• 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 50 3 Games Remaining: vs. T.B, @ N.E., @ T.B. òòòòòòòòòòòòòòòòòòòòòòòòòòòòòòòòòòòòòò 4 x L.A. Galaxy 30 14 8 8 50 2 Games Remaining: vs. DAL@ COL 5 x Chicago Fire 29 14 9 6 48 3 Games Remaining: ...
  • 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. He's also making far more money than the official MLS maximum of approximately $247,000 annually. Foxboro was fun, and he lavishly praises the Revs' fans, but cash is just one reason the move had to be made. "Even ...
  • 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 the playoff hopes of the Burn. Dallas fell to 8th place on the playoff ladder; although tied with Colorado at 40 points, it has lost the season series to the Rapids 2-0-0 and thus the tiebreaker. In the head-to-head department ...
  • 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. Goalkeeper Kevin Hartman (2) Los Angeles Galaxy Defenders Peter Vermes (3) Kansas City Wizards Mauricio Wright (4) New England Revolution Steve Trittschuh (3) Tampa Bay Mutiny Paul Caligiuri (3) Los Angeles Galaxy Midfielders Peter Nowak (3) Chicago Fire Simon Elliott (3) Los Angeles Galaxy Antonio Martinez (2) Dallas Burn Forwards Clint Mathis (3) MetroStars Hristo Stoitchkov (4) Chicago Fire Alex Comas (2) ...
  • 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 medical evaluation earlier this week. Coming on the heels of Adin Brown's withdrawal from the team yesterday due to leg injuries, the Armas decision left two open spots one Under-23 and one "over-age" on the final 18-man roster, which must ...
  • 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 M Rachel Kruze (West Virginia) (1) Sparked wins over '99 playoff teams Syracuse, JMU M Katie Tracy (Virginia) (1) Captain's header beats William & Mary M Tracye Burch (Evansville) (1) Sets up 2 goals to beat '99 playoff foe Dayton ...
  • 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. FIRST TEAM PLAYER TEAM YEAR Goalkeeper Adam Zapala Stanford Sr. Defenders Chris Gbandi Connecticut Jr. Cory Gibbs Brown Sr. Lee Morrison Stanford Jr. Midfielders Matt Goldsmith Furman Jr. Mark Lisi Clemson Sr. Brent Rahim Connecticut Sr. Forwards Conor Casey Portland Soph. Ali Curtis Duke Sr. John Barry Nusum Furman Jr. Ricardo Villar Penn State Sr. SECOND ...
  • 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 because the U.S. defense is getting old. Jeff Agoos, David Regis, Carlos Llamosa and Robin Fraser are already past 30. Replacements and backups are desperately needed, and Arena is tinkering with different central combinations in his four-man back line. ...
  • 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. RANK/TEAM 1999 RECORD 1. Duke 16-1-3 2. Connecticut 19-5-0 3. Virginia 14-9-1 4. UCLA 15-5-1 5. Clemson 9-8-2 6. SMU 16-4-0 7. Portland 12-5-2 8. Penn State 19-4-1 9. Indiana 21-3-0 10. Furman 21-2-1 11. Rhode Island ...
  • 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 which he had suffered approximately one month earlier. The latest setback continues an injury-laden season for the goalkeeper, who last played in an MLS game on June 24. Brown (4-7-1 with a 2.04 goals against average in MLS) underwent successful, ...
  • 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. Texas A&M 1-1-0 13 13. SMU 2-0-0 15 14. Kentucky 2-0-0 16 15. Virginia 1-0-0 18 16. USC 1-0-0 17 17. BYU 1-0-0 19 18. Florida State 2-0-0 NR 19. Florida 1-1-0 6 20. Harvard 0-0-0 10
  • 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 and the passion on the field. It's really an open competition this year, it's wide open and there for the taking. The state of play in MLS is quite exciting. ôWe've got nine MLS players in the U.S World Cup ...
  • 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 it square to Moore. Moore's 22-yard whistler was a couple feet off the mark, but it instantly injected extra juice into the buzzing crowd at Foxboro Stadium. Moore finished the night with two goals in the 7-0 rout, yet ...
  • 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 minute training session at D.C. UnitedÆs United Park. Cobi Jones, John OÆBrien, Claudio Reyna, and David Regis will arrive in the on Monday afternoon, giving Arena and the coaching staff a full complement of players to work with. The team ...
  • 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 was eliminated when it lost 3-0 to the Galaxy Saturday (Aug. 26) night, and thus the Quakes join D.C. United as Those Without Hope. The Metros have also clinched the Eastern Division crown and as such will be seeded into ...