Oguchi Onyewu was named 2006 Male Athlete of the Year and U.S. WomenÆs National Team forward Kristine Lilly as the 2006 Female Athlete of the Year, while forwards Josmer Altidore and Danesha Adams won the Young Male and Young Female Awards, respectively.
Onyewu is the first defender to win the award since Alexi Lalas was honored in 1995, while Lilly becomes ...
COLLEGE: USC names Fullerton's Khosroshahin its new women's coach
Posted by Soccer America on Dec. 26, 3:47 p.m.
USC has named Ali Khosroshahin, a three-time Big West Coach of the Year at Cal State Fullerton, as its new women's head coach.
Khosroshahin led Fullerton to three NCAA Tournament appearances and had winning seasons in each of his 6 years there.
''We are delighted to have someone of AliÆs background and ability join us,ö said USC athletic director Mike Garrett. ôHe ...
MLS: D.C. trades Eskandarian to Toronto
Posted by Soccer America on Dec. 26, 3:30 p.m.
D.C. United traded forward Alecko Eskandarian to Toronto for a partial allocation.
The 24-year old Eskandarian departed D.C. after four seasons with the team during which he made 81 appearances (47 starts), notching 20 goals and seven assists
''Alecko was a tireless worker on and off the field for this club and it is difficult to part with him,'' said United Technical ...
MAKING A LIST: 2006 CONCACAF Club Champions
Posted by Soccer America on Dec. 26, 3:28 p.m.
NORTH AMERICAN ZONE
CANADA:Canadian Soccer League 2006 - Italia Shooters
MEXICO: Primera DivisiÃ³n 2006 - CD Guadalajara (Apertura); Pachuca CF (Clausura)
USA: Major League Soccer 2006 - Houston Dynamo
CENTRAL AMERICAN ZONE
BELIZE:FFB League 2006 - FC Belize (Opening); ...
YOUTH: U-20s down Canada in friendly
Posted by Soccer America on Dec. 26, 3:23 p.m.
The U.S. under-20 national team defeated its Canadian counterpart, 2-0, Wednesday on goals by Rodrigo Hidalgo and Sal Zizzo in its only international match of the final 10-day training camp before Coach Thomas Rongen names his CONCACAF U-20 World Cup qualifying roster.
Hidalgo's goal came off a corner kick from Dax McCarty in the 22nd minute. Four minutes later, Zizzo scored ...
WORLD: Cannavaro isn't infallible
Posted by Soccer America on Dec. 26, 3:22 p.m.
Days after completing a sweep of the major international awards, Italian Fabio Cannavaro proved he isn't infallble, costing Real Madrid two goals in Recreativo Huelva's shock 3-0 win in Madrid on Wednesday night.
The Italian defender, named the 2006 FIFA World Player of the Year and 2006 European Player of the Year, was robbed of the ball on the edge of ...
MLS CONFIDENTIAL: Coaching carousel raises the bar higher
Posted by Soccer America on Dec. 20, 11:12 p.m.
Well, those rumors a few months back about Peter Nowak leaving D.C. United and being replaced by assistant Tom Soehn turned out to be true. Sort of.
Nowak is indeed leaving D.C. United, but not for another MLS team or a club or national team in Europe. A press conference is scheduled for Thursday at which team ...
SOCCER AMERICA MEN'S FRESHMAN AWARDS
Posted by Soccer America on Dec. 20, 12:00 p.m.
Soccer America Men's Freshman of the Year
David Estrada (UCLA)
F Andre Akpan(Harvard)
D Nick Cardenas (San Diego State)
F David Estrada (UCLA)
M Michael Farfan (Cal State Fullerton)
M Jeremy Hall (Maryland)
G Sean Kelley (George Mason)
M Stephen McCarthy (Santa Clara)
F Kyle Nakazawa (UCLA)
F Ryan Soroka (St. John's)
SOCCER AMERICA WOMEN'S FRESHMAN AWARDS
Posted by Soccer America on Dec. 20, 11:57 a.m.
Soccer America Women's Freshman of the Year
Michele Weissenhofer (Notre Dame)
G Kristin Arnold (Texas A&M)
F Kiki Bosio (Santa Clara)
F Lauren Cheney (UCLA)
F Gina DiMartino (Boston College)
F Michelle Enyeart(Portland)
D Kristi Eveland (North Carolina)
M Tobin Heath (North Carolina)
F Nikki Marshall (Colorado)
M Casey Nogueira (North Carolina)
TRINIDAD & TOBAGO: Rijsbergen eyes U.S. talent
Posted by Soccer America on Dec. 20, 11:51 a.m.
Trinidad & Tobago coach Wim Rijsbergen called up seven collegians among 41 players picked to attend a training camp Dec. 18-22 in preparation for the 2007 CFU Digicel Cup T&T will host in January.
Rijsbergen, the former Dutch World Cup star and New York Cosmos defender, recently held a four-day camp in Charleston, S.C., to look at Trinidadians and ...