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As the Buffalo District Soccer League welcomes younger and younger teams, the more veteran sides are forced to call upon their soccer wisdom rather than rely on their fitness. Despite blowing a two-goal lead, premier division's Clarence Yotes proved the savvier team in their 4-2 first-round Tehel Cup win over Orchard Park Alliance on Thursday at the Orchard Park Soccer Co…

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Nick and I jumped on 91.3 FM WBNY for the 24th episode of "The Football Club of Buffalo Show," where former Niagara forward and returning FC Buffalo player Andrew Ferguson called in to discuss his decision to rejoin the club. [Read about Andrew Ferguson's addition and what it means to FC Buffalo] Other topics on the show include the futures of several English Premier Lea…

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Sacramento, Detroit, St. Louis, San Antonio, San Diego and Austin. It's likely that these six cities are next in line for Major League Soccer teams, and the name that should leap out to FC Buffalo fans -- Detroit -- is already in the throes of conflict between the ardent, grassroots supporters of Detroit City FC and the two wealthy businessmen looking to bring top-tier so…

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As you'd expect, Week 2 of the BDSL season offered its mild surprises. Here are the league-wide results from Mother's Day: PREMIER DIVISION BSC International 0, SoHo FC 0 Quick sum: Surprise result of the weekend, as Inter's defense stiffened and keeper Brian Arcara stopped his second penalty kick in as many games. SoHo may rue this memory later in the season as they fl…

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The Buffalo District Soccer League's top flight had an eventful opening week, with revamped Rogue FC proving powerful, the elite pair of Amherst and BSC Raiders starting hot, and a surprisingly lopsided result coming from a rivalry match. You can see all the scores from Week 1 -- league-wide, not just premier -- on this BN Soccer post. The premier division season preview …

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Judging by FC Buffalo's early signings for the summer, it looked like the club's ownership and coaches were focused on assembling a squad of predominantly current college players. Thursday's announcements of Niagara University graduate Andrew Ferguson and Canisius College alum Regan Steele add a bit more balance to the side. Voted All-NPSL Midwest Region first team in 201…

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'The Football Club of Buffalo Show" is action-packed, appreciating the stunning reality of Leicester City FC's English Premier League title, looking at Jurgen Klinsmann's 40-man Copa America Centenario pre-camp roster and then explaining to listeners what's going on between Detroit City FC owners, its passionate supporters group and prospective businessmen looking to bring…

For matches played on May 1, 2016, here are the results. Premier Division SoHo FC 5, Celtic United 2 BSC Raiders 6, BSC International 2 Amherst Sharpshooters 3, Queenston FC 0 FC Yemen 4, Yemen Elite 1 Clarence 3, Roos FC 1 Rogue FC 5, BUSS 2 [Read: BN Soccer's premier division preview] ------------------------ Championship Division Celtic Hoops 1, Buffalo Celti…

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From top to bottom, the Buffalo District Soccer League's premier division may have never boasted more talent than it will in summer 2016. As a whole, in the five-division league with a promotion-relegation system, change is inevitable and embraced. Consider this: over the last five years, the BDSL has jumped from 56 total teams to 66, and only two teams of the 12 premier …

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Dermot McGrane sat near the double-decker Kop, the heavily secured area in a soccer stadium's stands where the two rival supporters groups would cheer, chant and curse. The occasion, a match between Chelsea and Leicester City FC, wasn't unusual, but McGrane spotted some mischief up in the Blues' section. Visiting fans were tying Chelsea scarves together in a chain, he rec…

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Nick Mendola of NBC Sports ProSoccerTalk and I start off discussing Tottenham's shocking draw with West Bromwich Albion, which gives Leicester City FC a chance to clinch the English Premier League title with a win next week in Manchester. Rochester River DogZ co-owner Marc Mandell calls into the show after 15 minutes to talk about his experience in building a National Pre…

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ProSoccerTalk's Nick Mendola and I break down a wild Leicester vs. West Ham match, including a thought-provoking discussion on whether the English Premier League wants the Foxes to win. Local goalkeeper and referee John Netter joins by phone to talk about BSC Raiders' 2-1 loss to Phoenix Majors of Eastern Pennsylvania, then lends his perspective, as a referee, on the cont…

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It's hard enough to stymie one of the region's best amateur clubs 11 vs. 11, but to try it with only nine players is asking the impossible. A 44th-minute red card to BSC Raiders' Ryan Walter and a 68th-minute sending off of Kendell McFayden left the home side down two men, and Phoenix Majors nervously held on for a 2-1 victory in front of roughly 150 fans on a gorgeous Su…

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After a two-week delay, the BSC Raiders of the Buffalo District Soccer League will play their USASA Amateur Cup Region 1 quarterfinal match against Phoenix Majors SC at 2:30 p.m. April 17 at Nichols School (1250 Amherst St.). To earn their place in the tournament, the two-time defending BDSL champion held on to beat Italian-Americans SC of the Rochester District Soccer Le…

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Decorated Hartwick College junior Jack Donaldson, America East Conference stalwart Philip Persson and former Arsenal FC Academy standout Sam Byles appear to be the three marquee additions in FC Buffalo's contingent of new signings. In all, the Wolves added 12 players to their roster, bringing the total to 31. Previous signing Jack Fisher has decided to go back to England …