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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...