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GOLD CUP: Martinique loses three friendlies

In recent friendlies, Martinique, which faces the U.S. June 14 in Gold Cup first-round action in Foxboro, Mass., lost to a team European-based Martinique all-stars, 5-3, Fluminense of Brazil, 1-0, and Trinidad & Tobago's U-23s, 3-0.

Bernard Lama, goalie on France's 1998 World Cup team, has been brought in to work Martinique, who hopes to get reinforcements from France's pro ...

GOLD CUP: El Salvador names roster for trip to U.S.

El Salvador will send out a well-prepared team when it faces the United States July 12 in the opening game of the Gold Cup in Foxboro, Mass.

El Salvador is playing four warm-up games: Honduras June 29 in Tegucigalpa, Paraguay July 2 in San Francisco, Mexico July 6 in Carson, Calif., and Guatemala July 8 in Houston.

Salvadoran coach Juan Paredes named ...

U.S. SOCCER: Arena recalls Keller, Reyna, Wolff and McBride for Gold Cup tuneup

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).

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 ...

MLS: Game Previews (June 28)

Saturday, June 28, 4 pm ET/1 pm PT
CHICAGO (5-3-3, 18 pts) vs. METROSTARS (6-3-2, 20 pts)


Key Players Out: Chicago - none; MetroStars - D Eddie Pope (non-displaced patella fracture). Referee: Jair Marrufo.

Saturday, June 28, 6:00 pm ET/4:00 pm MT/3:00 pm PT
NEW ENGLAND (4-3-4, 16 pts) vs. COLORADO (2-7-3, 9 pts)

TV: Fox Sports World (tape delayed 7:30 pm ...

U.S. Abroad (June 26): Another playoff shutout for Walker

Goalkeeper Jonny Walker posted his second straight shutout in the Chilean League playoffs as Colo Colo defeated visiting Universidad de Concepcion, 3-0, in the first leg of the semifinal series.

A win or a tie for Colo Colo in Sunday's return match in Concepcion will give them passage to the final, where they will meet Cobreloa or Huachipato. If Universidad de ...

YOUTH: Snickers Region II Championship Results


Under-13: Vardar (Mich.) 3 Kansas City Legends 1

Under-14: Vardar (Mich.) 2 Internationals (Ohio) 1 (OT)

Under-15: Lou Fusz-Popovic (Mo.) 3 Ambassador SC (Ohio) 0

Under-16: Javanon (Ky.) 1 Vardar (Mich.) 0 (PKs)

Under-17: Chicago Magic (Ill.) 4 Michigan Wolves 3 (PKs)

Under-18: Michigan Wolves 3 Chicago Sockers 2 (OT)

Under-19: Chicago Sockers 2 Team Dayton (Ohio) 1 (PKs)


Under-13: Busch SC (Mo.) 1 Michigan Hawks ...

CONFEDERATIONS CUP: Semifinal Summaries and Schedule


June 26 in Lyons

Cameroon 1 Colombia 0. Goal: Ndiefi 9.

Cameroon -- Kameni, Njanka, Song, Mettomo, Tchato, Geremi, Idrissou (Falemi, 89), Foe (Mezague, 75), Mbami, Djemba, Ndiefi (Atouba, 74)

Colombia -- O.Cordoba, Martinez, Yepes, I.Cordoba, Bedoya (Murillo 70), Patino, Lopez, Hernandez, Velasquez (Becerra 46), Valentierra, Aristizabal.

Red card: Cameroon -- Tchato 69.

Referee: Markus Merk (Germany)

Att.: 12,352.

June 26 in St. Denis

France 3 Turkey 2. ...

CONFEDERATIONS CUP: Cameroon's Foe collapses during semifinal and dies

Cameroon midfielder Marc-Vivien Foe, 28, died after collapsing in the middle of the field during the Lions' game against Colombia in the semifinals of the Confederations Cup in Lyons, France.

Foe was alive when he was taken off the field on a stretcher late in the game. He received treatment, including mouth-to-mouth resuscitation, and oxygen, on the sidelines but died at ...

WUSA: Fotopoulos tears ACL in Courage loss

Danielle Fotopoulos, tied for the top spot in the WUSA scoring race heading into Wednesday's action, sustained an apparent torn anterior cruciate ligament in her left knee during Carolina's 2-0 loss at San Jose.

Fotopoulos tumbled to the Spartan Stadium turf while challenging Thori Bryan for a ball in the 35th minute. She struggled to her feet, walked about 15 yards ...

Eight World Cup 2002 vets on Paraguay roster for U.S. tour

Paraguay, which reached the second round of the last two World Cups, has announced its roster for its two games in the United States: vs. El Salvador July 2 in San Francisco and vs. the USA July 6 in Columbus, Ohio. On July 9, Coach Anibal Ruiz's team meets Jamaica in Kingston

Eight members of the the squad picked for the ...

U.S. OPEN CUP: Schedule


July 10

Chesapeake Dragons (PDL) at New Hampshire Phantoms (PSL)

(The Chesapeake Dragons' protest over their 1-0 loss to the Bridgeport Italians in the first round was upheld because of Bridgeport's use of an ineligible player, Trinidad & Tobago international Darrin Lewis. It was decided, because of the late date of the appeal, that Chesapeake meet the winner of the ...

U.S. OPEN CUP: Second Round Results

June 25

Wilmington Hammerheads (PSL) 2 (Goulding 34, Miller 94) Bradenton Academics 1 ((Dowdell 82) (OT).

Mid-Michigan Bucks (PDL) 2 (Taylor 74, Omekanda 80) Long Ilsand Rough Riders (PSL) 1 (Darrell Etienne 56).

New Hampshire Phantoms (PSL) 3 (goalscorers n/a) Bridgeport Italians (USASA) 0.

Carolina Dynamo (PSL) 2 (Armas 49, Rolfing 53) Raleigh CASL Elite (PDL) 1 (Norbet 88).

Milwaukee Bavarians (USASA) 1 (Stebbins ...

W-LEAGUE: Honors

W-League Player of the Week
Ashley Swinehart (Charlotte)

W-League Team of the Week

G - Taryn Swiatek (Ottawa)
*Shutout wins over Toronto, New York

D - Penny Stansfield (Boston)
*Solid play in 1-0 win over Long Island

D - Deanna Kreidel (Charlotte)
*Two goals in 7-0 win over Fort Collins

D - Leigh Hamilton (New Jersey W)
*Winner in 2-1 OT win over South Jersey

M ...

PDL: Honors

PDL Player of the Week
Jake Ward (Southern California)

PDL Team of the Week

G - Guido Leon (Abbotsford)
*Nine saves in 2-1 win at Cascade

D - Jake Ward (Southern California)
*Solid play in 2-1 win over Fresno

D - Drew Shinaberger (Fort Wayne)
*Solid play in 1-0 win at Toledo

D - Heath Pearce (Bradenton)
*Equalizer in 1-1 draw at Memphis

M - Enrique ...


USL Pro Select Player of the Week
Ebbie Kodiat (New Hampshire)

USL Pro Select Team of the Week

G - Kyle Singer (New Hampshire)
*Several key saves to preserve 2-1 win at Long Island

D - Nansha Kalonji (Carolina)
*Solid play in 3-0 win at Raleigh

D - Kevin Nylen (Wilmington)
*Solid play in 1-1 draw against New Jersey

D - Sean Melendez (California)
*Solid ...