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October 24, 2014
MLS SATURDAY
A look at the upcoming games

The Galaxy had their best chance to win the Supporters’ Shield last weekend at home, especially when they were up against the Sounders 2-0 midway through the second half.


October 24, 2014
NASL SATURDAY
A look at the upcoming games

Two of the three teams on the edge of that final NASL postseason berth are the Fort Lauderdale Strikers and FC Edmonton, who will meet at Lockhart Stadium on Saturday.


October 24, 2014
MLS ROUNDUP
Fire close out season with win over Houston

BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. – Florent Sinama-Pongolle scored in the 90th minute to give the Chicago Fire a season-ending 2-1 win over the Houston Dynamo Friday at Toyota Park.


October 24, 2014
PUTTING IT INTO PERSPECTIVE
For Rampone, qualifying for the World Cup is much more important than her 300th international match

For Christie Rampone, playing for the United States is special, but the 2014 CONCACAF Women's Championship semifinal was even more special. After all, it isn't every day you qualify for a world championship.


October 24, 2014
REST ASSURED
U.S. qualifies for World Cup with win over Mexico

The United States Women’s national team can rest easy. Behind a two-goal performance from Carli Lloyd, it has assured its spot in the 2015 Women’s World Cup with an easy 3-0 win over Mexico in the CONCACAF Women’s Championship Semifinal at PPL Park Friday night.


October 24, 2014
TICAS TAKE IT
Advance to World Cup with PKs over T&T

CHESTER, Penn.---Costa Rica goalkeeper Dinnia Diaz made an incredible three consecutive saves in the shootout to give Las Ticas a berth in the 2015 World Cup with a win over Trinidad and Tobago at PPL Park Friday night.


October 24, 2014
STILL A THREAT
Cosmos will have to be wary of a Rowdies team, despite poor results, that has a strong attack

The Tampa Bay Rowdies may have played themselves out of a playoff berth. But hat won’t stop them from playing for pride and a chance to spoil the Cosmos' chances of a first-round home game in the North American Soccer League postseason.


October 24, 2014
HERE, THERE, ANYWHERE
Cahill just wants to play, wherever that is

If you're Tim Cahill, you just simply want to get on the field. The Red Bulls designated player hasn't seen much of that field in Major League Soccer lately, with international call-ups and a red-card suspension keeping him away.


October 24, 2014
GETTING CLOSER
Sekagya could be a possibility for Kansas City

Progress is being made by Ibrahim Sekagya as the Red Bulls center back looks to be getting healthy ahead of Sunday's match at Sporting Kansas City. It remains to be seen, however, if his fitness chase will be too little, too late.


October 24, 2014
PETKE'S SAY ON LADE LOAN
'If there was some sort of a handshake agreement, my hand never shook anybody's hand'

Connor Lade, formerly on loan with the Cosmos, is now back with the Red Bulls for good after the North American Soccer League side called an early end to his time with the club.


October 24, 2014
MY TWO CENTS
Cosmos, Red Bulls disagreement may impact future relationship, but hurts Connor Lade the most right now

A broken promise, hurt feelings and one cancelled loan spell. Connor Lade will no longer turn out for the Cosmos this year after he was expected to finish the season with the North American Soccer League club.


October 24, 2014
THESE PRINCESSES WANT TO BE QUEENS
With a win, Trinidad & Tobago will become 1st Caribbean team to reach Women's World Cup

Trinidad & Tobago women's national team captain Maylee Attin Johnson said did not mince her words. "It's the biggest game of our lives," she said.


October 24, 2014
A CHANCE TO MAKE SOME HISTORY
Costa Rica aims to clinch 1st ever berth in Women's World Cup

The Costa Rican women's national team finds itself on the verge of making some history Friday night. And Las Ticas can achieve that milestone by accomplishing yet another first in the CONCACAF Women's Championship.


October 24, 2014
TURN OF THE THIRD CENTURY
Rampone set to play in 300th international match

U.S. women's national team captain Christie Rampone is set to earn her 300th cap should she play against Mexico in Friday night's semifinal of the 2014 CONCACAF Women's Championship against Mexico at PPL Park.


October 24, 2014
NEVER AGAIN
USA women remember crushing 2-1 defeat to Mexico in 2011 WWC qualifying, to use it as motivation

That memory -- some might call it a black eye -- is ingrained in the memories of U.S. women's national team veterans Christie Rampone and Carli Lloyd forever.


October 23, 2014
MLS FRIDAY
A look at the upcoming game

The Chicago Fire and Houston Dynamo close out their disappointing seasons Friday at Toyota Park.


