• Women's Gold Cup: U.S. opens with 3-0 win over Mexico
    The United States got goals from Aly Wagner, Cindy Parlow and Shannon MacMillan to beat Mexico, 3-0, Sunday on the opening day of the Women's Gold Cup in Pasadena, Calif.The Americans outshot Mexico, 25-2, in a match played almost entirely in the Tricolores' half.''IÆm pleased with the way we played in the first half even though we created fewer chances, and then of course, the opposite was true in the second half when we created chances, but actually didnÆt play as well,'' said U.S. coach April Heinrichs ''Our game fell apart a little bit, and one of the last things ...
  • Lilly leads U.S. women past Mexico in Gold Cup opener
    Kristine Lilly figured in all three goals as the U.S. women's national team opened the CONCACAF Women's Gold Cup with a 3-0 victory over overmatched Mexico at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif.Aly Wagner, Cindy Parlow and Shannon MacMillan scored for the Americans, who owned a 25-2 shot advantage and dictated every facet of the match.Wagner's fifth-minute strike, a 20-yard first-time shot to the lower-left corner, left the result in little doubt. Kate Sobrero's cross from the right found Lilly, who dropped the ball back into the semicircle for Wagner.Parlow doubled the advantage in the 42nd minute after Hamm's rolling ...
  • College Women: Soccer America's Top 25 Wrap (Week 9: Oct. 21-27)
    WAVES REDUX: No. 12 Pepperdine followed its upset last week at Portland with a 1-0 triumph Friday over No. 4 Santa Clara. Janelle Hilseth scored the goal for the Waves, who share the West Coast Conference lead with the Broncos and the No. 6 Pilots.Santa Clara was without star playmaker Aly Wagner, who scored the first goal in the U.S. women's national team's 3-0 victory over Mexico in its CONCACAF Gold Cup opener Sunday at the Rose Bowl. Wagner tried to get to Malibu to watch Friday's clash, but she got caught in L.A. traffic.U.S. coach April Heinrichs will permit ...
  • College Women: Soccer America's Top 25 Scoreboard (Week 9: Oct. 21-27)
    1. Stanford (15-1-0) 10/25 at Washington State (1-0), 10/27 at Washington (1-0)2. North Carolina (13-1-3) 10/27 vs. Duke (0-0)3. Texas (14-2-1) 10/25 vs. Kansas (4-1), 10/27 vs. Missouri (2-1 OT)4. Santa Clara (12-4-1) 10/25 at Pepperdine (0-1), 10/27 at Loyola Marymount (1-0)5. UCLA (12-3-0) 10/27 at USC (2-0)6. Portland (14-3-1) 10/25 at San Francisco (3-0), 10/27 at St. Mary's (1-0)7. California (9-6-1) 10/25 at Washington (1-2), 10/27 at Washington State (0-2)8. Texas A&M (14-3-1) 10/25 vs. Missouri (5-3), 10/27 vs. Kansas (3-1)9. West Virginia (15-1-1) 10/23 at Virginia Tech (2-0)10. Penn State (15-2-1) 10/25 vs. Ohio State (4-2), 10/27 vs. ...
  • U.S. OPEN CUP: Garcia goal gives Columbus title
    The Columbus Crew is the 2002 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup champion, thanks to a 1-0 win, on a Freddy Garcia goal, over the Los Angeles Galaxy on Thursday.The 89-year-old tournament took on Lamar HuntÆs name in 1999. Hunt is investor-operator of the Crew.The Guatemalan Garcia, a midseason acquisition, scored the winner in the 30th minute. He shot home from close-range after Galaxy keeper Matt Reis parried a Brian West cross into GarciaÆs path at the edge of the goal area.The victory was the CrewÆs first major title in its seven-year history and earned it the final U.S. Soccer berth ...
