For the second time in three years, the Charleston Battery are the USL Pro champions.
The Battery ended their dream playoff run on by grabbing a 1-0 victory over the Wilmington
Hammerheads in the USL Pro Championship at Blackbaud Stadium on Saturday night, giving Charleston
their second title since 2010 and fourth overall.
Geoff Cameron may have spent most of this past week in the United States completing paperwork to
finalize his move to Stoke City, but that did not stop him from earning a start and making an
impressive debut for the Potters.Â
Three days after arriving to England, Cameron put forth an impressive 90-minute outing in his
first Stoke appearance as he helped the club hold Arsenal to a scoreless draw at Britannia
FC Edmonton are back in the hunt for the playoffs.
The Eddies brought themselves within four points of sixth place in the NASL standings and the
final playoff spot that comes with it by blanking the Puerto RIco Islanders, 1-0, at Clarke Stadium
Anderlecht, BATE Borisov, Dinamo Zagreb, Malaga, and Braga all advanced to the Group Stage in
the UEFA Champions League on August 28, 2012.
Anderlecht 2-0 AEL
The home side scored two late goals to secure their place in the Group Stage. AEL were able to
hold onto their 2-1 lead from the first lead until the 81st minute when Anderlecht's Deiudonne
Bayern Munich won on the road, Monchengladbach narrowly won at home, and Wolfsburg edged
Stuttgart in the German Bundesliga on August 25, 2012. Other results on Saturday were Eintracht
Frankfurt winning at Bayer Leverkusen, Fortuna Dusseldorf winning at Augsburg, and Freiburg were
held to a draw by Mainz.
Malaga won on the road, Sevilla edged Getafe, and Mallorca defeated Espanyol in the Spanish
Primera Division (La Liga) on August 18, 2012.
Celta Vigo 0-1 Malaga
Malaga started the season with a victory thanks to a late second half Fabrice Olinga goal.
Malaga finished fourth last season and will be looking to challenge for third which would avoid
qualifying for the UEFA Champions League.
Celtic edged Aberdeen, Hearts blanked St Johnstone, and three other matches ended in draws in
the Scottish Premier League on August 4, 2012.
Celtic 1-0 Aberdeen
The defending SPL champions started the season on a high note with a victory at Celtic Park. The
lone goal of the match, scored by Kris Commons, was a bit lucky as it fumbled by the goalkeeper and
should have been saved.
Manchester United striker Robin van Persie proved why he was worth every penny of his $38
million transfer from Arsenal, bagging a hat trick in the Red Devils' 3-2 victory over Premiership
new boys Southampton.
The Dutch international opened with a first-half strike before scoring two more goals in the
87th minute and second minute of second-half stoppage time to erase a 2-1 Southampton lead.
The official announcement should be coming out later today on the full roster for the US squad that
will go down to Mexico City to play Mexico on Wednesday in a friendly, but Robb Heineman let some
news creep out early as he announced on Twitter that both Matt Besler and Graham Zusi have earned
Reynolds' Late 2OT Score Lifts UMW Women's Soccer to 5-4 win in 2012 Opener Junior Erin Reynolds
scored her second goal of the day with just 36 seconds remaining in the second overtime to lift the
University of Mary Washington women's soccer team to a 5-4 win at Bridgewater College in both
teams' season opener on Friday afternoon.
Benny Feilhaber returned to form out on the left during Saturday's 4-3 loss to the Crew.
Feilhaber assisted on Jerry Bengtson's 23rd minute tally. (Photo: Kari
It's often said that good teams prevail in one-goal games. That, somehow, whether it's squeezing
out the lone goal of a 1-0 win, or grabbing the game-winner in an offensive outburst, good teams,
more often than not, come out on top.
