July 22 at Seattle
Manchester United (England) 4 (van Nistelrooy 7, Giggs 28, Solskjaer 39, Bellion 72) Celtic (Scotland) 0.
July 25 at Cleveland
Celtic (Scotland) 1 (Sutton 59) Boca Juniors (Argentina) 0.
July 27 at Foxboro, Mass.
Barcelona (Spain) 2 (Saviola 28, 41) Juventus (Italy) 2 (De Vaio 86, Miccoli 87).
(Barcelona wins on penalties.)
MLS: Los Angeles downs the Crew in front of 21,806
Posted by Soccer America on Jul. 31, 10:34 a.m.
Antonio Martinez scored in his first game for Los Angeles since arriving via a multi-player trade from Dallas. The 26-year-old, who was born in Carson, Calif., celebrated his homecoming by chipping Crew keeper Tom Presthus just before halftime in the Galaxy's 2-1 win.
Alexi Lalas scored on a header from a Simon Elliott free kick before Columbus notched a late goal ...
W-LEAGUE: Mathelier leads Lady Stallions in playoff opener
Posted by Soccer America on Jul. 31, 12:49 a.m.
Tatiana Mathelier scored two goals in the first 11 minutes of the second half as the New Jersey Lady Stallions overcame the Long Island Lady Riders, 4-2, as the W-League playoffs opened Wednesday night at DePaul Catholic High School in Wayne, N.J.
Mathelier, a junior at Binghamton University, scored in the 47th and 56th minutes and the Lady Stallions (12-3-0) advanced ...
WUSA GAME PREVIEW (July 30)
Posted by Soccer America on Jul. 30, 5:02 p.m.
Wednesday, July 30, 7:00 pm ET/4:00 pm PT
CAROLINA (7-7-3, 24 pts) vs. SAN JOSE (6-8-3, 21 pts)
TV: No TV.
Key Players Out: Carolina - M Hege Riise (R ACL tear), F Danielle Fotopoulos (L ACL tear); San Jose - F Pretinha (R ACL tear), D Brandi Chastain (L quad strain). Referee: Rachel Woo.
MLS GAME PREVIEW (July 30)
Posted by Soccer America on Jul. 30, 5:01 p.m.
Wednesday, July 30, 10:30 pm ET/9:30 pm CT/7:30 pm PT
LOS ANGELES (3-6-7, 16 pts) vs. COLUMBUS (5-6-5, 20 pts)
TV: HDNet, select Regal Cinemas.
Key Players Out: Los Angeles - D Scot Thompson (L torn ACL); Columbus - F Brian McBride (fractured orbital L eye), M Freddy Garcia (L ankle sprain), M Ross Paule (L knee sprain), M Brian West (L groin ...
Posted by Soccer America on Jul. 30, 12:02 p.m.
Learning can be a painful process, and much of what the U.S. players were taught at the Confederations Cup they gleaned at a psychologi cal and physical price.
They scored one goal, conceded three, and didnÆt get much help from circumstance or luck playing every other day against Turkey, Brazil and Cameroon in stifling heat.
Five years after ...
CONCACAF: Chuck Blazer Q&A on Gold Cup
Posted by Soccer America on Jul. 30, 11:26 a.m.
Chuck Blazer, general secretary of CONCACAF and highest-ranking American in FIFA, spoke about the Gold Cup at the conclusion of the USA-Costa Rica third-place match at the Orange Bowl in Miami last Saturday. The following are excerpts from that interview:
Q: Can you compare this tournament to its previous editions?
CHUCK BLAZER: First of all, you have to put these tournaments into ...
UNDER-17 WORLD CUP: U.S. Roster
Posted by Soccer America on Jul. 30, 11:24 a.m.
GOALKEEPERS: 1 Phil Marfuggi (PDA Utd., N.J.), 18 Quentin Westberg (Troyes, France), 20 Stephen Sandbo (Ohio Thunder).
