April 22, 2016 PARTNERSHIP
ESPN showing USL matches
TAMPA, Fla. -- ESPN and the United Soccer League have announced a partnership that will include 20 regular-season matches, plus the USL Championship game, on an over-the-air ESPN network.
January 20, 2016 LINED UP
USL set with 29 teams
The USL Wednesday announced the alignment, plus regular season and playoff format for the 2016 USL season, with 29 teams set to compete in the league’s sixth season.
October 22, 2015 GOING TO KANSAS CITY
Sporting adds USL club, Swope Park Rangers KC
KANSAS CITY, Mo.---Sporting Kansas City has been awarded the United Soccer League's 30th franchise, which will begin play in 2016 as the Swope Park Rangers KC. The Rangers are the USL’s 11th MLS-owned and operated club and will play at Swope Soccer Village.
July 21, 2015 USL REVIEW
Leaders stay in place
With many of the top teams in the Western Conference earning draws in Week 18, the leaderboard remains the same with Seattle Sounders FC 2 and the LA Galaxy II atop the West in points. In the Eastern Conference, the second-place Charleston Battery and third-place Louisville City FC each won during the weekend, cutting into Rochester’s lead after the unbeaten Rhinos came away with a draw.
July 15, 2015 USL REVIEW
S2 reclaim first in West; Rio Grande to join league
The USL’s Western Conference ended Week 17 of the season with a familiar name at the top, as Seattle Sounders FC 2 recorded a resounding win to reclaim first place in the standings. While S2 was taking care of business at home, the LA Galaxy II were as impressive on the road, as Los Dos continued their impressive second season in the USL.
July 8, 2015 USL REVIEW
Louisville City draws another club record crowd
Louisville City FC continued its remarkable inaugural season on and off the field on Saturday, as another club-record crowd saw the host take victory against the Richmond Kickers at Slugger Field. Meanwhile, the playoff races in both conferences continued to heat up, with six points separating five teams in the East in the race for the final two playoff berths, and four points separating five teams in the West looking to find their way into the postseason.
July 1, 2015 USL REVIEW
Rhinos extend record streak to 14
With their 1-0 win over the Pittsburgh Riverhounds on Saturday, the Rochester Rhinos extend their undefeated streak to 14 games, a club record. While the Rhinos went five points clear in the USL’s Eastern Conference, however, the Western Conference remained jumbled, as wins and losses led to another new look at the top of the standings.
June 17, 2015 USL REVIEW
Rhinos extend unbeaten streak
As the 2015 USL Regular Season neared the midway point, two sides continued remarkable runs of form to highlight Week 13’s action. The top of the Eastern Conference continued to be held by the Rochester Rhinos, who extended their undefeated start to the season to 12 games, while a new side claimed first place in the West as OKC Energy FC maintained its upper hand against in-state rival Tulsa.
June 9, 2015 USL REVIEW
Road victories tighten Western Standings
If there’s been a motif for the USL’s Western Conference this season, it has been the week-to-week unpredictability of results. That theme continued in Week 12 of the season, as surprise road victories left the standings even tighter that when the week began.
June 2, 2015 USL REVIEW
Riverhounds stage an epic comeback
PITTSBURGH---The Riverhounds recorded the most remarkable victory in their history as they rallied to a 6-5 win over the Harrisburg City Islanders in the Keystone Derby at Highmark Stadium, as the two teams set a new USL regular-season record for most combined goals in a game.
May 26, 2015 USL REVIEW
Seattle returns to top, OKC, Tulsa take weather-affected wins
The USL’s Western Conference has seen numerous surprises already this season, and the 10th week of the season continued that trend as the weekend concluded with two points separating seven teams in the middle of the standings. Unpredictable weather also played a role, as three of the week’s 10 games saw delays, including a thrilling contest in the battle for the King’s Cup.
May 19, 2015 USL REVIEW
Rhinos remain unbeaten
The ninth week of the USL season brought to an end a pair of streaks in the Western Conference, and the continuation of a pair in the Eastern Conference as the standings continued to fluctuate with the season one-third complete. With nine points separating the top nine teams in the Western Conference, the league continues to produce surprises in the race for the postseason.
May 14, 2015 USL REVIEW
Late winners change standings
Late game-winners featured prominently in Week 8 in the USL, as teams made moves up the standings - or in the case of the Rochester Rhinos, maintained the top spot in the Eastern Conference. Saint Louis and Charlotte also took impressive wins, as the two expansion sides made their cases as playoff contenders later this season.
May 5, 2015 USL REVIEW
Rhinos extend unbeaten streak
The first quarter of the 2015 USL season concluded this past week, as two new teams moved to the top of their respective conference standings. The Rochester Rhinos extended their undefeated streak north of the border, while Seattle Sounders FC 2 maintained its perfect home record with a comeback victory, as the race for the postseason saw some interesting twists and turns during the weekend’s 10 games.
April 29, 2015 USL REVIEW
OC has Republic singing the Blues
SACRAMENTO, Calif.---Despite being down to ten men for the last half hour, the Orange County Blues to a 2-1 win over the Sacramento Republic FC at Boney Field Friday night.
April 22, 2015 USL REVIEW
Weekend wins move Rochester, Sacramento ahead of the pack
With the USL season a little more than a month old, five teams remain undefeated, including four teams in the Eastern Conference. The value of victory is becoming apparent, however, with Rochester and Sacramento claiming the top spots in their respective conferences thanks to solid victories during the fifth weekend of the season.
April 8, 2015 USL REVIEW
König powers the Energy
Steven Evans scored the decisive goal with three minutes to go as the Portland Timbers 2 rallied to defeat defending USL champion Sacramento Republic FC, 2-1 at Merlo Field on Thursday night.
March 24, 2015 USL REVIEW
Seattle, Charleston post opening wins
TUKWILA, Wash.---S2 opened its inaugural season in the USL with a big offensive outburst, as four second-half goals earned a 4-2 victory against the defending champion Sacramento Republic FC.
October 14, 2014 TWO MORE FOR USL PRO
Sounders, Timbers add second teams
USL PRO is expanding again. The Portland Timbers and Seattle Sounders become the second and third Major League Soccer teams to add a "2" franchise in the third division league, following the Los Angeles Galaxy, whose Galaxy II advance to the USL PRO championship game this season.
September 26, 2014 USL PRO REVIEW
Championship Saturday, awards announced
The 2014 USL PRO Championship Game is set for Saturday night, as No. 2-seed Sacramento Republic FC hosts the No. 8-seed Harrisburg City Islanders at 10:30 p.m. ET/7:30 p.m. PT at Bonney Field. Saturday’s championship game is already a sellout, with the game available to be viewed online through the USL PRO YouTube channel, and locally in Sacramento on CW31.
September 18, 2014 USL PRO REVIEW
Semifinals on tap, new franchise for Charlotte
The Harrisburg City Islanders scored the upset of the round as they defeated USL PRO regular season champion Orlando City in the quarterfinals of the 2014 USL PRO Playoffs on Saturday night. The Richmond Kickers, LA Galaxy II and Sacramento Republic FC also advanced, ensuring there will be a new champion as the postseason heads to the semifinals.
September 11, 2014 USL PRO REVIEW
Playoff field set
The field for the 2014 USL PRO Playoffs was set on Sunday evening, with the top eight teams in the league standings set to face off for the league championship during the next three weeks. The playoffs kick off on Saturday, September 13 with all four quarterfinals as top-seeded Orlando City SC begins its quest for a third championship before joining Major League Soccer
September 2, 2014 USL PRO REVIEW
Charleston Clinches Playoff Berth
CHARLESTON, S.C. – The Charleston Battery clinched a place in the USL PRO Playoffs as Dane Kelly had a hat trick in a 4-0 victory against the Pittsburgh Riverhounds on Saturday night at Blackbaud Stadium. The Battery became the fifth team to clinch a playoff berth, with three places remaining to be claimed in the final week of the season.
August 26, 2014 USL PRO REVIEW
Molino sets new scoring record
RICHMOND, Va.– Kevin Molino set a new single-season USL PRO record with his 16th goal of the season as Orlando City SC took a 3-2 victory against the Richmond Kickers on Saturday night at City Stadium.
August 21, 2014 USL PRO REVIEW
Republic clinch a post season spot
IRVINE, Calif. – Sacramento Republic FC claimed a postseason berth in its inaugural season with a 6-1 victory against Orange County Blues FC on Sunday afternoon at Anteater Stadium. Tommy Stewart had a hat trick as Republic FC pulled away in the second half to regain third position in the USL PRO standings.
August 12, 2014 USL PRO REVIEW
Playoff race tightens
HARRISBURG, Penn. – The Harrisburg City Islanders got a pair of goals from Robbie Derschang and held off a furious late rally as they moved into fifth place in the USL PRO standings with a 3-2 victory against Orlando City on Saturday night at Skyline Sports Complex.
August 5, 2014 USL PRO REVIEW
Lions clinch playoff spot
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. – Orlando City SC became the first side to clinch a place in the 2014 USL PRO Playoffs as Kevin Molino led the Lions to a 4-1 victory against the Charlotte Eagles on Saturday night at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex.
August 3, 2014 PDL REVIEW
Bucks win championship
PONTIAC, Mich. – The Michigan Bucks claimed their second PDL Championship as a second-half goal by Tom Owens earned his side a 1-0 victory against the Kitsap Pumas in the 2014 PDL Championship Game at Ultimate Soccer Arenas on Sunday afternoon.
July 31, 2014 PDL REVIEW
Bucks set to host Championships
TAMPA, Fla. – The Michigan Bucks will host for the 2014 PDL Championship as the Central Conference Champions will welcome the Jersey Express, Kitsap Pumas and Ocala Stampede to the Ultimate Soccer Arenas this weekend, August 1-3.
July 29, 2014 USL PRO REVIEW
Rhinos break Lions streak, Sacramento breaks attendance record
ROCHESTER, N.Y. – Colin Rolfe scored the only goal as the Rochester Rhinos snapped Orlando City SC’s 18-game undefeated streak to start the USL PRO season with a 1-0 victory at Sahlen’s Stadium on Sunday afternoon. The Lions were shut out for the second consecutive game as John McCarthy recorded his league-leading eighth shutout of the season.
July 28, 2014 W-LEAGUE REVIEW
Blues capture 4th W-League title
BRADENTON, Fla. – Sarah Killion had a goal and two assists and Katherine Stengel scored twice as the LA Blues captured the title at the 2014 W-League Championship with a 6-1 win against the Washington Spirit Reserves at IMG Academy Stadium.
