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Boston Breakers draft Rose Lavelle #1

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Midfielder Rose Lavelle will help fill the gaps left by the departure of Kristie Mewis and Louise Schillgard.

With their first pick of the 2017 NWSL college draft, the Boston Breakers took midfielder Rose Lavelle, predicted by many to go #1 in the draft.

Lavelle comes to Boston from the University of Wisconsin.

Breakers name new goalkeeper coach

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Ashley Phillips leaves the team to coach Northeastern.

The Boston Breakers have named Neill Caine their new goalkeeping coach.

Old GK coach Ashley Phillips, a former Breakers goalkeeper herself, has been hired away by Northeastern University to be their head coach.

Caine comes to Boston with a background in USL, PDL, the New England Revolution academy system, and college coaching, including stints at Brandeis, Northeastern, and Boston University.

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Taylor Washington honored at George Mason University

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The Philadelphia Union and Bethlehem Steel FC rookie was named student-athlete of the year at George Mason University.

Rookie defender Taylor Washington returned to his alma mater on Tuesday to accept the Male Student-Athlete of the Year Award at George Mason University.

Washington played three seasons for the Patriots, appearing in 53 matches after transferring from Boston University, where he played one season in 2011.

Union sign second round draft pick Taylor Washington

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The 22-year-old left back out of George Mason is the fourth member of the 2016 MLS SuperDraft class to sign with the Philadelphia Union.

Defender Taylor Washington is officially a member of the Philadelphia Union.

The Union announced the signing of the third pick in the second round of the 2016 MLS SuperDraft on Friday.


NCAA: BC, UConn & Dartmouth Advance to 2nd Rd.

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A trio of New England's soccer powers emerged victorious in the first round of the Division 1 Men's College Cup tournament, whichtook place across the countryon Thursday.

Boston College beat Vermont 1-0 in Chestnut Hill thanks to aSimon Enstrom goal in the 71st minute. The Eagles will face 14th-seeded South Florida in the second round on Sunday at 1pm.

Five NE-based Schools Earn NCAA Bids

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New England will be well-represented during the 2015 Men's Division 1 College Cup tournament after the NCAA announced the field and bracket on Monday.

Boston College (9-7-1), Boston University (12-5-2), the University of Connecticut (9-5-6), the University of Vermont (11-6-3) and Dartmouth College (11-5-1) will all compete in this year's tournament.

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Former Boston Ram Badji Scores Rapids’ Breakthrough

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Former Real Boston Rams striker Dominique Badji made his debut goal count as itsnapped a season-opening 361-minute scoreless streak for the Colorado Rapids in Friday's 4-0 win over FC Dallas at Toyota Stadium.

Inside of two minutes, Badji one-timed a cross from Dillon Powers on right to give the Rapids a lead they continued to build as the game progressed.

Quiet Day at Combine for Locals

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It was a quiet day for the local collegians during MatchDay #2 of the MLS Combine on Sunday in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.

Team adiZero, which featured Dominique Badji (Boston University), Sergio Campbell (Connecticut) and Fabio Machado (Providence College), dropped a 2-0 loss to Team Nitro Charge 2-0 in the first match of the day.

Locals Get Looks at Combine

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Friday's start of the MLS Combine marked the first opportunity for a number of local college prospects to improve their stock ahead of next week's SuperDraft.

Typically, Matchday #1 matches are often disjointed affairs, with players who've never played together trying to get acclimated to each other on the fly.

The Rest

Andy Dorman will continue to play soccer in New England

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Andy Dorman will play for FC Bolts (PDL).

Andy Dorman will continue to play soccer in New England, but not for the team you'd expect as the midfielder will be suiting up for the FC Bolts (PDL) this summer.

Andy Dorman @MacSteeves @milesrobinson11 sign to play with Bolts PDL this summer#path2pro #uslpdl pic.

Steel add three more to coaching staff

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Comisky, Khan, and Peck round out BSFC coaching staff.

We already knew that Brendan Burke is the head coach and that he'll be joined by Reading United head coach Stephen Hogan as well as former Union Academy coach Jeff Cook. Now we can add three more coaches to the staff.

First will be Dave Peck, who is being brought on as the athletic development coach for Bethlehem Steel.

Medical study suggests possible link between soccer heading and brain disease

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Soccer might not be the most physical sport, but a recently-released study is suggesting that heading a soccer ball over a long period of time could lead to serious brain damage.

Researchers at Boston University discovered the first documented case of chronic traumatic encephalopathy, a degenerative brain disease, in a former soccer player, according to a piece in the New York Times.

MLS Combine: Bekker and Rugg Tally

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Boston College prospects Kyle Bekker and Chalrie Rugg bookended the scoring for the adiZERO squad in their 3-2 win over the adiPOWER side on Sunday at the MLS Combine.

Bekker opened the account in the 12th minute after grabbing a pass from Emery Welshman and sliding it through. Bekker returned the favor seven minutes later when he helped set up Welshman for the second adiZERO goal.