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Rhinos capture USL championship

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USL News Release

It took more than 90 minutes for the Rochester Rhinos to find their first shot on goal, and second-half sub Asani Samuels twice rose to the occasion.

Samuels scored two set-piece goals – an equalizer in second-half stoppage time and the game-winner in the 112th minute – as the Rhinos defeated the LA Galaxy II 2-1 in overtime to capture the 2015 USL Championship at Sahlen's Stadium.

New York Red Bulls II's Adams gears up for FIFA U-17 World Cup

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NYRB II's Tyler Adams
USL Feature

At just 16 years old, Tyler Adams already has amassed some memorable accomplishments in his budding career, particularly during the past year.

Adams enjoyed his first professional campaign, suiting up for the New York Red Bulls II during their inaugural USL season as the youngest player to see the pitch among the entire league contingent.

Oklahoma City base quickly gravitating toward Energy FC

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USL Feature

Second-year USL club OKC Energy FC has grown by leaps and bounds in a short time frame, both on the field and off. As Energy FC prepares for its Western Conference Final against the LA Galaxy II on Sunday, the club knows it will have tremendous backing at Taft Stadium and within the region.

OKC Energy FC's Evan Newton embodies final piece of puzzle

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OKC Energy FC goalkeeper Evan Newton
USL Feature

When OKC Energy FC head coach Jimmy Nielsen was putting the final elements of the team's roster together for 2015, Evan Newton was not part of the picture.

Nielsen felt all the pieces were already in place heading into preseason, and then several days later he received a phone call from Newton's agent.

TDS: ECNL to U-20 World Cup? Eclipse's Marwede Highlighted

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Eclipse Select's Hannah Marwede
Top Drawer Soccer highlighted four ECNL stalwarts who could make a push for Michelle French's roster in the next FIFA U-20 World Cup. Among this group is Eclipse Select center back Hannah Marwede. TDS's Will Parchman says:

"When it comes to senior center backs, there are none more accomplished than Marwede, who has the chops to do just about anything you need of a center back in the middle of the park.

New York Red Bulls II's Stefano Bonomo impresses out of chute

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NYRB II's Stefano Bonomo
New York Red Bulls II forward Stefano Bonomo comes from a line of top-level athletes in his family. Bonomo's father Paolo, as well as his grandfather who he had never met, were former professional skiers.

Goal-scoring trio of Konig, Fondy and Vincent rewriting USL record books

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Goal scoring is the lifeblood of the game, and the 2015 USL season has consisted of a flurry of memorable tallies. The USL record books are being rewritten heavily in this department with three players who have set themselves apart in their run to hold the single-season goal-scoring record.

OKC Energy FC's Danni König (19 goals), Louisville City FC's Matt Fondy (18 goals) and the Pittsburgh Riverhounds' Rob Vincent (17 goals) represent the top tier of the goal scoring department and are within striking distance of the USL record of 20 goals scored by Orlando City SC's Kevin Molino during the 2014 season.

Eclipse trio of Bosco, Gorzak and Redei called in for U.S. U-20 camp

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Redei, Gorzak and Bosco
Eclipse Select Soccer Club forwards Marissa Bosco (St. Charles, Ill.) and Zoe Redei (Highland Park, Ill.) and midfielder Alissa Gorzak (Naperville, Ill.) have been called in for a U.S. U-20 Women's National Team camp.

John Harkes eager for challenge at USL expansion side FC Cincinnati

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FC Cincinnati's John Harkes
USL Feature

Former U.S. Men's National Team midfielder John Harkes' playing credentials are well known: first American to play in the English Premier League, two FIFA World Cup teams, two MLS Cups with D.

AZ United's Top hopes qualifying spurs global, club success

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Jonathan Top
USL Feature

Arizona United SC's Jonathan Top has not featured internationally for the past two years, but a call-up to Guatemala's U-23 national team is providing the Texas native with a grand opportunity.

Eclipse Select U-17s earn 5th place at ECNL National Finals in Virginia

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CHICAGO – Eclipse Select Soccer Club's Elite ECNL 2016 (U-17) team took fifth place at the 2014-15 Elite Clubs National League Finals near Richmond, Va., capping off another successful campaign for this talented age group.

Eclipse defeated the Dallas Sting 1-0 on Saturday in the tournament's fifth-place game.

Youthful Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2 growing as season matures

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Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2
With the heavy dose of newcomers joining the USL in 2015, there has been a large performance range among the new clubs. Seattle Sounders FC 2 and Louisville City FC have seen more immediate success, while the likes of FC Montreal and Real Monarchs SLC are still trying to establish their identity.

Rochester Rhinos credit resilience to historic unbeaten start

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Rochester Rhinos captain Tony Walls
The Rochester Rhinos have been one of the most consistent successes of the 2015 USL season. Rochester's unbeaten run is one of the club's best in its history, just three games shy of matching the 14-game streak during the 1998 A-League campaign.

Eclipse partners with Athletico, Illinois Bone & Joint Institute

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Eclipse Select Soccer Club is proud to announce partnerships with Athletico Physical Therapy and the Illinois Bone & Joint Institute (IBJI).

Athletico is the official provider of physical therapy and athletic training for Eclipse Select. Athletico's services will entail an athletic trainer on site for training sessions, games and travel with the club's elite teams.

FIFA U-20 World Cup-bound Tommy Thompson's game budding

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U.S. U-20 MNT's Tommy Thompson
Former Sacramento Republic FC loanee Tommy Thompson was named to the U.S. U-20 Men's National Team's World Cup roster earlier this month, and his first inclusion with the U-20s was a hectic experience.