(Star Tribune) – A large fight at a high school soccer game has led to a criminal investigation by Maple Grove police and could keep some players out of the state tournament this week. An on-the-field scuffle broke out between players of Fridley’s Totino-Grace High School and Brooklyn Park’s Prairie Seeds Academy in a Thursday night game that was supposed to decide which team advanced to the tournament. Instead, some of the players of the winning team may face suspension or even criminal charges.
Finally a soccer match worth paying attention to. Too bad the people there had to wait until the final seconds of the match for the real action. I feel dumb for even titling this post as a “brawl” because from my count only like 2 of the multiple attempted punches actually landed. It was more just slapping, kicking, and tugging on each other’s jerseys. Soccer players can pretty much be summed up by that goalie. Kicking a guy that’s on the ground in the butt and then hauling ass in the other direction.