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Sounders on Campus: Week 1

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The first week of Division I soccer is in the books and our Sounders Academy alumni, to be frank, collectively kicked ass and took names. Returning players continued to be a big part of championship caliber teams and even some Freshmen wasted no time in establishing themselves on the NCAA map.

#7 Akron - DeAndre Yedlin
(8/24 - 4-0 W v Florida Gulf Coast Assist)

Yedlin kicked off his sophomore season picking up an assist in a home trouncing of Florida Gulf Coast.

Kuse and Payton Sign With Missouri State Lady Bears Soccer

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SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Missouri State women's soccer head coach Rob Brewer announced today that he has six commitments from players to join the program for the 2011 season.

"We have some very athletic players with unique skill sets joining our team this season," said Brewer. "The diversity in their abilities and the balance of attackers and defenders make these players fantastic additions to our program.

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UW's Cochran on U-20 roster for Milk Cup

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Before he returns to Madison for his sophomore season at the University of Wisconsin, AJ Cochran will take a trip to Europe.

The defender is one of 18 players named to the U.S. Under-20 national team roster for the Northern Ireland Milk Cup, which is July 21 to 26.

Season Review: Zach Pfeffer

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Editor's note: At the end of the 2010 season, we posted a series of season reviews of every Philadelphia Union player. Over the next several weeks PSP continues with a review of the 2011 season.

Zach Pfeffer was signed as the Union's first Homegrown player before the beginning of the 2011 season at the ripe old age of 15.

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A Sporting Chance

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Chris Tierney's return from suspension should allow A.J. Soares (pictured) to move back to his natural center back position. (Photo by CHRIS ADUAMA/aduama.com)

A breakdown in midfield caused the Revolution to lose their season opener against San Jose last weekend. The midfield will need to be a lot more disciplined on Saturday night when the Revolution take on Sporting Kansas City at Livestrong Sporting Park at 8:30 P.

Sporting KC grabs share of first place with rout

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By DAVID GUBALA

Sporting Kansas City completed the impressive climb from last place in the Eastern Conference to first place with their latest victory at Livestrong Park, and the star was a player KC will need to shine if they plan on staying in first place.

Teal Bunbury's sophomore season has been disappointing given the expectations of his second season as a pro, but he showed again on Saturday why he's considered one of the best young players in MLS.

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Darwin Jones Chooses UW, Five Sounders Academy Players Now Huskies

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Darwin Jones was among the Seattle Sounders' recent cuts from preseason training camp, but that doesn't mean he'll be going very far. The 19-year-old has joined the University of Washington's 2012 recruiting class, giving the Huskies four Sounders Academy products in this class alone. Jones will be accompanied by Michael Gallagher, Ian Lange and Dominique Dismuke.

Farrelly re-signs, Lenczyk signs, Riley talks Independence roster

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Midfielder Sinead Farrelly has officially agreed to terms to return to the Philadelphia Independence for the 2012 season. Farrelly was a standout at the University of Virginia where she was a second team All-American and a Hermann Trophy finalist.  The Havertown-native was Philadelphia's first pick (second overall) in last season's draft.

Maryland’s Herrick Solid Option for Revs

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After strengthening their defense with additions of Ryan Cochrane and Didier Domi so far this off-season, the Revolution will likely turn to Thursday's SuperDraft to bolster its offense. Holding the sixth overall the 2011 MLS Superdraft, the Revolution may need to look no further than University of Maryland forward Jason Herrick.

World Cup

USMNT January Camp – A Look Back at all 21 Players

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With the January camp behind us we take a look at the 21 players on the roster and give you our winners, losers, and those that maintained the status quo.

Forwards

Agudelo, Juan
Agudelo injured his right ankle during a scrimmage on Jan 13 and is expected to miss 3-4 weeks.

New Kids on the Block..er, Field

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The USA's 25-player camp that opened today features three players who received their first-ever call-ups to the full team. All played in a youth Women's World Cup for the USA and all are at different stages of their careers. Jordan Angeli (U-20s in Russia '06) had an excellent season with the Boston Breakers during her rookie year, scoring seven goals, second only to Kelly Smith.

