(12 teams in 2004; 13 teams in 2003)
*Harrisburg City Islanders, Long Island Rough Riders, *Pittsburgh Riverhounds.
*Charlotte Eagles, Northern Virginia Royals, Wilmington Hammerheads.
New Hampshire Phantoms, Westchester Flames, Western Mass Pioneers.
California Gold, San Diego Gauchos, Utah Blitzz.
*New in 2004.
Gone: *New Jersey Stallions, New York Freedoms, *Reading Rage, San Diego Gauchos.
*Moved to PDL.
A-LEAGUE: 2004 Alignment
Posted by Soccer America on Dec. 18, 5:00 p.m.
(16 teams in 2004; 19 teams in 2003)
Atlanta Silverbacks, Charleston Battery, Montreal Impact, *Puerto Rico Islanders, Richmond Kickers, Rochester Raging Rhinos, Syracuse Salty Dogs, Toronto Lynx, Virginia Beach Mariners.
Calgary, *Edmonton Aviators, Milwaukee Wave United, Minnesota Thunder, Portland Timbers, Seattle Sounders, Vancouver Whitecaps.
*New in 2004.
Gone: *Charlotte Eagles, Cincinnati Riverhawks, **El Paso Patriots, **Indiana Blast, *Pittsburgh Riverhounds.
*Moved to PSL.
**Moved to ...
U.S. ABROAD (Dec. 18): Berhalter's Cottbus tied for first in German Second Division at winter break
Posted by Soccer America on Dec. 18, 4:59 p.m.
* Gregg Berhalter (Energie Cottbus, D2), at Regensburg, 0-0.
Started: 90 minutes. Energie Cottbus is tied for 1st place with Oberhausen at the winter break. Nuremberg and Alemmania Aachen are a point behind with a game in hand -- they meet Jan. 26. Four points separate the top seven teams -- the top three go up. Season league stats: 15 ...
U.S. SOCCER: Leone calls in 26 players for U-19 women's camp
Posted by Soccer America on Dec. 18, 4:46 p.m.
U.S. Under-19 women's national team head coach Tracey Leone called up 26 players, including 12 with college experience, for a training camp Dec. 27-Jan. 2 at the National Training Center in Carson, Calif.
The U.S. women, defending world champs, prepare for CONCACAF U-19 Women's Qualifying Tournament that will be held in Ottawa and Montreal, Canada, May 28-June 6 and the U-19 ...
A-LEAGUE: 2004 College Draft
Posted by Soccer America on Dec. 18, 4:45 p.m.
1 Puerto Rico
Damian Pottinger (M/F) Duquesne
Aaron Richer (D) Univ. of British Columbia
Marin Pusek (M/F) UAB
Will Hesmer (G) Wake Forest
David Wagenfuhr (M) Creighton (Boulder Rapids Reserve)
8 Virginia Beach
Phil Hucles (D) William & Mary (Williamsburg Legacy)
Alan Gordon (F) Oregon State
Perek Belleh (F) Rhode Island
Joseph Ngwenya (F) Coastal Carolina ...
COLLEGE: 2003 NCAA Division I Women's Leaders
Posted by Soccer America on Dec. 18, 6:34 a.m.
1. Natasha Kai, Hawaii 29
2. Kim Harvey, SMU 28
3. Ashley Boutte, Southern 25
4. Marilyn Marin, North Texas 23
4. Lindsay Tarpley, North Carolina 23
6. Hilary McKay, UNC Asheville 21
6. Melinda Pina, North Texas 21
6. Tiffany Weimer, Penn St. 21
8. Ranveig Aas-Hanssen, Jacksonville 20
8. Kendra Oney, Southeastern La. 20
8. Beth Liesen, Eastern Ill. 20
8. Kristen Graczyk, Connecticut 20
1. Lindsay ...
COLLEGE: 2003 NCAA Division I Men's Leaders
Posted by Soccer America on Dec. 18, 6:33 a.m.
1. Joseph Ngwenya, Coastal Carolina 56
2. Ryan Pore, Tulsa 49
3. Jordan Hughes, Coastal Carolina 46
4. Kristoffer Forde Aarskog, Fla. Atlantic 40
4. Vedad Ibisevic, Saint Louis 40
4. Alon Lubezky, Hartford 40
4. Rinaldo Chambers, St. Peter's 40
7. Omar Alfonso, Loyola (Md.) 39
7. Matthew Delicate, VCU 39
9. McColm Cephas, VCU 38
10. Jamie Holmes, Birmingham-So. 37
10. Josh Gros, Rutgers 37
10. Matt ...
U.S. ABROAD (Dec. 17): Keller's Spurs knocked out of League Cup in shootout
Posted by Soccer America on Dec. 18, 6:31 a.m.
