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WINNERS & LOSERS (UEFA Cup): Onyewu scores but team routed


German Second Division club ALEMANNIA AACHEN qualified for the knockout stage of the UEFA Cup thanks to a 2-0 win over AEK Athens. Aachen qualifed for the competition by finishing runner-up in last season's German Cup to Werder Bremen, the league champion that went into the Champions League, opening up the UEFA Cup spot for Aachen.

PARMA downed Turkey's Besiktas, 3-2, ...

MAKING A LIST: College soccer coaching moves

The retirements of men's coaches Greg Myers (329-209-69 in 38 years of college coaching, the last 29 at Navy), Ray O'Connell (the only coach in the 25-year history of the Loyola, Ill., program) and Joe McGuigan (20 years at Sacred Heart) and the move of 2003 Soccer America Women's Coach of the Year Patrick Baker from Florida State highlight the ...

OFF THE POST: Bethlehem Beckham Gets Whacked

The nativity scene at London's Madame Tussauds wax museum in which David Beckham was depicted as Joseph and his wife, Victoria (formerly Posh Spice) as the Virgin Mary, has been severely vandalized.

The $96,000 exhibit, which had been denounced by the Vatican, the Archbishop of Canterbury and other religious groups, also featured Tony Blair, George W. Bush and the Duke of ...

NEWSMAKER: Earnie Stewart

Dutch-raised former U.S. international Earnie Stewart, who helped D.C. United win the 2004 MLS title in his second year with the club, has signed a an 18-month contract with the Dutch Second Division team VVV Venlo.

Venlo, where Stewart started his pro career in 1989 before playing at Willem II and NAC Breda, is in fourth place.


MAKING A LIST: Chivas USA's Mexican candidates

When Chivas USA kicks off its first season in MLS next year, it will be allowed to have on its roster four senior internationals and six youth (24 or younger) internationals. Mexican players Coach Thomas Rongen's club is considering include:

Omar Aguayo (age: 22)
Midfielder played 12 games, scored twice for Chivas' second division (Primera A) team, ...

OFF THE POST: Christmas Party Trouble

Stig Tofting, a veteran of two World Cups with Denmark, has been kicked off of his Danish First Division club AGF Aarhus for fighting at the club's Christmas party.

Tofting, 35, who served a stint in jail last year for a fight at a restaurant, reportedly resorted to fisticuffs after an argument with a teammate.


By Ridge Mahoney

The news out of Kansas City -- Wizards for sale! --could be construed as surprising, except for the fact that for years Lamar Hunt has ignored attempts by developers and soccer officials in Johnson County, Kansas, to build a stadium/soccer complex.

Plans are being drawn up for sports/entertainment facilities in the suburbs of Overland Park and Olathe, but neither ...

CONCACAF Champions' Cup: 2005 Draw


Olimpia (HON) vs. UNAM (MEX)

D.C. United (USA) vs. Harbour View (JAM) or Tivoli Gardens (JAM)

Monterrey (MEX) vs. Municipal (GUA)

Kansas City Wizards (USA) vs. Saprissa (CRC)

(First team hosts first leg of the quarterfinals.)

Playing Dates

Quarterfinal Series

First Leg -- March 9

Second Leg -- March 16

Semifinal Series

First Leg û- April 6

Second Leg û- April 13

Final Series

First Leg û- May 4

Second Leg û- May ...


Ameera Abdullah, Denver, Colo.

Danny Abelson, Stone Mountain, Ga.

Jackie Acevedo, Austin, Texas

Jane Alukonis, Cocoa Beach, Fla.

Yael Averbuch, Upper Montclair, N.J.

Courtney Barg, Plano, Texas

Jenna Belcher, Rolling Hills Estate, Calif.

Carolyn Blank, Toms River, N.J.

Brittany Bock, Naperville, Ill.

Kiara Bosio, Mission Viejo, Calif.

Kristen Bowers, Burke, Va.

Christine Breaux, Gonzales, La.

Lauren Cheney, Indianapolis, Ind.

Melissa Clarke, Norcross, Ga.

