Fifa World Cup FIFA World Cup 2018 Highlights, Colombia vs Japan: The Samurai shocks Colombia, wins 1-2

first_img#COL #COL #COL Oscar Murillo has that matchday feeling! 😃#WorldCup // @FCFSeleccionCol pic.twitter.com/5jkh4fxhuY— FIFA World Cup 🏆 (@FIFAWorldCup) June 19, 2018 # 18′ Juan Cuadrado (Colombia) skips past his man but can’t keep the ball in play.# 16′ Juan Quintero (Colombia) strikes the ball towards goal, but it fails to reach the target after being well blocked by one of the defenders. # 15′ An accurate pass to the edge of the box is well taken by Takashi Inui (Japan), whose instinctive shot towards goal flashes inches wide of the right post.# 13′ CHANCE! Falcao (Colombia) clutches his head in despair after he blew a huge opportunity! He received the ball from the free kick, took a good first touch and unleashed a projectile from close range to the middle of the goal, but Eiji Kawashima makes a nice save.# 11′ Damir Skomina blows the whistle, Makoto Hasebe (Japan) is penalised for a foul. Colombia win a free kick and will be able to apply some pressure on the opposition goal. # It was a big win for Colombia when they met Japan in 2014It was a big win for #COL when they met #JPN in 2014… They face each other in Saransk today! More stats and facts from the #WorldCup are available here 👉https://t.co/ugqwTZrH6w pic.twitter.com/HmB5MZAxXg— FIFA World Cup 🏆 (@FIFAWorldCup) June 19, 2018Welcome to News Nation live coverage of the FIFA World Cup 2018! In the first match of the day, Colombia lock horns with Asian powerhouse Japan at Mordovia Arena in Saransk.  # Formations!Complete the caption: The team that will win #COLJPN will be ________ pic.twitter.com/lw21r1LyQk— FIFA World Cup 🏆 (@FIFAWorldCup) June 19, 2018 # 73′ GOAL! Keisuke Honda launched the corner kick and superbly found the head of Yuya Osako (Japan), whose accurate header from near the penalty spot went in off the right post. It’s 1:2.# 72′ CHANCE! Keisuke Honda (Japan) had an opportunity from long range. His low shot was directed towards the middle of the goal, but David Ospina was alert and made a comfortable save.# 69′ Jose Pekerman decides to make a substitution. Jose Izquierdo will be replaced by Carlos Bacca (Colombia).# 69′ Substitution. Keisuke Honda (Japan) has come on for Shinji Kagawa.# 68′ Another attempt to send the ball beyond the defence by Takashi Inui (Japan) is thwarted and cleared to safety.# 66′ Gaku Shibasaki (Japan) takes the corner but only sends it into a huddle of the defenders and one of them makes a good clearance.# 66′ Genki Haraguchi (Japan) attempts to find the head of one of his teammates with a promising cross into the box, but a defender outjumps the attackers and averts the threat. Japan earn a corner.# 66′ Takashi Inui (Japan) goes on a mazy run and ends with a shot from the edge of the box, but a defender makes a decent block.# 64′ This yellow card was deserved. The tackle by Wilmar Barrios (Colombia) was quite harsh and Damir Skomina didn’t hesitate to show him a yellow card.# Goal attempts: Colombia 5-8 Japan# 61′ Hiroki Sakai (Japan) unleashes a shot, but it’s well wide of the left-hand post.# 59′ CHANCE! Maya Yoshida (Japan) wastes a great chance as he climbs high around the penalty spot to connect with a cross from the resulting free kick. He produces a header which goes just wide of the left post.# 58′  Juan Quintero will be replaced by James Rodriguez (Colombia).# 58′ Damir Skomina blows his whistle and signals a foul after Oscar Fabian Murillo Murillo (Colombia) brought his opponent down. A free kick is awarded to Japan.# 57′ CHANCE! Takashi Inui (Japan) receives a low pass just outside the box and unleashes a fine strike towards the right post. David Ospina pulls off a reflexive save to block his effort. Nice goalkeeping skill, indeed.