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Back in mid-May, East Ridge High School girls head soccer coach Mark Abboud -- also a coach in the Minnesota Thunder Academy youth soccer program -- directed his 12-year-old girls soccer team to intentionally lose a game to another Minnesota Thunder Academy team and has been paying for it ever since.

East Ridge coach answers about thrown game, future

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If Mark Abboud had a time machine, he said he'd go back and do it all differently.

Back in mid-May, Abboud -- the East Ridge High School girls head soccer coach and a coach in the Minnesota Thunder Academy youth soccer program -- directed his 12-year-old girls soccer team to intentionally lose a game to another Minnesota Thunder Academy team.

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Patrick Johnson
Patrick Johnson has been the South Washington County Bulletin’s sports editor since 2008. He reports on and oversees coverage of high school and amateur sports in south Washington County and Woodbury. Prior to joining the Bulletin, Johnson worked for other Twin Cities suburban newspapers. He is a University of Minnesota graduate.
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