• GOLD CUP: Sampson vs. Arena for third-place
    Mexico's 2-0 win over Costa Rica on Thursday sends it to the Gold Cup final against Brazil on Sunday in Mexico City (live on Univision 1 pm ET). The Steve Sampson-coached Costa Ricans will face the USA in the third-place game on Saturday in Miami (live on Galavision, 8 pm ET/5 pm PT).The third-place match pits Sampson, coach of the USA in 1995-98 against his successor, Bruce Arena. The clash comes 14 years after they met in the NCAA Division I final, when the Arena-led Virginia Cavaliers tied 1-1 with Sampson's Santa Clara to share the national title.Sampson took over …
  • YOUTH: Snickers Cup Day 2 Results
    UNDER-19 BOYSChicago Sockers 3 (Micklos 34, Fleps 70 Ruud 83) Colorado Rush Nike 1 (Ryan n/a).FC Delco Arsenal 5 (Castellanos 23, Kinneman 45, George 70, Larentowicz 86, Chambers 89) Edmond (Okla.) Royals 2 (Hudson 39, Felice 57).UNDER-18 BOYSMarin (Calif.) United 3 (Hill 18, Miller 65, Nourafshan 70) Syracuse (N.Y.) Blitz Blizzard 2 (Toomey 48, Monteleone 69).Michigan Wolves (Mich.) 2 (Djokic 13, Popeney 64) Tulsa (Okla.) Nationals 1 (Woolard 45).UNDER-17 BOYSChicago Magic 4 (Smithson 3, Mentgen 51, Partyka 67, DeGurian 73) Concorde Fire (Ga.) 1 (Stowe 68).Sereno Golden Eagles (Ariz.) 0 Baltimore Bays 0.UNDER-16 BOYSAlbertson (N.Y.) Red Storm Clash 1 …
  • YOUTH: Nine teams go 2-0 at the Snickers Cup
    Only nine teams won their first two games at the Snickers Cup, U.S. Youth Soccer's national finals, at the Maryland Soccerplex in Germantown, Md.A trio of Midwest boys teams were 2-0: U-19 Chicago Sockers, U-18 Michigan Wolves and U-14 Vardar of Michigan.Arizona's Serena Golden Eagles have three teams at the national finals, and all three were unbeaten, led by the U-17 girls, who were 2-0.Tsunami Sota, the Minnesota club that finished second in its age group last year, is 2-0 in the U-18 girls division. Elk Grove (Calif.) United clinched a spot in the U-19 girls finals with a pair …
  • GOLD CUP: Mexico reaches final by downing Costa Rica
    Gold Cup, semifinalJuly 24 in Mexico CityMexico 2 Costa Rica 0. Goals: Marquez 19, Borgetti 28.Mexico -- Sanchez, -Briseno, Marquez (Salazar, 46) Osorio, Carmona, Valdez, Bravo (Osorno, 64), Pardo, Borgetti, Garcia, Arellano (Rodriguez, 78).Costa Rica -- Gonzalez, Marin, Wright, Castro, Martinez (Chinchilla, 46), Lopez (Bryce, 68), Centeno, Vallejos, Scott, Parks (Fonseca, 55), Castro. Referee: Alfaro Nery (El Salvador)Att.: 22,000Mexico's win over Costa Rica on Thursday sends it to the Gold Cup final against Brazil on Sunday in Mexico City. The Steve Sampson-coached Costa Ricans will face the USA in the third-place game on Saturday in Miami.
  • MLS: Summary (July 23)
    July 23 in Columbus, OhioColumbus 1 New England 1 (OT). Matteo 33; Noonan (twellman, Franchino 55.New England -- Reis, Heaps, Kante, Llamosa, Franchino, Noonan, Joseph (Cullen, 90), Vazquez (Cancel,a 58), Kamler, Twellman, J.-M. Moore.Columbus -- Presthus, Clark, Dunseth, McCarty, Denton, Oughton, Maisonneuve, Matteo, Walsh (Buddle, 60), Martino (Ritch, 89), Cunningham.Yellow cards: New England -- Joseph 35, Llamosa 77.Referee: Brian Hall.Att.: 14,632.
