Jul 31, 2013

Two UVA Women's Players Earn Preseason Honors

The college soccer season is fast approaching and that means it's time for preseason awards.

Two members of the Virginia women’s soccer team were honored Wednesday (July 31) as TopDrawerSoccer.com announced its Preseason Best XI teams. Junior midfielder Morgan Brian (St. Simons Island, Ga.) was named to the first team and senior defender Annie Steinlage (Grand Haven, Mich.) was named to the third team. 

VIDEO :: MLS All-Stars Rap - "We're Better Than the Best"

This is hilarious and one of the best MLS videos ever made. Check out some of those funky outfits and state-of-the-art 1980's video graphics!

funny or DIE MLS rap video

Watch out Michael Bradley and A.S. Roma...

Click Here to watch: "We're Better Than the Best" by The MLS All Stars

D.C. United to Host Open Practice/Coaches Clinic

D.C. United head coach Ben Olsen addresses youth coaches

D.C. United head coach Ben Olsen is opening up a practice this month to area youth coaches. Participants will observe the first team's training session and than hear form Coach Olsen, before participating in a coaching clinic lead by Assistant Coaches Chad Ashton and Preston Burpo.

Event Details:

When: Friday, August 23, 2013 – 9:00 a.m.*

Where: RFK Stadium – 2400 E. Capitol St. SE Washington D.C., 20003

Cost: The event is free for all youth coaches. The event is not appropriate for youth soccer players.

Click Here to Register

Jul 29, 2013

Kickers vs Tamba Bay FC ends with scoreless draw

Checkout video highlights from the +Richmond Kickers scoreless draw against Tampa Bay FC:

RICHMOND, VA – The Richmond Kickers extended their lead at the top of the USL PRO standings with a scoreless draw against VSI Tampa Bay FC Sunday night.  Kickers goalkeeper Andrew Dykstra posted six saves for his league-high eighth shutout to keep the Kickers' record setting undefeated streak alive.

With their season-long unbeaten streak on the line, the Kickers pressed for an opening goal directly out of the gates when defender Sascha Görres faked a volley then teed up a shot that calmly slotted through traffic, forcing goalkeeper Alex Horwath to dive to his right to parry it wide in the 6th minute.  Two minutes later, Horwath sprung into action again, denying a Michael Callahan strike to prevent the early break through.

U.S. MNT wins Fifth CONCACAF Gold Cup

In the final of the 2005 Gold Cup, the U.S. Men's National Team defeated Panama and where named Champions. This past Sunday the Americans secured a repeat victory over Panama in the CONCACAF Gold Cup final, giving them their fifth title (Mexico leads with six).

Landon Donovan was named MVP of the tournament and leads the all-time scoring with 18 goals in Gold Cup matches.

Check out highlights from the Championship match:

Jul 26, 2013


Check out this ABC NIGHTLINE feature about the U.S. Women's National Soccer Team:

Impact coach Rich Stoneman named Longwood Women's Assistant

FARMVILLE, Va. -- Longwood University 20th-year women's soccer head coach Todd Dyer has announced the appointment of Rich Stoneman as his new assistant coach.  This summer, Stoneman coached the Fredericksburg Impact of the W-League, Women’s Pro-Am Soccer, to a fourth-place finish in the Northeastern Conference; the team included former Lancers’ standout Lindsey Ottavio.  He served as an assistant coach at Pfeiffer University during 2012, while also working as the college coordinator at the Charlotte (N.C.) Soccer Academy (CSA).  Stoneman has previous Division I coaching experience at Big South Conference member Coastal Carolina University (2010-11, women’s assistant, volunteer men’s assistant), East Carolina University (2007-09, women’s assistant), Louisiana Tech University (2004-06, women’s assistant) and Baylor University (2001-02, volunteer women’s assistant).
“We’re very excited and fortunate to have Rich Stoneman joining our staff this fall,” said Dyer.  “He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to our program and our players will benefit greatly as a result of these qualities.  He has an extensive goalkeeping background, but he’s motivated and qualified to do so much more, especially on the recruiting side of things.  His energy and personality is contagious and he will have an immediate and significant impact on our soccer program, athletic department and university.”

