• U.S. Soccer: Arena calls in Wolff, Beasley, Bocanegra
    Seven players who started in the 2-1 win over Jamaica on Oct. 7 that clinched U.S. passage to the 2002 World Cup are among the 21 players named by Coach Bruce Arena to the roster for the final qualifier, Nov. 11 in Trinidad & Tobago (ABC, live, 2 pm ET). Two players on the roster have been in the first team for all of the USAÆs final-round qualifying matches: Jeff Agoos and Earnie Stewart. Kasey Keller, who hasn't started for the Americans since moving to Tottenham Hotspur last summer, is on the roster; Brad Friedel is not. Richard Mulrooney (San ...
  • World Cup 2002 Qualifying Scoreboard: Asia
    Playoff RESULTS First Leg Oct. 25 in Tehran Iran 1 (Bagheri 45) UAE 0. Second Leg Oct. 31 in Abu Dhabi UAE 0 Iran 3 (Daei 7, Bagheri 75, Minavand 79). (Iran wins 4-0 on aggregate and advances to playoff against Ireland.) SCHEDULE Second Leg Oct. 31 in Abu Dhabi UAE-Iran Group A RESULTS Oct. 21 in Riyadh Saudi Arabia 4 (Al-Shaihan 40, Al-Jamaan 50, Al-Jaber pen. 66, Al-Harbi 73) Thailand 1 (Tananchai 48). Oct. 21 in Manama Bahrain 3 (Al-Marzouqi 8, A.Hussain 45, M.Hussain 90) Iran 1 (Daei 83). Oct. 16 in Bangkok Thailand 1 (Srimaka 21) Bahrain 1 ...
  • 2002 Gold Cup: Venues and Dates
    Jan. 18 in Miami C1 vs. C3 (19:00) D1 vs. D3 (21:00) Jan. 19 in Pasadena A1 vs. A2 (13:00) B1 vs. B3 (15:00) Jan. 20 in Miami D2 vs. D3 (16:00) C2 vs. C3 (18:00) Jan. 21 in Pasadena A1 vs. A3 (15:00) B1 vs. B2 (17:00) Jan. 22 in Miami C1 vs. C2 (19:00) D1 vs. D2 (21:00) Jan. 23 in Pasadena B2 vs. B3 (19:00) A2 vs. A3 (21:00) Jan. 26 in Miami Winner Grp C vs. 2nd Grp D (15:00) Winner Grp D vs. 2nd Grp C (17:30) Jan. 27 in Pasadena Winner Grp A vs. ...
  • U.S. Abroad: Casey gets German debut
    U.S. Abroad: Casey gets German debut Forward Conor Casey, unable to see first-team action with Borussia Dortmund since signing with the Bundesliga club last year, was loaned recently to second-division Hannover, where fellow American Steve Cherundolo is a starter. Casey came off the bench in Monday's 2-0 win against SVW Mannheim. Also in action Monday was goalkeeper Brad Friedel, whose Blackburn Rovers managed only a scoreless draw with last-place Leicester City. England Brad Friedel, Blackburn (PL) Started (90 min.) vs. Leicester City (0-0). Friedel earned just his second clean sheet of the Premier League season, but the result was far ...
  • College Women: Soccer America Team of the Week (Week 9: Oct. 22-28)
    G LINDSAY SABLE (Yale) (1) Junior netminder keeps Bulldogs close with 16 saves in 2-0 loss to Notre Dame, makes another 11 stops to shut out Columbia and Providence D LERRIN BIGGERS (Texas) (1) Sophomore sets up a goal vs. Oklahoma State, scores one vs. Oklahoma, and leads defensive effort as Longhorns claim first Big 12 crown D VANESSA PIERCE (Washington) (1) Junior scores first goal and delivers at the back in 2-1 OT victory over Arizona State, leads shutout of Arizona as Huskies stay one game off Pacific-10 lead D ERIN SHOWALTER (Dayton) (1) Sophomore sweeper nets first two ...
