Major League Soccer

News roundup: Union re-sign 3, MLS expands to Nashville, Swansea manager-less, more

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Also: Union preseason date, Blake's European ambition, Rutgers article, RSL acquisition, MLS long-shot video, Female Young Player of Year, ManU loses, soccer books for Xmas

NCAA D1 ranked by avg MLS GP

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Stats for all division one NCAA schools that have had at least 10 players play a game in MLS. Ranked by average games played.

Players Avg GP Median GP Avg Goals 1 FIU CUSA 11 118.1 28 10.0 2 UCLA P12 57 101.5 75 8.9 3 Indiana B10 29 98.

The Year that was for Only Time Will Tell

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Its been a big year at the home offices of Only Time Will Tell from baseball games to football game to soccer matches, its been a year of tailgating and enjoying what the fabulous world of sports has to offer. During the past year the home office has grown with the birth of my wife and I's son, he will be starting as a contributor in the coming years.

Mid-week Musings

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A little bit of news is breaking this afternoon, so let's get to that first. The Red Bulls have finally announced the details for their opening round match in U.S. Open Cup qualification.

WVH Mock Draft 4.0

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Time for the forth installment of the WVH Mock Draft. As the MLS Combine is set to kickoff this today in Florida I am extending my Mock Draft to the second round.

Recently I was asked to do a second round selection for an aggregated mock draft over at American Soccer News for the new Philadelphia Union part of the ASN site.

Incoming MLS Players With Great Names

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Each year Major League Soccer signs some of the top underclassmen in college soccer to contracts before the SuperDraft. This year's crop has some serious talent, but even better, they have some of the best names to ever grace the league. Three of them have earned special awards from me:

Player most likely to moonlight in adult films: Corben Bone - midfielder from Wake Forest.

WVH Mock Draft 3.0

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Happy New Year's Eve everyone! Only two weeks left until the 2010 MLS SuperDraft. A little time has passed since the last Mock Draft but a lot has changed in terms of Generation adidas signings which will cause some changes at the top of the order. I've also had a chance to speak with a few folks around the league about their club's selections which has helped change a couple things here and there as well.

Dilly Duka: "You Have To Have A Name"

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By Stefan Bondy - NEW YORK, NY (Dec 31st, 2009) USSoccerPlayers -- Dilly Duka admits he was a nobody, a mere blade of grass on a global soccer field. There was no prodigious upraising for the 20-year-old attacking midfielder, no golden ticket from Bradenton or overseas. Only followers of Rutgers or New Jersey high school soccer would have heard of Duka until last year, when he ascended from obscurity to become one of America's top.

WVH Mock Draft Version 2.0

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I know version 1.0 was released just last week but a lot has changed since then in terms of players signing with the league and some not signing with the league. With the recent news of a few Generation adidas signings plus a few other rumors out there about other potential signings things needed to be reflected here.

Scarlet Knights

NCAA Tournament Sweet 16 set

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Rutgers was blown out by Akron and last year's finalists Virginia and UCLA were eliminated on a day that saw 14 of 16 seeded teams prevail.

Rutgers' hopes of an upset to reach the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament were destroyed in the first 18 minutes of their match with fourth-seeded Akron on Sunday as the Zips offense erupted for five goals.

Revolution Academy Alum Scores in College Tournament

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Mitchell Taintor's two-goal performance helped Rutgers advance in the Big Ten Tournament.

While the New England Revolution are out of the playoffs, an academy alum is making waves in the Big Ten Tournament. Mitchell Taintor scored both goals in Rutgers University's win over Northwestern on Sunday.


AAC Semis: USF, UConn Advance to Final

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In Friday's semifinals of the American Athletic Conference Men's Soccer Tournament at Toyota Stadium in Frisco, USF and UConn emerged victorious and will square off in Sunday's championship match with a spot in the 2013 NCAA Men's Tournament at stake.

Bulls Edge Rutgers in Double OT, 2-1

USF (8-3-8), the No.

NCAA Tournament Round of 16 kicks off today

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The race to win the 2011 NCAA College Cup will heat up today as the 16 remaining contenders square off in pre-quarterfinal action across the country.

Four of the top five seeds are still alive, including No. 1 North Carolina, which opens today's action in a tricky match-up against Indiana.

It's Called Football: MLS Draft Edition

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Another great episode from our Canadian friends. Apparently, there is is a Match Fixing Scandal involving the Canadian National Team but after they get throught that, there is much more interesting MLS Draft analysis. Special guest Sean Keay, from, weighs in on who, in his opinion, are the top three seniors in the draft.


Professinal Tailgating: I go to too many games

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It's one thing to be a Level 1 badge on Foursquare, its another to be a Level 6. Being a Level 6 basically means that you are nut job. So last week during the travels, I became a Level 6 ESPN Foam Finger. Over the years, I've been to numerous Eagles, Rutgers, Phillies, Nationals, and BlueClaws games and my Foursquare check ins show that.

