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Battery score late to top Hammerheads, claim USL Pro Championship

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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.

Americans Abroad: Weekend Rewind

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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 Stadium.

NASL Week 19: A Look Back

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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 on Sunday.

Match Recaps

CONCACAF World Cup Qualifying – Match Recaps – 7 September 2012

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Jamaica, Honduras, Canada, Mexico, and Guatemala all won as El Salvador and Guyana played to a draw in CONCACAF World Cup Qualifying on September 7, 2012.

Cuba 0-3 Honduras

Honduras won their first match in Group C with a convincing performance at the Estadio Pedro Marrero.

31′ 0 1 Jerry Bengston 63′ 0 2 Victor Bernárdez 90′ +2′ 0 3 Marvin Chavez Canada 1-0 Panama

Canada moved on top of Group C with a crucial home win at BMO Field.

CONMEBOL World Cup Qualifying – Match Recaps – 7 September 2012

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Colombia thrashed Uruguay, Ecuador edged Bolivia, Argentina beat Paraguay, and Peru beat Venezuela CONMEBOL World Cup Qualifying on September 7, 2012.

Colombia 4-0 Uruguay

Teofilo Gutierrez had a brace to lead Colombia to a dominating home victory. Falcao and Camilo Zuniga provided the goals as Colombia led for almost the entire match.

UEFA Champions League – Match Recaps – 28 August 2012

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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 Mbokani scored.

Italian Serie A – Match Recaps – 26 August 2012

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Sampdoria, Inter Milan, Napoli, Lazio, Genoa, and Chievo Verona all won in the Italian Serie A on August 26, 2012.

AC Milan 0-1 Sampdoria

The Rossoneri had a disappointing opening match as they lost at home to Sampdoria. Andrea Costa scored the lone goal for Sampdoria who were not expected to get anything from this match.

Spanish Primera Division – Match Recaps – 25 August 2012

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Sociedad edged Celta Vigo, Zaragoza won at Espanyol, Rayo beat Betis, and Mallorca held Malaga in the Spanish Primera Division (La Liga) on August 25, 2012.

Real Sociedad 2-1 Celta Vigo

Real Sociedad recovered from conceding an early second half goal to win the season opener. Imanol Agirretxe scored both goals for the home side.

German Bundesliga – Match Recaps – 25 August 2012

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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.

Spanish Primera Division – Match Recaps – 18 August 2012

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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.

Scottish Premier League – Match Recaps – 4 August 2012

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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.

Stoppage Time

Taunton Eagles Take 1st Leg of LUSA Cup

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FALL RIVER, Mass. Dean Williams scored the lone goal to lead the Taunton Eagles to a 1-0 win over Fall River Sports in the first leg of LUSA Cup competition at Billy Gonsalves Field on Saturday.

Williams scored in the 44th minute while Eagles keeper Sean Gonsalves made five saves to give the Eagles a crucial one-goal advantage going into Wednesday's second leg in Taunton.

European Weekend Rewind: Van Persie shines, Roma rolls, and more

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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.

Kickers headed to ULS PRO Postseason after 1-0 win over Barracuda FC

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ST. JOHN'S, ANTIGUA – David Bulow's lone goal earned the Richmond Kickers a 1-0 victory over Antigua Barracuda FC, punching the team's ticket to the postseason Friday night.

Purchase Tickets: Richmond Kickers vs Wilmington Hammerheads - USL PRO Quarterfinals

Keeping Richmond's hopes of finishing second in the USL PRO standings alive, Bulow and Nozomi Hiroyama teamed up for the decisive play, four minutes after entering the match.

USL Pro: A Look Back at Week 19

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The Charleston Battery booked their place in the USL Pro postseason this past weekend, and they did so in convincing fashion.

The Battery clinched a playoff berth and snapped a five-game winless skid by mauling the Rochester Rhinos, 4-0, in their penultimate game of the season on Saturday.

Sesselmann savors bronze medal

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Lauren Sesselmann (Green Bay Notre Dame) left London with precious metal.