October 23, 2014
SOME SAVING GRACES
Castanio helps Stony Brook women to 0-0 tie

Redshirt senior goalkeeper Ashley Castanio's (Oceanside, N.Y.), celebrating senior night Thursday made nine stops to help Stony Brook earn a scorelewss draw with America East-leading Hartford, setting the table for a "win and your in situation" Sunday at New Hampshire.


October 23, 2014
IN THE MIDDLE OF AN ARREST
Report: MLS referee charged with 2 felonies

A Major League Soccer game official who worked the Red Bulls-Columbus Crew Sunday has been charged with two felonies, New York state police recently told the Journal News.


October 23, 2014
TOO MANY CAUTIONS
Szetela will miss out on Cosmos' home finale through yellow-card suspension

Danny Szetela will miss the Cosmos' regular-season home finale against the Tampa Bay Rowdies Saturday with a yellow-card suspension.


October 23, 2014
RUNNING WITH THE RED BULLS
Lade won’t return to Cosmos, but had nothing, but good things to say of experience

Connor Lade will no longer be a Cosmos. With the Red Bulls recalling him a second time, the North American Soccer League club decided not to bring the midfielder/defender back.


October 23, 2014
A POSSIBLE SUCCESSOR?
Sources: Ex-MLS player Ali Curtis a candidate for Red Bulls sporting director position

The Red Bulls are headed into another clouded offseason with a muddled future, in particular at the top of the organization. BigAppleSoccer.com has learned that the organization has already begun interviewing and vetting several candidates for the position of sporting director.


October 23, 2014
REBOUNDING QUITE WELL
CSL Report: Pancyprian Freedoms come back from 1st loss with two big Cup victories

Pancyprian Freedoms rebounded from their first loss of the season to chalk up a pair of 5-0 wins in three days in the Lamar Hunt/U.S. Open Cup and the Manning Cup.


October 23, 2014
GETTING THE SPIRIT
Katonah, N.Y. native Da Costa joins Washington

Former Somers High School standout midfielder Amanda Da Costa has signed with the Washington Spirit.


October 23, 2014
FOUNDING SPONSOR
New York-Presbyterian Hospital partners with NYC FC

New York City Football Club and New York-Presbyterian Hospital Thursday announced a collaboration, making the facility a founding sponsor and the official hospital of the the Major League Soccer club.


October 23, 2014
ONE-GAME BAN
KC's Juliao suspended, won't play vs. Red Bulls

Sporting Kansas City defender Igor Juliao will not be eligible to play against the Red Bulls Sunday.


October 23, 2014
PRESEASON IN MANCHESTER?
Report: Man City wants loan-player Lampard so much it is willing to host NYC FC in training

So, how much does Manchester City want New York City FC midfielder Frank Lampard for some key games this English Premier League season? The club is willing to host the 2015 Major League Soccer playoff team for preseason training in January, according to the Daily Express in its Thursday editions.


October 22, 2014
MLS ROUNDUP
RSL blanks Goats to re-take third place in West

SANDY, Utah-- Real Salt Lake edged back into third place in the MLS West with Wednesday night's 2-0 win over Chivas USA at Rio Tinto Stadium.


October 22, 2014
HE MAKES QUITE AN IMPACT
Lade's late equalizer gives Red Bulls 1-1 draw with Montreal

Connor Lade, who was recalled on loan from the Cosmos only a few days prior, connected for the equalizer to give the Red Bulls a 1-1 draw with the Montreal Impact in a CONCACAF Champions League game Wednesday night.


October 22, 2014
GONE WITH THE WIND
NJIT men lose at Lowell, which enjoys big 2nd half

UMass Lowell, held without a shot on goal in the opening half, roared back for a 3-1 non-conference men's victory over the NJIT men Wednesday night on chilly, rainy, windswept Cushing Field.


October 22, 2014
NOTHING DOING
Baruch, CCNY play to scoreless tie

Baruch College played to a scoreless draw against City College of New York at Field #10 on Randall's Island Wednesday night.


October 22, 2014
THAT'S THE FACT, JACK
Blattman gives Columbia men road win

A first-half goal by Jack Blattman was enough to give Columbia a 1-0 win on the road at Binghamton Wednesday night.


October 22, 2014
MS. 200
Coach Krissy Turner earns 200th win as Monmouth women six their 6th consecutive game

The Monmouth University women recorded their sixth consecutive win as they posted a 2-0 victory over Iona in Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference action as Krissy Turner earned her 200th coaching triumph Wednesday night.


