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World Cup 2002 Qualifying: Europe


*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 ...

Los Angeles downs New England, 2-1, for Open Cup title

The Los Angeles Galaxy is the 2001 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup champion. It downed the New England Revolution, 2-1, on a golden goal in the final on Saturday in front of 4,195 fans in Fullerton, Calif. The Los Angeles victory comes one week after losing the MLS final to San Jose, 2-1, on a golden goal. That Galaxy loss ...

U.S. Open final preview: Galaxy vs. Revolution

What: Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup final. Who: Los Angeles Galaxy vs. New England Revolution. When: Saturday, Oct. 27, 2 p.m. PT (5 p.m. ET). Where: Cal State Fullerton (Titan Stadium). TV: Fox Sports World (live). Tickets: Available (714-278-2783). Injuries: Los Angeles -- None, but F Luis Hernandez is suspended by U.S. Soccer from the competition for an incident ...

World Cup 2002 Qualifying Scoreboard: Asia

Playoff RESULTS First Leg Oct. 25 in Tehran Iran 1 (Bagheri 45) UAE 0. 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 ...

Soccer America College Men's Top 20 Scoreboard (Oct. 22-28)

Bubba Garcia scored off the opening kickoff, just 38 seconds into the game, and No. 14 UAB hung on to beat No. 3 Saint Louis, 1-0, Wednesday in Birmingham, Ala. The loss ended the Billikens' 10-game unbeaten streak, their longest streak to start the season in 20 years. The game also marked the first time senior transfer Dipsy Selolwane didn't ...

The future of youth development?

U.S. Soccer officials will assess their efforts in wake of U-17, U-20 World Cup failures.

If the U.S. under-17 team's ride to the semifinals two years ago, followed by the Olympians' just-out-of-the-medals finish in Sydney, seemed to augur well for the future of American soccer, then what do this summer's failures by the U-20s in Argentina and U-17s in ...

WORLD CUP 2002: U.S. players could earn in excess of $12 million

BY PAUL KENNEDY According to U.S. Soccer reports for fiscal year 2001-02, the U.S. men's national team will earn $12,065,000 in bonuses if it wins every game at the 2002 World Cup. The pool includes $900,000 as a qualifying bonus and $575,000 as a roster bonus. U.S. Soccer has budgeted a bonus of $110,000 per point in the first round ...

MetroStars drop Merconorte clash in Caracas

The MetroStars lost control of the Merconorte CupÆs Group B with a 2-1 loss in Caracas, Venezuela, to Deportivo Italchacao in their penultimate first-round game. The Venezuelan club moves into first place on 12 points. The last Group B game pits the MetroStars against Millonarios -- both on nine points -- in Giants Stadium Oct. 31. A winner of that ...

U.S. ABROAD: OÆBrienÆs Ajax thumped; WalkerÆs Catolica downs Corinthians

U.S. midfielder John OÆBrien started and played 90 minutes on Wednesday in Ajax AmsterdamÆs first loss in the Dutch League this season. It fell, 5-1, to Heereveen. Chile-based American goalkeeper Jonny Walker celebrated a win in the quarterfinals of the Mercosur Cup when Universidad Catolica beat BrazilÆs Corinthians, 2-1, in their first-leg quarterfinal clash in Santiago. The second leg is ...

Columbus Crew commits to Andrulis

The Columbus Crew General and head coach Greg Andrulis have agreed to terms on a new two-year contract, which will keep him at helm through the 2003 MLS season. Andrulis, 43, who joined the Crew during its inaugural 1996 season and served as Tom Fitzgerald's top assistant for more than four years, was promoted to interim head coach on May ...

College: Men's NCAA Division I Leaders

(Through Oct. 21) POINTS PER GAME

Player, School Class GP G A P PPG
1 Dipsy Selolwane, St. Louis Sr. 10 15 3 33 3.3
2 Luchi Gonzalez, SMU Sr. 12 14 8 36 3.0
3 Attila Vendegh, Old Dominion So. 12 14 6 34 2.83
4 Alon Lubezky, Hartford Fr. 14 17 5 39 2.79
5 ...

College: Women's NCAA Division I Leaders

(Through Oct. 21) POINTS PER GAME
Player, School Class GP G A P PPG
1 Ranieka Bean, Howard Fr. 12 16 4 36 3.0
2 Aly Wagner, Santa Clara Jr. 14 13 14 40 2.86
3 Abby Wambach, Florida Sr. 13 15 7 37 2.85
4 Christie Welsh, Penn St. Jr. 15 16 10 42 2.8
5 ...

College Men: Soccer America Team of the Week (Week 8: Oct. 15-21)

G CHRIS SAWYER (Notre Dame) (1) Picks up a pair of shutouts against No. 6 Indiana (1-0) and Boston College (2-0) D PETER FINN (Georgetown) (1) Anchors Hoyas' defense that limits No. 9 UConn to six shots in 1-0 win D ZACH SCOTT (Gonzaga) (1) Has fifth hat trick in Zag history -- all on headers -- in 4-1 win ...

Michelle AkersÆ Retirement: End of an Epoch.

BY SCOTT FRENCH Michelle Akers' not unexpected announcement earlier this month that her playing days were behind her brings to an end the most significant career in women's soccer, one that may never be matched. Akers' dominance of the sport, bookmarked by the Americans' triumphs in the 1991 and 1999 Women's World Cups, was nearly total. She was a complete ...

College Women: Soccer America Team of the Week (Week 8: Oct. 15-21)

G JULIE PODHRASKY (Massachusetts) (1) Senior's 17 saves prod Minutewomen to shutout victories over St. Joseph's and Temple D A.B. ROBBINS (Wake Forest) (1) Sophomore scores twice in victory over Florida State, leads defense in narrow loss to Clemson D DANIELLE SLATON (Santa Clara) (1) Olympian strikes first against UCLA, sparks defense in shutouts over Bruins, St. Mary's D ERIKA ...