• MLS: Clash wins first match in China
    The San Jose Clash won the first game of its tour of China today, downing Sichuan Quanxing of the Chinese First Division 3-0. San Jose, which is without seven regular players because of World Cup qualifying and other commitments, fielded several "guest players," including German playmaker Bernd Schuster (who had a pair of assists), Spanish keeper Abel Resino, Colorado midfielder/forward Chris Henderson, Tampa Bay defender Cle Kooiman, and Columbus striker Adrian Paz. "I thought we played very well," said San Jose coach Laurie Calloway. "Especially considering a lot of the guys had been together for only ...
  • European Champions League Results (Oct. 30)
    Group A Oct. 30 in Zurich Grasshopper (Switzerland) 3 Auxerre (France) 1. Goals: Moldovan 17, pen. 29, Gren 59; own goal 47. Grasshopper -- Zuberbueler, Thueler, Gren, Yakin, Esposito (Magnin, 84), Moldovan, Lombardo (Gamperle, 89), Turkyilmaz, Vogel (Comisetti, 79), Haas, Smiljanic. Auxerre -- Charbonnier, Goma, Violeau, Saib, Sibierski, Diomede (Tasfaout, 71), West, D'Anjou, Henna, Marlet, Assati. Att.: 19,200 Oct. 30 in Glasgow Glasgow Rangers (Scotland) 0 Ajax Amsterdam (Netherlands) 1. Goal: Scholten 39. Rangers -- Snelders, Wilson (Andersen, 85), Petric, Bjoerklund, Shields, McInnes (McCoist, 81), Durrant, Albertz, Miller (Van ...
  • College: NSCAA/Umbro Select Men's Rankings (10/21-27)
    NSCAA/Umbro Select Men's NCAA Division I Rank/School Record Pts. 1 Virginia (24) 13-0-3 480 2 Washington 12-2-0 439 3 NC-Charlotte 15-2-0 422 4 Air Force 12-1-2 369 5 California 12-2-2 367 6 St. John's 14-2-1 363 7 Indiana 10-2-2 335 8 William & Mary 12-2-1 314 9 Harvard 10-1-0 301 10 UNCG 16-1-0 215 11 So. Methodist 11-4-1 209 ...
  • College: NSCAA/Umbro Select Women's Rankings (10/21-27)
    Women's NCAA Division I Rank/School Record Pts. 1 Notre Dame (14) 16-1-0 374 2 No. Carolina (1) 15-1-0 361 3 Portland 12-0-2 339 4 Connecticut 17-1-0 336 5 Nebraska 17-0-0 312 6 Santa Clara 12-3-1 284 7 Texas A&M 16-2-0 282 8 Maryland 16-1-2 277 9 Florida 17-1-0 268 10 Wisconsin 11-3-3 226 11 Harvard 12-1-0 216
  • College: Soccer America Men's Team of the Week (Oct. 21-27)
    G Jon Busch (UNC Charlotte) (2) Two 1-0 shutouts give him career high nine D Tahj Jakins (UCLA) (2) Defensive MVP UCLA MetLife Classic D Jaime Fajardo (Florida International) (1) Defensive MVP BellSouth Classic M Rob Elliott (Cornell) (1) Scored winner from 30 yard in OT vs. Dartmouth M Paul Broome (SMU) (1) Two goals included winner vs. Fresno State M Ben Olsen (Virginia) (2) Two goals, one assist in thrashing of Duke M Mike Fisher (Virginia) (3) Two assists, including ...
  • College: Soccer America Women's Team of the Week (Oct. 21-27)
    G Jessica Glazer (Washington State) (1) Seven saves in 1-1 tie with Santa Clara D Amy Roberts (North Carolina) (1) Defensive MVP of Wisconsin Invitational D Tasha Taiste (Rutgers) (1) Late sub's first career goal stuns Penn St. M Samantha Baggett (Duke) (1) OT header beats ACC rival Clemson M Cindy Daws (Notre Dame) (1) Irish's all-time leading scorer (161 points) M Sherrill Kester (Duke) (2) 2 goals, including one that ties Maryland M Kelley Poole (Florida State) (1) 85th-minute strike shocks ...
  • U.S. Open Cup: Harkes, Agoos released for final
    U.S. national team captain John Harkes and defender Jeff Agoos have been released for D.C. United's quest at the double against the Rochester Rhinos in the final of the U.S. Open Cup Oct. 30 (Prime: 8:00 pm ET). Harkes, who missed the Open Cup semifinal win over Dallas Oct. 27 while nursing his injured ankle, and Agoos are training in the Washington area with the U.S. national team for its World Cup '98 qualifying match with Guatemala Nov. 3 at RFK Stadium. D.C. United defender Eddie Pope will miss the Guatemala game due ...
