Virginia Clashes With Mount St. Mary's Tuesday at KlÃ¶ckner Stadium Cavaliers and
Mountaineers kick off at 7 p.m.
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. â€“ The Virginia men's soccer team entertains Mount St. Mary's at 7 p.m.
Tuesday in a non-conference encounter at KlÃ¶ckner Stadium. It marks the first of five Tuesday
matches on the Cavaliers' schedule this season.
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'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.
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.
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.
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.
Stephen McCarthy put in a decent performance in the Revs loss. (Photo: Chris
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.Â 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.
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.
Mexico won their first ever Gold Medal the Olympics (soccer tournament) by defeating favorites
Brazil 2-1 at Wembley Stadium.Â 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.
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.
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
In Soccer, a strong scoring duo makes all the difference for fans and for a winning record.
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.
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. â€“ 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 KlÃ¶ckner
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.
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.
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).
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.