October 23, 2016 DARK DAYS
Another excruciating Fire season comes to an end
TORONTO--The Chicago Fire finally put the 2016 season to rest Sunday afternoon the same way they started it - with a one-goal loss. Toronto FC proved to be too much for a Fire team that was outplayed much of the match, as goals from Sebastian Giovinco, Justin Morrow, and Jonathan Osorio were too much for the Fire to overcome in the 3-2 loss at BMO Field.
October 23, 2016 NORTHERN LIGHTS
Lloyd brace leads U.S. 5-1 over Switzerland
MINNEAPOLIS - Carli Lloyd has been pretty busy these days. Promoting her new book, getting ready for her wedding, and oh, yea, scoring two goals to lead the U.S. Women's National Team to a 5-1 win over Switzerland in front of 23,400 fans at U.S. Bank Stadium, the largest crowd to watch the U.S. Women in the state of Minnesota.
October 23, 2016 WINNING ADJUSTMENT
Fighting Irish women drop Deacons
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- Junior Megan McCashlandís 88th-minute goal gave the No. 14-ranked University of Notre Dame women's team a 1-0 win over Wake Forest in an Atlantic Coast Conference match at Spry Stadium Sunday.
October 22, 2016 SHUTOUT RECORD
Wildcat women move into tie for Big Ten lead
EVANSTON, Ill. -- The No. 23-ranked Northwestern womenís team set a program shutout record in battling No. 13-ranked Minnesota to a 0-0 draw in a Big Ten Conference match on Senior Night at Martin Stadium Saturday night.
October 22, 2016 HOPEFUL HOOSIERS
IU women play Purdue to draw
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- The Indiana womenís team improved its unbeaten streak to five games, playing Purdue to a 2-2 draw in a Big Ten Conference and Golden Boot match Saturday night.
October 22, 2016 CLOSING IN
Loyola men stretch MVC lead
The Loyola Ramblers menís team improved its unbeaten streaks to 26 games at home and six games this season in taking a 2-0 victory over Missouri State in a Missouri Valley Conference match at Loyola Soccer Park Saturday night.
October 22, 2016 ANOTHER CLEAN SHEET
Indy blanks Puerto Rico 3-0
INDIANAPOLIS Ė Goals by Justin Braun, Eamon Zayed and Dylan Mares lifted Indy Eleven to a 3-0 win over Puerto Rico FC finished in front of 8,916 fans at IUPUIís Carroll Stadium, as they finished the regular season unbeaten at home.
October 22, 2016 'CATS CLIPPED
Northwestern men stopped by Spartans
EAST LANSING, Mich. -- The Northwestern menís teamís two-game winning streak was snapped as the Wildcats fell, 2-1, to No. 20-ranked Michigan State in a Big Ten Conference match Saturday.
October 22, 2016 MLS INFORMER
Disassembling the Erector Set?
With word that the last of the original MLS stadia Ė RFK Stadium Ė officially has its days numbered, i.e. the 2017 season, now rumblings are being heard that the first of the new generation of buildings also may be on the way out.
October 21, 2016 BEDEVILED IN EXTRA TIME
Notre Dame men downed by Duke
DURHAM, N.C. -- The University of Notre Dame menís team squandered an early lead in losing its third successive match, a 2-1 extra time decision to Duke in an Atlantic Coast Conference match at Koskinen Stadium Friday night.
October 21, 2016 EXTRA EFFORT
Indiana men earn shutout against Badgers
MADISON, Wisc. -- The No. 4-ranked Indiana University menís team upped its unbeaten streak to four games, playing the Wisconsin Badgers to a 0-0 draw in a Big Ten Conference match at the McClimon Soccer Complex Friday night.
October 21, 2016 NOWHERE TO GO BUT UP
Last-place Fire close out season Sunday in Toronto
The Chicago Fire have finally reached the end of their often frustrating 2016 season, closing things out with Sunday's Decision Day battle at BMO Field (3:00 pm CT, CSN), a match that can take the Fire nowhere except out of the Eastern Conference cellar but has potentially significant postseason implications for hosts Toronto FC.