October 22, 2014
MAID TO ORDER
Forward lifts Hofstra men over Drexel

Hofstra senior forward Maid Memic scored both Hofstra goals – including converting a penalty kick with 2:04 remaining in the second half - en route a 2-1 win over Drexel in a driving rain storm at Hofstra Soccer Stadium Wednesday night.


October 22, 2014
TAYLOR-MADE WIN
Gillen's goals lift CCNY women over York

Taylor Jo Gillen scored two goals as the City College of New York women won at York College Wednesday, 2-0.


October 22, 2014
RECALLED IN TIME
Lade gives Red Bulls draw against Impact in lackluster affair

The Red Bulls and Montreal Impact played out their remaining CONCACAF Champions League fixture with no bearing on the competition. It was played as such.


October 22, 2014
SOCCER NEWS NET SALUTE
Michigan State's Jason Stacy is Men's Player of the Week

Michigan State junior midfielder Jason Stacy is the Soccer News Net Men's College Player of the Week for the week ending October 19.


October 22, 2014
SOCCER NEWS NET SALUTE
UCLA's Sam Mewis is Women's College Player of the Week

UCLA's Sam Mewis is the Soccer News Net Women’s College Player of the Week after leading the top-ranked Bruins to Pacific 12 Conference victories over California and Arizona at Drake Stadium.


October 22, 2014
LONDON'S CALLING
USA vs. Colombia men at Fulham Nov. 14

The U.S. Men’s National Team will play Colombia in an international friendly at Craven Cottage in London on Friday, Nov. 14.


October 22, 2014
CUMMINGS IS GOING
CEO to leave NSCAA in August

Joe Cummings, the National Soccer Coaches Association of America Chief Executive Officer since 2009, will leave his position at the end of his contract next August.


October 22, 2014
FRONT AND CENTER BACK
With injuries, suspension, Cosmos' depth at central defense will be tested vs. Rowdies

With the team captain suspended and two players questionable, the Cosmos' depth at center back is expected to be tested against the Tampa Bay Rowdies Saturday.


October 22, 2014
CUNYAC WOMEN'S HONORS
Lehman's Generoso is feted

Lehman College junior forward Juliana Generoso was selected City University of New York Athletic Conference women's player of the week.


October 22, 2014
CUNYAC MEN'S HONORS
Baruch's Aronov player of week

Baruch sophomore forward Robert Aronov was named the City University of New York Athletic Conference men's player of the week.


October 21, 2014
MLS INFORMER
Vancouver finds a way to CCL; MLS teams poised for record showing

The Vancouver Whitecaps finally figured a way to qualify for the CONCACAF Champions League – avoid the Canadian Championship tournament.


October 21, 2014
MLS WEDNESDAY
A look at the upcoming game

Real Salt Lake are headed to the playoffs, but whether or not they can avoid the wildcard is no longer in their control.


October 21, 2014
12 NIGHTMARE MINUTES
3 late goals sink FDU men

A three-goal flurry over a nine-minute stretch during the final 12 minutes doomed the Fairleigh Dickinson men to a 4-0 loss at Lehigh at the Ulrich Sports Complex Tuesday night.


October 21, 2014
SOME FORWARD THINKING
Taintor's goal helps Rutgers men stop Army, 1-0

Junior Mitchell Taintor moved to the front line against Army and scored the game-winner in the 20th minute in the Rutgers men’s 1-0 win in a non-league enocunter Tuesday night.


October 21, 2014
WOMEN'S COLLEGE PLAYER OF WEEK
Hofstra's Scolarici enjoys a memorable five days

It's been quite a five days for Hofstra forward Sam Scolarici.


October 21, 2014
SEMIFINAL MATCH-UPS
USA vs. Mexico in CONCACAF women's semis, after Costa Rica meets Trinidad

CONCACAF Thursday night announced the matchups and schedule for the semifinals of the CONCACAF Women’s Championship at PPL Park in Chester, Pa. Friday.


October 21, 2014
THE LOAN IS OVER
Lade will remain with the Red Bulls, not return to Cosmos

Connor Lade’s return to the New York Red Bulls was supposed to be for the midweek CONCACAF Champions League match. Instead, it will last longer than that.


October 21, 2014
MEN'S COLLEGE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Seton Hall goalkeeper Julian Spindler

Junior goalkeeper Julian Spindler, who backstopped a memorable week for Seton Hall, was selected as the BigAppleSoccer.com men's college player of the week Tuesday.


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