Category Archives: USSF Division 2

SBI’s NASL Preview: A year later, new league is ready to launch

  By JOHN BOSCHINI It's been almost 27 years since the North American Soccer League last saw a game, but that will change this Saturday when the storied league returns to action under the USSF umbrella with eight franchises. The … Continue reading »

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Henry, Ballouchy score as Red Bulls defeat Strikers, 2-0

By FRANCO PANIZO Fort Lauderdale, Fla. – The New York Red Bulls concluded their week-long preseason camp in South Florida on Saturday afternoon, and they did so with a convincing win. The Red Bulls defeated the newly-renamed Ft. Lauderdale Strikers, … Continue reading »

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NASL teams ruled out of U.S. Open Cup; sanctioned league struggling financially

Photo by By JOHN BOSCHINI After a tumultuous offseason rife with doubt over the future of one of American soccer's lower-tier leagues, the NASL lived to fight another day as the U.S. Soccer Federation gave the league provisional sanctioning … Continue reading »

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Morning Ticker: Newcastle hires Pardew, USL PRO continues expansion and more

By AVI CREDITOR Alan Pardew has been hired to take the reins at Newcastle United, after Chris Hughton was let go as the club's manager on Monday. Pardew, who has previously managed Reading, West Ham and Charlton and most recently … Continue reading »

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NASL submits final bid to USSF for Second Division sanction

The USSF Second Division Pro League is no more, and the second incarnation of the North American Soccer League is aiming to assume the mantle as the second division soccer league in the United States. The NASL tabled a bid … Continue reading »

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Islanders claim improbable USSF D-2 title

Photo by In the end, the 2-0 first leg lead proved to be plenty for the Puerto Rico Islanders, the 2010 champions of the USSF Second Division. The Carolina Railhawks didn't have enough to overturn the deficit, only mustering … Continue reading »

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For Seattle’s Parke, perseverance paid off

By JOSE M. ROMERO To hear Jeff Parke tell it, everything he went through to get to today just made him a stronger person. It was all worth it when he looked up into the stands at Qwest Field earlier … Continue reading »

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USSF D2: Islanders take lead on Railhawks, Rhinos jump to USL Pro

By TRAVIS CLARK Advantage, Puerto Rico Islanders. Over the course of 2010, the plucky USSF D2 side has mastered the art of two-legged performances. The trend continued on Sunday, as the Islanders defeated the Carolina Railhawks 2-0 on home soil … Continue reading »

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USSF D2: Pore grabs MVP, Nolly named goalie of the year

Photo by The second day of USSF D2 awards saw Ryan Pore walk away the big winner, as the league's leading goal-scorer was also named the Second Division MVP on Thursday. Pore carried most of Portland's offense throughout the … Continue reading »

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USSF D2: Pore named scoring champ, Janicki best defender

Photo by Two final games are all that remains in the USSF D-2 season, but the first round of postseason awards were doled out Wednesday. To no surprise, Ryan Pore was named the league's top goal scorer, finishing the … Continue reading »

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Timbers look to build after adding first four players

By JOSE M. ROMERO The Portland Timbers have their first four MLS players signed and in the books as the fledgling franchise's original quartet. Timbers technical director Gavin Wilkinson introduced forward Bright Dike, midfield wing Ryan Pore, goalkeeper Steve Cronin … Continue reading »

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USSF D-2 Playoffs: Carolina, Puerto Rico to battle for league title

By JOSE M. ROMERO The next two weekends will decide the winner of the USSF-Division Two title. The second-seeded Carolina Railhawks and eighth-seeded Puerto Rico Islanders emerged from the eight-team playoff rounds as the last two standing, Carolina surviving with … Continue reading »

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