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Utah soccer league hiring security after ref hit

Updated: May 3, 2013, 7:09 PM ET
Associated Press

SALT LAKE CITY -- The Utah soccer league that saw one of its referees punched by a teen player and sent into a coma plans to play on -- but with security present at games and without the player's team, its president said Friday.

Mario Vasquez, president of La Liga Continental de Futbol, said he'll hire off-duty police officers to watch over games, which will resume this weekend at a middle school in a Salt Lake City suburb. The 17-year-old's team has been expelled from the league.

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