Montreal Impact (1992–2011)
The Montreal Impact was a Canadian professional soccer club based in Montreal, Canada. Founded in 1992, the team played in the United Soccer League; the Impact played in the North American Soccer League, the second tier of the American Soccer Pyramid until the 2011 season. The owner Joey Saputo now operates the MLS team Montreal Impact; the team played its home games at Complexe Sportif Claude-Robillard until 2008 when it moved to the new Saputo Stadium where it played until its move to MLS. The team's colours were white; the Impact had 11 different head coaches during these years. The Impact operated a reserve team, the Trois-Rivières Attak, from 2006 until 2010 which played in the Canadian Soccer League until 2010 when the Impact created their own Montreal Impact Academy, they used to operate an indoor team in the NPSL with many of the same players, from 1997–1998 to 1999–2000. On May 7, 2010, Impact owner Joey Saputo was granted a Major League Soccer expansion franchise set to begin play in Saputo Stadium in 2012.
Although, in a legal sense, the Montreal MLS expansion team is an separate legal entity, the new team carries the Impact name and maintains the team's legacy in the MLS. The Impact club was founded in 1992 by the Saputo family, as the owners of the Montreal Supra of the Canadian Soccer League did not pursue an APSL franchise by the deadline set by the U. S. league. The Montreal ownership and front office split with their main financial sponsor announcing the start of a new APSL club on December 13, 1992 with the Supra coach. In 1993 the APSL was trying to gain the USSF Division 1 sanctioning required by FIFA with the award of the 1994 FIFA World Cup and the estimated $60 million in World Cup profits, they became the A-League, renamed the USL First Division. The team did not compete during the 1999 A-League season, their main rivals were the Rochester Rhinos and the Toronto Lynx prior to the latter's move to the USL Premier Development League. Following a lacklustre first year, the Impact surprised the defending champion Colorado Foxes on October 15, 1994, at home in front of a sold out Montreal crowd to claim their first league title.
Subsequently, the team finished first or tied for first during the regular season in 1995, 1996, 1997 and 2003 without making it back to the final. The Impact lost to archrivals Rochester in their first four playoff encounters, in 1996, 1998, 2002 and 2003, before defeating them in 2004 en route to their second title; the club was favoured to repeat in 2005, but after a near-flawless season the Impact were ousted in the semi-finals by the eventual champions, the Seattle Sounders. The team won the inaugural Voyageurs Cup in 2002 and defended this title from 2003 to 2008. In 2009 the Impact were crowned at home for their third title, beating the Vancouver Whitecaps FC by an aggregate score of 6–3 in a Cinderella ending to what had been a tumultuous season. In 2004, the Impact finished first in the A-League's Eastern Conference before disposing of Rochester and Seattle in the playoffs to capture their second championship, 10 years after their first; the final, held in Montreal, saw an all-time record 13,648 fans at Complexe sportif Claude-Robillard Stadium.
The MVP was Mauricio Vincello. Frederick Commodore sealed the game with a goal at the 78th minute. At the gate, the Impact had always been solid within the league before 1999 with average crowds of 4,000–5,000. After disappointing seasons in 2000 and 2001, the team had new record attendances in 2002, 2003, 2004 and 2005–2006; the all-time single game high was the 55,571 fans in attendance for the 2009 CONCACAF Champions League quarter-final against Santos Laguna at Olympic Stadium in Montreal. In 1999, the owners had a conflict with the league and withdrew the team from competition, but did play indoor soccer that year in the National Professional Soccer League. After resurfacing in 2000, the club went bankrupt during the 2001 season when the then-owners were Ionian. Administered until the end of the season by one of the original pillars, Joey Saputo, the club rose from its ashes in 2002, set up as a non-profit organization owned by the Quebec government, Hydro-Québec and Saputo, it attracted many big-time sponsors such as the National Bank of Canada, Bell Canada and Coca-Cola, among others.
