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U.S. Soccer: Beasley, Convey head U-23 roster

Coach Glenn Myernick has named an 18-man roster for the U.S. U-23 team's Feb. 1-14 Europe tour. The team, which will try to qualify for the 2004 Olympic tournament (a U-23 competition), currently comprises of players under age 21. The squad named by Myernick, which will play at the Madeira International Tournament in Portugal and in a friendly in Italy, ...

MLS: Twellman, Stone, DaPra enter SuperDraft

MLS has signed three young players SuperDraft 2002 eligibility: ò Forward Taylor Twellman, 21, a St. Louis, Mo., product who played two years at the University of Maryland before spending two years playing with GermanyÆs 1860 MunichÆs amateur team. Twellman won the Bronze Boot at the 1999 U-20 World Cup with four goals. He also played in the 1997 U-17 ...

College: UCLA's Saldana will not return

TODD SALDANA, head coach of UCLA's powerhouse men's program, won't be back in 2002. He agreed to step down after it was revealed he had received his college degree from Columbia State University, shut down in 1998 for being a "diploma mill." UCLA has an expectation that all head coaches have received undergraduate degrees from accredited four-year institutions. Saldana replaced ...

U.S. Abroad (Jan. 30): Vanney starts again

L.A. Galaxy defender Greg Vanney, on loan to Bastia of the French first division, started his second consecutive match in a 1-0 loss to Auxerre. Joe-Max Moore, meanwhile, played 90 minutes for Everton for the fifth time this season in a scoreless draw at Aston Villa and Brad Friedel's Blackburn Rovers lost to Arsenal.


ò Greg Vanney (Bastia, D1) ...


Gold Cup Scoreboard

SEMIFINALS Jan. 30 in Pasadena, Calif. USA 0 Canada 0 (USA wins 4-2 on penalties). Penalties: USA -- Donovan G, McBride G, Agoos G, Mathis G; Canada -- McKenna NG, Stalteri G, DeRosario G, Nsaliwa NG. USA -- Keller, Hejduk, Mastroeni, Agoos, Bocanegra, Jones (West, 106), Armas, Lewis (Beasley, 65), Donovan, McBride, Wolff (Mathis, 75). Canada -- Hirschfield, Menezes, deVos, ...

From the Locker Room (USA-Canada): æI thought we played great,Æ says Donovan

Following the USAÆs Gold Cup semifinal win over Canada, on penalty kicks after a 0-0 tie, Coach Bruce Arena, midfielders Landon Donovan and Cobi Jones, and goalkeeper Kasey Keller offered their perspectives on WednesdayÆs victory in Pasadena, Calif. U.S. coach BRUCE ARENA "I thought we played very well tonight. We were a little unlucky tonight not to get a goal ...

Gold Cup: Hiddink sees red

By Hijiri Kono South Korea Guus Hiddink, unhappy with his team's play throughout the Gold Cup, finally blew his top late in his team's quarterfinal match with Mexico. The Dutch coach was ejected after kicking the ball on the field to interrupt the match in the 117th minute. He said he kicked the ball because Honduran referee Jose Pineda tried ...

U.S. Abroad: Reyna returns to action

On Tuesday, U.S. captain Claudio Reyna played his first English Premier League match since injuring his ankle in a New Year's Day game against Aston Villa. Reyna started for Sunderland in a 1-0 loss to visiting Middlesborough and played 90 minutes. Noel Whelan put struggling Middlesborough ahead in the 14th minute and three minutes later, Reyna had a well-taken shot ...

MLS: Rapids acquire Nigerian World Cup striker

The Colorado Rapids have acquired Nigerian striker Daniel Amokachi, 29, who played in the 1994 and 1998 World Cups, and on NigeriaÆs 1996 Olympic gold medal-winning team. Amokachi is a former captain of Nigeria, for which he has scored 14 goals in 45 appearances. He has struggled with injuries for the last few years. Amokachi began his European professional career ...

U.S. SOCCER: Arena's men finalize Euro friendlies

The USA has finalized a trio of World Cup preparation matches against Italy, Germany and Ireland in Europe over the next three months. Feb. 13: ITALY-USA at the Stadio Cibali in Catania, Sicily, at 2:45 p.m. ET/8:45 p.m. local (U.S. television TBD). March 27: GERMANY-USA at the Ostseestadion in Rostock (U.S. television, same-day delay, 10 pm ET). April 17: IRELAND-USA ...

U.S. SOCCER: Stewart, Milbrett earn Athlete of the Year honors

U.S. Soccer's top two annual awards went to midfielder Earnie Stewart (Chevrolet Male Athlete of the Year) and forward Tiffeny Milbrett (Chevrolet Female Athlete of the Year). Young Male Athlete of the Year went to DaMarcus Beasley and Young Female Athlete of the Year went to Aleisha Cramer. Stewart and Milbrett each receive a one Chevy Cavalier. Beasley and Cramer ...

Gold Cup: U.S. unbeaten streak on the line against Canada

BY RIDGE MAHONEY in Pasadena, Calif. They've met 13 times in World Cup qualifying and 11 times in friendlies but never before have neighbors Canada and the United States faced each other in the Gold Cup. The CONCACAF championship enters the semifinal stage Wednesday night at the Rose Bowl. After guest team South Korea plays Costa Rica to decide one ...

College Soccer: Putting U.S. Experience to Work

Products of the U.S. national team's rise since the mid-1980s are bringing their expertise to the college game.

Occasionally, as his Loyola Marymount men's team watches tapes, Coach Paul Krumpe throws old snippets of his own games into the mix. As expected, his players laugh. Yet the chuckles come not because Krumpe can't play - he earned 25 caps ...

Gold Cup: USA advances to the final

The United States beat Canada, 4-2, on penalty kicks to advance to the Gold Cup final for the fourth time after their game ended in a 0-0 tie. The Americans totally dominated the defending champions but they couldn't beat Canadian keeper Lars Hirschfeld. Canada's luck finally ran out in the shootout when Kasey Keller saved shots by 21-year-old Kevin McKenna ...

Youth Soccer Letter: High school and club ball can mix

A cooperative relationship between club and school created New York's best high school girls team.

South Side High School's girls soccer success is legendary. The Rockville Centre, N.Y., squad recently won its 10th New York state championship in 15 years, finishing 23-0-0 for the second consecutive season. The Lady Cyclones ended the year atop the NSCAA/adidas national fall rankings, ...