VIDEO :: Former USMNT Head Coach Bob Bradley on The Daily Show

Exclusive - Bob Bradley Extended Interview Pt. 2

Jul 25, 2013

VIDEO :: MNT vs. Honduras: Highlights - July 24, 2013

On a related note, Eddie Johnson has quickly become on of my favorite players to watch on the USMNT. His speed, ability to win balls in the air, and enthusiasm are really refreshing.

RVA FC and Erie Admirals ready to kick off NPSL semis in Richmond


RICHMOND, Va. (Thursday, July 25, 2013)—RVA Football Club set out to do something special when head coach Grover Gibson established the club in January, now the team is in position to do just that.

Gibson’s belief going into the season was that RVA FC would contend come National Premier Soccer League playoff time. His team is making that belief a reality, first earning the Mid-Atlantic Conference regular-season crown, followed by capturing the South Region title last Sunday.

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Jul 23, 2013

USWNT player, VA native Ali Krieger to appear on Table Manners w/ The Junkies

Virginia native, U.S. Women's National team member, and Washington Spirit player Ali Krieger will be featured on an upcoming episode of Table Manners with The Sports Junkies on CSN.

To find out when the Krieger episode is going to air, stay connected to Table Manners CSN via Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TableMannersCSN and follow the show on Twitter: @TableMannersCSN.

About the show:
Table Manners centers around a candid, irreverent, entertaining dinner conversation among the Sports Junkies radio hosts and their invited guest. Based on the age-old concept of “good conversation over a good meal,” Table Manners is an eight-week series that offers an offbeat, revealing and sometimes comedic look into the lives and viewpoints of a different well-known guest each week.

Jul 22, 2013

Video :: Manassas native, Sporting KC player C.J. Sapong w/ Live Breathe Futbol

C.J. Sapong is from Manassas, VA, played his collegiate soccer at JMU and is now a member of MLS club Sporting KC.

CJ Sapong on Scoring Winning Goal against DC United

Check out this video of Sapong cruising around Kansas City with +Live Breathe Futbol as they announce the new Stay True Collection:

VIDEO :: Richmond Kickers 2:1 LA Blues Highlights July 21, 2013

Five goals by five different Americans helps USMNT cruise past El Salvador

USMNT vs El Salvador
USMNT vs El Salvador (photo credit: Chris Wimmer)
On a hot summer day in Baltimore, MD the U.S. Men's National Team dismantled El Salvador with a 5-1 win in the 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup quarterfinal round.

U.S. supporters were witness to a goal scoring frenzy that saw five different American players find the back of the net. Most impressive would have to be the goal by second half substitute Eddie Johnson -- scoring only seconds after entering the match for Chris Wondolowski. Landon Donovan had no problem finding Johnson's bright blonde hairdo for a beautiful header to put the USMNT up 3-1 near the middle of the second half.

With a two goal lead the American side began to have fun with the now exhausted El Salvador defenders. Shot after shot was sent toward Dagoberto Portillo and eventually the U.S. side would add another two goals to finish with an easy 5-1 victory. The final score could have easily been 7-1 or even 8-1 had Donovan and Johnson finished some excellent opportunities directly in front of the goal (completely unmarked). 

Landon Donovan
Landon Donovan (photo credit: Chris Wimmer)

The four goal difference was enough to send most of the El Salvadorian fans headed toward the exits, but not before showing their displeasure for their national side by raining trash down onto other fans below them and even at one point stopping the match during a U.S. corner kick attempt.  

Video: USA vs El Salvador Match Highlights

Next up for the USMNT on their quest to reclaim the Gold Cup title will be Honduras on Wednesday in Texas.

Second Half Match Notes:

  • El Salvador put on a ton of pressure to begin the first half but unable to finish on any attempts.
  • Eddie Johnson scored immediately after subbing in for Wando!!!
  • Brek Shea coming in as the second substitute for USMNT
  • El Salvadorian crown silenced following 3rd US goal.
  • Shea immediately creates opportunity finding Johnson inside the box.
  • Johnson whiffs on a beautiful cross , while being completely unmarked.
  • Knocking on the door - Donovan mis-hits a clear goal scoring opportunity.
  • Rain begins to come down steady at 72 minute mark.
  • Orasco is final sub for US
  • Great flick on by Johnson to Donavan who goes around keeper to put the 4th US goal in (78).
  • El Salvadorian fan heading for the exits.
  • US keeps applying pressure until the final whistle.
  • Good depth on US squad leads to the Red, White, and Blue outplaying El Salvador.
  • Fight breaks out in stands as trash comes raining down, meanwhile Mix heads in another goal for good measure (5-1).