Cydney Currie, Irving, Texas

Kelsey Davis, Thousand Oaks, Calif.

Marti Desjarlais, Pewaukee, ...


Eric Alexander, Portage, Mich.

Angelo Amato, Livingston, N.J.

Anthony Ampaipitkwong, Carrollton, Texas

Chris Andaur, Naples, Fla.

Eric Avila, Encinitas, Calif.

Michael Balogun, Houston, Texas

Darrius Barnes, Raleigh, N.C.

Zachary Bauer, St. Charles, Mo.

Cline Beam, Augusta, Ga.

Anthony Beltran, Claremont, Calif.

Nikolas Besagno, Maple Valley, Wash.

Matt Besler, Overland Park, Kan.

Stephen Bickford, Cary, N.C.

Chay Cain, Aurora, Ill.

Pavelid Castaneda, Babylon, N.Y. ...


*Repeat selection

Junior College Division I

2004 NSCAA/adidas First Team

G, Amie Barcikowksi, So., CCBC-Catonsville

D, Arielle Bryant, So., Schoolcraft.

D, Kristin Larson, So., Dixie State

M, Meghan Rooney*, So., Lewis & Clark

M, Jamie Dougherty*, So., Monroe

M, Cami Drecksel, Fr., Dixie State

F, Ray Ray Cole*, So., Lewis & Clark

F, Melissa Hornfeck, Fr., Monro

F, Nicole Saigh, Fr., Schoolcraft

F, Laurie Ford, So., CCBC-Catonsville

F, Ahkeela Darcel Mollon, ...


*Repeat selection

Junior College Division I

2004 NSCAA/adidas First Team

G, Robert Armstrong*, So., Yavapai

D, Matthew Galanes, So., College of DuPage

D, Carlos Parra, So., Tyler Junior College

D, Michael Randolph, Fr., Yavapai

D, Troy Simon, So., Bryant & Stratton

M, Kevin Bailey, So., Mercer County

M, Nate Burkey, So., Louisburg

M, Luis Campo, Fr., Georgia Perimeter

M, Omar Cummings, So., Cincinnati State

M, Mauricio Pena, So., East Central

F, ...

YOUTH: Adidas US Youth Soccer ODP All-American Teams

BOYS 1990

Mykell Bates Roseville, Calif. River City Flash

Brice Carr Mequon, Wis. FC Milwaukee

Alex Dixon Humble, Texas Houston Texans

Mark Godelman Paramus, N.J. Premier Futbol Club

Jonathan Harris Arlington Heights, Ill. FC United

Walter Hines Brooklyn, N.Y, Storm Academy

Christian Ibeagha Edmond, Okla. NOKC

Ian Kalis Plano, Texas Dallas Texans

Christopher Lebo Telford, Pa. FC Delco

Timothy Linden Libertyville, Ill. FC United

David Mac Vane Middle Grove, N.Y, ...

SOCCER AMERICA RANKINGS: Beasley, Cherundolo, Onyewu are top exports

DaMarcus Beasley, who has scored three Champions League and four Dutch league goals, continues to hold the top spot in Soccer America Magazine's Top 20 Americans Abroad rankings for the 2004-05 season through early December.

The rankings take into account players' form and their clubs' success, primarily in league play, and is weighted based on the competitive ...

COLLEGE WOMEN: 2004 NSCAA/adidas Regional Coaches of the Year

Division I Women

Central, Mark Francis, Kansas

Great Lakes Region, Randy Waldrum, Notre Dame

Mid-Atlantic, Julie Shackford, Princeton

Northeast, Rudy Meredith, Yale

South, Robbie Church, Duke

West, Dan Tobias, Arizona

Division II Women

Central, Don Klosterman, Nebraska-Omaha

Great Lakes, John Hall, Ashland

Far West, Julie Woodward, Seattle

Midwest, Danny Sanchez, Metro State

New England, Jeff Bailey, Franklin Pierce

Northeast, Mark Dawson, LIU-Southhampton

South, Helio D'Anna, Lincoln Memorial

Southeast, Phillip McNamara, Carson-Newman

Division III Women

Central, Paul ...