  • YOUTH: Snickers Cup Day 1 Summaries
    Under-19 BoysColorado Rush 5 (Hendricks 25, Clark 38, Porras 63, Cvilikas 78, 90) Edmond (Okla.) Royals 2 (Robichaux 39 Leach 87).Chicago Sockers 3 (Olsen 3, Reuter 47, Ruud 90) FC Delco Arsenal (Pa.) 2 (Kozicki 12, Walters 58).Under-18 BoysMichigan Wolves 2 (Katikos 32, Djokic 66) Syracuse (N.Y.) Blitz Blizzard 0.Marin (Calif.) Utd. 1 (Hills 29) Tulsa (Okla.) Nationals 1 (McCurdy 62). Under-17 BoysSereno Golden Eagles (Ariz.) 4 (Findley 62, 70, Ross 73, Russell 83) Chicago Magic 0.Baltimore Bays 3 (Healey 18, 59, Curran 88) Concorde Fire (Ga.) 2 (Charowski 59, Stowe 75).Under-16 BoysAlbertson (N.Y.) Red Storm Clash 2 (Davies …
  • YOUTH: Defending champions fall at Snickers Cup
    The two defending champions in their age groups fell on Day 1 of the Snickers Cup, U.S. Youth Soccer's national finals, at the Maryland Soccerplex in Germantown, Md.DC Delco Arsenal of Pennsylvania lost to the Chicago Sockers, 3-2, in the under-19 boys division, and the Concorde Fire fell to the Baltimore Bays by the same score in the under-17 boys group.Arizona's Sereno Golden Eagles, who have three teams in the finals, recorded 4-0 and 7-0 wins in under-17 boys and girls play, respectively, and a 2-2 tie in U-15 girls action.FC Delco Fusion matched the U-17 Eagles girls with …
  • WUSA: Wambach's late strike keeps Washington, Boston even; another ACL tear in San Diego?
    Abby Wambach's 85th-minute goal carried Washington to a 2-2 draw at Boston as the Freedom and Breakers took a step toward clinching WUSA playoff berths in action on Wednesday.San Diego and New York also tied, 1-1, in Southern California, a game marred by an apparent torn anterior cruciate ligament suffered by Spirit forward Allie Sullivan.Wednesday's highlights:Boston 2 Washington 2: Wambach headed home a Mia Hamm free kick late in the match to give the Freedom (7-6-4, 25 points) a draw before 9,070 at Nickerson Field.The second-place Breakers (7-4-5, 27 points), who have lost just one of its past nine matches, …
  • GOLD CUP: Brazil downs USA in semifinal, 2-1
    The USAÆs Gold Cup title defense came to an end with a Brazilian golden goal from the penalty spot in overtime on Wednesday in Miami in the semifinals.The penalty kick was called for a Cory Gibbs handball that kept DiegoÆs shot out of the goal. DiegoÆs shot came after keeper Kasey Keller blocked an attempt from Kaka, who retrieved his rebound and passed to Diego. That Diego was offside -- Gibbs being the only player between Diego and the goal when Diego received the pass, because Keller had moved past Diego -- wasnÆt noticed by the officials.Diego converted the penalty …
  • GOLD CUP: Semifinal Summary
    July 23 in MiamiUSA 1 Brazil 2.Goals: Bocanegra 62; Kaka 89, Diego, pen 100.USA -- Keller, Hejduk, Bocanegra, Gibbs, Convey, Stewart (Beasley, 83), Mastroeni, Reyna (Mulrooney, 71), Lewis, Donovan, McBride (Mathis, 30).Brazil -- Gomes, Maicon, Luisao, Alex, Adriano, Paulo Almeida (Ewerthon, 86), Julio Baptista, Kaka, Diego, Robinho (Carlos Alberto, 75), Nilmar (Nadson, 81).Yellow cards: USA -- Reyna 7, Mastroeni 41, Bocanegra 85; Brazil -- Nilmar 16, Adriano 61, Maicon 65, Carlos Alberto 78.Red card: USA -- Gibbs 98.Stats: USA-Brazil Shots: 7-16 Saves: 7-5 Corner Kicks: 2-6 Fouls: 16-15 Offside: 2-5Attendance: 35,211.Referee: Mr. Carlos Batres (GUA)
