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SBI MLS Draft Spotlight: After maturing on road from Ghana to Wake Forest, Twumasi looks forward to Draft process

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Ema Twumasi's path is one that has become fairly common in recent years. The Wake Forest star is one of several Ghanaian-born players to make waves in the U.S. and earn themselves a chance at MLS. For years, players have emigrated from Ghana and thrived within the college game.

But Twumasi's game is very different, as is his story.

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.

SBI College Season Preview: Wake Forest looking to bounce back after College Cup defeat

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After losing on a heartbreaking penalty kick shootout, a team may use that loss as motivation the following year. Others may forget it entirely since it was in the past and not the present. Regardless if you want to think about it or not, more lessons can be taught from defeat than victory.

College Cup Quarterfinal Rewind: Stanford top Louisville, Denver edges Clemson and more

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Although the College Cup 2015 champions are still very much in the running for this year's trophy, three other deservingsemifinalists will be jumping at the chance to unseat Stanford.

The four teams emerging from the quarterfinal round are North Carolina, Denver, Wake Forest and Stanford.

NCAA Tournament Quarterfinal Preview: Louisville takes on Stamford, Clemson faces Denver and more

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As the NCAA Tournament kicks off its quarterfinal matches on Friday, the clear dominance from ACC representatives isclear to see.

All four of the matches in this round will be hosted by an ACC team, and the battle between Wake Forest and Virginia Tech will ensure that at least one ACC representative travels to Houston next weekend.

SBI College Spotlight: Harkes forging own path towards pros with Wake Forest

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Ian Harkes, understandably, only remembers bits and pieces. He remembers a match against Tottenham, several with the Columbus Crew. He's seen highlights, read stories and certainly heard countless tales, but Harkeswas just a bit too young to fully grasp what he was watching as his father forged his legacy as a captain for both club and country.

Stanford, Clemson, Akron, Syracuse reach College Cup

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For the fourth consecutive NCAA Tournament, the No. 1 overall seed will not participate in the College Cup.

That's because No. 8 Stanford, led by goals from Jordan Morris and Foster Langsdorf, upset Wake Forest, 2-1, on the road at Spry Stadium on Saturday in the NCAA quarterfinals.

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.

Academy defender commits to Wake Forest

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Under-16 defender Joseph DeZart II has verbally committed to play college soccer at Wake Forest in 2016.

Defender Joseph DeZart II is the latest Union Academy player to commit to playing college soccer in one of college soccer's best conferences, according to TopDrawerSoccer.

DeZart, who has verbally committed to play in the ACC with Wake Forest, combined with Auston Trusty to create one of the toughest center back duos in the Development Academy this season.

College Soccer Friday Rewind: No. 1 UCLA upset by American, Wake Forest tops UConn, and more

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Sophomore Dale Ludwig is an American hero.

His golden goal helped the American University Eagles upset SBI No. 1 UCLA Friday night.

In one of the program's most historic victories, American never trailed on their way to winning 2-1.

College Soccer Weekend Rewind: UCLA starts strong, Indiana impresses, and more

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In a weekend that saw several highly-ranked teams slip up, the top-ranked UCLA Bruins showed why the enter this season so highly regarded.

The Bruins, No. 1 in the SBI pre-season Top 25, opened their 2014 campaign with a pair of victories over the weekend, thrashing No.

College Soccer Weekend Rewind: Wake Forest takes down Maryland; Cal tops Stanford; and more

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Wake Forest recorded its 400th victory in program history as the No. 13 Demon Deacons defeated the sixth-ranked Maryland Terrapins 4-3.

Senior midfielder Luca Gimenez recorded two goals and one assist as the Demon Deacons raced out to a 4-1 halftime lead.

College Soccer Weekend Preview

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The SBI No. 6-ranked Maryland Terrapins continues their ACC farewell tour against another top rival this Saturday, when they host No. 13 Wake Forest.

The Terrapins and Demon Deacons are tied atop the ACC standings with No. 3 Notre Dame, who faces NC State.

College Soccer Weekend Preview

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Two ACC powerhouses meet on Friday night in what is likely the last conference match ever between the sides.

The Virginia Cavaliers host last year's College Cup semifinalists Maryland Terrapins in a must-watch top-25 dual in Charlottsville, Virginia, with the Terrapins looking to keep pace with Wake Forest at the top of the ACC standings this season.

Thursday College Soccer Rewind: Wake Forest stuns Maryland, UCLA edges Stanford, and more

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The last remaining unbeaten college team in the nation finally fell.

SBI No. 23 Wake Forest dropped No. 1 Maryland from the ranks of the unbeaten on Thursday night, posting a 4-2 victory over the Terrapinsin Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

The Demon Deacons rode a three-goal second-half rally to overwhelm Maryland, as Ross Tommaselli, Luca Gimenez and Danny Wenzel rattled off three unanswered goals to erase a 2-1 deficit.