October 19, 2016 DOUSED
UIC Flames women fall to Valparaiso
The UIC women's team squandered the lead in losing its second successive game, a 2-1 extra time decision to Valparaiso in a Horizon League match at Flames Field Wednesday night.
October 19, 2016 NASL ROUNDUP
Armada, Indy stage comebacks
JACKSONVILLE ó Second-half goals by Alex Dixon and Lucas Scaglia lifted the Jacksonville Armada to a 3-2 come from behind win over Miami FC at Community First Park Wednesday night.
October 19, 2016 FAST WORK
Williams goal ignites rally as USWNT shuts out Swiss
SALT LAKE CITY -- NWSL leading scorer Lynn Williams scored 49 seconds into her international debut as the U.S. Womenís National Team took a 4-0 victory over Switzerland in a friendly match before a 14,336 crowd at Rio Tinto Stadium Wednesday night.
October 18, 2016 NCAA BEST
Rambler men hurry past Huskies
The No. 15-ranked Loyola menís team upped its home unbeaten streak to an NCAA Division 1 best 25 games with a 2-0 victory over Northern Illinois in a non-conference match at Loyola Soccer Park Tuesday night.
October 18, 2016 TIE-BREAKER
Notre Dame men knocked off by Northwestern
BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. -- After playing to four successive 1-1 draws with Northwestern, the Notre Dame menís team sustained a 2-1 extra time loss to the Wildcats in a non-conference match at Toyota Park Tuesday night.
October 15, 2016 EXTENDING THEIR STREAK
Eleven blank Carolina 3-0
INDIANAPOLIS Ė Justin Braun, Nicki Paterson and Souleymane Youla each scored as the Indy Eleven continued their home unbeaten string to 15 this year, with a 3-0 win over the Carolina RailHawks in front of 8,649 fans at IUPUIís Carroll Stadium.
October 15, 2016 ALL ACES
Loyola Rambler men even with Evansville
EVANSVILLE, Ind. -- The Loyola menís team improved its unbeaten streak to four games with a 1-1 draw with Evansville in a Missouri Valley Conference match at McCutchan Stadium Saturday night.
October 15, 2016 RALLYING HOOSIERS
IU men play Buckeyes to draw
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The No. 7-ranked Indiana University menís team rallied to play the Ohio State Buckeyes to a 2-2 draw in a Big Ten Conference match Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium Saturday.
October 14, 2016 WORLD CLASS FRESHMAN
Notre Dame women trip Tar Heels
NOTRE DAME, Ind. -- A 57th-minute left-foot free kick by freshman Jennifer Westendorf gave the No. 20-ranked Notre Dame womenís team a 1-0 victory over No. 11 North Carolina in an Atlantic Coast Conference match at Alumni Stadium Friday night.
October 14, 2016 CAVALIER PERFORMANCE
Notre Dame men upset by Virginia
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- The No. 1/2-ranked Notre Dame menís team surrendered a seventh-minute goal in falling, 1-0, to No. 21-ranked Virginia in an Atlantic Coast Conference match at KlŲckner Stadium Friday night.
October 13, 2016 MLS ROUNDUP
End of the line for Columbus, Quakes
BRIDGEVIEW, Ill.--The Chicago Fire aren't going to the playoffs this season, but they made sure that Columbus Crew SC would join them in the "wait 'til next year" club by playing their conference rivals to a 2-2 draw Thursday night at Toyota Park.
October 13, 2016 GOODBYE, COLUMBUS
IU Hoosier women bounce Buckeyes
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Three freshmen scored goals as the Indiana womenís team took its first away win over Ohio State since 2002, a 3-2 decision in a Big Ten Conference match Thursday night.
October 12, 2016 MLS ROUNDUP
Scoreless in Seattle
SEATTLE--The last-place Houston Dynamo gave playoff-hungry Seattle Sounders FC all they could handle on the way to a scoreless draw Wednesday night at CenturyLink Stadium.
October 12, 2016 NASL ROUNDUP
Strikers win; Indy, Armada scoreless
JACKSONVILLE---Jon Busch made two saves to post his ninth shutout of the season, as Indy Eleven played to a 0-0 draw against the Jacksonville Armada Wednesday night at Community First Park.
