• MLS: La Manga Cup Results
    Feb. 25 in La MangaViking (Norway) 1 MetroStars (MLS) 0. Goal: Kopteff 75.Viking -- Olsen (Austbo 46), Dahl, Gabrielsen, Hangeland (Danielsen 86), Pereira, Sanne (Samuelsen 69), Lunde Aarsheim, Nygaard, Kopteff (Fuglestad 89), Nevland (Tengesdal 73), Sigurdsson.MetroStars -- Wells, Ziadie,Leitch, Regan, McCann (Hayes 63), Guevara, Bradley (Gilberto, 63), Gaven (DiGiamarino 70), Vaca, Nugent (Occean 46), Wolyniec (Danilo, 57).Feb. 25 in La MangaSan Jose (MLS) 3 Sundsvall (Sweden) 1. Goals: De Rosario (Mulrooney) 46, Walker (Mullan, Agoos) 53, Donovan (Russell, Waibel) 90; Bergersen pen. 48.San Jose -- Onstad, Waibel, Dayak (Cochrane, 60), Agoos, Corrales, Mullan (Alvarez, 60), Mulrooney (Dombrowski, 60), Ekelund, Russell, ...
  • MLS: La Manga Cup Results
    Feb. 25 in La MangaViking (Norway) 1 MetroStars (MLS) 0. Goal: Kopteff 75.Viking -- Olsen (Austbo 46), Dahl, Gabrielsen, Hangeland (Danielsen 86), Pereira, Sanne (Samuelsen 69), Lunde Aarsheim, Nygaard, Kopteff (Fuglestad 89), Nevland (Tengesdal 73), Sigurdsson.MetroStars -- Wells, Ziadie,Leitch, Regan, McCann (Hayes 63), Guevara, Bradley (Gilberto, 63), Gaven (DiGiamarino 70), Vaca, Nugent (Occean 46), Wolyniec (Danilo, 57).Feb. 25 in La MangaSan Jose (MLS) 3 Sundsvall (Sweden) 1. Goals: De Rosario (Mulrooney) 46, Walker (Mullan, Agoos) 53, Donovan (Russell, Waibel) 90; Bergersen pen. 48.San Jose -- Onstad, Waibel, Dayak (Cochrane, 60), Agoos, Corrales, Mullan (Alvarez, 60), Mulrooney (Dombrowski, 60), Ekelund, Russell, ...
  • COLLEGE WOMEN: George Mason lures Diane Drake from Georgetown
    Diane Drake, who posted back-to-back 11-win seasons and won an ECAC championship at Georgetown University, is leaving the Hoyas to become head coach at George Mason.Drake, the winningest coach in Georgetown's 11 seasons of women's soccer, was announced as Patriots coach on Tuesday, taking over for Jac Cicala, who resigned in January after 12 seasons (and 139 victories) as head coach. Drake is the third head women's soccer coach in GMU history; Hank Leung won 126 games in 10 seasons.''This is an exciting opportunity to coach at a quality institution rich in history of women's soccer,'' Drake said in a ...
  • U.S. WOMEN ABROAD (Feb. 22): Nancy Augustyniak makes Bundesliga debut
    Former Atlanta Beat defender Nancy Augustyniak made her Frauen-Bundesliga debut Sunday for FFC Turbine Potsdam, coming on as a second-half substitute in a 2-0 victory over visiting Hamburger SV. The match was a make-up game from earlier in the season; the league's winter break ends March 7.Augustyniak and her twin sister, Julie, joined Turbine last week, becoming the third and fourth Americans in Germany's top women's league. Dianne Garza plays for SC 07 Bad Nuenahr and former UCLA standout Tracey Winzen joined VfL Wolfsburg earlier this month.GERMANY * Nancy Augustyniak (FFC Turbine Potsdam, D1) vs. Hamburger SV, 2-0. 70th-minute substitute ...
