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The last taste of the Tehel Cup finals was a bitter one for Queenston FC, which fell to FC Yemen in 2015 after winning the amateur men's soccer tournament the year prior. And four years later, those memories still fuel the handful of players remaining from that losing side. Troy Brady and Ross Suitor, two players who felt the sting of that 2015 loss, propelled Queenston…

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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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The College Power 10 ranks the top teams, players, coaches and stories in WNY collegiate athletics.  1. Canisius men’s soccer: The Griffs haven’t conceded a goal in 319 minutes and 44 seconds while extending their winning streak to four straight, which includes a 2-0 road victory at St. Bonaventure. Grand Island’s Troy Brady leads the team with four goals while Italian …

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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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Annually on the first Wednesday of February, National Signing Day proves to become a major spectacle for high school student-athletes revealing their college destinations. But that's just the start. The Big 4 Division I colleges, as well as the area's Division III schools, continue to vie for the remaining talent through the end of March and beyond, as paperwork -- like t…

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Western New York Player of the Year Troy Brady left no doubts that he could dominate high school competition, tallying 27 goals and 15 assists in his senior campaign en route to the all-state first team and his second consecutive All-Western New York honor. Skills that separate at the high school level are often less dynamic when matched against better competition, whethe…

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After the first round of tryouts on Monday, FC Buffalo has gotten a jump on its 2016 roster by signing nine players, eight of whom grew up in Western New York. Overall, 34 players auditioned in front of the Wolves' coaching staff and owners in Sahlen's Sports Park, going through warm-ups, rotating in small-sided 8-vs.-8 matches and finishing with an 11-vs.-11 scrimmage in…

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For FC Buffalo's first four years, much of the team's roster was familiar to local soccer fans. Medaille College, University at Buffalo and Canisius College were represented well, and players who returned home from college for the summer also had a chance to stay sharp. The NPSL club didn't boast the budget to house visiting players for the summer, so the owners and coa…