Tampa Bay officially out of this round of Major League Soccer expansion

Tampa Bay officially out of this round of Major League Soccer expansion
The Tampa Bay Rowdies will not get a Major League Soccer expansion team at this time. Four cities — Cincinnati, Detroit, Nashville and Sacramento — are finalists for the next two expansion teams, the league announced Wednesday. The four teams will …
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Chicago Fire lets go of three homegrown players
They were local kids who grew up dreaming of playing soccer for their hometown Chicago Fire and were among the fortunate few to live that dream. On Tuesday the Fire announced three of its academy products — Patrick Doody of Naperville, Joey Calistri of …
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Largo girls soccer a nice blend of experience, youth
If the first two weeks of the high school girls soccer season are any indication, Largo should be in for a good year. Not only have the Packers recorded mercy-rule wins over Northside Christian, Keswick Christian, Clearwater and Gibbs, they also have an …
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PFL Roundup: JPV stuns Global, seizes top spot; Davao, Ilocos battle to draw
JPV Marikina players celebrate after scoring a goal against Global Cebu FC. (Photo courtesy of the Philippines Football League on Facebook) Japanese midfielder Takashi Odawara struck twice as JPV Marikina edged Global Cebu, 2-1, last Sunday night to seize …
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Man Utd to drop Perisic for Bernardeschi bid
Manchester United could turn to Fiorentina talent Federico Bernardeschi if Inter don’t lower the €55m Ivan Perisic asking price. Jose Mourinho is believed to be a huge admirer of the Croatia worldwide, considering sanctioning a huge move for his …
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How Video Assistant Referee (VAR) technology could swing the ruling in sports
One of the key elements in any sporting event is refereeing because it greatly determines the outcome of the game, the transparent activity, and the eventual result. But on numerous occasions, there are unfair decisions made on ground; either as a result …
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Dick, Kerr Ladies receive first blue plaque awarded to female soccer players

Dick, Kerr Ladies receive first blue plaque awarded to female soccer players
The Dick, Kerr Ladies soccer team, often called the “most successful” women’s team ever, was honored with the first blue plaque dedicated to female soccer players on Thursday. The team was founded at Preston’s Dick, Kerr & Co. munitions factory in …
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Leicester Minotaurs in historic second Premier League title…
West Bromwich Albion v Chelsea Chelsea will lift the Premier League title with a win. They would become English champions for a sixth time. Albion won three of the last five home matches with Chelsea. None of their 21 Premier League meetings have been …
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Unarrested development? England’s Under-20 World Cup boosted by club cooperation – The Guardian (blog)
Liverpool’s Sheyi Ojo in training with England Under-20s in South Korea. Photograph: Robert Cianflone – FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images England Sportblog Unarrested development? England’s Under-20 World Cup boosted by club cooperation Coach Paul Simpson …
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sportUnion Travel Soccer Games Summary
UNION, NJ – The Union Travel program, one of the strongest in central jersey, continues its fall program with many of its teams in action this weekend. Union Travel has teams ranging in age from U-9 to U-16 in the fall and beginning in the spring they will …
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Iwobi: I thought Arsenal would ship me out
Alex Iwobi has established himself in the first team at Arsenal this season, but he thought a loan spell away from the club was going to be more likely. Nigeria international Iwobi, who only made his Arsenal debut in October 2015, has started eight of …
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Just in! Famous player in Europe banned for two years by UEFA
CSKA Moscow’s midfielder Roman Eremenko has on Friday, November 18, 2016 been hit with a two-year ban by European Football Governing Body (UEFA) after traces of cocaine were discovered in his doping sample. The Finland …
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sportWorld Cup Qualifier: 4 Things We Learned From The Nigeria/Zambia Match (Number 3 Is Awesome)
Nigeria began their Russia 2018 World Cup qualifier against Zambia with a 2 – 1 in the first match in Group B. The Super Eagles got the better of the Chipolopolo in the first half with two goals which eventually proved crucial in winning the match …
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Video: Sydney Van Hooijdonk Has Grown Up to Take a Mean Free-Kick Like His Dad
It looks like Sydney van Hooijdonk has been watching some of his dad’s old clips, judging by his own recent video. The son of former Celtic, Feyenoord, Fenerbahce and Holland striker Pierre is starting to torment defences and goalkeepers with his own …
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Barca Rejected £45m Bid For Player Before He’d Even Played For Them
Football fans, pundits and journalists have raged about the money involved in football for years but there may be no better example of clubs having too much to spend than the case involving the Chinese Super League and Barcelona’s Arda Turan. Turan reached …
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sportMichael Carrick agrees one-year extension at Manchester United
Manchester United have announced midfielder Michael Carrick has agreed a one-year contract extension with the club. The deal, which runs to next summer, means Carrick is going into an 11th year with United. Since joining from Tottenham in 2006, the 34-year …
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Severini’s World Class Soccer School, in its 27th year, offering local summer camps
World Class Soccer School, founded by the late Jorge Severini and the longest-running soccer camp in the Haverford area, is in its 27th year of offering summer soccer camps to the Southeastern Pennsylvania community. World Class Soccer School (WCSS) is now …
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Brazil routs Haiti 7-1 in Copa as Coutinho nets hat trick
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) – This was a 7-1 scoreline Brazil could enjoy. Philippe Coutinho scored his first international hat trick, Renato Augusto had two goals and Brazil routed Haiti 7-1 Wednesday night in the Copa America. Coutinho scored in the 14th and …
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Mission Prep girls soccer opens CIF playoffs with 9-2 rout of Highland

