• WUSA: Preseason results and schedule
    ATLANTA BEAT March 7 -- U. of Nebraska at Lincoln, Neb. 3-0 (Miller, Burt, Antongiovanni) March 8 -- Philadelphia at Lincoln, Neb. 1-2 (Sawa) March 12 -- U. of Tennessee at Knoxville, Tenn. 3-0 (Burt 2, Pohlers) March 15 -- Auburn U. at Fayetteville, Ga. 5-0 (Sawa, Crumpton, Gragg, Burt, Warren) March 19 -- Carolina at Greensboro, N.C. 1-0 (Dieke) March 22 -- Washington at Memphis, Tenn. 3-2 (Kobayashi, Dominguez, own goal Grubb) March 26 -- San Diego at Houston 2-1 (Parlow, Antongiovanni) April 18 -- U. of North Carolina at AtlantaBOSTON BREAKERS March 15 -- New York at New ...
  • GOLD CUP: Jamaica and Cuba qualify for 2003 finals
    Jamaica and Cuba qualified for this summer's Gold Cup by winning their respective Caribbean qualifying tournaments.Led by recent Chicago Fire acquisition Andy Williams, the Reggae Boyz wrapped up Group A with a 3-0 win over Haiti. Martinique took second place to advance to the interzone playoffs when it came from three goals back with 26 minutes remaining to beat St. Lucia, 5-4.The Martinique-St. Lucia game capped a wild week of qualifying in Kingston. The host Reggae Boyz came from two goals down in the last seven minutes to tie Martinique, 2-2. David Flavius' goal in the last minute gave St. ...
  • MLS: Preseason schedules and results
    (Subject to change)CHICAGO FIREMatches: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 (0-1). March 5 vs. D.C. United (0-0). March 8 vs. San Jose (0-2) in Copa Carnaval. March 12 vs. Kansas City (0-1). March 20 vs. San Jose (0-1). March 23 vs. Portland Timbers-Seattle Sounders XI (6-0).Schedule:April 5 vs. Colorado (in Baton Rouge, La.). COLORADO RAPIDSResults:Feb. 20 vs. Central Florida (6-1). Feb. 22 vs. U.S. Under-20 National Team (1-2). Feb. 23 at Florida Atlantic (5-0). ...
  • U.S. SOCCER: Kirovski and Donovan goals give Americans 2-0 win in Seattle
    Jovan Kirovski and Landon Donovan scored second-half goals to lead the United States to a 2-0 win over Venezuela in front of 17,819 fans Saturday at Seattle Seahawks Stadium.Making his first U.S. appearance in more than a year, Kirovski broke the scoreless deadlock in the 52nd minute when he scored on the third attempt by the U.S. attack off a free kick. After DaMarcus Beasley was taken down on the left side, Bobby Convey took the restart and found Brian McBride alone in the area. McBride's volley hit the post. On the first rebound, Carlos Bocanegra header struck the crossbar. ...
  • U.S. SOCCER: Preview -- USA takes on Venezuela
    INTERNATIONAL FRIENDLY USA vs. Venezuela Saturday, March 29 in Seattle, Wash. (Seattle Seahawks Stadium) 4 pm ET/1 pm PT. TV: live on ESPN 2.The USA faces Venezuela in tomorrow's game because the original opponent, Japan, canceled its U.S. tour in response to the U.S. military's attack on Iraq, citing air-travel security concerns. Japan's decision came in the wake of Major League Baseball's canceling a series in Tokyo between the Oakland A's and Seattle Mariners.Venezuela is the only South American country never to have qualified for a World Cup, but its five wins in its last campaign indicate it may have ...
  • COLLEGE: Allison Horn, Texas Tech freshman, dies from injuries suffered in car accident
    Allison Horn, a19-year-old freshman at Texas Tech, died Wednesday from injuries she suffered in a car accident Friday, March 21, in Bedford, Texas.Horn played 15 games for the Lobos in 2002. She was a Texas all-state player at Colleyville Heritage High School, a Texas high school player.The Ford Explorer in which she and her mother, Deborah Horn, were traveling near Ft. Worth en route from eastbound Airport Freeway to the Texas 121 on-ramp, was rear-ended and rolled over. Allison Horn was wearing her seat belt but was thrown from the SUV and found underneath it.Deborah Horn was treated and ...
  • U.S. ABROAD: Luchi Gonzalez signs with Swedish Second Division club
    2001 Hermann Trophy winner and MAC Award winner Luchi Gonzalez has signed with Second Division Swedish club Bodens BK. The former SMU star was the sixth overall pick in the 2002 MLS SuperDraft. He played eight games for the San Jose Earthquakes in 2002 and was waived in the offseason. He had joined the Columbus Crew for the 2003 MLS preseason.Bodens kicks off its season April 13 against FC Cafe Opera. Gonzalez, 22, is a native of Miami, Fla.