July 24, 2014 PDL REVIEW
Playoff field set
TAMPA, Fla. – The field for the PDL Playoffs was completed on Saturday night, with three conference championship fields set in the Central, Southern and Western Conferences, and the Des Moines Menace crowned the league’s regular-season champion.
July 22, 2014 USL PRO REVIEW
Toronto loanee keeps two clean sheets
ROCHESTER, N.Y. – Toronto FC loanee Jordan Hamilton had the only goal as the Wilmington Hammerheads took a 1-0 victory against the Rochester Rhinos on Saturday night at Sahlen’s Stadium. The road win provided a welcome boost to the Hammerheads as they look to take advantage of the games in hand they hold on teams around them in the race for the USL PRO Playoffs.
July 17, 2014 PDL REVIEW
VC Fusion clinch Southwest Division
VENTURA, Calif. – The Ventura County Fusion took a 2-0 victory against the Las Vegas Mobsters on Friday night at Ventura College to clinch the Southwest Division and a clash with the Mountain Division’s BYU Cougars in the opening round of the playoffs.
July 16, 2014 W LEAGUE REVIEW
Playoffs take shape as LA Blues claim regular-season crown
The Charlotte Lady Eagles, LA Blues, Ottawa Fury FC and Washington Spirit Reserves will host W-League Conference Championships this Friday and Saturday. Three of the four conference title games are set, with the Central Conference play-in match between K-W United FC and the Laval Comets scheduled for Tuesday night.
July 15, 2014 USL PRO REVIEW
Energy on a roll
OKLAHOMA CITY – OKC Energy FC extended its undefeated streak to seven games as early goals by Michael Thomas and Dan Delgado earned a 2-0 victory against the Pittsburgh Riverhounds in front of 3,619 fans at Pribil Stadium Saturday.
July 11, 2014 PDL REVIEW
Tucson FC claims the Mountain Division title
TUCSON, Ariz. – FC Tucson claimed the Mountain Division, and the Golden Rattler Trophy, with a 1-0 victory against the Albuquerque Sol F.C. last Friday night in front of a club-record crowd of 2,983 at the Kino Sports Complex.
July 10, 2014 W-LEAGUE REVIEW
Maria Jose-Rojas leads Gulf Coast
OTTAWA – The Ottawa Fury got a pair of goals from Teresa Rynier as they took a 3-0 victory against the Laval Comets and clinched the W-League Central Conference regular-season title at the Algonquin Soccer Complex on Saturday afternoon.
July 9, 2014 USL PRO REVIEW
Four goal week for Dayton's Schoenfeld
CARSON, Calif. – The LA Galaxy II snapped a five-game winless streak as Charlie Rugg had a pair of goals in a 4-2 victory against Arizona United SC on Friday evening at StubHub Center. The Galaxy II’s goals all came in the first half as they maintained their hold on third place in the USL PRO standings.
July 4, 2014 PDL REVIEW
Hellman leads Menace, takes honors
WEST DES MOINES, Iowa – The Des Moines Menace moved six points clear at the top of the Heartland Division as a pair of goals by Chris Hellman earned a 2-1 victory against the Thunder Bay Chill on Sunday night at Valley Stadium.
July 3, 2014 W-LEAGUE REVIEW
Spirit Reserves clinch a playoff spot
ARLINGTON, Va. – The Washington Spirit Reserves became the first side to book its place in the 2014 W-League Playoffs as it took a 3-0 victory against the Long Island Rough Riders on Friday night at Washington-Lee Stadium. Katie Yensen and Kelsey Pardue each scored in the first half, and Maddie Huster added a third in the second, to keep the Spirit Reserves undefeated.
June 27, 2014 PDL REVIEW
Alencar Junior bags honors again
BREMERTON, Wash. – The Kitsap Pumas remained undefeated as three goals in the opening 15 minutes of the second half led them to a 3-1 victory against the Washington Crossfire at Gordon Park Field. Miguel Gonzalez had a goal and an assist to lead his side to victory.
June 25, 2014 W LEAGUE REVIEW
Montgomery's 3 goals lift Eagles
TUKWILA, Wash. – The Seattle Sounders Women rallied from a halftime deficit to take a 2-1 victory against the Santa Clarita Blue Heat on Sunday night at the Starfire Sports Complex. The victory moved the Sounders Women into third place in the W-League’s Western Conference, a point behind the Bay Area Breeze with two games in hand as continued.
June 25, 2014 USL PRO REVIEW
Lopez leads Republic over Rapids Reserves
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Mike Fucito’s goal with six minutes to play gave Sacramento Republic FC a 4-3 victory in its inaugural contest at Bonney Field as a sell-out crowd of 8,000 fans saw their win against the Colorado Rapids Reserves on Friday night. Rodrigo Lopez also had two goals and an assist for Sacramento.
June 19, 2014 PDL REVIEW
Chuy Sanchez leads Pumas, earns honors
AUSTIN, Texas –he Austin Aztex defeated the Laredo Heat 4-1 on Saturday to take a commanding lead in the PDL's Mid-South Division. The Heat struck first but a new-look midfield and backline allowed four unanswered strikes.
June 18, 2014 W-LEAGUE REVIEW
Sounders post a clean sheet, Nicole Lyon leads K-W
TUKWILA, Wash. – The Seattle Sounders Women earned a 3-0 shutout win against the Colorado Pride in their first home match of the 2014 W-League campaign. Emma Follis scored the first and last goal of the night, while goalkeeper Anna Picarelli notched 14 saves to preserve the shutout.
June 17, 2014 USL PRO REVIEW
Battery stays in race, Schoenfeld leads Dayton
CHARLESTON, S.C. – Colin Falvey, Dane Kelly and Haviel Cordoves each found the net to lift the Charleston Battery to a 3-0 victory against the LA Galaxy II Saturday night at Blackbaud Stadium. The win allowed the Battery (4-5-4) to stay in the thick of the USL PRO playoff race.
June 12, 2014 PDL REVIEW
Six pack for Pioneers forward Alencar Junior
THUNDER BAY, Ont. – One of the most remarkable undefeated streaks in North American soccer came to an end on Friday night as Carson Pryor’s late finish earned the St. Louis Lions a 2-1 victory against the Thunder Bay Chill at Chapples Park. The defeat was the first suffered by the Chill in a home regular-season contest since June, 2009.
June 11, 2014 W-LEAGUE REVIEW
Fury continue perfect start
WATERLOO, Ont. – The Ottawa Fury got goals from Lisa-Marie Woods and Lydia Hastings as they continued their perfect start to the season with a 2-1 victory against K-W United on Saturday night that spoiled the hosts’ home opener at Wilfred Laurier Stadium.
June 10, 2014 USL PRO REVIEW
Riverhounds get first win; Orlando's Span nets honors
ROCHESTER, N.Y. – The Pitttsburgh Riverhounds claimed their first victory in Rochester as they defeated the Rhinos 3-2 on Saturday night at Sahlen’s Stadium. Brian Fekete, Rob Vincent and Jose Angulo scored for Pittsburgh, which also claimed its first win of the USL PRO season after falling behind in the first half.
June 6, 2014 PDL REVIEW
Spectacular bicycle kick leads Tucson
KITCHENER, Ont. – Jarek Whiteman scored the only goal as K-W United took a 1-0 victory in its home opener against the Michigan Bucks on Sunday night to remain undefeated and move into first place in the Great Lakes Division.
June 4, 2014 W-LEAGUE REVIEW
Rose Lavelle dominates for Dayton
HOLMDEL, N.J. – Katie Yensen had the only goal as the Washington Spirit Reserves took a 1-0 victory against the New Jersey Wildcats on Saturday night in a clash of Northeastern Conference playoff contenders at St. John Vianney Stadium.
June 3, 2014 USL PRO REVIEW
Thomas leads Energy to first home win
OKLAHOMA CITY – Michael Thomas scored a stoppage-time winner as OKC Energy FC claimed its first home win of the season with a 1-0 victory against the New York Red Bulls Reserves in front of a sellout crowd of 3,777 at Pribil Stadium on Saturday night.
May 28, 2014 W-LEAGUE REVIEW
Blues win third straight; Naeher leads Charlotte
LOS ANGELES – Mele French had a pair of goals as the LA Blues earned a third consecutive victory to start the season with a 3-0 win against the Seattle Sounders Women on Sunday afternoon at the StubHub Center. Jamie Bell added a pair of assists while the Blues also extended their shutout streak with a third consecutive shutout.
May 27, 2014 USL PRO REVIEW
Molino leads Lions, earns weekly honor
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla.--- Kevin Molino had a hat trick as Orlando City continued its undefeated start to the USL PRO season with victory against the Charlotte Eagles at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex.
May 22, 2014 PDL REVIEW
Expansion side Lane United Defeats Sounders U23
EUGENE, Ore. – Lane United FC took victory in its inaugural contest in the PDL as it defeated the Sounders FC U23 1-0 on Friday night at the Willamalane Center Stadium. Connor Bevans scored the only goal while Matt Bersano recorded a shutout in the opening game of the season for both sides.
May 21, 2014 W-LEAGUE REVIEW
Rincon leads Wildcats in back to back wins
DAYTON, Ohio – India Trotter had a pair of goals and an assist as the Carolina Elite Cobras took a 4-0 victory against the Dayton Dutch Lions at DOC Stadium on Sunday afternoon. The season-opener for both teams saw the Cobras pull away late on in a rematch of the 2013 Southeastern Conference Final.
May 20, 2014 USL PRO REVIEW
Another sellout sees Republic top Galaxy II
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Rodrigo Lopez scored the winning goal as Sacramento Republic FC took a 2-1 victory against the LA Galaxy II on Saturday night in front of a sellout crowd of 20,231 at Hughes Stadium. The sellout was Republic FC’s second in three games this season and saw Lopez’s free kick with just more than 20 minutes to go hand the 10-man Galaxy II their second loss of the season
May 8, 2014 PDL REVIEW
Highlanders win BC derby, Mobsters get first win
VICTORIA, B.C. – The Victoria Highlanders got the defense of their Western Conference crown off to a winning start as they defeated the Vancouver Whitecaps FC U-23 3-2 on Sunday afternoon at Royal Athletic Park. Riley O’Neill scored the winner in stoppage time from the penalty spot after Vancouver had twice led.
May 6, 2014 USL PRO REVIEW
Charleston's Cooper posts back-to-back shutouts
PEORIA, Ariz. – Arizona United SC claimed its second win of the season, 2-1, against the Charlotte Eagles on Saturday night at the Peoria Sports Complex. Kadeem Dacres and Bradlee Baladez found the back of the net for United, which took seven points from its season-opening four-game homestand.
