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OFF THE POST: TV director pegged a hooligan

Englishman Eden Diebel, 44, who has directed TV commercials for Coca-Cola, Mercedes and Smirnoff and earlier this year won an award at the Cannes Film Festival, has been found guilty of soccer hooliganism.

Diebel, recently named one of the ''Top 10 New Directors'' by Campaign magazine, was among five West Ham fans caught by surveillance cameras throwing coins at Millwall fans ...

MAKING A LIST: Bruce Arena's titles

On Sunday, when the U.S. national team lifted the 2005 Gold Cup title - the regional championship of CONCACAF (North and Central America and the Caribbean) - it marked the third official tournament won by the U.S. national team.

Also under Coach Bruce Arena, the USA won the 2002 Gold Cup. In 1991, under Coach Bora Milutinovic, the ...

WPSL: Reults (July 23-24)

July 23

Ajax America 3 (Boswell 14, Arkenberg pen. 43, Edwards 61) San Diego 1 (Jouglet 88).

Bay State 4 (Norohna 4, D. Lima 9, McGregor 30, Fairweather 62) Boston-North 2 (Macdonald 40, McHugh 70).

New England 3 (Connors 23, Schnur 45, Kosloski 68) Steel City 1 (Gantz 87).

Rhode Island 2 (Ciccone 20, Lanzire 76) Maryland 1 (McNeill 75).

San Francisco 2 (Guzinski 75, ...

SOCCER ON TV (thru 8/1): Your Viewing Guide

(All times ET unless noted. Consult your regular television listings guides for availability in your area. Schedules are subject to change.)

FRIDAY, July 29


USL First Division VANCOUVER-SEATTLE (live), 11 pm.


International Friendly BOCA JUNIORS-PORTO (live), 1 pm.

International Friendly AJAX-ARSENAL (live), 3 pm.



MLS MLS ALL-STARS-FULHAM (live), 3:30 pm.


Mexican First Division VERACRUZ-ATLAS (live), 8 ...

GOLD CUP: 2005 All-Tournament Team

Jaime Penedo (Panama)

Oguchi Onyewu (USA)
Felipe Baloy (Panama)
Samuel Caballero (Honduras)

DaMarcus Beasley (USA)
Landon Donovan (USA)
Jairo Patino (Colombia)
Luis Perez (Mexico)

Luis Tejada (Panama)
Wilmer Velasquez (Honduras)
Tressor Moreno (Colombia)

*Selected by the CONCACAF technical study group.


WINNERS & LOSERS: USA takes Gold Cup; Galaxy falls at home to Adu goal


After 120 minutes of scoreless play, the USA downed Panama in a penalty-kick tiebreaker, 3-1, to win the 2005 Gold Cup. U.S. goalkeeper Kasey Keller and his counterpart, Jaime Penedo, each made several big saves before the shootout in which two Panamanians missed and Luis Tejada was stopped by Keller. Santino Quaranta, Landon Donovan and ...

WPSL: Final Four Schedule


July 30 in Agawam, Mass.

California Storm vs. Pittsburgh Sparks

New England Mutiny vs. FC Indiana


July 31 in Agawam, Mass.

For information regarding the WPSL National Championship Tournament call, (413) 330-WPS

USL: First & Second Division Summaries (July 18-24)

USL First Division

July 18

Minnesota 1 (C Dombrowski 86) Rochester 3 (Wilson 20, Bolanos 65, Aguilera 77).

July 20

Toronto 2 (Fraser 19, Gbeke 37) Atlanta 1 (Dawkins 20).

July 22

Charleston 2 (Martinez 23, Hollingsworth 89) Puerto Rico 1 (own goal 27).

Toronto 0 Montreal 1 (Biello 38).

Richmond 0 Rochester 0.

July 23

Virginia Beach 2 (Nusum 55, Sepuya 86) Rochester 1 (Carabajal 61).

Seattle 1 (Whitfield 83) ...

W-LEAGUE: Results (July 18-24)

July 18

Seattle 2 (Baysa 12, Garbin 21) Fort Collins 1 (Stevens 72).

