November 12, 2016 ON THE WRIGHT PATH
UIC Flames men capture MVC title
DAYTON, Ohio -- Oscar Rivero headed in a Max Todd corner kick in the 86th minute to give the UIC Flames a 1-0 win over Wright State in the Horizon League tournament championship game at Alumni Field Saturday night.
November 12, 2016 FLYING ON
ISU Redbirds eliminate Michigan Wolverines
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Illinois State earned a penalty kicks win over Michigan after playing the Wolverines to a 2-2 draw in the first round of the NCAA Womenís Championship at U-M Soccer Stadium Saturday night.
November 12, 2016 FLASHY VICTORY
Northwestern women win NCAA opener
EVANSTON, Ill. -- The Northwestern Wildcats earned their 16th shutout of the season, taking a 3-0 victory over Kent State, in the first round of the NCAA Womenís Championship at the Lanny and Sharon Martin Stadium Saturday.
November 12, 2016 BIG TEN FINAL PREVIEW
No. 1 Maryland to face No. 18 Wisconsin
Sundayís Big Ten Championship final will feature a match up of No. 1 Maryland (17-0-2) vs. No. 18 Wisconsin (11-3-4). The teams were seeded No. 1 and No. 3 respectively in the tournament. The clubs will take the pitch at 2 p.m. ET Sunday at Grand Park in Westfield, Ind.
November 11, 2016 BESTED BY BEARS
Loyola Rambler men stopped in semifinals
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- The No. 1-seeded Loyola Ramblers menís team squandered the lead in falling, 2-1, in extra time to host Missouri State in the semifinals of the Missouri Valley tournament at the Betty & Bobby Allison South Stadium Friday night.
November 11, 2016 NO PAYOFF
Notre Dame women out in first round of NCAA tourney
NOTRE DAME, Ind. -- The Notre Dame women's teamís home-field advantage failed to pay off as the Fighting Irish fell on penalty kicks after playing Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville to a 0-0 draw in the first round of the NCAA Womenís Championship at Alumni Stadium Friday night.
November 11, 2016 ADVANCING ON PKS
Wisconsin upsets Indiana, advances to B1G Final
WESTFIELD, Ind. Ė Wisconsin goalkeeper Philipp Schilling stopped two penalty kicks and buried one of his own to help the No. 18 Badgers move past No. 3 Indiana in the B1G Ten Tournament Friday afternoon at Grand Park. The game ended in a 1-1 draw, but Wisconsin advanced 5-3 on penalty kicks.
November 10, 2016 OSCAR-WORTHY
Soph's first goal sends Flames to Horizon title game
DAYTON, Ohio -- Sophomore Oscar Gonzalez' first collegiate goal, in the 98th minute off a Dimitris Strantzalis feed, gave the UIC men's team a 2-1 extra time win over Milwaukee in the semifinals of the Horizon League tournament at Alumni Field Thursday.
November 7, 2016 MEN'S COLLEGE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Loyola Ramblers midfielder Brody Kraussel
Three years after moving to the Missouri Valley Conference, the Loyola Ramblers have finally won their first title Ė in any sport. The Ramblersí menís team clinched the championship with a 2-0 victory over Bradley Saturday night. And junior midfielder Brody Kraussel, the Chicagoland Soccer News Men's College Player of the Week for the week ending Nov. 6, played a key role.
November 7, 2016 WOMEN'S COLLEGE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Illinois State Redbirds forward Lauren Koehl
Redshirt senior forward Lauren Koehl led the way as Illinois State finished the regular-season strong, being named Missouri Valley Conference player of the year. And Koehl, the Chicagoland Soccer News Women's Player of the Week for the week ending Nov. 6, carried the Redbirds to the MVC tournament title, upping her goal total to 15.
November 6, 2016 MLS ROUNDUP
Canadian teams KO New Yorkers; Rapids, Sounders advance
FC Dallas went all out in attack in producing a 2-1 victory over the Seattle Sounders at Toyota Stadium Sunday night. But FC Dallas, attempting to rally from a three-goal first-leg deficit, fell short, falling, 4-2 on aggregate, despite headers from Tesho Akindele in the 25th minute and Maxi Urruti in the 56th minute. The Sounders, who will meet the Colorado Rapids in the Western Conference finals, weathered a first-half storm.
