• COLLEGE: Soccer America Women's Top 25 Scoreboard (Oct. 20-26)
    RANK TEAM (RECORD) LAST WEEK1. North Carolina (16-0-0) 110/26 -- at Virginia.2. Notre Dame (16-0-1) 210/24 -- at Rutgers; 10/26 -- at Seton Hall.3. Portland (14-2-0) 410/24 -- at Pepperdine; 10/26 -- at Loyola Marymount.4. UCLA (10-1-3) 310/24 -- Arizona State; 10/26 -- Arizona.5. Penn State (14-2-2) 810/24 -- at Ohio State; 10/26 -- at West Virginia.6. Virginia (12-2-2) 510/21 -- Liberty (6-0); 10/26 -- North Carolina.7. West Virginia (14-2-1) 610/23 -- Pittsburgh (2-1); 10/26 -- Penn State.8. Santa Clara (9-3-4) 1410/24 -- at San Francisco; 10/26 -- at St. Mary's.9. Duke (10-4-1) 1510/24 -- at Clemson.10. Colorado (13-1-1) 1710/24 ...
  • COLLEGE: Soccer America Men's Top25 Scoreboard (Oct. 20-26)
    RANK/TEAM (RECORD) LAST WEEK'S RANK1 UCLA (12-1-0) 110/24 -- at Stanford; 10/26 -- at California2 Old Dominion (12-0-0) 210/24 -- Towson; 10/25 -- Delaware3 Maryland (13-1-0) 410/21 -- Penn (2-1); 10/26 at Clemson4 North Carolina (11-1-3) 3 10/22 -- at Davidson (1-0); 10/25 at Wake Forest5 Wake Forest (10-3-0) 610/22 -- Gardner Webb (6-1); 10/25 -- North Carolina6 FIU (8-2-2) 1010/24 -- at Adelphi; 10/25 -- at St. John's7 Saint Louis (9-2-2) 510/24 -- at Indiana8 Santa Clara (10-2-3) 1310/25 -- Portland9 Virginia Tech (11-3-1) 2010/22 -- Radford (5-2); 10/25 -- Notre Dame10 UC Santa Barbara (11-1-1) 1510/22 -- Cal ...
  • U.S. ABROAD: Howard helps hold off Glasgow Rangers
    UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE* Tim Howard (Manchester United, England) at Glasgow Rangers (Scotland), 1-0. Started: 90 minutes. BBC rating (10 high; 1 low): 8. The Sun rating (10 high; 1 low): 6.Howard was BBC's highest rated player.Manchester United went ahead in the 5th minute on a Phil Neville goal. Howard saved well on shots from Shota Arveladze (tipping his long-range shot over the bar) and Christian Nerlinger.Group E standings after 3 games: Stuttgart 6 pts; Man. United 6; Rangers 4; Panathinaikos 3. * John O'Brien (Ajax, Netherlands) vs. Celta (Spain) 1-0 DNP.Group E standings after 3 games: Ajax 6 pts; Club ...
  • A-League: All Charged Up
    The Charleston Battery's first A-League title capped a 2003 season during which the good outweighed the bad - and the ugly. The Good CHARLESTON BATTERY. Since 1999, the Charleston Battery has had the finest facility in the A-League. Now, the Battery has a championship to match Blackbaud Stadium, its soccer-specific stadium opened in 1999. The Battery's first A-League title is a testament to the perseverance of majority owner Tony Bakker, who financed the construction of Blackbaud Stadium and built a championship team to play in it. Ted Chronopoulos and Steve Klein, who both scored in ...
  • Changes for Soccer America E-letters
    Soccer America has upgraded its subscriber e-letter delivery system. SoccerAmericaDaily, MLS Confidential and Women's Soccer Insider are now transmitted at a faster speed. However, we want to insure that every subscriber has been correctly converted to the new system. If you are a Soccer America subscriber and have NOT received your regular e-letter delivery since Oct. 20, please e-mail janet@socceramerica.com with your name, address and e-mail address. Your subscription will be verified and your e-service re-activated.