# 55′ Gaku Shibasaki (Japan) takes the corner, but the goalkeeper jumps and gathers the ball. # 4′ GOAL! Shinji Kagawa (Japan) wins the battle of wills and sends an unstoppable penalty low past David Ospina into the middle of the goal. # 4′ The referee blows his whistle after Carlos Sanchez (Colombia) does a good impression of a basketball player and handles the ball. It’s a penalty to Japan! Let’s see who’s going to take it.# 4′ The game is interrupted by the referee. He pulls out a red card and sends Carlos Sanchez (Colombia) off.# 1′ The first half has just begun. # 54′ CHANCE! Yuya Osako (Japan) darts into the penalty area to latch on to a pass, and he unleashes a low drive towards the middle of the net, but David Ospina is alert and denies him.# The possession stats are Colombia 54-46 Japan# 51′ Gaku Shibasaki (Japan) launches a powerful cross from the corner into the box, but the ball is intercepted by the defender.# 51′ A lofted cross from Yuya Osako (Japan) is unsuccessful as the opponent’s defence quickly clears the ball out of the penalty area. The ball is out of play and the linesman points at the corner flag. Corner to Japan.# 47′ Johan Mojica (Colombia) sends a long ball across the pitch, but it misses its target.# Second half begins! WHAT A FREE-KICK! 1-1! Quintero levels for 10-man Colombia! What a game! WATCH on @SBS right now! #COLJPN #WorldCup #SBSTheWorldGame pic.twitter.com/mga7zTnJRO— SBS – The World Game (@TheWorldGame) June 19, 2018# 39′ GOAL! Juan Quintero (Colombia) takes the free kick with a powerful low drive that goes inside the right-hand post and ends up behind the goalkeeper. A real jaw dropper!# 37′ Makoto Hasebe (Japan) gives away a foul for a clumsy challenge. Referee Damir Skomina saw the whole situation. Another situation results in a direct free kick for Colombia.# 36′ Juan Quintero (Colombia) swings in a promising cross from the free kick, but one of the defenders does a perfect job to avert the danger.# 36′ Maya Yoshida (Japan) should know this behaviour is beyond the rules. He was too careless with his challenge and left Damir Skomina no option but to blow his whistle. Colombia earn a free kick.# 34′ CHANCE! Falcao (Colombia) gets on the end of a pass and produces a promising first-time shot at goal. His effort is blocked by Eiji Kawashima with a brilliant diving save!# 33′ Shinji Kagawa (Japan) takes the corner and sends it into the penalty area, but the opposition’s defence is ready and makes a good clearance.# 33′ CHANCE! A fine lofted pass into the box, sent by Yuto Nagatomo (Japan), is intercepted by the opposition’s defence. It will be a corner kick for Japan.# 32′ Yuya Osako (Japan) finds space inside the box but rifles his effort miles past the right post.# 31′ A surprising substitution! Wilmar Barrios (Colombia) joins the action as a substitute, replacing Juan Cuadrado.# 26′ CHANCE! Juan Cuadrado (Colombia) gets on the end of a pass and takes a shot from the edge of the box, but it’s blocked by one of the defending players.# 25′ The resulting corner from Juan Quintero (Colombia) comes to nothing.# 25′ Johan Mojica (Colombia) delivers a promising cross into the box, but it’s cleared. Colombia have been awarded a corner kick. The referee and one of his assistants both point at the corner flag.# 24′ Gaku Shibasaki (Japan) sends a beautiful cross into the penalty area, but the opposition’s defence manages to clear the ball to safety.# 24′ Takashi Inui (Japan) takes a short free kick.# 23′ Genki Haraguchi (Japan) goes on a solo run, but he fails to create a chance as an opposition player blocks him. The linesman points to the corner flag, Japan are going to take it.# 22′ A pass by Makoto Hasebe (Japan) ends up in no man’s land, and the attacking effort comes to an end.# 20′ An attempted cross from Santiago Arias (Colombia) is cleared.# Here is Japan’s first goal! # 1 addition minute to be played!# 44′ Falcao (Colombia) looks to break free, but his touch lets him down and he loses the ball.GOAL! 10-man @FCFSeleccionCol equalise with a free-kick from @juanferquinte10! #COLJPN 1-1 pic.twitter.com/78op6GMoGY # 10′ Santiago Arias (Colombia) crosses the ball into the box, but one of the defending players averts the threat.