May 1, 2014 MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS
USL PRO expands for 2015
Professional outdoor soccer is returning to St. Louis. The United Soccer Leagues has awarded a USL PRO franchise to the city starting with the 2014 season. Longtime St. Louis business executive and soccer advocate Jim Kavanaugh will serve as CEO of SLSG PRO, overseeing the operations of the franchise.
April 29, 2014 USL PRO REVIEW
Republic set attendance record
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Sacramento Republic FC welcomed a USL PRO regular-season record crowd of 20,231 to Hughes Stadium for its inaugural home opener on Saturday night, but the Harrisburg City Islanders played spoiler as they claimed a 2-1 victory for their first win of the season
April 22, 2014 USL PRO REVIEW
Arizona claims first win, Top is tops for the week
PEORIA, Ariz. – Arizona United SC claimed its first victory in club history as a late goal by Jonathan Top earned a 2-1 win against Sacramento Republic FC on Saturday night at the Peoria Sports Complex. Brandon Swartzendruber also scored for United, which rallied to take victory against a 10-man Republic FC.
April 15, 2014 USL PRO REVIEW
Ochoa leads Hammerheads, wins weekly honor
PITTSBURGH – Former Seattle Sounders FC forward Sammy Ochoa had a pair of goals as the Wilmington Hammerheads took a 4-3 victory against the Pittsburgh Riverhounds at a sold-out Highmark Stadium on Saturday night.
April 1, 2014 USL PRO REVIEW
Another draw for Orlando
KISSIMMEE, Fla.--- Orlando City earned a second consecutive draw to start the season as the Lions were held in their home opener by the Pittsburgh Riverhounds at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex Saturday. Reigning USL PRO Most Valuable Player Jose Angulo opened the scoring for the Riverhounds, but Luke Boden equalized soon after as the game finished all square.
September 10, 2013 USL PRO REVIEW
Record crowd sees Orlando City take the title
ORLANDO, Fla. – Orlando City SC captured its second USL PRO Championship and Dom Dwyer claimed Most Valuable Player honors after a four-goal performance earned his side a 7-4 victory against the Charlotte Eagles on Saturday night. The victory came in front of a USL-record crowd of 20,886 at the Florida Citrus Bowl, with the Sporting Kansas City loanee sending the Lions’ fans into wild celebrations at the end of a wild contest.
September 4, 2013 USL PRO REVIEW
USL PRO Championship Game set
TAMPA, Fla. – No. 2-seed Orlando City will host the fifth-seeded Charlotte Eagles for the USL PRO title on Saturday, September 7 at 7:30 p.m. ET at the Florida Citrus Bowl.
August 27, 2013 USL PRO REVIEW
TAMPA, Fla. – The semifinals of the 2013 USL PRO Playoffs were set on Saturday night, with the top three seeds each taking the first step toward a championship.
August 27, 2013 USL PRO REVIEW
TAMPA, Fla. – The semifinals of the 2013 USL PRO Playoffs were set on Saturday night, with the top three seeds each taking the first step toward a championship.
August 20, 2013 USL PRO REVIEW
Field set for USL PRO playoffs
TAMPA, Fla. – The field for the 2013 USL PRO Playoffs was set late on Saturday night as the Dayton Dutch Lions took a 3-1 victory against the Harrisburg City Islanders to claim the final playoff berth and advance to the postseason for the first time in club history.
August 13, 2013 USL PRO REVIEW
Riverhounds clinch playoff place
PITTSBURGH, Pa. –The Pittsburgh Riverhounds clinched a place in the USL PRO Playoffs as they held on late to take a 3-2 victory against VSI Tampa Bay FC at Highmark Stadium on Sunday afternoon.
August 7, 2013 PDL REVIEW
Austin Aztex claim championship
AUSTIN, Texas – The Austin Aztex claimed their first PDL championship as they rallied from an early deficit to defeat the Thunder Bay Chill 3-1 in front of a crowd of 4,253 fans at House Park on Sunday night.
August 6, 2013 USL PRO REVIEW
Battery end Kickers’ undefeated streak
CHARLESTON, S.C. – The Charleston Battery became the first team to defeat the Richmond Kickers this season as Mike Azira scored twice in a 5-2 victory at Blackbaud Stadium in front of 3,460 fans on Saturday night.
August 1, 2013 PDL REVIEW
Championship matchups set
TAMPA, Fla. – The Austin Aztex will host the 2013 PDL Championships after a thrilling weekend of action saw four teams advance from the PDL Conference Championships to keep their hopes of a title alive.
July 31, 2013 W-LEAGUE REVIEW
Blues claim championship
BRADENTON, Fla. – A year after letting the title slip through their fingers, the Pali Blues captured the 2013 W-League Championship with a 1-0 victory against the Laval Comets at IMG Academy.
July 30, 2013 USL PRO REVIEW
Battery move into top four
CHARLESTON, S.C. – The Charleston Battery moved up to fourth place in the USL PRO standings after defeating the Los Angeles Blues 3-0 on Saturday night in front of 4,613 fans at Blackbaud Stadium.
July 25, 2013 PDL REVIEW
Conference Championship matchups set
TAMPA, Fla. – The 16 teams that will compete in the four PDL Conference Championships were finalized on Tuesday night as the Ottawa Fury, Reading United, Carolina Dynamo, Michigan Bucks and Portland Timbers U-23s all advanced through their division playoff contests.
July 23, 2013 USL PRO REVIEW
Kickers rally past Blues
FULLERTON, Calif. – The Richmond Kickers extended their USL PRO-record undefeated streak to 19 games as they rallied past the Los Angeles Blues for a 2-1 victory on Sunday evening at Titan Stadium.
July 18, 2013 PDL REVIEW
Austin Claims Mid-South Division
AUSTIN, Texas – The Austin Aztex claimed the Mid South Division title as Kris Tyrpak scored a hat trick against second-place Oklahoma City FC on Saturday night at House Park.
July 17, 2013 W-LEAGUE REVIEW
Playoff matchups set
TAMPA, Fla. – The Dayton Dutch Lions, Laval Comets, Pali Blues and Virginia Beach Piranhas have earned the right to host the W-League conference championships beginning this Friday.
July 11, 2013 PDL REVIEW
London closes gap on Michigan
LONDON, Ontario – Defending PDL champion FC London got a goal and an assist from Jordan Ayris to take a 2-0 victory over the Toronto Lynx at German Club on Friday night.
July 9, 2013 USL PRO REVIEW
Blues rally past Riverhounds
PITTSBURGH – The Los Angeles Blues scored a pair of second-half goals to take a dramatic 2-1 victory over the Pittsburgh Riverhounds Saturday night at Highmark Stadium.
July 3, 2013 W-LEAGUE REVIEW
Rapids Women upset Seattle
TUKWILA, Wash. – The Colorado Rapids Women got a pair of goals by Kristen Hamilton as they took a 2-1 victory against the Seattle Sounders Women on Sunday night at Starfire Stadium.
July 3, 2013 USL PRO REVIEW
Richmond snaps Orlando’s streak
ORLANDO, Fla. – The Richmond Kickers snapped Orlando City’s 25-game regular season undefeated streak at the Florida Citrus Bowl, getting second-half goals from Michael Seaton and Brian Ownby for a 2-0 win on Saturday night.
June 27, 2013 PDL REVIEW
Fuego take key victory against Tucson
FRESNO, Calif. – The Fresno Fuego took a big step toward the playoffs, and put a big dent in FC Tucson’s hopes to join them, with a 3-1 victory on Saturday night in front of almost 2,000 fans at Chukchansi Park.
June 26, 2013 W-LEAGUE REVIEW
Spirit Reserves down Long Island
WOODBRIDGE, Va. – The Washington Spirit Reserves moved to the top of the Northeastern Division standings as they took a 2-0 victory against the Long Island Rough Riders on Thursday night at the Howison Complex.
June 25, 2013 USL PRO REVIEW
Riverhounds rally past City Islanders
HARRISBURG, Pa. –The Pittsburgh Riverhounds scored four second-half goals as they rallied to take a 4-3 victory against the Harrisburg City Islanders at Skyline Sports Complex on Friday night in the second Keystone Derby of the season.
June 20, 2013 PDL REVIEW
Bucks Take Victory Against London
LONDON, Ontario – Second-half substitute Gerald Ben scored twice as the Michigan Bucks took a 2-0 victory against FC London on Friday night, ending the defending PDL champions’ perfect start to the season. The goals were Ben’s first for the Bucks as he made his debut for the club.
June 13, 2013 PDL REVIEW
Fuego take victory in Tucson
TUCSON, Ariz. – Paul Islas had the only goal as the Fresno Fuego remained undefeated with a 1-0 victory over FC Tucson Saturday night at the Kino Sports Complex. The victory allowed the Fuego to build a seven-point cushion over Tucson as the Southwest Division season reached its midway point.
June 13, 2013 W-LEAGUE REVIEW
Rough Riders down Wildcats
SOUTH HUNTINGDON, N.Y. – The Long Island Rough Riders took a 4-0 victory against the New Jersey Wildcats on Sunday afternoon to remain in the hunt for the playoffs in the Northeastern Conference.
June 11, 2013 USL PRO REVIEW
Battery beat Dynamo Reserves
CHARLESTON, S.C. – The Charleston Battery got a pair of goals from Nicki Paterson as they defeated the Houston Dynamo Reserves 4-1 on Saturday night at Blackbaud Stadium. The victory gave the Battery a sweep of their two-game interleague series with Houston, which is otherwise undefeated in MLS Reserve League play.
June 6, 2013 PDL REVIEW
Rovers Earn Victory Against Fire
LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The River City Rovers remained in second place in the PDL’s Great Lakes Division as they took a 3-1 victory against the Chicago Fire PDL on Saturday evening at the Shelby County Athletic Complex. Napo Matsoso led the Rovers to victory, scoring the second goal, while Dylan Terry and John Manga were also on target.
June 5, 2013 W LEAGUE REVIEW
Ottawa Fury continue perfect start
WATERLOO, Ontario – The Ottawa Fury earned their third consecutive win to open the W-League season as they defeated K-W United 2-0 on Sunday afternoon at Laurier University. Amanda Fancher and Emily Gielnik scored for the Fury, who move to the top of the Central Conference standings, one point ahead of Toronto.
June 4, 2013 USL PRO REVIEW
Islanders rally, Kickers stay undefeated
CHARLESTON, S.C. – The Harrisburg City Islanders rallied from going a goal down to take a 2-1 victory against the Charleston Battery at Blackbaud Stadium on Friday night. The victory reversed the Battery’s 2-1 win in Harrisburg earlier this season as Sainey Touray and Stephen Basso scored to earn their side the victory.
