• MLS Results for Sept. 25 & 27
    Sept. 25 in East Rutherford, NJMetroStars 0 DC United 2. Goals: Olsen (Petke, Stewart) 12, Cerritos (Stewart) 67.MetroStars û Walker, Pope, Addo, Jolley, Clark, Guevara, Lisi (Juskowiak, 57), Williams, DiGiamarino (Bartolomeu, 63), Magee (Wolyniec, 46), Mathis.DC United û Rimando (Warren, 78), Prideaux, Namoff, Petke, Ivanov, Convey, Kovalenko, Stewart, Olsen, Cerritos (Alegria, 96+), Martins (Eskandarian, 74).Yellow Cards: MetroStars û Guevara 47; DC United û Stewart 35, Prideaux 49, Kovalenko 69.Referee: Alex Prus. Att.: 8,077.Sept. 27 in Carson, Calif.Los Angeles 1 Kansas City 2. Goals: Moreno (Serna) 5; Klein 40, Klein (Preki) 81.Los Angeles û Hartman, Suarez (Lewis, 58), Lalas, Marshall, Jones, ...
  • Inside Spain: American Takes La Liga by Storm
    It's true. An American played a major role in the Spanish League last season. Dimitri Piterman had a bought a quarter share of debt-ridden Racing Santander, making him majority owner and president of the First Division newcomer. But Piterman, a graduate of Cal Berkeley, wasn't planning on a luxury-box view of his new team. He took charge of practice and impressed the players by introducing some innovative exercises and outracing them frequently during sprints. Piterman, 40, was a star triple-jumper at Cal. The Spanish federation didn't allow the unlicensed Piterman to take a spot on the bench ...
  • COLLEGE: Soccer America Men's Scoreboard Top 25 (Sept. 22)
    RANK/TEAM (RECORD) LAST WEEK'S RANK1 Maryland (7-0-0) 1 9/24 -- George Mason (5-1); 9/27 -- Wake Forest2 UCLA (5-1-0) 2 9/27 -- Loyola Marymount3 Saint Louis (6-0-1) 3 9/24 -- Western Illinois (4-4); 9/27 -- at Louisville4 Old Dominion (7-0-0) 5 9/24 -- UMBC (2-0); 9/27 at Campbell5 St. John's (5-3-0) 6 9/24 -- at Seton Hall (2-4); 9/27 -- William and Mary6 Santa Clara (6-1-2) 8 9/23 -- at San Jose State (1-2); 9/26 -- Tulsa7 Virginia (4-3-0) 17 9/24 -- William and Mary; 9/28 -- at N.C. State8 Notre Dame (4-1-2) 13 9/25 -- Bradley; 9/28 -- Georgetown9 ...
  • Analysis: U.S. women rout Nigeria in Women's World Cup
    By Scott French, Senior Editor in PhiladelphiaThe U.S. women moved to the verge of a quarterfinal showdown with Norway after destroying disorganized Nigeria, 5-0, Thursday night to extend their Women's World Cup winning streak to nine games.Mia Hamm, playing what U.S. coach April Heinrichs called the best soccer of her storied career, dominated proceedings, scoring twice in the first 12 minutes and adding her fourth assist of the tournament before 31,553 at Lincoln Financial Field.Cindy Parlow, Abby Wambach and Julie Foudy also tallied as the Americans, unbeaten in WWC play since a 1995 semifinal loss to the Norwegians, improved to ...
  • WOMEN'S WORLD CUP: Summaries (Sept. 25)
    Sept. 25 in PhiladelphiaUSA 5 Nigeria 0. Goals: Hamm pen. 6, 12, Parlow 47, Wambach 65, Foudy pen. 89.USA -- Scurry, Bivens, Sobrero, Fawcett, Reddick, Boxx (Roberts, 71), Wagner (Wambach, 46), Foudy, Lilly, Parlow (Milbrett, 57), Hamm.Nigeria -- Dede, Kayode, Ajayi, Chiejine, Omagbemi, Nkwocha, Mbachu, Okosieme, Mmadu, Avre, Akide.Referee: Florencia Romano (Argentina).Att.: 31,553.Sept. 25 in PhiladelphiaSweden 1 North Korea 0. Goal: Svensson 7.Sweden -- Jonsson, Westberg, Toernqvist, Marklund, Mostroem, Larsson, Andersson (Bengtsson, 65), Svensson, Fagerstrom (Sjoestroem, 56), Oestberg, Ljungberg (Oeqvist, 86).North Korea -- Ri Jong Hui, Sin (Yun, 55), Ra (Song, 62), Jang, Jon, Yun Yong Hui (Ho, 36), O, ...
