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Albuquerque Sol Soccer Team Seeks To Build Enthusiasm In The Community

Albuquerque Sol

May 4, 2018 – Albuquerque has many things to offer it’s residents, but a professional sports team is not one of them. Issues such as population size, infrastructure, and median income have been listed as roadblocks to Duke City landing a local team from one of the major sports leagues. Albuquerque Sol FC is a semi-professional team that aims to fill that hole.
Correspondent Khalil Ekulona sits down this week with representatives from Albuquerque Sol FC to find out how they plan to bring a pro soccer team to New Mexico and the outlook for their upcoming season. 

Larry Espinoza, president of the Albuquerque Sol FC
Justin Sells, head coach of the Albuquerque Sol FC
Pat Pacheco, player for the Albuquerque Sol FC

Albuquerque Sol 2018 Season Schedule

Addressing Concussions In Youth Sports

NMiF 1138 Concussions

March 23, 2018 – New Mexico state law requires that student athletes sit out for 10 days after a concussion. This week we learn about the risk factors for concussions and how students and parents can help better identify and address them when they happen. Correspondent Khalil Ekulona sits down with pediatric neuropsychologist Dr. Richard Campbell, Brandon Chavez, director of Spirit Xpress West,and soccer coach Lucien Starzynski.

Further reading:
The Atlantic: How Students’ Brains Are in Danger on the Field
CDC: HEADS UP to youth sports