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SF Deltas hire Marc Dos Santos as first head coach

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The San Francisco Deltas are set to begin play in 2017, andthe man tasked with leading them into their first NASL campaign is one coming off one of the most impressive seasons in league history.

Former Ottawa Fury FC coach Marc DosSantos has been hired as the first head coach in SF Deltas history, the club announced on Wednesday.

Revs Headed to NC for Open Cup Play

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The Revolution will journey to North Carolina in June to face the Charlotte Independence (USL) or Carolina RailHawks (NASL) in the U.S. Open Cup after U.S. Soccer announced the fourth round pairings on Thursday.

New England's fourth-round matchup will take place on Jun.

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Soccer Wednesday: Your Running Commentary

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Olympic soccer takes centerstage for a pair of semifinals, while the Spanish Super Cup and UEFA Champions League qualifiers return on Wednesday afternoon.

Neymar and Brazil look to continue their pursuit of a gold medal on Wednesday in a semifinal clash with Honduras with a bit of added pressure following the Brazil's loss to Sweden in Tuesday's women's semifinal.

Soccer Sunday: Your Running Commentary

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With just three spots remaining in the quarterfinals at the Copa America Centenario, two tickets will be punched on Sunday as Group B concludes.

Brazil and Peru will do battle tonight, with both CONMEBOL nations vying for the group's top spot, while Ecuador remains mathematically alive as they take on Haiti.

Soccer Saturday: Your Running Commentary

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While Euro 2016 took over the early session of matches, the Copa America Centenario begins to get interesting as Group A will have two teams advancing on Saturday.

The U.S. Men's National Team needs a win or tie to ensure their path to the quarterfinals against Paraguay, while Colombia meets Costa Rica in their group finale.

New York Cosmos

NASL Rewind: Cosmos, Eddies, Indy Eleven win again and more

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The top three all won, the nextthree all lost, and the Fall Season standings in the NASL didn't change much over a fairly high-scoring weekend.

After drawing at home last week against Rayo OKC, the New York Cosmos returned to James M. Shuart Stadium andwinning form at home by claiming a 3-2 victory over the Tampa Bay Rowdies.

Leicester's Fuchs sets sights on New York after claiming Premier League title

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Leicester City's Christian Fuchs remembers the first time he saw New York City. Merely a tourist, hewas awe-struck, a bit overwhelmed, as he gazed upon the bright lights and monstrous skyscrapers. But after adopting the city as a second home, Fuchs is now looking to continue his post-Premier League career in the Big Apple.

Danny Szetela strikes back with game-winner against NYCFC

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NEW YORK – Danny Szetela couldn't feel his legs. After nearly 90 grueling minutes and in the midst of yet another season ravaged by injuries, the New York Cosmos midfielder was practically deadweight. He was spent. He was done. He was tired.

Yet, as the ball flicked off his head and into the back of the net for what proved to be an emotional game-winner, all Szetela could do was run and run in celebration of a moment that seemed impossible just several years ago.

Indy Eleven knows 'there's more to fight for' ahead of Fall Season

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Hundredsof die-hard Indy Eleven fans stormed the field at Michael A. Carroll Stadium in Indianapolis on Saturday, painting a scene that was akin to that of a European promotion match.

The Eleven had a very specific task ahead of them as they went into the game Saturday night, needing the exact 4-1 win they got in order to finish above the New York Cosmos and win the NASL Spring Season title.

NASL Week 9: A Look Ahead

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Minnesota United will look to recover from last weekend's breakdown as they face a Tampa Bay Rowdies team that has yet to really impress.

The MLS-elect team lost it late to Indy Eleven last time out, and now needs a win at home over the Rowdies to stay in the conversation for first place.

Elsewhere, Miami FC will hope their two new midfielders can help pick up the level of play as they face a stern test against FC Edmonton.

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 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.

Jacksonville Armada

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.

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.

Major League Soccer

Soccer Sunday: Your Running Commentary

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A trio of MLS games headlines Sunday night's action, while Olympic soccer continues to kick into high gear with the second round of men's matches.

In MLS play, a Western Conference clash starts the day as the Portland Timbers play host to Sporting Kansas City in a clash of playoff contenders.

