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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 Team

Goalkeeper -- 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 Team

Goalkeeper -- Oliver Sanders (Rio Grande). Defenders -- Christian Cuevas (Auburn-Montgomery), Steven Kehoe (Rio Grande), ...

COLLEGE: NSCAA/Adidas NAIA Women All-Americans

First Team

Goalkeeper -- 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 Team

Goalkeeper -- Jaclyn Maag (Westmont). Defenders -- Caitie Davidson ...

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 ...

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. ...

U.S. ABROAD (Dec. 23-26): Kirovski scores again


* 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 ...

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.


*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, ...

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. Lauderdale

USA 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 ...

Wishing You A Very Happy Holiday

Dear Soccer Fans,

We want to wish all our visitors to 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 ...

WUSA: 2003 Schedule

(All times Eastern )

(Schedule and times subject to change)

Saturday, April 5

New 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 12

Boston at Atlanta 7:00 p.m.

New York at Washington 7:00 p.m.

Saturday, April 19

Boston 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 26

Atlanta ...

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, ...

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 ...

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 ET

Feb. 8 -- Argentina (Miami's Orange Bowl ) noon ET

Feb. 12 -- at Jamaica (Kingston's National Stadium) 2:30 p.m. ET

Mar. 29 -- Japan (Seattle Seahawks Stadium) 1 p.m. PT

June 18-29 -- Confederations Cup in France.

July 12-23 ...

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 ...