• U.S. Abroad Weekend (Jan. 26-28)
    Claudio Reyna's Glasgow Rangers advanced to the fourth round of the Scottish FA Cup. Croatia Erik Kuster, Cakonec (D1) winter break. Denmark Will Orben, Viborg (SL) winter break. England Marcus Hahnemann, Fulham (D1) DNP vs. Birmingham (0-1). Eddie Lewis, Fulham (D1) entered as a substitute (75th minute) vs. Birmingham (0-1). FA Cup Fourth Round Ian Feuer, Wimbledon (D1) did not play at Notts County (1-0). Brad Friedel, Blackburn (D1) started (90 min.) vs. Derby (0-0). Brian McBride, Preston North End (D1) with U.S. national team. Joe-Max Moore, Everton (PL) entered as substitute (45 min) vs. Tranmere (0-3). Ben Olsen, Nottingham ...
  • Jamaica: Malcolm killed in car crash
    Reggae Boyz midfielder Steve Malcolm, 31, was killed in a car accident hours after playing in a friendly match against Bulgaria (0-0) in Kingston Sunday night. Teammate Theodore Whitmore was driving the car, which blew a tire on the way back to Montego Bay, across the island, after the game. Whitmore suffered cuts and bruises and was released later from the hospital, but Malcolm died on the spot. Malcolm, nicknamed "Shorty," was a veteran of the national team program, having been on it before its rise in the late '90s. He had 91 caps for Jamaica and played in the ...
  • Soccer America Men's All-Freshman Team 2000
    Soccer America's Freshman of the Year 2000 Alecko Eskandarian (Virginia) VirginiaÆs Alecko Eskandarian gets the nod as the 2000 Soccer America Freshman of the Year after leading the Cavaliers in scoring with a school freshman record 38 points. EskandarianÆs 16 goals tied the school record set by his coach, George Gelnovatch, in 1983. Soccer America MenÆs All-Freshman Team 2000 Dan Ferrin (Stony Brook ò Goalkeeper) Smashed school record with 10 shutouts McNeil Cronin (Furman ò Defender) His 15 assists tied for most in the country Oguchi Onyewu (Clemson ò Defender) Fifth on team in scoring with 14 points Alex Yi ...
  • Hexagonal Roundup: T&T begins preparations with narrow win
    Nigel Pierre and Angus Eve scored to give Trinidad & Tobago a 2-1 win over Grenada Jan. 27 in the first of a two-game series in St. George's National Stadium. Pierre gave the Soca Warriors the lead in the ninth minute, but Grenada debutant Ashley Cyrus tied the score in the 26th minute. Eve's second-half goal broke the tie. The Charleston Battery's Brent Sancho was the only U.S.-based player to play for T&T in the first game. Not used were Brent Rahim (Univ. Connecticut) and Craig Demmin (Rochester Rhinos). The series concludes with a second game in St. George's Jan. ...
  • Colombia: Roster for U.S. tour
    The following is the Colombian roster for its two-game trip to the United States, where it faces Mexico Jan. 31 in Los Angeles and the United States Feb. 3 in Miami. Goalies: Faryd Mondragon (Metz, France), Agustin Julio (Inde. Santa Fe). Defenders: Ivan Lopez (Inde. Santa Fe), Jersson Gonzalez (America Cali), Rubiel Quintana (Dep. Cali), Gustavo Victoria (Dep. Cali), Arley Dinas (Dep. Cali), Luis Asprilla (America Cali), Wilmer Ortegon (Dep. Cali). Midfielders: Luis Garcia (America Cali), Freddy Grisales (Atl. Nacional), Felipe Arce (Dep. Cali), Mauricio Molina (Envigado), David Ferreira (America Cali); Strikers: Carlos Castro (Millonarios), Julißn Vasquez (America Cali), Nestor ...
  • U.S. Soccer: U-17 national team beats Honduras
    The U.S. under-17 national team got its 2001 campaign off to a great start with a 4-1 win over CONCACAF foe Honduras Jan. 29. The U.S. was led by recent MLS Project-40 signing Ed Johnson, who registered a hat trick. The U.S. will meet Honduras again Jan. 31 in Bradenton, Fla., where John Ellinger has his team in residency in preparation for U-17 World Cup qualifying.
  • U.S. Soccer: U-20s tie Chivas
    The U.S. under-20 national team started its three-game tour of Mexico with a 0-0 tie against Guadalajara. Next up for the U.S. is a game against the Mexican under-20 national team, Jan. 30. The U.S. will square off against Mexico again Feb. 1, before returning to the United States. Head coach Wolfgang Suhnholz will collect his team for one more training camp in February before it regroups in March to begin its qualifying campaign for the World Youth Championship.