The team's mandate is to develop local talent and to serve as a representative of Montreal for tourism. Since the Impact's renaissance in 2002, Quebec-born players have played a much more central role in the Canadian national team, after many years of non-selection. For the 2005 Gold Cup, players Gabriel Gervais, Sandro Grande, Patrick Leduc, Adam Braz and Ali Gerba, as well as former player Patrice Bernier and Quebec-born Olivier Occean were all called to the national team and did well by most accounts; the visibility helped Grande and Ali, who both transferred to Scandinavia shortly after the tournament. On July 15, 2006 the team won the 200th victory in its history. For the first time in its history, the Montreal Impact contracted players to 10 months out of the year in 2008; this extended training camp was a first for the Montreal Impact and many in the media have stated that it is a move to next level in professional soccer. They began the ye
Toronto Lynx was a Canadian soccer team based in Toronto, Canada. Founded in 1997, the team last played in the 2014 season of the Premier Development League, the fourth tier of the American Soccer Pyramid, in the Great Lakes Division of the Central Conference; the team played its home games at Centennial Park Stadium, where they had played since 2003. The team's colours were white and black; the team had a sister organization, the Toronto Lady Lynx, who played in the women's USL W-League, fielded a team in the USL's Super-20 League, a league for players 17 to 20 years of age run under the United Soccer Leagues umbrella. In 2015, the Lynx men's senior team was incorporated into League1 Ontario side Oakville Blue Devils. In late 2017, the teams merged under Oakville's umbrella; the Toronto Lynx announced its expansion rights in Toronto on June 24, 1996, played their first A-League game in Jacksonville, Florida, on April 12, 1997. The Toronto Lynx set an A-League record of 10 consecutive wins during their first season in 1997.
In 2000, the Lynx proceeded to the Eastern Conference Finals and only a 1–0 loss to the Rochester Raging Rhinos kept the Lynx out of the A-League Championship game. Despite these temporary successes, over the years it spent in the A-League, the team fared poorly on the field and failed to draw crowds of more than about 2000 people. Peter Pinizzotto was the Toronto Lynx head coach from 1997 to 2003; the team made one playoff appearance under his reign. The next season he would be hired as assistant coach for rivals Montreal Impact. In September 2003, Duncan Wilde was appointed as the new Toronto Lynx head coach for the 2004 season bringing a new philosophy and vision for the club. Wilde holds the position of Director of the Toronto Lynx Premier Soccer Academy and Super Y-League Program for accomplishing the mission of developing and inspiring youth soccer talent in the Greater Toronto Area. After just one season, Wilde resigned from his head coaching position amidst rumours of owner interference in squad selection.
During the 2005 season the team was managed by former Lynx goalkeeper Hubert Busby Jr. though Wilde returned as head coach for the 2006 season. In their debut season in the Open Canada Cup Wilde led the Lynx to the final of the tournament, but were defeated 2–0 by Ottawa St. Anthony Italia. During their time in the A-League and USL First Division, the Lynx were noted for developing a number of notable players, but failed to retain most of them for long, leading to poor results in the league standings. On October 10, 2006, the Lynx announced they were voluntarily relegating themselves two levels, to the USL Premier Development League; the reasons for this were never revealed, but it was most due to their low attendance and the fact that Major League Soccer expansion franchise Toronto FC would be arriving to the city the next season. Toronto's first year in the PDL was a difficult one; the Lynx's main problem was inconsistency away from home, where they suffered several difficult defeats, including a 4–0 thrashing at the hands of Michigan Bucks, a 3–1 defeat to Cleveland Internationals in early August.
Their home form was much better, they enjoyed several excellent results, notably a comprehensive 5–0 win over Indiana Invaders that included a two–goal haul for Murphy Wiredu, a 5–1 revenge win over Cleveland in which Wiredu scored another brace. An unexpected 3–1 victory over divisional champs Michigan on the final day of the season ended the year brightly; the prolific Murphy Wiredu was the Lynx's top scorer, with 10 goals. Toronto built on their 2007 form with a better season in 2008, they overpowered Fort Wayne Fever 4–1 in their opening fixture in front of over 1,200 fans, enjoyed a scintillating run of form throughout the month of June, picking up five wins two ties in nine games, including a breathless 3–2 win over West Michigan Edge in which they scored twice in the last two minutes, a strong 1–0 win over the eventual divisional champions, Michigan Bucks. Despite a pair of impressive back-to-back 4–0 wins over Indiana Invaders and Cincinnati Kings in the run-in—the last of which saw all four goals being scored by Daniel Revivo—Toronto's final day defeat to Michigan left them in third place in the Great Lakes division, squeaking into the playoffs on'games won' ahead of Des Moines Menace, but needing to negotiate a preliminary'Divisional Round' play-in game against Cleveland Internationals.
