• Soccer America Editor's Bookmarks: 100 Countries, 100 Soccer Sites
    Soccer America's editors surfed the Web in search of a list of 100 countries with quality soccer sites or general sites providing good soccer coverage. This list of the best sites in 100 countries appeared in Soccer America Magazine's first Internet Soccer Guide (July 3, 2000). Soccer America's list was the subject of a feature in the Paris magazine France Football in September 2000. It's been updated for socceramerica.com's audience. Most sites are available in English. If you have favorites of your own, let us know about them. Paul Kennedy Managing Editor Soccer America Around the World: ...
  • WUSA Spring Training: Roster moves
    Bay Area drops Pells, Wilson The Bay Area CyberRays, Philadelphia Charge, San Diego Spirit and Boston Breakers have announced their final, 20-player rosters, with the other four teams expected to announce their rosters soon. CyberRays coach Ian Sawyers cut goalkeeper Laurie Pells, a former Philadelphia player whom the team acquired in the waiver draft, and forward Kelly Wilson, who joined the club as a tryout player. Sawyers put defender Linda Kurtyka and goalkeeper Janine Szpara on the reserve list. Kurtyka (torn quadriceps muscle in her right leg) is injured and is expected to be out 2-3 weeks, but midfielder Lauren ...
  • U.S. Soccer: U-17s tie Duke on North Carolina tour
    With the CONCACAF qualifying tournament just over two weeks away, the U.S. under-17 national team continued its preparations with a week of training and matches in North Carolina. The U.S. played two games, falling to Wake Forest 2-1 on March 26 before coming back with a 2-2 draw against an older, more experienced Duke team on March 28. The U.S. was scheduled to finish the week with a match against the University of North Carolina March 30, but a downpour rendered the playing fields unplayable. "This trip was very helpful in allowing us to watch our team go against older, ...
  • PAUL KENNEDY... A long-term proposition
    At first blush, MLS owners appear to have adopted a policy of retrenchment. What else would you do if you lost $250 million in five years? Rosters have been reduced to 18 "senior" players. As of two weeks before the start of the season, there were no significant foreign signings. The accent has almost entirely been on youth, the talk on teen stars such as DaMarcus Beasley and Bobby Convey and the next generation of MLS schoolboys, Santino Quaranta, Eddie Johnson and Devin Barclay. Profitability remains a long-term proposition. A distant memory are the heady days ...
  • World's Football Still Appeals to XFL Executive
    Billy Hicks helped launch the World League of American Football in Europe before serving as general manager of the Dallas Burn for its first four seasons. He left MLS last year to become vice president of administration for the XFL and lives with his wife, Paula, near the league office in Stamford, Conn. SOCCER AMERICA: Can you describe your duties with the XFL? BILLY HICKS: The way we've structured the league here, as you're aware, we own all the teams. It's really a pure form of single entity with a very simple ownership structure of one-half ...
  • College: Men's NCAA Division I Coaching Moves
    Aidan Heaney, the 2000 Southern Conference Coach of the Year at Appalachian State, is the new head coacxh at UNC Wilmington. Heaney, 32, replaces Keith Cammidge. Heaney, a graduate of UNC Charlotte, played in the USISL (Greensboro Dynamo) and MLS (New England Revolution). He was an assistant at North Carolina and Penn State before taking the App State job in 1999. School Old Coach New Coach Appalachian State Aidan Heaney TBA Butler Todd Bramble Joe Sochacki Cincinnati Jeff Cook TBA Creighton Brett Simon Bob Warming Dartmouth Fran O'Leary Jeff Cook George Mason Gordon Bradley Fran O'Leary Lafayette ...
  • Landon Donovan: On finding his way to San Jose
    Earthquakes signing Landon Donovan spoke Thursday in San Jose on his move to MLS from Bayer Leverkusen: On the expectations he faces: "I'm here to help the team win and to help us get to the playoffs and hopefully win an MLS Cup. I've been here just a couple of hours, and its been an incredible experience so far. Everything has been really professional and everyone has been very welcoming here." On his motives for coming to MLS: "I just want to be someplace where I can play, and the first option that came to mind was to play in ...
  • Hexagonal: Costa Rica 3 Trinidad & Tobago 0
    March 28 in Alajuela Costa Rica 3 Trinidad & Tobago 0. Goals: Bryce 46, Wanchope 81, 89. Costa Rica -- Lonnis, Drummond, Parks, Martinez, Wallace, Castro, Cordero, Bryce (Solis, 76), Lopez, Medford (Wanchope, 60), Fonseca (Sumsing, 71). Trinidad & Tobago -- Hislop, M.Andrews, Cox, Carrington (Rahim, 64), Rougier, Mauge, L.Andrews, Eve, Latapy (Wise, 79), Pierre (John, 64), Yorke. Att.: 18,000.
