• WOMEN'S GOLD CUP: Results and Schedule
    GROUP AOct. 27 in Pasadena, Calif.USA 3 (Wagner 5, Parlow 42, MacMillan 93+) Mexico 0.Panama 4 (Bedoya 29, De Mera 35, 61, 66) Trinidad & Tobago 2 (Attin-Johnson 39, St. Louis 64).Oct. 29 in Fullerton, Calif.USA 3 (Parlow 19, Chastain 54, Milbrett 62) Trinidad & Tobago 0.Mexico 5 (Gonzalez pen. 4, 22, Sandoval 37, Leyva 65, Dominguez 78) Panama 1 (Valderrama 26).StandingsUSA 6 points; Mexico 3; Panama 3; Trinidad & Tobago 0.ScheduleNov. 2 in SeattleMexico vs. Trinidad & TobagoUnited States vs. PanamaGROUP BOct. 30 in Victoria, B.C.Canada 11 (Hooper 5, 26, 32, Burtini 11, 84, Sinclair 16, 43, 71, 86, ...
  • Sinclair, Hooper lead Canadian rout in Gold Cup opener
    Christine Sinclair scored four goals and Charmaine Hooper added a hat trick as the Canadian women's national team buried Haiti, 11-1, Wednesday in a Group 2 opener at the CONCACAF Women's Gold Cup in Victoria, British Columbia.Silvana Burtini added a pair of goals for the Canadians, who dictated every phase of the match and might have scored two dozen goals with better fortune.Hooper, of the WUSA's Atlanta Beat, had her hat trick by the 33rd minute as Canada romped to a 6-1 advantage. Sinclair, a sophomore at the University of Portland, tallied twice in each half. Burtini, formerly with the ...
  • College Women: Soccer America Team of the Week (Week 9: Oct. 21-27)
    GoalkeeperBritta Vogele (Iowa), Soph. (1) Notches fifth and sixth shutouts of the year, making 13 saves in 2-0 Big Ten win over Illinois and six in 1-0 overtime victory over BaylorDefendersChrissy Creamer (Purdue), Sr. (1) Assists Lauren Sesselman's winner in Big Ten showdown vs. Indiana, part of back line that shuts out Hoosiers and Ball State, surrendering 10 total shots on goalMegan Maxwell (Utah), Sr. (1) 35-yard strike is third goal in 5-1 Mountain West romp over San Diego State; paces defense that allows eight shots -- six on target -- in wins over Aztecs and UNLVAshlie Mihalcin (Colorado), Fr. ...
  • Women's Gold Cup: Results and Schedule
    GROUP 1Oct. 27 in Pasadena, Calif.USA 3 (Wagner 5, Parlow 42, MacMillan 93+) Mexico 0.Panama 4 (Bedoya 29, De Mera 35, 61, 66) Trinidad & Tobago 2 (Attin-Johnson 39, St. Louis 64).Oct. 29 in Fullerton, Calif.USA 3 (Parlow 19, Chastain 54, Milbrett 62) Trinidad & Tobago 0.Mexico 5 (Gonzalez pen. 4, 22, Sandoval 37, Leyva 65, Dominguez 78) Panama 1 (Valderrama 26).StandingsUSA 6 points; Mexico 3; Panama 3; Trinidad & Tobago 0.ScheduleNov. 2 in SeattleMexico vs. Trinidad & TobagoUnited States vs. PanamaGROUP 2StandingsCanada, Costa Rica, Haiti, Jamaica 0.ScheduleOct. 30 in Victoria, B.C.Costa Rica vs. JamaicaCanada vs. HaitiNov. 1 in Victoria, ...
  • COLLEGE MEN: Soccer America Team of the Week (Week 9: Oct. 21-27)
    GOALKEEPERMark Muleady (San Francisco), Soph. (1)Records 18 saves to lead the WCC leader to a pair of 2-0 wins on the road against Gonzaga and No. 12 Portland.DEFENDERSJeff Curtin (Georgetown), Fr. (1)Scores two goals in Hoyas' 3-2 win over No. 11 Notre Dame -- his first goal gives the Hoyas a 1-0 lead and penalty kick with 24 seconds left decides the game.Joe Lampert (Charlotte), Jr. (1)Helps the 49ers to shutouts of ACC foes N.C. State (2-0) and Duke (1-0) at the Big Four Classic.Troy Roberts (California), Soph. (1)Scores the game-winning goal in a 1-0 win over No. 8 Stanford ...
