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BDSL premier side Yemen Elite took the do-or-die nature of Tehel Cup to heart, jumping all over division one's Panthers with two goals in the first five minutes en route to a 2-0 victory. Elite advances to the Elite Eight of the oldest men's amateur soccer tournament in the United States. "I told [my team] it's win and move on or lose and drop out, and I put the pressure …

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Ciminelli Real Estate Corps' successful bid to manage the future of the Women's and Children's Hospital space on Elmwood Avenue is a terrific development for Buffalo soccer. Delaware Soccer Club is one of the partners in the $122 million project, dubbed "QueensLight," which calls for a full-size outdoor soccer field stationed above an indoor facility at the north end of t…

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Recent FC Buffalo stalwart Kieran Toland and assistant coach Pat Pidgeon join "The Football Club of Buffalo Show" to talk about the weekend split against AFC Cleveland and the Rochester River Dogz, plus a little about their individual backgrounds. I close out the show with a 30-minute soliloquy on the U.S. men's national team at Copa America Centenario. [Read: FC Buffalo…

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Following FC Buffalo's spirited 3-0 home win on Friday over AFC Cleveland, Sunday's away tilt in Rochester was the classic trap game. The River Dogz prevailed, 2-1, to sweep the season series with the Wolves in their first season in the National Premier Soccer League. "We needed a result to make a push for the playoffs," said David Acuna Camacho, FC Buffalo's center back …

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Ninety-degree Sundays in Buffalo separate the wheat from the chaff in the BDSL, as several men's league clubs hope to make a last-season push up the table, whether it's out of the relegation zone or into the thick of the playoff race. Here's the table heading into Week 8: *BN Soccer Match of the Week* Yemen Elite (3-2-2) at BSC Raiders (5-1-1) 6 p.m. Sunday at Nichols…

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Kieran Toland could have finessed the ball into the gaping left side of the net, but the FC Buffalo midfielder unleashed six matches of pent-up frustration on the ball, hammering a missile into the back of AFC Cleveland's goal for his first marker as a Wolf. "It's about time as well, huh?," the St. Bonaventure junior said with a laugh. "I've been trying so hard just to ge…

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Late-season roster additions have traditionally been a boon for FC Buffalo. Sam DeMello injected life into the Wolves' attack in 2014, and striker Ngwese Ebangwese changed the entire complexion of the team when he debuted July 3 of last year against Erie. This season, FC Buffalo has made four additions before the June 24 roster freeze, bringing on forwards Cameron Harr (M…

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Considering the way the season started, FC Buffalo could have been in much worse shape by the midway point. The Wolves were shocked at home by first-year club Rochester RiverDogz, 1-0, then were blanked 2-0 a week later by AFC Cleveland, the side that helped prevent FC Buffalo from reaching the postseason in 2015. Since that May 21 loss, though, FC Buffalo are 3-0-1 in l…

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Scheduled BDSL games fall on both Mother's Day and Father's Day, and many teams find themselves shorthanded due to family commitments. Missing players can lead to some topsy-turvy results, which you'll see in the scores and sums below. PREMIER DIVISION BSC Raiders 5, BUSS 5   Quick sum: Raiders are not usually a team that melts down, but some chinks in the armor appeare…

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After unveiling the Midseason XI second team on Thursday, we move forward with the Buffalo & District Soccer League premier division first team today. This 11 was chosen through discussions with managers and players involved in the league. Goalkeeper: John Netter, Queenston FC. Sharpshooters' Durst made the first-team goalkeeper spot a tougher choice than expected, bu…

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Over the next three days, BN Soccer will roll out the Buffalo & District Soccer League premier division second team (today), first team (Friday) and all-snubbed team (Saturday) before Week 7 kicks off on Sunday. These 33 selections were chosen through a complex algorithm, or just from the suggestions and nominations of over 20 people heavily involved in the league. H…

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Our soccer ball-shaped floating orb was prescient, calling this week's major upset of Yemen Elite over Sharpshooters. The orb has been bouncing around quite giddily all day. Anyhow, off to the Buffalo & District Soccer League scoreboard for Week 6: PREMIER DIVISION Yemen Elite 2, Amherst Sharpshooters 1 Quick sum: Yemen Elite's much-maligned defense of Koby Sapon-A…

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FC Buffalo's coaches and players see it regularly in practice, and the club's fans have witnessed it dozens of times in the middle of the pitch. It was only a matter of time before a header won by 6'4 midfielder Ian McGrath found the back of the net. Off a pretty in-swinging corner from Jack Donaldson in the 55th minute, McGrath engaged contact with FC Indiana's Halid Abo…

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Last week in the Buffalo & District Soccer League premier division, Celtic United, SoHo FC and Queenston all came away with important wins, but the gauntlet continues into Week 6, as the jockeying for playoff position -- or to stave off relegation -- intensifies as we pass the halfway point of the season. *BN Soccer Match of the Week* Clarence (3-2, 5th) at Queenston…

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When something you love is ripped away unexpectedly, self-pity and helplessness can push the mind to dark places. For Isaiah Barrett, an FC Buffalo midfielder and redshirt sophomore at Binghamton University, a completely torn lateral collateral ligament and partially torn anterior cruciate ligament in his knee had him fearing for the worst. The timing was particularly ba…