  • WUSA Spring Training: Atlanta still unbeaten
    Here are the results from the March 28 matches of the WUSA Spring Training tournament at the ARCO Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, Calif.: Atlanta 2 San Diego 0. Goals: Mary Pitera (17), Kerry Gragg, (90). Atlanta -- Melanie Wilson, Mary Pitera, Sharolta Nonen-capt., Kylie Bivens (Nikki Serlenga, 46), Lisa Krzykowski, Marci Miller (Nancy Augustyniak, 47), Wendy Dillinger, Kelly Cagle (Kerry Gragg, 46), Nicole Lamb (Emily Burt, 46), Charmaine Hooper, Cindy Parlow. San Diego -- Ulrika Karlsson (Jaime Pagliarulo, 46), Jennifer Babel, Fan Yunjie, Kim Pickup, Margaret Tietjen (Shannon MacMillan, 46), Erin Montoya (Karissa Hampton, 46), Shannon Boxx, Jenny ...
  • Honduras-USA Television: Telemundo to show replay on Saturday
    Telemundo will air the Honduras-USA World Cup qualifier on Saturday, March 31 at 1 pm ET/PT and noon CT/MT. The game was only available live on pay-per-view.
  • Hexagonal: Standings, Schedule and Leading Scorers
    Standings TEAM GP W T L GF GA P USA 2 2 0 0 4 1 6 Costa Rica 2 1 1 0 5 2 4 Mexico 2 1 0 1 4 2 3 Jamaica 2 1 0 1 1 4 3 Honduras 2 0 1 1 3 4 1 Trinid & Tobago 2 0 0 2 0 4 0 Schedule April 25 in Kansas City USA vs. Costa Rica April 25 in Port of Spain Trin. & Tobago vs. Mexico April 25 in Kingston Jamaica vs. Honduras Leading Scorers 1. Stewart (USA), De Nigris (Mexico), ...
  • Honduras-USA Reaction: From the U.S. locker room in San Pedro Sula
    BRUCE ARENA On the victory: "We expected them to come at us with everything they had. Therefore, we were not surprised at the kind of pressure we saw. The game was a good one for us to sit back and try to counterattack." On the team's strong first-place standing: "To have six points after two games and to beat two very good teams in Mexico and Honduras, we are obviously very pleased. But we know it is a 10-game schedule and there is a long way to go." CLINT MATHIS On his winning goal: "I was lucky to get a ...
  • U.S. U-17s tie Duke, 2-2
    March 28 in Durham, N.C. Duke 2 U.S. under-17 national team 2. Goals: Cila (pen.) 5, Lewkowitz 73; Quaranta (pen.) 27, 28. Duke -- Maslin; Sakuda, Antoniou, Mattern, Borman; Russell, Noble (Guren, 57), McIntosh, Sanchez (McClendon, 72); Cila, Wymer (Lewkowitz, 61). U.S. U-17s -- Williams; Chun, Griffin, Marshall, Harvey; Stone, Lancos (D.Johnson, 72), Quaranta, Simo (P.Johnson, 72); Magee, Diaz.
  • MLS: Landon Donovan joins the Earthquakes
    The San Jose Earthquakes have acquired forward Landon Donovan, San Jose Earthquakes General Manager Tom Neale announced March 29 in a press conference at the Compaq Center in San Jose. Donovan, 19, signed a four-year contract with Major League Soccer as part of an agreement with Bayer Leverkusen of the German Bundesliga, and was allocated to the Earthquakes. The arrival of Donovan will bolster an attack that already has all-time Quakes leading scorer Ronald Cerritos, Canadian international Dwayne DeRosario, and 2001 No. 1 overall draft pick Chris Carrieri. "We think Landon will be a great addition to our team," said ...
  • A-League: Charlotte Eagles Explore New Terrain
    The Charlotte Eagles have traveled to Australia, Europe, Asia and now Africa to spread goodwill. They will now test their mettle at home in the A-League after winning the 2000 D3 title. Preseason training in Rwanda and Ethiopia is unusual, but the Charlotte Eagles aren't your typical soccer team. Owned by Missionary Athletes International, a non-profit Christian group, the Eagles have traveled the world to, as General Manager Tom Engstrom puts it, "spread goodwill." "Traveling is a big part of what we do," Engstrom said, rattling off some past destinations: Australia, Czech Republic, England, France, Jordan, Israel, ...