Category Archives: Soccer

A Cup to remember

Schwan’s USA Cup 2012 draws near Kelsey Larson Copy Editor Summer is in full swing, and that means green grass, blue skies, and kids kicking the soccer ball around on the lawn. At the Schwan’s USA Cup, it means about 14,000 kids from 20 states and 17 countries kicking a soccer ball around on the green fields of the ...

Not quite ready to give up soccer

Carl Erik Torp is hoping to make a comeback on a Division 2 soccer team in the future.

Today, it has been exactly one month since Torp went into cardiac arrest during the league match between Sogndal and the Bergen Brann. Since then, Torp has had a defibrillator implanted at Haukeland University Hospital. In connection with the operation, Brann physician Ove Austgulen said that the AED will most likely not be compatible with playing soccer. "It ...

Will play Wales and North Ireland

Players on the Norwegian national team this fall during a qualifying match against Cyprus. Photo: Erlend Aas

There was no European Championship finals in Norway, Wales or Northern Ireland this year, but all are looking forward to this autumn's World Cup qualifier. Beginning as early as February, Drillo's men will begin preparations for what will hopefully end up in a trip to Brazil for the World Cup in 2014. "Now we have two ...

15-year-old Norwegian plays in the big leagues

15-year-old Norwegian Zymer Bytyqi has impressed in England. Photo: SandnesUlf.no

The Sandnes Ulf unknown great talent Zymer Bytyqi (15) played last week at a trial game with the Premier League club Newcastle United. And according to Sandnesposten.no, the young player has impressed so much during training that Newcastle would like to see more of the 15-year-old. Newcastle is not the only English club who have shown interest ...

Referee swallows flies during match

Christopher Helgerud required a water break.

Head referee Christopher Helgerud suddenly blew the whistle during the SF match against Strømmen on Sunday night; not many people understood why. Then he ran to the SF bench and cried for water. Flies had flown into his mouth while he was running, and he had to spit them out. This occurred midway through the second half. He ...