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Tribe Women Capture 2012 Villanova Invitational Crown

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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.

Schaffer leads Tribe women to shutout over Villanova 1-0

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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.

2012 Women's Soccer: Villanova and Seton Hall Preview

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In this video Head Coach John Daly previews this weekends Tribe women's soccer matches against Villanova and Seton Hall.

William and Mary College Soccer Wrap-Up

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Women's Soccer Captures, 2-0, Win at Auburn Courtesy 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.

Tribe Women Shutout Akron 4-0

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Women's Soccer Dominant in 4-0 Win Over Akron Courtesy
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.

William and Mary Draw N.C. State 1-1

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Tribe Women's Soccer Ties N.C. State, 1-1, in Exhibition Courtesy 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.

MLS Weekend Wrap-Up: Dallas Demolishes Portland, New York Remains Undefeated at Home and Houston Takes Down Portland

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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...

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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.

Quotes, Stats and Links: Giant Killers Edition

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Hope every one had a happy and safe 4th.


Portland Timbers Quotes

Timbers head coach John Spencer

On getting players ready after loss to Colorado:
"I think it's easy to get up for games here. The passion and energy that's in the stadium is just tremendous.

John Hackworth

Perlaza Reportedly Returns to Colombia, Joins Millonarios

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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.

River Cup: Second Annual Charity Game Tonight at 6 P.M.

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Tonight, at PPL Park in Chester, PA at 6 P.M., the Philadelphia Union's staff will host a 'visiting' squad made up of members of the Sons of Ben, the team's supporters group.

Last year the Sons of Ben fell 2-1 to the Union staff team after current interim head coach John Hackworth, who was the assistant coach under Peter Nowak in 2011.

Union trade Pajoy to D.C. United for Cruz

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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.

Playoff hopes on life support for Hackworth, Union

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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.

You Choose POLL: McInerney Red Card Leaves Choice of Hoffman, Hoppenot, Martinez or Perlaza

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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.

Tactics Talk: Would Michael Farfan in Freddy Adu’s Role Improve the Offense?

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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.

Chicago Fire vs. Philadelphia Union - MLS #23 - Preview

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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 D.

Possible Debut Against Former Team Fitting for Soumare

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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.

Remembering Kirk Urso

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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.

MLS Match Night: Your Running Commentary

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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.

KYW Philly Soccer Show: Jack McInerney

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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.

Revolution vs. Union: Live Game Thread

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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.

Match #19: Philadelphia Union vs. New England Revolution Game Thread

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Michael Farfan Added To MLS All-Star Team Game Day Roster

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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.

Hackworth shoots down Adu trade rumors

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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.

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.

USOC Semifinal: Philadelphia Union Vs. Sporting Kansas City Game Thread And Live Stream

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Are The Playoffs Possible For The Philadelphia Union?

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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.

Galaxy fall to Union at Last Minute

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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.

Gonzalez returns but Galaxy fall to Union

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CARSON, Calif. – 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 victory.

Source: Sakiewicz "Woken Up" By Nowak Saga, Moves To Come

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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.

Philadelphia Union

Preview: Union at Revolution

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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 soccer?

Red Bulls vs. Union: Match Day Commentary

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The New York Red Bulls and Philadelphia Union renew their I-95 rivalry today at Red Bull Arena (2:30pm, ESPN2).

The Red Bulls are riding high off a big mid-week victory against the Chicago Fire, and they take on an improving Union side that has won four of five matches under interim head coach John Hackworth.

Late Valdes winner lifts Union over Impact

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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 changed.

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.

Portland Timbers

Upside: Expanding its brand

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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.

MLS Weekend Wrap-Up: Galaxy Get Back On Track, Salt Lake Routes Portland and New England Shocks New York

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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 Chicago Fire.

Portland Timbers @ Real Salt Lake Preview and Match Thread [6:00 PM]

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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 Rest

UW men strike first, draw with Portland

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For the first time this season, the University of Wisconsin men's soccer team didn't play from behind Sunday afternoon.

Junior Chris Prince gave the Badgers the lead with a 76th-minute penalty kick, but Portland equalized in the 85th and the teams played to a 1-1 tie in the finale of the Portland/Nike Invitational.

Some Soccer News for Fri Aug 31, 2012

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And the winner is... Tottenham Hotspur!

Clint won't even have to move to another city.

-Here is the official from the team.

And Dempsey has signed a new three year contract.

Portland Timbers Training Quotes and Notes: 32's a Crowd

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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.

Tribe name Lorraine Quinn Assistant Coach

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Courtesy 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.

It’s All A Lie In Adelaide

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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 single day.