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Talen Energy Stadium to host Army-Navy Cup on October 15

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Army-Navy Cup VI will be part of a college double-header weekend with Villanova playing Georgetown on Friday

One of college soccer's best rivalries is returning to Talen Energy Stadium with the sixth edition of the Army-Navy Cup scheduled for Sunday, October 15.

The match will be played at 2 p.

College soccer season preview: Villanova

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Our preview of the Philly Soccer Six continues with a look at Villanova.

College Cup. Courage to shoot. Cisse wonderstrike.

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NCAA College Cup

PPL Park will be the location of the 2013 NCAA College Cup, the Division I men's soccer championship. Villanova is the hosting university. Nick Sakiewicz said, "We are very proud and excited to be able to host yet another great NCAA event at PPL Park.

College Soccer Weekend Rewind

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By JOHN BOSCHINI

There's still a week to go until the brackets for the 2011 NCAA Tournament are revealed but several teams have already seen their postseason hopes extinguished.

Only four teams remain in the Big East Tournament as Connecticut, Louisville, St.

LaSalle

Morris beats KR to ROY, US-Mexico time, & USWNT lays a whupping on Romania

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Morris wins ROY, Alex Morgan, Christen Press and USWNT blast Romania, USMNT preps for showdown with Mexico in Columbus.

Philly Soccer 6 previews: Villanova and La Salle

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The college soccer season is about to begin. Bob McBride has previews for the Villanova and La Salle men's teams, both of which have exhibition games this weekend.

DePaul

Villanova tops DePaul on PKs to advance to Big East semifinal

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Wildcats will travel to Indianapolis to meet Butler on Thursday

Villanova goalkeeper Will Steiner stopped three penalty kicks to lead the Wildcats to a 3-1 shootout win over DePaul after a scoreless draw at Higgins Soccer Complex on Sunday afternoon.

Villanova dug itself a hole in the shootout with misses on their first two attempts, but Steiner, who didn't have to make a save on the day until the second overtime, stood tall allowing only one of four attempts by him.

Villanova scores four in win over DePaul; Temple held to scoreless draw

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Saint Joseph's win, La Salle fall in Atlantic 10 openers; Drexel shut out again and Delaware fall

Miguel Polley had a goal and an assist to lead Villanova to their biggest goal output of the season in a 4-2 win over DePaul at Higgins Soccer Complex on Saturday afternoon.

Polley scored 10 minutes into the game off a pretty play with Padraic McCullaugh and Philadelphia Union Academy grad Conor Bradley, who whipped in a perfectly placed cross while falling down to McCullaugh, who then tapped it to an open Polley in front of the goal.

Drexel

Sore foot for Ilsinho, no return dates for Edu & Carroll, more news

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Ilsinho has a sore foot, no timetable for Edu or Carroll, Ethan Finlay rounding into form for Wednesday's opponent, Columbus Crew.

Philly soccer 6 conference playoffs roundup

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Bob McBride rounds up Philly Soccer 6 news as conference post-season play gets underway.

Philly soccer 6 roundup

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Philly Soccer 6 schools hold first place spots in Atlantic 10, CAA and Ivy League conferences.

Philly Soccer 6 roundup

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Bob McBride rounds up the Philly Soccer 6 results as Temple comes in at No. 26 in the latest NCAA RPI rankings and Penn defeats Drexel to win the 40th edition of the West Philly Derby.

College soccer roundup

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The Saint Joseph's, Villanova, La Salle and Drexel men's teams opened regular season play over the weekend.

Premier Development League

LVU Sonic add former Union Academy goalkeeper, Villanova and Penn State standouts

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Lehigh Valley United Sonic have added four Division 1 players to its roster for the upcoming Premier Development League season.

Former Philadelphia Union Academy goalkeeper Kyle Morton, Villanova midfielder Miguel Polley and Penn State center back Robby Sagel will all be spending the summer in Allentown with Lehigh Valley United Sonic.

Inside Reading: Training for gameday

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(Editor's Note: Our series of posts from Reading United and Villanova defender Kyle McCarthy continues as he gives an inside look at training in the lead-up to gameday on one of the top Premier Development League teams in the country.)

Last week I covered the events of a typical gameday experience, so it's only fair that I mention the hard work and effort that we go through building up to that moment.

