• U.S. SOCCER: Heinrichs calls in full national team for Algarve Cup
    U.S. women's national team head coach April Heinrichs named the 20 players who will travel to Portugal for the Algarve Cup March 14-20.The trip marks the first time this year that Heinrichs has had her full team. She gave several veterans time off in January and February.The 20 players who are going to Portugal would figure to be first in line to make the World Cup roster next fall. The Algarve Cup roster includes 17 WUSA players, plus University of North Carolina standouts Cat Reddick and Lindsay Tarpley and UNC-bound high school star Heather O'Reilly.The Americans will open the ...
  • MLS: Preseason schedules and results
    (Subject to change)CHICAGO FIRETraining:Feb. 27-March 12: MLS Spring Training (Boca Raton, Fla., Florida Atlantic Univ.). March 16-27: Portugal.Matches:Feb. 12 vs. U.S. under-17 national team (1-2). Feb. 15 at Univ. of Central Florida (0-1). Feb. 19 vs. U.S. under-17 national team (2-0). Feb. 22 vs. MetroStars (2-0). March 2 vs. Dallas (in Boca Raton, Fla.). March 5 vs. D.C. United (in Boca Raton, Fla.). March 8 vs. San Jose (in Miami) in Copa Carnaval. March 12 vs. Kansas City (in Boca Raton, Fla.).COLORADO RAPIDSTraining:Feb. 18-March 6: MLS Spring Training (Boca Raton, Fla., Florida Atlantic Univ.). March 9-15: Westminster, Colo. March ...
  • MLS: Los Angeles and San Jose win placement games at La Manga Cup
    The Los Angeles Galaxy took third place at La Manga Cup in Spain with a 3-1 win over Viking Stavanger of Norway Friday.Chris Albright scored two goals and set up Mauricio Cienfuegos for the third goal.Brian Mullan, Ramiro Corrales and Arturo Alvarez all scored goals for the San Jose Earthquakes in a 3-1 win over Lyn Oslo of Norway Thursday in the seventh-place game -- the Quakes' first in four games at the preseason tournament.San Jose played the last 15 minutes with 10 men after goalie Jon Conway was red carded. Lyn midfielder Jonny Hansen was sent off with four ...
  • MLS: Dallas loses to Colorado, beats collegians
    The Dallas Burn played two 70-minute games as part of its preseason training Wednesday, losing to the Colorado Rapids, 2-0, then beating Nova Southeastern, 2-1.The Burn fielded reserves and trial players against mainly Colorado starters. The RapidsÆ goals came from Chris Carrieri and rookie Casey Schmidt -- each notching their seventh of the preseason. Colorado defender Robin Fraser was red-carded in the game.Jason Kreis scored both goals against Colorado.SUMMARIES:Colorado 2 Dallas 0. Goals: Carrieri, Schmidt.Colorado -- Garlick, Kotschau, Fraser (Jackson), Herdsman (Stewart), Hart (Cole), Chung (Trembly), Beckerman, Mastroeni (Borchers), Henderson (Shak), Carrieri (Chung), Schmidt.Dallas starters-- Cassar, Bussey, Thomas, Behncke, Salyer, ...
  • U.S. SOCCER: U-20s rebound from rout to tie Colombia
    The U.S. U-20s, who lost 6-3 to Colombia on Monday, managed a scoreless stalemate in WednesdayÆs rematch. The 0-0 tie in Ft. Lauderdale comes one month before the kickoff of the World Youth Championship, for which both the USA and Colombia have qualified.''I thought the team showed a lot of heart and rebounded well after a tough match on Monday,'' U.S. coach Thomas Rongen.Rongen made three changes from the team that lost on Monday and Colombia made six. Bobby ConveyÆs return marked the USAÆs main adjustment.GAME SUMMARYInternational FriendlyFeb. 26 in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.USA 0 Colombia 0USA -- Cronin, Harvey, Cochrane, ...
  • MLS: Preseason schedules and results
    (Subject to change)CHICAGO FIRETraining: Feb. 27-March 12: MLS Spring Training (Boca Raton, Fla., Florida Atlantic Univ.). March 16-27: Portugal.Matches: Feb. 12 vs. U.S. Under-17 National Team (1-2). Feb. 15 at Univ. of Central Florida (0-1). Feb. 19 vs. U.S. Under-17 National Team (2-0). Feb. 22 vs. MetroStars (2-0). March 2 vs. Dallas (in Boca Raton, Fla.). March 5 vs. D.C. United (in Boca Raton, Fla.). March 8 vs. San Jose (in Miami) in Copa Carnaval. March 12 vs. Kansas City (in Boca Raton, Fla.).COLORADO RAPIDSTraining: Feb. 18-March 6: MLS Spring Training (Boca Raton, Fla., Florida Atlantic Univ.). March 9-15: Westminster, ...
  • MLS: Mathis out four weeks after surgery
    MetroStars and USA striker Clint Mathis underwent successful surgery Tuesday to to repair a right inguinal hernia injury. He is expected to be out of action for four weeks but can rejoin the MetroStars for light training in two weeks.
