Soccer Fight! Union Battle Costa Rica's Belen

Soccer Fight! Union Battle Costa Rica's Belen

<p><iframe src="http://nbcsports700level.files.wordpress.com/2012/03/xc9yhapz7no?rel=0" allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="292" width="515"></iframe><br>The third and final leg of the Union's preseason is taking place in Costa Rica, where the team is playing a series of friendlies in preparation for the March 12th season opener.</p><p>Today they played Belen of the Costa Rican Primera Division. After falling down 2-0 Michael Farfan decided to ratchet things up a bit. The fireworks begin at the :22 mark of the video above. Farfan, none to pleased with the clutching and grabbing by the Belen player, loses possession of the ball. From that point it's clear that he's made up his mind and he's going to take out his frustration on the opposing team.</p><p>What better way to do that than a sliding scissor tackle on an opponent?</p><div><img src="/common/global_images/blog_divider.png"></div><div>All 22 players come together, the benches clear, and a soccer melee ensues. Keon Daniel throws the ball at an opposing player. Brian Carroll bounces around like he's in a mosh pit. Zac MacMath comes in and just about suplexes somebody.</div><div><br></div><div>All in all it was a solid team building exercise. I could not really see him anywhere in the video, but I am guessing the opposing coach wanted no part of Peter Nowak. The Belen coach did not want to learn about impact (IMPACT? What do you mean by Impact?) from Nowak.</div><div><br></div><div>Skip to the 13:48 mark of the video below to learn all about IMPACT!<p><object data="data:application/x-silverlight-2," type="application/x-silverlight-2" height="324" width="480"><param name="source" value="http://phitv.neulion.com/mlsvp/scripts/mls.xap"><param name="initParams" value="catid=2066,id=18111,shareembed=true,server=http://phitv.neulion.com/mlsvp/,pageurl=http://phitv.neulion.com/mlsvp/console.jsp?id=18111&amp;catid=2066"><param name="background" value="Transparent"><param name="minRuntimeVersion" value="3.0.40624.0"><param name="autoUpgrade" value="true"><param name="Windowless" value="true"><param name="enableHtmlAccess" value="true"><a href="http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=149156&amp;v=3.0.40624.0"><img src="http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=108181" alt="Get Microsoft Silverlight" border="0"></a></object></p></div>

Temple names Keith Gaither wide receivers coach

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Temple names Keith Gaither wide receivers coach

Temple head coach Geoff Collins on Monday added two new members to his coaching staff.

Keith Gaither will take over as the wide receivers’ coach and Kyle Lane is the new video coordinator. 

Gaither comes to Temple with 21 years of coaching experience. He spent last season as Army's wide receivers coach. Prior to that, he spent time with Tusculum College (1998-99), Thomasville City Schools (2000-04), Winston-Salem State (2005-08), Elon (2009-10) and Ball State (2010-14).

Gaither spent his collegiate career at Elon where he was a four-year starter and voted all-region at defensive end before graduating in 1997. Collins originally had retained Frisman Jackson from the 2016 staff, but Jackson was hired by the Tennessee Titans. 

Lane is a Temple alum who spent time with Kansas during the 2016 season as its assistant video coordinator. 

Soul sign DL John Sheehy, OL John King

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Soul sign DL John Sheehy, OL John King

The Philadelphia Soul on Monday signed two players from their recent open tryouts, defensive lineman John Sheehy and offensive lineman John King.

Sheehy (6-5, 260), primarily a defensive end at Western Texas A&M, appeared in 13 games with the Buffalos during the 2013 season recording 16.0 tackles, 2.5 tackles for a loss of 16 yards, and 1.5 sacks. He spent his 2014 season and a redshirt because of injury. He returned in the 2015 season posting 25.0 total tackles, 2.5 tackles for a total loss of 10 yards and one sack. 

“Finding guys like John is what makes hosting these tryouts well worth the effort,” head coach Clint Dolezel said in a statement. “Getting to the quarterback has to be a priority in arena football and I believe John has the skillset to be a great AFL pass rusher.”

King (6-8, 320) started 34 at Buffalo and was the Bulls' starting right tackle his last two seasons.

“With the addition of John to our offensive line, we will be able to continue our success of leading the league in fewest quarterback sacks," Dolezel said.  “Each year we produce at least one All-Arena offensive lineman and I believe John has the qualities to reach that caliber.”