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Major Link Soccer: Goodbye Ronaldinho

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Also: Fredy Montero leaves MLS again, and is a Premier League transfer in the cards for Christian Pulisic?

Seattle

The Sounders' move to sign Handwalla Bwana to a Homegrown Player contract is one of the top 5 MLS acquisitions of the last week. Read why.

Sounders Academy product Trey Muse has decided to return to Indiana University for his sophomore year instead of going pro, where the Sounders were interested and could have signed him as a Homegrown Player.

Sounders’ Zavaleta progressing in transition to centerback while on loan with Chivas USA

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By DAN KARELL

COLUMBUS, Ohio Eriq Zavaleta could not stop scoring goals.

That was the best way to describe Zavaleta's sophomore season, and last season in college, at Indiana University.

DU adding Freitag to coaching staff

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Mike Freitag, one of the most well-respected coaches in American soccer, has joined the University of Denver men's soccer staff, head coach Bobby Muuss announced today.

"Coach Freitag and the experiences he has had as a coach instantly make the University of Denver men's soccer program better," Muuss said.

New England Revolution

Femi notches first Revolution goal, again proves worth as super sub

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The rookie wrecked havoc on Saturday's proceedings, and managed to best Matt Lampson for the first tally of his career.

At long last, Femi Hollinger-Janzen has scored his first professional goal. The New England Revolution forward added the insurance tally in Saturday night's 2-0 win over the Chicago Fire, ensuring the home side kicks off its three-game stand at Gillette Stadium on the right foot.

Revolution Transactions 2016: Femi Hollinger-Janzen signs

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The New England Revolution have signed forward Femi Hollinger-Janzen.

The New England Revolution have officially signed all of their 2016 draftees, as forward Femi Hollinger-Janzen has inked a rookie deal.

Hollinger-Janzen was a third-round selection (51st overall) in this year's MLS SuperDraft.

Revs Sign Draft Picks Donnie Smith and Luis Soffner

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Per a team press release, the New England Revolution have announced the additions of 2013 SuperDraft picks Donnie Smith and Luis Soffner to their now 28-man roster for the upcoming season. Smith, a midfielder from UNC-Charlotte, and Soffner, a goalkeeper from Indiana University, have both been with New England for the entirety of pre-season including both trips to Arizona.

We Need To Talk About Kevin

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Believe it or not, there was a time when Kevin Alston was in the national team pool. Let that sink in for a moment. It wasn't even that long ago when he was called into Camp Cupcake in 2009 under Bob Bradley. Granted, he pulled out of the camp with a hamstring injury, but his game was reputable enough that he earned a shot.

Revs add Brettschneider, Purdie and Roach

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A day after releasing Zach Schilawski and Ryan Kinne, the New England Revolution has added three young forwards to bolster their offensive corps. Former D.C. United striker Blake Brettschneider and Revs 2012 MLS Supplemental Draft selections, Alec Purdie and Michael Roach, both midfielders/forward, have signed contracts for the 2012 season.

Patrick Doody

Fire add Patrick Doody as Homegrown Player

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Frank Yallop and Brian Bliss continue to shape the 2015 roster with the addition of Indiana University defender Patrick Doody as the fourth Homegrown Player on the current roster. Doody joins Harry Shipp, Chris Ritter, and Collin Fernandez as HG players under contract going into 2015. Doody, a 6'-0" defender has made several appearances with the Fire Reserves over the last few seasons while playing collegiate soccer at Indiana University where he was a member of the school's 2012 NCAA Championship team.

Academy Alumni Play Big Role in Indiana’s Eighth College Cup

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Indiana University garnered its eighth NCAA College Cup on Sunday with a 1-0 victory against Georgetown at Regions Park in Birmingham, Ala. You only have to look at the Hoosiers' starting lineup to realize the profound impact the Development Academy's alumni played.

Indiana's starting 11 consisted of seven players with Academy ties, including goal scorer and Indiana United product Nikita Kotlov whose 64th-minute tally proved to be the deciding factor.

College Soccer

Earthquakes sign Thompson as Homegrown Player

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The San Jose Earthquakes landed one of the best attacking players in college soccer after reaching a deal to sign Indiana University freshman sensation Tommy Thompson to a Homegrown Player contract, sources confirmed to Goal USA on Friday.

A day after a draft that saw them land a pair of California natives in the 2014 MLS Draft in J.

Zavaleta signs Generation adidas deal

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By IVES GALARCEP

The 2013 Generation adidas class moved a step closer toward completion on Friday with the addition of another top college star.

Indiana University sophomore standout Eriq Zavaleta has signed a Generation adidas deal and will be available in the 2013 MLS Draft, sources confirmed to SBI on Friday.

