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17-year-old Zac Herold forced to retire before first pro match

Yahoo writes: "Football is sometimes described as a game of immortals. Whether it be on the club or international stage, it's a sport in which men some might consider well past it can be the spark of a team or magical title run. This, however, will not be the case for 17-year-old Toronto FC rookie Zachary Herold. The club announced Monday that due to a serious heart condition, their 2010 MLS SuperDraft second round pick will be forced to retire before playing his first professional match".

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