Posts Tagged ‘soccer medellin’

DIM gets back to work

Lunes, febrero 28th, 2011

With their eye on next Sunday’s game against Real Cartagena, the players of Independiente Medellin resumed training. The team was not sanctioned for an excess of yellow cards and is now willing to correct a number of defense issues; morale is high after three Postobon League victories.

DIM’s athletes worked on the field of Antioquia’s School of Engineering and will continue to train there on Mondays.

DIM looks for more than talent

Jueves, enero 14th, 2010

Talented soccer players are anything but scarce in Medellin, but DIM Coach Leonel Alvarez and the other directors want even more. Alvarez says final details are still in the works for this season’s definitive roster.

Midfielder Tressor Moreno practiced with the team in Llanogrande yesterday, but whether or not he will be signed hasn’t been confirmed  been confirmed yet. Coach Alvarez said a name to replace Jackson Martinez could be released any day now.

Atlético Nacional will pull through

Viernes, marzo 6th, 2009



homevgiovannimorenoelc06032009_hAdministrators’ and coaches’ notes are full of suggestions for what hopefully constitutes the road to recovery for soccer team Nacional. The meeting suggested by EL COLOMBIANO proved productive as coaches, reporters, administrators and fans gathered to give ideas to fight the worst crisis in the team’s 60 years.

As far as pressure from fans, Telemedellin reporter Juan Felipe Mejia asked to what point they’ve been allowed to guide the team’s decisions and alluded to the boundaries that need to exist between both.

Strengthen youth divisions to contribute to the birth of true idols and leaders, like those so abundant in Nacional’s history; recover the sense of belonging; get better counsel in the hiring process and lower pressure over negative results were some of the suggestions heard.  


nacionalelcolombianoFor former club president Silvio Mejia, the solution is in the leadership and in the “heads, hearts and spirit of the players”. In reference to the players “the issue is not money, it’s compromise”, said Leon Fernando Villa, former player from one of the team’s most successful eras.

There are plenty of ideas, now it’s important to apply them wisely so Nacional has a future.

Medellín dressed in red and blue

Miércoles, diciembre 17th, 2008


The city of Medellín resembled a red blanket last night, not just in the stands of the Atanasio Girardot Stadium, where fans took over the venue, but also in neighborhoods all over town where red and blue flags were everywhere, before, during and after the 90 minute game.

DIM fans are anxiously expecting their team to bring back their fifth star from Cali on Sunday.


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