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U.S. soccer to take on Canada in World Cup qualifier

By Jacob Onak | January 28, 2013

The United States Men’s National (USMNT) team will take on the Canadian Men’s National team in a World Cup qualifier (WCQ) preparation game today. U.S. head coach Jurgen Klinsmann concluded his two-week preparation camp with 23 players from both Major...

Dick’s Sporting Good Park is perfect for U.S. soccer team

By Jacob Onak | January 15, 2013

The U.S. Soccer Federation (U.S.S.F.) announced Tuesday that it has chosen Dick’s Sporting Good Park, in Commerce City, Colo., to host the United States’ first home World Cup Qualifier match. Now, I know many of you have not realized how early a qualifying...

Mastering the art of the header

By Ed Rietveld and Jacob Onak | October 1, 2012

Even though the sport of soccer is called football in all areas of the world except the U.S., players are allowed to use more than just their feet. Players are allowed to use is their heads for both offensive and defensive purposes. Junior defender/mid-fielder...

Soccer organization provides volunteer opportunities

By Maria Ahmad | September 26, 2012

Soccer enthusiasts can take their passion to the next level by volunteering to coach or referee youth soccer teams in DeKalb. American Youth Soccer Organization (AYSO) is a national organization run by volunteers with regional chapters throughout the...

Gael Rivera (4) of NIU takes the ball down the field against Drake in a September game. Rivera scored NIUs only goal in a draw game.

Men’s soccer looking for victory at weekend invitational

By Jacob Onak | September 20, 2012

After getting its first victory of the season against Iona, men’s soccer will try and take that momentum to the New Mexico TLC/Nike Invitational this weekend. The Huskies’s (1-3-2) first game is against the Denver Pioneers. The Pioneers (3-1-2) are...

Sophmore Allie McBride and Courtney Ksiazek celebrate a win.

Women’s soccer set for two home games

By Ed Rietveld | September 20, 2012

This weekend NIU women’s soccer begins MAC conference play with a pair of home games against Eastern Michigan and Western Michigan. The Huskies (4-3) head into MAC play with a little bit of momentum, after winning two consecutive games. They won 1-0...

Ross excited for his chance at NIU

By Ed Rietveld | August 28, 2012

The Northern Star’s Ed Rietveld talked with NIU’s first year women’s soccer coach John Ross. Coach Ross discusses what interested him about the NIU job and what type of team he wants his teams to be and a whole lot more. NS: What interested you...

Support your Huskie teams

By Matt Hopkinson | August 27, 2012

There is something special about a new semester at NIU. First, my favorite: seeing actual people in DeKalb. And second: three sport teams with national level potential. Yes, amazingly enough, outside of football, two NIU teams have amassed the players...

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Huskie aims to bring expertise to South Africa

By Matt Hopkinson | February 21, 2012

NIU women's soccer junior goalkeeper Amy Carr has had international experience playing sports, as well as teaching sports.With career aspirations of being a coach, she has found her own way to gain experience in that department, by developing a project...

NIU graduate writes guide for new soccer coaches

By Juliana Leprich | December 4, 2011

What drills should I run? Which players should sit on the bench? What are the different positions called? These concerns, which can be abundant for new soccer coaches, can be answered in Michael B.J. Farley's Win the Ball. Win the Ball is a guide for...

IFC presents All-Sports Awards

By Northern Star Staff | October 24, 2011

The Interfraternity Council (IFC) presented its annual All-Sports awards for the 2010-11 competition at its Monday night meeting. First place was awarded to the Phi Sigma Kappa fraternity. Second place went to Pi Kappa Alpha and third went to Sigma Alpha...

Paul Hogan (6) fights for possession in a game earlier this

Huskies going on the offensive

By Brian Thomas | September 27, 2011

DeKALB | NIU men's soccer has a much different look to it this year than in previous seasons.It isn't the appearance in its shoes or jerseys: It's the Huskies' style of play.The Huskies, known for their strong defensive play, shifted philosophy this year...