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COLLEGE WOMEN: Eva Bergsten leaves Hartford

Eva Bergsten, who guided the University of Hartford to two America East Conference championships in three seasons as head coach, has left the school to become head coach at Wesleyan College in nearby Middletown, Conn.

Bergsten, a former Swedish national team player, was 36-23-3 at Hartford -- 22-5-1 in AEC matches -- following three seasons as Mark Krikorian's assistant coach with ...

MLS: Dallas Burn signs Milton Reyes

The Dallas Burn signed Honduran defender Milton Reyes following a trade with D.C. United for future considerations.

Reyes, a standout for Honduras in qualifying for the 2002 World Cup, was signed by D.C. United in 2002 but missed the 2003 season because of a knee injury.

He was waived by D.C. United on Feb. 27, but D.C. United retained his MLS rights, ...

MLS: Previews (May 1)

Saturday, May 1, 4 pm ET/1 pm PT

SAN JOSE (1-2-1, 4 pts) vs. D.C. UNITED (1-2-1, 4 pts)


Key Players Out: San Jose -- F Chris Roner (R ankle surgery), DF Eddie Robinson (L -- Ruptured Hamstring); DC United -- FW Santino Quaranta (adductor surgery), FW Eliseo Quintanilla (R fibula fracture), FW Thiago Martins (L ACL surgery).

Referee: Abbey Okulaja.

Saturday, May ...

U.S. ABROAD: Weekend Action (April 30-May 2)


* Carlos Bocanegra (Fulham, PL), at Portsmouth, Saturday.

Season league stats: 12 games, 0 goals.

* Brad Friedel (Blackburn, PL), vs. Man. Utd, Saturday (TV: Fox Sports World, delay, noon ET).

Season league stats: 35 games; 1 goal.

* Tim Howard (Man. Utd., PL), at Blackburn, Saturday (TV: Fox Sports World, delay, noon ET).

Season league stats: 29 games.

* Kasey Keller (Tottenham, PL), at Aston ...

COLLEGE WOMEN: April Kater resigns Syracuse post

April Kater, a Hermann Award winner who guided Syracuse University to 88 victories in eight seasons, has resigned as the Orangewomen's women's soccer coach, the university acknowledged Friday.

Kater, who founded the program in 1995, left her post in early April. The school's sports information staff, at Kater's request, did not issue a media release. Kater is planning to pursue environmental ...

U.S. ABROAD: Americans ride relegation roller-coaster


Three weeks remain to be played in a English Premier League season during which three teams have broken away to form an elite tier and three American players are caught in a competitive whirlpool that would be unthinkable back home.

''I get asked the question a lot over here: 'How can the U.S. leagues be so stable?', says U.S. ...

U.S. WOMEN ABROAD (April 29-May 2): Hope Solo's shutout streak stopped

Reigning European women's champion Umea IK halted Hope Solo's Swedish shutout streak on Thursday, romping to a 5-0 victory over Kopparbergs/Goteborg in Damallsvenskan action.

Laura Kalmari scored her fourth and fifth goals of the season and Emma Lindqvist her fiifth to lead Umea before 2,539 home fans. The loss was K/Goteborg's first following 1-0 victories, with Solo shutouts, over Sunnana SK ...

COLLEGE WOMEN: Former WUSA player is Louisiana Tech's first coach

Jennifer Soileau, who played in six games with the Philadelphia Charge in the WUSA's inaugural season, has been hired as the women's soccer coach at Louisiana Tech University. The program will debut next fall.

Soileau, 25, was a three-time All-SEC forward and is the University of Mississippi's career scoring leader. She was an assistant coach at Southeastern Louisiana in 2002 and ...

INDOOR: Jamar Beasley leads MISL All-Rookie team

Kansas City Comets forward Jamar Beasley, who spent four seasons in Major League Soccer and played last year in the A-League, leads the Major Indoor Soccer League's 2003-04 All-Rookie team.

Beasley, who scored seven goals with eight assists in four seasons MLS seasons with New England and Chicago, was mentioned on 36 of 40 ballots after scoring 31 goals for the ...

A-LEAGUE: Team of the Week (April 24-25)


Ronnie Pascale, Richmond

Five saves in 1-1 draw at Charleston


Michael Green, Charleston

Goal in 1-1 draw against Richmond

Bennito Kemble, Syracuse

Solid play in 1-0 OT win at Atlanta

Nick Downing, Charleston

Solid play in 1-1 draw against Richmond


Ian Woan, Syracuse

Game-winner in 1-0 OT win at Atlanta

Joey Worthen, Richmond

Equalizer in 1-1 draw at Charleston

Jeff Matteo, Minnesota

Goal, assist in 2-0 win over Calgary

Geert Brusselers, Calgary

Solid play in ...

USA-MEXICO: U.S. rewarded with Pope winner

In one of its most convincing performances ever against Mexico, the United States was rewarded for its domination on a goal by captain Eddie Pope in the 93rd minute to record a 1-0 victory Wednesday night at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas.

The shutout was the fourth in a row for the U.S. over Mexico and extended its overall shutout streak ...

USA-MEXICO: From the U.S. locker room


''The U.S. deserved to win. Obviously we were fortunate to get a late goal, but I think we created the best chances in the game and deserved to win. The speed of [Landon] Donovan and [DaMarcus] Beasley in the midfield made a difference. At the end of the day, all it is a little bit of bragging ...

U.S. SOCCER: Krikorian calls up 18 players for CONCACAF U-19 women's qualifying

U.S. Under-19 women's national team head coach Mark Krikorian called up 18 players who will compete for a berth in the 2004 Under-19 Women's World Championship at the CONCACAF qualifying tournament in Ottawa and Montreal May 28-June 6.

The U.S. team is led by four members of the 2002 team that won the U-19 World Championship in goalkeeper Ashlyn Harris, defender ...

USA-MEXICO: U.S. starting lineup

The following is the U.S. starting lineup against Mexico tonight in Dallas:

Walker -- Hejduk, Pope, Mastroeni, Convey -- Armas, Zavagnin -- Donovan, Beasley -- Casey, Wolff.

MLS: Injuries take a toll

One month into the 2004 MLS season, injuries are mounting, leaving teams to scramble to fill their lineups.

Earthquakes center back Eddie Robinson will undergo season-ending surgery to repair his ruptured tendon in his hamstring.

Robinson was injured in the Quakes' game at Colorado on Saturday. In the same game, Colorado captain John Spencer pulled his left hamstring. He is expected to ...