College Soccer

NCAA College Cup semifinals preview: Akron vs. Stanford

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With the College Cup coming to Talen Energy Stadium this weekend, Nick Fishman previews the first of Friday's semifinal doubleheader. Here's everything you need to know about Stanford and Akron.

NCAA Tournament Quarterfinal Preview: Louisville takes on Stamford, Clemson faces Denver and more

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As the NCAA Tournament kicks off its quarterfinal matches on Friday, the clear dominance from ACC representatives isclear to see.

All four of the matches in this round will be hosted by an ACC team, and the battle between Wake Forest and Virginia Tech will ensure that at least one ACC representative travels to Houston next weekend.

College Weekend Preview: Virginia-Notre Dame, Wake Forest-Louisville headline slate

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Notre Dame vs New Mexico Men's Soccer Alumni Stadium

The ACC is the most stacked conference in college soccer, and this weekend's college matchups should help put the conference's Atlantic and Coastal divisions into focus.

SBI No. 2 Louisville is the lone unbeaten team in the ACC, but must travel to face No.

College Soccer Midweek Preview: Indiana-Louisville, Stanford-San Diego State headline slate

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The Indiana Hoosiers have seen their unbeaten record erased by Notre Dame last week, but can regain some standing with a win against red-hot Louisville on Tuesday night in one of the week's marquee matches.

The SBI No. 11 Hoosiers play host to the No. 2 Cardinals in Bloomington, where they are unbeaten on the season, but stopping Louisville won't be easy.

College Soccer Weekend Rewind: UVA tops UNC, Louisville beats Syracuse, and more

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The Louisville Cardinals are on a roll, and even Syracuse couldn't slow them down.

The SBI No. 9 Cardinals handed Syracuse a 1-0 loss last Friday in one of the marquee matches of the weekend. Junior forward Mohamed Thiaw scored the winning goal to push Louisville's unbeaten run to eight in a row, while Cardinals goalkeeper Stefan Cleveland recorded his eighth shutout of the season.

The SBI College Soccer Top 25: September 23 Edition

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The top spot in the SBI College Soccer Top 25 has been a tough place to hold on to, and now Syracuse is the next in line to try and keep hold of the throne.

The Orange have jumped into the No. 1 spot in the latest SBI Top 25 after previous No. 1 Notre Dame stumbled against Louisville. Syracuse posted a pair of victories to ensure its place on top.

Louisville star midfielder Mares transferring to Indiana

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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.

College Soccer Rewind: Georgetown upsets Marquette, Louisville tops St. John’s, & more

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One of the two final remaining undefeated schools went down yesterday, as Marquette fell to Georgetown for their first loss on the year. The Hoyas controlled the pace from the start, and proved to be too strong for their Big East rivals.

A Steve Neumann free kick in the second half proved to be the difference, as Georgetown improves its record 12-2-1 on the year, with both losses occurring in conference play earlier this month.

College Soccer: Big Maryland Vs Creighton Match This Weekend

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Creighton hopes to slow down Maryland. (Photo via Creighton Athletics Department)

In men's college soccer this weekend there is yet another big match that pits two of the top teams in the country against one another. A defensive powerhouse against an offensive juggernaut. For those who are keeping tabs of course I am talking about Maryland and Creighton's match tonight.

College Soccer: Weekend Recap

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Mamadou Diouf scored his sixth goal of the season for UConn. (Photo via UConn Athletic Department/Stephen Slade)

Conference play is heating up around the country but we still had a few big out of conference games that were fun to take note this past weekend in college soccer. Below are a few of the bigger results from a jam-packed weekend.

College Soccer: Weekend Preview

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Christopher Santana and UIC battle South Florida this weekend. (Photo via UIC atheltic department)

Conference battles begin to heat up  but a looming West Coast match may prove to be the biggest game in college soccer this weekend.

Below are some of the bigger games this weekend that I'll be keeping an eye on.

College Soccer: Games That Headline Labor Day Weekend

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Austin Berry and Louisville have two big games this weekend. (Photo via Louisville Athletic Department)

If you thought the opening weekend in college soccer was a good one, well buckle up because the Labor Day weekend slate is possibly even better. A couple more high-profile match ups headline this holiday weekend as we once again have a #1 v.

2011 College Soccer Preview: Top Contenders

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Akron celebrates their first NCAA title. (AP Photo)

School is back in session for another year, which means it is time to dive into the college soccer world once again. It doesn't seem that long ago when Akron took home the NCAA trophy and then saw a mass exodus of players to Major League Soccer.


USL Week 12 Rewind: Drogba nets two, Rochester keeps winning, Louisville rolls, and more

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It was a wild weekend of USL action featuring goals, streaking teams, and plenty of penalties. Seven teams in both conferences are carrying unbeaten streaks of four or more games as teams are beginning to find their grooves. Four other teams were able to register shutouts on the weekend while three teams netted three goals.

USL Look Ahead: Week 4

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The Week 4 slate in the USL is highlighted by a top of the table clash in the Eastern Conference. It'll be second against third in Louisville on Saturday, when the Tampa Bay Rowdies square off with Louisville City.

