Ghana, which will face the USA at the 2006 World Cup, began a three-week training camp Dec. 27 in Tunisia in preparation for the African Nations Cup Jan. 20-Feb. 10 in Egypt.
Ten players made the trip û six local and four foreign-based players. Most of the players will not join the team until late January. The Black StarsÆ first friendly ...
SOCCER ON TV (thru Jan. 2): Your Viewing Guide
Posted by Soccer America on Dec. 27, 3:21 p.m.
(Schedules are always subject to change. Check your local listings)
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 28
FOX SOCCER CHANNEL
England EVERTON-LIVERPOOL (live), 3 pm.
England BOLTON-MIDDLESBROUGH (delay), 5 pm.
England BIRMINGHAM-MANCHESTER UNITED (delay) 8 pm.
FOX SPORTS EN ESPANOL
England BOLTON-MIDDLESBROUGH (live), 3 pm.
England EVERTON-LIVERPOOL (delay), 6 pm.
England BIRMINGHAM-MANCHESTER UNITED (delay) 8 pm.
THURSDAY, Dec. ...
YOUTH: Soccer America Premier Tournaments -- Champions (Dec. 3-11)
Posted by Soccer America on Dec. 21, 2:07 p.m.
Germantown Invitational Showcase
Under 19 Boys
Lou Fusz 2 CISA 0
Under 17 Boys
Little Rock FC 1 Jackson FC 0
Under 16 Boys Premier
Stars SC 1 CUP White 0
Under 15 Boys Premier
Scott Gallagher 2 MTSC Magic 0
Under 19 Girls
Ohio Galaxies Elite 1 FC Texas Blue 0
Under 17 Girls
Dallas Texans Red West 4 Citadel FC 0
Under 16 Girls
Silverbacks Select 1 J.B. Marine ...
U.S. SOCCER: Ryan calls in 28 players to prepare for Four Nations Tournament
Posted by Soccer America on Dec. 21, 12:45 p.m.
U.S. womenÆs national team head coach Greg Ryan has called in 28 players for a week of training Jan. 3-9 at the Home Depot Center before the team heads to Guangzhou, China, for the Four Nations Tournament Jan. 18-22 against host China, Norway and France.
The USAÆs tournament opener against Norway could mark a historic milestone for U.S. captain Kristine Lilly, ...
MEXICO: Champions (1944-2005)
Posted by Soccer America on Dec. 20, 3:10 p.m.
1943/44 - Asturias
1944/45 - Espana
1945/46 - Veracruz
1946/47 - Atlante
1947/48 - Leon
1948/49 - Leon
1949/50 - Veracruz
1950/51 - Atlas
1951/52 - Leon
1952/53 - Tampico
1953/54 - Marte
1954/55 - Zacatepec
1955/56 - Leon
1956/57 - Guadalajara
1957/58 - Zacatepec
1958/59 - Guadalajara
1959/60 - Guadalajara
1960/61 - Guadalajara
1961/62 - Guadalajara
1962/63 - Oro Jalisco
1963/64 - Guadalajara
1964/65 - Guadalajara
1965/66 - America
1966/67 - Toluca
1967/68 - Toluca
1968/69 - Cruz Azul
1969/70 - Guadalajara
1970 - Cruz Azul ...
CHAMPIONS: Sao Paulo, Boca Juniors, Toluca, Dep. Cali & Enyimba
Posted by Soccer America on Dec. 20, 3:05 p.m.
WORLD CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP. Sao Paulo was crowned world club champion after beating Liverpool 1-0, in the final Sunday in Yokohama, Japan. A goal from Mineiro in the 27th minute was the first Liverpool had allowed in 12 games. CONCACAF champion Saprissa of Costa Rica beat Al-Ittihad of Saudi Arabia, 3-2, for third place in the six-team FIFA competition.
COPA SUDAMERICANA. ...
DATEBOOK: Champions League Draw
Posted by Soccer America on Dec. 20, 3:04 p.m.
ROUND OF 16
Real Madrid-Arsenal (!)
Bayern Munich-AC Milan
First Leg: Feb. 21-22
Second Leg: March 7-8
DATEBOOK: Mexico to play five games in U.S.
Posted by Soccer America on Dec. 20, 3:02 p.m.
Mexico will play five 2006 World Cup tune-ups in the United States. Four opponents are set; the obvious choice for the fifth opponent, at the Rose Bowl May 12, is the USA. The two teams have met in the buildup to the last three World Cup.
DATE OPPONENT CITY STADIUM
Jan. 25 Norway San Francisco Monster Park
Feb. 15 South ...
LABOR: U.S. World Cup bonuses (2006 vs. 2002)
Posted by Soccer America on Dec. 20, 2:59 p.m.
The following are the individual and pool bonuses U.S. national team players will receive for the 2006 World Cup with 2002 World Cup bonuses in parentheses.
Making World Cup roster
For each game played during World Cup.
For qualifying for the World Cup.
U.S. SOCCER: Arena calls up 30 players
Posted by Soccer America on Dec. 20, 2:57 p.m.
U.S. national team coach Bruce Arena named 30 players to the training camp roster that will begin workouts Jan. 4 at U.S. Soccer's National Training Center at the Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif. The group will prepare for three World Cup 2006 warmups this winter in California.
All but one player (Heath Pearce of Danish club ...
YOUTH: U.S. U-15 roster for Disney's Soccer Showcase
Posted by Soccer America on Dec. 19, 6:59 p.m.
The U.S. Under-15 boys national team will take on France during the Disney's Soccer Showcase Dec. 27-30 in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Also competing are four U.S. Youth Soccer U-16 regional teams. Out of the 22 players, 13 of them are already in U.S. SoccerÆs Residency Program, while the other nine are hoping to get picked for the 2006 spring ...
PDL: Bakersfield hires Wynalda
Posted by Soccer America on Dec. 19, 6:48 p.m.
The Bakersfield Brigade of the PDLÆs Southwest Division has hired Eric Wynalda as technical director of player development.
Eric Wynalda, a three-time World Cup veteran, is a commentator for ESPN2 on its MLS broadcasts.
WORLD CUP: Put up or shut up
Posted by Soccer America on Dec. 19, 1:46 p.m.
By Ridge Mahoney
Finally. We get a real chance to match Mexico.
On the heels of disbelief and disgruntlement that they, not us, had received a World Cup seed came the news of their easy draw and our worst nightmare. Supposedly.
I beg to differ. Nay, the Group of Death this is not. This is the Group of Redemption and Hope, ...
COLLEGE: 2005 Soccer America Women's Awards
Posted by Soccer America on Dec. 19, 1:39 p.m.
2005 Women's Player of the Year
Christine Sinclair, Portland
In a season marked by exceptional individual performances, Sinclair stood out, setting an NCAA Division I record for goals in a season with 39. Her last two goals came in PortlandÆs 4-0 victory over UCLA in the WomenÆs College Cup final. The title was the second for Sinclair, who led UP to ...
COLLEGE: 2005 Soccer America Men's College Awards
Posted by Soccer America on Dec. 19, 1:36 p.m.
2005 Men's Player of the Year
Jason Garey, Maryland
The senior from Gonzales, La., led the nation with 22 goals and helped the Terrapins win their first national title in 37 years. During the regular season, he put together a string of seven straight games with at least one goal, helping the Terrapins achieve a No. 1 seed for the NCAA ...