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By Ken Murray and Ken Murray,SUN REPORTER | February 12, 2008
Having absorbed first-year bumps and bruises, Crystal Palace Baltimore returns for a second season in April to a new locale. Baltimore's only professional outdoor soccer team is moving its games from the Naval Academy to UMBC, a shift that will be announced at a news conference today on the Catonsville campus. "We didn't have time to properly market last year," said Pete Medd, the president of Crystal Palace USA and co-manager of the team with Jim Cherneski. "We've taken the offseason and done free clinics in grass-roots marketing.
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By Sports Digest | December 4, 2010
Crystal palace baltimore Team will not play next season, eyes return in 2012 Crystal Palace Baltimore announced Friday that it will not be fielding a team in the North American Soccer League during the 2011 season in order to restructure with an intended relaunch for the 2012 NASL season. The relaunch will include a complete rebranding of the club to coincide with opening a soccer facility in downtown Baltimore. In addition, the club announced that it is ending its four-year relationship with Crystal Palace FC of England's Championship Division.
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By Todd Karpovich and Todd Karpovich,Special to The Baltimore Sun | April 17, 2009
A roster full of international and local talent has Crystal Palace Baltimore setting its sights on a championship entering Friday's opener against the Pittsburgh Riverhounds at UMBC. Crystal Palace Baltimore, in its third season in the Second Division of the United Soccer Leagues, returns 12 players from last season's squad that lost in the semifinals to the top-seeded Charlotte Eagles and upset the New York Red Bulls in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup. Coach Pete Medd said many of those players trained together through the winter and that has helped the team set higher standards.
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By Sports Digest | July 5, 2010
Et Cetera Yoshitake's late goal gives Palace Baltimore 1-0 win at Minnesota Tsuyoshi Yoshitake scored in the 86th minute, and Crystal Palace Baltimore (4-7-3) beat the NSC Minnesota Stars (6-9-2), 1-0, in a grueling USSF D-2 Pro League matchup littered with fouls and yellow cards Sunday night in Blaine, Minn. MLS: Rookie Andy Najar scored in the 54th minute to help D.C. United (3-9-2) tie, 1-1, with the San Jose Earthquakes (5-4-4) on Saturday.
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By Kent Baker and Kent Baker,SUN REPORTER | March 15, 2007
English professional soccer is coming to Annapolis. The Crystal Palace Football Club held a news conference at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium yesterday to officially launch Crystal Palace USA, a club designed to groom players for the primary team in London. The local team, which will play its games at Navy-Marine Corps Stadium, opens its United Soccer Leagues Second Division schedule April 20 in Charlotte, N.C., and will first play in Annapolis on May 4 against the Cleveland City Stars.
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By The Hartford Courant | July 9, 2008
NEW BRITAIN, Conn. - The New England Revolution, playing with mostly reserves in its U.S. Open Cup quarterfinal match last night, did not resemble a first-place team in Major League Soccer's Eastern Division. Crystal Palace Baltimore, a low-budget team that competes in the United Soccer League Second Division, did not play like a heavy underdog with an inferiority complex. Having already knocked off one MLS team a week ago, a confident Crystal Palace squad had an opportunity to dethrone the defending Cup champions.
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By GARY LAMBRECHT and GARY LAMBRECHT,SUN REPORTER | July 4, 2006
Harford County is about to experience a friendly invasion by the British. By next spring, the Crystal Palace Football Club, a 101-year-old professional franchise based in southern London, officially will have put down international stakes for the first time, in search of up-and-coming soccer talent to infuse the parent club across the pond. Once Crystal Palace USA has settled into its new home - a planned training complex to be built on about 20 acres in Joppa - the visions of two former Towson University soccer players and a Bel Air veterinarian with a passion for the game will have been realized.
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By MILTON KENT and MILTON KENT,SUN REPORTER | July 2, 2008
For most of last night, the crowd at Broadneck's Lawrence E. Knight Stadium held its breath and dared to believe that their Crystal Palace USA soccer club could hold its own against the New York Red Bulls in their U.S. Open Cup quarterfinal meeting. Their faith was rewarded and then some, as Crystal Palace, the area's outdoor professional soccer team, pulled off the 2-0 upset. Andrew Marshall, an Ellicott City native, scored in the 16th minute off a header from a corner kick, beating New York goalkeeper Zack Thornton, who starred at John Carroll and Loyola College.
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By Lorraine Mirabella and Lorraine Mirabella,lorraine.mirabella@baltsun.com | November 4, 2009
The Maryland Stadium Authority will study the potential for a 7,000-seat soccer stadium south of M&T Bank Stadium, a $30 million proposal by the city's minor-league, outdoor soccer club that would help anchor a sports and entertainment district near the city's proposed slots casino. Crystal Palace Football Club USA, which plays at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County and has been looking for a site of its own, is forming a joint venture with the owners of about 15 acres in the Carroll Camden Industrial Park to develop a stadium in time for the 2012 season.