  • WUSA: Spirit to introduce Namazi as new coach
    The San Diego Spirit on Friday will announce it has hired Omid Namazi, a veteran player and coach who has spent most of his career in the indoor game, as its head coach.Namazi, 37, has little experience coaching women, but Spirit general manager Dave Presher -- after being turned down by four prominent women's coaches -- tagged him as San Diego's third coach. The Spirit is one of two WUSA clubs not to qualify for the playoffs in the league's two-year history.The other, Boston, also hired a new coach, former Philadelphia assistant coach Pia Sundhage. The former Swedish standout had ...
  • COLLEGE: Soccer America Men's Top 25 (Oct. 21)
    10/21 Ranking ... Team (Record) ... 10/14 Ranking1 St. John's (10-1-3) 110/25 -- Connecticut; 10/26 -- LIU.2 Wake Forest (10-0-3) 210/23 -- Elon (3-1); 10/26 -- at North Carolina.3 Indiana (12-1-2) 310/25 -- at Cal State Fullerton; 10/27 -- UC Santa Barbara (at Cal State Fullerton).4 Clemson (10-1-2) 410/23 -- Appalachian State (3-2); 10/26 -- at Maryland.5 UCLA (8-1-2) 610/25 -- at Oregon State; 10/27 -- at Washington.6 SMU (12-1-2) 910/26 -- Tulsa.7 Maryland (11-3-0) 1010/26 -- Clemson.8 Stanford (11-2-1) 510/26 -- at California.9 South Carolina (9-4-1) 1110/23 -- at College of Charleston (0-1); 10/27 -- Furman.10 Connecticut (11-3-0) 710/25 ...
  • CONCACAF CHAMPIONS CUP: Four U.S. teams to qualify
    Four U.S. teams will qualify for the 2003 CONCACAF Champions Cup. Already assured of spots are: LOS ANGELES (as MLS Cup champ), NEW ENGLAND (as MLS Cup 2002 runner-up) and SAN JOSE (as regular-season runner-up).The fourth spot will go to COLUMBUS or DALLAS.The fourth spot will be decided by tonight's U.S. Open Cup final. If Columbus wins, it qualifies. If Los Angeles wins, Dallas qualifies as third-place finisher in the MLS 2002 regular season.San Jose qualifies as regular-season runner-up because Los Angeles, the regular-season champ, qualifies as MLS Cup winner.The CONCACAF Champions Cup is a 16-team tournament that crowns the ...
  • U.S. LAMAR HUNT CUP OPEN CUP: L.A. goes for double tonight
    2002 U.S OPEN CUP FINAL (Thursday, Oct. 24)Columbus (MLS) vs. Los Angeles (MLS) at Crew Stadium in Columbus, Ohio at 7 pm ETTV: Fox Sports World (live) 7 pm ET; Fox Sports en Espanol (tape) midnight tonight.DOUBLE: The Los Angeles Galaxy, which lifted the 2002 MLS Cup title on Sunday, will attempt to become the third team since MLS's inception to win the MLS-Open Cup double. D.C. United lifted both titles in 1996 and Chicago did it in 1998.Other winners since 1996: Dallas (MLS) 1997, Rochester (A-League) 1999, Chicago (MLS) 2000, Los Angeles (2001).BACK-TO-BACK: Los Angeles hopes to become the ...
  • COLLEGE: Division I Women's Leaders
    POINTS1. Marilyn Marin (North Texas) 592. Mandy Heintz (LSU) 472. Rosie Luzak (Niagara) 474. Krystal Sandza (UC Santa Barbara) 465. Holly Cohen (UTEP) 456. Miranda Cuthbertson (UTEP) 397. Courtney Crandell (Charlotte) 387. Chrissie Abbott (West Virginia) 389. Danelle Myrick (Tenn.-Martin) 3710. Kim McNally (Southeastern Louisiana) 3510. Kelly Parker (UTEP) 35.GOALS1. Marilyn Marin (North Texas) 232. Mandy Heintz (LSU) 223. Rosie Luzak (Niagara) 213. Krystal Sandza (UC Santa Barbara) 215. Holly Cohen (UTEP) 196. Courtney Crandell (Charlotte) 176. Chrissie Abbott, West Virginia) 178. Ranieka Bean (Howard) 168. Miranda Cuthbertson (UTEP) 168. Trina Maso de Moya (Florida Atlantic) 16.ASSISTS1. Kelly Parker (UTEP) ...
