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Jonathan Sigal

Journalist

Boston, Mass.

Jonathan Sigal

I'm a storyteller. Sports, features and hard news are my specialties.

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After missing his big chance, New England Revolution prospect Isaac Angking prepares to create another

Isaac Angking knew the question about the 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup in India, the one he missed, was bound to come. After all, that World Cup was what he was building towards when he left home at age 15 to join U.S. Soccer’s now-defunct residency program in Bradenton, Fla. The biennial tournament was his chance to impress the soccer world.
The Athletic Boston Link to Story
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Siad Haji: From refugee to Generation adidas deal in MLS

Standout midfielder from Manchester, N.H., leaves behind Virginia Commonwealth University ahead of bright future.
New England Soccer Journal Link to Story
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Division III Notebook: Bates Showing Shades of 2017

Bates men’s lacrosse coach Peter Lasagna understands why last Saturday’s 15-12 win over Wesleyan, the defending NCAA Division III champion, was perceived as an upset. But the formula for that NESCAC win up in Lewiston, Maine, was quite simple. All-American attackman Matt Chlastawa had a monster day with five goals, five assists and four ground balls.
US Lacrosse Magazine Link to Story
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With leadership lacking, Friedel turns to new signing Michael Mancienne

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – In late July, discussions between the New England Revolution and Michael Mancienne’s agent began. The veteran English defender, then on the books of Nottingham Forest, was on the outs at the Championship side, searching for a new opportunity. “I have had other opportunities, but nothing I fancied much,” Mancienne said when reached by phone in the U.K.
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Sean Quirk says Boston Cannons checked needs in 2019 MLL Draft

As the Boston Cannons enter a new era at Veterans Memorial Stadium in Quincy, Mass., key roster changes also lie ahead for a club that hasn't made the Major League Lacrosse playoffs since 2015. On defense, Brodie Merrill, Brandon Mullins and Tim Mueller have all left to join the Premier Lacrosse League, a showcase-centric league with six teams.
New England Lacrosse Journal Link to Story
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New England Revolution reshaping how they scout internationally, but still have work to do to catch MLS’ best

When Luis Caicedo was announced as the New England Revolution’s latest signing on March 8, few understood why the club brought the Colombian midfielder stateside — especially considering it required the use of precious Targeted Allocation Money (TAM). But Caicedo was no panic move, nor another last-minute need signing for a club that has a history of them.
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Sean Kuraly eyes full-time role with Boston Bruins

Ed Gingher, who coached Sean Kuraly during his U-18 year with the Ohio Blue Jackets, remembers a story about the grizzly forward like yesterday. The scene was set as such: The dawn of the 2012-13 NHL lockout neared, and some local pros were skating in Columbus, Ohio, to stay in shape. Kuraly, then a fifth-round selection of the San Jose Sharks, was asked to join, and he came across Jared Boll, who’s now a winger for the Anaheim Ducks.
New England Hockey Journal Link to Story
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Revolution's Nemeth reflects on year off the beaten path in Qatari league

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Krisztian Nemeth has played for 11 clubs in six countries since beginning his pro career in 2005, while also earning nearly three dozen caps for Hungary at the highest levels of international soccer. Even so, Nemeth's 2016-17 season with Qatari club Al-Gharafa SC was a bit off the beaten path, even for him.
Major League Soccer Link to Story
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Lee Nguyen trying to be positive as status with Revolution remains in limbo

Seven weeks into the 2018 season, Lee Nguyen has at long last publicly commented on his trade request from the New England Revolution.
Major League Soccer Link to Story
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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.
The Boston Globe Link to Story
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BU hockey learns NCAA Tournament path goes through Fargo, North Dakota

The No. 7 Boston University men’s hockey team is Fargo, North Dakota bound for the NCAA Tournament.
The Daily Free Press Link to Story
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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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Jonathan Sigal

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  • Multimedia
  • Reporting
  • Feature Writing
  • Editing
  • Deadline Writing
  • Social Media