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Soccer Watch

By Nick Barbaro, June 29, 2012, Sports

The Austin Aztex got a key win Friday night at House Park, knocking off the first place Laredo Heat, 1-0, on a goal by Kekuta Manneh, to break a five-game winless streak and edge ahead of the El Paso Patriots for second place in the PDL Mid South, as well as a playoff bid. As we go to press Wednesday, the Aztex are in Laredo, starting a brutal five-game stretch to end the season that has them heading to New Orleans this weekend, then El Paso, then New Orleans again for the season finale. One last home game in between: hosting West Texas next Friday, July 6, 7:30pm at House Park. www.austinaztex.com.

The Euro2012 Championships have been a treat; as we go to press defending champion Spain has just won their spot in the final on a PK shootout over Portugal, with the Germany-Italy semifinal coming up today, Thursday, June 28, 1:45pm. The final is Sunday, July 1, 1:45pm, also on ESPN and ESPN3... TV ratings continue to set records, here and abroad, as Austin remains one of the Top 10 cities in the country in per capita viewership. Enjoy.

Win a pair of free tickets to the July 6 Aztex home finale by picking the winner and score of the Euro 2012 finale. Email your pick before noon on Sunday to gameplans@austinchronicle.com. Pick it right, and Monday morning we'll send you details on how to pick up your tickets.

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