For the Lynx, Cleveland scored a late winner to take the game 2–1, sending the Ontarians home early. Daniel Revivo was Toronto's top scorer, with nine goals on the season, while Welshman Lloyd Grist contributed four assists. All-time leading goal scorer: Nikola Vignjevic All-time games played: David Diplacido, All-time assists: Nikola Vignjevic All-time clean sheets: Theo Zagar This list of notable former players comprises players who went on to play professional soccer after playing for the team in the Premier Development League, or those who played professionally before joining the team. Duncan Wilde Academy Director & Head Coach Billy Steele Men's Senior Coach Danny Stewart Women's Senior Coach Glen McNamara Goalkeeper Coach Dr. Robert Gringmuth Medical Coordinator Dr. Frank Markus Team Doctor) September 7, 1998 – Toronto Lynx 2, Persepolis 0, Persepolis fielded a reserve team June 5, 1999 – Santa Clara 2 (Portuguese Fir
Toronto Football Club referred to as Toronto FC, is a Canadian professional soccer team based in Toronto, Ontario. The team competes in Major League Soccer as a member of the Eastern Conference; the team plays. Toronto FC joined MLS in 2007 as an expansion team and was the first Canadian-based franchise in the league; the team is coached by Greg Vanney and operated by Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment, which operates the USL League One affiliate team Toronto FC II, the Toronto Maple Leafs, the Toronto Raptors, the Toronto Argonauts, other teams. In 2017, Toronto FC won the domestic treble with the MLS Cup, Supporters' Shield and Canadian Championship, they are seven-time winners of the Canadian Championship and were runners-up of the 2018 CONCACAF Champions League. MLS awarded Toronto an expansion team in 2005. Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment paid $10 million for the team; the name of the team was announced on May 11, 2006. The announcement followed an online consultation in which the public was invited to vote on the name during a limited period.
The voting options were "Toronto Northmen", "Inter Toronto FC", "Toronto Reds", "Toronto FC". MLSE's strategy in choosing "Toronto FC" following this process was based on two reasons. Firstly, over 40 percent of the online vote supported the simple Toronto FC name during the consultation; the team has been called "TFC" and "the Reds" by the team. The "FC" in the team's name became the conventional initialism for football teams. Despite a long scoreless streak to start the team's history, Toronto FC began to establish itself as a team with significant fan support; the team's first win came on May 12, 2007 at BMO Field as Danny Dichio scored the team's first goal in the 24th minute of a 3–1 home win over the Chicago Fire. Though TFC slipped to the bottom of the MLS standings with a record of 6–17–7, the team built a foundation as the first Canadian team in MLS. In the team's second season in 2008, Toronto hosted the 2008 MLS All-Star Game; the team finished last in the Eastern Conference with a record of 9–13–8, but the enthusiastic fan base continued to fill BMO Field to capacity.
To determine the Canadian Soccer Association's representative in the CONCACAF Champions League, Toronto FC played in the inaugural Canadian Championship in 2008 competing for the Voyageurs Cup. TFC were the favourites to win the championship in its first year, but the Montreal Impact prevailed; the last-place New York Red Bulls defeated Toronto FC 5–0 in the final 2009 regular season game, leaving TFC one point out of the playoffs. Despite bringing in some high-profile talent, the Reds could not seem to field a consistent side. Dwayne De Rosario became an immediate scoring influence and Amado Guevara was a strong playmaker and established MLS veteran, but the Honduran's future at the Canadian team seemed murky with looming 2010 FIFA World Cup duties. Rookie goalkeeper Stefan Frei replaced Greg Sutton as a regular starter and became a fan favourite. TFC only scored two goals in the final 15 minutes of games all season. During the same 15-minute period, they gave up 16 goals, thus creating a −14 goal differential during the final 15 minutes.
