Jamaica and Cuba qualified for this summer's Gold Cup by winning their respective Caribbean qualifying tournaments.
Led by recent Chicago Fire acquisition Andy Williams, the Reggae Boyz wrapped up Group A with a 3-0 win over Haiti. Martinique took second place to advance to the interzone playoffs when it came from three goals back with 26 minutes remaining to beat St. ...
MLS: Preseason schedules and results
Posted by Soccer America on Mar. 31, 12:51 a.m.
(Subject to change)
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 (0-1). March 5 vs. D.C. United (0-0). March 8 vs. San Jose (0-2) in Copa Carnaval. March 12 vs. Kansas City (0-1). March 20 ...
U.S. SOCCER: Kirovski and Donovan goals give Americans 2-0 win in Seattle
Posted by Soccer America on Mar. 31, 12:21 a.m.
Jovan Kirovski and Landon Donovan scored second-half goals to lead the United States to a 2-0 win over Venezuela in front of 17,819 fans Saturday at Seattle Seahawks Stadium.
Making his first U.S. appearance in more than a year, Kirovski broke the scoreless deadlock in the 52nd minute when he scored on the third attempt by the U.S. attack off a ...
U.S. SOCCER: Preview -- USA takes on Venezuela
Posted by Soccer America on Mar. 29, 1:56 a.m.
USA vs. Venezuela
Saturday, March 29 in Seattle, Wash.
(Seattle Seahawks Stadium)
4 pm ET/1 pm PT.
TV: live on ESPN 2.
The USA faces Venezuela in tomorrow's game because the original opponent, Japan, canceled its U.S. tour in response to the U.S. military's attack on Iraq, citing air-travel security concerns. Japan's decision came in the wake of Major ...
COLLEGE: Allison Horn, Texas Tech freshman, dies from injuries suffered in car accident
Posted by Soccer America on Mar. 27, 5:33 p.m.
Allison Horn, a19-year-old freshman at Texas Tech, died Wednesday from injuries she suffered in a car accident Friday, March 21, in Bedford, Texas.
Horn played 15 games for the Lobos in 2002. She was a Texas all-state player at Colleyville Heritage High School, a Texas high school player.
The Ford Explorer in which she and her mother, Deborah Horn, were traveling ...
U.S. ABROAD: Luchi Gonzalez signs with Swedish Second Division club
Posted by Soccer America on Mar. 27, 3:03 p.m.
2001 Hermann Trophy winner and MAC Award winner Luchi Gonzalez has signed with Second Division Swedish club Bodens BK. The former SMU star was the sixth overall pick in the 2002 MLS SuperDraft. He played eight games for the San Jose Earthquakes in 2002 and was waived in the offseason. He had joined the Columbus Crew for the 2003 MLS ...
MLS: Chicago acquires playmaker Andy Williams
Posted by Soccer America on Mar. 27, 3:02 p.m.
The Chicago Fire has signed Jamaican midfielder Andy Williams, a five-year MLS veteran with the Columbus Crew, Miami Fusion, New England Revolution and most recently, the MetroStars.
Chicago acquired the 25-year-old ''senior international'' from the MetroStars in exchange for a conditional draft pick in the 2004 MLS SuperDraft.
''I feel that we've got a proven MLS player in Andy,'' says Fire coach ...
USA to face Wales in San Jose May 26
Posted by Soccer America on Mar. 27, 3:00 p.m.
The U.S. men's national team, which faces Venezuela Saturday in a friendly in Seattle, has added another friendly to its 2003 schedule. It fill face Wales on May 26 (Memorial Day) in San Jose.
It will mark the first meeting between the USA and Wales, which is enjoying an impressive run in European Championship qualifying, having beaten Finland, Italy and Azerbaijan ...
CONCACAF CHAMPIONS CUP: Quarterfinal Pairings
Posted by Soccer America on Mar. 27, 12:15 p.m.
Los Angeles Galaxy (USA) vs. Necaxa (Mex.)
Columbus Crew (USA) vs. Morelia (Mex.)
Municipal (Guat.) vs. Toluca (Mex.) or W Connection (Trin. & Tob.)
Alajuela (C.R.) vs. Club America (Mex.)
CONCACAF CHAMPIONS CUP: First Round, Second Leg Summaries
Posted by Soccer America on Mar. 27, 12:15 p.m.
March 26 in San Jose
San Jose (USA) 2 Municipal (Guat.) 1. Goals: Donovan 19, Ching 25; Plata 76.
San Jose -- Onstad, Roner, Waibel, Agoos, Dunivant (Alvarez, 77) Lagos, Ekelund, Corrales, Mullan, Ching (Walker, 83), Donovan.
Municipal -- D.Ortiz, E.D. Ortiz, Ponciano, Ruano, Chen, Albizuris (Bonilla, 73), Romero, Giron, Guevara, Acevedo, Plata (Castillo, 90).
Referee: Mike Seifert (Canada).
(Municipal wins 5-4 on ...
CONCACAF CHAMPIONS CUP: Quakes and Revs are eliminated despite second-leg wins
Posted by Soccer America on Mar. 27, 12:14 p.m.
The San Jose Earthquakes and New England Revolution both won the second legs of their CONCACAF Champions Cup first-round series Wednesday night but were eliminated on aggregate.
San Jose beat Municipal of Guatemala, 2-1, at Spartan Stadium but was eliminated, 5-4, on aggregate. Landon Donovan and Brian Ching scored on Brian Mullan assists in the first half to give the Quakes ...
WUSA: Founders Cup III awarded to San Diego
Posted by Soccer America on Mar. 26, 1:15 p.m.
Founders Cup III, the WUSA's championship match, has been awarded to San Diego's Torero Stadium, bringing the title match West after playing the first two on the East Coast.
Torero Stadium, on the campus of the University of San Diego, seats only 7,035, but league officials are looking at options to expand capacity for the Aug. 24 championship match.
San Jose beat ...
Venezuela without key players for U.S. clash
Posted by Soccer America on Mar. 26, 12:19 a.m.
Venezuela coach Richard Paez has named four foreign-based players to his 17-man roster for Saturday's friendly against the USA (4 pm ET/1 pm PT in Seattle, live on ESPN2).
Three foreign-based players -- Alejandro Cichero (Cerro/Uruguay), Juan Arango (Pachuca/Mexico), Hector Gonzalez (Olimpo/Argentina) -- will not travel to Seattle but will join Venezuela for its April 2 home game against Jamaica in ...
WUSA - Founding players take pay cuts
Posted by Soccer America on Mar. 25, 12:34 p.m.
By Scott French, Senior Editor
The bulk of discussion between WUSA officials and the Players Association during months of negotiations for the Collective Bargaining Agreement concerned how best to trim expenditures and increase revenues. The league, continuing to battle against a difficult economy, had cut budgets in every department but one. Until now.
The WUSA's ''Founding'' players, stake-holders in the ...