• MLS GAME PREVIEWS (Aug. 22-24)
    Home teams listed firstFriday, Aug. 22, 8 pm ET/6 pm MT/5 pm PT KANSAS CITY (7-6-7. 28 pts) vs. COLORADO (8-9-3. 27 pts) TV: Fox Sports Net Rocky Mountain. DIRECTV: 794; DISHNET: 465. Key Players Out: Kansas City - D Jose Luis Burciaga (R torn ACL), F Igor Simutenkov (L strained hamstring), D Diego Gutierrez (caution points); Colorado -- G - Scott Garlick (hamstring), G - Scott Cannon, D Billy Sleeth (L broken foot), D Jeff Stewart (R torn ACL). Referee: Noel Kenny.Saturday, Aug. 23, 4 pm ET/1 pm PT LOS ANGELES (5-7-8. 23 pts) vs. NEW ENGLAND (5-7-8. 23 …
  • U-17 WORLD CUP: USA faces Brazil in quarterfinals
    The United States faces Brazil Sunday in the quarterfinals of the U-17 World Cup aiming to become the second U.S. squad in the tournament's history to reach the semifinals.(TV: Sunday, Aug. 24, delayed on Galavision, East Feed 11 am ET/West Feed, cable only, 11 am PT. West Coast small-dish subscribers receive East Feed, 8 am PT).The United States, the only nation to play in all 10 U-17 World Cups, reached the semifinals in 1999, when Landon Donovan and DaMarcus Beasley won the Golden Ball and Silver Ball, respectively. Australia beat the Americans on penalty kicks in the semi and they …
  • MLS: Wolde Harris to Wizards; Rodrigo Faria to Quakes
    The Kansas City Wizards have acquired forward Wolde Harris and midfielder Jorge Vazquez from the New England Revolution in exchange for forwards Chris Brown and Dario Fabbro. The Wizards also received a conditional draft pick in the deal.San Jose acquired Brazilian forward Rodrigo Faria from the Chicago Fire in exchange for a conditional draft pick in the 2004 MLS SuperDraft. Faria is currently in Brazil attending to family business and will join the Earthquakes as soon as possible.
  • MLS: Galaxy remains winless on the road after loss to Fire
    Orlando Perez scored his second goal of the season, after juking Tyrone Marshall, to give Chicago a 1-0 win over Los Angeles on Wednesday.Galaxy keeper Kevin Hartman's 11 saves prevented Los Angeles, which is winless in 11 road games this season, from a more severe defeat. The Galaxy has lost six and tied five away from The Home Depot Center, where it has a 5-1-3 win-loss-tie record.Aug. 20 in Naperville, Ill. CHICAGO (10-4-6, 36 pts) 1 LOS ANGELES (5-7-8, 23 pts) 0 Goals: Perez (Damani Ralph ) 73. Chicago -- Thornton, Gray, Curtin, Bocanegra, Whitfield, Armas, Mapp (Beasley, 27), Marsch, …
  • WUSA: Boston's Meinert is MVP
    German striker Maren Meinert, who closed her playing career by leading the Boston Breakers to the WUSA regular-season title and their first playoff berth, has been honored as the league's Most Valuable Player, it was announced Thursday.Meinert, who scored nine goals with 10 assists, was the Breakers' fulcrum, leading them to a 10-4-7 record and on an 11-game unbeaten streak to close their season.Meinert, who announced her retirement earlier this season, also was selected the MVP of the June 19 All-Star Game in Cary, N.C. She also was an All-WUSA first-team selection this season and in 2001 and a second-team …
  • UNDER-17 WORLD CUP: Composite First Round Results
    Group AAug. 13/Day 1Finland 2 (Parikka 6, Petrescu 64) China 1 (Jiang 4).Mexico 0 Colombia 0.Aug. 16/Day 2Colombia 2 (Guarin, pen. 73, Hernandez 80) China 1 (Wang 67).Finland 0 Mexico 2 (Ceja 39, Herrera 51).Aug. 19/Day 3China 3 (Wang 35, Jiang 61, 81) Mexico 3 (Flores 51, Mariaca 73, Murguia 78).Finland 1 (Petrescu 41) Colombia 9 (Hidalgo 16, pen. 32, 50, 61, Ramos 36, 68, 71, Guarin 63, Nunez 74).Final Standings:TEAM GP W T L GF GA P*Colombia 3 2 1 0 11 2 7*Mexico 3 1 2 0 5 3 5Finland 3 1 0 2 3 12 3China 3 …
  • UNDER-17 WORLD CUP: Reaction after USA-Spain
    Head coach John EllingerOn playing Brazil''Confidence-wise, we feel we can play with Brazil, but they are a very good team. If we donÆt play better than we did today we are in trouble. Hopefully we can find our game and we can play like we did when we opened the tournament against Korea.''On putting Freddy Adu in late''Part of our plan was if we were down a goal was to put Freddy in with 25 minutes left to go try and get a draw and win the group. But, when you give up that second goal you even think about …
  • WUSA: Fawcett wins top defensive award; Lilly a first-team all-leaguer for third year
    Joy Fawcett, the pivotal player at the back for the San Diego Spirit, was announced Wednesday as the WUSA's Defensive Player of the Year and as an All-WUSA defender for the first time.Kristine Lilly became the first player selected to three All-WUSA first teams as regular-season champion Boston was honored with six all-league selections.Also announced Wednesday was Breakers general manager Joe Cummings as the repeat Executive of the Year and team awards to Philadelphia for fair play and San Jose for community service.The WUSA MVP award will be announced on Thursday. Boston forward Maren Meinert and Washington stars Mia Hamm …
  • U.S. UNDER-17 WORLD: U.S. falls to Spain, 2-0
    Despite playing with a man advantage for 45 minutes, the United States fell to Spain, 2-0, Wednesday at the Under-17 World Cup, setting up a quarterfinal date with Brazil.USA-SPAIN SUMMARY:Aug. 20 in LahtiUSA 0 Spain 2. Goals: Jurado 12, Cesc 71.USA -- Westberg, Helton, Spector, Germani, Chevannes, Szetela, DiRaimondo (Adu, 66), Grazier (Ashe, 48), Gaven, Gonzalez, Watson.Spain -- Mandaluniz, Ruz, Llorente, Francis, Sanchez, Silva, Markel, Cesc, Xisco (Pallardo, 87), Jurado (Javi, 83), Sisi (Oskitz, 80).