Saint Louis FC, the top team in the East, faces a difficult road trip in Cincinnati, while the top side in the Western Conference, Real Monarchs, makes a trip of their own in Week 4.

Louisville City unveils stadium location, renderings

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Another USL team is getting a soccer-specific stadium as the league continues its push for permanent Division 2 status.

Louisville City FC has announced the location of its new soccer-specific stadium and has released several renderings of the anticipated finished product. The stadium will have a capacity of 10,000 and will be developed in the Butchertown neighborhood of Louisville and is expected to open in 2020.

Richmond Kickers

Richmond Kickers fall to Louisville City in USL Eastern Conference quarterfinals

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Andrew Dykstra kept 10-man Kickers team in the game for bulk of the match

A hard-fought season for the Richmond Kickers came to an end Sunday night as they lost a quarterfinal playoff game against Louisville City FC. On the road against a side that scored fifty-two goals during the regular season to Richmond's thirty-three, the Kickers had a nightmare start after going down to ten men in the fourth minute.

Richmond Kickers suffer first loss since July at Louisville City

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Heroics from Andrew Dykstra not enough to stave off Louisville attack

The Richmond Kickers' ten match unbeaten streak was broken on the road in Louisville Saturday night. A stagnant offense resulted in eighteen shots from Louisville to just one from Richmond. Though two shots on goal slipped by him, Andrew Dykstra made several crucial saves to keep Richmond in the game.

Another Horton clean sheet secures point for Richmond

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Ten man Richmond still finds point against conference leaders

The Richmond Kickers faced off against a tough Louisville City FC team at City Stadium on Saturday night. Louisville was coming off a two-game winning streak and looked to secure their position atop the Eastern Conference. Richmond sought to maintain their unbeaten status at home.

Richmond Kickers versus Lousiville City FC: USL streaming, prediction, lineups, and gamethread

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The Richmond Kickers take on Louisville City FC for the first time ever this afternoon.

After battling back to get a draw in their first match of the season, the Richmond Kickers return home to take on Louisville City FC. The Kickers home opener will take place again at Richmond's City Stadium, their home for the past 20 years.


UH’s Ward, Wilson win weekly conference awards

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After Saturday's big win over Louisville, the University of Houston swept two of the weekly awards from the American Athletic Conference on Monday.

Quarterback Greg Ward Jr. was named AAC Offensive Player of the Week, and cornerback Brandon Wilson earned Special Teams Player of the Week.

Handing out game balls after UH’s win over Louisville

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Demarcus Ayers has 18 receptions in two games. (Timothy D. Easley/AP)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. Handing out game balls from the University of Houston's 34-31 win over Louisville:

Brandon Wilson: Wilson took the kickoff about two yards deep in the end zone, bounced off a few defenders at the 10-yard line and shifted into high gear for a 100-yard touchdown in the third quarter.

UH’s Brandon Wilson provides lift with 100-yard kickoff return for TD

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. – For a few seconds, University of Houston coach Tom Herman could not believe Brandon Wilson, a couple yards deep in the zone, made the decision to return the kickoff.

"Really bad decision," Herman said. "That's one of those as a coach you go, ‘No, no, no, no, no, no, no .

UH offensive line shows growth in big win over Louisville

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Tom Herman has been critical of his offensive line.

You know it's bad when he makes up words to describe them.

The UH offensive line gave quarterback Greg Ward Jr. time to throw in Saturday's 34-31 win over Louisville. (Timothy D. Easley/AP)

"We need to de-gooefy them," Herman said before the start of fall camp.

University of Houston defensive pressure forces Louisville to make QB change in 4th quarter

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The University of Houston defense wanted to rattle Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson, a true freshman making his first career start.

"We wanted to put some pressure on him and force him into making quick decisions," UH coach Tom Herman said. "I think we ramped it up a little bit knowing a freshman quarterback was back there.

This week: Houston at Louisville

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When: 11 a.m. Saturday.
Where: Papa John's Cardinal Stadium (55,000); Louisville, Ky.
TV/Radio: Fox Sports Southwest Plus/950 KPRC-AM
Line: Louisville favored by 12 1/2

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Head coach: Bobby Petrino (50-14 in six seasons).


Louisville City FC named USL Pro’s latest expansion franchise

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After months of negotiations between Orlando City president Phil Rawlins and minority owner Wayne Estopinal, Orlando's USL Pro franchise will be officially relocating and named Louisville City FC. The team is expected to begin play in 2015.

"We are excited for the future of pro soccer in Louisville," Rawlins said in a statement.

Report: Orlando City’s USL Pro franchise relocating to Louisville

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Orlando City will move out of USL Pro and into MLS in 2015, but that does not mean that the franchise will lose its place in the third division. It will remain, just in a different city.

The rights to Orlando City's USL Pro franchise will head to Louisville, according to The Louisville Courier-Journal, and will be renamed Louisville City FC in a relocation that was headed by Orlando City minority owner andLouisville architect Wayne Estopinal.