  • MLS: Chicago acquires playmaker Andy Williams
    The Chicago Fire has signed Jamaican midfielder Andy Williams, a five-year MLS veteran with the Columbus Crew, Miami Fusion, New England Revolution and most recently, the MetroStars.Chicago acquired the 25-year-old ''senior international'' from the MetroStars in exchange for a conditional draft pick in the 2004 MLS SuperDraft.''I feel that we've got a proven MLS player in Andy,'' says Fire coach Dave Sarachan. ''He's a very talented player and given the right surroundings in Chicago, I feel that he will do very good things for our team. He's a hard-working playmaker and this is one of the areas that we're trying ...
  • USA to face Wales in San Jose May 26
    The U.S. men's national team, which faces Venezuela Saturday in a friendly in Seattle, has added another friendly to its 2003 schedule. It fill face Wales on May 26 (Memorial Day) in San Jose.It will mark the first meeting between the USA and Wales, which is enjoying an impressive run in European Championship qualifying, having beaten Finland, Italy and Azerbaijan in its first three games.''The match against Wales represents an important opportunity to help finalize our team prior to the Confederations Cup,'' U.S. coach Bruce Arena said. ''Wales are traditionally a strong side with some great individual talent, and will ...
  • CONCACAF CHAMPIONS CUP: Quarterfinal Pairings
    Los Angeles Galaxy (USA) vs. Necaxa (Mex.)Columbus Crew (USA) vs. Morelia (Mex.)Municipal (Guat.) vs. Toluca (Mex.) or W Connection (Trin. & Tob.)Alajuela (C.R.) vs. Club America (Mex.)
  • CONCACAF CHAMPIONS CUP: First Round, Second Leg Summaries
    March 26 in San JoseSan Jose (USA) 2 Municipal (Guat.) 1. Goals: Donovan 19, Ching 25; Plata 76.San Jose -- Onstad, Roner, Waibel, Agoos, Dunivant (Alvarez, 77) Lagos, Ekelund, Corrales, Mullan, Ching (Walker, 83), Donovan.Municipal -- D.Ortiz, E.D. Ortiz, Ponciano, Ruano, Chen, Albizuris (Bonilla, 73), Romero, Giron, Guevara, Acevedo, Plata (Castillo, 90).Referee: Mike Seifert (Canada).Att.: 4,594.(Municipal wins 5-4 on aggregate.)March 26 in AlajuelaAlajuela (C.R.) 1 New England Revolution (USA) 3. Goals: Fonseca 65; Twellman 18, Harris 54, Noonan 56.Alajuela -- Gonzalez, Delgado, Chinchilla, Myrie, Sirias (Granados, 71), Macchi, Alfaro, C.Hernandez (Fonseca, 48), Lopez, Alpizar, Miso (Jimenez).New England -- Brown, ...
  • CONCACAF CHAMPIONS CUP: Quakes and Revs are eliminated despite second-leg wins
    The San Jose Earthquakes and New England Revolution both won the second legs of their CONCACAF Champions Cup first-round series Wednesday night but were eliminated on aggregate.San Jose beat Municipal of Guatemala, 2-1, at Spartan Stadium but was eliminated, 5-4, on aggregate. Landon Donovan and Brian Ching scored on Brian Mullan assists in the first half to give the Quakes a 2-0 lead and make up the huge hole they dug for themselves when they fell behind, 4-0, in the second half of the first leg. But Guatemalan international Juan Carlos Plata's late goal on a quick counter gave Municipal ...
  • WUSA: Founders Cup III awarded to San Diego
    Founders Cup III, the WUSA's championship match, has been awarded to San Diego's Torero Stadium, bringing the title match West after playing the first two on the East Coast.Torero Stadium, on the campus of the University of San Diego, seats only 7,035, but league officials are looking at options to expand capacity for the Aug. 24 championship match.San Jose beat Atlanta on penalty kicks in the 2001 Founders Cup, played at Foxboro Stadium outside Boston, and Carolina edged Washington in last year's final, played at Herndon Stadium at Morris Brown College in Atlanta.The WUSA also has announced that the June ...
  • Venezuela without key players for U.S. clash
    Venezuela coach Richard Paez has named four foreign-based players to his 17-man roster for Saturday's friendly against the USA (4 pm ET/1 pm PT in Seattle, live on ESPN2).Three foreign-based players -- Alejandro Cichero (Cerro/Uruguay), Juan Arango (Pachuca/Mexico), Hector Gonzalez (Olimpo/Argentina) -- will not travel to Seattle but will join Venezuela for its April 2 home game against Jamaica in Caracas.Also not in the squad is Ruberth Moran, Venezuela's leading scoring during its unsuccessful qualifying campaign for the 2002 World Cup with four goals.The four foreign-based players on the roster are defenders Jose Manuel Rey and Jorge Rojas of Emelec ...
  • WUSA - Founding players take pay cuts
    By Scott French, Senior Editor The bulk of discussion between WUSA officials and the Players Association during months of negotiations for the Collective Bargaining Agreement concerned how best to trim expenditures and increase revenues. The league, continuing to battle against a difficult economy, had cut budgets in every department but one. Until now. The WUSA's ''Founding'' players, stake-holders in the league who are entering the third year of five-year guaranteed contracts, agreed to take pay cuts of 25 percent or more for 2003 as the league salary cap was trimmed to $595,750. The cap covers salaries for 16 players, all ...