Major League Soccer

SuperDraft what, who and why: Possible Union selections

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The MLS SuperDraft is Thursday, January 12 at 12pm ET (ESPN2, ESPN3). The Philadelphia Union have the 13th, 32nd and 35th picks this year, and nobody knows what the team will do. PSP runs down some of the options.

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What: Winger

Why: Some experts believe the Union will look to solidify their wing play by adding a player like UConn's Tony Cascio.

Road to MLS Cup: Adam Cristman

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It didn't take long for Adam Cristman to realize that he was in the midst of something special this year.

Only weeks into his first season as a member of the Los Angeles Galaxy, the fifth-year striker witnessed something he hadn't seen since his rookie year: the hallmarks of a team destined for greatness.

Monday Afternoon Union Freekicks: Playoff Picture Becoming More And More Clouded

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The City of (Twin) Brotherly Love | Section133 : The IllegitimateS
. My extraordinary younger twin brother, Zach Pfeffer, is able to manage the stress of being a teenager as well as the life of being a professional athlete. He travels more than most people, let alone 16-year-old kids, and constantly most put his social affairs on hold to pursue his career.

Timbers acquire Sal Zizzo from Chivas USA

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PORTLAND, Ore.— The Portland Timbers announced today that they have acquired midfielder Sal Zizzo from Chivas USA in exchange for allocation money. Timbers technical director/general manager Gavin Wilkinson made the announcement. Zizzo, 23, marks his second season in Major League Soccer (MLS) after contributing one assist in 10 games (1 start) with Chivas USA in [.

Houston in the Eastern Conference? Meh.

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I've gotten a couple of emails about the shifting sands of MLS conference alignment.

Houston in the East? I know, I know. Houston says "East" about like Kim Kardashian says "modest."

But honestly, I just cannot work up a good volley of indignation over this one.

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UVA's Span signs with Djurgarden

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One of college soccer's top attacking talents is headed overseas.

After not being offered a Generation adidas deal by MLS, University of Virginia winger Brian "Cobi" Span signed with Swedish club Djurgarden on Tuesday. Djurgarden had also offered former Akron and current GA striker Darren Mattocks a deal before he ultimately signed with MLS.

Ukrainian-American striker Starikov joins US national team

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NEW YORK, NY No one can accuse Bob Bradley of cutting corners in his quest to find a striker who can actually score goals. Now the search has extended all the way to Siberia. On Friday, the U.S. Soccer Federation announced the late addition of Eugene Starikov, 22, to the national team's California camp.

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Chiappetta wraps up 'valuable' trip

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Joey Chiappetta, a New Berlin native who played at Waukesha Catholic Memorial High School, prepared for his sophomore season at Lipscomb by spending six weeks at Centro de Formacion de Futbolistas de Alto Rendimiento – CEFAR – in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

He agreed to write a journal for Wisconsin Soccer Central about his experiences at the academy, where he trained alongside mainly professional players.

Plenty of practice for Chiappetta

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Joey Chiappetta, a New Berlin native who played at Waukesha Catholic Memorial High School, is preparing for his sophomore season at Lipscomb by spending time at Centro de Formacion de Futbolistas de Alto Rendimiento – CEFAR – in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

He's agreed to write a journal for Wisconsin Soccer Central about his experiences at the academy, where he's training alongside mainly professional players.

Chiappetta sees 'depressed' Argentina

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Joey Chiappetta, a New Berlin native who played at Waukesha Catholic Memorial High School, is preparing for his sophomore season at Lipscomb by spending time at Centro de Formacion de Futbolistas de Alto Rendimiento – CEFAR – in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

He's agreed to write a journal for Wisconsin Soccer Central about his experiences at the academy, where he's training alongside mainly professional players.

New faces and places for Chiappetta

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Joey Chiappetta, a New Berlin native who played at Waukesha Catholic Memorial High School, is preparing for his sophomore season at Lipscomb by spending time at Centro de Formacion de Futbolistas de Alto Rendimiento – CEFAR – in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

He's agreed to write a journal for Wisconsin Soccer Central about his experiences at the academy, where he's training alongside mainly professional players.