  • COLLEGE: Division I Men's Leaders
    POINTS1. Joseph Ngwenya (Coastal Carolina) 462. Alecko Eskandarian (Virginia) 403. Chris Goos (UNC Greensboro) 374. Antou Jallow (Wis.-Milwaukee) 354. Jeff Deren (Massachusetts) 356. Dimelon Westfield (Clemson) 347. Ryan Coiner (San Diego) 318. Francis Wakhisi (Winthrop) 309. Mike Littlefield (Coastal Caro.) 299. George Kithas (Detroit) 29.GOALS1. Joseph Ngwenya (Coastal Carolina) 192. Alecko Eskandarian (Virginia) 183. Dimelon Westfield (Clemson) 164. Antou Jallow (Wis.-Milwaukee) 154. Jeff Deren (Massachusetts) 156. Francis Wakhisi (Winthrop) 146. Chris Goos (UNC Greensboro) 146. Jason Thompson (Eastern Illinois) 146. Mike Littlefield (Coastal Carolina) 14ASSISTS1. Memo Arzate (UC Santa Barbara) 121. Roger Levesque (Stanford) 121. Garret Pickard (Centenary) 124. Matt ...
  • Escape from Bouake
    No. 2 Wake Forest remained one of only two unbeaten Division I men's teams with a 3-1 win over Elon for Coach's Jay Vidovich's 100th career victory.In other midweek action involving ACC teams in the Top 25, No. 4 Clemson beat Appalachian State, 3-2. Dimelon Westfield scored his 17th goal of the season. He has now scored in nine consecutive matches, two short of the school record held by Nnamdi Nwokocha (1980-81). Alecko Eskandarian tied Joseph Ngwenya of Coastal Carolina for the Division I lead in goals with his 19th goal in No. 21 Virginia' 3-2 win over Old Dominion.Two ...
  • Ahn Lands in Japan
    No. 2 Wake Forest remained one of only two unbeaten Division I men's teams with a 3-1 win over Elon for Coach's Jay Vidovich's 100th career victory.In other midweek action involving ACC teams in the Top 25, No. 4 Clemson beat Appalachian State, 3-2. Dimelon Westfield scored his 17th goal of the season. He has now scored in nine consecutive matches, two short of the school record held by Nnamdi Nwokocha (1980-81). Alecko Eskandarian tied Joseph Ngwenya of Coastal Carolina for the Division I lead in goals with his 19th goal in No. 21 Virginia' 3-2 win over Old Dominion.Two ...
  • Newsmakers
    No. 2 Wake Forest remained one of only two unbeaten Division I men's teams with a 3-1 win over Elon for Coach's Jay Vidovich's 100th career victory.In other midweek action involving ACC teams in the Top 25, No. 4 Clemson beat Appalachian State, 3-2. Dimelon Westfield scored his 17th goal of the season. He has now scored in nine consecutive matches, two short of the school record held by Nnamdi Nwokocha (1980-81). Alecko Eskandarian tied Joseph Ngwenya of Coastal Carolina for the Division I lead in goals with his 19th goal in No. 21 Virginia' 3-2 win over Old Dominion.Two ...
  • Americans Abroad
    2002 U.S OPEN CUP FINAL (Thursday, Oct. 24)Columbus (MLS) vs. Los Angeles (MLS) at Crew Stadium in Columbus, Ohio at 7 pm ETTV: Fox Sports World (live) 7 pm ET; Fox Sports en Espanol (tape) midnight tonight.DOUBLE: The Los Angeles Galaxy, which lifted the 2002 MLS Cup title on Sunday, will attempt to become the third team since MLS's inception to win the MLS-Open Cup double. D.C. United lifted both titles in 1996 and Chicago did it in 1998.Other winners since 1996: Dallas (MLS) 1997, Rochester (A-League) 1999, Chicago (MLS) 2000, Los Angeles (2001).BACK-TO-BACK: Los Angeles hopes to become the ...