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U.S. Soccer: Cobi at the Crossroads

The all-time U.S. leader in caps and assists still has much to attain. He is set to return to the World Cup for the third time and hopes to finally win an MLS championship.

A month off, an eternity by his standards, has revived and recharged Cobi Jones.

Left behind are the triumphs and disappointments of 2001, the ...
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MLS: Trio of College Stars Signs with MLS

MLS has signed three college stars -- Luchi Gonzalez (SMU), John Barry Nusum (Furman) and Mohamed Fahim (SMU). Gonzalez is the winner of the Hermann Trophy, MAC and Soccer America Player of the Year awards in 2001. "For me, MLS really is the best place to get my feet on the ground as a professional," said Gonzalez, who had been ...
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NSCAA Honor Award Speech: Cliff McCrath on Bill Holleman

The following is the transcript of the speech given by Cliff McCrath at the NSCAA Coaches Convention in January in Philadelphia for Bill Holleman, the 60th recipient of the NSCAA Honor Award. The 60th Annual NSCAA Honor Award By C. Clifford McCrath Speeches honoring special people usually end with summary descriptives -- adjectives and adverbs and action nouns and phrases ...
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2001 NSCAA Coaches Awards

Honor Award

Bill Holleman (Atlanta, Ga.) A 1968 graduate of Campbell University, Holleman has guided his teams to six state championships in either North Carolina or Georgia. He also has coached a variety of club teams to state and regional championships in the U-12, U-14, U-16 and U-19 age groups, building his U-16 youth team to the U.S. Youth Soccer ...

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Announcement: Change in service for SoccerAmerica.net and HitThe.net e-mail accounts

We have been informed that Synacor.com (formerly Chek.com), which has provided these free web-based e-mail accounts at socceramerica.net and hitthe.net since 1998, is terminating our service at the end of the day today.

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Gold Cup: From the U.S. locker room after USA-El Salvador (4-0)

The USA reached the semifinals of Gold Cup 2002 thanks to a 4-0 victory over El Salvador on Sunday in which Brian McBride notched a hat trick and Ante Razov scored once. Here are reactions from the U.S. locker room at the Rose Bowl: U.S. Coach Bruce Arena: "We obviously started the game in strong fashion today in getting an ...
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Gold Cup: Sharp U.S. game produces big win over weak opponent

BY RIDGE MAHONEY Senior Editor in Pasadena, Calif. In and of itself, the U.S. demolition of El Salvador (4-0) in the Gold Cup quarterfinals isn't a major accomplishment. A good win, yes, and really not as close as a four-goal margin would indicate, but this is an opponent that did not reach the final round of CONCACAF World Cup qualifying ...
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WUSA: 2002 Schedule

(All times ET.) (Schedule subject to change.)

Saturday, April 13
Boston at San Jose 4:00 pm
Carolina at San Diego 6:00 p.m.
Philadelphia at Atlanta 7:00 p.m.
New York at Washington 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, April 20
New York at San Diego 4:00 p.m.
Atlanta at Boston 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, April 21
San Jose at Washington 4:00 p.m.
Saturday, ...
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U.S. women beat China, 2-0, to take third place

The United States broke out of a two-game scoring slump, striking twice in the first nine minutes to beat host China, 2-0, on the final day of the Four Nations Women's Tournament in Guangzhou. Shannon MacMillan and Tiffeny Milbrett scored for the United States, which had been shut out by Norway and Germany in the first two games. The win ...
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Gold Cup Scoreboard

QUARTERFINALS Jan. 26 in Miami Costa Rica 2 Haiti 1 (OT). Goals: Centeno 2, Gomez 97; G. Pierre 62. Costa Rica -- Lonnis, Castro (Sunsing, 65), Marin, R.Parks, Martinez, Wallace, Solis, Lopez, Centeno (Medford, 70), Gomez, Wanchope. Haiti -- Ferdinand, Altidor, Desir, Bruny, Baptiste, J.-J. Pierre, Alerte, Atis (Tardieu, 76), Descoillines (St. Jean, 67), G. Pierre, Montilas. Referee: Gilberto Alcala ...
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Gold Cup Preview: U.S. faces critical test against El Salvador

By Ridge Mahoney Senior Editor If the U.S. is knocked out in Sunday's CONCACAF Gold Cup quarterfinal, as was the case in the 2000 edition, the mostly MLS squad will suffer another black eye in the aftermath of contraction. That was a business failure; a loss Sunday would be deemed a competitive collapse and a much more serious defeat than ...
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U.S. Abroad (Jan. 26-27): Friedel lifts Blackburn in FA Cup

Brad Friedel and Joe-Max Moore advanced with their teams to the round of 16 in the English FA Cup and defender Greg Vanney got his first start with Bastia in the French First Division. Friedel's exceptional performance allowed Blackburn Rovers to escape from Millwall's Lion's Den with a 1-0 victory when Andy Cole scored in the 87th minute.

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U.S. women held to 0-0 tie with Germany

The U.S. women were shut out for the second straight game at the Four Nations Women's Tournament in Panyu. They were held to a 0-0 tie by Germany Friday after having lost to Norway, 1-0, two days earlier. Norway's 3-0 win over host China Friday eliminated the Americans from title contention. The U.S. will finish the tournament against China on ...
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Gold Cup Scoreboard

GROUP A Results Jan. 19 in Pasadena, Calif. Mexico 1 El Salvador 0. Goal: J.Garcia 31. Mexico -- Adrian Martinez, A.Garcia, Balderas, De Anda, Sosa, Gutierrez, T.Campos, Reyes, Espinosa (Garces, 53), J.Garcia (Bautista, 65), Ochoa. El Salvador -- Rivera, Benitez, Velasquez, Cubias, Cabrera (Canjura, 46), Galdamez (G.Garcia, 46), Adonay Martinez, Rodriguez, Navarro, E.Martinez, Cerritos. Referee: Rogger Zambrano (Ecuador). Att.: 42,117. ...
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MLS: 2002 Schedule

MLS kicks off its seventh season March 23. The 2002 regular-season openers are highlighted by the Chicago Fire traveling to Crew Stadium in Columbus in a match to be televised live on ABC Sports at 4:00 p.m. ET. Each of the league's 10 teams will play a total of 28 games for the second consecutive season, with four games (two ...
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