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Former Roughrider Leads Club To FA Cup Title

May 11th, 2013 » filed under: Soccer News, Top Story

Former Yavapai College soccer player Roger Espinoza led Wigan Athletic to their first Football Association Cup title in its 81-year history by beating big-spending and heavily favored Manchester City 1-0 at Wembley Stadium in London, England on Saturday. In one of the greatest FA Cup final upsets of all time, Espinoza played the entire match for Wigan which featured the winning goal coming off a corner kick in the 90th minute.

Espinoza played 50 matches for the Roughriders in 2005 and 2006 before moving on to Ohio State University. The NJCAA Hall of Famer is a member of the Honduras National Team and played in the most recent World Cup. He also played for Sporting Kansas City in Major League Soccer from 2008 to 2012.

The FA Cup is a knockout cup competition in English Football and is the oldest association football competition in the world dating back to 1871. Both Wigan Athletic and Manchester City play in the English Premier League (EPL).


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