October 1, 2020
by Sean McCaffery

This is going to be big, with just under 40 MLS & USL clubs in attendance from Nov. 13-15 at Swope Soccer Village for this new 2020 College Invitational Combine, a new product of MLS & USL. Attendees will be mostly seniors mixed in with chosen underclassmen involved with many games over this trio of days.

September 29, 2020
by Sean McCaffery

There are of course many fewer teams playing soccer in the fall, for the Men's side there are but 5 ranked as the women feature 3x that. First is the rank, school name then last weeks rank.

Men's Rankings:

1 Wake Forest 1

2 Pitt. 4

3 Clemson 2

4 Kentuky n/a

5 Virginia 3

Women's Rankings:

1 NC 1

2 FSU 2

3 Clemson 3

4 Oklahoma St. 6

5 Texas A&M 5

6 Kansas 9

7 West Virginia 4

8 GA 8

9 Arkansas 13

10 Virginia 11

11 Duke 7

12 TCU 14

13 Vanderbilt 13

September 29, 2020
by Sean McCaffery

Arkansas soph. fwd., Anna Podojil took last week's honor it was made known today. The Razorback out of Cincinnati played a role in all 4 goals as they beat UK 4-1. She had the initial goal at 8', assisted in the 49', hit for a brace at 54' and as full time came to a close at 90' had her 2nd assist of the match. Alone, her 5 shots surpassed the total of the opponents as she enjoyed her 3rd game with more than one goal in her college experience.

The honor will be announced each week after the 10 a.m. CT deadline for nominees.

September 24, 2020
by Sean McCaffery

Here is my challenge, 889 teams were named, 333 men & 556 women, how do I list them all? I know, go with those we have any ties to, major programs and local ones.

Men's Teams

U of Akron

Bard College

Bellarmine U

Boston College

Brown U.

Bryant U.


Clemson U.

Connecticut College

Duke U.

Fordham U.

Georgetown U.

Hartwick College

Hofstra U.



SUNY Oneonta

Stony Brook

Suffolk U.


Rutgers U.

May 20, 2020
by Sean McCaffery

For the next week, ending May 26, the garb inspired by the Gov., son of a SJU alum and his words, "New York Tough" this aptly named "St. John's Tough" will support the SJU Bread & Life Blessed & Virgin Mary Help of Christians food pantry. This has been helping those in need in Brooklyn & Queens alike since 1982. It provides almost 3,000 meals daily via a soup kitchen, a mobile soup kitchen and food pantry Queens has aided with over 400 families and 1,000 people served there.