Portland Thorns Are 2017 NWSL Champs

Portland Thorns are 2017 NWSL Champs!!!

NWSL Championship started with all the teams hoping to win the trophy. Well, only one did and it took “The battle for superiority or vengeance” To determine the winner. Exactly a year and 2weeks ago, The Thorns lost to North Carolina Courage in the semifinals.

on Saturday evening at Orlando City Stadium, Portland Thorns FC won their second NWSL Championship, with a 1-0 win over the North Carolina Courage, the first one coming in 2013. In front of  8,124 fans, Portland settled their semifinals loss a year ago with a win over as many of the same players who were responsible for their semi-finals exit 12 months 2 weeks ago. The hard-fought game pitted the NWSL’s top two defenses against each other and the match seemed destined from the get-go to be decided by one goal scored by Thorns midfielder Lindsey Horan in the 50th minute and was named MVP of the game after scoring the only goal in the game. Horan started in all 24 games this season, missing out in only 35 minutes for the Thorns. Her goal coming from Sonnett’s free-kick after Abby Dahlkemper (Courage defender) fouled near midfield. The delivery seemed to have probably been headed on by Thorns midfielder Amandine Henry or off Dahlkemper, but that didn’t stop Sonnett from been credited with the assist.

The first substitution of the game came 12 minutes into the game as North Carolina Courage’s Taylor Smith picked up an injury was substituted for Makenzy Doniak. Samantha Mewis’s  left footed shot from more than 35 yards hits the bar 2 minutes after Taylor Smith’s substitution.

13 fouls were committed by The Thorns to the Courage’s 11. This led to Portland receiving three yellow cards (Heath, Hayley Raso, and Dagný Brynjarsdóttir). Kristen Hamilton also left the match with an injury after a contact with Heath. The hard tackles began when Thorns midfielder Tobin Heath, who after missing 22 games with an injury was starting just her second match of the year, brought Taylor Smith down in the second minute. The Courage lost another player in the 39th minute to injury when forward Kristen Hamilton was made to exit the game. The referee showed the first yellow card of the match to Heath in the 41st minute for steadfast violation. before halftime, Chesky’s lack of check led to frustration from the Courage late in the half and North Carolina committed bad fouls on Portland in the closing minutes.  It was Portland that found the back of the net. Early in the year, it was not certain whether Portland would be able to achieve their goal of lifting a trophy this term. The team coped with injuries early on and the team didn’t begin to click until Parsons made a formation adjustment midseason.

But the Thorns kept crushing and came together as one to play their best soccer in the concluding weeks of the year, finishing the season with wins in 11 of their concluding 13 games to grasp the championship trophy on that Saturday night. Portland Thorns are 2017 NWSL Champs, North Carolina played well, 2018 is yours….

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Stanford Wins 2016 College D1 Championship

Stanford Wins 2016 College D1 Championship, 0 – 0 after overtime it had to be settled in penalty kicks.

In a nail-biting pk shootout, Stanford was one better taking home the College Cup second year now.

The NCAA Divisions has been recognized as the College Cup of and has been understood as the intercollegiate soccer tournament. As per this tournament, it has been long held dating back in 1959. The tournament had expanded to forty-eight teams wherein Division 1 in the tournament champion is assigned a berth.

Prior to the tournament, it is referenced or called as the College Cup. And, the NCAA is only applicable to championship and semi-final rounds of the tournament proper. Prior to the time that the tournament started, the final and semi-final fixtures have been conducted at a site that is determined by none other than NCAA.

Now, the college soccer championships in 2016 for Division 1 NCAA or D1 rose to popularity. Among those teams that played in part by the men soccer include Maryland, Providence, Clemson, South Carolina, Mercer, Albany, Creighton, Kentucky, Tulsa, Boston College, Kentucky, North Carolina, Denver, Washington, New Mexico, Portland, Dartmouth, St. Francis, Syracuse, Wake Forest, Rider, Virginia, Indiana, Akron, Louisville, Notre Dame, Loyola Chicago, Illinois-Chicago, Michigan State and more.

Nevertheless, the one team that stood out to win the College Cup Championship is Stanford. The Cardinals of Stanford is headed by players Corey Braid, Tanner Beason, Andrew Epstein, Jared Gilbey, Tomas Hillard-Arce. Foster Langsdorf, Bryce Marion, Adam Mosharrafa, Drew Skundrich, Derek Waldeck, Adrian Alabi, Amir Bashti and Sam Werner.