In the 2009 Canadian Championship, Toronto FC required a four-goal victory over the Montreal Impact in the final game of the competition to nullify the Vancouver Whitecaps' +4 goal differential. Anything less would result in Vancouver winning the championship. Toronto FC went down 1–0 early, but overwhelmed an under-strength Impact side 6–1 on the back of a hat-trick by De Rosario. Guevara added scoring in the 69th and 92nd minute. Chad Barrett scored the decisive goal in the 82nd minute; the unlikely victory was dubbed by fans and media as the "Miracle in Montreal". Toronto FC subsequently participated in the 2009–10 CONCACAF Champions League, but lost 1–0 on aggregate to the Puerto Rico Islanders in the preliminary round of the tournament. After failing to qualify on the final day of the 2009 campaign, Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment said anything short of a playoff spot in 2010 would be unacceptable. With that directive, former director of soccer Mo Johnston hired Preki and made wholesale changes to the roster to reflect the U.
S. Hall of Famer's plan to play a tough, defensive style. Despite scoring troubles, TFC played well at the start; the team struggled following the World Cup break. Sensing problems in the locker room and to try to salvage the season, MLSE dismissed both Johnston and Preki on September 14, naming Earl Cochrane interim director of soccer and Nick Dasovic interim coach; the players responded to Dasovic's more open flexible style, but it was not enough as the team was eliminated from playoff contention with three games left in the season. Off-field issues with season-seat holders over the 2011 season ticket package added to the fans' frustrations, forcing MLSE to hold a series of town hall meetings. Toronto FC played Honduran side C. D. Motagua in the preliminary round of the 2010–11 CONCACAF Champions League. TFC won 1–0 in the first leg on a goal by Chad Barrett, tied 2–2 in the second leg on goals by De Rosario and Barrett, qualifying for the group stage. Toronto FC won their first group stage match 2–1 against Mexican side Cruz Azul on August 17, 2010.
However, the team failed to qualify for the championship round after finishing in third place behind group winners Real Salt Lake and second place Cruz Azul. On November 3, 2010, MLSE announced the hiring of former
The A-League is a professional men's soccer league run by Football Federation Australia. At the top of the Australian league system, it is the country's primary competition for the sport; the A-League was established in 2004 as a successor to the National Soccer League and competition commenced in August 2005. The league is contested by ten teams, it is known as the Hyundai A-League through a sponsorship arrangement with the Hyundai Motor Company. Seasons run from October to May and include a 27-round regular season followed by a Finals Series playoff involving the highest-placed teams, culminating in a grand final match; the winner of the regular season tournament is dubbed the'premier' while the winner of the grand final is the season's'champion'. This differs from the other major football codes in Australia, where'premier' refers to the winner of the grand final and the winner of the regular season is the'minor premier'. Successful A-League clubs gain qualification into the continental competition, the Asian Football Confederation Champions League known as "AFC Champions League".
Similar to the United States and Canada's Major League Soccer, as well as other professional sports leagues in Australia, Australia's A-League does not practice promotion and relegation. Since the league's inaugural season, a total of six clubs have been crowned A-League Premiers and five clubs have been crowned A-League Champions; the current premier is Perth Glory. The current champions are Melbourne Victory, who won the 2018 A-League Grand Final, equaling the record of four domestic titles held by Marconi Stallions, South Melbourne, Sydney City; the A-League does not recognize the history of its predecessor, the National Soccer League, the nations premier football competition from 1977 to 2004. A national round-robin tournament existed in various forms prior to the formation of the A-League, with the most notable being the National Soccer League; the formation of the NSL came after Australia's qualification for the 1974 FIFA World Cup, which led to discussion of a national league, with 14 teams chosen to participate in the inaugural season of the NSL in 1977.
Under the guidance of the then-governing body, the Australian Soccer Federation, the NSL flourished through the 1980s and early 1990s but fell into decline with the increasing departure of Australian players to overseas leagues, a disastrous television deal with the Seven Network and the resulting lack of sponsorship. Few clubs continued to grow with Sydney Olympic, Perth Glory, the newly established Adelaide United the exception in a dying league. In April 2003, the Australian Federal Government initiated the Independent Soccer Review Committee to investigate the governance and management of the sport in Australia, including that of the NSL. In December 2003, the Crawford Report found that the NSL was financially unviable, in response the chairman of the sports new governing body, Frank Lowy of Football Federation Australia, announced that a task force would be formed to create a new national competition as a successor to the NSL which dissolved at the conclusion of the 2003–04 season after 27 years of operation.
