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Published: Tuesday, March 5 2013 8:32 p.m. MST

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Pingdew
Herriman, UT

Except it wasn't on grass... it was on the football turf...

RGM
West Valley City, UT

The Motzkus family wishes to make a public apology to Ryan Mitchell for the unintended negative sentiment as a result of this article. Justin credits much of his development in soccer to coach Ryan, who for many years has repeatedly displayed the highest coaching skills and tireless efforts on behalf of his players. Justin has the UTMOST RESPECT for coach Ryan and intends to return to play with his current club soccer team after the High School season.

There is quite a list of things in this article that is factually inaccurate. The author was clearly making some things up and made for some exciting reading, but also one unfortunate statement was not given with full context. That of a 14 year old boy with a microphone in his face for the first time after excitedly playing against his coach and team mates in friendly competitive rivalry of which all have enjoyed a great and continuing relationship - and something probably came out wrong. Lessons have been learned in how to speak publicly, and to media. So again, it is with sincere regret and apology for the unintended offense this unfortunate situation has caused.

BryceDeMann
Murray, UT

Ryan is a great coach. We have a couple (very good)players at Murray who have been on his club teams. I'm sure they will get a little more satisfation if they get wins against him. Because of the relationship, and because they know he's good. This game doesn't even matter for anything other than improving for region play. I'm sure Ryan is only worried about his team. Don't worry about a silly partial quote in a article. Sounds like he should be excited about the way he played. Let him enjoy it.

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