• HOME DEPOT CENTER: Johnny Torres helps PDL team tie Sweden's Hammarby
    Former MLS forward Johnny Torres scored two goals as Orange County Blue Star, which plays in the fourth-division Premier Development League, held Swedish club Hammarby to a 2-2 tie Saturday in a closed-door match at Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif.Torres, a 1997 Hermann Award winner at Creighton who played for the New England Revolution and Miami Fusion in a four-year MLS career, scored in the 13th minute and on a 30th-minute penalty kick before an audience of about 75 in the HDC's 27,000-seat stadium.Mikael Andersson netted both goals for Hammarby, which concluded a Janaury camp in Carson. The Stockholm-based ...
  • U.S. SOCCER: Myernick names roster for Olympic qualfying
    Coach Glenn Myernick has named his 20-man roster for the U.S. U-23 men's national team, which begins its Olympic qualifying campaign on Feb. 3 in Guadalajara.The U.S. U-23s face Canada Feb. 5 and Honduras Feb. 7. The top two finishers in the group reach the semifinals, whose winners will earn a spot in next summer's Olympic Games in Greece.The U.S. roster is led by full national team regulars Landon Donovan, DaMarcus Beasley and Bobby Convey.Absent from the squad because of injuries are midfielder Ricardo Clark (sports hernia) and forward Edson Buddle (Achilles' tendonitis), while defender Oguchi Onyewu (Louviere, Belgium) and ...
  • COLLEGE: Vedad Ibisevic of Saint Louis leads Soccer America Men's Freshman All-American team
    Soccer America Magazine named Saint Louis forward Vedad Ibisevic its 2003 Men's College Freshman of the Year:Unpredictable on the dribble, quick on the trigger with either foot and nasty enough to intimidate some defenders, Ibisevic stormed past Brian McBride's freshman scoring record at SLU and finished with 40 points.COLLEGE: Soccer America 2003 Men's Freshman All-AmericansCHAD BARRETT (UCLA)Forward from Beaver ton, Ore.A hard-nosed approach yielded 10 goals 8 assists for Oregon native, the only non-Californian on the Pac-10 champion Bruins.RYAN BURKE (VIRGINIA)Goalkeeper from Cumberland Foreside, MaineFinished the season with a 1.12 GAA; helped Cavaliers win ACC Tournament by making six saves ...
  • U.S. SOCCER: Shannon Boxx, Lindsay Tarpley pace Four Nations romp over Sweden
    Shannon Boxx scored one goal and helped set up one of two by Lindsay Tarpley as the U.S. women's national team rocked World Cup runner-up Sweden, 3-0, Friday in the opener of the annual Four Nations tournament in Shenzhen, China.Teng Wei scored twice as China dominated Canada in a 2-1 victory in the second game of the doubleheader.Boxx headed home a Kristine Lilly cross in the 13th minute for an early U.S. lead, and Tarpley -- Soccer America's College Women's Player of the Year last fall -- scored her first two international goals, extending the advantage in the second half.Tarpley, ...
  • COLLEGE: Soccer America 2003 Men's Freshman All-Americans
    CHAD BARRETT (UCLA)Forward from Beaver ton, Ore.A hard-nosed approach yielded 10 goals 8 assists for Oregon native, the only non-Californian on the Pac-10 champion Bruins.RYAN BURKE (VIRGINIA)Goalkeeper from Cumberland Foreside, MaineFinished the season with a 1.12 GAA; helped Cavaliers win ACC Tournament by making six saves in penalty kick tiebreakers.GREG DALBY (NOTRE DAME)Defender from Poway, Calif.Started every game as Fighting Irish allowed a mere 16 goals in 23 matches and won Big East Tournament.VEDAD IBISEVIC (SAINT LOUIS)Forward from Saint LouisRecently called into Bosnia's Under-21 national team, this feisty striker battled his way to 18 goals and four assists.WILL JOHN ...
  • COLLEGE WOMEN: North Carolina's Heather O'Reilly leads Soccer America's Freshman All-America team
    U.S. national team forward Heather O'Reilly is Soccer America's choice as the nation's top college women's freshman.The University of North Carolina star, who scored eight of her 16 goals during the Tar Heels' march through the NCAA tournament toward its 18th national championship, heads Soccer America's 2003 College Women's All-America team.The 11-player team features six players from the Atlantic Coast Conference, including O'Reilly's Carolina teammate Jessica Maxwell. Other ACC selections are Clemson forward Courtney Foster, Florida State defender Kelly Rowland and midfielder India Trotter, and Virginia defender Becky Sauerbrunn.Also honored are Florida defender Melanie Booth, Notre Dame midfielder Jen Buczkowski, ...
  • U.S. SOCCER: U-17 87s head for Carson camp
    Coach John Ellinger has invited three South Californians -- Eder Robles, Andreas Andrews and David Arvizu -- to join his U-17 residency players in a six-camp in Carson, Calif., beginning Jan. 31. The camp will include a scrimmage with the Los Angeles Galaxy. U-17 '87s TRAINING CAMP ROSTER: GOALKEEPERS: Marcus Rein (Modesto, Calif.), Stephen Sandbo (Columbus, Ohio), Matthew Walker (Grand Blanc, Mich.).DEFENDERS: Greg Folk (Woodland Hills, Calif.), Julian Valentin (Lancaster, Pa.), Nathan Sturgis (St. Augustine, Fla.), Adam Sloustcher (Pleasanton, Calif.), Carlos Borja (Anaheim, Calif.), Tim Ward (Waukesha, Wis.), Eder Robles (Lynwood, Calif.), Andreas Andrews (Los Angeles, Calif.). MIDFIELDERS: Dax McCarty ...
