• Confederation Cup Scoreboard
    Group A Results May 30 in Taegu South Korea 0 France 5 (Marlet 9, Vieira 19, Anelka 34, Djorkaeff 80, Wiltord 90. May 30 in Suwon Australia 2 (Murphy 18, Skoko 54) Mexico 0. Standings TEAM GP W T L GF GA P France 1 1 0 0 5 0 3 Australia 1 1 0 0 2 0 3 Mexico 1 0 0 1 0 2 0 South Korea 1 0 0 1 0 5 0 Schedule June 1 in Taegu Australia vs. France June 1 in Ulsan South Korea vs. Mexico June 3 in in Ulsan ...
  • WUSA: Liu, Clemens lead Charge past Freedom
    Liu Ailing, last week's WUSA Player of the Week, assisted on Mandy Clemens' goal and scored one herself in a 2-0 Philadelphia win at Washington on Thursday night. The Charge played without Lorrie Fair (strained right hamstring), forward Kelly Smith (stress fracture in right foot), goalkeeper Melissa Moore (broken bone in right hand) and defender Erica Iverson (stress fracture in right foot). May 31 in Washington, D.C. WASHINGTON 0 PHILADELPHIA 2 Scoring Summary: PHI û Mandy Clemens 1 (Liu Ailing) 20. PHI û Liu Ailing 3 (Mandy Clemens, Rakel Karvelsson) 51. Washington -- Siri Mullinix, Emmy Barr (Justi Baumgardt, 63), ...
  • Confederations Cup: Revenge for Brazil, big win for host Japan
    Brazil gained revenge for its loss to Cameroon in the Olympics, beating the Indomitable Lions, 2-0, on the second day of the Confederations Cup. The Brazilians were playing without all their big-name players. They got goals from Washington and Miguel Carlos four minutes apart in the second half. Japan trounced Canada, 3-0, in Niigata with three goals in the second half. Shinji Ono, battling back from injuries that kept him out of the Olympics last year, opened with scoring with a 30-yard free kick and set up Hiroaki Morishima for the third goal. Akinori Nishizawa had the second goal on ...
  • Kasey Keller: Getting shelled in Spain
    Kasey Keller is preparing to leave Rayo Vallecano, where he has played for the past two seasons. Keller's contract expires in June and he is considering inquiries from clubs in Spain, France, England and Germany as he also ponders the U.S. qualifiers against Jamaica (June 16), Trinidad & Tobago (June 20) and Mexico (July 1). INTERVIEW BY RIDGE MAHONEY SOCCER AMERICA: This has been a rough season for you and Rayo. The club is fighting relegation and you've given up 48 goals in 22 games. KASEY KELLER: I don't think you mind having particularly [tough] games, but when it gets ...
  • MLS: Standings and Leading Scorers (May 31)
    Standings Eastern Division TEAM GP W L T P GF GA Miami 10 8 1 1 25 17 6 MetroStars 10 6 3 1 19 17 13 D.C. United 8 3 5 0 9 16 15 New England 10 3 7 0 9 9 18 Central Division TEAM GP W L T P GF GA Chicago 8 4 3 2 14 15 11 Dallas 8 3 4 1 10 12 12 Columbus 8 2 3 3 9 9 15 Tampa Bay 9 2 6 1 ...
  • MLS Summaries (May 30): Miami rolls on, Balboa sets mark
    Captain Jim Rooney netted his third consecutive game-winning goal to lead Miami to its fourth straight win, a 2-1 victory over D.C. United at Lockhart Stadium. Miami, which extended its lead atop the Eastern Division, has the most wins (8) and most points (25) in MLS. In Chicago Luis Hernandez scored his first two goals of the season as Los Angeles rallied to knock off the Fire 4-3 at Soldier Field. The Galaxy extinguished the Fire's unbeaten streak at 15 games, one short of a new MLS record. Colorado used a late John Spencer goal to take a 1-1 draw ...
  • UNCAF Cup Scoreboard
    FINAL ROUND Results May 30 in San Pedro Sula Costa Rica 2 (Gomez 42, Centeno 85) Panama 1 (Julio Cesar Dely Valdes 47) May 30 in San Pedro Sula El Salvador 0 Guatemala 0. Standings TEAM GP W T L GF GA P Costa Rica 1 1 0 0 2 1 3 El Salvador 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 Guatemala 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 Panama 1 0 0 1 1 2 0 Schedule June 1 in Tegucigalpa El Salvador vs. Panama June 1 in Tegucigalpa Costa Rica vs. Guatemala June 3 in ...
  • MLS Predictions and Previews (June 2 and June 3 games)
    Predictions Here are Soccer America Associate Editor Poul SwainÆs predictions for the games on June 2 and June 3: D.C. United 2 Chicago 2 Columbus 1 Los Angeles 2 Tampa Bay 1 Kansas City 2 Dallas 1 Miami 2 Colorado 1 San Jose 2 New England 2 MetroStars 2 Previews (all times ET) Saturday, June 2 (2:00 p.m.) - Chicago Fire at D.C. United (ESPN) Season series: Chicago leads 1-0 (Chicago leads 2-0 in aggregate goals); All-time regular season series: United leads 3-4-0 (United leads 17-13 in aggregate goals) Leading scorers: Chicago: M Dema Kovalenko (3g, 5a = 11 pts); ...
