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TFC Champions Cup: Galaxy and United will compete

The Los Angeles Galaxy and D.C. United will compete in the Football Confederation's Champions Cup Jan. 16-21 in Southern California, seeking berths in the 2001 FIFA Club World Championship. The 1999 MLS champion United and 2000 semifinalist Galaxy will compete in the regional tournament for teams from North America, Central America and the Caribbean. The top two teams qualify for ...

MLS: Dougherty leaves Rapids

Colorado Rapids midfielder Paul Dougherty is leaving Major League Soccer to return to his home in San Diego. Dougherty was originally acquired in a March 16, 2000 trade with the New England Revolution. Dougherty, 34, played one season for the Rapids, appearing in 24 games, recording three assists in a midfield that was decimated by injuries. Dougherty is a 10-year ...

WUSA: Orlando becomes Carolina

The Orlando franchise of the WUSA has completed its long-anticipated move to North Carolina. It will play its first season at the University of North Carolina's Fetzer Field in Chapel Hill, N.C. The club (which is owned by Time Warner Entertainment Advance Newhouse) was unable to locate an appropriate stadium before a Nov. 1 deadline, which required each team to ...

MLS: MetroStars fall to Cologne

The MetroStars closed out their tour of Austria and germany with a 2-1 loss to German First Division club FC Cologne in Troisdorf, Germany. The MetroStars finished with a 2-1-0 record. It beat Austrian club Salzburg (2-0) and 1860 Munich's reserves (3-0). Alex Comas put the Metros on the board first in the eighth minute on an assist by Tab ...

Television: Barbados-USA live on ESPN2

The crucial World Cup 2002 qualifying match between the United States and Barbados will be shown live on ESPN2 on Nov. 15 at 2 p.m. ET. ESPN2 will also rebroadcast the match at 10:00 p.m. ET the same day. For the first time in U.S. history, ESPN2 has broadcast all road World Cup qualifiers live in the United States. Bruce ...

MLS: Pro-40 Roster for Argentina trip

MLS will send 18 Project-40 players and two guest players to Argentina Nov. 4 for a four-match tour. The team has matches scheduled against reserve teams from Argentine First Division clubs River Plate (Nov. 7), Huracan (Nov. 11) and Estudiantes (Nov. 14). A final match against either Independiente or San Lorenzo will conclude the tour on November 16. Coach Alfonso ...

MLS Beat: ItÆs time to talk salary

Contracts are up for a slew of MLS players

These are anxious times for MLS, and there are sources of player anxiety besides the playersÆ lawsuit.

As it battles the players in a federal court in Boston, MLS is also working to keep the players it wants at prices it can afford to pay.

MLS refused to ...

U.S. Abroad: Weekend (Oct. 27-29)

Croatia Erik Kuster, Cakonec (D1) started (90 min.) at Varteks (0-1) Denmark Will Orben, Viborg (SL) DNP at OB (1-2) England Ian Feuer, Wimbledon (D1) DNP vs. Sheff. Wed. (0-0) Marcus Hahnemann, Fulham (D1) DNP at Sheff. Wed. (3-3) Eddie Lewis, Fulham (D1) DNP at Sheff. Wed. (3-3) Brian McBride, Preston North End (D1) no game Joe-Max Moore, Everton (PL) ...

College Women: Soccer America Top 20

The following is Soccer America Magazine's Women's Top 20 covering games through Oct. 29.

Team Record Last Week
1. Notre Dame 18-0-1 1
2. Washington 17-1-0 2
3. UCLA 14-2-1 3
4. Penn State 17-2-1 4
5. Clemson 16-1-1 7
6. Nebraska 18-1-0 6
7. California 15-2-1 5
8. ...

WUSA: Orlando drafts Norway's Riise and Nordby

Orlando selected Norwegian Olympic gold medalists Hege Riise and Bente Nordby with the first pick in the WUSA's foreign player draft held via conference call on Oct. 30. Here are the complete results of the one-round draft: 1. Orlando -- Bente Nordby (Norway goalkeeper) and Hege Riise (Norway midfielder) 2. Philadelphia -- Doris Fitschen (Germany defender) and Kelly Smith (England ...

College Men: Soccer America Top 20

The following is Soccer America Magazine's College Men's Top 20 covering games through Oct. 29.
Team Record LastWeek
1. Stanford 14-1-1 2
2. North Carolina 16-2-0 3
3. Connecticut 13-2-2 5
4. Indiana 13-3-0 4
5. San Jose State 16-0-1 6
6. Clemson 12-3-1 8
7. Duke 12-4-0 9

Q&A with the SA Editors: Oct. 30, 2000

Stephen Hart Kissimmee, Fla. Can you please expand on what it means, in your section titled ôMLS Players on Loan," for a player to "train" with a foreign club. Is there payment to the player, player's club, MLS, the USSF, etc.? Are the players eligible to play for the clubs they are training with? Ridge Mahoney: Stephen, the deals vary ...

College: Women's NCAA Division I Leaders

(Through Oct. 22) POINTS PER GAME
Player, School Class GP G A P PPG
1 Emily Turgeon, Furman Fr. 18 19 17 55 3.06
2 Meredith Florance, North Carolina Sr. 14 18 5 41 2.93
3 Missy Gregg, Dayton So. 17 20 5 45 2.65
4 Heather Maloney, Davidson So. 18 19 9 47 2.61
5 Laura ...

MIKE WOITALLA... A Perfect Candidate

Dallas has sacked David Dir and Tampa Bay has bid adieu to Tim Hankinson. And itÆs likely that two or three other teams would part with their coach were they confident of finding suitable replacements.

So how do the bosses figure out what type of man can successfully lead an MLS team?

They may look at the five-year ...

WUSA: Four Brazilians signed

The Women's United Soccer Association has signed a second group of eight foreign players, including four from the Brazilian team that took third place in the 1999 Women's World Cup: midfielder Sissi and forwards Katia, Roseli and Pretinha. Also in this group are three key players from the German team that won the bronze medal at the Sydney Olympics -- ...