• MLS: Quakes finish last in group at La Manga Cup
    The San Jose Earthquakes finish last in Group B after falling to Viking, 3-1, Monday on Viking's Bjorn Berland's hat trick.Ronnie Ekelund scored for the second straight match for the Quakes, who wrap up play on Thursday, Feb. 27, in the seventh-place game against Lyn (Norway).Landon Donovan and Richard Mulrooney fly out of Spain on Tuesday to return home. Quakes coach Frank Yallop is giving the pair the remainder of the week off.''At this point, we are not finishing our chances when we get them,'' said Yallop. ''We have been getting punished for little mistakes at the back, and ...
  • MLS: Galaxy falls at La Manga Cup
    The Los Angeles Galaxy's bid to reach the final of the preseason La Manga Cup failed when it lost to Norwegian club Odd Grenland, 1-0, on Monday.The Galaxy, which finished second in Group B action with six points (one point behind Grenland), will play in the third-place match against Viking (Norway) of Group A on Friday, February 28.Grenland will challenge 11-time defending Norwegian champion Rosenborg in the La Manga Cup championship.''I think that the opponent was well prepared and played with great desire,'' said Galaxy coach Sigi Schmid. ''Our goal in preseason is to look at players, prepare and win. ...
  • 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-: Overseas training.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 ...
  • UNCAF CUP: Sampson celebrates title with Costa Rica
    Coach Steve Sampson came away a winner in his first official competition as head coach of Costa Rica. Sampson, the U.S. national team coach from 1995 to 1998, guided the Ticos to their fourth UNCAF Copa de Naciones title.The victory qualifies Costa Rica, along with runner-up Guatemala and third-place El Salvador, for the 2003 Gold Cup (July 12-27 in the USA).Fourth-place Honduras enters a playoff with the group runners-up from the two Caribbean Zone groups for the final Gold Cup spot. Honduras finished fourth by virtue of a lottery after finishing tied on points, goal difference, goals scored and head-to-head ...
  • WUSA: Waiver list
    ATLANTAAmanda Cromwell, DefenderBOSTONAlexa Borisjuk, MidfielderSarah Dacey, Defender/MidfielderAllie Kemp, Forward/MidfielderSarah Yohe, MidfielderCAROLINAMinna Mustonen, ForwardStaci Wilson, DefenderNEW YORKJusti Baumgardt-Yamada, MidfielderKrista Davey, MidfielderRonnie Fair, DefenderKim Montgomery, Forward PHILADELPHIATara Koleski, MidfielderErin Martin, ForwardMaite Zabala, GoalkeeperSAN DIEGOMercy Akide, ForwardFan Yunjie, DefenderSherrill Kester, MidfielderWynne McIntosh, ForwardSAN JOSECarey Dorn, MidfielderTheresa Wagner, Midfielder WASHINGTONAnn Cook, MidfielderMeredith Beard, ForwardErin Fahey, GoalkeeperRebekah McDowell, MidfielderTracey Milburn, Forward
  • WUSA: Teams waive 25 players
    WUSA teams waived 25 players, who will be available in the WUSA Waiver Draft on Monday, February, 24 at 4:00 p.m. ET.Each of the eight WUSA teams was required to reduce its roster to no more than 16 players and no less than 12. The WUSA Waiver Draft's order will be based on each team's finish in the 2002 season. The draft will continue until all eight teams pass on their current pick.
  • U.S. SOCCER: U.S. Under-20 Training Camp Roster
    GOALKEEPERSSteve Cronin (Santa Clara Univ.), Ford Williams (Univ. of North Carolina).DEFENDERSC.J. Klaas (Univ. of Washington), Frank Simek (Arsenal, England), Chad Marshall (Stanford Univ.), Ryan Cochrane (Santa Clara Univ.), Jordan Harvey (UCLA), Drew Moor (Furman Univ.), Heath Pearce (Univ. of Portland).MIDFIELDERSRicardo Clark (MetroStars), Bobby Convey (D.C. United), Ned Grabavoy (Indiana Univ.), David Johnson (Willem II, Neth.), Justin Mapp (Chicago Fire), Justin Moose (Wake Forest Univ.), Jordan Stone (Dallas Burn).STRIKERSArturo Alvarez (San Jose Earthquakes), Devin Barclay (D.C. United), Knox Cameron (Univ. of Michigan), Eddie Johnson (Dallas Burn), Mike Magee (MetroStars), Santino Quaranta (D.C. United).
