• MLS RESULTS FOR APRIL 26
    April 26 at ColumbusColumbus 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 CityKansas City 2 Chicago 3. Goals: Simutenkov (Conrad, Preki) 25, Conrad (Preki) 38; Perez 53, Williams (Perez) 65, Ralph (Williams) 70.Kansas City -- Meola, Conrad, Garcia, Burciaga, Klein, Preki, Talley, Gutierrez (Fabbro, 71), Wolff (Oshoniyi, 82), Quill (Zavagnin, 67), Simutenkov (Brown, 62).Chicago ...
  • 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 standings.Atlanta (2-0-1, 7 points) dropped to third behind Boston (3-1-0, 9 points), which dominated its home opener, beating Philadelphia, 3-1, as Maren Meinert tallied twice.Defending champion Carolina fell to 0-3 -- all at home -- with a 3-1 defeat to ...
  • 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 scored three more in the second half for her third international hat trick and first four-goal game.Lilly and Julie Foudy also scored for the Americans, who dominated play and outshot their northern neighbors, 20-6. Lilly also had an assist, on ...
  • 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 history have all four semifinalists come from the same country.After Santiago Fernandez gave Club America a 10th minute league, Pablo Chinchilla, Erick Scott and Wilmer Lopez scored for Alajuela.MLS's representatives Los Angeles and Columbus fell at the quarterfinal stage to ...
  • 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 charge of the Cardinal on the eve of its opener last August after head coach Andy Nelson ''resigned'' amid controversy. As interim coaches, Sapsford and Erickson had Stanford ranked No. 1 most of the season. The Cardinal missed out on ...
  • 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 have seen Ajax through on away goals.OÆBrien, who usually plays left back for Ajax, lined up at left midfield in front of Jelle Van Damme. The contingent of Ajax fans at an Siro Stadium gave the Ajax players a long ...
  • 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 CharlotteD -- Mark Watson (Charleston) * Solid defensive effort in 2-0 win at RichmondD -- Kevin O'Brien (Charlotte) * Solid defensive effort in 1-0 loss against CincinnatiD -- Linval Dixon (Charleston) * Solid defensive effort in 2-0 win at RichmondM -- Roland Aguilera (Virginia Beach) * Goal, two assists in 3-2 win over CincinnatiM -- Edward Child (Cincinnati) * Gamewinner in 1-0 win at CharlotteM -- Kevin Jackson (Charleston) * Gamewinner in 2-0 win at RichmondM -- David Testo ...
  • 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 paperwork with the U.S. Consulate in Lagos,'' U.S. Soccer Secretary General Dan Flynn said in a statement. ''They've had more than six weeks to make the proper travel arrangements since we first announced the match in early March, but 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 speculation has centered on men's soccer.NCAA Division I Men's Soccer Programs Dropped:SCHOOL (LAST YEAR) North Texas (1993) Illinois State (1994) Central Michigan (1994) Arkansas-Little Rock (1995) Maryland-Eastern Shore (1996) Texas-Pan American (1997) Northeastern Illinois (1997) South Alabama (1998) Miami of ...
  • MLS WEEK 3 WRAP: Meola shines; Onstad goofs
    By Ridge Mahoney, Senior EditorHERO: 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 soccer of his MLS career although matching his 1996 rookie totals of 10 goals and 13 assists might be tough because to national team commitments.McBride's goal and assist in the Crew's 2-1 defeat of the Revs only punctuated his contribution. ...
  • 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.ENGLAND* Brad Friedel (Blackburn, PL) at Manchester United, 3-1. Started: 90 minutes. Monday vs. Bolton, 0-0. Started: 90 minutes. * Kasey Keller (Tottenham, PL) vs. Manchester City, 0-2. Started: 90 minutes. It was City's first win at White Hart Lane since the Premier League was formed and the loss effectively ended Spurs hopes of qualifying for the ...
  • WUSA: 2003 Exhibition scores, schedules
    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 ...
  • WUSA WEEK 3 WRAP: Defending champs fall to 0-2
    By Scott French, Senior EditorCOURAGE 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 home in a Founders Cup II rematch with Washington in Week 1, squandering an early lead in a 2-1 defeat.Carolina started the inaugural season with four losses and finished eighth. It won its first three matches last year en route ...
  • 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 other match, a battle of Eastern Conference title hopefuls, Charleston won, 2-0, at Richmond.The opening weekend featured only three games, all played in the South Atlantic region before disappointing crowds of 843, 804 and 1,811.A-LEAGUE RESULTS:April 18Virginia Beach 3 (Washington ...
  • 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 without central defender Jonathan Spector, who was given his second yellow card at the end of the first half and was ejected from the U-17s' semifinal match Friday night with England's Newcastle United. They won, 1-0, to set up their ...