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College Women: Soccer America Top 25 (Sept. 30)

Friday's showdown between Nos. 1 and 2 in college women's soccer has a new twist: It is Stanford, not North Carolina, that is No. 1.

The Cardinal took the top spot in Soccer America's College Women's Top 25 after dominating Tennessee and Montana -- just as it has dominated nearly ever foe before them -- to win Santa Clara's adidas Classic. ...

College Women: Soccer America's Top 25 Wrap (Week 5: Sept. 23-29)

FULL STRENGTH: Top-ranked North Carolina didn't have to do without three of its stars in its matchup with No. 5 Portland on Saturday, but the Tar Heels couldn't escape Merlo Field with a victory.

Pilots defender Lauren Orlandos and midfielder Betsy Barr were instrumental in shutting down the Carolina attack in a 0-0 draw. Portland was the more dangerous team, but ...

WUSA: San Diego gets No. 1 draft pick in five-player deal with New York

San Diego and New York swapped first-round draft choices -- with the Spirit picking up the No. 1 selection and New York the No. 2 pick -- as part of a five-player trade, the biggest in WUSA history.

New York, coming off a 3-17-1 campaign and in need of help in several areas, sent attacking midfielder Jen Lalor and defender Wynne ...

College: Soccer America Men's Top 25

9/30 Ranking ... Team (Record) ... 9/23 Ranking

1 St. John's (7-1-1) 2

2 Wake Forest (6-0-2) 3

3 Indiana (6-1-2) 4

4 Clemson (6-1-1) 6

5 Stanford (8-1-0) 1

6 UCLA (5-1-0) 7

7 Connecticut (6-2-0) 9

8 San Diego (9-1-0) 8

9 South Carolina (7-1-1) 5

10 Furman (7-1-1) 12

11 SMU (7-1-1) 15

12 Loyola Marymount (8-0-2) 14

13 Maryland (8-2-0) 10

14 Yale (5-0-0) 17

15 Bradley (8-0-2) 20

16 Portland (7-3-0) ...

MLS: Crew rests after disposing of Quakes

SHORE LEAVE: The Crew will have a few days to savor its two-game sweep of San Jose and rest up for the next round.

The other three series will be decided on Wednesday but Columbus can sit and watch after beating the Quakes, 2-1, for the second straight time.

Freddy Garcia scored his second goal in as many playoff appearances, and Brian ...

A-LEAGUE: Angelovski gives Rampage its second title

Sinisia Angelovski's golden goal gave the Milwaukee Rampage a 2-1 win over the Richmond Kickers and its second A-League title.

Angelovski scored in the 106th minute, nine minutes after entering the game, when it pounced on a loose ball and scored from 19 yards. Angelovski entered the match in the 97th minute. He had played only 10 minutes since the Rampage's ...

COLLEGE: Pore leads Tulsa men past No. 1 Stanford

Ryan Pore scored two second-half goals to lead Tulsa to a 3-1 win over No. 1 Stanford, dropping the Cardinal from the ranks of the unbeaten.

The Golden Hurricane rallied from a 1-0 deficit to win on goals by Pore at 54:46 and 82:35 and Kyle Brown's insurance goal at 87:30. Two days later, Cal knocked off Tulsa, 2-0, to claim ...

U.S. Abroad (Sept. 27-29): Sanneh, Stewart score again

For the second straight weekend, Tony Sanneh and Earnie Stewart each scored a goal for their respective clubs. Stewart's tally helped NAC Breda become the first team not to lose to mighty Ajax this season as it earned a 2-2 draw in Amsterdam.


* Brad Friedel (Blackburn, PL) at West Brom, Monday

* Kasey Keller (Tottenham, PL) vs. Middlesbrough, 0-3. Started: ...

MLS: Quarterfinals, Game 2 Summaries (Sept. 28-29)

Sept. 28 in Columbus, Ohio

Columbus 2 San Jose 1. Goals: Garcia (Cunningham, Martino) 50, McBride (Buddle) 81; Graziani (Donovan, Lagos) 58.

Columbus -- Busch, McCarty (West, 80), Clark, Dunseth, Denton, Oughton (Perez, 81), Buddle, Garcia, Martino (Maisonneuve, 66), Cunningham, McBride.

San Jose -- Cannon, Robinson, Agoos, Barrett, Conrad, Corrales, Russell (Ekelund, 77), Lagos (Barclay, 84), Donovan, Graziani, DeRosario (Ibsen, 84).

Yellow cards: Columbus ...

College: Soccer America Men's Top 25 Scoreboard (Sept. 23-29)

9/23 Ranking ... Team (Record) ... 9/16 Ranking

1 Stanford (8-1-0) 1

9/27 -- Tulsa (1-3); 9/29 -- Santa Clara (3-0).

2 St. John's (7-1-1) 3

9/26 -- Notre Dame (1-0); 9/28 -- Pittsburgh (1-0).

3 Wake Forest (6-0-2) 5

9/25 -- UNC Greensboro (3-0); 9/28 -- Maryland (3-0).

4 Indiana (6-1-2) 8

9/27 -- at Penn State (1-0, OT).

5 South Carolina (7-1-1) 6

9/29 -- at Davidson (0-1).

6 ...

Matildas topple Canadian women in U.S. Women's Cup tuneup

Kelly Golebiowski's stunning 25-yard blast to the upper-left corner in the 64th minute lifted Australia's women's national team past Canada, 1-0, Saturday night in Victoria, British Columbia, as the teams split their two-game exhibition series.

The Matildas, who face the U.S. women's team Wednesday in Cary, N.C., in the U.S. Women's Cup, played well in the second half after struggling against ...

Hamm, Wagner guide U.S. women past Russia in U.S. Cup opener

Mia Hamm scored two second-half goals and Aly Wagner played a role in three scores after coming on at halftime as the U.S. women's national team buried Russia, 5-1, Sunday in the U.S. Women's Cup opener in Uniondale, N.Y.

Hamm, enjoying a renaissance that began during the WUSA season, also created two first-half goals as the Americans dominated play, rolling up ...

UCLA tops Mora, Mexico; Carolina and Portland draw

Freshman Stacy Lindstrom set up one goal and scored the next as UCLA's fourth-ranked women's team rallied to beat the Mexican national team, 2-1, Saturday at the Bruins' Drake Stadium.

A thousand miles north, top-ranked North Carolina -- with national-teamers Cat Reddick, Lindsay Tarpley and Lori Chalupny on the field -- played No. 5 Portland to a 0-0 draw at the ...

Canadian women beat Australia in first of two-game series

Isabelle Morneau scored two second-half goals Thursday night in Burnaby, British Columbia, to lead Canada's women's national team past Australia, 2-0, in the first of a two-game exhibition series.

The teams meet again Saturday in Victoria, British Columbia.

Morneau tallied in the 62nd and 84th minutes to carry the Canadians, preparing for the CONCACAF Women's Gold Cup, before 2,653 at Swangard Stadium. ...

Mexican women rally to beat Long Beach State

Iris Mora and Maribel Dominguez scored goals less than a minute apart as Mexico's women's national team rallied to beat Long Beach State in an exhibition Thursday afternoon on the 49ers' field.

Mora, a freshman at UCLA, scored from a Maria de Jesus Castillo feed to pull the Mexicans even in the 65th minute. Dominguez, the W-League scoring champion and MVP ...