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COLLEGE WOMEN: Soccer America Top 25 Results and Schedule (Aug. 29-Sept. 1)

1. North Carolina (2-0-0)
8/29 vs. Washington State (4-0) at Seattle (Pac-10/ACC Challenge), 8/31 at Washington (2-1 OT) (Pac-10/ACC Challenge)

2. Stanford (1-0-0)
8/31 vs. Long Beach State (1-0)

3. UCLA (1-0-1)
8/29 at Santa Clara (1-1 OT), 8/31 at Pepperdine (2-0)

4. Santa Clara (1-0-1)
8/29 vs. UCLA (1-1 OT), 8/31 at San Jose State (9-1)

5. Texas (1-2-0)
8/29 vs. East Carolina ...

MLS RESULTS (Aug. 30-31)

Aug. 30 in Foxboro, Mass.
New England 5 Chicago 1. Goals: C. Brown (Ralston) 6, Kamler 44, C. Brown (Kamler, Cancela) 63, C. Brown (Noonan, Heaps) 66, Heaps (Cancela) 88; Williams (Razov) 14.
New England -- A. Brown, Heaps, Llamosa, Pierce, Leonard, Kamler, Ralston, Cancela, Joseph, Fabbro, C. Brown (Cullen, 74).
Chicago -- Thornton, Perez, Curtin, Gray, Beasley, Armas, Marsch, ...


U.S. Abroad (England. Aug. 30-31): Man U falls

ENGLAND (League)
* Brad Friedel (Blackburn, PL) at Chelsea, 2-2.
Started: 90 minutes.

* Tim Howard (Manchester United, PL) at Southampton, 0-1.
Man U went down after keeper Howard misjudged Graeme Le Saux's corner kick and James Beattie headed into an open net from inside the goal area.

* Kasey Keller (Tottenham, PL) vs. Fulham, 0-3. Started: 90 minutes.

* Claudio Reyna (Manchester ...

U.S. ABROAD: Bobby Convey denied work permit

Bobby Convey's move from D.C. United to Premier League Tottenham Hotspur collapsed when his petition for a work permit was denied by England's Home Office. The 20-year-old midfielder remains on D.C. United's active roster.

A six-member panel split, 3-3, in the decision on Convey's appeal. A simple majority is needed. The membership of the panel is rotated among English Football Association ...

U.S. ABROAD: Claudio Reyna joins Manchester City

U.S. national team captain Claudio Reyna has moved from Sunderland to the English Premier League's Manchester City on a $3.92 million transfer. The move was finalized when Reyna, 30, passed his medical exam on Friday.

Reyna had joined Sunderland from Glasgow Rangers on a $6.8 million transfer in December of 2001 and helped the team avoid relegation from the Premier League. ...

ManU Tour: Theaters of Dreams

Manchester United drew more than 270,000 fans for four games - three of them sellouts - on its U.S. tour. United's offensive explosion and the spectacular debut of new signing Tim Howard in goal left its supporters dreaming of another Premier League title.

Manchester United certainly did its best to leave a good impression on the American public. The ...

U.S. OPEN CUP: Quarterfinals (Aug. 27)

Aug. 27 in Seattle

Seattle (A-League) 1 Los Angeles (MLS) 5. Goals: Farrell 7; Ruiz (pen.) 3, Martinez (Elliott) 39, Moreno (Martinez) 67, Ruiz (Ochoa) 87, Ruiz (Elliott) 90.

Seattle -- Cullen, Sekuda, Edwards (Sawatzky, 46), Jenkins, Scott, Gregor, Farrell, Henderson (Tomlinson, 79), Nguyen (Callahan, 46), Smith, Velez.

Los Angeles -- Hartman, Califf, Lalas, Marshall (Ochoa, 46), Albright (Torres, 46), Elliott, Vagenas (Suarez, ...

