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Mullins, Brian, named 2013 Hermann Trophy winners

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By DAN KARELL

For the first time since 1996, the Hermann Trophy has been awarded to a player for the second consecutive year.

The University of Maryland's Brian Mullins was awarded the 2013 Men's Hermann Trophy on Friday evening at the Missouri Athletic Club in St. Louis, becoming only the fifth male player ever to win multiple Hermann Trophies.

Silva heads into SuperDraft as one of best combine performers

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By FRANCO PANIZO

FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- If you were to ask MLS coaches which players at this year's combine helped their cause the most, David Silva would surely be among the more common names mentioned.

The Mexican-born attacking midfielder from UCSB was one of the brightest spots at the combine, showing the playmaking ability that his him considered a top prospect.

USF forward Dwyer enjoys his strongest performance on MLS Combine's final day

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By FRANCO PANIZO

FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- Dom Dwyer did not know he was heading to the 2012 MLS Combine until a day before the event kicked off, but that did not stop him from having a decent showing at the event that he capped off with a goal.

Dwyer helped adiZero (blue) to a 3-1 win over Prime (green) on Tuesday morning, scoring an insurance goal in the 52nd minute of the game when he pounced on a rebound and knocked the ball into the back of the net.

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.

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 [.

Wenger, Schuler, Finlay named Hermann Trophy finalists

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The quest for college soccer's top individual award has been narrowed to three competitors.

Duke's Andrew Wenger, North Carolina's Billy Schuler and Creighton's Ethan Finlay were named finalists for the Hermann Trophy, emerging from a list of 15 semifinalists that was released earlier in the week.

Hermann Trophy 2011

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No stats? Good luck.

For those not aware, the Hermann Trophy is soccer's equivalent to the Heismann.

So I'm scanning the blogs out there, and I came across the following comments on this post concerning the 15 semifinalists for the award.

Mark said:

12 forwards and 2 mids in that list.

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Prospecting the SuperDraft: Should D.C. United pick Georgetown senior Steve Neumann?

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With just weeks until the 2014 MLS SuperDraft, and with our own Black-and-Red holding the first pick, we are looking over the top prospects that will be available for selection. The third installment of our series looks at the top available player already inside the District of Columbia, Steve Neumann.

Weekly honors, locals on Hermann Trophy Watch List, Donovan’s foreign suitors, more

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More Union players on best of the week lists. Several locals named to Hermann Trophy Watch List. Interest in Donovan from Serie A. One million World Cup tickets requested in seven hours. More news.

Major League Soccer

Maryland’s Mullins, Virginia’s Brian, headline Hermann Trophy semifinalist shortlist

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By CAITLIN MURRAY

The shortlist of 2013 MAC Hermann Trophy semifinalists is out with a strong crop of college players that may become the next big pro all-stars.

Patrick Mullins just might make it two for two. The reigning Hermann Trophy winner has had another stellar year, tallying 16 goals and eight assists for Maryland this year.

Hopp is hungry, Neumann a Herman Trophy semifinalist, State of the League roundup, WC news, more

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A deal for a Union target reportedly collapses. Hoppenot is hungry. Steve Neumann a Hermann Trophy semifinalist. News form Garber's State of the League. World Cup news. more.

Marcus Tracy Lottery Provides a Teaching Tool More Than Anything Else

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Marcus Tracy created a bit of a media storm when he signed with Major League Soccer earlier this week. And why not? Tracy won the 2008 Hermann Trophy (college soccer's equivalent of the Heisman Trophy). The American forward spurned MLS in 2009 and signed a contract with Danish club AaB. If Tracy would have signed with MLS, he likely would have been the first pick in the 2009 MLS SuperDraft.

Little Timbers Win In Dominating Performance

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The Portland Timbers U23's took on the Fraser Valley Mariners yesterday and did something that the Timbers first team has not done since the first week of the season: they won big and they won in style. With a final score of 3-0, a score that was generous to the Mariners, the U23's opened their season with an exciting victory.

MLS First Kick: Hamid Saves 7, Trio of Academy Alumni Debut

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U.S. goalkeeper Development Academy alum Bill Hamid had a career-high seven saves for D.C. United during the opening weekend of Major League Soccer play.

