But the kickoff had been delayed: Pope Francis, an avid soccer fan who had been invited to attend, was instead addressing a crowd of people a few hundred yards away. The players and the referees were caught in the ecstatic crowds and arrived late.
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Ibarra, who grew up in the high desert north of Los Angeles and starred at UC Irvine, joined Minnesota United after the Portland Timbers, who selected him in the 2012 MLS Supplemental Draft, declined to sign him after a preseason trial.
Augsburg player kicks off his boot at Kevin De Bruyne's crotch