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Major League Soccer

Judge asks DA to investigate MLS following proposed Crew relocation to Austin

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The fans of the Columbus Crew aren't the only party that feels MLS hasn't been telling the whole truth.

The San Antonio expansion bid, which has come under direct threat from the possibility of the Crew moving to Austin, Texas, could be making more noise in the coming weeks.

Bexar County judge Nelson Wolff has inquired with Bexar County district attorney Nico LaHood to see if MLS violated any laws when they supported the city's purchase of Toyota Field in 2015, per the San Antonio Express-News.

Bexar County Judge: San Antonio MLS bid has 'better shot at the third and fourth pick'

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San Antonio, with its strong, Spurs backed ownership-group, was widely viewed as a darkhorse candidate for one of this year's two MLS expansion slots. Those hopes took a major hit on Wednesday.

While local officials explicitly stated that the city remained in pursuit of an MLS team as a matter of priority, they also provided a healthy dose of realism with respect to the current standing of the bid, reports KSAT.

2016 NASL preview: Excitement building for new season of American soccer

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Despite two clubs ceasing operations after the 2015 North American Soccer League season ended, the league is about to kick-off its sixth year since returning in 2011. With a fresh TV deal announced with beIN SPORTS this week, the NASL can legitimately offer Major League Soccer some much needed competition.

2016 NASL preview: Excitement building for new season of American soccer

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Despite two clubs ceasing operations after the 2015 North American Soccer League season ended, the league is about to kick-off its sixth year since returning in 2011. With a fresh TV deal announced with beIN SPORTS this week, the NASL can legitimately offer Major League Soccer some much needed competition.

Major Link Soccer: MLS testing replay

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And there's a surprising amount of soccer-Super Bowl Commercial overlap.

MLS

Reports indicate that MLS will be testing replay technology this year, with implementation in the USL potentially for Major League implementation in 2017.

The USL is coming to San Antonio, and their new crest is obviously inspired by another Texas professional team.

Report: San Antonio looking to sell team

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Boy the news is coming out today in a hurry for MLS expansion hopefuls. First Minnesota gets in and now there is a report in the Sports Business Journal that states that NASL side San Antonio Scorpions owner Gordon Hartman has hired Citigroup to sell the team, its stadium and adjacent property..

The article (paywall warning) states that the San Antonio ownersbelieve thekey in the sale is the expectation that the team could make the jump to MLS.

San Antonio believes they are gaining momentum on MLS front

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It seems like it has been a little while since any form of real update on this space. February got away from me in a big way but now that we're into March, it is regular season time!

I wanted to start out this month with a look at San Antonio and their expansion efforts. After having another decent profile friendly over the weekend with a MLS team in FC Dallas (I refuse to call that a high profile game since the weather sort of ruined its chances of being that), San Antonio is back in the discussions of MLS expansion.

MLS confirms expansion meetings this week

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The race for the 24th expansion slot is coming down to the wire. Or at least the wire in 2014.

MLS confirmed on Wednesday that they will have three meetings with Las Vegas, Sacramento and Minnesota representatives on Thursday. The three groups will make their pitches on Thursday in New York with league executives.

Japanese group could make San Antonio push a serious one

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For the last several months, the MLS expansion talk has mostly been about Sacramento and Minnesota. Sometimes Las Vegas would sneak into that discussion but do we really take that one serious? That left San Antonio as the odd man out in some cases.

But all that could change here shortly. The San Antonio Business Journal is reporting that owner Gordon Hartman has potentially lined up more financial backers to help his push for a MLS club in the Alamo City.

USL

USL Week 15: A Weekend Look Ahead

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The midweek highlight for the USL wasFC Cincinnatipulling off an upset of the Chicago Fire, but now the focus shifts to league play as a full weekend slate awaits.

Reno 1860 and Phoenix Rising should combine for a tasty matchup as one of the most exciting attacking teams in the league takes on one of the grittiest teams in the USL.

USL Week 11: A Look Ahead

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After US Open Cup play dominated the midweek action, there's a full slate of USL matches ahead this weekend. The Rochester Rhinos will be looking to find consistency in their match with FC Cincinnati but it wont be easy as Cincy has won two straight.

Swope Park Rangers will be looking to end San Antonio's 11-game unbeaten streak as well.

USL Rewind: Rowdies, Battery keep battling atop East; SLC, San Antonio shine in West

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The ninth week of USL action saw the Real Monarchs and San Antonio FC continue to rule the roost in the Western Conference. The Charleston Battery and Tampa Bay Rowdies also kept their dogfight atop the East going strong. Reno 1868 got themselves another blowout win and a wild finish in New York gave Ottawa Fury FC a massive win over an MLS reserve side.

USL Rewind: San Antonio FC keeps rolling, Sounders 2 win thriller and more

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The weekend's USL slate saw San Antonio FC continue their dominance by blanking Portland Timbers II. With the win, San Antonio continues their run as USL's only unbeaten team. The victory by the Western Conference leaderwas one of two 4-0 victories, with the Rochester Rhinos also blanking the Charlotte Independence by that score.