COLLEGE: Soccer America Top 25 Men's Schedules (Aug. 29-Sept. 1)


1 UCLA (18-3-3) 6

8/29 -- Penn State (CS Fullerton Soccer Town Classic); 8/31 -- Ohio State (CS Fullerton Soccer Town Classic).

2 Maryland (20-5-0) 1

8/29 -- Furman (Creighton Diadora Challenge); 8/31 -- Creighton or Butler (Creighton Diadora Challenge).

3 Notre Dame (12-6-3) 20

8/29 -- UAB (adidas/IU Credit Union Classic); 8/30 -- California (adidas/IU Credit Union Classic).

4 ...

U.S. Abroad (midweek): Man U wins; Spurs tie Liverpool

ENGLAND (League)

* Tim Howard (Manchester United, PL) vs. Wolves, 1-0 (Wednesday).
Started: 90 minutes.
The Sun rating (10 high; 1 low): 6.

* Kasey Keller (Tottenham, PL) at Liverpool, 0-0 (Wednesday).
Started: 90 minutes.
The Sun rating (10 high; 1 low): 7.

* Marcus Hahnemann (Reading, D1) vs. Rotherham, 0-0 (Monday).
Started: 90 minutes.

* Eddie Lewis (Preston North End, D1) at West ...

Clive Charles: 'I Owe Everything to this Game'

The following article appeared in the Jan. 20, 2003 issue of Soccer America. Clive Charles died on Aug. 26, 2003

Clive Charles, an Englishman who came to America to play in the NASL and stayed when his playing career finished, has won nearly 450 games as coach of Portland's men's (since 1986) and women's (since 1989) teams, guiding them ...

Clive Charles, 1951-2003

Clive Charles, the London-born defender who came to America during the NASL's golden years and remained in the United States as perhaps its most beloved coach, succumbed following a three-year battle with prostate cancer.

Charles, who built the University of Portland's men's and women's programs into national powers while working with numerous U.S. national teams, died Tuesday at the his northwest ...

MLS: Midseason Report

MLS has thrown everyone for a loop. The Galaxy and Crew, the preseason favorites, find themselves at or near the bottom of their conferences. Expansion may be pushed up a year to accommodate the eager Jorge Vergara. At midseason, here are answers to nine key questions about MLS present and future.

1. How can MLS be made Mexican-friendly?


U.S. WOMEN: Women's World Cup roster

18 Siri Mullinix (Washington Freedom), 25 years old, 38 caps/0 goals
Hometown: Greensboro, N.C. College: North Carolina

1 Briana Scurry (Atlanta Beat), 32, 119/0
Hometown: Dayton, Minn. College: Massachusetts

2 Kylie Bivens (Atlanta Beat), 24 years old, 7 caps/0 goals
Hometown: Upland, Calif. College: Santa Clara

6 Brandi Chastain (San Jose CyberRays), 35, 169/29
Hometown: San Jose, Calif. College: Santa Clara

14 ...

My View: Foreign Armada Taps U.S. Market

ALL THESE INTERNATIONAL GAMES ARE starting to get out of hand.

Manchester United's widely successful tour, which averaged almost 70,000 fans, garnered most of the headlines, but Man U's four games were only a fraction of the international action that recently took place, much of it off the radar screen.

By our count, 47 international matches were played ...

COLLEGE: Soccer America Men's and Women's Preseason All-Americans


William Hesmer (Wake Forest), Sr.

Ryan Cochrane (Santa Clara), Jr.
Chad Marshall (Stanford), Soph.
Guy Melamed (Boston College), Jr.
Chris Wingert (St. John's), Sr.

Ned Grabavoy (Indiana), Jr.
Adolfo Gregorio (UCLA), Sr.
Sumed Ibrahim (Maryland), Sr.
C.J. Klaas (Washington), Jr.

Cesar Cuellar (Connecticut), Sr.
Joseph Ngwenya (Coastal Carolina), Sr.


Nicole Barnhart (Stanford), Jr.

Amy LePeilbet (Arizona State), Sr.
Nandi ...