Wednesday on First Coast Connect we heard about the upcoming Florida Refugee Cup soccer match, held to highlight the importance of refugees and immigrants to the Jacksonville community, with ANSL League Director Josh Kimball, Coach of the Jax Eagles and Florida Eagles soccer teams Henry Howard, and Florida Immigrant Coalition refugee organizer Basma Alawee (01:05).

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After a two-year absence, the United States Men’s National Team is set to return to EverBank Field Tuesday.

The men are playing in a qualifying match for the 2018 World Cup, which will be held in Russia.

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Jacksonville is celebrating a win for sports tourism.

The men’s U.S. soccer team will play Trinidad and Tobago at Everbank Field in September.

The game will be a World Cup qualifier, the sixth match of the fourth round.


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A Jacksonville youth soccer club got special recognition Tuesday morning from Gov. Rick Scott and his cabinet.

The JFC Storm girls’ soccer team has won back-to-back national championships.

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In a battle between a fantastic attack and a fantastic defense, the latter prevailed, as two penalty kicks — one made, one whiffed — and a late insurance goal gave the U.S. a 2-0 win over Germany and a berth in the Women's World Cup soccer final.

After American forward Alex Morgan tumbled over a German defender — a foul that appeared to occur outside of the box — forward Carli Lloyd got a penalty shot past Germany's Nadine Angerer, whom the U.S. had kept busy all night.

Jacksonville Armada F.C.

The Jacksonville Armada soccer team kicks off its first regular season in the North American Soccer League this Saturday with a match against F.C. Edmonton.

Not only does the Armada want to win on the soccer pitch, the team wants to win in the stands by setting a new NASL attendance record.

WJCT sports analyst Cole Pepper says that’s entirely possible.

“The record is 14,593 set last year in Ottowa when Ottowa opened up their new place. So remember that the Armada drew 13,934 for the pre-season opener at EverBank Field, so it wouldn’t take much more than that.”

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Tickets are available for Saturday's Florida Cup soccer games at EverBank Field. Organizers say the internationally televised event is elevating Jacksonville's profile as a sports destination.

Jacksonville Armada Soccer Team Unveils Uniforms

Oct 28, 2014
Jacksonville Armada FC

Soccer fans have a new reason to come to the city of Jacksonville as the North American Soccer League has signed the Jacksonville Armada FC for the 2015 season.

Jacksonville Jaguars

The Jaguars got back on the field and the Jacksonville Armada Football Club took another step towards finalizing their roster this weekend. Cole Pepper has it all in his weekly sports wrap.

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The scoreboards may have been the largest draw to EverBank Field this weekend, but there was some action on the field as well. Cole Pepper has it all in his weekly sports wrap.

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It’s going to be a very busy Saturday around the Jacksonville sports complex. If you're planning to head downtown, there are a few things to keep in mind that could help minimize the stress.

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Germany is celebrating it's first World Cup championship since their 1990 win over Argentina, the same team they beat in Sunday's final. Cole Pepper has a breakdown of the game and more in is weekly sports wrap.

Jacksonville Armada Football Club

The Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville will be home to two professional teams next year.

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The U.S. could be headed to the World Cup semi-finals for only the third time since 1930 if they win tomorrow. Cole Pepper has the latest in his First Coast Connect weekly sports wrap.

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Sports and a lot of local live music are what's going on this weekend on the First Coast.