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Soccer City To Host National Indoor Championship On March 28-29

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In 1993 the National Indoor Soccer Championship was founded. Its objective was to promote the game of indoor soccer and assist the facilities and organizations that are involved in the game. The...

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Chichitas, HLAS win national indoor titles

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Wisconsin teams captured two of the three titles at the National Indoor Soccer Championships last weekend at Soccer City in Palatine, Ill.

Madison-based Chichitas won their third Women's Open championship in four years Sunday, slipping past Illinois' Schwaben AC 2-1 in a rematch of the 2011 final, while Milwaukee's HLAS thumped California's FreeKick FC 5-1 to claim the Coed Open crown a year after losing in the final.

Four state teams at indoor nationals

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A quartet of Wisconsin teams are headed to the National Indoor Soccer Championships this weekend at Soccer City in Palatine, Ill., led by defending Women's Open national champion Chichitas.

The Madison-based women's team has played for the national title each of the past three years, winning championships in 2009 and '11.

Save the Date, 10 must see match-ups of 2011-2012 MISL season

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With the official release of the 2011-2012 MISL Season Schedule, Indoor Soccer News selected a few match-ups that are "Can't Miss Games" for any true Indoor Soccer Fan.

  1. November 3 - Comets vs. Wings: First game of the MISL season as Missouri Comets travel to the Hartman Arena to take on the new Wichita Wings.

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'Soccer City, USA': A Short Film Starring Sounders

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Remember that video I recently shared of the two goals the Sounder scored against the Whitecaps? Apparently, that was just the tip of the iceberg of offerings from LEVYfilms. The masterpiece of their Seattle Sounders collection is this short film titled "Soccer City, USA: A Glimpse of What is Possible.

Book Review: the 1975 Portland Timbers Season, in Paperback

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One of the many interesting tidbits I learned from Michael Orr's (a.k.a. mao, @maofootball) very well researched book, The 1975 Portland Timbers: The Birth of Soccer City USA, was that almost none of the players had ever stretched before that season.

For all the similarities between the Timbers of the 1970s and those of today, there is perhaps no bigger difference between the two eras than player health, and the extent to which it is a concern to the team and the fans.

Portland Timbers Related Websites

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We are a great football club and we boast a good number of websites that honor that fact. The first season of MLS brought us an explosion in Timbers media in many forms for many tastes. Â We would like to list a few of the sites that you may or may not heard of in organized super random list.

We can all hope that we will see even more Timbers media in our second season of MLS.

Tuesday's Upside: Portland Fashion

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Their Words One of the greatest strengths of the Timbers is the rich history of the club. With this third kit, we are paying homage to the teams and players that inspired our city to become Soccer City, USA. Portland Timbers president Merritt Paulson. Other Sources U.S. hopefuls get one last chance in January to impress Klinsmann - from SI.

Playoff previews: The 3 other games

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Photo: Paul Rudderow

You might have noticed, but there are three other playoff series going on besides Philadelphia Union's face-off with Houston. Normally, we might not watch them, but each series has high entertainment value, for different reasons in each case.

Here's a quick preview of the three.

Timbers Tid Bits: USWNT Edition

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Big congratulations to the U.S. Women's National Team for their thrilling 3-nil blow out against the Canadian side, not that anybody expected another result in Portland. I was, unfortunately, unable to attend in person, which is a huge shame because I really enjoy women's soccer and, on many occasions, believe it brings a better, more technical game than MLS does.

Futsal

Friday Football: Galaxy buys Torrance's Soccer City & more

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*Anschutz Entertainment Group & the Galaxy have expanded their South Bay sports empire, purchasing Torrance's South Bay Soccer City futsal facility for an undisclosed amount. *Chivas USA today waived rookie defender Scott Gordon, who made three appearances this season for a total of 23 minutes of playing time.

Tuesday Kicks: Galaxy must win in Honduras Thursday to stay alive in the CONCACAF Champions League

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*They know that after Morelia beat Alajuelense Tuesday. Here are the standings in the group. Their opponents Thursday haven't won a game in the competition.

*The Chivas USA reserves won today. Woo hoo!

*The U.S. Futsal National Team, which includes four players who play at Torrance's South Coast Soccer City, was "pulverized by Iran" after earlier losing 7-0 to Uruguay in a tourament in Brazil.

