• COLLEGE: NSCAA/Adidas NCCAA Men's Division II All-Americans
    Goalkeeper -- Aaron Hoxie (Philadelphia Biblical). Defenders -- Clifton Barth (Faith Baptist Bible), Greg Fanus (Philadelphia Biblical), Kyle Rodell (Manhattan Christian). Midfielders -- Thomas Bates (Clearwater Christian), Phil Luukkonen (Simpson), John Scott (Northland Baptist Bible), Mark Smith (Manhattan Christian), Gonzalo Vergara (Grace Bible). Forwards -- Nathan Grube (Grace Bible), Andy Schmitt (Baptist Bible), Joe Schutte (Manhattan Christian).
  • COLLEGE: NSCAA/Adidas NCCAA MenÆs Division I
    Goalkeeper -- Trevor Knowles (Mt. Vernon Nazarene). Defenders -- Hamlet Diaz (Roberts Wesleyan), Damian Francis (Judson), Masayuki Yokota (Grace). Midfielders -- Joaquin Camargo (Piedmont), James Chase (Roberts Wesleyan), Fabio Dos Santos (Oklahoma Wesleyan), Josh Ray (Bryan). Forwards -- Stephen Andrew (Piedmont), Anderson Browne (Indiana Wesleyan), Rafael Perez (Bethel), Marcos Silva (Oklahoma Wesleyan), Joe Phiri (Union, Tenn.).
  • COLLEGE: NSCAA/Adidas NAIA Men All-Americans
    First TeamGoalkeeper -- Andrew Bayliss (Mobile). Defenders -- Jamie Ferguson (Mobile), Gavin Oldham (Lindsey Wilson), Eric Ongao (Park). Midfielders -- Sigthor Juliusson (Auburn-Montgomery), Jasmin Kadric (Embry-Riddle), Siemon Mulama (Park), Chris Williams (Mobile). Forwards -- James Gledhill (Mobile), Boyzzz Khumalo (Lindsey Wilson), Michael Ritch (Auburn-Montgomery).Second TeamGoalkeeper -- Oliver Sanders (Rio Grande). Defenders -- Christian Cuevas (Auburn-Montgomery), Steven Kehoe (Rio Grande), Sigurdur Thorsteinsson (Auburn-Montgomery), Kelly Wolverton (Baker). Midfielders -- Andrew Baron (William Carey), Andre Cooper (Lindsey Wilson), Masego Ntshingane (Auburn-Montgomery). Forwards -- Keith Dunne (Thomas), Andres Rodriguez (Bethel), Branko Savic (Lindenwood).Third TeamGoalkeeper -- James Van Dyne (Auburn-Montgomery). Defenders -- Vince Peragine ...
  • COLLEGE: NSCAA/Adidas NAIA Women All-Americans
    First TeamGoalkeeper -- Julie Greenlee (Embry-Riddle). Defenders -- Sally Cole (Oklahoma City), Abby Odom (Embry-Riddle), Jen Sousa (Azusa Pacific). Midfielders -- Ana Bruni (Union, Ky.), Coco Callebaut (Lindenwood), Missy Clark (Concordia, Ore.). Forwards -- Erin Arbizu (Azusa Pacific), Patience Avre (Robert Morris, Ill.), Kristi Sullivan (Westmont), Alessandra Tavoloni (Union, Ky.).Second TeamGoalkeeper -- Jaclyn Maag (Westmont). Defenders -- Caitie Davidson (Concordia, Ore.), Kristen Kleen (Westmont), Melissa Ruder (Indiana Wesleyan). Midfielders -- Elizabeth Baidu (Robert Morris, Ill.), Krista Bailey (St. Francis, Ind.), Audrey Fonnegra (Berry), Helga osk Hannesdottir (Auburn-Montgomery). Forwards -- Amanda Creighton (Doane), Ellen DeClouet (Auburn-Montgomery), Alberta Sackey (Robert Morris, ...