  • College: Women's NCAA Division I Leaders
    (Through Oct. 28) POINTS PER GAME Player, School Class GP G A P PPG 1 Abby Wambach, Florida Sr. 15 20 9 49 3.27 2 Ranieka Bean, Howard Fr. 13 16 4 36 2.77 3 Christie Welsh, Penn St. Jr. 18 19 10 48 2.67 4 Rosie Luzak, Niagara So. 16 16 8 40 2.5 - Aly Wagner, Santa Clara Jr. 16 13 14 40 2.5 6 Alyssa Ramsey, North Carolina So. 14 11 11 33 2.36 - Kelly Wilson, Texas Fr. 14 11 11 33 2.36 8 Adriene Davis, Missouri So. 15 11 13 35 2.33 ...
  • College: Men's NCAA Division I Leaders
    (Through Oct. 28) POINTS PER GAME Player, School Class GP G A P PPG 1 Luchi Gonzalez, SMU Sr. 14 16 9 41 2.93 2 Dipsy Selolwane, St. Louis Sr. 12 16 3 35 2.92 3 Everson Maciel, Quinnipiac So. 15 17 4 38 2.53 4 Joachim Kaland, Boston U. Sr. 15 16 5 37 2.47 5 Attila Vendegh, Old Dominion So. 14 14 6 34 2.43 6 Alon Lubezky, Hartford Fr. 17 17 7 41 2.41 7 Nick Pantazi, Butler So. 15 16 4 36 2.4 8 Alfonso Demares, Towson Sr. 15 13 9 35 2.33 ...
  • College Men: Soccer America Team of the Week (Week 9: Oct. 22-28)
    G CLINT BAUMSTARK (UAB) (1) Eight saves in 1-0 win over previously unbeaten Saint Louis to tie Blazer record (eight shutouts in season) D BRANDON DOBBS (Cincinnati) (1) Goal in 87th minute gives Bearcats comeback win over UAB (3-2) D SHAVAR THOMAS (Connecticut) (1) Jamaican international anchors defense in pair of shutouts (2-0 vs. Yale and 1-0 vs. Notre Dame) M CHADD DAVIS (UCLA) (1) Pacific Soccer Classic Offensive MVP scores twice and assists on third goal in 5-1 win over St. Mary's M JOE FITZPATRICK (Stetson) (1) Game-winner against Jacksonville (2-1) clinches share of Atlantic Sun regular-season title; goal ...
  • Hexagonal: Trinidad & Tobago roster for U.S. game
    Trinidad & Tobago coach Rene Simoes called up two MLS and two A-League players for his team's final World Cup qualifier against the United States Nov. 11 in Port of Spain: Goalkeepers: Shaka HISLOP (West Ham United/ENG), Kelvin JACK (San Juan Jabloteh), Daurance WILLIAMS (San Juan Jabloteh). Defenders: Marvin ANDREWS (Livingston/SCO), Ansil ELCOCK (Columbus Crew/USA), Stokely MASON (Joe Public), Cyd GRAY (Joe Public), Addison BELFON (W Connection), Brent SANCHO (Portland Timbers/USA), Keyeno THOMAS (Joe Public), Anton PIERRE (Defence Force), Travis MULRAINE (W Connection). Midfielders: Arnold DWARIKA (Joe Public), Angus EVE (San Juan Jabloteh), Dale SAUNDERS (Joe Public), Lyndon ANDREWS (Hibernian/SCO), ...
  • World Cup 2002 Qualifying: Europe
    GROUP 1 FINAL STANDINGS TEAM GP W T L GF GA P *Russia 10 7 2 1 18 5 23 **Slovenia 10 5 5 0 17 9 20 Yugoslavia 10 5 4 1 22 8 19 Switzerland 10 4 2 4 18 12 14 Faeroe Islands 10 2 1 7 6 23 7 Luxembourg 10 0 0 10 4 28 0 *Qualifies for Korea/Japan 2002. **Meets Romania in playoff. RESULTS Sept. 2 in Zurich Switzerland 0 Russia 1 (Beschastnykh 74). Sept. 3 in Toftir Faeroe Islands 2 (Arge 87, O.Hansen 90) Slovenia 2 (Udovic 25, Osterc 85). ...
