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Well we pretty much knew that it was happening, but today the Portland Timbers confirmed that
Brent Richards has been signed as the Timbers first ever homegrown player. Richards joins the club
after three seasons with the Timbers U-23 PDL side where he scored 26 goals and 12 assists in 37
Real Boston Rams coaches look on during a recent tryout held at Dana Farber Fieldhouse in Foxborough. (Photo: Real Boston Rams)
Since the United Soccer League's inception in 1986, Eastern Massachusetts has long struggled to keep its teams in the division from moving or folding all together after a few seasons each, save for the Cape Cod Crusaders who lasted from 1994 to 2008.
The Virginia Beach Piranhas announced today that Matt Busch will take the head coaching reigns for the PDL team for the 2013 season. Busch has been coaching for over 20 years and currently holds a USSF "A" license, National Youth license, NSCAA National license and serves as Technical Director and Director of Club Operations for Virginia Rush Athletic Club.
Set your calendars now to comecheck out another excitingPDL season with the SpringfieldDemize.Springfield Demize, part of the Heartland Division of the PDL League, play their homegamesinCooper Stadium, at the Lake Country Soccer Complex.
Boston-area soccer fans will have a new club to root for in 2013.
On Monday, the United Soccer Leagues announced the addition of the Real Boston Rams, which will begin play in USL's Premier Development League next year.
"Our vision is to become the area's top soccer club that identifies elite college-age players in our back yard to give them an opportunity to play for a club and to further their ambitions for a professional soccer career," General Manager John Paul Barata said in a statement on Monday.
The Fredericksburg Hotspur have announced a final open tryout date for the club's USL PDL team for
the 2012 season. The men's team will hold tryouts on Sunday, April 15th, from 12-2 p.m. at Patriot
Park, located at:
5710 Smith Station Road, Fredericksburg, Virginia 22407
Three Virginia teams that particpate in the Premier Developmental League can now start planning for
their 2012 season matchups. The USL released the 2012 PDL Schedule today. The Fredericksburg
Hotspur, Northern Virginia Royals, and Virginia Beach Piranhas will play in the South Atlantic
Division of the PDL in 2012.
While we received the Timbers MLS schedule a few weeks ago the U-23 side went unannounced until
today. Kicking off the season on May 11th, the Portland Timbers U-23 PDL will host the Fraser
Valley Mariners at Jeld-Wen Field.
Here's the full home schedule:
Date Opponent Time (Pacific) Venue
Friday, May 11 Fraser Valley Mariners 7 p.
First of all I'd like to thank Steve and the rest of The Bent Musket for inviting me on board.
When I started my freshman year at college, the orientation leaders had each of us tell three facts about ourselves; two of them true and one a lie. If I had to do the same today, my three facts would be: 1) I presented farm animals in shows when I was little 2) I love Phil Collins 3) I drink three cups of coffee a day
Now that you all know a little about me, I'd like to introduce you to the Rochester Rhinos.
MLS is not known for developing young talent and the talent it does develop usually get heavy first team minutes from the get go. Those players who don't get first team minutes after they are drafted or acquired are only given 10 games to help in their development. MLS has left the scheduling of the reserve games up to the clubs and in some cases those games were all clustered either at the beginning of the season or at the end.
Earlier this spring, Ternana, a football club in Terni, Italy, mathematically qualified for
promotion from Lega Pro Prima Divisione to Serie B for the first time since 2006. To give their
fans a chance to fully celebrate this promotion, the club held a friendly earlier this month. The
picture above and the videos below are from that friendly.
Short on time today, so just have time to note that: *The struggling Galaxy are in action tonight
in Carson against the resurgent San Jose Earthquakes, who are just beginning a stretch of road
games that could determine the direction of their season. The Galaxy also learned last night they
Last night's Lamar Hunt US Open Cup results left the Rochester Rhinos as the Philadelphia
Union's opponent in the third round of the 2012 edition of the long running competition.
The Rhinos beat fellow New York club the Brooklyn Italians 3-0 to advance forward in the USOC.
The United Soccer Leagues PRO team will now face the Union at PPL Park on May 29, the first every
home game in the USOC for Philadelphia.
Last September the Austin Aztex, under new ownership, announced their return to the American soccer
fold. Almost a year earlier the first incarnation of the Aztex had packed up for greener pastures
in Orlando, leaving supporters in the lurch and a bad taste in the mouth of the local soccer
Never a supporter of a mellow Twitter Chat we decided to crank up the tempo by introducing one
of those sticky subjects associated with the game. The topic for this weeks #SoccerSpeakUSA was the
US Soccer Pyramid.
