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By Glenn P. Graham | January 12, 2002
Former McDonogh School standout Devin Barclay and Arundel High grad Kyle Beckerman have found new homes in Major League Soccer, which held allocation and dispersal drafts yesterday after the Miami and Tampa Bay franchises ceased operations earlier in the week. Barclay, an 18-year-old forward formerly with the Tampa Bay Mutiny, was the eighth selection of the San Jose Earthquakes. Beckerman, 19, was chosen by the Colorado Rapids with the 11th pick in the subsequent dispersal draft after starting out with the Miami Fusion.
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By Jon Meoli and Mike Klingaman, The Baltimore Sun | June 14, 2014
As a kid, Kyle Beckerman always had his eye on the goal. He painted pictures of U.S. soccer stars, wowed classmates at Crofton Woods Elementary with his command of a soccer ball and even tagged his adolescent signature: "USA #15. " Attending the World Cup in 1994 crystallized his dream. Twenty years after he watched a World Cup game in Washington, D.C., the 32-year-old Beckerman is set to play in his first World Cup for the United States, which kicks off its tournament Monday against Ghana in Natal, Brazil.
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By Lem Satterfield and Lem Satterfield,SUN STAFF | March 6, 1996
McDonogh heavyweight J.R. Plienis, ranked No. 2 in the nation, DeMatha's Todd Beckerman and Southern-AA's three-time 1A-2A champ Tyrone Neal were most impressive in last night's Senior All-Star Wrestling Classic at Johns Hopkins University.Plienis, who like Beckerman is headed to the University of Nebraska, had his closest in-state bout, taking a 5-3 decision over Beall's Jason Swisher (29-2)."I'm disappointed with the way I wrestled, but he really didn't come to me," said Plienis, who subsequently improved to 30-0 by decking Westlake's state runner-up John Chisolm in 1: 58.Beckerman, the nation's No. 1 125-pounder who lives in Crofton, improved to 207-1 for his career with a 19-8 decision of Liberty's ++ Kevin Jeffress.
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By Jon Meoli and The Baltimore Sun | May 22, 2014
The United States Men's National Team will go to the 2014 World Cup in Brazil without perhaps its most iconic player, Landon Donovan. But coach Jurgen Klinsmann included Crofton native Kyle Beckerman and former Maryland players Omar Gonzalez and Graham Zusi in the 23-man side that will be on the plane to Rio. Beckerman, a 14-year MLS midfielder who went to Arundel High, has not featured heavily in the national team for much of his career....
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By Lem Satterfield and Lem Satterfield,Sun Staff Writer | December 19, 1994
Talk is cheap if you ask DeMatha's top-ranked Todd Beckerman, a Crofton resident.Entering the weekend McDonogh Tournament Beckerman got word that Hanover coach Terry Conover had predicted Beckerman (112-1 for his career) would lose for the second time if he wrestled the event at 125 pounds.Conover, whose team is ranked No. 4 in Pennsylvania's AA category, specifically meant that his Nighthawks' wrestler, Nate Becker, would have an easy time with Beckerman, a two-time National Prep champion.
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By Dave Ungrady and Dave Ungrady,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | June 30, 2000
Kyle Beckerman, one of the top American youth players, has picked a pro career in the United States rather than play in college or overseas. The 18-year-old attacking midfielder from Crofton and Arundel High has signed a 4 1/2-year contract with Major League Soccer that, with performance bonuses, could pay as much as $40,000 a year. Beckerman was allocated to Project 40, a program for young players that includes an A-League team. The Miami Fusion got rights to him in a draft yesterday.
