• U.S. ABROAD (June 29): Walker, Colo Colo reach Chilean League final
    CHILE* Jonny Walker (Colo Colo) at Universidad Concepcion, 3-2.Started: 90 minutes. Colo Colo, having won the first leg of the semifinal series on Thursday, 3-0, sweeps into the Chilean League final, where it meets Cobreloa. The final will also be played over two legs. Walker lifted the Chilean League title with Unversidad Catolica in spring 2002.NORWAY* Robbie Russell (Sogndal, D1) vs. Bodo-Glimt, 2-1.Started: 90 minutes. Dagbladet rating (10-high; 1=low): 6. Sogndal moved into second place, 11 points behind leader Rosenberg.
  • U.S. SOCCER: Arena recalls Keller, Reyna, Wolff and McBride for Gold Cup
    U.S. national team coach Bruce Arena recalled four 2002 World Cup veterans who missed the Confederations Cup for the Gold Cup tune-up against Paraguay July 6 in Columbus, Ohio (TV: ESPN2, live, 2:55 p.m. ET) and the Gold Cup (July 12-27).Kasey Keller (injury rehab), Claudio Reyna (injury rehab), Josh Wolff (returning from injury), Brian McBride (wife's birth of a baby girl) all return for the Paraguay game.Keller and Reyna are among five European-based players called in along with Cory Gibbs, Greg Vanney and Eddie Lewis.Goalkeeper Joe Cannon is on the roster for the Paraguay game but will be replaced by ...
  • MLS WEEK 13 WRAP: Ref robs Harris of super goal
    By Ridge Mahoney, Senior EditorNo change at the top of the Western Conference standings as the Quakes hold their one-point lead by tying the Wizards, 0-0; Chicago takes over top spot in the East by shading the Metros, 2-1; the Galaxy blasts the Burn, 3-0, and the Crew drills D.C. by the same score; the Rapids lose their league-worst eighth game on an own goal.BEST GOALS: One of the most amazing goals in league history didn't count; Revs' striker Wolde Harris hit a spectacular overhead kick that struck the underside of the crossbar and landed over the goal line before ...
  • WUSA WEEK 13 WRAP: Seeing red in San Diego
    By Scott French, Senior EditorCARD PARTY: Referee Arnold Baldeaux was the star of San Diego's 2-1 victory Sunday over visiting San Jose, issuing red cards to Joy Fawcett and Pretinha that left players on both sides -- and a Torero Stadium gathering of 6,220 -- aghast.Both ejections were answered by free-kick goals, Sissi firing San Jose ahead after Fawcett was sent off in the fifth minute and Aly Wagner returning the favor in second-half stoppage time following Pretinha's second yellow card.Fawcett, who had not received a card of either color in 36 previous WUSA games (and who has been cautioned ...
  • CONFEDERATIONS CUP: Summaries (June 28-29)
    Third-Place GameJune 28 in St. EtienneTurkey 2 Colombia 1. Goals: Tuncay 2, Okan pen. 86; Hernandez 63.Turkey -- Omer, Fatih S. (Selcuk, 60), Serkan, Volkan (Ergun, 87), Ibrahim U., Servet, Ibrahim T., Gokdeniz, Deniz, Necati (Okan, 66), Tuncay.Colombia -- O.Cordoba, I.Cordoba, Yepes, Becerra (Arriaga, 41), Hernandez, Velasquez, Lopez (Valentierra, 28), Bedoya, Patino, Martinez, Aristizabal.Referee: Mark Shield (Australia).Att.: 18,237.FinalJune 29 in St. DenisFrance 1 Cameroon 0 (OT). Goal: Henry 97.France -- Barthez, Sagnol (Thuram, 76), Desailly, Gallas, Lizarazu, Giuly, Pedretti, Dacourt (Kapo, 90), Wiltord (Pires, 65); Cisse, Henry.Cameroon -- Kameni, Perrier Doumbe, Song, Atouba, Mettomo, Geremi, Mbami, Mezague (Emana, 91), Idrissou, ...
  • W-LEAGUE: Results (June 27-29) & Standings (June 29)
    June 27New Jersey Lady Stallions 1 (Negron 101) New York 0 (OT).Hampton Roads 1 (Callebaut 104) Chicago 0 (OT).June 28Fort Collins 3 (Kidwell 49, 69, Knotteck 72) Denver 4 (Everett 52, Theuer 55, Butcher 58, Gray 88).Toronto 1 (Booth 4) Ottawa 2 (Nault 62, Alfa 71).Boston 3 (Stocco 45, Kveton 45, McGregor 89) New Jersey Wildcats 0.Long Island 3 (Martin 24, Munro 66, 80) New Hampshire 1 (Landon 36)Northern Virginia 0 Chicago 1 (Sitch 24).Asheville 1 (Baker 26) Greensboro 0.June 29Columbus 2 (Wead 51, Skladany 55) Windy City 2 (Talavera 14, Kent 21) (OT).New Jersey Lady Stallions 3 (Artale ...
