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UVA Men Battle Mount St. Mary's Tuesday

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Virginia Clashes With Mount St. Mary's Tuesday at Klöckner Stadium Cavaliers and Mountaineers kick off at 7 p.m.
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The Virginia men's soccer team entertains Mount St. Mary's at 7 p.m. Tuesday in a non-conference encounter at Klöckner Stadium. It marks the first of five Tuesday matches on the Cavaliers' schedule this season.

Tribe Women Shutout Spiders 3-0

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Three Second-Half Goals Power Tribe Past Spiders Courtesy TribeAthletics.com WILLIAMSBURG, Va. - The William and Mary women's soccer team defeated Richmond, 3-0, Wednesday night at Martin Family Stadium at Albert-Daly Field. In second-half action, W&M netted three goals in the span of 10 minutes as it distanced itself from the visiting Spiders.

Tribe Men lose 2-0 to VCU

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Tribe Men's Soccer Falls at VCU Midfielder Chris Perez, Courtesy TribeAthletics.com Richmond, Va. - The William and Mary men's soccer team fell at VCU, 2-0, Sunday night from Sports Backers Stadium. Even though the College held the advantage in shots, shots on goal and corner kicks, it was unable to put through multiple scoring opportunities on the evening.

Arsenal v. Stoke — Match Review and Player Grades

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180+ minutes of football into the season and we have yet to see our Gunners put one in the back of the net. At the same time all you "glass half fullers" out there can say we haven't conceded a goal in that same period of play. We pretty much dominated the entire run of play today against Stoke and yet only come away with a 0-0 draw and one point.

Tribe Lose to Tennessee in double OT

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Knoxville, Tenn. - The William and Mary women's soccer team dropped a hard fought, 1-0, overtime match Friday night to the Tennessee Lady Volunteers. After 90 minutes of action, the two teams needed extra time to settle the dispute. In the 107th minute of the second overtime, Tennessee netted the deciding goal on a penalty kick.

Tribe Begin Season with 0-0 Draw against Butler

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RICHMOND, Va. - The William and Mary men's soccer team opened the 2012 season in the VCU Invitational playing Butler to a, 0-0, tie Friday night at the Sports Backers Stadium in Richmond, Va. In only his second collegiate start, sophomore goalkeeper Bennett Jones registered seven saves en route to posting his first career shutout.

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).

William and Mary Draw N.C. State 1-1

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Tribe Women's Soccer Ties N.C. State, 1-1, in Exhibition Courtesy TribeAthletics.com Sat, August 11, 2012 RALEIGH, N.C. - The William and Mary women's soccer team and N.C. State played to a, 1-1 draw Saturday evening in the College's lone exhibition match before opening the 2012 season Friday, Aug.

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Tribe Men Lose 2-1 to No. 12 St. John's

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QUEENS, N.Y. - The William and Mary men's soccer team dropped a 2-1 decision Saturday night to No. 12 St. John's at Belson Stadium. The College cut the Red Storm lead down to a goal after sophomore Marcus Luster netted his first career score in the 69th minute. However, the Tribe was unable to tie the match as it fell to 1-2-1 on the year, while St.

Japan Defeat France in Semis

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Boston College alumnus Laura Georges helped lead France on an impressive run to the semifinals in the women's soccer tournament at the 2012 London Olympics, but her team came up just short against Japan in a 2-1 loss at Wembley Stadium on Monday. France will now head to the bronze medal match against the loser of the semifinal between the U.

Andy Rose Lifts Sounders Over Caledonia

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Caledonia AIA came to Seattle for their first CONCACAF Champions League match in their history. If they were expecting a large crowd of cheering supporters that Seattle has become known for they were in for a surprise. Less than 8,000 fans showed up in Seattle to watch Seattle Sounders FC start a new CCL campaign.

Revolution Transfers 2012: Shalrie Joseph Traded to Chivas USA

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The New England Revolution have traded club captain and longtime loyal soldier Shalrie Joseph to Chivas USA in exchange for Blair Gavin, the Goats' natural second-round pick in the 2013 SuperDraft, and allocation money. Joseph, one of the Revs' two designated players, leaves New England for the first time since his professional career began.

Jay Heaps Says Revs Have To Take A Long, Hard Look At Themselves

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It was another disappointing away loss last weekend for the New England Revolution and

In the past four games (three losses and a draw), the Revs have generated enough good goalscoring opportunities to win each game. But lack of quality in front of goal is killing the team this season.

