September 29, 2016 MAKE IT EIGHT
St. Joe's women overcome George Washington
Goals from sophomore Michaela Finneyfrock and junior Lauren Dimes gave the Saint Joseph's women's team a 2-1 win over George Washington in both teams’ Atlantic 10 Conference opener at Sweeney Field Thursday night.
September 29, 2016 MOMENTUM CHANGER
St. Joe's women score late to defeat UMass
Maci Bower scored on a breakaway in the 107th minute as the La Salle women’s team broke a four-game losing streak with a 1-0 extra time win over Massachusetts in both teams’ Atlantic 10 Conference opener at McCarthy Stadium Thursday night.
September 29, 2016 TAMED BY TIGERS
Temple women drop AAC opener
Sophomore Jordan Nash made a career-high 17 saves, but the Temple women's team dropped a 1-0 decision to the Memphis Tigers in both teams' American Athletic Conference opener at the Temple Sports Complex Thursday.
September 28, 2016 DRAGONS BLANKED
Drexel men downed by Delaware
The Drexel men's team sustained its fourth successive scoreless game, falling, 2-0, to the Delaware Blue Hens in a Colonial Athletic Association match at Vidas Field Wednesday night.
September 28, 2016 WORKING OVERTIME
'Nova men tip Tigers on Zandi PK
VILLANOVA, Pa. -- Sophomore Zach Zandi converted a 99th-minute penalty kick to lift the Villanova Wildcats men’s team to its first overtime victory of the season, a 1-0 win over Princeton in a non-conference game at the Higgins Soccer Complex Wednesday.
September 27, 2016 ROAD TO DEFEAT
St. Joe's men stopped by Red Storm
QUEENS, N.Y. -- The Saint Joseph’s men’s team had a three-match road winning streak snapped with a 2-0 loss to St. John’s in a non-conference match at Belson Stadium Tuesday night.
September 26, 2016 MEN'S COLLEGE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Penn State Nittany Lions midfielder Austin Maloney
Penn State has relied on the forward play of Connor Maloney for much of its success in recent seasons, the Nittany Lions completely relying on him when it comes to penalty kicks. Before last week, Maloney had been the only Nittany Lion to convert a penalty kick over a three-year span, going 3 for 5 (1 for 2 this season). But when Penn State earned a penalty kick in the 109th minute against Wisconsin Saturday, and with Maloney injured, the Nittany Lions turned to his younger brother, sophomore midfielder Austin.
September 25, 2016 NWSL ROUNDUP
Portland clinches NWSL Shied
PISCATAWAY, N.J. –Allie 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 ON A BENDER
Nittany Lion women knock off Nebraska
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Megan Schafer scored twice and freshman Amanda Dennis saved a penalty kick as the Penn State women’s team defeated the Nebraska Cornhuskers, 2-1, in a Big Ten Conference match at Jeffrey Field Sunday.
September 25, 2016 DRAGONS SNAPPED
Drexel women halted by Huskies
The Drexel women's team’s three-game home winning streak was snapped as the Dragons surrendered a 94th-minute penalty kick in falling, 1-0, in extra time to Northeastern in a Colonial Athletic Association match at Vidas Field Sunday.
September 24, 2016 NWSL ROUNDUP
Flash earn final playoff spot
BRIDGEVIEW, Ill.--- Christen Press, Cara Walls and Sofia Herta all scored as the Chicago Red Stars jumped out to an early lead and cruised to a 3-1 win over the Washington Spirit at Toyota Park Saturday.
September 24, 2016 STANDING TALL
'Nova men ground Golden Eagles
MILWAUKEE, Wisc. -- Freshman Jacob Anderson scored twice in the second half as the Villanova Wildcats men’s team took a 2-1 victory over Marquette in a Big East Conference match at Valley Fields Saturday night.
September 24, 2016 EXTRA TIME LOSS
Explorer men caught by Retrievers
The La Salle men’s team sustained its third successive defeat, falling, 2-1, in extra time to the Maryland Baltimore County Retrievers in a non-conference match at McCarthy Stadium Saturday night.