With SÃ¸nderjyskE midfielder Conor O'Brien grabbing his side's lone goal in a 2-1 loss against
Odense BK, that brings the American strike tally to nine for the "weekend" round. His second goal
of the young season cut the away lead in half, but there was to be no complete rally. Clip search
University of Virginia-Virginia Men's Soccer Scores Late to Drop No. 22 California,
2-1 Carroll heads home game winner in 84th minute
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. â€“ The Virginia men's soccer team scored its first win of the season Friday
night with a 2-1 victory over No.
Even though the Chicago Fire will not be taking the field until Sunday when they host the
Houston Dynamo, it does not mean there are no MLS matches worth watching on Saturday. Matter of
fact, there are three big matches with playoff implications taking place. The MLS has been catching
some flack for the new unbalanced schedule this year, but this final third of the schedule is
giving us some very intriguing matches to watch each week.
Stephen McCarthy put in a decent performance in the Revs loss. (Photo: Chris
After each match the contributors to New England Soccer Today will rate the performances of
the New England Revolution players who made an appearance on a 1 to 10 scale (1 horrendous, 5
average, 10 perfection).
Moral of the story, all you need is a dude with a cool afro to beat Man U...Â Fellani scores the
lone goal as RVP failed to impress and Man U dominated for long stretches.Â But if you think
possession and shots mean everything, ask Chelsea how they won the CL...Â Everton in the upset,
1-0. Video: vik2003/sapo.
The Chicago Fire's 2-1 victory over Toronto FC on Saturday was not a comfortable one. While
Toronto has been on the upswing, this should have been a game that was easily won. Marco Pappa's
equalizer was a huge relief. Between the last recorded shot of the first half (in the 38th minute)
and Pappa's goal (in the 64th minute), the Fire managed to record only two shots.
SEATTLE, Wash. -Â Â The last time the Seattle Sounders took the pitch in CONCACAF Champions
League, Santos Laguna handed them one of the worst losses in franchise history. Both the opponent
and score were far different Thursday night at CenturyLink Field.
USA, CANADA SQUARE OFF IN OLYMPIC SEMIFINALS: The U.S. Women's National Team will
meet a familiar opponent in its semifinal clash at the 2012 Olympics, taking on Canada at 2:45 p.m.
ET on Monday, Aug. 6, at Old Trafford in Manchester, England. The match will be broadcast live on
the NBC Sports Network, NBC Olympic Soccer Channel and streamed on NBC Live Extra.
The University of Mary Washington women's soccer team used three goals and three assists from
freshmen in a 3-0 win over Guilford College on Sunday at the Battleground. The Eagles improve to
4-0 on the season.
The Eagles opened the scoring at 19:18, when freshman Michelle Gibbons scored on a Sydney Cook
Falcon Heights, Minn. â€“ 9/7/12 On a chilly Friday night at Elizabeth Lyle Robbie Stadium, the
University of Minnesota women's soccer team watched their valiant effort to upset No. 20 San Diego
State go down the drain as the Aztecs notched the lone goal of the match in the first minute of
LONGWOOD FALLS TO WILLIAM AND MARY 3-1 IN EXHIBITION FARMVILLE, Va. -- The Longwood men's soccer team dropped a 3-1 exhibition contest to William
and Mary of the Colonial Athletic Association on Monday evening at the Athletics Complex in
Farmville. The Lancers' lone goal came in the 61st minute of play when senior Patrick
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MIAMI, Fla. (Aug. 13, 2012) â€“ The North American Soccer League has named Fort Lauderdale
Strikers forward Andy Herron Offensive Player of the Week. The award is the third of the season for
the first-year Striker who scored the lone goal in Fort Lauderdale's 1-0 win against the Carolina
RailHawks on Saturday at Lockhart Stadium.
Last Sunday was yet another game at home and, while we didn't get the result we all wanted,
looking back it was a sad occasion for more than just the draw. It was Troy Perkins' last game as a
Portland Timber. Of course, we didn't know it at the time, but with the recent trade, it's almost
hard to remember the game at all.