# That was the second quickest Yellow Card in World Cup history! #COL #COL #COL # 80′ Gaku Shibasaki comes off the pitch to be replaced by Hotaru Yamaguchi (Japan).# 78′ Carlos Bacca (Colombia) gets to the rebound just outside the box, but his attempt is blocked by one of the defending players.# 77′ James Rodriguez (Colombia) takes the corner kick but the ball only finds the head of an opponent.# 77′ Falcao (Colombia) looks to break free, but an opposing player clears the ball away. Colombia will take a corner kick. #MiCorazónTricolor Excited to begin, #COL fans? #COLJPN pic.twitter.com/Sxhd4GJcuX— FIFA World Cup 🏆 (@FIFAWorldCup) June 19, 2018# Let us see what Abel Aguilar (Colombia) has to say!#COL’s @abelaguilart on the importance of team-mate @FALCAO, El Tigre, ahead of #COLJPN. 🐯 pic.twitter.com/MrfL9K0YDn— FIFA World Cup 🏆 (@FIFAWorldCup) June 19, 2018 Another three games today 😊Matchday 6, let’s do this 💪#WorldCup pic.twitter.com/hTZhuFRRNE— FIFA World Cup 🏆 (@FIFAWorldCup) June 19, 2018# Teams have arrived!The teams have arrived in Saransk! Where are you watching #COLJPN? TV listings 👉 https://t.co/xliHcxWvEO— FIFA World Cup 🏆 (@FIFAWorldCup) June 19, 2018 We begin our second round of #WorldCup group fixtures tonight, with #RUSEGY!But first…#COLJPN#POLSEN pic.twitter.com/BrbVo4GbTa— FIFA World Cup 🏆 (@FIFAWorldCup) June 19, 2018# Colombia Playing XI: Ospina; C. Sanchez, Arias, Murillo, Mojica; Izquierdo, Sanchez, Lerma; Cuadrado, Falcao, Quintero# Japan Playing XI: Kawashima – Sakai, Yoshida, Shoji, Nagatomo – Hasebe, Shibazaki – Haraguchi, Kagawa, Inui – Osako.TEAM NEWS | #COLJPNHere are the Starting XIs…#WorldCup pic.twitter.com/86LFG2Ssjv— FIFA World Cup 🏆 (@FIFAWorldCup) June 19, 2018 # Damir Skomina has ended the first half by blowing the whistle. For all the Latest Sports News News, Fifa World Cup News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: FIFA’s showpiece event continue as Colombia face Japan at Mordovia Arena in Saransk on Tuesday. Both the sides will play the first game of Group H. Colombian coach Jose Pekerman will be looking forward to the campaign as this will probably be his last World Cup after six memorable years of service for the South American side. Colombia had a World Cup to remember four years ago in Brazil, reaching the quarter finals. His record so far in the previous editions of the world cup is of 7 wins, 2 draws and 1 loss.Whereas, Japan are not in a good form and a decision to change the head coach just two months before the World Cup is still termed as ‘controversial’. The Samurai managed to beat Paraguay 4-2 in the last friendly and will hope that it would be the timely morale-booster required for the World Cup.Highlights of Colombia vs Japan:# Thank you for joining in, you can watch the LIVE COVERAGE of POLAND vs SENEGAL here: FIFA World Cup 2018 Live Score, Poland vs Senegal # Damir Skomina is looking at his watch and blows the FULL TIME whistle!# 90+4′ A yellow card is received by Eiji Kawashima (Japan)# 90+3′ Santiago Arias (Colombia) gets on the ball and beats an opponent, but his run is stopped by the referee Damir Skomina who sees an offensive foul.# 90+3′ Davinson Sanchez (Colombia) sends a long ball in, but Eiji Kawashima comfortably gathers the ball.# 5 min. of stoppage-time to be played.# 90′ Falcao (Colombia) is adjudged to have been offside when making his run.# 86′ James Rodriguez (Colombia) has tested the patience of referee Damir Skomina and goes into the book for a previous late challenge.# 85′ Here is a change. Yuya Osako is going off and Akira Nishino gives the last tactical orders to Shinji Okazaki (Japan).# 84′ The Japan players are exchanging fine passes and are waiting for an opportunity to start an attack, but here’s a mistake and a loss of possession.last_img read more