The A-League was announced in April 2004, as a successor to the NSL. Eight teams would be part of the new national competition, with one team from each city of Sydney, Brisbane, Perth, plus a New Zealand team and one from a remaining expressions of interest from either Melbourne or Sydney; the competition start date was set for August 2005. By June 2004, 20 submissions had been received and a month 12 consortiums sent in their final bids for the eight spots. Three bids were received from Melbourne, two each from Sydney and Brisbane, one from each of the remaining preferred cities and a bid from the New South Wales Central Coast city of Gosford. Over the next three months, each bid was reviewed and on 1 November 2004, the eight successful bidders and the major sponsor were revealed, for what would be known as the Hyundai A-League, with the Hyundai Motor Company unveiled as the official naming rights sponsor for the league; the eight founding teams for the league were Adelaide United, Central Coast Mariners, Melbourne Victory, Newcastle Jets, New Zealand Knights, Perth Glory, Queensland Roar and Sydney FC, with three former NSL clubs taking part, those being Adelaide United, Newcastle Jets and Perth Glory, as well as Queensland Roar and New Zealand Knights who were formed from NSL clubs Brisbane Lions and New Zealand Football Kingz.
Each club was given a five-year exclusivity deal in its own market as part of the league's "one-city, one-team" policy. This was intended to allow clubs to grow and develop an identity in their respective region without local competition. On 26 August 2005, 16 months after the demise of the NSL, the inaugural season of the A-League began; the first season would see Adelaide United win the premier's plate by seven points over Sydney FC with Central Coast and Newcastle filling the final two spots in the final series. In the final series, it was Sydney that took out the title after they defeated Central Coast by a Steve Corica goal to claim the first title on 5 March 2006. On 20 March 2007, it was announced that Wellington Phoenix would replace New Zealand Knights from the start of the 2007–08 season. Both Gold Coast United and North Queensland Fury joined the league in the 2009–10 season. On 12 June 2009, Melbourne Heart was awarded a licence to join the 2010–11 season. On 1 March 2011 North Queensland Fury's A-League licence was revoked for financial reasons.
On 29 February 2012, Gold Coast United had its licence revoked. On 4 April 2012 it was announced that a new We
Association football, more known as football or soccer, is a team sport played with a spherical ball between two teams of eleven players. It is played by 250 million players in over 200 countries and dependencies, making it the world's most popular sport; the game is played on a rectangular field called a pitch with a goal at each end. The object of the game is to score by moving the ball beyond the goal line into the opposing goal. Association football is one of a family of football codes, which emerged from various ball games played worldwide since antiquity; the modern game traces its origins to 1863 when the Laws of the Game were codified in England by The Football Association. Players are not allowed to touch the ball with hands or arms while it is in play, except for the goalkeepers within the penalty area. Other players use their feet to strike or pass the ball, but may use any other part of their body except the hands and the arms; the team that scores most goals by the end of the match wins.
If the score is level at the end of the game, either a draw is declared or the game goes into extra time or a penalty shootout depending on the format of the competition. Association football is governed internationally by the International Federation of Association Football, which organises World Cups for both men and women every four years; the rules of association football were codified in England by the Football Association in 1863 and the name association football was coined to distinguish the game from the other forms of football played at the time rugby football. The first written "reference to the inflated ball used in the game" was in the mid-14th century: "Þe heued fro þe body went, Als it were a foteballe"; the Online Etymology Dictionary states that the "rules of the game" were made in 1848, before the "split off in 1863". The term soccer comes from a slang or jocular abbreviation of the word "association", with the suffix "-er" appended to it; the word soccer was first recorded in 1889 in the earlier form of socca.
Within the English-speaking world, association football is now called "football" in the United Kingdom and "soccer" in Canada and the United States. People in countries where other codes of football are prevalent may use either term, although national associations in Australia and New Zealand now use "football" for the formal name. According to FIFA, the Chinese competitive game cuju is the earliest form of football for which there is evidence. Cuju players could use any part of the body apart from hands and the intent was kicking a ball through an opening into a net, it was remarkably similar to modern football. During the Han Dynasty, cuju games were standardised and rules were established. Phaininda and episkyros were Greek ball games. An image of an episkyros player depicted in low relief on a vase at the National Archaeological Museum of Athens appears on the UEFA European Championship Cup. Athenaeus, writing in 228 AD, referenced the Roman ball game harpastum. Phaininda and harpastum were played involving hands and violence.
