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The 11-game regular season of the Buffalo & District Soccer League's premier division has wrapped up, and six teams sealed postseason berths in the process. Given BSC Raiders' recent dominance and Lackawanna FCY's roaring start to the season, it's not shocking that the duo claimed the coveted first-round byes. The other four playoff qualifiers, however, face do-or-d…

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The Buffalo & District Soccer League season has surpassed the halfway mark, and story-lines abound. Few will be surprised to see BSC Raiders and Amherst Sharpshooters at the top of the table, and one of the teams promoted from the championship division - Pendleton United - still win-less. But the first seven weeks of the season have been littered with surprises, wit…

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There's been no Cinderella run in the Buffalo & District Soccer League's playoffs for the Premier and Championship divisions. The top two seeds in each held serve last Sunday, with all four of the victors registering clean sheets. The most nervy of the semifinals was BSC International's overtime win over feisty Niagara FC, as it took an overtime brace from Buffalo S…

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Only four teams remain in contention in the Buffalo & District Soccer League's premier division playoffs, and just two of them were projected to make it this far. Sunday's semifinal match-ups for the league's top tier are staggered so you can watch both live, if you're that devoted to men's amateur soccer in Buffalo. Here's the rundown for each game. No. 1 seed BSC…

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For a Tehel Cup quarterfinal match between two of the top sides in the Buffalo & District Soccer League's premier division, the result was surprisingly lopsided. BSC Raiders' Kendell McFayden scored once and added two assists in his team's 3-0 blanking of the Amherst Sharpshooters on Thursday at Sparky Adams Field in Kenmore. John Grabowski and Chris Walter were on …

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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 …