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D.C. United wins, Champions League(s), and more: Freedom Kicks for 2/22/2018

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The NWSL schedule came out on a busy day in soccer

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NWSL announces complete 2018 schedule – Equalizer Soccer
The NWSL (finally) released its schedule.

Recap: D.C. United sees off Jacksonville Armada to cap preseason spell in Florida

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Patrick Mullins and Luciano Acosta scored as the Black-and-Red finished up their business in the Sunshine State on a positive note

D.C. United wrapped up the second of two preseason spells in Florida with a 2-1 win over Jacksonville Armada FC tonight. Patrick Mullins opened the scoring in the 11th minute via service from Paul Arriola, while Luciano Acosta doubled United's lead on the hour mark.

North American Soccer League

With many roster needs, Bethlehem remains silent

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Bethlehem Steel FC's roster -- and its 2018 United Soccer League competitive milieu -- has not yet emerged from 2018's decision-making cocoon.

NASL Week 17 Rewind:Miami FC closes Spring with win, Cosmos top Eddies and more

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The Spring Season has now come to a close.

After a long Spring Season with manysurprises and memorable moments, teams will now take areprieve as they prepare for the forthcoming Fall Season. Miami FC finished atop the table with an impressive 36 points, while PuertoRico FC finished in last place with only aquarter of those points with nine.

NASL Week 17: Look Ahead

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The Spring Season is coming to an end. This weekend is the last of Spring Season play, and although Miami FC clinched the season title last time out, there is still a lot to play for with playoff spots on the line.

On Wednesday, the Jacksonville Armada came back to secure a draw against Puerto Rico FC, thanks to a 90+ minute goal by forward Derek Gebhard.

NASL Week 12: A Look Ahead

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This was a busy week for NASL, as three NASL teams featured in U.S. Open Cup play last Wednesday.

Miami continued their superb run of form by beating MLS opponent Orlando City, 3-1, away from home. Miami's home and away form has been excellent unbeaten in eleven matches and the team morale seems to be increasingly confident and excited.

NASL Week 11 Rewind: Miami win again, Jacksonville back on track and more

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Week 11 saw fourteen goals scored over four weekend fixtures, as teams kept pace in the title race.

Miami FC registered asixth win in seven matches with a victory over FC Edmonton, the Jacksonville Armada completed a 4-1 rout over Indy Eleven, the San Francisco Deltas stayed undefeated on the road with a 3-1 win over Puerto Rico FC, and North Carolina FC fought against the New York Cosmos to a 2-2 draw.

NASL Week 10 Rewind: Miami keep rolling, Puerto Rico find a win, and more

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Week 10 felt decisive, as a number of NASL teams made a point with their results this weekend. While the table is still in contest right now, it may not be for much longer.

Miami continued to make their case for the best team in division two with a shutout victory over the Jacksonville Armada, Puerto Rico FC found their first win of the season in convincing fashion, Indy Eleven continued their bizarre streak of draws this year, and the New York Cosmos stole three points on the road.

U.S. Open Cup Round 3: A Look Ahead

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The third round of the U.S. Open Cup kicked off on Tuesdaynight with Saint Louis FC being the first team to qualify for the fourth round by beating the Michigan Bucks 2-1. An early brace bySebastian Dalgaard was enough to see them through for a fourth round matchup with the Chicago Fire.

Wednesday'saction will see three amateur teams seek a chance at the fourth round with two of them hosting their games.

NASL Week 7: A Look Ahead

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Another week, another full slate of NASL action as the teams atop the table look to create some sort of separation.

The Jacksonville Armada remain atop the NASL table as the head into a big-time clash with the New York Cosmos. Their lead is just one point, with the Cosmos, North Carolina FC and Miami FC lurking just behind.

NASL Rewind: Cosmos top Deltas, Miami FC cruises past Eddies and more

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Things were fairly eventful in the NASL this weekend as four matches were played and a total of six goals were scored.

The New York Cosmos and North Carolina FC both battled to 1-0 victories while Miami FC cruised to a 2-0 victory. Meanwhile, the Jacksonville Armada and Indy Eleven split points in a 1-1 draw.

NASL Week 6: A Look Ahead

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As the NASL's newest club and most successful club collide, it's the former that has proven one of the more successful to start the season.

Saturday's clash between the San Francisco Deltas and New York Cosmos serves as a headliner for Week 6 of NASL play. The league's top team, the Jacksonville Armada, is also in play as they look to extend their lead atop the table against last year's runners up, Indy Eleven.

NASL Week 5: A Look Ahead

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Saturday features the second full slate of matches across the NASL. Three of the top four teams in the Spring Season table take to the road to defend their respective strong starts.

Three of the four home teams this weekend have a strong chance of closing in on the top of the table with victories, while the other clash is a bottom of the table showdown.

