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Philadelphia Union complete SuperDraft with UCLA defender and St. Louis midfielder

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The Zolos go with defensive depth in the third and fourth rounds of the 2015 MLS SuperDraft

After adding a pair of attacking players (Dzenan Catic andEric Bird) in the first two rounds of the MLS SuperDraft last Thursday, the Union shifted focus to defensive needs in selecting UCLA center back/defensive midfielderAaron Simmons with the 51st pick in the third round and added St.

Providence’s Cinderella Season Ends

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Providence College had its Cinderella season come to an end in heartbreaking fashion, falling 3-2 to UCLA in double overtime Friday night in the College Cup semifinals in Cary, N.C.

With just about five minutes remaining in the second period of overtime, a volley from Bruins defender Chase Gasper was deflected off the leg of Friars captain Brandon Adler and into the back of the net for an own goal.

No. 2 UCLA deals No. 11 UW first loss

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The University of Wisconsin women's soccer team went toe-to-toe against national power UCLA for 77 minutes on Friday night.

But the second-ranked Bruins finally solved the Badgers' stingy defense through New Zealand international Rosie White in the 78th minute and Zakiya Bywaters scored on a 70-yard run in the final seconds as host UCLA dispatched No.

UCLA player transfers to DU

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Former Wheat Ridge High School player Reid Hukari has transferred from UCLA to the University of Denver men's soccer team, head coach Bobby Muuss announced Tuesday.

"We are very excited to have Reid join our program here at the University of Denver this spring," Muuss said. "In addition to being a tremendous soccer player, he brings a fierce competitive drive to our program.

KYW Philly Soccer Show: Chandler Hoffman

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Joining KYW's Greg Orlandini and PSP's Eli Pearlman-Storch on the latest edition of the Philly Soccer Show podcast is Philadelphia Union first round draft pick Chandler Hoffman.

The UCLA/Generation adidas forward scored 18 goals in 24 games during his last season with the Bruins, and hopes to bring that scoring touch to PPL Park.

College Soccer

College Soccer Weekend Rewind: UCLA starts strong, Indiana impresses, and more

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By IVES GALARCEP

In a weekend that saw several highly-ranked teams slip up, the top-ranked UCLA Bruins showed why the enter this season so highly regarded.

The Bruins, No. 1 in the SBI pre-season Top 25, opened their 2014 campaign with a pair of victories over the weekend, thrashing No.

UCLA topples defending champ Indiana in OT

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By MICAH McVICKER

BLOOMINGTON, Ind.—Victor Chavez and Victor Munoz lifted their disqualified teammate Sunday afternoon, stepping up and delivering the winning goal to help a young UCLA side deliver a statement victory against the defending NCAA champions.

Chavez scored his first goal of the season in the 91st minute to help lead the SBI No.

SBI College Preview: UCLA looking forward to new season and new opportunity

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By TYLER GRAY

UCLA's 2012 season was cut short in humiliating fashion when they were ousted from the NCAA tournament, suffering a 5-2 defeat to the University of San Diego.

After a stellar season in which the Bruins went 13-3-3, they barely had any time to react before they were packing their bags and on their way home.

College Cup: Your Running Commentary

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Top prospects and college teams are on display at Regions Park in Hoover, Ala., as the NCAA College Cup gets underway.

Creighton takes on surprising Charlotte (6 p.m., ESPNU/ESPN3.com) to kick off the Final Four. The Bluejays have been one of the top teams in the country all season, relying on the play of senior striker Ethan Finlay and sophomore left back Tyler Polak.

College Cup: Midfielders Rowe, Martinez take differing paths to stardom

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By ADAM SERRANO

These days, Kelyn Rowe and Enzo Martinez have a great deal in common.

Both are playmakers for their teams with field vision that has pro scouts raving, and both are candidates for Generation adidas deals following this NCAA season.

MLS Super Draft Player Preview: Kelyn Rowe

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For our second player profile we look to the midfield, a certain trouble spot for New England in recent years. After catching a little of the College Cup this past weekend, I've got a new midfield crush. We head out west, to perennial powerhouse UCLA, and take a look at their dynamic midfielder, Kelyn Rowe, recently named Pac-12 Player of the Year!

NCAA Tournament: A Look Ahead to the Quarterfinals

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By JOHN BOSCHINI

It's the kind of stuff Hollywood was built on.

Last season, a staggering nine goals were produced in a snowy quarterfinal clash between then-No. 1 Louisville and No. 8 UCLA, as the Cardinals squeaked out a 5-4 victory on their way to a runner-up finish.

UCLA Bruins vs Rutgers Scarlet Knights: 3-0

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Craque! Kelyn Rowe in full gallop with head up. The Bruin #10 looking to lead UCLA back to College Cup.

Westwood, CA Â Made another trip to Westwood to catch the NCAA 3rd round matchup between UCLA and Rutgers. Gary decided to tag along since watching UCLA meant seeing Kelyn Rowe parade his quality all over the field.

