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April 26 at Columbus

Columbus 0 MetroStars 1. Goal: Magee 59.

Columbus -- Busch, Hejduk, Clark, Dunseth, Denton (Walsh, 84), Paule (West, 65), Maisonneuve, Martino, Garcia, Cunningham, McBride.

MetroStars -- Howard, Leitch, Jolley, Pope, Ziadie, Clark, Mathis, Williams, Wolyniec, DiGiamarino, Moreno (Magee 22; LeBlanc, 86).

Yellow Cards: Columbus û Maisonneuve 31; MetroStars û Williams 10.

Referee: Michael Kennedy.

Att.: 12,165.

April 26 at Kansas City

Kansas City ...

WUSA: Mullinix saves point for Freedom in Beat showdown

Siri Mullinix stopped a penalty kick and benefited from her woodwork on Saturday as the Washington Freedom held off an inspired Atlanta Beat for a 1-1 draw in the battle of the WUSA unbeatens at RFK Stadium.

Atlanta's Maribel Dominguez and Washington's Kelly Golebiowski scored goals 43 seconds apart as the host Freedom (3-0-1, 10 points) held onto the top spot ...

MacMillan nets four as U.S. women clobber Canada

Shannon MacMillan scored four goals and Kristine Lilly earned her world-record 250th cap on Saturday as the U.S. women's national team blitzed a Canadian B side, 6-1, before 5,693 in the rain at RFK Stadium in Washington.

MacMillan tallied on a terrific free kick from 20 yards in the 16th minute to pull the Americans out of an early deficit, then ...

CONCACAF CHAMPIONS CUP: Club America rounds out all-Mexican final four

Club America lost, 3-1, in its second leg, quarterfinal match against Costa Rica's Alajuela on Wednesday but advances 5-3 on aggregate to an all-Mexican final four.

Club America, which won 4-0 at Azteca Stadium last week, faces Toluca. Morelia meets Necaxa. First- and second-leg games for both series are tentatively set for April 30 and May 7.

Never in the competition's 41-year ...

COLLEGE WOMEN: St. Mary's hires Sapsford to replace Ratcliffe

Paul Sapsford, who last fall helped guide Stanford University's women's team to a 21-1-1 record and the NCAA quarterfinals, was named as the new head coach at St. Mary's College in Moraga, Calif., replacing Paul Ratcliffe, who left the Gaels to become the Stanford coach.

Sapsford and fellow co-coach Stephanie Erickson were selected Soccer America's Coaches of the Year after taking ...

U.S. Abroad: OÆBrienÆs Champions League dream ends in Milan

Ajax AmsterdamÆs John OÆBrien, the first American to play in the quarterfinal stage of European Champions League, saw his dream of reaching the semifinals end when Jon Dahl Tomasson scored a stoppage time goal to give AC Milan a 3-2 home win the second leg of the quarterfinal series.

Having tied 0-0 in Amsterdam two weeks earlier, a 2-2 tie would ...

A-LEAGUE: Week 1 Honors

Player of the Week:

Roland Aguilera (Virginia Beach Mariners)

Team of the Week:

G -- Eric Pattison (Cincinnati)
* Shutout in 1-0 win at Charlotte

D -- Mark Watson (Charleston)
* Solid defensive effort in 2-0 win at Richmond

D -- Kevin O'Brien (Charlotte)
* Solid defensive effort in 1-0 loss against Cincinnati

D -- Linval Dixon (Charleston)
* Solid defensive effort in 2-0 win at ...

U.S. will meet Canada after Nigeria withdraws from RFK exhibition

Unable to secure travel visas to the United States, Nigeria's women's national team has dropped out of Saturday's exhibition match against the U.S. women at RFK Stadium in Washington and been replaced by Canada.

The Nigerians earlier had canceled a pair of closed-door friendlies with the Canadians scheduled for last week in South Carolina.

''We gave Nigeria every opportunity to process their ...

COLLEGE: NCAA Division I Men's Soccer Program Cuts (1993-2003)

With this week's announcement that Fresno State is dropping men's soccer, the number of NCAA Division I men's soccer programs eliminated in the last decade is 13.

That number could grow to 15 if The Citadel and Marshall drops men's soccer. School officials told the military academy's Board of Visitors last Friday it might be forced to eliminate a sport, and ...

MLS WEEK 3 WRAP: Meola shines; Onstad goofs

By Ridge Mahoney, Senior Editor

HERO: Wizards' keeper Tony Meola helped his team steal a point in San Jose by thwarting Landon Donovan and Brian Mullan with superb saves in their 1-1 tie. Meola dived left to foil Donovan on a long-range drive and snuffed Mullan in overtime for two of his nine saves.

HEROIC: Brian McBride may be playing the best ...

U.S. ABROAD (April 19-21): Eddie Lewis scores his sixth goal

Eddie Lewis scored his sixth goal of the season in Preston North End's 2-0 victory over Sheffield United in the English First Division. In the Premier League, Brad Friedel was unable to halt Manchester United and Kasey Keller split two games.


* Brad Friedel (Blackburn, PL) at Manchester United, 3-1.
Started: 90 minutes.
Monday vs. Bolton, 0-0.
Started: 90 ...

WUSA: 2003 Exhibition scores, schedules

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)


WUSA WEEK 3 WRAP: Defending champs fall to 0-2

By Scott French, Senior Editor

COURAGE CRUMBLES: Reigning WUSA champ Carolina is 0-2 following another home loss, this one to Boston, which ran up a three-goal lead before Birgit Prinz ended the shutout bid.

Maren Meinert and Dagny Mellgren each scored their second goals of the season as the Breakers bounced back from last week's 6-0 debacle in Atlanta.

The Courage lost at ...

A-LEAGUE WRAP: Washington scores twice in Virginia Beach debut

MLS veteran Dante Washington scored twice, including the gamewinner in the 90th minute, to lead the Virginia Beach Mariners past the Cincinnati Riverhawks, 3-2, in his Mariners' debut Friday night. Also debuting for the Mariners were MLS vets Hamisi Amani-Dove, Roland Aguilera and all-time leading goalscorer Roy Lassiter.

Cincinnati turned around the next night to win in Charlotte, 1-0. In the ...

U.S. SOCCER: U-17s take second place in Dallas Cup's Super Group

The U.S. under-17 national team had to settle for second place in the Super Group at the Dallas Cup Sunday when it lost to Tigres of Mexico, 2-1 in the final.

The U-17s were trying to become the first American team to win the U-19 Super Group but fell behind on two goals in the first 15 minutes.

The Americans were playing ...