December 11, 2013 GOING TO KANSAS CITY
NCAA awards 9 soccer championships
KANSAS CITY, Kan.---Kansas City’s Sporting Park has already hosted this year’s MLS All-Star Game, U.S. Open Cup final and MLS Cup, and on Wednesday, the National Collegiate Athletic Association awarded 14 men’s and women’s championships to the city, including nine soccer finals.
December 11, 2013 COMBINE INVITES
Four from Indiana to attend MLS camp
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — Indiana University seniors MF/D Jacob Bushue, MF A.J. Corrado, MF/F Nikita Kotlov and MF Harrison Petts are four of 50 college seniors invited to the 2014 adidas Major League Soccer Player Combine, January 10-14 in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
December 11, 2013 DOUBLING THE ROSTER
Indy Eleven ads four
INDIANAPOLIS – The Indy Eleven doubled its roster on Wednesday introducing four new members of the squad – forward Pedro Mendes, midfielder/forward Don Smart and defenders Kyle Hyland and Chris Wey.
World Cup Draw telecast averages 489,000 viewers
BRISTOL, Conn---Last Friday’s Final Draw for the 2014 FIFA World Cup on ESPN2 averaged 489,000 viewers and 353,000 households, based on a 0.3 U.S. household rating, making it the most-watched FIFA World Cup Draw on the ESPN networks, according to Nielsen Media.
December 10, 2013 KREIS IN THE CITY
Former RSL head coach joins NYCFC
NEW YORK---New York City FC has named Jason Kreis as the team's first head coach. The long rumored appointment comes just days after Kreis guided Real Salt Lake into the MLS Cup, falling in penalty kicks to Sporting Kansas City.
December 10, 2013 TAKING OVER A CHAMPION
Paul Riley named Portland Thorns coach
PORTLAND, Ore. – Portland Thorns FC named Paul Riley as the club’s head coach for the 2014 National Women’s Soccer League season. He takes over from Cindy Parlow Cone, who stepped down last week fro personal reasons after leading the team to the Women's National Soccer League championship.
December 10, 2013 ALL GREAT LAKES
Four from UIC honored by NSCAA
KANSAS CITY, Kan– Four members of the UIC men’s soccer team have been selected to the 2013 National Soccer Coaches Association of America /Continental Tire All-Great Lakes Region team .
December 10, 2013 HANGING UP HIS BOOTS
Ex-U.S. international Mastroeni retires
CARSON, Calif. – LA Galaxy midfielder Pablo Mastroeni has decided to retire from the game. Mastroeni’s decision brings an end to a 16-year MLS career that saw him captain the Colorado Rapids to their first MLS Cup championship in 2010.
On a cold Saturday afternoon, the stadium was more like blue heaven for Sporting Kansas City and definitely hell for Real Salt Lake.
December 7, 2013 NCAA MEN’S ROUNDUP
Maryland, Notre Dame, New Mexico head to College Cup
SEATTLE - No. 25 New Mexico earned a spot in the NCAA Men's Soccer College Cup with a 1-0 win over No. 2 Washington in the Elite Eight Saturday night at Husky Soccer Stadium. With the win, the Lobos improve to 14-5-2 and advance to the College Cup for the second time in program history
December 7, 2013 DANCING IN DECEMBER
Notre Dame headed to College Cup
NOTRE DAME, Ind. – For the first time in program history Notre Dame is headed to the NCAA Men’s College Cup. The third-ranked Fighting Irish used goals from sophomores Evan Panken and Patrick Hodan to defeat No. 11 Michigan State 2-1 in the quarterfinals of the NCAA Championship on Saturday evening at a frigid Alumni Stadium.