  • College Women: Van Linder leaves SMU for Baylor post
    George Van Linder, who last month nearly guided SMU into the NCAA women's soccer Sweet 16, was introduced Friday as Baylor's new women's soccer coach.Van Linder replaces Nick Cowell, who resigned in mid-November to seek out opportunities in other fields. Cowell was 40-32-6 in four seasons in Waco, Texas, including an 8-9-2 mark in 2002.Van Linder was 59-20-11 with four Western Athletic Conference championships and three NCAA Tournament berths in four seasons at SMU, which this season knocked off Texas in an NCAA opener for the second successive year but was ousted by Texas A&M on penalty kicks in the ...
  • U.S. SOCCER: Arena calls up 27 players for Bradenton training camp
    Bruce Arena called up 27 players, all from MLS teams, for the first U.S. national team training camp of 2003. They will assemble Jan. 4 at the IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla., in preparation for the international friendly against Canada on Jan. 18 at Lockhart Stadium in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.All 10 MLS teams are represented for the two-week training camp. The Columbus Crew contributes the largest contingent with five members. The 2002 MLS Cup champion Los Angeles Galaxy and the San Jose Earthquakes send four a piece.In addition, Chicago Fire midfielder Chris Armas (torn ACL) and FC Nuremberg defender Tony ...
  • U.S. ABROAD (Dec. 23-26): Kirovski scores again
    ENGLAND* Brad Friedel (Blackburn, PL) at Liverpool, 1-1 (Dec. 26).Started: 90 minutes. Friedel conceded a 17th-minute goal to John Arne Riise. Blackburn is in 10th place.Holiday schedule: Dec. 28, vs. West Ham; Jan. 1, vs. Middlesbrough. * Kasey Keller (Tottenham, PL) vs. Charlton, 2-2, (Dec. 26)Started: 90 minutes.Keller conceded two goals to Jason Euell, but Tottenham avoided what would have been only its second home defeat of the year thanks to goals by Robbie Keane and Steffen Iversen in the final 22 minutes. Tottenham is in seventh place. * Kasey Keller (Tottenham, PL) at Manchester City, 3-2 (Dec. 23)Started: 90 ...
  • U.S. ABROAD (Dec. 20-22): Friedel Blanks Man U; No Double for Walker
    Blackburn thrilled its home crowd with its first victory over Manchester United in eight years, a 1-0 win. Jonny Walker's team, Universidad Catolica, meanwhile, fell short of winning its second Chilean title this year.CHILE*Jonny Walker (Universidad Catolica, D1) vs. Colo Colo, 2-3.Started: 90 minutes. Red cards doomed Catolica's bid to be ''bi-campeon'' as Colo Colo captured Chile's Clausura championship. Catolica, which won the Apertura in June, lost its defensive general, Miguel Ramirez, to a red card in the 14th minute of Wednesday's first leg, a 2-0 loss. Facing Colo Colo without Ramirez and with a two-goal deficit was a tall ...
  • U.S. SOCCER: U-23s fall to Canada, 2-0, in friendly
    Two goals in the first 21 minutes gave Canada a 2-0 win over the United States in the first of two men's under-23 friendlies.Dec. 19 in Ft. LauderdaleUSA 0 Canada 2. Goals: Canizalez 1, Matondo 21.USA -- Countess, Lewis (Yi, 46), Gray (Akwari, 46), Oliver (S.Thompson, 46), Carroll (Wingert, 75), Beckerman, Martino (Pause, 46), Davis, Levesque (J.Thompson, 46), Johnson, Testo (Convey, 46).Canada -- Rayner, Oppong (Savaria, 46), Braz, Marshall, Williams, Hutchison, Harmse, Pozniak, Matondo, Friend (J.Thompson, 46), Canizalez (Chin, 70).
