• Friedel gets second chance at the top
    Goalkeeper Brad Friedel has had his problems in England but he's back in the Premier League. His stay at Liverpool ended in November 2000 with a free transfer to Blackburn, where he has been reunited with Manager Graeme Souness. CITY. "The countryside is fantastic in Lancashire, absolutely beautiful," says Friedel. "Living up there is very easy. The people in Blackburn are very friendly. "I live just outside Manchester, about 45 minutes [away]. My wife, Tracey, knows a lot of people out that way. It's easier for me to get in the car and drive, and her have her …
  • Soccer America Men's Top 20 (Oct. 22)
    10/22 Ranking ... Team (Current Record) ... 10/15 Ranking 1 SMU (12-0-0) 1 2 Virginia (12-0-1) 2 3 Saint Louis (10-0-0) 3 4 Washington (10-1-0) 4 5 North Carolina (12-2-0) 7 6 Stanford (11-1-0) 8 7 St. John's (8-0-3) 5 8 Clemson (10-3-0) 11 9 Indiana (10-3-0) 6 10 Connecticut (8-3-2) 9 11 Rutgers (9-2-3) 10 12 South Carolina (8-3-1) 12 13 Penn State (8-3-1) 16 14 UAB (11-2-0) 13 15 Furman (10-3-0) 15 16 Gonzaga (7-3-2) NR 17 Portland (7-4-1) NR 18 Harvard (8-2-0) 19 19 Loyola (Md.) (10-1-2) 18 20 Notre Dame (8-4-0) NR ò Rankings are through …
  • Soccer America Women's Top 20 (Oct. 22)
    Nine teams in Soccer America's Top 20 dropped contests last week, but nearly all of the losses were to other ranked teams. Only one of the vanquished drops from the rankings, with California falling from 15th after shutout losses at home to Washington and Washington State. The Bears, ranked eighth at 8-1 at the beginning of October, are 2-3-1 since. Florida and Notre Dame tumble from the Top 10 after conference losses, and Texas reached the Top 10 for the first time after shutting out Missouri and Kansas on the road. Santa Clara moves into the spot behind North Carolina, …
  • Soccer America Women's College Top 20 Scoreboard (Oct. 15-21)
    Three more unbeaten records fell, leaving No. 1 North Carolina the final squad without a loss after eight weeks of the college women's season. Third-ranked Santa Clara knocked off two unbeatens, No. 2 UCLA and No. 14 St. Mary's, after ending No. 4 Stanford's perfect campaign two weeks earlier. UCLA (12-1-0) was the first to go, routed Thursday night by the Broncos (13-1-0) as Aly Wagner scored twice and set up the other goal. Pepperdine (8-1-3) was next, as Lucianne Crenshaw's overtime strike -- and another superb showing from goalkeeper Ruth Montgomery's -- scored St. Mary's a 1-0 triumph Friday …
  • U.S. Abroad (Oct. 16-21): Kirovski scores Crystal Palace winner
    Jovan Kirovski notched his third goal of the season -- a 24-yard shot that provided the winner for Crystal Palace at Wolverhampton in English First Division action. Two American keepers, Brad Friedel (Blackburn) and Ian Feuer (Derby County), saw Premier League action and came away with ties. Feuer, who was loaned from Wimbledon to Derby on Oct. 12, has made two starts for Derby after making two league and one League Cup appearance this season for Wimbledon. In Scotland, Claudio Reyna played 45 minutes in Rangers' win over St. Johnstone after playing the full 90 and drawing praise for his …
  • Soccer America College Men's Top 20 Scoreboard (Oct. 15-21)
    10/15 Ranking ... Team (Current Record) ... 10/8 Ranking 1 SMU (12-0-0) 1 10/20 at Tulsa (2-0). 2 Virginia (12-0-1) 2 10/17 Mercer (2-1), 10/20 at Duke (1-0). 3 Saint Louis (10-0-0) 3 10/20 South Florida (5-1). 4 Washington (10-1-0) 5 10/19 UCLA (3-1). 5 St. John's (8-0-3) 4 10/17 at Seton Hall (1-0), 10/21 at Virginia Tech (1-1). 6 Indiana (10-3-0) 6 10/17 Notre Dame (0-1), 10/20 Ohio State (1-0). 7 North Carolina (12-2-0) 9 10/17 at Charlotte (3-0), 10/21 at N.C. State (4-0). 8 Stanford (11-1-0) 7 10/19 California (4-0), 10/21 at Santa Clara (1-0). 9 Connecticut (8-3-2) …
  • World Cup 2002 Qualifying Scoreboard: Asia
    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 (Ali Ahmed 90). Oct. 12 in Tehran Iran 2 (Mahdavikia 27, Karimi 71) Iraq 1 (Drain 52). Oct. 5 in Amman Iraq 1 (Aboulheil 31) Saudi Arabia 2 (Al-Shaihan 1, 77). Oct. 5 in Tehran Iran 1 (Nikbakht 32) Thailand 0. Sept. 28 in Baghdad Iraq 1 (E.Mohammed 11) Bahrain 0. …
  • MLS 2001 Awards
    MVP: Alex Pineda Chacon (Miami) Rookie of the Year Rodrigo Faria (MetroStars) Goalkeeper of the Year Tim Howard (MetroStars) Defender of the Year Jeff Agoos (San Jose) Coach of the Year Frank Yallop (San Jose) Referee of the Year Paul Tamberino Fair play: team San Jose Earthquakes Fair play: individual Alex Pineda Chacon Comeback player Troy Dayak (San Jose) Goal of the Year Clint Mathis (MetroStars) April 28 vs. Dallas Best 11 Goalkeeper Tim Howard (MetroStars) Defenders Pablo Mastroeni (Miami), Carlos Llamosa (Miami), Jeff Agoos (San Jose), Greg Vanney (Los Angeles). Midfielders Chris Armas (Chicago), John Spencer (Colorado), Peter Nowak …