Sesselmann played all 90 minutes as Canada outlasted France 1-0 in the Olympic bronze-medal match Thursday in Coventry, England, scoring the lone goal in the second minute of stoppage time.

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CONCACAF World Cup Qualifying: Canada, Mexico, Honduras win & more

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While Jamaica's win over the United States garnered much of the headlines on Friday, there were plenty of other intriguing World Cup qualifying match-ups that took place in CONCACAF.

The most signifcant was Canada's win over Panama at BMO Field in Toronto.

Besler and Zusi Called Up for US

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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 call ups.


UMW College Soccer Wrap-Up

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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.

Five Things We Learned: Revolution at Crew

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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 Heistad/CapturedImages.biz)

One-goal games.

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.

The American goals keep coming...

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With SønderjyskE 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 underway.

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UVA College Soccer Wrap-Up

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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. – The Virginia men's soccer team scored its first win of the season Friday night with a 2-1 victory over No.

No. 8 Virginia Women Host Liberty Wednesday

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Cavaliers Continue Homestand Wednesday Against Liberty Virginia looks for second straight win over in-state competition

CHARLOTTESVILLE – The No. 8 Virginia women's soccer team continues its season-opening four-game homestand Wednesday as it hosts Liberty. Game time at Klöckner Stadium is set for 7 p.

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Labor Day Weekend Lookout!

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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.

Player Ratings: New England Revolution vs. Montreal Impact

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Stephen McCarthy put in a decent performance in the Revs loss. (Photo: Chris Aduama/aduama.com)

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).


EPL: Everton v Manchester United Highlights

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Moral of the story, all you need is a dude with a cool afro to beat Man U... Fellani scores the lone goal as RVP failed to impress and Man U dominated for long stretches. But if you think possession and shots mean everything, ask Chelsea how they won the CL... Everton in the upset, 1-0. Video: vik2003/sapo.

Sporting KC 1-1 (3-2 on pens) Seattle Sounders – Player Ratings – US Open Cup – 8 August 2012

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Sporting Kansas City won the 2012 US Open Cup on penalty kicks over three-time defending champions Seattle on August 8, 2012.

Below are player ratings for the match (1 being worst and 10 being best).

Sporting KC

Nielsen 7.5 Wasn't tested that often but made the saves when it mattered including the shoot-out

Sinovic 6.

Post-Match Chalkboard: Living Dangerously

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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.

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Akron Wins Exhibition Opener Behind Yedlin

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Akron Wins Exhibition Opener Behind Yedlin

Is this a pattern? Will every day find a new college riding the strength of a Sounders Academy Alum? The latest is Deandre Yedlin who scored Akron's lone goal in their win.

Rookie Rose stars as Sounders top Caledonia in CONCACAF opener

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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.

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In-Game Blog: USA vs. Canada

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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.

Great Britain, Mexico both win to book places in Men's Olympic quarterfinals

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It may have been more nerve-racking than most fans would have liked, but Great Britain is through to the quarterfinals in this summer's Olympics.

Great Britain emerged as leaders from Group A while simultaneously eliminating Uruguay after a 1-0 victory over the South Americans at Millenium Stadium on Wednesday.

The After Bar: USWNT 1 - North Korea 0

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They're not all going to be pretty and the U.S. women's national team final Olympic group game, a 1-0 decision over North Korea, fit the bill of a solid, but tough win.

A physical North Korea was helped by the right goal post that saved two shots, but Alex Morgan's hold up play allowed Abby Wambach to slipt through the defense and hammer home the game's lone goal.

The Rest

Freshmen lead UMW women to 3-0 win over Guilford College

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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 assist.

Gophers Drop Heartbreaker in Opening Match of Minnesota Gold Classic

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Falcon Heights, Minn. – 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 overtime.

Lancers loose to Tribe 3-1 in Exhibition

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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 McDaniel|Midlothian (Cosby) found sophomore Anthony Ugorji|Washington, D.

Week #19 NASL Players of the Week: Andy Herron & Bryan Arguez

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MIAMI, Fla. (Aug. 13, 2012) – 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.

Portland Timbers vs. FC Dallas Player Ratings: Goodbye Perkins Edition

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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.