  • A-LEAGUE: Results (June 27-29) & Standings (June 29)
    June 27Virginia Beach 2 (Hutchison 13, Washington 31) Richmond 3 (Simmonds 6, Testo 50, Jeffrey 79).Portland 1 (Alvarez 92) Calgary 0 (OT).June 28Atlanta 2 (Parra 5, Woods 86) Charlotte 0.Charleston 2 (Chronopoulos 9, 11) Syracuse 1 (Rivas 42).Richmond 1 (Simmonds 97) Virginia Beach 0 (OT).Rochester 2 (Mladenov 39, Miller 89) Montreal 0.El Paso 0 Seattle 2 (Scott 15, Sakuda 54).Vancouver 1 (Heald 33) Toronto 2 (Ngon 39, 43).Minnesota 2 (own goal 39, Menyongar 66) Indiana 1 (Beasley 41).June 29Milwaukee 4 (Todd Dusosky 14, 59, 64, Bernal 77) Indiana 0.Cincinnati 0 Pittsburgh 2 (Korol 23, Martins 61).Calgary 0 Portland 2 (Tennyson ...
  • YOUTH: Snickers Region IV Championship Results
    BOYSUnder-14: Crossfire Premier (Wash.) 2 Sereno Golden Eagles (Ariz.) 1.Under-15: Irvine (Calif.) Strikers 2 Sereno Golden Eagles (Ariz.) 1.Under-16: SoCal United 3 Rio Vista Striker (N.M.) 0.Under-17: Sereno Golden Eagles (Ariz.) 5 Colorado Rush Nike 0.Under-18: Marin (Calif.) United 1 Irvine (Calif.) Strikers 0.Under-19: Colorado Rush Nike 2 Westside Metros (Ore.) Onslaught 0.GIRLSUnder-14: Newport Beach (Calif.) Slammers 2 Mustang Blast (Calif.) 1.Under-15: Sereno Golden Eagles (Ariz.) 2 Pleasanton (Calif.) Rage 1, OT.Under-16: San Diego Surf 1 Colorado Rush Nike 0.Under-17: Sereno Golden Eagles (Ariz.) 2 De Anza (Calif.) Sharks 0.Under-18: Colorado Girls Soccer Academy 1 Sereno Golden Eagles (Ariz.) ...
  • WUSA: Fleeting lifts San Diego in wild win over San Jose
    Red cards led to goals for both sides before Scottish striker Julie Fleeting's seventh goal of the season sent San Diego past visiting San Jose, 2-1, in a wild WUSA encounter Sunday before 6,220 at Torero Stadium.Sissi fired San Jose ahead with a free kick in the seventh minute following Joy Fawcett's ejection, and Aly Wagner returned the favor in first-half stoppage time after Pretinha's second yellow card. Fleeting's 52nd-minute strike proved decisive.The Spirit (5-3-4, 19 points) moved into third place with the victory, three points behind first-place Atlanta. San Jose (5-7-1, 16 points) is in sixth place.Fawcett tangled with ...
  • WUSA Results for June 28
    June 28 at Villanova, PaPhiladelphia 2 Boston 2. Goals: Pichon (Misaki, Hoffmann) 25; Pichon (Fair, Hoffmann) 84; Mellgren (Hucles) 29, Gulbrandsen (Hucles) 88.Philadelphia - Moore, Fair, McVeigh, Kruze, Tietjen-Prozzo, Makinen, Misaki (Hall, 77), Hoffmann, Tullock, Burt, Pichon.Boston - LeBlanc, Kluegel (Gulbrandsen, 80), Sobrero, McCann, Gonzalez, Mugneret-Beghe, Hucles, Monroe (Hawkins, 57), Lilly, Meinert, Mellgren.Yellow cards: Philadelphia - Burt 38.Referee: Kari Seitz.Att.: 8,021. June 28 at AtlantaAtlanta 1 Washington 0. Goals: Hooper 2.Atlanta - Scurry, Bivens, Nonen, N. Augustyniak, Gaston, Sawa (Withers, 85), Serlenga; Parlow (Crumpton, 67), Dominguez (Miller, 46), Pohlers (J. Augustyniak, 85), Hooper.Washington - Mullinix, S. Little, Moore, Grubb, Barr, ...