  • UEFA Cup: Second Round, Second Leg (Oct. 29)
    Oct. 29 in Trabzon Trabzonspor (Turkey) 3 Schalke (Germany) 3. Goals: Aveladze (55), Hami Mandirali (65, 70); De Kock (33, 38), Max (75). Att.: 25,000. (Schalke won 4-3 on aggregate.) o American Thomas Dooley played the second half for Schalke. Teammate David Wagner, also called up for the United States-Guatemala game Nov. 3, did not play. Oct. 29 in Moscow Spartak Moscow (Russia) 2 Hamburg (Germany) 2. Goals: Meleshin (10), Tikhonov (42); Schupp (29), Hartmann (73). Att.: 7,000. (Hamburg won 5-2 on aggregate.) Oct. 29 ...
  • College: Soccer America Women's Top 20 (Oct. 28)
    Rank/Team Record Last Week 1. Notre Dame 16-1-0 1 2. North Carolina 15-1-0 2 3. Portland 12-0-2 3 4. Connecticut 17-1-0 4 5. Nebraska 17-0-0 6 6. Texas A&M 16-2-0 7 7. Santa Clara 12-3-1 5 8. Florida 17-1-0 8 9. UNC Greensboro 14-3-0 9 10. Virginia 11-4-2 12 11. Maryland 16-1-2 11 12. Minnesota ...
  • U.S. Soccer: Lassiter loaned to Genoa
    U.S. national team forward Roy Lassiter has been loaned to Genoa of the Italian Serie B. The Tampa Bay Mutiny forward, who led MLS with 27 goals this season, left for Italy today, but he will be available for recall to the national team at any time. Preki gains citizenship Kansas City Wiz midfielder Preki, a native of Yugoslavia, finally gained his American citizenship on Friday. The skillful midfielder was sworn in along with 80 others at a ceremony in Kansas City. Preki is now eligible to compete for the U.S. national team, ...
  • U.S. Open Cup Semifinal: Dallas (MLS) 0 D.C. United (MLS) 2
    Oct. 27 in Dallas Dallas 0 D.C. United 2. Goals: Moreno (Etcheverry) 12, Moreno 82. Dallas -- Dodd, Sonora, Soehn, Farrer, Ortiz, Pollard, Lozzano, Santel, Haynes, Kreis, Eck. Subs: Sestoque for Eck in 66th minute, Ibsen for Soehn in 70th, Ashton for Kreis in 84th. D.C. United -- Simpson, Peay, Agoos, Pope, Kamler, Etcheverry, Medved, Gori, Moreno, Sanneh, Diaz Arce. Subs: Maessner for Kamler in 46th minute, Imler for Medved in 73rd, Vaudreuil for Moreno in 84th, Rammel for Etcheverry in 86th. Yellow cards: Dallas -- Haynes 26, Soehn 58, Farrer ...
  • College: Soccer America Men's Top 20 (Oct. 28)
    Rank/Team Record Last Week 1. Virginia 13-0-3 1 2. California 12-2-2 3 3. Washington 12-2-0 4 4. UCLA 13-3-0 5 5. Indiana 10-2-2 6 6. Florida International 12-3-2 12 7. William & Mary 12-2-1 7 8. St. John's 14-2-1 2 9. Duke 11-4-0 9 10. SMU 11-4-1 11 11. Bowling Green 13-3-1 13 12. Air Force ...
  • World Cup '98 Qualifying: CONCACAF (Oct. 26-27)
    Group 2 Canada became the first team to clinch a berth in next year's CONCACAF finals when it held Panama to a 0-0 tie Oct. 27 in Panama City's Rommel Fernandez Stadium. The game was marred by three red cards and seven yellow cards. Canada lost striker Paul Peschisolido in an altercation with Panama's Rolando Botello in the 65th minute. Botello also was sent off. Goalie Craig Forrest was ejected with seven minutes to go for attempting to kick a Panamanian player. The Canadians had to endure eight minutes of ...
  • NY/NJ Metro Stars Goalkeeper Tony Meola's Silver XI Picks
    Soccer America Silver XI celebrity nominations Field Players: John Harkes Tab Ramos Paul Caligiuri Claudio Reyna Coach: Bora Milutinovic In celebration of our 25th Anniversary, Soccer America honors the 11 players and one coach from the past 25 years who've had the most positive impact on U.S. soccer. They are the Soccer America Silver XI -- announced Dec. 14 at the Soccer America FanZone in Richmond, Va.
  • MLS: Tom Fitzgerald is Crew's head coach
    The Columbus Crew has named Tom Fitzgerald as their full-time head coach, the team announced today. "This is a very happy day for me," said Fitzgerald. "I thought this day would not come for several more years, but I am excited for the opportunity." Fitzgerald, who was named interim head coach after the midseason resignation of Timo Liekoski, led Columbus on a 9-1 surge that nabbed the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference. Columbus then pushed the Tampa Bay Mutiny to a decisive third game in their first-round series. "We are an organization ...