  • U.S. SOCCER: Rongen calls up 22 U-20s for stretch drive
    U.S. under-20 national team coach Thomas Rongen has called up 22 players for the stretch drive before the World Youth Championship, scheduled to take place in the United Arab Emirates in March and April.The U-20s face the Colorado Rapids on Saturday at 4 p.m. at Nova Southeastern University, then travel to Portugal on Feb. 27 for the Madeira International Tournament.Of the 22 players called up, 20 will make the final roster.U.S. U-18 star Arturo Alvarez, Mike Magee, Justin Moose, Drew Moor and Heath Pearce are five players who will compete in this camp after missing out on CONCACAF qualifying ...
  • MLS: Preseason schedules and results
    (Subject to change)CHICAGO FIRETraining:Feb. 10-23: Bradenton, Fla. Feb. 27-March 12: MLS Spring Training (Boca Raton, Fla., Florida Atlantic Univ.). March 16-: Overseas training.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 (in Bradenton, 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 16-27: ...
  • MLS: Crew falls to Sporting XI in Portugal
    The Columbus Crew lost to a Sporting Lisbon XI, 2-1, in its second game of its Portugal camp. Jeff Cunningham scored for the 2002 U.S. Open Cup champ. Of the 25 Crew players in camp, only Jeff Matteo, Guy Abrahamson, Tom Presthus and Michael Ueltschey didn't play.
  • MLS: Wins for D.C. United and Rapids against Florida college opponents
    D.C. United closed out its first stint in South Florida with a 5-3 win over Florida Atlantic, its third straight win over college competition. Galin Ivanov, Marco Etcheverry, Alecko Eskandarian, Ben Olsen and Eliseo Quintanilla scored. United looked at Frenchman Simon Toselli and former Georgian U-21 defender Ioseb Devidze.The Colorado Rapids got two goals from Chris Carrieri and draft pick Casey Schmidt in a 6-1 win over the University of Central Florida in their preseason opener in Florida. Midfielder Seth Trembly and left back Ritchie Kotschau also scored. Former SMU All-American Byron Foss got the start in goal.
  • MLS: New-look MetroStars win preseason opener
    The MetroStars opened their preseason with a 4-0 win over the U.S. under-17 national team.Only six of the 22 players Coach Bob Bradley used were with the Metros at the end of the 2002 season. Bradley got goals from imports Dillon Sheppard (South Africa) and Mario Rosas (Spain) and an assist from Argentine trialist Daniel Garnero.He also looked at veteran Spanish defender Victor Torres Mestre, Guatemalan Joaquin Alvarez and Chris Sanje from the MetroStars Black and former Americans abroad Troya Cowell and Gabe Valencia.METROSTARS-U.S. U-17 SUMMARY:Feb. 20 in Bradenton, Fla.MetroStars 4 U.S. under-17 national team 0. Goals: Moreno (Garnero) ...
  • MLS: Quakes earn tie at La Manga Cup
    The San Jose Earthquakes tied Russian club Rubin Kazan, 1-1, Thursday in their second game at the La Manga Cup in Spain.Ronnie Ekelund scored on a penalty kick in the 24th minute, but Rubin responded with a penalty kick of its own 10 minutes later.SAN JOSE-RUBIN SUMMARY:Feb. 20 in La MangaSan Jose 1 Rubin Kazan (Russia) 1. Goals: Ekelund pen. 24; Roni pen. 34.San Jose -- Conway, Waibel, Robinson, Agoos, Dunivant (Roner, 56), Russell (Alvarez, 46), Corrales, Ekelund (Walker, 76), Lagos, Ching (Mulrooney, 67), Donovan (Mullan, 43).
  • MLS: Preseason schedules and results
    (Subject to change.)CHICAGO FIRE Training: Feb. 10-23: Bradenton, Fla. Feb. 27-March 12: MLS Spring Training (Boca Raton, Fla., Florida Atlantic Univ.). March 16-: Overseas training. 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 (in Bradenton, 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 RAPIDS Training: Feb. 18-March 6: MLS Spring Training (Boca Raton, Fla., Florida Atlantic ...
  • MLS: Revs fall to Palmeiras in first official preseason game
    Midfielder Marshall Leonard scored for New England as it went down, 2-1, against Brazil's Palmeiras in the Revs' first official preseason game.Reinaldo's 89th-minute rocket past keeper Matt Reis provided the Brazilians' gamewinner after Everaldo's 82-minute free kick past Reis equalized the game.Leonard's goal, in the 73rd minute, came after he slotted home a rebound of keeper Diego from a Taylor Twellman shotNew England lineup -- Brown (Reis, 46), Heaps, Joseph (Kante, 46), Pierce, Franchino, Ralston, Cullen (Uribe, 46), Hernandez (Jackson, 82), Kamler (Buhlmann, 46), Leonard 58), Harris (Twellman, 46), Moore.