VILLANOVA, Pa. - The William and Mary women's soccer team captured the 2012
Villanova Invitational with a 1-0 victory over Seton Hall on Sunday afternoon from the Villanova
Soccer Complex. Freshman Nicole Baxter connected on the game-winner in the 37th minute off an
assist from senior Cortlyn Bristol.
VILLANOVA, Pa. - The William and Mary women's soccer team recorded its fourth-straight
victory with a 1-0 triumph at Villanova on Friday morning. Senior Mallory Schaffer provided the
game-winner off an assist from classmate Cortlyn Bristol in the 80th minute. The win improves the
College's record to 4-2, while Villanova falls to 1-4-2.
Women's Soccer Captures, 2-0, Win at Auburn Courtesy TribeAthletics.com Sun, September 02, 2012
AUBURN, Ala. - The William and Mary women's soccer team defeated Auburn, 2-0,
Sunday afternoon from the Auburn University Soccer Complex. Behind senior Mallory Schaffer's
penalty kick score and junior Dani Rutter's ninth career goal, W&M tallied the program's seventh
win over SEC competition.
Women's Soccer Dominant in 4-0 Win Over Akron Courtesy TribeAthletics.com KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - Behind three first-half goals, the William and Mary women's
soccer team cruised past Akron, 4-0, on Sunday afternoon in its final game of the First Tennessee
Lady Vol Classic.
Tribe Women's Soccer Ties N.C. State, 1-1, in Exhibition Courtesy TribeAthletics.com Sat, August
11, 2012 RALEIGH, N.C. - The William and Mary women's soccer team and N.C. State
played to a, 1-1 draw Saturday evening in the College's lone exhibition match before opening the
2012 season Friday, Aug.
In the weekend leading up to the MLS All-Star Game, some teams showed their dominance, while
others took steps in the wrong direction. Saturday saw Dallas FC make a complete mockery of the
Portland Timbers, who have now lost four in a row. Meanwhile, the New York Red Bulls continued
their impressive home lossless streak, dispatching the Union 2-0.
The Portland Timbers have fired head coach John Spencer, owner Merritt Paulson announced during
a Monday press conference. Current GM Gavin Wilkinson will take over the head coaching duties, but
Paulson made it clear that it would be in the interim only. Paulson said a permanent replacement
will likely be announced during the offseason and that the team has identified 10 possible
candidates so far.
Under former head coach Peter Nowak, and Sporting Director Diego Gutierrez, Colombia was a
source of talent for a Philadelphia Union team that needed an influx of it during an offseason. Now
Colombia has become a place of departure for exiting Union players.
First it was Faryd Mondragon returning to Deportivo Cali, the team he began his professional
soccer career with, and today it was Jorge Perlaza, heading to Millonarios after his rather
forgetful time with the Union.
The Philadelphia Union already have a boat-load of impressive young talent, but on Thursday they
managed to add yet another good youngster will parting ways with an older, expensive player who
never quite panned out.
The Union traded Colombian striker Lionard Pajoy to D.C. United for midfielder Danny Cruz.
A year ago, the Philadelphia Union were competing for the top spot in the Eastern Conference in
their second season of existence. Now, they find themselves fighting just to remain in the hunt for
a playoff spot.
On Sunday, the Union will face the team that holds the fifth and final playoff spot for the
second week in a row when they take on D.
Jack McInerney's controversial red card, handed out against the Montreal Impact for his
involvement the post-Martin Rivas headbutt 'scrum,' has left a hole at the starting false nine or
central advanced forward role in the Philadelphia Union's hybrid 4-3-3.
The Union's options to replace McInerney have little starting experience in Philadelphia colors,
but they do provide the team with some attributes not seen on the field otherwise.
As I touched upon in an article on Saturday, Freddy Adu has not lived up to his role as a
playmaking winger enough this year. A few games, specifically his pre-second yellow card play
against the New York Red Bulls, have shown that he has the mindset and ability to properly adjust
to the role he thrust himself into this offseason, but Adu has disappointed routinely out of a high
spot in the Philadelphia Union's offense.
The Chicago Fire hit the road to PPL Park this Sunday evening looking to bring back three points
from Philadelphia for the first time in club history. While the Union are in eighth place in the
Eastern Conference, they have also played the fewest games with 20. The Fire, meanwhile, find
themselves in fifth place, the final Eastern playoff spot, only one point behind fourth place
Ninety minutes in a reserve league game have prepared Bakary Soumare for a possible debut for
the Philadelphia Union. The 6-foot, 4-inch tall central defender has waited a few months to make
his first appearance for the Union.
"I've never had to wait so long," Soumare told reporters at a press conference, which included
interim head coach John Hackworth, today.
It has been less than two days since the death of Columbus Crew midfielder Kirk Urso at the age
of 22 and the American soccer community is still coming to grips with the passing of a young player
who garnered so much respect and admiration in a relatively short amount of time.
The recurring themes that emerge from people discussing Urso was his friendly and happy
personality off the field and his determination and work ethic on the field.
It is a relatively light Saturday night of MLS action, but there are still plenty of storylines
to follow, with the Eastern Conference leading the way tonight.
Four all-East match-ups headline the schedule as teams jockey for playoff position, and scrap
for survival. In New England, the Revolution begin life without Shalrie Joseph as they take on a
Sporting Kansas City side that will try to avoid the distraction of playing a U.
