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May 19, 2018
by Sean McCaffery

183 straight games in MLS play have come to an end for NYRB backstop Luis Robles, he has been spelled in Lamar Hunt US Open Cup matches etc. Those from the ATL who may find this to be an act of providence must understand that the NYRB have for some time now had 2 starting 'keepers with Ryan Meara. Not a good time for the kneee injury but let's see how it all plays out tomorrow at 7 p.m. on FS1. Having not missed a start since his premiere game with the team in Sept. of 2012 is a big adjustment some 16,470 minutes with a great 86 wins and a ridiculous 52 shutouts in those victories.

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May 18, 2018
by Sean McCaffery

The goal this go 'round is $100,000 for the local Covenant House Vancouver. This is intended to benefit homless at-risk youth and the teams started the fund off with a $25,000 donaton of their own. This campaign has since 2014 raised over $160,000 for mental health initiatives for these youth and the 'Caps themselves have ponied up over $240,000 since 2012.

How to support this cause?

1. Raffle 1,600 tickets at just $20 each or 3 for $50 with 2 grand prizes. Round trip  a pair of seats anywhere WestJet goes and a suite at a 'Caps game.

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May 16, 2018
by Sean McCaffery

Contributed by Steven Torres

Photo Source:Jacksonvillearmada.com

Jacksonville Armada FC of National Premier Soccer League (NPSL) secured a berth into the third round of the 2018 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup on Wednesday evening after defeating Tampa Bay Rowdies of United Soccer League, 1:0, at the Southern Oak Stadium in Jacksonville, Fla.

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May 15, 2018
by Sean McCaffery

The most successful team in German soccer has joined its inital worldwide content sharing deal with ESPN the US based and worlds leading sports entertainment company. This is also a first for  ESPN with a global team, ESPN has the rights to use and share the club's video, access driven features, pre and post game match reports, press briefings, team travelogue and other items over their full lineup of programming in the US, Canada, Latin America and the Caribbean.

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May 15, 2018
by Sean McCaffery

US Soccer came up with the games and locations frt the 3rd round to be played May 22-23 then those 24 winners will advance, with pro teams from USL, NPSL, PDL and local qualifying teams. Following that they will meet up with the MLS teams June 6, that draw will be held May 24. The remaing schedule is May 24, fourth round draw, Fourth Round June 6, Round of 16 draw June 7, Round of 16 June 20, Quater finals July 18, Semi finals Aug 8, FInal Sept 26 (tentative). The Facebook page of Soccer Long Island Magazine has many stories and videos on this years Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup.

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