Jul 17, 2013

The MLS Reserves: DC’s Young Talent Shines in Chivas Friendly

The MLS Reserves: DC’s Young Talent Shines in Chivas Friendly: Article By: Anders Aarhus                                                      Photo Credit: Goal.com   On the surface the meaningle...

Chesterfield United FC partner with Dynamic Sports

Chesterfield United (Midlothian, VA) has announced that the club has partnered with Dynamic Sports. The partnership will introduce physiological development to Chesterfield United’s Player Development Curriculum for the U9-U12 ASL Academy and Premier players. Starting in the fall each CUFC travel player will receive their very own life skills work book to help improve skills such as goal setting, determination, focus, effort, and self control which will require reading, discussions, and activities at home.

“Dynamic Sports is one of the leading organizations that is dedicated to solely teaching life skills and psychological development in youth sports. We have partnered with them because I believe that this is the final piece that has been missing in the club’s player development program." Commented Matt Lacey, CUFC’s Director of Player Development.

“My hope is that at the end of the fall season all of our U9-U13 players will understand the true meaning of what it takes to get better and that to be the very best you can be you must work hard and learn to do so.I am very excited to begin the partnership with Dynamic Sports and I look forward to seeing the benefits if this innovating component of our player development program”.

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USMNT beat Costa Rica, 1:0 - face El Salvador in Baltimore Sunday

  • USA Sets All-Time Record for Consecutive Wins at Eight in a Row
  • USA Will Face El Salvador in Quarterfinal on Sunday, July 21 at 4 p.m. ET at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore, Md., Live on FOX and Univision - Buy Tickets Here
EAST HARTFORD, Conn. (July 16, 2013) - The U.S. Men's National Team clinched first place in Group C of the 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup with a 1-0 victory against Costa Rica at Rentschler Field. Midfielder Brek Shea, a late substitute who came on in the 77th minute, scored his first international goal off a breakaway with eight minutes left in regulation time.

The victory gave the USA eight wins in a row, setting an all-time record for consecutive wins for the U.S. Men's National Team.

The United States upped its record to 13-12-6 all-time against Costa Rica while ending the Ticos' shutout streak at 785 minutes. The last time Costa Rica allowed a goal was Clint Dempsey's strike on March 22, 2013, during the FIFA World Cup Qualifying match in a snowy Commerce City, Colorado.
The U.S. will now face El Salvador, the third-place finisher in Group B, in the quarterfinal on Sunday, July 21. Kickoff from M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore is 4 p.m. ET and the match will be broadcast live on FOX and Univision. Fans can also follow on ussoccer.com's MatchTracker and Twitter @ussoccer.

The game appeared headed for a 0-0 stalemate as legitimate chances were in short supply for both sides, but in the 82nd minute Costa Rica earned a corner kick on the left side of the field that would trigger a wild sequence and lead to the U.S. goal. Celso Borges sent his service to the far post where Carlos Johnson powered a header towards the upper right corner. U.S. goalkeeper Sean Johnson, who was making his first start and seeing his first minutes of the tournament, made a spectacular leaping save, just getting a piece of the ball to push it off the crossbar.

The USA scrambled to clear their penalty area, and the ball eventually got to the feet of Joe Corona on the right side. He then sent a perfect long service to the streaking Landon Donovan down the wing. With the scrambling Costa Rica defense pulled out of shape, the USA's all-time leading scorer Donovan used a marvelously efficient first-time touch into the middle of the field to spring Shea behind the last defender with a perfectly weighted pass.

Shea ran onto the ball, settled with one touch and struck a low shot with his preferred left foot to the left of Costa Rican goalkeeper Patrick Pemberton, who was coming off his line to cut down the angle. Pemberton got a piece of the ball but could not keep it out of the net as it tucked nicely into the lower left corner.