Soccer Saturday: Your Running Commentary

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As playoff races continue to intensify, several MLS contenders take the field on Saturday looking to build some steam as the summer months push towards a close.

Headlining Saturday's MLS action is a clash between Western Conference contenders as the Colorado Rapids take on the Vancouver Whitecaps.

Soccer Wednesday: Your Running Commentary

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The Olympics in Rio 2016 kick off their games on Wednesdaywith women's soccer, even before the opening ceremony and the lighting of the torch. However, the day is set to be chock full of plenty of club team action as well.

Olympic hosts Brazil face off against China in the first round of games.

Soccer Saturday: Your Running Commentary

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A full slate of conference clashes are set to kick off in the afternoon around MLS, including a pair of high-profile Western Conference encounters.

The Portland Timbers will host the LA Galaxy from Providence Park, as Caleb Porter's side looks to extend their unbeaten streak to 10 matches.

Blame It On Jam Sandwiches: Minnesota United Laugh Off Sammy Ndjock’s Ridiculous Own-Goal Against Bournemouth With Cracking Little Video

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Minnesota United have produced a cracking little video to explain just why their goalkeeper, Sammy Ndjock, chucked the ball directly into his own net in a pre-season friendly against Bournemouth in midweek.

It transpires that, as per the video, the Cameroonian 'keeper was innocently preparing himself a jam sandwich in the minutes leading up to kick-off.

U.S. Open Cup Quarterfinals: A Look Ahead

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As the 2016 U.S. Open Cup hits the quarterfinals on Wednesday night, a lone NASL side looks to continue its improbable run while seven MLS teams look to book their places in the final four.

The Fort Lauderdale Strikers will attempt to reach the semifinals as the NASL team faces the Chicago Fire.

Reeling In The Years: Joe Cole Scores Impressive Overhead Bicycle Kick While Turning Out For Tampa Bay Rowdies (Video)

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After managing to wrench himself away from the glitz and glamour of Coventry, Joe Cole joined Tampa Bay Rowdies down in the second tier of the North American football pile back in May.

Now aged 34, Cole defied his iffy knees and creaking hips to prove he can still mix it with the younglings by popping up to stick away a neat little overhead bicycle kick during Saturday's 3-0 win over Puerto Rico FC in the NASL.

Soccer Wednesday: Your Running Commentary

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Six MLS matches will take place on Wednesday night, while the Copa Libertadores will name its first finalist.

Western Conference leaders FC Dallas will travel to the Seattle Sounders at CenturyLink Field as Oscar Pareja's side looks to win its fourth straight match.

Soccer Sunday: Your Running Commentary

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After Spain took home the crown four years ago, a new champion will be named on Sunday at the Euro 2016 final.

Host nation France and Portugal will meet for the title match at the European Championship, asLes Bleus seek their third Euro championship. Meanwhile, Cristiano Ronaldo and Portugal look for their first major tournament trophy.

Soccer Saturday: Your Running Commentary

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The U.S. Women's National Team will continue their preparation for this summer's Olympic Games in Rio, while a packed slate of MLS and NASL matches headline the evening.

Jill Ellis and the USWNT will take on South Africa on Saturday afternoon, as both teams prepare for next month's tournament.

This Weekend's Soccer on TV

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The champion of Europe will be decided this Sunday when Euro 2016 hosts France meet Portugal.

‎A Seleçãoearned the spot after a 2-0 win over Wales on Wednesday, while France earned the same result over Germany on Thursday thanks to a brace from the tournament's top goalscorer Antoine Griezmann.

Soccer Saturday: Your Running Commentary

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A flurry of action in the United States takes center stage on Saturday, while Euro 2016 will name a third semifinalist.

Germany and Italy will look to book a ticket to the Euro 2016 semifinals on Saturday, with either France or Iceland looming. The two sides have only conceded one combined goal entering their quarterfinals clash.

Strikers stun Orlando City in Open Cup with 120th-minute winner

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Cinderella is wearing red and gold to the ball this year.

