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NCAA Soccer – RPI Bracket, Bubble Ladder, Seed Projections v2.0
by All White Kit
posted September 29, 2014 at 2:28am

Seeded Teams 1 – Stanford – Pac-12* 2 – North Carolina – ACC* 3 – UCLA – Pac-12 4 – Texas A&M – SEC* 5 – Florida State – ACC 6 – Florida – SEC 7 – Penn State – Big Te...more

NCAA Soccer – RPI Bracket, Bubble Ladder, Seed Projections v1.5
by All White Kit
posted September 27, 2014 at 3:51pm

Seeded 1 – North Carolina – ACC* 2 – UCLA – Pac-12* 3 – Stanford – Pac-12 4 – Texas A&M – SEC* 5 – Pepperdine – WCC* 6 – Penn State – Big Ten* 7 – South Carolina – SE...more

NCAA Soccer – Non-Conference Review – America East
by All White Kit
posted September 26, 2014 at 1:13pm

America East 145 – UMBC 158 – Hartford 205 – Stony Brook 216 – Maine 219 – Binghamton 220 – New Hampshire 232 – Albany (NY) 253 – UMass-Lowell 264 – Vermont Nothing really unexpected here. Just abou...more

NCAA Soccer – Non-Conference Review – Big South & Horizon
by All White Kit
posted September 24, 2014 at 6:14pm

Big South 171 – High Point 182 – Liberty 214 – Longwood 216 – Coastal Carolina 242 – Campbell 276 – Presbyterian 294 – Winthrop 305 – Gardner-Webb 310 – UNC Asheville 312 – Radford 321 – C...more

States of Exception: A review of Dave Zirin's "Brazil's Dance with the Devil"
by The Rabbit Hole
posted September 24, 2014 at 5:01pm

"The World Cup is like a marvellous party, but what happens the next day when we're hung over and the bill comes due?"This summer the sports editor for The Nation released a new book titled, Brazil's Dance with the Devil: The World Cup, the Olympics, and ...more

NCAA Soccer – Non-Conference Review – AAC
by All White Kit
posted September 24, 2014 at 1:28pm

Things probably aren’t as bad as they could be, but the AAC is likely a three horse race for an at-large bid with UCF the best hope by a mile, with UConn and South Florida likely to sweat all the way to Selection Monday. Don’t count out Tulsa...more

Tiffany Weimer: Keep Your Standard
by Tiffany Weimer
posted September 22, 2014 at 12:58pm

Hi. Did you miss me? Okay. I am going to write a blog now. I currently have some of my club players playing high school soccer (I won’t get into this, but in Connecticut players are not allowed to play club and high school at the same time) and the...more

NCAA Soccer – What Chris Is Watching – 09/21/14 – USC vs Pepperdine
by All White Kit
posted September 21, 2014 at 8:23pm

USC vs Pepperdine – 6:30 PM Southern California college WoSo fans have probably never had it so well. Be it UCLA or these two teams, Los Angeles is in many ways the nexus of women’s college soccer at the moment. The visitors will likely com...more

NCAA Soccer – Non-Conference Review – SEC
by All White Kit
posted September 18, 2014 at 2:40pm

The whole “mile wide, inch deep” analogy probably applies to the SEC right now. They’ve got twelve clubs in the RPI Top 100, but with what you’d call a very poor set of results against top teams, you’d have to figure a good ...more

NCAA Soccer – What Chris Is Watching – 09/18/14 – UConn vs Florida State
by All White Kit
posted September 18, 2014 at 2:37pm

UConn vs Florida State – 7:00 PM This is probably an under the radar clash given the beginning of league play this weekend in the ACC, but FSU’s non-conference finale could nonetheless be a thrilling showdown thanks to their opponents in Stor...more

NCAA Soccer – Non-Conference Review – MAAC, Southland, Patriot
by All White Kit
posted September 17, 2014 at 1:52pm