The 2012 Major League Soccer season kicked off this past weekend, and several U.

Wenger selected with top pick in MLS SuperDraft

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The expansion Montreal Impact used their first pick in franchise history to select the versatile Andrew Wenger with the top pick in the 2012 MLS SuperDraft on Thursday afternoon in Kansas City.

Wenger, considered to be the most talented and complete player in the draft, enjoyed a successful career at Duke University.

Another Wenger is getting lots of attention

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Arsene Wenger might consider his namesake Andrew Wenger in his search for a full back. Wenger, a Duke University standout shows why he is the top pick in this year's MLS SuperDraft. He is listed as a defender/forward and you can see why. He has impressive ball skills, attacks down the flanks with speed, and finishes impressively.

The 2012 MLS SuperDraft Brings Few Surprises

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Most surprising on the day of the MLS SuperDraft were the opening words spoken by Don Garber as he greeted the viewers and public... in French. His words were spoken in order to honor MLS newcomers and first to pick in the draft, the Montreal Impact. Beyond the initial surprise of that, the remainder of the draft left little in the way of talking points.

Four Local Players Called

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Four player with ties to New England were taken in Thursday's MLS SuperDraft.

Defender Andrew Jean-Baptiste (Connecticut), defender Aaron Maund (Dorchester, Mass.), midfielder Tony Cascio (Connecticut) and forward Luckymore Mkosana (Dartmouth) all had their names called at the Kansas City Convention Center.

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.

2012 MLS Draft: Philadelphia Union Select Raymon Gaddis With The 35th Overall Pick

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The Philadelphia Union select Raymon Gaddis with the 35th overall pick in the 2012 MLS SuperDraft. This pick was originally acquired from Sporting Kansas City in 2010 in the Shavar Thomas trade.

Gaddis was considered by some to be the best right back in the draft, even ahead of Aubrey Perry.

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.

Buy local: Local players draw MLS eyes in draft

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When Major League Soccer teams make their draft picks in Thursday's amateur draft, several players with local ties are sure to go off the board. You may not have three former Reading United players go off the board in the first round, as happened last year when that burgeoning soccer factory churned out C.

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.

Big week starts for trio with MLS hopes

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Three players with Wisconsin ties are looking to impress coaches this weekend at the Major League Soccer Combine, which kicked off Friday in Lauderhill, Fla.

Midfielders Tony Walls (Wauwatosa East/UW-Green Bay) and Calum Mallace (Marquette) came off the bench for the adiPower team in their 3-2 win over Team PRIME in the first of six matches at the Combine.

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UVA's Caroline Miller Named Finalist for MAC Hermann Trophy

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Senior forward becomes the first finalist in program history

ST. LOUIS, Mo. – Virginia senior forward Caroline Miller (Rockville, Md.) was named one of the three women's finalists for the 2012 Missouri Athletic Club's Hermann Trophy, the National Soccer Coaches Association of America announced on Thursday.

UVA's Caroline Miller named Hermann Trophy semifinalist

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CHARLOTTESVILLE – Virginia senior forward Caroline Miller (Rockville, Md.) was named a semifinalist for the 2012 Missouri Athletic Club's Hermann Trophy, the most prestigious individual award in college soccer. Miller is one of 15 candidates announced Wednesday by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America.

Colleges: CSN honors Finlay, Mallace

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Creighton senior forward Ethan Finlay (Marshfield) collected another All-American honor, while Marquette midfielder Calum Mallace added his first.

Finlay was a first-team choice and Mallace made the second team of the College Soccer News team.

On Friday, Finlay was named to the top team of the National Soccer Coaches Association of America NCAA Division I men's All-America team and was announced as one of three finalists for the Missouri Athletic Club Hermann Trophy, awarded to the country's top player.

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Eagles Cruise Past Friars

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NEWTON, Mass. – The Boston College women's soccer team kicked off the 2012 season in style, cruising past Providence College on their way to a 3-0 victory in front of 831 at the Newton Campus Soccer Field.

Senior Kristen Mewis, who was named to the Hermann Trophy Watch List earlier this week, led the charge with a goal and an assist, while freshman McKenzie Meehan and junior Patrice Vettori also scored.

