• CHAMPIONSWORLD SERIES: Results & Schedule
    July 22 at Seattle Manchester United (England) 4 (van Nistelrooy 7, Giggs 28, Solskjaer 39, Bellion 72) Celtic (Scotland) 0. Att.: 66,772.July 25 at Cleveland Celtic (Scotland) 1 (Sutton 59) Boca Juniors (Argentina) 0. Att.: 20,842.July 27 at Foxboro, Mass. Barcelona (Spain) 2 (Saviola 28, 41) Juventus (Italy) 2 (De Vaio 86, Miccoli 87). (Barcelona wins on penalties.) Att.: 30,192.July 27 at Los Angeles Manchester United (England) 3 (van Nistelrooy 47, Forlan 49, 79) America (Mexico) 1 (Patino 87). Att.: 57,365.July 30 at Washington Barcelona (Spain) 2 (Quaresma 11, Ronaldinho 51), AC Milan (Italy) 0. Att.: 45,864.July 31 at East ...
  • MLS: Los Angeles downs the Crew in front of 21,806
    Antonio Martinez scored in his first game for Los Angeles since arriving via a multi-player trade from Dallas. The 26-year-old, who was born in Carson, Calif., celebrated his homecoming by chipping Crew keeper Tom Presthus just before halftime in the Galaxy's 2-1 win.Alexi Lalas scored on a header from a Simon Elliott free kick before Columbus notched a late goal through Brian Maisonneuve.Columbus has now gone four games without a win.The game, which drew a crowd of 21,806 at the Home Depot Center, is the last MLS match before the All-Star Break. On Saturday, the MLS All-Stars take on Chivas ...
  • W-LEAGUE: Mathelier leads Lady Stallions in playoff opener
    Tatiana Mathelier scored two goals in the first 11 minutes of the second half as the New Jersey Lady Stallions overcame the Long Island Lady Riders, 4-2, as the W-League playoffs opened Wednesday night at DePaul Catholic High School in Wayne, N.J.Mathelier, a junior at Binghamton University, scored in the 47th and 56th minutes and the Lady Stallions (12-3-0) advanced to the Eastern Conference final this weekend against defending champion Boston Renegades (13-0-1) or the Ottawa Fury (11-2-1). Boston and Ottawa meet Thursday night in Framingham, Mass.Princeton junior Esmeralda Negron scored in the 16th minute and assisted Mathelier's first goal. ...
  • WUSA GAME PREVIEW (July 30)
    Wednesday, July 30, 7:00 pm ET/4:00 pm PTCAROLINA (7-7-3, 24 pts) vs. SAN JOSE (6-8-3, 21 pts)TV: No TV.Key Players Out: Carolina - M Hege Riise (R ACL tear), F Danielle Fotopoulos (L ACL tear); San Jose - F Pretinha (R ACL tear), D Brandi Chastain (L quad strain). Referee: Rachel Woo.
  • MLS GAME PREVIEW (July 30)
    Wednesday, July 30, 10:30 pm ET/9:30 pm CT/7:30 pm PTLOS ANGELES (3-6-7, 16 pts) vs. COLUMBUS (5-6-5, 20 pts)TV: HDNet, select Regal Cinemas.Key Players Out: Los Angeles - D Scot Thompson (L torn ACL); Columbus - F Brian McBride (fractured orbital L eye), M Freddy Garcia (L ankle sprain), M Ross Paule (L knee sprain), M Brian West (L groin strain). Referee: Noel Kenny.
  • French Lessons
    Learning can be a painful process, and much of what the U.S. players were taught at the Confederations Cup they gleaned at a psychologi cal and physical price. They scored one goal, conceded three, and didnÆt get much help from circumstance or luck playing every other day against Turkey, Brazil and Cameroon in stifling heat. Five years after the U.S. floundered to three straight losses at the 1998 World Cup, including a crushing 2-1 defeat to Iran in the same Gerland Stadium it played Brazil and Cameroon, this crop of Americans came up short but not chagrined. ...
  • CONCACAF: Chuck Blazer Q&A on Gold Cup
    Chuck Blazer, general secretary of CONCACAF and highest-ranking American in FIFA, spoke about the Gold Cup at the conclusion of the USA-Costa Rica third-place match at the Orange Bowl in Miami last Saturday. The following are excerpts from that interview:Q: Can you compare this tournament to its previous editions?CHUCK BLAZER: First of all, you have to put these tournaments into somewhat of a perspective. In 1990, when we conceived of running [the Gold Cup], the idea was that national teams [in this region] existed only once in four years and that was for World Cup qualifying. That was the only ...
  • UNDER-17 WORLD CUP: U.S. Roster
    GOALKEEPERS: 1 Phil Marfuggi (PDA Utd., N.J.), 18 Quentin Westberg (Troyes, France), 20 Stephen Sandbo (Ohio Thunder).DEFENDERS: 16 Adrian Chevannes (Club Dallas), 6 Chris Germani (FC Delco, Pa.), 2 Kyle Helton (Concorde Fire, Ga.), 5 Brandon Owens (La Jolla Nomads, Calif.), 3 Jonathan Spector (Man. Utd., England), 14 Julian Valentin (FC Delco, Pa.).MIDFIELDERS: 15 Corey Ashe (FC Impact, Va.), 12 Steven Curfman (CASL Elite, N.C.), 8 John DiRaimondo (Busch SC, Mo.), 4 Eddie Gaven (MetroStars), 10 Guillermo Gonzalez (Los Angeles Galaxy), 7 Brian Grazier (Metro FC, Ill.), 9 Michael Harrington (CASL Elite, N.C.), 17 Danny Szetela (World Class Olympic, ...
