurgen Klinsmann and Mexico's Miguel Herrera.
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