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The USA meets Germany today in Rostock at 2:45 pm ET. The game will be televised at 10 pm ET on espn2 and on Telemundo (11:30 ET/PT). U.S. coach Bruce Arena will be aiming to notch his third win over Germany in what is the USA's ninth game of the year (6-1-1). Fellow World Cup qualifier Germany has played one ...

From the Locker Room: +They were the better team,G says Arena

U.S. coach Bruce Arena, keeper Kasey Keller and midfielder Earnie Stewart offered their opinions on losing to Germany, 4-2, on Wednesday.


"I thought the key to the game was their physical strength. We could have defended better and at times shown more commitment. They won a lot of the battles, and in the end they were the better ...


Germany beats USA, 4-2

Germany vs. USA, friendly (March 27 in Rostock, Germany) Clint Mathis gave the USA a 1-0 lead in the 17th minute by slotting home the rebound of his own shot against inside post. Christian Ziege equalized for the Germans in the 44th minute on a free kick. Oliver Neuville headed Germany in front, 2-1, in the 62nd minute after getting ...

BY THE NUMBERS: Americans vs. Germans

The USA meets Germany today in Rostock at 2:45 pm ET. The game will be televised at 10 pm ET on espn2 and on Telemundo (11:30 ET/PT). The USA, which first met Germany in 1993, has a 2-3-0 (won-lost-tied) record against the Germans.


Americans on today's roster who played in 1993's USA-Germany friendlies (4-3 and 3-0 Germany wins): Meola, ...


MLS: Injury Report

CHICAGO FIRE - OUT: D Jim Curtin (ankle sprain-L), F Hristo Stoitchkov (hernia-R), F Aleksey Korol (bursitis-left knee) COLUMBUS CREW - OUT: D Mike Lapper (sprained MCL-R) D.C. UNITED - OUT: GK Mike Amman (elbow surgery), M Ben Olsen (ankle surgery), F Jaime Moreno (knee surgery), D Craig Ziadie (eye contusion-L) METROSTARS - IR: F Martin Klinger (lower back pain), ...

SOUTH KOREA: Warmup summaries and schedule

WARMUP SUMMARIES Jan. 19 in Pasadena, Calif. USA 2 South Korea 1. Goals: Donovan 35, Beasley 90; Song Chong Gug 38. South Korea -- Lee Woon Jae, Kim Tae Young, Kim Nam II, Song Chong Gug, Choi Yong Soo, Lee Chun Soo (Lee Young Pyo, 72), Lee Eul Young (Hyung Young Min, 72), Choi Jin Cheul, Park Ji Sung, Yoo ...

U.S. SOCCER: Yanks to face depleted Germany

Coach Bruce Arena's chances of notching his third win against Germany are looking better because of an injury plague that has hit the three-time world champion. The game tomorrow in Rostock at 2:45 pm ET will be televised at 10 pm ET on espn2 and on Telemundo (11:30 ET/PT). MISSING: Fourteen players who are expected to be a part of ...

SOUTH KOREA: Hiddink's team records third straight shutout

South Korea closed out its European stay with a 0-0 tie with Turkey Tuesday before a pro-Turkey crowd in Bochum, Germany. The Koreans did not give up a goal in three games, which marked the return of veteran sweeper Hong Myung Bo from injury.

U.S. SOCCER: U-19 women record pair of impressive wins

The U.S. under-19 women's national team showed why they are the favorite for the first Under-19 World Championship this summer in Canada. They went undefeated (2-0-2) during their stay at the WUSA training camp in Chula Vista, Calif. The U-19s recorded a pair of impressive wins: a 5-1 win over the WUSA champion San Jose Cyber Rays split-squad and a ...

MLS: Preview (March 27)

Wednesday, March 27 (7:00 p.m.) Columbus Crew at MetroStars (Sport! TV, 7:00 pm) Key players out: Columbus: F Brian McBride (U.S. National Team), D Mike Lapper (sprained MCL-R); MetroStars: F/M Clint Mathis (U.S. National Team), D/M Marcelo Balboa (bruise knee-R). Referee: Gus St. Silva.

MLS: Suspensions

Carlos Bocanegra Chicago Fire 1 game, 3/30 Red card Bobby Convey D.C. United 1 game, 3/30 Red card

U.S. SOCCER: U.S. U-17s bury Portugal at Montaigu tournament

The U.S. under-17 national team beat Portugal's U-17s, 3-0, at on the opening day of the 30th edition of Montaigu's "Mondial Minimes" in Poirevie, France. Guillermo Gonzalez and Mike Harrington each had one goal and one assist. John DiRaimondo closed out the scoring in the 79th minute. Gonzalez and DiRaimondo have scored four goals apiece in the last three U.S. ...

MLS: Summaries (March 23)

March 23 in Columbus, Ohio Columbus 0 Chicago 2. Goals: Own goal (McCarty) 18, Wolff (Razov) 70. Columbus -- Presthus, Clark (Buddle 85), McCarty (Washington 74), Torres, Denton, Maisonneuve, Warzycha, Perez, West, Cunningham (Martino 87), McBride. Chicago -- Thornton, Brown, Whitfield, Bocanegra, Beasley, Nowak (Daniv 69), Armas, Marsch, Kovalenko, Razov (Gray 75), Wolff. Yellow cards: Columbus -- Torres 28, Maisonneuve ...

COLLEGE: Portland's Clive Charles treated for prostate cancer

Long-time University of Portland men's and women's coach Clive Charles is undergoing treatment for prostate cancer. Charles, the 2000 U.S. men's Olympic team coach, will continue as Director of Soccer while he completes his treatment and recovery, said athletic director Joe Etzel. Assistant coaches Bill Irwin and Garrett Smith will assume day-to-day coaching duties.

MLS's Year Seven opens with ... own goal

OWN UP TO IT: Two own goals, including the first goal of the 2002 season, marked the first weekend of play. Chad McCarty, in his first game for the Crew after four seasons in Tampa Bay, put a Peter Nowak cross into his own net to open the scoring in Chicago's 2-0 win over Columbus. Carlos Llamosa, who was also ...