Louisville star midfielder Mares transferring to Indiana

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By IVES GALARCEP

Dylan Mares, one of the best attacking midfielders in college soccer, will be switching schools this winter, leaving behind a strong program for the defending national champions.

Mares is leaving Louisville to transfer to Indiana University. The redshirt sophomore confirmed the transfer to SBI late Monday night.

Indiana wins eighth NCAA title, topping Georgetown in College Cup final

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By IVES GALARCEP

It took eight years, but Indiana University finally added their eighth NCAA men's soccer championship, and they did it in a year when few outside of Bloomington could have seen it coming.

The Hoosiers ended the regular season with just one win in five matches, losing in the first round of the Big Ten Tournament, but rather than doom them, that late-season slide helped them regroup and come together in time to put together a championship run.

College Spotlight: Soccer journey brings Indiana’s Zavaleta home

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By JOSE M. ROMERO

Eriq Zavaleta was just a high school freshman in Westfield, Ind., when he made a pretty big decision for a kid his age. He decided to leave high school and go to Bradenton, Fla., to train in the U.S. Soccer U-17 national team residency program.

That decision has taken Zavaleta, now 20, to "15 or 16 countries" as a player for his country.

Toronto FC

MLS Draft 2013: Sounders move up to grab Eriq Zavaleta at No. 10

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Seattle Sounders FC needed a forward and a center back, and it got both in the same 2013 MLS SuperDraft pick. Indiana University's Eriq Zavaleta starred for the champion Hoosiers in the 2012 College Cup and assisted the winning goal in their 1-0 win over Georgetown in the final.

Zavaleta, 20, scored 18 goals in 24 games his sophomore year.

TFC-LA Notebook: Boyens likely to start, TFC's temporary home turf and more

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By ADAM SERRANO

TORONTO -- Andrew Boyens and Tommy Meyer have been locked in a battle throughout the Los Angeles Galaxy's preseason to answer the big question: Which centerback will replace Omar Gonzalez in the lineup to start the season?

The Rest

Revolution rookie hungry to score after forcing own goal

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Femi Hollinger-Janzen helped the Revolution grab a point on Wednesday night.

Five weeks ago, Femi Hollinger-Janzen was struggling to put on his jersey as he prepared to make his MLS debut against the Philadelphia Union. On Wednesday, he was the instigator of a last-ditch, game-tying goal. Not bad for a guy selected 51st overall in the 2016 SuperDraft.

Fire notebook - reserves, expansion, tv, radio, and a whole lot more

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The Fire Reserves played their first match of the season yesterday. A 2-1 win over the New York Red Bulls featured a mix of bench players and Fire Academy products. Giuseppe Gentile scored a brace to provide the difference. Victor Pineda played ninety minutes and his brother Mauricio also got into the match.

Indy Eleven sign former Hoosiers Ring and Ambersley, bring roster to ten players

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By DAN KARELL

With preseason just around the corner, Indy Eleven's inaugural roster is starting to come into view.

In a ceremony at Indiana University's famed basketball stadium Assembly Hall, Indy Eleven president Peter Wilt and head coach Jurgen Sommer revealed the signings of former Indiana men's soccer standouts Brad Ring and Mike Ambersley, taking Indy Eleven's roster to ten players.

Georgetown, Indiana Reach College Cup Final

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Georgetown University defeated the University of Maryland on penalty kicks Friday after a wild 4-4 draw, while Indiana University dominated Creighton in a 1-0 win. The Hoyas and Hoosiers will meet in the final at 2 p.m. ET on Sunday [...]

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Bruin alters goals yet again netting 10th goal

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Entering the 2012 season, Will Bruin set a modest goal of equaling the five goals he scored as a rookie last year. Nineteen games into the season, however, the second-year forward from Indiana University is the first Dynamo player to reach double figures in goals since Brian Ching scored a franchise record 13 in 2008.

Caleb Porter - interview

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U.S. Under-23 national team Caleb Porter is one of the most highly-regarded young coaches in American soccer, and his appointment to lead the United States through Olympic Qualifying didn't come as much of a surprise to those familiar with his success at the University of Akron.

Ives Galarcep interviews Porter on his philosophies of the game-


ON THE STYLE OF SOCCER HE TEACHES

"I'm a guy that never wants to go into a game and sit back and wait and worry and wonder and hang on," Porter said.

Sporting Announce Peterson Signing

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Yesterday's rumors about KC announcing the signing of Jacob Peterson turned from rumor to fact today as Sporting KC announced the signing of the 6 year MLS veteran. Peterson had been without a team since he was allowed to entry the re-entry draft by the San Jose Earthquakes. Peterson becomes the third player with a fairly long MLS career to join Kansas City this offseason, joining Bobby Convey and Pablo Nagamura.