October 12, 2016 DRAWING BLANKS
Armada, Indy scoreless
JACKSONVILLE---Jon Busch made two saves to post his ninth shutout of the season, as Indy Eleven played to a 0-0 draw against the Jacksonville Armada Wednesday night at Community First Park.
October 12, 2016 THE END IS IN SIGHT
Fire look for positives as season drags to a close
The Chicago Fire don't have a lot to gain as their season draws to a close, but one of the few sources of consolation could be a measure of revenge against Columbus Crew SC Thursday night at Toyota Park (7:30 pm CT, CSN). Columbus sent the Fire into the recent international break with a stinging 3-0 loss, all but assuring that Chicago will finish at the bottom of the Eastern Conference and MLS standings for a second straight year.
October 11, 2016 BLANKED BY FLAMES
Northwestern men fall to UIC
EVANSTON, Ill. -- The Northwestern menís teamís losing streak extended to three games as the Wildcats fell, 2-0, to the UIC Flames in a non-conference match at the Lanny and Sharon Martin Stadium Tuesday night.
October 11, 2016 STREAKING IRISH
Notre Dame men mash Michigan
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- The No. 1-ranked University of Notre Dame men's team upped its unbeaten streak to five games with a 2-0 win over Michigan in a non-conference match at the U-M Soccer Stadium Tuesday night.
October 11, 2016 PLAYING THEIR CARDS
IU Hoosier men halt Louisvile
LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Trevor Swartz scored on a 46th-minute penalty kick as the No. 7-ranked Indiana menís team defeated the No. 2-ranked Louisville Cardinals, 2-1, in a non-conference match at Lynn Stadium Tuesday night.
October 11, 2016 GOING GREEN
Another goal for Julian, but U.S. settles for draw
WASHINGTON D.C.---Julian Green is finally starting to show the promise that made him a controversial selection for the 2014 World Cup. Unfortunately, the United States Menís National Team squandered the youngsterís goal, settling for a 1-1 draw with New Zealand at R.F.K. Stadium Tuesday night.
October 10, 2016 MEN'S COLLEGE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Notre Dame Fighting Irish defender Brandon Aubrey
Few players are having as strong a two-way influence on their teams as Notre Dame senior Brandon Aubrey this season. Aubrey, the Chicagoland Soccer News Men's College Player of the Week for the week ending Oct. 10, keys the back line from a central defensive position, the Fighting Irish having surrendered six goals in 11 games in being ranked among the nationís top teams.
October 10, 2016 WOMEN'S COLLEGE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Northwestern's Kassidy Gorman
The Northwestern Wildcats have displayed consistency and efficiency in compiling a 12-1-1 record, with 10 shutouts. The Wildcats have been especially effective at home, going 8-0-0, including wins over Michigan State (1-0 in extra time) Thursday and Big Ten Conference-leading Michigan (2-1) Sunday.
Kassidy Gorman, the Chicagoland Soccer News Women's Player of the Week for the week ending Oct. 10, made the difference with a 94th-minute goal against the Spartans, and helped spark the attack against the Wolverines.
October 9, 2016 TOUGH TIE
ISU Redbirds held to draw by Bears
NORMAL, Ill. -- Illinois State extended its unbeaten streak to seven games, playing Missouri State to a 1-1 draw in a Missouri Valley Conference match at Adelaide Street Field Sunday.
October 9, 2016 NASL ROUNDUP
Eddies clinch a playoff spot
EDMONTON, Alberta ó Ben Fisk scored the only goal, as FC Edmonton became the third team to clinch a spot in the NASL post season with a 1-0 win over the Tampa Bay Rowdies at snowy Clark Field Sunday.
October 9, 2016 TURNING THE CORNER
IU Hoosier women stay with Scarlet Knights
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- The Indiana womenís team rallied from an early two-goal deficit and freshman Sarah LíHommedieu saved a penalty kick as the Hoosiers drew, 2-2, with No. 24-ranked Rutgers in a Big East Conference match Sunday.