September 24, 2016 TWO IN THREE
St. Joe's men down Blue Devils
NEW BRITAIN, Conn. -- Junior midfielder Matt Crawford scored twice in three minutes as the Saint Joseph’s men’s team took a 2-0 win over Central Connecticut State at the CCSU Soccer Field Saturday night.
September 24, 2016 FAST HAT TRICK
Penn Quaker men drub Drexel
Senior captain Alec Neumann scored a hat trick during a 17-minute span of the first half as the Penn Quakers men’s team downed Drexel, 5-0, at Rhodes Field Saturday night.
September 24, 2016 SOLID RESULT
Union play Toronto to 1-1 draw
TORONTO--Alejandro Bedoya scored his first career goal for the Philadelphia Union, who overcame a late goal by Justin Morrow for an exciting 1-1 draw against Toronto FC Saturday at BMO Field.
September 23, 2016 WINNING STREAK
Penn State women halt Iowa Hawkeyes
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- The defending NCAA champion Penn State women's team improved its unbeaten streak to six games with a 2-0 win over the Iowa Hawkeyes in a Big Ten Conference match at Jeffrey Field Friday night.
September 23, 2016 MLS ROUNDUP
Villa leads NYC past Fire, 4-1
BRONX, NY--A brace from David Villa and strikes from Jefferson Mena and Steven Mendoza powered New York City FC to a 4-1 win over the Chicago Fire Friday night at Yankee Stadium.
September 22, 2016 PHILADELPHIA UNION NOTEBOOK
Edu poised for weekend return
Josh Yaro won’t be available when the Philadelphia Union travel to Toronto FC on Saturday. That became official when the Union rookie defender was issued a straight red card in the waning minutes of last Saturday’s 2-1 loss to the Portland Timbers.
September 20, 2016 SOCCER SIX DRAW
St. Joe's men held to tie by 'Nova
The Saint Joseph’s men’s team relied on the goalkeeping of junior Greg O'Connell in playing Villanova to a 0-0 draw in the opening Soccer Six match of the season for both teams at Sweeney Field Tuesday night.
September 19, 2016 MEN'S COLLEGE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Temple Owl midfielder Jorge Gomez Sanchez
Jorge Gomez Sanchez has been virtually unstoppable for the Temple Owls this season. Gomez Sanchez scored five goals in two games in being named the Philly Soccer News Men's Player of the Week for the week ending Sept. 19, upping his total to nine goals in seven games this season.
September 19, 2016 WOMEN'S COLLEGE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Villanova Wildcats' Kristin Barbour
The Villanova Wildcats have struggled the last two seasons, finishing 2-16-0 last year and sustaining a six-match losing streak this season. But the Wildcats rallied last week, taking a 3-2 extra time victory over La Salle Thursday, thanks to a hat trick from freshman Kristin Barbour.
September 18, 2016 NASL ROUNDUP
Strikers, OKC draw 1-1
YUKON, Okla.---Second half goals by Maicon Santos for Fort Lauderdale and Michel for Rayo OKC resulted in a 1-1 tie in front of 1,812 fans at Miller Stadium Sunday night.
September 18, 2016 MLS ROUNDUP
Galaxy, Reds rally to draws
KANSAS CITY, Kan.--Showing no signs of rust from his recently-ended retirement, Landon Donovan came off the bench to lift the LA Galaxy into a 2-2 tie with Sporting Kansas City Sunday at Children's Mercy Park.
September 18, 2016 DEFENDER DEPENDENT
Penn State women blank Wisconsin Badgers
MADISON, Wis. -- Freshman defender Laura Suero scored her first collegiate goal in the 72nd minute as the Penn State women’s team took a 1-0 win over the Wisconsin Badgers in a Big Ten Conference match at the McClimon Complex Sunday.
September 18, 2016 BAR NONE
Quaker women draw with Drexel
The University of Pennsylvania women's team improved its unbeaten streak to five matches with a 0-0 draw with Drexel at Rhodes Field Sunday night.
September 18, 2016 SPOILER ROLE
Riverhounds hold Bethlehem Steel to draw
BETHLEHEM, Pa. -- Corey Hertzog scored his 13th goal of the season as the Pittsburgh Riverhounds (6-16-7) played Bethlehem Steel FC (6-13-10) to a 1-1 draw at Goodman Stadium Sunday, officially eliminating Steel FC from playoff contention.
