College Soccer

Indiana stays perfect with win over UNC to reach College Cup final

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Indiana's 1-0 over North Carolina sets up a dream matchup with Stanford in the College Cup final.

16 players to watch in the 2017 College Cup

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Nick Fishman ranks 16 players to watch as the best four teams in men's college soccer come to Philly.

NCAA College Cup semifinals preview: Akron vs. Stanford

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With the College Cup coming to Talen Energy Stadium this weekend, Nick Fishman previews the first of Friday's semifinal doubleheader. Here's everything you need to know about Stanford and Akron.

College Soccer Rewind: Maryland continues to roll, BC upset UNC, and more

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It was abusy weekend of post-season college soccer, with the standout result being Boston College's defeat of North Carolina in the ACC quarterfinal.

BC earned a 1-0 victory over UNC to set up a semifinal match against a highly-touted Clemson team that beat Syracuse in penalties on Sunday.

College Soccer Weekend Rewind: UVA tops UNC, Louisville beats Syracuse, and more

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The Louisville Cardinals are on a roll, and even Syracuse couldn't slow them down.

The SBI No. 9 Cardinals handed Syracuse a 1-0 loss last Friday in one of the marquee matches of the weekend. Junior forward Mohamed Thiaw scored the winning goal to push Louisville's unbeaten run to eight in a row, while Cardinals goalkeeper Stefan Cleveland recorded his eighth shutout of the season.

The SBI College Soccer Top 25: Sept. 9 Edition

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Several of the nation's top programs have endured rough opening weeks of the 2016 season, but North Carolina has managed to avoid that on the way to the top spot in the SBI Top 25.

The Tar Heels held onto the top spot after posting their third straight victory, beating VCU to stay perfect on the season.

SBI Spotlight: After battling through injury, McCrary eager to showcase versatility in MLS

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Jordan McCrary wasn't going to let an ACL tear be the end his story.

The 22-year-old defender finished his fifth year with North Carolina in 2015, and is one of the top-rated fullbacks available in the 2016 MLS Draft, which is scheduled for Jan.

Nation's top teams vie for title as ACC tournament kicks off

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While a handful of coaches from top teams in the ACC say the NCAA title is the most-coveted postseason prize, they all also agree that the ACC tournament is extremely difficult, possibly even tougher to navigate.

The start of the single-elimination ACC tournament kicks off on Wednesday with a pair of first-round matchups.

Friday College Rewind: Duke upsets UNC; Cal hands Delaware first loss; and more

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Another week, another college team tumbles from the top spot in the nation.

Duke upset new SBI No.1 North Carolina, 2-1, on Friday night with a late goal from freshman Cameron Moseley. UNC's Tyler Engel scored the lone goal for the Tar Heels in the first half, but Duke senior Sean Davis scored a spectacular free kick to level the score in the 75th minute.

SBI College Soccer Top 25 (Sept. 19th Edition)

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The North Carolina Tar Heels may have started the 2014 season with a loss, but it is the way they have rebounded that now has the ACC powerhouse on top of the heap.

UNC has climbed up to the No.

FDU pulls off another upset, UNC avoids one as both teams reach NCAA Final 16

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Fairleigh Dickinson continued their improbable run in the NCAA Tournament going on Sunday, knocking off Atlantic-10 champion and No. 8 seed Saint Louis, 2-1, to secure one of the shock results of the weekend and book their place in the Round of 16.

Senior Jack McVey headed home the game-winning goal three minutes into overtime to give FDU their second upset in four days after starting the tournament with a surprising 1-0 victory against Big East stalwart St.

Speas Signs With Columbus

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As expected, the Columbus Crew signed two-time National Champion and Soccer America's College Soccer Player of the Year for 2011 Ben Speas as a homegrown player. Speas won the 2010 College Cup with the University of Akron before transferring to UNC and winning it again in 2011. Speas scored the only goal in the 2011 final, winning the MVP award.

Reminder: College Cup Today at 1:00PM

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Once again the College Cup is upon us. While this game has little to do with MLS as a whole, it's nice to see the current top crop of NCAA soccer prospects, especially since many of them are probably looking at MLS as an entry to playing professionally. A few are probably already signed up for Generation Adidas as well.

2011 NCAA Women’s College Cup

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KSU Soccer Stadium will soon play host the the 2011 NCAA Division I Women's College Cup Finals. Sixty-Four teams started the tournament and are fighting towards a spot in Kennesaw, GA. The semifinal matches will be played on December 2nd at 5 & 7:30 PM followed by the championship match on Sunday, December 4th at 1 PM.

