• U.S. Soccer: Bruce Arena looks ahead to Mexico
    U.S. Soccer Quote Sheet World Cup Qualifying vs. Mexico Preview Thursday, June 28, 2001 from Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. U.S. National Team Head Coach Bruce Arena On the absence of U.S. goalkeeper Brad Friedel from the current training camp in Florida: "I don't want to spend a whole lot of time on that. We discussed it this week. It was Brad's choice. Brad asked for time off from the team." On what the new players, especially those from Cruz Azul, will bring to the Mexican team: "I don't know what the Cruz Azul players will bring to the team, because probably ...
  • MLS Transactions Update (June 28, 2001)
    A summary of MLS transactions for June 2001: June 28 Colorado Rapids -- Traded goalkeeper Adin Brown, defender Scott Vermillion and a 2002 first-round draft pick to Tampa Bay for midfielder Carlos Valderrama (Colombia), goalkeeper Scott Garlick and defender Ritchie Kotschau. D.C. United -- Traded defender Eric Denton to Tampa Bay for defender Scott Vermillion. Tampa Bay Mutiny -- Traded midfielder Carlos Valderrama (Colombia), goalkeeper Scott Garlick and defender Ritchie Kotschau to Colorado for goalkeeper Adin Brown, defender Scott Vermillion and a first-round 2002 draft pick. Traded defender Scott Vermillion to D.C. United for defender Eric Denton. June 27 MetroStars ...
  • World Youth Championship Scoreboard
    Second Round RESULTS June 27 in Buenos Aires USA 0 Egypt 2 (Reyad pen. 76, El Yamany 85). June 27 in Cordoba France 3 (Cisse pen. 34, 90, Mendy 42) Germany 2 (Auer 19, Thorsten 80). Group A RESULTS June 17 in Buenos Aires Argentina 2 (Rodriguez 39, D'Alessandro 64) Finland 0. Egypt 0 Jamaica 0. June 20 in Buenos Aires Argentina 7 (Saviola 8, 16, pen. 44, Coloccini 20, Romagnoli 58, Rodriguez 69, 71) Egypt 1 (El Yamany 6). Finland 1 (Vayrynen 43) Jamaica 0. June 23 in Buenos Aires Argentina 5 (Coloccini 3, Saviola 7, pen. 84, Herrera ...
  • MLS Transactions Update (June 27, 2001)
    A summary of MLS transactions for June 2001: June 27 MetroStars -- Placed forward Rodrigo Faria on injured reserve. New England Revolution -- Signed goalkeeper Jose Carlos Fernandez (Bolivia). June 20 Miami Fusion -- Traded midfielder/defender Jay Heaps and a second-round 2003 draft pick to New England for defender Brian Dunseth and a third-round 2003 draft pick. New England Revolution -- Traded defender Brian Dunseth and a third-round 2003 draft pick to Miami for midfielder/defender Jay Heaps and a second-round 2003 draft pick. June 13 D.C. United -- Signed midfielder Stephen Armstrong (South Africa). Traded forward Raul Diaz Arce (El ...
  • U.S. Open Cup Scoreboard: Tampa Bay upset by A-League's Wolves
    RESULTS SECOND ROUND June 26 in New Britain, Conn. Connecticut (A-League) 3 (Oparaku 50, Griffiths 58, Knights 86) Tampa Bay (MLS) 2 (Barclay 55, Diallo 89). SCHEDULE SECOND ROUND June 27 Chico Rooks (D3) @ El Paso Patriots (A-League) Socorro Student Activities Complex 7:35 p.m. MT Colorado Rapids (MLS) @ Pittsburgh Riverhounds (A-League) Bethel Park High School 7:35 p.m. ET Seattle Sounders (A-League) @ Kansas City Wizards (MLS) Blue Valley Sports Complex 7:30 p.m. CT San Diego Flash (A-League) @ Chicago Fire (MLS) Milwaukee County Sports Complex 6:00 p.m. CT Utah Blitzz (D3) @ Milwaukee Rampage (A-League) Milwaukee County Sports ...
  • Bobby Convey: The Natural
    Bobby ConveyÆs life as a schoolboy pro has been widely chronicled, but his rapid development on the field suggests he has quite a future ahead of him From ESPN The Magazine to the front page of USA Today, to sizable features in The Washington Post and Philadelphia Inquirer to a recent segment on ESPN's The Life, Bobby Convey's appearances in the media have focused almost exclusively on the challenges of becoming a professional athlete at such a young age. The D.C. United midfielder, who turned 18 in May, has fielded questions about that topic countless times. "It's ...
  • Club Profile: Black Watch SC
    Interview with Kelvin Jones, director of coaching ò Location: Tampa, Fla. ò History: Founded in 1975 by former Tampa Bay Rowdie Alex Pringle and Bill Burton. Traditionally, one good team "carried the flag." When Kelvin Jones arrived six years ago, club aimed to build one competitive team in each age group. ò Origin of club name: Founders were Scottish. The Black Watch was the first kilted regiment in the British Army. ò National championship: In 1985, Black Watch Heather U-16 girls became first Florida team to win a national title (Masotto Cup). ò Most famous ...
