FUEL Soccer Talk: Aguero’s brilliance; Magic in North Dakota; Lesson plan

In honor of pitchers and catchers reporting this week, let’s head to the pitch!

Aguero goes from a whiff to another hat trick

Sergio Aguero can drop you to your knees or cause you to separate your shoulder from a violent fist pump – just in the first half alone
The Manchester City star striker is on a serious roll and scored another three goals on Sunday in City’s 6-0 blistering of Chelsea. He has eight league goals in 2019, double any other player in the Premier League.
The Argentine striker started off his day with a whiff on a perfect setup off the foot of Raheem Sterling. The play sent City Manager Pep Guardiola to his knees in disbelief. But a few minutes later, Aguero showed off his incredible ability to find the back of the net from anywhere on the pitch. He received the ball outside the box and hit a beautiful strike into the top corner to make it 2-0 against Chelsea (check out the goal below).
His career numbers at City are just sick: 229 games, 160 goals, five 20-goal seasons (a sixth coming soon) and 11 hat tricks. Is he getting better at age 30? Is he the best striker in the history of the Premier League?

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Minot Magic Indoor Cup kicks off March 8-10

FC Minot Magic striker Brady Reisenauer played on the U9/10 team at last year’s cup. Photo by Jeremy Siembida

The Minot Soccer Association hosts the annual Minot Magic Cup March 8-10 at Minot State University, the third largest university in North Dakota. The tournament is one of the most popular events for youth soccer in the winter months in North Dakota. Last year more than 70 teams, split up by gender and age divisions, competed to earn points for their respective city’s soccer organizations with a three-and-a-half-foot tall cup awaiting the winners. The five-a-side tournament is being hosted by the Minot Soccer Association.
For each gender there will be between three to six teams that make up the competition within an age group, which ranges from U10 to U19. The teams play a round-robin schedule within their groups with the top two teams in each group facing off against each other again for the state championship.
Minot Magic FC will be joined by teams from Fargo, Grand Forks, Jamestown, Bismarck, Dickinson and others from around the state.
The individual clubs earn points for its city’s soccer organization based on the results of each group. Five points are awarded for winning the championship game, three points for a runner-up finish and one point for third.
Minot Soccer Association “strives to provide a recreational and competitive environment for all soccer athletes to be guided and inspired to reach their full potential both on and off the field.” The Minot Magic Indoor Cup is one of those competitive examples that helps athletes reach their full potential.
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