NCAA: Davidson Slays The Goliath

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The #2 UNC Tar Heals left Tobacco Road Monday evening on what they thought was a quick pitstop away victory two hours away at Davidson.

Looming a showdown with #3 Maryland on Friday.

But Davidson had the resolve, weathering nearly 5 times as many volleys as they authored. The one below made the difference though.

College Soccer: Weekend Preview

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Christopher Santana and UIC battle South Florida this weekend. (Photo via UIC atheltic department)

Conference battles begin to heat up  but a looming West Coast match may prove to be the biggest game in college soccer this weekend.

Below are some of the bigger games this weekend that I'll be keeping an eye on.

College Soccer: Weekend Preview

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Maryland faces a big challenge from Boston College this weekend. (Photo via Maryland Athletics/ TJ Root)

After a couple big weekend of college soccer where top schools faced off against one another, this weekend cools off a bit at least in terms of a No 1 vs No 2 matchup. There are still plenty of good match ups to discuss for the weekend ahead.

North Carolina topples No. 1 Lousville

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CHAPEL HILL, N.C. –Nine months ago the North Carolina Tar Heels saw their hopes for an NCAA title dashed by the Louisville Cardinals. On Sunday, the Tar Heels earned a measure of revenge, and more importantly, showed that they are ready to make another strong run at the championship.

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Three Academy Graduates Still Alive in College Cup

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The NCAA tournament first two rounds have completed and heading into this weekend, three graduates from the Sporting KC academy are still alive. Eric DeJulio and Creighton received a first round bye and then beat Oregon State 1-0 to advance to the next round. They will host Xavier in Omaha this coming weekend.

No. 5 UVA women tie No. 6 UNC 2-2

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CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA – The No. 5 Virginia women's soccer team ran its unbeaten streak to nine games with a 2-2 draw with No. 6 North Carolina on Sunday in front of a season-high 1,603 fans at Klöckner Stadium. The Cavaliers go to 8-1-1 overall (1-0-1 ACC) with the result, while the Tar Heels (4-2-2, 0-1-1 ACC) are winless through two games of conference play for the first time in history.

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FC Dallas signs Homegrown midfielder Danny Garcia

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FC Dallas has signed Homegrown midfielder Danny Garcia. Garcia is the 11th home grown player in FCD history. Garcia is an attacking type midfielder who can both create and score goals.

"We are really excited to have yet another one of our Homegrown players sign with FC Dallas," said FC Dallas head coach Schellas Hyndman.

Matt Hedges Questionable for Portland Game

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There have been few bright spots in the 2012 season for FC Dallas. But one of those few positives has been the steady performance of rookie center back Matt Hedges, FCD's top pick in the 2012 MLS Super Draft. However, after coming off at halftime of Saturday's 1-0 loss to Los Angeles, Dallas coach Schellas Hyndman announced the former UNC Tar Heel was bothered by a hamstring issue.


UNC Wins NCAA Women’s National Championship

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North Carolina won the NCAA women's soccer national championship for the 21st time in school history. The Tar Heels defeated Penn State 4-1 on Sunday at Torero Stadium in San Diego. UNC got off to a quick start on both [...]

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Girls in the Cheap Seats CSRN #55

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Amanda, Kirsten and Shana return to discuss the women's and men's College Cup finals and the end of the NCAA season. Since Amanda is a Duke fan, you can probably guess how discussion of UNC winning a trophy went. But at least before that, they get to discuss Duke and Stanford and a much more satisfying women's College Cup.

NCAA Championship Goes to North Carolina Tarheels

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The Tarheels of North Carolina finally got over the hump and won the NCAA National Title Sunday with their 1-0 win over Charlotte. The number 1 seeded team didn't play... Read more »

Immediate Reaction: Union Beat DC United 3-2 In A "WOW" Game

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The Philadelphia Union jumped out to an early 2-0 lead on the back on Sebastien Le Toux's two first half goals. The Frenchman put the team on his back - a reference to a Youtube video about Green Bay Packers wide receiver Greg Jennings - for the first 15 minutes of the match, then proceeded to be dangerous for the rest of the game.

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Best of MLS, PPL experience, TFC keeps Union off bottom

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Easter greetings from Sheanon Williams.

No doop this weekend but @ChrisVito kindly points out that Seba Le Toux threw down another marker, giving him as many goals as the entire Union team.