Futsal writes the future in Torrance

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Players on the U.S. Futsal National Team scrimmage Thursday at South Coast Soccer City in Torrance (Photo by Staff Photographer Brad Graverson).

When it comes to U.S. national outdoor soccer teams, the South Bay is already home to all but the Under-17 boys national team program (that has its HQ in Bradenton, Fla.

Lieberman in U.S. Futsal national camp

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Jamie Lieberman (Racine Prairie School/UW-Parkside) is taking some time off from his duties as goalkeeper coach for the UW-Parkside men's soccer team.

But he's still working.

Lieberman is training with the U.S. Futsal national team in Torrance, Calif., the first time the goalkeeper has been called into a national team camp.

Torrance to host U.S. National Futsal Team

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U.S. Soccer and the U.S. Futsal National Team will stage a player identification camp from Sept. 12-15 at Torrance's South Coast Soccer City (Daily Breeze file photo).

In a coup for Torrance's South Coast Soccer City the state-of-the-art 73,000-square-foot futsal facility that includes an international size field will host the U.

Major League Soccer

Major League Soccer to visit North Carolina

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On Thursday April 12th Major League Soccer will visit the home of the Carolina Railhawks. The day will include a visit from President Mark Abbott and Will Kuhns, Director of Communications for MLS. League spokesperson, Dan Courtemanche, had this to say on the matter:

"The Carolina Railhawks invited Mark Abbott to participate in a fan forum and meet with a variety of constituents to grow soccer in North Carolina.

Au Revoir? Intriguing Expansion Draft Options

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Undoubtedly, expansion is an exciting time for MLS fans, as it allows them to see and experience a "new" market, a new potential rival, and the possibility of the next great soccer city. Â With the success of recent expansion clubs ...

Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.

Montreal Impact Announce BMO as Primary Sponsor for 2012 MLS Season

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Joey Saputo, president of the Montreal Impact announced on Tuesday the Canadian banking financial group, Bank of Montreal (BMO), as the primary partner and shirt sponsor for their inaugural season in Major League Soccer for 2012. He made the announcement as he sat in front of a BMO banner overlooking Saputo Stadium decorated with BMO dasher boards as he The sponsorship is a 5-year deal but other terms of the contract were not announced.

World Cup

Carlitos Tevez el que todos y nadie quieren

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Un jugador de las características deseadas por casi cualquier entrenador. Carlos Tévez tiene técnica, habilidad, espíritu de lucha, sacrificio, gol. Carlos Bianchi le empezó a sacar jugo para ganarlo todo con Boca Juniors donde era crack y figura del equipo hasta que los millones brasileños lo sedujeron para ir al Corinthians y ganar el Brasileirao maravillando a la afición paulista – aunque terminó enfrentado con la misma junto con su compatriota Javier Mascherano.

El regreso del Guille Franco al fútbol mexicano

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JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA JUNE 11: Guillermo Franco of Mexico reacts during the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa Group A match between South Africa and Mexico at Soccer City Stadium on June 11, 2010 in Johannesburg, South Africa.. (Photo by Mario Castillo/Jam Media/LatinContent/Getty Images)

No puedo creer que este escribiendo esto, antes de que inicies a leer el escrito debes de recordar los siguiente: ¿Cuantas veces algunos medios critican al aficionado porque no tiene memoria?

Las calaveritas del fútbol mexicano la selección tricolor

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En el mundial 2010
la selección estaba llena de pelones
aun así no salieron campeones

Primero vamos por partes
el capitan es Rafael Marquez

Alguno se creia artista
en realidad,era el Bofo Bautista
Por eso la flaca en esta ocasión
se lo llevo por estar pelón

Aguirre te habías tardado
en meter Andres Guardado
A Javier le dijo esperame tantito
el mejor de todos es Chicharito

jóvenes viajaron a la copa
casi los dejaron sin ropa
todo por ir Argentina
y a unas chicas en la tina

Después llego Fernando Tena
que solo fue a dar pena

la calaca se los quiere llevar
a todos por su mal andar
pero entonces llego un loro
y México se llevo el oro

La catrina se pudo triste
el tri le conto un chiste

La FMF grito en la torre
y contrato al Chepo De la Torre
por esta los voy a dejar pasar
porque el tri empezara a Ganar


JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA JUNE 27: The Mexico team line up for a group photo prior to the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa Round of Sixteen match between Argentina and Mexico at Soccer City Stadium on June 27, 2010 in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Comets

Epic Joust in Central New York!