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By Lem Satterfield and Lem Satterfield,Staff Writer | February 26, 1993
Paul Beckerman thought his son's first wrestling match was )) going to be his last."As a first-grader, Todd got pinned and came off of the mat crying," Beckerman said. "I figured this isn't his sport."But Todd surprised his father and mother, Meg, pinning his next opponent with 15 seconds left after trailing, 10-4."We didn't expect that," said Paul, whose son wrestled in junior league programs at Crofton and North and South Bowie. "What he's doing now is beyond our wildest dreams."The Crofton resident and the Maryland State Wrestling Association's top-ranked 103-pounder is 47-1 with 38 pins as a DeMatha freshman.
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By Lem Satterfield and Lem Satterfield,SUN STAFF | December 25, 1995
Heavyweight J. R. Plienis of McDonogh and 125-pound Crofton resident Todd Beckerman of DeMatha, who have signed for full scholarships to No. 2-ranked Nebraska as a package deal, were the only local winners in Saturday's Delaware Mid-Atlantic Tournament in St. Mark's.Winner of the 24-team affair was Blair Academy, ranked No. 1 nationally, followed by Great Bridge of Virginia, ranked No. 13. Plienis (7-0, six pins) and Beckerman (18-0) both are ranked No. 2 nationally by Matside magazine.Plienis won his 102nd career bout, 7-5, over Blair Academy's All-American Chris Denker, and also won the tournament's award for most pins (three out of four bouts)
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By Lem Satterfield and Lem Satterfield,SUN STAFF | January 21, 1996
The blizzard of '96 forced three teams from Montgomery County and another from New Jersey to drop out, cutting last night's 13th annual Arundel Tournament to six teams.And it was easy pickings for DeMatha (204.5 points), ranked No. 1 by the Maryland State Wrestling Association, which placed all 13 wrestlers in the top four of their weight classes and had six champions to easily beat No. 12 Arundel (135) and No. 10 Northeast (108).DeMatha's Todd Beckerman (125 pounds), a Crofton resident who is ranked No. 1 nationally, improved to 25-0 with his 12th pin and has 104 career pins and 31 career technical falls.
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By Lem Satterfield | January 30, 2001
LANCASTER, Pa. - Nebraska's fifth-ranked Todd Beckerman (133 pounds) of Crofton dropped a 10-2 major decision to top-ranked and defending NCAA champion Eric Juergens of Iowa, in the final bout of last night's National Wrestling Coaches' Association All-Star Wrestling Classic at the Franklin & Marshall's sold-out, 2,800-capacity Mayser Center. Juergens is 8-1. Beckerman is 16-3. In another bout, Pennsylvania's fifth-ranked Yoshi Nakamura (157), teammate of freshmen Mike Faust (heavyweight)
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Sports Digest | August 30, 2013
Football NFL media talk will be Sept. 17 at Sports Legends Sports Legends Museum at Camden Yards will host a football round-table discussion Sept. 17 from noon to 1:30 p.m. with members of the local sports media. The panel of Baltimore media experts will consist of Pete Gilbert (WBAL-TV, WBAL Radio, 98 Rock & Ravens broadcast team), Bruce Cunningham (Fox 45 sports director and public address announcer at M&TBank Stadium), Nestor Aparicio (WNST founder and author of "Purple Reign" and "Purple Reign 2")
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Sports Digest | July 16, 2012
MLS Beckerman named All-Star a sixth time Real Salt Lake captain Kyle Beckerman (Arundel) was named Sunday as one of 18 Major League Soccer All-Stars who will face Chelsea FC on July 25 at PPL Park in Chester, Pa. Beckerman was selected to the team by D.C. United and MLS All-Star coach Ben Olsen , having missed out on being named to the All-Star First XI voted on by fans. The 30-year-old defensive midfielder from Crofton has four goals and four assists in 19 starts and has received All-Star recognition in six straight seasons.
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By Sandra McKee | sandra.mckee@baltsun.com | October 16, 2009
It was the Junior League State Wrestling Tournament, and Paul and Meg Beckerman were anticipating their son, Kyle, competing in the semifinals when it suddenly became clear Kyle Beckerman, then 13, was going in a different direction. "Kyle asked me what time it was," Paul Beckerman said. "I said, 'About 2:30,' and he went over to the corner of the gym and started taking off his wrestling stuff. I said, 'What are you doing?' and he told me, 'The [Olympic Development Program] has soccer tryouts in an hour.
