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Program record has provided UNI soccer with more belief

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Newton’s Steve Gans plans to win U.S. Soccer presidency

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Indonesian soccer player dies after collision with teammate

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Augustana ties with No. 22 Bemidji State

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Donovan considering running for U.S. Soccer chief - report
(Reuters) - Former United States international Landon Donovan is considering running for president of the U.S. Soccer Federation (USSF), Sports Illustrated reported on its website on Wednesday. Si.com reports that Donovan is "seriously considering" throwing his name into the mix for the election early next year. Current president Sunil Gulati has not yet said he was standing again but was expected to run for his fourth three-year term   Read More ...
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Donovan considering running for U.S. Soccer chief: report
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BC-SOC--Benfica-Man United, 2nd Ld-Writethru,527 Man United beats Benfica after young goalkeeper's mistake AP Photo XPK120, XPK121, XPK126, XPK116, XPK118, XPK115, XPK113, XPK112, XPK125 Eds: Updates with quotes, new photo links. Should stand. With AP Photos. Manchester United took advantage of an embarrassing mistake by the youngest goalkeeper ever to play in the Champions League to defeat Benfica 1-0 and solidify its Group A lead on Wednesday   Read More ...
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Champions League: Chelsea Rallies for Draw; Messi Leads Barcelona
Photo LONDON — Chelsea let a two-goal lead disappear against Roma before recovering for a 3-3 tie in the Champions League on Wednesday as the Blues’ defensive vulnerability was exposed again. Following Premier League losses to Manchester City and struggling Crystal Palace, Chelsea, the defending English champion, salvaged a point after Eden Hazard headed in his second goal of the night in the 75th minute   Read More ...
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BC-SOC--Benfica-Man United, 1st Ld-Writethru,375 Man United beats Benfica after young goalkeeper's mistake AP Photo XPK120, XPK121, XPK116, XPK118, XPK115, XPK113, XPK112 Eds: Updates with more detail, new photo links. With AP Photos. Manchester United took advantage of an embarrassing mistake by the youngest goalkeeper ever to play in the Champions League to defeat Benfica 1-0 and solidify its Group A lead on Wednesday   Read More ...
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Union plan to keep Bethlehem Steel, not change USL affiliate to Rochester - at least for now
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San Diego NASL franchise unveils moniker
SAN DIEGO (CNS) - The minor league soccer team backed by one of the world's best players and slated to start play next year in San Diego will be known as the 1904 Football Club. The name, which will be shortened to 1904 FC in most iterations, was derived from the city's S and D initials -- S is the 19th letter in the alphabet and D the fourth   Read More ...
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‘Soccer In The City’ Podcast: Is Claudio Reyna Right? Does American Soccer Have An Arrogance Problem?
NEW YORK (WFAN) –– In the latest episode of the “Soccer in the City” podcast, hosts Tom Kolker, Roberto Abramowitz, Glenn Crooks and John Rojas discuss the harsh words that Claudio Reyna, that former U.S. captain and NYCFC’s sporting director, had for American soccer Tuesday. Meanwhile, NYCFC midfielder Jack Harrison had his red card rescinded, but where was the VAR? The guys also preview Decision Day in MLS   Read More ...
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Watch Mass. high school soccer teams sing the national anthem when the sound system fails
There was an awkward silence on the high school soccer field Monday night in East Bridgewater when the sound system failed and the national anthem did not play. Players from rival teams Rockland High School and East Bridgewater High School stood waiting. Then one person started singing. And players on both teams — and people on the sidelines — slowly joined in, according to   Read More ...
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Pole dancing, table soccer and poker to become Olympic sports?
Pole dancing isn't just for gentlemen's clubs, because it could become an Olympic sport. The global association of international sports federation gave pole dancing "observer status," which means it will now provisionally be classified as a sport. Other competitive events hoping to gain Olympic recognition include; poker, table soccer, arm wrestling and dodgeball.   Read More ...
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Forum prep sports podcast talks state soccer, Fargo South tennis, volleyball and more
Forum sports reporters Chris Murphy and Colton Pool discuss North Dakota state soccer, Fargo South's tennis state title, cross country and some volleyball history for Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton and Moorhead on this week's podcast.   Read More ...
