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Season wrap: Blitzers make strides in fourth year - OPINION

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Growing the soccer culture in Buffalo is like planting a palm tree in the Northeast—it sounds like a cutesy, even admirable idea, but it’s wildly hard to execute and a slew of forces could turn it into a “good…

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Buffalo.com’s NPSL Great Lakes Conference ‘Best XI’

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If the National Premier Soccer League Midwest Region Great Lakes Conference regular season played out as expected—with the four returning clubs making the playoffs—the postseason at Cass Technical High School in Detroit, Mich., was anything but predictable.

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Reds over Rouge: Admirals shock Detroit City to secure Great Lakes title

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A giant banner hangs on a building adjacent to Cass Technical High School, streaming down over the left shoulder of Detroit City FC’s Northern Guard supporters group. It reads “Our Heaven, Your Hell.” On Sunday, though, the Erie Admirals reversed…

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Sea of red: Erie Admirals squash FC Buffalo dreams

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The most prolific season in FC Buffalo history came to an abrupt conclusion Saturday as the Blitzers fell to the Erie Admirals 5-2 in the NPSL Midwest Conference Great Lakes Conference semifinals.

The Admirals’ Shane Howard struck for two first-half…

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Ultimate NPSL Midwest Great Lakes Playoff Preview

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In a six-team division where four squads make the postseason, much of the regular season is spent establishing continuity among teammates, finding sharpness and fitness, and vying for honors like the Rust Belt Derby and the regular season title. On Saturday and Sunday…

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Erie dominates first 45, holds on against Blitzers

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FC Buffalo chose a poor time to play its worst 45 minutes of soccer this season.

The visiting Erie Admirals jumped all over the Blitzers in the first half of Sunday’s tilt, scoring twice in the opening 45 before adding another just 15 minutes after the…

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FC Buffalo falls short against Erie Admirals - PHOTOS

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From the start FC Buffalo could not generate much of an attack against the Erie Admirals.

In the end the Blitzers made a valiant effort for the home crowd when the they put up two goals in the second half to cut the score to 3-2. Erie however held on to…

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Buffalo.com’s NPSL Great Lakes Division ‘Midseason Best XI’

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In a league that usually boasts considerably parity, the first half of the 2013 National Premier Soccer League Midwest Conference Great Lakes Division has been surprisingly cut-and-dry.

Detroit City FC (6-0)…

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Relief: FC Buffalo downs Erie for the first time in history

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As roughly 30 or so fans from The Situation Room stormed the Robert E. Rich All-High Stadium field after the final whistle of the Blitzers’ 1-0 win over Erie, the collective exhale of FC Buffalo fans, brass and players was deafening.

“It was kind…

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Curse reversed: FC Buffalo sinks Erie Admirals - PHOTOS

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A perfect soccer night in Buffalo at the beautiful venue that is Robert E. Rich All-High Stadium saw the FC Buffalo Blitzers defeat the Erie Admirals 1-0 in a hard-fought defensive battle between the two "Erie County" rivals. It had been a long period since Buffalo…

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Remember, don’t forget: FC Buffalo to host rematch with Erie

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When a team suffers an unexpectedly poor result, a common coaching tactic is to tell the players on the losing side to erase the match from memory and press forward, emphasizing positives from past victories.

That’s not how FC Buffalo head coach Brendan…

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Curse alive: 10-man Erie shocks FC Buffalo

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Sunday’s match between FC Buffalo and Erie blended the ingredients that make this heated rivalry special. Crunching tackles, a red card, a late game-winning goal and individual standout performances.

Unfortunately for the visiting Blitzers—and…

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Rivalry rages again: FC Buffalo visits Erie on Sunday - VIDEO

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Thanks to the production of Nate Benson and WBBZ-TV, we’ve put together the third episode of FCB 360 ahead of the 3 p.m. Sunday clash between FC Buffalo (2-0-0)…

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Nightmarish weekend for FC Buffalo as Erie sweeps soundly

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There was very little hope for FC Buffalo Sunday in Erie, PA. Riding the coattails of Friday night’s 4-1 road win over the Blitzers, the Admirals…

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FC Buffalo vs. Erie: round 1 - PHOTOS

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FC Buffalo took on hated rival Erie at All-High Stadium on Friday night. The Blitzers started off strong but ultimately fell to Admirals 4-1 -- two early red cards will do that to a team. The fans at All-High were rabid all night causing officials to require additional…

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