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December 9, 2016
NSCAA ALL-AMERICA TEAM
Hoosiers' Tanner Thompson first teamer for second time

Indiana Hoosier midfielder Tanner Thompson has been named to the NSCAA All-America first team for the second time.


December 9, 2016
MLS INFORMER
Safe to return?

With Jurgen Klinsmann no longer making player selections for the U.S. national team, maybe Brad Guzan feels itís safe to return to Major League Soccer. One report quoting anonymous sources said the backup U.S. national team goalkeeper is ďexploring a potential return.Ē


December 6, 2016
TOP OF THE HEAP
New York City FC's David Villa named MLS MVP

NEW YORK -- New York City FC striker David Villa was named MVP of Major League Soccer for the 2016 season Tuesday morning.


December 6, 2016
THEY WANT IN
Tampa Bay, Carolina to seek MLS franchises

While the North American Soccer League teeters on the brink of extinction, the Tampa Bay Rowdies and the newly re-branded North Carolina Football Club hope to join Major League Soccer in the future.


December 6, 2016
NO DECISION
U.S. Soccer board postpones D-2, D-3 sanctioning for 7-10 days

Well, so much for any resolution or grand news about the future of the North American Soccer League and the United Soccer Leagues.

The U.S. Soccer board of directors Tuesday postponed a decision on sanctioning or re-certification of Division 2 and Division 3 professional leagues in a meeting in New York.


December 5, 2016
MLS BEST XI
Toronto FC's Giovinco leads way

Forward Sebastian Giovinco of MLS Cup finalist Toronto FC heads the Best XI team, the league announced Monday.


December 4, 2016
THEY'RE FIGHTING ON
USC Trojans trip West Virginia, win second NCAA title

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- The USC Trojans became the fourth multiple winner of the NCAA Womenís Championship, taking a 3-1 victory over No. 1-ranked West Virginia in the final before a 6,612 crowd at Avaya Stadium Sunday.


December 3, 2016
MLS INFORMER
Buying local

While expansion club Atlanta felt it needed to go all the way to Argentina for its coach, the MLS original LA Galaxy seems to think staying closer to home is a better bet.


December 2, 2016
THEY'RE IN THE RUNNING
Ellis, Lloyd on FIFA short lists for top coach, player

U.S. Women's National Team coach Jill Ellis and co-captain Carli Lloyd have been named to short lists for FIFA honors they won last year.


November 30, 2016
MLS PLAYOFF ROUNDUP
Toronto wins East in extra time, will host MLS Cup

TORONTO--Toronto FC scored on three of their four corner kicks in regulation, but needed overtime goals by Benoit Cheyrou and Tosaint Ricketts to pull away from the Montreal Impact and win Wednesday's second-leg Eastern Conference Final at packed and rainswept BMO Field.


November 29, 2016
MAC HERMANN TROPHY
Hatch, Sullivan head list of semifinalists

U.S. Womenís National Team members Ashley Hatch (BYU) and Andi Sullivan (Stanford) are among 30 semifinalists for the MAC Hermann Trophy award, the National Soccer Coaches Association of America announced Tuesday.


November 29, 2016
NOT SEMIFINAL TOUGH ENOUGH
U.S. women fall in U-20 World Cup semis to North Korea

Ri Hyang Sim scored a minute into extratime to North Korea to a 2-1 victory over the United States in the semifinals of the FIFA Under-20 World Cup in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea Tuesday.


November 28, 2016
LACKING THE FINISHING TOUCH
IU men dominated offensively, but couldn't find the net

The Indiana Hoosiers had no trouble attacking in the 2016 season. The team created plenty of scoring opportunities. Finishing, on the other hand, was another story. Sunday proved to be no different, as Indiana (12-2-7) fell 2-1 to Virginia Tech in the third round of the NCAA Tournament.


November 27, 2016
MLS PLAYOFF ROUNDUP
Morris powers Seattle to Western Conference crown

COMMERCE CITY, Colo.-- MLS Rookie of the Year Jordan Morris scored the only goal Seattle Sounders FC needed to defeat the Colorado Rapids 1-0 Sunday at Dick's Sporting Goods Park and sail through to the MLS Cup Final by a 3-1 aggregate score.


November 27, 2016
LUCKLESS IN LOUISVILLE
Notre Dame Fighting Irish eliminated in third round

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Jon Gallagher scored his 14th goal of the season, but Notre Dame fell, 3-1, to No. 4-seeded Louisville in the third round of the 2016 NCAA Men's Championship at Lynn Stadium Sunday night.


November 27, 2016
STUNNED
IU drops 2-1 decision to Virginia Tech

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Virginia Tech stunned Indiana Sunday afternoon. The Hoosiers found themselves down 1-0 in the first half, then netted a 77th-minute goal, sending the game into overtime. But The Hokies sunk the ball into the net in the 98th minute, upsetting Indiana 2-1.


November 26, 2016
PLAYING TO WIN
Louisville hosts Notre Dame in NCAA Tournament Action

Sunday evening the No. 4 seeded Louisville Cardinals host No. 13 seeded Notre Dame. In their second meeting of the 2016 campaign, the Irish look to avenge a 1-0 loss earlier in the season. But both teams will be battling to the final seconds as the bigger prize on the line is a trip to the quarterfinal round of the NCAA Tournament.


November 26, 2016
ALL BETS ARE OFF
IU hosts Virginia Tech Sunday at noon in NCAA Tournament

When it comes to the end of the soccer season for menís college teams. Itís all about playing a complete game and finishing. Sunday afternoon, the Indiana Hoosiers host Virginia Tech in the third round of the NCAA Tournament. Both teams enter the match with their eyes on the prize Ė the College Cup. At this point in the season, all bets are off. Anything is possible.