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St. Joe routs Logan in sectional soccer
HUNTINGTON - Huntington St. Joe scored 11 goals in the first half Monday on its way to a 12-0 rout of Logan in the Class AA/A, Region IV, Section 2 girls soccer tournament at the Huntington YMCA Kennedy Center. McKenzie Moran scored four goals, including the first two, and assisted on two others to lead the Irish (15-4-1). Samantha Morris, Abi Hugh, Elisabeth Dick, Savannah Short, Bella Hale, Haven Lochow, Sophia Walters and Samantha Richbart also scored for St   Read More ...
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Team SoloMid and the United States soccer team share the same issue: a lack of focus on homegrown talent
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Program record has provided UNI soccer with more belief
CEDAR FALLS — Bruce Erickson joked that he may have angered Mother Nature last week after praising her for all the great weather his Northern Iowa women’s soccer team has enjoyed this fall. Both of the Panthers’ scheduled matches were postponed a day because of poor weather as UNI lost to Drake, 2-1, Wednesday, before rebounding with a 2-1 overtime win over Valparaiso Sunday, the Panthers’ single-season program record 11th victory   Read More ...
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Denmark cancels World Cup qualifier against Sweden
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The Danish soccer federation says a women's World Cup qualifier against Sweden has been canceled after wage talks collapsed. The DBU says it has informed FIFA and "expects now a disciplinary decision," including being excluded from World Cup qualifying. DBU spokesman Kim Hallberg says it is "regrettable and totally grotesque" that players will stay away from the game which was scheduled for Friday in Goteborg   Read More ...
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Maryland men’s soccer falls to Georgetown, 1-0, for first loss of season
When Maryland men’s soccer welcomed local rival Georgetown into College Park last season, forward Gordon Wild scored with 44 seconds left to clinch a 2-1 victory over the Hoyas. This year, with the score tied at zero with under three minutes left to play, it was the Hoyas that did the late-minute scoring. Jacob Montes’ 88th-minute goal was all the Hoyas would need to hand Maryland its first regular-season loss in the past two seasons   Read More ...
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Claudio Reyna blasts U.S. ‘arrogance’ after World Cup exit
Former Captain Claudio Reyna blasted the U.S. Soccer program on Tuesday, a week after the United States failed to qualify for the 2018 World Cup finals in Russia. The United States finished just outside of qualifying in their CONCACAF final group and will miss the Cup for the first time since 1986. “Our approach and our behavior to the sport here — to coaching, to everything, is just wrong,” Reyna told Goal   Read More ...
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Maple Mountain ousts East on PKs to reach girls' soccer state championship game
Draper • Never has a performance more personified the concept of “grind it out” than that of Maple Mountain on Tuesday evening in the Class 5A girls’ soccer state semifinals. Short-handed and taken out of their game in the second half and overtime, the Golden Eagles turned away everything East threw at them, and goalkeeper Kayla Thompson stopped three shots in the penalty-kick round to advance to the school’s first state title game, 4-3 on PKs   Read More ...
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NHIAA Boys' Soccer: Pinkerton keeps it going as Boles gets 300th coaching win
DERRY — The Pinkerton Academy boys’ soccer team was 2-4 on Sept. 19 and the thought of Astros coach Kerry Boles achieving his 300th career win this season was largely an afterthought. An improbable run of success, though, brought the milestone back to the forefront before the mission was completed with Tuesday’s 2-1 win over Concord. “I’m feeling pretty good about getting this out of the way and being able to focus on this team,” said Boles, who is in his 26th season at Pinkerton   Read More ...
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College Soccer: Schmidt nets two as UNH men top Dartmouth
DURHAM — Cologne, Germany is over 3,500 miles from Durham, but Cologne’s Robin Schmidt seemed right at home Tuesday night for the University of New Hampshire men’s soccer team. Schmidt scored a pair of goals in the second half to spark a four-goal half as the No. 18 Wildcats came from behind to defeat the 20th-ranked Dartmouth Big Green 4-2 at Wildcat Stadium   Read More ...
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High schools: Pembroke boys’ soccer defeats John Stark in battle of playoff contenders
By TIM O’SULLIVAN Monitor staff PEMBROKE – The Division II boys’ soccer tournament figures to be a beast. The top of the division is deep and talented with as many as eight teams capable of making their way to the finals. Pembroke Academy and John Stark are two of those contenders, and they met on Tuesday in a match that previewed the kind of intense, quality soccer that will likely be on display come playoff time   Read More ...
