• OLYMPICS: High-schooler Aysha Jamani scores four as Canadian women romp
    The CONCACAF Olympic women's qualifying tournament in Costa Rica has been a hat-trick party, with five players scoring a threesome through the first six matches.Canadian high-schooler Aysha Jamani did them one better on Saturday, scoring four goals to pace a 6-0 rout of Panama that secured Canada its berth in Wednesday's all-important semifinals.Jamani, a 16-year-old junior from Calgary who has given an early commitment to the University of Nebraska, scored in the 22nd, 51st, 67th and 75th minute at Nacional Stadium as Canada grabbed its second 6-0 victory in as many tournament games.WUSA Rookie of the Year Christine Latham added ...
  • MLS: La Manga Cup Results (Feb. 28)
    Feb. 28 in La MangaSan Jose (MLS) 2 Stabaek (Norway) 1. Goals: Walker (Corrales) 34, Ching (Levesque) 73; Poljac 32.San Jose -- Conway, Waibel, Cochrane, Agoos (Hart, 60), Corrales, Mullan, Mulrooney (Dombrowski, 65), Ekelund, Russell (Alvarez, 46), De Rosario (Ching, 60), Walker (Levesque, 60).Stabaek -- Knudsen, Skjonsberg (Fazlagic, 80), Kjolo, Holter, Olsen, Ohr, Hauger, Jorgensen, Wowoah, Finstad, Poljac (Sand, 70). Red card: San Jose -- Waibel 70.Feb. 28 in La MangaMetroStars (MLS) 3 Bodo/Glimt (Norway) 1. Goals: Vaca (Bradley) 54, Occean 58, Vaca (Occean) 78; Halvorsen 80.MetroStars -- Walker, Ziadie, Leitch, Parke (Regan 46), DiGiamarino (Hayes 46), Guevara (Gilberto 46), ...
  • WORLD CUP: CONCACAF Qualifying Scoreboard
    FIRST ROUND, FIRST LEGFeb. 28Grenada 5 (Bishop 39, Phillip 44, Augustine 79, A.Modeste 85, Rennie 90) Guyana 0.Aruba 1 (Escalona 88) Suriname 2 (Felter pen. 54, Zinhagel 61).Feb. 29Bermuda vs. Montserrat
  • WORLD CUP: Grenada crushes Guyana in first leg, 5-0
    With U.S. national team coach Bruce Arena on hand to get his first look at the first U.S. opponent in 2006 World Cup qualifying, host Grenada crushed Guyana, 5-0, Saturday night in the first leg of their first-round qualifying series in the CONCACAF zone.Grenada scored two late goals in the first half and put the game away with three goals in the last 11 minutes after the Guyanese were reduced to 10 men.Five different players scored for Grenada, which started two former U.S. college stars -- Shalrie Joseph, the former St. John's star now with MLS's New England Revolution, and ...
  • U.S. ABROAD: Two goals for Conor Casey, first pro goal for Oguchi Onyewu
    Friday-Saturday highlights: Two goals for Conor Casey, who now has nine goals for German D2 club Karlsruhe. First pro goal for Oguchi Onyewu in 3-2 win for La Louviere over Standard Liege. Tim Howard sits out first Premier League game and Man. Utd. falls into third place, nine points behind leader Arsenal. Pro debut for 21-year-old defender Charles Kazlaukas, on loan to Dutch D2 club Fortuna Sittard from D1 NEC. ENGLAND * Brad Friedel (Blackburn, PL), vs. Southampton, 1-1. Started: 90 minutes. Season league stats: 27 games; 1 goal. * Tim Howard ...
  • OLYMPICS: Cindy Parlow joins hat-trick club as U.S. women rout Haiti
    Cindy Parlow netted a hat trick on Friday as the U.S. women's national team celebrated head coach April Heinrichs' 40th birthday with an 8-0 rout of Haiti at the CONCACAF Olympic qualifying tournament in Costa Rica.The U.S. women, who opened the eight-nation tournament Wednesday with a 7-0 victory over Trinidad & Tobago, secured its berth in next Wednesday's pivotal semifinals, an accomplishment that was mere formality.Parlow also assisted goals by Aly Wagner and Shannon MacMillan, Lindsay Tarpley added a goal and an assist, and Abby Wambach also scored. The Americans also benefited from a Haitian own goal. MacMillan had two ...
  • OLYMPICS: Christine Sinclair's hat trick leads Canadian women
    Christine Sinclair notched the third hat trick of the CONCACAF Olympic women's soccer qualifying tournament as Canada on Thursday romped to a 6-0 victory over Jamaica in its Group A opener in Heredia, Costa Rica.Sinclair, a University of Portland striker, netted all three of her goals in the second half as the Canadians, dominant in every phase of the game, pulled away to an easy victory.WUSA veterans Christine Latham and Charmaine Hooper added first-half goals, and Penn State's Carmelina Moscato tallied late in the match.Costa Rica won the other Group A opener, routing Panama, 6-1, as Megan Chaves scored two ...
  • WORLD CUP: Grenada-Guyana series opens Saturday
    The United States gets its first glimpse of its first obstacle on the road to the 2006 World Cup when Grenada and Guyana meet in the first leg of their first-round qualifying series Saturday at the National Stadium in St. George's, Grenada.Neither team is ranked highly in the Caribbean -- Grenada is 8th in the Caribbean zone in the latest FIFA rankings; Guyana is 18th -- but both teams enter the series full of optimism.Grenada is led by New England Revolution Shalrie Joseph, who emerged as one of the top defensive midfielders in his first season in MLS.Grenada features two ...
