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TV: This weekend's MLS playoff schedule

Quarterfinals, second leg

Saturday, Oct. 29
(Metros lead 1-0 on aggregate).
8 pm ET/5 pm PT.
LIVE: Fox Soccer Channel, Fox En Espanol, Direct Kick, WLVI-TV 56 (Boston, WB 56).

Saturday, Oct. 29
(agg: 0-0)
8:30 pm ET/5:30 pm PT.
LIVE: Direct Kick, Altitude Sports and Entertainment ...

U.S. ABROAD: Tim Howard sees Man U action; Keller's team ousted from German Cup

American keeper Tim Howard saw his first playing time in an official game this season when he went 90 minutes for Manchester United in its 4-1 win over fourth-tier Barnet in an English League Cup third-round game.

Also seeing his first action of the season was forward Danny Karbassiyoon, who returned from injury and played the ...

STATS: All-time MLS playoff appearance leaders

Player: games
1. Cobi Jones (Los Angeles): 42
2. Jeff Agoos (MetroStars*): 38
3. Mauricio Cienfuegos (Los Angeles): 35
4. Kevin Hartman (Los Angeles): 36
5. Diego Gutierrez (Kansas City): 35
6. Chris Armas (Chicago*): 32

* Played for more than one team; most recent team listed.


JEFF AGOOS: King of the postseason

The MetroStars' Jeff Agoos, enjoying postseason play once again while aiming to reach MLS Cup for a record seventh time, relishes the playoff excitement but would like to see more emphasis on the regular season.

By Ridge Mahoney, Senior Editor
Soccer America

No, says Jeff Agoos, there weren't any inklings of deja vu last Saturday as the MetroStars and Revolution slogged through ...


By Paul Kennedy, Managing Editor
Soccer America Magazine


In a battle of world champions, Diego Maradona took on blindfolded Russian grandmaster Anatoly Karpov (right) in a game of human chess on MaradonaÆs hit talk show ''La Noche del 10.'' The game ended in a draw.

Chelsea owner gets richer

What does a man who has everything do?

ThatÆs the question everyone ...

Life In The Pros

By Mike Woitalla, Executive Editor
Soccer America Magazine

These players, all MLS champions, agree. Of all the thrills in sports, nothing compares to the glory of lifting a championship trophy with oneÆs teammates.

Ben Olsen (1999, 2004)

Even though Ben Olsen (right) won Rookie of the Year honors, he felt crummy after his first MLS season. He had lost in ...

U.S. SOCCER: The Young Guard

By Ridge Mahoney, Senior Editor
Soccer America Magazine

Freddy AduÆs teammates on the U.S. teams at the 2003 and 2005 World Youth Championship included Bobby Convey and Eddie Johnson, two players who, if healthy, should make the 2006 World Cup squad. Others have the potential to excel at the international level ...

A superb rookie year had drawn the interest of ...

World Cup Countdown

By Ridge Mahoney, Senior Editor
Soccer America Magazine

Bobby Convey, once the youngest player to appear in an MLS match, has taken his career to England. After a long stint on the bench, heÆs landed a regular spot for ambitious second-tier club Reading as he makes his case for a spot on the 2006 U.S. World Cup team.

Six years into his professional ...


Salvadoran Star Coaching U.S. Youth

By Mike Woitalla, Executive Editor
Soccer America Magazine

Former MLS star Raul Diaz Arce brings his experience to U.S. U-17 residents.

Raul Diaz Arce played his first soccer barefoot on dirt roads in San Miguel, El Salvador.

ôKids in my neighborhood had one pair of shoes,ö he says. ôYou needed those for school, so you didnÆt want to ruin them ...

COLLEGE: Women's Conference Tournament Scoreboard

America East

First Round

Oct. 28 in Boston

#5 New Hampshire vs. # 4 Vermont

#6 UMBC vs. #3 Binghamton

Oct. 30 in Boston

#1 Boston University vs. New Hampshire-Vermont winner

#2 Maine vs. UMBC-Binghamton winner

Big East

First Round

Oct. 27

Rutgers vs. Pittsburgh

Syracuse vs. Georgetown


Oct. 30

Notre Dame vs. Georgetown/Syracuse winner

Connecticut vs. Pittsburgh/Rutgers winner

Marquette vs. Louisville

West Virginia vs. Villanova


First Round

Oct. 27 in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.

#7 Canisius vs. #10 Saint ...

SOCCER AMERICA WomenÆs College Top 25 scores & schedules

Oct. 25

#6 Florida State 5 (Odebrecht 34, Ferreri 37, 50, Swensen 57, Rosseau 87) The Citadel 0.

(FSU has won seven in a row.)

Oct. 28

Minnesota vs. #1 Penn State

Wake Forest vs. #3 North Carolina

#10 Duke vs. Miami (Fla.)

#14 California vs. #4 UCLA

#15 Texas A&M vs. Baylor

#17 Stanford vs. USC

#20 Florida vs. South Carolina

San Diego vs. #22 Pepperdine

#23 Georgia vs. #19 Tennessee

#24 ...

SOCCER AMERICA MenÆs College Top 25 scores & schedules


Oct. 24

San Diego 0 #18 San Diego State 1 (Persad 63).

(Aztecs beat USD for first time since 1991.)

Oct. 25

High Point 0 #13 North Carolina 2 (Shriver 53, Ashe 58).

Penn vs. #21 Hartwick (postponed)

Oct. 26

#2 Maryland 4 (King 40, Beckman 44, Rogers 53, Zusi 70) NJIT 0.

#4 Indiana 3 (Nguyen 31, Ambersley 52, Traylor 65) Notre Dame 0.

(IU coach ...

SOCCER AMERICA WomenÆs College Team of the Week (Week 9: Oct. 17-23)


Ashley Haugen (Gonzaga), Sr.

Posts back-to-back West Coast Conference shutouts against San Diego (1-0) and ranked Santa Clara (0-0), dropping GAA in conference play to 0.37.


Courtney Hooker (California), Soph.

Helps shut down stars from Arizona (0-0) and Arizona State (1-0) as Bears extend shutout streak to six games.

Bailey Wilberts (Drake), Sr.

Stymies Creighton attack in 3-0 win that hands Bulldogs their third ...

SOCCER AMERICA WomenÆs College Player of the Week (Week 9: Oct. 17-23)

Tiffany Weimer (Penn State), Sr.

Breaks Big Ten career record for goals by scoring her 82nd and 83rd goals in wins over Michigan (4-0) and Michigan State (3-0); extends goal-scoring streak to 17 games.


SOCCER AMERICA MenÆs College Team of the Week (Week 8: Oct. 17-23)


Nick Noble (West Virginia), Jr.

Sets WVU single-season shutout record (10) when he blanks American (2-0) and Providence (1-0).


Matt Britner (Brown), Jr.

Scores golden goal to give Bears a 2-1 victory over Cornell and improve their Ivy League record to 4-0-0.

Tyler Hemming (Hartwick), Jr.

Scores first goal in 2-1 win over ranked St. JohnÆs and makes key clearance late in contest.

Tyson Wahl ...