DEFENDERS: 16 Adrian Chevannes (Club Dallas), 6 Chris Germani (FC Delco, Pa.), 2 Kyle Helton (Concorde Fire, Ga.), 5 Brandon Owens (La Jolla Nomads, Calif.), 3 Jonathan Spector (Man. Utd., England), 14 Julian Valentin (FC Delco, Pa.).
MIDFIELDERS: 15 Corey Ashe (FC Impact, Va.), ...
UNDER-17 WORLD CUP: Ellinger selects 20 players for Finland '03
Posted by Soccer America on Jul. 30, 11:23 a.m.
A squad of 20 players is off to Europe to represent the U.S. at the Under-17 World Cup in Finland Aug. 13-30. Coach John Ellinger selected all 18 of the players that represented the U.S. during qualifying in early March.
The United States, the only nation to qualify for all 10 world championships at this age group, will play all three ...
WUSA: Criticial win for CyberRays in Carolina
Posted by Soccer America on Jul. 30, 12:51 a.m.
Dianne Alagich got her first WUSA goal and Katia scored her second gamewinner this season against Carolina as the San Jose CyberRays captured a critical 2-1 victory over the Courage before 5,877 at SAS Stadium.
The CyberRays (7-8-3, 24 points) swept their season series with Carolina and crawled within one point of the playoff zone with three matches to play. Carolina ...
W-LEAGUE: 2003 Playoff Schedule
Posted by Soccer America on Jul. 29, 2:13 a.m.
New Jersey Lady Stallions (11-3-0) vs. Long Island Lady Riders (9-5-0) at DePaul Catholic High School (Wayne, N.J.), 7:30 p.m.
Boston Renegades (13-0-1) vs. Ottawa Fury (11-2-1) at Bowditch Stadium (Framingham, Mass.), 7:30 p.m.
Aug. 2 or 3 at higher-seeded finalist
Charlotte Lady Eagles (9-3-0) vs. Northern Virginia Majestics (5-7-0) ...
YOUTH: Snickers Cup Finals Results (July 27)
Posted by Soccer America on Jul. 28, 3:37 p.m.
FC Delco Arsenal (E-PA) 2 (Kozicki 78, 83) Chicago Sockers 1 (Gallo 43).
Michigan Wolves 2 (Popeney 9, Djokic 11) Marin (Calif.) Utd. 2 (Hills 56, Hill 66).
(Michigan Wolves win 4-3 on penalties.)
Chicago Magic 2 (Smithson 17, Ortega 40) Sereno Golden Eagles (Ariz.) 0.
So Cal Utd. 2 (Barrera 5, Levy 67) Albertson (N.Y.) Red Storm Clash ...
MLS: Summary (July 27)
Posted by Soccer America on Jul. 28, 2:25 p.m.
July 27 in Foxboro, Mass.
New England 2 D.C. United 4. Goals: Twellman 26, Twellman (J.-M. Moore, Cancela) 31; Quintanilla (Etcheverry) 83, Quintanilla pen. 91+, Kovalenko (Eskandarian) 93+, Eskandarian (Quintanilla) 93+.
New England -- Reis, Heaps, Cullen, D.Kante, Franchino, Noonan (Ralston, 67), Cancela (Harris, 76), Joseph, Kamler, J.-M. Moore, Twellman.
D.C. United -- Rimando, Ivanov (Etcheverry 46), Namoff (Quintanilla 70), Petke, Prideaux, Nelsen, ...
MLS WRAP WEEK 17: United win drops Crew to last in East
Posted by Soccer America on Jul. 28, 2:18 p.m.
By Ridge Mahoney
Colorado takes its fourth straight and posts another shutout; defensive errors doom the Burn in San Jose; the Fire again wins at home; and D.C. United rallies to roust the Revs and drop the Crew into last place.
BEST GOALS: Mark Chung snapped a header past Metros keeper Jonny Walker from 10 yards out to give the Rapids ...
GOLD CUP: Champions
Posted by Soccer America on Jul. 28, 2:07 p.m.
1991 -- USA
1993 -- Mexico
1996 -- Mexico
1998 -- Mexico
2000 -- Canada
2002 -- USA
2003 -- Mexico