MNT vs Costa Rica: Brek Shea Goal - July 16, 2013

Costa Rica pushed hard for an equalizer, firing two shots on goal in the last two minutes of stoppage time, but Johnson was up to the task with two solid grabs and earned the clean sheet.
Additional Notes:
  • Brek Shea is the seventh player on this U.S. roster to score his first international goal in the CONCACAF Gold Cup. Shea joins Corona as the second player to score his debut goal in the 2013 edition of the regional championship.
  • The match marked the first start in official competition for Sean Johnson, who now has three caps. Johnson started in the 0-0 draw against Canada on January 29 in Houston earlier this year.
  • Midfielder Alejandro Bedoya got his first start in the 2013 Gold Cup. He played in five matches in the 2011 edition, including all three games in the knockout phase. Bedoya scored his first international goal in the USA's 6-0 win against Guatemala on July 5 in San Diego.

Jul 16, 2013

Piranhas striker Shan Jones leads W-League Honorees

TAMPA, Fla. – The W-League announced its 2013 regular season honors today, with Virginia Beach Piranhas striker Shan Jones leading the honorees.

Virginia Beach Piranhas striker, Shan Jones

Jones, who captured the Scoring Champion and Goal Scoring Champion titles thanks to her 11 goals and 24 points in 11 games, led the Piranhas (10-1-1) to the W-League’s regular season title and the top overall seed entering playoff action. Jones and her teammates will welcome the Washington Spirit Reserves (7-3-2) when they host the Northeastern Conference Championship, which is set for 8 p.m. ET Friday at the Virginia Beach Sportsplex.

VIDEO :: Alexandria, VA native Clarence Goodson discusses his Gold Cup goal

Check out USMNT player and Virginia native Clarence Goodson discuss his Gold Cup goal:

The Wikipedia page of Clarence Goodson says he was born in Alexandria, Virginia, Goodson attended Annandale High School his freshman and sophomore seasons before moving to Wilbert Tucker Woodson High School. He was the Annandale team MVP, setting a school record for goals and points by a sophomore in 1998. He then went on to win the Virginia State High School Soccer title playing for W.T. Woodson High School in 2000. He played his club soccer with the Braddock Road Warhawks, winning the 1999 U-17 national championship.

VIDEO: USA vs Costa Rica Gold Cup Preview

Jul 15, 2013

RVA FC earn first ever NPSL Playoff Win, defeat Jacksonville 5-3

Credit: Tom Leiss
The South Region’s No. 2 seed earned its first-ever playoff win against third-seeded Jacksonville United FC on Saturday night at Sports Backers Stadium. It wasn’t easy though, as it had to score three times in the final six minutes of regulation to earn a hard-fought 5-3 victory.

RVA FC vs. Jacksonville United FC NPSL Playoff

RVA FC coach Grover Gibson said his balanced roster has allowed him to have confidence in whatever players he puts on the field, and let’s him make full use of the league’s substitution rules, especially to keep the pressure on late in tight games like this.
“It’s an advantage with the NPSL that we have the ability to sub everyone, simply because of the fact that we have a very deep and talented roster,” Gibson said. He added about his team’s fitness level: “It also pays off that, in games like this, we have fresh legs continually coming on.”
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Richmond Kickers 1-0 Harrisburg City Islanders Highlights

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Impact close out W-League season with a draw

Fredericksburg closes season with tie against playoff-bound Washington

By Tom Leiss
For Fredericksburg Impact: www.fasaimpact.com

Impact vs Spirit W-League (photo credit: Tom Leiss)

BOYDS, Md.—The Fredericksburg Impact closed out its third W-League season with a gutsy 1-1 tie against the Washington Spirit Reserves at the Maryland SportsPlex on Wednesday evening.

Things got off to a slow start for the Impact and Washington was able to take an early lead in the ninth minute. After working the ball into the left corner, Hayley Siegel sent a cross to the right to Ashley Herndon. The forward settled the ball and tucked a shot into the left side of the net for a 1-0 Spirit lead.

After the score, Washington continued to control the play and create chances, but Fredericksburg’s defense and goalie Jesse McGinley—who made a key save on a 24th minute free kick—were able to keep its hosts from doubling their lead.

As the half wore on, the Impact coaching staff began making adjustments that started to help them get more into the game.

“Washington, credit to them. They’ve got some really athletic kids, but we’ve got some really good soccer players and athletic kids ourselves and we just had to make the adjustments,” Fredericksburg coach Rich Stoneman said. “We couldn’t allow them to continue dictating our play. When we took that back from them and started to play our game, things started to go our way.”

