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FUEL Soccer Talk: Parlow Cone scores VP role; Historic goal in the Bundesliga; Late goal for Celtic

In honor of Presidents Day we start off with a story on the VICE president!!!

Cindy Parlow Cone voted new vice president of U.S. Soccer

During the National Council Meeting in Chicago this past weekend, former U.S. Women’s National Team star Cindy Parlow Cone was elected Vice President. Recently inducted as a member of the National Soccer Hall of Fame Class of 2018, Parlow Cone was the sole candidate to complete the nomination process in order to run for the office of the Vice President.
Parlow Cone’s term will last one year as she assumes the office that was vacated when former Vice President Carlos Cordeiro was elected as President last February at the 2018 U.S. Soccer AGM. Once the current term is finished next year, the Vice-Presidential election for a full, four-year term will be held at the 2020 National Council Meeting.
“I am grateful to be able to continue to serve our great game as U.S. Soccer Vice President,” said Parlow Cone. “I believe with my extensive knowledge of, and experience working in, the soccer landscape of our country, from grassroots to the international level, I will help U.S. Soccer continue to build, develop, and grow soccer in the United States at every level.”
Parlow Cone’s election as U.S. Soccer VP is the latest step in an impressive career that began as a star forward with the U.S. Women’s National Team from 1996-2004, and title-winning coach at the grassroots, collegiate and professional levels. During the past 20 years, she has served on U.S. Soccer’s Referee Committee, Medical Advisory Committee, Appeals Committee and the Athletes’ Council as well as more recently with U.S. Soccer’s Youth Task Force.

What can Cindy Parlow Cone do to help U.S. Soccer continue to build, develop and grow soccer? 

Claudio Pizarro, 40, becomes oldest goal scorer in the Bundesliga

Claudio Pizarro become the oldest ever goalscorer in the Bundesliga on Saturday when he scored in the sixth minute of injury time to salvage a 1-1 draw for Werder Bremen at Hertha Berlin. Pizarro, aged 40 years and 136 days, broke the previous record held by Bremen midfielder Miroslav ”Mirko” Votava (40 years, 121 days) from 1996, when he fired his free-kick through a host of Hertha legs and past the helpless Rune Jarstein in goal.

Now how cool is this? 

Brown’s dramatic goal in final minute gives Celtic 1-0 win

Scott Brown was seeing red but not before he saw fit to knock home the winner and send Celtic eight points ahead of rival Rangers at the top of the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership. Brown’s red card at Kilmarnock came after the Celtic captain’s deflected 90th-minute goal gave his side a 1-0 win on the road at Rugby Park.  Nearest challengers Rangers’ scoreless draw at home to St Johnstone on Saturday coupled with Celtic’s eighth successive domestic win of 2019 widened the gap at the top of the table. American Timothy Weah came on the pitch in the second half and hit the post on a shot after Brown’s dramatic goal.

What’s your favorite late goal to decide a game?   

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