May 30, 2013 PDL REVIEW
Chill open season with pair of wins
WINNIPEG, Manitoba – The Thunder Bay Chill took a 2-1 victory against WSA Winnipeg on Sunday evening at the Winnipeg Soccer Complex, completing a sweep of the two encounters between the two teams during the weekend to open the season. Axel Sjoberg and Nolan Intermoia scored in either half for the Chill, while Dante Moses scored late for Winnipeg as it tried to rally.
May 29, 2013 W-LEAGUE REVIEW
Dutch Lions defeat Eagles in season-opener
DAYTON, Ohio – The Dayton Dutch Lions won their W-League season opener as they took a 1-0 victory against the Charlotte Eagles in a Southeastern Conference clash at Beavercreek Stadium on Saturday afternoon. Kelly DeNiro scored the only goal of the game late in the second half, handing the Eagles their second loss in as many games.
May 28, 2013 USL PRO REVIEW
Blues end Eagles’ undefeated start
IRVINE, Calif. – The Los Angeles Blues held off a fierce late rally by the Charlotte Eagles to take a 4-3 victory on Saturday night at Anteater Stadium. The loss was Charlotte’s first of the season as Chris Cortez had two goals and an assist for the Blues, while Jorge Herrera struck twice for the Eagles.
May 23, 2013 W LEAGUE REVIEW
Strikers Earn Victory Against Pali
LOS ANGELES – The LA Strikers got goals in either half from Jamie Bell and Le Andra Walker as they took a 2-0 victory against the defending Western Conference champion Pali Blues at Palisades Charter Stadium on Saturday night. New Strikers coach Tracy Kevans enjoyed a victory in her first game in charge.
May 23, 2013 PDL REVIEW
Boston Rams Claim First Victory
EASTON, Mass. – The Real Boston Rams claimed the first victory in club history on Saturday night as Manny Andrade scored a pair of goals to lead his side to a 3-1 win against the Vermont Voltage at Muscato Stadium.
May 22, 2013 USL PRO REVIEW
Battery beat Dynamo Reserves
HOUSTON – The Charleston Battery got a first-half goal from Dane Kelly to take a 1-0 victory over the Houston Dynamo Reserves at BBVA Compass Stadium on Sunday morning. The victory lifted the Battery into second place in the USL PRO standings, and handed the Dynamo Reserves their first defeat of the season.
May 16, 2013 PDL REVIEW
Aztex rally to take win over Oklahoma City
OKLAHOMA CITY – The Austin Aztex scored twice in the final 15 minutes to take a 2-1 victory against Oklahoma City FC on Saturday night at Stars Field, spoiling the expansion club’s inaugural home opener. Tony Rocha and Walker Hume scored for the Aztex after Oklahoma City had held a halftime on a goal by Adam Black.
May 14, 2013 USL PRO REVIEW
Big week for Orlando's Dwyer, Richmond's Ngwenya
TACOMA, Wash. –Dom Dwyer scored both goals as Orlando City took a 2-0 victory over the Seattle Sounders Reserves on Sunday evening at Cheney Stadium. Dwyer’s two goals moved him to 10 for the season, with seven coming in the last three games.
May 8, 2013 USL PRO REVIEW
Battery hand Harrisburg their first defeat
HARRISBURG, Pa. – First-half goals by Mike Ariza and Nicki Paterson gave the Charleston Battery a 2-1 victory against the Harrisburg City Islanders on Wednesday night in a rematch from the 2012 USL PRO Playoffs at Skyline Sports Complex.
April 30, 2013 USL PRO REVIEW
City Islanders Take 100th Victory
HARRISBURG, Pa. – The Harrisburg City Islanders claimed their 100th victory in franchise history as they took a 5-1 victory against the Rochester Rhinos on Saturday night at Skyline Sports Complex.
April 23, 2013 W-20 ALIGNMENT SET
96-game schedule opens May 18
TAMPA, Fla. – W-20, the USL’s under-20 women’s league, released its divisional alignment and schedule for 2013, with the leaguen slated to kick off for the 96-game regular season on Saturday, May 18.
April 23, 2013 USL PRO REVIEW
Dutch Lions Grab Last-Gasp Victory
DAYTON, Ohio – The Dayton Dutch Lions grabbed a stoppage-time game-winner as they took a 2-1 victory against the Pittsburgh Riverhounds on Saturday night at Beavercreek Stadium. Remco Klaasse had the game-winning goal for the Dutch Lions, who had to play for more than an hour down to 10 men.
April 17, 2013 USL PRO REVIEW
Keystone Derby; Woszczynski Player of the Week
PITTSBURGH – Jose Angulo scored the first goal in Highmark Stadium history, but the Pittsburgh Riverhounds were denied victory in front of a sellout crowd in their first game at their new soccer-specific stadium as the Harrisburg City Islanders rallied for a 2-1 victory on Saturday night. Sainey Touray and Lucky Mkosana each scored in the final 15 minutes for the City Islanders
April 9, 2013 USL PRO REVIEW
Lions Rally Past Wolves
TEMPE, Ariz. – Orlando City rallied from an early deficit to open the season with a 3-1 victory against Phoenix FC at Sun Devil Stadium on Sunday night. Dom Dwyer, Long Tan and Kevin Molino scored for the Lions, who fell behind to an early goal by Diego Faria for the Wolves.
December 11, 2012 NEW TEAM
Reál Boston Rams joins PDL
TAMPA, Fla. – A new Boston area team has joined the Premier Development league for 2013. Reál Boston Rams will be taking over the territory from the short lived Boston Victory.
September 8, 2012 USL PRO CHAMPS
Battery take title over Hammerheads
CHARLESTON, S.C. – The Charleston Battery kept their perfect record in championship games intact on Saturday night at Blackbaud Stadium, capturing the 2012 USL PRO Championship with a 1-0 win against the Wilmington Hammerheads.
September 7, 2012 USL PRO AWARDS
Orlando, Rochester, each grab to honors
CHARLESTON, SC – Orlando City FC and the Rochester Rhinos captured two USL PRO honors each, with Orlando's Kevin Molino named Most Valuable Player and Adrain Heath named coach of the year, while Rochester's Troy Roberts was defender of the year and Kristian Nicht was goalkeeper of the Year, The Charleston Battery's Jose Cuevas earned rookie of the year honors.
August 31, 2012 USL PRO ROUNDUP
Charleston, Wilmington advance to final
The USL PRO Championship Game will see the No.3-seed Charleston Battery host the No.5-seed Wilmington Hammerheads at Blackbaud Stadium on Saturday, September 8 after the two teams advanced in the semifinals of the USL PRO Playoffs on Friday night.
August 13, 2012 USL PRO ROUNDUP
Week in review: Late goal lifts Kickers
RICHMOND, Va. – The Richmond Kickers took a crucial 2-1 victory on Saturday night at City Stadium as they moved above the Harrisburg City Islanders in the USL PRO standings and into fourth place as the season enters its final week. William Yomby scored the crucial goal in front of a crowd of 2,922, atoning for an earlier own goal that had drawn the City Islanders level in the first half.
August 7, 2012 USL PRO ROUNDUP
Week in review: Hammerheads Take Key Victory
WILMINGTON, N.C. – The Wilmington Hammerheads moved into a tie for third place in the USL PRO standings as goals by Gareth Evans and Corey Hertzog earned a 2-1 victory against the Charleston Battery on Saturday night at Legion Stadium.
August 4, 2012 PDL CHAMPIONSHIP
Forest City caps off incredible run
GREENSBORO, N.C. – Forest City London claimed its first PDL Championship as Jordan Ayris scored a second-half goal to lift his side to a 2-1 victory against the Carolina Dynamo on Saturday night at Macpherson Stadium.
August 4, 2012 PDL AWARDS
Michigan Bucks nearly sweep
GREENSBORO, N.C. – The Michigan Bucks nearly pulled off a sweep of the Premier Development Leagu Awards, taking honors for Rookie of the Year, Coach of the Year, Defender of the Year and Goalkeeper of the Year. The only award not won by the Bucks was Most Valuable Player which went to the Thunder Bay Chill's Sullivan Silva.
July 31, 2012 USL PRO ROUNDUP
Week in review: Orlando clinches regular season title
ORLANDO, Fla. – Orlando City clinched the USL PRO regular season title, and home-field advantage throughout the playoffs, as Matt Luzunaris scored in his fifth consecutive game to lead the Lions to a 4-0 victory against the Charleston Battery on Friday night at the Florida Citrus Bowl.
July 29, 2012 W-LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP
Ottawa wins title on pks.
OTTAWA, Ont. – The Ottawa Fury gave up a second-minute goal on Sunday afternoon and then spent all of 88 minutes searching for the equalizer in the 2012 W-League Championship.
July 23, 2012 PDL ROUNDUP
Week in review: Semifinals set
TAMPA, Fla. – The PDL announced the match-ups for its Playoffs’ National Semifinals, with the Eastern Conference Champion Carolina Dynamo hosting the Southern Conference Champion Orlando City U23, and Western Conference Champion the Sounders FC U23 traveling to face Central Conference Champion FC London.
July 16, 2012 W-LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIPS
Quebec, DC, Pali to host
TAMPA, Fla. – The W-League announced the schedule for its three Conference Championships , with the Quebec City Amiral, D.C. United Women and Pali Blues set to host the action beginning this Saturday.
July 16, 2012 PDL PLAYOFFS SET
Michigan, Ocala, Ventura County set as hosts
TAMPA, Fla. – The PDL has announced the schedule for the 2012 PDL Playoffs, with three Conference Championship hosts being selected for the Central, Southern and Western Conference Championships. The Eastern Conference Championship host will be determined on Tuesday night.
July 16, 2012 USL PRO ROUNDUP
Week in review: Orlando sweeps past Rochester
ORLANDO, Fla. – Orlando City moved within a win of the playoffs by scoring three times in the opening half-hour to take a 4-0 victory against the Rochester Rhinos on Saturday night at the Florida Citrus Bowl. Matt Luzunaris scored his fifth goal in his past seven games to open the scoring and lead the Lions to their 13th win of the season.
July 14, 2012 LOW VOLTAGE
Vermont falls to CFC Azul 4-2
ST. ALBAN'S, Vt.---Paul Templeton scored two second half goals to give CFC Azul a 4-2 win over the Vermont Voltage at Collins-Perley Sports Complex on Saturday.
