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Some Soccer News for Dec 7, 2016

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It's Day 342 of 2016.

Oh Manchester, so much to answer for:
"Greater Manchester police confirmed a Celtic fan had been arrested in Piccadilly Gardens for throwing a hamburger at a police horse." — Owen Gibson (@owen_g) December 7, 2016


MLS Cup - Final:
-Sat Dec 10
Toronto FC v Seattle Sounders FC - 7:00pm CT on FOX


Matt Hedges has signed a new contract with Dallas.

MLS Ticker: Minnesota United conflict with Vikings, Railhawks state MLS intentions, and more

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After losing out to a competing bid for an MLS expansion franchise, the Minnesota Vikings appear to be making life difficult for Minnesota United.

The Vikings are reportedly seeking legal action to prevent Minnesota United from hosting friendlies at their new U.S. Bank Stadium without their consent.

How To Watch: Revolution at Whitecaps (MLS), Argentina vs. Venezuela and Mexico vs. Chile (CA2016 Semis)

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So this is going to be a very interesting "triple header" of soccer.

Today has already been a great day of soccer.

The Euro 2016 group stages have been on all day, and now it's time for the Americas to take over. MLS play resumes after a two-week break and the New England Revolution are at BC Place to play the Vancouver Whitecaps.

Revolution storylines for after the Copa America Centenario break

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Major League Soccer's break for the biggest tournament on U.S. soil since 1994 is about to wrap up. What state are the Revs in?

The New England Revolution get their competitive slate back underway Wednesday evening when they take on the Carolina Railhawks away in Open Cup play. On a far grander scale, the Revs are about to undergo a grueling run of matches that will test them on many fronts.

Soccer Sunday: Your Running Commentary

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MLS Rivalry Week continues on Sunday with a pair of traditional West Coast pairings, while cup competition in Europe closes out the 2015-16 season.

Fresh off their thrilling comeback against Liverpool and subsequent Europa League triumph, Sevilla turns its attention to Barcelona in the Copa Del Rey final.

MLS Ticker: Roy Miller joins Saprissa; RailHawks interested in expansion place; and more

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After playing a critical role with the New York Red Bulls for the better part of six seasons, Roy Miller will return to his native Costa Rica and join Deportivo Saprissa, according to the club's official website.

It was already known back in November that the 31-year old defender would not be back in Harrison come 2016.

Listen to Soccer Morning from 10-11:15am ET with Neil Morris and Jonathan Tannenwald

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Today's episode of Soccer Morning features guests Neil Morris and Jonathan Tannenwald.

Hosted by Jason Davis and produced by Trevor Hayward, Soccer Morning features interviews with prominent journalists, players and coaches in addition to taking listener calls.

Neil Morris will be on the show to chat about his developing story that Traffic Sports is trying to sell NASL team Carolina Railhawks.

North American Soccer League

Railhawks rebrand as North Carolina FC while announcing MLS, NWSL aspirations

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The Carolina Railhawks have officially rebranded, but they havebigger goals in mind for the future.

The Railhawks announced a complete rebrand on Tuesday and will now be referred to as North Carolina Football Club, or NCFC for short. They also unveiled a new crest andprimary team colors.

NASL Look Ahead: Miami takes on Rowdies, Cosmos face Strikers and more

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With most clubs only having six matches left in the Fall Season, the push for the playoffs is truly gainingits steam this weekend in the NASL.

Almost every single match this weekend has some type of playoff hunt ramification, as five clubs are currently separated by only four points from fourth place in the Combined Standings andthat glorious last spot in the postseason.

NASL Rewind: Indy cruises past Cosmos, Rowdies top Strikers, and more

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A busy but short NASL weekend was headlined by Indy Elevanreinserting itself in the playoff race with a huge victoryat home against the New York Cosmos.

Elsewhere, both South Florida sides endureddifficult results while the Ottawa Fury snatched a victory against Minnesota United late in the match for a second week in a row.

NASL Rewind: Cosmos, Eddies tie, Fury FC shocks Minnesota and more

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With just over a month of the Fall Season left in the NASL, each match is key in the push for the playoffs.

With the top two teams facing head to head on Saturday night, it was expected it would be the match not to miss this weekend. Instead it was the two bottom dwellers, Puerto Rico FC and the Jacksonville Armada, that left hearts racing down on the island.

NASL Rewind: Cosmos increase lead at top, Miami FC extends unbeaten run

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North American Soccer League teams still have plenty of time to make runs for playoff berths in the fall season, but the playoff picture is starting to become clear.

The New York Cosmos recorded a win over Minnesota United this weekend for a more comfortable lead in the standings.

Revs Headed to NC for Open Cup Play

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The Revolution will journey to North Carolina in June to face the Charlotte Independence (USL) or Carolina RailHawks (NASL) in the U.S. Open Cup after U.S. Soccer announced the fourth round pairings on Thursday.

New England's fourth-round matchup will take place on Jun.