  • College Women: Clemson's Browne is Freshman of the Year
    Clemson's Lindsay Browne is Soccer America Women's Freshman Player of the Year for the 2000 season. Browne was the most dangerous player for Clemson, which reached the quarterfinals of the NCAA Division I tournament. The speedy forward from Encinitas, Calif., led the Tigers in scoring (36 points) and game-winning goals (7) and was the ACC Rookie of the Year. Women's All-Freshman Team Soccer America salutes the top newcomers of the 2000 season Thora Helgadottir Duke Goalkeeper ACC all-freshman had 1.26 GAA in rugged conference Aleisha Cramer BYU Midfielder U.S. prospect was Cougars' midfield general ...
  • NSCAA Writing Contest Winner
    The following story, which appeared in the Nov. 6, 2000 issue of Soccer America, was honored by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America as the Best Non-Deadline Festure of 2000 in the Sixth annual NSCAA Writing Column. From SAÆs Youth Soccer Letter: RELIGIOUS HOLIDAY STIRS CONTROVERSY Two Connecticut clubs squabbled about playing a state cup game on the Jewish New Year Day. They eventually played -- after some very public mudslinging. BY DAN WOOG Saturday, Sept. 30, was a gorgeous New England fall day, perfect for a Connecticut Junior Soccer Association state cup game. But it was also Rosh ...
  • MLS Draft: Hot List Gets Younger
    Dwindling rosters force clubs to make developmental picks their priority Entering the draft last year, MLS teams jockeyed for possession of the top five picks because there were several players who most coaches agreed could step in right away. They were right: Steve Shak, Nick Garcia, Carlos Bocanegra, Danny Califf and Adin Brown all made significant contributions as rookies. This year there may be no such sure-bets. Connecticut junior Chris Gbandi, who led his team to a national championship, almost certainly would have been the No. 1 pick if he had decided to turn pro, ...
  • USA-China Reaction: "Some of the young players did well" (Bruce Arena)
    Bruce Arena on 2001 opener: "It's probably not very far from what we expected for the first game out. We thought fitness would be a real issue and it certainly looked that way in the second half. China's coming off a bunch of games and we realized it would have the advantage in fitness. We slowed down a bit in the second half. "The positives were just getting on the field for the first time in 2001. Some of the young players did well. I think we created some good chances today and should have walked off the field with ...
  • USA-China Update (2-0): Own goal gives U.S. second goal
    Waeg Liang found the net from 40 yards out to give the United States its second goal two minutes into the second half against China. Waeg was one of three subs at the start of the second half for China: Waeg Liang for Wu Chengying, Shao Jiayi for Shen Si and Zhang Yuning for Su Maozhen. Greg Vanney replaced Gregg Berhalter for the United States. Following the second goal, the Chinese woke up to attack the Americans in force. The best chance was cleared off the line by Jeff Agoos.
  • USA-China Update (2-1): Qu reduces deficit
    Chinese teenage star Qu Bo took advantage of terrible defending by Greg Vanney and Tony Meola to score in the 75th minute and reduce the U.S. lead to 2-1. Vanney missed on a harmless-looking through ball from Waeg Liang, and Meola lost his 50-50 duel with Qu, allowing the Chinese striker to walk the ball in unopposed.
  • Hexagonal Countdown: Jamaica's Boyz win friendly, 3-0
    Jan. 26 in Miami Jamaica 3 Bolivia 0. Goals: Lowe 32, Burton 59, Williams 75. Bolivia -- Soria, Franciquini, Gil, Alvarez, Loayza, Calustro, Castillo, Justiniani, Mechacho, GutiTrrez (Mendez, 76), Paz. Jamaica -- Lawrence, Marshall, Goodison, Dawes, Dixon, Gardener, Whitmore (Wilson, 71), Powell, Williams (Daley, 87), Lowe (Taylor, 86), Button (Fuller, 75). Att.: 8,791.
  • Hexagonal Countdown: Mexico's Meza recalls Hernandez and Villa
    Veterans Luis Hernandez and German Villa return to the Mexican national team for its friendly against Colombia Jan. 31 in Los Angeles. Mexico has gone four games without a goal and needs a boost before its Hexagonal opener against the U.S. Feb. 28 in Columbus. Goalies Jorge Campos (Atlante) Oscar PTrez (Cruz Azul) Defenders Omar Blanco (Toluca) Pavel Pardo (Club America) Salvador Carmona (Atlante) Claudio Sußrez (Tigres) Alberto Macfas (Cruz Azul) Midfielders Vfctor Ruiz (Toluca) Marco Antonio Ruiz (Guadalajara) David Rangel (Toluca) Jes·s Arellano (Monterrey) Germßn Villa (Club America) Strikers JosT Manuel Abundis (Atlante) Miguel Zepeda (Atlas) Francisco Palencia (Cruz ...