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U.S. CLUB SOCCER: Region A Championships

Super Group Boys Region A Champions
U-13 - Soccer Plus FC Black Watch NY South Æ93 (N.Y.)
U-14 - Jersey Crew United (N.J.)
U-15 - Carolina Goldstar Select (N.C.)
U-16 - Match Fit Academy (N.J.)
U-17 - Ironbound SC Warriors (N.J.)

Premier Boys Region A Champions
U-12 - BW Gottschee REAL (N.Y.)
U-12 - Carolina Goldstar Select Blue (N.C.)


SOCCER ON TV (thru 6/5): Your Viewing Guide

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


Championship, FRANCE-NETHERLANDS (live), noon.
UEFA U-21 Championship, URKAINE-SERBIA (live), 2:30 pm.


FRIDAY, June 2
No live games.

MLS WEEK 9: Facts & Figures

* Jaime Moreno's second goal in D.C. United's 3-1 win over Kansas City on Saturday marked his 99th MLS career goal. Moreno is second in all-time scoring to Jason Kreis, whose goal in Real Salt Lake's 2-2 tie with Colorado marked his 103rd. Moreno will try to hit the century mark when United hosts Columbus Wednesday.

* Jeff Cunningham's goal for ...

WORLD CUP: Two U.S. spots remain up for grabs

By Ridge Mahoney



John OÆBrienprobably wonÆt start against the Czech Republic, DaMarcus Beasleymight start but in a different position, and at least four players are in contention for two spots that are up for grabs June 12.

Those are the conclusions to be drawn after a sorry showing against Morocco (0-1), a consistent dominance of Venezuela (2-0), and ...

WORLD CUP FOCUS: The knockout round comes first

By Paul Gardner

This is the way the World Cup is supposed to work: 48 games of group play, after which 16 teams go home and the survivors go into the knockout round.

Not quite. Because the knockout round really begins right at the start of the tournament, when each team plays its opener. A look at ...

U.S. ABROAD: Berhalter joins Munich 1860

World Cup-bound American defender Gregg Berhalter captained Energie Cottbus to First Division promotion earlier this month but he'll stay in the Second Division, having transferred to 13th place finisher Munich 1860.

Berhalter moved on a free transfer to the team he scored on in the 3-1 season finale win that clinched promotion for Cottbus, for which Berhalter played four seasons, the ...

OFF THE POST: Sex shop retreats after German stars threaten suit

After German playmaker Michael Ballack and goalkeeper Oliver ''Olli'' Kahn threatened to sue German sex shop chain Beate Uhse, it took off the market six-inch long vibrators it had dubbed ''Olli K.'' and ''Michael B.''

In a report headlined ''Beate Uhse Loses its World Cup Buzz,'' the company's spokesperson Assia Tschernookof said, ''We will sell no more Olli K's and ...

U.S. OPEN CUP: USL Entrants

Qualification for the U.S. Open Cup for USL Second Division and Premier Development League teams concluded Monday, adding five USL Second Division teams and eight PDL sides into the pool of USL teams already consisting of the eight USL First Division members of the USSF and the defending USL-2 champion Charlotte Eagles. Here are USL entrants by round:

Qualifying Round

PDL: Cape ...

MLS STATISTICS (through May 27)

Eastern Conference

D.C. United 5-1-3 18
Kansas City 4-4-1 13
New England 3-3-2 11
Columbus 3-3-2 11
Chicago 2-2-4 10
New York 1-2-5 8

Western Conference
FC Dallas 6-1-3 21
Houston 4-3-2 14
Colorado 3-3-2 11
Real Salt Lake 2-5-2 8
Los Angeles 2-6-1 7
Chivas USA 2-4-1 7

SCHEDULE (all times ET)
Wednesday, May ...


MLS: Summaries (May 27)

May 27 in Salt Lake City
Real Salt Lake 2 Colorado 2.
Goals: Cunningham pen. 73, Kreis (Cunningham, Klein) 88; Kirovski 33, Wasson (Cooke) 84.
Real Salt Lake -- Garlick, Novak, Akwari (Williams, 69), Torres, Forko, Klein, Cutler (Cunningham, 46), Talley, Ballouchy, Harris, Kreis.
Colorado -- Coundoul, Wingert, Freeman, Petke, Denton, Cooke, Beckerman, Kirovski, Mathis (Wasson, 80), Ben ...


USL Summaries (May 22-28)

USL First Division

Monday, May 22

Vancouver 0 Rochester 0.

Friday, May 26
Toronto 0 Miami 1 (Romario 19).
Vancouver 2 (Gjertsen 18, 32) Seattle 2 (Weaver 23, 73).

Saturday, May 27
Charleston 0 Atlanta 0.
Minnesota 0 Portland 1 (Alvarez 34).
Virginia Beach 0 Rochester 0.
Seattle 1 (Gregor pen. 43) Vancouver 0.

Sunday, May ...


WORLD CUP WATCH: USA-Latvia Report Card

By Mike Woitalla

In its last game before departing for the World Cup in Germany, the USA mustered a 1-0 win over Latvia, whose only victories in World Cup qualifying came against Liechtenstein and Luxembourg.

Brian McBride, playing with a golf ball-size welt in his forehead from a clash in the 18th minute with Deniss Ivanovs, headed ...


WORLD CUP WATCH: USA-Venezuela Report Card

By Mike Woitalla, Soccer America

The USA ended its three-game winless streak with a 2-0 victory over Venezuela highlighted by Bobby Convey's performance on the left wing.

In the Americans' penultimate game of their pre-World Cup ''Sendoff Series,'' the 22-year-old Convey set up the opening goal with a precise, low cross that Brian Ching stabbed into the ...


MLS Game Previews with TV info (Saturday, May 27)

Saturday, May 27

4 pm ET/3 pm CT/2 pm MT/1 pm PT
REAL SALT LAKE (2-5-1, 7 pts) vs. COLORADO (3-3-1, 10 pts)
Key Players Out:Real Salt Lake - DF Eddie Pope (National Team - USA), DF Douglas Sequeira (National Team - Costa Rica), DF Paul Broome (L ankle internal derangement), MF Seth Trembly (L knee ACL ...

U.S. Soccer: Berhalter replaces injured Gibbs on World Cup team

U.S. national team coach Bruce Arena has been forced to make his second change to his World Cup roster since announcing it on May 2.

Gregg Berhalter, a veteran of the USAÆs 2002 World Cup roster, has been added to the 23-man roster for the 2006 World Cup, replacing defender Cory Gibbs who was diagnosed with a right knee injury on ...