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MLS: Donovan hurt in Galaxy friendly loss

Landon Donovan suffered a strained hamstring that could sideline him for at least a week while warming up for Los Angeles' friendly against Cruz Azul on Wednesday. The Mexican club won, 4-1, in front of 7,980 fans at UC Santa Barbara's Harder Stadium.

MLS: Where the goals are - Chivas USA

In an MLS season in danger of being the lowest scoring in the league's 11-year history, Chivas USA is providing the relief for soccer fans who also had to suffer through a goal-deprived World Cup.

For the second week in a row, Chivas USA played a midweek road-game that ended in a 3-3 tie. Last week, Chivas led 3-2 at Colorado ...

MLS Game Summaries (July 27)

July 26 in Denver

Colorado 1 Houston 0.

Goal: Hernandez (Martins) 35.

Colorado - Cannon, Gargan, Mastroeni (Wingert, 76; Freeman, 95+), Karanka, Cooke, Beckerman, Mathis, Wasson, Denton, Hernandez, Martins (Peterson, 85).

Houston - Onstad, Waibel (Holden, 80), Cochrane, Robinson, Gray (Goldthwaite, 80), Mullan, Clark, De Rosario, Davis, Ching, Moreno.

Yellow Cards: Colorado - Martins 12, Mastroeni 56; Houston - De Rosario 38, Davis 74, Goldthwaite ...

U.S. YOUTH SOCCER: Two-time defending champions Eclipse Select and Arsenal FC held to ties

The U-18 Eclipse Select girls and the U-17 Arsenal FC boys, both seeking their third straight national titles, were held to ties on the opening day of the U.S. Youth Soccer National Championships in Des Moines, Iowa. The Dallas Texans Red North tied Eclipse Select, 3-3. The Eclipse Select's four girls finalists were 2-0-2 on Day 1. The Texans lead ...

MLS: Red Bulls lose top scorer

By Ridge Mahoney
Senior Editor, Soccer America

Striker Jean-Philippe Peguero, held out of last week's MLS action due to an impending move to Danish club Broendby, was in Copenhagen Tuesday to undergo a medical exam and finalize personal terms. The league has agreed to an undisclosed transfer fee.

Peguero, 24, has two option years left on his MLS contract. His salary ...

OFF THE POST: Horse gets Zidane treatment

After British jockey Paul O'Neill was caught by TV replays head-butting his horse, City Affair, London's Evening Standard's headline read: ''Angry jockey does a 'Zidane' to his horse.'' The Horseracing Regulatory Authority is investigating the incident as the sporting world speculates on what the pony could have said to provoke O'Neill's attack.

U.S. CLUB SOCCER: Slammers repeat as National Cup champions

California club Slammers FC became the first team in the history of U.S. Club SoccerÆs National Cup to win back-to-back titles when it won the 2006 U-16 Super Group title with a shootout victory over the Chicago Magic in the final. Two other California clubs -- San Juan SC Spirits (U-17 Super Group) and Capital Athletic Boca Juniors (U-15 Super ...


By Ridge Mahoney
Senior Editor, Soccer America

How long will it take Bruce Arena to make New York Red Bull into a semblance of a competitive MLS team?

In the short term, he'll have to rely on his tactical knowledge and motivational methods, since the team is tight up against the salary cap, it has no allocations, and the rumors of a ...

U.S. U-20 MEN: Rongen names roster for Milk Cup

U.S. under-20 MenÆs National Team head coach Thomas Rongen released the 18-player roster he will take to Northern Ireland for the 2006 Milk Cup. Rongen included seven pro players, five of which ply their trade in MLS -- Josmer Altidore (N.Y. Red Bulls), Carlos Borja (Chivas USA), Rodrigo Lopez (Chivas USA), Dax McCarty (FC Dallas) and Blake Wagner (FC Dallas) ...

USL: PDL and W-League Playoff Schedules


@ Des Moines, IA

Friday, July 28
Michigan v Boulder -- 7:00
Chicago v Des Moines -- 9:30

Saturday, July 29
Conference Championship -- 8:30

@ Virginia Beach, VA

Friday, July 28
Williamsburg v Cape Cod -- 5:30
Westchester v Virginia Beach -- 8:00

Saturday, July 29
Conference Championship -- ...

USL: Results (July 17-23)

USL First Division

Friday, July 21
Rochester 1 (Menyongar pen. 23) Toronto 1 (Jeffrey 70).
Minnesota 2 (Schmidt 74, Knox 76) Montreal 1 (Di Ioia 53).
Portland 1 (Alcaraz-Cuellar 85) Seattle 2 (Besagno 76, Weaver 77).

Saturday, July 22
Atlanta 1 (Ukah 16) Puerto Rico 1 (Marcina 76).
Charleston 2 (Glinton 14, 50) Miami 0.
Seattle 3 (Weaver ...


NORDIC CUP: Germany beats USA, 2-0, in final

Germany ended the USA's run of seven straight Nordic Cup titles when it beat the Americans', 2-0, in the championship game of the under-21 women's competition.

ôOverall on the day, (Germany) deserved to win,ö said U.S. coach Jillian Ellis. ôWe had good possession and pressured them a lot in the second half, but we couldnÆt finish. We were pushing for a ...

MLS: Summaries (July 22)

July 22 in Columbus, Ohio
Columbus 1 Los Angeles 1.
Goals: Gaven (Thomas, Coiner) 9; Vagenas (Gardner) 14.
Columbus -- Gaudette, Hendrickson, Gonzalez, Kotschau, Leitch, Thomas (Szetela, 82), Bisaku (Moss, 28), Vasquez, Burch, Coiner (Kamara, 70), Gaven.
Los Angeles -- Hartman, Benditson (Veris, 85), Ihemelu, Roberts, Sturgis, Kirk, Nagamura (Martino, 66), Vagenas, Gardner (Jones, 58), Gomez, Donovan. ...


WOMEN'S FRIENDLY: USA crushes Ireland, 5-0

Defender Cat Whitehill scored twice and forwards Heather OÆReilly, Abby Wambach and Natasha Kai also scored goals as the USA beat Ireland, 5-0, Sunday in San Diego. The game drew only 3,574 fans -- the smallest crowd ever to watch the U.S. women play in California.

ôWe scored five quality goals today,ö said U.S. head coach Greg Ryan, who moved to ...

NORDIC CUP: USA advances to final with 4-0 over Norway

UCLAÆs Danesha Adams scored a hat trick to lead the U.S. under-21 womenÆs national team to a 4-0 victory over host Norway and advance to the championship game of the Nordic Cup for the ninth consecutive year.

The USA will face Germany in the title game on July 22 at Viking Stadium in Stavanger.

Noelle Keselica scored the fourth goal for the ...