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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.

Breakers Outlast Charge 3-1

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Breakers striker Kyah Simon scored for the 11th time in Friday' 3-1 win over the Chesapeake Charge. (Photo: Chris Aduama/aduama.com)

SOMERVILLE, Mass. At first glance, Friday's 3-1 Breakers victory over the ASA Chesapeake Charge appears to have been a solid, if not expected, win for one of the best teams in WPSL Elite.

Arkansas Faces SEMO Friday At Lake Country Soccer

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Arkansas' soccer team closes its spring exhibition season with a pair of games on the road this weekend.

The Razorbacks, under the direction of first-year head coach Colby Hale, play Southeast Missouri State on Friday and Saint Louis on Saturday.

The SEMO game is Friday at 7 pm on Lake Country Soccer Field in the Cooper Sports Complex in Springfield.

English Premier League

Let’s Talk Orc …

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Firstly, congratulations to Stoke for improving upon their average goal tally at Reading. They scored one whereas last season they managed less than one goal a game, scoring 36 goals in 38 games. And guess what the majority were from set plays (58% !!)

I must confess to liking Tony Pulis as a man, he is passionate, committed and honest (though deluded!

Let’s Talk Orc …

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Firstly, congratulations to Stoke for improving upon their average goal tally at Reading. They scored one whereas last season they managed less than one goal a game, scoring 36 goals in 38 games. And guess what the majority were from set plays (58% !!)

I must confess to liking Tony Pulis as a man, he is passionate, committed and honest (though deluded!

Peltier Move Exposes Leicester’s Flawed Transfer Policy

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The proposed exit of Leicester City midfielder, Lee Peltier, has exposed just how flawed the Foxes' transfer policy was last season.

The previous summer, Leicester spent over £10m on nine new players, in a bid to reclaim a place in the Premier League. Their plan backfired spectacularly, with boss, Sven Goran Erickson, sacked by October, leaving a squad unfamiliar with each other to battle on their own.

Thoughts On Tactics And Starting Eleven Against Chelsea

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Robin van Persie has again hit the nail bang on the head. No customary platitudes showered upon the opposition, no clichés,  just honest and telling observations from the skipper -

Chelsea have picked up considerably in recent weeks and had a great result against Barcelona on Wednesday.

Thoughts On Tactics And Starting Eleven Against Chelsea

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Robin van Persie has again hit the nail bang on the head. No customary platitudes showered upon the opposition, no clichés,  just honest and telling observations from the skipper -

Chelsea have picked up considerably in recent weeks and had a great result against Barcelona on Wednesday.

Gunners boss slams lack of creativity

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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has conceded that fatigue may have drained his team out of energy over the course of the shock 2-1 defeat to Wigan last night but insists that there is no excuse for the lack of creativity in the decisive second half.

Thomas Vermaelen's impressive 20th minute header cut the Latics' early two-goal lead into half but the Gunners could not find an equalizer, despite finishing the match with a plethora of attacking options in the second half.

Randomness

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I gave up trying to talk to people about randomness in football about three years ago. Rationally we know that in any given season the same Fulham team might finish 7th or 17th without changing a thing (injuries, bounces of the ball, etc) but we're not interested in this. In this game everything must have a reason and a culprit and there's no point trying to suggest otherwise.

Manchester City 2-1 Chelsea: Bizarreness, bad defending wreaks havoc as undefeated run ends

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A hard defeat to swallow this one. From 1-0 up with 30 minutes to play albeit somewhat fortuitously to 2-1 down at full time. Yeah, we weren't good tonight but that doesn't change the overall shittiness of the way it all played out. I for one have yet to really come to grips with what just happened.

FOOD GLORIOUS FOOD!

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In darker moments, when all rationale and clarity has gone AWOL and I've struggled to find cohesion, it's difficult to see the positives when concentrating solely on the negatives. If Monsieur Wenger has time, or even instructs a member of his staff to read the myriad of Arsenal Blogs, I hope 'ArsenalArsenal' is right up there as 'A must read.

FOOD GLORIOUS FOOD!

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In darker moments, when all rationale and clarity has gone AWOL and I've struggled to find cohesion, it's difficult to see the positives when concentrating solely on the negatives. If Monsieur Wenger has time, or even instructs a member of his staff to read the myriad of Arsenal Blogs, I hope 'ArsenalArsenal' is right up there as 'A must read.

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Liverpool 1-2 Roma

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Goals:
Bradley 63'
Florenzi 69'
Adam 80'

Who would have guessed that Roma would pose more of a problem than Toronto FC, especially when starting the likes of Totti, Osvaldo, Pjanic, Bradley, Rosi, and Burdisso, and bringing on Bojan, Lamela, and Heinze in the second half?

Breaking Down the Competition: Montreal Away Edition

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With the 4 game losing streak finally broken the Portland Timbers can now look to earning their first away win of the year. Getting that away win is always a big step and Portland didn't get that last year until late over halfway through the first season. If they can get it earlier then last year it will be a big step in recovering from the early funk they were in.

Ryan Johnson

Early lead not enough for woeful side

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In November 2010, the Colorado Rapids took to a cold Toronto field and won an MLS Cup. On Wednesday night, the team took the same field with hopes of linking "playoff" and "aspirations" into a reality.

