Jonathan Sigal

Sports Writer

Boston, MA

Jonathan Sigal

Experienced journalist who strives to fairly cover teams, tell athletes' stories and bring fans behind the scenes.



Kyle Martino: ‘Soccer Visionary’

As candidate for U.S. Soccer president, Kyle Martino wants to ‘flip the pyramid’ and put the development focus back in local soccer communities — like the one in Westport, Conn., that nurtured him.
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It’s summertime in New England, and Foxboro is the hub of hockey

"Brian and my dad built it to what it is now, which is legitimately the closest thing to a regular-season hockey game that you’re going to find in the summer."
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The Eichel Effect

Buffalo’s hope is New England’s son. With a skating style like no other, an unmistakable head of hair and ‘wow factor’ rarely seen from one of our locals, Jack Eichel makes an impact far and wide across our sport.
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Revolution GM: Brad Friedel the best fit for head coaching job, "bar none"

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Before Brad Friedel was introduced as the New England Revolution’s newest head coach on Monday, a slew of checkmarks unfolded first. It began with Mike Burns, the club’s general manager, screening a list of nearly two dozen candidates. Then Burns, alongside club president Brian Bilello, interviewed six to eight potential hires, after which owners Robert and Jonathan Kraft fielded interviews for the final shortlist.
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Determined to Dream

The fateful announcement popped up on Sammed Bawa’s Facebook page: Right To Dream would soon host a tryout near his native Ashaiman, Ghana.
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Hoya Hero

"There’s always ups and downs and challenges and injuries, you’re not starting and then you’re starting. The next thing you know, he’s scoring the winner to win the Big East tournament in overtime. Pretty cool."
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Mateo has been magical in goal for St. Mary’s

For Mike D’Agostino, coach of the St. Mary’s Lynn boys’ soccer team, there’s seldom reason to interrupt his ace. “It’s like that pitcher where he has a no-hitter and you don’t want to jinx it or curse it,” D’Agostino said. “We don’t even need to have any huge conversations.”. That’s the level of confidence D’Agostino has in Richie Mateo , a senior keeper from Lynn who has propelled the Spartans to a 13-0 record with nine shutouts.
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DeLuca Grateful for Second Chance with Delaware

When walking near the lacrosse offices at Delaware, one thing has stood out to redshirt senior midfielder and co-captain Will Hirschmann. “We walk by our office and he’ll call you in to sit down and say, ‘What’s up?’”. Hirschmann said. “He wants to learn about us about as we do with him. He’s processing everything, though he has a tougher task.
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Leonardo Teixeira helps Brockton capture first state soccer title

Leonardo Teixeira, a Cape Verde native who arrived in America just this past year, brought the house down for Brockton in Saturday’s Division 1 boys’ soccer final at Worcester State University. The junior forward scored a second-half hat trick and assisted on the Boxers’ two other goals and Brockton edged Longmeadow, 5-3, for the program’s first state championship.
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The tale of Juan Agudelo: How a prodigy beat the hype, revived his career

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The version of Juan Agudelo that Matt Kassell remembers was, well, just 17. Agudelo, fresh off signing a Homegrown Player deal with the New York Red Bulls, lived in Hoboken, New Jersey with Kassell, a fellow academy product and, subsequently, a Red Bulls teammate. It was about an hour and a half from his hometown in Barnegat, New Jersey, and when he wasn’t hanging around the mall with friends or talking about girls, the teenager had a hobby of sorts.
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Why UNC's Blue-Collar, Fun-Loving Cloutier Always Comes Up Clutch

In conversations about Chris Cloutier, the phrase “blue collar” always comes up. It’s fitting, too, for a kid from Kitchener, Ontario, which started as a manufacturing city, whose mom is a police officer and whose father is a mechanic.
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Is two leagues too many for women's pro lacrosse?

"Seeing this other league come up, to me, it's insanity," Murphy said.


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