November 6, 2016 EXTRA TIME EFFORT
IU Hoosiers advance in Big Ten tourney
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- The No. 4-ranked Indiana University men's team improved its unbeaten streak to seven games, taking a 1-0 extra time win over the Northwestern Wildcats in the Big Ten Tournament quarterfinals at Bill Armstrong Stadium Sunday.
November 6, 2016 PUSHING THINGS
Northwestern men eliminated in extra time
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- The Northwestern menís team took No. 4-ranked Indiana to extra time for the second time this season, but fell, 1-0, to the Hoosiers in the quarterfinals of the Big Ten Tournament Sunday.
November 6, 2016 MVC TITLISTS
Redbirds rally past Purple Aces
NORMAL, Ill. -- Illinois State improved its unbeaten streak to 14 games, taking a 2-1 win over Evansville in the Missouri Valley Conference tournament final Sunday.
November 6, 2016 KO'D BY 'NOVA
DePaul men fall in Big East quarterfinals
VILLANOVA, Pa. -- The DePaul menís team dropped a penalty kicks decision to Villanova after playing the Wildcats to a 0-0 draw in the quarterfinals of the Big East Conference tournament at the Higgins Soccer Complex Sunday.
November 5, 2016 NASL ROUNDUP
Indy to meet Cosmos in finals
INDIANAPOLIS Ė Sinisa Ubiparipovic smashed a 20-yard shot into the upper corner for the gameís only goal as Indy Eleven defeated FC Edmonton, 1-0, in a semifinal clash in The Championship, the North American Soccer Leagueís four-team postseason tournament.
November 5, 2016 FINALISTS
Indy blanks Eddies; will play Cosmos for title
INDIANAPOLIS Ė Sinisa Ubiparipovic smashed a 20-yard shot into the upper corner for the gameís only goal as Indy Eleven defeated FC Edmonton, 1-0, in a semifinal clash in The Championship, the North American Soccer Leagueís four-team postseason tournament. The game was played before a sellout crowd of 9,702 fans at Carroll Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
November 4, 2016 GRIZZLY LOSS
UIC men routed by Oakland
ROCHESTER, Mich. -- The UIC men's team mounted a strong attack but was routed, 5-2, by Oakland in both teamsí final Horizon League regular-season game at the OU Soccer Field Friday night.
November 4, 2016 BEST NOT GOOD ENOUGH
Rambler women edged by Evansville
NORMAL, Ill. -- The Loyola womenís team was eliminated on penalty kicks by Evansville for the second successive season in the semifinals of the Missouri Valley Conference tournament at Adelaide Street Field Friday.
November 4, 2016 ROLE REVERSAL
Notre Dame women tripped by Tar Heels
CHARLESTON, S.C. -- The University of Notre Dame womenís team had a 522-minute shutout streak snapped in falling, 2-1, to North Carolina in the semifinals of the Atlantic Coast Conference Championship at MUSC Health Stadium Friday night.
November 3, 2016 FIGHTING ON
Irish men blow by Blue Devils in ACC tournament
NOTRE DAME, Ind. -- Jon Gallagher scored his 12th goal of the year in the 100th minute, lifting the Notre Dame Fighting Irish menís team to a 3-2 extra time win over Duke in the first round of the Atlantic Coast Conference Championship Thursday.
November 2, 2016 REPLACEMENT PLAYERS
USWNT adds two for Romania matches
CHICAGO -- Forward Jessica McDonald and defender Emily Menges will join the U.S. Womenís National Team for training camp in California in preparation matches against Romania, U.S. Soccer announced Wednesday.