NASL Weekend Rewind: Week 3

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The first full weekend of action in the 2017 NASL Spring Season produced a dose of revenge and a landmark win for one of the league's new members.

For the second weekend in a row, the New York Cosmos and Miami FC squared off, this time in south Florida, with yet another shutout delivered by the road team.

NASL Weekend Rewind: Miami silences Cosmos, Indy, Puerto Rico play to thrilling draw

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Week 2 in the NASL delivered 10 goals in three matches, with one contest in particular establishing itself as a contender for game of the season.

Asalivating clash between Miami FC and the New York Cosmos highlighted the weekend's action on paper. In the end, it wasn't even close as Miami brushed aside the Cosmos with a 3-0 victory.

NASL Midweek Rewind: Indy Eleven retake second place, Armada top Miami FC

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The Indy Eleven had been winless on the road in the fall season,but no longer.

The Eleven finally seized their first road victory of what's been a long fall season on Wednesday night, as they dispatched the Tampa Bay Rowdies, 3-2, at Al Lang Stadium and took back second place in the Fall and Combined standings.

Jacksonville Armada appoint Mark Lowry as new manager

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What does a run of good form earn you as an interim manager? The removal of the 'interim' tag.

The Jacksonville Armada announced on Tuesdaythat Mark Lowry would become the team's full time manager after his strong nine-match performance since becoming interim manager on August 7th.The promotion continues a rapid ascendancy for Lowry, as he was appointed an assistant coach at the club in just September of last year before taking over after the firing of manager Tony Meola in August.

NASL Look Ahead: Miami takes on Rowdies, Cosmos face Strikers and more

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With most clubs only having six matches left in the Fall Season, the push for the playoffs is truly gainingits steam this weekend in the NASL.

Almost every single match this weekend has some type of playoff hunt ramification, as five clubs are currently separated by only four points from fourth place in the Combined Standings andthat glorious last spot in the postseason.

NASL Midweek Rewind: Cosmos topple RailHawks, Miami gets crucial win and more

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As the NASL playoff race began to heat up, so have some of the matches. In a midweek treat of four Wednesday night matches, Miami FC and the New York Cosmos got crucial victories, as the former remains the league leaders in both the Fall and Combined standings.

NASL Rewind: Indy cruises past Cosmos, Rowdies top Strikers, and more

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A busy but short NASL weekend was headlined by Indy Elevanreinserting itself in the playoff race with a huge victoryat home against the New York Cosmos.

Elsewhere, both South Florida sides endureddifficult results while the Ottawa Fury snatched a victory against Minnesota United late in the match for a second week in a row.

NASL Rewind: Cosmos, Eddies tie, Fury FC shocks Minnesota and more

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With just over a month of the Fall Season left in the NASL, each match is key in the push for the playoffs.

With the top two teams facing head to head on Saturday night, it was expected it would be the match not to miss this weekend. Instead it was the two bottom dwellers, Puerto Rico FC and the Jacksonville Armada, that left hearts racing down on the island.

NASL Rewind: Cosmos increase lead at top, Miami FC extends unbeaten run

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North American Soccer League teams still have plenty of time to make runs for playoff berths in the fall season, but the playoff picture is starting to become clear.

The New York Cosmos recorded a win over Minnesota United this weekend for a more comfortable lead in the standings.

Armada part ways with Tony Meola

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The Jacksonville Armada have struggled throughout the NASL season, and those struggles have cost Tony Meola his jobless than a year into his tenure with the club.

Currently 11th in both the Fall and Combined standings, the Armada announced on Sunday that the club has parted ways with Meola, who joined the team in November 2015 as head coach and technical director.

NASL Power Rankings (Week 8)

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The New York Cosmos continued their ascent to the top of the standings, while some unexpected results caused some shifts in power around the league.

Gio Savarese's team put together another fine display to bounce back from an early deficit and defeat the Tampa Bay Rowdies. As the Spring season starts to wind down, the Cosmos seem in control of the first playoff spot.

NASL Power Rankings (Week 7)

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The NASL's Spring Season is a rollercoaster and, at least for the time being, Minnesota United sits at the highest peak.

A win over the Armada lifted the Loons to the top of the table while giving the team an inside track to the Spring title. On the other side, both the New York Cosmos and Carolina RailHawks faltered against teams they would normally expect to dispatch quite easily.

NASL Week 7: A Look Ahead

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What has been a progressive NASL season will continue this weekend, with the best teams looking to extend their lead atop the table.

The New York Cosmos travel to FC Edmonton, facing off against a team that will have a chip on its shoulder. After a recent surge of league results, the Eddies were crushed by the Ottawa Fury in a Canadian Championship game midweek.

Report: Armada sell Richie Ryan to Miami FC for record fee

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Alessandro Nesta and Miami FC are in need of a shake-up, and the club has reportedly found one in the form of one of the league's most valued leaders.

Northern Pitch reported Thursday that the Jacksonville Armada have sold midfielder Richie Ryan to Miami FC for a fee of$750k transfer fee.