Major League Soccer

Houston 1 - Real Salt Lake 0

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Houston returned to their winning ways on Thursday night, in front of 18,452 at BBVA Compass Stadium. After Brad Davis failed to convert a Dynamo penalty in the 74th minute, Colin Clark was successful in stoppage time. Salt Lake goalkeeper Nick Rimando was called for a foul in the box, setting up the penalty.

Schellas Hyndman: We Should Be Doing More Than One Goal

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In Sunday's 1-1 draw with Seattle Sounders FC, FC Dallas finished the game with 24 total shots, but that number's a bit misleading. See, MLS labels all shots as attempts on goal, which isn't exactly true. Shots on goal are actually termed as shots on target. So FCD finished Sunday's tie with the denizens of the Emerald City with seven shots on goal compared to just four by the visitors.

Sporting KC 2-1 DC United – Match Recap – MLS – 11 August 2012

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Sporting KC defeated DC United in 2-1 in Major League Soccer (MLS) on August 11, 2012. It's the first home win for Sporting in their last home matches.

The match started out with Sporting dominating play and taking the lead in the 13th minute. Teal Bunbury would head in a Graham Zusi corner kick to make it 1-0.

MLS to become “smart” league: Will better stat tracking affect our view of game?

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MLS to become "smart" league: Will better stat tracking affect our view of game? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Soccer has always been a sport predicated on somewhat subjective measurables; many coaches, scouts and trainers finding the majority of what they need to know from a player's actual play on the field, rather than his respective averages and scores in a spreadsheet.

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Revs, Union finish scoreless in drab draw

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There was nothing on the line for the New England Revolution and Philadelphia Union when they squared off at Gillette Stadium on Saturday night, and it is probably a good thing.

Two teams playing out the string put together a forgettable 90 minutes of soccer and wound up settling for a 0-0 draw.

New England 0 - 1 Kansas City: Lackluster Revs Offer No Answers To KC's Physical Play

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The first half was a rather sad state of affairs for the Revs, with passing lacking and a finishing touch very absent in the final third. Although the possession stat was almost even between the two sides, it certainly didn't look it, as Sporting Kansas City dominated the run of play and put together six shots on goal.

Match Recaps

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.

Sporting KC 1-1 NY Red Bulls – Match Recap – MLS – 26 August 2012

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Sporting Kansas City remained on top of the Eastern Conference with a 1-1 draw against the New York Red Bulls in Major League Soccer on August 26, 2012.

It was a similar fate for Sporting KC who dominated most of the match but had to settle for a draw. The home side started out quickly with a fourth minute Kei Kamara goal.

Liverpool 2-2 Manchester City – Match Recap – EPL – 26 August 2012

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Liverpool had a late second half lead but had to settle for a draw as Manchester City capitalized on a defensive lapse in the EPL on August 26, 2012. The Reds were the stronger side for most of the match and both City goals were basically gifts.

City did not have a great start as Liverpool took a 1-0 lead on a Martin Skrtel goal.

Stoke City 0-0 Arsenal – Match Recap – EPL – 26 August 2012

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Arsenal and Stoke City played to a scoreless draw in the English Premier League on Sunday, August 26, 2012. It's the second draw of the season for both clubs and the Gunners have yet to score or concede a goal this season.

Overall, Arsenal were the stronger side and dominated large stretches of the match but couldn't finish in the final third.

Scottish Premier League – Match Recaps – 25 August 2012

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Celtic defeated Inverness to go top of the table and Kilmarnock defeated Dundee United in the Scottish Premier League on August 25, 2012.

Inverness 2-4 Celtic

Celtic remained unbeaten on the season with a very comfortable victory at the Caledonian Stadium. Tony Watt led the way with a brace while Charlie Mulgrew and Victor Wanyama scored the other goals.

Chelsea 2-0 Newcastle United – Match Recap – EPL – 25 August 2012

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Chelsea remained perfect in the 2012-13 English Premier League season with a 2-0 win over Newcastle United at Stamford Bridge.

Eden Hazard had another impressive match and Fernando Torres scored for the second straight match as the Blues are showing they could be title contenders this season.

Chelsea 4-2 Reading – Match Recap – EPL – 22 August 2012

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Chelsea scored three second half goals to get a 4-2 victory over Reading in the English Premier League on Wednesday, August 22, 2012.