October 31, 2016 MEN'S COLLEGE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
IU Hoosiers midfielder Tanner Thompson
Tanner Thompson has displayed ability as a playmaker in his Indiana career, and this season has added exceptional goal-scoring to his repertoire. Last season, Thompson totaled three goals and nine assists on the way to being named Big Ten Conference midfielder of the year. Last week, Thompson, the Chicagoland Soccer News Men's College Player of the Week for the week ending Oct. 31, scored four goals, upping his total to a team-leading eight for the season.
October 30, 2016 MLS ROUNDUP
Underdogs rule in conference semis
MONTREAL--The Montreal Impact seized the early advantage in their Eastern Conference semifinal series with a 1-0 win over the top-seeded New York Red Bulls Sunday at Stade Saputo.
October 30, 2016 NASL ROUNDUP
Armada, Rayo end with wins
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. ó Zach Steinberger, tallied two assists and then the winning goal in the 84th minute to lead the Jacksonville Armada to cap a 3-2 comeback win over the Tampa Bay Rowdies on Sunday afternoon at Community First Park.
October 30, 2016 PENALTIES PAY
Northwestern women knock out Nebraska
EVANSTON, Ill. -- Sophomore midfielder Marisa Viggiano converted the clinching shot as the Northwestern womenís team took a penalty kick victory over Nebraska after playing to a 0-0 draw with the Cornhuskers in the quarterfinals of the Big Ten Conference tournament at Lanny and Sharon Martin Stadium Sunday.
October 30, 2016 RAMBLING INTO SEMIS
Loyola women put away Panthers
WATERLOO, Iowa -- Junior Avalon Senn-Raemontís 20th-minute goal gave the Loyola womenís team a 1-0 win over Northern Iowa in the opening round of the Missouri Valley Conference tournament at the Cedar Valley Soccer Complex Sunday.
October 30, 2016 HOOSIERS NEXT
Northwestern men nudge Nittany Lions
EVANSTON, Ill. -- Riley Kelliher's cross in the 25th minute was headed home by Jeffrey Hopson as Northwestern took a 1-0 victory over the Penn State Nittany Lions in a Big Ten Conference match Sunday.
October 30, 2016 MEMORIES OF '03
IU Hoosier men stop Spartans
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- The No. 5-ranked Indiana menís team defeated the No. 13 Michigan State Spartans, 2-1, in both teamsí Big Ten Conference regular-season finale at Bill Armstrong Stadium Sunday.
October 30, 2016 ANOTHER BLANKING
Notre Dame women whip Wolfpack
NOTRE DAME, Ind. -- Reserve forward Kaitlin Klawunderís 88th-minute goal gave the Notre Dame women's team a 1-0 win over North Carolina State in the quarterfinals of the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament at Alumni Stadium Sunday.
October 29, 2016 STILL ON TOP
Rambler men edged in Edwardsville
EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. -- The Loyola menís team remained in first place in the Missouri Valley Conference despite a 1-0 loss to second-place SIU-Edwardsville at Korte Stadium Saturday night.
October 28, 2016 IRISH POST DRAW
Notre Dame men's winless streak continues
NOTRE DAME. Ind. -- The Notre Dame menís team closed the regular season with a five-match winless streak after being held to a 0-0 draw by North Carolina in an Atlantic Coast Conference match before a 2,279 crowd at Alumni Stadium Friday night.
October 27, 2016 MLS ROUNDUP
Impact, Sounders round out semifinal field
WASHINGTON, DC--If the Montreal Impact missed disgruntled star forward Didier Drogba during Thursday's Eastern Conference knockout round match against DC United at RFK Stadium, they didn't show it. Laurent Ciman scored in the fourth minute and the Impact ran up a 4-0 lead on their way to a 4-2 win that set them up for a two-game semifinal against top seeds the New York Red Bulls starting Sunday at Stade Saputo.
October 27, 2016 FINISHING WITH A DOZEN
Redbirds knock off Northern Iowa
NORMAL, Ill. -- Missouri Valley Conference champion Illinois State upped its unbeaten streak to 12 games with a 2-0 win over Northern Iowa in both teamsí final regular-season conference match at Adelaide Street Field Thursday night.
