Stanford Sweeps Awards

It’s no surprise this year that Stanford University took home some major silverware- the only thing surprising is just how many awards they took home. The Cardinals earned 5 individual awards- the same amount of goals they scored against Wisconsin (sorry Rose Lavelle fans). They collected those awards along with 11 of their players selected to the All Pac-12 teams. Catarina Macario, Andi Sullivan, Tierna Davidson, Catarina Macario again, and Paul Ratcliffe all won Forward or the Year, Midfielder of the Year, Defender of the Year, Freshman of the Year, and Coach of the Year respectively. So let’s dive in and take a closer look at the performances behind the awards. Continue reading “Stanford Sweeps Awards”

College Soccer Coaches react to USMNT World Cup Failure

“It’s the sport that we love so much, it’s my livelihood, it’s my passion. World Cups in my opinion are meant to have the Americans in it. The reality of it still hasn’t hit.  It’s disheartening. The steps that we’ve taken in fan base and media coverage and individual players is at an all-time high. To now go into the summer without a team in the World Cup, I don’t know if it stalls that, but it doesn’t help it.”

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Red White and Lose

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If you’ve been on social media in the last two days, I would bet that you’ve seen more than one article giving the rundown about the United States Men’s National Team’s failure to qualify for the World Cup next summer. All that the USMNT had to do was tie Trinidad and Tobago (along with getting some help from Mexico and Costa Rica) to punch their ticket to the 2018 World Cup. However, the Stars and Stripes failed to beat the 99th ranked team in the world and was eliminated with Honduras beating Mexico 3-2 and Panama pulling an upset against Costa Rica winning 2-1. Continue reading “Red White and Lose”

We cannot do soccer the American way

On the back of the failure of the US Men’s National Team. Former forward Taylor Twellman discusses some hard truth’s regarding soccer in America. The whole system in the USA is under the microscope and changes will be made. How will the US College Soccer system fare when the US Soccer Federation makes their next move? Or does Bruce Arena actually have a point when he says “There’s nothing wrong with what we’re doing”?

Saving the Day- One Outstretched Glove at a Time

With the college teams starting to find their rhythm in games, most teams have found their anchor with a solid goalkeeper. Having a defense that doesn’t allow many shots is equally great, but nothing compares to having a goalkeeper that goes above and beyond to keep balls out of the back of the net. With the season progressing like it has, there’s already been some standout goalies that could be up for goalie of the year.

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The Freedom to Shoot

With such an explosive season so far- Stanford scoring 31 goals in September, the University of South Carolina going 10-1-0, and the University of Central Florida outscoring their opponents 38-6- it seems that the teams are more focused on putting goals in the back of the net more than anything else. While this results in an exciting season for fans, one big question is left- How is everyone finding the back of the net so easily?

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Sharing is Caring in the Soccer World

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Recently, the USWNT played a friendly against New Zealand at Nippert Stadium in Cincinnati, Ohio. They played in front of 30,000+ fans, making it the biggest crowd for an Ohio game, and the 7th most attended friendly for the team- more importantly this was the first time they played at Nippert. Nippert stadium is home to no other than the FCC- a USL team hoping to jump their way into Major League Soccer sometime in the near future. Now, you may be asking what this has to with College Soccer, and more importantly Women’s College Soccer. But don’t worry, all the answers are in this article. Continue reading “Sharing is Caring in the Soccer World”