November 25, 2016
MLS INFORMER
Life of the playoff party

Not that it will be a major surprise to the suits on Fifth Avenue or other close followers of the league, but if Major League Soccer really wants to make sure its playoff attendance numbers remain high, it needs to assure Seattle and Montreal are invited to the party.


November 25, 2016
COMEBACK KIDS
Late goals lift U.S over Mexico in quarterfinals of U-20 World Cup

The U.S. men might have experienced problems defeating their Mexico counterparts in a World Cup qualifying match Nov. 11, but don't tell that to the U.S. women's Under-20 side.


November 24, 2016
GONE FOR GOOD
Ex-Galaxy star Gerrard retires from soccer

Former Liverpool and England captain Steven Gerrard, who left the LA Galaxy last week, is now leaving the game. On Thursday he announced his retirement from soccer.


November 23, 2016
MEN'S PLAYER OF THE YEAR
25 nominated for College Boot

Twenty-five of the nation's top men's college soccer players have been named finalists for the 2015 Soccer News Net College Boot award, recognizing the men's college player of the year.


November 23, 2016
WOMEN'S PLAYER OF THE YEAR
32 Nominated for College Boot

Thirty two of the nation's top women's college soccer players have been named finalists for the 2016 Soccer News Net College Boot award, recognizing the women's college player of the year.


November 23, 2016
GOALKEEPING OPTIONS
Fire contract Johnson, Lampson for next season

BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. -- The Chicago Fire have exercised contract options goalkeepers Sean Johnson and Matt Lampson, plus seven other players, the team announced Wednesday.


November 22, 2016
MLS PLAYOFF ROUNDUP
Impact, Sounders seize advantage in Conference Finals

MONTREAL--Just when it looked like the Montreal Impact were going to run away with the first league of the Eastern Conference championship, Toronto FC came up with a pair of late road goals and trim the Impact's lead to 3-2 Tuesday night at sold-out Stade Olympique.


November 22, 2016
SOME ARENA FUTBOL
U.S. names Bruce Arena national coach to succeed Klinsmann

Bruce is back. LA Galaxy head coach Bruce Arena was named the new head coach of the U.S. national team Tuesday afternoon by U.S. Soccer president Sunil Gulati.


November 22, 2016
MEN'S COLLEGE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Indiana Hoosiers' defender Grant Lillard

Coach Todd Yeagley has made certain to organize the Indiana Hoosiersí back line as the team finished in second place in the Big Ten Conference standings and has advanced to the third round of the NCAA Menís Championship. No surprise, since Yeagley played seven seasons as a defender and holding midfielder in MLS with the Columbus Crew. And the Hoosiers have relied on junior Grant Lillard to lead the defense the last three seasons. Lillard, the Chicagoland Soccer News Men's College Player of the Week for the week ending Nov. 20, made key plays as the Hoosiers took a 1-0 win over Akron in a second-round match.


November 22, 2016
WOMEN'S COLLEGE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Northwestern Wildcats' junior Kassidy Gorman

The Northwestern Wildcats finished tied for first place in the Big Ten Conference standings and advanced to the Round of 16 in the NCAA Womenís Championship mostly thanks to strong defending. The Wildcats had the best defensive record in NCAA Division 1, surrendering seven goals and recording 17 shutouts in 23 games.


November 21, 2016
OUT WITH THE OLD, IN WITH THE OLD
Arena expected to replace Klinsmann

The tumultuous tenure and reign of error of Jurgen Klinsmann is over.

Klinsmann, the former World Cup winner with Germany, was fired as head coach and technical director Monday after the United States dropped its opening two matches of the CONCACAF hexagonal of World Cup qualifying.


November 21, 2016
YOU'RE FIRED!
Klinsmann out as MNT coach and technical director

CHICAGO - Jurgen Klinsmann has been relieved of his duties as head coach of the U.S. Men's National Team and Technical Director for U.S. Soccer.


November 20, 2016
IRISH FIGHTING ON
Late Gallagher goal gives Notre Dame victory

NOTRE DAME, Ind. -- Atlantic Coast Conference Offensive Player of the Year Jon Gallagherís 78th-minute goal gave Notre Dame a 1-0 win over Loyola in the second round of the NCAA Menís Championship at Alumni Stadium Sunday night.


November 20, 2016
RAMBLING OUT
Loyola knocked off in NCAA tourney by Notre Dame

NOTRE DAME, Ind. -- The Loyola Ramblers surrendered a late goal in falling, 1-0, to Notre Dame in the second round of the NCAA Menís Championship at Alumni Stadium Sunday night.


November 20, 2016
BEST SINCE '98
Northwestern Wildcats downed by Duke

DURHAM, N.C. -- Northwesternís most successful season since 1998 came to an end as the Wildcats sustained a 1-0 loss to third-seeded Duke in the Round of 16 of the NCAA Womenís Championship Sunday.


November 20, 2016
DEFENSIVELY STRONG
IU men shut down Akron in 1-0 win

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. Ė Defense wins championships. Itís a motto synonymous with Indiana soccer. Every year, the coaches reiterate that point. Sunday afternoon, IU showed itís defensive strength, as the No. 6 Hoosiers shutout the No. 24 Akron Zips 1-0.


