Miguel Aguilar was one of two Sacramento area soccer players chosen in the first round of the Major League Soccer draft last week – the first time that ever happened. But it’s Aguilar’s personal story of triumph over poverty that sets him apart. On Tuesday, he returned to his inner city high school as a hero.
Republic FC has elevated Rod Underwood, Sacramento’s lead assistant coach last season, to its new academy director and hired former Portland Timbers academy and goalkeeper director Adam Smith as its new assistant head coach.
There has not been more than one area college player selected in the first round since Major League Soccer started its annual draft 20 years ago. That could change today when the 2015 SuperDraft is held in Philadelphia.
Soccer star Hope Solo no longer faces domestic violence charges after the case against her was dismissed Tuesday by a judge who agreed that the alleged victims hadn't cooperated during the investigation.
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