The Bantams are still punching above their weight. After knocking Arsenal out of the Capital One Cup, Bradford have now put Aston Villa on the back foot with a stunning 3-1 win in last night's semi-final first-leg at Valley Parade last night. Striker Nahki Wells gave the League Two side a first-half lead, and centre-back [.
The pressure is mounting on Roberto Mancini. Ahoy! Carlos Tevez comes in like a knight in grimy
armour to save the Etihad from becoming a Superfund site. He's very much needed now as City and Utd
duke it out for the only meaningful title left, the Premiership.
Sporting went up through Matias Fernandez and then added another through Rip Van Winkle .
We've already seen The Ox and Jordan Henderson duke it out, Jamie RedknappÂ
have a go and nearly smash a bloody expensive-looking vase and now the latest
contender to pick up the baton and give the FA's tennis ball Keepy Uppy Challenge a whirl is sloshy
Sky Sports pundit Paul Merson.
Roaring Royal A few months late, this video has risen to prominence after being spotted by the
Birmingham Mail. It shows Aston Villa fan Prince William appearing to let out a hysterical laugh
when asked about Alex McLeish on the day the former Birmingham boss took charge at Villa Park last
August. The Duke of [.
TheÂ Hermann Trophy winners announced Friday night in St. Louis had something going for them:
precedent. Senior midfielder Teresa Noyola is the third Stanford player in as many years to win the
women's trophy; Duke junior forward Andrew Wenger followed in the footsteps of his head coach, John
Kerr, who won the men's trophy while [.
CHARLOTTESVILLE â€“ Makenzy Doniak's goal in the 88th minute broke a scoreless draw and gave No. 3 Virginia a 1-0 win over No. 5 Duke on Sunday in front of 1,589 fans at KlÃ¶ckner Stadium. It was the first ranked-win of the season for the Cavaliers (10-2-1, 3-1-1 ACC), while the Blue Devils (8-3-1, 2-2-1) suffered their second road loss of the season to a top-five team.
CHICAGO -- Eclipse Select Soccer Club alumna and Duke junior midfielder Nicole Lipp (Lake Forest,
Ill./Lake Forest) assisted both of her team's goals as the Blue Devils defeated Ohio State, 2-1, on
Sunday to advance to the Elite Eight of the NCAA Tournament.
Duke had to overcome a 1-0 halftime deficit, and Lipp stepped up in the 54th minute as she took a
free kick from the right side and found the feet of freshman Kelly Cobb to tie the score at 1-1.
There is plenty of TV action this week including an ACC matchup that features #1 Florida State vs #2 Duke on Thursday evening. On Sunday you can see #13 Mizzou as they travel to South Carolina for an SEC Conference game.
From Seminole Soccer Top-ranked Florida State (6-0-0) begins the defense of its conference championship this week as the Seminoles open ACC play welcoming No.
Teresa Noyola scored from point-blank range Sunday to help top-ranked Stanford beat No. 3 Duke
1-0 and give the Cardinal their first NCAA women's soccer title after three consecutive attempts.
It was the perfect finish to Stanford's unbeaten season.
Stanford seniors Noyola, Camille Levin, Kristy Zuhmehlen and Lindsay Taylor finished their
college careers with a record of 95-4-4.
Stanford and Duke advanced to Sunday's national championship game of the NCAA Women's College Cup
with three-goal victories in both semifinals on Friday night. Stanford defeated Florida State 3-0
in the first match, and Duke ran out 4-1 victors over Wake Forest. This year's College Cup was
located at Kennesaw State University's new soccer-specific stadium, about 30 minutes northwest of
After poundingÂ ACC tournament champion Florida State 3-0 on Friday night in the first
semifinal of the College Cup, Stanford has a chance to play once again for the national title.Â
The Cardinal advanced to soccer's version of the Final Four by completing its third straight
unbeaten season, a feat that parallels the great University of North Carolina teams with Mia Hamm
in the early 1990s.
The NCAA Women's College Cup, taking place this weekend at Kennesaw State Stadium in Kennesaw
will be the first NCAA soccer championship held in Georgia since 1968. And one thing is for
certainÂ there will be a first-time national champion crowned at this year's NCAA final.
All four College CupÂ teams were seeded first in their respective brackets, and include three
ACC schoolsâ€”Wake Forest, Duke and Florida Stateâ€”and two-time NCAA runner-up Stanford, making
its fourth consecutive College Cup appearance.
Stanford, Florida State, Wake Forest, and Duke -- all #1 seeds in the NCAA Division I Women's
Soccer championship tournament -- advanced to the Women's College Cup as semifinalists this
weekend. On Friday night Stanford overcame Oklahoma State 2-1 after extra time to complete an
unbeaten home record by the graduating seniors and continue a 50-match winning streak in Palo Alto.
The Philadelphia 76ers surprised a lot of people in the 2012 National Basketball Association
playoffs, partially due to Chicago Bulls superstar Derrick Rose suffering an injury that knocked
him out of the series. Veteran power forward Elton Brand was a catalyst for the team's progression
over the course of the year and helped the Sixers almost upset the Boston Celtics, who nearly made
the NBA Finals.
The Sounders U23 team will have a very familiar look to it when they begin play in May. The team
just announced that Jamael Cox, Nick Palodichuk and Sean Okoli will join previously signed Darwin
Jones, DeAndre Yedlin and Troy Peterson as Sounders Academy alumni who will suit up in Rave
The three most recent signings are especially significant for various reasons.
