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WOMEN: USA opens with two ties in China

The USA was forced to settle for a pair of ties in its first two games at the Four Nations Women's Tournament in Guangzhou, China.

After opening with a 0-0 tie against reigning world champion Germany on Friday, Greg Ryan's Americans tied England, 1-1, on Sunday. The USA got its lone goal against England on a bullet ...

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OKLAHOMA STATE: New roles for co-coaches



Colin Carmichael will take over as head coach of the Oklahoma State women's program with fellow co-coach Karen Hancock assuming the role of assistant coach.

ôThis was completely my decision,ö said Hancock. ôIÆm a single mother and the job responsibilities of a head coach take up a lot of time. At this
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SMU: UCF men's coach Erwin handed women's post



SMU has hired UCF men's coach Brent Erwin as its new women's coach.

Prior to taking over the UCF men's soccer program in 2005, Erwin had served as the top assistant on the SMU men's staff for five seasons. He will take over for John Cossaboon, who left SMU for a position on ...

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COLLEGE WOMEN: Wilkins leaves Happy Valley for Wisconsin

In a surprise move, Paula Wilkins, who has the second-highest winning percentage in the nation among active NCAA women's coaches, has left Penn State to take over the women's program at Big Ten rival Wisconsin.

Wilkins compiled a 119-19-11 in six seasons as Penn StateÆs head coach, leading the Nittany Lions to six straight Big Ten regular-season ...

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WOMEN: USA and Germany tie 0-0 in China



The USA opened play Friday at the Four Nations Women's Tournament at Guangzhou, China, with a 0-0 tie with reigning world champion Germany.

U.S. defender Cat Whitehill earned her 100th cap while captaining the USA to mark the occasion. The match was also the first career cap for forward Lauren Cheney, who played the first 45 minutes ...

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MLS: Red Bulls need the real Reyna

By Ridge Mahoney
Senior Editor, Soccer America


By coming to MLS after more than dozen years overseas, Claudio Reyna has begun not only the final chapter of his playing career, but also closed out his tenure as the American who accomplished the most overseas.

There are others with impressive resumes. John Harkes won trophies and played more times ...

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WORLD: Winter hits as Bundesliga resumes

The Bundesliga resumes Friday after its six-week winter break but not before winter weather finally hit Germany. Snow and ice struck this week after unseasonably warm weather over the holiday season.

Defending champion Bayern Munich opens the weekend slate Friday at Borussia Dortmund (TV: GolTV, live, 2:30 pm ET). Bayern finished the fall campaign in third place, three points ...

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OFF THE POST: Former Portland Timbers player faces prison time

Fadi Afash, a former star of the USL's Portland Timbers, pleaded guilty to stealing an estimated $137,000 from a retired couple and faces 17 months in prison time after pleading guilty to four counts of identity theft, forgery, theft and unlawful use of a check.

The Columbian reported that Afash, 32, met the couple in 2004 at a Washington ...

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AROUND THE LEAGUE: Dick's Park to host MLS All-Star Game

The MLS All-Stars will face Glasgow Celtic at the Colorado Rapids' Dick's Sporting Goods Park in the 2007 Sierra Mist MLS All-Star Game on July 19. Last year, the MLS All-Stars defeated EPL champ Chelsea, 1-0, in Bridgeview, Ill.

The Columbus Crew re-signed defender Frankie Hejduk, 32, to a two-year contract. Hejduk, a U.S. veteran of the 1998 ...

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COACHING MOVES: Ashton leaves DU for D.C.


Chad Ashton is leaving Denver after 10 years as the men's coach to take a position as assistant coach with MLS's D.C. United.

Ashton's career record was 85-85-14, all as head coach of the Pioneers. He was the 2004 MPSF Coach of the Year and 2006 MPSF Co-Coach of the Year after guiding his team to an 11-5-2 ...
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Tucker's reign at Howard ends


Keith Tucker is out after 26 years as the men's head coach at Howard University, one of the great names in the history of men's college soccer.

Tucker's current contract will not be renewed for the 2007 season after the Bison went 3-13-1 overall and 0-6-0 in the Atlantic Soccer Conference last fall. Tucker's overall record at the Washington, ...

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U.S. CLUB SOCCER: 2007 Champions Cup fields

The following clubs will compete in U.S. Club Soccer's 2007 Champions Cup April 5-8, at Disney's Wide World of Sports Complex in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.:

Boys: Concorde Fire; CASL Elite; Colorado Rush; Internationals; Los Angeles FC; PA Classics; San Juan SC; Scott Gallagher.

Girls: Albertson SA; CASL Spartan Elite; Colorado Rush; FC Delco; Internationals; Los Angeles FC; ...

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WOMEN: USA faces Germany Friday in Guangzhou

The USA opens play against defending world champion Germany Friday (kickoff: 3 am ET) at the Four Nations Tournament in Guangzhou, China.
Both teams will be without key players. U.S. coach Greg Ryan is without his strike force of Abby Wambach and Kristine Lilly. Germany coach Silvia Neid didn't bring regulars Birgit Prinz, Kerstin Garefrekes, Sandra Minnert, Renate Lingor and ...

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USA: Bradley gathers troops for Mexico game; Twellman back

U.S. coach Bob Bradley has called in 26 players to a training camp that will begin on Thursday at The Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif., to prepare for the showdown with archrival Mexico on Feb. 7 at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Ariz.

In addition to the 26 players arriving in California on Thursday, Bradley submitted ...

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MLS CONFIDENTIAL: Who's Next?

BEAS BUZZ. With Claudio Reyna joining the New York Red Bulls, the question becomes: are there any other U.S. internationals bound for these shores?

Real Salt Lake would take DaMarcus Beasley yesterday, of course. Yet since he's on loan from PSV Eindhoven to Manchester City, which just terminated Reyna's contract so he could join MLS, any transfer is ...

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