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College Soccer Weekend Rewind: Maryland wins, Duke tops Notre Dame, and more

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A number of Top 25 schools went down this weekend as Maryland stayed on top of the NCAA men's soccer rankings.

SBI No. 1 Maryland edged Hofstra with a 2-1 win on Friday. Alex Crognale scored both goals in the match.

While No. 6 Duke withstood Notre Dame in double overtime, Pittsburgh claimed a big result by keeping No.

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.

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.

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 [.


Justise Winslow leaving Duke early for NBA

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Elite 8: Duke vs. Gonzaga

Justise Winslow, the Duke freshman from Houston, is entering the NBA draft, the school announced.

The forward said in a statement issued by the school that "my dreams and aspirations have literally come true" while winning the national title in his only season in college.

Want to get back to the Final Four? Eat some Whataburger

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Elite 8: Duke vs. Gonzaga

Duke is going back to the Final Four for the first time since 2010.

For Blue Devils guard Matt Jones, the road to Indianapolis included pit stops at a certain iconic Texas restaurant chain.

"I made a point to go to Whataburger every day we've been here and it changed my life," Jones told the Chronicle's Stephanie Kuzydym.


Photos: Duke and Gonzaga battle at NRG Stadium for a spot in the Final Four

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Elite 8: Duke vs. Gonzaga

GameDay Central: Duke leads Gonzaga 31-26 at half in Elite 8 at NRG Stadium

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South Regional final: Duke 31, Gonzaga 26 at halftime

The Blue Devils took an early 11-6 lead following a fast-break layup by Jahil Okafor and two consecutive short-range shots from guard Tyus Jones. A swished 3-pointer from the left corner by Matt Jones stretched Duke's advantage to 14-6 with 15 minutes, 30 seconds left in the first half in the South Regional final Sunday at NRG Stadium.

Elite Eight news conference at NRG Stadium

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Elite 8 news conference at NRG Stadium

Duke Soccer

Sobre Robbie Church, y la visita de Carla Overbeck y Cindy Parlow…

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Me parecieron muy interesantes las respuestas que Cindy Parlow y Carla Overbeck ofrecieron a las dos preguntas que les hice en clase ayer. En primer lugar, les pregunté si ellas creían que el fútbol nos ofrece lecciones de vida. En segundo lugar, les pregunté si para ellas, en tanto entrenadoras y ex jugadoras, les parecía que la relación jugadora-entrenador es diferente cuando entrena un hombre o una mujer.

Soccer sin Fronteras…

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El programa de Español de Duke, a través del curso para undergrads ROMST395, tiene un proyecto para el semestre: crear y organizar una liga de fútbol para jóvenes latinos de Durham. La iniciativa naciócomo parte del creciente y mutuo apoyo del programa de Español de Duke y la comunidad latina de Durham.


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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By Chris Wright

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 [.


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.

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.


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.

Wenger, a rookie from Lititz, Pa.

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.

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.

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.

The Rest

2018 NWSL draft: Washington Spirit select Duke midfielder/defender Rebecca Quinn

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The Spirit added another Canada national team player with the #3 overall pick

With the third overall pick in the 2018 NWSL draft, the Washington Spirit selected Duke midfielder/defender Rebecca Quinn. Quinn, 22, already has 33 caps for Canada at the international level, and has recently been a regular partner for Washington's captain Shelina Zadorsky in central defense.

Sounders take Duke midfielder Zach Mathers with 35th overall pick

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Mathers played 71 matches for Duke before graduating this past December.

With their final pick of the 2015 MLS SuperDraft, Seattle Sounders selected Duke midfielder Zach Mathers. A native of Keller, TX, Mathers won multiple honors in high school, both with his club team Chelsea Solar and with Keller High School.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.