  • From the Locker Room: MLS Cup 2001
    The winners and losers spoke following San JoseÆs 2-1 win over Los Angeles in MLS Cup 2001: Los Angeles coach Sigi Schmid: "Everybody loves to beat Los Angeles. It's the national pastime in every sport. That's just something we have to live with. This one hurts. Overtime always hurts even more and it also hurts more so because although we struggled for a good part of the game, I thought that in the last 20 minutes of regulation and through to overtime, I thought we had started to get a hold of things and we were playing our best soccer. …
  • MLS Cup 2001: DeRosario strikes gold for San Jose
    The San Jose Earthquakes are MLS champions 2001 after a 2-1 overtime win over the Los Angeles Galaxy Sunday in Columbus, Ohio. Dwayne DeRosario, an 85th-minute substitute, scored San JoseÆs golden goal six minutes into overtime. After juking Los Angeles defender Danny Califf at the top of the penalty area, DeRosario curled a 17-yard shot that nicked the far post on its way into the goal. Los Angeles scored the gameÆs first goal, in the 21st minute. Luis Hernandez chased down a long through pass from Greg Vanney and hammered a volley past San Jose keeper Joe Cannon. Landon Donovan …
  • World Cup 2002 Qualifying Scoreboard: Asia
    Group A RESULTS Oct. 16 in Bangkok Thailand 1 (Srimaka 21) Bahrain 1 (Ali Ahmed 90). Oct. 12 in Tehran Iran 2 (Mahdavikia 27, Karimi 71) Iraq 1 (Drain 52). Oct. 5 in Amman Iraq 1 (Aboulheil 31) Saudi Arabia 2 (Al-Shaihan 1, 77). Oct. 5 in Tehran Iran 1 (Nikbakht 32) Thailand 0. Sept. 28 in Baghdad Iraq 1 (E.Mohammed 11) Bahrain 0. Sept. 28 in Jeddah Saudi Arabia 2 (Al-Waked pen. 20, Al-Hassan Al-Yami 58) Iran 2 (Daei 42, Dinmohammadi 82). Sept. 22 in Bangkok Thailand 1 (Suksomkit 38) Iraq 1 (Ridha 63). Sept. 21 in Manama Bahrain …
  • Dorrance wins No. 500, loses Bush; Santa Clara hammers UCLA
    Anson Dorrance won his 500th game after losing one of his top forwards, and the ranks of the unbeaten in Division I college women's soccer dropped by one during action Thursday night. Dorrance, whose North Carolina teams have won 17 national championships in 20 years, notched win No. 500 as his top-ranked Tar Heels toppled No. 13 Clemson before 1,325 at Fetzer Field in Chapel Hill, N.C. News that forward Susan Bush would miss the remainder of the season doused the celebration. Across the continent, No. 2 UCLA dropped its first game of the season, falling to third-ranked Santa Clara, …
  • MLS Playoffs: Semifinal Game 3 Report Cards
    Here are Soccer AmericaÆs player ratings for MLS semifinal Game 3Æs played Oct. 17. SA Report Cards: 1 (low) to 10 (high) Oct. 17 in Ft. Lauderdale Miami 0 San Jose 1 (OT). Goals: Dayak (Conrad, Mulrooney) 94. (San Jose wins series, 6 points to 3) Miami (3-5-2) -- Nick Rimando (5); Pablo Mastroeni (7), Carlos Llamosa (7), Brian Dunseth (5); Chris Henderson (5), Ian Bishop (5), Jim Rooney (5), Preki (5), Lazo Alavanja (5); Alex Pineda Chacon (5), Diego Serna (5). Subs: Ian Woan (5) for Henderson 46, Torres (5) for Pineda Chacon 78. Yellow cards: Bishop 29, …
  • MLS Cup On the Record: Frank Yallop, Troy Dayak, Sigi Schmid, Cobi Jones
    San Jose coach Frank Yallop, San Jose defender Troy Dayak, Los Angeles coach Sigi Schmid and Los Angeles forward Cobi Jones discuss their teams run to the MLS Cup and SundayÆs championship clash (ABC 12:30 pm ET): San Jose coach Frank Yallop's opening comments: "It was a wonderful result for us on Wednesday night [1-0 over Miami in Game 3 of their semifinal series]. It was a real tough series and the Fusion are a great side. It feels good to come out on top of the best team in MLS during the regular season. I'm proud of the way …
  • The importance of being Earnie
    Using Dutch persistence and American spirit, Earnie Stewart has cemented his place as a keystone of the U.S. national team after more than a decade of service. In the Netherlands, where he is playing his 14th season of professional soccer, Earnie Stewart is known for bringing an optimistic, encouraging mindset to the field that observers there consider a reflection of his American heritage. With the U.S. national team, where he has been a continuous member longer than anyone, teammates and coaches laud Stewart's professionalism, competitive drive and blunt honesty - traits they often label Dutch. The origin …
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