November 20, 2016
MOVING FORWARD
IU men top Akron 1-0 to advance in NCAA Tourney

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. Ė One goal proved to be the difference in a defensive battle vs. Indiana and Akron Sunday afternoon in the second round of the NCAA Tournament. Billy McConnell tallied in the 54th minute for the 1-0 advantage, and eventual win.


November 19, 2016
MLS INFORMER
LA Supernova

First Nigel de Jong left. Then Steven Gerrard. Then Robbie Keane. Add eight-year associate head coach Dave Sarachan. And if speculation is right, Bruce Arena could soon follow to replace the as yet-to-be fired Juergen Klinsmann at the U.S. national team.


November 18, 2016
DROPPED BY DUKE
ISU Redbirds eliminated by Blue Devils

DURHAM, N.C. -- Illinois Stateís 15-game unbeaten streak was snapped as the Redbirds fell, 3-1, to Duke in the second round of the NCAA Womenís Championship Friday night.


November 18, 2016
SWEET SHUTOUT
Northwestern advances to third round in NCAA tourney

DURHAM, N.C. -- Northwesternís defensive play and possession game paid off again as the Wildcats took a 1-0 victory over SIU-Edwardsville in the second round of the NCAA Womenís Championship Friday.


November 17, 2016
FANNING THE FLAMES
Loyola rambles past UIC in NCAA opener

The Loyola Ramblers won their ninth successive home match, taking a 2-0 victory over the UIC Flames in the first round of the NCAA Menís Championship at Loyola Soccer Park Thursday night.


November 17, 2016
EARLY EXIT
UIC Flames doused by Loyola

The UIC Flamesí first trip to the NCAA Menís Championship since 2008 ended with a 2-0 loss to Loyola in a first-round match at Loyola Soccer Park Thursday night.


November 17, 2016
HE'S KEANE TO LEAVE
Robbie departs after leading Galaxy to three MLS Cup titles

Forward Robbie Keane will depart the LA Galaxy after helping the team win three MLS Cup titles, the team announced Thursday.


November 15, 2016
MASSACRED
MNT routed at Costa Rica in WCQ

SAN JOSE, Costa Rica -- The United States has endured and experienced more than its share of problems, headaches and struggles in Costa Rica over the years. On Tuesday night, the Americans hit a new low.


November 15, 2016
LEAVING LA
Galaxy announce Gerrard departure

CARSON, Calif. -- Midfielder Steven Gerrard will not return to the LA Galaxy, the team announced Tuesday.


November 14, 2016
HOWARD'S END
Colorado, USMNT keeper out for rest of the season

The U.S. national team's loss has turned out to be the Colorado Rapids' as well. The Rapids announced Monday that goalkeeper Tim Howard will miss the rest of the Major League Soccer playoffs due to an injury he suffered in first half of the United States' 2-1 World Cup loss to Mexico Friday night.


November 14, 2016
MEN'S COLLEGE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
UIC Flames' sophomore Max Todd

The UIC Flames started slow this season, and it took until the seventh game of the season before they won a game, thanks to a Max Todd corner kick headed in by Oscar Rivero in a 1-0 victory over Milwaukee.


November 14, 2016
WOMEN'S COLLEGE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Northwestern Wildcats' defender Kayla Sharples

The Northwestern Wildcats have based their success on defending, compiling 16 shutouts in their first 21 games. Sophomore defender Kayla Sharples, the Chicagoland Soccer News Women's Player of the Week for the week ending Nov. 13, has been part of the back lineís foundation, also providing a scoring threat.


November 13, 2016
ROUTING ROMANIA
USWNT concludes calendar year unbeaten for first time since '13

CARSON, Calif. -- The U.S. Womenís National Team concluded the year with an unbeaten record for the first time since 2013, taking a 5-0 victory over Romania in a friendly match at the StubHub Center Sunday night.


November 13, 2016
KICKED OUT
Eleven fall in title game to Cosmos

QUEENS, New York ĖThe New Y0ork Cosmos converted on four penalty kicks in the shootout to defeat Indy Eleven and capture the North American Soccer League Championship for the third time in four years.


November 13, 2016
MLS INFORMER
Don't blame Trump for THIS anti-Americanism

The anti-Americanism in soccer is rarely uttered in public. The difficulty of U.S. players and coaches getting any respect Ė just because they're American Ė is palpable if not quotable. In the past two weeks, it's become far more glaring.


November 13, 3016
DOMINATING OPPONENTS
No. 1 Maryland on 15-game winning streak

WESTFIELD, Ind. Ė Maryland. That word alone equals dominance as of late in menís college soccer. The Maryland Terrapins started the season ranked No. 7. Three weeks later, September 20, 2016 the Terps took over the No. 1 position. They havenít looked back since, posting an 18-0-2 record.


November 13, 3016
WILL THEY ADVANCE?
Will Wisconsin make NCAA Tournament?

WESTFIELD, Ind. Ė Entering into the Big Ten Tournament, No. 18 Wisconsinís post-season fate was unknown. After Sundayís final match, a 2-1 loss to No. 1 Maryland, itís still unknown what will happen to the Badgers. Will they or wonít they advance to the NCAA Tournament?


November 13, 3016
STILL UNDEFEATED
Maryland Tops Wisconsin 2-1 to win Big Ten Title

WESTFIELD, Ind. Ė The No. 1 team in the Big Ten and the nation, Maryland held on for a 2-1 win over the Wisconsin Badgers Sunday afternoon at Grand Park in Westfield, Ind.


November 13, 2016
SIDELINED
Howard to miss Costa Rica match with adductor injury

U.S. national team goalkeeper Tim Howard has been diagnosed with an injury to his right adductor suffered during the USA's 2-1 World Cup qualifying loss to Mexico in Columbus, Ohio Friday night.