Professional Tailgating: A boring preseason friendly

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On Saturday, the OTWT Tailgating Crew traveled to Baltimore to take in the preseason friendly between Spurs and Liverpool. The game was terrible but the stadium is amazing.Alan Shearer has more Premier League titles than Steven Gerrard
A life size picture of former Rutgers star Ray Rice. Loved watching him college as a Rutgers season ticket holder.

A year in Tailgating: Video Edition

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Its been a long year for the OTWT Tailgating crew. There have been trips to Buffalo to see the Eagles, to Harrisburg for a minor league baseball game and to Washington DC to see Manchester United. Here are some of my favorite videos from our 25 events that we attended.

Nats super prospect Bryce Harper comes to Lakewood
Manchester United take the field in Washington DC vs Barcelona

Rutgers Eric LeGrand leads his team out before the West Virginia game
Philly fans turn on Andy Reid during the Eagles Patriots game

Professional Tailgating: There goes a piece of my tailgating soul

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Sometimes it's time to move on, but moving on can hurt. After weeks of waiting it finally happened, the tailgating car, a 2002 vw golf, was traded in as part of a deal for a new car for the family.

The car was getting up there in miles and in memories. It has seen its fair share of sporting events, most of them documented on this site.

NCAA Tournament

UVA Women Face Rutgers in NCAA 2nd Round

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Virginia and Rutgers Meet in NCAA 2nd Round Friday
ACC Champion Cavaliers look for eighth consecutive trip to NCAA Round of 16

CHARLOTTESVILLE – The ACC Champion Virginia women's soccer team will host a doubleheader of second round NCAA Tournament games on Friday at Klöckner Stadium.

Jimmy McLaughlin Signs With The Philadelphia Union, Becomes Team's Second Ever Home Grown Player

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Zach Pfeffer is no longer all alone as the only Philadelphia Union Home Grown Player. The 16-year-old midfielder now has fellow former academy star Jimmy McLaughlin as a teammate on the Union's first team roster.

McLaughlin started all 22 games possible at Colgate in 2011, including the University's 4-1 loss to Rutgers in the first round of the NCAA tournament.

College Soccer

College Soccer Rewind: Northwestern upends Notre Dame; Maryland edges Rutgers; and more

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The Big East Conference is widely-regarded as the strongest men's soccer conference in the nation this year, but Northwestern scored a big one for the Big Ten on Tuesday night by knocking off Notre Dame in the evening's only battle of teams ranked in the SBI Top 25.

First-half goals by Joey Calistri and Lepe Setane helped the No.

Hoffman brace leads UCLA past Rutgers to book place in NCAA quarterfinals

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LOS ANGELES -- Chandler Hoffman can't stop scoring and thanks to the junior forward's incredible run of form, UCLA sits just one win away from the College Cup.

Hoffman tallied two goals, making his total 18 on the year, as UCLA defeated Rutgers, 3-0, at Drake Stadium in the NCAA Round of 16 on Sunday night.

Rolfe's goal, three assists lead Louisville to NCAA quarterfinals

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COLLEGE PARK, Md. -- Colin Rolfe's one-man show has Louisville on the cusp of a return to the College Cup.

Rolfe, Louisville's leading scorer and last year's Hermann Trophy finalist, took apart Maryland's back line with a goal and three assists in leading the Cardinals to a 4-2Â victory in the NCAA Tournament Round of 16 at Ludwig Field Sunday night.

Saturday Soccer: 49ers dream NCAA Tournament run ends

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*Long Beach State's best-ever season has ended after a loss to Duke Friday in North Carolina.

*The UCLA men remain alive in the thid round of the NCAA Tournament, however, and host Rutgers Sunday at Drake Stadium.

Big East Tournament kicks off tonight

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The strongest conference in college soccer will begin the path toward crowning its champion today as the Big East Tournament kicks off and a half dozen nationally-ranked teams do battle for the crown currently held by Louisville.

South Florida enters as the favorite, with pre-season favorites Louisville and UConn being forced to take longer roads to the semifinals after enduring some disappointing results.

Clemson joins lists of major programs searching for a head coach

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You can add Clemson University to the list of major college soccer programs searching for new head coaches.

Interim head coach Phil Hindson will not be back after the Tigers' posted a 7-13-1 record in 2009, University officials confirmed to SBI on Thurday. Hindson took over as head coach after long-time head coach Trevor Adair resigned  in June following his arrest for assault.

MLS Teams

FIFA '12 Release Day GameThread: First Impressions

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When I woke up this morning I was in a state of immediate excitement. I felt a lot like how a kid feels on Christmas eve (or a Hanukkah night for Jews like myself) - giddy, wide eyed and energetic.