October 9, 2016 CAVALIER APPROACH
Fighting Irish women edged by Virginia
NOTRE DAME, Ind. -- The No. 20-ranked Notre Dame womenís team lost at home for the first time this season, surrendering a 60th-minute penalty kick in a 1-0 defeat against No. 8-ranked Virginia in an ACC match at Alumni Stadium Sunday.
October 8, 2016 RAMBLING ON
Loyola men blast Bulldogs
The No. 14-ranked Loyola Ramblers improved their winning streak to three games with a 4-0 victory over the Drake Bulldogs in a Missouri Valley Conference match at Loyola Soccer Park Saturday night.
October 8, 2016 ACED OUT
Rambler women edge Evansville
The Loyola Ramblers womenís team took a 1-0 win over Evansville on a 78th-minute Sienna Cruz volley in a Missouri Valley Conference match at Loyola Soccer Park Saturday night.
October 8, 2016 ACC ADVERT
Notre Dame men draw with Demon Deacons
NOTRE DAME, Ind. -- The No. 1-ranked University of Notre Dame menís team played No. 11-ranked Wake Forest to a 2-2 draw in an Atlantic Coast Conference match at Alumni Stadium Saturday night.
October 8, 2016 MLS ROUNDUP
Rapids edge Dynamo
HOUSTON--The Colorado Rapids closed to within two points of first place in the MLS West with Saturday's 3-2 win over the Houston Dynamo at BBVA Compass Stadium.
October 8, 2016 BACK ON WINNING TRACK
IU Hoosier men nip Nittany Lions
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Redshirt sophomore Cory Thomas scored his first collegiate goal as the No. 6 Indiana menís team defeated Penn State, 1-0, in a Big Ten Conference match at Bill Armstrong Stadium Saturday night.
October 7, 2016 NWSL BEST XI
Gilliland, Press on first team, four Red Stars on second team
CHICAGO Ė Chicago Red Stars captain Christen Press and defender Arin Gilliland have been named to the NWSL Best XI, the league announced Friday. Press, defenders Lauren Barnes (Seattle Reign) and Becky Sauerbrunn (FC Kansas City) and midfielder Allie Long (Portland Thorns) were also named to the team last year.
October 6, 2016 TIGERS TAMED
Fighting Irish women clip Clemson
NOTRE DAME, Ind. -- The No. 20-ranked University of Notre Dame women's team shut down No. 12-ranked Clemsonís high-scoring offense, taking a 1-0 win in an Atlantic Coast Conference match at Alumni Stadium Thursday night.
October 6, 2016 TEN ZEROES
Northwestern women shut out Spartans
EVANSTON, Ill. -- Kassidy Gormanís 94th-minute goal gave the Northwestern womenís team a 1-0 extra time win over Michigan State in a Big Ten Conference match at the Lanny and Sharon Martin Stadium Thursday night.
October 6, 2016 STATEMENT GAME
Illini women upset Wolverines
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- The Illinois Fighting Illini snapped a five-match winless streak with a 3-0 victory over No. 19-ranked Michigan in a Big Ten Conference match Thursday night.
October 6, 2016 AIR-TIGHT
Blue Demon defending does the trick
INDIANAPOLIS -- Franny Cernyís 59th-minute goal made the difference as the DePaul Blue Demons upped their winning streak to six games with a 1-0 victory over Butler in a Big East Conference match Thursday night.
October 6, 2016 RED STAR CALL-UPS
Five Chicago players join USWNT for Switzerland friendlies
Five Chicago Red Star players have been called into U.S. Women's National Team camp for two friendly matches against Switzerland. Coach Jill Ellis named 11 uncapped players, including Red Stars midfielder Danielle Colaprico and defenders Arin Gilliland and Casey Short. Also called in were Red Stars captain Christen Press and goalkeeper Alyssa Naeher.
October 4, 2016 KNOCKOUT WIN
Fighting Irish men hammer Hoosiers, 4-0
NOTRE DAME, Ind. -- Jon Gallagher scored twice as the No. 1-ranked Notre Dame men's team took a 4-0 victory over No. 6-ranked Indiana in a non-conference match before a 1,811 crowd at Alumni Stadium Tuesday night.
