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MLS Results for Sept. 25 & 27

Sept. 25 in East Rutherford, NJ

MetroStars 0 DC United 2. Goals: Olsen (Petke, Stewart) 12, Cerritos (Stewart) 67.

MetroStars û Walker, Pope, Addo, Jolley, Clark, Guevara, Lisi (Juskowiak, 57), Williams, DiGiamarino (Bartolomeu, 63), Magee (Wolyniec, 46), Mathis.

DC United û Rimando (Warren, 78), Prideaux, Namoff, Petke, Ivanov, Convey, Kovalenko, Stewart, Olsen, Cerritos (Alegria, 96+), Martins (Eskandarian, 74).

Yellow Cards: MetroStars û Guevara 47; ...
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Inside Spain: American Takes La Liga by Storm

It's true. An American played a major role in the Spanish League last season.

Dimitri Piterman had a bought a quarter share of debt-ridden Racing Santander, making him majority owner and president of the First Division newcomer. But Piterman, a graduate of Cal Berkeley, wasn't planning on a luxury-box view of his new team.

He took charge of ...
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COLLEGE: Soccer America Men's Scoreboard Top 25 (Sept. 22)

RANK/TEAM (RECORD) LAST WEEK'S RANK

1 Maryland (7-0-0) 1
9/24 -- George Mason (5-1); 9/27 -- Wake Forest

2 UCLA (5-1-0) 2
9/27 -- Loyola Marymount

3 Saint Louis (6-0-1) 3
9/24 -- Western Illinois (4-4); 9/27 -- at Louisville

4 Old Dominion (7-0-0) 5
9/24 -- UMBC (2-0); 9/27 at Campbell

5 St. John's (5-3-0) 6
9/24 -- at Seton Hall (2-4); 9/27 -- ...
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Analysis: U.S. women rout Nigeria in Women's World Cup

By Scott French, Senior Editor in Philadelphia

The U.S. women moved to the verge of a quarterfinal showdown with Norway after destroying disorganized Nigeria, 5-0, Thursday night to extend their Women's World Cup winning streak to nine games.

Mia Hamm, playing what U.S. coach April Heinrichs called the best soccer of her storied career, dominated proceedings, scoring twice in the first 12 ...
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WOMEN'S WORLD CUP: Summaries (Sept. 25)

Sept. 25 in Philadelphia

USA 5 Nigeria 0. Goals: Hamm pen. 6, 12, Parlow 47, Wambach 65, Foudy pen. 89.

USA -- Scurry, Bivens, Sobrero, Fawcett, Reddick, Boxx (Roberts, 71), Wagner (Wambach, 46), Foudy, Lilly, Parlow (Milbrett, 57), Hamm.

Nigeria -- Dede, Kayode, Ajayi, Chiejine, Omagbemi, Nkwocha, Mbachu, Okosieme, Mmadu, Avre, Akide.

Referee: Florencia Romano (Argentina).

Att.: 31,553.

Sept. 25 in Philadelphia

Sweden 1 North Korea 0. ...
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MLS Game Summary (Sept. 25): D.C. downs the MetroStars

Ben Olsen and Ronaldo Cerritos scored to give D.C. United a 2-0 win over the MetroStars Sept. 25 at Giants Stadiums. The teams meet again Sunday in Washington, D.C. They also meet Oct. 1 in the U.S. Open Cup semifinals.

Clint Mathis hit the post on a penalty kick in the 36th minute.

D.C. UNITED (10-9-6, 36 pts) 2 METROSTARS 0 (10-8-7, ...
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COLLEGE: Soccer America Women's Top 25 Scoreboard (Sept. 22-28)

1. North Carolina (9-0-0) 1

9/26 -- at Navy; 9/28 -- Villanova (at Navy).

2. Florida (7-0-0) 4

9/26 -- at BYU; 9/28 -- at Utah.

3. Notre Dame (7-0-1) 2

9/28 -- North Texas.

4. UCLA (5-1-2) 3

no games.

5. Pepperdine (7-1-0) 5

9/26 -- at Colorado College; 9/28 -- Wake Forest (at Colorado College).

6. Virginia (6-1-1) 7

9/26 -- at N.C. State.

7. West Virginia (8-1-0) 8

9/24 -- ...
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COLLEGE: Navy targets women's crowd record against No. 1 UNC

Navy will try to set a national attendance record when it hosts No. 1 North Carolina Friday night.