It was another strong performance from new signing Eden Hazard who earned a penalty kick in the 18th minute. Frank Lampard stepped up and converted the penalty by slotting it just inside the left post.

Everton 1-0 Man Utd – Match Recap – EPL – 20 August 2012

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Everton defeated Manchester United 1-0 on a second half goal to conclude the first round of matches in the 2012-13 English Premier League season. The Toffees have always been a solid team at home but they were not expected to get the win or even a draw.

United manager Sir Alex Ferguson chose not to start newly signed Robin van Persie but instead have Kagawa, Nani, and Welbeck supporting Rooney in the attack.

Mexico 0-1 USA – Match Recap – Friendly – 15 August 2012

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The United States defeated Mexico 1-0 in an international friendly on August 15, 2012. It's the Americans first ever win at the Estadio Azteca. Very few gave the USA a realistic chance to get a result, let alone win, as Mexico have been dominant at the Azteca.

Mexico started out with most of the possession but the United States were committed to defending and absorbing pressure.

Chelsea 2-3 Man City – Match Recap – Community Shield – 12 August 2012

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Manchester City kicked off the 2012-13 with a come from behind victory over Chelsea in the Community Shield. The match is the start of the English season with the EPL winners taking on the FA Cup champions.

Man City started out on the front foot with decent chances for Carlos Tevez and a Sergio Aguero while Chelsea's Eden Hazard tested the goalkeeper with a bouncing shot from long range.

Brazil 1-2 Mexico – Match Recap – Olympics – 11 August 2012

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Mexico won their first ever Gold Medal the Olympics (soccer tournament) by defeating favorites Brazil 2-1 at Wembley Stadium. Brazil were the favorites with a talented squad worth millions in transfer fees but could never recover from a slow start.

Mexico's Oribe Peralta gave his side a 1-0 lead with a goal in the first minute.

USA 2-1 Japan – Match Recap – Olympics – 9 August 2012

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The United States won their third straight Gold Medal with a 2-1 victory over Japan in the 2012 Olympics. It was a record crowd of over 80,000 at Wembley Stadium and a rematch of the 2011 Women's World Cup Final.

Carli Lloyd, who had recently lost her starting job, was the hero for the Americans with goals in the eighth minute and 54th minute.

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The Top 5 Most Exciting Scoring Duos of MLS

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There's nothing quite like the chemistry of two strikers making music together by playing off of each other's strengths or setting each other up. Sometimes, one guy is the emotional header and the other is the acrobatic juggler or one guy is the stronger dribbler while the other has a quick boot.

In Soccer, a strong scoring duo makes all the difference for fans and for a winning record.

"I think we just need to finish": Frank Klopas

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The Fire's goal scoring drought has been no secret to anybody. And it's been a point of contention all year for the club, but it was at no time more evident then in the month of July. They were shut out four times in six games- including the Aston Villa friendly, and only scored two goals the entire month.

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UVA Men Begin ACC Play With Win over Blue Devils

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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Will Bates (Sr., Chester, Va.) scored in the 58th minute and the Virginia men's soccer team was stout on defense in picking up a 1-0 win over Duke Friday night at Klöckner Stadium. The match was the ACC opener for both squads and was played in front of 4,230 spectators, marking UVa's largest home crowd since Dec.

Schaffer leads Tribe women to shutout over Villanova 1-0

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VILLANOVA, Pa. - The William and Mary women's soccer team recorded its fourth-straight victory with a 1-0 triumph at Villanova on Friday morning. Senior Mallory Schaffer provided the game-winner off an assist from classmate Cortlyn Bristol in the 80th minute. The win improves the College's record to 4-2, while Villanova falls to 1-4-2.

Seven conclusions from Liverpool 0 Arsenal 2

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Liverpool 0 Arsenal 2

1) If we insist - rightly - on giving new signings a chance, then it's pretty inconsistent to jump to extensive conclusions too quickly. Have Arsenal looked better defensively in the first three games of the season? Yeah, absolutely.

But to argue that this mean we now have the best defence in the League is not so much over-egging the point as scrambling it (if you'll forgive the terrible metaphor).

Sounders Crush Galaxy, Send Notice

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MLS teams on the East Coast, and those on the West that didn't pay attention, just received notice. This isn't last years Sounders, or the year before, or the year before. This is a new Seattle. A Seattle of power. A Seattle of opportunity. A Seattle of staunch defense. A Sounders of blue and green and shiny things.