College Soccer Looks To Full-Year Schedule To Bolster Its Relevance

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MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Top college soccer coaches are finalizing plans and canvassing support for changes that would extend the men’s season over the full academic year.

The proposals recommend a 25-game

McLaughlin’s Magic Muzzles Riverhounds

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PITTSBURGH – Five minutes stood between the Pittsburgh Riverhounds and a one-point gap to fellow strugglers Harrisburg City Islanders at the foot of the United Soccer Leagues Pro Division standings when

VIDEO: Pittsburgh Riverhounds 3 RWB Adria 2 (aet)

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PITTSBURGH – The Pittsburgh Riverhounds advanced in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup Wednesday after a hard-fought 3-2 win in extra time over national amateur champion RWB Adria at Highmark Stadium.

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Rochester’s Dixon Extends Pittsburgh’s Winless USL PRO Start To Seven

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PITTSBURGH – The Pittsburgh Riverhounds’ winless start to the United Soccer Leagues Pro Division season reached seven games Saturday after the Rochester Rhinos left Highmark Stadium with a single-goal

VIDEO: Pittsburgh Riverhounds 3 New York Red Bulls U23 1

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PITTSBURGH – The Pittsburgh Riverhounds advanced to the third round of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup Wednesday with a 3-1 win over the New York Red Bulls U-23 team at Highmark Stadium.

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Pittsburgh Fumes After Reversed PK Call In Orlando Loss

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PITTSBURGH -- Flight delays into Pittsburgh’s airport yesterday caused a minor panic that last night’s United Soccer Leagues Pro Division clash between the Pittsburgh Riverhounds and Orlando City could

Revolving Cast Of Players Highlights Flaw In MLS/USL Partnerships

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RICHMOND, Va. – The Richmond Kickers spent most of last Friday evening bustling around City Stadium causing little harm to the visiting Rochester Rhinos defense. A black Kickers team bus sat across the

When Refereeing Strays Beyond The Realm Of Understanding

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Finnish defender Toni Stahl spent last Saturday evening repelling the increasingly menacing attacks from the New York Cosmos. His Carolina RailHawks had been reduced to nine players midway through the

Cosmos Crash In Carolina Amid Refereeing Debacle

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CARY, N.C. – The New York Cosmos looked in good shape to add the North American Soccer League’s Spring Championship to their trophy cabinet after two wins to start the new season.

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CARY, N.C. — Ty Shipalane’s early goal gave the Carolina RailHawks a 1-0 win over the New York Cosmos at WakeMed Soccer Park during the North American Soccer League’s spring season.

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Riverhounds Nudge Forward With Shutout Against Charleston

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PITTSBURGH – A scoreless tie with the Charleston Battery Saturday night extended the Pittsburgh Riverhounds’ winless start to the United Soccer Leagues Pro Division to five games despite the club’s

Hofstra Conference Underlines Struggle For “The People’s Game”

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Hofstra University professors Brenda Elsey and Stan Pugliese spent two years planning an event to examine soccer’s historical, cultural, social, political and economic history and what the game teaches

Pele The Star Guest For Hofstra’s Soccer Conference

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One of the largest soccer conferences ever organized kicks off Thursday at Hofstra University on Long Island with over 100 speakers attending from 25 countries.

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Boswell Gaffe Hands Toronto Back-to-Back Wins To Start MLS Season

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A schoolboy error by D.C. United defender Bobby Boswell gifted Toronto F.C. back-to-back wins to start the Major League Soccer season for the first time in the Reds’ 8-year history.

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USL PRO’s Franchise Carousel

Reigning United Soccer Leagues PRO Division champion Orlando City begins its title defense with a trip to Charleston Battery that kicks off the third tier’s new season on March 22.

Whether Phoenix F.C. will be among the 14 scheduled teams remains unclear.

The club broke its long-running silence Wednesday evening with a statement instructing that American Soccer Marketing LLC will no longer be operating a USL PRO franchise. ASM took control last November after USL terminated the original ownership rights held by BDR Sports, although many of the same individuals remained in charge.

Details of another ownership group are expected later today, leaving Phoenix with 17 days to sign players ahead of its scheduled season-opener at Colorado Rapids reserves on March 30.

Failure to return would make the Wolves the seventh franchise to exit USL PRO within three years of its first game being contested in April 2011.

Timeline of USL PRO franchises since the league's commencement in April 2011.

Timeline of USL PRO franchises since the league’s commencement in April 2011.

 

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USL Planned Promotion And Relegation Before NASL Split

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The United Soccer Leagues harbored plans to introduce a soccer pyramid based on sporting criteria when Nike Inc. was its owner.

USL retained the right to relegate one or two of its former First Division

Phoenix Fans Feel Fury As Wolves Circle Their Club

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Phoenix F.C. kicks off its second season in the United Soccer Leagues’ PRO Division on March 30 with a road game against the Colorado Rapids reserves.

Members of the team’s La Furia Roja supporters’

MLS Teams Kick Off Minus Need To Be On Point

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Sporting Kansas City begins the defense of its Major League Soccer crown Saturday afternoon in the season-opener at the Seattle Sounders, yet there is little need to feel excited about this year’s title