MEN'S NEWS ... Three Soccer America Men's Preseason All-Americans -- UCLA's Brian Perk and Michael Stephens and Wake Forest's Ike Opara -- are among the 21 players named to the U.S. under-20 national team that will compete in the world championships in Egypt.
FC Dallas defender Anthony
Wallace and Perk are the only players with prior U-20 World Cup
Notre Dame is the only other team with two collegians on the team: Aaron Maund, who represented
Trinidad & Tobago at the U-17 level, and Dillon Powers. Other U-20s expected
to play during the '09 college season are Brian Ownby (Virginia) and Sam Garza (Denver).
Several other collegians, notably Sheanon
Williams, who started for North Carolina, aren't playing in 2009 with
the hope of earning a pro contract.
The U.S. U-20s will train in Larnaca, Cyprus, for a week, beginning
Sept. 14, before traveling to Suez, Egypt. The USA will
open against Germany on Sept. 26 before facing Cameroon on Sept. 29 and
rounding out group play against South Korea on Oct. 2.
midfielders Michael Farfan and
Stephen McCarthy combined for a
pair of first-half goals to lead North Carolina to a 2-1 win over Old
Dominion in its final preseason tune-up Thursday at Fetzer Field.
McCarthy scored in the seventh and 31st minutes off corner kicks from
Farfan for Carolina, ranked No. 1 in the Soccer
America Preseason Top 25. McCarthy, the lone Tar Heel on the Soccer
America Preseason All-American team, scored the goal
in UNC's previous game, a 10 win over VCU.
The Heels open the 2009 regular season Tuesday against UNC Asheville at
* Canadian Julien Edwards'
goal off a scramble in front of the goal in the 88th minute completed
Drake's comeback and gave the Bulldogs a 2-1 win over No. 4 Indiana on
Thursday evening at the
National Soccer Festival. IU went ahead on
Thursday evening at the
National Soccer Festival. IU went ahead on Will Bruin's goal, but Evan Harrison evened the score
in the 58th minute.
Edwards was one of four Drake players, along with Nick Foster, Hunter Kennedy and Garrett Webb, who helped the Des
Moines Menace with its conference title in the PDL.
-- No. 5 Wake Forest exploded for three second-half goals from Corben Bone, Ike Opara
and Chris Estridge to win,
3-0, at Furman on Thursday night at Stone Soccer Stadium.
-- Five different Bluejays scored for No. 6 Creighton in its 5-0
victory over the University of Nebraska club team.
-- No. 22 Tulsa had a 17-6 advantage in shots but had to settle for a
0-0 tie with city rival Oral Roberts.
* Oklahoma City University's Brian
the most combined men's and
women's wins (576) of any soccer coach in NAIA history, has been
selected for induction into the NAIA Hall of Fame. Harvey first came to
the United States in 1968 to play fort the NASL's Dallas Tornado.