Phoenix Rising vs Portland Timbers 2 2020 preview

Portland Timbers 2 travel to Casino Arizona Field to play Phoenix Rising FC this Saturday, March 7, 2020. It is the first USL Championship match of the year for these Western Conference foes. Phoenix finished 1st place in the Western Conference last season with 78 points, before being upset in the 2nd round of the playoffs…

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Loudon Clear U.K.

In my first ever piece on Loudoun United, one of the main topics I covered was the exciting news that Estonian International Erik Sorga had signed for Loudoun for the forthcoming season. On researching the 20-year old, it soon became apparent that the striker had bright future in the game. What I did not expect…

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Loudon Clear U.K.

Until I joined the Podcast team on Across the Pitch to initially speak about my club-Accrington Stanley, Football/Soccer in the US had largely passed me by. Apart from watching clips of Franz Beckenbauer, George Best and Pele playing in the NASL in the 1970’s and taking a brief interest in the exploits of English players…

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Raw Milk being read at WHAM Stadium

Why Accrington Stanley? It is a question that I have been asked more than once since I started Across The Pitch. The first person was Scott Brown, the former Stanley midfielder who is now with Harrogate Town. It was the first thing he asked Arran Airs and myself, when we interviewed him the first time…

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Padiham F.C. vs Runcorn Town

Alice Nutter Statue in Padiham A last minute change of plan at the weekend gave me the unexpected opportunity to take in a visit to Padiham F.C. for their North West Counties Premier League encounter with Runcorn Town F.C. at the Ruby Civil Arena. About The Teams For those who don’t know, Padiham  is a…

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Coventry City vs Accrington Stanley

The EFL League One match coming up this Saturday, 26 October 2019, between Coventry City F.C. and Accrington Stanley F.C. will take place at St. Andrew’s in Birmingham, England. This match looks to favor Coventry on paper, but Accrington has had a habit of playing to the level of their opponents recently, beating Ipswich Town F.C., but…

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Accrington Stanley vs Gillingham

The EFL League One match coming up this Saturday, 26 October 2019, between Accrington Stanley F.C. and Gillingham F.C. will take place at WHAM Stadium in Accrington, Lancashire, England. Accy comes off of a match on Wednesday in which they were defeated handily, 4-0, by Peterborough United F.C.. It was a difficult day to say the…

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