By Paul Kennedy Managing Editor, Soccer America in Hamburg
Americans do things a little different in soccer.
While most finalists at the 2006 World Cup will be bunkered in the German countryside, the U.S. national team will be staying in the heart of Hamburg, Germany's entertainment capital.
U.S. Soccer did the castle thing in 1998 in France when Coach Steve Sampson's team ...USL First Division
Atlanta Silverbacks: G Felipe Quintero (Lobos BUAP - Mexico)
Miami FC: F Romario (Vasco da Gama - Brazil)
Montreal Impact: Dan Antoniuk (trade from Vancouver), M Leonardo Di Lorenzo (Argentinos Juniors - Argentina), D Gabriel Gervais (re-sign through 2008), M - Antonio Ribeiro (re-sign through 2008)
Portland Timbers: D Josh Brown (Univ. of New Mexico), M Troy Ready ...
1 Klein (Spring, Texas) 22-0-0
2 St. Louis (Lake Charles, La.) 31-0-2
3 Clovis West (Fresno, Calif.) 31-2-0
4 Palm Harbor University (Fla.) 26-4-0
5 Coppell (Coppell, Texas) 20-0-2
6 Santa Margarita (Calif.) 25-4-0
7 Countryside (Clearwater, Fla.) 27-4-1
8 Rider (Wichita Falls, Texas) 18-0-2
9 Clinton (Clinton, Miss.) 22-3-4
10 Jensen Beach (Fla.) 22-2-0
1 Douglas (Parkland, Fla.) 23-1-1
2 Upland (Upland, Calif.) 28-0-3
3 Allen (Allen, Texas) 18-0-1
4 San Ramon ...By Ridge Mahoney, Senior Editor
Chelsea may have pulled out this year's MLS All-Star Game, but it has signed a deal with AEG that takes effect next year.
A press conference scheduled for Monday to announce the matchup of the English Premier League champion and an MLS all-star team at the Fire's new stadium July 29 was canceled, and ...The U.S. womenÆs national team will begin residency on April 2 as 25 players come to The Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif. for a six-month period that will culminate in the fall with CONCACAF qualifying for the 2007 WomenÆs World Cup.
This will be the sixth residency camp for the U.S. women, but the first residency preparation in a year ...Midfielder Eddie Gaven, 19, has been traded from the New York Red Bulls to the Columbus Crew in exchange for 24-year-old forward Edson Buddle.
Gaven, who debuted in MLS at age 16, has played in 69 games (62 starts), and tallied 16 goals and 12 assists in three seasons. Gaven played for Crew coach Sigi Schmid at last year's U-20 World ...
WINNERS & LOSERS: Convey, Hahnemann reach the top with Reading
READING, which had not reached the top tier of English soccer during its 135-year history, clinched promotion to the Premier League after its 1-1 tie with Leicester. The American duo of keeper Marcus Hahnemann and midfielder Bobby Convey are among four players who have started all ...