November 12, 2016
ON THE WRIGHT PATH
UIC Flames men capture MVC title

DAYTON, Ohio -- Oscar Rivero headed in a Max Todd corner kick in the 86th minute to give the UIC Flames a 1-0 win over Wright State in the Horizon League tournament championship game at Alumni Field Saturday night.


November 12, 2016
FLYING ON
ISU Redbirds eliminate Michigan Wolverines

ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Illinois State earned a penalty kicks win over Michigan after playing the Wolverines to a 2-2 draw in the first round of the NCAA Womenís Championship at U-M Soccer Stadium Saturday night.


November 12, 2016
FLASHY VICTORY
Northwestern women win NCAA opener

EVANSTON, Ill. -- The Northwestern Wildcats earned their 16th shutout of the season, taking a 3-0 victory over Kent State, in the first round of the NCAA Womenís Championship at the Lanny and Sharon Martin Stadium Saturday.


November 12, 2016
BIG TEN FINAL PREVIEW
No. 1 Maryland to face No. 18 Wisconsin

Sundayís Big Ten Championship final will feature a match up of No. 1 Maryland (17-0-2) vs. No. 18 Wisconsin (11-3-4). The teams were seeded No. 1 and No. 3 respectively in the tournament. The clubs will take the pitch at 2 p.m. ET Sunday at Grand Park in Westfield, Ind.


November 11, 2016
BESTED BY BEARS
Loyola Rambler men stopped in semifinals

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- The No. 1-seeded Loyola Ramblers menís team squandered the lead in falling, 2-1, in extra time to host Missouri State in the semifinals of the Missouri Valley tournament at the Betty & Bobby Allison South Stadium Friday night.


November 11, 2016
NO PAYOFF
Notre Dame women out in first round of NCAA tourney

NOTRE DAME, Ind. -- The Notre Dame women's teamís home-field advantage failed to pay off as the Fighting Irish fell on penalty kicks after playing Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville to a 0-0 draw in the first round of the NCAA Womenís Championship at Alumni Stadium Friday night.


November 1, 2016
UNO A DOS
Mexico snaps Columbus losing streak with a 2-1 win over USA in World Cup hexagonal opener

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Dos a cero is history as Mexico made some history of its own in the CONCACAF hexagonal opener Friday night. Veteran defender Rafa Marquez, who has tormented the United States with some unwarranted physical play in the past, scored the game-winner in the 89th minute to boost El Tri to a 2-1 triumph before a capacity crowd of 24,650 at MAPFRE Stadium.


November 11, 2016
ADVANCING ON PKS
Wisconsin upsets Indiana, advances to B1G Final

WESTFIELD, Ind. Ė Wisconsin goalkeeper Philipp Schilling stopped two penalty kicks and buried one of his own to help the No. 18 Badgers move past No. 3 Indiana in the B1G Ten Tournament Friday afternoon at Grand Park. The game ended in a 1-1 draw, but Wisconsin advanced 5-3 on penalty kicks.


November 11, 2016
BOUNCED BY BADGERS
IU Hoosiers eliminated from Big Ten tourney

WESTFIELD, Ind. -- The No. 3-ranked Indiana University menís team fell on penalty kicks to Wisconsin after playing to a 1-1 draw in the semifinals of the Big Ten Tournament at Grand Park Friday.


November 11, 2016
HONORING HANKINSON
Indy Eleven leader named NASL Coach of the Year

Indy Elevenís Tim Hankinson, who guided the team to the Soccer Bowl final in his first year with the team, has been named NASL Coach of the Year, the league announced Friday.


November 11, 2016
NASL BEST XI
Indy Eleven forward Zayed selected

Indy Eleven leading scorer Eamon Zayed has been named to the NASL Best XI, the league announced Friday.


November 11, 2016
SOME BLASTS FROM THE PAST
Klinsmann hopes that bringing in ex-USA players to talk about dos a cero will inspire his team

Jurgen Klinsmann is making sure he won't leave any stone unturned in his team's preparation for the fifth renewal of dos a cero.


November 11, 2016
POLITICAL FUTBOL?
USA-Mexico World Cup qualifier is the 1st confrontation since Trump's election as president

Friday night's dos a cero confrontation between the United States and Mexico offers a new and challenging version of political futbol. In the first meeting between the two archrivals since the USA's presidential election, observers are wondering about the tensions between the team teams and fan reaction at MAPFRE Stadium.


November 10, 2016
CHRISTEN'S IM-PRESS-IVE
Her hat trick helps USWNT rout Romania

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Christen Press completed a first-half hat trick as the U.S. Womenís National Team took an 8-1 victory over Romania in a friendly match at Avaya Stadium Thursday night.


November 10, 2016
OSCAR-WORTHY
Soph's first goal sends Flames to Horizon title game

DAYTON, Ohio -- Sophomore Oscar Gonzalez' first collegiate goal, in the 98th minute off a Dimitris Strantzalis feed, gave the UIC men's team a 2-1 extra time win over Milwaukee in the semifinals of the Horizon League tournament at Alumni Field Thursday.


November 8, 2016
SOME FORWARD THINKING
Gordon replaces injured Morris on USMNT for WCQ

U.S. national team head coach Jurgen Klinsmann has added LA Galaxy forward Alan Gordon to the training camp roster for Friday's USA-Mexico game, U.S. Soccer announced Tuesday.