  • OLYMPICS: U.S. women heavy favorites in Olympic qualifying tournament
    Logic decrees that the U.S. women's national team, regardless of how well or poorly it plays, will cruise through the CONCACAF Olympic qualifiers and nab one of the region's two berths at this summer's Athens Olympics.The Americans, a medal favorite for Greece, have dominated the rest of the region for years, and nothing exists to suggest that's going to change in the next couple weeks.It would require the unthinkable for the U.S. women to fail to emerge from the eight-nation qualifying tournament, which kicks off Wednesday in Costa Rica, but the U.S. women refuse to think in those terms.''Our humility ...
  • OLYMPICS: CONCACAF women's qualifying results (initial phase)
    Automatic berths for final qualifying tournament Canada Costa Rica (host) United StatesGroup 1 in Paramaribo, Suriname Nov. 9: Suriname 0 Trinidad & Tobago 2 (own goal Wilson 79, St. Louis 88) Nov. 12: Trinidad & Tobago 4 (Johnson 9, 74, des Vignes 34, 38) Suriname 2 (Uliet 18, 41) (Trinidad & Tobago wins on aggregate, 6-2, advances to finals)Group 2 in Georgetown, Cayman Islands Note: U.S. Virgin Islands withdrew Dec. 5: Jamaica 3 (Davis 75, Reid 79, Vincent 90) Cayman Islands 0 Dec. 7: Cayman Islands 0 Jamaica 1 (Reid 78) (Jamaica wins on aggregate, 4-0, advances to finals)Group 3 ...
  • OLYMPICS: CONCACAF women's qualifying tournament schedule
    CONCACAF WOMEN'S OLYMPIC QUALIFYING FINAL-ROUND TOURNAMENT at San Jose and Heredia, Costa RicaGroup A: Costa Rica, Canada, Jamaica, Panama. Group B: United States, Mexico, Trinidad & Tobago, Haiti.Schedule Feb. 25 (Nacional Stadium, San Jose): Mexico vs. Haiti, Trinidad & Tobago vs. United States.Feb. 26 (Eladio Rosabal Cordero Stadium, Heredia): Canada vs. Jamaica, Costa Rica vs. Panama.Feb. 27 (Cordero): Trinidad & Tobago vs. Mexico, Haiti vs. United States.Feb. 28 (Nacional): Canada vs. Panama, Costa Rica vs. Jamaica.Feb. 29 (Nacional): Haiti vs. Trinidad & Tobago, United States vs. Mexico.March 1 (Cordero): Jamaica vs. Panama, Costa Rica vs. Canada.March 3 (Nacional): Semifinals.March 5 ...
  • U.S. ABROAD (Feb. 20-22): Clint Mathis, Brad Friedel(!) score
    American goalkeeper Brad Friedel scored a 90th minute goal for Blackburn to tie Charlton 2-2 -- then was beaten on a stoppage-time volley as his team lost, 3-2, on Saturday.With his team trailing 2-1, Friedel left his goal to join a Blackburn corner kick. When Charlton failed to clear the corner kick, Friedel shot the ball into the net with his left foot from seven yards out.But Charlton, which had squandered a 2-0 lead, clinched a win thanks to a fierce volley by substitute Claus Jensen past Friedel.Clint Mathis scored his third goal in for games during Hannover's 3-1 loss ...
  • MLS: 2004 Preseason Results & Schedule
    CHICAGO FIRE Training: Feb. 22-March 3: Rio Maior, Portugal. March 7-March 15: Boca Raton, Fla. (Florida Atlantic Univ.) March 16: Port-of-Spain, Trinidad. March 19-March 23: Chicago. March 26-April 2: Ridgeland, Miss. Matches: Feb. 8 vs. U.S. national team (0-1) Feb. 8 vs. U.S. under-17 national team (2-2) Feb. 10 vs. MetroStars (4-1) Feb. 12 vs. U.S. national team (0-0) Feb. 14 vs. Colorado Rapids (0-1) Feb. 17 vs. Kansas City Wizards (1-2) Feb. 24 at Marinhense (Portugal) Feb. 26 at Academica de Coimbra (Portugal) Feb. 29 at Uniao de Santarem (Portugal) March 2 at Belenenses (Portugal) March 17 ...
