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HONORED: Hank Steinbrecher

Hank Steinbrecher, Secretary General of the United States Soccer Federation from 1990 to 2001, received the National Soccer Coaches Association of America Honor Award, becoming the 64th recipient since its inception in 1942. At the award presentation in Philadelphia, Cliff McCrath tribute speech detailed Steinbrecher's contributions to American soccer.

By C. Clifford McCrath

Each year the Honor Award is given to a ...
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WINNERS & LOSERS: African Nations Cup

Winners:

SAMUEL ETOÆO confirmed his status as AfricaÆs best player with five goals in CameroonÆs three group games. The Barcelona starÆs spectacular form helped the Lions win all three games and move into FridayÆs quarterfinals against Ivory Coast, which knocked them out of the 2006 World Cup finals. EtoÆo has a shot at ZaireÆs Mulumba NdayeÆs single tournament record of nine ...
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U.S. ABROAD: Player moves; Onyewu sees red again



U.S. international defender Cory Gibbs has left Feyernoord, which deemed him expendable while he was out with a knee injury, for fellow Dutch Eredivisie club ADO Den Haag, where he joins American John O'Brien. Gibbs, 26, who previously played for Dallas and Germany's St. Pauli, played 15 games for Feyenoord during the 2004-05 season.

University of ...
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THREE QUESTIONS FOR ... Landon Donovan



After a 0-0 tie with Canada in the U.S. 2006 opener, Landon Donovan sharply criticized the performance of many players, including his own. He has much better reviews of the 5-0 thumping of Norway last Sunday at Home Depot Center.

Interview by Ridge Mahoney in Carson, Calif.

SOCCER AMERICA: Was this result as good as ...
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AFRICAN NATIONS CUP: Scoreboard

Group A
Jan. 20 in Cairo
Egypt 3 (Mido 18, Abu Treika 23, A.Hassan 78) Libya 0.
Jan. 21 in Cairo
Ivory Coast 1 (Drogba pen. 39) Morocco 0.
Jan. 24 in Cairo
Ivory Coast 2 (Drogba 10, G.Toure 41) Libya 1 (Khames 41).
Egypt 0 Morocco 0.
Jan. 28 in Cairo
Egypt 3 (Moteab 9, 69, Abu Treika 60) ...

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Soccer America's Premier Tournaments -- Champions (Jan. 13-22)

Vegas Cup

Jan. 13-16

Nevada

Under 19 Boys Mountain

1st. Sereno Blue, 2nd. Colorado Storm White, 2nd. Orem.

Under 15/16 Boys

MYSC Blue 4 Reno Moondogs 2

Under 14 Boys

NLV Emerald 3 Tustin Utd. 0

Under 14 Girls

Irvine Strikers Red 4 Colorado Rush Swish 0

Sereno Classic

Jan. 13-16

Arizona

Under 14 Boys Gold

Del Mar Sharks White 3 North County United Blue 0

Under 14 Girls Gold

Sereno White 1 Chicago Wind National White ...
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NSCAA Honor Award Winners: 1942-2005

Hank Steinbrecher, Secretary General of the United States Soccer Federation from 1990 to 2001, received the 2005 National Soccer Coaches Association of America Honor Award, which dates back to 1942.

1942 - Tom Hamilton, Administrator
1943 - Thomas G. Taylor, U.S. Naval Academy
1944 - John D. Brock, Springfield College
1945 - All coaches serving in the U.S. Armed Forces
1946 ...
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CONCACAF UNDER-20 WOMEN'S QUALIFYING: Shorthanded USA rallies to win final

Playing with 10 players, the USA rallied from a goal down to defeat Canada, 3-2, and win the CONCACAF U-20 WomenÆs Final Qualifying Tournament.

The wild match saw an early goal from Amy Rodriguez in the eighth minute, but the Americans lost central defender Carrie Dew to a red card just 41 minutes into the match leaving them to play ...
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USA Report Card: Twellman's trick sinks Norway




By Ridge Mahoney in Carson, Calif.

It was polished play, not a somewhat ballyhooed midfield diamond formation, by which the USA pummeled Norway, 5-0, in its second match of 2006.

A team of mostly players on the World Cup bubble flew at the Norwegians from the first kick, scored twice through Taylor Twellman in ...
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My View - By Mike Woitalla

Taking the drilling and screaming out of youth soccer will make the game more enjoyable and create better players.

By Mike Woitalla, Executive Editor
Soccer America Magazine

LetÆs take the approach so many adults bring to youth soccer to other childrenÆs activities.

Take a bunch of 6-year-olds to the playground, but donÆt let them scamper off to explore the different structures. Make ...
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Bruce Arena Interview

Interview by Mike Woitalla, Executive Editor
Soccer America Magazine

U.S. national team coach Bruce Arena is confident about his teamÆs preparations, but he says some players must take big strides over the next few months if the USA is to make an impact at the 2006 World Cup.

SOCCER AMERICA: If someone wanted to see the best 90 minutes of soccer the ...
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MLS - Dominic Kinnear

By Ridge Mahoney, Senior Editor
Soccer America Magazine

In more than a decade as a player and a coach, Dominic Kinnear has become accustomed to changing locations. But the decision by Anschutz Entertainment Group to move the San Jose team to Houston means leaving home.

Few who choose to make their living in professional soccer can evade the nomadic existence it ...
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Backline - Greg Ryan

Greg Ryan is charged with guiding the U.S. women into a new era of dominance

By Mike Woitalla, Executive Editor
Soccer America Magazine

In 1967, a 10-year-old Greg Ryan was tossing a football around with his brother in the park across from his Dallas home.

A man approached and asked, ''Hey, do you want to play soccer?''

''What the heckÆs soccer?'' Ryan responded.

The ...
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POEM: 1836 by Paul Gardner

1836

So bright of those guys in Houston to fix
On that cumbersome name: eighteen thirty six.
A wonderful year, just great for the Texans
But not quite so good for the Mexicans.

Sorry senores, no harm intended -
Surely our fences are long-since mended?
San Jacinto? But you really oughta
Forget all about that famous slaughter.

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OFF THE POST: Of Mice and Man U

Burton players complained of rodents after being routed, 5-0, by Manchester United at Old Trafford in a third-round FA Cup replay.

''Every time I looked down I saw a mouse,'' Ryan Austin, a defender for the minor league club told the Times of London. ''There were loads of them.''

Man U spokesman Phil Townsend said: ''We're between a canal and a railway ...
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