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YOUTH: U.S. under-16 girls national team roster

U.S. under-16 girls national team coach Kazbek Tambi will take an 18-player roster to the Netherlands for a three-match tour April 8-16. It will be the first matches abroad for the U-16s this year. The USA will play two teams from the Dutch WomenÆs Premier League as well as the Dutch U-19s.


GOALKEEPERS -- Elizabeth Hanna (Weddington, N.C.), Catherine Parkhill ...

YOUTH: U.S. under-20 women's national team roster

The U.S. U-20 womenÆs national team will play five matches in eight days against four college teams from the Northwest, plus Ohio State: Washington State (April 1, on the Nike Campus in Beaverton, Ore.), Washington (April 2, at the University of Portland), Portland (April 4, at UP), Oregon State (April 6, at UP) and Ohio State (April 8, at Nike).

U.S. ...

YOUTH: U.S. U-16 Boys National Team Roster

The U.S. under-16 national team is in Buenos Aires, Argentina, for its first foreign tour of the year as it begins its preparations for qualifying next year for the Under-17 World Cup. John HackworthÆs team is playing in the six-team Copa Esperanzas Corea 2007 Tournament.


Goalkeepers -- Josh Lambo (Middleton, Wis.), Chris Miller (Garland, Texas).

Defenders -- Brandon Lee (Tenafly, N.J.), ...

YOUTH: National Youth Team Scores

U.S. under-16 boys national team

March 22 Univ. of Cincinnati 0-3

U.S. under-17 boys national team March 24 Wake Forest Univ. 1-3. Goal: Ibrahim

U.S. under-20 womenÆs national team

March 20 Long Beach State 3-0 Goals: Adams, Rostedt (2)

March 21 U.S. U-21s 3-1 Goals: Averbuch, Adams (2)

March 21 U.S. U-21s 1-5 Goal: Heath

March 23 Pepperdine Univ. 2-0 Goals: Rostedt (2)

March 24 Loyola Marymount ...

COLLEGE: NCAA Division I Coaching Moves


AKRON Ken Lolla (Louisville coach) à Caleb Porter (Indiana assÆt)

BUTLER Joe Sochacki (resigned) à Kelly Findley (Charlotte assÆt)

CAL POLY SLO Wolfgang Gartner (contract not renewed) à Paul Holocher (UC Santa Cruz)

CAL STATE FULLERTON Al Mistri (retiring)à Bob Ammann (Cal State Fullerton assÆt)

CLEVELAND STATE Pete Curtis (contract not renewed) à Ali Kazemaini (John Carroll coach)

COLUMBIA Dieter Ficken (retired) ...

SOCCER ON TV: Your Viewing Guide

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

THURSDAY, March 30

CONCACAF Champions' Cup SAPRISSA-TOLUCA, Semifinal, 2nd Leg (delay), 2 am.

Copa Libertadores MARACAIBO-UNAM (live), 5 pm.
Copa Libertadores EL NACIONAL-LIBERTAD (live), 7 pm.
Copa ...

USL Transactions

USL First Division

Atlanta Silverbacks: Warren Ukah (Virginia Beach Mariners)

Portland Timbers: M Hugo Alcaraz-Cuellar (re-sign), M Luke Kreamalmeyer (Real Salt Lake)

Seattle Sounders: M Kevin Sakuda (re-sign), M Andrew Gregor (re-sign), G Preston Burpo (transfer to RSL), M Brent Whitfield (transfer to RSL)

Vancouver Whitecaps: M Jay Alberts (Minnesota Thunder), D Adrian Cann (Montreal Impact), Chris Franks (retired)

USL Second Division

Harrisburg City Islanders: D ...


Which are the only two MLS team to have won at least 10 games in each of the past five regular seasons?

ANSWER: The Columbus Crew & the MetroStars

COLLEGE: 2006 NCAA Division I MenÆs Recruits

Updates through March 26.

With club affiliations (previous college for transfers is in parentheses).

Elliot Bradbrook M England (Ashland)
Vedran Ilic M Rockford, Ill. Chicago Magic
Ben Zemanski M/F Cuyahoga Falls, OH Cleveland Force

Cameron Petty D Manassas, VA Reston FC
Karsten Smith D Huntington Station, NY BW Gottschee
Jake Van Yahres F ...


MLS: The 100-cap men

Chivas USAÆs Claudio Suarez, with his 174th Mexico appearance on March 29, is the second all-time cap leader.

World's all-time cap leaders
1.Mohamed Al-Deayea (Saudi Arabia) 180
2.Claudio Suarez (Mexico) 174
3.Hossam Hassan (Egypt) 170
4.Cobi Jones (USA) 164
4. Adnan Kh. Al-Talyani (UAE) 164
6.Sami Al-Jaber (Saudi Arabia) 157
7.Lothar Matthaus ((West) Germany) 150
8.Martin Reim (Estonia) 146
9.Ali Daei ...

WORLD CUP WATCH: Germany-USA Report Card

By Paul Kennedy
Mananging Editor, Soccer America
in Dortmund

Juergen Klinsmann won't be returning to California on a one-way ticket.

The USA made sure of that, gifting World Cup host Germany four second-half goals in a 4-1 defeat before 64,500 fans at Signal Iduna Park.

The fans whistled Germany off the field after a lackluster first ...

GERMANY-USA: Game Summary

International Friendly

March 22 in Dortmund, Germany

Germany 4 USA 1

Goals: Schweinsteiger 46, Neuville (Klose) 73, Klose (Neuville) 75, Ballack (Klose) 79; Cherundolo (Keller) 85.

Germany -- Kahn, Friedrich (Owomoyela, 83), Mertesacker, Metzelder, Lahm, Schneider (Borowski, 68), Kehl (Ernst, 82), Ballack, Asamoah (Neuville, 67), Klose, Podolski (Schweinsteiger, 46).

USA --Keller, Cherundolo, Gibbs ...

GERMANY-USA: Reactions

After GermanyÆs 4-1 win over the USA in a friendly in Dortmund March 22, coaches and players had this to say:

Germany coach Juergen Klinsmann:
''We started well, then lost our rhythm, because the Americans reacted. We needed to force the issue today. It was a fight of attrition. That the goal came right after halftime made it much more comfortable ...

WORLD CUP WATCH: Friends clash in Germany

By Paul Kennedy, Managing Editor
Soccer America
in Dortmund, Germany

The stakes in Wednesday's Germany-USA game here (TV, ESPN2, live, 2:25 pm ET) show how differently soccer in the two countries is viewed.

A loss for Germany would be disaster, says U.S. right back Steve Cherundolo, a veteran of seven German league seasons. There isn't a German ...



By Ridge Mahoney, Senior Editor
Soccer America

U.S. midfielder John O'Brien is back in Southern California, awaiting his official release from Dutch club ADO Den Haag so he can sign with MLS. He has been training and working out at the Athletes' Performance facility at Home Depot Center.

As a U.S. international entering MLS for ...