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GAMES ON TV (thru 12/3): 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, Dec. 1

Women's College
NORTH CAROLINA-UCLA, Div. I, Semifinal (live), 3:30 pm.
Men's College UCLA-VIRGINIA, Div. I, Semifinal (live), 6 pm.

Women's College
NORTH CAROLINA-UCLA, Div. I, Semifinal (live), 3:30 pm.
WomenÆs ...


AMERICANS ABROAD: Reyna shines, says he'll stay; McBride scores against

A day after assuring Manchester City fans that he wasn't planning on leaving for MLS in January, former U.S. captain Claudio Reyna helped Man City win its first road game of the season, 3-1 over Aston Villa.

Reyna, coming off two performances that Man City coach Stuart Pearce called outstanding, was among the Blues' highest rated players (8 out ...


AWARDS: Lilly nominated for FIFA award

American Kristine Lilly is one of three finalists for the FIFA Women's World Player award.

Lilly, who game-winning goals gave the USA the Gold Cup and Peace Queen Cup championships this fall, is joined by Germany's Renate Lingor and Brazil international Marta as finalists.

Lilly, the world record holder with 319 caps, has never previously finished among the ...


MEXICO: Busy Pachuca gets result with reserves

Pachuca tied Toluca, 1-1, in the first leg of the Mexican semifinals using mainly reserves on Wednesday. The regulars were rested for Thursday's Copa Sudamericana first-leg final on Thursday against Chile's Colo Colo (TV: Fox Sports en Espanol, 8 pm ET).

Pachuca will advance to the Mexican league final with a tie in Sunday's leg because the Mexican league ...


WANTED: Avid players for shoe testing

Men who play soccer three to four times a week and who wear size 9 shoes are being sought by Reebok's Human Performance Engineering Lab to serve as product testers.

Contact Erik da Silva at:


OBITUARY: Max Merkel made mark with wins and wit

Austrian Max Merkel coached four clubs to league titles in three countries and coached the Dutch national team. As a player, he was capped by Germany in 1939 and Austria in 1952.

As a coach and later as a columnist for Bild, Merkel was known for his sense of humor and many of his remarks fill German soccer quote ...


US YOUTH SOCCER: Boys Interregional All-Star Teams

The following are the US Youth Soccer boys all-star teams, as selected after the ODP Boys Thanksgiving Interregional at the Disney's Wide World of Sports Complex:

1990 US Youth Soccer Boys All Star Team
Christian Barreiro (Baltimore Casa Mia Bays),Shawn Barry (Boca Juniors, Fla.),Phillip Boerger (Wings SC, Minn.), Nathan Bourdeau (Rochester Rhinos, N.Y.)
Brice Carr ...


Wake Forest-UC Santa Barbara men's semifinal preview

After previewing the North Carolina-UCLA and Notre Dame-Florida State games in Friday's Women's College Cup semifinals, Soccer America turns to the Men's College Cup with Friday's Wake Forest-UC Santa Barbara game in St. Louis. The Demon Deacons are making their College Cup debut two years after UCSB make its first appearance in the final four. Both teams make up ...


MLS: Initial adidas combine players announced

MLS announced the initial list of 58 college seniors who will participate in the 2007 adidas MLS Player Combine Jan. 5-8 at Lockhart Stadium in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.
The coaching staffs and general managers from all 13 MLS teams will be in attendance to scout talent for the 2007 MLS SuperDraft will be held on Jan. 12 in Indianapolis, ...


Notre Dame-Florida State women's semifinal preview

Soccer America continues its preview of this week's Men's and Women's College Cup semifinals. After yesterday's look at the North Carolina-UCLA game, we preview the second women's semifinal game on Friday in Cary, N.C., between top-ranked Notre Dame and Florida State. The Irish combine experience on defense with an explosive attack led by the nation's top two scorers, Kerri ...


SPAIN: Two coaches fired in 24 hours

In the space of 24 hours, two La Liga clubs fired their coaches.

Last-place Gimnastic Tarragona dropped Julio Cesar Sunday evening after its 3-2 defeat at home to Real Mallorca. On Monday, Athletic Bilbao dumped Felix Sarriugarte after its 3-1 loss at home to Sevilla left it third from last in the La Liga standings. Sarriugarte had only been ...


CLUB SOCCER: Michigan, San Diego State take titles

Michigan and San Diego State won the men's and women's Championship divisions, respectively, at the NIRSA National Soccer Sport Club Championships held in Tempe, Ariz., Nov. 16-18.

After opening with a 3-0 loss to North Carolina, the Wolverines swept their next five games -- all by shutouts -- to capture the men's title. In the final, all-tournament midfielder ...


BY THE NUMBERS: D1 Women's Semifinalists

23 North Carolina
10 Santa Clara
8 Notre Dame
8 Portland
7 Connecticut
6 Massachusetts
5 Colorado College
4 George Mason
3 Florida State
3 California
3 Penn State
2 Florida, UCF, N.C. State, Wisconsin
1 Duke, Hartford, Missouri-St. Louis, Princeton, SMU, Stanford, Virginia


TELEVISION: College Cup Schedules

Dec. 1 in St. Louis
Virginia (17-3-1) vs. UCLA (13-5-4) 5 pm CT/6 pm ET (TV: ESPN2, live; ESPNU, delay, Dec. 2, 2 am ET)
Wake Forest (18-3-3) vs. UC Santa Barbara (16-7-0), 7:30 pm CT/8:30 pm ET (TV: ESPNU, delay, Dec. 2, 12 am ET; ESPN2, delay, Dec. 2, 2 pm ET)


UCLA-North Carolina women's semifinal preview

The countdown to the College Cups begins. The men's and women's finals will this year take place on the same weekend. Each day this week, Soccer America will preview one of the matchups. We begin with the opening women's semifinal game on Friday in Cary, N.C., between UCLA and North Carolina. Both are No. 1 seeds, but they had to ...