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National Premier Soccer League club FC Buffalo proved once again that it can be part of a path to the professional ranks, as Wolves attacking center midfielder Keane McIvor has signed a contract with Swedish second division club Gottne IF.. "It’s a great feeling to actually get started with something [I’ve] always wanted to do," McIvor said in a message. "Division 2 is …

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The stage was set for an epic Erie County Derby, the designation for the rivalry between National Premier Soccer League sides FC Buffalo and the Erie Commodores. More than 700 fans rallied on a steamy night at All-High Stadium, anxious to see if the local amateur team could seize control of a playoff spot with just one game to play. There was no better opponent for this…

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For a neutral viewer, FC Buffalo's first meeting with rival Erie this season will be remembered as a serious contender for match of the year - not because it was pretty, but more for its frenzied conclusion. Three goals - two by Erie, one by the Wolves - between the 88th and 94th minutes vaulted Dale White's squad to a dramatic 4-3 win at Edinboro University on May 26. …

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In a match with serious playoff implications, FC Buffalo sparkled. Goals from Troy Brady, Gary Boughton and Keane McIvor, plus a clean sheet from Steve Casey, helped the Wolves to a comprehensive 3-0 win over the Rochester Lancers Friday night at Robert E. Rich All-High Stadium. "Overall, just a real solid game," remarked FC Buffalo head coach Frank Butcher. "[We're]…

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Over the first three weeks of the FC Buffalo season, the Wolves attack was missing something. At first glance, it seemed an unstable crew of forwards was at least partly responsible. Kendell McFayden's suspension for the first game and Akean Shackleford's late arrival from college meant Isaiah Wilson, deployed as a winger at St. Bonaventure, was thrust into major minute…

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Scoreless draws don't have to be bereft of spectacular moments. FC Buffalo goalkeeper Steven Casey made at least four terrific saves - two in each half - to preserve a point for the Wolves against Cleveland SC on Friday night at Robert E. Rich All-High Stadium. FCB now stands at 1-2-1 (W-L-D) on the season, with a road match at 5 p.m. June 3 in Rochester on the horizon.…

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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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The National Premier Soccer League National Game of the Week lived up to its billing. Unfortunately, the late-game drama that bore three goals between the 88th minute and the fourth minute of stoppage left FC Buffalo and its traveling supporters with a sick feeling in their stomachs. Behind stoppage-time tallies from substitute Christopher Eduardo and hat-trick hero Cam…

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The National Premier Soccer League season comes at you fast. After a discouraging 2-0 loss in its home opener, FC Buffalo is back on the pitch at 2 p.m. May 26 at Edinboro University against rivals Erie  (1-0) in what's been dubbed the NPSL Game of the Week. Details for the live stream will be announced Saturday morning, while BN Soccer will provide in-person updates…

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It took FC Buffalo 249 minutes of play last season before they scored their first goal. Although head coach Frank Butcher stressed to his team that a slow start could not happen again in 2018, it's exactly what transpired. The Fort Pitt Regiment stormed into Buffalo, took their chances well and departed with a 2-0 victory in front of roughly 400 fans at Robert E. Rich A…

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In the unstable climate of men's semi-professional soccer, FC Buffalo's perseverance through eight straight seasons in the National Premier Soccer League is remarkable. AFC Cleveland - the 2016 NPSL champions - folded after a tumultuous 2017. The Fort Pitt Regiment, the Wolves' foe Friday (7 p.m., All-High Stadium, $8), opted to take the 2016 season off to reorganize. …

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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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Although the release came three weeks later than last year, the summer schedule for FC Buffalo has now been unveiled to the soccer community. In addition to the three exhibition games the Wolves announced last week, FC Buffalo will play 12 regular-season games - six at home, six on the road - with additional playoff matches following July 10, should the team qualify. …

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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…