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By Paul Kennedy, Managing Editor
Soccer America Magazine

Mr. George goes to Monrovia

With less than two months to go before elections, former soccer superstar George WeahÆs bid to become Liberian president was in danger of being derailed by opponents.

Electoral officials were considering a petition to disqualify Weah on the grounds that he holds French citizenship. The Liberian-born Weah took ...

COLLEGE: Soccer America MenÆs Top 25 Schedule

1 Indiana (19-4-1)

9/2 Wake Forest (IU adidas/Credit Union Classic)

9/4 SMU (IU adidas/Credit Union Classic)

2 UCLA (14-4-2)

9/2 Santa Clara (Fullerton Diadora Classic)

9/4 Maryland.

3 Duke (18-6-0)

9/1 Long Island.

9/3 Saint Louis.

4 Maryland (17-6-2)

9/2 at Cal State Fullerton (Fullerton Diadora Classic)

9/4 at UCLA.

5 Connecticut (12-8-3)

9/2 St. PeterÆs (UConn adidas Classic).

9/4 Hartwick (UConn adidas Classic).

6 UNC Greensboro (19-3-1)

9/1 UNC Wilmington (UNC Greensboro/Davidson Classic)

7 New Mexico ...

COLLEGE: Soccer America Women's Top 25 Scoreboard

Aug. 31

#4 Portland 6 (Rapinoe 5, Sinclair 10, 16, 31, 51, 62) Oregon 0.

James Madison 0 #5 Virginia (Quinn 83).

Sept. 1

#6 Penn State 5 (Krieger 11, 30, Weimer 65, Aden-Buie 75, Daus 89) Loyola (Md.) 0.

Pittsburgh 2 (Kritch 22, 71) #17 West Virginia 1 (Kanela pen. 21).

#19 Florida State 7 (Kuralay 5, 27, Van de Ven 14, Ranck 52, Trotter ...

WORLD CUP: How USA can clinch on Saturday

The USA (15 points) hosts Mexico (16) Sept. 3 in Columbus, Ohio in World Cup qualifying. They have opened up big leads in the Hexagonal after only six games, setting the stage for one or both of the teams to qualify on Saturday.

USA will qualify for the finals if:
1, USA beats Mexico.
2, USA ties Mexico ...


MLS Preview (Aug. 31)

MLS Preview (Aug. 31)

Wednesday, Aug. 31, 7:30 pm ET/5:30 pm MT/4:30 pm PT

D.C. UNITED (11-8-5, 38 pts) vs. REAL SALT LAKE (5-14-4, 19 pts)


Direct TV: DirecTV - 790; Dish Net - 464; In Demand.

Key Players Out: D.C. United - FW Alecko Eskandarian (concussion), DF David Stokes (ankle sprain), DF Kenny Arena (first metatarsal), MF Dema Kovalenko (red card suspension), ...

COLLEGE: Soccer America WomenÆs Team of the Week (Week 1: Aug. 26-28)


Brandi Daniels (Towson), Soph. (1)

Makes a career-high tying 13 saves, including stop on point-blank shot in overtime, as Tigers battle then-ranked Maryland to 0-0 tie.


Kasey Moore (Texas), Fr. (1)

Starts in middle of Longhorn defense that posts a pair of shutouts and scores the game-winner against Auburn.

Becky Sauerbrunn (Virginia), Soph. (1)

Anchors Cavalier defense that posts 2 shutouts, allowing 0 shots against ...

COLLEGE: Soccer America WomenÆs Player of the Week (Week 1: Aug. 26-28)

Kerri Hanks (Notre Dame), Fr.

Sets Irish record for goals in back-to-back games with hat trick against New Hampshire (11-1) and 4 goals against Vermont (6-0).


THREE QUESTIONS FOR ... La Liga's American owner

It cost Malcolm Glazer more than $1 billion to take over Manchester United. Another American, Dmitry Piterman, spent $5 million a year ago to acquire Spanish club Alaves, which he guided to La Liga promotion. Alaves kicked off the 2005-06 season last Saturday by tying defending champion Barcelona, 0-0.

Piterman, a U.S. citizen who considers himself ''Born in Russia, ...

YOUTH: U.S. U-16 boys roster (Pepsi Tournament)

The U.S. Under-16 boys national team traveled to Bristol, England, to participate in the Pepsi International Tournament, where it will face England, Italy and Portugal in the round-robin tournament. With U-17 head coach John Hackworth preparing the U.S. for the U-17 World Championship, assistants Raul Diaz Arce and Brian Maisonneuve will direct the 18-player team during the tournament. The U-16s ...

ON THE MOVE: Salt Lake lands Liberian USL star

Real Salt Lake, the league's second-lowest scoring team, has acquired Liberian-born forward Melvin Tarley of USL First Division club Minnesota Thunder.

The 22-year-old has scored six goals against MLS teams during the Thunder's run to the semifinals of the U.S. Open Cup. He scored twice in a 4-2 win over Real Salt Lake and four in a 4-1 win over Colorado. ...

COLLEGE: Soccer America WomenÆs Top 25 Schedule

1 North Carolina (2-0-0) 1
9/2 - Davidson (Carolina Nike Classic)
9/4 - Yale (Carolina Nike Classic)
2 Notre Dame (2-0-0) 2
9/2 - Florida (Inn at Saint Mary's Notre Dame Classic)
9/4 - Maryland (Inn at Saint ...


COLLEGE: Soccer America WomenÆs Top 25 (Aug. 29)

For the most part, the top-ranked teams had an easy time on the opening weekend of the women's college season. Freshmen overshadowed the big-name seniors as Kerri Hanks (7 goals for Notre Dame), Kara Lang (hat trick for UCLA against USD) and Megan ...


WINNERS & LOSERS: Reyna, McBride, Beasley on target in Europe


CLAUDIO REYNA scored the equalizer in Manchester City's 2-1 win over Portsmouth by hammering home a rebound for the Blues, whose unbeaten streak was extended to 12 games. Its three wins and a tie this season put Man City in second place. BRIAN McBRIDE scored the winner in Fulham's 1-0 win over Everton by nicely slotting ...

USL: First & Second Division Results (Aug. 26-28)

Aug. 26

Montreal 1 (Sebrango 90) Virginia Beach 0.

Seattle 2 (Sakuda 11, Whitfield 36) Puerto Rico 2 (Salles pen 34, 74).

Aug. 27

Charleston 1 (Lubezky 88) Portland 0.

Vancouver 2 (Jordan 55, 71) Puerto Rico 0.

Aug. 28

Montreal 2 (Biello 15, Gervais 65) Rochester 0.

Minnesota 2 (Paye 48, 51) Richmond 0.

Toronto 1 (Francois 43) Virginia Beach 1 (Fenger 83).

Atlanta 1 (Hayes 74) ...

SOCCER ON TV (thru 9/5): Your Viewing Guide

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


Copa Sudamericana TRUJILLANOS-ATL. NACIONAL (delay), 2 am.
Recopa Sudamericana 2005, 2nd Leg ONCE CALDAS-BOCA JUNIORS (live), 8:30 pm.
Mexican Primera A COYOTES DE SONORA-TAMPICO MADERO (live), 11:30 pm.