November 7, 2016
HOWARD'S NO. 1
Klinsmann names Rapids' goalkeeper starter for Mexico game

U.S. national team coach Jurgen Klinsmann has named Colorado Rapids goalkeeper as the starter for a World Cup qualifying game against Mexico in Columbus, Ohio, Friday.


November 7, 2016
MEN'S COLLEGE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Loyola Ramblers midfielder Brody Kraussel

Three years after moving to the Missouri Valley Conference, the Loyola Ramblers have finally won their first title Ė in any sport. The Ramblersí menís team clinched the championship with a 2-0 victory over Bradley Saturday night. And junior midfielder Brody Kraussel, the Chicagoland Soccer News Men's College Player of the Week for the week ending Nov. 6, played a key role.


November 7, 2016
WOMEN'S COLLEGE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Illinois State Redbirds forward Lauren Koehl

Redshirt senior forward Lauren Koehl led the way as Illinois State finished the regular-season strong, being named Missouri Valley Conference player of the year. And Koehl, the Chicagoland Soccer News Women's Player of the Week for the week ending Nov. 6, carried the Redbirds to the MVC tournament title, upping her goal total to 15.


November 6, 2016
MLS ROUNDUP
Canadian teams KO New Yorkers; Rapids, Sounders advance

FC Dallas went all out in attack in producing a 2-1 victory over the Seattle Sounders at Toyota Stadium Sunday night. But FC Dallas, attempting to rally from a three-goal first-leg deficit, fell short, falling, 4-2 on aggregate, despite headers from Tesho Akindele in the 25th minute and Maxi Urruti in the 56th minute. The Sounders, who will meet the Colorado Rapids in the Western Conference finals, weathered a first-half storm.


November 6, 2016
EXTRA TIME EFFORT
IU Hoosiers advance in Big Ten tourney

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- The No. 4-ranked Indiana University men's team improved its unbeaten streak to seven games, taking a 1-0 extra time win over the Northwestern Wildcats in the Big Ten Tournament quarterfinals at Bill Armstrong Stadium Sunday.


November 6, 2016
PUSHING THINGS
Northwestern men eliminated in extra time

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- The Northwestern menís team took No. 4-ranked Indiana to extra time for the second time this season, but fell, 1-0, to the Hoosiers in the quarterfinals of the Big Ten Tournament Sunday.


November 6, 2016
MVC TITLISTS
Redbirds rally past Purple Aces

NORMAL, Ill. -- Illinois State improved its unbeaten streak to 14 games, taking a 2-1 win over Evansville in the Missouri Valley Conference tournament final Sunday.


November 6, 2016
KO'D BY 'NOVA
DePaul men fall in Big East quarterfinals

VILLANOVA, Pa. -- The DePaul menís team dropped a penalty kicks decision to Villanova after playing the Wildcats to a 0-0 draw in the quarterfinals of the Big East Conference tournament at the Higgins Soccer Complex Sunday.


November 6, 2016
DOWN TO DEACONS
Notre Dame men eliminated from ACC tournament

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- The Notre Dame menís team surrendered a 75th-minute goal in falling, 1-0, to Wake Forest in the quarterfinals of the Atlantic Coast Conference Championship at Spry Stadium Sunday.


November 5, 2016
SCHOOL FIRST
Loyola Rambler men clinch MVC title

The Loyola menís team clinched the Missouri Valley Conference regular-season title, the schoolís first MVC championship in any sport, with a 2-0 win over Bradley Saturday night.


November 5, 2016
NASL ROUNDUP
Indy to meet Cosmos in finals

INDIANAPOLIS Ė Sinisa Ubiparipovic smashed a 20-yard shot into the upper corner for the gameís only goal as Indy Eleven defeated FC Edmonton, 1-0, in a semifinal clash in The Championship, the North American Soccer Leagueís four-team postseason tournament.


November 5, 2016
FINALISTS
Indy blanks Eddies; will play Cosmos for title

INDIANAPOLIS Ė Sinisa Ubiparipovic smashed a 20-yard shot into the upper corner for the gameís only goal as Indy Eleven defeated FC Edmonton, 1-0, in a semifinal clash in The Championship, the North American Soccer Leagueís four-team postseason tournament. The game was played before a sellout crowd of 9,702 fans at Carroll Stadium on Saturday afternoon.


November 4, 2016
GRIZZLY LOSS
UIC men routed by Oakland

ROCHESTER, Mich. -- The UIC men's team mounted a strong attack but was routed, 5-2, by Oakland in both teamsí final Horizon League regular-season game at the OU Soccer Field Friday night.


November 4, 2016
FLYING TO THE FINALS
Illinois State Redbirds stop Sycamores

NORMAL, Ill. -- The Illinois State Redbirds improved their unbeaten streak to 13 games with a 1-0 extra time victory over Indiana State in the semifinals of the Missouri Valley Conference tournament Friday night.


November 4, 2016
BEST NOT GOOD ENOUGH
Rambler women edged by Evansville

NORMAL, Ill. -- The Loyola womenís team was eliminated on penalty kicks by Evansville for the second successive season in the semifinals of the Missouri Valley Conference tournament at Adelaide Street Field Friday.


November 4, 2016
ROLE REVERSAL
Notre Dame women tripped by Tar Heels

CHARLESTON, S.C. -- The University of Notre Dame womenís team had a 522-minute shutout streak snapped in falling, 2-1, to North Carolina in the semifinals of the Atlantic Coast Conference Championship at MUSC Health Stadium Friday night.