  • MLS Game Summary (Sept. 25): D.C. downs the MetroStars
    Ben Olsen and Ronaldo Cerritos scored to give D.C. United a 2-0 win over the MetroStars Sept. 25 at Giants Stadiums. The teams meet again Sunday in Washington, D.C. They also meet Oct. 1 in the U.S. Open Cup semifinals.Clint Mathis hit the post on a penalty kick in the 36th minute.D.C. UNITED (10-9-6, 36 pts) 2 METROSTARS 0 (10-8-7, 37 pts) Goals: Olsen 4 (Petke) 12, Cerritos (Stewart 3) 67.MetroStars -- Walker, Pope, Addo, Jolley, Clark, Guevara, Lisi (Juskowiak, 57), Williams, DiGiamarino (Bartolomeu, 63), Magee (Wolyniec, 46), Mathis.D.C. United -- Rimando (Warren, 78), Prideaux, Namoff, Petke, Ivanov, Convey, Kovalenko, ...
  • COLLEGE: Soccer America Women's Top 25 Scoreboard (Sept. 22-28)
    1. North Carolina (9-0-0) 19/26 -- at Navy; 9/28 -- Villanova (at Navy).2. Florida (7-0-0) 49/26 -- at BYU; 9/28 -- at Utah.3. Notre Dame (7-0-1) 29/28 -- North Texas.4. UCLA (5-1-2) 3no games.5. Pepperdine (7-1-0) 59/26 -- at Colorado College; 9/28 -- Wake Forest (at Colorado College).6. Virginia (6-1-1) 79/26 -- at N.C. State.7. West Virginia (8-1-0) 89/24 -- Binghamton (5-0); 9/28 -- at Tennessee.8. Portland (6-2-0) 139/26 -- at Washington; 9/27 -- Pacific.9. Texas A&M (6-1-0) 159/26 -- at Oklahoma; 92/8 -- Washington State.10. Penn State (7-1-2) 99/23 -- James Madison (4-1); 9/26 -- at Purdue; 9/28 -- ...
  • COLLEGE: Navy targets women's crowd record against No. 1 UNC
    Navy will try to set a national attendance record when it hosts No. 1 North Carolina Friday night.UNC is 9-0-0. Unranked Navy is 7-0-1 with a 34-game regular-season unbeaten streak dating back to 2001. The Midshipmen will be playing at the 34,000-seat Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium for the first time in the program's history. Navy has promoted the Friday night game as ''Break the Record Night. It is looking to break the NCAA single-game attendance mark of 6,070 (Syracuse at Connecticut, Sept. 26, 1999).After four weeks packed with tournament action, Week 5 is relatively light. Four games involving Top 25 ...
  • WOMEN'S WORLD CUP: Brazil crushes Norway, Germany advances
    Brazil pulled the first upset of the 2003 Women's World Cup when it crushed 2000 Olympic champion Norway, 4-1, Wednesday at RFK Stadium.Germany became the first team to clinch a berth in the second round when it beat Japan, 3-0.Japan will clinch a berth in the quarterfinals with a win or tie against Canada Saturday. The Canadians beat hapless Argentina, 3-0, in the other Group C game in Columbus, Ohio, Wednesday.France beat South Korea, 1-0, on a late Marinette Pichon goal for the Bleues' first victory in the Women's World Cup. Their task of reaching the quarterfinals is tough, though.Brazil ...
  • Adu's Options
    Pleas for patience in the Adu case For a brief period at least, the Freddy Furor has subsided. America's teenage wunderkind has gained his first experience at a world championship, during which agents and scouts from around the world observed him and met with his representative, Richard Motzkin. Motzkin proclaimed a deal should be done soon either with a foreign club or MLS, whose deputy commissioner Ivan Gazidis was in Finland to stipulate the joys and virtues of staying home. To his home in Potomac, Md., Freddy fled to spend some valuable days with his family ...