Impact vs Spirit W-League (photo credit: Tom Leiss)
The changes paid dividends in the 31st minute when Caty Butler played a pass to Kara Blosser. The midfielder got by one defender and then launched a 30-plus yard rocket that beat Spirit goalie DiDi Haracic to level the match, 1-1.

It was just what the Impact needed as they began to settle into the game.

“We were definitely on our heels from the start of the game,” co-captain Kimmy Cummings said. “There was some kind of momentum shift that had to happen and that was it. They definitely had the ball a lot and we were defending a lot, but some soccer games go that way and it’s just how you react to it. And I think we reacted very well.”

Summer Of '67: Washington Whips

via ithomson75

Check out this cool mini-documentary style video found on YouTube about the Washington Whips soccer team.

On July 30, 1966, nine million American viewers tuned in to watch the FIFA World Cup Final on the NBC channel. It was the first stand-alone broadcast of a soccer game on U.S. network television, and England's pulsating extra-time win over West Germany left the audience enthralled.

Within weeks, two groups of North American sports promoters were seeking to tap into soccer's newfound popularity by launching rival professional leagues -- the National Professional Soccer League and the United Soccer Association.  

U.S. Women's National Team face Mexico Sept. 3 AT RFK Stadium

CHICAGO (July 11, 2013) - The U.S. Women's National Team will return to action on Sept. 3 when it takes on Mexico at RFK Stadium in Washington, D.C. The international match will be the first for the USA following the conclusion of the National Women's Soccer League season, which will culminate with the championship game on Saturday, Aug. 31

The match at the home of Major League Soccer's D.C. United will kick off at 8 p.m. ET and will be broadcast live on FOX Sports 1. Fans will be able to follow along on ussoccer.com's MatchTracker and on Twitter at ussoccer_wnt. The meeting between the two regional rivals in the nation's capital will mark the first international soccer match on the new FOX Sports 1, America's new sports network, which is expected to be available in more than 90 million homes when it launches on Aug. 17.

"This event will only bring the players together for a few days, but as always, we relish the opportunity to play an international match," said U.S. head coach Tom Sermanni. "Many of the U.S. and Mexican players will be coming right out of their club seasons, so everyone should be fit. We know we will probably face Mexico in World Cup qualifying so it's good to see them before that tournament. It's also a positive to get in a match before we give our players a bit of a break in advance of the rest of our fall activity."

Jul 10, 2013

VIDEO :: Belize vs USA 2013 Gold Cup Highlights

Portland TIFO for USA vs Belize July 9, 2013

Great job by the USMNT supporters in Portland, OR last night. Here is a picture of the "Community, Club, Country" TIFO for the USA vs Belize 2013 Gold Cup match.

Jul 8, 2013

Gold Cup Preview: Group C | USA, Costa Rica, Cuba, Belize

Kickers defeat Dutch Lions, 3-2

BEAVERCREEK, OH – The Richmond Kickers snapped the Dayton Dutch Lions’ 10-game unbeaten streak with a hard-fought 3-2 win at Beavercreek High School Saturday night.  The end-to-end action saw Brandon Swartzendruber give the Dutch Lions a 4th minute lead, which they carried through the first 45 minutes until a pair of Luke Vercollone tallies, followed by a Michael Seaton goal put the Kickers on top in the second half.  Dayton defender Greg Preciado pulled a goal back with three minutes remaining in regulation but the Kickers defense shut down the home side’s late-game attack to extend their undefeated streak to 15 games and put them within a point of league-leading Orlando City at the top of the USL PRO table.

With their unbeaten stretch on the line, the Dutch Lions jumped out to an early lead when midfielder Gibson Bardsley swept through the midfield, stole the ball and darted towards the box.  He laid off a square ball to Swartzendruber who was making a parallel run down the right flank, playing him in 1v1 with Kickers goalkeeper, Ryan Jones.  As Jones came off his line to challenge, the swift Dutch Lions forward buried a low ball into the far left corner.

Jul 5, 2013

FPYC will host 2013 Patriot Cup Tournament Labor Day Weekend

FPYC will host the 2013 Patriot Cup Tournament on 31 August and 1 September (Labor Day Weekend). 

The Patriot Cup is open to all U9 - U12 boys and girls travel teams in the fall 2013 season. 
       - Four games for All Teams:
               Two preliminary games on Saturday
               One preliminary game on Sunday morning
               Championship or Consolation game on Sunday afternoon
               No games on Monday

       - Nearly all games on artificial turf fields at many Fairfax City and County parks. 

