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YOUTH: Hackworth brings in eight new U-17 residents

U.S. under-17 national team head coach John Hackworth welcomed eight new players for the ninth year of U.S. Soccer's full-time residency program at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla. The semester kicked off at the beginning of January, but a few players were on trial, giving Hackworth and his staff time to evaluate which players would be invited into ...
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U.S. ABROAD: Hahnemann's Reading climbs to seventh

Marcus Hahnemann was the only American to play in a winning effort on Tuesday night as top-flight league action resumed in England and Germany.

Hahnemann was in goal as Reading beat Wigan, 3-2, to move into seventh place ahead of idle Everton in the English Premier League. Hahnemann could do nothing about Emile Heskey's third-minute goal, but he failed ...

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MLS: RSL plows ahead

By Ridge Mahoney
Senior Editor

Not all of the soccer news emanating out of Salt Lake City this week is bad. Much of it, yes, but not all of it.

Salt Lake County Mayor Peter Corroon decided Monday to back the vote of a Debt Review Committee that recommended Salt Lake County reject a proposal by which $30 ...

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TRANSFER: Stern John moves to Sunderland

Former MLS star Stern John was sold by Coventry of the English League Championship (second level) to rival Sunderland in a move the Black Cats hope will lead to promotion to the Premier League.

John, who signed a contract through the 2008-09 season, is Manager Roy Keane's sixth signing since the transfer window opened on Jan. 1.

''Hopefully ...

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U.S. OPEN CUP: MLS sets qualifying format

Major League Soccer's 12 U.S.-based clubs will enter the 2007 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup, but only eight MLS teams will compete in tournament play.

In past years, the eight MLS teams that advanced to the previous season's MLS Cup playoffs automatically qualified for the U.S. Open Cup's round of 16. This year, the MLS teams that finished in ...

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WOMEN: USA captures Four Nations Tournament

The USA won the Four Nations Tournament for the fifth time in six trips to China with a 2-0 win over the host country on Tuesday in Guangzhou.

Needing a victory to overtake China, the Americans won on a thunderous strike from midfielder Lori Chalupny in stoppage time of the first half and an opportunistic goal from ...

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MLS: Rivaldo rumors; Threats in Salt Lake; Offers Rejected

By Ridge Mahoney
Senior Editor, Soccer America


RIVALDO? Since Friday, news outlets have been reporting that the New York Red Bulls are locked in a bidding war with Mexican club Necaxa for former Brazilian international Rivaldo, 34, who has been playing in Greece for Olympiakos.

A source says that New York has used its second Designated Player slot, ...

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YOUTH: U.S. U-18 headed to Mexico tourney

The U.S. U-18 men's national team, coached by Bob Jenkins, will train for three days at the Home Depot Center before heading to Mexico for a 24-team tournament Feb. 3-10 where their first-round opponents will be Atlas, Saprissa, Necaxa, Estudiantes de la Plata and Santos.

U-18 U.S. national team roster:
GOALKEEPERS: Warren Gross (Greenfield Center, N.Y.), David Meves ...

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AMERICANS ABROAD: Oguchi Onyewu set for move to Newcastle

U.S. defender Oguchi Onyewu, 24, is headed to Newcastle United, which is 11th place in the English Premier League.

Onyewu, who played in all three games for the USA at last summer's World Cup, has been with Belgium First Division's Standard Liege since 2004, after stints with French club Metz and Belgium's La Louviere. He went to Europe after ...

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AMERICANS ABROAD: Wolff scores, Kamani Hill debuts in Germany; McBride, Beasley

In his second game and first start German Second Division club Munich 1860, Josh Wolff scored his first goal for the club in a 2-1 loss to Kickers Offenbach.

Californian Kamani Hill, 21, made his German First Division debut for VfL Wolfsburg in a 2-1 loss to Hertha Berlin. Hill was a 68th minute sub.

Benny Feilhaber
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Still a chance for Becks to come early

There's a lot more time for David Beckham and Real Madrid to reverse course yet again on whether he will come to MLS earlier than the summer.

True, the European transfer window closes next Wednesday and Beckham's contract with Real doesn't officially expire until June 30. However, in the case of a player under contract moving between teams in ...

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MLS: First out of the gate

By Ridge Mahoney
Senior Editor, Soccer America


Already D.C. United and Houston are in the news, both for long-term reasons as well as the here-and-now.

Because of their qualification for the CONCACAF Champions' Cup, they petitioned the MLS Players' Union for permission to open preseason camp early. Permission was so granted and both teams start camp Monday, a ...

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SOUTH AMERICA: Brazil claims youth title

Brazil won the South American Under-20 Championship in Paraguay.

For the first time, the tournament served as qualifying for both the 2007 Under-20 World Cup and 2008 Olympics. The top four teams -- Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay and Chile -- qualified for Canada '07, and Brazil and Argentina will play in the under-23 men's soccer competition at the Olympics. Argentina ...

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BECKHAM: Ride it like a dragonslayer

David Beckham will appear in Disney's ''Where Dreams Come True,'' ad campaign. Beckham played the role of dragon-slaying, Sleeping Beauty character Prince Phillip.

''I'm the prince, and I'm sort of slaying a dragon, which is something I've never done before, obviously,'' said Beckham.

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GAME ON TV (thru 2/5): Your Viewing Guide

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

MONDAY, Jan. 29
no live games

TUESDAY, Jan. 30

FOX SOCCER CHANNEL
England
PORTSMOUTH-MIDDLESBROUGH (live), 2:30 pm.

FOX SPORTS EN ESPANOL
England
PORTSMOUTH-MIDDLESBROUGH (live), 2:30 pm.
Copa ...

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