Sports — 16 January 2016
Splish Splash – Belizean Michael Salazar 24th pick in MLS Super Draft 2016

BELIZE CITY, Thurs. Jan. 14, 2016–In football news: We got some humongous news out of the MLS Super Draft in Baltimore, Maryland, as Belize’s own Michael Salazar was reportedly drafted with the 4th pick in the 2nd round by the Montreal Impact. So, big-ups and congratulations are in order for the 23-year-old Belizean, Michael Salazar. (Michael was a member of the Belize National “A” Team that participated in the 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup in the U.S. Out of 41 players selected in MLS Super Draft this year, Michael was the 24th to be drafted.)
The MLS Super Draft was held at the Baltimore Convention Center, with the best players from collegiate soccer and a handful of other sources all set to join the USA’s top soccer competition.

Salazar may see his first action with the Impact when the team travels to Vancouver to take on the Whitecaps on Sunday, March 6.

In cycling news: On the Weekend Warriors’ race calendar, coming up this Sunday, January 17, is Damien’s Birthday Race. Class A and B riders will take off from the Maskall Junction, then head over to Altun Ha, before racing to the finish line at M&M, for a total of 42 miles. Meanwhile, Class C riders will start at Altun Ha and finish at M&M, for a total of 30 miles.

The following Sunday, January 24, will be the Barber Shop Race, where all riders in Class A, B and C will take off from Altun Ha, journey to the Boom by-pass, then sprint to the finish line in front of Leslie’s Imports, for a total of 44 miles.

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