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Boys Soccer: Regis Jesuit downs Chaparral 3-1 to win Continental League championship
AURORA | The seniors on the Regis Jesuit boys soccer team waited their entire careers to win a Continental League championship. When they had the chance to do just that Tuesday with a win over Chaparral at Lou Kellogg Stadium, they took full advantage. Senior Dean Maloney broke a 1-1 tie when he poked in a loose ball and junior Colton Barry provided an insurance score minutes later to help the Raiders to a 3-1 victory over the Wolverines that secured the program’s first league title in 12 years   Read More ...
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After six games, Gophers football team identifies six key lessons
Six games. Three wins. Three losses. And six lessons. That’s what the Gophers football team has midway through coach P.J. Fleck’s first season in Dinkytown. And that’s what the team will try to improve on beginning with Saturday afternoon’s homecoming game against Illinois at TCF Bank Stadium. Focusing on the season’s second half began late Saturday night, after the Gophers lost 30-27 to then-No   Read More ...
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Prep boys soccer: Madison East moves to No. 4 in Division 1 in state rankings
The Madison East boys soccer team, fresh off clinching the Big Eight Conference title, climbed two spots to No. 4 in Division 1 in the Wisconsin Soccer Coaches Association weekly state rankings. Verona moved up one spot to No. 7, Middleton fell four places to No. 8 and Milwaukee Marquette remained at the top of the rankings. Mount Horeb dropped a spot to No   Read More ...
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MLS franchise Columbus Crew SC exploring move to Austin
Luring an inaugural major-league sports franchise to Austin advanced Tuesday from a far-fetched idea to a legitimate possibility. Anthony Precourt, chief executive officer of Precourt Sports Ventures, announced his intention to move Columbus Crew SC, a Major League Soccer franchise, from the capital city of Ohio to the capital of Texas in 2019. If, that is, he can secure a stadium deal in Austin after falling short of an agreement with Columbus   Read More ...
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High school soccer teams sing national anthem before game
When the two girls varsity soccer teams realized the national anthem wasn't coming on, they decided to take matters into their own hands.   Read More ...
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Columbus Crew owner may move soccer team to Austin, Texas
Mitch Stacy, Ap Sports Writer. Updated 1:04 pm, Tuesday, October 17, 2017 COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The owner of the Crew SC says the team is no longer sustainable and will move to Austin, Texas, unless a new, privately-financed stadium is built in downtown Columbus. Anthony Precourt, whose Precourt Sports Ventures has owned the Major League Soccer club since 2013, said Tuesday the Crew need more fan and financial support to compete in the growing league, and a new stadium in the urban center is the only way to make it work   Read More ...
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Florida-Kentucky women's soccer match moved to ERAU
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Manchester City FC v SSC Napoli Match Report, 17/10/2017
Pep Guardiola's free-scoring Manchester City took a huge step towards the Champions League knockout stages as they edged to a thrilling 2-1 win over Group F rivals Napoli. Guardiola had predicted a "fascinating" contest and that it was, but poor Napoli initially had no answer to City's rampant attacking play as Raheem Sterling and Gabriel Jesus scored early on. Maurizio Sarri ignored his president's calls to rest key men for this match - with second-placed Inter visiting the San Paolo this weekend - but Dries Mertens' first notable contribution was to see a penalty saved   Read More ...
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Real Madrid Held to Draw With Tottenham After Own Goal
Photo MADRID — Tottenham held Real Madrid to a 1-1 tie in the Champions League on Tuesday, a result that kept both clubs at the top of Group H. Tottenham scored first with an own goal by Madrid defender Raphael Varane when he tried to clear a cross intended for Harry Kane. Cristiano Ronaldo equalized for Madrid by converting a penalty kick just before halftime after Toni Kroos was fouled in the area   Read More ...
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Is Tata Martino the right man to coach U.S.? Atlanta United players think so
HARRISON, N.J. — Gerardo "Tata" Martino knows how the rumor mill works. He saw his name mentioned as a potential candidate to coach the U.S. national team, and going into any detail about the job could be seen as him either being in the running or actually wanting the job. So when asked by if he felt surprised — or anything else — about being linked to the now-vacant U   Read More ...