September 17, 2016 TORPEDOED
St. Joe's knocked off by Navy
The Saint Joseph’s men’s team remained winless against Navy, the Midshipmen taking a 1-0 victory over the Hawks at Sweeney Field Saturday night.
September 17, 2016 UP A MAN
Penn Quakers take first win of season
Freshman Sam Hefter scored his first collegiate goal and the Penn Quakers men’s team capitalized on a numerical advantage in taking a 1-0 extra time win over LaSalle at Rhodes Field Saturday night.
September 17, 2016 NASL ROUNDUP
Cosmos, Eddies draw stay neck and neck
HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. – The North American Soccer League’s top two sides battled to a stalemate on Saturday night, as the first-place New York Cosmos extended their home unbeaten run to 17 straight matches with a 0-0 result against second-place FC Edmonton at Shuart Stadium.
September 17, 2016 TWO-TIMED
Dragon men dropped by Northeastern
BROOKLINE, Mass. -- The Drexel men's team allowed two shots on goal in falling, 2-0, to Northeastern in both teams’ Colonial Athletic Association opener at Parson Field Saturday night.
September 17, 2016 BUTLER DID IT
'Nova men bested by Bulldogs in extra time
VILLANOVA, Pa. -- A 96th-minute David Goldsmith goal lifted No. 10/11 Butler took a 3-2 extra time win over Villanova in both teams’ Big East Conference opener before a near-capacity Parents’ Weekend crowd at the Higgins Soccer Complex Saturday.
September 16, 2016 MLS ROUNDUP
DC tie Fire in stoppage time
BRIDGEVIEW, Ill.--Bobby Boswell headed home a rebound in the second minute of stoppage time to lift DC United into a 2-2 tie with the Chicago Fire Friday night at Toyota Park.
September 16, 2016 OPENING NIGHT DRAW
Penn State women, Minnesota tie
FALCON HEIGHTS, Minn. -- The Penn State women’s team’s four-match winning streak was snapped as the Nittany Lions tied, 1-1, with the Minnesota Golden Gophers in both teams’ Big Ten Conference season opener at Elizabeth Lyle Robbie Stadium Friday night.
September 16, 2016 SIX FOR HAWKS
St. Joe's women clip Columbia
TEANECK, N.J. -- The Saint Joseph's women's team extended its unbeaten streak to six games with a 2-1 win over Columbia at Fairleigh Dickinson's University Stadium Friday night.
September 13, 2016 FIRST STEP
FC Dallas captures U.S. Open Cup
FRISCO, Texas -- FC Dallas took the first step toward its goal of a triple with a 4-2 victory over the New England Revolution in the U.S. Open Cup final at Toyota Stadium Tuesday night.
September 13, 2016 FOUR-GOAL GAME
Nittany Lions rout Ohio State
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Senior Mason Klerks scored his first two goals of the season as the Penn State men’s team took a 4-2 victory over Ohio State in its Big Ten Conference opener at Jeffrey Field Tuesday night.
September 13, 2016 TAKING WING
St. Joe's Hawks halt Hartford
WEST HARTFORD, Conn. -- Senior forward Mori Diane scored in the 63rd minute as the Saint Joseph's men's team took a 1-0 victory over Hartford, the Hawks’ second successive win, at Al-Marzook Field Tuesday night.
September 12, 2016 MEN'S COLLEGE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Villanova Wildcats midfielder Zach Zandi
The Villanova Wildcats’ current impressive run has coincided with a lineup change, coach Tom Carlin switching up after losses in the opening two games of the season. The alterations have paid off as the Wildcats compiled a three-game winning streak in an eight-day span, knocking off two ranked teams along the way.
September 12, 2016 WOMEN'S COLLEGE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Penn State Nittany Lions forward Frannie Crouse
Defending NCAA champion Penn State had an inconsistent start to the season, but the Nittany Lions have rallied with three successive victories in an eight-day span. Junior forward Frannie Crouse, the Philly Soccer News Women's Player of the Week for the week ending Sept. 12, has led the way for the Nittany Lions, scoring five goals in the last three games.