Head Coach Role For Soccer Star

Former All Whites captain and Tottenham Hotspur player Ryan Nelsen, 35, has been signed with Toronto FC as head coach. Christchurch-born Nelsen is no stranger to Major League Soccer (MLS), having captained American team D.C. United to the 2004 championship. Nelsen, who played at American universities, Greensboro College and Stanford, appreciates MLS player development, which relies on a university feeder system for a portion of roster makeup. According to Washington Post sports blogger Steven Goff: “The hiring of Nelsen – natural-born leader, tenacious worker, as well as Olympic, World Cup and English Premiere League veteran – was a bold move by a team in need of bold change.”


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Runner Garth Barfoot the Oldest in NY Marathon

Runner Garth Barfoot the Oldest in NY Marathon

Eighty-seven-year-old Aucklander Garth Barfoot was the oldest participant at this year’s New York City Marathon. Barfoot, who has run dozens of marathons, including last year’s London Marathon, said this was his first…