Unfortunately, Rutgers' mail office is evil incarnate and kept me from playing FIFA '12 until my friend came back from Target with his own copy.

How to find some redeeming value for MLS clubs playing in the US Open Cup

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Wouldn't a smaller venue like Omaha's Morrison Stadium make a better Open Cup venue than a fractionally-full MLS stadium?

I'm on the record in saying that the Open Cup is, on the whole, a tremendous waste of time for MLS clubs. Yeah, I said it.

It's an anachronism and as much as I do appreciate history, I am not sure that MLS clubs, with crowded calendars, and hamstrung rostrers, care about participating that much in a tournament that requires 4-5 minutes of explanation in order to even begin to market it to anyone outside the soccer community.

The Rest

PSP Women’s and Amateur Player of the Year: Amirah Ali

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The reigning NSCAA Girls' Soccer Player of the Year is also PSP's Amateur and Women's Player of the Year. All this time, she was starring on fields right in our backyard.

Lehigh, Rider exit NCAA Tournament; Rutgers advances on PKs

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It was a tough night for area teams in the NCAA Tournament and former Union Academy players Doyle Tuvesson and Logan Keys.

Local teams Rider and Lehigh were eliminated in first round action of the NCAA tournament Thursday night, leaving Rutgers as the only team remotely in the area still left in the field.

Big Money Sports Provides Training in Bullying and Harassment!

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Rutgers's biggest problem is actually not Mike Rice. It's politicians digging into the university's infrastructure - taking the ongoing dismantling of affordable public education to the next level (first attack affordability, then attack the scene of education by taking away its working infrastructure, access to institutional memory, sense of community).

NCAA: Fernanda Piña debuta con victoria

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Fernanda Piña, delantera de la selección femenil mexicana sub 20 debutó ayer en la noche con LSU Tigers en NCAA. Su equipo rival fue Oklahoma, universidad de Renae Cuéllar, así que LSU Soccer Stadium presenció un duelo entre integrantes del Tri Femenil.

Trade, Trialists, and Camp Roster

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The Rapids made a trade late today, sending an international roster spot and our 2nd round pick in the 2014 draft to Vancouver for allocation money. I'm guessing the signing of Castrillon is imminent. The Rapids now have 3 open international spots and 3 filled ones.
Colorado also invited two players from their open tryouts earlier this week into training camp with the team.

Five Schools Invited to The Dance

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Five New England-based schools have been invited to the 2011 NCAA Division I Men's Soccer Championship after the tournament bracket was unveiled Monday.

Providence College (R.I), Brown University (R.I.), Boston College (Mass.), Dartmouth College (N.H.), and the University of Connecticut all earned bids to this year's Division 1 tournament.

Women’s World Cup Final: USA vs. Japan: Live Commentary

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All the marbles. All the pretzels, so to speak.

USA vs. Japan. For the Cup.

Japan is no stranger to the Ali Krieger & the USWNT, losing two friendlies to the US just two months ago by identical 2-0 scorelines...

A quick aside here. The US ladies should probably first thank Japan when they line-up and shake hands.

American coach achieves quick success in Guatemala

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Guatemalan-based soccer writer Brent Latham profiles American Ziggy Korytoski, who is making a name for himself coaching soccer in ... Guatemala.

Korytoski, the former director of soccer on Northern Mariana Islands and assistant at Cal Poly, landed in Guatemalan when he met Antigua team director Ricardo Arenas (a former U.

Rooney and Rutgers: A perfect match

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Wayne Rooney sporting a Rutgers cap as he travels to the UEFA Champions League game against Chelsea. Rutgers and Rooney what a team.

UW adds another keeper to 2010 class

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It turns out the University of Wisconsin men's soccer team will have two goalkeepers in its 2010 recruiting class after all.

Kent Kobernus of Millstadt, Ill., recently signed a national letter of intent to play for the Badgers in the fall, new UW coach John Trask announced today.

RBNY Tuesday Kick-Around

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Good afternoon! Just a few bits and pieces to share with you on this fantastic Tuesday here in RBNY land. Red Bulls coach Hans Backe underwent a surgical procedure to remove his gallbladder late Monday night. This, after being diagnosed with cholecystitis. It's fairly certain that Mr. Backe will not fly with the team to California for this coming Saturday's match against Chivas USA.

Who the Dilly Duka is Bright Dike?

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Last week, The Crew drafted a couple of news guys to kick the ball around with. They picked up forward Dilly Duka from Rutgers with the 8th pick and Bright Dike, another forward, from Notre Dame as well as three more players in the forth round (one of whom was a midfielder, which we need almost as bad as oxygen)

Both of these picks will post good returns in both the short and long-terms, but the Duka pick seems a little more promising right off the bat.