October 26, 2016 MLS ROUNDUP
Reds, Galaxy advance to semifinals
TORONTO--Toronto FC hosted a playoff game for the first time ever on Wednesday, and made it count with a 3-1 knockout round win over the Philadelphia Union at BMO Field.
October 26, 2016 TITLE SHARE
A first for Northwestern women
EVANSTON, Ill. -- The Northwestern womenís team won a share of its first-ever Big Ten Conference championship with a 1-0 extra time victory over Illinois at Martin Stadium Wednesday night.
October 26, 2016 GAME CALLED
Northwestern-Loyola men's match
EVANSTON, Ill. -- The Northwestern-Loyola non-conference menís game scheduled Wednesday has been canceled because of inclement weather and unplayable field conditions at Martin Stadium.
October 25, 2016 SKIDDING IRISH
Notre Dame men stopped by Spartans
NOTRE DAME, Ind. -- The Notre Dame menís team lost for the first time at home this season, sustaining a 1-0 defeat to Michigan State in a non-conference match at Alumni Stadium Tuesday night.
October 25, 2016 HISTORIC HAMMERING
IU Hoosier men batter Billikens
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- The No. 5-ranked Indiana men's team took a 5-0 win over Saint Louis, the greatest margin of victory in the teamsí 41-year series history, in a non-conference match at Bill Armstrong Stadium Tuesday night.
October 25, 2016 HOPE FOR NASL?
Slim and then some, if all goes to plan
The North American Soccer League appears to be unraveling with the impending move of the Ottawa Fury and Tampa Bay Rowdies to the USL, announced Tuesday, plus the loss of Minnesota United to MLS. But the NASL believes it can remain viable next season.
October 24, 2016 MEN'S COLLEGE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Loyola Ramblers' Alec Lasinski
Sophomore forward Alec Lasinski was expected to play an important role with the Loyola Ramblers this season, though not likely as the teamís leading scorer. Lasinski, the Chicagoland Soccer News Men's College Player of the Week for the week ending Oct. 24, has produced six goals as the Ramblers have moved to No. 4 in the NCAA Ratings Percentage Index and are on the verge of clinching first place in the Missouri Valley Conference.
October 24, 2016 WOMEN'S COLLEGE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
DePaul Blue Demons' Franny Cerny
Franny Cerny made an immediate impact when she joined the DePaul Blue Demons last season. Cerny scored six goals and was named Big East Conference freshman of the week four successive times as the Blue Demons compiled a 12-4-4 record and were eliminated by Providence in the first round of the conference tournament.
October 23, 2016 DARK DAYS
Another excruciating Fire season comes to an end
TORONTO--The Chicago Fire finally put the 2016 season to rest Sunday afternoon the same way they started it - with a one-goal loss. Toronto FC proved to be too much for a Fire team that was outplayed much of the match, as goals from Sebastian Giovinco, Justin Morrow, and Jonathan Osorio were too much for the Fire to overcome in the 3-2 loss at BMO Field.
October 23, 2016 NORTHERN LIGHTS
Lloyd brace leads U.S. 5-1 over Switzerland
MINNEAPOLIS - Carli Lloyd has been pretty busy these days. Promoting her new book, getting ready for her wedding, and oh, yea, scoring two goals to lead the U.S. Women's National Team to a 5-1 win over Switzerland in front of 23,400 fans at U.S. Bank Stadium, the largest crowd to watch the U.S. Women in the state of Minnesota.
October 23, 2016 WINNING ADJUSTMENT
Fighting Irish women drop Deacons
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- Junior Megan McCashlandís 88th-minute goal gave the No. 14-ranked University of Notre Dame women's team a 1-0 win over Wake Forest in an Atlantic Coast Conference match at Spry Stadium Sunday.
October 22, 2016 SHUTOUT RECORD
Wildcat women move into tie for Big Ten lead
EVANSTON, Ill. -- The No. 23-ranked Northwestern womenís team set a program shutout record in battling No. 13-ranked Minnesota to a 0-0 draw in a Big Ten Conference match on Senior Night at Martin Stadium Saturday night.