  • Mexico to face Chile at Home Depot Center
    Mexico will face Chile at the Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif., on Wednesday, Feb. 18. It will mark the Mexican national team's second appearance at the Depot, having played El Salvador there last July, a month after the stadium's unveiling.Mexico's last game on U.S. soil was a scoreless tie with Iceland in San Francisco Nov. 19.Mexico begins its World Cup qualifying campaign in June. Chile is eighth place in South America's 10-team qualifying group after four games.Tickets for the Mexico-Chile game, staged by Soccer United Marketing, are $30, $35 and $45.
  • Marco Etcheverry to appear in Carlos Valderrama farewell game
    Marco Etcheverry, who has left D.C. United after eight years, will play in Sunday's farewell game for Colombian great Carlos Valderrama.Valderrama, a veteran of three World Cups, played seven seasons in MLS (1996-2002) for Tampa Bay, Miami and Colorado.The game in Barranquilla will pit Colombians against a world all-star team including Eric Cantona, Jose Luis Chilavert, Cafu, Emilio Butragueno, Juan Sebastian Veron and Jorge Campos.It will be televised live in the United States by Gol TV (Sunday, Feb. 1, 7 pm
  • MLS: 2004 Regular-Season Schedule
    Saturday, April 3 San Jose at D.C. United MetroStars at Columbus Chicago at Kansas City Colorado at Dallas New England at Los Angeles Saturday, April 10 Chicago at San Jose D.C. United at Los Angeles Saturday, April 17 D.C. United at MetroStars San Jose at New England Columbus at Kansas City Dallas at Chicago Los Angeles at Colorado Saturday, April 24 Chicago at D.C. United New England at MetroStars Kansas City at Dallas San Jose at Colorado Columbus at Los Angeles Saturday, May 1 Dallas at Columbus Los Angeles at New England Colorado at Kansas City ...
  • MLS: Alexi Lalas named president of San Jose Earthquakes
    Alexi Lalas, who played for the Los Angeles Galaxy last season, has been named president and general manager of the 2003 MLS champion San Jose Earthquakes.''There is no one as qualified to help us take the sport and franchise to the next level as Alexi,'' said Timothy Leiweke, president of the Anschutz Entertainment Group (AEG), which operates the franchise.The during the Tuesday press conference announcing Lalas' appointment, Leiweke alluded to reports that Mexico's Club America would be taking over the team.''This important hire should indicate that we are clearly committed to San Jose and any innuendos or rumors to the ...
  • U.S. ABROAD: Bocanegra shines in FA Cup
    ENGLAND (FA Cup, Fourth Round) * Carlos Bocanegra (Fulham, PL), at Everton (PL), 1-1. The Sun rating (10 high; 1 low): 8. Bocanegra, who helped set up Fulham's goal, was The Sun's ''Dream Team Star Man ... Looks like he has been playing over here for years.'' Bocanegra saved a shot off his own goal line in the 14th minute and blocked a Kevin Kilbane header in the 38th.* Tim Howard (Man. Utd., PL), at Northampton (D3), 3-0. DNP.* Kasey Keller (Tottenham, PL), at Man. City (PL), 1-1. Started: 90 minutes. Tottenham will host the replay Wednesday. The Sun rating ...
  • U.S SOCCER: Arena names preliminary roster for Netherlands game
    U.S. coach Bruce Arena has named 17 MLS players for a training camp beginning Feb. 4 in Bradenton, Fla., in preparation for a Feb. 18 friendly against the Netherlands in Amsterdam.The group will train for 10 days prior to Arena selecting the final roster, which will consist of a mix of MLS and European-based players, with a likely 20-man roster to be announced prior to the teamÆs departure for Amsterdam on Feb. 13.All 17 players on the Bradenton training camp roster were part of the group that recently completed an 18-day stint at the National Training Center in Carson, Calif. ...
  • CONCACAF: U.S. to host 2005 U-20 qualifying group.
    CONCACAF has unveiled the venues for the Under-20 and U-17 final qualifying stages that will take place in 2005.The United States and Honduras have been selected as the host nations for the respective qualifying groups in winter 2005 for the U-20 competition that will lead four CONCACAF places into the World Youth Championship later in the year in the Netherlands.The two countries will each stage a group of four teams with the top two finishers from each group qualifying to the FIFA event.Joining Honduras and USA will be six other teams; Canada and Mexico from North America; two Central American ...
  • MLS: Fire to build $70 million stadium in Bridgeview
    The Chicago Fire has signed an agreement with the Village of Bridgeview to build a $70 million, 20,000- to 25,000-seat soccer stadium in Chicago's Southland region that will house the Major League Soccer team permanently with a targeted move-in date of Spring 2006. With last summer's completion of The Home Depot Center, home to MLS's Los Angeles Galaxy and all U.S. National Soccer Teams, the Columbus Crew Stadium (inaugurated in 1999), and a new stadium currently undergoing construction for the Dallas Burn in Frisco, Texas, the Fire house will become the fourth soccer-specific stadium in MLS.Bridgeview is approximately 17 miles ...