Bender victorious, Lakers second at OHSL meet

first_imgJordan-Elbridge’s Sean Dristle earned sixth place in 17:27.6 as the Eagles Kenny Williams took 15th place in 17:59.8. Derek Quigley made his way to 19th place in 18:18.3 as Colin Jewsbury was 30th in 19:03.5, one spot ahead of Lee Jewell, who posted 19:14 flat.Westhill again featured Jacob Fricano, whose time of 17:32.8 put him seventh overall, one spot behind Dristle. Close behind Fricano, Will Thornton finished 10th in 17:47.7, while Mike Ferrara was 11th in 17:49.3. Brian Allen earned 15th place in 18:00.5 and Angelo Carr finished 20th in 18:19.5.Marcellus finished fourth among National division teams and sixth overall, led by Aidan Shea, who finished 24th in 18:46.3. Kevin Huss finished 27th among team runners in 18:59.1, with Kyle Stottlar 33rd in 19:20.2. Mason Grieb, in 19:34.8, was five spots ahead of Thomas Hoey, who posted 19:47.7.Solvay had a 10th-place overall finish as Luke Dwyer paced the Bearcats, making his way to 29th place in 19:03.1. Adam Delucia earned 37th place in 19:27.4, while Ryan Trendell was 43rd in 19:50.2.In the girls OHSL Liberty meet, Skaneateles again finished atop the National division, with 43 points to Jordan-Elbridge’s 56, while Westhill was third in the American division with 53 points and third overall behind CBA and Chittenango.Skaneateles had five of the top 14 individual finishers in their division, paced by Sarah Tallerico, who ran to seventh place overall in 21:32.1. Hope-Cross Jaya got 11th place in 22:05.2, with Elyse Osmun (22:53.9) just ahead of Sophia Aureden (22:57.9) and Lillian Yengo finishing in 23:14.8.It was the Warriors posting a pair of top-10 individual finishes, Liz Kessler getting sixth place in 21:17.8 and Katherine Evans earning ninth place in 21:42.9, though they both trailed J-E’s Vassianna Klock, who finished fourth in 20:53 flat.Westhill’s Angie Mesa-Espinosa made her way to 17th place in 22:30.1, followed by Addie Lowery in 24th place (22:53.7) and Alexis Bergett finishing 32nd in 23:41.1.Marcellus would see freshman Anella Bolster get eighth place in 21:41.7, just ahead of Evans, with Meaghan Strempel finishing 13th in 22:17.2. Aside from Klock, J-E had Coral Uhle finishing 12th in 22:11.2 and Hannah Fichter earn 18th place in 22:31.2.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story Yet no individual could get close to the Lakes’ Caleb Bender. In a field of 149 runners, the Skaneateles junior tore through the Long Branch course in 16 minutes, 31.6 seconds, more than half a minute ahead of the 17:03.8 from CBA’s Michael McMahon.Also earning a top-10 finish, the Lakers’ Matt Persampieri took ninth place in 17:46.2, while Joe Norris was 17th in 18:07.8. Connor Gell gained 23rd place in 18:45.8 and Will Girzadas was 26th in 18:50.7.Ultimately, Skaneateles had five of the top 13 finishers in the OHSL Liberty National standings, to go with Seamus Fogerty getting 20th place in 19:25.6 and Josh Reed taking 23rd place in 19:40.3. In many ways, Wednesday’s Onondaga High School League Liberty division boys cross country championships offered a preview of the battle to be waged at Vernon-Verona-Sherrill on Nov. 9 when Section III Class C honors are at stake.Skaneateles and Westhill, both in the state rankings (the Lakers at no. 5, the Warriors at no. 7) challenged state no. 4-ranked Christian Brothers Academy for overall honors at Long Branch Park.Among Liberty National division teams, Skaneateles prevailed with 37 points as Jordan-Elbridge was second with 52 points. But the Lakers were third overall with 76 points to Westhill’s 63 as CBA beat them both with 45 points.center_img Tags: cross countryJ-EMarcellusskaneatelesWesthilllast_img read more

