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MAKING A LIST: World Cup champions in U.S. leagues

USL-1 expansion team Miami FC's roster includes 1994 Brazil World Cup champions Romario and Zinho, who join the list of players who have played on the winning team in a World Cup final and for clubs in U.S. leagues.

1968 Vava (Brazil Æ58 & Æ62) San Diego (NASL)



By Ridge Mahoney

It didnÆt take more than a few days after Alexi Lalas arrived in Los Angeles for the name of former Quakes coach Frank Yallop to resurface as a Galaxy coaching candidate.

Yallop won two titles in his three seasons at San Jose before leaving to coach the Canadian national team at the end of the 2003 season. His ...

WORLD CUP WATCH: The Fitness Challenge

Getting the USA to arrive at peak performance for the World Cup is a complicated task. Soccer America examines the medical and training aspects of preparation for World Cup 2006.

By Dev Mishra, M.D.

During its quarterfinal run at the 2002 World Cup the U.S. national team was widely ...

YOUTH: Slovakia Cup & Ballymena Cup Results (April 26)

Slovakia Cup

April 27 in Novaky (U-18 Æ88)

Slovakia 2 USA 1. Goal: Duris 41, Hlohovsky 56; Marosevic 32.

USA -- Perk, Lamming (Ferner, 46 ;Martinez, 65), Givens (Djedovic, 80), Davies, Eckhardt, Stephens, Gavin (Barajas, 50), Villanueva, Kelly (Gonzales, 46 ; Forbess, 65), Townsend, Marosevic.

(USA plays for third place.)

Ballymena Cup (U-17 Æ90)

April 26 in Ballymena

Northern Ireland 0 USA 2. Goals: McLoughlin 26, ...

HURRICANE RELIEF: Soccer groups receive more than $100,000 of support

The U.S. Soccer Foundation recently provided over $100,000 of support to eight Gulf Coast soccer organizations through the Soccer United Recovery Fund (SURF). These community-based organizations are located in areas of Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas that were severely impacted by hurricanes Katrina, Rita, and Wilma.

The Foundation established the Soccer United Recovery Fund in October 2005, in partnership with Eurosport, to ...

YOUTH: Teixeira U-20 Women's Cup Summaries

April 15 in Granja Comary
USA 2 Canada 2.
USA -- Brittany Bock (Sarah Wagenfuhr) 28th minute.
CAN -- Rheanne Sleiman (unassisted) 59.
USA -- Tobin Heath (Brittany Bock) 67.
CAN -- Lorendana Riverso (unassisted) 92+.

USA -- 1-Val Henderson; 3-Sarah Wagenfuhr, 4-Carrie Dew, 12-Nikki Kryzsik -- Capt. (8-Ariel Harris, 46), 2-Jordan ...


YOUTH: Boys national team results from Argentina and Europe

The U.S. under-20 national team tied Arsenal de Sarandi U-20 in the first match of its 10-day training camp in Argentina. The U.S. got goals from Preston Zimmermanand Dax McCarty.

The U.S. U-18 boys kicked off the Slovakia Cup 2006 in Piest'any, Slovakia, with a 2-2 draw with Hungary and 3-1 win over Malta in Group A play to hold ...

U.S. WOMEN: U-21s are off to Europe

The U.S. U-21 womenÆs national team traveled to Europe Tuesday for two matches in the Netherlands and one in Germany. Numerous players who are eligible for the next Nordic Cup are spending time with the full womenÆs national team and the U.S. U-20s, so some new players are being evaluated. The USA will play the Seastum womenÆs club on April ...

HIGH SCHOOL: NSCAA/adidas National Spring Rankings

BOYS Rank School Prev. W-L-T
1 Snohomish (Snohomish, Wash.) 4 12-0-0
2 Christian Brothers (Memphis, Tenn.) 6 9-0-0
2 Randolph (Huntsville, Ala.) 3 19-1-0
4 Norman North (Norman, Okla.) 2 13-1-0
5 Lincoln East (Lincoln, Neb.) 18 11-0-0
6 Chattahoochee (Alpharetta, Ga.) 8 13-1-0
7 Broken Arrow (Broken Arrow, Okla.) 12 13-0-0
8 Thomas Dale (Chester, Va.) 11 7-0-0
9 ...


SOCCER ON TV (thru May 1): Your Viewing Guide

THURSDAY, April 27

Copa Libertadores
NACIONAL-INTERNACIONAL-RS, quarterfinal, 1st leg (live), 6 pm.
Copa Libertadores NEWELL'S OLD BOYS-VELEZ SARSFIELD, quarterfinal, 1st leg (live), 8 pm.
Copa Libertadores TIGRES-LIBERTAD, quarterfinal, 1st leg (live), 10:30 pm

FRIDAY, April 28



DRAW: Under-20 Women's World Championship

The USA faces an African finalist, Argentina and France in the opening round of the Under-20 Women’s World Championship in Russia.
The USA opens the tournament on Aug. 18 against Africa’s second-place finisher at Torpedo Stadium in Moscow.

It plays Argentina Aug. 21 at the Torpedo Stadium before finishing Group D play against France Aug. 24 at Shchelkovo’s Podmoskovie Stadium. ...

USL Transactions (April 17-21)

USL First Division

Charleston Battery: M Lazo Alavanja (re-sign), M Stephen Armstrong (Columbus Crew), D Brandon Curran (New Hampshire Phantoms)

Portland Timbers: F Byron Alvarez (re-sign) D Garrett Marcum (re-sign), M Sergio Iniguez (Atlanta Silverbacks)

Rochester Rhinos: F Connally Edozien (New England Revolution), F Neil Dombrowski (Univ. of Wisconsin-Milwaukee), D Ricky Lewis (Colorado Rapids)

Seattle Sounders: M Jake Sagare (re-sign), G Dave Mahoney (loan ...

USL: First & Second Division Results (April 21-23)

USL First Division

Friday, April 21

Puerto Rico 3 (Marcina 5, 32, Norkus 24) Atlanta 1 (George 60).

Saturday, April 22

Virginia Beach 2 (Simmonds 19, 70) Toronto 0.

Vancouver 1 (Gjertsen 17) Portland 0.

Sunday, April 23

Miami 0 Montreal 0.

Minnesota 4 (Tarley 14, Gibson 15, Alvino 74, Paye 86) Seattle 0.

Puerto Rico 1 (Villegas 69) Atlanta 1 (George 89).

USL Second Division

Friday, April 21

Charlotte 1 (Coggins ...

MLS: Results (April 22-23)

April 22 in Carson, Calif.
Los Angeles 0 Columbus 1.
Goal: Martino 96+.
Columbus -- Busch, Hejduk, Gonzalez (Kotschau, 55), Marshall, Pierce, Thomas (Martino, 41), Moss, Retiz, Gaven, Kamara (Garey, 85), Rozental.
Los Angeles -- Hartman, Albright, Ihemelu, Roberts, Dunivant, Jones (Gardner, 75), Nagamura (Gomez, 66),Vagenas, Grabavoy (Enfield, 89), Glen, Donovan.
Yellow cards: Los Angeles -- Roberts 18, Glen ...


COLLEGE: 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 ...