November 4, 2016
HAVING THEIR NUMBER
Northwestern women knocked out by Scarlet Knights

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- The No. 17-ranked Northwestern womenís teamís nine-game unbeaten streak was snapped as the Wildcats fell, 1-0, to Rutgers in the semifinals of the Big Ten Conference tournament at Elizabeth Lyle Robbie Stadium Friday night.


November 4, 2016
OFF THE CROSSBAR
Blue Demon women eliminated by Hoyas

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The DePaul womenís team fell on penalty kicks after playing Georgetown to a 1-1 draw in the semifinals of the Big East Conference tournament at Shaw Field Friday.


November 3, 2016
BACK TO 'NOVA
DePaul men fall, gain Big East tourney berth

MILWAUKEE, Wis. -- The DePaul menís team gained a place in the Big East Conference tournament, despite falling, 1-0, to Marquette, in both teamsí final regular-season league match at Valley Fields Thursday night.


November 3, 2016
BACK TO BOSTON
Red Stars deal Amanda DaCosta to Breakers

BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. -- The Chicago Red Stars have traded midfielder Amanda DaCosta to the Boston Breakers, the team announced Thursday.


November 3, 2016
FIGHTING ON
Irish men blow by Blue Devils in ACC tournament

NOTRE DAME, Ind. -- Jon Gallagher scored his 12th goal of the year in the 100th minute, lifting the Notre Dame Fighting Irish menís team to a 3-2 extra time win over Duke in the first round of the Atlantic Coast Conference Championship Thursday.


November 2, 2016
FIGHTING ANOTHER DAY
Notre Dame-Duke ACC tournament match postponed

NOTRE DAME, Ind. -- The Notre Dame-Duke first round match in the Atlantic Coast Conference menís tournament, scheduled Wednesday night, has been postponed due to weather.


November 2, 2016
REPLACEMENT PLAYERS
USWNT adds two for Romania matches

CHICAGO -- Forward Jessica McDonald and defender Emily Menges will join the U.S. Womenís National Team for training camp in California in preparation matches against Romania, U.S. Soccer announced Wednesday.


November 1, 2016
PLAYING DOWN UNDER
Eight Red Stars on loan with Aussie teams

Eight Chicago Red Stars players will be playing on loan in Australiaís Westfield W-League, which begins its season Saturday, the team announced this week.


November 1, 2016
SLICING THEM UP
Northwestern men shut out Sabres

EVANSTON, Ill. -- Senior Brandon Medina's 35th-minute goal gave the Northwestern men's team a 1-0 victory over Marian in a non-conference match at Martin Stadium Tuesday.


October 31, 2016
MEN'S COLLEGE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
IU Hoosiers midfielder Tanner Thompson

Tanner Thompson has displayed ability as a playmaker in his Indiana career, and this season has added exceptional goal-scoring to his repertoire. Last season, Thompson totaled three goals and nine assists on the way to being named Big Ten Conference midfielder of the year. Last week, Thompson, the Chicagoland Soccer News Men's College Player of the Week for the week ending Oct. 31, scored four goals, upping his total to a team-leading eight for the season.


October 31, 2016
WOMEN'S COLLEGE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Notre Dame Fighting Irish defender Rachel Heard

There were questions about Notre Dameís ability to replace its veteran back line this season. But the Fighting Irish have been thriving on the steady play of their defenders in support of a dynamic attack.


October 30, 2016
MLS ROUNDUP
Underdogs rule in conference semis

MONTREAL--The Montreal Impact seized the early advantage in their Eastern Conference semifinal series with a 1-0 win over the top-seeded New York Red Bulls Sunday at Stade Saputo.


October 30, 2016
NASL ROUNDUP
Armada, Rayo end with wins

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. ó Zach Steinberger, tallied two assists and then the winning goal in the 84th minute to lead the Jacksonville Armada to cap a 3-2 comeback win over the Tampa Bay Rowdies on Sunday afternoon at Community First Park.


October 30, 2016
IT'S MILLER TIME
Late goal lifts OKC over Indy

YUKON, Okla.--- Moises Hernandez scored in the 85th minute to give Rayo OKC a 2-1 win over the Indy Eleven at Miller Stadium on Sunday.


October 30, 2016
PENALTIES PAY
Northwestern women knock out Nebraska

EVANSTON, Ill. -- Sophomore midfielder Marisa Viggiano converted the clinching shot as the Northwestern womenís team took a penalty kick victory over Nebraska after playing to a 0-0 draw with the Cornhuskers in the quarterfinals of the Big Ten Conference tournament at Lanny and Sharon Martin Stadium Sunday.


October 30, 2016
RAMBLING INTO SEMIS
Loyola women put away Panthers

WATERLOO, Iowa -- Junior Avalon Senn-Raemontís 20th-minute goal gave the Loyola womenís team a 1-0 win over Northern Iowa in the opening round of the Missouri Valley Conference tournament at the Cedar Valley Soccer Complex Sunday.


October 30, 2016
TURNAROUND SEASON
IU Hoosier women go out to Golden Gophers

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- The Indiana womenís team concluded its season with a 3-1 loss to No. 11-ranked Minnesota in the Big Ten Conference tournament quarterfinals Sunday.


October 30, 2016
HOOSIERS NEXT
Northwestern men nudge Nittany Lions

EVANSTON, Ill. -- Riley Kelliher's cross in the 25th minute was headed home by Jeffrey Hopson as Northwestern took a 1-0 victory over the Penn State Nittany Lions in a Big Ten Conference match Sunday.


