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U.S. ABROAD (Chile, Netherlands, Germany): Catolica loses in Libertadores Cup)

Wednesday, Feb. 27: Dutch League: = John OGBrien (Ajax Amsterdam/D1) vs. Fortuna Sittard (1-1) Started: 56 minutes. Replaced in the by Ahmed Hossam Mido four minutes after receiving a yellow card. A tie at lowly Sittard puts first-place AjaxGs lead over PSV at 4 points. Libertadores Cup: = Jonny Walker (Universidad Catolica/D1) vs. Olimpia (0-1) Started: 90 minutes. After ...

MLS preseason results and schedules

CHICAGO Training March 2-10 -- Birmingham, Ala. March 10-15 -- Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. Matches Jan. 28 -- Univ. of Tampa (3-0). Feb. 4 -- U.S. U-18 national team (2-0). Feb. 6 -- Kansas City Wizards (1-4). Feb. 16 -- at Portuguese union all-stars (6-0). Feb. 20 -- at Benfica (Portugal) (2-0). March 5 -- at UAB. March 9 -- at ...

ALGARVE CUP: Great test for American women

BY SCOTT FRENCH Fourteen of the WUSA's Americans, and about a dozen of its foreigners, are on Portugal's resort coast for the March 1-7 Algarve Cup, the annual fling that brings the world's top teams together to compete before crowds sometimes topping 100. The lack of local interest notwithstanding, the Algarve Cup -- in its ninth year -- is like ...

MLS Preseason Rosters

In parentheses are 2001 teams. Key: SI=senior international; TI=transitional international; YI=youth international; P-40=Project-40.


Goalkeepers Henry Ring Zach Thornton Defenders Carlos Bocanegra C.J. Brown Jim Curtin Billy Sleeth (Univ. of Washington) Evan Whitfield Midfielders Chris Armas DaMarcus Beasley Craig Capano (P-40) (Chicago Sockers) Sergi Daniv (SI) Kelly Gray (P-40) (Univ. of Portland) Dema Kovalenko Jesse Marsch Peter Nowak Miguel ...


MLS: Odd Men Out

The pain of contraction struck not just the folding Fusion and Mutiny, but scores of players across MLS.

A friend saw his name on the Internet.

The Colorado Rapids' most valuable defensive player last season thought he had found his niche. Playing in Denver, his hometown, leading the team in minutes for two consecutive seasons, Chris Martinez felt ...

MLS: Dallas Burn stadium project collapses

On Tuesday, MLS celebrated the ground-breaking on the Los Angeles GalaxyGs new venue in Carson, Calif. On Wednesday, the league revealed bad news from the stadium-building front. The city council of McKinney, Texas voted unanimously to pcease all negotiations on the projectS that would have provided the Dallas Burn a 22,000-seat, soccer-specific stadium. The Hunt Sports Group had been negotiating ...

Nunez and Saul Martinez head Honduras team to face U.S.

Milton Nunez and former MLS and A-League striker Saul Martinez head the Honduran national team roster for the USA-Honduras match Saturday in Seattle (ESPN, 4 pm ET). Nunez tormented the U.S. defense in the Catrachos' 3-2 win in 2002 World Cup qualifying last September in Washington. Martinez had four goals against World Cup finalist Slovenia and the winning goal against ...

U.S. Abroad (England): Berhalter back on bench

Gregg Berhalter, who was put on the transfer list by Crystal Palace two weeks ago but started in last weekend's 1-0 loss to Sheffield United, was left out of Crystal Palace's win on Tuesday. English First Division = Jovan Kirovski (Crystal Palace) at Barnsley (4-1) Entered as sub in 90th minute = Gregg Berhalter (Crystal Palace) at Barnsley (4-1) DNP: ...

U.S. ABROAD: Friedel joins list of American title winners

On Sunday, U.S. keeper Brad Friedel helped Blackburn Rovers defeat Tottenham Hotspur, 2-1, to lift the English (Worthington) League Cup. He is the third American, after John Harkes and Kasey Keller, to win that title. Here are other American products who have won titles abroad: STEVE BOYLE 1999 Faeroe Islands First Division (KI) 1999 Faeroe Islands Cup (KI) NICK BROUJOS ...

U.S. ABROAD: Moore misses EvertonGs FA Cup win

English FA Cup 5th round, replay = Joe-Max Moore (Everton) vs. Crewe (2-1) DNP: not on bench.

Ridge Mahoney's View: Arena Sounds a Warning

For most of 2002 World Cup qualifying, the United States seldom played its game. It did well enough - eight wins, four losses and four ties - to qualify, but it rarely played as a team.

Not until the 2002 Gold Cup did the Americans orchestrate the action consistently from one game to the next.

Set aside for ...

WUSA preseason results and schedules

Atlanta Beat Training March 1-18 -- Atlanta. March 19-24 -- Richmond, Va. March 26-April 1 -- Atlanta. April 2-13 -- site TBD. Matches March 3 -- University of Georgia (at Agnes Scott College). March 10 -- University of Nebraska (at Agnes Scott College); Clemson University (at Agnes Scott College). March 16 -- Team TBD (at Georgia Tech). March 20 -- ...

Friedel, Blackburn win Worthington Cup

U.S. national team goalkeeper Brad Friedel became the third American to win a title in England when he was named the Man of The Match in Blackburn's 2-1 victory over Tottenham on Sunday.
Elsewhere in Europe, John O'Brien and Tony Sanneh were the only Americans to play in victories for their respective clubs.
Friedel made three brilliant stops on Les ...


MLS finalizes big-game venues for 2002

New England will host the 2002 MLS championship game at CMGI Field on Oct. 20. D.C. United will host the 2002 MLS All-Star game at RFK Stadium on Aug. 3. Two of the previous six MLS Cups have been played in New EnglandGs former home -- Foxboro Stadium. The Revolution begins its CMGI Field era May 11 when it hosts ...

MLS: Construction to begin on Galaxy stadium

Ground-breaking ceremonies take place Tuesday for the sports complex in Carson, Calif., that will include the U.S. Soccer national training center and the Los Angeles Galaxy stadium. The complex on the California State-Dominguez Hills (CSDH) campus is a 85-acre, $120 million development bank-rolled mainly by the Anschutz Entertainment Group (AEG). The project entails renovating some CSDH facilities plus construction of: ...