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WORLD CUP 2006: CONCACAF Qualifying Scores

Preliminary Round, First Leg

March 19

Dominican Rep. 0 Anguilla 0.

First Round, Second Leg

March 21

Dominican Rep. 6 (Zapata 15, Severino 38, 60, Contreras 57, 90, Vasquez 76) Anguilla 0.

(Dominican Republic wins 6-0 on aggregate.)

Montserrat 0 Bermuda 7 (Hill 15, Nusum 20, 45, Bean 40, Smith 44, 46, Ming 76).

(Bermuda wins 20-0 on aggregate.)


YOUTH: ODP National Championship finals (March 21)

at Las Vegas, Nev.

Sunday, March 21

1988 Girls
Washington 2 (Bell 23, 53) Connecticut 0

1988 Boys
Wisconsin 0 California South 7 (Barbeito 7, Ortega 25, 36, 55, Molina 62, 67, Farfan 72)

1986 Girls
California South 1 (Dew 2) North Texas 0

1986 Boys
New Jersey 1 (Gray 29) Colorado 4 (Tucker 25, Maloney 37, ...

COLLEGE WOMEN: Georgetown, Mercer hire coaches

Longtime Georgetown University assistant coach Dave Nolan was promoted to head coach, and Mercer hired Grant Serafy, one of Georgia's top prep coaches, to lead its women's soccer program.

Nolan served five years under former Georgetown coach Diane Drake, who resigned last month to take charge at George Mason. He also coached the Bethesda Excel U-16 girls and D.C. United U-17 ...

U.S. WOMEN ABROAD (March 21): Augustyniaks advance to German Cup final

Nancy Augustyniak played 90 minutes for the third successive game, this time on the backline, as German League leader FFC Turbine Potsdam blitzed host FFC Brauweiler Pulheim, 3-0, on Sunday in a German Cup semifinal.

Petra Wimbersky scored two goals for Turbine, which will meet FFC Frankfurt in the May 29 final in Berlin.

Augustyniak had played in midfield in her first ...

MLS: Preseason Results & Schedule (March 15-21)

March 16

Academica (Portugal D1) 0 Kansas City 1

March 17

San Juan Jabloteh (Trin. & Tobago) 5 Chicago 2, CONCACAF Champions Cup Santa Clara (Portugal D1) 2 New England 4

Alajuela (Costa Rica) 3 San Jose 0,

CONCACAF Champions Cup

March 18

MetroStars 2 Florida International University 1

March 19

Virginia Beach Mariners 0 Dallas 0

March 20

Wilmington Hammerheads 0 Columbus 2, Carolina Challenge Cup

Charleston Battery 1 ...

U.S. WOMEN: Abby Wambach's hat trick nails down Algarve Cup title

Abby Wambach scored three goals and assisted on another and the U.S. women's national team claimed its third trophy of the year, repeating as Algarve Cup champions with a 4-1 romp over Norway in the final at Faro, Portugal.

Lindsay Tarpley added a goal and an assist as the Americans evened their all-time series with the Norwegians at 18-18-2, the first ...

U.S. WOMEN: Algarve Cup summaries/results

in southern Portugal


March 20 at Faro, Portugal

United States 4 Norway 1. Goals: Wambach 30, 39, 51, Tarpley 42; Riise 38.

United States -- Scurry; Rampone, Reddick, Mitts, Markgraf; Boxx; Foudy (MacMillan, 77), Tarpley (Wagner, 68), Hucles (Osborne, 71); Wambach, Hamm (Parlow, 82).

Norway -- Nordby; Folstad, Stangeland, Tonnessen (Stensland, 59), Christensen (Morkved, 86); Riise (Espedel, 91+), S. Gulbrandsen, ...

YOUTH: ODP National Championship semifinal results (March 19)

at Las Vegas, Nev.

Friday, March 19

1988 Girls
North Texas 0 Washington 1 (Thomas 70)
Connecticut 3 (Schoepfer 65, 75, Shean 79) Illinois 2 (Zirlin 39, Moran 73)

1988 Boys
North Carolina 2 (Arnoux 4, Carroll 12) Wisconsin 3 (Constancio 41+, Adlard 47, Eslami 68)
Eastern Pennsylvania 1 (Cava 51) California South 2 (Sanchez ...

U.S. WOMEN: Americans reach Algarve final despite loss to Swedes

The U.S. women's national team on Thursday suffered its first defeat of 2004, but a goal 12 miles away by 2002 WUSA MVP Marinette Pichon sent the Americans to their fifth Algarve Cup title clash in nine tournament appearances.

Young striker Josefin Oqvist scored two goals in Sweden's 3-1 victory over the U.S. women at Lagos, Portugal, a result that would ...

CHAMPIONS WORLD: Manchester United, AC Milan in second exhibition series

Manchester United returns to America this summer for the second Champions World Series, and AC Milan and Bayern Munich also will play in exhibitions.

Chelsea, Liverpool, AS Roma and Glasgow Celtic also will play on the nine-match series.

The 2004 Champions World Series will be played July 24-Aug. 3 at six venues in the United States and Canada, nearly all of them ...

CONCACAF CHAMPIONS CUP: MLS teams crushed in first leg of quarterfinals

The best of MLS was no match for CONCACAF rivals on opening day of the 2004 CONCACAF Champions Cup.

Costa Rican powerhouse Alajuela crushed MLS champion San Jose, 3-0, and Caribbean champion San Juan Jabloteh of Trinidad & Tobago humbled the Chicago Fire, 5-2, Wednesday night in the first leg of the quarterfinals.

Both games were decided early in the first half.

Erick ...

U.S. ABROAD (March 16): Luchi Gonzalez makes Libertadores Cup debut

Florida native Luchi Gonzalez, who won the 2001 Hermann Trophy after a collegiate career at SMU, made his Libertadores Cup debut on Wednesday for PeruÆs Sporting Cristal.

Gonzalez, 23, who joined Sporting Cristal from Swedish Second Division club Bodens BK, played 47 minutes for the San Jose Earthquakes in 2002. In 2003, he played 29 games and scored 6 goals for ...

COLLEGE WOMEN: Peter Reynaud concludes career at Long Beach State

Peter Reynaud, who won 245 games in 22 seasons as an NCAA women's head soccer coach, announced his retirement Tuesday after three seasons at Long Beach State.

Reynaud won an NCAA Division II championship at Sonoma State and also was head coach at California and Fresno State before heading to Southern California in 2001.

''After 23 years, it is time for me ...

U.S. WOMEN: Angela Hucles scores again in Algarve win over Denmark

Angela Hucles scored another goal and the U.S. women's national team won its second Algarve Cup match, edging Denmark, 1-0, Tuesday in Quarteira, Portugal.

Hucles, who scored twice in the Americans' 5-1 rout of France in Sunday's Algarve opener, tallied in the 60th minute from Abby Wambach's 35-yard ball into the box.

The Americans need only a tie -- and could get ...

U.S. Abroad (March 12-14): Man City upsets Manchester United

Claudio Reyna and Marcus Hahnemann left their respective matches this weekend because injury, while Eddie Lewis may miss up to six weeks after requiring hernia surgery.

Reyna helped Manchester City orchestrate a devastating 4-1 upset of Manchester United but left at halftime with an ankle injury that does not appear to be serious.

Hahnemann sprained his knee during a 0-0 tie with ...