Hoffman brace leads UCLA past Rutgers to book place in NCAA quarterfinals

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BY ADAM SERRANO

LOS ANGELES -- Chandler Hoffman can't stop scoring and thanks to the junior forward's incredible run of form, UCLA sits just one win away from the College Cup.

Hoffman tallied two goals, making his total 18 on the year, as UCLA defeated Rutgers, 3-0, at Drake Stadium in the NCAA Round of 16 on Sunday night.

NCAA women's draw pits Long Beach against Pepperdine in first round

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*Today's 64-team NCAA Tournament draw has immediately thrown up a Southern California coastal clash: Long Beach State against Pepperdine at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in Malibu.

Long Beach qualified for the tournament for the third time in four years after beating 24th-ranked UC Irvine Sunday and winning the Big West.

College Soccer Weekend Rewind

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By JOHN BOSCHINI

There's still a week to go until the brackets for the 2011 NCAA Tournament are revealed but several teams have already seen their postseason hopes extinguished.

Only four teams remain in the Big East Tournament as Connecticut, Louisville, St.

UCLA Bruins vs San Diego State Aztecs: 2-0

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Jose "guero" Altamirano needs to be playmaking for the Aztecs to have a chance of knocking off the Bruins when they meet again.

Westwood, CA The clash to determine who will enter the second half of the league season with momentum and a clear path to the Pac 12 title took place Sunday evening at UCLA's Drake Stadium.

UCLA Bruins vs UCSB Gauchos: 3-2

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Editor's note: While this game occurred last week, we still find it worthwhile to publish. If anything to continue demonstrating what form a simple match breakdown/recap could take, what things to look for in a game, give praise or criticism to the coaches and players involved, and well .

SBI College Spotlight: UCLA playmaker Rowe dealing with high expectations

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By ADAM SERRANO

UCLA midfielder Kelyn Rowe knows a thing or two about trying to live up to high expections.

Rowe, who will have no shortage of professional options after his sophomore season with the Bruins, starred for the United States Under-20 national team during its failed attempt to qualify for the Under-20 World Cup, scoring three goals and one assist in leading the U.

College Soccer: Weekend Preview

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Christopher Santana and UIC battle South Florida this weekend. (Photo via UIC atheltic department)

Conference battles begin to heat up  but a looming West Coast match may prove to be the biggest game in college soccer this weekend.

Below are some of the bigger games this weekend that I'll be keeping an eye on.

High School

Missouri Soccer Quarterfinals

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The Road to the Final 4 wraps up Saturday. The Chiefs fans, as well as the Irish, should not be left hanging offering a clean sweep for area teams if things play out as anticipated. With Rolla and Carthage both regular visitors to this site, the sentimental choice would be for Mike Howard at Rolla to return for the first time since 1993.

Weekend Tournament Action

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Boy's High School soccer rolls on in the Ozarks, no matter the weather. Area teams traveled to various cities for tournaments. Here are some of the scores.

Bruins Tournament:

Springfield Catholic traveled to Columbia for the Rockbridge Bruins Tournament.

District Champions!

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Class 3 District 10 Waynesville Tigers defeat Camdenton for their first title in my memory! The score was 2-0.

Class 3 District 9 Rock Bridge Bruins face Jeff City Jays tonight for the opportunity to play Waynesville on Tuesday in the Sectional

Class 3 District 11 Glendale Falcons repeat, defeating Nixa 2-1

Class 3 District 12 Willard Tigers take on the Central Bulldogs tonight

Quarterfinal Games Saturday

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Both regional quarterfinal games will be held at 1:00 pm Saturday, the same time as the Champions League Final. For those of you who will be watching the international match, please refrain from tweeting or posting status updates on Facebook about your glee or the the games progression. Allow those of us who are supporting the local game to catch the game on a delayed basis without spoiling it!

Class 3 Missouri Girls Soccer

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Ashleigh Paschel, Camdenton Lakers (2012)

A trio of Ozark Conference squads are playing in Class 3 Sectional matches today. The winners of their respective games will advance to play each other in the Quarterfinal game this Saturday. Camdenton travels to Columbia while Glendale will host Parkview.

Class 3 Playoffs – Nixa/Glendale at 4pm

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UPDATE The game at Ozark High School has been moved to 4pm today. The rematch, the one for all the marbles, grab your favorite sports cliches folks.

District 11: at Ozark High School, 4:00 pm
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The winner will host Parkview on Tuesday May 24th in the Sectional

District 10: at Camdenton, 1:00 pm
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#3 Waynesville Tigers -

Rance Burger of the Lake Sun News offers a nice preview of the Lakers who return to the District Title game for the first time in 11 years.

Class 3 Playoffs

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We'll know three of the four Sectional teams vying for a single spot in the State Final 4 by the end of the evening. The fourth slot will be determined tomorrow when Glendale and Nixa play. Note that there may be a time change on that game to try and avoid weather issues.

District 10 Final: at Camdenton, 5:00 pm
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#3 Waynesville Tigers
Rance Burger of the Lake Sun News offers a nice preview of the Lakers who return to the District Title game for the first time in 11 years.