  • WOMEN'S WORLD CUP: USA-Nigeria preview
    By Scott French, Senior Editor in PhiladelphiaWith the expected result Thursday against Nigeria, and a little help from the North Koreans, the U.S. women can nail down their place in the Oct. 1 quarterfinals at the fourth Women's World Cup.The Americans, coming off an emphatic 3-1 triumph Sunday over Sweden in their Group A opener, are massive favorites against the African champions, who gave a dismal performance in a 3-0 loss Saturday to North Korea in their first match.The Koreans face Sweden in a critical clash to open the doubleheader at Lincoln Financial Field.U.S. coach April Heinrichs was again mum ...
  • WOMEN'S WORLD CUP: Schedule (Sept. 25)
    GROUP AThurs., Sept. 25 4:45 pm in PhiladelphiaSweden vs. North Korea TV: ESPN2, Galavision Thurs., Sept. 257:30 pm in PhiladelphiaUSA vs. NigeriaTV: ESPN2, GalavisionGROUP DThurs., Sept. 257:15 pm in Carson, Calif.Ghana vs. Russia TV: Galavision (delay, 9/25, 2 am ET; 9/24, 11 pm PT) Thurs., Sept. 25 10 pm in Carson, Calif.China vs. Australia TV: ESPN2, Galavision (delay, midnight)
  • WOMEN'S WORLD CUP: Standings
    GROUP ATEAM W-T-L GF GA PNorth Korea 1-0-0 3-0 3USA 1-0-0 3-1 3Sweden 0-0-1 1-3 0 Nigeria 0-0-1 0-3 0GROUP B TEAM W-T-L GF-GA PBrazil 2-0-0 7 1 6 Norway 1-0-1 3 4 3 France 1-0-1 1 2 3South Korea 0-0-2 0 4 0GROUP CTEAM W-T-L GF-GA P*Germany 2-0-0 7-1 6Japan 1-0-1 6-3 3Canada 1-0-1 4 4 3 Argentina 0-0-2 0-9 0*Clinches berth in quarterfinals.GROUP DTEAM W-T-L GF-GA PRussia 1-0-0 2-1 3China 1-0-0 1-0 3Australia 0-0-1 1-2 0 Ghana 0-0-1 0-1 0
  • WOMEN'S WORLD CUP: Summaries (Sept. 24)
    GROUP BSept. 24 in WashingtonBrazil 4 Norway 1. Goals: Daniela 26, Rosana 37, Marta 59, Katia 68; Pettersen 45.Norway -- Nordby, Sandaune, Stangeland, Knudsen, Folstad, Gulbrandsen (Klaveness, 74), Lehn (Riise, 74), Ronning, Pettersen, Mellgren, Rapp (Ormen, 46).Brazil -- Andreia, Juliana, Tania, Renata Costa, Rosana, Maicon (Cristiane), Formiga (Rafaela, 88), Marta, Katia, Daniela (Priscila, 90), Simone.Referee: Xonam Agboyi (Togo).Att.: 16,316.Sept. 24 in WashingtonFrance 1 South Korea 0. Goal: Pichon 84. France -- Marty, Provost, Georges, Diacre, Kramo, Casseleux (Sykora, 81), Soubeyrand, Bompastor, Woock (Dessalle, 89), Mugneret-Beghe (Tonazzi, 68), Pichon.South Korea -- Kim Jung Mi, Kim Yu Jin, Yoo (Jin, 83), Kim ...
  • U.S. Abroad: Three Yanks play in UEFA Cup
    UEFA CUP, first round, first leg (Sept. 24)* Claudio Reyna (Manchester City, PL) at Lokeren (Belgium), 3-2. Started: 90 minutes* Brad Friedel (Blackburn, England) at Genclerbirligi (Turkey), 1-3. Started: 90 minutes * Oguchi Onyewu (La Louviere, D1) vs. Benfica (Portugal), 1-1. Started: 90 minutes.* Matt Jordan (OB, Denmark) vs.Crvena Zvezda (Yugoslavia), 2-2. DNP. ENGLISH CARLING LEAGUE CUP, second round (Sept. 23-24)* Kasey Keller (Tottenham, PL) at Coventry (D2), 3-0. Started: 90 minutes.* Jovan Kirovski (Birmingham, PL) at Blackpool (D2), 0-1. Entered as sub in 85th minute.* Marcus Hahnemann (Reading, D1) at Oxford United (D3), 3-1. Started: 90 minutes.