Farrelly re-signs, Lenczyk signs, Riley talks Independence roster

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Midfielder Sinead Farrelly has officially agreed to terms to return to the Philadelphia Independence for the 2012 season. Farrelly was a standout at the University of Virginia where she was a second team All-American and a Hermann Trophy finalist.  The Havertown-native was Philadelphia's first pick (second overall) in last season's draft.

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Press Touches Down

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The entire roster for the U.S. WNT training camp is complete as forward Christen Press has arrived. Press says there was two feet of snow on the ground when she left Sweden, where she is playing for Kopparbergs/Göteborg FC. It was closer to 80-degrees when she landed in Florida on Thursday evening for her first-ever full National Team call-up.

Leroux Selected No. 1 by Atlanta in 2012 WPS Draft

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UCLA's Sydney Leroux was the top pick of the Atlanta Beat during the 2012 WPS Draft on Friday.



Forward Sydney Leroux, who currently is training with the U.S. Women's National Team in Los Angeles trying to make the squad for the 2012 CONCACAF Women's Olympic Qualifying Tournament, was selected as the top pick by the Atlanta Beat during Friday's 2012 WPS Draft at the NSCAA Convention in Kansas City, Mo.

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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.

The 2011 Hermann Trophy winner and ACC Offensive Player of the Year had 17 goals and eight assists last year.

Wenger wins Hermann, 5 Union players in U-23 camp, more news

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Pennsylvania native Andrew Wenger won the Hermann Trophy Friday as the best player in men's college soccer. The former Reading United and Duke University star is expected to be a top-3 pick in this month's MLS college draft. Stanford's Teresa Noyola won the women's award.

Reading alums for Hermann Trophy, more news

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The Hermann Trophy finalists were announced Friday, and two of the three finalists are Reading United AC alumni: forwards Andrew Wenger of Duke and Billy Schuler of North Carolina. Both are juniors who grew up in Pennsylvania.

All told, six Reading United alumni were named All-American, with goalkeeper Brian Holt of Creighton and defender Matt Hedges of North Carolina joining Wenger and Schuler on the first team.

MLS Combine

Finlay dazzles with hat-trick on Day 2 of MLS Combine

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By FRANCO PANIZO

FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- The second day of the MLS Combine was the first day for Ethan Finlay, who had arrived to the Sunshine State on Saturday. He had missed the first day of the event on Friday to attend the Hermann Trophy Award ceremony in St.

Rosters released for MLS Combine

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The MLS Combine gets underway in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., later this afternoon, and MLS has released the rosters for the four teams that will compete in front of coaches and scouts for the next four days.

Seven foreign players were invited to participate in the combine, which is otherwise comprised of NCAA seniors and Generation adidas signings.

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A Look into the Future

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Coming off its worst season on record, there's no doubt that the Revolution will have to maximize every available opportunity to help them get back to respectability. After selecting three established MLS players during last month's Re-entry Draft, their next chance to bolster the roster arrives on Thursday with the SuperDraft.

Four Local Stars Get Call to Combine

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Four New England-based college players will be making the trek to Fort Lauderdale, Fla. for the 2012 MLS Player Combine, which will run from Jan. 6-10, 2012.

The UConn duo of defender Nick Blake and forward Tony Cascio, as well as Dartmouth forward Luckymore Mkosana and Providence goalkeeper Jhojan Obando, are among 52 college seniors that will attempt to improve their SuperDraft stock during the five-day showcase, which will host a number of MLS coaches, general managers and scouts all hoping to get a glimpse of the country's best college-based talent.

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Japan Defeat France in Semis

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Boston College alumnus Laura Georges helped lead France on an impressive run to the semifinals in the women's soccer tournament at the 2012 London Olympics, but her team came up just short against Japan in a 2-1 loss at Wembley Stadium on Monday. France will now head to the bronze medal match against the loser of the semifinal between the U.

Brian and Miller from Virginia named All-Americans

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KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Two Virginia women's soccer players were named All-Americans as the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) announced its 2011 awards on Friday. Freshman midfielder Morgan Brian (St. Simons Island, Ga.) was named a first-team All-American and junior forward Caroline Miller (Rockville, Md.