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Fayetteville Fury soccer Nate Brady SportsCenter-worthy goal against Memphis Americans

Fayetteville Fury goalkeeper Kenny Perkinson eyes the action during a match against the Memphis Americans on Sunday, Feb. 6, 2022.

When Fayetteville Fury goalkeeper Kenneth Perkinson heaved a pass to Nate Brady across midfield during Saturday’s indoor soccer match at the Crown, he didn’t expect to get an assist out of it. 

But he wasn’t completely surprised, either.

“Nate loves the spectacular,” Perkinson said of his teammate. “If he has a one-on-one, if he has a volley, he’s going to take it every time.”

Brady caught Perkinson’s toss off the bounce on his right foot and it didn’t hit the field again until it was behind the goal line.

The striker juggled past one defender, then another with a knee bounce, then kicked a laser off the volley that hit the near post and went into the net to give the Fury a 3-1 lead over the previously unbeaten Memphis Americans.

Fayetteville would go on to win Saturday’s game 7-5 and on Sunday, the Fury outlasted the Americans 4-3 in

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‘Leave no stone unturned’ | Soccer

“Passionate. Caring. Competitive.”

All words that have been used to describe fifth year forward Sarah Griffith.

The same Sarah Griffith who is on pace to have one of the greatest offensive seasons in Purdue soccer history.

Currently tied for the most goals in the Big Ten at 11, Griffith has led the Boilermakers (10-2-2, 5-1-0 Big Ten) to the No. 19 spot in the United Soccer Coaches Poll, their first top-25 ranking in over 12 years.

Griffith started her season with Purdue’s game-tying goal, a shot that was aired on Sportscenter’s Top 10 plays. She said the incredible support the team received from the record-breaking Folk Field crowd was one of her favorite memories so far into the season.

From there, Griffith would continue to rack up goals and accolades, winning 3 Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week awards and another Sportscenter Top 10 goal.

Against Ball State, Griffith

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An 18-year-old Mexican-American soccer player may have saved his coach’s job just weeks after choosing to play for the US

Ricardo Pepi celebrates after scoring a goal against Honduras.

Ricardo Pepi came up big for the USMNT. Brad Smith/ISI Photos/Getty Images

  • Ricardo Pepi scored and had 2 assists in the USMNT’s 4-1 win over Honduras in World Cup qualifiers.

  • Taylor Twellman said the win may have saved manager Gregg Berhalter’s job.

  • It was the 18-year-old Pepi’s international debut after committing to the US over Mexico in August.

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Ricardo Pepi helped save the US Men’s National Team from a lot of pain on Wednesday.

The 18-year-old striker played a big role in his squad’s 4-1 win over Honduras on Wednesday in a World Cup Qualifier in his international debut. Pepi scored one goal and assisted two others, becoming the second-youngest US player after Christian Pulisic to play in a World Cup qualifier.

The win moved the US ahead of Panama in goal differential and into third place in the qualifying standings. The top

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Purdue Soccer Player Sarah Griffith’s Incredible Goal Featured on ESPN’s SportsCenter Top 10

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — The Purdue soccer program opened up its season Thursday against Kentucky. In a game that ended in a 1-1 draw, the Boilermakers’ only goal was special enough to be featured on ESPN’s SportsCenter Top 10 list. 

Coming in at No. 5, the telecast showcased redshirt senior forward Sarah Griffith’s highlight reel goal. In the 48th minute, Griffith crossed up her defender on the left side of the field with a fantastic dribble move. 

With the added separation, she launched a shot that flew above the outstretched hands of the WIldcats’ goalie and into the right side of the net. 

Purdue is scheduled to play its next game in Nashville, Tennessee, against Vanderbilt on Sunday at 2 p.m. ET before returning to West Lafayette for a matchup with Gonzaga on Thursday, Aug. 26. 

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