  • Milbrett leads U.S. women as Hamm is hurt
    Tiffeny Milbrett came off the bench to score one goal and set up another as the U.S. women's national team topped defensive-minded Trinidad Tobago, 3-0, Tuesday night at Cal State Fullerton in a CONCACAF Women's Gold Cup match that was not nearly as tight as the score suggests.The Americans dominated play throughout, but Trinidad & Tobago's bunker mentality -- with as many as nine players stretched across the back -- conspired with a lack of sharpness in front of the goal by the United States to keep the margin of victory presentable.Milbrett, returning to the U.S. squad after three months' ...
  • U.S. ABROAD (Oct. 26-27): Friedel is injured
    Brad Friedel helped Sunderland upset defending Premier League champion Arsenal, 2-1, at Highbury but faces the prospect of knee surgery after spraining his knee in practice before the game.ENGLAND* Brad Friedel (Blackburn, PL), at Arsenal, 2-1.Started: 90 minutes. Despite spraining his knee prior to the match, Friedel was sensational in goal, frustrating the defending Premier League champions. Friedel's manager, Graeme Souness, said after the game: ''I think we've got the best keeper in the country, but he has a cartilage problem, and it popped out again during the warm-up when his knee jarred.'' Friedel plans to have surgery soon to ...
  • U.S. ABROAD (Oct. 28): Reyna awaits further tests on injured knee
    ENGLAND* Claudio Reyna (Sunderland, PL), at Bolton, 1-1.Started: 39 minutes. Doctors have not determined the extent of Reyna's knee injury suffered during the first half of Sunderland's Premier League match with Bolton. A scan was inconclusive as doctors are waiting until the swelling goes down in his knee. Ligament damage is suspected, however. Reyna collapsed after a harmless-looking challenge from Bolton's Gareth Farrelly.GERMANY* Jacob Thomas (Braunschweig, D2), at Duisburg, 1-1.Started: 80 minutes. Texas striker was given a start by new coach Uwe Reinders and scored the tying goal in the 45th minute. Duisburg coach Pierre Littbarski singled out Thomas for ...
  • U.S. SOCCER: Arena calls up 11 uncapped players for camp
    U.S. national team coach Bruce Arena called up 11 uncapped players for the training camp before the international friendly against El Salvador on Sunday, Nov. 17, at RFK Stadium in Washington, D.C. (TV: ESPN, live, 3 pm ET).Only four players from the U.S. World Cup team return: midfielders DaMarcus Beasley and Pablo Mastroeni and strikers Landon Donovan and Clint Mathis.All 10 MLS teams are represented on the 23-player training camp roster. The Columbus Crew and New England Revolution will have four players each in camp.Returning is D.C. United midfielder Ben Olsen, who has missed nearly two years after suffering a ...
  • COLLEGE: Soccer America Men's Top 25 (Oct. 28)
    10/28 Ranking ... Team (Record) ... 10/21 Ranking1 Wake Forest (10-0-4) 22 St. John's (11-1-4) 13 UCLA (10-1-2) 54 SMU (13-1-2) 65 Maryland (12-3-0) 76 Clemson (10-2-2) 47 Indiana (13-2-2) 38 California (11-3-1) 159 Stanford (11-3-1) 810 Furman (12-2-1) 1411 Connecticut (12-4-0) 1012 Loyola Marymount (12-2-2) 1313 Coastal Carolina (14-0-1) 1614 Creighton (11-2-2) 17 15 San Diego (12-4-0)1916 Notre Dame (9-4-3) 1117 Boston College (9-4-0) 2018 Portland (10-5-1) 1219 Wisconsin-Milwaukee (14-1-1) NR20 Virginia (9-5-0) 2121 South Carolina (9-5-1) 922 Pennsylvania (9-2-0) NR23 North Carolina (10-5-1) NR24 Saint Louis (9-3-1) 2225 Virginia Commonwealth (10-3-1) 23* The Soccer America Men's Top 25 ...
