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May 7, 2018
by Sean McCaffery

Behind the best backstop of 2017, Long Islander Tim Melia and former NYCFC player Khiry Shelton KC is now alone atop the Western COnference by 4 points. Peter Vermes rumored last yer to being upstairs now has his 150th win with KC and his name is still knocking around for the USMNT HC position. 

By the #'s. KC listed first:

Shots: 24 & 10

Shots on Goal: 7 & 2

Saves: 2 & 4

Fouls: 15 & 18

Offisides:1 & 2

Corners 4 & 2

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May 7, 2018
by Sean McCaffery

Down 2-0 into the 2nd half, at 60 minutes Kevin Ellis got the home team within one. The Fire held a 2nd half possession advantage at 60%, a highly overrated stat for me and they got off several half chances yet none equated to one goal. Just 9 minutes into the game, Nikoli beat ATL GK Guzan low to the back post but a heady defensive clearance by Michael Parkhust, with a goal line block. At 53 minutes the deadlock was broken by Ezuquiel Barco fed by Miguel Almiron  as it went in off the crossbar from just 6 yards.

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May 7, 2018
by Sean McCaffery

Penn FC with a familar flavor having former NY Cosmos players, Harri Hawkins, Richard Menjivar, Salvatore Barone and Lucky Mkosana look to continue after their first 3 points of the season were earned Friday facing even more familiar faces on the Rowdies side with Leo Fernendes, Hunter Gorskie and Sebastian Guenzatti. The 6:30 p.m. kickoff today is part of 3 games in five days, opened with a 3-0 win with the former team of coach Raoul Voss.

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May 7, 2018
by Sean McCaffery

Coming back from a 1-0 defecit with 8 scant minutes to go, NC, behind the goal by McCall Zerboni evened it up. Now sitting atop the league with a record of 5-0-2, their 17 points are a great start to the season. Long Island favorite, NC HC Paul Riley stated " I'm happy with the group. I thought we played really well today and just have to build from that."  With 42 shots, 15 being on frame it is a wonder more goals did not come, 7 shots in the opening half as the Red Stars had but one.

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May 5, 2018
by Sean McCaffery

This standout player for the USWNT and NWSL had sat for the game on April 18 and is now cleared to play as she had on April 21. She had used a prescribed acne medication for what she described as her "persistent skin condition" and now has been issued a Theraputic Use Exemption (TUE) for the medicine. This public warning by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency, USADA, has been accepted by the defensive stalwart for failing to get the TUE in advance of using this treatment that is banned in absence of a TUE.

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