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What TheyÆre Saying: MLS quarterfinals (Sept. 29)

MIAMI 2 KANSAS CITY 1 (Miami wins series) Miami coach Ray Hudson: "Tremendous locker room. Spectacular. Mayhem. It's like the last days of Pompeii. They earned every moment. I'm so pleased for those lads in there. I'm so very delighted for the unit. This was a great win. This [Kansas City] was a very, very proud champion who did ...
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MLS PLAYOFF SUMMARIES (Sept. 29): L.A., Miami & Chicago join San Jose in semis

Three Game 3 encounters in the MLS quarterfinals on Saturday settled the semifinal matchups. It will be: Miami vs. San Jose and Chicago vs. Los Angeles. Los Angeles, which had a man ejected for the third time in its series, prevailed over the MetroStars with a 3-2 win in a thrilling Game 3 -- on two Sasha Victorine goals -- ...
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College Men: Soccer America Top 20 Scoreboard (Sept. 24-30)

9/24 ... TEAM (RECORD) ... 9/17 ... 9/10 1 SMU (7-0-0) 1 1 9/27 at TCU (3-1). 2 Virginia (6-0-1) 2 2 9/26 William & Mary (1-0), 9/30 at N.C. State. 3 St. John's (4-0-1) 3 3 9/26 Rutgers (1-1), 9/29 Villanova. 4 Furman (5-0-0) 4 4 9/25 at College of Charleston (4-0), 9/28 VCU, 9/30 Cal Poly. 5 Saint ...
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World Cup Qualifying Update (Asia): China closes in on berth

China has all but clinched its first berth in the World Cup with a 1-0 win over the United Arab Emirates in Abu Dhabi. Qi Hong's goal in the 42th minute gave Bora Milutinovic's team the three points to open up a five-point lead on third-place Qatar with three games to play in Group B. Group A RESULTS Sept. 22 ...
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Under-17 World Cup Scoreboard

Semifinals Sept. 27 in Port of Spain France 2 (Le Tallec 56, Berthod 58) Argentina 1 (Tevez 49). Sept. 27 in Malabar Nigeria 1 (Opabunmi pen. 4) Burkina Faso 0. Quarterfinals Sept. 23 in Port of Spain France 2 (Sinama Pongolle 38, Le Tallec 40) Brazil 1 (Alberoni 70). Nigeria 5 (Opabunmi 24, 69, 79, Mohammed 81, Temile 85) Australia ...
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MLS Playoffs: Semifinal field to be set on Saturday

With the San Jose Earthquakes being the only team to sweep its quarterfinal opponent (Columbus), the other three series will be decided in SaturdayÆs Game 3 encounters. Saturday, Sept. 29 Los Angeles vs. MetroStars in Pasadena, Calif., 3:30 pm ET (ESPN2) Game 1: Los Angeles 1 MetroStars 1 Game 2: MetroStars 4 Los Angeles 1 MetroStars lead series, 4 points ...
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World Cup Qualifying Update (Asia): Iran is back in World Cup driver's seat

Iran moved back into the driver's seat in Asia's Group A when it tied Saudi Arabia, 2-2, in Jeddah on Sirous Dinmohammadi's goal in the 58th minute. The Saudis lead Iran by two points, but the Iranians have a game in hand. The deciding game for Iran may be a match with Iraq Oct. 12 in Tehran. Group A RESULTS ...
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MLS: Crew loans Cunningham to Bayer Leverkusen

The Columbus Crew has loaned forward Jeff Cunningham to Bayer Leverkusen of the German Bundesliga for the MLS offseason. The agreement stipulates that Cunningham will return to Columbus three weeks prior to the start of the 2002 MLS season. Cunningham, 25, became the first player in Crew history to record double-figure totals in both goals (10) and assists (13) in ...
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College men: Ohio State player dies after collapsing in game

Ohio State walk-on Connor Senn died at Akron City Hospital after he collapsed during the second half of the No. 16 Buckeyes' game at Akron Wednesday night. Senn collapsed making a slide tackle with 19:06 to play in the second half. The freshman defender from Granville, Ohio, was attended to by the medical staffs from both schools and then transported ...
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MLS Summaries (Sept. 26): San Jose eliminates Columbus

San Jose became the first team to advance to the MLS semifinals when it beat Columbus, 3-0, to take the series, 6 points to 0. Miami, first in the regular-season standings, not only fell to Kansas City, 3-0, but has lost Diego Serna and Pablo Mastroeni on red cards for Game 3 Saturday in Ft. Lauderdale. The MetroStars beat Los ...
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College Men: Soccer America Men's Top 20 Scoreboard (Sept. 24-30)

9/24 ... TEAM (RECORD) ... 9/17 ... 9/10 1 SMU (6-0-0) 1 1 9/27 at TCU. 2 Virginia (6-0-1) 2 2 9/26 William & Mary (1-0), 9/30 at N.C. State. 3 St. John's (4-0-1) 3 3 9/26 Rutgers (1-1), 9/29 Villanova. 4 Furman (5-0-0) 4 4 9/25 at College of Charleston (4-0), 9/28 VCU, 9/30 Cal Poly. 5 Saint Louis ...
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College Men: Soccer America Men's Top 20 Scoreboard (Sept. 24-30)

9/24 ... TEAM (RECORD) ... 9/17 ... 9/10 1 SMU (6-0-0) 1 1 9/27 at TCU. 2 Virginia (5-0-1) 2 2 9/26 William & Mary, 9/30 at N.C. State. 3 St. John's (4-0-0) 3 3 9/26 Rutgers, 9/29 Villanova. 4 Furman (5-0-0) 4 4 9/25 at College of Charleston (4-0), 9/28 VCU, 9/30 Cal Poly. 5 Saint Louis (4-0-0) 8 ...
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MLS PLAYOFFS: San Jose & Miami can clinch

Three of the four quarterfinal matchups enter Game 2 this evening (Wednesday, Sept. 26). Miami and San Jose, because of the Game 1 wins, can clinch passage into the semifinals. The MetroStars' tie at Los Angeles last weekend makes a Game 3 in that series necessary for one team to gain the five points needed to win. (Chicago leads Dallas ...
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MLS PLAYOFFS: How they work

Because MLS has created a playoff system unique to anything we've seen elsewhere, here's a review of how the series are settled: ò Quarterfinal and semifinal series consist of a maximum of three games, two of which the higher seeded team would host (if a third game is necessary). ò During the series, teams accumulate points as they do in ...
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MLS Playoffs: MetroStars

The coaches' darkhorse pick

HOW THEY BEAT YOU: The Metros have been revamped since injuries knocked Clint Mathis out for the season and hobbled Adolfo Valencia and Tab Ramos.

Gilmar and Ross Paule are wild cards. Their abilities have yet to be incorporated into the Metros' system, which relies on Mark Chung and Petter Villegas scorching teams on ...
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