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MLS CONFIDENTIAL: Draft Impact

Here are short takes on each of the 12 MLS teams status coming out of the SuperDraft, listed by conference in reverse order of their finish last year.
 

By Ridge Mahoney


CD CHIVAS USA: If Francisco Palencia and Juan Pablo Garcia pitch in from the start of the season and Bob Bradley acquires and motivates ...
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MLS: What's in a nickname?

Major League Soccer launched a decade ago and some of the nicknames it brought us have already gone by the wayside. The Mutiny sank in Tampa Bay the same year the Fusion fizzled with folding of Miami.

Clash, Wiz and Burn eventually changed to Earthquakes, Wizards and FC. Now those San Jose Earthquakes are Houston 1836.

Houston team President Oliver Luck explains, ...
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THREE QUESTIONS FOR ... Landon Donovan



Landon Donovan wasn't thrilled with the U.S. performance last Sunday in a 0-0 tie with Canada and expects a lot more against Norway this Sunday (live on ESPN2 and Telemundo 5 pm ET/2 pm PT).

Interview by Ridge Mahoney in San Diego

SOCCER AMERICA: What's your assessment of this game with Canada?
LANDON DONOVAN:
We ...
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USL: 2006 First Division Draft

PICK ... TEAM ... POS. ... PLAYER ... SCHOOL ... PDL TEAM(S)

1 Miami D Rodrigues, John Paul Belmont Nashville Metros 04-05 33

2 Toronto M Kyritsis, Costa Hartford

3 Virginia Beach F Micklos, Nathan Rochester Indiana Invaders 05

4 Minnesota F/M Mupfudze, Richard Western Kentucky

5 Rochester* F/M Kramer, Danny Duke Brooklyn Knights 03-04

6 Atlanta F Jarun, Omari Dayton Chicago Fire Premier 05 ...
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MLS: 2006 MLS Supplemental Draft Picks

Chicago Fire (5): M Floyd Franks (Charlotte); D Dasan Robinson (Dayton); D Ezra Prendergast (Syracuse); D Idris Ughiovhe (Howard); F Richar Mupfudze (Western Kentucky).

Chivas USA (3): F Drew Helm (Florida Atlantic); M Darren Spicer (Princeton); M Lawson Vaughn (Tulsa).

Colorado Rapids (4): D Jordan Harvey (UCLA); D Liam Girrard (Denver); M Keith Cauldwell (Brown); M/D Daniel Wasson (Tulsa).

Columbus Crew (3): GK ...
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GAME ON TV (through Monday, Jan. 30)

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

FRIDAY, Jan. 27

FOX SPORTS EN ESPANOL
Copa Libertadores DEP. SPORTING-INDEPENDIENTE SANTA FE, Llave B, 1st Leg (live), 7 pm.
Mexico COYOTES DE SONORA-TIJUANA, Primera A (delay), 11 pm.

ART GLOBAL AMERICA
Africa GHANA-SENEGAL, ...
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FREDDY ADU: 'Hopefully I can build on this'

On Sunday, 16-year-old Freddy Adu came on as an 81st minute sub in a 0-0 tie with Canada to become the youngest player to represent the USA at the full national team level.

Interview by Ridge Mahoney
in San Diego

SOCCER AMERICA: Your first cap came as the youngest player ever to play for the national team. How ...

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NSCAA/adidas National Coaches of the Year

NCAA Division I Men - Sasho Cirovski, Maryland
The 2005 season proved to be a memorable one for Cirovski. With a 20-4-1 record, his Terrapins claimed their first national title since 1968, and one of his players earned the Missouri Athletic ClubÆs Hermann Trophy and the NSCAA/adidas Scholar Athlete of the Year awards. In addition, his vision of a national ...

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CONCACAF UNDER-20 WOMEN'S QUALIFYING: USA & Canada qualify

The USA got two goals from Notre DameÆs Brittany Bock and a third from USCÆs Amy Rodriguez to beat Mexico, 3-0, Wednesday in the semifinals of the CONCACAF Under-20 WomenÆs Qualifying Tournament in Mexico and clinch a berth in this summerÆs Under-20 WomenÆs World Championship in Russia.

Rodriguez and UCLA-bound Laura Cheney lead the USA with three goals apiece. Rodriguez was ...
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COLLEGE: NCAA Division I Coaching Moves


MEN
TEAM OLD COACH à NEW COACH

AKRON Ken Lolla (Louisville coach) ... TBA
BUTLER Joe Sochacki (resigned)... Kelly Findley (Charlotte assÆt)
CAL POLY SLO Wolfgang Gartner (contract not renewed) ... TBA
CAL STATE FULLERTON Al Mistri (retiring)... Bob Ammann (Cal State Fullerton assÆt)
CLEVELAND STATE Pete Curtis (contract not renewed) à Ali Kazemaini (John Carroll coach)
COLUMBIA Dieter ...

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JON STEWART ... On Soccer



Jon Stewart, the Emmy Award-winning host of Comedy Central's "The Daily Show," appeared at the NSCAA Convention last weekend in Philadelphia to accept an Honorary All-America award.

Stewart, host of this year's Academy Awards, played college soccer at William & Mary in 1981-83 after playing youth and high school ball in Central New Jersey.

Before ...
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CONCACAF UNDER-20 WOMEN'S QUALIFYING: Scoreboard

USA-EL SALVADOR

Jan. 23 in Cordoba, Mexico

USA 5 El Salvador 0. Goals: Cheney 28, 32, Dew 44, Rostrdt 55, 82.

USA û V.Henderson, Wagenfuhr, Dew (K.Moore, 46), Logterman, Holmes, Taylor, Bock (Poach, 46), Beam, OÆHara, Cheney (Adams, 46), Rostedt.

El Salvador -- Bermudez, Garcia, Caceres, Chicas (Flores, 65), Cardona, Campos, Fuentes, Gomez, Serpas, Rodriguez (Urias, 80), Najarro.

Referee: Shane de Silva (Trin. & Tobago).

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YOUTH: U.S. U-16 girls national team training at Home Depot

The U.S. U-16 girls national team is training at the Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif. Coach Kazbek Tambi called in 24 players, many of whom were in training camps with the U.S. U-15s last year. The U-16 camp coincides with the camp for the U.S. U-15s. The teams scrimmaged each other on Tuesday morning.

U.S. U-16 girls camp roster:

GOALKEEPERS: Victoria ...
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U.S. women down China to take title

The U.S. women's national team beat host China, 2-0, to win Four Nations Tournament. U.S. captain Kristine Lilly, playing in her 302nd career game, scored both U.S. goals in front of 15,000 fans in Guangzhou.

China finished second, France third and Norway fourth.

"The mentality of this team is to look at any situation like this and just ...

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U.S. women down China to take title

The U.S. women's national team beat host China, 2-0, to win Four Nations Tournament. U.S. captain Kristine Lilly, playing in her 302nd career game, scored both U.S. goals in front of 15,000 fans in Guangzhou.

China finished second, France third and Norway fourth.

"The mentality of this team is to look at any situation like this and just ...

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