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U.S. SOCCER: From the U.S. locker room after Poland-USA


On the overall performance from the U.S.:

''I thought it was a good game for us today. Beasley's goal was big, since the Polish team was putting us under a lot of pressure early in the game. They also put us under a lot of pressure in the last 15 minutes, and Friedel made two big saves for us. ...

U.S. SOCCER: Beasley goal gives U.S. 1-0 victory over Poland

DaMarcus Beasley scored in the 26th minute to give the United States a 1-0 victory over Poland for its first victory of 2004 and its first victory in Europe since 1998.

Beasley scored his fifth in 31 international appearances, finishing a nice combination passing play from Josh Wolff and Conor Casey, the lone player making his U.S. debut.

Ggoalkeeper Brad Friedel picked ...

U.S. SOCCER: USA looks for first win of 2004 vs. Poland Wednesday

Wednesday, March 31 in Plock, Poland
ESPN2 (live) 1:30 pm ET/10:30 am PT

The USA plays its fourth game of 2004, Wednesday in Poland. The Poles beat the USA, 3-1, in their final group game of the 2002 World Cup. Poland had already been eliminated at that point and the USA advanced to the second round despite the ...

U.S. MEN ABROAD (March 26-28): Casey, Hernandez notch goals

Brad Friedel and Blackburn lost a crucial match in their fight against relegation from the English Premier League. Conor Casey scored twice in Germany, but lost at home. Daniel Hernandez scored his first Mexican League goal, but was ejected in a 2-2 tie with Puebla.


* Brian McBride (Fulham, PL) at Manchester City, 0-0.
Entered as a substitute: 70th minute.

WORLD: CONCACAF Qualifying Scores

First Round, First Leg

March 26

Dominica (Casmir 88) Bahamas (Horton 66).

First Round, Second Leg

March 27

Surinam 8 (Kinsaini 6, 49, Loswijk 14, Felter 18, 65, 66, Sandvliet 42, Zinhagel 90) Aruba 1 (Escalona 24).

(Suriname wins 10-2 on aggregate.)

Cuba 3 (More 5, 50, 66) Cayman Islands 0.

(Cuba wins 5-1 on aggregate.)

March 28

St. Lucia 9 (Emmanuel pen. 13, pen. 71, 72, Joseph 23, Jean ...

MLS: Preseason Scores (March 22-28)

March 23

Colorado 4 Univ. of Denver 0

Dallas 2 SMU 2

March 24

Charleston Battery 1 Columbus 3

Wilmington Hammerheads 0 D.C. United 1

March 25

Los Angeles 1 Syracuse Salty Dogs 2

March 27

Columbus 0 D.C. United 0

Dallas 1 Chicago 0

Los Angeles 1 Kansas City 0

MetroStars 2 Colorado 2

New Orleans Shell Shockers 2 New England 6

U.S. WOMEN ABROAD (March 28): Reddy, Malmo hold Frankurt in UEFA semifinal

Former Rutgers University standout Denise Reddy played the full 90 minutes as Swedish power Malmo FF held German champion FFC Frankfurt to a 0-0 tie Sunday in the first leg of the UEFA Women's Cup semifinals.

Reddy teamed with Swedish national-teamer Karolina Westberg in central defense as Malmo -- one of two Swedish clubs in Europe's final four -- shut down ...

U.S. WOMEN ABROAD: Weekend action (March 28)


* Julie Augustyniak (FFC Turbine Potsdam, D1), vs. FFC Brauweiler Pulheim, Sunday.
Season league stats: 2 games, 1 goal.

* Nancy Augustyniak (FFC Turbine Potsdam, D1), vs. FFC Brauweiler Pulheim, Sunday.
Season league stats: 3 games, 0 goals.

* Dianne Garza (SC 07 Bad Neuenahr, D1), vs. VfL Wolfsburg, Sunday.
Season league stats: 0 games, 0 goals.

* Tracey Winzen (VfL Wolfsburg, D1), ...