       - Full refund for any group cancelled by weather or field conditions.

       - 3 referee crews for all U11and U12 games

Some FPYC U13-19 teams will host invitational events for their age group.  The tournament format (number of games, length of games, etc.) will be tailored to the groups pre-season objectives.  Any interested teams should contact the FPYC team in their age group.  

Tournament application fee is $595 for U9-10, and $695 for U11-12.  Additional details are posted on the tournament website: http://soccer.sincsports.com/TTIntro6.aspx?tid=FPYCPC.

On-line application must be completed by 27 July, and check for the application fee must be received by 30 July.

Changing the Game: the 2010 World Cup for Teens

Jul 2, 2013

D.C. United Academy u16, u18 Tryout Dates Set

Washington D.C. (July 2, 2013) – D.C. United today announced that its U-18 and U-16 Academy teams will hold tryout sessions on Thursday, July 11 and Monday, July 15 for U.S. Soccer Development Academy (USSDA) league competition beginning Fall 2013. The tryouts will be held at the RFK Training Complex (Turf Field) adjacent to ‘Lot 7’ of RFK Stadium.

Below is all the information needed to participate in the U-18 and U16 Academy tryouts:

U-18 Tryouts - *For interested players born on or after January, 1 1995
July 11 – 4:00 p.m. Register
July 15 – 4:00 p.m.
U-16 Tryouts - *For interested players born on or after January, 1 1997
July 11 – 5:30 p.m.
July 15 – 5:30 p.m.
For further details, see below:
·         Interested players should only register for ONE tryout date.
·         60 players per tryout – Once capacity is reached, registration will be closed.
·         Check-in will begin 30 minutes prior to each session; please arrive early.
·         Players who arrive late will not be permitted to participate or receive a refund.
·         Each player must complete the form, waiver and pay a $25 registration fee to secure a spot (no exceptions).
·         If selected, players will be notified via email for a ‘Final Call-Back’ session to be held Wednesday, July 17.

D.C. United’s Youth Academy is a cornerstone of the club. In late 2009, goalkeeper Bill Hamid became the first Academy player sign directly to United’s senior roster. In 2010, Andy Najar and Conor Shanosky were signed to the club’s First Team, with Najar winning MLS Rookie of the Year for the 2010 season. The club then inked a deal with Ethan White ahead of the 2011 MLS campaign. In January of this year, United signed forward Michael Seaton, then age 16, to the First Team. Seaton made history as the first player born after the League’s inception to be signed to an MLS side. Additionally, United’s Academy leads the nation in NCAA Division I college placement for its players.

ACC Champion Virginia Women's Soccer Release 2013 Schedule

CHARLOTTESVILLE – The reigning ACC Champion Virginia women’s soccer team announced its 2013 schedule today, which includes 13 home games at Klöckner Stadium and 12 contests against 2012 NCAA Tournament teams.

“This is about as challenging of a schedule as we could hope for this season, which will not only help bring out the best in our team, but should also be extremely exciting for our fans,” said head coach Steve Swanson. “We have some great non-conference teams coming to Klöckner in 2013 and when you add an expanded, even stronger ACC, the atmosphere at each and every game should be electric.”

Jul 1, 2013

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VIDEO :: Kickers defeat Orlando City, 2-0

Richmond remains unbeaten in league play as they pick up the 2:0 win in Orlando, giving them their first loss at home this season. Michael Seaton and Brian Ownby had the goals for the Kickers.

via RichmondKickers:

UVA Men Release Challanging 2013 Schedule

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The Virginia men’s soccer team once again will play one of the nation’s toughest schedules in 2013. The 17-match schedule, released Wednesday by head coach George Gelnovatch, features nine opponents that advanced to the 2012 NCAA Tournament, including three that reached the quarterfinals. 

The 2013 slate also includes the ACC’s three newest members, with matches at Syracuse and Notre Dame and a home contest against Pittsburgh, as well as a non-conference matchup with future ACC member Louisville. In addition to Syracuse, Notre Dame and Louisville, 2012 NCAA Tournament participants Boston College, Maryland, North Carolina, St. John’s, VCU and Wake Forest also are part of the UVa schedule.