July 9, 2012 PDL ROUNDUP
Week in review: Sounders U23 Clinch Division Title
TACOMA, Wash. – The Sounders FC U23 clinched the Northwest Division on Sunday night as their 1-0 victory against the Fraser Valley Mariners, combined with the Kitsap Pumas 1-0 win against the Portland Timbers U-23s, put the Sounders out of reach with one game to play.
July 2, 2012 W-LEAGUE ROUNDUP
Week in review: D.C. United Women Clinch Division
GERMANTOWN, Md. – The D.C. United Women claimed their first division crown as they took a 4-1 victory against the Fredericksburg Impact on Saturday night at the Maryland Soccerplex. Lianne Sanderson had two goals and an assist for United to lead her side to victory.
June 25, 2012 PDL ROUNDUP
Week in review: Sounders U23 Take Thriller Against Timbers U-23s
VANCOUVER, Wash. – The Sounders FC U23 took a thrilling 4-3 victory against Northwest Division rivals the Portland Timbers U-23s on Friday night at the Kiggins Bowl as Fernando Monge lifted his side to victory with an 88th-minute finish that moved the Sounders into third place in the division standings.
June 25, 2012 W-LEAGUE ROUNDUP
Week in review: Pali Defeats Sounders Women
TUKWILA, Wash. – The Pali Blues took control of the Western Conference playoff race as early goals by Lynn Williams and Nikki Washington gave them a 2-0 victory against the Seattle Sounders Women on Wednesday night at the Starfire Sports Complex.
June 25, 2012 USL PRO ROUNDUP
Week in review: Rhinos Rally Past Kickers
RICHMOND, Va. – The Rochester Rhinos snapped their seven-game winless streak in USL PRO with a dramatic 3-2 victory against the Richmond Kickers on Saturday night at City Stadium. J.C. Banks scored the decisive goal in second-half stoppage time to give the Rhinos victory.
June 18, 2012 PDL ROUNDUP
Week in review: Jersey Earns Victory Against Reading
READING, Pa. – The Jersey Express took a 2-0 victory against Reading United at Albright College’s Shirk Stadium on Sunday night. Joseph Ovenseri and Jerrod Laventure each scored second-half goals to hand Reading its first defeat of the season, and send the Express into first place in the Mid Atlantic Division.
June 18, 2012 W-LEAGUE ROUNDUP
Week in review: Silverbacks, Eagles Finish Even
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The Atlanta Silverbacks rallied from a two-goal halftime deficit to earn a 2-2 draw against the Charlotte Lady Eagles on Saturday night at Charlotte Christian Stadium as they gained the upper hand in the W-League’s Southeast Division as they began the second half of the regular season.
June 18, 2012 USL PRO ROUNDUP
Week in review: Hammerheads Edge Out Kickers
WILMINGTON, N.C. – The Wilmington Hammerheads rallied from an early deficit to take a 2-1 victory against the Richmond Kickers on Friday night at Legion Stadium. Andriy Budnyy and Corey Hertzog each scored for the Hammerheads, moving them past the Kickers into fourth place in the USL PRO standings.
June 11, 2012 PDL ROUNDUP
Week in review: Sounders U23 move atop Northwest
TACOMA, Wash. – The Sounders FC U23 moved into first place in the PDL’s Northwest Division on Sunday afternoon as goals by Sean Morris, Aodhan Quinn and Sean Okoli gave their side a 3-0 victory against the North Sound SeaWolves at Franklin Pierce Stadium. The win was the Sounders U23’s third consecutive as they began the second half of their regular season.
June 11, 2012 W-LEAGUE ROUNDUP
Week in review: DC United Women stay perfect
FREDERICKSBURG, Va. – D.C. United Women remained perfect, and handed the Fredericksburg Impact their first defeat of the season, as Mikaela Howell had a goal and assist in a 3-2 victory on Saturday afternoon at the University of Mary Washington.
June 11, 2012 USL PRO ROUNDUP
Week in Review: Lions Maintain Division Lead
ORLANDO, Fla. – Orlando City moved five points clear at the top of the USL PRO standings as Jamie Watson’s second-half goal gave the Lions a 2-1 victory against the Charleston Battery on Saturday night at the Florida Citrus Bowl.
June 7, 2012 DERBY DRAW
Hydra-Pioneers play to 1-1 tie
WORCESTER, Mass. – The Worcester Hydra and Western Mass. Pioneers battled to a 1-1 tie in a USL Premier Development League game at C Foley Stadium on Wednesday night.
June 5, 2012 W-LEAGUE ROUNDUP
Week in review: Sounders Women stay perfect
TUKWILA, Wash. – The Seattle Sounders Women maintained their perfect start to the W-League season as goals by Morgan Manthey and Veronica Perez earned a 2-1 victory against the Colorado Rush on Thursday night at Starfire Stadium.
June 5, 2012 PDL ROUNDUP
Week in review: Reading Remains Undefeated
READING, Pa. – Deshorn Brown scored both goals as Reading United remained undefeated and on top of the PDL’s Mid Atlantic Division with a 2-0 victory against the Baltimore Bohemians on Saturday night at Albright College’s Shirk Stadium.
May 28, 2018 PDL ROUNDUP
Week in review: Fusion sweep past Seahorses
VENTURA, Calif. – Travis Bowen scored a second-half hat trick as the Ventura County Fusion recorded their fifth consecutive victory in all competitions with a 4-1 win against the Southern California Seahorses on Saturday night at Ventura College.
May 28, 2012 W-LEAGUE ROUNDUP
Week in review: Hamilton upsets Ottawa
HAMILTON, Ontario – The Hamilton FC Rage took a 2-0 victory against the Ottawa Fury on Sunday afternoon at McMaster University’s Alumni Field as goals by Christina Thornton and Anjelika Uremovich snapped the Fury’s 17-game regular season undefeated streak in their second game of the 2012 season.
May 28, 2012 USL PRO ROUNDUP
Week in review: Kickers Grab Dramatic Victory
RICHMOND, Va. – A pair of stoppage-time goals by Chris Agorsor allowed the Richmond Kickers to grab a 3-1 victory against the Wilmington Hammerheads on Saturday night at City Stadium. The victory allowed the Kickers to snap a streak of four consecutive draws in USL PRO play and jump past the Hammerheads in the league standings.
May 21, 2012 W-LEAGUE ROUNDUP
Week in review: Blues Take Victory Against Blue Heat
SANTA CLARITA, Calif. – The Pali Blues took a second consecutive victory to open their W-League season with a 2-0 victory against Western Conference rivals the Santa Clarita Blue Heat on Sunday evening at Valencia College as Ann Marie Tangorra and Nikki Washington scored either side of halftime to give their side victory.
May 21, 2012 USL PRO ROUNDUP
Week in Review: Lions end Rhinos perfect start
ROCHESTER, N.Y. – The Dayton Dutch Lions ended the Rochester Rhinos’ perfect start to the season, and their season-long shutout streak, as the Rhinos needed a second-half goal by Quavas Kirk to earn a 1-1 draw at Sahlen’s Stadium on Friday night.
May 19, 2012 SCORELESS DEADLOCK
No goals for Victory -Seacoast
QUINCY, Mass- Boston Victory and Seacoast United Phantoms ended locked in a scoreless tie despite a second half littered with shots and scoring chances at Veterans Memorial Stadium on Saturday evening.
May 18, 2012 NO ADVANTAGE
Man up Victory fall to Pioneers
LUDLOW, Mass,-- - Despite playing for almost half the game with an extra man advantage, the Boston Victory slipped to a 1-0 defeat to cross-state rival Western Mass Pioneers at Lusitano Stadium Friday night.
May 17, 2012 BACK TO BACK
Victory face grueling weekend test
There are twice as many points at stake and twice the effort to put in for the Boston Victory (1-1-0) this weekend, starting on the road with a Friday night match against the Western Mass Pioneers (7:30 pm), then wrapping up at home on Saturday against the table-topping Seacoast United Phantoms (2-0-1) at Veterans Memorial Stadium at 7pm.
May 14, 2012 PDL ROUNDUP
Week in review: Hydra win first game
QUINCY, Mass. – The Worcester Hydra took their first victory in the PDL as Junior Alencar scored twice to lead his side past the Boston Victory 2-0 in the first meeting between the two new PDL Northeast Division clubs on Saturday night at Veteran’s Memorial Stadium.
May 14, 2012 USL PRO ROUNDUP
Week in review: Rhinos Maintain Perfect Start
CHARLESTON, S.C. – The Rochester Rhinos tied the USL PRO record for wins to start the season, while also extending their shutout streak to six games, as they took a 1-0 victory against the Charleston Battery at Blackbaud Stadium on Saturday night.
May 7, 2012 PDL ROUNDUP
Week in review: Foxes complete 4 pt weekend
WEST DES MOINES, Iowa – The Real Colorado Foxes took their first victory of the PDL season on Saturday night as Julian Donaldson scored the only goal in a 1-0 win against the Des Moines Menace, completing a four-point weekend and a big early season boost in the PDL’s Heartland Division.
May 7, 2012 USL PRO ROUNDUP
Week in review: Orlando wins wild one
ORLANDO, Fla. – Orlando City won a wild contest that saw four goals in the final 11 minutes to return to the top of the USL PRO standings. Ian Fuller’s goal with two minutes to go proved the game-winner in a 3-2 victory against the Pittsburgh Riverhounds on Saturday night at the Florida Citrus Bowl.
May 5, 2012 HYDRA FALL
Second half goal gives Phantoms 1-0 win
WORCESTER, Mass- Despite dominating play for the majority of the match, Worcester Hydra FC fell 1-0 to the Seacoast United Phantoms in USL Premier Development League action at Foley Stadium on Saturday night.
March 30, 2012 HYDRA INK FIVE
PDL team expands roster
WORCESTER, Mass - Worcester Hydra FC has signed five players for its inaugural 2012 season. Ebrima Badgie, Bruno Bonicontro, Michael Soboff, Wilson Teixeira-Mineiro and Paulo Roberto Lopes Da Cunha join a roster that already includes goalkeeper Michael Eade.
February 28, 2012 FIRST PLAYER
Hydra sign goalkeeper Michael Eade
WORCESTER, Mass- Worcester Hydra FC has signed goalkeeper Michael Eade as the first player in franchise history. The team enters its first season as a member of the United Soccer League’s Premier Development League in 2012.
December 15, 2011 LOCAL DERBY BREWS
New PDL clubs have high hopes
Boston Victory SC, a new team that will begin play in the Premier Development League next season, hopes to fill a void both for soccer in the immediate Boston vicinity and in the development of future players.