UNC is 9-0-0. Unranked Navy is 7-0-1 with a 34-game regular-season unbeaten streak dating back to 2001. The Midshipmen will be playing at the 34,000-seat Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium for the first time in the program's history. Navy has promoted the Friday night ...
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WOMEN'S WORLD CUP: Brazil crushes Norway, Germany advances

Brazil pulled the first upset of the 2003 Women's World Cup when it crushed 2000 Olympic champion Norway, 4-1, Wednesday at RFK Stadium.

Germany became the first team to clinch a berth in the second round when it beat Japan, 3-0.

Japan will clinch a berth in the quarterfinals with a win or tie against Canada Saturday. The Canadians beat hapless Argentina, ...
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Adu's Options

Pleas for patience in the Adu case

For a brief period at least, the Freddy Furor has subsided.

America's teenage wunderkind has gained his first experience at a world championship, during which agents and scouts from around the world observed him and met with his representative, Richard Motzkin.

Motzkin proclaimed a deal should be done soon either ...
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WOMEN'S WORLD CUP: USA-Nigeria preview

By Scott French, Senior Editor in Philadelphia

With the expected result Thursday against Nigeria, and a little help from the North Koreans, the U.S. women can nail down their place in the Oct. 1 quarterfinals at the fourth Women's World Cup.

The Americans, coming off an emphatic 3-1 triumph Sunday over Sweden in their Group A opener, are massive favorites against the ...
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WOMEN'S WORLD CUP: Schedule (Sept. 25)

GROUP A

Thurs., Sept. 25

4:45 pm in Philadelphia

Sweden vs. North Korea

TV: ESPN2, Galavision

Thurs., Sept. 25

7:30 pm in Philadelphia

USA vs. Nigeria

TV: ESPN2, Galavision

GROUP D

Thurs., Sept. 25

7:15 pm in Carson, Calif.

Ghana vs. Russia

TV: Galavision (delay, 9/25, 2 am ET; 9/24, 11 pm PT)

Thurs., Sept. 25

10 pm in Carson, Calif.

China vs. Australia

TV: ESPN2, Galavision (delay, midnight)


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WOMEN'S WORLD CUP: Standings

GROUP A

TEAM W-T-L GF GA P

North Korea 1-0-0 3-0 3

USA 1-0-0 3-1 3

Sweden 0-0-1 1-3 0

Nigeria 0-0-1 0-3 0

GROUP B

TEAM W-T-L GF-GA P

Brazil 2-0-0 7 1 6

Norway 1-0-1 3 4 3

France 1-0-1 1 2 3

South Korea 0-0-2 0 4 0

GROUP C

TEAM W-T-L GF-GA P

*Germany 2-0-0 7-1 6

Japan 1-0-1 6-3 3

Canada 1-0-1 4 4 3

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WOMEN'S WORLD CUP: Summaries (Sept. 24)

GROUP B

Sept. 24 in Washington

Brazil 4 Norway 1. Goals: Daniela 26, Rosana 37, Marta 59, Katia 68; Pettersen 45.

Norway -- Nordby, Sandaune, Stangeland, Knudsen, Folstad, Gulbrandsen (Klaveness, 74), Lehn (Riise, 74), Ronning, Pettersen, Mellgren, Rapp (Ormen, 46).

Brazil -- Andreia, Juliana, Tania, Renata Costa, Rosana, Maicon (Cristiane), Formiga (Rafaela, 88), Marta, Katia, Daniela (Priscila, 90), Simone.

Referee: Xonam Agboyi (Togo).

Att.: 16,316.

Sept. 24 ...
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U.S. Abroad: Three Yanks play in UEFA Cup

UEFA CUP, first round, first leg (Sept. 24)

* Claudio Reyna (Manchester City, PL) at Lokeren (Belgium), 3-2.
Started: 90 minutes

* Brad Friedel (Blackburn, England) at Genclerbirligi (Turkey), 1-3.
Started: 90 minutes

* Oguchi Onyewu (La Louviere, D1) vs. Benfica (Portugal), 1-1.
Started: 90 minutes.

* Matt Jordan (OB, Denmark) vs.Crvena Zvezda (Yugoslavia), 2-2.
DNP.

ENGLISH CARLING LEAGUE CUP, second round (Sept. ...
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