Report: New proposed Louisville team could become USL Pro affiliate for MLS Orlando City

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Not only is Orlando's USL Pro franchise move to Louisville, Kentucky becoming more and more likely, a potential partnership is also in the brewing for the near future.

Orlando City SC President Phil Rawlins told the club's website that if the ownership group in Louisville does buy Orlando's USL franchise, then they will become Orlando City's USL Pro affiliate in 2015, the year the Lions will join MLS.

Report: Orlando City could move USL Pro team in 2015 to Louisville

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For the first time ever, Louisville could become the home of a USL Pro franchise.

Orlando City Soccer Club minority owner Wayne Estopinal is in talks to bring the club's USL Pro franchise to his home in the Louisville area in 2015, according to a report in the Courier-Journal.


MLS Mock Draft: Union select Marlon Hairston with No. 6 pick

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Louisville midfielder Marlon Hairston has scored six goals and delivered five assists in 39 games for the Cardinals in two seasons.

After last season's SuperDraft where the Union ended up with Leo Fernandez and a collection of guys who didn't make the squad, it's hard to be overly optimistic about the potential returns even with a pair of picks in the first two rounds, but creativity in the midfield, a left back, target forward to spell Conor Casey and defensive depth would be the areas the Union should look to fill with their eight picks.

United selects Nick DeLeon as their top pick in 2012 MLS SuperDraft

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D.C. United selected Louisville midfielder Nick DeLeon with the seventh pick in 2012 MLS SuperDraft in Kansas City, Missouri yesterday. DeLeon, a Phoenix, Arizona native, was United's lone pick in the two-round draft held at the Kansas City Convention Center. ...


UConn Faces Louisville for National Basketball Title

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Louisville continued their Cinderella run to defeat Cal 64-67 and punch a ticket to the championship game. A short time later, UConn rolled over Notre Dame, snapping a four-game losing streak to the Irish, in an attempt it win an eighth NCAA title.

Six-foot-four freshman forward Breanna Stewart poured in 29 points in an amazing performance, leading the Huskies to an 83-65 win over Notre Dame in front of 17,545 at the New Orleans Arena.

March Madness: Who Says Women’s Basketball Isn’t Exciting?

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Wow. Talk about March Madness. On the last day of the month, comes the biggest surprise of all. Baylor, the defending NCAA champions, upset by fifth-seeded Louisville. The Cardinals were picked in many brackets to win the national title but on the men's side. No one thought the women would survive the regional semi-final.

NCAA: Charlyn Corral elegida mejor jugadora ofensiva de Big East

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Pepperdine de Anisa Guajardo venció 2-0 a San Diego con gol de Guajardo al 17′, para que Mandy Davis anotara el segundo y último gol a cinco minutos del final.

Santa Clara de Sofía Huerta ganó por el mismo marcador a Gonzaga con anotaciones de Dani Weatherholt y Julie Johnston en la segunda mitad a pase de Huerta.

NCAA: Corral y Garciamendez anotan

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Alina Garciamendez está consolidando su carrera en Stanford de la mejor manera, anotando cuatro goles hasta el momento en su último año de elegibilidad. En el triunfo por 2-1 ante Colorado, Garciamendez anotó sólo 37 segundos después que su compañera Mariah Nogueira, quien puso el empate.

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Match Preview: Louisville City FC at Harrisburg City Islanders

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Friday is Homecoming Night for the City Islanders as they host Louisville City FC at FNB Field in Harrisburg.

Game: Louisville City FC at Harrisburg City Islanders

Date: Friday, April 22nd

Time: 7:00 PM

Venue: FNB Field

Referees: REF: CORSON FIDLER, AR1: Ben Pilgrim, AR2: Terrence Mull, 4TH: Brandon Smith

Television: None


The Harrisburg City Islanders will play their first home game of the 2016 season on Friday against Eastern Conference rival Louisville City FC.

The Sports Update: Brandon Wilson’s kickoff return TD sparks UH in win at Louisville

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UH coach Tom Herman discusses Brandon Wilson's pivotal 100-yard kickoff return for a touchdown in Saturday's win at Louisville.

New England Revolution Drafts Andrew Farrell With #1 Pick In MLS SuperDraft

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As expected the New England Revolution today selected University of Louisville defender Andrew Farrell with the first overall selection in todays 2013 MLS SuperDraft.

"We're very pleased to add Andrew to the Revolution," General Manager Michael Burns said. "We believe he is the best player available in this draft class and proactively made the deal with Toronto to move up the draft order so we could ensure he was available when we picked.

Development Academy Products Kotlov, Mares Notch Hat Tricks to Advance to Sweet 16

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A pair of former Indiana United Development Academy players had impressive offensive contributions during Sunday's Second Round of the NCAA Tournament.

Zionsville, Ind., native Louisville red shirt sophomore Dylan Mares, who played for Indiana United's U-15/16 (2008-09) and U-17/18 (2009-10) teams, scored three goals as No.