Playing in a stadium where the Rapids were 0-5-0 against the home team, Colorado saw those hopes vanish in yet another 2-1 loss.

McCarthy Injury Disrupts Revs

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The Revs never recovered from Stephen McCarthy's early injury after he collided with Ryan Johnson on Saturday. (Photo: Kari Heistad)

Stephen McCarthy's early injury gave Toronto FC an opening to grab the lead and the New England Revolution were never able to recover from the early 1-0 deficit as they fell to TFC at Gillette Stadium on Saturday night.

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Hindsight is a wonderful, terrible thing for Villarreal.

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By Jake Allingan and Conor Murphy

In the 2010/11 season, Villarreal earned themselves Champions League football, taking their previous ability to move the ball seamlessly to a new degree; it was swiftly shifted from side to side, around many a helpless opposition team.

Two strikers return ‘home’, but don’t hold your breath

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Morning all, and welcome to a brand new week. It's all over for Holland and Robin van Persie as they were beaten by Portugal 2-1 last night.

I have to admit I was looking forward to an exciting, attacking game of football. With the Dutch needing to win by two clear goals – while hoping for a Germany victory over Denmark – I thought they'd really go for it.

Major League Soccer

Fire Notes: Rolfe nears return, club looks to end home woes vs. Dallas and more

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By JEFFREY KRAUSE

Chris Rolfe has yet to see the gameday roster for the Chicago Fire due to an ankle injury he suffered after returning to the club following a stint of more than two years in Denmark. That could be changing in the immediate future, though.

Despite recent scoring outburst, Red Bulls lacking in midfield production

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By DAVE MARTINEZ

When a team scores nine goals in two matches, it is difficult to concentrate on the deficiencies in the attack. New York Red Bulls forwards Thierry Henry and Kenny Cooper have certainly stolen headlines as the No. 1 and 2 goal scorers in Major League Soccer, respectively.

Impact lack discipline

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Growing up, we were always led to believe that the best defenders were the toughest players on the field. Often, 'kicking' players and collecting fouls and cards were signs of soccer's 'hard men'.


Years later, we've found that the best defenders are measured more by teams that win games and don't concede goals.

Further post-game reaction, quotes, power rankings and more

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 Photo courtesy of Ethan Erickson/Portland Timbers

Philadelphia Union

Is it power rankings roundup time already? Soccer America has the Union at No. 17. The Union are No. 15 at the Toronto Sun and The Sports Network. At ESPN and ProSoccerTalk the Union is at 14th. SI has the Union at No.

Sapong's stoppage-time strike gives Kansas City win over D.C. United

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By THOMAS FLOYD

WASHINGTON -- C.J. Sapong may be a hometown kid, but on this night, he didn't leave the D.C. fans terribly pleased.

The Sporting Kansas City striker and Northern Virginia native nodded home a Graham Zusi corner kick in stoppage time, stunning the RFK Stadium faithful as the visitors recorded a 1-0 win over D.

The Rest

Solo book sheds light on Ryan altercation, team reaction to Chastain tweets

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U.S. women's national team goalkeeper Hope Solo left quite the impression on this summer's Olympics, between her controversial tweets about former U.S. great and television analyst Brandi Chastain and her two massive saves against Japan in the Olympic final that helped the U.

U.S. settles for 1-1 draw at Guatemala

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By THOMAS FLOYD

Before Tuesday's trip to Guatemala City, a 1-1 draw might have seemed like an acceptable outcome for the U.S. national team. The Americans, after all, knew they would be facing a hostile environment and desperate opponent. But as it turned out, the result left much to be desired.

George Best: The Shining Star – Part 2

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Ducky's Note: A continuation of the George Best tribute post on his birthday from our reader Vignesh Murali. You can catch Part 1 here.

The Aftermath of Wembley

George Best was only 22 when he played a vital role in steering Manchester United to their first ever European crown.

Hoping for Clockwork Orange, getting Agent Orange TFC 0 Chivas 1

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If season 2012 were a movie, right now it would be firmly inthe horror genre. TFC continues to stick to the same script for all their homegames. It takes only a quick shot or a lucky break for the road team when the home team never scores. San Jose thumped TFC, and now Chivas took the Columbus route, scoring that minimum goal to take the three points.

Opening Arguments

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I'm starting a new thing that I'm going to try to do weekly to increase more conversation both here and on Twitter. What I'll do is I'll take some of the best comments and post them in a follow up post later in the week. I'd wanted to get this out yesterday, but today will have to do.

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This week, the topic of discussion is Sporting KC fans themselves.

US U-23s Fall to Canada

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After crushing a paltry Cuban side two days prior, the American U-23's suffered a shocking defeat at the hands of Canada by a score of 2-0. The defeat puts the American hopes of the 2012 Olympics in serious doubt.

In the second match of Group A, the Canadians took advantage of set pieces by scoring on corner kicks.

Red Bulls Notes: Henry sounds off on FC Dallas loss, Cooper set to start & more

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By DAVE MARTINEZ

As the final whistle blew on the New York Red Bulls' season-opening loss to FC Dallas, no one was more visibly angered than Thierry Henry - and with good reason. The Red Bulls' lack of rhythm, cohesion and inability to move forward was a throw-back to a time he would have much rather forgotten.