  • Soccer America College Men's Top 20 (Oct. 29)
    10/29 Ranking ... Team (Current Record) ... 10/22 Ranking 1 SMU (14-0-0) 1 2 Virginia (13-0-1) 2 3 Stanford (13-1-0) 6 4 Saint Louis (11-1-0) 3 5 Clemson (12-3-0) 8 6 Connecticut (10-3-2) 10 7 Wake Forest (11-3-1) NR 8 St. John's (9-1-3) 7 9 Indiana (11-3-1) 9 10 North Carolina (13-3-0) 5 11 Rutgers (11-3-3) 11 12 Penn State (10-3-1) 13 13 South Carolina (9-3-2) 12 14 Washington (10-3-0) 4 15 UAB (12-3-0) 14 16 Portland (9-4-1) 17 17 Loyola (Md.) (13-1-2) 19 18 Ohio State (10-3-2) NR 19 Princeton (6-2-5) NR 20 Notre Dame (9-5-0) 20 ò Rankings ...
  • Soccer America Women's College Top 20 Scoreboard (Oct. 22-28)
    No. 1 North Carolina quickly turned a tight game into a romp to clinch another ACC regular-season title, but many of the Tar Heels' chief challengers were upset in Week 9 of the college women's season. Elizabeth Ball had two goals and two assists and Alyssa Ramsey added a pair of goals and an assist for Carolina (14-0), which scored five goals in the final 25 minutes to make a 1-1 game with No. 8 Virginia a 6-1 rout. The Tar Heels have won a dozen Atlantic Coast Conference regular-season crowns and will go for their 13th ACC Tournament title ...
  • Soccer America Women's Top 20 (Oct. 29)
    Texas vaults into the top five and Portland returns to the No. 2 spot for the first time since preseason after a rash of upsets hit squads in the Soccer America Top 20. The Longhorns, unbeaten since starting their campaign with one-goal losses to North Carolina, California and Stanford, jump from ninth to fifth after claiming their first Big 12 regular-season title. Portland moves up from No. 5 after hammering Nebraska, 3-0, and San Francisco, 6-0. Eight teams in last week's Top 20 suffered defeats, including No. 2 Santa Clara (which drops to No. 3 after falling at Pepperdine), No. ...
  • U.S. Abroad Weekend (Oct. 27-28)
    Claudio Reyna scored both goals in Rangers' 2-0 win against Livingston in Scottish League action while John O'Brien tallied a pivotal goal for Ajax in its 4-1 win against Willem II in the Dutch Honor Division. Kasey Keller, Joe-Max Moore and Gregg Berhalter, meanwhile, remain on the sidelines in England. Scotland Claudio Reyna, Rangers (PL) Started (69 min.) vs. Livingston (2-0). Reyna scored both goals for Rangers, which pulled within seven points of Celtic at the top of the standings. In the 23rd minute, Claudio Cannigia cut a ball back into the penalty area for the trailing Reyna who "provided ...
  • Soccer America College Men's Top 20 Scoreboard (Oct. 22-28)
    No. 1 SMU remained the only unbeaten and untied team when it beat Eastern Illinois, 4-0, and Bradley, 2-0. No. 2 Virginia, the only other unbeaten team, was idle this weekend. No. 4 Washington lost both Pac-10 games on its Bay Area swing, falling to California, 1-0, and No. 6 Stanford, 4-1. No. 5 North Carolina lost at ACC rival Wake Forest, 4-2. No. 7 St. John's fell from the unbeaten ranks, losing to Ohio State, 3-2, on the second day of the St. JohnÆs Nike Classic. No. 9 Indiana beat No. 11 Rutgers, 1-0, and No. 10 Connecticut edged, ...