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MLS Playoff Picture: Aug. 31

Following Aug. 30 games, here's how the MLS playoff race looks:
Seed/Team GP W L T P
1 x T.B. Mutiny 30 16 11 3 51
2 Games Remaining: @ K.C., vs. K.C.
2 y MetroStars 29 16 10 3 51
3 Games Remaining: @ MIA, MIA, @ N.E.
3 x K.C. Wizards 29 14 7 8 ...

International: Moore faces competition at Everton

American will have to battle international array of strikers for playing time

How has Joe-Max Moore's life changed since he left Major League Soccer for Everton?

His wife is expecting their first child this winter, he no longer has to play coy about his living arrangements, and the locker next to his belongs to a guy named Gazza.

Ridge MahoneyÆs MLS Playoff Race Update

SA Senior Editor Ridge Mahoney puts the MLS playoff picture in focus following Aug. 30 games: One more team nailed down a playoff spot with an overpowering win and two other teams cast their fate in doubt by incurring losses on Wednesday (Aug. 30) night. The Fire blasted Dallas 4-0 and along with securing its own postseason slot, it rocked ...

Soccer America MLS Team of the Week (Week 22: Aug. 23 - 26)

Soccer America Magazine's MLS Team of the Week from games played August 23 & 26.


Kevin Hartman (2) Los Angeles Galaxy


Peter Vermes (3) Kansas City Wizards

Mauricio Wright (4) New England Revolution

Steve Trittschuh (3) Tampa Bay Mutiny

Paul Caligiuri (3) Los Angeles Galaxy


Olympics: U.S. adds Friedel and Victorine

U.S. Men's National Team goalkeeper Brad Friedel and Los Angeles Galaxy rookie midfielder Sasha Victorine have been added to the final 18-man roster as replacements for injured players Adin Brown (Colorado Rapids, MLS) and Chris Armas (Chicago Fire, MLS). The announcement came after it was ruled that Armas would be unfit to compete in the Sydney 2000 Games after a ...

College Women: Soccer America's Team of the Week

Games Aug. 25-27. POSITION/PLAYER G Megan Pickering (Pacific) (1) 10 saves to beat Fresno State, 4 in St. Mary's win D Heather Dyche (Florida State) (1) Free kick goal starts comeback win over Florida D Sarah Powell (Boston College) (1) Tough D in close Hartford loss, goal vs. Fairfield M Leslie Gaston (North Carolina) (1) 71st-minute gamewinner against Texas A&M ...

College Men: Soccer America's Preseason All-Americas

Although MLS's Project 40 has taken many top underclassmen in recent years, thereÆs still plenty of talent in the NCAA Division I ranks. In particular, thereÆs a plethora of quality strikers who have a shot at the national scoring title.

Adam Zapala Stanford Sr.
Chris Gbandi Connecticut Jr.
Cory Gibbs ...

U.S. Soccer Beat: Age creeps into U.S. defense

College buddies provide intriguing option

FOXBORO, MASS. - The flashing boots and fiery grimaces of Joe-Max Moore highlighted the proceedings Aug. 16 at Foxboro Stadium, yet Coach Bruce Arena was watching just as intently at the opposite end of the field.

Arena needs as much observation and evaluation as he can get of Gregg Berhalter and Eddie Pope ...

College Men: Soccer AmericaÆs Preseason Top 20

Duke gets the nod at No. 1 over Connecticut, but that may change as soon as Week 1. The Huskies host the Blue Devils in the New England Ford Dealers Soccer Classic. Virginia retains most of a squad that made it to the quarterfinals of the NCAA tournament, while both UCLA and Clemson have plugged holes with rich recruiting classes. ...

Olympics: Adin Brown on end of dream

Highly rated goalie Adin Brown will miss the Olympics because of continuing injury problems. Brown, who attracted the attention of European scouts for his play during Olympic qualifying, suffered the latest injury in practice with the Colorado Rapids on August 23, when he hurt the hip flexor while in the midst of attempting to come back from a quadriceps injury ...

College Women: Soccer America Top 20

(Through Aug. 27.)

Rank/Team Record Last Week
1. North Carolina 2-0-0 1
2. Penn State 1-0-0 2
3. Santa Clara 1-0-0 3
4. Notre Dame 1-0-0 4
5. Nebraska 2-0-0 5
6. Stanford 1-0-0 7
7. Clemson 2-0-0 9
8. Connecticut 0-0-0 8
9. Hartford 1-0-0 10
10. UCLA 1-1-0 11
11. Wake Forest 1-0-0 12
12. ...

MLS On The Record: Bob Bradley, Wolde Harris, Ivan Gazidis

The following quotes are from the Aug. 29 MLS conference call featuring Chicago Fire coach Bob Bradley New England forward Wolde Harris and MLS executive vice president Ivan Gazidis. Gazidis' Opening Comments "The divisional races and playoff races are heating up. Every game is critical at this point and I think you see that in the intensity of the games ...

U.S. Soccer: Arena's quest for front-line firepower

Joe-Max Moore and Brian McBride claim the U.S. striker spots after blowing away Barbados

It took less than 10 seconds for Joe-Max Moore to make an impression on the United States' qualifier against Barbados.

He chased the visitors' opening kickoff and rushed a defender's pass that Chris Armas intercepted. Armas dished the ball to Brian McBride, who played ...

U.S. SoccerÆs Training Camp Update Aug. 28 (with OÆBrien Q&A)

U.S. Soccer provides this update from the menÆs national team camp in Herndon, Va., where Coach Bruce ArenaÆs men are preparing for their World Cup qualifier against Guatemala Sept. 3 in RFK Stadium, Washington, D.C., (live on ABC 2:00 pm ET.): Camp opened Aug. 28 today, as 16 of the 20 players selected by Bruce Arena met for a 75 ...

Ridge MahoneyÆs MLS Playoff Update

SA Senior Editor Ridge Mahoney puts the MLS playoff picture in focus following Aug. 26 games: The race is down to six teams fighting for four remaining places. Two weeks remain in the regular season. Playoff spots have been clinched by the Metros (51 points), Kansas City (50), Tampa Bay (48), and Los Angeles (47). At the bottom, San Jose ...