  • Changes for Soccer America E-letters
    Soccer America has upgraded its subscriber e-letter delivery system. SoccerAmericaDaily, MLS Confidential and Women's Soccer Insider are now transmitted at a faster speed. However, we want to insure that every subscriber has been correctly converted to the new system. If you are a Soccer America subscriber and have NOT received your regular e-letter delivery since Oct. 20, please e-mail janet@socceramerica.com with your name, address and e-mail address. Your subscription will be verified and your e-service re-activated.
  • COLLEGE WOMEN: Soccer America Team of the Week (Week 8: Oct. 13-19)
    GOALKEEPERNicole Barnhart (Stanford), Jr. (1)Leads the Cardinal to back-to-back shutouts with 11 saves against ranked UCLA (0-0) and USC (2-0).DEFENDERSLinda Consolante (Maine), Jr. (1)Scores from 40 yards out in third minute of overtime to lead Black Bears past Binghamton, 1-0, in first action since returning from stint with Canada's World Cup team.Noelle Jouglet (San Diego State), Jr. (1)Notches Aztecs' lone goal on header in 1-0 victory over BYU, handing the Cougars their first conference loss in two years.Melissa Miller (Ohio State), Fr. (1)Leads Buckeye defense to two shutouts, allowing just one corner kick and four total shots on goal in ...
  • COLLEGE: Soccer America Men's Team of the Week (WEEK 8: Oct. 13-19)
    GOALKEEPERS:Lance Friesz (San Diego) Fr. (1)* Shuts out three opponents: Alliant International, St. Mary's and San Francisco.DEFENDERS:Chris Austin (Kentucky) Sr. (1) Directs defense to two shutouts, including one against Akron in which Wildcats don't allow a shot on goal.Dustin Dyer (Virginia Tech) Soph. (1) Tallies game-winner against St. John's for Hokies.Dan Gargan (Georgetown) Jr. (1) Helps Hoyas down Villanova and Syracuse, logging a goal and an assist.MIDFIELDERS:Memo Arzate (UCSB) Sr. (2) Sets Big West career assist record with his 31st in two seasons; totals four assists in two games. McColm Cephas (VCU) Sr. (1) Nets three goals in wins against ...
  • U.S. WOMEN: Italy scores early, earns 2-2 tie
    The U.S. women, in their first match since finishing third at the Women's World Cup, surrendered a goal off the opening kickoff and another minutes after taking their only lead of the game and settled for a 2-2 tie with Italy on Wednesday night.Ilaria Pasqui scored just 11 seconds into the game and Moira Placchi finished a superb free kick in the 64th minute to carry the Italians, who battled their hosts for 90 minutes to post an impressive result before 18,263 at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Mo.The Americans got a 36th-minute own goal after Abby Wambach chested a ...
  • MacMillan's Comeback
    An ACL tear should have kept Shannon MacMillan out this World Cup, but she defied long odds to return to the field less than four months after injuring her knee. There was a lot of talk about Shannon MacMillan and miracles during the approach to the fourth Women's World Cup, the tone of which was almost always alike, something along these lines: How the devil did she do it? The veteran forward, U.S. Soccer's Female Athlete of the Year in 2002, had no business being on the U.S. squad that's seeking to repeat as World Cup winner. When ...
  • COLLEGE: Soccer America Men's Top 25 (Oct. 20)
    RANK/TEAM (RECORD) LAST WEEK'S RANK1 UCLA (12-1-0) 12 Old Dominion (12-0-0) 23 Maryland (12-1-0) 44 North Carolina (10-1-3) 35 Wake Forest (9-3-0) 66 FIU (8-2-2) 107 Saint Louis (9-2-2) 58 Santa Clara (10-2-3) 139 Virginia Tech (10-3-1) 2010 UC Santa Barbara (10-1-1) 1511 St. John's (10-4-1) 712 Washington (8-2-2) 813 Notre Dame (8-3-3) 914 Oregon State (10-4-0) 1715 Seton Hall (6-3-4) 1816 Tulsa (10-3-1) 2117 VCU (10-4-0) 1918 Rutgers (7-3-3) 1119 Akron (10-4-1) 1220 Fairleigh Dickinson (8-2-1) 2221 Cincinnati (9-2-2) NR22 San Diego (10-2-2) NR23 SMU (8-5-1) 1624 Indiana (7-3-4) NR25 Connecticut (6-6-0) NR(The Soccer America Men's Top 25 will ...