New USL San Antonio club reveals name, colors and crest

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USL's latest expansion team has a name and crest.

Spurs Sports & Entertainment announced San Antonio FC as the official name of the new USL club, while the team also revealed its badge with black, silver and red as its colors.

"This is San Antonio's club," San Antonio FC managing director Tim Holt said during Thursday's revealing at the AT&T Center's Rock & Brews.

San Antonio unveils USL plans as Scorpions close up shop

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The San Antonio Scorpions' time in the NASL is over as soccer in San Antonio is set to move in a new direction.

Following the sale ofToyota Field and S.T.A.R. Soccer Complex to the City of San Antonio and Bexar County, the Scorpions NASL franchise will cease to exist. According to sources close to the situation, owner Gordon Hartman, who has been operating the team at a loss due to charitable work with Morgan's Wonderland, is expected to offload the team imminently with Las Vegas as a rumored destination.

New England Revolution

Herivaux Scores Late for San Antonio in 4-0 Rout

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The on-loan homegrown midfielder came off the bench to score the first of two stoppage time goals for San Antonio.

On loan New England Revolution midfielder Zachary Herivaux can add a USL goal to his stat sheet as the midfielder scored the third goal for San Antonio FC in a 4-0 win over Portland Timbers 2 yesterday.

Ex-Revolution Defender Stephen McCarthy Signs With USL's San Antonio

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The former Revs player returns to the USA after one year abroad in Finland.

Former New England Revolution defender Stephen McCarthy has signed with the USL's expansion San Antonio club the team announced on Twitter.

BREAKING: Stephen McCarthy (@BigMacca15) latest to join @USLSanAntonio for 2016.

San Antonio FC

Zachary Herivaux makes his USL debut

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The MLS Homegrown played 90 minutes for San Antonio FC against Seattle Sounders 2.

Zachary Herivaux made his USL debut on Tuesday, helping San Antonio FC collect a 3-2 win over Seattle Sounders 2.

Herivaux, who's generally lined up as a defensive midfielder or center back, played 90 minutes on the right flank.

The Bull & Its Horns: Toros Triumph In Texas Tussle

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In the first regular season meeting of RGVFC and South Texas rival San Antonio FC, it was the Toros coming away with a hard fought three points. They return home to face Real Monarchs this Friday.

South Texas Derby: RGVFC 1, San Antonio 0.

As the term rivalry was thrown around last week in the buildup to RGVFC-SAFC, a lot of people were saying to pump the brakes.

Rangers Remain Unbeaten

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The Swope Park Rangers continued their unbeaten start to their inaugural USL season as they picked up a 1-1 draw with fellow expansion side, San Antonio FC in their home opener. The Rangers were able to grab an early lead off a corner as the ball bounced around in the box it eventually fell to Sporting KC loanee Daniel Salloi who fired the ball past Josh Ford and into the net to make it 1-0 to the Rangers.

North American Soccer League

Some Soccer News for Sep 1, 2016

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It's Day 245 of 2016.


The unraveling of the NASL appeared to pick up speed today with rumors flying hard and heavy that Ottawa Fury is leaving the league at the end of the season. And joining USL?!?!
  • Ottawa Fury released a statement that said absolutely nothing to put the brakes on speculation:
Statement by @OttawaFuryFC regarding earlier rumors today pic.

Sporting Send Abdul-Salaam on Loan to San Antonio

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Sporting Kansas City continues to develop a working relationship with NASL side, the San Antonio Scorpions. After loaning goalkeeper Jon Kempin to the club earlier this season, the team announced today that they're sending the team's second of three first round picks, Saad Abdul-Salaam to San Antonio as well.

Kempin Loaned to San Antonio

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Sporting Kansas City announced today that homegrown goalkeeper, Jon Kempin is headed out on loan, and it's not to the place that most people expected him to go though. Most people expected Kempin to be headed to Oklahoma City to continue to play under Jimmy Nielsen with affiliate club, the Oklahoma City Energy.

San Antonio vs Ft. Lauderdale Strikers Match Highlights [VIDEO]; NASL Championship Final

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San Antonio Scorpions defeated the Fort Lauderdale Strikers 2-1 on Saturday night to win the NASL Championship.

Playing on home turf, the Scorpions won the game with two clinically finished goals. The first, a bicycle kick by Rafael Castillo, was a beauty.

The Strikers pulled a goal back from Walter Ramirez in the 79th minute, but it wasn't enough to stop San Antonio from winning their first NASL title in their history.

Oniel Fisher

Sounders 2 fall 3-0 to San Antonio: Recap and observations

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That's three games, three losses for Sounders FC 2 after they gave up three goals to the brand-new, Spurs-backed San Antonio FC.

The Sounders came out flat, and two individual mistakes led to fairly easy goals for San Antonio forward Jason Johnson within the first 10 minutes. First, Oniel Fisher failed to pick up Johnson as he made a run into the box in the 3rd minute, and Tyler Miller was easily beaten to the far post.