With Wake Forest, the team is consisted of Luis Argudo, Jon Bakero, Hunter Bandy, Brad Dunwell, Logan Gdula, Ian Harkes, Jacori Hayes, Andreu Cases Mundet, Kevin Politz, Sam Raben, Ema Twumasi, Steven Echevarria, Ricky Greensfelder, Bruno Lapa, Hayden Partain.

Division 2 NCAA Winner

Prior to the winner of Division 2 NCAA, it is none other than Wingate that has clearly defeated all other teams of Tampa, Rockhurst, Southern Indiana, Drury, Tiffin, Palm Beach Atlanta, Quincy, Wingate, Fort Hays State, Limestone, Lindenwood, Pleiffer, Lander, Tusculum, Lenoir-Rhyne and more.

Division 3 NCAA Winner

The national championship of Division 3 NCAA is none other than Tufts. It successfully defeated all other teams of Messiah, Centenary (N.J), Rowan, Lehman, Chris.Newport, Calvin, Montclair State, Springfield, Haverford, Merchant Marine, Carnegie Mellon, Kenyon, Frank. & Marsh, Ohio Northern, Trinity Texas, Whitworth, SUNY Cortland, Morrisville State, Scranton, Chapman, John Carroll, Frank. & Marsh., Washington & Lee, Geneva Maryville (Tennessee) and a whole lot more.

The true meaning of college soccer championships has clearly been shown through the combined efforts of the soccer team. The men’s finalists for 2016 and the help of soccer coaches all contributed to the success. Stanford Wins 2016 College D1 Championship, can they win a third straight?

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NCAA College Championship Soccer Programs

Notre Dame 2013 ncaa champs

 

NCAA college championship soccer programs all

start with three things, dedication, hard work, and

team work at the highest level. You would have thought

gone were the years of one program dominating all of

the other teams like St. Louis University Billikens did

from 1959 to 1973 with winning 10 NCAA Men’s Soccer Championships, but now the Virginia Cavaliers

have just won their 7th NCAA title after being unstoppable in the early 90’s and now possibly starting

another run. Only Indiana University has one more Men’s title with 8 championships behind their run

in late 90’s thru 2004 and then adding one more in 2012. Notre Dame picked up their first title in 2013

and UCLA, Maryland and North Carolina always seem to be in the mix for being in the top 10 NCAA

challengers for the men’s championship. Notre Dame had a great year in 2013 and one of the greatest

quotes Coach Bobby Clark ever gave his team was just before the championship match when he said,

“fellas I got a text from an old coaching friend I have, who has won a few championships in his time”.

He said, “Go Play The Game, Not The Occasion”, that text was from Sir Alex Ferguson,

one the highest winning percentages of any coach/manager alive today. What great class for any coach

or player, keep your emotions in check and just go play the game. There is a reason you are there, and

be grateful you even have the chance, most don’t. There will be bumps in the road, and its next man up

for those who get injured, that’s what team is all about in a championship run. When it comes to

championship dominance in NCAA soccer the North Carolina Women’s team holds no competitors.

From 1982 to 2012 the lady Tar Heels have claimed “21 Titles” and are almost always in the mix for

top ten in the nation every year. However two clubs claimed the title in the last two years with growing

quality soccer programs, UCLA ladies took the title in 2013 and last year the Florida State Seminoles

brought home the hard wear with a 1-0 stunner over a tough Virginia Cavaliers squad. Funny how the

hottest teams in NCAA soccer both women’s and men’s right now are Virginia, UCLA, and North

Carolina, success is contagious. Watch some videos below of NCAA college championship soccer programs, and always play til the last whistle.




4A Girls State Champs Hough High School In Cornelius North Carolina

 

 

 

 

 

 
North Carolina has a new powerhouse in Girls High School Soccer, Hough Huskies !

In just 2 years of playing, this team has won 41 or it’s last 42 matches in NC state.

Allison Stearns, Brandi Arey, Hannah Robinson, Morgan Byrne, Courtney Carroll and

goal keeper Marnie Merritt are just some of the names to watch in the future of soccer.

Out scoring their opponents to a tune of 114 to 12 goals allowed, shows how dominating they are.

Ranked Number One in the country with a 26-0-1 record in 2012, watch out for 2013 next spring.

No Video For This Team, But Article Links Attached.   Congrads Hough Huskies

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