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2018 USL English Team of the Season

The USL (second tier, USA) regular season ended at the weekend so let’s have a look back at the English involvement this season and also look forward to the playoffs which start this weekend. Here’s my team of the season made up of Englsh players in the USL. Goalkeeper – N/A Defender – Jack Metcalf, […]

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Paco Craig: The USL Cup winner on West Ham, college and making his mum proud

For Paco Craig, the 2011/12 season was spent playing in front of a few hundred fans in National League North. Six years on and the defender regularly plays in front of packed stadiums with as many as 25,000 fans looking on. Rather surprisingly, it was a step back from senior football which led to the […]

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Lancaster, Moore & Elliott: Weekend review 10th – 12th August

Friday 10 August There were two English scorers in the qualifying round of the Women’s Champions League. Unlike the men’s competition, the qualifying round in the women’s tournament is a group stage made up of ten groups of four. Former Everton player Caitlin Hayes scored a brace for Cypriot side Barcelona FA as they defeated Olimpija […]

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Hopcutt, Rooney & Ward: Weekend review 28th & 29th July

Saturday 28th June Gary Noel made his debut for his new side SC Weiche but despite the presence of the English goal machine, Weiche lost 2-1 away to Jeddeloh. Noel is now in his third season of football in the German fourth tier, having scored 14 in each of his seasons so far. Former Plymouth […]

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Weekend review 23rd & 24th June

Saturday 23rd June Over in the States, there were three Englishmen starting in one game in the USL on Saturday night as Tampa Bay Rowdies hosted Penn FC. Despite taking the lead, the Rowdies who boasted Joe Cole and former Millwall defender Tamika Mkandawire lost 2-1 against a Penn side who had Harri Hawkins in […]

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US Open Cup Second Round Preview

When starting to write this article, I initially set about to mention every single Englishman who was set to be involved in one of the 24 US Open Cup second round matches this Wednesday night/Thursday morning but a quick look has shown me that there are simply too many and not enough information for me […]