  • MLS: Injured Preki expected to miss 3-4 months
    Kansas City Wizards midfielder Preki. the MVP of the 20o03 MLS season, suffered a fractured fibula and a dislocated ankle in his left leg during an exhibition match against the Columbus Crew in Tampa on Saturday morning.Preki left the game in the 15th minute and was taken to a nearby hospital. He underwent surgery Saturday afternoon and is expected to miss 3-4 months.Preki suffered the injury in the 15th minute after trying to avoid a challenge from Columbus midfielder Ross Paule, who was sliding in toward a ball at PrekiƆs feet. Preki jumped in the air to avoid a collision, ...
  • WORLD CUP: CONCACAF Qualifying Results & Schedule
    RESULTS First Round, First Leg Feb. 22 Cayman Islands 1 (Elliott 72) Cuba 2 (More 52, Marten 89). British Virgin Islands 0 St. Lucia 1 (Elva 54). First Round, Second Leg Feb. 21 Turks & Caicos 0 Haiti 2 (Lomera pen. 9, own goal 42). (Haiti wins 7-0 on aggregate.) SCHEDULE First Round, First Leg Feb. 28 Aruba vs. Suriname Grenada vs. Guyana Feb. 29 Bermuda vs. Montserrat March 19 Dominican Rep. vs. Anguilla March 26 Dominica vs. Bahamas (in Nassau) First Round, Second Leg March 14 Guyana vs. Grenada March 21 Anguilla vs. Dominican Rep. ...
  • U.S. goalkeeper Brad Friedel scores in English Premier League
    American goalkeeper Brad Friedel scored an 89th minute goal for Blackburn to tie Charlton 2-2 -- then was beaten on a stoppage-time volley as his team lost, 3-2, on Saturday.With his team trailing 2-1, Friedel left his goal to join a Blackburn corner kick. When Charlton failed to clear the corner kick, Friedel shot the ball into the net from close range.But Charlton, which had squandered a 2-0 lead, clinched a win thanks to a fierce volley by substitute Claus Jensen that Friedel could only get a hand to.
  • MLS unveils national TV schedule
    ABC and ESPN2 will combine to offer viewers 29 MLS telecasts in 2004. A total of 26 games will appear on ESPN2, while ABC will televise the League's opening match (Saturday, April 3), the MLS All-Star Game (Saturday, July 24) and MLS Cup 2004 (Sunday, Nov. 14.)ESPN2 MLS 2004 Schedule:All times ET.Sat., April 10 -- Chicago at San Jose 4:00 pm. Sat., April 17 -- D.C. United at MetroStars 4:00 pm. Sat., April 24 -- Chicago at D.C. United 5:00 pm. Sat., May 1 -- D.C. United at San Jose 4:00 pm. Sat., May 8 -- Los Angeles at Dallas ...
  • COLLEGE WOMEN: Vermont hires Maryland assistant
    Kerry Dziczkaniec, an assistant coach at the Division I level nearly a dozen years, has been hired as women's soccer coach at the University of Vermont.Dziczkaniec, 32, arrives from the University of Maryland, where she's been an assistant to Shannon Higgins Cirovski the past five years. She previously was an assistant coach at Florida State, Virginia (where she worked for former U.S. women's assistant coach Lauren Gregg) and Georgetown.She also is on the Region I ODP coaching staff and worked with Virginia's and Maryland's ODP programs in the early 1990s.Dziczkaniec, a goalkeeper, was a four-year letterman and two-year starter at ...
  • ANALYSIS: Dutch down lackluster USA
    By Ridge Mahoney, Senior EditorSome miserable individual performances and a questionable tactical scheme unhinged the USA sufficiently for the Netherlands to post a deserved 1-0 victory at the Amsterdam ArenA on Wednesday.There were good points for the USA. Cory Gibbs' eighth cap, which matched him against Dutch predator Ruud Van Nistelrooy, was by far his best showing. Claudio Reyna again exemplified the ruggedness and poise a midfield man must display facing a tough foe on foreign turf. Aside from a uncharacteristic bobble, Kasey Keller dealt with everything except an unstoppable Arjen Robben rip that whistled inside the far post in ...