  • UNDER-17 WORLD CUP: Ellinger selects 20 players for Finland '03
    A squad of 20 players is off to Europe to represent the U.S. at the Under-17 World Cup in Finland Aug. 13-30. Coach John Ellinger selected all 18 of the players that represented the U.S. during qualifying in early March.The United States, the only nation to qualify for all 10 world championships at this age group, will play all three of its Group D games at Lahti Stadium in Lahti, Finland. The U-17s will face Asian champion South Korea on Aug. 14, African runner-up Sierra Leone on Aug. 17 and European runner-up Spain on Aug. 20.Before arriving in Finland, the ...
  • WUSA: Criticial win for CyberRays in Carolina
    Dianne Alagich got her first WUSA goal and Katia scored her second gamewinner this season against Carolina as the San Jose CyberRays captured a critical 2-1 victory over the Courage before 5,877 at SAS Stadium.The CyberRays (7-8-3, 24 points) swept their season series with Carolina and crawled within one point of the playoff zone with three matches to play. Carolina (7-8-3, 24 points) also is in the thick of the playoff chase.First-place Atlanta (9-3-6, 33 points) became the first team to clinch a playoff berth, although there remain four teams that can catch the Beat. San Jose and Carolina can ...
  • W-LEAGUE: 2003 Playoff Schedule
    EASTERN CONFERENCE Semifinals July 30 New Jersey Lady Stallions (11-3-0) vs. Long Island Lady Riders (9-5-0) at DePaul Catholic High School (Wayne, N.J.), 7:30 p.m.July 31 Boston Renegades (13-0-1) vs. Ottawa Fury (11-2-1) at Bowditch Stadium (Framingham, Mass.), 7:30 p.m.Final Aug. 2 or 3 at higher-seeded finalistCENTRAL CONFERENCE Semifinals July 31 Charlotte Lady Eagles (9-3-0) vs. Northern Virginia Majestics (5-7-0) at E.E. Waddell High School (Charlotte, N.C.), 7:30 p.m. Chicago Cobras (10-1-1) vs. Northern Kentucky TC Stars (5-5-2) at Mooseheart Memorial Stadium (Mooseheart, Ill.), 8 p.m.Final Aug. 2 or 3 at higher-seeded finalistWESTERN CONFERENCE Final Aug. 2 Vancouver Whitecaps Women ...
  • YOUTH: Snickers Cup Finals Results (July 27)
    UNDER-19 BOYSFC Delco Arsenal (E-PA) 2 (Kozicki 78, 83) Chicago Sockers 1 (Gallo 43).UNDER-18 BOYSMichigan Wolves 2 (Popeney 9, Djokic 11) Marin (Calif.) Utd. 2 (Hills 56, Hill 66).(Michigan Wolves win 4-3 on penalties.)UNDER-17 BOYSChicago Magic 2 (Smithson 17, Ortega 40) Sereno Golden Eagles (Ariz.) 0.UNDER-16 BOYSSo Cal Utd. 2 (Barrera 5, Levy 67) Albertson (N.Y.) Red Storm Clash 0.UNDER-15 BOYSCasa Mia Bays (Md.) 2 (Ports 46, Darko 51) Lou Fusz (Mo.) 0.UNDER-14 BOYSCASL Elite (N.C.) 2 (Williams 70, King 75) Nether Mustangs (Pa.) 1 (Woron 63).UNDER-19 GIRLSPeachtree City (Ga.) Lazers 2 (Graham 13, Rhyne 73), Elk Grove (Calif.) ...
  • MLS: Summary (July 27)
    July 27 in Foxboro, Mass.New England 2 D.C. United 4. Goals: Twellman 26, Twellman (J.-M. Moore, Cancela) 31; Quintanilla (Etcheverry) 83, Quintanilla pen. 91+, Kovalenko (Eskandarian) 93+, Eskandarian (Quintanilla) 93+.New England -- Reis, Heaps, Cullen, D.Kante, Franchino, Noonan (Ralston, 67), Cancela (Harris, 76), Joseph, Kamler, J.-M. Moore, Twellman.D.C. United -- Rimando, Ivanov (Etcheverry 46), Namoff (Quintanilla 70), Petke, Prideaux, Nelsen, Kovalenko, Olsen, Quaranta, Stoitchkov (Eskandarian 46), Curtis.Yellow cards: D.C. United -- Prideaux 73, Petke 84, Curtis 87.Referee: Marcel Yonan.Att.: 30,912
  • MLS WRAP WEEK 17: United win drops Crew to last in East
    By Ridge MahoneySenior EditorColorado takes its fourth straight and posts another shutout; defensive errors doom the Burn in San Jose; the Fire again wins at home; and D.C. United rallies to roust the Revs and drop the Crew into last place.BEST GOALS: Mark Chung snapped a header past Metros keeper Jonny Walker from 10 yards out to give the Rapids a fourth straight win. Kyle Beckerman, on the right wing, pushed a short ball that Chris Henderson crossed first-time for Chung to nail into the net.Taylor Twellman nicked the ball past Galin Ivanov and rifled a 22-yard shot into top ...
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