  • U.S. ABROAD: Friedel and Reyna are injured
    It was a bad weekend for American players in the English Premier League.Brad Friedel helped Blackburn upset defending Premier League champion Arsenal, 2-1, at Highbury but faces the prospect of knee surgery after spraining his knee in practice before the game.Claudio Reyna was stretchered off the field during the first half of Sunderland's Monday game still in progress at Bolton. The extent of his injury was not known, but his knee with heavily bandaged, and he was taken to the hospital for examination.ENGLAND* Brad Friedel (Blackburn, PL), at Arsenal, 2-1. Started: 90 minutes. Despite spraining his knee prior to the ...
  • College Women: Soccer America Top 25 (Oct. 28)
    Pepperdine vaults into Soccer America's College Women's Top 10 this week after toppling Santa Clara in a West Coast Conference showdown five days after upsetting Portland. The Broncos, who were without All-American playmaker Aly Wagner, drop from fourth to seventh.California, very talented but very inconsistent, falls from the Top 10, diving from seventh to 18th after being swept by Washington and Washington State.There isn't much other movement in the Top 10. A few teams move up a slot, and North Carolina -- despite a 0-0 draw with Duke -- remains No. 2, behind Stanford.The most significant jumps elsewhere in the ...
  • COLLEGE: LIU ties No. 1 St. John's, 1-1
    A day after beating No. 10 Connecticut, 1-0, on Rich Bradley's penalty kick before 2,266 fans in the pouring rain, No. 1 St. John's was tied by Long Island, 1-1, at the Red Storm's Daly Worldwide Communications Classic. Trinidadian Wendell Parris scored for the Blackbirds, who extended their unbeaten streak to six games.Defending national champion North Carolina rallied twice to tie No. 2 Wake Forest, 2-2. Wake (10-0-4) and No. 16 Coastal Carolina (14-0-1) are the only unbeaten teams in the country.In other ACC action, No. 7 Maryland beat No. 4 Clemson, 1-0, on Scott Buete's goal.Hector OrellanaÆs penalty kick ...
  • COLLEGE: Soccer America Men's Top 25 Scoreboard (Oct. 21-27)
    10/21 Ranking ... Team (Record) ... 10/14 Ranking1 St. John's (11-1-4) 110/25 -- Connecticut (1-0); 10/26 -- LIU (1-1).2 Wake Forest (10-0-4) 210/23 -- Elon (3-1); 10/26 -- at North Carolina (2-2).3 Indiana (13-2-2) 310/25 -- at Cal State Fullerton (1-2); 10/27 -- UC Santa Barbara (3-1).4 Clemson (10-2-2) 410/23 -- Appalachian State (3-2); 10/26 -- at Maryland (0-1).5 UCLA (10-1-2) 610/25 -- at Oregon State (3-0); 10/27 -- at Washington (1-0).6 SMU (13-1-2) 910/26 -- Tulsa (5-1).7 Maryland (12-3-0) 1010/26 -- Clemson (1-0).8 Stanford (11-3-1) 510/26 -- at California (0-1).9 South Carolina (9-5-1) 1110/23 -- at College of Charleston ...
  • MLS: D.C. United and Dallas win exhibitions
    MLS clubs won a pair of exhibitions against Central American opponents on Saturday.D.C. United beat Aguila of El Salvador, 4-0, before 17,453 fans at RFK Stadium.Eliseo Quintanilla had three assists against his old team, setting up Jaime Moreno twice and Bobby Convey for goals. Roy Lassiter closed out the scoring in the 80th minute.The only down note was a groin injury suffered by Justin Mapp, who was selected to the U.S. under-20 national team for World Youth Championship qualifying Nov. 13-17 in Charleston, S.C.Dallas won the New Orleans Saints Pan-American Life Cup with a 6-5 victory on penalty kicks after ...