Syracuse utilizes set pieces in 3-0 win over Siena

first_imgThe Orange came up empty-handed on their first two corner kicks of the game. But in the 21st minute, the ball found Meghan Root in the box and she flicked it forward. Off a deflection, the ball landed right in front of Shannon Aviza’s foot, who struck it low and out of the goalie’s reach into the back of the net.After Aviza’s goal brought Syracuse’s (2-0) offense to life, the Orange scored three goals — a feat it accomplished just once last season — behind nine shots on goal and held Siena to just 10 shots. With the victory, Syracuse now has its first two-game win streak since Aug. 23, 2018. Its offensive dominance showed throughout, but its set piece conversions made the difference on Thursday night in a 3-0 win over Siena (0-3) at SU Soccer Stadium. “That’s why there are set pieces in a game to give teams advantages if they earn them,” forward Sydney Brackett said. “So if you can make the most of those shots and be consistent with those shots or practice them enough so you know when you get here it’s gonna be in your favor, then that’s all you can hope for.”The Orange continually pounded shots on goal, outshooting the Saints 16 to 10, starting with a Brackett shot on goal just a minute into the game. In the 47th minute, Syracuse again crammed the box when a Siena defender was called for a handball. Taylor Bennett stepped up to to attempt the penalty. She drilled the ball to the back left corner of the net, way out of the goalie’s reach.“I wanted it pretty bad,” Bennett said. “I’m pretty confident with penalty kicks.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textBennett said head coach Nicky Adams preached Syracuse needed to be “ballhawks.” Part of the strategy, according to Adams, was to exploit the weaknesses of Siena’s outside backs and get that one extra pass.In the first half, and in much of the Orange’s first game, the focus of the offense was long balls passed to Brackett. Adams said her team was in “too much of a hurry” to make that play and that extra pass was still needed in order for Brackett to wiggle free. In the second half, Syracuse settled down.“We needed to get that final third pass on the floor, committed defender,” Brackett said. “I would be able to peel off and that would be more composed going into the box than just the long ball.”That mentality paid off for Brackett on another corner kick in the 61st minute. After several deflections, Brackett found herself with the ball in front of a wide open goal and converted.Under Adams, Syracuse’s offense is expected to reverse its stagnancy on offense from last season. In just two games the Orange have rattled off 33 shots and four goals, already over a third of the way to their total of 11 from last season.“They have completely bought in,” Adams said of her team. “…They are fighting tooth and nail to become the best SU team that we’ve had.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on August 29, 2019 at 10:58 pm Contact Eric: estorms@syr.edulast_img read more

The Tote, Jockey Club Racecourses and Britbet launch ‘Tote Guarantee’

