• PRO SOCCER LEAGUE: 2004 Alignment
    (12 teams in 2004; 13 teams in 2003)Atlantic Division*Harrisburg City Islanders, Long Island Rough Riders, *Pittsburgh Riverhounds.Southern Division*Charlotte Eagles, Northern Virginia Royals, Wilmington Hammerheads.Northern DivisionNew Hampshire Phantoms, Westchester Flames, Western Mass Pioneers.Western DivisionCalifornia Gold, San Diego Gauchos, Utah Blitzz.*New in 2004.Gone: *New Jersey Stallions, New York Freedoms, *Reading Rage, San Diego Gauchos.*Moved to PDL.
  • A-LEAGUE: 2004 Alignment
    (16 teams in 2004; 19 teams in 2003)Eastern ConferenceAtlanta Silverbacks, Charleston Battery, Montreal Impact, *Puerto Rico Islanders, Richmond Kickers, Rochester Raging Rhinos, Syracuse Salty Dogs, Toronto Lynx, Virginia Beach Mariners.Western ConferenceCalgary, *Edmonton Aviators, Milwaukee Wave United, Minnesota Thunder, Portland Timbers, Seattle Sounders, Vancouver Whitecaps.*New in 2004.Gone: *Charlotte Eagles, Cincinnati Riverhawks, **El Paso Patriots, **Indiana Blast, *Pittsburgh Riverhounds.*Moved to PSL.**Moved to PDL.
  • U.S. ABROAD (Dec. 18): Berhalter's Cottbus tied for first in German Second Division at winter break
    GERMANY (Bundesliga)* Gregg Berhalter (Energie Cottbus, D2), at Regensburg, 0-0.Started: 90 minutes. Energie Cottbus is tied for 1st place with Oberhausen at the winter break. Nuremberg and Alemmania Aachen are a point behind with a game in hand -- they meet Jan. 26. Four points separate the top seven teams -- the top three go up. Season league stats: 15 games; 2 goals.
  • U.S. SOCCER: Leone calls in 26 players for U-19 women's camp
    U.S. Under-19 women's national team head coach Tracey Leone called up 26 players, including 12 with college experience, for a training camp Dec. 27-Jan. 2 at the National Training Center in Carson, Calif.The U.S. women, defending world champs, prepare for CONCACAF U-19 Women's Qualifying Tournament that will be held in Ottawa and Montreal, Canada, May 28-June 6 and the U-19 Women's World Championship to be held in Thailand Nov. 10-27.Of the 26 players, 12 are college freshman that recently completed their rookie seasons, 11 are high school seniors, two are high school juniors and one is a high school sophomore ...
  • A-LEAGUE: 2004 College Draft
    FIRST ROUND1 Puerto RicoPass2 Edmonton Damian Pottinger (M/F) Duquesne 3 CalgaryAaron Richer (D) Univ. of British Columbia4 Atlanta Pass5 TorontoMarin Pusek (M/F) UAB6 Syracuse Will Hesmer (G) Wake Forest7 MilwaukeeDavid Wagenfuhr (M) Creighton (Boulder Rapids Reserve)8 Virginia BeachPhil Hucles (D) William & Mary (Williamsburg Legacy)9 PortlandAlan Gordon (F) Oregon State10 RochesterPerek Belleh (F) Rhode Island11 CharlestonJoseph Ngwenya (F) Coastal Carolina (Cape Cod Crusaders)12 VancouverKevin Crouch (F) Simon Fraser13 SeattleTroy Ready (M) Washington (Spokane Shadow)14 MinnesotaBrian Roberts (D) Yale15 MontrealAdrian Cann (D/M) Louisville16 MilwaukeeAaron Paye (F) Fairleigh Dickinson SECOND ROUND17 Puerto RicoPass18 EdmontonPaul Dhaliwhal (M/F) Bowling Green19 CalgaryMathias Mueller (D) Embry-Riddle20 ...