ENGLAND (League Cup, Quarterfinals)
* Kasey Keller (Tottenham, PL), vs. Middlesbrough (PL), 1-1 (4-5 on penalties).
Started: 120 minutes. Michael Ricketts' goal four minutes from time gave Boro the tie. Keller saves one penalty kick (taken by Spanish international Gaizka Mendieta) in the shootout.
* Steve Cherundolo (Hannover 96, D1), vs. Bochum, 2-2.
Came on as substitute in 64th minute. Tying goal by ...
COLLEGE WOMEN: Arkansas lures Henderson from Idaho State
Posted by Soccer America on Dec. 18, 3:38 a.m.
Three-time Big Sky Conference Coach of the Year Gordon Henderson has been hired as the University of Arkansas' women's soccer coach, replacing Alan Kirkup, who was informed last month his contract would not be renewed.
Henderson has guided Idaho State to three NCAA tournament appearances since starting the Bengals' program in 1998, and is 47-28-7 in his past four seasons in ...
COLLEGE: Men's soccer spared at Western Michigan
Posted by Soccer America on Dec. 17, 12:30 p.m.
Men's soccer was spared at Western Michigan University, but four other programs were dropped.
WMU's governing board voted unanimously Friday to cut three men's track programs and women's synchronized skating, beginning in the 2004-05 school year. The move will save WMU about $535,000.
The Broncos advanced to the NCAA Division I men's soccer tournament for the first time in their history in ...
COLLEGE: 2003 NSCAA/adidas NCAA I Women's All-Americans
Posted by Soccer America on Dec. 17, 12:29 p.m.
Player (Pos.) College, Hometown
Leisha Alcia (Jr.) Illinois, Mississagua, Ont.
Keeley Dowling* (Jr.) Tennessee, Carmel, Ind.
Nandi Pryce* (Sr.) UCLA, Casselberry, Fla.
Catherine Reddick** (Sr.) North Carolina, Birmingham, Ala.
Becky Sauerbrunn (Fr.) Virginia, St. Louis
Joanna Lohman** (Sr.) Penn State, Silver Spring, Md.
Sarah Rahko* (Sr.) Boston College, Londonderry, N.H.
Lisa Stoia* (Sr.) West Virginia, Shirley, N.Y.
Iris Mora (Soph.) UCLA, Mexico
Lindsay Tarpley (Soph.) North Carolina, ...
COLLEGE: 2003 NSCAA/adidas NCAA Division I Men's All-Americans
Posted by Soccer America on Dec. 17, 12:27 p.m.
Player (Pos.) College, Hometown
Will Hesmer* (Sr.) Wake Forest, Wilson, N.C.
Leonard Griffin (Sr.) UCLA, Palmdale, Calif.
Trevor McEachron (Jr.) Old Dominion, Woodbridge, Va.
Chris Wingert* (Sr.) St. John's, Babylon, N.Y.
Scott Buete* (Sr.) Maryland, Bowie, Md.
Sumed Ibrahim* (Sr.) Maryland, Prospect, Ky.
C.J. Klaas (Jr.) Washington, Cherry Valley, Ill.
Adom Crew (Sr.) Brown, Cincinnati
Ned Grabavoy* (Jr.) Indiana, New Lennox, Ill.
Vedad Ibisevic (Fr.) Saint Louis, ...
U.S. SOCCER: Wolyniec and Torres join U.S. camp
Posted by Soccer America on Dec. 17, 12:26 p.m.
John Wolyniec (MetroStars) and Arturo Torres (Los Angeles Galaxy) are serving as last-minute replacements for Clint Mathis and Pete Vagenas at the U.S. men's national team camp that opened last Friday at the National Training Center in Carson, Calif. This is the first camp for Bruce Arena's team at the new facility, which opened in June.
Chris Albright's goal on a ...
MLS: Burn acquires Garlick from Colorado
Posted by Soccer America on Dec. 17, 12:25 p.m.
The Dallas Burn acquired goalkeeper Scott Garlick from the Colorado Rapids in exchange for the Burn's second-round pick in the 2005 MLS SuperDraft.
Garlick, an MLS All-Star selection in 2000, currently ranks second all-time in league history in saves (763) and is third all-time in wins with 81 and minutes (14,901). He has played for Colorado since 2001 after joining ...
MLS: San Jose's Yallop takes Canada job
Posted by Soccer America on Dec. 17, 12:24 p.m.
San Jose Earthquakes head coach Frank Yallop has stepped down to become the new head coach of the Canadian national team.
During his three seasons as head coach of the Earthquakes (2001-2003), Yallop led the Quakes to two MLS Cup championships while posting a 41-25-18 record, which was the best mark in MLS during that stretch.
Yallop is a former Canadian international ...