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USA-MEXICO: Coaches prepare for World Cup qualifying

The United States and Mexico face off Wednesday night at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas (kickoff: 7:30 p.m. CT; TV: Telemundo, FoxSports World, HDNet, live, 8:30 p.m. ET).

The game is the 49th meeting between the two teams. Mexico leads the series with a 28-10-10 (W-L-T) record but the United States is 5-3-1 under Coach Bruce Arena.

For both teams, the match ...

COLLEGE WOMEN: Murder charges, $1 million bail in Jenna Cooper's death

Second-degree murder charges were filed Tuesday in the shooting death Sunday of University of Nebraska soccer star Jenna Cooper.

Lucky Iromuanya, 22, of Lincoln, Neb., faces a 20 years-to-life sentence if convicted in the killing of Cooper, who was shot early Sunday morning during a party outside the U.S. under-21 women's pool player's home. Cooper, 21, died from her wounds Sunday ...

INDOOR: Milwaukee's Greg Howes leads 2003-04 All-MISL teams

Scoring champion Greg Howes, the only player listed on all 40 ballots, is one of three Milwaukee Wave selections to the All-Major Indoor Soccer League team announced Tuesday.

Howes, who led the MISL is goals (57) and points (85), is joined by teammates Todd Dusosky (on the first team) and goalkeeper Dan Green (second team) after receiving 39 first-team votes and ...

U.S. SOCCER: Bruce Arena on USA-Mexico

The following is an edited transcript of U.S. national team coach Bruce Arena's nationwide media teleconference ahead of Wednesday's match against. Mexico at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas. (kickoff 7:30 p.m. CT; TV: Telemundo, FoxSports World, HDNet, live, 8:30 p.m. ET).

Bruce Arena's opening comments.

''Hello everyone and thank you for joining us. We are looking forward to the match on ...

U.S. MEN ABROAD (April 24-26): Howard named EPL's top goalie by PFA

Tim Howard was named goalkeeper of the year by the Professional Footballers Association a day after Manchester United's title hopes ended with a 1-0 loss at home to Liverpool.

An excellent performance from goalkeeper Kasey Keller helped Tottenham contain Arsenal and eventual emerge with a 2-2 tie. The result gave Arsenal the Premier League title but also helped slow Spurs' slide ...

A-League Results (April 24-25)

April 24 Atlanta 0 Syracuse 1 (Woan 108) (OT).

Charleston 1 (Green 48) Richmond 1 (Worthen) 90 (OT).

April 25

Puerto Rico 0 Montreal 2 (Sebrango 30, Leduc 55).

Minnesota 2 (Menyongar 24, Matteo 51) Calgary 0.

COLLEGE WOMEN: Nebraska's Jenna Cooper killed in shooting

Jenna Cooper, a three-year starter for the University of Nebraska women's soccer team who had played for the U.S. under-21 team, died Sunday evening in Lincoln, Neb., from injuries suffered in a shooting early Sunday morning.

Cooper, 21, succumbed following several hours of surgery. She was shot in the throat during a barbecue at her home celebrating the close of the ...

U.S. WOMEN ABROAD (April 24-25): Winzen helps Wolfsburg end winless streak

Only one American woman saw action in Europe last weekend, with former UCLA defender Tracey Winzen playing 90 minutes in VfL Wolfsburg's 1-0 German League victory over visiting SC Freiburg.

Claudia Mueller's 20th-minute goal carried Wolfsburg (6-8-2) to its first victory in five games and second in eight matches. The win, in Wolfsburg's first home game since April 14, snapped a ...

MLS Results for April 24-25

April 24 in Washington D.C.

DC United 0 Chicago 1. Goal: Ralph (Williams) 57.

DC United - Rimando, Namoff, Nelsen, Petke, Stewart (Gros, 72), Carroll, Kovalenko, Olsen, Convey, Eskandarian (Cerritos, 62), Moreno (Adu, 72).

Chicago - Ring, Brown, Curtin, Gray, Pause, Mapp (Selolwane, 64), Armas, Williams (Capano, 88), Beasley, Jaqua, Ralph.

Yellow Cards: DC United - Namoff 28, Petke 69, Adu 76; Chicago - ...

INDOOR: Baltimore stuns Milwaukee, is one win from second straight MISL title

The Baltimore Blast moved within one victory of claiming a second successive Major Indoor Soccer League championship with Saturday night's 8-4 victory over host Milwaukee Wave at U.S. Cellular Arena.

The Blast won Friday's opener in the best-of-five series, also in Milwaukee, and can clinch the title at home. Game 3 will be played May 1 at 1st Mariner Arena, and ...

OLYMPICS: China, Japan complete women's soccer field

China's and Japan's national women's soccer teams advanced Saturday to the Athens Olympics, winning semifinal matches at the Asian Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Japan.

Japan, led by former Atlanta Beat midfielder Homare Sawa, routed North Korea, 3-0, to earn its spot among the 10 teams in the Olympic women's soccer tournament. China edged South Korea, 1-0, in the other semifinal.

China has ...

U.S. WOMEN: Wambach, Hamm pace 5-1 rout of Brazil

Abby Wambach netted her 10th and 11th goals of the year and Mia Hamm played a role in four tallies as the U.S. women's national team routed Brazil, 5-1, Saturday in its first domestic match of 2004.

Hamm ran roughshod over the Brazilians, assisting three first-half goals --Julie Foudy's 13th-minute opener and Wambach's scores in the 31st and 42nd minutes -- ...

INDOOR: Baltimore blasts Milwaukee in MISL Championship opener

Carlos ''Chile'' Farias netted a hat trick and seven other Baltimore Blast players scored goals as the reigning Major Indoor Soccer League champions romped to a 12-3 victory Friday night over host Milwaukee Wave in the opener of MISL Championship series.

Farias, who played two games with the MLS's San Jose Clash in 1999, broke a 3-3 tie 11:12 into the ...

COLLEGE WOMEN: Central Michigan confirms Tony DiTucci as coach

Tony DiTucci, in charge of Central Michigan University's women's soccer program since head coach Mark Salisbury departed in January for Idaho State, has been confirmed as the Chippewas' head coach.

DiTucci served two years as Salisbury's assistant, directing the program's youth camps and playing key roles in recruiting and fundraising.

Salisbury, Central Michigan head coach for six seasons, was hired Jan. 29 ...

INDOOR: MISL Championship preview

The Baltimore Blast faces an uphill battle as it seeks its second successive Major Indoor Soccer League title starting Friday with the opening game of the best-of-five championship series.

The Milwaukee Wave, which fell in a best-of-three series to the Blast last season, appears to have an edge after posting the best regular-season record in the MISL, beating the Blast in ...