Saturday College Rewind: Akron keeps rolling, Brown tops Cornell, and more

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A day after Maryland defeated North Carolina in a battle of the nation's top two teams, SBI No. 3 ranked Akron showed us why just might have a claim to the top spot.

The Zips defeated Wake Forest, 2-1, on Saturday to push their unbeaten streak to eight matches. Reinaldo Brenes and Scott Caldwell delivered goals in each half, and while West Virginia did become the first team in eight matches to score a goal on Akron, Majed Osman's 52nd minute finish was as close as the Mountaineers came to an upset.

NCAA Soccer on TV: See #1 Florida State vs #2 Duke Tonight

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There is plenty of TV action this week including an ACC matchup that features #1 Florida State vs #2 Duke on Thursday evening. On Sunday you can see #13 Mizzou as they travel to South Carolina for an SEC Conference game.

From Seminole Soccer Top-ranked Florida State (6-0-0) begins the defense of its conference championship this week as the Seminoles open ACC play welcoming No.

2012 College Soccer: Breaking Down Top 15

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UNC leads the way after two weeks. (Photo via UNC Athletics/Jeffrey A. Camarati)

After two weeks of play, there are no clear cut favorites in the college game that we can say will be in the College Cup later this fall. Some teams in the top of the rankings (for this purpose we'll use the Coaches poll), have looked good while others have struggled.

Sounders on Campus: College Season Preview

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This weekend marks the arrival of the college soccer season for most of Division I, and once again the Sounders Academy has spread a crop of talented young players across the American landscape. By my count, the Sounders are represented in over 20 institutes of higher learning. Here's a brief preview of what we'll be watching this season.

Philadelphia Union

News roundup: Zack Steffen fires Columbus upset over Atlanta, Garber on Columbus move

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Downingtown's Zack Steffen played the game of his life before a record crowd in Atlanta, MLS commissioner weighs in potential Columbus move, more on Roland Alberg's potential transfer to Bulgaria, more news.

John Hackworth Named U.S. U-15 Coach

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The former Philadelphia Union manager will return to the U.S. Youth National Team set-up.

John Hackworth is now the coach of the United States U-15 side. The hire comes nearly five months after the Philadelphia Union relieved him of his managerial duties.

Youth coaching is not anything new to Hackworth, who worked with the U.

Philadelphia Union select midfielder Corben Bone in Re-Entry Draft

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The Union selected former Wake Forest and Chicago Fire midfielder Corben Bone in this afternoon's MLS Re-Entry Draft. Bone, 25, has played sparingly for Chicago in his 4 seasons in Major League Soccer.

With the sixth pick in today's MLS Re-Entry Draft, the Philadelphia Union selected former Generation Adidas midfielder Corben Bone.

Tracy signs with MLS

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One of the more heralded U.S. attacking prospects of the past few years is coming to MLS.

Former Wake Forest standout forward and Hermann Trophy winner Marcus Tracy signed with MLS Tuesday and will be assigned to a team through a weighted lottery on Thursday, two days prior to the roster freeze deadline, the league announced.

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UVA Men Top Wake Forest, Advance to ACC Semis

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Virginia Men's Soccer Tops Wake Forest in PKs, Advances to ACC Semifinals Cavaliers and Demon Deacons play to 2-2 draw; UVa wins shootout, 5-3
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – After playing third-seeded Wake Forest to a 2-2 draw Tuesday night in a quarterfinal match of the ACC Soccer Championship, the sixth-seeded Virginia men's soccer team advanced to the ACC semifinals after outlasting the Demon Deacons 5-3 in penalty kicks at Spry Stadium.

UVA Men open ACC Tournament at No. 12 Wake Forest

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Virginia Men's Soccer Opens ACC Tournament Play Tuesday at No. 12 Wake Forest Sixth-seeded Cavaliers look to extend four-match unbeaten streak
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The Virginia men's soccer team begins postseason play at 7 p.m. Tuesday when it travels to No. 12 Wake Forest for a quarterfinal match in the ACC Soccer Championship at Spry Stadium in Winston-Salem, N.

UVA Men Fall to Wake Forest, 4-1

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Virginia Men's Soccer Falls to Wake Forest, 4-1 Bates scores 42nd career goal in losing effort

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The Virginia men's soccer team lost 4-1 to Wake Forest Friday night in ACC play at Klöckner Stadium. Will Bates (Sr., Chester, Va.) scored the Cavaliers' goal in the 79th minute.

UVA Men Host No. 18 Wake Forest Friday

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Virginia Men's Soccer Plays Host to No. 18 Wake Forest Friday Night Cavaliers battle third straight ranked opponent
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Coming off a thrilling win Tuesday night, the Virginia men's soccer team returns to ACC play at 7 p.m. Friday when it entertains No. 18 Wake Forest at Klöckner Stadium.