In this report for Fox Soccer regarding various news and notes from the MLS SuperDraft, Ives
Galarcep reported the following: "The Houston Dynamo continue to negotiate with Academy product
and US Under-23 national team defender Sebastian Ibeagha but have yet to reach an agreement with
the Duke standout.
It appears that Montreal Impact coach Jesse Marsch knew what he was doing with No. 1 overall
2012 MLS SuperDraft pick Andrew Wenger all along.
Rewarded with his second straight start at forward, Wenger responded with a classy goal and a
90-minute outing in Montreal's 4-1 victory over the Seattle Sounders to earn SBI MLS Rookie of the
When Andrew Wenger was selected with the first pick in the 2012 MLS Draft, the biggest question
about him was what was his best position.
A standout defender, midfielder and forward at Duke, Wenger made a good case for being able to
score goals in the pros when he delivered a classy finish on what wound up being the game-winning
goal in Montreal's 2-1 victory against TFC on Saturday.
Oh SuperDraft Eve. You have to love the excitement surrounding a draft.
So many things can happen though between now and tomorrow afternoon. Teams will be wheeling and
dealing all night in hopes of either moving up in the draft, finding some decent talent outside the
draft in a trade, or just hoping that the one special player you've had your eye on since December
is still available.
Kelyn Rowe signs his MLS deal. (Photo via UCLA athletics)
The 2012 Generation adidas class is a little more than half way there. Before Christmas we had
Darren Mattocks (Akron), Chandler Hoffman (UCLA), Andrew Wenger (Duke) and Sam Garza (UCSB) sign
their GA deals with the league. It appears one more can be added to that list in the form of UCLA
midfielder Kelyn Rowe.
No. 1 selection Andrew WengerU.S. Soccer Communications
U.S. Under-23 defender and U.S. Soccer Development Academy alum Andrew Wenger out of Duke was the
top selection by the Montreal Impact during Thursday's MLS SuperDraft held at the NSCAA Convention
in Kansas City. Three of the first five selections in the draft had Development Academy ties.
The MLS SuperDraft is Thursday, Jan. 12 and for a few players in camp, it's the day they could
finally realize a childhood dream of turning professional. Two players in camp have had their name
tossed around in the various mock drafts building up to tomorrow's big event in Kansas City.
Defender Andrew Wenger out of Duke traveled to the Midwest to be a part of the proceedings and
forward Kelyn Rowe out of UCLA will be watching events unfold from his hotel room here in Southern
Another week, another college team tumbles from the top spot in the nation.
Duke upset new SBI No.1 North Carolina, 2-1, on Friday night with a late goal from freshman Cameron Moseley. UNC's Tyler Engel scored the lone goal for the Tar Heels in the first half, but Duke senior Sean Davis scored a spectacular free kick to level the score in the 75th minute.
Wojciech Szczesny is undoubtedly the best goalkeeper that Arsenal have got in the squad, and since he came back from injury and replaced Vito Mannone, the Gunners have benefited and been much better defensively. There have been calls, however, for Arsenal to bring in another keeper, with more experience, to push the Polish international and help him learn from the older player in training.
With the second weekend of the men's NCAA Division 1 soccer tournament set to kick off this weekend, 2 teams with former Juniors on their rosters are still alive in the tournament. Christian Duke and San Diego and Eric De Julio and Chris Tuso at Creighton.
Duke and San Diego won their first round match up over Cal State Northridge in extra time after tying 1-1 through regulation.
BLACKSBURG, Va. â€“ After a hard fought battle, the No. 15 Virginia Tech women's soccer team fell to the No. 9 Duke Blue Devils, 3-2 in overtime Thursday night at Thompson Field. Tech took the lead early and stuck with it despite falling behind, but Duke found the back of the net first in overtime to take the win.
U.S. U-20 WNT forward Kelly Cobb is making history as the first player from the state of Alaska
to make a U.S. Women's World Cup Team. The Duke striker scored 11 goals with nine assists during a
banner freshman year last season and at 5-foot-9 with speed and strength is a handful for any
Turns out that Cobb is also quite the outdoorswoman.
You might have caught wind of reports that the Portland Timbers were getting ready to sign 20
year-old left back Juan David Duque out of Colombia. Stumptown Footy had solid looking reports up
on January 25 and February 1. Here we are on February 8 though and still no Juan David Duque inking
The Seattle Sounders have added a PDL team to their youth development program, partnering with
the Tacoma Tide and rebranding the team as Sounders FC U-23. The team will be coached by current
Sounders academy director Darren Sawatzky and play somewhere in Pierce County, although a permanent
home has not yet been determined.
Omar Salgado contributed a goal and an assist during the Blue team's 3-3 tie against the
As part of its first training camp of the new year, the Under-20 Men's National Team played an
intrasquad scrimmage yesterday. The game ended in a 3-3 tie between the Red and Blue teams, three
goals coming on each side of the half.
We told you it was coming, and here it is (no Teal Bunbury visit to Bolton now?). Olympic boss
Caleb Porter is now on the job and has summoned 28 players to Florida pre-Christmas. There are
several new faces, including Freddy Adu, Will Bruin, two keepers fresh off EPL training visits a
pair of Duke players and the re-emergence of Bryan Arguez.
Well this is going to piss off some Dynamo fans. Just days after protecting Bobby Boswell in the
expansion draft, the Dynamo declined his 2012 contract option. They could of course be hoping to
re-sign Boswell at a lower wage, but I doubt this is going to sit well with fans after the loss of
Brian Ching, who was left exposed in the expansion draft.