  • MLS Results for June 28
    June 28 in Naperville, Ill.Chicago 2 MetroStars 1 (OT). Goals: Ralph (Mapp, Williams) 35, Razov (Beasley) 94; Clark 60.Chicago - Thornton, Brown, Bocanegra, Curtin, Mapp (Whitfield, 90), Armas, Pause (Marsch, 61), Williams (Gray, 92), Beasley, Ralph, Razov.MetroStars - Howard, Ziadie, Arena, Forchetti, Regan (Bartolomeu, 60), Clark, Guevara, Williams, Lisi, Magee, Mathis (Moreno, 90).Yellow Card - Armas 59, Beasley 89; MetroStar - Clark 44, Arena 55.Referee: Jair Marrufo.Att.: 12,690. June 28 in Foxboro, Mass.New England 3 Colorado 2. Goals: Harris (Noonan, Cullen) 7, Twellman (Vazquez) 80; own goal 84; Chung (Beckerman) 34, Spencer (Kingsley) 66.New England - Brown, Heaps, Llamosa, Pierce, ...
  • WUSA: Hooper, Beat on top after topping Washington
    Atlanta rode an early Charmaine Hooper goal to beat Washington in a showdown and return to first place, and Carolina netted two late goals to earn a dramatic draw at New York in WUSA action on Saturday.Marinette Pichon scored her league-leading ninth and 10th goals of the season as last-place Philadelphia grabbed a tie with visiting Boston.Saturday's highlights:Philadelphia 2 Boston 2: Ragnhild Gulbrandsen came off the bench to score her first career WUSA goal, an 88th-minute shot off the crossbar that left both teams with a point before 8,021 at Villanova Stadium.Pichon, who grabbed the top spot in the league's ...
  • GOLD CUP: Group D pre-tournament update
    COSTA RICA:American coach Steve Sampson announced the Tico roster for a training camp at the Cancha de Conducen in San Jose on June 28 in preparations for the upcoming 2003 CONCACAF Gold Cup.The squad is led by nine players from local club Alajuela. Seven are with overseas teams -- three in Greece, two in Russia and one each in Italy and Italy.Roster:Goalkeepers: Adrian De Lemus (Herediano), Ricardo Gonalez (Alajuela), Alvaro Mesen (Alajuela) Midfielders: Alexander Castro (Alajuela), Carlos Castro (Rubin Kazan/RUS), Pablo Chinchilla (Alajuela), Jervis Drummond (Saprissa), Danny Fonseca (Cartagino), Leonardo Gonzalez (Herediano), Luis Marin (Alajuela), Gilberto Martinez (Brescia/ITA), Mauricio Wright ...
  • GOLD CUP: Group A pre-tournament update
    MEXICO:Only seven 2002 World Cup players were on Mexican coach Ricardo Lavolpe's preliminary roster for the Gold Cup: goalie Oscar Perez, defenders Melvin Brown, Salvador Carmona and Rafael Marquez, midfielder Rafael Garcia and forwards: Jesus Arellano and Jared Borgetti.Mexico opened training camp June 23 at the Centro de Alto Rendimiento in Mexico City. The Tri will travel to Carson, Calif., to meet El Salvador on July 6 at the Home Depot Center before returning to Mexico City for the Gold Cup.Roster:Goalkeepers: Oscar Perez (Cruz Azul), Oswaldo Sanchez (Guadalajara). Defenders: Omar Briceno (Tigres), Melvin Brown (Cruz Azul), Salvador Carmona (Toluca), Rafael ...
  • GOLD CUP: Group B pre-tournament update
    JAMAICA:Three MLS players -- Andy Williams of Chicago, Craig Ziadie of the MetroStars and Tyrone Marshall of Los Angeles -- are expected to play for the Reggae Boyz.They were among 12 foreign-based players on Coach Carl Brown's training camp roster.The Reggae Boyz are scheduled to host Cuba in an international friendly on July 6 in Kingston, before meeting Paraguay three days later.Roster:Goalkeepers: Aaron Lawrence (Reno), Donovan Ricketts (Village United), Shawn Sawyers (Hazard United); Defenders: Claude Davis (Hazard United), Michael Johnson (Birmingham City/ENG), Tyrone Marshall (Los Angeles Galaxy/USA), Marco McDonald (Tivoli Gardens), Gerald Neil (Arnett Gardens), Robert Scarlett (Harbour View), ...