October 4, 2016 STIFLING
Blue Demon men blanked by Ramblers
The DePaul menís team failed to produce a shot on goal until the final seconds in falling, 2-0, to the No. 14-ranked Loyola Ramblers in a non-conference match at Wish Field Tuesday.
October 3, 2016 WOMEN'S COLLEGE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
DePaul Blue Demons' Abby Reed
The DePaul Blue Demons have been hitting their stride in recent weeks, compiling a five-game winning streak. And Abby Reed has helped lead the way, igniting the offense in victories over Creighton (4-2) Thursday and Seton Hall (4-1) Sunday.
October 2, 2016 MLS ROUNDUP
Lions, 'Caps eliminated from the playoff chase
ORLANDO--The Montreal Impact put only one shot on goal Sunday at Camping World Stadium, but it was a big one. Dominic Oduro scored in the 56th minute to not only give the Impact a 1-0 win over Orlando City SC, but also knock the Lions out of the hunt for a playoff spot in the MLS East.
October 2, 2016 NASL ROUNDUP
Cosmos clinch a spot
HEMPSTEAD NY---The New York Cosmos booked a spot in the North American Soccer League playoffs for the fourth consecutive year, recording a 2-0 win over the Fort Lauderdale Strikers Sunday afternoon at Shuart Stadium.
October 2, 2016 MISSOURI BREAKS
Rambler women capture MVC opener
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Sophomore Madison Kimball scored her first collegiate goal on an eighth-minute free kick as the Loyola womenís team took a 2-0 victory over Missouri State in the Ramblersí Missouri Valley Conference opener at the Betty and Bobby Allison South Stadium Sunday.
October 2, 2016 LOSING IT LATE
Indy falls to Edmonton 2-1
EDMONTON Ė Substitute forward Ben Fisk scored a late goal, giving Edmonton FC a 2-1 win and ending Indy Eleven two-game winning at Clarke Field Sunday.
October 2, 2016 OPEN NET
No Guzan, Howard on USMNT roster
CHICAGO -- The U.S. Men's National Team announced Sunday neither Brad Guzan nor Tim Howard will be in goal for upcoming friendly matches against Cuba and New Zealand. Coach Jurgen Klinsmann named 23 players to the roster, going with goalkeepers David Bingham, Ethan Horvath and William Yarbrough.
October 1, 2016 DOWNWARD SPIRAL
Ineffectual Fire routed by Columbus
COLUMBUS, Ohio--The Fire dropped their third straight game on Saturday night, finishing their three game road trip winless after a 3-0 loss to the Columbus Crew, on the back of goals from Harrison Afful, Justin Meram, and Dilly Duka. Poor defending rued Chicago once again, as the team has essentially called in the season after officially getting knocked out of playoff contention last week against Seattle Sounders FC.
October 1, 2016 FLAMED OUT
UIC women edged by Golden Grizzlies
ROCHESTER, Mich. -- The UIC women's teamís three-game winning streak was snapped as the Flames dropped a 1-0 decision to Oakland in a Horizon League match at the Oakland Soccer Field Saturday night.
October 1, 2016 NASL ROUNDUP
Armada get a road win, Miami-Tampa Bay tie
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. ó The Tampa Bay Rowdies took a first half lead, but Miami FCís Rhett Bernstein equalized in the 74th minute as the teams played to a 1-1 tie at in front of 6,912 Al Lang Stadium on Saturday night.
October 1, 2016 FIGHTING RESPONSE
Notre Dame women come back against Cardinals
LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Junior midfielder Megan McCashland scored her first collegiate goal in the 105th minute as the University of Notre Dame womenís team took a 2-1 extra time win over Louisville in an Atlantic Coast Conference match at Lynn Stadium Saturday night.
October 1, 2016 FIRE ON ICE
Blanked 3-0 by Columbus
COLUMBUS, Ohio--The Chicago Fire are counting the days until their season is over, after wrapping up their three game road trip Saturday night with a 3-0 loss to Columbus Crew SC.