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Central New York prepares for an epic joust tonight between the Rochester Lancers and the Syracuse Silver Knights in what may prove to be the leagues greatest rivalry.

In tonight's opening battle of the MISL season in New York the storied Lancers will travel into the heart of Syracuse to defend Rochester's title of Soccer City.

Epic Joust in Central New York!

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By Shane Badger

Central New York prepares for an epic joust tonight between the Rochester Lancers and the Syracuse Silver Knights in what may prove to be the leagues greatest rivalry.

In tonight's opening battle of the MISL season in New York the storied Lancers will travel into the heart of Syracuse to defend Rochester's title of Soccer City.

New York Red Bulls

Galaxy's Donovan heads familiar looking USMNT squad to face Honduras and Ecuador

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There are in fact only three "newcomers" who haven't yet been in a Jurgen Klinsmann-led national team camp: veteran defender Oguchi Onyewu, Real Salt Lake goalkeeper Nick Rimando and German-born midfielder Danny Williams, 21, who just got his American citizenship.

"We would like to continue seeing our players develop through these initial couple of months," Klinsmann said.

Soccer City U.S.A. - A Day With The Timbers Army

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Soccer City U.S.A. - A Day With The Timbers Army

"Although my favorite MLS team has always been the Metros (Red Bulls), the team closest to my heart was the California Victory, a USL team that played in San Francisco in the second division of soccer for one season in 2007. I was part of the 1906 Supporters, the Victory's fan group and I always remembered the Portland Timber's fans that came down that year to support their team for a league game.

Portland Timbers 0–1 Colorado Rapids: Notes From Cascadia

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Soccer City indeed; the Timbers Army.

The head explosion heard around the world.

Yeah, that was me. If you heard a loud bang coming from the top left corner of the United States Saturday night, that was the sound of my head exploding as I watched Colorado score a goal in stoppage time to seal a 1-0 victory over the Portland Timbers as a sold out, shocked JELD-WEN crowed watched in disbelief.

The Rest

Seattle makes U.S. Soccer’s World Cup qualifying gamble pay off

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By IVES GALARCEP

SEATTLE- As much as you can argue it was always a sure bet, and there wasn't that much risk involved, U.S. Soccer gambled when it chose Seattle as a venue for a World Cup Qualifier. Not because Seattle isn't an amazing soccer city, but because of the lack of a permanent grass field at the city's top soccer venue, and because of the travel it would involve for the national team in the middle of a qualifying campaign.

Soccer in the City of God, Part 2: Reflections on Rio De Janeiro

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You know you love football. You love watching the players racing across the field with the smell of cut grass setting fire to your team spirit. You sit at the edge of your seat when the players get the ball down the field, avoiding the opposing team as one good whack against the ball with a head or foot sends the ball past the goalie.

Futsal Team Calls Up Academy Players

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The U.S. Futsal National Team is holding a camp this week at Soccer City in Torrance, Calif. The training camp is building on the success of the player identification camp held earlier this month and the team is now in the process of preparing for FIFA Futsal World Cup qualifying next year.

One goal of the player identification camp was to rebuilt the squad with an injection of youth, and three players who are 17 and under have joined the team in southern california.

Rapinoe for Mayor

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U.S. WNT and former Portland Pilot stars Stephanie Cox visited Town Hall on Wednesday to give a few gifts to local politicians and receive a proclamation (see below) from the Mayor and the city of Portland proclaiming a Day of Recognition for the U.S. WNT. That's one of many things we love about Portland.

Spain v Italy Preview

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It's only a friendly but Wednesday's match between Italy and Spain is a huge match for both clubs as he head towards the 2012 Euro's next summer.

Italy suffered a nightmare defence of their crown at the last World Cup, finishing below New Zealand at the bottom of Group F.

They have shown signs of improvement under Cesare Prandelli, and lead their Euro 2012 qualifying group by five points.

El papelón inglés (I)

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Supongo que no es fácil ganar un Mundial, sobre todo si no sabes cómo se hace una cosa parecida. Por fortuna para nosotros, hace años que en España se vienen haciendo bastante bien las cosas con las selecciones inferiores, y por eso no debe ser casualidad que el año pasado en el podio del Soccer City de Johannesburgo se juntaran unos cuantos medallistas olímpicos, muchos campeones de Europa en distintas categorías y un subcampeón y 3 campeones del mundo sub'20.