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MONDAY, April 30
MLS DIRECT KICK
MLS REAL SALT LAKE-COLORADO (live), 9 pm.
TUESDAY, May 1
European Champions League AC MILAN-MANCHESTER UTD., Semifinals, 2nd Leg (live), 2:30 pm.
MLS WEEKEND WRAPUP: Twellman strikes again; L.A. wins 'Clasico'
Posted by Soccer America on Apr. 30, 9:51 a.m.
By Ridge Mahoney
The Crew is still unbeaten, D.C. United is still pointless, and Toronto FC is still goalless after the fourth weekend of MLS play. (Colorado and Real Salt Lake play a rare Monday night match.) Taylor Twellman scored again and defending champion Houston again was shut out.
Chris Rolfe scored on the hour as the Fire ...
CHAMPIONS: Goal difference gives PSV Dutch title
Posted by Soccer America on Apr. 30, 9:49 a.m.
PSV won the Dutch Eredivisie title for the 20th time when it beat Vitesse, 5-1, on Sunday and edged Ajax for the championship on goal difference.
Peruvian Jefferson Farfan led PSV with two goals against Vitesse. Brazilian Alex and young Dutch international Ibrahim Afellay also scored. Veteran Phillip Cocu struck the fifth goal that proved to be the ...
FABIEN BARTHEZ: French great bolts after assault
Posted by Soccer America on Apr. 30, 9:47 a.m.
French goalkeeping great Fabien Barthez left relegation-threatened Nantes a day after a group of drunken supporters cornered him in his car and he fought with one of them.
The incident took place as Barthez was leaving Beaujoire Stadium Saturday night after a 2-0 loss to Rennes all but doomed the Canaries to relegation after 44 consecutive years in the ...
MLS PREVIEW: Monday Night 'Rocky Mountain Cup'
Posted by Soccer America on Apr. 30, 9:44 a.m.
By Ridge Mahoney
REAL SALT LAKE (0-1-2) vs. COLORADO (1-1-1)
(Monday, 9 pm ET, Direct Kick)
Real Salt Lake can't be as bad as it looked while being thumped, 4-0, by Chivas USA, yet it was also blanked in its last home game by Columbus (0-0) and needed a couple of goalmouth saves by Eddie Pope and Medhi ...
MEXICO: Pachuca leads six into quarterfinals
Posted by Soccer America on Apr. 30, 9:43 a.m.
Pachuca, which has won championships on two continents in the last six months, defeated Atlante, 4-1, to finish Mexico's Torneo Clausura as the overall leader of the first stage with 39 points, eight more than Guadalajara and nine more than Club America.
Pachuca, which won last year's Torneo Clausura, captured the Copa Sudamericana in December and CONCACAF Champions Cup ...
AMERICANS ABROAD: Keller's Gladbach relegated; Fulham on shaky ground; Santos
Posted by Soccer America on Apr. 30, 9:41 a.m.
Goalkeeper Kasey Keller's club has been relegated to the German Second Division and English Premier League club Fulham, which has three Americans in its ranks, is threatened with a similar fate. But in Mexico, Santos Laguna, for which Edgar Castillo is a regular, survived a relegation scare.
A 1-0 home loss to VfB Stuttgart means Borussia Monechengladbach, playing without ...
EUROPEAN RACES: United breaks into clear
Posted by Soccer America on Apr. 30, 9:33 a.m.
Manchester United broke into the clear in the English Premier League race Saturday when it rallied from two goals down to beat Everton, 4-2, while second-place Chelsea could only tie Bolton Wanderers, 2-2, at home. The results left United five points ahead with three games to play for both teams, including a makeup game May 9 at Chelsea's Stamford Bridge.
USL: Tie for Victory in opener
Posted by Soccer America on Apr. 30, 9:30 a.m.
USL-1 expansion team California held defending champion Vancouver to a 2-2 tie in its debut on Saturday.
Mike Munoz and Josh Hansen scored for the Victory, which recovered after falling behind on a goal by Cuban Eduardo Sebrango in the third minute.
Atlanta beat Minnesota, 3-1, Friday to take over first place with five points after three games.
Hoosiers host Mexican fiesta
Posted by Soccer America on Apr. 27, 9:30 p.m.
One of the biggest rivalries Indiana, the seven-time men's national champion, has developed is its spring season clash against Mexico.
For the third straight spring, the Hoosiers host a Mexican national youth team in a friendly. This year's friendly against the Tri U-20s takes place Sunday at Armstrong Stadium.
''It's an honor to have the opportunity to play ...
MLS: College picks see action
Posted by Soccer America on Apr. 27, 9:29 p.m.
Going into the fourth weekend of the MLS season, 15 collegians taken in the 2007 MLS SuperDraft and Supplemental Draft have already made their pro debuts.
So far, as many players taken in the fourth round of the SuperDraft or lower (Supplemental Draft) have played as players taken in the first round of the SuperDraft -- five.
MESA STATE: New D2 men's program adds Utah star
Posted by Soccer America on Apr. 27, 9:28 p.m.
Josh Pittman, coach of the new Mesa State men's program, has landed Andy Cornia, the 2007 Utah Gatorade Player of the Year, as part of his first recruiting class.
Cornia plays for Bonneville High School and FC Inter. Pittman, most recently was a developmental staff coach for the Real Colorado Soccer Club, also signed eight other players.
YOUTH SOCCER INSIDER: How To Save Your ACL
Posted by Soccer America on Apr. 27, 2:05 p.m.
''You've torn your ACL.'' That's a phrase no player wants to hear. If you are a competitive soccer player, chances are fairly high that you know of a teammate (or perhaps yourself) who has sustained a tear of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL).
The ACL is a ligament -- a tough fibrous structure that joins a bone to ...
YOUTH: U.S. U-15 boys head to Buenos Aires
Posted by Soccer America on Apr. 27, 9:01 a.m.
The U.S. under-15 boys national team will spend 10 days in Buenos Aires, Argentina, for a training camp.
Coach Jim Barlow will take 20 players to the camp that will run April 27-May 7. The U-15s will scrimmage four teams: Argentina, Uruguay and Argentine clubs Boca Juniors and Newell's Old Boys.
U.S. U-15 ROSTER:
GOALKEEPERS:Samir Badr (Bethesda ...