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YOUTH: U.S. Youth Soccer ODP Girls adidas All-Stars

Yewande Balogun (FreeState Shooters, Md.)

Nikki Bush (Mississippi Utd.)

Amanda Carreno (Tulsa SC, Okla.)

Kendra Chandhoke (Real Colorado)

Gina DeMaio (PDA, N.J.)

Michelle Enyeart (Laguna Hills, Calif.)

Lauren Fowlkes (JB Marine, Mo.)

Amber Gnatzig (Challenge, Texas)

Katya Hessel (Metro, Ill.)

Hallie Houston (San Diego Surf)

Lindsey Johnson (Sereno, Ariz.)

Lindsey Lum (Challenge, Txas)

Chelsea Potts (Eclipse Select, Ill.)

Chelsea Regan (PDA, N.J.)

Katie Schoepfer (S. Central Premier, Ill.)

Kristen Stalter (Cleveland FC)

Alexondra Trusty (Penn Strikers, ...
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SA REPORT CARD: High marks for dominating Yanks

By Mike Woitalla

Executive Editor, Soccer America Magazine

in Birmingham, Ala.

The United States downed Guatemala, 2-0, on Wednesday in convincing fashion.

In the Americans' 4-4-2 formation, Brian Ching paired up with Eddie Johnson on the frontline. Johnson put the Americans ahead in the 11th minute after running on to a back-heeled pass from Landon Donovan inside the penalty area. Johnson controlled the ball ...
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WORLD CUP QUALIFYING: Asia Scores

Group A

March 30

South Korea 2 (Lee Young Pyo 55, Lee Dong Gook 62) Uzbekistan 1 (Geynrikh 79)

Kuwait 0 Saudi Arabia 0.

Standings: South Korea 6 points; Saudi Arabia 5; Kuwait 4; Uzbekistan 1.

Group B

March 30

North Korea 0 Iran 2 (Mahdavikia 33, Nekounam 80).

Japan 1 (own goal 72) Bahrain 0.

Standings: Iran 7 points; Japan 6; Bahrain 4; North Korea 0.
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WORLD CUP QUALIFYING: South America results

March 29

Bolivia 3 (own goal 2, Castillo 26, Vaca 84) Venezuela 1 (Maldonado 71).

March 30

Uruguay 1 (Forlan 49) Brazil 1 (Emerson 68).

Paraguay 2 (Moringo 36, Cardozo 60) Chile 1 (Fuentes 73).

Argentina 1 (Crespo 65) Colombia 0.

Peru 2 (Guerrero 2, Farfan 56) Ecuador 2 (De la Cruz 3, Valencia 45).

Standings: Argentina 28 points; Brazil 24; Ecuador 20; Paraguay 19; Uruguay 16; ...
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USA-GUATEMALA: Reaction from the U.S. locker room

U.S. Coach Bruce Arena

''It was a very good performance from our team. Probably the final score is not an indication of our dominance. I think we were very good tonight. If were at fault at anything, itÆs not finishing off a few more plays. But I think itÆs one of those nights where you canÆt single out any one player ...
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HEXAGONAL: Standings

TEAM GP W T L GF GA P

Mexico 3 2 1 0 5 3 7

USA 3 2 0 1 5 3 6

Guatemala 3 1 1 1 5 3 4

Costa Rica 3 1 1 1 3 3 4

Panama 3 0 2 1 2 3 2

Trin. & Tobago 3 0 1 2 2 7 1
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WORLD CUP QUALIFYING: CONCACAF summaries (March 30)

March 30 in Birmingham, Ala.

USA 2 Guatemala 0. Goals: Johnson 11, Ralston 68.

USA -- Keller, Bocanegra, Onyewu, Gibbs, Cherundolo, Lewis (Noonan, 84), Mastroeni, Donovan (Dempsey, 90), Ralston, Johnson, Ching (Wolff, 69).

Guatemala -- Trigueno, Melgar, Chen (Davila, 46), Cabrera, Martinez, Thompson, Romero, Ramirez, Rodriguez (Sandoval, 69), Pezzarossi, Ruiz.

Yellow cards: USA -- Dempsey 90; Guatemala -- Ruiz 73, Quinonez 89.