NASL Rewind: Cosmos jump to top of table; RailHawks fall; and more

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As teams around them dropped points, the New York Cosmos leapt to the top of the table with another resounding result.

Following two straight losses, the Cosmos have now picked up two straight victories, with the most recent triumph coming in a 3-0 dispatching of Miami FC. With the win, the Cosmos now assume the role of league leaders after the Carolina RailHawks were upset by a previously-winless Fort Lauderdale Strikers team.

NASL Rewind: Minnesota tops Cosmos late, RailHawks win and more

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While the Carolina RailHawks maintained their unbeaten run, Minnesota United FC scored late to topple the New York Cosmos to highlight Week 4 of NASL action.

The RailHawks kept their perfect recordalive with a commanding victory over the Tampa Bay Rowdies. Just behind them, Minnesota United kept pace with a last-gasp Christian Ramirez winner that sunk the Cosmos to a second-straight defeat.

NASL Rewind: Indy stuns Cosmos, RailHawks continue to roll and more

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It was a weekend for late heroics in the NASL, which now sees just one unblemished side standing through three weeks of games.

After cruising through the first two games of the season, the New York Cosmos were stunned by a pair of late goals from Indy Elven in the reigning champions' first loss in 10 games dating back to last season.

NASL Week 3: A Look Ahead

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Both the New York Cosmos and Carolina RailHawks remain unblemished, and both sides will be looking to collect their ninth point of the young season this weekend.

The Cosmos are set for their first road match of the season with a visit to Indy Eleven, while the RailHawks prepare to host an Ottawa Fury FC team coming off of a draw.

SBI NASL Power Rankings (Week 2)

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Two weeks into the fast-paced Spring campaign, the New York Cosmos and Carolina RailHawks have emerged, while Minnesota United bounced back to remainhot on their heels.

Both the Cosmos and RailHawks made it a perfect two-from-two with victories over the Jacksonville Armada and Rayo OKC, respectively.

NASL Rewind: RailHawks win thriller, Cosmos cruise and more

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The second week of the NASL campaignhas been completed, and two favorites have emerged in the sprint that is the league's Spring Season.

After claiming all three points in Week 1, both the Carolina RailHawks and New York Cosmos repeated the feat in their sophomore efforts of 2016. The RailHawks earned a narrow victory in a five-goal thriller at Rayo OKC, while the Cosmos toppled the Jacksonville Armada in the club's second home game.

NASL Week 2: A Look Ahead

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In an opening weekend that was less than stellar for the majority of the teams in the league, the New York Cosmos made waves to follow up on their 2015 championship.

The Cosmos have another chance to impress at home this week against the Jacksonville Armada, who will make their competitive debut under new coach Tony Meola.

SBI NASL Preview: Jacksonville Armada

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After an extremely disappointing inaugural season, Jacksonville Armada FC is in the middle ofa complete transformation.

Owner and President Mark Frisch dismissed general manager Dario Sala, head coach Guillermo Hoyos, and a slew of other technical staff members in an attempt to wipe the slate clean after the team finished dead last in 2015.

NASL Ticker: Miami FC, Findley, Cosmos and more

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Ahead of their debut seasons, both Miami FC and Rayo OKC have added prove goal-scoring options to boost their frontlines.

Miami FC has signedBrazilian striker Pablo Campos, who was released by Minnesota United on Friday. The forward is the modern NASL's all-time leading scorer with 52 career league goals.

Tony Meola rebuilding Armada as coach and technical director

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Tony Meola, the coach, knew he was in for a challenge when he took the reigns with Jacksonville Armada. But first, Tony Meola, the technical director, had to pave the way by reshaping and reloading a club in needof a facelift.

Entering his first head coaching job with the second-year club, Meola joined the Armada knowing the difficulties that would lie ahead.

SBI Spotlight: USL MVP Matthew Fondy takes long road to Armada

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Matthew Fondy's road has never been easy.Fromundrafted prospect to Golden Boot winner, Fondy is now set for yet another new beginning.

The 26-year-oldhad a career year in 2015 as a member of Louisville City's inaugural team. The strikerrapidly emerged as the USL's best player in a campaign that saw the forward net22goals in 28 games.

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Some Soccer News for Jan 30, 2018

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It's Day 30 of 2018.


Steve Cherundolo has been hired as an assistant coach at Stuttgart by new head coach Tayfun Korkut. They are currently in 14th place and 3 points above relegation in the Bundesliga.



The players have to be happy about being in Florida and training on actual grass.

2017 US Open Cup Second Round

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The 2017 US Open Cup Second Round added teams from the NASL and USL, but four amateur clubs made it through to the next round. That included unaffiliated amateur team Christos FC knocking out the Richmond Kickers. The Eric Wynalda coached LA Wolves also continued their run, knocking out Chula Vista FC.