SBI NASL Power Rankings (Week 6)

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The league's reigning champions is now fully recovered from the their recentlosses, and this year's underdog team fellcloser back to reality with another defeat.

The New York Cosmos have now hit their stride and look to take on all challengers. They've taken the lead in this week's SBI NASL Power Rankings after their opponents at the top failed to register wins.

NASL Week 6: A Look Ahead

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In a rematch of one of last year's championship semifinals, the Ottawa Fury host Minnesota United to kick off this weekend of NASL action.

Things have certainly changed since last year, when a red-hot Fury team squeaked past United to make it to the Soccer Bowl. Now, the home team sits near the bottom of the table after having their roster picked apart.

SBI NASL Power Rankings (Week 5)

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Three teams have distanced themselves from the pack, but the NASL Spring Season race is wide open following this past weekend's action.

The New York Cosmos rejoined the list of title contenders with a victory over the Carolina RailHawks, who saw the club's season-opening win streak snapped at five in a row.

NASL Week 5: A Look Ahead

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Last year's NASL champions will face off against this year's front runners as the New York Cosmos host the Carolina RailHawks this weekend.

The RailHawks have continued their perfect start, recording four wins out of four this Spring in NASL. Austin Da Luz, Tiyi Shipalane and Nazmi Albadawi have all been on fire to start the season, leading the RailHawks into a surprising spot atop the table.

SBI NASL Power Rankings (Week 4)

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Minnesota United FC's victory over the New York Cosmos shook up the Spring Season race, but the Loons are still in pursuit of the league's lone perfect side.

The Carolina RailHawks continue to roll, with Saturday's defeat of the Tampa Bay Rowdies serving as arguably the team's most impressive performance yet.

SBI NASL Power Rankings (Week 3)

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Through three weeks of the NASL Spring Season, a surprise contender has emerged atop the standings: the Carolina RailHawks.

With yet another victory, the RailHawks have emerged as the NASL's lone nine-point team through three weeks. Joining the RailHawks are the Tampa Bay Rowdies and Indy Eleven, both of whompicked up victories to stay unbeaten.

SBI NASL Preview: Carolina RailHawks

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The Carolina RailHawks will celebrate their 10th year as a club in 2016, and ambitions are high despite numerous changes to the roster from a season ago.

The RailHawks were unable to reach the postseason in 2015, and the club's top goal-scorer in Javier "Nacho" Novo is now gone ahead of the 2016 Spring Season.

NASL Ticker: Rayo OKC, Miami FC, Rowdies, and more

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As the offseason continues, several NASL clubs continue to fill out their roster ahead of the 2016 season, while Rayo OKC named its first head coach on Thursday:

After coaching at NASL side San Antonio Scorpions for four seasons, Alen Marcina was named Rayo OKC's first head coach on Thursday.

NASL Ticker: Strikers add Kleberson, Adrianinho; Shriver returns to RailHawks; and more

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NASL clubs continue to keepbusy this offseason, with player movement around the league as well as the additions of foreign talent.

The Fort Lauderdale Strikers lead the charge in today's news, adding a number of experienced Brazilians to their roster for the upcoming season.

2002 World Cup champion Kleberson has joined the Fort Lauderdale Strikers after spending two seasons with Indy Eleven.

NASL Ticker: Armada sign Lagerblom; Cosmos add to preseason; and more

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Jacksonville Armada FC are making big moves to improve their squad in 2016, after finishing last in the NASL table in their debut season.

On Tuesday, the Armada announced the signing of Bundesliga champion Pekka Lagerblom.Lagerblom is a versatile midfielder that has earned 12 caps for the Finland national team in his professional career.

NASL Ticker: Rowdies add Alhassan; Cosmos to face Quakes; and more

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The attacking unit of the Tampa Bay Rowdies continues to get better and better this offseason.

Following the signing of Tom Heinemann and re-signing of Freddy Adu, the Rowdies announced on Thursday that the club has come to terms with winger Khalif Alhassan. The former Portland Timberswinger joins the Rowdies after spending 2015 with Minnesota United, for whom he racked upfour goals and six assists last season.

NASL Notes: Armada hire Meola; Heinemann to Rowdies; and more

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The Jacksonville Armada have reportedly made a major splash with their latest head coaching hire.

Sports Illustrated is reportingthat the Armada have hired former U.S. Men's National Team goalkeeper Tony Meola as the club's head coach, with an official announcement set for Tuesday.

NASL Week 6: A Look Ahead

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With 40 years of history between them, Saturday's clash between the New York Cosmos and Tampa Bay Rowdies puts forth one of the oldest rivalries in American soccer history.

The two original NASL sides collide Saturday when the Cosmos make the trip down toAl Lang Stadium in search of their second straight victory.

Philadelphia Union

Why did Bethlehem and Philadelphia loan a top player for nothing?

