• 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 ranks for the Gold Cup.Martinique lineup against T&T's U-23s: Jean Francis Go, Ludovic Mirande, Judes Vaton, Jean Victor Lavril, Willy Padoly, Roberto Cinna (Earlston Edmee, 82), Steve Riskwait, (Jean Michel Michaud, 46) Miguel Duragrin, Jose Goron (David Bastel, 81), Gael ...
  • 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 his 18-player roster for the trip.EL SALVADOR ROSTER:Goalkeepers: Juan Jose Gomez, Aguila; Henry Hernandez, Aguila.Defenders: Marvin Gonzalez, FAS; Victor Velasquez, FAS; William Torres, San Salvador.Midfielders: Alfredo Pacheco, FAS; Gilberto Murgas, FAS; Carlos Menjivar, FA; Santos Cabrera, Luis Angel Firpo; Guillermo ...
  • 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 game. Richard Mulrooney, an alternate on the Confederations Cup team, is the only other player on the 18-player roster who didn't travel to France.Keller and Reyna are among five European-based players called in along with Cory Gibbs, Greg Vanney and ...
  • 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)TV: ESPN2.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 ET); Fox Sports Net Rocky Mountain; WB 56 (Boston). DIRECTV: 794. DISHNET: 465.Key Players Out: New England - none; Colorado - F Zizi Roberts (R MCL tear), D Jeff Stewart (R torn ACL).Referee: Noel Kenny.Saturday, June 28, 7:30 pm ET/6:30 ...
  • 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 Concepcion wins the second leg, a tiebreaking mini-game will be played, followed by penalty kicks if the score is tied at the end of two 15-minute halves.This was another strong match for Walker. Although his team was favored and took ...
  • YOUTH: Snickers Region II Championship Results
    7. BOYSUnder-13: Vardar (Mich.) 3 Kansas City Legends 1Under-14: Vardar (Mich.) 2 Internationals (Ohio) 1 (OT)Under-15: Lou Fusz-Popovic (Mo.) 3 Ambassador SC (Ohio) 0Under-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)GIRLSUnder-13: Busch SC (Mo.) 1 Michigan Hawks 0 (OT)Under-14: Eclipse Select (Ill.) 3 FOSC Fever (Ohio) 0Under-15: CUP Red (Ohio) 2 NSA Flames (Ill.) 1Under-16: Eclipse Select (Ill.) 3 Kansas City Dynamos 0Under-17: Carmel United (Ind.) 1 Michigan Hawks 0Under-18: Tsunami Sota (Minn.) 4 J.B. Marine (Mo.) ...
  • CONFEDERATIONS CUP: Semifinal Summaries and Schedule
    SEMIFINALSJune 26 in LyonsCameroon 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. DenisFrance 3 Turkey 2. Goals: Henry 11, Pires 26, Wiltord 43; Gokdeniz 42, Tuncay 48.Teams:France -- Coupet, Thuram, Gallas, Desailly, Silvestre, Dacourt, Pedretti, Wiltord (Giuly, 78), Pires (Kapo, 70), Govou (Cisse, 66), Henry.Turkey -- Rustu (Omer, 36), Ibrahim U., Bulent, Fatih A., Alpay, Ergun, ...
  • 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 the medical center at the Gerland Stadium, where he played two seasons for French club Lyon. No cause of death was given.The game, played in temperatures reaching the low 90s, was halted in the 71st minute when Foe collapsed. Play ...
  • 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 toward the far sideline, then sat down and was in tears when she walked off, next to Courage trainer Cody Malley, under her own power.Malley said Fotopoulos would return to North Carolina for a magnetic imaging resonance exam on Thursday ...
  • 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 KingstonEight members of the the squad picked for the U.S. game were on Paraguay's 2002 World Cup roster: defenders Celso Ayala and Julio Cesar Caceres, goalkeepers Ricardo Tavarelli and Justo Villar, and midfielders Diego Gavilan, Carlos Bonet, Jorge Campos and Gustavo MorinigoParaguay lost to eventual runner-up Germany in the ...
  • U.S. OPEN CUP: Schedule
    SECOND ROUND, REPLAYJuly 10Chesapeake 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 second-round game between the New Hampshire Phantoms and Bridgeport.)THIRD ROUNDJuly 16Seattle Sounders (A-League) at Minnesota Thunder (A-League)Pittsburgh Riverhounds (A-League) at D.C. United (MLS)Fresno Fuego (PDL) vs. El Paso Patriots (A-League) at site TBAAtlanta Silverbacks (A-League) at Wilmington Hammerheads (PSL)Virginia Beach ...
  • U.S. OPEN CUP: Second Round Results
    June 25Wilmington 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 86) Reading Rage (PSL) 0.Fresno Fuego (PDL) 4 (goalscorers n/a) Utah Blitzz (PSL) 0.
  • W-LEAGUE: Honors
    W-League Player of the Week Ashley Swinehart (Charlotte)W-League Team of the WeekG - Taryn Swiatek (Ottawa) *Shutout wins over Toronto, New YorkD - Penny Stansfield (Boston) *Solid play in 1-0 win over Long IslandD - Deanna Kreidel (Charlotte) *Two goals in 7-0 win over Fort CollinsD - Leigh Hamilton (New Jersey W) *Winner in 2-1 OT win over South JerseyM - Phebe Trotman (Vancouver) *Four goals in 10-0 win at Mile HighM - Kelly Parker (Ottawa) *Two goals in 3-0 win over New YorkM - Tracey Spinelli (Arizona) *Two goals in a pair of winsM - Paulette Rumpke (Northern Kentucky) ...
  • PDL: Honors
    PDL Player of the Week Jake Ward (Southern California)PDL Team of the WeekG - Guido Leon (Abbotsford) *Nine saves in 2-1 win at CascadeD - Jake Ward (Southern California) *Solid play in 2-1 win over FresnoD - Drew Shinaberger (Fort Wayne) *Solid play in 1-0 win at ToledoD - Heath Pearce (Bradenton) *Equalizer in 1-1 draw at MemphisM - Enrique Camarena (Cascade) *Goal, three assists in 4-2 win over BYUM - Danny Devall (Nashville) *Two goals in 4-1 win over BradentonM - Tighe Dombrowski (Chicago) *Two goals in 4-0 win over Kansas CityM - Greg Chevalier (Albany) *Goal, two assists ...
  • USL PRO SELECT: Honors
    USL Pro Select Player of the Week Ebbie Kodiat (New Hampshire)USL Pro Select Team of the WeekG - Kyle Singer (New Hampshire) *Several key saves to preserve 2-1 win at Long IslandD - Nansha Kalonji (Carolina) *Solid play in 3-0 win at RaleighD - Kevin Nylen (Wilmington) *Solid play in 1-1 draw against New JerseyD - Sean Melendez (California) *Solid play in 2-1 win at NevadaM - Roby Monroe (San Diego) *Two goals in 3-2 loss to Orange CountyM - Wojiek Krakowiak (New Jersey) *Goal in 1-1 draw at WilmingtonM - Shane Curran (Utah) *Goal in 3-0 win at BoulderM ...