October 30, 2016
MEMORIES OF '03
IU Hoosier men stop Spartans

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- The No. 5-ranked Indiana menís team defeated the No. 13 Michigan State Spartans, 2-1, in both teamsí Big Ten Conference regular-season finale at Bill Armstrong Stadium Sunday.


October 30, 2016
ANOTHER BLANKING
Notre Dame women whip Wolfpack

NOTRE DAME, Ind. -- Reserve forward Kaitlin Klawunderís 88th-minute goal gave the Notre Dame women's team a 1-0 win over North Carolina State in the quarterfinals of the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament at Alumni Stadium Sunday.


October 29, 2016
STILL ON TOP
Rambler men edged in Edwardsville

EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. -- The Loyola menís team remained in first place in the Missouri Valley Conference despite a 1-0 loss to second-place SIU-Edwardsville at Korte Stadium Saturday night.


October 29, 2016
BELTING BELMONT
UIC Flames men dominate

The UIC men's team earned its second successive shutout, a 2-0 win over Belmont in a Horizon League match at Flames Field Saturday night.


October 29, 2016
NASL ROUNDUP
Without playing OKC earns a playoff spot

OTTAWA, Ontario--- Italian International Amauri scored his fifth goal of the campaign to give the Fort Lauderdale Strikers a 1-0 win over the Ottawa Fury FC at TD Place.


October 28, 2016
MERCILESS FINISH
UIC women eliminated from post-season contention

The UIC women's team was eliminated from post-season contention with a 2-1 extra loss to Detroit Mercy in a Horizon League game at Flames Field Friday night.


October 28, 2016
IRISH POST DRAW
Notre Dame men's winless streak continues

NOTRE DAME. Ind. -- The Notre Dame menís team closed the regular season with a five-match winless streak after being held to a 0-0 draw by North Carolina in an Atlantic Coast Conference match before a 2,279 crowd at Alumni Stadium Friday night.


October 28, 2016
NASL ROUNDUP
Miami FC ends season with win over Eddies

MIAMI--Ariel Martinez scored the only goal Miami FC needed to close out their inaugural season with a 1-0 win over playoff-bound FC Edmonton Friday at FIU Stadium.


October 28, 2016
SEEDY SITUATION
Blue Demon women share Big East title with Marquette

MILWAUKEE -- The DePaul womenís team surrendered the top seed in the Big East Conference tournament to Marquette, falling, 3-2, in extra time to the Golden Eagles at Valley Fields Friday night.


October 27, 2016
MLS ROUNDUP
Impact, Sounders round out semifinal field

WASHINGTON, DC--If the Montreal Impact missed disgruntled star forward Didier Drogba during Thursday's Eastern Conference knockout round match against DC United at RFK Stadium, they didn't show it. Laurent Ciman scored in the fourth minute and the Impact ran up a 4-0 lead on their way to a 4-2 win that set them up for a two-game semifinal against top seeds the New York Red Bulls starting Sunday at Stade Saputo.


October 27, 2016
FINISHING WITH A DOZEN
Redbirds knock off Northern Iowa

NORMAL, Ill. -- Missouri Valley Conference champion Illinois State upped its unbeaten streak to 12 games with a 2-0 win over Northern Iowa in both teamsí final regular-season conference match at Adelaide Street Field Thursday night.


October 27, 2016
DOWNED BY DRAKE
Rambler women drop regular-season finale

The Loyola womenís team sustained its fourth successive defeat, falling, 3-1, to Drake in both teamís final regular-season Missouri Valley Conference game at Loyola Soccer Park Thursday night.


October 27, 2016
ACC CHAMPS
Notre Dame women win title for first time

NOTRE DAME, Ind. -- The University of Notre Dame women's team clinched its first Atlantic Coast Conference title, taking a 2-0 win over Miami at Alumni Stadium Thursday night.


October 27, 2016
GOODBYE, COLUMBUS
MLS veteran Conor Casey retires from pro soccer

Columbus Crew SC forward and 10-year Major League Soccer veteran Conor Casey Thursday announced his retirement from professional soccer.


October 27, 2016
RETURNING FOR ROMANIA
Ellis brings back USWNT veterans for year-ending matches

U.S. Women's National Team defenders Julie Johnston, Meghan Klingenberg and Ali Krieger, plus midfielder Megan Rapinoe and forward Alex Morgan return to the roster in preparation for November matches against Romania, it was announced Thursday.


October 26, 2016
MLS ROUNDUP
Reds, Galaxy advance to semifinals

TORONTO--Toronto FC hosted a playoff game for the first time ever on Wednesday, and made it count with a 3-1 knockout round win over the Philadelphia Union at BMO Field.


October 26, 2016
THAT'S A WRAP
Fighting Illini finish in 11th place in Big Ten

EVANSTON, Ill. -- The Illinois Fighting Illini closed the season in 11th place in the Big Ten Conference, falling, 1-0, in extra time to Northwestern Wednesday night.


October 26, 2016
TITLE SHARE
A first for Northwestern women

EVANSTON, Ill. -- The Northwestern womenís team won a share of its first-ever Big Ten Conference championship with a 1-0 extra time victory over Illinois at Martin Stadium Wednesday night.


October 26, 2016
BACKING IN
Hoosier women earn Big Ten tourney berth

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- The Indiana Hoosiers womenís team clinched a Big Ten tournament berth for the first time since 2013, despite a 3-2 loss to Michigan Wednesday night.


October 26, 2016
LAST-SECOND WIN
DePaul men blank Butler Bulldogs

Zach El-Shafeiís 110th-minute goal gave the DePaul menís team a 1-0 extra time win over No. 15-ranked Butler in a Big East Conference match in rainy conditions Wednesday.


