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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.
SPORTS
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.
NEWS
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.
SPORTS
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.
NEWS
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.
SPORTS
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.
NEWS
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...
ENTERTAINMENT
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)
SPORTS
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.
SPORTS
September 8, 1992 | By Don McKee, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER Inquirer correspondent Matt Toll contributed to this article
A teachers' strike in the Cherry Hill school system will force the district's two high schools to postpone Olympic Conference soccer games scheduled for Friday. If the games cannot be rescheduled, the Cherry Hill teams will have to offer forfeits. Cherry Hill West, 7-6-2 last year but a potential Inquirer Top 10 team this fall, is scheduled to open its season at Edgewood (4-11-1) at 3:30 p.m. Friday. Cherry Hill East (12-6-2) is scheduled to open by playing host to Eastern (10-8-1)
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August 10, 2016 | By Kevin Riordan, Columnist
As the "Sauken by the Sea" reunion gets rolling, I ask Brian Barg to define Pennsauken. "We're the 'Rocky' of South Jersey," the veteran Pennsauken High School math teacher declares. "We're the underdog," says PHS head soccer coach Billy Snyder, who along with buddy Dave MacDonald helped organize the annual all-alumni reunion a decade ago. "We don't always win," Snyder adds. "But there's a lot of pride in Pennsauken. " That distinctive, blue-collar Camden County township of about 35,000 was eclipsed by trendier suburbs long ago. But on Saturday, Pennsauken pride ruled the Flip Flopz Beach Bar & Grill in North Wildwood as more than 100 PHS alumni - most from the '70s, '80s and '90s - gathered to reminisce, raise a glass, and raise money.
SPORTS
August 1, 2016 | By Jonathan Tannenwald, STAFF WRITER
After scoring the gold-medal-winning goals at each of the last two Summer Olympics, what will Carli Lloyd do for an encore in Rio de Janeiro? "I guess I've got to score three or four," she joked in an exclusive interview with the Inquirer. Except she has already done that, too - in last summer's World Cup final. The truth is that Lloyd doesn't care what her impact is on the field as long as she's able to help the U.S. women's soccer team win another title. "I want to come away with a gold medal and am really just going to be going out there every game and working hard, doing everything possible to help my teammates," Lloyd said.
NEWS
July 30, 2016
The body of a 70-year-old man was found lying face down on a soccer field in Northeast Philadelphia on Thursday, according to police. Police did not identify the man, who was pronounced dead at the scene. They said his body was found on a field near Roosevelt Boulevard and Southampton Road around 2:06 p.m. Authorities did not specify a cause of death or say whether foul play was suspected. - Chris Palmer  
SPORTS
July 4, 2016 | By Marc Narducci, STAFF WRITER
Vince Velasquez never played organized soccer, but it was hard to tell when seeing the righthanded pitcher adeptly juggling a ball the other day in the Phillies clubhouse. Velasquez prides himself on his athletic ability. He said he recently shot a 73 while playing golf. When asked whether he was the best athlete on the team, Velasquez replied: "Maybe. " The Phillies don't care about his touch on a soccer ball or whether he can shoot under par. Yet, for the 24-year-old Velasquez, the activities outside of baseball, especially soccer, are essential in helping him prepare to pitch.
SPORTS
June 17, 2016 | By Erin McCarthy, STAFF WRITER
Coach Jurgen Klinsmann summed it up best. "This is a huge statement to teams in South America or whoever watches it on TV," Klinsmann said. At the time, of course, he was referring to the U.S. men's national team 1-0 victory over Paraguay on Saturday. But his comment could easily have applied to any of the three Copa America Centenario group stage games played under the Lincoln Financial Field lights over the last week. Each game made a statement and did so inside a football stadium that usually holds 69,000 rowdy Eagles fans on autumn Sundays.
NEWS
June 13, 2016 | By Jonathan Lai, Staff Writer
Forget traffic. Evidently the hard part about getting to the sports complex in South Philadelphia for Saturday's United States-vs.- Paraguay soccer match of the Copa America Centenario was the week of fashion decisions leading up to it. For the Walkow, Stoddard, and Kite-Whidden families - five parents and five children in total who drove down together from Upstate New York - they had to figure out the best way to get decked out. Everything had...
SPORTS
June 11, 2016
St. Joseph's Prep soccer coach Jim Murray will retire after the 2016 season, his 50th year in coaching and 46th at the Prep, the school announced. Murray, with 614 wins, is the second-winningest soccer coach in state history, according to the school. He became the first soccer coach at St. Joseph's Prep in 1971 and in 2006, according to the school, became the third soccer coach in Pennsylvania history to reach the 500-win mark. His team won the Catholic League title in 2010. Murray also coached for four seasons at Friends Central before his stint at St. Joseph's.
SPORTS
June 11, 2016 | By Marc Narducci, STAFF WRITER
Christian Pulisic has been lauded for playing well beyond his years, a 17-year-old participating for the U.S. men's national soccer team in the Copa America tournament. His teammates and coach, Jurgen Klinsmann, praise his skill, mental toughness and poise. Yet he still showed his youthful enthusiasm before Thursday's training session at the University of Pennsylvania's Rhodes Field. The U.S. team is gearing up for Saturday's Group A game against Paraguay at Lincoln Financial Field.
SPORTS
June 4, 2016 | By Jonathan Tannenwald, STAFF WRITER
SANTA CLARA, Calif. - After all the hype, controversy and anticipation, the Copa América Centenario is finally here. But with just hours left until Friday's opening kickoff, one of the biggest questions about the tournament hasn't been answered. Just how big a deal is it, really? It's not the World Cup. It's not a traditional Copa América, the championship tournament for South American national teams. While that event usually has a few guest teams, this one has six from North and Central America and the Caribbean, and they're on equal footing.
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