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2015 NASL Spring Season Schedule Released

2015 NASL Spring Season Schedule Released

RailHawks to open the 2015 Season at home on Saturday, April 4th at 1:00pm CARY, NC Dec. 17, 2014 – The Carolina RailHawks and the North American Soccer League announced today their 2015 NASL Spring Season Schedule. The 2015 NASL Spring Season will see each of the 11 NASL clubs play a 10-game schedule consisting of five home games and five away games. The RailHawks will open the 2015 season at WakeMed Soccer Park on Saturday, April 4th when they host Canadian rival, Ottawa Fury FC, at 1:00pm. “We are thrilled to be able to announce our Spring Season schedule prior to the holidays and feel it is an attractive one for fans.  We look forward to our home opener against Ottawa […]

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Carolina RailHawks Announce First-Ever Youth Soccer Club Training Agreement

Carolina RailHawks Announce First-Ever Youth Soccer Club Training Agreement

RailHawks Elite Technique® to be the Exclusive Supplemental Training and Camp Provider for Johnston United Soccer Association CARY, NC Dec. 15, 2014 – The Carolina RailHawks announced today that they have entered into an agreement with Johnston United Soccer Association (“JUSA”) to deliver its RailHawks Elite Technique® supplemental training program to all JUSA Classic and Challenge level players and coaches starting with the Spring 2015 season. “We are excited to bring Elite Technique® to a youth soccer club for the first time,“ said RailHawks Senior Vice President, Pete Sciandra.  “We have been extremely impressed with the vision of JUSA’s senior leadership team and their commitment to launching creative programming to improve the development opportunities for its players and coaches. Their vision […]

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Clemson vs. Coastal Carolina Postponed Until Monday at 6 p.m.

Clemson vs. Coastal Carolina Postponed Until Monday at 6 p.m.

CLEMSON, SC Nov. 23, 2014 – Tonight’s men’s soccer match between No. 7 Clemson and No. 25 Coastal Carolina in the second round of the NCAA Tournament has been postponed due to inclement weather and unplayable field conditions. The match has been rescheduled for Monday night, Nov. 24, at 6 p.m. at Historic Riggs Field. Additional details regarding tickets already purchased and broadcast information will be available on ClemsonTigers.com and via Twitter @ClemsonMSoccer later this evening.

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St. Andrews Men’s Soccer Shocks Thomas to advance at NAIA Nationals

St. Andrews Men’s Soccer Shocks Thomas to advance at NAIA Nationals

by Troy Baranik, Sports Information Box Score THOMASVILLE, GA Nov. 22, 2014.- The Appalachian Athletic Conference Champions and 25th ranked St. Andrews University men’s soccer team must be a team of destiny as they just keep rolling through ranked opponents this season on their way to advancing to the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletic (NAIA) Nationals Final Site Round of 16 with a thrilling 2-1 win over #11 Thomas University (Ga.) Saturday afternoon. Freshman Jon Ander (FR/Bilboa, Spain)’s breakaway goal from 18 yards out with 2 minutes to play was the game winner for the Knights as they used tenacious defense and a first half goal from Manu Escalera (FR/Valenica, Spain) to surprise the higher ranked Night Hawks with the big win.   […]

Posted in: Charlotte NC, Events, Soccer
Nicholson, Jane Return to Wilmington Hammerheads

Nicholson, Jane Return to Wilmington Hammerheads

WILMINGTON, NC Nov. 21, 2014 – Wilmington Hammerheads FC announced today the return of midfielder Paul Nicholson and forward Sunny Jane for the 2015 USL PRO regular season. Both return to the Hammerheads to fulfill their second year of their two-year contracts. “My time in Wilmington has been nothing short of fantastic,” said Paul Nicholson. “We finished last season on a very positive note and with plans to bring back a great core group of players, I am really looking forward to see how we can keep progressing next year. It is a privilege to be coming back and playing again in front of our amazing fans. I cannot wait for next season to roll around.”   The upcoming season will be […]