  • CLUB PROFILE: Irvine Strikers
    (Interview with Don Ebert, head coach) Location: Irvine, Calif. History: Formed 18 years ago. Now has the most Gold and Premier teams of any Southern California club. Championships: Two USYSA Region IV titles (1 boys, 1 girls). Most famous players: David Chun, Jordan Harvey, Tyson Wahl (U.S. U-17 national team members). Number of players: 500 (U-9 through U-19). Teams: 30 (boys and girls). Coaches: 22 paid staff coaches, plus Don Ebert (head coach) and two full-time assistants. Coaching salaries: $6,000-$8,000 per team. Cost to play: $1,000 per year. Facilities: Joint-use ...
  • WUSA Predictions and Previews (June 2-3 games)
    Predictions Here is Soccer America Associate Editor Dean Caparaz's prediction for the games on June 2 and 3: Atlanta 1 Carolina 1 San Diego 2 Bay Area 1 Philadelphia 3 Washington 2 Boston 1 New York 2 Previews (all times ET) Saturday, June 2 - (7:00 pm) - Carolina (1-4-1, tied for 8th place, 4 pts) at Atlanta (3-0-3, 2nd place, 12 pts) (Fox Sports Net South). Season series: First meeting; All-time regular-season series: First meeting. Leading scorers: Carolina: M Hege Riise (1 g, 3 a = 5 pts); Atlanta: F Charmaine Hooper (2 g, 1 a = 5 pts). ...
  • Hexagonal Update: Jamaica calls Boyd into training
    Jamaican national team coach Clovis De Oliveira has called up former A-League star Walter Boyd for the training camp to prepare for the World Cup qualifier against the United States June 16 in Kingston. Boyd, a popular player in Jamaica, now plays for Swansea City in Wales after starring for Colorado in the A-League. The 24-player list does not include many U.S.- and English-based stars. Training camp squad: Aaron Lawrence,Donovan Ricketts, Leon Gordon, Linval Dixon, Claude Davis, Marco McDonald, Shane Crawford, Kirk Hendricks, Daniel Shaw. Midfielders: Jermaine Johnson, Fabian Taylor, Ray Graham, Irvino English, Kevin Wilson, Ricardo Fuller, Greg Gardner, ...
  • U.S. Soccer: Arena names U.S. roster for friendly against Ecuador
    U.S. national team head coach Bruce Arena announced an 18-man squad that will meet Ecuador in an international friendly Thursday, June 7 at Columbus Crew Stadium in Columbus, Ohio (8 p.m. ET, live on ESPN). The match will serve as a final tune-up before a pair of important World Cup qualifiers June 16 at Jamaica and June 20 home to Trinidad and Tobago in Foxboro, Mass. ôOur match against Ecuador will provide us with excellent preparation for our three World Cup qualifiers in the coming weeks," said Arena. ôItÆs always a benefit to get a chance to compete with a ...
  • World Cup 2002 Qualifying Update: Thailand takes last berth in final round
    Thailand earned a 2-2 tie with Lebanon to clinch Asia's Group 5 title, closing out first-round Asian action in World Cup 2002 qualifying that stretched over almost seven months. The following 10 teams advanced to the final round of Asian qualifying: Oman, Iran, Qatar, Bahrain, Thailand, Iraq, Uzbekistan, United Arab Emirates, China and Saudi Arabia. The final round consists of two groups of five. The two group winners automatically qualify for the World Cup finals. The two group runners-up play off on a home-and-home series to qualify for a final playoff with a runner-up from the European qualifying competition. The ...
  • Confederations Cup Scoreboard
    GROUP A May 30 in Taegu South Korea 0 France 5 (Marlet 9, Vieira 19, Anelka 34, Djorkaeff 80, Wiltord 90). May 30 in Suwon Australia 2 (Murphy 18, Skoko 54) Mexico 0. TEAM GP W T L GF GA P France 1 1 0 0 5 0 3 Australia 1 1 0 0 2 0 3 Mexico 1 0 0 1 0 2 0 South Korea 1 0 0 1 0 5 0
  • Hexagonal Update: No Honduran coaching change for time being
    Honduran soccer federation president Lisandro Flores Guillen blamed the Catrachos' recent problems on the poor form of the foreign-based players. Flores' comments would indicate that there will be no coaching change for the time being despite Honduras' poor start in World Cup qualifying (loss at home to the United States and ties with Costa Rica and Jamaica on the road) and its surprise elimination from the UNCAF Cup, which it's hosting. That would be good news for embattled coach Ramon Maradiaga. Many of the foreign-based players don't start or are injured. Flores said the only two players in top form ...