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MLS: Quakes finish last in group at La Manga Cup

The San Jose Earthquakes finish last in Group B after falling to Viking, 3-1, Monday on Viking's Bjorn Berland's hat trick.

Ronnie Ekelund scored for the second straight match for the Quakes, who wrap up play on Thursday, Feb. 27, in the seventh-place game against Lyn (Norway).

Landon Donovan and Richard Mulrooney fly out of Spain on Tuesday to return home. ...
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MLS: Galaxy falls at La Manga Cup

The Los Angeles Galaxy's bid to reach the final of the preseason La Manga Cup failed when it lost to Norwegian club Odd Grenland, 1-0, on Monday.

The Galaxy, which finished second in Group B action with six points (one point behind Grenland), will play in the third-place match against Viking (Norway) of Group A on Friday, February 28.

Grenland will challenge ...
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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-: Overseas training.

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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UNCAF CUP: Sampson celebrates title with Costa Rica

Coach Steve Sampson came away a winner in his first official competition as head coach of Costa Rica. Sampson, the U.S. national team coach from 1995 to 1998, guided the Ticos to their fourth UNCAF Copa de Naciones title.

The victory qualifies Costa Rica, along with runner-up Guatemala and third-place El Salvador, for the 2003 Gold Cup (July 12-27 in the ...
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WUSA: Waiver list

ATLANTA

Amanda Cromwell, Defender

BOSTON

Alexa Borisjuk, Midfielder

Sarah Dacey, Defender/Midfielder

Allie Kemp, Forward/Midfielder

Sarah Yohe, Midfielder

CAROLINA

Minna Mustonen, Forward

Staci Wilson, Defender

NEW YORK

Justi Baumgardt-Yamada, Midfielder

Krista Davey, Midfielder

Ronnie Fair, Defender

Kim Montgomery, Forward

PHILADELPHIA

Tara Koleski, Midfielder

Erin Martin, Forward

Maite Zabala, Goalkeeper

SAN DIEGO

Mercy Akide, Forward

Fan Yunjie, Defender

Sherrill Kester, Midfielder

Wynne McIntosh, Forward

SAN JOSE

Carey Dorn, Midfielder

Theresa Wagner, Midfielder

WASHINGTON

Ann Cook, Midfielder

Meredith Beard, Forward

Erin Fahey, Goalkeeper

Rebekah McDowell, Midfielder

Tracey Milburn, Forward


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WUSA: Teams waive 25 players

WUSA teams waived 25 players, who will be available in the WUSA Waiver Draft on Monday, February, 24 at 4:00 p.m. ET.

Each of the eight WUSA teams was required to reduce its roster to no more than 16 players and no less than 12.

The WUSA Waiver Draft's order will be based on each team's finish in the 2002 season. ...
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U.S. SOCCER: U.S. Under-20 Training Camp Roster

GOALKEEPERS

Steve Cronin (Santa Clara Univ.), Ford Williams (Univ. of North Carolina).

DEFENDERS

C.J. Klaas (Univ. of Washington), Frank Simek (Arsenal, England), Chad Marshall (Stanford Univ.), Ryan Cochrane (Santa Clara Univ.), Jordan Harvey (UCLA), Drew Moor (Furman Univ.), Heath Pearce (Univ. of Portland).

MIDFIELDERS

Ricardo Clark (MetroStars), Bobby Convey (D.C. United), Ned Grabavoy (Indiana Univ.), David Johnson (Willem II, Neth.), Justin Mapp (Chicago Fire), Justin ...
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U.S. SOCCER: Rongen calls up 22 U-20s for stretch drive

U.S. under-20 national team coach Thomas Rongen has called up 22 players for the stretch drive before the World Youth Championship, scheduled to take place in the United Arab Emirates in March and April.

The U-20s face the Colorado Rapids on Saturday at 4 p.m. at Nova Southeastern University, then travel to Portugal on Feb. 27 for the Madeira International ...
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MLS: Preseason schedules and results

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CHICAGO FIRE

Training:

Feb. 10-23: Bradenton, Fla. Feb. 27-March 12: MLS Spring Training (Boca Raton, Fla., Florida Atlantic Univ.). March 16-: Overseas training.

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 (in Bradenton, Fla.). March 5 vs. D.C. United (in ...
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MLS: Crew falls to Sporting XI in Portugal

The Columbus Crew lost to a Sporting Lisbon XI, 2-1, in its second game of its Portugal camp. Jeff Cunningham scored for the 2002 U.S. Open Cup champ. Of the 25 Crew players in camp, only Jeff Matteo, Guy Abrahamson, Tom Presthus and Michael Ueltschey didn't play.
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MLS: Wins for D.C. United and Rapids against Florida college opponents

D.C. United closed out its first stint in South Florida with a 5-3 win over Florida Atlantic, its third straight win over college competition. Galin Ivanov, Marco Etcheverry, Alecko Eskandarian, Ben Olsen and Eliseo Quintanilla scored. United looked at Frenchman Simon Toselli and former Georgian U-21 defender Ioseb Devidze.

The Colorado Rapids got two goals from Chris Carrieri and draft ...
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MLS: New-look MetroStars win preseason opener

The MetroStars opened their preseason with a 4-0 win over the U.S. under-17 national team.

Only six of the 22 players Coach Bob Bradley used were with the Metros at the end of the 2002 season. Bradley got goals from imports Dillon Sheppard (South Africa) and Mario Rosas (Spain) and an assist from Argentine trialist Daniel Garnero.

He also looked at ...
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MLS: Quakes earn tie at La Manga Cup

The San Jose Earthquakes tied Russian club Rubin Kazan, 1-1, Thursday in their second game at the La Manga Cup in Spain.

Ronnie Ekelund scored on a penalty kick in the 24th minute, but Rubin responded with a penalty kick of its own 10 minutes later.

SAN JOSE-RUBIN SUMMARY:

Feb. 20 in La Manga

San Jose 1 Rubin Kazan (Russia) 1. Goals: Ekelund ...
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MLS: Preseason schedules and results

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CHICAGO FIRE
Training:
Feb. 10-23: Bradenton, Fla. Feb. 27-March 12: MLS Spring Training (Boca Raton, Fla., Florida Atlantic Univ.). March 16-: Overseas training. 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 (in Bradenton, Fla.). March 5 ...
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MLS: Revs fall to Palmeiras in first official preseason game

Midfielder Marshall Leonard scored for New England as it went down, 2-1, against Brazil's Palmeiras in the Revs' first official preseason game.

Reinaldo's 89th-minute rocket past keeper Matt Reis provided the Brazilians' gamewinner after Everaldo's 82-minute free kick past Reis equalized the game.

Leonard's goal, in the 73rd minute, came after he slotted home a rebound of keeper Diego from a Taylor ...
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