  • SA Player Ratings: U.S. U-20s vs. Egypt
    Soccer America's player ratings for the U.S. under-20 team in the Americans' 2-0 loss to Egypt in their World Youth Championship second-round match Wednesday, June 27 at Velez Sarsfield's Estadio Jose Amalfitani in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The defeat eliminated the United States from the tournament. Goalkeeper D.J. Countess: 8. Americans' tournament MVP kept his side in the game with four brilliant first-half saves, including one on Gamal Hamza's 19th-minute penalty kick. That was set up by his foul, but the call was questionable, and he couldn't be faulted on either goal. Defenders Oguchi Onyewu: 5. Right back made the big ...
  • Earnie Stewart Interview: 'Everyone's fighting for each other'
    In addition to becoming the U.S. all-time leading goal scorer in World Cup qualifying play with his seventh career strike against Trinidad & Tobago, U.S. midfielder Earnie Stewart is poised to become the team's all-time leader in World Cup qualifying games played with his 23rd appearance this Sunday in Mexico (he is currently tied with U.S. midfielder Claudio Reyna). Stewart talked from the USA's Ft. Lauderdale training camp as the team prepares for Sunday's showdown with Mexico at Estadio Azteca (live on Telemundo at 1 p.m. ET/taped on ESPN at 4 p.m. ET). He talks about his role on the ...
  • World Youth Championship: U.S. falls to Egypt, 2-0
    The United States was eliminated from the World Youth Championship when they fell to Egypt, 2-0, in Buenos Aires. Wael Reyad (76th-minute penalty) and Mohamed El Yamany (85th) scored for the Egyptians. The winning penalty kick came after U.S. midfielder Brad Davis was whistled for a handball in the U.S. penalty area in the 75th minute. The penalty kick was the second of the game for the Egyptians, who saw U.S. goalkeeper D.J. Countess stop their first attempt in the 20th minute by Mohamed El Atrawi. The U.S finished the game with 10 men after midfielder Kelly Gray received his ...
  • WUSA Transaction: Spirit activates Fawcett, waives Oceguera
    San Diego has elevated defender Joy Fawcett from the maternity leave list to the 20-player active roster. The Spirit waived Mexico defender Gina Oceguera to make room for the three-time world champion who helped the USA to WomenÆs World Cup titles in 1991 and 1999 and won an Olympic gold medal in 1996. Fawcett, who gave birth to her third daughter Madilyn Rae on June 5, will rejoin her teammates at training sometime this week, but will start off with only light running and ball work once she is medically cleared. No date has been set for her WUSA debut. ...
  • MLS Team Notes
    EASTERN DIVISION Record (Points)/Place D.C. UNITED 5-8-0 (15 points)/T-3rd D.C. United will play the New Jersey Stallions (D3-Pro League) in a U.S. Open Cup second round match on Wednesday, June 27 at the Maryland Soccer-Plex in Germantown, MD ... D.C. will host the Colorado Rapids on Saturday, June 30 at RFK Stadium ... Midfielder Ben Olsen, sidelined all season with surgery on both ankles, played 65 minutes for minor league affiliate Hershey on Saturday in a rehab assignment and is 2-3 weeks away from seeing significant action for United ... Defender Eddie Pope did not play against Tampa Bay on ...
  • Merconorte Cup Draw: MetroStars and Wizards face conflicts
    The MetroStars and Kansas City Wizards have been drawn in Groups B and C, respectively, for the Merconorte Cup, the Latin American club competition. The MetroStars will face Deportivo Italchacao of Venezuela, Millonarios of Colombia and Guadalajara of Mexico, and Kansas City was drawn with Sporting Cristal of Peru, Barcelona of Ecuador and Mexican champion Santos Laguna. Both clubs face major conflicts if they make the MLS playoffs. The MetroStars have two games during the playoffs, including a game at Deportivo Italchacao three days before MLS Cup 2001. Kansas City has a home game against Ecuadoran club Barcelona during the ...
  • WUSA Transactions: New York's Espeseth suspended one game
    WUSA: Announced a one-game suspension of the New York PowerÆs D Gro Espeseth for yellow card accumulation. Atlanta Beat: Placed F Cindy Parlow and M Nikki Serlenga on the National Team Duty List. Signed M Bryn Blalack to the reserve squad and then activated her. Announced that D Laurie Black has cleared waivers and was re-signed to the reserve squad. Bay Area CyberRays: Placed D Brandi Chastain on the National Team Duty List. Boston Breakers: Activated F Jennifer Tissue. Placed G Karina LeBlanc, M Kristine Lilly, D Keri Raygor and D Kate Sobrero on the National Team Duty List. New ...
  • World Youth Championship: The Mendoza Diary
    Spending 10 days at the foot of the Andes covering the U.S. U-20s proved a delight for Senior Editor Scott French thanks to the friendly folks of Mendoza. By the time the Yanks left for Buenos Aires, the Mendocinas were sad to see them go. BY SCOTT FRENCH in Mendoza, Argentina It's true, what they say: The world is Bora Milutinovic's home; he has friends in every neighborhood. Bora and I are crossing Avenida Sarmiento in Ciudad de Mendoza. The new, gleaming-white Hyatt/Grand Casino shines behind us, and a string of parillas anxiously await our entrance. A passing car nearly ...
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