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Farouk Majeed needed a left defender. The Journey's End soccer coach peered down his sideline, weighing his options. An older, bigger Eritrean opponent had already scored a second goal, and Majeed didn't want to concede more. From a spectator's standpoint, his options for substitutes were fascinating. Kids who'd escaped war, poverty and oppression in Sudan, Afghanistan …

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Akean Shackleford waited patiently for his chance. Returning from Indian Hills Community College's graduation on the day of FC Buffalo's first game, the Jamaican striker was deployed as a substitute against Fort Pitt and the Erie Commodores, both losses for the Wolves that put them in "must-win" mode Sunday. In his first start for the club since finishing 2017 with a…

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FC Buffalo's season may still be two months away, but there's good news to announce for the club. Striker Akean Shackleford, a productive force on the pitch and a fan-favorite off it, will return to the National Premier Soccer League club for summer 2018, he announced on Twitter. Shackleford, a native of Jamaica who just completed his second season at Indian Hill…

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With only pride left to play for in its final game of the season, FC Buffalo played spoiler against defending NPSL champion AFC Cleveland, beating the Royals 3-1 at All-High Stadium on Friday night. Cleveland needed a win to catapult over Dayton Dynamo FC and into the playoffs for a chance to defend its title, but Buffalo nixed those chances with its two-goal win to fin…