Referee: ...
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USA-GUATEMALA: Game Report

March 30 in Birmingham, Ala.

USA 2 Guatemala 0. Goals: Johnson 11, Ralston 68.

USA -- Keller, Bocanegra, Onyewu, Gibbs, Cherundolo, Lewis (Noonan, 84), Mastroeni, Donovan (Dempsey, 90), Ralston, Johnson, Ching (Wolff, 69).

Guatemala -- Trigueno, Melgar, Chen (Davila, 46), Cabrera, Martinez, Thompson, Romero, Ramirez, Rodriguez (Sandoval, 69), Pezzarossi, Ruiz.

Yellow cards: USA -- Dempsey 90; Guatemala -- Ruiz 73, Quinonez 89.

Referee: ...
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WORLD CUP 2006 QUALIFYING: EUROPE (March 30)

WORLD CUP 2006 QUALIFYING

EUROPE

March 30

GROUP ONE

Andorra 0 Czech Rep. 4 (Jankulovski pen. 30, Baros 39, Lokvenc 52, Rosicky pen. 92).

Macedonia 1 (Maznov 31) (Mitea 18, 58).

Netherlands 2 (Castelen 3, van Nistelrooy 34) Armenia 0.

Standings: Netherlands 16 points; Czech Rep. 15; Romania 13; Finland 9; Macedonia 5; Armenia, Andorra 4.

GROUP TWO

Ukraine 1 (Voronin 67) Denmark 0.

Georgia 2 (Amisulashvili 15, Iashvili ...
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MLS: 2005 Rosters

Chicago Fire

No. Goalkeepers/Country GP

1 David Mahoney USA 0

18 Matt Pickens USA 0

24 Zach Thornton USA 170

No. Defenders/Country GP

2 C.J. Brown USA 172

3 Samuel Caballero HON 0

5 Jim Curtin USA 102

33 Hollis Donaldson USA 0

6 Kelly Gray USA 78

4 Leonard Griffin USA 9

23 Ivan Guerrero HON 0

20 Tony Sanneh USA 77

25 Gonzalo Segares CRC 0

13 Jack Stewart USA 0

No. ...
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FEEDBACK: SA readers on Mexico-USA

Stop the lineup juggling

Here are the key questions that need to be answered by Bruce Arena:

1. For a coach who always wants experience in his lineup, why did he have Onyewu, with only 2 caps, starting?

2. Why play Donovan in wide midfield and Beasley in central midfield when each of their strengths are in the opposite position?

3. Why was Reyna ...
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BY THE NUMBERS: Germany World Cup bonuses

$390,000 -- bonus for each player on Germany's national team if it wins the 2006 World Cup.

$195,000 -- bonus for each player if Germany finishes second.

$97,500 -- bonus for each player if Germany reaches semifinals.

$65,000 -- bonus for each player if Germany reaches quarterfinals.

$0 -- bonus for each player if Germany fails to reach quarterfinals.

(German players also receive sponsorship bonuses ...
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GUATEMALA BRIEFING: Chapines' best shot

SCOUTING REPORT. Guatemala, which first entered World Cup qualifying in 1957, has its best shot at finally reaching the finals.

With four points, the Chapines are in second place after two games, and a win or tie against the United States Wednesday in Birmingham, Ala. (TV: ESPN2, live 8 pm ET) would boost their chances of winning one of the three ...
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NEWSMAKER: Shannon Higgins-Cirovski

Maryland women's coach Shannon Higgins-Cirovski is stepping down due to spend more time with her family.

Higgins-Cirovski compiled a 62-51-10 (.549) record during her six seasons at the helm of the Terrapin womenÆs soccer program. Maryland earned berths into the NCAA tournament five times, including a run to the Sweet 16 in 2004.

Higgins-Cirovski, a star on the U.S. team that won ...
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Soccer America Online Poll (MLS's Greatest Team)

As MLS is about to move into its 10th season, here's your chance to tell us who you think is the greatest team in MLS history. Which of the D.C. teams stands out? Was it one of the four MLS championship teams or the team that won everything but the MLS title? The Chicago expansion team that won the double ...
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