• 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 (5-3) at Cary, N.C., 8/31 at Duke (2-3)6. Notre Dame (2-0-0) 8/29 vs. Hartford (9-1) at Storrs, Conn. (UConn adidas Classic), 8/31 vs. Wake Forest (3-0) at Storrs, Conn. (UConn adidas Classic)7. Portland (1-1-0) 8/29 at Colorado (1-0), 8/31 at ...
  • 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, Whitfield, Williams, Ralph (Selolwane, 80), Razov (Jaqua, 78). Yellow Card: New England -- Heaps 38; Chicago -- Whitfield 36, Williams 71, Perez 74. Referee: Kevin Stott.áá Att.: 10,846. Aug. 30 in Carson, Calif. Los Angeles 2 Dallas 1. Goals: Ruiz ...
  • 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 City, PL) vs. Arsenal, 1-2. DNP. Reyna joined Manchester City two days before the game. * Jovan Kirovski (Birmingham, PL) at Newcastle, 1-0. DNP.* Marcus Hahnemann (Reading, D1) at Wimbledon, 3-0. Started: 90 minutes.* Eddie Lewis (Preston North End, D1) ...
  • 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 officials, coaches, and former players.Agent Richard Motzkin said letters of support were submitted from U.S. coach Bruce Arena, Spurs and U.S. goalie Kasey Keller, San Jose coach and former Ipswich player Frank Yallop, and U.S. under-20 coach Thomas Rongen on ...
  • 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. A knee injury ended Reyna's 2002-03 season last October and Sunderland was relegated to the First Division.Manchester City finished ninth in the Premier League last season and has qualified for the UEFA Cup. It will face Belgium's Lokeren at home ...
  • 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 Red Devils not only rewarded the droves of fans who paid to see them by scoring 14 goals in four victories, but also extended their diplomacy off the field in the form clinics, symposiums and overall accessibility packed into a ...
  • U.S. OPEN CUP: Quarterfinals (Aug. 27)
    Aug. 27 in SeattleSeattle (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, 54), Cienfuegos (Jones, 79), Martinez, Ruiz, Moreno.Att.: 7,542.Aug. 27 in Naperville, Ill.Chicago (MLS) 2 Colorado (MLS) 1. Goals: Beasley (Williams) 44, own goal (Fraser) 53; Spencer (Carrieri) 36.Chicago -- Thornton, Gray, Curtin, Bocanegra, Whitfield, Armas, Beasley, Marsch (Pause, 66), Perez ...
  • COLLEGE: Soccer America Top 25 Men's Schedules (Aug. 29-Sept. 1)
    PRESEASON RANK/TEAM (2002 RECORD) 2002 FINAL RANKING1 UCLA (18-3-3) 68/29 -- Penn State (CS Fullerton Soccer Town Classic); 8/31 -- Ohio State (CS Fullerton Soccer Town Classic).2 Maryland (20-5-0) 18/29 -- Furman (Creighton Diadora Challenge); 8/31 -- Creighton or Butler (Creighton Diadora Challenge).3 Notre Dame (12-6-3) 208/29 -- UAB (adidas/IU Credit Union Classic); 8/30 -- California (adidas/IU Credit Union Classic).4 Wake Forest (15-2-4) 28/29 -- Connecticut (Wake Forest adidas Classic); 8/30 -- St. John's (Wake Forest adidas Classic).5 St. John's (13-3-5) 38/29 -- North Carolina (Wake Forest adidas Classic); 8/30 -- at Wake Forest (Wake Forest adidas Classic).6 Stanford (18-4-2) ...
  • 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 Brom, 0-1 (Monday). Started: 90 minutes.GERMANY (League) * Steve Cherundolo (Hannover 96, D1) vs. Hansa Rostock. 3-3 (Wednesday). Started: 90 minutes. Cherundolo set up HannoverÆs second goal, a header by Thomas Christiansen. Hannover bounced back from last weekÆs 4-0 loss ...
  • 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 to a combined nine final four appearances and capturing the school's first NCAA title in any sport with a victory in last month's women's final over West Coast Conference rival Santa Clara. Charles, 51, has battled prostate cancer since ...
  • 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 Portland home. He was 51.His family will hold private services, and a public gathering is planned for Sept. 8 on the UP campus.Charles was considered one of the finest people in American soccer, loved by his players, revered by his ...
  • 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? After years of struggling to attract Mexican-Americans fans into MLS through player signings and hit-or-miss promotions, the league is taking a direct route. Jorge Vergara, owner of Mexican club Guadalajara, will start up a team in MLS next ...
  • U.S. WOMEN: Women's World Cup roster
    Goalkeepers 18 Siri Mullinix (Washington Freedom), 25 years old, 38 caps/0 goals Hometown: Greensboro, N.C. College: North Carolina1 Briana Scurry (Atlanta Beat), 32, 119/0 Hometown: Dayton, Minn. College: MassachusettsDefenders 2 Kylie Bivens (Atlanta Beat), 24 years old, 7 caps/0 goals Hometown: Upland, Calif. College: Santa Clara6 Brandi Chastain (San Jose CyberRays), 35, 169/29 Hometown: San Jose, Calif. College: Santa Clara14 Joy Fawcett (San Diego Spirit), 35, 214/26 Hometown: Huntington Beach, Calif. College: California3 Christie Pearce (New York Power), 28, 100/4 Hometown: Point Pleasant, N.J. College: Monmouth4 Catherine Reddick (University of North Carolina), 21, 34/1 Hometown: Vestavia, Ala. College: North Carolina ...
  • 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 in the U.S. July 1-Aug. 3. They include the Gold Cup (14 games), Recopa Sudamericana (Olimpia-San Lorenzo in Los Angeles) and Italian Super Cup (AC Milan-Juventus at Giants Stadium). The foreign armada consisted of 24 clubs and 14 national ...
  • COLLEGE: Soccer America Men's and Women's Preseason All-Americans
    MENGoalkeeper William Hesmer (Wake Forest), Sr.Defenders Ryan Cochrane (Santa Clara), Jr. Chad Marshall (Stanford), Soph. Guy Melamed (Boston College), Jr. Chris Wingert (St. John's), Sr.Midfielders Ned Grabavoy (Indiana), Jr. Adolfo Gregorio (UCLA), Sr. Sumed Ibrahim (Maryland), Sr. C.J. Klaas (Washington), Jr.Forwards Cesar Cuellar (Connecticut), Sr. Joseph Ngwenya (Coastal Carolina), Sr.WOMENGoalkeeper Nicole Barnhart (Stanford), Jr.Defenders Amy LePeilbet (Arizona State), Sr. Nandi Pryce (UCLA), Sr. Catherine Reddick (North Carolina), Sr. Natalie Spilger (Stanford), Sr.Midfielders Joanna Lohman (Penn State), Sr. Leslie Osborne (Santa Clara), Jr. Aleisha Rose (Brigham Young), Sr. Lindsay Tarpley (North Carolina), Soph.Forwards Christine Sinclair (Portland), Jr. Veronica Zepeda (Santa Clara), ...