October 22, 2016 HOPEFUL HOOSIERS
IU women play Purdue to draw
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- The Indiana womenís team improved its unbeaten streak to five games, playing Purdue to a 2-2 draw in a Big Ten Conference and Golden Boot match Saturday night.
October 22, 2016 CLOSING IN
Loyola men stretch MVC lead
The Loyola Ramblers menís team improved its unbeaten streaks to 26 games at home and six games this season in taking a 2-0 victory over Missouri State in a Missouri Valley Conference match at Loyola Soccer Park Saturday night.
October 22, 2016 ANOTHER CLEAN SHEET
Indy blanks Puerto Rico 3-0
INDIANAPOLIS Ė Goals by Justin Braun, Eamon Zayed and Dylan Mares lifted Indy Eleven to a 3-0 win over Puerto Rico FC finished in front of 8,916 fans at IUPUIís Carroll Stadium, as they finished the regular season unbeaten at home.
October 22, 2016 'CATS CLIPPED
Northwestern men stopped by Spartans
EAST LANSING, Mich. -- The Northwestern menís teamís two-game winning streak was snapped as the Wildcats fell, 2-1, to No. 20-ranked Michigan State in a Big Ten Conference match Saturday.
October 22, 2016 MLS INFORMER
Disassembling the Erector Set?
With word that the last of the original MLS stadia Ė RFK Stadium Ė officially has its days numbered, i.e. the 2017 season, now rumblings are being heard that the first of the new generation of buildings also may be on the way out.
October 21, 2016 BEDEVILED IN EXTRA TIME
Notre Dame men downed by Duke
DURHAM, N.C. -- The University of Notre Dame menís team squandered an early lead in losing its third successive match, a 2-1 extra time decision to Duke in an Atlantic Coast Conference match at Koskinen Stadium Friday night.
October 21, 2016 EXTRA EFFORT
Indiana men earn shutout against Badgers
MADISON, Wisc. -- The No. 4-ranked Indiana University menís team upped its unbeaten streak to four games, playing the Wisconsin Badgers to a 0-0 draw in a Big Ten Conference match at the McClimon Soccer Complex Friday night.
October 21, 2016 NOWHERE TO GO BUT UP
Last-place Fire close out season Sunday in Toronto
The Chicago Fire have finally reached the end of their often frustrating 2016 season, closing things out with Sunday's Decision Day battle at BMO Field (3:00 pm CT, CSN), a match that can take the Fire nowhere except out of the Eastern Conference cellar but has potentially significant postseason implications for hosts Toronto FC.
October 19, 2016 DOUSED
UIC Flames women fall to Valparaiso
The UIC women's team squandered the lead in losing its second successive game, a 2-1 extra time decision to Valparaiso in a Horizon League match at Flames Field Wednesday night.
October 19, 2016 NASL ROUNDUP
Armada, Indy stage comebacks
JACKSONVILLE ó Second-half goals by Alex Dixon and Lucas Scaglia lifted the Jacksonville Armada to a 3-2 come from behind win over Miami FC at Community First Park Wednesday night.
October 19, 2016 FAST WORK
Williams goal ignites rally as USWNT shuts out Swiss
SALT LAKE CITY -- NWSL leading scorer Lynn Williams scored 49 seconds into her international debut as the U.S. Womenís National Team took a 4-0 victory over Switzerland in a friendly match before a 14,336 crowd at Rio Tinto Stadium Wednesday night.
October 18, 2016 NCAA BEST
Rambler men hurry past Huskies
The No. 15-ranked Loyola menís team upped its home unbeaten streak to an NCAA Division 1 best 25 games with a 2-0 victory over Northern Illinois in a non-conference match at Loyola Soccer Park Tuesday night.
October 18, 2016 TIE-BREAKER
Notre Dame men knocked off by Northwestern
BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. -- After playing to four successive 1-1 draws with Northwestern, the Notre Dame menís team sustained a 2-1 extra time loss to the Wildcats in a non-conference match at Toyota Park Tuesday night.