July 19

West Michigan 4 (Capel 2, Vierling 73, Vander Kodde 96, Braam 100) Chicago 4 (Krivacek 57, 81, Masar 98, 105).

July 20

Carolina 1 (Yates 12) Hampton Roads 3 (Akide 13, 31, 76).

Northern Virginia 1 (Jimenez 43) Richmond 2 (Sandvig 86, Kidwell 94).

July 21

Carolina 0 Central Florida 1 (J Montgomery ...

GOLD CUP: USA wins title thanks to shootout win over Panama

The United States won the Gold Cup for the third time Sunday at when it beat Panama on penalty kicks after the final at Giants Stadium ended in a 0-0 tie.

In the shootout, Kasey Keller saved PanamaÆs first attempt by Luis Tejada, and then got some help from the crossbar and a clear miss over the frame. On the U.S. ...

NORDIC CUP: U.S. Summaries (July 22-24)

July 22 in Saffle

USA 4 Denmark 0. Goals: Lloyd 40, 80, Rapinoe 89, Cheney 90.

USA -- Barnhart, Fletcher (Buehler, 46; Castelanelli, 50), Maxwell (Huffman, 60), Oakes, Lopez, Buczkowski, Lloyd, Tarpley (Rapinoe, 80), Chalupny, OÆReilly, Rodriguez (Cheney, 46).

Denmark -- Graversen. P.Pedersen, Nielsen, L.Pedersen, Haastrup, Jorgensen (K.Pedersen, 73), Andersen, Larsen, Johansen, Kristensen (Vester, 66), Christensen.

Referee: Eva Odlund (Sweden).

Att.: 500.

July 24 in Karlskoga

USA ...

U.S. CLUB SOCCER: 2005 U-12 to U-14 Boys & U-12 to U-15 Girls National Cup IV Champions

Premier Boys

U12 û CASL (NC)

U13 û Slammers FC (CA)

U14 û Bridge FA (SC)

Super Group Boys

U13 û Chicago Magic (IL)

U14 û Goldstar SC (NC)

Premier Girls

U12 û Santa Rosa United (CA)

U13 û Chicago Magic (IL)

U14 û Central Valley Mercury (CA)

U15 û Slammers FC (CA)

U.S. WOMEN: USA beats Iceland with second-half surge

The U.S. women's national team scored three goals in a six-minute span in the second half to defeat Iceland, 3-0, Sunday in its final match of the summer.

Danielle Fotopoulos got two in two minutes, while Shannon Boxx added the clincher in the boiling heat at the Home Depot Center.

With the win, the USA moved to 7-0-0 in 2005 and extended ...

MLS STATISTICS (through July 24)

MLS STATISTICS (through July 24)


Eastern Conference

Team W-L-T PTS

Chicago 11-7-3 36

New England 10-3-5 35

D.C. United 8-6-5 29

Kansas City 7-5-8 29

Metrostars 6-6-7 25

Columbus 6-10-3 21

Western Conference

Team W-L-T PTS

FC Dallas 10-4-4 34

San Jose 9-4-7 34

Los Angeles 8-7-4 28

Colorado 6-11-3 21

Real Salt Lake 4-11-4 16

Chivas USA 3-14-3 12

SCHEDULE (home team first, times ET)

Wednesday, July 27

Metrostars-FC Dallas, 7:30 pm.

New England-Los Angeles, ...

MLS Summaries (July 22-23)

MLS Summaries (July 22-23)

July 22 in Carson, Calif.

Chivas USA 1 New England 0. Goal: Sequeira (Martinez) 38.

Chivas USA - Guzan, Hendrickson, Gomez, Begines, Ochoa, Ramirez (Arias, 68), Sequeira, Mendoza, Torres, Romo (Cuadros, 68), Martinez.

New England - Reis, Heaps, Parkhurst, John, Franchino, Cancela (Leonard, 46), Joseph, Dorman, Riley (Latham, 83), Twellman, Smith (Edozien, 46).

Yellow Cards: New England - Heaps 81; New ...