  • Waiting for MacMillan
    Shannon MacMillan's torn anterior cruciate ligament, and the prospects of her rapid recovery, have forced April Heinrichs to delay her decision on the U.S. roster for the Women's World Cup this fall. Heinrichs' announcement of the 20 players, originally slated for Aug. 1, isn't expected until mid-August at the earliest while MacMillan battles back from the knee injury she suffered in mid-May with the San Diego Spirit. The 28-year-old forward, whose blistering shot and singular talents attacking and playmaking from the right flank provide the Americans a unique dimension, is hopeful that she can persuade Heinrichs that, come …
  • UNDER-17 WORLD CUP: Aug. 19 (Results)
    Group AAug. 19 in HelsinkiChina 3 (Wang 35, Jiang 61, 81) Mexico 3 (Flores 51, Mariaca 73, Murguia 78).Finland 1 (Petrescu 41) Colombia 9 (Hidalgo 16, pen. 32, 50, 61, Ramos 36, 68, 71, Guarin 63, Nunez 74).Final Standings:TEAM GP W T L GF GA P*Colombia 3 2 1 0 11 2 7*Mexico 3 1 2 0 5 3 5Finland 3 1 0 2 3 12 3 China 3 0 1 2 5 7 1*Advances to the quarterfinals. Group B Aug. 19 in TurkuArgentina 1 (Faurlin 59) Nigeria 0. Costa Rica 2 (Rodriguez pen. 62, Salazar 75) Australia 0 …
  • WOMEN'S WORLD CUP: Sweden announces experienced roster
    Fourteen players with World Cup or Olympic experience were selected Tuesday by Sweden women's national team coach Marika Domanski-Lyfors for the Sept. 20-Oct. 12 Women's World Cup.The Swedes, the United States' opening opponent at the World Cup, are among the favorites to challenge for the championship. Domanski-Lyfors named a 21-player roster and will have to remove one player before FIFA's roster deadline in early September.Sweden's roster features experience on all lines, although none of three goalkeepers has played in a World Cup or Olympics. Starter Caroline Jonsson was in the nets during the 2001 European Championship, where the Swedes finished …
  • Rising Star: Mike Magee
    POS.: Forward AGE: 18 HOMETOWN: Long Grove, Ill. CLUB: MetroStars INTERNATIONAL: U.S. under-20 national team STARTING OUT: I joined soccer because it started the earliest, at age 4 or 5. I had to wait for baseball. My parents had to get me out of the house! EARLY SOCCER MEMORY: My first State Cup, playing up a year with the Fox Valley Strikers. We came out of nowhere to win it all. FIRST CLEATS: My Nike baseball cleats. I had to use for them for both sports. CURRENT CLEATS: Nike Silver Total 90s. …
  • U.S. WOMEN: Heinrichs calls in Boxx, Branam for August camp
    U.S. women's national team coach April Heinrichs included New York Power midfielder Shannon Boxx and San Diego Spirit goalkeeper Jenni Branam in her 29-player roster for four-day training camp in Chula Vista, Calif., that begins Thursday.Boxx, coming off an extraordinary season with the Power, hasn't been capped. Branam, a rookie who played superbly with the Spirit, made all five of her international appearances in 2000.Heinrichs, in preparation for the Sept. 20-Oct. 12 Women's World Cup, is expected to announce her 20-woman tournament roster following the training camp at the ARCO Olympic Training Center near San Diego.The camp will run concurrently …
  • WUSA: Sundhage, Latham, Scurry capture top awards
    Pia Sundhage, the Swedish legend who guided the Boston Breakers to the WUSA regular-season title, is the WUSA's Coach of the Year.Canadian forward Christine Latham, whose aggressiveness up front unsettled defenses and helped the San Diego Spirit to its first WUSA playoff berth, was named Rookie of the Year, one of six awards the league announced on Tuesday.Atlanta's Briana Scurry was selected Goalkeeper of the Year, Washington's Abby Wambach was honored for Goal of the Year, Philadelphia's Jenny Benson was named Humanitarian of the Year, and Terry Vaughn was voted Referee of the Year.Players, coaches, general managers and media voted …
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