sportMission Prep girls soccer opens CIF playoffs with 9-2 rout of Highland
The Mission Prep girls soccer team picked a good time for its best game of the season. Mission Prep scored a season-high nine goals in its wild card playoff game against Highland (Palmdale) and moved on to the first round of the CIF-Southern Section …
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Girls’ soccer: Southern Section wild-card results and updated pairings
GIRLS’ SOCCER. SOUTHERN SECTION. DIVISION 1. First round, Thursday, 3 p.m. unless noted. #1 Aliso Niguel, bye. JSerra at Millikan. Flintridge Sacred Heart at Chino Hills, 5 p.m.. San Juan Hills vs. Anaheim Canyon at El Modena, 5 p.m.. Esperanza at …
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Kids kick off youth league soccer
Southern Heat and Quality Distributors play in a U10 division opening week match of the 2016 Triple J Auto Group Robbie Webber Youth Soccer League Spring season Saturday at the Guam Football Association National Training Center. Photo courtesy of …
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World Class Soccer Tournament Returns to Sunshine State

sportWorld Class Soccer Tournament Returns to Sunshine State
The second edition of the Florida Cup soccer tournament returns to the Sunshine State with a stellar lineup of world class soccer clubs including South Florida’s very own Fort Lauderdale Strikers. The Strikers join teams from Brazil, Germany, Spain and …
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US soccer star Carli Lloyd is kicking next phase of career into high gear
For more than a decade she had played with a chip on her shoulder the size of a soccer ball, driven more by a desire to prove others wrong rather than to prove herself right. And even scoring three goals in a World Cup final, bringing the U.S. its …
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Kobe Bryant Discusses How Soccer Has Influenced His Basketball Game
Kobe Bryant has become one of the greatest basketball players to ever walk the earth, but growing up in Italy, he also developed a love for soccer. Even though he is far removed from his soccer days, the things he was taught growing up impacted how he …
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Middle Creek stays hot, beats Clayton girls soccer

sportMiddle Creek stays hot, beats Clayton girls soccer
Clayton freshman Hannah Mills (21) controls the ball in front of Middle Creek sophomore Maggie Banks (30) during a girls soccer match on Thursday, March 12, 2015 in Clayton, N.C. Olen C. Kelley III newsobserver.com. Story; Comments. CLAYTON.
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“The Inside Story Of The Best Gay Soccer Team In The World”
Stonewall Football Club, today’s visitors, was established in 1991 as England’s first gay soccer club. Four-time champions at the international Gay Games (including last year in Cleveland) and winners of continental competitions, it is Britain’s …
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Don Brock retires as Needham High soccer coach
With 696 career wins, Needham boys’ soccer coach Don Brock could have stayed on the job one more year to reach 700. But after a season when health issues ended his time on the sideline weeks before the Rockets finished their run to the Division 1 state …
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How US Soccer Ensures The Fort Lauderdale Strikers Never Get A Chance

sportHow US Soccer Ensures The Fort Lauderdale Strikers Never Get A Chance
Last year, the Fort Lauderdale Strikers were purchased by a Brazilian consortium looking to turn the team into a “global powerhouse.” Some of their bandied-about strategies for ginning up fan interest include drone-delivered concessions at the stadium …
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Prep soccer teams close in on district titles
The district championship races for most area soccer teams is at the halfway point this week and championship contenders abound. The boys and girls soccer teams at West Monroe, Neville and St. Frederick have all had strong performances as of late that …
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Ex-Soccer Player Offers Warning to Effects of Concussions
A retired soccer player says her life was drastically altered by the concussions she suffered during her time as a professional. Cindy Parlow Cone offered her story as a warning during a medical symposium in Philadelphia on Friday. She talked about the …
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