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Shakespeare fired by Leicester after 4 months in charge
Leicester's decline since winning the English Premier League intensified on Tuesday when Craig Shakespeare was fired as its manager, with the Thai-owned club in the relegation zone after another rocky start to a season. Shakespeare was coach on a full-time basis for just four months, having been hired initially as interim manager after Claudio Ranieri was dismissed in February when Leicester was threatened by relegation the season after improbably winning the title   Read More ...
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Columbus Crew owner may move soccer team to Austin, Texas
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The owner of the Crew SC says the team is no longer sustainable and will move to Austin, Texas, unless a new, privately-financed stadium is built in downtown Columbus. Anthony Precourt, whose Precourt Sports Ventures has owned the Major League Soccer club since 2013, said Tuesday the Crew need more fan and financial support to compete in the growing league, and a new stadium in the urban center is the only way to make it work   Read More ...
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Watch: Local college soccer team scores goal just 6 seconds into match
For all the space soccer has carved out as a mainstream sport in the United States, there are still plenty of holdouts clinging to worn-out cliches about how soccer is boring and that there isn’t enough scoring. To those people, Division III Augsburg’s Christian Metzger has this response: A goal he scored just six seconds into the Auggies’ match Monday against Martin Luther   Read More ...
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FIFA 2017 World Cup: England beat Japan in penalty shootout, set up quarterfinal clash with USA
England held their nerves to prevail over Japan 5-3 in a penalty shootout and set up a quarterfinal clash with USA in the FIFA Under-17 World Cup in Kolkata on Tuesday. They may have had a jinx in the penalty shootout with the latest being their Euro U-17 final defeat to Spain earlier this year, but the Steve Cooper team remained calm in front of a 53,302 turnout as substitute Nya Kirby sealed the issue after their goalkeeper Curtis Anderson denied Hinata Kida   Read More ...
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Columbus Crew owner may move soccer team to Austin, Texas
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The owner of the Crew SC says the team is no longer sustainable and will move to Austin, Texas, unless a new, privately-financed stadium is built in downtown Columbus. Anthony Precourt, whose Precourt Sports Ventures has owned the Major League Soccer club since 2013, said Tuesday the Crew need more fan and financial support to compete in the growing league, and a new stadium in the urban center is the only way to make it work   Read More ...
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BC-SOC--Columbus Crew-Move, 1st Ld-Writethru,533 Columbus Crew owner may move soccer team to Austin, Texas Eds: Updates with details, quotes. Adds byline. The owner of the Columbus Crew says the team will move to Austin, Texas, unless a new stadium is built in Columbus. Precourt Sports Ventures, the California-based owner of the Major League Soccer team, said it "is exploring strategic options to ensure the long-term viability of the club   Read More ...
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Columbus Crew SC owner explains interest in moving to Austin
The Major League Soccer team in Columbus, Ohio, announced Tuesday morning it is exploring a move to Austin, along with continuing to pursue a possible stadium solution in Columbus. Precourt Sports Ventures, owner of the Columbus Crew SC since 2013, will have a news conference in Columbus at 11 a.m. to discuss the situation. “Despite our investments and efforts, the current course is not sustainable,” Anthony Precourt, chief executive officer of Precourt Sports Ventures and chairman of Columbus Crew SC, said in a statement   Read More ...
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Donald Trump criticises National Football League yet again
Donald Trump, United States president, who had earlier launched a foul-mouthed tirade at National Football League (NFL) players protesting the playing of The Star-Spangled Banner (USA’s national anthem) at games, has again come down hard on the NFL. “When you go down and take a knee or any other way, you're sitting, essentially, for our our great national anthem. You're disrespecting our flag and you're disrespecting our country and the NFL should've suspended some of these players for one game - not fire them - suspend them for one game and then if they did it again, it could be one game then two games then three games and then for the season,” Trump said   Read More ...
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A Season Inside: Cathedral football — Sights and sounds
A SEASON INSIDE: CATHEDRAL FOOTBALL (FULL SERIES) A Season Inside: Cathedral Football (Episode 7) | 6:26 A SEASON INSIDE: CATHEDRAL FOOTBALL (FULL SERIES) A Season Inside: Cathedral Football (Episode 6) | 9:01 A SEASON INSIDE: CATHEDRAL FOOTBALL (FULL SERIES) A Season Inside: Cathedral Football (Episode 5) | 9:07 His dad played in the NFL, but wanted his son to play basketball   Read More ...
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