• COLLEGE: Soccer America Men's Top 25 Scoreboard (Oct. 27-Nov. 2)
    RANK TEAM (RECORD) LAST WEEK1 UCLA (14-1-0) 110/31 -- Rutgers2 Old Dominion (14-0-0) 210/31 -- at James Madison; 11/2 -- at George Mason3 Maryland (14-1-0) 310/31 -- Virginia4 Wake Forest (11-3-0) 510/31 -- Duke5 Santa Clara (11-2-3) 811/02 -- at St. Mary's6 St. John's (12-4-2) 1111/1 -- at West Virginia7 North Carolina (11-2-3) 411/1 -- Clemson8 Washington (9-2-2) 1210/31 -- Stanford; 11/2 -- California9 Notre Dame (10-3-3) 1310/31 -- Villanova; 11/2 -- at Michigan State10 Florida International (9-3-2) 610/31 -- Philadelphia; 11/1 -- Alabama A&M11 Indiana (9-3-4) 2410/29 -- at Louisville (2-0); 11/2 -- Kentucky12 Saint Louis (10-3-2) 710/29 -- ...
  • U.S. SOCCER: Adu hat trick leads U-17s to win over Poland in France
    Freddy Adu scored a hat trick with goals in the fifth, 30th and 57th minutes to lead the U.S. under-17 national team (players born on or after Jan. 1, 1987) to a 3-2 victory over Poland at the Val de Marne Tournament in France.The U-17s, who lost to Japan, 2-0, Tuesday, consist of players, mostly high school seniors, in the expanded residence program in Bradenton, Fla, plus former U-17 player Brian Mascarenhas, who is in English club Tottenham's academy program.Most of the U-17s are not eligible for the next Under-17 World Cup. Three U-16 players (eligible for the 2005 U-17 ...
  • COLLEGE WOMEN: Championship rematch tops big-game week
    Third-ranked Portland visits No. 8 Santa Clara in a rematch of last year's NCAA title game on Sunday, the biggest battle in a weekend of showdowns and conference title-deciders.Seven games pair Top 25 teams, three in the Atlantic Coast Conference; two conferences -- the Big East and Missouri Valley -- start their conference tournaments; and there are five matchups with a conference regular-season championship at stake.Conference titles are up for grabs in 13 of 30 Division I conferences and tournament berths are still to be decided in 13 leagues. Only the Ivy League and Pacific 10 and West Coast conferences ...
  • U.S. ABROAD (Oct. 28-29): Tottenham, Keller advance; Blackburn, Friedel lose
    Tottenham beat West Ham in the English Carling League Cup, taking Kasey Keller into the fourth round, along with Claudio Reyna, Tim Howard and Marcus Hahnemann, while Brad Friedel fell with Blackburn against Liverpool.Reyna and Howard rested as Manchester City and Manchester United defeated QPR and Leeds, respectively.In German Cup play, American Jacob Thomas scored for Eintracht Braunschweig in the Third Division team's 2-0 upset over Steve Cherundolo's Hannover 96.Greg Vanney advanced with Bastia in the French League Cup, while Wade Barrett returned from injury to see action in the Danish league. ENGLISH CARLING LEAGUE CUP Third Round* Marcus Hahnemann ...
  • COLLEGE WOMEN: Michigan hands second-ranked Notre Dame first loss
    Visiting Michigan knocked No. 2 Notre Dame from the ranks of unbeaten women's college soccer teams on Wednesday, making the most of its chances for a 3-2 victory that closed the Fighting Irish's 12-game winning streak.Katie Kramer and Therese Heaton scored first-half goals and Stephanie Chavez provided a 3-1 advantage in the 49th minute as the Wolverines (7-6-6) made a huge statement that could bode well for an NCAA playoff berth when tournament pairings are announced Nov. 10.Top-ranked North Carolina (17-0-0) is the lone unbeaten team in Division I.Notre Dame (18-1-1) had shut out its previous 10 opponents -- the ...
  • COLLEGE WOMEN: Soccer America Team of the Week (Week 9: Oct. 20-26)
    GoalkeeperElise Matthews (South Carolina), Sr. (1) Shuts out Ole Miss and Mississippi State on the road, making 18 saves in a scoreless tie vs. the Rebels and a diving stop on Betty Ann Casey to preserve 1-0 win over the Bulldogs.DefendersGinna Lewing (Delaware), Sr. (1) Leads Blue Hens' defense in shutouts of St. Francis (Pa.), George Mason and James Madison, scoring the lone goal vs. JMU with a header off a corner kick.Jessica Poole (St. Mary's), Sr. (1) Gaels' defensive anchor heads home first goal in 2-1 triumph over San Diego, comes up big in the back in 0-0 tie ...
