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NCAA Division I womenÆs quarterfinal results

UCLA, Portland, North Carolina and Notre Dame have reached the 2000 Division I womenÆs final four in San Jose. UCLA will play Portland and Notre Dame faces North Carolina in the semifinals. Three of the four have reached this far before; UCLA make its final four debut. Here are the quarterfinal results: Nov. 24 at Chapel Hill, N.C. North Carolina ...

Q&A with the SA Editors: Nov. 24, 2000

Jim Doyle (Endwell, N.Y.) asks: I understand the term CAPS used in soccer refers to the number of international matches a player has been in. Is CAPS an acronym? If yes, what do the letters stand for? Mike Woitalla: Indeed, a cap refers to a playerÆs appearance in a full international game. That is, playing for your nation against another. ...

Minister's Task: Restore South African Credibility

Robin Peterson, a former University of Chicago theology student, tackles PSL's problems

When South Africa's troubled Premier Soccer League began looking for a new chief executive officer recently, everybody agreed that a higher power was requiredWho knew it would be God?

Yet the appointment of Robin Petersen, an ordained minister who studied theology at the University of Chicago, ...

Clive Charles: A Blessing in Disguise

Once upon a time, Clive Charles was an up-and-coming defender with World Cup dreams. When those faded away, he found his true calling in the Pacific Northwest

Things didn't turn out as Clive Charles expected them to, certainly not as he'd planned, but blessings often are disguised as something else.

When the native Londoner first arrived on this ...

College: Men's Small College Playoff Scores

Men's NCAA Division II FIRST ROUND St. Anselm 0 New Hampshire Col. 1 Dowling 1 East Stroudsburg 1 (East Stroudsburg wins on penalties.) Francis Marion 1 Clayton State 1 (Francis Marion wins on penalties.) Barry 4 Christian Brothers 0 Wis.-Parkside 0 Lewis 1 Wheeling Jesuit 3 Mercyhurst 2 West Texas A&M 1 Metro State 0 CS Dominguez Hills 4 Seattle ...

College: Women's Small College Playoff Scores

Women's NCAA Division II FIRST ROUND So. Connecticut 1 Franklin Pierce 3 Lock Haven 0 Bloomsburg 2 Cen. Oklahoma 1 Mesa State 0 UC San Diego 2 Sonoma State 0 No. Florida 2 Francis Marion 0 Barry 4 Lynn 1 No. Kentucky 6 Minn.-Duluth 2 Mercyhurst 1 Ashland 0 (Mercyhurst wins on penalties.) QUARTERFINALS Nov. 18 Franklin Pierce 6 Bloomsburg ...

MLS: Offseason player news

While Columbus Crew forward Brian McBride continues to recover from surgery to remove a blood clot, a procedure which interrupted his stay at Preston North End in England's First Division, a number of other MLS players are currently training or playing on loan with clubs in the same country. D.C. United midfielder Ben Olsen continued with his impressive showings at ...

Q&A with the SA Editors: Nov. 22, 2000

Mike Murray Ashland, Mo. Goalkeeping has been touted for years as the strength of the American game, the one area in which the USA is supposedly competitive at the highest levels. Yet Kasey Keller rides the bench in Spain. Brad Friedel faded at Liverpool, only caught on with Division I [second tier] Blackburn, and is described as erratic by the ...

An SA First XI (All-time MLS Foreigners)

1. Marco Etcheverry. The benchmark of what a foreign player can be. He wears the No. 10 shirt, he's learned to speak English, and he's led United to domestic and international titles.

2. Carlos Valderrama. A living embodiment of Johan Cruyff's pronouncement that "soccer is a game you play with your brain."

3. Jaime Moreno. Other guys have ...

MLS: Foreign rules to change again

Rosters are trimmed in anticipation of leagueÆs player limit being reduced

When Lothar Matthaeus arrived in New York, one of the first things he did was send out girlfriend Maren Mueller-Wohlfarth to buy furniture.

The league, you see, had filled his apartment ù for which MLS was paying $10,000 a month ù with rented furnishings not suitable to ...

Q&A with the SA Editors: Nov. 21, 2000

Mike Grey Rockport, Maine. Recently I have been given the opportunity to send a group of players to England on a tournament package. My question to you is about fundraising: What are some creative ways to raise a rather large sum of money to help with cost of this trip? (It will cost approximately $1,800 per player.) I would hate ...

MIKE WOITALLA... Why college game still matters

What will happen to college soccer? That was the question when MLS launched in 1996 and created Project-40.

Project-40 would offer players the pro opportunity and provide funds for college tuition. So far, it has signed 46 players, only 13 of whom never attended college. That is the otherwise successful programÆs biggest flaw. That it hasnÆt found, or taken ...

WUSA: Krikorian leaves Hartford for Charge

Mark Krikorian, who led the University of Hartford women's team to three America East Conference titles and four NCAA tournament appearances over the last five years, was named the first-ever head coach of the Philadelphia Charge. Krikorian compiled a 75-30-3 record with three NSCAA top-15 final rankings during his five seasons at Hartford. The Hawks went 17-4 this year, including ...

U.S. Abroad Weekend (Nov. 17-19)

Update on Americans in Europe Shutout for Friedel in Blackburn debut; Heavy loss for Sanneh's Hertha; Olsen starts but Forest loses at home. Croatia Erik Kuster, Cakonec (D1) n/a Marsonia (1-0) Denmark Will Orben, Viborg (SL) DNP vs. AGF (4-2) England Ian Feuer, Wimbledon (D1) DNP at Nott. Forest (2-1) Brad Friedel, Blackburn (D1) started (90 min.) vs. Wolves (1-0) ...

TFC: 2000 Champions Cup finals

Quarterfinalists Toluca (Mexico -- 2000 Torneo Verano champion) Pachuca (Mexico -- 1999 Torneo Invierno champion) D.C. United (USA -- 1999 MLS Cup champion) Los Angeles Galaxy (USA -- 1999 MLS regular-season champion) Olimpia (Honduras -- 1999 Liga Nacional champion) Real Espana (Honduras -- 1999 Liga Nacional runner-up) Alajuela (Costa Rica -- 1998/99 Primera Division runner-up) Caribbean Zone champion (TBD) Schedule ...