United Soccer League

A Connecticut-based real estate developer and his Buffalo-based partner are announcing they have secured conditional rights to a United Soccer League franchise for Buffalo. But it comes on the condition they can get a soccer-specific stadium built.

Mike Desmond / WBFO News

The cheers rang out in two Hertel Avenue bars early Sunday afternoon, as the U.S. Women's World Cup team again won the title of the best in the world.

Buffalo soccer bar welcomes World Cup fans, USA or not

Jun 14, 2018
Michael Mroziak, WBFO

The FIFA World Cup is underway and soccer enthusiasts are getting ready for a month's worth of international men's competition in the world's most popular sport. While many local establishments may have the matches available for viewing, one Buffalo bar in particular is anticipating steady business, even with the USA not competing this time around.

Avery Schneider / WBFO News

With the World Cup kicking off today, it’s a perfect time to talk soccer. In New York’s southern tier, an alternative style of the sport is taking hold.

WBFO News photo by Eileen Buckley

Buffalo Public Schools may have as few as four high school football teams this fall, as the district grapples with a changing population that is more interested in soccer.

Chris Caya WBFO News

Buffalo will soon have its first professional-grade soccer and rugby field.

Abby Wambach arrested for DUI

Apr 3, 2016
Portland Police Bureau

Soccer star and Rochester, NY native Abby Wambach was arrested late Saturday night  in downtown Portland, Oregon.

For thousands of youth soccer players nationwide, including those playing on dozens of teams here in Western New York, the rules are changing, with the practice of "heading" the ball being removed.

FC Buffalo prepares for All-High homecoming

May 18, 2015
Michael Mroziak, WBFO

After winning their 2015 National Premier Soccer League season opener Saturday night in a first-ever home game outside the City of Buffalo, elite amateur men's soccer club FC Buffalo looks forward to returning to its original North Buffalo home for the first time in two years. To the team, it's deeper than just playing soccer. It's part of their mission to be "For Our City."

World Cup soccer game brings thousands to Canalside

Jun 26, 2014
Ashley Hirtzel / WBFO

Team USA lost to Germany 1-0 in a widely anticipated World Cup soccer game Thursday. Thousands of people gathered at Canalside in downtown Buffalo for the noon-time matchup.