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World Youth Championship: U.S. drawn with China, Chile and Ukraine

The U.S. Under-20 men's national team got a favorable draw for the 2001 World Youth Championship in Argentina, where they will face Chile (4th in South America), China (3rd in Asia) and Ukraine (2nd in Europe) in Group C. The U.S. will open play against China on June 17, and will follow with matches against Chile on June 20 and ...

MLS Injury/Suspension Report (updated)

The following is a brief team-by-team injury overview entering Week 4 of the 2001 MLS Regular Season: EASTERN DIVISION D.C. UNITED - OUT: M Ben Olsen (ankle fracture-R); QUESTIONABLE: M Marco Etcheverry (hip flexor strain-R, partial shoulder separation-R), F Jamie Moreno (knee surgery-R), D Eddie Pope (big toe sprain-L); PROBABLE: M Brian Kamler (groin strain-R), F Chris Albright (lower leg ...

WUSA Media Notes

Dorrance, Akers join Atlanta's announcing team

North Carolina coach Anson Dorrance has a busy offseason ahead of him. The former U.S. national team coach will do color commentary for the Atlanta Beat in addition to his color commentary for the Carolina Courage. Dorrance will call the Beat's nine-game package on Fox Sports Net, including this Saturday's home match against the ...


SAÆs Rising Star Profile: Pierce takes to Boston

Rusty Pierce joined the Revolution in 2000 as a Project-40 player after three years of college and nailed down a starting spot. Get to know the 21-year-old Texan in this segment of socceramerica.comÆs series on the USAÆs top young talent. INTERVIEW BY BRYAN ALVAREZ Name: Rusty Pierce Position: Defender Height: 5-10. Weight: 165 Born: July 24, 1979 Hometown: The ...

Media Notebook: Downs takes charge at Univision Sports

David Downs has been promoted to president of Univision Sports, replacing Stephen J. Solomon, who stepped down April 12. Downs, the VP of Univision Sports since 1999, was responsible for acquiring the rights to the 2002 and 2006 World Cups and other FIFA properties through 2005 for a fee believed to be in the range of $150 million. Univision also ...

World Youth Championship: Schedule

Group A June 17 Argentina vs. Finland in Buenos Aires June 17 Egypt vs. Jamaica in Buenos Aires June 20 Egypt vs. Argentina in Buenos Aires June 20 Jamaica vs. Finland in Buenos Aires June 23 Argentina vs. Jamaica in Buenos Aires June 23 Finland vs. Egypt in Buenos Aires Group B June 17 Brazil vs. Germany in Cordoba June ...

WUSA Week 3 Previews (all times ET)

Saturday, April 28 - (noon) - Washington Freedom at Carolina Courage (TNT). Season series: First Meeting; All-time regular season series: First Meeting. Leading scorers: Washington: F Pretinha (1 goal = 2 pts); Carolina: none. Did you know? Carolina coach Marcia McDermott won three NCAA championships while playing for Courage color commentator Anson Dorrance at North Carolina. Key players out: Washington: ...

Q&A with the SA Editors: April 27, 2001

Sam Khazai of Madison, Wis. asks: I was wondering where IranÆs standing was in terms of World Cup qualifying. Where can I find a reliable Web site that will keep me posted on how my favorite team is doing? Mike Woitalla: Sam, you can get standings, scores and scorers for Asian World Cup qualifying on our Web site in the ...

MLS: Disciplinary Committee rules on Diallo incident

The MLS Disciplinary Committee has rendered a decision in the incident that occurred near the conclusion of the match between the MetroStars and Tampa Bay Mutiny on Saturday, April 21, 2001. In reaching its decision, the Disciplinary Committee consulted with a technical panel consisting of an ex-professional player, an ex-professional coach and an ex-referee. The Challenge While the video evidence ...

Trinidad & Tobago-Mexico Wrapup: Small step for Soca Warriors

Trinidad & Tobago's 1-1 tie with Mexico was as good as a loss for the Soca Warriors, who remain in last place. For Mexico, four points in three games is a disappointment, but the Tri is still in good shape with four home games remaining. TURNING POINT: Angus Eve set up Marvin Andrews for T&T's first goal in the Hexagonal ...

World Cup 2002 Update: Europe

World Cup 2002 Qualifying: Europe Standings, complete results and schedule There were only six World Cup qualifiers in Europe on a day dominated by friendlies. The biggest result was Russia's 1-0 win over Yugoslavia in Belgrade that gives the Russians a five-point lead in Group 1 at the midway point in qualifying. RESULTS Group 1 April 25 in Belgrade Yugoslavia ...

MLS Transactions Update (April 26, 2001)

A summary of MLS transactions for April 2001: April 25 MetroStars -- Placed forward Martin Klinger on injured reserve. San Jose Earthquakes -- Waived midfielder Harut Karapetyan. April 19 Colorado Rapids -- Traded a second-round draft pick in 2002 to the MetroStars for midfielder/defender Christopher Dawes (Jamaica). Waived midfielder Keyeno Thomas (Trinidad & Tobago). MetroStars -- Signed midfielder/defender Christopher Dawes ...

A-League Preview: Rochester Remains King of the Hill

Defender Fuseini Dauda (above), who played with the Rochester Rhinos from 1996-98, is back after a stint in Belgium.

It's hard to bet against them.

In the last five years, the Rochester Rhi nos have made it to the A-League final four times and won the championship twice. They're also won one U.S. Open Cup title and finished ...

Jamaica-Honduras Wrapup: An exciting day at The Office

Jamaica and Honduras settled for a 1-1 tie in an exciting match that featured a goal directly off a corner kick and a missed penalty. TV NOTE: Galavision will be showing the Jamaica-Honduras game today: East feed -- 7 p.m. ET, 6 p.m. CT, 5 p.m. MT; West feed -- 7 p.m. PT. GOAT: Honduran keeper Noel Valladares, whose poor ...

World Cup 2002 Qualifying Update: South America

Argentina has all the luck, and Brazil has no luck at all. The Argentines escaped from La Paz with a 3-3 tie against Bolivia, scoring twice in the last five minutes Brazil had to settle for a 1-1 tie with lowly Peru in Sao Paulo, leaving it in fourth place in South American qualifying. RESULTS April 24 in Quito Ecuador ...