• WUSA GAME PREVIEWS (May 31)
    * Home teams listed first. * TV live unless noted.Saturday, May 31, 4 pm ET/1 pm PTBOSTON (3-3-2, 11 pts) vs. SAN JOSE (4-3-0, 12 pts)TV: PAX.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 ET/4 pm PTPHILADELPHIA (1-5-0, 3 pts) vs. CAROLINA (1-5-0, 3 pts)TV: No TV.Key Players Out: Philadelphia - F Kelly Smith (R meniscus tear), M Pavlina Scasna (L foot tendonitis), F Deliah Arrington (R ACL tear), M Anne Makinen (national team ...
  • MLS GAME PREVIEWS (May 31)
    * 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)TV: ESPN2.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 - M Jesse Marsch (R fibula stress fracture).Referee: Ricardo Salazar.Saturday, May 31, 6 pm ET/5 pm CT/3 pm PT NEW ENGLAND (4-2-2, 14 pts) vs. KANSAS CITY (3-1-4, 13 pts)TV: MetroSports (Kansas City); WB 56 (Boston). DIRECTV: 794; DISHNET: 465.Key Players ...
  • 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 most recently played for the First Division Sheffield Wednesday.He started the 2002-2003 season with Premier League Birmingham.He spent most of his career in England with Derby County (1995-2002), which he captained and helped to win promotion to the Premier League.Powell ...
  • 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 Lyon.Five players on the roster were part of Arena's team that finished third in the 1999 Confederations Cup: Frankie Hejduk, Jovan Kirovski, Gregg Berhalter, Eddie Lewis and Earnie Stewart.The MetroStars, Columbus Crew and Chicago Fire are each represented by three ...
  • W-LEAGUE: Honors
    W-League Player of the WeekLaura Piening (Northern Kentucky)W-League Team of the WeekG - Lauren Piening (No. Kentucky) * 15 saves in 2-1 and 3-1 road winsD - Dawn Dickten (New Jersey LS) * Solid play in 4-2 win at New YorkD - Linda Consolante (Ottawa) * Solid play in 3-0 win at New Jersey WD - Sasha Andrews (Vancouver) * Solid play in 2-1 win at SeattleM - Melissa McBean (No. Virginia) * Goal, assist in 3-2 OT win at AshevilleM - Jeanette Akerlund (Ottawa) * Two goals in 3-0 win at New Jersey WM - Tasha Wagner (No. Kentucky) ...
  • PDL: Honors
    PDL Player of the WeekKenny Uzoigwe (Toledo)PDL Team of the WeekG - Stash Graham (Bradenton) * Five saves in 5-0 win over CocoaD - Steve Gorton (Thunder Bay) * Solid play in 2-0 win over KalamazooD - Mark Pehtivhok (Nashville) * Goal in 4-0 win over AustinD - Brian Newland (Sioux Falls) * Goal in 4-0 win over WisconsinM - Ricky Camarena (Cascade) * Goal, assist in 2-1 win at SpokaneM - John Jones (Des Moines) * Two goals, assist in 7-0 win over WisconsinM - Scott Thelen (Richmond) * Goal, assist in 5-0 win over West VirginiaM - Anthony ...
  • USL PRO SELECT LEAGUE: Honors
    U.S. Pro Select League Player of the WeekRob Jachym (Western Mass) U.S. Pro Select League Team of the WeekG - Chris Robinson (Carolina) * Three saves in 2-1 win at WilmingtonD - Paul Kyriacou (Westchester) * Overtime winner in 2-1 win over New JerseyD - Seth Lilburn (New Hampshire) * Solid play in 4-0 win over ReadingD - Mike Dias (Western Mass) * Solid play in 6-2 win over ReadingM - Ariel Bravo (Utah) * Hat trick in 4-0 win over San DiegoM - Jon Cullen (Long Island) * Solid play in 1-0 win over No. VirginiaM - Tsuyoshi Tanikawa ...
  • A-LEAGUE: Honors
    A-League Player of the WeekTodd Dusosky (Milwaukee)A-League Team of the WeekG - Jim Larkin (Milwaukee) * Eight saves in 2-0 win over CharlotteD - Nevio Pizzolitto (Montreal) * Gamewinner in 2-1 win at RichmondD - Nick Dasovic (Vancouver) * Solid play in 0-0 tie at SeattleD - Danny Jackson (Seattle) * Solid play in 0-0 tie against VancouverM - Steve Kindel (Vancouver) * Two goals in 2-2 tie against SeattleM - Andrew Gregor (Seattle) * Gamewinner in 1-0 win at CalgaryM - Ze Roberto (Montreal) * Equalizer in 1-1 tie at Virginia BeachM - Sean-Michael Callahan (Seattle) * Goal in ...
  • 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 financial terms of the Nike deal, which the Washington Post reported was worth $1 million.Adu was born in Ghana, immigrated to the United States in 1997, and received U.S. citizenship in February 2003.
  • 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 Colo Colo begin their playoff schedule with the first leg of a home-and-home series against Cobresal on Saturday.
  • U.S. OPEN CUP: Qualifiers
    MLS (10):Chicago FireColorado RapidsColumbus CrewDallas BurnD.C. UnitedKansas City WizardsLos Angeles GalaxyMetroStarsNew England RevolutionSan Jose EarthquakesA-League (8):Atlanta SilverbacksEl Paso PatriotsMilwaukee Wave UnitedMinnesota ThunderPittsburgh RiverhoundsRochester Raging RhinosSeattle SoundersVirginia Beach Mariners.USL Pro Select League (6):Carolina DynamoLong Island Rough RidersNew Hampshire PhantomsReading RageUtah BlitzzWilmington Hammerheads.Premier Development League (6):Bradenton AcademicsDes Moines MenaceFresno FuegoMid Michigan BuckChesapeake DragonsRaleigh CASL EliteUSASA (4):Region I championMilwaukee BavariansD.S. UnitedRegion 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 A-League teams and MLS's D.C. United and the MetroStars (as the last-place finishers in the MLS 2002 regular season).ROUND OF 16 (Aug. 6): The remaining eight MLS teams will meet the third-round survivors. Brackets will be drawn based on geographic ...
  • 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 (USASA) Region I and Region IV champions have not been determined.
  • 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 quicker, hungrier U.S. team, 2-0, by attacking weakly and defending poorly in the May 26 friendly.Whatever balls were won in the air by Welsh striker Gareth Taylor were swept up by U.S. midfielder Richard Mulrooney and his defensive mates, Spurs ...