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Pittsburgh Riverhounds

USL Week 10: A Look Back

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Week 10 of the USL started with a bang in a hugely entertaining Friday night match.

The Portland Timbers 2 and LA Galaxy II combined for ten goals in a match that played a lot closer than the lopsided scoreline suggests. Four goals in the final ten minutes from the Timbers 2 put an exclamation point on the victory against Los Dos.

USL Week 9: A Look Back

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Shocking results and big wins stuck out in Week 9 of the 2018 USL season.

Louisville City FC lost their second straight game, falling to third place after failing to take their chances against Nashville SC.

Phoenix Rising FC put on a clinic in a 5-1 rout of the Tulsa Roughnecks with Didier Drogba getting back on the score sheet.

USL Week 9: A Look Ahead

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Week 9 of the USL season rolls on with a number of great matches to look forward to on the weekend.

The Pittsburgh Riverhounds are looking to stay undefeated and come up against an Indy Eleven side that ended Louisville City FC's unbeaten streak to start the season.

Elsewhere, the aforementioned LCFC will face another tough test against a defensively stout opponent in Nashville SC.

USL Midweek Rewind: Week 6

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The midweek slate of games for the sixth week of matches in USL offered late fireworks and a new leader in the west.

The Western Conference has a new leader with Sacramento Republic staying unbeaten through six matches, and compresses the top of the table with Orange County SC and Real Monarchs SLC all looking strong in the early goings.

Major League Soccer

Footy on the Telly, May 18 – 25

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Info on streaming USOC Round 3 games this week will be posted here as soon as it becomes available.

MLS, USL, and NWSL projections through May 13th

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The Union move up. The Steel move down. Jay Simpson is weirdly the top Plus/Minus player for Philadelphia.

News Roundup: Curtin’s presser, Steel Beat Red Bull II, Nor’easters on a roll

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Plus Open Cup scores, Jurgen Klinsmann interview, Atletico Madrid win Europa, & more.

Footy on the Telly May 11 – 18

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Check Listings for NBC, MSNBC, NBC's Olympic Channel, USA, SYFY, E!, NBC Sports Philadelphia and NBCSN for Sunday's Premier League coverage.

News Roundup: Union are losers; Fabi & C.J. injured?; MLS & USOC results; more

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Plus EPL scores, beIN can't catch hackers, new Chicago USL team, and more.

MLS, USL, and NWSL projections through May 6th

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Statistics say the Union have a 12.7 percent chance of making the playoffs. Yes, there's still a chance, as data scientist Chris Sherman's stats show.

Footy on the Telly May 4 – 11

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A Union Double on the road and El Classico headline the week.

MLS, USL, and NWSL projections through April 29th

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Updated SEBA projections are released. Mild improvement has come for Philadelphia, but they have a tough road trip ahead where they need more than three points in three matches to improve their playoff odds.

Footy on the Telly – 4/27 – 5/4

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The week ahead: The Union get to prove themselves twice. And UEFA Champions League and Europa League Semifinals get red hot.

MLS, USL, and NWSL projections through April 22nd

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The latest SEBA projections are up from a Chris Sherman.

Footy on the Telly April 20-27

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The By-Popular-Demand Curated List is bursting at the seams with good Footy this week.

MLS, USL, and NWSL projections through April 15th

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New SEBA projections are out. Unsurprisingly, they're not great for Philadelphia Union or Bethlehem Steel.

News Roundup: Union sign Mbaizo, Toronto lose to Chivas, Hack’s U-17’s defeat Norway

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Plus two Union U-15's going to Italy, Penn FC's opener broadcast locally, Dortmund coming to Pittsburgh, and more.

Footy on the Telly April 13-20

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You'll need fuboTV or Univision Deportes to see if Toronto FC can best Guadalahara in the CONCACAF Champions League this Tuesday. In the meantime, turn off the Telly and get thee to Talen tonight.

News roundup: U.S. women thrash Mexico, Union’s bus program, and Earnie moving on?

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It's the last roundup of the week. You want stories? We got stories.

