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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 ...

MLS: La Manga Cup Results (Feb. 28)

Feb. 28 in La Manga

San 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). ...

WORLD CUP: CONCACAF Qualifying Scoreboard


Feb. 28

Grenada 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. 29

Bermuda 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 ...

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 ...


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, ...

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, ...

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 ...

U.S. ABROAD: Weekend action


* 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 ...


MLS: La Manga Cup Result (Feb. 26)

Feb. 26 in La Manga

Odd 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 game

Bruce 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 ...

OLYMPICS: Available rosters for CONCACAF women's qualifying tournament

(with college or WUSA affiliation, caps/goals)

Siri Mullinix (Washington Freedom), 42/0
Briana Scurry (Atlanta Beat), 129/0

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), 44/3

Shannon Boxx (New York Power), 12/5
Julie ...

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, ...

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 ...

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.


ENGLAND (Division I)

* Marcus Hahnemann (Reading, D1), vs. ...