  • COLLEGE: Soccer America Men's Team of the Week (WEEK 9: Oct. 20-26)
    GOALKEEPERS:Brad Knighton (UNC Wilmington) Fr. (1)* Registers two shutouts, including a 0-0 tie with Hofstra in which he makes 12 saves.DEFENDERS:Kenny Bertz (Maryland) Jr. (1) Pitches in two first-half goals in Terrapins' 4-1 win at Clemson.Leonard Griffin (UCLA) Sr. (1)Key component of two road shutouts also set up Bruins' first goal against Stanford.Chris Wingert (St. John's) Sr. (3) Adds a goal and an assist to Red Storm's winning effort against FIU.MIDFIELDERS:Vicente Bastidas (Wake Forest) Sr. (1) Logs three assists in two games, including two in 4-0 win against North Carolina.Ramon Nunez (SMU) Fr. (1) His free kick in overtime puts ...
  • COLLEGE: Soccer America Women's Top 25 (Oct. 27)
    RANK TEAM (RECORD) LAST WEEK1. North Carolina (17-0-0) 12. Notre Dame (18-0-1) 23. Portland (16-2-0) 34. UCLA (12-1-3) 45. Penn State (16-2-2) 5 6. Virginia (12-3-2) 67. West Virginia (14-3-1) 78. Santa Clara (10-3-5) 89. Florida State (10-5-1) 14 10. Duke (10-5-1) 911. Texas A&M (12-3-2) 1312. Colorado (14-2-1) 1013. Florida (13-3-1) 1214. Utah (14-2-0) 1615. Tennessee (12-4-1) 1516. Brigham Young (12-4-1) 2017. Connecticut (10-4-3) 2118. Washington (9-4-3) 2219. Maryland (9-6-1) NR20. Kansas (14-4-1) NR21. Texas (11-7-0) 2322. Clemson (9-5-2) NR23. Nebraska (11-5-1) NR24. Cal Poly (14-1-2) 2425. Pepperdine (12-5-0) 11* Rankings are through games played Oct. 26.(The Soccer ...
  • U.S. ABROAD (Oct. 24-27): Keller stands out among Premiership corps
    ENGLAND* Kasey Keller (Tottenham, PL) vs. Middlesborough, 0-0. Started: 90 minutes. The Sun rating (10 high; 1 low): 9. Keller was named The Sun's ''Dream Team Star Man'' for saves off sharp shots by Doriva, Szilard Nemeth and a free kick from Gaizka Mendieta. Tottenham is in 12th place. Season league stats: 10 games.* Claudio Reyna (Manchester City, PL) at Chelsea, 0-1. Started: 79 minutes minutes. The Sun rating (10 high; 1 low): 6. Manchester Evening News rating (10 high; 1 low): 7. Manchester City is in 7th place. Season league stats: 5 games; 1 goal.* Brad Friedel (Blackburn, PL) ...
  • MLS WEEK 30 WRAP: D.C. United ties Wizards to earn playoff spot
    By Ridge Mahoney, Senior EditorChicago and the Metros used backups and suffered heavy defeats on the final weekend; the Rapids scored three but gave up four; D.C. got back into the playoffs by tying Kansas City; the Crew went out with a bang by scoring a meaningless six; and did the Galaxy plant seeds of doubt by tying the Quakes, 1-1, in San Jose?VETERANS ON TARGET: After a three-year absence, D.C. United got back into the playoffs by tying Kansas City, 1-1, to render the Crew's victory over Chicago meaningless. Hristo Stoitchkov scored the equalizer after Preki had given Kansas ...
  • COLLEGE: Soccer America Men's Top 25 (Oct. 27)
    RANK TEAM (RECORD) LAST WEEK1 UCLA (14-1-0) 12 Old Dominion (14-0-0) 23 Maryland (14-1-0) 34 Wake Forest (11-3-0) 5 5 Santa Clara (11-2-3) 86 St. John's (12-4-2) 117 North Carolina (11-2-3) 4 8 Washington (9-2-2) 129 Notre Dame (10-3-3) 1310 Florida International (9-3-2) 611 Indiana (8-3-4) 2412 Saint Louis (9-3-2) 7 13 Virginia Commonwealth (12-4-0) 1714 Oregon State (10-4-0) 1415 Virginia Tech (11-4-1) 916 Akron (11-4-1) 1917 UC Santa Barbara (11-2-1) 1018 Cincinnati (8-2-4) 2119 San Diego (11-2-2) 2220 SMU (10-5-1) 2321 Coastal Carolina (12-2-0) NR22 Brown (8-3-1) NR23 Creighton (9-3-3) NR24 Kentucky (11-4-1) NR25 San Jose State (9-3-2) NR* ...