The most trust worthy source of information out there on the internets (Wikipedia) described
the US Soccer Pyramid as a term used in soccer to describe the structure of the league system in
the United States.
*Galaxy midfielder Michael Stephens and Chivas USA utility man Jorge VillafaÃ±a were both named
today to a 10-day training camp in Frisco, Tex., involving 23 players that begins Sunday. Senior
squad regulars Dallas' Brek Shea and New York Red Bull Juan Aguedelo are among five newcomers to
Follow the yellow brick road, and there might be a powerful wizard at the end able to grant you
whatever your heart desires. Or, as so often we find, after having stumbled through the many
potholes on that road you come to the end of it only to be met by an eccentric myth of a person
capable only of offering up false promises and trinkets.
*The Galaxy have formally announced the signing of Brazilian midfielder Marcelo Sarvas from Costa
Rican club Alajuelense, the day after Coach Bruce Arena told reporters about the acquisition
conference call. Sarvas, 30, received his work visa today, although judging by his career path so
far fans shouldn't get too attached
Within the last week, the United Soccer Leagues Premier Development League (USL PDL) officially
announced the 2012 inaugural seasons of two new Massachusetts-based clubs, Worcester Hydra FC and
Boston Victory SC. The teams will both play in the Northeast Division of the Eastern Conference
joining the already established Western Mass Pioneers, Vermont Voltage, MPS Portland Phoenix, New
Hampshire Phantoms, and Ottowa Fury.
Richmond Kickers fans unable to make it to Richmond City Stadium for some of the upcoming 2012 USL
Pro season can still watch some Kickers games live.
United Soccer Leagues announce today that more than 80 live games from the 2012 USL PRO season will
be available online through USL Live, the popular online video destination launched in 2007 to make
USL matches more accessible to its fans.
by: TribeAhtletics.com WILLIAMSBURG, Va. - The William and Mary men's soccer team and the Richmond
Kickers of the United Soccer Leagues (USL) will play an exhibition match to benefit the StoweStrong
Fund at Ukrop Park in Richmond on Friday, March 23, at 7 p.
The United Soccer Leagues have released their 2012 schedule for USL PRO, which is sanctioned as the
professional third division of soccer in the US. USL PRO, which started last season with 15 teams,
will only play with 11 teams in 2012. Three Puerto Rican teams, who played in the International
Conference, were removed from [.
The Milwaukee Wave will start their quest for a third consecutive Major Indoor Soccer League
title Nov. 9 at the Wichita Wings, with their home opener two days later.
The 2012-13 MISL schedule was announced Friday by United Soccer Leagues. The league once again
will consist of seven teams â€“ the Chicago Soul has been added, replacing the departed Norfolk
SharX â€“ and teams will play 26 regular-season games, two more than last season.
Back after a hiatus, I present you the latest attendance figures from the Major Indoor Soccer
League. As you may or may not know, United Soccer Leagues took over the MISL this season and
brought it under their umbrella along with its nascent I-League. The result is a seven-team league
that's averaging right about what the old one was through the same number of games a year ago.
Just prior to the U.S. Women's National Team grabbing Gold at the Olympics, the Boston Breakers
issued a press release announcing the formation of a new professional women's soccer league slated
to begin play in the spring of 2013. The teams announced in the release are the Boston Breakers,
Chicago Red Stars, a newly formed team in Seattle, and New Jersey's Sky Blue FC, with four other
teams finalizing their participation in the league.
With the almost-inevitable shuttering of Women's Professional Soccer (WPS), a vacancy exists in
the soccer landscape for a venue where the top talent in the this country and around the world can
ply its trade.Â The Women's Premier Soccer League has formed an Elite Division comprised of former
WPS teams and long-standing members of its amateur ranks, with the 2012 season scheduled to
kick-off next week.
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Tuesday night, there are staggered start times of 7:30, 8:30 and 10:30 pm for the US Open Cup
quarterfinals matchups. Check the home website at 'thecup.us' to find out where to see live video
streams for these games.
The Seattle Sounders, the three-time defending champion has its hands full with the MLS league
leader, the San Jose Earthquakes, playing in San Jose.
Shane JohnsonFARMVILLE, Va. â€“ Longwood University senior Shane
Johnson of Ashburn (Broad Run), a four-year standout defender on the men's soccer team,
recently agreed to terms for the 2012 season with the Richmond Kickers of the United Soccer Leagues
(USL) Pro Division.