• USA GOES FOR THREE STRAIGHT VS. GERMANY
    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 game this year -- a 7-1 win over Israel. INJURIES: St. Pauli-based 22-year-old Cory Gibbs was scratched from the U.S. roster because of a hamstring injury. Brian McBride has a slight ankle sprain and John O'Brien has a strained adductor ...
  • 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. BRUCE ARENA "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 team." KASEY KELLER On the German's first goal from his Tottenham Hotspur teammate Christian Ziege: "I've seen Ziege do this in training all the time. You can't cheat against him. If you move a second early, he nails you to ...
  • 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 on the end of a Oliver Bierhoff header. Bierhoff made it 3-1 in the 66th minute with a short-range shot after Dieter Hammann and Bernd Schneider worked their way through the U.S. defense. Torsten Frings, a late replacement for Michael ...
  • 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. 4 Americans on today's roster who played in 1993's USA-Germany friendlies (4-3 and 3-0 Germany wins): Meola, Agoos, Earnie Stewart (scorer) andJones. 1 Germans on roster who played in those games: Ziege. 6-1 Ratio of Americans to Germans on today's roster who played in Germany's 2-0 France 98 win: Keller, Pope, Regis, Hejduk, Jones, Stewart/Ziege 10-2 Ratio ...
  • 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), D Marcelo Balboa (knee bone bruise-R) NEW ENGLAND REVOLUTION - OUT: M Braeden Cloutier (knee MCL strain-R), M Tony Frias (grade-two ankle strain-R); PROBABLE: M Shaun Tsakiris (hamstring strain-L), D/M Ted Chronopoulos (hamstring strain-L) COLORADO RAPIDS - No injuries to ...
  • 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 Sang Chul, Cha Doo Ri (Kim Sang Sik, 87). Jan. 23 in Pasadena, Calif. South Korea 0 Cuba 0. South Korea -- Kim Byung Ji, Kim Tae Young, Song Chong Gug, Yoo Sang Chul, Hyun Young Moon, Kim Nam II, ...
  • 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 Germany's 2002 World Cup roster have been scratched from tomorrow's game. Notable absentees include midfielder Mehmet Scholl (back), defender Sebastian Kehl (ankle), defender Jens Nowotny (ankle), keeper Oliver Kahn (resting) and Carsten Jancker (ankle). MAIN WEAPON: Bayer Leverkusen's Michael Ballack, ...
  • 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 3-0 win over the U.S. U-21s Lindsey Tarpley (Kalamazoo, Mich.) and Angela Woznuk (El Cajon, Calif.) had two goals apiece against the CyberRays. High school junior Heather O'Reilly (East Brunswick, N.J.) notched a pair in the win over the U-21s.
  • 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. international matches. Goalkeeper Phil Marfuggi played one of his best games in a U.S. jersey in goal, making eight saves. USA-PORTUGAL SUMMARY March 26 in Poirevie, France USA 3 Portugal 0. Goals: Harrington 29, Gonzalez pen. 38, DiRaimondo 79. USA ...
  • 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 61; Chicago -- Whitfield 31. Red card: Chicago -- Bocanegra 73. Referee: Kevin Stott. Att.: 18,450. March 23 in East Rutherford, N.J. MetroStars 3 New England 1. Goals: -Faria (Serna, Hernandez) 53, own goal (Llamosa) 72, Mathis (Serna, Villegas) 77; ...
  • 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 nutmegged by Rodrigo Faria when Faria scored, put one past teammate Juergen Sommer in the Metros' 3-1 defeat of the Revs. SUDDEN IMPACT: Forward Gavin Glinton came on as a substitute in overtime for the Galaxy against D.C. United and ...