November 29, 2011 WORCESTER JOINS PDL
Hydra FC to make 2012 debut
TAMPA, Fla. – Worcester Hydra FC will join the United Soccer League's Premier Development League for the 2012 season. The club, based in Worcester, Massachusetts, will play its home games at the state-of-the-art Foley Stadium in downtown Worcester.
May 16, 2011 INDOOR SHIFT
MISL to be operated by USL
Another major shift is in the offing for indoor soccer. The United Soccer Leagues, which last year announced plans to field its own indoor soccer league, has entered into an agreement to operate the Major Indoor Soccer League.
November 29, 2010 NEW HOME
Phantoms move to Portsmouth
HAMPSTEAD, NH: The New Hampshire Phantoms are moving to Portsmouth High School in Portsmouth, N.H. for the team’s 16th season in the Granite State in 2011.
September 8, 2010 RESTRUCTURING
USL merges pro leagues into one
TAMPA, Fla. – The United Soccer Leagues has announced plans to merge its First and Second Divisions into a single league property for 2011 - USL PRO. The announcement comes after a more than year long bitter battle between the ownership of the league and a number of team owners, that ultimately saw a split from USL and the planned development of the North American Soccer League.
July 21, 2010 GOING INDOORS
USL plans new league
ROCHESTER, NY---The United Soccer Leagues is going to take a crack at indoor soccer. The league announced on Wednesday that the Rochester Lancers will be the first franchise in the new I-League. The league, which plans to start operations in the fall of 2011, expects to announce franchises in Syracuse, NY, and Hampton Roads, Va.
June 20, 2010 PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Edum leads Phantoms to comeback win
The New Hampshire Phantoms Paulson Edum scored a goal and assisted on another in the team’s 2-1 comeback win over the Brooklyn Knights, earning him the nod as the New England Soccer News player of the Week for the week ending June 27
May 26, 2010 OFFSHORE EXPANSION
USL-1 adds Caribbean team
TAMPA, FL – Barracuda FC of Antigua and Barbuda will join the USL First Division for the 2011 season, subject to the approval of both the Antigua & Barbuda Football Association and United States Soccer Federation, as well as CONCACAF and FIFA.
May 22, 2010 A ROUGH RIDE
Phantoms fall on the road to LI
HEMPSTEAD, NY---Alex Grendi scored in the 76th minute to give the Long Island Roughriders a 1-0 win over the New Hampshire Phantoms at MacArthur High School Saturday night.
May 4, 2010 ROSTER SET
Phantoms round out squad
MANCHESTER, NH – The New Hampshire Phantoms finalized their roster with seven new signings including five players from the Boston University Terriers—Michael Bustamente, Diego Garcia, Nick Prunier, Brandon Briggs and Max White. Playmaker Alex Neto, the Brazilian native who played for Club Operario in his native country, will also join the Phantoms for the 2010 season. Rounding off the roster for the 2010 season will be two former Phantoms players. Joey Barima and Almir “Z” Barbosa.
January 7, 2010 A COMPROMISE
Division 2 will operate under U.S. Soccer
Like King Solomon offering to divide the baby in two, U.S. Soccer has stepped in to resolve the issue of a Division II soccer league in the United States. This time, however, instead of a division resolving the issue, the two divide parties have been brought together under a single league with two conferences.
December 31, 2009 NASL STATEMENT
We can make 'a significant contribution'
The North American Soccer League has responded to U.S. Soccer's announcement that its membership application as a Division II professional league was not granted and that it should seek a solution with the league many teams have broken away from -- the United Soccer Leagues.
December 23, 2009 PDL ALIGNMENT
Four new teams in Northeast
TAMPA, FL – United Soccer Leagues announced the official alignment for the 2010 Premier Development League season, unveiling the conferences and divisions for the 68-team league.
December 12, 2009 USL PLAYER COMBINE
In Charleston Feb. 4-6
United Soccer Leagues announced that the fourth annual USL men’s player showcase again will be hosted by the Charleston Battery at Blackbaud Stadium in Charleston, S.C. The event will feature 90 of the top Under-23 players in North America and abroad, running from Thursday, Feb. 4 through Saturday, Feb. 6.
November 10, 2009 THE RESPONSE
USL's statement about breakaway league
TAMPA---United Soccer Leagues issued the following statement regarding the USL First Division in response to the announcement of an application before the United States Soccer Federation for a new Division II Men’s outdoor professional league submitted, in part, by former USL-1 franchises.
January 27, 2009 W-LEAGUE SCHEDULE RELEASED
Renegades, Lady Pioneers in action May 9
The 2009 W-League season opens Friday, May 8.
Both the Boston Renegades and Western Mass Lady Pioneers are in action on Saturday, May 9. The Renegades host 2007 W-League semifinalists the Washington Freedom, and the Lady Pioneers visit the New York Magic.
July 25, 2008 W-LEAGUE ALL-CONFERENCE
Renegades, Passion place one each
TAMPA, FL – Boston Renegades defender Therese Luckner and Connecticut Passion defender Fortuna Velaj were named to the W-League Eastern All-Conference team as the United Soccer League announced some of its season ending awards.
July 25, 2008 CRUSADERS ELIMINATED
Knights outlast Cape Cod in Pks
Reading, Pa. -- The Brooklyn Knights eliminated the Cape Cod Crusaders in the Eastern Conference semifinals. The Knights reached Sunday's conference final after overcoming the Crusaders in a penalty-kick tie breaker, 5-3, after a scoreless tie at Exeter High School.
July 25, 2008 PDL PLAYOFFS
Crusaders face Brooklyn in Reading, Pa.
READING- Pa---The Cape Cod Crusaders will face the Brooklyn Knights in the first game of the PDL Regional Playoffs at 5:30 pm on Friday. The host Reading Rage will play the Newark Ironbound Express at 8:00 pm at Exeter High School’s Don Thomas Stadium.
July 17, 2008 OVER RUN
Fury powers past Phantoms 7-0
OTTAWA, Ontario, Canada---Seven different players scored as the Ottawa Fury overpowered the under-manned New Hampshire Phantoms 7-0 at the Algonquin College Soccer Complex Wednesday night.
July 16, 2008 FUTURE IS NOW
Phantoms call up U-20 players
The New Hampshire Phantoms will be getting a glimpse of their future tonight in Ottawa (7:30 pm), with the call up of four players from their Super Y program.
July 7, 2008 GETTING A DRAW
Phantoms, Rays battle to 1-1
MANCHESTER, NH—The Rhode Island Sting rays scored early, but the New Hampshire Phantoms got a late first half equalizer as the teams played to a 1-1 tie at the University of Southern New Hampshire Saturday.
July 7, 2008 SHOWCASING THE TALENT
W-League will hold combine
TAMPA, FL – The United Soccer Leagues will conduct a player combine featuring 128 elite female players who hope to showcase their talent for Women’s Professional Soccer and other professional scouts and coaches
July 5, 2008 HOUNDED
Pioneers fall to Pittsburgh 2-0
WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP, Pa---Second half goals by Jean Jerome and Justin Evans gave the Pittsburgh Riverhounds a 2-0 win over the Western Mass Pioneers at Chartiers Valley High School Saturday night.
June 23, 2008 STRECHING THIER LEAD
Crusaders roll past Fury 4-1
WHITMAN, Mass---The MPS Cape Cod Crusaders continued to stretch their lead at the top of the New England Division of the PDL Eastern Conference with an emphatic 4-1 victory over the Ottawa Fury on Sunday.
Jnue 21, 2008 FURY ERUPTS
Rays lose 4-1 amid controversy
EAST PROVIDENCE, RI – The Ottawa Fury scored three first-half goals and never looked back, as they kept the Rhode Island Stingrays winless with a 4-1 victory Saturday night at Pierce Memorial Stadium.
June 20, 2008 PDL CLASH
Crusaders come out on top
Manchester, NH---A goal in each half was enough to lead the MPS Cape Cod Crusaders to a 2-0 victory over the NH Phantoms in a clash of the top two in the PDL Eastern Conference New England Division.
June 17, 2008 A NEW HOME
Phantoms move to SNHU
After two seasons at Manchester Memorial High School the New Hampshire Phantoms will play the remainder of the their 2008 home games at Southern New Hampshire University.
June 13, 2008 GREULING WEEKEND
Phantoms to play back-to back
For the second week in a row the New Hampshire Phantoms will play two games in 24 hours, with long travel required between games. After last week’s thirteen hour marathon road trip, that saw the team arrive with weary legs, the team will play at home Saturday against the Vermont Voltage before leaving to play in Ontario, Canada against the Ottawa Fury on Sunday.
June 7, 2008 LATE EQUALIZER
Crusaders Sting Rhode Island
EAST PROVIDENCE, RI – For the third consecutive match, the Rhode Island Stingrays conceded the equalizer in the waning minutes, as they drew 2-2 to the Cape Cod Crusaders at Pierce Memorial Stadium Saturday.
June 1, 2008 SKID CONTINUES
Lady Voltage drop fifth straight
TORONTO---The Toronto Lady Lynx extended their season-opening winning streak to four games Sunday with a 3-0 white-washing of the Vermont Lady Voltage at Centennial Park Stadium.
May 31, 2008 BEACHED
Lady Voltage fall on lone goal
LONDON, Ontario---Devon Beach scored in the 35th minute to give the London Gryphons a 1-0 win over the Vermont Lady Voltage in a W-League game on Saturday.
May 31, 2008 REVERSAL OF FORTUNE
Vermont rallies to beat Stingrays
EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Under dark, threatening skies, the Rhode Island Stingrays took a 4-0 lead at the hour mark before the Vermont Voltage rallied with five unanswered goals to take the 5-4 victory Saturday night.
May 31, 2008 AVENGED
Renegades hand Jersey first loss
Madison, N.J. -- Lauren MacIver scored in the first half and Therese McDonnell added a second-half goal as the Boston Renegades blanked Jersey Sky Blue, 2-0, in a W-League Northeast Division game at Drew University Saturday night.
May 24, 2008 BLANKED AGAIN
Lady Voltage pasted by Toronto
St. Albans, Vt---The Vermont Lady Voltage lost their second game in as many nights, although Saturday’s game was not as bad a pasting as they got Friday night. This time, the Toronto Lynx who offered up a 3-0 decision.
May 24, 2008 ANOTHER LOSS
Second in two nights for Voltage
St. Albans, Vt. – The Vermont Voltage lost for the second time in as many nights, dropping a 2-0 decision to the Brooklyn Knights at the Collins-Perley Sports Complex.
