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Even though their search for a head coach stretched deep into the spring season, the Daemen Wildcats' men's soccer team has found its replacement for Bobby McColl. Bediako Swan, a former assistant coach with NCAA Division I St. Francis (Pa.) University and a member of the United Soccer Coaches 30 under 30 education program in 2017, has been hired as the new head coach. M…

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The college soccer off-season is less than a month old, but there's already been significant activity in the coaching carousel. Daemen College head coach Bobby McColl has accepted the same position at Houghton College, effective Dec. 7, athletic departments from both schools announced. "The decision to leave Daemen was a tough one and not one that was made lightly," …

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St. Bonaventure men vs. Niagara 7 p.m. Sept. 15 at Marra Field (3261 W. State St., Olean). What to know about St. Bonaventure: Now in his fourth season at the helm of the Bonnies, head coach Kwame Oduro finally has a team he's assembled on his own. And the side he's constructed is difficult to play against: they're very athletic, pressure the ball relentlessly and have…

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Here's a disclaimer: It's hard to take much away from a scoreless draw involving FC Buffalo, which trotted out only three signed players, a handful of trialists and a slew of alumni, and Daemen College, in the throes of its spring season. The exhibition match, held Friday night in Sweet Home High School, nevertheless whetted the palate for a new season of outdoor soccer…

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Thanks to what felt like an extraordinarily long winter, competitive soccer matches - youth teams aside - have been few and far between since college soccer ended in early November. After seeing last Sunday's friendly against North Mississauga SC canceled due to inclement weather, local National Premier Soccer League squad FC Buffalo will finally suit up for an exhibiti…

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It's schedule release season for the Buffalo soccer community, as the home and away dates are set for WNY Flash head coach Matt Waddington's first season at the helm, and local amateur men's side FC Buffalo has committed three matches to its calendar. The Flash, which enters its second season in amateur league United Women's Soccer, will play home contests at Dobson Fie…

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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 …