MLS, USL, and NWSL projections through April 1st

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Updated SEBA forecasts for MLS, USL, NWSL, CCL, and USOC

MLS, USL, and NWSL projections through March 25th

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Updated SEBA forecasts for MLS, USL, NWSL, CCL, and USOC

Footy on the Telly March 23-30

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The Leagues take a rest while the International Friendlies warm up for the WC.

MLS, USL, and NWSL projections through March 18th

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Updated SEBA forecasts for MLS, USL, NWSL, CCL, and USOC

MLS, USL, and NWSL projections through March 11th

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Updated projections from SEBA after the Union's bye week.

MLS, USL, and NWSL projections through March 4th

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Chris Sherman updates the MLS projections based upon the matches from opening weekend. The 2018 initial USL and NWSL projections are also released.

Red Bulls Notes: Marsch addresses Kljestan move, preseason round-up, and more

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Dax McCarty. Sacha Kljestan. Two Red Bull captains, each traded in consecutive years by the organization that leaned so heavily on them. Despite the chatter surrounding the departure of the latter, Jesse Marsch spoke openly about the decision, and a number of other topics, in the latest episode of ExtraTime Radio.

News roundup: Bethlehem Steel friendlies, Stewart rejected Dutch, more

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Plus Union mid-week contest, Earnie's European offer, Jay Heaps to USL, and more!

News roundup: More on Accam, Bethlehem Steel grad to Atlanta, Pro/Reg in USL?

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Also: new Union jersey today, MLS' Miami team to be announced Monday, Leeds United's badge upsets Internet, and more.

New York Red Bulls

USL Week 6: A Look Ahead

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This week, USL will feature a some cross-conference matches as the season continues to roll on.

LA Galaxy II welcome the New York Red Bulls II out west in a mini-version of the former 1% derby. Both teams are headed in opposite directions with the former struggling for relevance and the latter looking like eastern conference finalists again in the early season.

USL Rewind Week 3 - Louisville stop Rowdies, Red Bulls II top Battery, and more

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Week 3 of the 2018 USL season is in the books, and some big victories peppered some surprising results on the weekend.

First up, New York Red Bulls II set the tone for the weekend, crushing the Charleston Battery 5-2, spreading the scoring around to 4 players and kickstarting an offense that his sputtered through their opening two matches.

Las Vegas Lights FC

USL Preview Week 2: Adu's return, Indy Eleven debuts and more

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Week 2 of the USL season is set to kick off this Saturday with a number of great matchups in store.

First up, the Las Vegas Lights FC made a lot of noise heading into the weekend, signing Freddy Adu. Adu has not played a match in the U.S. since 2016 when he spent time with the Tampa Bay Rowdies.

USL Week 1: A Look Ahead

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The 2018 United Soccer League season kicks off Friday with an expected sellout in a Cascadia rivalry, last year's champions taking on a southern newcomer, and a face off between two intriguing expansion teams.

Seattle Sounders 2 welcome Portland Timbers 2 for a match that should set the tone of each team's season.

Report: Freddy Adu to trial with Las Vegas Lights FC

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Freddy Adu hasn't played professional soccer in over a year, but he isn't hanging up his boots quite yet.

The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports that the former teenage star is trying to get his career started again with USL expansion side Las Vegas Lights FC. He will join the club on a tryout basis this preseason.

#SaveTheCrew

News roundup: Herbers interview, Martino on U.S. Soccer run, USWNT drama

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Plus Union Academy action, MLS signing & trades, #SaveTheCrew prediction, more.

News Roundup: Union men on national team duty, the Crew Seek investors in Ohio, and a rough weekend for women’s soccer

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Also pre-season starts, the Fire plan a trip to Bavaria, and silly season gets down to business.

The Rest

Taking Attendance 4/25/2018: First USL Numbers Of The Season

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Now that every United Soccer League team has played at least one home match, we can take a look at the early attendance numbers for what is currently our only Division II league.

First, the numbers; then, after the jump, a few notes.