  • COLLEGE: 2003 NCAA Division I Women's Leaders
    GOALS1. Natasha Kai, Hawaii 292. Kim Harvey, SMU 283. Ashley Boutte, Southern 254. Marilyn Marin, North Texas 23 4. Lindsay Tarpley, North Carolina 236. Hilary McKay, UNC Asheville 21 6. Melinda Pina, North Texas 216. Tiffany Weimer, Penn St. 218. Ranveig Aas-Hanssen, Jacksonville 208. Kendra Oney, Southeastern La. 208. Beth Liesen, Eastern Ill. 208. Kristen Graczyk, Connecticut 20POINTS1. Lindsay Tarpley, North Carolina 732. Kim Harvey, SMU 673. Natasha Kai, Hawaii 624. Marilyn Marin, North Texas 60 5. Ashley Boutte, Southern 556. Kristen Graczyk, Connecticut 527. Tiffany Weimer, Penn St. 518. Beth Liesen, Eastern Ill. 499. Hilary McKay, UNC Asheville ...
  • COLLEGE: 2003 NCAA Division I Men's Leaders
    POINTS1. Joseph Ngwenya, Coastal Carolina 562. Ryan Pore, Tulsa 493. Jordan Hughes, Coastal Carolina 464. Kristoffer Forde Aarskog, Fla. Atlantic 404. Vedad Ibisevic, Saint Louis 404. Alon Lubezky, Hartford 40 4. Rinaldo Chambers, St. Peter's 407. Omar Alfonso, Loyola (Md.) 39 7. Matthew Delicate, VCU 399. McColm Cephas, VCU 38 10. Jamie Holmes, Birmingham-So. 3710. Josh Gros, Rutgers 3710. Matt Nickell, Drake 37GOALS1. Joseph Ngwenya, Coastal Carolina 212. Ryan Pore, Tulsa 203. Jordan Hughes, Coastal Carolina 194. Vedad Ibisevic, St. Louis 185. Jamie Holmes, Birmingham-So. 175. Daniel Wasson, Air Force 175. Kristoffer Forde Aarskog, Fla. Atlantic 175. Omar Alfonso, Loyola ...
  • U.S. ABROAD (Dec. 17): Keller's Spurs knocked out of League Cup in shootout
    ENGLAND (League Cup, Quarterfinals)* Kasey Keller (Tottenham, PL), vs. Middlesbrough (PL), 1-1 (4-5 on penalties).Started: 120 minutes. Michael Ricketts' goal four minutes from time gave Boro the tie. Keller saves one penalty kick (taken by Spanish international Gaizka Mendieta) in the shootout.GERMANY (Bundesliga)* Steve Cherundolo (Hannover 96, D1), vs. Bochum, 2-2.Came on as substitute in 64th minute. Tying goal by Bochum came after Cherundolo entered the game. Hannover is in 7th place. Season league stats: 15 games; 0 goals.* Gregg Berhalter (Energie Cottbus, D2), at Regensburg, Thursday.* Conor Casey (Karlsruhe, D2), at Alemannia Aachen, 0-0.Started: 90 minutes. Karlsruhe is in ...
  • COLLEGE WOMEN: Arkansas lures Henderson from Idaho State
    Three-time Big Sky Conference Coach of the Year Gordon Henderson has been hired as the University of Arkansas' women's soccer coach, replacing Alan Kirkup, who was informed last month his contract would not be renewed.Henderson has guided Idaho State to three NCAA tournament appearances since starting the Bengals' program in 1998, and is 47-28-7 in his past four seasons in Pocatello. ISU upset Utah in the first round of this year's NCAA tournament.''IÆm genuinely excited about the possibilities at Arkansas,ö Henderson said in a statement. ''When you start talking about institutions that are in a league of their own, the ...
  • COLLEGE: Men's soccer spared at Western Michigan
    Men's soccer was spared at Western Michigan University, but four other programs were dropped.WMU's governing board voted unanimously Friday to cut three men's track programs and women's synchronized skating, beginning in the 2004-05 school year. The move will save WMU about $535,000.The Broncos advanced to the NCAA Division I men's soccer tournament for the first time in their history in 2003, but the men's soccer program was one of the sports in danger of being dropped.WMU now has a minimum NCAA Division I-A total of 16 sports.The cuts are only 10 percent of the anticipated $18 million in cuts WMU ...
