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Mike Varga



The University of South Alabama has announced that the contract of women’s head soccer coach Mike Varga will not be renewed. In 14 seasons directing the program, Varga compiled a 121-131-26 overall mark while leading the Jaguars to a share of the 2000 Sun Belt Conference regular-season title. USA also advanced to the championship match of the 2005 league tournament during his tenure. His career record is 186-155-32 in 18 seasons. He previously coached at Lincoln Memorial in Tennessee. South Alabama produced an overall record of 8-10-3 this season……D.C. United has announced that the club has signed former University of Alabama Birmingham defender Dejan Jakovic to a new contract. The 27-year old played in 23 games this season (starting 21) and registered his first MLS goal in United’s 3-2 win over the New England Revolution on May 26. Acquired from Red Star Belgrade (Serbia) on February 27, 2009, Jakovic recently completed his fourth season with the Black-and-Red, having played 80 matches (77 starts) and logging 6,879 minutes with United thus far. At the international level, Jakovic has collected 12 caps (11 starts) with the Canada Men’s National Team, most recently contributing to the country’s 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifying campaign……Birmingham Southern freshman midfielder Johannes Loeffler (Germany) has been named Southern Athletic Association Newcomer of the Year. Eight Panthers were named all-conference. Junior forward Tobias Winter (Giessen, Germany) and junior defender Cory Gonzalez (Birmingham, Ala.) were named to the All-SAA First Team, while senior defender Nathan Haywood (Fairhope, Ala.) and junior midfielder Brooks Busby (Birmingham, Ala.) earned Second-Team honors. BSC posted a 6-5-6 final record for 2012…..Birmingham Southern earned a share of the inaugural Southern Athletic Association Women’s Soccer regular season championship with a 3-0 win over Millsaps. BSC finished the regular season 11-5-1 overall and 6-1 in the SAA….Second-seeded Samford saw its women’s season end with a 2-1 upset loss to the College of Charleston in the opening round of the SoCon tournament.
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