  • COLLEGE: UNC clinches another ACC regular-season women's title
    No. 1 North Carolina clinched the ACC regular-season title for the third straight year with a 3-1 win at No. 6 Virginia Sunday afternoon before a crowd of 1,992 fans at Klockner Stadium.U.S. internationals Lori Chalupny, Heather O'Reilly and Lindsay Tarpley scored for UNC.No. 2 Notre Dame posted a 2-0 win at Seton Hall Sunday afternoon to extend its shutout streak to 10 games, the fifth longest in Division I history.In a key Top 25 clash, senior forward Heidi Drummond scored two goals and added an assist to lead No. 5 Penn State past No. 7 West Virginia, 4-1, and ...
  • COLLEGE: Soccer America Men's Top 25 Scoreboard (Oct. 20-26)
    RANK/TEAM (RECORD) LAST WEEK'S RANK1 UCLA (13-1-0) 110/24 -- at Stanford (2-0); 10/26 -- at California (1-0)2 Old Dominion (14-0-0) 210/24 -- Towson (3-0); 10/25 -- Delaware (3-1)3 Maryland (14-1-0) 410/21 -- Penn (2-1); 10/26 at Clemson (4-1)4 North Carolina (11-2-3) 3 10/22 -- at Davidson (1-0); 10/25 at Wake Forest (0-4)5 Wake Forest (11-3-0) 610/22 -- Gardner Webb (6-1); 10/25 -- North Carolina (4-0)6 FIU (9-3-2) 1010/24 -- at Adelphi (1-0); 10/25 -- at St. John's (1-3)7 Saint Louis (9-3-2) 510/24 -- at Indiana (1-2)8 Santa Clara (11-2-3) 1310/25 -- Portland (1-0, OT)9 Virginia Tech (11-4-1) 2010/22 -- Radford ...
  • COLLEGE: Soccer America Women's Top 25 Scoreboard (Oct. 20-26)
    RANK TEAM (RECORD) LAST WEEK1. North Carolina (17-0-0) 110/26 -- at Virginia (3-1).2. Notre Dame (18-0-1) 210/24 -- at Rutgers (3-0); 10/26 -- at Seton Hall (2-0).3. Portland (16-2-0) 410/24 -- at Pepperdine (2-1); 10/26 -- at Loyola Marymount (1-0).4. UCLA (12-1-3) 310/24 -- Arizona State (4-1); 10/26 -- Arizona (4-0).5. Penn State (15-2-2) 810/24 -- at Ohio State (1-0); 10/26 -- at West Virginia (4-1).6. Virginia (12-3-2) 510/21 -- Liberty (6-0); 10/26 -- North Carolina (1-3).7. West Virginia (14-3-1) 610/23 -- Pittsburgh (2-1); 10/26 -- Penn State (1-4).8. Santa Clara (10-3-5) 1410/24 -- at San Francisco (2-1); 10/26 -- ...
  • MLS Results for Oct. 25-26
    Oct. 25 in Foxboro, Mass.New England 5 MetroStars 2. Goals: Noonan (Ralston) 41, Fabbro (Ralston, Kamler) 45, Noonan (Fabbro) 51, Ralston (Kamler) 65, Noonan (Kamler, Cancela) 68; Lisi pen.58, LeBlanc 69.New England -- Brown, Franchino, Llamosa, Pierce, Leonard, Kamler, Cancela, Joseph (Cullen, 73), Ralston, Noonan (I. Kante, 70), Fabbro (Bagley, 71).MetroStars -- Grafer, Bartolomeu (DiGiamarino, 46), Addo, Forchetti, Ziadie, Gaven (Arena, 85), LeBlanc, Lisi, Regan, Nugent, Wolyniec (Leitch, 71).Yellow Cards: New England -- Pierce 83; MetroStars -- LeBlanc 56.Referee: Brian Hall.Att.: 12,492. Oct. 25 in Washington D.C.DC United 1 Kansas City 1 (OT). Goals: Stoitchkov (Convey, Namoff) 57; Preki(Talley) 17.DC ...