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No home games for Antigua Barracuda and other interesting quirks in the 2013 USL Pro schedule

The USL Pro’s 2013 schedule was released today amid the fanfare of the new agreement between the league and MLS, and there’s some interesting quirks to note that will need some follow up.

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By | January 24, 2013 | 0 Comments | Tags: ,

TheCup.us fundraising to expand U.S. Open Cup coverage

TheCup.us is looking for funds to expand the scope of its already outstanding coverage of the U.S. Open Cup.

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Virginia House resolution congratulates Northern Neck Special Olympics soccer team

A Virginia House resolution honoring a Northern Neck Special Olympics soccer team has cleared both the House of Delegates and the Senate.

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By | January 18, 2013 | 0 Comments | Tags: ,

Soccer goal safety bill advances through Va. Senate committee

A bill that would prohibit the use of moveable soccer goals and require them to be non-tip resistant has advanced out of a Virginia Senate committee.

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NY Mets offer up new Citi Field for prospective MLS team, league not interested

The New York Mets have offered up Citi Field as a potential site for a prospective MLS team. The league says thanks, but …

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By | January 4, 2013 | 0 Comments | Tags: , ,

Rooting out tax evasion, money laundering in Argentine soccer

Argentina is trying to root out tax evasion and money laundering when it comes to player transfers.

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Richmond, Towson, Mount St. Mary’s men’s soccer: Not done yet

Supporters of three Division I men’s soccer programs are rallying, and have seen glimmers of hope in their efforts to save the programs and reverse administrative proposals to cut the programs.

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By | December 5, 2012 | 0 Comments | Tags: , , ,

Florida group looking to build new $400M soccer specific stadium

The blog “The Offside Rules” discovered a fairly hidden website that details plans for a new $400 million soccer specific stadium in Tampa, Florida.

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By | November 28, 2012 | 0 Comments | Tags: , , , ,

Virginia Wesleyan’s Jeff Bowers is a busy man, and doing quite fine, thank you much

How does Virginia Wesleyan men’s and women’s soccer coach Jeff Bowers find the energy to put both teams on the national map? One is ranked in the top 15 and the other defeated last season’s Division III national champions.

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By | September 14, 2012 | 0 Comments | Tags: , ,

From the stands to a starring role with Scotland

One minute Sarah Crilly was in the stands watching Scotland play Norway, the next, she put on an oversized uniform and cleats and scored the game-tying goal.

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By | September 6, 2012 | 0 Comments | Tags: , , ,