May 23, 2008 COMETS STREAK
Laval blanks Vermont 7-0
ST. ALBANS, Vt---Emilie Fillion scored two goals and added an assist and Josee Busilucchi and Melissa Lesage netted two goals each as the Laval Comets streaked to a 7-0 win over the Vermont Lady Voltage Friday night.
May 21, 2008 ON TOP
First-place Crusaders bash Stingrays
EAST PROVIDENCE, RI –The Cape Cod Crusaders shook off an early goal by Jeff Gonsalves, and went on to overwhelm the Rhode Island Stingrays 4-1 Wednesday night at Pierce Memorial Stadium.
May 17, 2008 PIONEERS KICKED
Richmond wins on lone goal
LUDLOW, Mass---Stanley Nyazamba scored the only goal of the game off a poor clearance to give the Richmond kickers a 1-0 win over the Western Mass. Pioneers in front of 1,832 fans at Lusitano Stadium Saturday night.
May 17, 2008 BLUE STORM
Jersey rolls over Passion
New Haven, Conn. -- Yolanda Odenyo scored twice as Jersey Sky Blue held off the Connecticut Passion, 3-1, in a W-League game at Reese Field on the campus of Yale University Saturday night.
May 17, 2008 HIGH VOLTAGE
Steadman, Kolic combine in 3-1 win
FAIRFAX, Va---Matt Steadman scored two goals and Darko Kolic had three assists as the Vermont Voltage defeated the Northern Virginia Royals 3-1 at Fairfax High School Saturday night.
May 17, 2008 STUNG BY A PHANTOM
Rays droped by New Hampshire 3-2
EAST PROVIDENCE, RI – In a tale of two halves, the New Hampshire Phantoms carried a three goal lead into halftime before the Rhode Island Stingrays answered with two of their own in the second frame as the hosts fell 3-2 Saturday at Pierce Memorial Field.
May 16, 2008 CRUSADERS WIN FIRST
Top Rage 1-0
RAYNAM, Mass—The Cape Cod Crusaders defeated the Reading Rage 1-0 at Bridgewater-Raynham High School Friday night.
May 15, 2008 TOPS IN PDL
Phantoms’ Schippers Player of the Week
TAMPA, FL – New Hampshire Phantoms forward Adrian Schippers has been named the Premier Development League Player of the Week and ha been named to the PDL team of the week.
Schippers earned PDL Player of the Week by netting both goals in 2-1 Phantoms win on the road at Cape Cod. The loss the Crusaders suffered was the first time in 28 attempts that a visiting team has celebrated on Cape Cod's home pitch.
May 10, 2008 FORTUNA SHINES
Helps Passion to 2-2 tie
NEW ROCHELLE, NY---Fortuna Velaj scored twice to help the Connecticut Passion to a 2-2 draw with the New York Magic at Iona College Saturday. It was the season opener for both teams.
May 8, 2008 TYING UP THE DOGS
Pioneers draw with Pittbsurgh 1-1
LUDLOW, Mass---Jeff Deren scored the equalizing goal in the 64th minute off an assist by Omar McFarlane to lift the Western Mass Pioneers to a 1-1 tie with the Pittsburgh Riverhounds at Lusitano Stadium Thursday.
May 3, 2008 A ROUGH RIDE
Phantoms give up late goal, tie 1-1
Manchester, N.H. -- The New Hampshire Phantoms men opened their Premier Development League season with a 1-1 draw with the Long Island Rough Riders at Manchester Memorial High School Saturday night.
March 13, 2008 ROPING AGGIES
Three from A&M join Renegades
WALTHAM, Mass---; Three players from Texas A&M University have the Boston Renegades. Ashlee Pistorious, Allison Martino and Laura Grace Robinson were all members of the Aggies women's soccer side which reached the 2007 NCAA 2nd round..
March 12, 2008 INTERNATIONAL FLAVOR
Renegades add Brazilian, Swede
WALTHAM, Mass--- The MPS Boston Renegades added a slice of international flavor with commitments from both a Brazilian and Swedish standout for the 2008 season. Brazilian Gabriela Demoner and Swede Therese Lückner have joined the club (pending international clearance).
Dec. 7, 2007 W-LEAGUE IN 2008
NE teams placed in two divisions
TAMPA---The Boston Renegades and a new Connecticut team will be in the W-League’s Northeast Division, while the Vermont Lady Voltage and Western Mass Lady Pioneers will play in the league’s Northern Division.
Nov. 24, 2007 DROPPING A LEVEL
Phantoms move down to PDL
HAMPSTEAD, NH –– The New Hampshire Phantoms, will be moving down a level in the United Soccer Leagues for the 2008 season to the Premier Development League. The Phantoms have played in USL's Second Division for the past five seasons and prior to that in Division 3.
Oct. 31, 2007 GAINING FAME
Two ex-Revs, two NE clubs honored by USL
TAMPA, FL – Two former Revolution players and two New England area clubs will be inducted into the United Soccer Leagues Hall of Fame.
Rob Ukrop, who played for the Revs in 1996 and Giovanni Savarese, who was with the Revs in 1999 will be inducted along with the Vermont Voltage and the Western Mass. Pioneers who go in as part of the 10+ club category.
August 11, 2007 KINGS RULE
Top Phantoms 3-1
MANCHESTER, NH – The Cincinnati Kings scored six minutes into the game, and never looked back, taking a 3-1 win over the New Hampshire Phantoms in front of 1,023 at Chabot-McDonough Stadium.
August 4, 2007 HOGGE WILD
Bermuda tops Phantoms 1-0
MANCHESTER, NH–The last-place Bermuda Hogges out hustled and out played the New Hampshire Phantoms en route to a 1-0 win in front of 1,075 at Manchester Memorial High School Saturday night.
August 1, 2007 CHARGED UP
Voltage beat Phantoms for 6th straight
KEENE, NH---The Vermont Voltage beat the New Hampshire Phantoms 2-1 to tally their sixth straight win of the season. Former Phantoms player Bo Vuckovic, now the Voltage player-coach, scored the game winner.
July 30, 2007 BORDER WAR
Voltage face Phantoms
HAMPSTEAD, NH - - New Hampshire Phantoms will entertain the Vermont Voltage, in an exhibition game at Owl Stadium at Keene State College on Wednesday night at 7:30 PM.
July 29, 2007 CRUSADERS PAY PENALTY
Knights win playoff, 1-0
Danny Dragoi's 38th-minute penalty kick gave the Brooklyn Knights a 1-0 win over the Cape Cod Crusaders in the PDL Eastern Conference championship game Saturday night in Ocean City, N.J.
July 28, 2007 COMEBACK WIN
Phantoms edge Wilmington 3-2
MANCHESTER, NH – The New Hampshire Phantoms came from behind to defeat the Wilmington Hammerheads 3-2 at Manchester Memorial High School Saturday night.
July 26, 2007 CAPE COD ON PLAYOFF CRUSADE
Ocean City next
The Eastern Conference playoffs begin on Friday with the Northeast Division winners the Cape Cod Crusaders traveling to Ocean City, N.J., to play the Ocean City Barons.
July 25, 2007 EXHIBITION WIN
Phantoms top LUSO All-Stars
KEENE, NH – – The New Hampshire Phantoms turned back the clock tonight at Keene State College when it returned to its old home field stomping grounds to defeat the New England LUSO American Soccer Association All-Stars, 2-0.
July 22, 2007 CRUSADERS WIN, 5-0
Dwight Barnett scored three goals as the Cape Cod Crusaders took a 5-0 win over the Brooklyn Knights Saturday night in Hyannis.
July 21, 2007 STUNNER
Baltimore tops Phantoms in stoppage
MANCHESTER, NH ––For the third time this season, the New Hampshire Phantoms lost a game in added time – this time to a surging Crystal Palace Baltimore team in the 91st minute.
July 18, 2007 STRETCH RUN
Phantoms host Crystal Palace Baltimore
HAMPSTEAD, NH - The New Hampshire Phantoms and Crystal Palace Baltimore will both put two-game winning streaks on the line when they meet at Chabot/McDonough Stadium at Manchester Memorial High School, Saturday at 7:30 p.m.
July 5, 2007 SHORTHANDED CRUSADERS
Look for third win against Albany
The Cape Cod Crusaders will look to bounce back from last weekends defeat to the Brooklyn Knights when they entertain the Albany Admirals Saturday night at Barnstable High School. Kick-off is slated for 7pm.
July 3, 2007 CRUSADERS STREAK HOME
Play host to Albany
The Cape Cod Crusaders bring a 24-match (22-0-2) regular-season home winning streak into a 7 p.m. Saturday kickoff against the Albany Admirals at Barnstable High School.
June 30, 2007 CRUSADERS CRASH IN BROOKLYN
Streak ends with 3-2 loss
Danny Dragoi's 80th-minute goal gave the Brooklyn Knights a 3-2 win over the Cape Cod Crusaders in a PDL game at Aviator Field in Brooklyn Saturday night. The Crusaders (6-1-5, 23 points) maintained a three-point lead over the Knights in the Northeast Division but had a 35-match (28-0-7) unbeaten streak over three seasons snapped.
June 15, 2007 ROAD WARRIORS
Voltage, Lady Voltage both on road.
ST.ALBANS, VT- In their final road game of the season, the Vermont Voltage take-on the Westchester Flames Saturday night, while the Lady Voltage play a pair of road games over the weekend, taking on the Rochester Raging Rhinos Saturday and the Hamilton Avalanche on Sunday.
June 14, 2007 READY TO SEE BLUE
NJ, with Formiga visits Renegades
WALTHAM,Mass Expansion W-League team Jersey Sky Blue will make their first visit to Bowditch Stadium to take on the Boston Renegades this Saturday at 4pm. Led by Brazilian World Cup star, Formiga, Sky Blue are 3-1 so far this season.
June 12, 2007 VOLTAGE TAKE-ON THE FURY
Looking for first win
ST.ALBANS, VT - Looking to score their first win of the 2007 season, the Vermont Voltage travel to Ottawa for a second time in just three games on Wednesday. Kickoff is at 7:00pm
June 9, 2007 PENALTY PLAYS
Crusaders top Voltage 2-1
HYANNIS, MA- The Cape Cod Crusaders defeated the Vermont Voltage 2-1 at Barnstable High School Saturday night, n a game dominated by penalty kicks.
June 9, 2007 PENALTY PLAYS
Crusaders top Voltage 2-1
HYANNIS, MA- The Cape Cod Crusaders defeated the Vermont Voltage 2-1 at Barnstable High School Saturday night, n a game dominated by penalty kicks.
