• MLS Transactions Update (March 29, 2001)
    A summary of MLS transactions for March 2001: March 29 D.C. United -- Selected forward Ben Stafford in waiver draft. New England Revolution -- Selected midfielder Andy Williams (Jamaica) in waiver draft. San Jose Earthquakes -- Allocated forward Landon Donovan. Waived forward Corey Woolfolk. March 27 Chicago Fire -- Traded goalkeeper Chris Snitko to Dallas for third-round pick in 2003 draft. Re-signed defender C.J. Brown to a multi-year contract. Dallas Burn -- Traded a third-round pick in 2003 draft to Chicago for goalkeeper Chris Snitko. March 26 Chicago Fire -- Waived midfielder Yuri Lavrinenko. Colorado Rapids -- Signed forward Gus ...
  • College: Men's NCAA Division I Coaching Moves
    Dartmouth has named Jeff Cook, a former assistant for the Big Green (1994-95), as its new head coach, replacing Fran O'Leary, who left to take the George Mason job. Cook spent five years as the head coach at Cincinnati, leading the Beacats to their first NCAA tournament berth in 1998. He had a 43-42-13 record at UC. St. Mary's named UCLA assistant Steve Rammel as its new head coach. Rammel scored 14 goals for D.C. United in 1996. The Rutgers product spent the 1997 MLS season at Colorado before retiring to go into coaching. School Old Coach ...
  • Honduras-USA: Mathis' free kick gives Americans 2-1 win
    Clint Mathis' free-kick goal with four minutes left gave the Unhited States a 2-1 win over Honduras. Earnie Stewart scored for the United States in the 33rd minute when his long blast deflected off Honduran Reynaldo Clavasquin and beat goalie Noel Valladares. Julio Cesar "Rambo" De Leon equalized for Honduras in the second half with a bomb from 30 yards out. The Americans held their own against the highly rated Catrachos, who struggled to break down the American defense. Tony Sanneh had one of his best games ever for the U.S. Steve Cherundolo was composed in his World Cup qualifying ...
  • Honduras-USA: probable lineups
    The USA meets in Honduras in San Pedro Sula Wednesday evening at the 50,000-seat Estadio Olimpico Metropolitano (8:30 pm ET; TV: pay-per-view; Radio: Radio Unica; Online Radio: internetsoccer.com). The USA goes into its second game of the final round of World Cup qualifying with three points from its 2-0 win over Mexico in Columbus Feb. 28. Honduras tied its first game, 2-2, in Costa Rica. The USA and Honudras have met only six previous times, with the USA winning twice, losing once and tying three times. Their only meetings in World Cup qualifying came in 1965, when the USA won, ...
  • USA in Honduras: æComfortable conditionsÆ
    Soccer America Executive Editor Mike Woitalla reports from San Pedro Sula, Honduras: Coach Bruce Arena trained his team at Estadio Olimpico Metropolitano on the eve of its World Cup qualifier and was generally impressed with the facility. A running track -- and 50-foot fences -- separate the stands from the playing field, which seems to indicate the atmosphere will be less intimidating than semifinal-round games in Guatemala and Costa Rica. ôThe fieldÆs in good shape,ö Arena said. ôItÆs a nice stadium to play in Central America, given the track and all. And weÆve a group of guys who are ready ...
  • U.S. Soccer: Captain Akwari Sets Strong Example
    By his own admission, Nelson Akwari could be more vocal. But when the U.S. U-20 captain speaks out, people listen. His commanding presence makes him one of the country's brightest young defenders. Nelson Akwari needn't shout to be heard. He doesn't even have to speak. He's the actions-louder-than-words brand of leader, all business on the field and anything but boisterous off. It's a quality all his coaches quickly caught onto, and so, more often than not, it's Akwari's biceps wrapped in the captain's armband. That's how it is with the U.S. under-20 squad, which is ...
  • Honduras-USA Update: Stewart gives U.S. 1-0 halftime lead
    Earnie Stewart scored for the United States in the 33rd minute when his long blast deflected off Honduran Reynaldo Clavasquin and beat goalie Noel Valladares. Halftime: Honduras 0 USA 1.
  • Honduras-USA: Starting Lineups
    Honduras (3-5-2) -- Noel Valladares; Ninrod Medinas, Samuel Caballero, Reynaldo Clavasquin; Milton Reyes, Ivan Guerrero, Amado Guevara, Jose Luis Pineda,Christian Santamaria; Milton Nunez, Carlos Pavon. USA (4-4-2) -- Brad Friedel; Steve Cherundolo, Carlos Llamosa, Jeff Agoos, David Regis; Tony Sanneh, Chris Armas, Clint Mathis, Earnie Stewart; Josh Wolff, Ante Razov. USA subs -- Kasey Keller, Cobi Jones, Gregg Berhalter, Eddie Lewis, Richie Williams, Preki, Chris Albright.