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By From Sun news services | July 20, 2009
Horse racing Swift Temper wins $1 million Delaware Handicap Mark Stanley's Swift Temper won the $1 million Grade II Delaware Handicap in front-running fashion at Delaware Park in Wilmington Sunday. Swift Temper earned an automatic berth in the Breeders' Cup Ladies' Classic at Santa Anita on Nov. 6 through the Breeders' Cup Challenge series. With Alan Garcia aboard, the 5-year-old daughter of Giant's Causeway won by 2 1/4 lengths after cutting early fractions of :49.83 seconds for a half mile and 1:14.
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By Sports Digest | June 25, 2010
Soccer Palace Baltimore to hold viewing party for U.S.-Ghana Crystal Palace Baltimore, in conjunction with ASG Sports, will hold a viewing party for the U.S.-Ghana game Saturday in the World Cup round of 16 before its own home game against the Minnesota Stars at Calvert Hall's Paul Angelo Russo Stadium. The viewing party will begin at 2 p.m., and Palace Baltimore's game is set for a 5 p.m. kickoff. Et Cetera Baltimore's Fain to play for world title in women's football Tarsha Fain , a Baltimore native and a member of the USA Football women's national team, will be embarking for Stockholm with her team to compete in the women's world championship.
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By Sports Digest | June 19, 2010
Et cetera Palace Baltimore to play at Calvert Hall next Saturday Crystal Palace Baltimore's next home game, a USSF D-2 Pro League contest against the Minnesota Stars, will be played next Saturday at 5p.m. at Paul Angelo Russo Stadium at Calvert Hall. The venue, which was the high school field for former Cardinal and current Palace Baltimore player Pat Healey, has seating for 3,000 and standing room for 5,000. CP Baltimore (3-6-2) will play tonight at 7:30 at the Carolina RailHawks (3-2-4)
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By Sports Digest | June 15, 2010
Men's college lacrosse Source: Maryland contacted Harvard coach about vacancy Harvard coach John Tillman has been contacted by Maryland's search committee about the team's head coaching vacancy, according to a school official. He is believed to be one of the university's top candidates for the position. Tillman has guided the Crimson to a 20-19 overall record in three years. In 2009, the team won eight games, which was the most in the program's history since 2002.
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By Jeff Rusnak, Special to The Baltimore Sun | June 9, 2010
Crystal Palace Baltimore scored early, but Miami FC matched it late to force a 3-3 tie Wednesday night at Lockhart Stadium. Miami was on its way to its third loss in four games but got goals in the final six minutes from Ariel Germiniani and Christian Gomez. Both goals came on headers and quickly erased a 3-1 Baltimore advantage. Germiniani scored his first goal this season in the 84th minute on a cross from Chris Gbandi. Gomez scored his fourth this season, nodding a long far-post cross by Brian Shriver past Baltimore keeper Evan Bush.
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By Sports Digest | June 2, 2010
Soccer Bank deal might stave off Crystal Palace liquidation The potential new owners of Crystal Palace, the parent organization of Crystal Palace Baltimore, have reached a deal with a bank that could prevent financial administrators from closing the British club. The administrators had given the CPFC 2010 consortium a midafternoon deadline Tuesday to reach an agreement with Lloyds Bank, after which it would have begun liquidation proceedings. While hundreds of Palace fans gathered outside the bank's headquarters, where the talks were being held, Lloyds issued a statement saying the two sides had reached an agreement.
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By Sports Digest | May 10, 2010
Crystal Palace Baltimore gets 1st point of season in 0-0 draw Visiting Crystal Palace Baltimore held the conference-leading Vancouver Whitecaps to a goalless draw Saturday to earn their first point of the United States Soccer Federation Division-2 Pro League season. Evan Bush claimed the shutout, the team's first in four contests this season. There was concern for both clubs after 25 minutes when former Whitecap Shaun Pejic clashed heads with current Whitecap Greg Janicki . Both players eventually left the field bloodied but able to walk under their own power.
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By From Sun staff reports | March 28, 2010
Tickets are on sale for Crystal Palace Baltimore's 2010 home season. Seats at UMBC Stadium to see the United States Soccer Federation Division 2 Professional League NASL Conference team play cost $16 ($14 for groups of 10 or more); "Flex Season Ticket" packages of 18 tickets are $188. The flex packages allow fans to use one ticket each for 18 games, all 18 tickets for a single game, or any other combination. Tickets may be purchased at palacebaltimore.com/tickets or by calling 410-933-8326.
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