June 9, 2007 FIRST WIN
Phantoms down Pioneers 1-0
MANCHESTER, NH – – Almir Barbosa's head ball goal in the 30th minute stood up for the New Hampshire Phantoms as they won their first match of the season against arch rival Western Mass Pioneers at Manchester Memorial High School in front of 725 fans.
June 8, 2007 RENEWED RIVALRY
Pioneers face Phantoms Saturday
HAMPSTEAD, NH - - Arch Rival Western Mass Pioneers invade Chabot/McDonough Stadium at Manchester Memorial High School Saturday night to take on host New Hampshire Phantoms in the second of a four-game series between the two teams this season. Kickoff is 7:30
June 6, 2007 FURY-OUS DRAW
Voltage tie 1-1 in Ottawa
OTTAWA---In their third road game in a series of seven, the Vermont Voltage fought to a 1-1 tie with the Ottawa Fury Wednesday night at Keith Harris Stadium
June 6, 1007 BORDER CROSSING
Voltage, Lady Voltge in Canada Wednesday
ST.ALBANS, Vt - Heading across the border, the Vermont Voltage will face-off against the Ottawa Fury Wednesday at 6:30 still hunting for their
first win of the 2007 season, meanwhile the Lady Voltage travel to Montreal to face the Laval Comets for a third time during the 2007 season.
June 2, 2007 UNLUCKY BOUNCES
Phantoms draw Crystal Palace Baltimore 0-0
ANNAPOLIS, MD - The New Hampshire Phantoms have had their share of tough luck and unlucky bounces this season, and it continued Saturday at Navy Marine Corps Memorial Stadium with a 0-0 tie with Crystal Palace Baltimore.
May 26, 2007 LATE GOAL COSTLY
Rough Riders down Voltage 1-0
St. Albans, Vt. – A late goal gave the Long Island Rough Riders a 1-0 win over the Vermont Voltage in a Premier Development League game Saturday night at the Collins-Perley Sports Complex.
May 18, 2007 POSTPONED
Weather nixes Renegades opener
Framingham, Ma---The Boston Renegades have postponed their home opener against the Western Mass. Pioneers scheduled for Saturday at Bowditch Stadium due to the weather.
May 12, 2007 CRUSADERS WIN
Sink Admirals 4-1
HYANNIS, Mass--Ricardo Pierre-Louis scored two goals to lead the Cape Cod Crusaders to a 4-1 win over the Albany Admirals at Barnstable High School Saturday night.
May 12, 2007 SKY LIMITS PIONEERS
Expansion team takes 4-0 win
BASKING RIDGE, NJ - Hometown hero Tobin Heath ensured that the first ever game for Jersey Sky Blue would be a successful one with two goals as Sky Blue claimed a 4-0 victory over the Western Mass Lady Pioneers at Ridge High School Saturday night.
May 12, 2007 RAYS BOOTED
Long Island takes 1-0 win
New Hyde Park, L.I. -- The Long Island Rough Riders men kicked off the Premier Development League season on the right foot, recording a 1-0 victory over the Rhode Island Stingrays Saturday night.
May 5, 2007 ROUGH DRAW
Phantoms-Pioneers foul way to 1-1 tie
LUDLOW, Mass--Two goals, one by each team, fifty fouls and eight yellow cards marked the 1-1 draw between the Western Mass. Pioneers and the New Hampshire Phantoms in front of 2,497 at Lusitano Stadium Saturday night.
April 28, 2007 GETTING KICKED
Richmond rolls over Phantoms 4-0
RICHMOND, VA – Robert Ssejjemba, the USL2 MVP last season, scored two goals to lead the Richmond Kickers to a 4-0 win over the New Hampshire Phantoms in front of a crowd of 2,213 at Richmond University Stadium Saturday night.
February 17, 2007 OH ROCHESTER
Rhinos to host W-League Championship
TAMPA, FL -- The Rochester Rhinos and United Soccer Leagues announced that the 2007 W-League Final Four Championship will be held at PAETEC Park on Friday, August 3rd and Sunday, August 5th.
August 21, 2006 SWEDEN BOUND
Luckenbill to join Jitix FK
ST.ALBANS, Vt. – The Vermont Lady Voltage has temporarily transferred goalkeeper Kristin Luckenbill to Jitix FK of the Swedish Premier Division for the remainder of their season.
August 4, 2006 CAMP INVITE
Luckenbill gets call from USWNT
ST.ALBANS, Vt. - Vermont Lady Voltage goalkeeper Kristin Luckenbill has been invited to training camp for the U.S. Women's National Team at the National Training Center in Carson, Ca. Luckenbill will join the team on August 8th, in preparation for the upcoming Women's World Cup qualifying matches in November of 2006.
July 27, 2007 W-LEAGUE MATCHUPS SET
Ottawa vs W. Mass; NJ v LI
The matchups are set for this weekend's W-League Eastern Conference playoffs at Mercer County Community College after the Ottawa Fury, Western Mass Lady Pioneers, and Long Island Lady Riders all claimed victories in the preliminary round on Wednesday night.
July 26, 2006 RENEGADES CRASH
Lady Riders surprise Boston in playoffs, 1-0
The Long Island Lady Riders upended the Boston Renegades 1-0 in the first roubd of the W-League playoffs Wednesday night. The Long Island win came just a few days after the Renegades had easily dispatched Long Island on their home turf.
July 8, 2006 FIRING BLANKS
Lady Voltage shutdown Lynx, 0-0
ST.ALBANS, Vt---The Vermont Lady Voltage held one of the W-League’s most potent offenses scoreless Saturday night, but they could do no better than a 0-0 draw with the Toronto Lynx.
July 5, 2006 ROAD WOES
Voltage lose to Fury again
OTTAWA---The Vermont Voltage, playing their last road game of the season fell to the Ottawa Fury 1-0 at Keith Harris Stadium Wednesday night.
July 1, 2006 VERMONT HOSTING DOUBLEHEADER
Voltage, Lady Voltage both in action
ST.ALBANS, Vt. - After picking up their first win of the season Wednesday, the Vermont Voltage (1-6-4) set out to get another on Saturday when they take on the Ocean City Barons. The Lady Voltage are also in action on Saturday when they face-off against the Hamilton Avalanche.
June 29, 2006 CRUSADERS HOME FOR TWO
Look to extend unbeaten streak
SAGAMORE BEACH, Mass – The Cape Cod Crusaders (6-0-2) will host both the Ottawa Fury and the Ocean City Barons this weekend. Ottawa will visit Barnstable High School on Friday night for a 7pm kick off. After a day’s rest, the Crusaders will host the Ocean City Barons on Sunday afternoon at 5pm again at Barnstable.
June 29, 2006 JERSEY BOUND
Renegades on road for two
WALTHAM, Ma -- The Boston Renegades face a tough road trip to New Jersey this weekend. The Renegades will take on the defending W-League champion New Jersey Wildcats in a rematch of last week’s battle on Friday night. They will then visit the South Jersey Banshees on Sunday.
June 28, 2006 PHANTOMS ADVANCE
Defeat Milford International in Open Cup
MANCHESTER, NH---Val Tiexeira and Almir Barbosa came on as late subs and almost immediately produced three goals to lead the New Hampshire Phantoms to a 4-1 win over Milford international in the second round of the U.S. Open Cup on Wednesday.
June 24, 2006 CATS CLAW RENEGADES
2-0 win for New Jersey
FRAMINGHAM, Mass-- Lara Dickenmann and Kylee Rossi scored as the New Jersey Wildcats defeated the Boston Renegades, 2-0 at Bowditch Stadium. With the win the Wildcats took sole possession of first place in the W-League's Northeast Division with a 6-0 record while the Renegades fell for the first time this season dropping to 3-1-1.
June 22, 2006 BACK HOME
Voltage back in Vermont Friday
ST.ALBANS, Vt. - The Vermont Voltage return to home after a five game road series still looking for their first win as they take-on their fiercest rivals, the Cape Cod Crusaders.
June 20, 2006 TOUGH CHALLENGE
Renegades Host New Jersey Saturday
The Boston Renegades will have their hands full when they host the 2005 W-League National Champion New Jersey Wildcats this Saturday, June 24th, at Bowditch Stadium in Framingham. Scheduled to kick-off at 7:30 p.m., the match is a showdown between the two powerhouses in the Northeast Division.
June 14, 2006 ROAD WEARY
Voltage travel to RI
St. Albans, Vt.---The Vermont Voltage travel to Rhode Island on Wednesday still looking for their first win. The Voltage (0-4-3) will take-on the Rhode Island Stingrays (3-2) who are currently second in the standings of the New England Division in the Player Development League.
June 12, 2006 CRUSADERS READY FOR OPEN CUP
Face Dynamo in North Carolina
SAGAMORE BEACH, MA – The Cape Cod Crusaders will travel to North Carolina to take on the Carolina Dynamo in the 1st ‘Round of the Lamar Hunt US Open Cup. Kick off is scheduled for Wednesday, June 14th, at 7:30pm at Macphearson Stadium in Browns Summit, North Carolina.
June 10, 2006 LIKE MAGIC
Renegades top New York 3-1
WALTHAM, MA--A goal and two assists by Lisa Stoia lifted the Boston Renegades to a 3-1 win over the visiting New York Magic in a W-League contest Saturday night at Bowditch Stadium.
June 6, 2006 OPEN QUALIFYING
Crusaders face Allied FC of Maryland
The Cape Cod Crusaders will face Allied F.C. of Maryland in a qualifying match as part of the Lamar Hunt US Open Cup. Kick off is scheduled for Wednesday, June 7th at 5:45pm at Du Burns Arena in Baltimore, MD.
May 18, 2006 LADY VOLTAGE ON ROAD
Open with two games in Canada
ST. ALBANS, Vt. The Lady Voltage will begin their second season with a pair of away games in Canada this weekend. The Lady Voltage will open with a game in Sudbury on Saturday, and then will travel to Toronto for a game on Sunday.
May 16, 2006 RENEGADES MEET LONG ISLAND
Home opener Saturday at Bowditch
The Boston Renegades will meet the Long Island Lady Riders at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Bowditch Stadium in Framingham.
The Renegades' game against the Western Mass
Lady Pioneers has been rescheduled at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 12 at Bowditch Stadium.
May 16, 2006 DAVIES, FLAMES VISIT CAPE
Crusaders' home opener Friday
The Cape Cod Crusaders PDL home-opener against the Westchester Flames has been rescheduled for 7 p.m. Friday at Barnstable High School. The Crusaders will meet the North Virginia Royals at 5 p.m. Sunday at Barnstable High School.