  • MLS Transactions Update (March 27, 2001)
    A summary of MLS transactions for March 2001: March 27 Chicago Fire -- Traded goalkeeper Chris Snitko to Dallas for third-round pick in 2003 draft. Re-signed defender C.J. Brown to a multi-year contract. Dallas Burn -- Traded a third-round pick in 2003 draft to Chicago for goalkeeper Chris Snitko. March 26 Chicago Fire -- Waived midfielder Yuri Lavrinenko. Colorado Rapids -- Signed forward Gus Kartes. Waived defender John Carroll and midfielders Ryan Lee, Eric Lukin, Ryan Trout and Carlos Parra. Dallas Burn -- Waived goalkeeper Adam Zapala, midfielder Roberto Najarro and Angel Rivillo and forward Esmundo Rodriguez. D.C. United -- ...
  • U.S. Soccer: Clint Mathis Profits from Tough Brotherly Love
    Clint Mathis brought the competitive fire he learned in his suburban Atlanta backyard to the forefront of the U.S. national team when it was needed most. Clint Mathis' first soccer coaches were his older brothers. Andrew and Phil are eight and 10 years older than Clint, and with-out any local professional soccer team to watch, they were his primary influences. Andrew and Phil were part of the youth soccer boom spawned by the NASL, but the Atlanta Chiefs were defunct by 1982, when Clint was 5. Clint adored soccer immediately, but very few of the neighborhood kids were ...
  • Arena Quotebook: ôKeeper battle is a plusö
    Soccer America Executive Editor Mike Woitalla reports from San Pedro Sula, where the USA meets Honduras in World Cup qualifying on Wednesday. INTERVIEW WITH U.S. COACH BRUCE ARENA: On Kasey Keller vs. Brad Friedel: ôIÆll be very honest with you. This whole situation is just a plus over the long haul. I just see it being a plus. Both are playing extremely well. Friedel has been very good at Blackburn and had a very good game against Mexico. KaseyÆs had a good year, 2001, with Rayo [Vallecano], so itÆs not easy.ö [Arena would not say who will start on Wednesday.] ...
  • Preki callup: 'I was as surprised as anyone'
    Soccer America Executive Editor Mike Woitalla was on hand for the U.S. arrival at the San Pedro Sula airport. U.S. national team coach Bruce Arena called up veteran Preki to replace the injured Claudio Reyna for the match with Honduras Wednesday. Arena recalled Preki, 37, after a strong spring with the Miami Fusion. "I was surprised as anyone," said Preki, who will back up Clint Mathis. Reyna has not played with Rangers since returning from the USA-Mexico match a month ago. Also out are Eddie Pope (toe injury), Brian McBride (knee injury at Preston North End) and Landon Donovan (broken ...
  • USA in Honduras: Arena confident despite injuries
    Soccer America Executive Editor Mike Woitalla reports from San Pedro Sula, Honduras. A "circle of security" would accompany the USA, Honduras daily La Prensa announced on Monday morning. In anticipation of Wednesday's qualifying game, La Prensa reported the details of the USA's four-day stay -- from its laundry schedule to meal plans. When "Los Arena's Boys" did arrive on Monday afternoon they were met by nine TV cameras and a horde of print and radio reporters. But the players moved swiftly to their hotel rooms to prepare for a practice that was closed to the Honduran reporters -- who ...
  • WUSA Spring Traininng: Sunday summaries
    March 25 in Chula Vista, Calif. Boston 1 U.S. Under-19 national team 0. Goal: Dagny Mellgren (Tina August) 23. Boston -- Karina LeBlanc, Lindsay Massengale, Heather Aldama (Sarah Powell, 63), Josha Krueger, Kate Sobrero, Angela Hucles, Elie Foster (Chrisy McCann), Tina August, Dagny Mellgren, Jen Tissue (Robin Confer, 63), Lindsay Eddleman (Meotis Erikson, 63). U-19s: Rachel Buehler, Brittany Cooper, Ashlyn Harris, Megan Kakadelas, Kelly McDonald, Jill Oakes, Leslie Osborne, Sara Randolph, Amy Steadman, Lindsay Tarpley, Kristin Weiss. Substitutes: Jessica Ballweg, Mary Boland, Keeley Dowling, Hayley Hunt, Noelle Keselica, Stacy Lindstrom, Megan Rivera, Casey McCluskey, Talin Tahmassian, Kelly Wilson, Tracy Ledne, ...
  • MLS Transactions Update (March 26, 2001)
    A summary of MLS transactions for March 2001: March 26 Chicago Fire -- Waived midfielder Yuri Lavrinenko. Colorado Rapids -- Signed forward Gus Kartes. Waived defender John Carroll and midfielders Ryan Lee, Eric Lukin, Ryan Trout and Carlos Parra. Dallas Burn -- Waived midfielder Roberto Najarro and Angel Rivillo and forward Esmundo Rodriguez. Kansas City Wizards -- Waived defender Pablo Webster and forwards A.J. Wood and Ben Stafford. Los Angeles Galaxy -- Waived defender Mike Potempa. MetroStars -- Waived goalkeeper Russell Payne, midfielders Tony Soto and Kerwyn Jemmott and forward OÆNeil Peart. New England Revolution -- Waived forward Fabio Zuniga. ...