  • U.S. ABROAD: Weekend action
    ENGLAND * Brad Friedel (Blackburn, PL), vs. Southampton, Saturday. Season league stats: 26 games; 1 goal. * Tim Howard (Manchester United, PL), at Fulham, Saturday (TV, Closed-Circuit/PPV, live, 10 am ET; Fox Sports World, delay, noon ET). Season league stats: 26 games. * Kasey Keller (Tottenham, PL), no game (Middlesbrough in League Cup final). Season league stats: 26 games. * Claudio Reyna (Manchester City, PL) vs. Bolton, 3-1. Season league stats: 15 games; 1 goal. * Carlos Bocanegra (Fulham, PL), vs. Man. Utd., Saturday (TV, Closed-Circuit/PPV, live, 10 am ET; Fox Sports World, ...
  • MLS: La Manga Cup Result (Feb. 26)
    Feb. 26 in La MangaOdd Grenland (Norway) 2 Dallas (MLS) 1. Goals: Fevang 31, 45; Rhine 72.Odd Grenland -- Holtan, Aas, Deila, Nornes, Rambekk, Fevang, Toresen (Amundsen, 68), Dale (Ruud, 8), Hoff, Wiig (Bomhoff, 79) Henriksson.Dallas -- Garlick, Salyer, Jolley (Miranda, 72), Behncke (Goodson, 46), Wagenfuhr, Rhine (Maurin. 72), Stone, O'Brien (Davis 46), Curtis, Johnson, Nhleko (Quill, 46).
  • U.S. SOCCER: Arena calls up 18 player for Haiti game
    U.S. SOCCER: Arena calls up 18 player for Haiti gameBruce Arena named the 18 players to face Haiti March 13 at the Orange Bowl in Miami, Fla. (TV: HDNet, DirecTV pay-per-view, live, 8 pm ET).Fulham defender Carlos Bocanegra is the only foreign-based player. He is currently serving a three-game suspension from all English competitions that begins with this weekend's game against Manchester United.The only uncapped players in camp will be Colorado Rapids defender Ritchie Kotschau and New England Revolution forward Pat Noonan.The team will arrive in Miami March 7 with training scheduled to begin the following day.U.S. ROSTER:Goalkeepers: Kevin Hartman ...
  • OLYMPICS: Available rosters for CONCACAF women's qualifying tournament
    UNITED STATES (with college or WUSA affiliation, caps/goals)Goalkeepers Siri Mullinix (Washington Freedom), 42/0 Briana Scurry (Atlanta Beat), 129/0Defenders Joy Fawcett (San Diego Spirit), 227/27 Amy LePeilbet (Arizona State Univ.), 2/0 Kate Markgraf (Notre Dame), 107/0 Heather Mitts (Philadelphia Charge), 8/0 Christie Rampone (New York Power), 110/4 Catherine Reddick (Univ. of North Carolina), 44/3Midfielders Shannon Boxx (New York Power), 12/5 Julie Foudy (San Diego Spirit), 242/42 Angela Hucles (San Diego Spirit), 27/1 Kristine Lilly (Boston Breakers), 266/93 Leslie Osborne (Santa Clara Univ.), 3/0 Lindsay Tarpley (Univ. of North Carolina), 11/3 Aly Wagner (Boston Breakers), 53/12Forwards Mia Hamm (Washington Freedom), 245/144 Shannon ...
  • OLYMPICS: Shannon Boxx bags a trio as Americans romp in CONCACAF women's opener
    Shannon Boxx scored three goals and Mia Hamm added a pair, plus two assists, as the U.S. women's national team destroyed Trinidad & Tobago in its opener Wednesday at the CONCACAF Olympic qualifying opener.Kristine Lilly and Abby Wambach also tallied in the Americans' 7-0 romp, in which they dominated from start to finish.The U.S. women outshot the Soca Princesses, 27-1, putting 18 shots on frame while goalkeeper Briana Scurry needed to make only one save to notch the shutout. It was 6-0 by halftime and could have been 10-0 or 11-0 if not for several spectacular stops by T&T goalkeeper ...
  • U.S. ABROAD (Feb. 24): McBride scores; Bocanegra notches two assists
    Brian McBride scored on a fine long-range volley after latching on to a superbly floated through-ball from U.S. compatriot Carlos Bocanegra as Fulham downed West Ham, 3-0, in a FA Cup fifth-round replay Tuesday. Three minutes after setting up 76th-minute McBride's goal, the game's first, Bocanegra dished the ball to Barry Hayles for a tap-in for Fulham's second.Bocanegra's outstanding performance comes on the heels of his blunder on Saturday that led to Wolverhampton's winning goal in a 2-1 Fulham loss in league play.Against West Ham, McBride scored with a looping left-footed volley at the edge of the penalty area after ...
  • U.S. ABROAD: McBride leads Fulham into FA Cup quarterfinals
    ENGLAND (European Champions League)* Tim Howard (Manchester United, PL), at Porto (Portugal), 1-2.Started: 90 minutes. South African Benni McCarthy scored both goals for Porto. Howard had no chance on either goal. United finished with 10 men after Roy Keane was ejected in the 87th minute.* Frankie Simek (Arsenal, PL), at Vigo (Spain), 3-2.DNP.ENGLAND (Division I)* Marcus Hahnemann (Reading, D1), vs. Burnley, 2-2.Started: 90 minutes.Season league stats: 32 games.The Royals are tied for 7th.ENGLAND (FA Cup, Fifth Round, Replay)* Carlos Bocanegra (Fulham, PL), at West Ham, 3-0.Started: 90 minutes. Fulham plays at Manchester United in the quarterfinals. Fulham had not won ...