Pueblo West Metro Board agrees to amend Soccer Haus land sale

The Pueblo West Metro district board on Monday agreed to amend a purchase and sale agreement with Soccer Haus Management Company to add an additional two acres of land to enable the indoor sports and recreation complex to move forward.

The board initially approved sale of a 5-acre site of district property for $87,000 in April 2019. The board added two acres to the site for a total of 7 acres to enable Colorado-Springs based Soccer Haus owners Brett and John Riding to meet the needs of additional requirements placed on them by Pueblo County.

The proposed 65,000 square foot Pueblo West Haus will be located near the corner of McCulloch Boulevard and Assembly Drive diagonal from Big R and north of Walmart. The business is expected to provide more than 35 jobs and inject an estimated $500,000 of spending in the Pueblo West community due to economic growth.

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Philadelphia Union owner Richie Graham talks about the sale of Brendan Aaronson and future of American soccer

Last week MLS side Philadelphia Union — in the middle of an extremely successful campaign which has them tied for first place in the Eastern Conference — announced that its 20-year-old attacking midfielder Brenden Aaronson had been sold to Austrian side Red Bull Salzburg, and would join the club after the season.



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The reported figure of the sale was $6 million plus bonuses, the largest ever paid for an MLS Homegrown Player. For the Union, the sale was proof of concept for its strategy over the past few years of focusing on the development of its academy.

In a phone call with FTW, Philadelphia Union co-owner Richie Graham talked about the sale, the changing perception of MLS and American players in Europe, and his vision for youth development in this country.

This interview has been edited for length and clarity.

FTW: Congratulations on this

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Lourdes boys soccer upends Hen Hud, more scores

Mason Kievit scored the go-ahead goal to lift the Our Lady of Lourdes High School boys soccer team to a 3-1 win over visiting Hendrick Hudson on Tuesday.

Kievit’s blast came from 30 yards out and broke a 1-1 tie with 30 minutes left in the second half. Will Hart later padded the lead with a goal.

Robert Ranieri scored Lourdes’ first goal off a corner kick, with an assist from Kievit.

The Warriors will visit Freedom Plains Saturday morning to face Arlington B.

Girls tennis

Ketcham defeated visiting Beacon, 4-3.

Freshman Sophia Cheng won 8-1 at first singles, while Michelle Tang won at second singles, 8-4. Shreya Parbohoo and Jennie Po won at second doubles, 8-4. Sisters Erionna and Shannon Kenney won at third doubles, 8-6.

For the Bulldogs, Isabelle Ray won a singles match, while Emma Sandison, Lindsay Darcy, Tamar Adams and Brianna Moleano each won doubles matches.

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Oceanside seeks indoor soccer arena on park property

Closed-door talks between the Oceanside City Council and a developer have some residents concerned about the possible sale of land at the city’s 465-acre El Corazon Park.



a close up of a desert road: Oceanside is negotiating with a developer to build an indoor soccer arena on this property next to the senior center and a new aquatics center opening next year at El Corazon Park. (Jarrod Valliere / The San Diego Union-Tribune)


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Oceanside is negotiating with a developer to build an indoor soccer arena on this property next to the senior center and a new aquatics center opening next year at El Corazon Park. (Jarrod Valliere / The San Diego Union-Tribune)

“This is a huge issue for our citizens and the process must be transparent and public,” said Joan Bockman, president of the nonprofit Friends of El Corazon. She also served on a committee of residents that helped create the specific plan approved by the City Council for El Corazon in 2009.

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State law allows elected officials to discuss things such as property negotiations and legal actions in private. But the potential sale of city

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