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Bethlehem Steel's playoff chances may have ended once they loaned former USL all-star center back Mickey Daly to the Carolina RailHawks, seemingly for nothing. So why were Bethlehem and parent club Philadelphia Union so charitable? Tim Jones has a theory.

Should Brian Sylvestre's loan be made permanent?

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The goalkeeper has done well since joining the Union, however has it been enough to warrant a permanent move?

When Andre Blake and John McCarthy went down injured in training on May 6, the Philadelphia Union were in trouble. The club that had been the butt of jokes for having too many goalkeepers suddenly had none.

Brian Sylvestre recalled by Carolina RailHawks

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The Philadelphia Union's goalkeeping situation gets even weirder.

One of the Philadelphia Union's best players this season has been Brian Sylvestre. The twenty-two year old goalkeeper was called up on loan from the Carolina RailHawks on May 7, after the club's number one (Rais M'Bolhi) was exiled, came back, and was exiled again, the club's number two went out with his second meniscectomy this year, and the number three got a concussion.

New England Revolution

Revolution coach Jay Heaps is still good at soccer

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Watch as Jay Heaps shows off his soccer skills.

After just nine minutes of play, the New England Revolution's game against the Carolina RailHawks was halted due to inclement weather. The delay lasted over two hours, giving players unexpected time in the locker room. What does a team do in such a situation?

5 Revolution players who could breakout during the US Open Cup

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The Revs start their US Open Cup campaign on Wednesday and here are five players to watch.

The New England Revolution will begin US Open Cup play on Wednesday when they travel to face the Carolina Railhawks. A win would put the Revs four games away from lifting the same trophy they won in 2007.

Revolution learn potential US Open Cup opponents

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The Revolution will either face the Charlotte Independence or Carolina Railhawks in the fourth round of the US Open Cup.

The New England Revolution will face either the Charlotte Independence (USL) or Carolina Railhawks (NASL) in the fourth round of the US Open Cup, according to a draw done on Thursday.

U.S. Open Cup

Herivaux Sends Revs to Round of 16

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Zachary Herivaux scored his first pro goal to send the Revolution to the U.S. Open Cup's Round of 16 following Wednesday's 1-0 extra time win over the Carolina RailHawks at WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary, N.C.

Herivaux, who also earned the first pro start of his career, collected a pass from Scott Caldwell and ripped a shot from outside the area that fell into the back of the net in the 103rd minute.

Revs to Face Charlotte (USL) in 4th Rd of USOC

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The Revolution will face the Charlotte Independence in the fourth round of the U.S. Open Cup after the USL side edged the NASL's Carolina RailHawks 1-0 during Wednesday's third round match at WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary, N.C.

Former Crew first-round pick Ryan Finley scored the game-winner in the 81st minute to send the Independence through to the fourth round date with the Revolution, which will take place on Jun.

The Rest

U.S. Open Cup: Who should the Revolution start vs. Rochester?

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Share your preferred Starting XI in this week's open thread.

Seeking a return to U.S. Open Cup final, the Revolution host the Rochester Rhinos tonight at Providence College. And, as with any Open Cup match, all eyes will focus on Jay Heaps' Starting XI.

In last year's Open Cup debut, the Revs beat the Carolina RailHawks, 1-0, behind a 103rd-minute goal from Zachary Herivaux.

Some Soccer News for Nov 2, 2016

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It's Day 307 of 2016.

Dia de los Muertos — Bruce McGuire (@dunord) November 2, 2016


9 days to USA v Mexico in CONCACAF World Cup qualifying. Kickoff has been set for 6:45pm CT on FS1.


Which USMNT players are in great form and poor form as we head toward the Mexico + Costa Rica showdowns?

Some Soccer News for Oct 19, 2016

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It's Day 293 of 2016.

FIFA Scandal Update: Aaron Davidson will plead guilty this week. Davidson was the Head of Traffic, a Brazilian soccer marketing company, in the USA. He was also chairman of the board of the NASL and Traffic was the owner of the Carolina RailHawks. Bribery was his game.

Roster rights to Bethlehem’s Daly traded to RailHawks

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Mickey Daly's roster rights have been traded to NASL-side Carolina RailHawks for both a loan fee and a transfer fee.

Some Soccer News for Apr 4, 2016

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It's Day 95 of 2016.

Carolina RailHawks 2-1 Minnesota United - CRH goals by Tiyi Shipalane and Austin Da Luz. MU goal by Christian Ramirez.

  • A baffling dud from Minnesota United to start the new season. A 2-1 loss at Carolina RailHawks. Outside of an awesome goal by Christian Ramirez in the 3rd minute Minnesota never threatened the Carolina goal.

Red Bulls Academy products headline U.S. Under-20 camp squad

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A quartet of New York Red Bulls Academy players headline the 24-player squad called into U.S. Men's National Team training camp slated for next week in North Carolina.

Midfielders Adam Najem, Alex Muyl and Chris Lema, and goalkeeper Evan Louro were included in the squad, which will spend from Saturday to May 25th training on the campus of North Carolina State.