Virginia Tech

Hokie Women Shutout No. 7 Wake Forest, 3-0

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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – The Virginia Tech women's soccer team cruised past the No. 7 Wake Forest Demon Deacons, 3-0, Wednesday night in its final regular season contest at Spry Stadium. Katie Yensen, Ashley Manning and Jazmine Reeves connect on goals for the Hokies to mark the fifth-straight season the Hokies have upset a top-10 team unranked.

No. 11 Hokies beat Illinois 1-0

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Mayrose's early goal lifts No. 11 Hokies over Illinois, 1-0

Tech records best season start in program history

– The No. 11 Virginia Tech women's soccer team kicked off the Wake Forest Tournament with a 1-0 win over the Illinois Fighting Illini Friday night at Spry Stadium.

Seattle Sounders

Sounders Enter Marcus Tracy Weighted Lottery

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The Seattle Sounders were one of eight teams to enter Thursday's weighted lottery that will decide which teams gets the MLS rights to Marcus Tracy, a former Wake Forest star. The Sounders, who are tied for the third best record over the past 34 games, have just a 2.1 percent chance of winning, according to a league source.

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.

Sounders U23s Win Packed Northwest Division

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The Northwest Division in the PDL has recently become a murderer's row. In 2010 the Portland Timbers U23s won all 16 of their regular season games with a +47 goal differential and went on to win the championship in a league with nearly 70 teams. In 2011, the Kitsap Pumas under head coach Pete Fewing and featuring Sounders keeper Bryan Meredith won the division and went on to give up only a single goal in 4 playoff matches to win their own championship.

The Rest

NCAA: 12th-ranked Providence Falls to Wake Forest

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The Carolinas have proven to be particularly unkind for the highest-ranked men's soccer team in New England.

Twelfth-ranked Providence College conceded twice before the break and couldn't dig themselves out in Sunday's 4-1 loss to 2nd-ranked Wake Forest at W.

Another Union Academy defender commits to Wake Forest

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Mark McKenzie will be joining teammates Joseph DeZart and Matthew Real at the ACC school in the fall 2017.

Another Philadelphia Union Academy college commitment, another ACC school.

U18 defender Mark McKenzie verbally committed to play college soccer at Wake Forest University, where he will join teammate Matthew Real in the fall of 2017.

Red Bulls land targeted right back with selection of Wake Forest’s Duvall

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New York Red Bulls head coach Mike Petke described the club's chances of landing one of the players it had identified for the MLS SuperDraft as a "coinflip" earlier this week.

Looks like the coin fell the Red Bulls' way.

The Red Bulls had to wait until the second round in Thursday's draft to make their first selection, and despite some wavering confidence in being able to pick up one of their desired players, they did just that by acquiring Wake Forest right back Chris Duvall with the 22nd overall pick.

Cake or Death? It's rookie homegrown attacker Collin Martin's turn on the stage

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He signed with D.C. United out of Wake Forest (and the DCU Academy) midseason and never got to play his natural central playmaking position this year, but that's no reason not to put him up to the vote. Today's subject of Cake or Death? is one Mr. Collin Martin, formerly of Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School (whom I mention mostly to note the degree to which they own their area's reputation for tony addresses - the school's teams are called the Barons).

Dynamo pick up defender, midfielder and forward in Supplemental Draft

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Anthony Arena (3) appeared in 79 games over his four-year career at Wake Forest. (Gerry Broome/Associated Press)

Building depth for preseason camp and perhaps eventually for the reserve league roster, the Dynamo made three picks Tuesday in the 2013 MLS Supplemental Draft.

The Dynamo took Wake Forest defender Anthony Arena with the 18th pick in the first round, which actually is the equivalent of the third round in this year's draft considering the SuperDraft last week lasted only two rounds.

No. 6 UVA Women Host No. 12 Wake Forest Friday

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CHARLOTTESVILLE – The No. 6 Virginia women's soccer team returns to action on Friday as it hosts No. 12 Wake Forest at Klöckner Stadium. Game time is 7 p.m., and the game will be broadcast online on the ACC Digital Network, available on YouTube.
Tickets are $7 for adult general admission and $5 for youth, senior and faculty/staff general admission.

Shinkansen to Saitama

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All aboard! For Sarah Killion, Crystal Dunn, Chi Ubogagu and Kealia Ohai

The U.S. U-20 WNT left Sendai city this afternoon via the Shinkansen, the famed Japanese bullet train, and once again the local organizers made the trip as smooth as possible. Of course, the Shinkansen is about as smooth as it gets, gliding between cities at between 150-180 MPH, meaning the USA's train from Sendai took just over 90 minutes.

You Can Go Home Again

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Zack Schilawski celebrates with teammate Nick Zimmerman during a 2-0 win over FC Edmonton earlier this season. (Photo: Carolina RailHawks)

CARY, N.C. The flood lights may not be as bright as those at Gillette Stadium, and the supporters may not be as boisterous as they are in The Fort. That, of course, is to be expected.