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Tulsa booters score four times in season-opening win and Vaudreuil’s USL debut

TULSA, Okla., March 25 – The Tulsa Roughnecks, who scored a season-low 25 goals a year ago when they finished last in the United Soccer League’s Western Conference, scored four goals to give new head coach David Vaudreuil his first USL coaching win with a 4-1 decision over the Colorado Springs Switchbacks on Sunday. TheContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Goal with 7.8 seconds left allows Indians to share division title with Avon

FARMINGTON, Oct. 29 – The Avon High boys soccer team came out of Thursday night’s Central Connecticut Conference game with Farmington with a piece of a championship and a harsh soccer lesson. Farmington’s Evan Hughes used his left foot to fire a shot past Avon goalie Danny Magrini with 7.8 seconds left to lift theContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Avon’s annual Memorial Day soccer tournament under way at Fisher Meadows

AVON, May 23 – Over 1,000 athletes on dozens of boys and girls soccer teams from Connecticut and around New England are expected to participate this weekend in the Avon Soccer Club’s 26th annual Avon Memorial Day soccer tournament. Competition began Saturday morning, May 23, at 7 a.m. at Fisher Meadows Recreation Area in Avon and nearbyContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Avon vs. Canton rivalry takes its final bow this year

It’s hard for the current athletes at Canton High and Avon High to fathom the intensity that once was part of the rivalry between the schools that burned brightly through the early 1980s. In the past 25 years, there have been flickers of excitement between the two schools but it has been brief. It was rekindled in boysContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Donovan gets one more game with U.S. national team in East Hartford

Landon Donovan will play one more game with the U.S. men’s soccer national team – in East Hartford. Donovan will make his final appearance with the Americans on Friday night, October 10, at Rentschler Field in East Hartford when the U.S. hosts Ecuador at 7 p.m. It will be broadcast live on ESPN. The decisionContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Field hockey team hopes to be first to play on new field Friday night

CANTON – The plan is to begin playing games on Canton High’s new multi-purpose athletic field on Friday night.  Dee Stephan, the school’s athletic director, said the plan is for the Canton field hockey team to host Westbrook on Friday night at 6 p.m. on the new field. The traditional doubleheader of night soccer gamesContinue ReadingContinue Reading

With a special play, U.S. beats Costa Rica with a late goal in Gold Cup

EAST HARTFORD, July 16 – For nearly 80 minutes, the Costa Rica men’s soccer team frustrated the United States in the final Group C contest of the 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup tournament. With an alignment focused on defense and an effort that clogged up the midfield, Costa Rica held the Americans scoreless. But with oneContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Atlanta builds three goal lead, holds off Breakers

NEW BRITAIN, Aug. 21 – Thanks to a pair of second half goals from Eniola Aluko, the visiting Atlanta Beat outlasted the Boston Breakers, 3-2, in the first-ever professional women’s soccer game at Willow Brook Park in New Britain before 4,071 fans. The Breakers surged in the final minutes with two goals from Lindsay TarpleyContinue Reading

McNeill anchors Atlanta defense in 3-2 win over Boston in New Britain

NEW BRITAIN, August 21, 2010 – It’s been nearly seven years since Avon’s Kia McNeill set foot on the smooth grass of Willow Brook Park in New Britain as a soccer player. The last time she played here, she was the prolific scorer and a two-time All-American selection for the Avon High girls soccer team.Continue Reading