Sporting Kansas City community mourns loss of long-time supporter Barb Goebel

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Sporting KC fans wave flags during 2013match (Jamie Squire/Getty Images).

Sporting Kansas City shared that long-time member Barb Goebel was removed life assistance following a biking mishap during the weekend.

Goebel was a fan of the Kansas City Wizards dating back to 2008 when the team played at CommunityAmerica Ballpark. She ended up being a season ticket holder in 2011, when the team rebranded to Sporting Kansas City and started to construct the identity that is now understood throughout theleague She took a trip to away matches and assisted to build tifos for matches at Children’s Grace Park.

Our ideas are with Barb Goebel’s family and buddies.

Hard to envision a Sporting matchday without her enthusiasm and love for the game.

She will be missed out on.

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— Sporting KC (@SportingKC) April 22, 2020

In a post on the club website for Mom’s Day 3 years earlier, Goebel noted numerous of her preferred memories as a fan: “the victorious 2012 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup played under a pair of rainbows and Jimmy Nielsen painting the wall in arctic temperatures following the epic 2013 MLS Cup. Others are more personal and equally emotional, like the look on her daughter’s face as fireworks exploded above the stadium before the 2011 home opener, and when the Cauldron took over the national anthem in 2013 when the singer’s microphone stopped working.”

The Cauldron, the enduring fans group for the club, shared memories of Goebel on social media:

Barb was a teacher who appreciated individuals. She made time for everybody even if you simply met, she showered you with a generosity and heat booked for a life long pal.https://t.co/hMOyVt9vY8 pic.twitter.com/vskFvfYMNp

— The Cauldron (@KCCauldron) April 21, 2020

Chicago Fire star C.J. Sapong shares his mom’s experience as ICU nurse

Chicago Fire forward C.J. Sapong shared a special point of view on the coronavirus pandemic during an interview with The Call Up podcast during the weekend. His mother– who he refers to as his “No. 1 hero”– is working as a nurse in an ICU system.

“It really puts things in perspective,” Sapong stated. “The people that are taking the largest risk are the people who are gonna be hurt the most through this whole situation.”

Sapong stated his mother practically resigned at the start of the spread of coronavirus. She had actually been an ICU nurse for more than 30 years, and she was horrified of putting herself and her family at threat by dealing with the front lines of the pandemic.

However rather, she remained at work, utilizing her voice to defend her colleagues and protect much better equipment and security for their system.

“In my head, I just want to tell her to get out of there,” Sapong stated. “I’m like, ‘I will do what I can to pay your salary, we can make it work, it’s not worth it.’ But it’s in her DNA, you know? She said, ‘I can’t leave my patients.’”

“It’s in her DNA”|| #MLSUnites @BigAfrika88 discusses his mom, an ICU nurse on the frontlines ♀ @ChicagoFire

Full episode:
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— The Call Up (@MLSCallUp) April 21, 2020

Sydney Leroux, Dom Dwyer embrace young puppy amidst quarantine

Orlando Pride star Sydney Leroux and Orlando City designated player Dom Dwyer revealed the current addition to their family this weekend. The couple embraced a goldendoodle young puppy called Wiz, a nod to the couple’s shared time together in Kansas City.

The Dwyer family isn’t alone in utilizing the self-quarantine time to embrace a new animal.

The desire to add a furry pal to the family struck the U.S. women’s national team specifically hard. Midfielder and Portland Thorns star Lindsey Horan embraced a French bulldog young puppy called Ferguson in March, rapidly turning him into an Instagram star.

USWNT midfielder and North Carolina Guts star Sam Mewis did the same 2 weeks earlier, embracing a cavapoo young puppy called Finn with her hubby.

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