  • COLLEGE: 2003 NSCAA/adidas NCAA I Women's All-Americans
    First TeamGOALKEEPERPlayer (Pos.) College, HometownLeisha Alcia (Jr.) Illinois, Mississagua, Ont.DEFENDERSKeeley Dowling* (Jr.) Tennessee, Carmel, Ind. Nandi Pryce* (Sr.) UCLA, Casselberry, Fla. Catherine Reddick** (Sr.) North Carolina, Birmingham, Ala.Becky Sauerbrunn (Fr.) Virginia, St. LouisMIDFIELDERSJoanna Lohman** (Sr.) Penn State, Silver Spring, Md.Sarah Rahko* (Sr.) Boston College, Londonderry, N.H.Lisa Stoia* (Sr.) West Virginia, Shirley, N.Y.FORWARDSIris Mora (Soph.) UCLA, MexicoLindsay Tarpley (Soph.) North Carolina, Kalamazoo, Mich.Amy Warner (Sr.) Notre Dame, Albuquerque, N.M. Tiffany Weimer (Soph.) Penn State, North Haven, Conn.Second TeamGOALKEEPERPlayer (Pos.) College, HometownKate Taylor (Soph.) Boston College, Menomonee, Wis.DEFENDERSMelissa Tancredi (Sr.) Notre Dame, Ancaster, Ont.Amy LePeilbet (Sr.) Arizona State, Reno, Nev.MIDFIELDERSLori Chalupny (Soph.) ...
  • COLLEGE: 2003 NSCAA/adidas NCAA Division I Men's All-Americans
    First TeamGOALKEEPERPlayer (Pos.) College, HometownWill Hesmer* (Sr.) Wake Forest, Wilson, N.C.DEFENDERS Leonard Griffin (Sr.) UCLA, Palmdale, Calif.Trevor McEachron (Jr.) Old Dominion, Woodbridge, Va.Chris Wingert* (Sr.) St. John's, Babylon, N.Y.MIDFIELDERS Scott Buete* (Sr.) Maryland, Bowie, Md.Sumed Ibrahim* (Sr.) Maryland, Prospect, Ky.C.J. Klaas (Jr.) Washington, Cherry Valley, Ill.FORWARDSAdom Crew (Sr.) Brown, CincinnatiNed Grabavoy* (Jr.) Indiana, New Lennox, Ill.Vedad Ibisevic (Fr.) Saint Louis, St. LouisJoseph Ngwenya* (Sr.) Coastal Carolina, ZimbabweSecond TeamGOALKEEPERPlayer (Pos.) College, HometownZach Wells (Sr.) UCLA, Costa Mesa, Calif.DEFENDERSRyan Cochrane (Jr.) Santa Clara, Portland, Ore.Philip Hucles (Sr.) William and Mary, Virginia Beach, Va.Jeff Laurentowicz (Jr.) Brown, West Chester, Pa.Michael Parkhurst (Soph.) Wake ...
  • U.S. SOCCER: Wolyniec and Torres join U.S. camp
    John Wolyniec (MetroStars) and Arturo Torres (Los Angeles Galaxy) are serving as last-minute replacements for Clint Mathis and Pete Vagenas at the U.S. men's national team camp that opened last Friday at the National Training Center in Carson, Calif. This is the first camp for Bruce Arena's team at the new facility, which opened in June.Chris Albright's goal on a penalty kick gave the seniors a 1-0 win over Glenn Myernick's U-23s in the first of three scrimmages. The full team and the U-23s meet in two more scrimmages, scheduled for Tuesday afternoon (Dec. 16) and Thursday morning (Dec. 18).
  • MLS: Burn acquires Garlick from Colorado
    The Dallas Burn acquired goalkeeper Scott Garlick from the Colorado Rapids in exchange for the Burn's second-round pick in the 2005 MLS SuperDraft.Garlick, an MLS All-Star selection in 2000, currently ranks second all-time in league history in saves (763) and is third all-time in wins with 81 and minutes (14,901). He has played for Colorado since 2001 after joining the Rapids from Tampa Bay in exchange for Adin Brown and Scott Vermillion.Prior to joining the Mutiny, Garlick, 31, spent the 1997 and '98 seasons with D.C. United. He was the starting goalkeeper in United's 2-1 victory over Colorado in ...
  • MLS: San Jose's Yallop takes Canada job
    San Jose Earthquakes head coach Frank Yallop has stepped down to become the new head coach of the Canadian national team.During his three seasons as head coach of the Earthquakes (2001-2003), Yallop led the Quakes to two MLS Cup championships while posting a 41-25-18 record, which was the best mark in MLS during that stretch.Yallop is a former Canadian international who spent the majority of playing career in England. He came to MLS to play for Tampa Bay in 1996 for the league's launch. After retiring as a player, he was an assistant coach at Tampa and D.C. United before ...