MLS action was consistently awesome this weekend. If you missed any of it, here are full highlights from every match.

Who’s gonna drive this team?!?

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Freddy Adu spoke to Arch Bell of ESPN.com and, in a column published Monday, expressed an interest in returning to Europe immediately.

The money quote from Adu is here: "It would be an amazing opportunity to be able to stay here at Rayo [Vallecano]."

"I definitely miss playing in Europe," Adu continued, "I always said that when I went back to MLS, I wanted stability, and that I wouldn't go back until I could play for a top-five league.

Q&A With Sheanon Williams

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Sheanon Williams has come a long way since he signed with the Union in late August of 2010. Williams is in the midst of a stellar year and he's a player Union fans are glad to have. His physicality and prowess going forward have proven to be both threatening and impressive against opposing teams. We spoke to Sheanon briefly about his season so far and his thoughts on the future.


Tottenham 1, Liverpool 0: Falling out of the NextGen Series

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The NextGen Series was always more important for the experience it would provide to Liverpool's talented youngsters than for the chance to win a trophy, and so in the end one can only consider a run to the quarter-finals after a testing group stage to have been a success.

Generation adidas signings Dwyer, Martinez, Polak slip into solid situations

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The Generation adidas tag typically translates into high MLS SuperDraft position, but for three of this year's nine signings, that did not turn out to be the case.

Not like it matters all that much. All three fell into pretty ideal club situations from individual perspectives.

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Looking at the 16th Pick

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There is so much that can change the draft and the way that teams select that it's really hard to look at KC's first round pick, the 16th overall, let alone the rest of KC's draft. So we're going to just look at the 16th draft pick at this point and go through the rest of the picks as they come up during the draft.

WVH 2012 MLS Mock Draft: 2.0

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It is the week of the MLS Combine, which means it is time for one final mock draft before things get real interesting here.

I debated long and hard over the New Year weekend on whether or not to post this before the Combine or wait for the Combine to take place. What I decided to do was just to post this now and then have one final mock draft after the Combine.

Rowe Added To 2012 Generation Adidas Class

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Kelyn Rowe signs his MLS deal. (Photo via UCLA athletics)

The 2012 Generation adidas class is a little more than half way there. Before Christmas we had Darren Mattocks (Akron), Chandler Hoffman (UCLA), Andrew Wenger (Duke) and Sam Garza (UCSB) sign their GA deals with the league. It appears one more can be added to that list in the form of UCLA midfielder Kelyn Rowe.

Mattocks, Wenger Sign Generation Adidas Deals

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The 2012 MLS SuperDraft just got a little better. Fox Soccer's Ives Galarcep is reporting that the league has secured deals with two of the top prospects in this year's draft in Akron striker Darren Mattocks and Duke midfielder/defender Andrew Wenger.

Mattocks was rumored to go to Europe over the last couple weeks.

The Rest

Three SKC Academy Graduates Still Alive in College Cup - SKC Academy Update

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The NCAA Men's College Cup is entering the quarterfinal stages this coming week. And taking part in that will be three graduates of the SKC academy. Eric De Julio and Creighton will play host to UMBC on Friday. Meanwhile, on Saturday, North Carolina travel across the country to play 2nd seeded UCLA. Zach Wright has been a substitute in two of UNC's three wins so far.

Dunn selected first on frantic NWSL college draft day

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The clubs holding the top picks in the National Women's Soccer League college draft on Friday had few surprises in store, with the picks skewing heavily toward the U.S. National Women's Team and, when possible, local ties.

Video: JMU's Christian McLaughlin Game-winng goal to upset #1 UNC, 1-0

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James Madison redshirt senior Christian McLaughlin converted a penalty kick in the closing minutes of the first half to lift the Dukes to a 1-0 upset of top-ranked and defending NCAA men's soccer champion North Carolina Tuesday evening at University Park.

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Congrats to Kling - The College Graduate

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On the USA's day off from training on Friday, U.S. defender Meghan Klingenberg spent several hours at the The Home Depot Center offices taking the final exam of her college career. The test was proctored by U.S. GM Tim Ryder, and Kling made short work of the Business Analytical Applications exam. Not.

Bears beat Falcons at home

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The University of Northern Colorado finally found its way to the win column on Friday as the Bears traveled to Colorado Springs and beat the Air Force Academy Falcons 1-0.

The lone score of the match came from Brittany Dunn in the 72nd minute. Dunn got to a ball near the left corner of the box, spun around and sent one in to the right side of the net.