  • GOLD CUP: USA faces another Brazilian test
    Gold Cup semifinal USA-BRAZIL Wednesday, July 23 at the Orange Bowl in Miami (8 pm ET/5 pm PT) TV: live on GalavisionThe USA's defense of the Gold Cup title is at stake tonight when it faces Brazil in a semifinal that will determine who meets the winner of Mexico-Costa Ric in the final. Brazil is fielding an U-23 team, featuring Diego and Robinho, stars of Libertadores Cup runner-up Santos. The USA will be without defender Danny Califf, who is serving a yellow-card suspension. HEAD-TO-HEAD: The Brazil has won 10 of its 11 encounters with the USA. The only U.S. win …
  • ANALYSIS: American experience vs. Brazilian talent
    By Ridge Mahoney, Senior EditorNine goals scored and none conceded at the Gold Cup might suggest the U.S. national team has made significant strides, especially in light of its failure to garner a point at the Confederations Cup.Yet all the U.S. has done is beat three regional rivals it should beat at a venue where it has never lost. (For this argument were are melding results at Foxboro Stadium and its gleaming replacement, Gillette Stadium).No, whupping up on El Salvador and the islanders of Martinique and Cuba won't mean anything unless the Americans can beat Brazil's under-23 in the semifinals …
  • Exchange Students: Class of '03
    Rating the new foreign players in MLS this year might well mean introducing them, as they continue to trickle in - quietly relative to previous years. Based on the games through June 25, here's what we think so far: 1/ AMADO GUEVARA, MetroStars (Honduras). Stepped almost seamlessly into the role of conductor and developed chemistry with Clint Mathis. He's also tied for the league lead in shots on goal, so finding his scoring touch will make him even more dangerous. 2/ DAMANI RALPH, Chicago (Jamaica). De-termined and diligent, Ralph may have displaced Rodrigo Faria even if the latter …
  • The Argentine Connection
    THE TREATMENT BOB BRADLEY encountered during his two trips to Argentina in the past year pleasantly surprised him. From Boca Juniors coach Carlos Bianchi sifting through a postgame media herd, shaking Bradley's hand, to a taxi driver who took time out from watching his son train in order to chauffeur Bradley to the airport, people of all different positions and status gave a warm welcome. ''The people are very friendly, even the people with the bigger clubs,'' Bradley said. ''They are so down-to-earth, so eager to help us and you don't always get that when you travel around, especially …
  • Youth: Snickers Cup Schedule
    (all games at the Maryland Soccerplex in Germantown, Md.)Wednesday, July 2310:00 a.m.Field 9 U-17G Greensboro Twisters Green (North Carolina) vs. PDA Galaxy (New Jersey)Field 11 U-15G Cincinnati United Premier Red (Ohio South) vs. PDA Wildcats (New Jersey)Field 14 U-14B Crossfire-James (Washington) vs. Vardar (Michigan)Field 15 U-14B CASL Elite (North Carolina) vs. Nether Mustangs (Eastern Pennsylvania)Field 16 U-15G Sereno æ88 Golden Eagles (Arizona) vs. Dallas Sting (North Texas)Field 17 U-17G Sereno æ86 Golden Eagles (Arizona) vs. Carmel United (Indiana)noonField 12 U-14G FC Delco Fusion (Eastern Pennsylvania) vs. Tophat Gold (Georgia)Field 11 U-16B Albertson Red Storm Clash (Eastern New York) vs. Southern …
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