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The Grand Rapids Football Club is Adding a Women’s Team

Starting in 2017 women will now be able to join the Grand Rapids Football Club.

We are proud to announce that we will field a Women's team in 2017

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What Should Detroit Call Their Major League Soccer Team?

Last week it was announced that a Major League Soccer team could be coming to Detroit.  If and when a team finally comes to Detroit, what would be a good name for that team?

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Detroit Could Be Getting a Major League Soccer Team [Poll]

We've got all the major league sports in Detroit so why not add soccer to the mix?

According to the Detroit Free Press,
Quicken Loans founder Dan Gilbert and Platinum Equity founder Tom Gores are joining forces to try to bring an MLS franchise downtown during the next round of league expansion...

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Midwest United FC Reacts to US Soccer’s Ban on Headers

US Soccer has announced new rules which ban headers for players 10 and under. Headers for players 11 to 13 will be limited. The changes come after a lawsuit dealing with concussions.

Local soccer club Midwest United FC shares their reaction to the changes.

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Soccer-Loving Deer Runs Across Field, Shoots and Scores

Add this to your collection of wildlife-infused sports highlights.

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Jenison High School Boys’ Soccer’s Luke VanderVeen Named Athlete of the Week

Jenison High School boys' soccer player Luke VanderVeen is this week's Meijer-97.9 WGRD Athlete of the Week.

VanderVeen's last-minute goal in Jenison's 1-0 win over Zeeland East last week is indicative of the type of competitor he is, Wildcats Coach Brian Selk said.

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2014 FIFA World Cup Final: Germany Beats Argentina 1-0

Mario Götze scored the game-winning goal in extra time, and Germany beat Argentina, 1-0, to win the 2014 FIFA World Cup final at the Maracana in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on Sunday afternoon.

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2014 World Cup: Belgium Eliminates U.S. 2-1

Belgium scored twice in extra time and eliminated the United States 2-1 in the first round of knockout play at the 2014 FIFA World Cup at Salvador, Brazil, on Tuesday.

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Cheer On U.S. Men’s Soccer Team Outside Today in GR! [Video]

The U.S. Men's National Soccer Team plays in one its most important international games in a long time when it takes on Belgium today in the World Cup.

And you, being the fun-loving patriotic American that you are, can cheer the team on in Grand Rapids!

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2014 FIFA World Cup: U.S. 2, Portugal 2

Silvestre Varela scored on the last kick of the ball in the 95th minute, and Portugal tied the United States, 2-2, in the teams' second match of 2014 FIFA World Cup play at Manaus, Brazil on Sunday.

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2014 World Cup: U.S. Beats Ghana 2-1 [Video]

John Brooks scored on a header in the 86th minute as the United States beat Ghana 2-1 in the teams' first game of 2014 FIFA World Cup play in Natal, Brazil on Monday.

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St. John Vianney Catholic School Kids Get Heartwarming Letter From A Rival School’s Parent After Showing Great Sportsmanship

The boys from the St. John Vianney Catholic School 5/6th Grand Boys' Soccer team received a some heartwarming accolades from the mother of one of the boys on their competitions' team after showing an great act of sportsmanship at a game recently. The woman who wrote the letter, Karen DeVries, is the mother of a young boy named Charlie who attends Grand Rapids Christian Middle School and has Down Syndrome. Her son took part in a game against St. John Vianney, and the outpouring of support from the St. John Vianney team for her son prompted DeVries to write the letter. See what she had to say after the jump!

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