Team G Total Average Median High Low
FC Cincinnati 2 50,172 25,086 25,086 25,667 24,505
Indy Eleven 2 27,723 13,862 13,862 17,535 10,188
Nashville SC 2 26,409 13,205 13,205 18,922 7,487
Sacramento Republic FC 3 34,707 11,569 11,569 11,569 11,569
Las Vegas Lights FC 3 25,074 8,358 8,167 9,019 7,888
San Antonio FC 3 20,648 6,883 6,612 7,946 6,090
Louisville City FC 3 20,278 6,759 6,336 7,933 6,009
Phoenix Rising FC 3 19,659 6,553 6,531 6,828 6,300
Tampa Bay Rowdies 3 18,454 6,151 6,027 7,368 5,059
Ottawa Fury FC 1 6,137 6,137 6,137 6,137 6,137
Rio Grande Valley FC 2 11,813 5,907 5,907 5,910 5,903
Fresno FC 5 27,569 5,514 5,123 7,750 3,718
OKC Energy FC 3 12,010 4,003 2,679 6,757 2,574
Richmond Kickers 3 11,849 3,950 4,756 5,032 2,061
Saint Louis FC 3 11,723 3,908 4,006 4,034 3,683
Reno 1868 FC 3 11,409 3,803 4,081 4,104 3,224
North Carolina FC 2 7,366 3,683 3,683 4,197 3,169
Atlanta United 2 4 14,658 3,665 3,498 5,615 2,047
Charleston Battery 2 7,190 3,595 3,595 4,575 2,615
Tulsa Roughnecks FC 3 10,693 3,564 3,058 5,203 2,432
Seattle Sounders FC 2 4 13,821 3,455 2,841 6,049 2,090
Orange County SC 3 8,419 2,806 3,056 3,127 2,236
Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC 4 10,780 2,695 2,612 3,023 2,534
Real Monarchs SLC 1 2,514 2,514 2,514 2,514 2,514
Bethlehem Steel FC 4 8,547 2,137 1,923 3,284 1,418
Portland Timbers 2 2 3,582 1,791 1,791 1,834 1,748
Charlotte Independence 4 6,463 1,616 1,587 2,264 1,026
Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC 3 4,669 1,556 1,823 2,006 840
Penn FC 2 2,724 1,362 1,362 1,712 1,012
LA Galaxy II 3 3,490 1,163 1,131 1,236 1,123
Swope Park Rangers 2 1,871 936 936 1,134 737
New York Red Bulls II 3 2,446 815 826 903 717
Toronto FC II 1 50 50 50 50 50
USL TOTAL 91 444,917 4,889 3,683 25,667 50


NOTES:

  • It's early, but Indianapolis losing 42 percent of its audience from game one to game two bears watching, as does Nashville losing 60 percent of its audience.

SBI Soccer Podcast: Episode 4 (LAFC's strong start, issues with the Galaxy, and more)

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Week two of MLS is in the books, which means Joe Hojnacki, Ryan Tolmich, and Joe Tansey are back to discuss a chaotic week of domestic soccer action.

The trio discuss the expansion side Los Angeles FC and their strong start led by Uruguayan Diego Rossi, the issues that could plague the LA Galaxy, the state of Minnesota United without Kevin Molino, and more.

Report: Tampa Bay Rowdies seeking investors to boost MLS bid

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Tampa Bay Rowdies owner Bill Edwards is looking for additional investors for the USL club.

When presented with a reports indicating he was trying to sell the team, Edwards refuted them and said he was looking for additional investors for his team.

"We are looking to put together an ownership group and we have five or six groups talking to us right now," Edwards told theTampa BayTimes.

Report: Former Revs coach Jay Heaps hired as team president, general manager of Birmingham Legion FC

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After departing the New England Revolution last season, Jay Heaps is set to begin a new role with a brand new club.

According to AL.com, Heapswill be named the president and general manager of Birmingham Legion FC, who enter the USL as an expansion club in 2019.

Heaps was head coach of the Revs from 2011-17.

South Georgia Tormenta FC to join USL D3 in 2019

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The USL's third division league starting in 2019 is starting to take shape. The league announced South Georgia Tormenta FC as the first of its founding franchises on Thursday.

"Today's announcement is the culmination of years of hard work from our organization to develop and launch a successful third division built on the principles and foundation that made the USL one of the most prominent second divisions in the world.