October 26, 2016
RAMBLER VISIT OFF
Northwestern-Loyola men's game canceled

EVANSTON, Ill. -- The Loyola menís teamís visit to Northwestern for a non-conference match Wednesday has been canceled because of inclement weather and unplayable field conditions at Martin Stadium.


October 26, 2016
GAME CALLED
Northwestern-Loyola men's match

EVANSTON, Ill. -- The Northwestern-Loyola non-conference menís game scheduled Wednesday has been canceled because of inclement weather and unplayable field conditions at Martin Stadium.


October 25, 2016
SKIDDING IRISH
Notre Dame men stopped by Spartans

NOTRE DAME, Ind. -- The Notre Dame menís team lost for the first time at home this season, sustaining a 1-0 defeat to Michigan State in a non-conference match at Alumni Stadium Tuesday night.


October 25, 2016
HISTORIC HAMMERING
IU Hoosier men batter Billikens

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- The No. 5-ranked Indiana men's team took a 5-0 win over Saint Louis, the greatest margin of victory in the teamsí 41-year series history, in a non-conference match at Bill Armstrong Stadium Tuesday night.


October 25, 2016
HOPE FOR NASL?
Slim and then some, if all goes to plan

The North American Soccer League appears to be unraveling with the impending move of the Ottawa Fury and Tampa Bay Rowdies to the USL, announced Tuesday, plus the loss of Minnesota United to MLS. But the NASL believes it can remain viable next season.


October 25, 2016
BYE BYE NASL
Rowdies will join USL next season

TAMPA, Fla. -- The Tampa Bay Rowdies will join the United Soccer League next season, it was announced Tuesday.


October 24, 2016
MEN'S COLLEGE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Loyola Ramblers' Alec Lasinski

Sophomore forward Alec Lasinski was expected to play an important role with the Loyola Ramblers this season, though not likely as the teamís leading scorer. Lasinski, the Chicagoland Soccer News Men's College Player of the Week for the week ending Oct. 24, has produced six goals as the Ramblers have moved to No. 4 in the NCAA Ratings Percentage Index and are on the verge of clinching first place in the Missouri Valley Conference.


October 24, 2016
WOMEN'S COLLEGE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
DePaul Blue Demons' Franny Cerny

Franny Cerny made an immediate impact when she joined the DePaul Blue Demons last season. Cerny scored six goals and was named Big East Conference freshman of the week four successive times as the Blue Demons compiled a 12-4-4 record and were eliminated by Providence in the first round of the conference tournament.


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
MLS ROUNDUP
FC Dallas takes the Shield, Red Bulls top the East

BRONX, N.Y. -- New York City FC avoided playing a mid-week knockout-round game in the Major League Soccer playoffs by recording a 4-1 victory over the Columbus Crew in the season finale for both teams Sunday at Yankee Stadium.


October 23, 2016
NASL ROUNDUP
Eddies get a late lift

EDMONTON ó A late penalty kick by Daryl Fordyce gave FC Edmonton a 1-0 win over the Jacksonville Armada FC at Clarke Field on Sunday.


October 23, 2016
BYE FOR BLUE DEMONS
DePaul women stun Hoyas, 4-1

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The DePaul womenís team clinched a first-round bye in the Big East Conference tournament with a 4-1 win over Georgetown at Shaw Field Sunday.


October 23, 2016
DOWN TO THE WIRE
Loyola women stopped by Sycamores

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. -- The Loyola womenís team sustained its third successive defeat, falling, 1-0, to Indiana State in a Missouri Valley Conference match at Memorial Stadium Sunday.


October 23, 2016
MVC CHAMPS
Illinois State Redbirds edge Evansville

EVANSVILLE, Ind. -- Illinois State clinched the top seed in the Missouri Valley Conference tournament with a 2-1 win over Evansville Sunday.


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
ANOTHER DUBIOUS RECORD
Loss to Reds makes Fire the 1st team in MLS history to finish last in consecutive seasons

TORONTO--The Chicago Fire needed a win and help from Houston on Sunday to avoid the dubious distinction of being at the bottom of the MLS table for two consecutive seasons. As has been the case most of the season, the Fire were unable to meet the task, as goals from Sebastian Giovinco, Justin Morrow and Jonathan Osorio gave Toronto a 3-2 win.


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
BADGERED INTO A DRAW
Fighting Illini extend home streak

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- The Illinois Fighting Illini improved their home unbeaten streak to three games with a 0-0 draw with Wisconsin in a Big Ten Conference match 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
FEELING THE HEAT
UIC Flames edge Wright State

DAYTON, Ohio -- The UIC women's team snapped a two-game losing streak, taking a 1-0 win over Wright State in a Horizon League match at Alumni Field Saturday.


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
OUTBATTLING THE CRUSADERS
UIC men victorious over Valpo

Jose Fuentesí 62nd-minute goal gave the UIC men's team a 1-0 win over Valparaiso in a Horizon League match at Flames Field Saturday night.


October 22, 2016
NASL ROUNDUP
3 Florida teams, Carolina all ko'd from playoff chase

HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. -- Yohandry Orozco struck twice in the opening half to power the Cosmos to a 4-0 victory over Miami FC on a cold and blustery Saturday night at Shuart Stadium.


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
FRIED BY FRIARS
DePaul men fall to PC at home

The DePaul menís team had its two-game winning streak snapped, the Blue Demons falling, 2-1, to Providence in a Big East Conference match at Wish Field Saturday.


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