  • COLLEGE: Soccer America Women's Top 25 (Oct. 20)
    RANK TEAM (RECORD) LAST WEEK1. North Carolina (16-0-0) 12. Notre Dame (16-0-1) 23. Portland (14-2-0) 44. UCLA (10-1-3) 35. Penn State (14-2-2) 86. Virginia (11-2-2) 57. West Virginia (13-2-1) 68. Santa Clara (9-3-4) 149. Duke (10-4-1) 1510. Colorado (13-1-1) 1711. Pepperdine (12-3-0) 712. Florida (12-2-1) 1013. Texas A&M (11-2-2) 914. Florida State (9-5-1) 1115. Tennessee (11-4-0) 2316. Utah (13-2-0) 2517. Stanford (7-6-2) NR18. Wake Forest (9-3-3) 1619. Southern California (6-5-4) 1820. Brigham Young (11-4-1) 1221. Connecticut (8-4-3) 2122. Washington (8-4-3) 1323. Texas (10-6-2) NR24. Cal Poly (12-1-2) 2225. Arizona State (8-2-3) 24* Rankings are through games played Oct. 19.(The Soccer ...
  • U.S. ABROAD (Oct. 18-20): Reyna scores, assists in Man City rout
    ENGLAND * Brad Friedel (Blackburn, PL) vs. Charlton, Monday.* Tim Howard (Manchester United, PL) at Leeds, 1-0. Started: 90 minutes. The Sun rating (10 high; 1 low): 7. Manchester United is in 2nd place, one point behind Arsenal. Season league stats: 9 games.* Claudio Reyna (Manchester City, PL) vs. Bolton, 6-2. Started: 90 minutes. Reyna marked his fourth league appearance for the Blues with his debut goal for the club, scoring the final goal in Man City's rout. He also set up one of Shaun Wright-Phillips' two goals with a fine cross. The Sun rating (10 high; 1 low): ...
  • COLLEGE: Soccer America Men's Top 25 Scoreboard (Oct. 13-19)
    RANK/TEAM (RECORD) LAST WEEK'S RANK1 UCLA (12-1-0) 110/17 -- California (4-2); 10/19 -- Stanford (3-0)2 Old Dominion (12-0-0) 210/17 -- at Drexel (4-1); 10/18 -- at Hofstra (1-0)3 North Carolina (10-1-3) 310/19 -- at N.C. State (1-1)4 Maryland (12-1-0) 410/16 -- Penn State (1-0)5 Saint Louis (9-2-2) 610/18 -- Cincinnati (3-4, OT)6 Wake Forest (9-3-0) 710/15 -- Long Island (2-1); 10/19 at Clemson (3-2)7 St. John's (10-4-1) 810/15 -- at Connecticut (1-0, OT); 10/18 -- at Virginia Tech (1-2)8 Washington (8-2-2) 910/19 -- at Oregon State (1-3)9 Notre Dame (8-3-3) 510/16 at Cleveland State (6-0); 10/18 at Connecticut (0-1)10 FIU ...
  • MLS WEEK 29 WRAP: McBride keeps Crew alive
    By Ridge Mahoney, Senior EditorAmerica's hardest-working team earns another week by putting in some overtime; Los Angeles takes round one against San Jose by knockout; Revs win again in Jersey; Colorado is scorched by a raging Fire; and Kansas City edges Dallas to move into second.HERO: During the D.C.-Crew telecast, Columbus coach Greg Andrulis said of a flu-ridden Brian McBride, ''He's a warrior.''McBride came off the bench to put away a penalty kick and then head home the winning goal late in overtime for a dramatic 3-2 win that kept Columbus alive in the playoff hunt.FACT: The Crew can only ...