• MLS: 2004 Preseason Results & Schedule (March 15-21)
    March 16Kansas City at Academica (Portugal D1)March 17Chicago at San Juan Jabloteh (Trin. & Tobago), CONCACAF Champions CupNew England at Santa Clara (Portugal D1)San Jose at Alajuela (Costa Rica), CONCACAF Champions CupMarch 19Dallas March 19 at Virginia Beach MarinersMarch 20Columbus at Wilmington Hammerheads, Carolina Challenge CupD.C. United at Charleston Battery, Carolina Challenge CupLos Angeles at Fresno Fuego
  • U.S. SOCCER: USA ties Haiti on stoppage-time goal
    The USA was in danger of suffering one of its most embarrassing defeats in history when Danny Califf chested the ball into the Haitian goal four minutes into stoppage time to secure a 1-1 tie in SaturdayƆs friendly at the Orange Bowl in Miami.The Haitians, who have been training in Florida under American coach Fernando Clavijo while Haiti endures violent political unrest, are preparing for their World Cup qualifying series in June against Jamaica.Alexander Boucicot put Haiti ahead in the 69th minute after beating U.S. keeper Kevin Hartman from 16 yards to the low left corner after Wasdon Coriolan had ...
  • MLS: Preseason Results (March 8-14)
    RESULTSMarch 9Sabadell (Spain D3) 1 Columbus 1Guadalajara (Mexico D1) 1 D.C. United 1Marinhense (Portugal D3) 3 Kansas City 4Los Angeles 4 UC Irvine 0 Uniao Micaelense (Portugal D3) 0 New England 1March 10Chicago 0 U.S. national team 0Malaga B (Spain D2) 0 Colorado 0 March 11Barcelona B (Spain D3) 0 Columbus 4 Atlas (Mexico D1) 2 D.C. United 1Uniao Leiria (Portugal D1) 0 Kansas City 1 March 12Los Angeles 2 San Jose 1 Rabo de Peixe (Portugal D4) 1 New England 3March 13 Dallas 4 Univ. of Memphis 0Chicago 1 MetroStars 1 March 14Obidios (Portugal D4) 0 Kansas City 5
  • WORLD CUP: Grenada wins CONCACAF series to set up date with U.S.
    The United States will meet Grenada in the second round of World Cup qualifying in the CONCACAF zone.Grenada wrapped up its first-round World Cup qualifying series with Guyana with a 3-1 victory Sunday before 2,000 fans in Berbice to take the two-game series, 8-1, on aggregate.USC-Spartanburg star Ricky Charles, Jason Roberts of England's Wigan Athletic and Tyron Bubb scored for Grenada, which meets the United States in the second round of CONCACAF qualifying this summer.Roberts was one of eight professionals called in from abroad for the second leg.March 14 in BerbiceGuyana 1 Grenada 3. Goals: Harris 29; Charles 15, ...
  • U.S. WOMEN ABROAD (March 14): Julie Augustyniak, Tracey Winzen score Bundesliga goals
    Former Atlanta Beat defender Julie Augustyniak and former UCLA standout Tracey Winzen scored their first Frauen-Bundesliga goals as their clubs romped to easy victories in Germany on Sunday.Augustyniak, who came off the bench for the second week in a row, tallied the fifth goal in league leader FFC Turbine Potsdam's 6-0 romp over lowly SC Freiburg. Nancy Augustyniak, Julie's twin, played the full match in midfield, as she did last week.Winzen, making her second successive start for VfL Wolfsburg, netted the third goal in a 3-0 win over visiting FC Saarbruecken, which is 0-12-0 and has scored only two goals.GERMANY* ...
  • U.S. WOMEN: Hucles scores twice in Algarve romp over France
    Angela Hucles scored two goals and the U.S. women's national team romped to a 5-1 triumph over France in its Algarve Cup opener Sunday in Ferreiras, Portugal.Abby Wambach tallied for the sixth successive game, and Mia Hamm and Lindsay Tarpley also scored for the Americans.Sonia Bompastor scored early in the second half for France, denying the U.S. women their eighth shutout in nine games this year.Hucles had scored just one goal in 29 previous international appearances.The United States, defending Algarve Cup champions, meets Denmark on Tuesday in Quarteira and Sweden on Thursday in Lagos. Placement games will be played Saturday.
  • MLS: Preseason Results & Schedule (March 8-14)
    RESULTS March 9 Sabadell (Spain D3) 1 Columbus 1 Guadalajara (Mexico D1) 1 D.C. United 1 Marinhense (Portugal D3) 3 Kansas City 4 Los Angeles 4 UC Irvine 0 Uniao Micaelense (Portugal D3) 0 New England 1 March 10 Chicago 0 U.S. national team 0 Colorado vs. Malaga B (Spain D2), no report Columbus 4 Barcelona B (Spain D3) 0 March 11 Uniao Leiria (Portugal D1) 0 Kansas City 1 Atlas (Mexico D1) 2 D.C. United 1SCHEDULE March 12 Colorado at Antequera (Spain D4) Los Angeles vs. San Jose in Santa Barbara, Calif. New England at Rabo de Peixe (Portugal ...
  • MLS: Preseason Results & Schedule (March 8-14)
    RESULTS March 9 Sabadell (Spain D3) 1 Columbus 1 Guadalajara (Mexico D1) 1 D.C. United 1 Marinhense (Portugal D3) 3 Kansas City 4 Los Angeles 4 UC Irvine 0 Uniao Micaelense (Portugal D3) 0 New England 1March 10 Chicago 0 U.S. national team 0 Colorado vs. Malaga B (Spain D2), no report Columbus 4 Barcelona B (Spain D3) 0March 11 Uniao Leiria (Portugal D1) 0 Kansas City 1 Atlas (Mexico D1) 2 D.C. United 1SCHEDULE March 12 Colorado at Antequera (Spain D4) Los Angeles vs. San Jose in Santa Barbara, Calif. New England at Rabo de Peixe (Portugal D4) March ...