East Carolina Soccer Season Ends In American Conference Semifinals

East Carolina Soccer Season Ends In American Conference Semifinals

The Pirates Conclude The 2014 Campaign With a 12-8-1 Overall Record Box Score TAMPA, FL Nov. 7, 2014 – The East Carolina women’s soccer team saw its pursuit of the program’s first conference crown come to an end with a 3-0 defeat to USF on its home field in the semifinals of the 2014 American Athletic Conference Championship Friday night at Corbett Stadium. In her final collegiate match, senior goalkeeper Erika Lenns made a career-high nine saves, while sophomore Lana Spitler and freshman Danielle Eule led the Pirates with two shots apiece.   Both sides battled each other’s respective midfields for the early portion of the match, but USF (13-6-1) quickly began to put a clamp on possession and earned […]

South Carolina Gamecocks Fall to No. 25 New Mexico Lobos 2-1

South Carolina Gamecocks Fall to No. 25 New Mexico Lobos 2-1

Eads’ second-half goal cuts lead, but New Mexico’s defense kept SC from trying for the equalizer Printable Final Stats ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – With important Conference USA Tournament seeding implications in the balance, No. 25 New Mexico (11-5-1, 4-4 C-USA) used two first-half goals to take a 2-1 win over South Carolina (8-9, 3-5 C-USA) on Friday night.   The Lobos posted an easy first goal when James Rogers pushed in a seventh-minute penalty kick. The Gamecocks were called for a handball in the box to give up the 12-yard chance. Chris Wehan added the second score in the 19th with his strike from the far right wing. Niko Hansen used a back-heel kick to find the streaking Wehan, who fired […]

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No. 14 Clemson Tigers Hosts No. 18 Wake Forest in ACC Tournament Quarterfinals

No. 14 Clemson Tigers Hosts No. 18 Wake Forest in ACC Tournament Quarterfinals

CLEMSON, SC Nov. 7, 2014 – The 14th ranked Clemson men’s soccer team will host No. 18 Wake Forest Sunday afternoon at Historic Riggs Field. The match will kick off at 1 p.m. on ESPN3. Tickets can be purchased online through the Clemson Ticket Office or at the gate. Clemson finished the 2014 regular season with a 10-6-1 overall record and a 5-2-1 record in the ACC. The Tigers won a share of the ACC’s Atlantic Division and are the No. 4 seed in the ACC Tournament. A 2-0 win over visiting NC State last Friday night, Oct. 31, capped off a successful regular season. Clemson is ranked in all three major national polls this week and moved up to […]

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Wilmington Hammerheads Appoint Carson Porter Head Coach

Wilmington Hammerheads Appoint Carson Porter Head Coach

WILMINGTON, NC Nov. 4, 2014 – Wilmington Hammerheads FC announced today that Carson Porter has been appointed head coach and technical director for the upcoming 2015 USL PRO regular season. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not released. “I am honored to continue into this role,” said Porter. “This is a community with a deep passion for the sport of soccer and a love for this club. Our club goals begin with results for the first team, but they go much deeper than that. We hope to inspire our youth players, earn respect in the soccer community with the style we are implementing, and give our players opportunities to reach their goals. We will make every minute on […]

Posted in: Soccer, Wilmington NC
Real Salt Lake Announces USL PRO Team

Real Salt Lake Announces USL PRO Team

Real Monarchs SLC become 4th MLS-owned USL PRO team TAMPA, FL Nov. 3, 2014 – Real Monarchs SLC became the ninth new franchise announced for the 2015 USL PRO season today, as Real Salt Lake of Major League Soccer announced the team will play at Rio Tinto Stadium. Real Monarchs SLC is the third new MLS-owned team to be announced for 2015 – joining the Portland Timbers and Seattle Sounders FC – with the LA Galaxy II preparing for their second USL PRO season. “USL PRO proudly welcomes the addition of Real Monarchs SLC to our league,” USL CEO Alec Papadakis said.  “Boasting a distinguished owner in Dell Loy Hansen and experienced leadership in Bill Manning, Garth Lagerwey and Rob Zarkos, […]

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