first_img Matt Hancock publicly defends Cheltenham Festival decision April 29, 2020 Coral relaunches cinematic campaign for racing’s return June 5, 2020 The UK Tote Group, Jockey Club Racecourses and Britbet have agreed that the new ‘Tote Guarantee’ will be made available to punters at next week’s Cheltenham Festival.The Tote Guarantee will ensure that The Tote will at least match the industry Starting Price (SP), with the chance to exceed the SP if the pool price is bigger on all win bets.Mark Kemp, Managing Director of the UK Tote Group, said: “We are delighted to have worked with The Jockey Club’s team at Cheltenham and Britbet to make Tote Guarantee available on course at The Festival, as well as every day on tote.co.uk and the other racecourses, for the biggest racing week of the year. We would like to sincerely thank all those involved for enabling this to be agreed,“Alongside the new Tote Guarantee, the Tote will be offering our full range of pools, including estimated £1 million Tote Placepot on course, online and through every major bookmaker, each day of the Cheltenham Festival. Like everyone else we’re all looking forward to another superb Festival, where the Tote will be better value than ever.”The promotion has been trialed over a range of racecourses during the last month in preparation for jump racing’s biggest event of the year. The trial has generated an uplift in turnover, as well as positive feedback from customers, with the Tote win paying more than the SP the majority of the time.Ian Renton, Cheltenham and South West Regional Director for Jockey Club Racecourses, added: “Our focus is to stage the best four days of Jump Racing in the world for racegoers and participants alike. The Tote Guarantee ensures racegoers will receive great value if they choose to bet with the Tote next week and we hope the initiative proves a success.”Jockey Club Racecourses and its pool betting service provider, Britbet, have since agreed with the UK Tote Group that the Tote Guarantee should be available to the 265,000+ racegoers who will attend The Cheltenham Festival between Tuesday 10th and Friday 13th March, as well as all other racecourses operating on those days.Nigel Roddis, Britbet Managing Director, concluded: “The competition for racegoers betting spend is magnified at this event, so it makes sense to extend the trial of this initiative. The Festival provides a valuable opportunity to continue our ‘test and learn’ approach on behalf of our racecourse partners.” Share Related Articles Submit Share StumbleUpon ITV secures three-year British racing broadcast deal August 5, 2020last_img read more

Yaya named Ivory Coast Player of the Year

first_imgReigning African Footballer of the Year, Yaya Toure, has been named Ivory Coast player of the 2012/2013 season, while Didier Drogba came second.The 30-year-old Manchester City midfielder raked in 32% of the votes cast by the country’s journalists, and he was swiftly followed by Drogba with 24% of the votes.New Swansea City signing, Wilfried Bony, tallied in 17% while Everton’s new arrival, Arouna Kone, came in fourth place.This is the third time Toure has won the accolade, following successes in 2008 and 2009.Ivory Coast will play a friendly match against Mexico on Wednesday August 14 at the Metlife Stadium in New Jersey, USA, with the Elephants captain Didier Drogba returning to the fold since he last played with the outfit in February.last_img read more

Cristiano Ronaldo gets top Portuguese honor from President

first_imgCristiano Ronaldo has received one of Portugal’s highest honors from the country’s President Anibal Cavaco Silva.The Portugal captain was awarded a medal and ribbon making him an official of the Order of Prince Henry at a ceremony Monday in Lisbon’s presidential palace.Ronaldo says it is “a moment of great pride” that gives him “the motivation to keep working, and even harder in the future.”President Silva says Ronaldo deserves the recognition because he “brings prestige for Portugal around the world.”The Real Madrid forward was soccer’s player of the year in 2008 and 2013 and is Portugal’s most famous athlete. He has made 109 national team appearances, the third most, and will lead Portugal’s bid for its first international trophy at the World Cup in Brazil.last_img read more

Flush with optimism, Dodgers say stadium plumbing issue has been resolved

first_img Dodgers’ 2018 schedule These couples professed their love for the Dodgers – and each other -at their weddings Is this the last chance for Clayton Kershaw, Dodgers to win a World Series together? Dodgers roster essentially set with demotion of Andrew Toles A look at the 2018 Dodgers, position by position Related Articles Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error LOS ANGELES — Leave your plungers at home.The Dodgers say they identified and dealt with the problem that led to a flood of sewage water on the field (and in unspecified parts of the home clubhouse) and the suspension of the final Freeway Series game between the Dodgers and Angels in the fifth inning Tuesday night.“There were issues with the drainage system at Dodger Stadium,” the team said in a written statement Wednesday. “The club has made repairs and has thoroughly examined the entire system. The team is confident that there will be no further issues.”A sellout crowd is expected at the stadium Thursday for the first game of the regular season. The Dodgers and San Francisco Giants face off at 4 p.m. with special pre-game ceremonies (including a ceremonial first pitch thrown by 1988 World Series hero Kirk Gibson) scheduled to begin at 3:30 p.m. Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger is not sweating potential ‘sophomore slump’ last_img read more

