• WORLD CUP 2006: CONCACAF Qualifying Scores
    Preliminary Round, First LegMarch 19Dominican Rep. 0 Anguilla 0.First Round, Second LegMarch 21Dominican 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)
    2004 US YOUTH SOCCER ODP NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS at Las Vegas, Nev.Finals Sunday, March 211988 Girls Washington 2 (Bell 23, 53) Connecticut 01988 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 01986 Boys New Jersey 1 (Gray 29) Colorado 4 (Tucker 25, Maloney 37, Blanco 57, 60)Consolation matches Sunday, March 211988 Girls North Texas 4 (Nguyen 22, Wilmouth 46, Lagow 71, Campise 79) Illinois 01988 Boys North Carolina 2 (Betts 65, Fish 67) Eastern Pennsylvania 1 (Reddick 20)1986 Girls New Jersey 1 (Redmond 42) ...
  • 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 boys teams that last year reached the national finals.The Irishman played at Seton Hall and coached at Fairleigh Dickinson and Seton Hall prior to arriving at Georgetown.Serafy, who played at Hartwick, has guided the girls team at Stratford Academy in ...
  • 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 three matches for Turbine. Her twin sister, Julie, came on as a second-half substitute for the third straight game.There was only one Frauen-Bundelisliga game scheduled this weekend, with FFC Frankfurt edging FFC Heike Rheine, 3-2, to trim Turbine's lead to ...
  • MLS: Preseason Results & Schedule (March 15-21)
    March 16Academica (Portugal D1) 0 Kansas City 1March 17San 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 CupMarch 18MetroStars 2 Florida International University 1March 19Virginia Beach Mariners 0 Dallas 0March 20Wilmington Hammerheads 0 Columbus 2, Carolina Challenge CupCharleston Battery 1 D.C. United 2, Carolina Challenge CupFresno Fuego 0 Los Angeles 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 time they hadn't been at a deficit since the 1991 Women's World Cup final. Norway had been the only country with a winning record against the U.S. women.The triumph followed victories at China's Four Nations event in January and at ...
  • U.S. WOMEN: Algarve Cup summaries/results
    2004 ALGARVE CUP in southern PortugalU.S. SUMMARIESMarch 20 at Faro, PortugalUnited 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, Lehn, Fagereng (Edner, 74); Hansen, Pedersen (Moseby, 82).Yellow cards: U.S. -- Wambach 18, Hamm 69, Wagner 83; Norway -- Lehn 63.Referee: Anri Hanninen (Finland).Att.: 1,500.March 18 at Lagos, PortugalUnited States 1 Sweden 3. Goals: Reddick 85; Andersson 34, Oqvist 48, ...
  • YOUTH: ODP National Championship semifinal results (March 19)
    2004 US YOUTH SOCCER ODP NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS at Las Vegas, Nev.Semifinals Friday, March 191988 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 2, Soares 110) (OT)1986 Girls North Texas 2 (Moran 15, Thomas 34) New Jersey 0 California South 5 (Nick 12, Orand 35, Tomer 67, Idom 72, Drew 78) Missouri 01986 Boys New Jersey 1 (O'Connor 66) Michigan 0 Colorado 2 ...
  • 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 given the Women's World Cup runner-up a spot opposite Norway in Saturday's final at the Stadium of Algarve in Faro had France, playing Denmark in Silves, lost or tied.But Pichon's 14th-minute strike carried France to a 1-0 victory, leaving a ...
  • 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 on the East Coast.Only Seattle's Seahawks Stadium, among Western venues, will be included on the tour this year, staging the Chelsea-Celtic opener on July 24. A sellout crowd of 66,772 saw Manchester United rout Celtic in the 2003 series opener ...
  • 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 Scott and Frolan Ledezma scored to give Alajuela a 2-0 lead after 14 minutes.Cornell Glenn needed only 37 minutes to score a hat trick for Jabloteh. It was leading, 5-1, before a goal by Justin Mapp in the 87th minute ...
  • 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 Boden.PERU (Copa Libertadores) Luchi Gonzalez (Sporting Cristal, D1) at Olimpia (Paraguay), 1-2. Entered as sub in 79th minute.Gonzalez entered the game while his team was down, 2-0. The loss marks the first for Sporting Cristal, which shares the lead in ...
  • 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 to retire and let a young coach take over the program,'' Reynaud said in a statement. ''I am very pleased to leave the Long Beach State program in very good shape.''Reynaud was 19-29-7 in three seasons in Long Beach, but ...
  • 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 by with a loss -- on Thursday in Lagos against Sweden to advance to Saturday's championship game. The Swedes were beaten Tuesday by France, 3-0.The Americans have shut out eight of 10 opponents in 2004, going 9-0-1 and winning China's ...
  • 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 Gillingham Sunday and will be out at least two weeks, according to the club's Web site. ENGLAND* Brian McBride (Fulham, PL) vs. Leeds, 2-0. Entered as a substitute: 86th minute. The Sun rating (1 low; 10 high): 5. Season league ...