U.S. ABROAD: Weekend action (March 26-28)


* Carlos Bocanegra (Fulham, PL), at Man. City, Saturday(TV: Fox Sports World, delay, noon ET, repeat, 11 p.m. ET; Monday, Fox Sports Espanol, tape, 3 pm ET).

Season league stats: 6 games.

* Brad Friedel (Blackburn, PL), vs. Portsmouth, Saturday.

Season league stats: 29 games; 1 goal.

* Tim Howard (Man. United, PL), at Arsenal, Sunday (TV: Closed-circuit/PPV, live, 10 a.m. ET).

Season league stats: ...

MLS: Preseason Results & Schedule (March 22-28)

March 23

Colorado 4 Univ. of Denver 0

Dallas 2 SMU 2

March 24

Chicago 4 San Juan Jabloteh (Trin. & Tob.) 0, CONCACAF Champions Cup

Charleston Battery 1 Columbus 3, Carolina Challenge Cup

Wilmington Hammerheads 0 D.C. United 1, Carolina Challenge Cup

San Jose 1 Alajuela (Costa Rica) 0, CONCACAF Champions Cup

March 25

Los Angeles 1 Syracuse Salty Dogs 2, Cary Pro Kickoff Invitational

March 27

Columbus vs. D.C. ...

CONCACAF CHAMPIONS CUP: Quarterfinal, 2nd-leg summaries

March 24 in Chicago

Chicago (USA) 4 San Juan Jabloteh (T&T) 0.

(Chicago wins, 6-5, on aggregate)

Goals: Ralph 42 Selolwane 51, 62, Armas 90.

Chicago -- Ring, Whitfield, Curtin, Brown, Armas, Pause (Selolwane, 46), Williams (Gray, 92+), Mapp, Beasley, Ralph, Jaqua.

San Juan Jabloteh -- Williams, Daniel, Elcock, C.Gray, I.Gray, Baptiste (Primus, 40), Eve (Peter, 66), Noel, Glenn, Noray (Bailey, 55), Whitley.

Referee: Olger Mejia ...

CONCACAF CHAMPIONS CUP: San Jose wins, but falls two goals short as Costa Ricans advance

The San Jose Earthquakes hit the crossbar twice and forced Alajuela goalkeeper Ricardo Gonzalez to make several spectacular saves while managing only a 1-0 win, which gave the Costa Ricans a 3-1 aggregate victory and a spot in the semifinals, where they will meet Mexico's Monterrey.

San Jose forward Landon Donovan did not dress for Wednesday's game in San Jose, Calif., ...

CONCACAF CHAMPIONS CUP: Chicago Fire makes super comeback

The Chicago Fire earned a CONCACAF Champions League semifinal spot with a 4-0 win over Trinidad & Tobago's San Juan Jabloteh. The four-goal win in Chicago followed last week's 5-2 San Juan victory and gave the Fire a 6-5 win on aggregate.

Dispy Selolwane scored twice and assisted on the 90th-minute Chris Armas goal that decided the series.

The Fire scored its ...

U.S. SOCCER: Bruce Arena names roster for March 31 Poland game

Coach Bruce Arena has named nine foreign-based and 10 MLS players to his 19-man roster for a March 31 friendly against Poland in Plock, Poland (1:30 pm ET, live on ESPN2).

Included in a U.S. roster for the first time since the 2002 World Cup is goalkeeper Brad Friedel.

''With the crowded club schedule and the approach of the MLS season, we ...

U.S. Abroad (March 19-22): Howard Sits, Friedel wins, Casey scores, Mathis assists

Tim Howard's honeymoon at Manchester United officially ended this weekend as coach Alex Ferguson has decided to go with Roy Carroll for the time being. Carroll played well in a 3-0 United bashing of Kasey Keller and Tottenham.

Brad Friedel, meanwhile, blanked Aston Villa in an important 2-0 road victory for Blackburn that puts Rovers four points clear of the relegation ...