Seattle Sounders 2 vs. San Antonio FC 2016: Game time and live stream for USL match three

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Still down five players due to injury Ezra Hendrickson will have to get production from Academy kids and loaned first teamers. Seattle Sounders FC 2 is still without a goal under these circumstances. Each of their two losses was powered by a team with MLS talent. In the midweek loss to Arizona that loss was powered by a stellar performance from Sam Garza, a player who the Sounders didn't see as having a future with them.

college football playoff

CFP site-selection committee coming to SA on Wednesday

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DALLAS — College Football Playoff executive director Bill Hancock confirmed that a site-selection committee inspecting San Antonio and the Alamodome's ability to stage future CFP games will be held Wednesday in San Antonio.

Hancock and several other officials will meet with several city leaders including Valero Alamo Bowl chief executive officer Derrick Fox as San Antonio hopes to attract the championship game in either 2019 and 2020.

Reports: San Antonio among 9 bidders for upcoming CFP title games

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The College Football Playoffs will announce later today that nine cities will bid for the 2018, 2019 and 202 College Football Playoffs championship games, multiple reports indicate.

San Antonio has long been considered a bidder. Others will include Atlanta, Charlotte, Detroit, Houston, South Florida, Minneapolis,New Orleans and Santa Clara, Calif.

San Antonio’s CFP hopes improve as 2 more challengers opt out

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San Antonio's hopes for staging an upcoming College Football Playoff championship game have improved as two major contenders have decided not to continue bidding for those years.

Dallas-Fort Worth and Jacksonville both are opting out of the upcoming bidding cycle for championship games in 2018, 2019 and 2020.

Mexico

USA vs Mexico 2015 San Antonio Friendly Highlights 2-0 Morris Agudelo Goals Video

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USMNT v Mexico

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"For just the second time in 2015, the U.S. MNT is back on U.S. soil, where it has gone unbeaten in its last 20 matches. Now the team is set for 64th edition of the USA-Mexico rivalry, presented by AT&T, on Wednesday, April 15 at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas.

USMNT v Mexico

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Springfield, MO- Join the Springfield Chapter of the American Outlaws at Skinny Slims tomorrow for the big game!

"For just the second time in 2015, the U.S. MNT is back on U.S. soil, where it has gone unbeaten in its last 20 matches. Now the team is set for 64th edition of the USA-Mexico rivalry, presented by AT&T, on Wednesday, April 15 at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas.

The Rest

The state of the other eight MLS expansion bids

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While MLS named four finalists for its next round of expansion teams, there were eight other markets who applied for what will be whittled down to two teams.

Commissioner Don Garber made it clear that the remaining eight markets are still under consideration for the second round of expansion teams to be announced at a later date.

The Bull & Its Horns: RGVFC Wins A Rough Rivalry Match

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The Toros went on the road and defeated a 10-man San Antonio FC

Tempers Flare In South Texas Derby

Saturday's match between RGVFC and San Antonio FC was the epitome of a rivalry match. Tempers flared early and often, a player was sent off, and the match was played extremely close. Thankfully, it was the Toros that came away with the win, with Jose Escalante netting a beautiful goal in the 17th minute.

Seattle Sounders FC 2 steal an impressive point in San Antonio

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Sounders 2 become first team to shutout San Antonio FC this season.

On Saturday Seattle Sounders FC 2 came up against San Antonio FC, who are by far the best team in the league, who they had recently lost to and who are brutal on the counter attack. In their first meeting S2 played right into San Antonio's hands, holding most of the possession and allowing San Antonio to patiently wait for the right moment to catch S2 out of position and punish them with their incisive counter attack.

Some Soccer News for Feb 17, 2017

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It's Day 48 of 2017.


It only took 13 years, but DC United finally has the all-clear to begin building their stadium. Finally! By Steven Goff of the Washington Post.

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MINNESOTA UNITED PRESEASON

MNUFC will introduce their uniforms tonight!

Players with local ties to watch in USL this season

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Bethlehem Steel FC isn't the only club with ties to the greater Philadelphia region.

The Philadelphia Union's new USL team won't be the only team in the third division league featuring players with ties to the greater Philadelphia region. Here's a list of players to keep an eye on - all the league's games are streamed on YouTube - this season.

Philadelphia Union and MLS News and Notes 12-23-15:

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Christmas gifts are starting to come early as we now know who the Union's first three opponents for the 2016 season will be.

2016 MLS season to begin on March 6, league announces home openers for all 20 clubs | MLSsoccer.com
Home openers are set. The countdown to the new season begins now!

UH women’s golf team headed to NCAA regionals

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It didn't take long for the University of Houston's women's golf program to make a name for itself.

Two years after its formation and in just the first year of competing as a team, the Cougars are headed to the NCAA tournament, the school announced Monday night. UH will enter the San Antonio regional at Briggs Ranch Golf Club as a 12 seed.