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* Home teams listed first.
* TV live unless noted.

Saturday, May 31, 4 pm ET/1 pm PT

BOSTON (3-3-2, 11 pts) vs. SAN JOSE (4-3-0, 12 pts)


Key Players Out: Boston - GK Tracy Ducar (tendonitis in both knees); M Devvyn Hawkins (L foot stress fracture); San Jose - D Dianne Alagich (L knee sprain).

Referee: Erich Simmons.

Saturday, May 31, 7 pm ...


* Home teams listed first. * TV live unless noted.

Saturday, May 31, 4 pm ET/1 pm PT
SAN JOSE (4-0-2, 14 pts) vs. CHICAGO (2-1-3, 9 pts)


Key Players Out: San Jose - D Troy Dayak (L knee sprain), F Dwayne De Rosario (R Torn LCL), M Ronnie Ekelund (R ankle surgery), F Roger Levesque (R torn ACL); Chicago - ...

MLS: Colorado signs Jamaican English League veteran

Winless Colorado has signed Jamaican international Darryl Powell, who has played for Sheffield Wednesday, Birmingham City, Derby County and Portsmouth.

The 31-year-old midfielder is expected to join the team as soon as he receives his work permit from the United States government.

Powell, who played for Jamaica in the 1998 World Cup, made more than 300 appearances in the English League. He ...

U.S. ABROAD: John O'Brien linked to Barcelona

Press reports out of Spain indicate that American John O'Brien is among the players being pursued by Spanish giant Barcelona.

O'Brien, 25, who plays left back for Ajax Amsterdam, reportedly has one year left on his contract with the Dutch club.

Barcelona is also interested in Ajax's Australian goalkeeper Joey Didulica, Dutch defender Jaap Staam (Lazio) and Australian forward Harry Kewell (Leeds).

U.S. SOCCER: Arena names 23-man roster for Confederations Cup

Coach Bruce Arena's 23-man roster for the Confederations Cup (June 18-29 in France) is comprised of six foreign-based players and 17 MLS players. Ten are veterans of the 2002 World Cup squad.

The squad will begin training camp June 1 in Washington, D.C., and will play a friendly against New Zealand June 8 in Richmond, Va., before leaving June 11 for ...

W-LEAGUE: Honors

W-League Player of the Week

Laura Piening (Northern Kentucky)

W-League Team of the Week

G - Lauren Piening (No. Kentucky)
* 15 saves in 2-1 and 3-1 road wins

D - Dawn Dickten (New Jersey LS)
* Solid play in 4-2 win at New York

D - Linda Consolante (Ottawa)
* Solid play in 3-0 win at New Jersey W

D - Sasha Andrews (Vancouver)
* ...

PDL: Honors

PDL Player of the Week

Kenny Uzoigwe (Toledo)

PDL Team of the Week

G - Stash Graham (Bradenton)
* Five saves in 5-0 win over Cocoa

D - Steve Gorton (Thunder Bay)
* Solid play in 2-0 win over Kalamazoo

D - Mark Pehtivhok (Nashville)
* Goal in 4-0 win over Austin

D - Brian Newland (Sioux Falls)
* Goal in 4-0 win over Wisconsin

M - ...


U.S. Pro Select League Player of the Week

Rob Jachym (Western Mass)

U.S. Pro Select League Team of the Week

G - Chris Robinson (Carolina)
* Three saves in 2-1 win at Wilmington

D - Paul Kyriacou (Westchester)
* Overtime winner in 2-1 win over New Jersey

D - Seth Lilburn (New Hampshire)
* Solid play in 4-0 win over Reading

D - Mike Dias ...

A-LEAGUE: Honors

A-League Player of the Week

Todd Dusosky (Milwaukee)

A-League Team of the Week

G - Jim Larkin (Milwaukee)
* Eight saves in 2-0 win over Charlotte

D - Nevio Pizzolitto (Montreal)
* Gamewinner in 2-1 win at Richmond

D - Nick Dasovic (Vancouver)
* Solid play in 0-0 tie at Seattle

D - Danny Jackson (Seattle)
* Solid play in 0-0 tie against Vancouver

M - Steve ...

U.S. SOCCER: Freddy Adu signs with agent

U.S. U-17 national team star Freddy Adu, who turns 14 on Monday, will be represented by the same agency that negotiates for national team coach Bruce Arena and forward Landon Donovan.

In announcing the agreement, SportsNet, LLC, whose principals are Richard Motzkin and Dan Segal, also confirmed that Adu has inked an endorsement deal with Nike.

SportsNet would not comment on the ...

U.S. Abroad (May 29): Ajax comes up short

John O'Brien's club, Ajax, was unable to catch PSV Eindhoven for the Dutch Honor Division title on the final day of games Thursday. Ajax defeated Heerenveen, 3-0, but PSV''s 0-0 draw with FC Groningen was enough to for it to earn its 17th league championship.

O'Brien again did not play, as he is nursing an ankle ailment.

In Chile, Jonny Walker and ...

U.S. OPEN CUP: Qualifiers

MLS (10):

Chicago Fire

Colorado Rapids

Columbus Crew

Dallas Burn

D.C. United

Kansas City Wizards

Los Angeles Galaxy


New England Revolution

San Jose Earthquakes

A-League (8):

Atlanta Silverbacks

El Paso Patriots

Milwaukee Wave United

Minnesota Thunder

Pittsburgh Riverhounds

Rochester Raging Rhinos

Seattle Sounders

Virginia Beach Mariners.

USL Pro Select League (6):

Carolina Dynamo

Long Island Rough Riders

New Hampshire Phantoms

Reading Rage

Utah Blitzz

Wilmington Hammerheads.

Premier Development League (6):

Bradenton Academics

Des Moines Menace

Fresno Fuego

Mid Michigan Buck

Chesapeake Dragons

Raleigh CASL Elite

USASA (4):

Region I champion

Milwaukee Bavarians

D.S. United

Region IV champion

U.S. OPEN CUP: Format

FIRST ROUND (June 4-8): Two PDL or USASA teams will get a first-round byes, and the eight other teams from the PDL and USASA will be regionally paired.

SECOND ROUND (June 25-26): The four-first-round winners and the two USASA or PDL teams with byes meet the six PSL teams.

THIRD ROUND (July 16): The six second-round winners will join the eight ...

U.S. OPEN CUP: Draw for first and second rounds set for Thursday

The draw for the first and second rounds of the 2003 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup will be held Thursday, May 29 at the U.S. Soccer House in Chicago, Ill.

All but two of the 34 qualifiers have been determined. Qualifying is complete for the A-League, Pro Select League (PSA) and Premier Development League (PDL). The U.S. Adult Soccer Association ...

ANALYSIS: Americans outplay Wales

By Ridge Mahoney in San Jose, Calif.

The Welsh didn't bring Ryan Giggs, Craig Bellamy, John Hartson and a few other of their stars, yet neither did they bring the desire and sharpness that has enabled them to win all four of their European Championship 2004 qualifying matches to date.

Wales, which hadn't lost in its previous 10 games, succumbed to a ...