Inside Reading: Game day

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Photos: Kyle McCarthy

(Editor's Note: Our series of posts from Reading United and Villanova defender Kyle McCarthy continues as he gives an inside look at what game day is like on one of the top Premier Development League teams in the country.)

As a player, nothing is more exciting than the day of a big game.

Inside Reading: Lessons learned

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(Editor's Note: Our series of posts in which Reading United and Villanova defender Kyle McCarthy gives an inside look at what life is really like playing for one of the top Premier Development League teams in the country continues.)

For many of the players who have been here since the first few weeks of May, we have now reached the halfway point of our stay in Reading.

Inside Reading: The US Open Cup road trip

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(Editor's Note: This is the second in a series of posts in which Reading United and Villanova defender Kyle McCarthy gives an inside look at what life is really like playing for one of the top Premier Development League teams in the country.)

Hello again! It's been a long week since my last post, with the highlight being a trip to the beautiful Blackbauld Stadium for our U.

Inside Reading: Life in the PDL

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Photo: Glenn Riegel, courtesy of Reading United AC

(Editor's Note: Over the next three months, PSP will give readers an unprecedented look inside one of the nation's top minor league soccer clubs, Reading United AC, which plays in the Premier Development League, the fourth tier of American soccer, and draws its players from colleges around the country.

Major League Soccer

Who is Jim Curtin?

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Who exactly is the Union's new interim head coach. We did a little research to find out

Jim Curtin is a 34 year old Oreland, PA native who played youth soccer in Bucks and Montgomery Counties, even catching a few matches with Chris Albright. Curtin played at Villanova with distinction, was drafted by the Chicago Fire in 2001 and the big (6'4") defender plied his trade in MLS for the next 10 years, lifting the US Open Cup in 2003 and 2006.

Not satisfield. League plans. Marry a European. More news.

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Union

Danny Califf and Sebastien Le Toux both agree that the hope among the players is that there will not be as much player movement in the closed season. Le Toux said, "I hope with the good result we got this year, we'll get most of the guys back and move on and continue.

FC Barcelona

Would Arsenal fans accept Afellay and M’Vila for Walcott?

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Afellay to Arsenal? News reports today suggest that Ibrahim Afellay could be on his way to the Emirates. The new Barcelona coach, Tito Villanova was firstly adamant that he would keep the Dutch international at the Nou Camp. However, Barcelona have been priced out of a move for Javi Martinez and hence are now looking [.

Barcelona’s Tactical Outlook Post-Guardiola

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Barcelona's Tactical Outlook Post-Guardiola - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

When you look upon FC Barcelona as a squad, you might think you are looking at a squad that is almost perfect in every way.

They have a squad with experienced players that know each other well. Because they know each other, they play exceptionally well together.

Pep Guardiola abandona Barcelona

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27.04.2012 - Finalmente, después de las eliminaciones y las filtraciones de prensa, Pep Guardiola anunció su salida del Barcelona.
Después de cuatro temporadas y 13 títulos sobre 18, Pep Guardiola decidió, unilateralmente, abandonar el cargo de entrenador de Barcelona.
A las 11 (hora española), cuando se iniciaba el entrenamiento, Guardiola lo comunicó al plantel: "chicos, dejo el Barça".

The Rest

Georgetown outlasts Villanova in Big East showdown at Talen Energy Stadium

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The first place Hoyas scored a goal in each half to take the 2-0 win

Villanova got to experience Friday night soccer in front of their home crowd at Talen Energy Stadium last night, but goals in each half were enough to give the Georgetown Hoyas faithful, which included two current Philadelphia Union players, reason to celebrate a 2-0 victory.

Villanova comes back to beat Marquette in Big East opener

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Theo Quartey and Jack Gilliam provided the Wildcats a lift off the bench in a 3-1 win

After mixed results in their first five games, the Villanova Wildcats are starting to hit their stride, picking up their second straight win and a crucial victory in their Big East opener on Saturday.

Playing in front of a packed crowd on a sunny day - their first of the campaign after several soggy affairs at Higgins Soccer Complex - Villanova went down early on a Grant Owens goal.

Former Villanova standout Oscar Umar gets shot at pros with Richmond Kickers

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After spending the summer in the NPSL with West Chester United, the Ghana native signed on and made his professional debut with Richmond Kickers on Saturday

Former Villanova and recent West Chester United midfielder Oscar Umar didn't have a lot of time to prepare for his professional debut with his new teammates.