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By Sandra McKee and Sandra McKee,sandra.mckee@baltsun.com | October 16, 2009
It was the Junior League State Wrestling Tournament, and Paul and Meg Beckerman were anticipating their son, Kyle, competing in the semifinals when it suddenly became clear Kyle Beckerman, then 13, was going in a different direction. "Kyle asked me what time it was," Paul Beckerman said. "I said, 'About 2:30,' and he went over to the corner of the gym and started taking off his wrestling stuff. I said, 'What are you doing?' and he told me, 'The [Olympic Development Program] has soccer tryouts in an hour.
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June 14, 2005
On June 13, 2005, DORIS WEISBERG (nee Flax). Beloved wife of the late Samuel Fox and Morris Weisberg; beloved mother of Dick (Jessica) Weisberg and Chuck (Amy) Weisberg, both of Baltimore, MD; devoted sister of Evelyn Podolsky of Florida and the late Herbert Flax; loving grandmother of Eric Weisberg and Anita Heriot; loving great-grandmother of Joshua and Gabriel Beckerman. Services and interment at the Maryland Veteran Cemetery, Garrison Forest Road, on Wednesday, June 15 at 1:45 P.M. Please omit flowers.
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By Karen Nitkin and Karen Nitkin,Special to the Sun | April 25, 2004
Lisa Beckerman, 37, a sales manager at Verizon, works out under the guidance of a personal trainer six mornings a week. She's been a dedicated exerciser since 1992 and has been training with Bryan Lewinski, owner of Home Groan Fitness, for more than two years. "I'm very conscientious about my health and also my weight," says the Baltimore resident. And she's not about to let a little thing like a sniffle get in the way of her cardio and weight-lifting regimen. "If I had a cold, I would work out," she says.
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By Lem Satterfield and Lem Satterfield,Staff Writer | January 11, 1993
This little guy's winning all over the place.With three straight pins in Saturday's Aberdeen tournament, Crofton resident Todd Beckerman (103, 25-1), a top-ranked wrestler for DeMatha, increased his pin total to an incredible 22 this season -- 20 of which have come in the first period.Beckerman won a Nov. 1 Sombo world title in Canterbury, England, and won crowns in the Maryland Catholic Invitational at Curley, at Annapolis, at Lackey (Charles County), at Frederick Douglass (Prince George's County)
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By Glenn P. Graham and Glenn P. Graham,SUN STAFF | February 21, 2002
Devin Barclay likes the fit, and why not? The Annapolis native, 18, now gets to play for Major League Soccer's defending champion San Jose Earthquakes, and the surfing in California speaks for itself. Kyle Beckerman, 19, back from a broken leg , is healthy and smiling these days, too. In swapping the Miami beaches for the mountains near Denver, the Arundel High grad says he's looking forward to a big snowstorm and a fresh start with the Colorado Rapids. The recent dissolution of Barclay's Tampa Bay Mutiny and Beckerman's Miami Fusion by Major League Soccer has the two teen-agers on the move again, with the 2002 season starting March 28. Soccer has provided the two players with a surplus of global experiences, and they have recently completed two more.
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By Glenn P. Graham | January 12, 2002
Former McDonogh School standout Devin Barclay and Arundel High grad Kyle Beckerman have found new homes in Major League Soccer, which held allocation and dispersal drafts yesterday after the Miami and Tampa Bay franchises ceased operations earlier in the week. Barclay, an 18-year-old forward formerly with the Tampa Bay Mutiny, was the eighth selection of the San Jose Earthquakes. Beckerman, 19, was chosen by the Colorado Rapids with the 11th pick in the subsequent dispersal draft after starting out with the Miami Fusion.
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