  • U.S. SOCCER: Bruce Arena's men face Haiti in Florida friendly
    UNITED STATES VS. HAITI Orange Bowl, Miami Saturday, March 13 8 p.m. ET (pay-per-view, Direct TV) HISTORY: The United States has a 5-6-3 all-time record against Haiti, dating back to their first meeting, a 3-2 win in Port-au-Prince in 1954. Their most recent clash was a 3-0 U.S. win in Miami in February of 2000. The two nations have not met in World Cup qualifying since 1969, but could face each other this summer if Haiti upsets Jamaica and the United States moves past the winner of the Grenada-Guyana series, which will be resolved Sunday.WHAT THEY'RE SAYING: The political turmoil ...
  • U.S. ABROAD (March 10-11): Eddie Lewis scores last-minute equalizer
    ENGLAND (First Division) * Eddie Lewis (Preston North End, D1) at Sunderland, 3-3. Started: 90 minutes. After Sunderland went ahead, 3-2, on a 79th minute penalty kick by Marcus Stewart, Eddie Lewis salvaged a tie for Preston with a curling 25-yard free kick.League stats: 25 games, 5 goals.Preston is in 10th place.ENGLAND (Champions League, round of 16, 2nd leg) * Frankie Simek (Arsenal, PL), vs. Celta (Spain, D1), 2-0, Arsenal wins, 5-2, on aggregate. DNP.PORTUGAL (UEFA Cup, 4th round, 2nd leg) * Zach Thornton (Benfica, D1), vs. Inter Milan (Italy, D1), 0-0. DNP
  • U.S. ABROAD: Tim Howard concedes late goal as Porto knocks out Man U
    ENGLAND (Champions League, round of 16, 2nd leg)* Tim Howard (Manchester United, PL), vs. Porto (Portugal, D1), 1-1. (Porto wins, 3-2, on aggregate)Started: 90 minutes.Howard failed to hold on to Benni McCarthy's 25-yard free kick in the 90th minute, and Costinha pounced for the equalizer that knocked United out, 3-2, on aggregate.Paul Scholes gave Manchester United a 31st minute lead and was denied a goal shortly before halftime by a bad offside call.Manchester United fails to reach the Champions League quarterfinals for the first time in eight years.Sky Sports Rating (10=high; 1=low): 5.The Sun rating (10=high; 1=low): 7.* Frankie Simek ...
  • MLS: Preseason Results & Schedule (March 8-14)
    RESULTSMarch 9Sabadell (Spain D3) 1 Columbus 1Guadalajara (Mexico D1) 1 D.C. United 1Marinhense (Portugal D3) 3 Kansas City 4Uniao Micaelense (Portugal D3) 0 New England 1Colorado vs. Cordoba (Spain D2) in Antequera, Spain, no report SCHEDULEMarch 10Chicago vs. U.S. national team in MiamiColorado vs. Malaga B (Spain D2) in Antequera, SpainMarch 11Columbus at Barcelona B (Spain D3)D.C. United at Atlas (Mexico D1)Kansas City at Uniao Leiria (Portugal D1)March 12Colorado at Antequera (Spain D4)Los Angeles vs. San Jose in Santa Barbara, Calif.March 13Univ. of Memphis at DallasChicago vs. MetroStars in Boca Raton, Fla.
  • U.S. WOMEN: Chastain returns for Algarve Cup
    Defender Brandi Chastain, left off the roster the past two events, returns to the U.S. women's national team for the 11th Algarve Cup March 14-20 in southern Portugal.Chastain, defender Kylie Bivens and midfielder Lori Chalupny were named to the Americans' 20-woman roster for the annual event in Portugal after Coach April Heinrichs excluded them from the CONCACAF Olympic qualifying tournament in Costa Rica.Chastain, returning from a broken foot sustained the United States' opener at last fall's Women's World Cup, took part in the Americans' Home Depot Center training camp in January but wasn't on the roster for the Four Nations ...
  • U.S. Abroad (March 5-7): Man U downs Fulham in FA Cup; Casey red-carded
    Tim Howard advanced with Manchester United to the semfinals of the FA Cup by defeating Brian McBride and Fulham, 2-1. A blind draw Monday set up the semifinal pairings such that United faces Arsenal on April 4 in a showdown of the top two Premier League teams, while the other semifinal will feature Sunderland against either Tranmere Rovers or Millwall.In Germany, forward Conor Casey was red-carded in a Second Division game against Burghausen that ended 0-0 while Hannover (Clint Mathis & Steve Cherundolo) lost, 1-0, to Borussia Moenchengladbach on Saturday in the First Division. Hannover coach Ralf Rangnick was fired ...
  • MLS: Preseason Results & Schedule (March 1-14)
    RESULTSMarch 1 Dallas 2 Stabaek (Norway D1) 1, La Manga Cup, Spain St. Raphael (France D5) 1 Los Angeles 2 MetroStars 3 Dynamo Kiev (Ukraine D1) 2, La Manga Cup semifinals, Spain March 2 Belenenses (Portugal D1) 0 Chicago 0 San Jose 1 Viking (Norway D1) 1, La Manga Cup semifinals, Spain March 3 Girona (Spain D3) 3 Columbus 3 Nice reserves (France D4) 0 Los Angeles 1 Real Murcia (Spain D1) 0 MetroStars 0 March 4 Dallas 1 Bodo/Glimt (Norway D1) 3, La Manga Cup fifth-place game, Spain UAG (Mexico D1) 1 D.C. United 0 March 5 MetroStars 1 ...
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