Class 3 Girls Playoffs

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Graduation ceremonies Monday and Tuesday for the Springfield teams. Parkview and Central celebrated last night, will that impact their game today?

District 12: at Harrison Stadium in Springfield, Semifinals
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#5 Central Bulldogs

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#3 Willard Tigers

Finals on Thursday

District 11: at Ozark, Semifinals Wednesday and Final Friday
#1 Glendale vs #4 Ozark Tigers/#5 Branson Pirates
#2 Kickapoo Chiefs vs #3 Nixa Eagles

District 10: at Camdenton, Final on Thursday
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#4 Lebanon Yellowjackets -

#2 Rolla Bulldogs -
#3 Waynesville Tigers

District 9: at Columbia Hickman, Final on Wednesday
#1 Rock Bridge Bruins/#5 Hickman Kewpies vs #2 Jeff City Jays/#3 Smith-Cotton Tigers

Sectional Games on Tuesday May 24th, the host will be the winners of District 10 and 12.

Class 3 Girls Playoffs

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Mikaela Branson, Ozark Tigers (2012)

There are three Districts encompassing the Ozark and Central Ozark Conference in Class 3. The Sectional game on Tuesday May 24th will be hosted by the winner of District 12 while the District 10 winner would host the District 9 winner. This is based upon the Fall model where the Even district number winner was host, a model used for the first time last season.

Class 3 District 9 Girls Soccer – Rock Bridge Seeded #1

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Columbia Rock Bridge Bruins, 2010 Quarterfinal winners

The Bruins, who reached the Final 4 last season, grabbed the top seed yet again in District 9. They are coming off a 3-0 win over Hickman that featured a new freshman midfielder in Laurie Frew. The Bruins face Cor Jesu this evening, a team like themselves that received one vote in the recent Class 3 State Poll.

Vancouver

La foto y vídeo del año

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El titulo podrá sonar pretencioso, la foto y vídeo del año hasta el momento, pero es que la historia solo se puede vivir por internet y esta web debe honrar eso.
Vancouver perdio la final de la NHL:
Los Canucks de Vancouver fueron derrotados en la noche del 16 de Junio en su pista por los Bruins de Boston 0-4 en el séptimo y último juego de los "play-off" de la Liga Profesional de Hockey sobre hielo (NHL por sus siglas en inglés).

Eric Hassli's goal for the Vancouver Whitecaps

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Vancouver has plenty to cheer about as the Canucks could beat the Bruins this Wednesday to take the Stanley Cup. And Eric Hassli gave the city's soccer fans a delicious treat over the weekend scoring without doubt MLS's goal of the year. The stunned look of disbelief sweeping across Qwest Field says it all.

New England Revolution

Post-Game Hangover: Reflections On TFC @ Revs

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In a word: disappointing. Considering I ditched the majority of my friends back in Boston and trekked down to Foxboro, through commuter traffic and all, to see the Revs play out to a 0-0 draw against Toronto while the Bruins were off winning the Stanley Cup, I was quite disheartened last night.

AFTER 90: Dozens of New Englanders bored as Reds draw Revolution

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They must be so bummed he missed the Revs' match
IN THE TUNNEL:
With Boston area fans geared up to watch their Bruins in the Stanley Cup Final, this may be one of the lowest attended MLS matches of the season. Although... how will you tell? Gillette Stadium usually looks that empty.

Panama Loss Provokes Difficult Reality Check

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There's nothing like a USA National Team loss to get the fingers on the keys.

Sure, there are parallels to the New England Revolution's loss last night, with both teams frustratingly not turning it on until it was too late. However, the emotion surrounding the two, for me at least, isn't the same.

Two Hours of My Life Back

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I have to get this off my chest: on my DVR sits the New England Revolution game versus FC Dallas from this Saturday night, and I have no plans to watch it. Ever.

On Soccer Soap Box, I don't attempt to capture news before other blogs. I don't analyze every game and every touch. If you are looking for a scoop or play by play coverage, you are unlikely to get it here.

The Rest

Missouri State Bears Soccer Double-Header Friday

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The Missouri State Bear's have a double-header on tap Friday night.

The Lady Bears will lead off at 6:00 pm when they host Nebrask-Omaha. The Maverick's made the move from D2 and the MIAA two years ago and is in the final year of their transition to D1 and the Summit League. Coached by CBC grad Don Klosterman, a win Friday night would be his, and the program's, 200th overall to go with one national title (2005 D2).

Italy is Home in the North End

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BOSTON There may be no better place in Boston to watch a soccer game than the North End. And with the 2012 European Championship just beginning, many soccer fans are taking advantage of the caffés and bars on Hanover Street to watch the games.

The success of the Red Sox, Patriots, Celtics, and Bruins in the last decade has given Boston the reputation as the "City of Champions.

Rowe the Cheerleader

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On Saturday night, Kelyn Rowe put on his cheerleading hat as he watched the UCLA Women's Volleyball Team compete for the NCAA Championship against Illinois. OK, it wasn't actually a hat, but he was following the entire game, even during his interview with Zarek Valentin for an upcoming podcast. (Zarek gave his blessing, and even asked a couple questions .