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Bradford beat Aston Villa in Capital One Cup semi-final first-leg

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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 [.

City exits on away goal rule after win over Sporting, 2-3 (3-3 agg)

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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 .

Paul Merson Attempts FA Keepy Uppy Challenge – Fails, Blames Shoes, Threatens To Stab Ball (Video)

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We've already seen The Ox and Jordan Henderson duke it out, Jamie Redknapp 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.

Prince William laughs at Alex McLeish’s appointment as Aston Villa manager

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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 [.

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NCAA: Definida College Cup

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Stanford de Alina Garciamendez entró de lleno a la lucha por la defensa del título luego de vencer nada más y nada menos que a UCLA. Un gran partido de Lo'eau LaBonta, quién se lució con un doblete, bastaron para derrotar a la plantilla de Los Angeles y meterse a College Cup.

Stanford’s Teresa Noyola and Duke’s Andrew Wenger Win 2012 Hermann Trophy

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The 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 [.

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No. 3 UVA Women Beat No. 5 Duke, 1-0; Doniak Postgame Video

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CHARLOTTESVILLE – 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 Klöckner 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.

Eclipse Select alumni report: Duke's Lipp assists 2, advances to Elite 8

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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.

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NCAA Soccer on TV: See #1 Florida State vs #2 Duke Tonight

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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.

U-23 defender Wenger nets Hermann Trophy

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U.S. Under-23 defender Andrew Wenger, who was called in once again to the U-23s this month for training in Carson, Calif., is also taking home some collegiate hardware on the side.

The junior out of Duke won the Hermann Trophy on Friday, an honor that is given to the top NCAA Division I soccer players.

Stanford women’s soccer wins first national title with 1-0 victory over Duke

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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 advance to Women's College Cup final

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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 downtown Atlanta.

Duke & Stanford set for Sunday’s NCAA Soccer Championship

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After pounding 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. 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.

2011 NCAA Women’s College Cup: The Final Four

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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 certain there will be a first-time national champion crowned at this year's NCAA final.

All four College Cup teams were seeded first in their respective brackets, and include three ACC schools—Wake Forest, Duke and Florida State—and two-time NCAA runner-up Stanford, making its fourth consecutive College Cup appearance.

Top four seeds make college women soccer's Final Four

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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.

Saturday Soccer: 49ers dream NCAA Tournament run ends

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*Long Beach State's best-ever season has ended after a loss to Duke Friday in North Carolina.

*The UCLA men remain alive in the thid round of the NCAA Tournament, however, and host Rutgers Sunday at Drake Stadium.

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VIDEO: Sixers' Elton Brand Is Bad At Soccer, Very Bad

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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.

Jamael Cox, Nick Palodichuk, Sean Okoli Sign With Sounders U23s

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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 Green.

The three most recent signings are especially significant for various reasons.

Dynamo still negotiating with Ibeagha

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Dynamo still negotiating with Ibeagha

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.

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SBI MLS Rookie of the Week: Andrew Wenger

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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 Week honors.

Player of the Week: Andrew Wenger

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Philadelphia Union had the week off, but if they didn't, you'd be hard-pressed to beat out a guy who scored his first career professional goal to give his team its first ever Major League Soccer win.

So naturally, Montreal rookie Andrew Wenger is PSP's Philadelphia player of the week.

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SBI MLS Rookie of the Week: Andrew Wenger

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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.

2012 MLS SuperDraft: Andrew Wenger Goes No. 1

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Duke's Wenger heads to Montreal. (Photo via Duke Athletic Department)

After some back and forth this morning, the Montreal Impact held on to their number one pick and took Duke defender/midfielder Andrew Wenger.

Wenger should come in right away and be a starter for this expansion club.

WVH 2012 MLS Draft – Final Mock Edition

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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.

Wenger, Noyola win Hermann Trophy

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Duke standout Andrew Wenger and Stanford senior Teresa Noyola were named winners of the Hermann Trophy on Saturday in recognition of being the top players in Division I NCAA soccer.

Wenger, who signed a Generation Adidas contract after a stellar junior year at Duke, led the ACC with 17 goals and eight assists.

Rowe Added To 2012 Generation Adidas Class

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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.

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Development Academy alum Wenger picked No. 1 in MLS SuperDraft

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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.

Drafts Then and Now

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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 California.

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Friday College Rewind: Duke upsets UNC; Cal hands Delaware first loss; and more

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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.

Breakers Select 6 at NWSL Draft

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The Boston Breakers welcomed six new faces to the club following Friday's NWSL draft in Philadelphia.

Michigan forwardNkem Ezurike (8th overall) headlined the Breakers draft class after she was taken in the first round, while Duke defender Natasha Anasi (13th overall) followed in the second round.

Arsenal keeper still looking for his best form

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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.

Two NCAA Teams with Former Juniors Still Alive

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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.

No. 15 Virginia Tech Women fall to No. 9 Duke

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BLACKSBURG, Va. – 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.

Happy Birthday Kelly

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Kelly blows out the candles and serves her teammates some cake

Yes, Kelly Cobb is not longer a teenager. The Duke striker out of Chugiak, Alaska, turned 20 today and she can hardly believe it.

But you can't stay young forever, right?

And she did get to celebrate with her teammates with a fantastic cake provided by our Japanese hosts.

The Alaskan Assassin

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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 defense.

Turns out that Cobb is also quite the outdoorswoman.

Juan David Duque: Chicago Fire Rumor Mill

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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 a deal.

Sounders, Tacoma Tide Announce PDL Partnership

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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.

U-20 Intrasquad Scrimmage Ends 3-3

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Omar Salgado contributed a goal and an assist during the Blue team's 3-3 tie against the Reds.

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.

Camp Porter

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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.

Dynamo Decline Contract Options on 4 Players

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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.