  • Wishing You A Very Happy Holiday
    Dear Soccer Fans, We want to wish all our visitors to socceramerica.com a very joyous holiday season and a New Year filled with peace and prosperity. Soccer America will be taking its annual holiday publishing hiatus and all our services will be on a reduced holiday schedule. The next issue of Soccer America Magazine will be cover dated January 20, 2003. There will be limited news updates on socceramerica.com and subscriber e-letters SoccerAmericaDaily, MLS Confidential and Women's Soccer Insider will be taking a holiday break. Soccer America 's regular schedule will resume Jan. 6, 2003. ...
  • WUSA: 2003 Schedule
    (All times Eastern )(Schedule and times subject to change)Saturday, April 5New York at Atlanta 7:00 p.m.Washington at Carolina 7:00 p.m.Boston at San Diego 9:00 p.m.Philadelphia at San Jose 10:00 p.m.Saturday, April 12Boston at Atlanta 7:00 p.m.New York at Washington 7:00 p.m.Saturday, April 19Boston at Carolina 7:00 p.m.San Diego at New York 7:00 p.m.Washington at San Jose 10:00 p.m.Saturday, April 26Atlanta at Washington 7:00 p.m.Philadelphia at Boston 7:00 p.m.New York at Carolina 7:00 p.m.Sunday, April 27San Jose at San Diego 8:00 p.m.Saturday, May 3San Jose at Atlanta 7:00 p.m.New York at Philadelphia 7:00 p.m.Sunday, May 4San Diego at Boston 4:00 p.m.Saturday, ...
  • WORLD PLAYER OF THE YEAR: U.S.-based women's players receiving votes, by team
    Atlanta Beat -- Sun Wen (3 first-place votes, 55 points), Briana Scurry (1, 5), Cindy Parlow (0, 3), Homare Sawa (0, 2) and Charmaine Hooper (0, 1).Boston Breakers -- Kristine Lilly (1, 10), Maren Meinert (1, 5), Dagny Mellgren (0, 1) and Bettina Wiegman (0, 1).Carolina Courage -- Birgit Prinz (10, 97), Hege Riise (1, 17), Danielle Fotopoulos (1, 6) and Unni Lehn (0, 3).New York Power -- Tiffeny Milbrett (7, 45).Philadelphia Charge -- Marinette Pichon (6, 44) and Lorrie Fair (0, 1).San Diego Spirit -- Julie Foudy (0, 9), Mercy Akide (1, 6), Shannon MacMillan (0, 5) and ...
  • WORLD PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Hamm repeats as top women's player
    Mia Hamm repeated as the FIFA Women's Player of the Year in voting by national team coaches from around the world.The Washington Freedom striker outdistanced Carolina star Brigit Prinz and Atlanta's Sun Wen.U.S.-based players captured the top 10 places in the voting. One unusual selection was Milene Domingues, wife of men's winner Ronaldo. She finished tied for 29th with three points.
  • U.S. SOCCER: 2003 U.S. men's national team schedule
    The U.S. Soccer has confirmed men's friendlies against Argentina, Jamaica and Japan.Here's the 2003 schedule:Jan. 18 -- Canada (Ft. Lauderdale's Lockhart Stadium) 7:30 p.m ETFeb. 8 -- Argentina (Miami's Orange Bowl ) noon ETFeb. 12 -- at Jamaica (Kingston's National Stadium) 2:30 p.m. ETMar. 29 -- Japan (Seattle Seahawks Stadium) 1 p.m. PTJune 18-29 -- Confederations Cup in France.July 12-23 -- Gold Cup in U.S.
  • MLS: Donovan: 'I am glad that I'm here, not there'
    MLS announced on Wednesday Landon Donovan would remain in the league the next two years after reaching an agreement with Germany's Bayer Leverkusen.MLS and Bayer will share his rights, and the league will pay a reported $100,000 per year to Bayer to keep the San Jose star in MLS for the next two seasons.Here's what Donovan had to say Wednesday to the San Jose press:Opening remarks:''I'm obviously the most excited person of all. If you know me, then you know that I'm really glad to know that I will be here.''There are some people who I need to thank first. ...