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COLLEGE WOMEN: Soccer America Top 25 Scoreboard (Oct. 31)

1. North Carolina (16-0-1) 2

Oct. 28 -- vs. No. 21 Duke W 2-1.

2. Notre Dame (18-0-1) 1

Oct. 28 -- at Michigan W 4-0.

Oct. 31 -- vs. St. John's (Big East quarterfinals) W 7-0.

3. Penn State (16-1-1) 3

Oct. 27 -- vs. No. 20 Maryland W 6-0.

Oct. 29 -- vs. Navy W 1-0 (OT).

4. Virginia (14-2-1) 4

Oct. 27 -- vs. N.C. State ...
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MLS Playoff Results: (Oct. 30-31)

Conference Semifinals, 2nd Leg

Oct. 30 in Washington D.C.

D.C. United 2 Metrostars 0. Goals: Moreno (Adu, Gros) 85, Namoff 89.

(D.C. United wins 4-0 on aggregate.)

D.C. United - Rimando, Namoff, Nelsen, Petke, Stewart (Hendrickson, 68), Carroll, Gomez (Gros, 46), Olsen (Adu, 79), Kovalenko, Eskandarian, Moreno.

MetroStars - Walker, Ziadie (Lisi, 58), Parke, Pope, Leitch, Brenes, Clark, Flores (Galvan Rey, 30), Gaven, Guevara, Wolyniec ...
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COLLEGE MEN: Soccer America Top 25 Scoreboard

RANK/TEAM (RECORD) LAST WEEK

1. UNC Greensboro (15-0-1) 1

Oct. 27 -- vs. High Point, W 3-2 (OT)

Oct. 30 -- at College of Charleston

2. New Mexico (12-1-1) 2

Oct. 28 -- vs. Denver, W 4-1

Oct. 31 -- vs. Air Force

3. SMU (12-3-0) 4

Oct. 29 -- at Bradley

Oct. 31 -- at Eastern Illinois

4. Washington (10-3-2) 5

Oct. 29 -- at Stanford

Oct. 31 -- at ...
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MAKING A LIST: A-League contraction

Wednesday's announcement that three A-League teams -- Calgary, Edmonton and Syracuse -- have been discontinued reduces the number of A-League teams returning in 2005 to 13 from a high of 30 teams that completed the 1999 season. Here are the teams that have folded or moved down to another USL league since 1999.

POST-2004 (16 teams in 2004)
Calgary ...

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OFF THE POST: Super swine saves soccer club

Former Yugoslavian star Dejan Govedarica bought a 220-pound pig and donated it to the players of Serbian Premier League club Vojvodina, which after months of being unable to pay its players had also ceased to provide them with meals.

In addition to the pork present, Govedarica has let players eat on credit at his Novi Sad bakery. Also, players are car-pooling ...
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EDITORS' PICKS: Must-see TV

MLS QUARTERFINALS: The MetroStars will be trying to overcome a two-goal deficit when they travel to D.C. United on Saturday (live, 7 pm ET, FSW & Direct Kick Channel). Los Angeles hosts Colorado, which won the first leg, 1-0, Saturday (live, 10 pm ET, FSW & Direct Kick Channel). San Jose takes a two-goal advantage to Kansas City on Saturday ...
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NEWSMAKER: Sigi Schmid

Three months after being dismissed as coach of the Los Angeles Galaxy, despite the team being first in the Western Conference, Sigi Schmid has been named head coach of the U.S. U-20 national team.

Schmid replaces Thomas Rongen, who left the U-20 position for the Chivas USA head-coaching job. Schmid's first task will be to prepare the team for the Jan. ...
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MLS CONFIDENTIAL: Ref watch

By Ridge Mahoney

Some minor incidents and some significant ones highlighted the first legs of the conference semifinals last weekend.

D.C. keeper Nick Rimando held the ball for at least 10 seconds twice against the MetroStars. Referee Kevin Stott showed restraint in handing out four yellow cards in a match that sometimes got chippy, yet a keeper holding the ball for more ...
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NEWSMAKER: Daniel Karbassiyoon

Daniel Karbassiyoon, a 19-year-old Virginia product, scored Arsenal's winning goal in a 2-1 victory Wednesday over Manchester City in the third round of the English Carling League Cup.

Karbassiyoon, making his official competition debut, scored on a sharp drive in the 90th minute. Since signing with Arsenal in the summer of 2003, Karbassiyoon has played for the reserve team at forward ...
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COLLEGE SOCCER: NCAA Division I Statistical Leaders

(Through Oct. 24)

MEN'S SOCCER

POINTS

RANK PLAYER, SCHOOL CLASS GP G A P

1. Sasha Gotsmanov, Rhode Island Jr. 16 17 5 39

2. Ryan Pore, Tulsa Jr. 14 14 8 36

3. Jason Garey, Maryland Jr. 15 12 9 33

4. Jeff Rowland, New Mexico Jr. 13 15 1 31

5. Alex Harrison, Central Conn. St. So. 12 13 2 28

5. Jamie Holmes, Birmingham-So. Sr. 13 ...
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COLLEGE WOMEN: Soccer America Top 25 Scoreboard (Oct. 29)

1. North Carolina (16-0-1) 2

Oct. 28 -- vs. No. 21 Duke W 2-1.

2. Notre Dame (17-0-1) 1

Oct. 28 -- at Michigan W 4-0.

Oct. 31 -- vs. St. John's (Big East quarterfinals).

3. Penn State (15-1-1) 3

Oct. 27 -- vs. No. 20 Maryland W 6-0.

Oct. 29 -- vs. Navy.

4. Virginia (14-2-1) 4

Oct. 27 -- vs. N.C. State W 3-0.

5. UCLA (11-5-0) 6

Oct. ...
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U.S. ABROAD: Wins for Howard, Whitbread and Demerit in English League Cup

Americans Tim Howard, Zak Whitbread and Jay Demerit were all on the winning end of English League Cup victories on Tuesday.

For Howard, his start for Manchester United in a 3-0 win at Crewe was his first action since being benched more than a month ago.

Whitbread, the former U.S. U-20 and U-23 defender, made his first official appearance for Liverpool, starting ...
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YOUTH DIGEST: U-17 boys beat Canada, U-17 girls roster, Utah boys winners, Region II state champions

U-17 BOYS BEAT CANADA: The U.S. under-17 national team won three games and tied a fourth during its recent stay in the Miami area. The U-17s got two goals from David Arvizu and another from Preston Zimmerman after falling behind early to snag a 3-1 victory over Canada. Two days earlier, the U-17s played two games, tying Florida International University, ...
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COLLEGE WOMEN: Soccer America Team of the Week (Week 9: Oct. 18-24)

GOALKEEPER

Robyn Jones (Rutgers), Soph. (1)

Stops nine shots and is flawless in face of a barrage of set pieces as Scarlet Knights hold then-No. 1 Notre Dame to a 0-0 tie, snapping the Irish's 15-game winning streak.

DEFENDERS

Alicija Bredlo (Dayton), Jr. (1)

Scores her career-best fifth goal of the season (fourth game-winner) in 2-1 win over Richmond, then helps the Flyers shut down ...
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Soccer America's OFF THE POST: The Food Fight

Manchester United's 2-0 win over Arsenal on Sunday, which ended the Gunners' 49-game unbeaten streak, has the set off the first post-game food-fight investigation in recent memory.

According to British press reports, Manchester United boss Alex Ferguson was pelted with soup and/or pizza in the stadium tunnel from the direction of the Arsenal locker room.

While the English FA has asked the ...
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