MAAC RPI – School (WLT Record) 39 – Fairfield (6-1-1) 78 – Manhattan (5-3-0) 87 – Rider (5-2-0) 95 – Niagara (3-1-2) 146 – Monmouth (5-2-0) 259 – Siena (3-4-1) 261 – Iona (3-5-0) 292 – Marist (1-4-0)...more

NCAA Soccer: Maryland downs Rutgers, 2-0, in Big 10 opener
by All White Kit
posted September 15, 2014 at 12:21pm

An enthusiastic crowd of 1,420 – including the Mighty Sound of Maryland pep band, which played throughout the match – showed up at Ludwig Field for Maryland’s inaugural home match in Big 10 competition. The crowd would not be disappointe...more

Get Ready, America - There's Another World Cup Coming (and it really should be played on grass).
by kalliegregg
posted September 12, 2014 at 9:28pm

This summer's World Cup in Brazil represented the evolution of the United States' relationship with soccer - the group stage match between the USMNT and Portugal had more viewers domestically than last year's World Series or NBA finals. Tim Howard's perfo...more

NCAA Soccer – Big Ten – Non-Conference Review
by All White Kit
posted September 11, 2014 at 12:19pm

Making definitive conclusions on the Big Ten’s non-conference slate isn’t easy considering that though the league is (almost) done with non-league play, their opponents may still have two or three weeks of non-league games themselves left. It...more

NCAA Soccer: Hokies Hammer Hoyas
by All White Kit
posted September 7, 2014 at 3:06pm

Dear NCAA, Look out! We just beat #13 Georgetown 6-1. Sincerely yours, Virginia Tech Women’s Soccer P.S. Want to stop us from scoring? Who you going to cover? We got 6 goals from 5 players in this game, and 22 from 12 on the season. P.P.S. It wou...more

NCAA Soccer: Terrapins return home, find offense for two wins
by All White Kit
posted September 2, 2014 at 2:54pm

Alex Doody ended last season at Ludwig with 2 goals and started off this one with 2 more. The main question hanging over the 2014 Maryland Terrapins was who was going to score for them given that Haley Brock – the team’s leading goal-scorer...more

NWSL Draft – Post U20 World Cup Stock Watch
by All White Kit
posted September 2, 2014 at 2:49pm

Here’s a mini-update of where I’ve got players who played in the U20 WWC on my board at the moment and where they’ve moved since the early 2014 update of the boards. None of this takes into account any college season performance thus far...more

AWK: What Chris Is Watching – 09/01/14 – Syracuse vs UConn
by All White Kit
posted September 1, 2014 at 4:31pm

Syracuse vs UConn – 1:00 PM These two former Big East rivals will not be taking Labor Day off, as they’ll jockey for NCAA Tournament at-large bid positioning on Monday. Syracuse picked up a creditable draw to open up the season against Misso...more

Soccer: NCAA – Hey, All Those Other Conferences – Projections, Part II
by All White Kit
posted August 28, 2014 at 1:52pm

* = Projected NCAA Tournament Team Missouri Valley *1. Illinois State – 43 2. Loyola (Ill.) – 24 3. Evansville – 22 4. Missouri State – 19 5. Indiana State – 16 6. Drake – 15 7. Northern Iowa – 10 As is usually...more

AWK: Lori Lindsey retires 12 years after turning professional
by All White Kit
posted August 26, 2014 at 2:53pm

Someday there should be a DC Women’s Soccer Hall of Fame, and Lori Lindsey should be in it. The Washington Freedom had a laudable tradition that I hope the Spirit eventually decide to emulate: they created a “Hall of Freedom”, an hon...more

AWK: DC-area AmWoSo 2014 summer in review
by All White Kit
posted August 25, 2014 at 4:33pm

Four of the year’s best players: Spirit Reserves’ Sam Lofton and Ashley Herndon battle Braddock Road’s Allie Wisner while Marisa Park looks on. (photo by Larry J. Clark) Power Rankings: 1. Washington Spirit Reserves 2. ASA Chesapeake...more

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