The Ft. Lauderdale Strikers kept their improbable run in the U.S. Open Cup going on Wednesday night thanks to a dramatic winner seconds before the end of extra time. Brazilian defender Victor Giro, also known as PC, came up with the decisive goal in the 120th minute to push the Strikers to a 2-1 road win over Orlando City in a Round of 16bout at Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Florida.

Miami FC completes move for NYCFC midfielder Poku

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After days of speculation, Kwadwo Poku is officially headed to South Beach.

On Wednesday, the New York City FC midfielder completed a move to Miami FC, as the club continues to rebuild its core ahead of the NASL's Fall Season.

The 24-year-old Ghanaian appeared in 34 matches across all competitions for NYCFC in his two seasons with the team, scoring five goals and adding seven assists in that span.

2016 U.S. Open Cup Preview: Fifth Round

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The Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup returns to the forefront of American soccer this week as 14 teams from Major League Soccer and two from the NASL partake in fifth-round matches across the country.

During the fifth-round draw, the 16 remaining clubs were divided into four regional quadrants. The winners of the two matches in each region will face off in the quarterfinal round set to occur on July 20.

Report: Miami FC to acquire NYCFC midfielder Poku

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Kwadwo Poku's frustrations at New York City FC appear to be over.

According to multiple reports, Poku has been sold to NASL side Miami FC, with NYCFC said to be receiving over $500,000 for the Ghanaian.

Poku was set to make$67,500 this season with NYCFC, per the MLS Players Union.

U.S. Open Cup Fourth Round Preview (Day Two)

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After a few close calls for MLS teams entering the fray on Tuesday night, the rest of the top division teams are in action for the first time on Wednesday in the 2016 U.S. Open Cup.

The round's headlining match is the derby fixturebetween New York City FC and the New York Cosmos.

Fury looks to complete Whitecaps upset at Canadian Championship

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The Vancouver Whitecaps put out a mostly second-tier squad in their first leg matchup against the Ottawa Fury, and it's the latter that is nearing a finals appearance at the 2016 Canadian Championship.

The Fury picked up a 2-0 first leg win vs. the Whitecaps on June 1 behind first half goals from Jonny Steele and Paulo Junior.

TFC-Impact headlines semifinals of Canadian Championship

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For years Toronto FC and the Montreal Impact dominated the Canadian Championship, but last year belonged to the Vancouver Whitecaps for the very first time, earning them a spot in the 2016-17 CONCACAF Champions League.

Thefirst leg semifinal fixtures in the Canadian Championship will go a long way in deciding which two teams will meet in the title match.

Soccer Friday: Your Running Commentary

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International friendlies take over the schedule on Friday afternoon, while one match will be played around MLS in the nightcap.

Sporting Kansas City and D.C. United will be shorthanded when they kickoff the MLS weekend, with key players like Matt Besler and Steve Birnbaum away on U.

Minnesota United

Cropper training with Minnesota United following MK Dons departure

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Cody Cropper is currently clubless, but the U.S. Under-23 Men's National Team goalkeeper has found a temporary training spot with his hometown team.

Cropper, who moved to Minnesota at age 12, has been trainingwith the NASL's Minnesota United for the past several weeks, a club official confirmed to SBI.

Minnesota United to host friendly against Hyndman, Bournemouth

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U.S. Under-23 Men's National Team midfielder Emerson Hyndman may make his Bournemouth debut in his home country.

Minnesota United announced on Wednesday that they will host the Premier League club for a friendly onJuly 20th at National Sports Center Stadium. The Loons recently took on Mexican sideClub León in front of a record crowd at Target Field.

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.

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Must-See Goal: Joe Cole

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NASL Ticker: Bravo, RailHawks, Steele and more

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A Mexican star has officially joined the NASL, while his new team earned a draw in a friendly with a major European club.

The Carolina RailHawks have signed former Mexican National Team star Omar Bravo. The 36-year-old forward is Chivas de Guadalajara's all-time leading scorer with 130 total goals.

Indy Eleven captures NASL Spring Season title

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After two years of disappointing results that did not match the rabid support for the team off the pitch, Indy Eleven have earned their first title.

The Indianapolis-based franchise officially won the NASL Spring Season on Sunday, after essentially clinching it Saturday evening with a handed 4-1 victory over the Carolina RailHawks in front of their home fans.