Villanova recruit signs USL contract with Seattle Sounders

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Seattle Sounders announced the signing of Sam Rogers on Tuesday

Villanova University's loss is the Seattle Sounders gain.

Highly-rated center back Sam Rogers will forgo a partial scholarship to play college soccer at Villanova in order to sign a professional contract with Seattle Sounders FC 2.

Match report: Villanova 2-3 Bethlehem Steel

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Santi Moar led Bethlehem to victory in another warmup for the Union's USL affiliate.

Villanova fall in overtime to Butler in Big East semifinal

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Butler defeated the Wildcats for the second time this season in overtime

For the second time this season, Butler forward David Goldsmith delivered a dagger to the gut in overtime to lead his team to victory over Villanova.

This time, it was a 1-0 win in double overtime that sent the Bulldogs into the Big East Championship final.

Temple stay unbeaten at home; La Salle edge St. Joseph’s and Villanova falls on the road

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Jorge Gomez Sanchez scored in overtime to lead the Owls

Temple's inaugural season at the new Temple Sports Complex ended on a high note Saturday night with a golden goal by Jorge Gomez Sanchez to beat UCF.

The goal, which came off a cross from Jordan Wix-Rauch in the 94th minute was the 14th of the season for Gomez Sanchez and the 27th in his two-year career with the Owls.

Temple stumbles, Villanova ties on the road in Cincinnati

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Temple suffered their worst defeat to Cincinnati while Villanova settled for a road point against Xavier over the weekend

Temple surrendered four second-half goals in their most lopsided defeat of the season on the road in Cincinnati on Saturday night.

The Owls (8-5-1, 1-2-1) opened the first half in their typical high-octane fashion creating numerous chances and forcing Bearcats goalkeeper Pedro Diaz into four saves in the first half, but it was the home side that broke through with a 49th minute goal from Jack Clark.

Villanova's fall schedule includes four tourney teams

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Villanova released its 18-game schedule on Tuesday.

Villanova will face four teams that made the NCAA tournament in 2015, including quarterfinalist Creighton on their 18-game schedule this fall.

The Wildcats open their season on August 28 hosting reigning Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference champions Rider at 4 p.

Philly Soccer Six teams to play at Penn Park on Saturday

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The annual Philly Soccer Six event will include 45-minute derby matches involving the six NCAA Division I programs in Philadelphia.

Philadelphia's six division one men's soccer programs will square off on Saturday at Penn Park at the University of Pennsylvania in a six-game exhibition tournament.

“Everything is still possible,” Villanova stuns Penn, 5 locals on USMNT U-17 squad, more news

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Sebastien Le Toux says the Union can still make it to the playoffs. Villanova comes from behind to defeat Penn. Locals make up one quarter of just announced US U-17 squad. More news.

2012 Women's Soccer: Villanova and Seton Hall Preview

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In this video Head Coach John Daly previews this weekends Tribe women's soccer matches against Villanova and Seton Hall.


Virginia Host Nike Soccer Classic

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Cavaliers Return Home to Host Virginia Nike Soccer Classic Virginia welcomes George Mason, James Madison and Richmond to Klöckner Stadium

CHARLOTTESVILLE – The No. 7 Virginia women's soccer team concludes its non-conference schedule this weekend with the Virginia Nike Soccer Classic at Klöckner Stadium.

Real bloccato dal Valencia al Bernabeu. Manita del Barcellona alla Real Sociedad, torna al gol Villa

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Esordi contrastanti, nella Liga 2012-2013, per Real e Barcellona. I campioni di Spagna steccano al Bernabeu contro il Valencia che, con Jonas, impongono il pari alle merengues, passate in vantaggio per prime con Higuain. Il team di Villanova (all'esordio in campionato da tecnico dopo l'addio di Guardiola, ndr), invece, dilaga contro la Real Sociedad, travoltaContinua a leggere .

Revs Take Forwards in Supplemental Draft

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The Revolution selected four collegians during Tuesday's Supplemental Draft, which was held via conference call.

Foward Dawyne Smith (Bethel University), midfielder Alec Purdie (Indiana), defender Kevin Garcia (Villanova) and forward Mike Roach (St. Louis) all had their names called by the Revolution brain trust.