Union forward Jack McInerney joins KYW's Greg Orlandini and special co-host Kerith Gabriel of the
Daily News and 610 WIP's 90th Minute radio show in the latest edition of the podcast. McInerney
talks about his struggles for playing time under former Union coach Peter Nowak and his blossoming
under interim coach John Hackworth.
The New England Revolution are at PPL Park tonight to take on the Philadelphia Union in their
first if three matches this season. The Union (6-10-2) sit just behind the Revs (6-9-5) towards the
bottom of the Eastern Conference standings, but have found inspired form under interim coach John
Hackworth who stepped in when Peter Nowak and the club parted ways in June.
Major League Soccer and the Philadelphia Union announced today that Michael Farfan was added to
the All-Star team game day roster, bringing the total number of players to 20 to face Chelsea.
All-Star team head coach Ben Olsen selected Farfan, along with San Jose left back Justin Morrow
- added as a replacement for New York Red Bulls defender Heath Pearce, to extend the squad's roster
to 20 players.
Philadelphia Union head coach John Hackworth took some time out from helping coach the MLS
All-Star Team to address some internet rumors making the rounds that had the Union dealing Freddy
Adu's absence from Philadelphia's 2-0 loss to New York, and the Union's subsequent refusal to
provide details as to why he was absent (saying only that it was an internal matter) helped spark
some imaginations and led to the creation of some internet trade rumors, with the most popular
being that the Union was going to trade Adu to FC Dallas for Brek Shea, who is out of favor in
Dallas after a very public blow-up with head coach Schellas Hyndman.
With the recent run of good form under interim head coach John Hackworth, talks have re-emerged
of the possibility of the Philadelphia Union making the playoffs. However, there may be some doubt
in the back of people's mind that the poor run of form under the now departed Peter Nowak may have
put the Union in too big of a hole to bounce back.
The Los Angeles Galaxy welcomed a big piece of last year's championship squad into its backline
for its Independence Day matchup against the Philadelphia Union.
The Galaxy had hoped the return of 6-5 Center Back and reigning Defensive Player of the Yea Omar
Gonzalez could provide a spark to a backline that not only has been makeshift but has surprisingly
leaked in goals at an alarming rate.
CARSON, Calif. â€“ Omar Gonzalez made his return to action, but the Los Angeles Galaxy were
unable to get a victory as a stoppage time goal by Michael Farfan gave the Philadelphia Union, a
2-1 victory over the Galaxy.
Making his first apperance for the Galay since tearing his ACL in January, Gonzalez was solid
throughout his 45 minutes of action, but ultimately could not stop the Union from stealing a
Peter Nowak's departure from the Philadelphia Union appeared to have a limited impact beyond
whatever interim head coach John Hackworth could affect on-and-off the field, but recent events,
and internal developments, have shown that it may be a domino effect.
In addition to Nowak leaving, so have Diego Gutierrez, former the team's Sporting Director, and
Alecko Eskandarian, Youth Technical Director for a year, left the club by decision of Hackworth,
according to the team manager at his conference call today.
The Union can play without pressure against New England, but that means they have to show what type
of game they are capable of. Can head coach John Hackworth finally get the team to play possession
CHESTER, Pa. -- For more than 80 minutes, the first-ever meeting between the Philadelphia Union
and the Montreal Impact left something to be desired. But in the last 15 minutes, that all
Philadelphia took the lead in the 82nd minute when Lionard Pajoy pounced on a loose ball in the
box, only for Montreal to answer moments later when the Union fell asleep on a corner kick and
conceded an own goal.
Their Words "The opportunity to partner with Will and Jason brings exciting possibilities," said
Thohir. "D.C. United is a club with great tradition and history of winning. I am looking forward to
helping with the continued development of D.C. United both on and off he field as well as expanding
its reach as a global brand.
The MLS wrap-up is back this week and what a weekend it was. There was a little bit of
everything this past weekend; a handful of 0-0 draws, a few close games and a couple of blowouts.
After losing two straight, the LA Galaxy took a step in the right direction with a 2-0 win over the
It has been a topsy-turvy week for the Portland Timbers. After traveling to Colorado and logging
their poorest performance and worst loss of the year, the boys returned home on two days of rest
and beat the first place San Jose Earthquakes.
Unfortunately, the packed schedule has taken its toll on the starting lineup, and now Franck
Songo'o, Lovel Palmer, and Rodney Wallace are all likely unavailable for today's game.
The Timbers held a closed training session at their Beaverton practice facility today as they
prepared to take on the Vancouver Whitecaps this Saturday. With every player but Chris Taylor
(Taylor was added to the IR list last week) present, the Timbers had a record 32 players in
training today, more than were at any practice this year before this week.
Courtesy TribeAthletics.com Tue, July 24, 2012 WILLIAMSBURG, Va. - William and
Mary women's soccer head coach John Daly announced the hiring of Lorraine Quinn to the position of
assistant coach on Tuesday. Quinn comes to the College from Durham University in the United Kingdom
where she served as an assistant women's soccer coach.
When a top tier professional club is seeking out trialists to make a contribution to the playing
squad in the upcoming season, things aren't going particularly well. Not every club has to be
Citeh, but, well, it just isn't the ideal.
Public humiliation by a ghostly trialist is something which lands in everyone's spam box every