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U.S. SOCCER: Heinrichs calls in full national team for Algarve Cup

U.S. women's national team head coach April Heinrichs named the 20 players who will travel to Portugal for the Algarve Cup March 14-20.

The trip marks the first time this year that Heinrichs has had her full team. She gave several veterans time off in January and February.

The 20 players who are going to Portugal would figure to be first ...
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MLS: Preseason schedules and results

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CHICAGO FIRE

Training:

Feb. 27-March 12: MLS Spring Training (Boca Raton, Fla., Florida Atlantic Univ.). March 16-27: Portugal.

Matches:

Feb. 12 vs. U.S. under-17 national team (1-2). Feb. 15 at Univ. of Central Florida (0-1). Feb. 19 vs. U.S. under-17 national team (2-0). Feb. 22 vs. MetroStars (2-0). March 2 vs. Dallas (in Boca Raton, Fla.). March 5 vs. D.C. United ...
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MLS: Los Angeles and San Jose win placement games at La Manga Cup

The Los Angeles Galaxy took third place at La Manga Cup in Spain with a 3-1 win over Viking Stavanger of Norway Friday.

Chris Albright scored two goals and set up Mauricio Cienfuegos for the third goal.

Brian Mullan, Ramiro Corrales and Arturo Alvarez all scored goals for the San Jose Earthquakes in a 3-1 win over Lyn Oslo of Norway Thursday ...
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MLS: Dallas loses to Colorado, beats collegians

The Dallas Burn played two 70-minute games as part of its preseason training Wednesday, losing to the Colorado Rapids, 2-0, then beating Nova Southeastern, 2-1.

The Burn fielded reserves and trial players against mainly Colorado starters. The RapidsÆ goals came from Chris Carrieri and rookie Casey Schmidt -- each notching their seventh of the preseason. Colorado defender Robin Fraser was red-carded ...
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U.S. SOCCER: U-20s rebound from rout to tie Colombia

The U.S. U-20s, who lost 6-3 to Colombia on Monday, managed a scoreless stalemate in WednesdayÆs rematch. The 0-0 tie in Ft. Lauderdale comes one month before the kickoff of the World Youth Championship, for which both the USA and Colombia have qualified.

''I thought the team showed a lot of heart and rebounded well after a tough match on Monday,'' ...
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MLS: Preseason schedules and results

(Subject to change)

CHICAGO FIRE

Training:
Feb. 27-March 12: MLS Spring Training (Boca Raton, Fla., Florida Atlantic Univ.). March 16-27: Portugal.

Matches:
Feb. 12 vs. U.S. Under-17 National Team (1-2). Feb. 15 at Univ. of Central Florida (0-1). Feb. 19 vs. U.S. Under-17 National Team (2-0). Feb. 22 vs. MetroStars (2-0). March 2 vs. Dallas (in Boca Raton, Fla.). March 5 vs. D.C. ...
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MLS: Mathis out four weeks after surgery

MetroStars and USA striker Clint Mathis underwent successful surgery Tuesday to to repair a right inguinal hernia injury. He is expected to be out of action for four weeks but can rejoin the MetroStars for light training in two weeks.
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A-LEAGUE WRAP: Thunder to open in Metrodome

The Minnesota Thunder's home opener, against Cincinnati on May 5, will take place at the Metrodome, which last hosted a pro soccer game in 1984.

''This is part practical and part novelty,'' said Thunder general manager JIM FROSLID. ''We eliminate the remote possibility of playing in snow in early May and we add the excitement, prestige and convenience of playing in ...
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MLS Keeper Watch: Burn's Jordan takes Danish deal

By Ridge Mahoney, senior editor

It's official: Matt Jordan has found a new club.

Jordan, 27, who has been the Burn's starter the past four seasons, has signed a one-year deal with Danish club Odense Boldklub.

The European transfer window is closed but Jordan is eligible to sign a contract because his previous contract with MLS had expired. His contract takes effect July ...
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Landon's Deals

By Ridge Mahoney, Senior Editor

A few days before an endorsement deal for Landon Donovan with Gatorade was announced Quakes coach Frank Yallop expressed some concern about all his outside interests.

''Landon has to drop all that stuff on the outside and play some good football for us because that's the only reason he's here,'' said Yallop just prior to the team's ...
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U.S. SOCCER: Ellinger calls up 18 players for U-17 qualifying

U.S. under-17 national team coach John Ellinger named his 18-player roster for Under-17 World Cup qualifying March 5-9 in Guatemala City, Guatemala.

The roster includes Freddy Adu, who is, at 13, the youngest player ever to represent the United States in a FIFA competition. It also includes two players who have signed with MLS -- Guillermo Gonzalez (Los Angeles) and Eddie ...
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U.S. ABROAD (Feb. 24): Tottenham blows opportunity

ENGLAND

* Kasey Keller (Tottenham, PL) vs. Fulham, 1-1.

Started: 90 minutes. Keller was beaten by teammate Ledly King, who deflected Boa Morte's cross into the Tottenham goal. Playing against 10-man Fulham for 35 minutes -- after Fulham keeper Maik Taylor's ejection and before Spurs' Darren Anderton's red card -- Tottenham squandered a chance to move into sixth place and remains in ...
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U.S. SOCCER: Under-17 National Team Roster (CONCACAF Qualifying)

Goalkeepers -- Phil Marfuggi (PDA Utd., N.J.), Quentin Westberg (Troyes, France).

Defenders -- Adrian Chevannes (Club Dallas), Chris Germani (FC Delco, Pa.), Kyle Helton (Atlanta Fire), Brandon Owens (La Jolla, Calif., Nomads), Jonathan Spector (Chicago Sockers), Julian Valentin (Leeds Utd., Pa.).

Midfielders -- Corey Ashe (Beach FC Impact, Va.), Steven Curfman (CASL Elite, N.C.), John DiRaimondo (Busch SC, Mo.), Eddie Gaven (MetroStars), ...
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U.S. SOCCER: Colombia trounces U.S. U-20s

The U.S. U-20 national team suffered a 6-3 loss to fellow World Youth Championship qualifier Colombia on Monday in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

Edixon Perea notched a first-half hat trick to give the Colombians a 3-0 halftime lead. Knox Cameron tallied twice for the Americans in the second half. CameronÆs second strike narrowed the U.S. deficit to one goal until Victor Montana ...
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US Abroad (Feb. 21-24): Friedel shines; Berhalter streak continues

Brad Friedel continued his excellent play by helping Blackburn defeat fourth-place Chelsea in English Premier League action. One division below, Marcus Hahnemann added another shutout, bringing his season total to a remarkable 14.

ENGLAND

* Brad Friedel (Blackburn, PL) at Chelsea, 2-1.

Started: 90 minutes. Another sparkling performance by Friedel and a late goal by David Dunn propeled Rovers to a huge road ...
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