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Buffalo's amateur soccer history against Maryland-based club Christos FC is not pretty. In 2016, Christos ran FC Yemen off the pitch in the Werner Fricker Cup quarterfinals, 3-0, and then topped the Clarence Coyotes, 1-0, the following year, despite playing with nine men and no substitutes for the duration of the match. After their wild qualifying win over Rochester …

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BSC Raiders were in an unfamiliar position. With just 10 men on the pitch and trailing by a goal in the waning moments, the Buffalo & District Soccer League's two-time reigning champions looked destined to succumb to Westside of the Rochester & District Soccer League in the play-in game of the USASA Amateur Cup. Two of Raiders' steadiest contributors had other i…

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Buffalo soccer fans will be treated to a St. Patrick's Day special, as the BSC Raiders - winners of both the premier division of the Buffalo & District Soccer League and the Tehel Cup - will host Rochester & District Soccer League squad Westside in a tournament play-in match. The winner of the contest, scheduled for 2 p.m. March 17 at Sparky Adams Field (1299 Pa…

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It's hard enough to stymie one of the region's best amateur clubs 11 vs. 11, but to try it with only nine players is asking the impossible. A 44th-minute red card to BSC Raiders' Ryan Walter and a 68th-minute sending off of Kendell McFayden left the home side down two men, and Phoenix Majors nervously held on for a 2-1 victory in front of roughly 150 fans on a gorgeous Su…

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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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The BSC Raiders don't always play pretty soccer, but their punishing style is enough to wear down opponents. In the Buffalo District Soccer League club's 1-0 win over Italian-Americans SC on Sunday in Sahlen Sports Park, the Raiders won the physical battle in midfield, tackled decisively on defense and rode a first-half goal from Ryan Walter to a place in the USASA Amateu…

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The contest to decide which city will represent Western New York in the USASA Amateur Cup arrives March 20, as the Buffalo District Soccer League's BSC Raiders take on the Rochester District Soccer League's Italian-Americans SC Bakshi. Here are 10 things to know in advance of the game: 1) Where and when: The game kicks off at 5 p.m. inside Sahlen Sports Park (7070 Seneca…