Arizona Coyotes’ Carl Soderberg making most of opportunity in the desert: ‘I’ve been lucky so far with great cities, great teams’

first_imgLONG ISLAND, N.Y. — Heading to Arizona, where the temperature presented a desert with an oasis of opportunity rather than the cold climate of Denver, Colorado, Carl Soderberg was ready for change.The Coyotes acquired the 34-year-old forward from Colorado in exchange for Kevin Connauton back in June. They were looking to bring in not only a player who could provide much-needed offense, but add depth and a veteran presence to the locker room. In 32 games with the Coyotes, Soderberg has nine goals and 18 points and has helped the team climb the standings and tie the Edmonton Oilers for first place in the Pacific Division. Arizona looks to finally return to the playoffs for the first time since making the Western Conference FInal in 2012, in large part thanks to his efforts.When asked about his career overall, Soderberg’s answer was short, yet rang true.”I’ve been lucky,” he said simply. MORE: Coyotes’ Michael Grabner talks overcoming adversity, self-doubtAs Soderberg prepared to suit up for his third NHL team, there weren’t nerves or concerns over adjusting to a new locker room after spending four years with the Avs and finding stability — there was excitement.”I love it,” Soderberg told Sporting News of moving around the league, smiling as he unlaced his skates. “I’ve been lucky so far with great cities, great teams. This one’s a great team as well.”While playing for his hometown SHL club Malmo Redhawks, Soderberg — nicknamed “Yeti” throughout his career — was taken 49th overall by the St. Louis Blues in the 2004 NHL Draft. Instead of joining the club, he elected to stay in Europe, where he thought he’d stay through the duration of his career.”I played for a good team. I had a good time. Playing in Sweden is pretty hard, too,” noted Soderberg. “So I thought that was what I was going to do until I retired, but suddenly I hit my peak … a little bit later than most other players, like, 30, so I wanted to try it over here, and it worked out well.”NHL POWER RANKINGS: Oilers, Coyotes rank in top-10Just as his offensive abilities started to break through, things faltered during the 2006-07 campaign when the promising prospect took a high stick to his left eye, detaching his retina. He was sidelined for the remainder of the season and left with 80/20 vision.”I don’t have — like one of my eyes, it’s not great. So you have to adjust, look around a little bit more, you need your linemates to talk,” Soderberg said.Since then, he said he’s adapted to using his hearing to his advantage and fortunately, still plays the game he loves.In 2007, Soderberg was traded to the Boston Bruins. He still remained in Sweden, but after seeing his skill improve beyond his playing level, the Swedish center made the move to the NHL and officially joined Boston’s organization in 2012-13.”I like the game a little bit better here and it fits me better,” he said. “I liked smaller ice surface … you have to make quick decisions. That fits me well.”After his tenure ended with the Bruins, he went on to play four seasons with the Colorado Avalanche before joining the Yotes in an offseason trade, proving himself to be a reliable forward who can come in clutch while also bringing a positive, determined attitude to the team on and off the ice.First career @Enterprise hatty for Carl Soderberg on a big night for the @Avalanche. pic.twitter.com/gh7AldvT2c— NHL (@NHL) January 15, 2019The only true hardship when it comes to playing for multiple clubs has been finding “schools for the kids,” but after settling down, Soderberg said he is happy with the way things have played out thanks to the three organizations he’s had a chance to skate with.last_img read more

2 Dead: Car found in canal in Loxahatchee Groves

first_imgLOXAHATCHEE, Fla. — Authorities are investigating the deaths of two people after a car was found in a canal near A Road in Loxahatchee Groves.Palm Beach County Fire Rescue says a passerby spotted the car just past 6 a.m. on Friday. Authorities say two people were in the car already deceased and divers were sent to get them out.last_img