Unwanted time off for Chiappetta

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Joey Chiappetta, a New Berlin native who played at Waukesha Catholic Memorial High School, is preparing for his sophomore season at Lipscomb by spending time at Centro de Formacion de Futbolistas de Alto Rendimiento – CEFAR – in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

He's agreed to write a journal for Wisconsin Soccer Central about his experiences at the academy, where he's training alongside mainly professional players.

Chiappetta checks in from Argentina

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Joey Chiappetta, a New Berlin native who played at Waukesha Catholic Memorial High School, is preparing for his sophomore season at Lipscomb by spending time at Centro de Formacion de Futbolistas de Alto Rendimiento – CEFAR – in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

He's agreed to write a journal for Wisconsin Soccer Central about his experiences at the academy, where he's training alongside mainly professional players.

Chicago Red Stars

Red Stars bring in Jakes, Marik

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Heather MarikCHICAGO -- The Chicago Red Stars of the Women's Premier Soccer League announce the additions of defenders Leigh Jakes (McDonough, Ga.) and Heather Marik (Naperville, Ill.) to the team's roster for the 2011 season.

Jakes completed her tenure with Northwestern University last year.

Red Stars add 4 to 2011 WPSL roster

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Vanessa DiBernardoThe Chicago Red Stars of the Women's Premier Soccer League announce four additions to its 2011 roster.

Joining the Red Stars roster are University of Illinois forward and Naperville, Ill., native Vanessa DiBernardo; University of Illinois forward and Homer Glen, Ill., native Shayla Mutz; Indiana University forward and Barrington, Ill.

The Rest

Silver Knights host Free Exhibition against Baltimore Blast, Oct. 25

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Syracuse, N.Y. -- The Syracuse Silver Knights will prepare for their sophomore season with a preseason scrimmage Thursday, Oct. 25 against the Baltimore Blast. The exhibition match begins...

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Portland Phoenix Adds Forward, Defender

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Portland Phoenix added Trevor Hoxsie (left) and Cameron Omsberg to its roster on Friday.

MPS Portland Phoenix added two more faces to their squad on Friday by signing forward Trevor Hoxsie and defender Cameron Omsberg.

Hoxsie, who made a one game cameo with the squad in 2011, returns to Portland after a sophomore season at Roger Williams University (R.

Kassey Kallman Called Back to U.S. U-20 Women’s National Team with Women’s World Cup on Horizon

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After having an outstanding sophomore season at Florida State University, Kassey Kallman has received yet another call to the U.S. U-20 Women's National Team. Kallman, a Woodbury, Minn. native, was last called into a U-20 camp in April of 2011 when the team trained at Home Depot Center. This time coach Steve Swanson is gathering [.

Sounders on Campus: Week 5

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The story of this week is Yedlin, who continues to be a huge factor as a freshman on one of the top teams in the country. Sounders are also popping up on some of the best Division 2 teams in the country.

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#4 Akron - DeAndre Yedlin
(9/24 - 3-0 W @ Tulsa Assist), (9/28 - 3-1 W v Ohio St Goal)

As we noted last week, Yedlin has involved himself in a goal in every game the undefeated Zips have played this season other than their one scoreless draw.

SBI College Spotlight: UCLA playmaker Rowe dealing with high expectations

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By ADAM SERRANO

UCLA midfielder Kelyn Rowe knows a thing or two about trying to live up to high expections.

Rowe, who will have no shortage of professional options after his sophomore season with the Bruins, starred for the United States Under-20 national team during its failed attempt to qualify for the Under-20 World Cup, scoring three goals and one assist in leading the U.

Missouri Class 1 Final – Will Catholic Repeat?

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The Class 1 Final 4 will open on Friday morning with an 11:00 am match between St Vincent and Orchard Farm. The Springfield Catholic girls will take the field to defend their State Title at 1:00 pm on Friday, opening with a semifinal against Kansas City-based Pembroke Hill. I'm picking St Vincent to advance to their second Final in three years where they will fall to Catholic for the second year in a row.

Bradley Adds A Player

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Zenti St Petersburg's Eugene Starikov has been added to the US National Team camp currently training in Carson, California in advance of the January 22nd friendly against Chile. Starikov was born in the Ukraine but spent his childhood in Florida playing his high school soccer in Palm Harbor and staying in Florida by attending Stetson University.