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Although the United States is still not considered a world power in soccer, it certainly is starting to get the attention of the world soccer community. They probably aren’t yet ready to challenge the power countries of Brazil and Mexico, but they can certainly hold their own in most of their matches these days.The United States team is well known only to the true soccer fan, as they are not yet on the national scene like pro-football, basketball, and baseball. Around the rest of the world, soccer easily outdraws the other pro sports each and every year. Internationally, soccer is considered the “real” sport of the people.You can bet that as TV gets more involved with this International Soccer Tournament, people in the United States will get on board like the rest of the world.
Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on October 2, 2016 at 3:32 pm Contact Josh: firstname.lastname@example.org | @Schafer_44 After trailing 2-1 to unranked Bucknell (4-6, 1-1 Patriot League) at the half, No. 4 Syracuse (10-1, 3-1 Atlantic Coast) surged back with three second-half goals to secure a 4-3 victory in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania on Sunday. SU junior back Lies Lagerweij led the charge for SU with two goals in the second frame.Although the Orange narrowly avoided an upset, it dominated play, outshooting the Bison 20-8. Syracuse goalie Regan Spencer had a quiet day, registering two saves. Bucknell goalie Emily Finn came up with 11 saves to thwart the Orange.Syracuse started the game slow, allowing a goal off a Bucknell corner 3:54 into the first half. The Orange tied the game at one with 48 seconds left in the opening half when Serra Degnan picked up a loose ball following an Emma Lamison shot. But 17 seconds later, Bucknell answered with a rebound goal of its own to head into halftime with a 2-1 lead.Lamison got Syracuse on the right track to start the second half with a blast from the top right to tie the game at two. From there, Lagerweij paced Syracuse with two key goals late.Bucknell found the back of the net in the closing seconds of a half again when it converted on a corner with 24 seconds left in the game. But Syracuse was able to hold on to get the win.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSU will next host No. 3 Duke (9-1, 3-0 Atlantic Coast) on Friday at 5 p.m. Comments