October 1, 2016 DEMONS DOWNED
DePaul men rally, fall to 'Nova
VILLANOVA, Pa. -- The DePaul menís team surrendered two early goals I falling, 4-2, to Villanova in a Big East Conference match at the Higgins Soccer Complex Saturday.
September 30, 2016 NWSL ROUNDUP
Spirit advance over Red Stars WASHINGTON SPIRIT 2, CHICAGO RED STARS 1
BOYDS, Md. Ė Francisca Ordega scored in the 111th minute to give the Washington Spirit a 2-1 overtime win over the Chicago Red Stars in an NWSL Semi-final game at the Maryland SoccerPlex Friday.
September 30, 2016 MLS INFORMER
Champions League check
With one round of games remaining in the CONCACAF Champions League, MLS still has a chance to match last year's performance Ė when for the first time four teams reached the quarterfinals. But it's far from a sure thing.
September 30, 2016 FAMILIAR FOE
Fire face Columbus for third time this season
The Chicago Fire finish up a three game road trip on Saturday against Columbus Crew SC at MAPFRE Stadium (CSN Chicago Plus, 6:30pm CST). The meeting will be the third this season between the two sides, with another matchup slated a week later at Toyota Park.
September 30, 2016 GALLAGHER AGAIN
Fighting Irish polish off Panthers
PITTSBURGH, Pa. -- Conference scoring leader Jon Gallagher converted twice as the University of Notre Dame men's team took a 2-0 ACC victory over Pittsburgh at rainy Ambrose Urbanic Field Friday night.
September 28, 2016 THAT MAKES 10
Hoosier men battle past Butler Bulldogs
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- The Indiana University menís team rallied from a two-goal deficit to take a 3-2 extra time win over the Butler Bulldogs in a non-conference match at Bill Armstrong Stadium Wednesday night.
September 27, 2016 TABLES TURNED
Ramblers' streak clipped by Creighton
OMAHA, Neb. -- The Loyola menís team had a 558-minute shutout streak snapped in losing for the first time this season, a 3-0 decision to No. 10-ranked Creighton in a non-conference game at Morrison Stadium Tuesday night.
September 26, 2016 MEN'S COLLEGE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Fighting Irish striker Jon Gallagher
Notre Dame junior Jon Gallagher had already had ďan interesting career,Ē according to coach Bobby Clark, before joining the Fighting Irish in 2014. And Gallagher, who developed with the Beachside Academy (Benny Feilhaber, Kyle Martino, Marcus Tracy, etc.) in Connecticut and played in the England Schoolboys FA competitions and on Home Farms FCís junior team in Singapore, could be on the verge of a breakout season.
September 26, 2016 WOMEN'S COLLEGE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Notre Dame Fighting Irish forward Kaleigh Olmsted
Senior forward Kaleigh Olmsted has been a driving force as the Notre Dame Fighting Irish have compiled an eight-match unbeaten streak. And Olmsted, the Chicagoland Soccer News Women's Player of the Week for the week ending Sept. 26, was at her best in victories over North Carolina State (1-0) Thursday and Pittsburgh (4-0) Sunday.
September 25, 2016 NWSL ROUNDUP
Portland clinches NWSL Shied
PISCATAWAY, N.J. ĖAllie Long scored two goals and Lindsey Horan added another as the Portland Thorns FC defeated Sky Blue FC 3-1 to capture the NWSL Shield Sunday at Yurcak Field.
September 25, 2016 MLS ROUNDUP
Kamara bags two in Columbus win over NE
CARSON, Calif.--Jordan Morris and Seattle Sounders FC delayed the LA Galaxy's march to the MLS Cup playoffs for at least a few more days, rallying to defeat their Southern California rivals 4-2 Sunday at the StubHub Center.
September 25, 2016 OPENING HAT TRICK
Blue Demon women massacre Musketeers
Franny Cerny scored a hat trick as the DePaul Blue Demons womenís team improved its winning streak to three games, taking a 5-0 victory over Xavier in both teamsí Big East Conference opener at Wish Field Sunday.