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Column: Bob Bradley is the right man for US Soccer

After the United States Men’s National soccer team lost to Ghana 2-1 in the knockout round of the 2010 FIFA World Cup, Sunil Gulati was looking for a replacement. The president of the U.S. Soccer federation wanted a big name coach. Jurgen Klinsmen, former German men’s national team and Bayern Munich Football Club head coach, was asked by Gulati to be the coach. But Klinsmen turned down Gulati after the USSF did not offer terms to a contract.

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Buckeyes stun No. 1 Akron with late, game-tying goal

A record-setting crowd at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium saw the No. 19 Ohio State men’s soccer team shock the nation’s top ranked Akron squad with a game-tying goal with only three seconds left in regulation.

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Soccer: West proves strong after MAC opening weekend

Even Mid-American Conference women’s soccer has a ‘west side story.’

After the first weekend of conference play, a chasm between the MAC East and West Divisions is beginning to show.

Five of the six West Division squads picked up at least one win in conference play last weekend, but only two East Division teams earned wins. The West went 7-4-1 and scored 21 goals, while the East posted a 4-7-1 mark and put 15 balls in the net.

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SMC Soccer: Belles open conference season against Calvin

The Belles open up MIAA conference play Wednesday afternoon on the road against No. 15 Calvin College.

Saint Mary’s (2-8) secured its second win on Sunday with a 3-0 victory over Franklin. It was the Belles’ second straight home shutout but will face a challenge in taking on Calvin. The Knights come into the game with a 7-1-1 record and are the defending MIAA champions. Belles coach Michael Joyce said he knows his team will face a strenuous test on Wednesday.

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Men’s Soccer: Irish to face Northwestern U.

Bridgeview, Ill., will be the neutral site of a grudge match Wednesday night as the Irish look to exact their revenge on Northwestern U. The Wildcats have knocked the Irish out of the NCAA Championships in two consecutive seasons, although U. Notre Dame leads the series 12-3-1.

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Men’s Soccer: Cats to face Fighting Irish on MLS stage

There was never any need to hype the Northwestern U. – Notre Dame matchup.

Facing one of its fiercest Midwest rivals in the midst of an uncharacteristically rough start to its season, senior forward Matt Eliason said that NU is keenly aware of the season-changing potential of the game.

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Nebraska U. soccer team wins big over Iowa, looks forward to Big Ten play

Jordan Jackson already had one goal, but that wasn’t going to cut it.

On a cold, wet Sunday afternoon at Nebraska Soccer Field, the Cornhuskers were locked in a 1-1 game with the Iowa Hawkeyes. After birthday-girl Jackson’s first goal and – scored as the P.A. announcer was declaring one minute left in the half and – Nebraska had the advantage, as Iowa could muster no offense in the first half due to the stifling and and physically imposing and Husker defense.

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Column: Chelsea expected to defend EPL crown

For all of you still recovering from your World Cup hangover, good news is here: The English Premier League is in full swing. As with any hangover, the best medicine is just to delve right back into it. You better hurry because these first few weeks of the Premiership have been action packed.

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Soccer: Bobcats travel to Cleveland State U. for 1st of 5 straight road matches

When Ohio U. visits Cleveland State U. tonight, several “firsts” will be on the line.

The Bobcats (2-2-0) look to hand the Vikings their first home loss of the season in Ohio’s first ever trip to Krenzler Field. A win for the Bobcats would be a welcome result for the beginning game of a lengthy stretch of road matches.

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