  • A-LEAGUE WRAP: Thunder to open in Metrodome
    The Minnesota Thunder's home opener, against Cincinnati on May 5, will take place at the Metrodome, which last hosted a pro soccer game in 1984.''This is part practical and part novelty,'' said Thunder general manager JIM FROSLID. ''We eliminate the remote possibility of playing in snow in early May and we add the excitement, prestige and convenience of playing in the Dome. Our goal is to set a record for Thunder attendance.''The Thunder's record crowd is 15,412, set in 1997 with a loss to MLS's Los Angeles Galaxy. The Thunder's A-League record came in October 1999 when the Thunder defeated ...
  • MLS Keeper Watch: Burn's Jordan takes Danish deal
    By Ridge Mahoney, senior editorIt's official: Matt Jordan has found a new club.Jordan, 27, who has been the Burn's starter the past four seasons, has signed a one-year deal with Danish club Odense Boldklub.The European transfer window is closed but Jordan is eligible to sign a contract because his previous contract with MLS had expired. His contract takes effect July 1 and he will battle for the starting job with incumbent Martin Jensen, who will be 30 in July.San Jose Earthquakes coach Frank Yallop had mentioned Jordan as a possible replacement for Joe Cannon, who played out his contract and ...
  • Landon's Deals
    By Ridge Mahoney, Senior EditorA few days before an endorsement deal for Landon Donovan with Gatorade was announced Quakes coach Frank Yallop expressed some concern about all his outside interests.''Landon has to drop all that stuff on the outside and play some good football for us because that's the only reason he's here,'' said Yallop just prior to the team's departure for the La Manga Cup, where the Quakes finished last in their group after a 2-0 loss to Rosenborg (Norway), a 1-1 tie with Rubin and a 3-1 loss to Viking (Norway).''He's not here to do commercials and photo ...
  • U.S. SOCCER: Ellinger calls up 18 players for U-17 qualifying
    U.S. under-17 national team coach John Ellinger named his 18-player roster for Under-17 World Cup qualifying March 5-9 in Guatemala City, Guatemala.The roster includes Freddy Adu, who is, at 13, the youngest player ever to represent the United States in a FIFA competition. It also includes two players who have signed with MLS -- Guillermo Gonzalez (Los Angeles) and Eddie Gaven (MetroStars). Gonzalez (26 goals), Adu (24) and Gaven (17), along with Corey Ashe (14) have combined to score 81 goals in the past 14 months.Defender Jonathan Spector is about to sign with famed English club Manchester United. French-raised goalie ...
  • U.S. ABROAD (Feb. 24): Tottenham blows opportunity
    ENGLAND* Kasey Keller (Tottenham, PL) vs. Fulham, 1-1.Started: 90 minutes. Keller was beaten by teammate Ledly King, who deflected Boa Morte's cross into the Tottenham goal. Playing against 10-man Fulham for 35 minutes -- after Fulham keeper Maik Taylor's ejection and before Spurs' Darren Anderton's red card -- Tottenham squandered a chance to move into sixth place and remains in eighth.Keller has reportedly agreed to a one-year contract extension with Tottenham that would keep him with the club through two more seasons following the 2002-03 campaign.The Washington native is expected to make his first U.S. national team appearance of the ...
  • U.S. SOCCER: Under-17 National Team Roster (CONCACAF Qualifying)
    Goalkeepers -- Phil Marfuggi (PDA Utd., N.J.), Quentin Westberg (Troyes, France).Defenders -- Adrian Chevannes (Club Dallas), Chris Germani (FC Delco, Pa.), Kyle Helton (Atlanta Fire), Brandon Owens (La Jolla, Calif., Nomads), Jonathan Spector (Chicago Sockers), Julian Valentin (Leeds Utd., Pa.).Midfielders -- Corey Ashe (Beach FC Impact, Va.), Steven Curfman (CASL Elite, N.C.), John DiRaimondo (Busch SC, Mo.), Eddie Gaven (MetroStars), Guillermo Gonzalez (Los Angeles Galaxy), Brian Grazier (Metro SC, Ill.), Michael Harrington (CASL Elite, N.C.), Daniel Szetela (World Class Olympic, N.J.).Forwards -- Freddy Adu (Bethesda, Md., International), Jamie Watson (Dallas Comets).
  • U.S. SOCCER: Colombia trounces U.S. U-20s
    The U.S. U-20 national team suffered a 6-3 loss to fellow World Youth Championship qualifier Colombia on Monday in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.Edixon Perea notched a first-half hat trick to give the Colombians a 3-0 halftime lead. Knox Cameron tallied twice for the Americans in the second half. CameronÆs second strike narrowed the U.S. deficit to one goal until Victor Montana scored his first of two one minute later.The Colombians arrived in Florida after having to appeal the U.S. EmbassyÆs original decision to deny entry visas to 17 of their 20 players.Cameron drew a penalty kick in the 62nd minute, but ...
  • US Abroad (Feb. 21-24): Friedel shines; Berhalter streak continues
    Brad Friedel continued his excellent play by helping Blackburn defeat fourth-place Chelsea in English Premier League action. One division below, Marcus Hahnemann added another shutout, bringing his season total to a remarkable 14.ENGLAND* Brad Friedel (Blackburn, PL) at Chelsea, 2-1.Started: 90 minutes. Another sparkling performance by Friedel and a late goal by David Dunn propeled Rovers to a huge road victory. The result allowed Everton to pull even with Chelsea in fourth place in the Premier League. Next match: Saturday, March 1 vs. Manchester City.* Kasey Keller (Tottenham, PL) vs. Fulham, 1-1.Started: 90 minutes. Keller was beaten by teammate Ledly ...