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COLLEGE MEN: St. John's storms out of gate

St. John's had one of the most impressive performances of the first weekend of the men's season.

The perennial national power was hit hard by defections during the offseason - New Zealand international Steven Old turned pro and signed with Australia's Newcastle Jets, and four other starters with remaining college eligibility transferred -- and entered the season unranked in the Soccer ...
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MLS WRAP: Buddle blasts Bulls to first Bruce win

GOALFESTS. This MLS season will likely be the lowest scoring in the league's 11-year history, but at least on Saturday some teams remembered where to find the goal. ... Bruce Arena celebrated his first win as Red Bulls coach with a 6-0 thumping of Real Salt Lake in which halftime sub Edson Buddle scored a hat trick, matching the three ...
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COLLEGE: SOCCER AMERICA WOMEN'S TOP 25 (Aug. 28)


RANK/TEAM (RECORD) LAST WEEK
1. Florida State (1-0-0) 4
2. Santa Clara (2-0-0) 5
3. Notre Dame (2-0-0) 6
4. Texas A&M (2-0-0) 9
5. Penn State (1-0-1) 8
6. Virginia (2-0-0) 7
7. UCLA (1-1-0) 1
8. Portland (0-1-1) 2
9. North Carolina (1-1-0) 3
10. Duke (2-0-0) 13
11. Marquette (2-0-0) 16
12. West Virginia ...

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COLLEGE: SOCCER AMERICA MEN'S TOP 25 (Aug. 28)


RANK/TEAM (RECORD) LAST WEEK
1. North Carolina (2-0-0) 1
2. SMU (2-0-0) 2
3. Virginia (2-0-0) 3
4. Maryland (2-0-0) 4
5. Clemson (1-0-0) 6
6. UCLA (0-0-1) 5
7. UNC Greensboro (2-0-0) 12
8. Indiana (2-0-0) 14
9. Duke (2-0-0) 15
10. San Francisco (2-0-0) 17
11. Wake Forest (2-0-0) 18
12. Virginia Tech (2-0-0) 19
13. ...

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COLLEGE: Women' giants fall on the road before big crowds


The top three teams in the Soccer America Preseason Women's Top 25 all lost on the road on the opening weekend of the 2006 season.

Playing without five players representing the USA at the Under-20 Women's World Championship, No. 1 UCLA fell to Penn State, 3-1, Friday before Jeffrey Field women¦s record crowd of ...

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USL: Results (Aug. 23-27)

USL Second Division

Final Aug. 26 Richmond 2 (Ssejjemba pen. 9, Carrieri 34) Charlotte 1 (Spencer 90).

USL First Division

Aug. 23
Toronto 1 (Dodds 48) Montreal 1 (Roberto 70).

Aug. 25
Seattle 1 (Gregor 9) Minnesota 0.
Montreal 0 Virginia Beach 1 (Brillant 70).
Atlanta 1 (Own goal 78) Miami 2 (Romario 22, Walsh 65).

Aug. 26
Vancouver 2 (Gjertsen 35, Kindel 59) ...
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MLS: Summaries (Aug. 26-27)

Aug. 26 in Washington, D.C.
D.C. United 2 Los Angeles 5.
Goals: Own goal 9, Erpen (Gomez) 69; Gordon 4, Albright (Vagenas) 47, Donovan pen. 66, own goal 71, Donovan (Gomez) 92+.
D.C. United - Perkins, Namoff, Boswell, Erpen, Walker (Adu, 61), Carroll, Olsen (Gomez, 46), Simms (Mediate, 73), Gros, Eskandarian, Moreno.
Los Angeles - Hartman, Albright, Ihemelu, Roberts (Nagamura, 24), ...
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SOCCER ON TV (thru 9/4): Your Viewing Guide

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

FRIDAY, Sept. 1

FOX SPORTS EN ESPANOL
Copa Sudamericana
BOLIVAR-UNIVERSITARIO DE SUCRE (1-day delay), 3 pm.

CSTV
WomenÆs College
MARYLAND-TOWSON (live), 5 pm.
MenÆs CollegeMARYLAND-UCLA (live), 8 pm.

SATURDAY, Sept. 2

MLS ...

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UNDER-20 WOMENÆS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP: USA crushes Germany, 4-1, in quarterfinals

Tim Schulz's under-20 national team produced one of the most emphatic performances by a U.S. team at the international level in recent years when it crushed defending women's youth world champion Germany, 4-1, in the quarterfinals of the 2006 U-20 WomenÆs World Championship Sunday in St. Petersburg, Russia.

Players from four California schools contributed to all four goals. UCLA midfielder Danesha ...
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COLLEGE MEN: Top four teams perfect on opening weekend

North Carolina, SMU, Virginia and defending national champion Maryland,  the top four teams in the Soccer America Men's Top 25, were perfect on the opening weekend of the 2006 season. Each recorded a pair of shutout victories.

No. 1 North Carolina beat William & Mary, 2-0, and Central Florida, 1-0, at the Wake Forest adidas ...

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COLLEGE WOMEN: No. 1 UCLA's depth will be tested

UCLA was ranked No. 1 in the Soccer America Preseason Women's Top 25, in part because of its considerable depth, but the Bruins were depleted when they headed to No. 8 Penn State for Friday's opener at the Penn State Invitational.

Depth helped UCLA reach the Women's College Cup final the last two years. ôOur philosophy,ö Bruin coach Jillian Ellis told ...
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RIVALRIES: The Palmetto State derby

South Carolina and Clemson renew one of the great rivalries in men's soccer Friday night when they meet in Columbia, S.C. The Palmetto State derby in one of the great state rivalries. Nine of the 20 biggest crowds in the history of the Graveyard, since renamed Hunt Stadium, are for USC-Clemson games. Last year's game at Clemson was typical of ...
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MLS: Toronto names Johnston head coach

MLS expansion team Toronto FC named Scotsman Mo Johnston as its first head coach.

Johnston takes charge of MLS's first Canadian team less than two months after being fired as New York Red Bulls coach. With three games remaining in the 2005 regular season, he was promoted from assistant coach to head coach with the MetroStars, replacing Bob Bradley. He led ...
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PREVIEW: Spanish clubs load up

Spain's La Liga starts this weekend after a hectic summer during which clubs loaded up on international stars signed from foreign teams. The moves confirmed La Liga's status as the best league in the world. Here's a look at moves by the principal contenders:

BARCELONA. The champions spent almost $40 million on new talent. Barca picked up Frenchman Lilian Thuram ...
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COLLEGE: West Virginia loses All White Smith

There's been good news and bad news for West Virginia fans since Marlon LeBlanc took over as men's coach in early August, arriving from Penn State, where he was an assistant.

The Mountaineers earned preseason victories over No. 19 Virginia Tech (1-0) and Marshall (2-0) but lost New Zealand international Jarrod Smith. West Virginia’s leading scorer the past three seasons ...

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