October 15, 2016 EXTENDING THEIR STREAK
Eleven blank Carolina 3-0
INDIANAPOLIS Ė Justin Braun, Nicki Paterson and Souleymane Youla each scored as the Indy Eleven continued their home unbeaten string to 15 this year, with a 3-0 win over the Carolina RailHawks in front of 8,649 fans at IUPUIís Carroll Stadium.
October 15, 2016 ALL ACES
Loyola Rambler men even with Evansville
EVANSVILLE, Ind. -- The Loyola menís team improved its unbeaten streak to four games with a 1-1 draw with Evansville in a Missouri Valley Conference match at McCutchan Stadium Saturday night.
October 15, 2016 RALLYING HOOSIERS
IU men play Buckeyes to draw
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The No. 7-ranked Indiana University menís team rallied to play the Ohio State Buckeyes to a 2-2 draw in a Big Ten Conference match Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium Saturday.
October 14, 2016 WORLD CLASS FRESHMAN
Notre Dame women trip Tar Heels
NOTRE DAME, Ind. -- A 57th-minute left-foot free kick by freshman Jennifer Westendorf gave the No. 20-ranked Notre Dame womenís team a 1-0 victory over No. 11 North Carolina in an Atlantic Coast Conference match at Alumni Stadium Friday night.
October 14, 2016 CAVALIER PERFORMANCE
Notre Dame men upset by Virginia
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- The No. 1/2-ranked Notre Dame menís team surrendered a seventh-minute goal in falling, 1-0, to No. 21-ranked Virginia in an Atlantic Coast Conference match at KlŲckner Stadium Friday night.
October 13, 2016 MLS ROUNDUP
End of the line for Columbus, Quakes
BRIDGEVIEW, Ill.--The Chicago Fire aren't going to the playoffs this season, but they made sure that Columbus Crew SC would join them in the "wait 'til next year" club by playing their conference rivals to a 2-2 draw Thursday night at Toyota Park.
October 13, 2016 GOODBYE, COLUMBUS
IU Hoosier women bounce Buckeyes
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Three freshmen scored goals as the Indiana womenís team took its first away win over Ohio State since 2002, a 3-2 decision in a Big Ten Conference match Thursday night.
October 12, 2016 MLS ROUNDUP
Scoreless in Seattle
SEATTLE--The last-place Houston Dynamo gave playoff-hungry Seattle Sounders FC all they could handle on the way to a scoreless draw Wednesday night at CenturyLink Stadium.
October 12, 2016 NASL ROUNDUP
Strikers win; Indy, Armada scoreless
JACKSONVILLE---Jon Busch made two saves to post his ninth shutout of the season, as Indy Eleven played to a 0-0 draw against the Jacksonville Armada Wednesday night at Community First Park.
October 12, 2016 DRAWING BLANKS
Armada, Indy scoreless
JACKSONVILLE---Jon Busch made two saves to post his ninth shutout of the season, as Indy Eleven played to a 0-0 draw against the Jacksonville Armada Wednesday night at Community First Park.
October 12, 2016 THE END IS IN SIGHT
Fire look for positives as season drags to a close
The Chicago Fire don't have a lot to gain as their season draws to a close, but one of the few sources of consolation could be a measure of revenge against Columbus Crew SC Thursday night at Toyota Park (7:30 pm CT, CSN). Columbus sent the Fire into the recent international break with a stinging 3-0 loss, all but assuring that Chicago will finish at the bottom of the Eastern Conference and MLS standings for a second straight year.
October 11, 2016 BLANKED BY FLAMES
Northwestern men fall to UIC
EVANSTON, Ill. -- The Northwestern menís teamís losing streak extended to three games as the Wildcats fell, 2-0, to the UIC Flames in a non-conference match at the Lanny and Sharon Martin Stadium Tuesday night.
October 11, 2016 STREAKING IRISH
Notre Dame men mash Michigan
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- The No. 1-ranked University of Notre Dame men's team upped its unbeaten streak to five games with a 2-0 win over Michigan in a non-conference match at the U-M Soccer Stadium Tuesday night.