They all appear to have resembled rugby football and volleyball more than what is recognizable as modern football. As with pre-codified "mob football", the antecedent of all modern football codes, these three games involved more handling the ball than kicking. Other games included kemari in chuk-guk in Korea. Association football in itself does not have a classical history. Notwithstanding any similarities to other ball games played around the world FIFA has recognised that no historical connection exists with any game played in antiquity outside Europe; the modern rules of association football are based on the mid-19th century efforts to standardise the varying forms of football played in the public schools of England. The history of football in England dates back to at least the eighth century AD; the Cambridge Rules, first drawn up at Cambridge University in 1848, were influential in the development of subsequent codes, including association football. The Cambridge Rules were written at Trinity College, Cambridge, at a meeting attended by representatives from Eton, Rugby and Shrewsbury schools.
They were not universally adopted. During the 1850s, many clubs unconnected to schools or universities were formed throughout the English-speaking world, to play various forms of football; some came up with their own distinct codes of rules, most notably the Sheffield Football Club, formed by former public school pupils in 1857, which led to formation of a Sheffield FA in 1867. In 1862, John Charles Thring of Uppingham School devised an influential set of rules; these ongoing efforts contributed to the formation of The Football Association in 1863, which first met on the morning of 26 October 1863 at the Freemasons' Tavern in Great Queen Street, London. The only school to be represented on this occasion was Charterhouse; the Freemason's Tavern was the setting for five more meetings between October and December, which produced the first comprehensive set of rules. At the final meeting, the first FA treasurer, the representative from Blackheath, withdrew his club from the FA over the removal of two draft rules at the previous meeting: the first allowed for running with the ball in hand.
Other English rugby clubs followed this lead and did not join the FA and instead in 1871 formed the Rugby Football Union. The eleven remaining clubs, under
El Paso Patriots
El Paso Patriots was an American soccer team based in El Paso, United States. Founded in 1989, the team played in the Premier Development League, the fourth tier of the American Soccer Pyramid, in the Mid South Division of the Southern Conference; the team played its home games at the soccer-specific Patriot Stadium, where they played since 2005 until 2012, when they played their last season home schedule at the SAC. The team's colors were navy blue and white. Prior to their stadium being completed in 2005, the Patriots played at the Sun Bowl Stadium on the campus of the University of Texas at El Paso, at Dudley Field, the former home of the El Paso Diablos baseball team, they were one of the more long-serving franchises in American soccer, having played in the first division A-League until 2003. Founded in 1989 as the El Paso Sixshooters and owned and coached by Dan Guard, the team competed in the Southwest Indoor Soccer League. In January 1990, the team ceased operations; the team resumed operations in the fall of 1990 as the El Paso Spurs.
Before the 1991 season, the Spurs were sold to a group which included primary investor Enrique Cervantes as well as Jaime Monardes. The new ownership group renamed the team the Patriots to capitalize on the Patriot missile's recent success in the Gulf War and hired Brazilian Marinho Chagas as head coach. In 2003, the team played in the Sun Bowl. Prior to the 2010 PDL season the Patriots signed a formal agreement with Mexican Premier Division team Guadalajara, were rebranded as the Chivas El Paso Patriots. In addition to cross-promotion and player development, the agreement will see the U-20, Division 1A and Division II Chivas teams playing regular games in El Paso. In 2012, the club rebranded to their original name El Paso Patriots; this list of notable former players comprises players who went on to play professional soccer after playing for the team in the Premier Development League, or those who played professionally before joining the team. Ben Everson Carlos Farias Julio Daniel Frías Freddy Juarez Salvador Mercado Dimitar Popov Steve Sengelmann Dimitar Vasev USL PDL Southern Conference Champions 2005 USL PDL Mid South Division Champions 2005 USL PDL Mid South Division Champions 2004 USISL Pro League South Central Division Champions 1995 US Open Cup Runners-Up 1995 USISL Southwest Division Champions 1992 Dan Guard Marinho Chagas Oscar Lira Francisco Paco Chavez Greg Petersen Alfredo Solares Carlos Bracamontes Tita Miguel Murillo Fernando Gutierrez Jesus Enriquez Salvador Mercado Javier McDonald Sun Bowl Stadium.
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