• U.S. WOMEN ABROAD (May 25-26): Venus James, Denise Reddy score in Swedish showdown
    Venus James scored again Tuesday, but Djurgarden/Alvsjo fell off the Swedish League lead thanks to a strike from Malmo FFÆs American, defender Denise Reddy.Former Rutgers University star ReddyÆs first goal of the season, from a Malin Andersson cross two minutes into the second half, proved decisive in a 1-1 draw that dropped Djurgarden/Alvsjo (5-0-1) two points behind Umea IK (6-0-0) in the Damallsvenskan. Malmo (3-1-2) is seven points off the lead.James, a former UCLA standout who won WUSA titles with the San Jose CyberRays and Carolina Courage, handed Djurgarden/Alvsjo a 19th-minute lead. James scored in her Damallsvenskan debut 10 days ...
  • U.S. OPEN CUP: Schedule (First Round and Second Round)
    FIRST ROUNDJune 2Boulder Rapids Reserve (PDL) at Chico Rooks (USASA)Sacramento Knights (USASA) at Spokane Shadow (PDL)Baltimore Allied (USASA) at South Jersey Barons (PDL)Chicago Fire Reserves (PDL) at Chicago Wisla (USASA)N.Y. Greek American-Atlas (USASA) vs. Cape Cod Crusaders (PDL) at site TBDMilwaukee Bavarians (USASA) at Carolina Dynamo (PDL)June 8Region III West (USASA) at DFW Tornadoes (PDL)Cocoa Expos (PDL) vs. Region III East (USASA) SECOND ROUNDJune 9San Diego Gauchos (PSL) at Boulder Rapids Reserves-Chico Rooks winnerJune 10Sacramento Knights-Spokane Shadow Winner at Utah Blitzz (PSL)June 11Syracuse Salty Dogs (A-League) at South Jersey BaronsOR Baltimore Allied at Syracuse Salty DogsJune 12Region III West at ...
  • WPSL results (May 21-23)
    WOMEN'S PREMIER SOCCER LEAGUEMay 21Houston Stars 7 (Garcia 21, 58, C.Berend 26, Zygmontowicz 47, E.Smith 59, Lebherz 81, Prewitt 86) Houston Select 0 Las Vegas Tabagators 1 (Bascones 79) New England Mutiny 5 (Monroe 6, Stone 15, Spinelli 49, Pineda 60, Leduc pen. 78) May 22Denver Diamonds 4 (F.Munnelly 18, 70 72, Keller 20) San Diego WFC 1 (Sanford 84) San Francisco Nighthawks 0 Las Vegas Tabagators 0 Northern California Blues 2 (Grondzik 5, Caiocca 24) Central California Gold 0 Utah Spiders 5 (Bingham 29, 33, 60, Collins 30, Hoover 63) California Storm 1 (Whitney 88) Houston Select 0 Houston ...
  • MLS Statistics & Schedule: Brian Ching, Alejandro Moreno join scoring race
    * San Jose's Brian Ching's two goals in the Quakes' 4-2 win over Los Angeles moved him into a second-place tie in the scorer's race with Los Angeles' Alejandro Moreno, who scored a midweek hat trick against D.C. United. They're three points behind Los Angeles' injured Carlos Ruiz.* 23 goals in Week 8's six matches brought the league's scoring rate up to 2.61 goals per game (after 38 games) from 2.38 (after 32 games).* A Colorado crowd of 31,443 to watch D.C. United and Freddy Adu kept the league's attendance average above the 15,000 mark despite only one of the ...
  • U.S. WOMEN ABROAD (May 23-25): American showdown in Sweden; three Yanks in Iceland
    Americans Venus James and Denise Reddy tangle Tuesday as the sixth round of Swedish League play closes with two of the top Damallsvenskan clubs in a showdown.Defending champion Djurgarden/Alvsjo (5-0-0), with former WUSA midfielder James, visits Malmo FF (3-1-1), with former Rutgers University standout Reddy, needing a victory to keep pace with first-place Umea IK (6-0-0). Umea beat host Hammarby, 1-0, on Anna SjostromÆs 19th-minute goal.James last week scored in her Damallsvenskan debut. Reddy is a fixture in central defense for Malmo.Three Americans are playing In Iceland this season: former Philadelphia Charge defender Mary McVeigh with IBV and two University ...
  • INDOOR SOCCER: CONCACAF Futsal qualifying results and schedule
    REGIONAL QUALIFYING NORTH AND CENTRAL AMERICAUnited States vs. Honduras May 18: United States 5 (Edgerton 6, Torres 11, Howes 21, Shanker 26, Kelly 35) Honduras 1 (Martinez 21) May 20: United States 2 (Edgerton 25, own goal 39) Honduras 0 United States wins on aggregate, 7-1Panama vs. Canada May 21: Panama 4 (Rangel 3, 10, Galvez 7, Williams 11) Canada 5 (King 5, Selaidopoulos 14, 29, Chin 37, Lotresti 38) May 22: Panama 7 (Williams 10, Murillo 15, 35, Galvez 19, 37, Valdes 28, De Leon 38) Canada 1 (Lotresti 14) Panama wins on aggregate, 11-6Mexico vs. El Salvador May ...
  • COLLEGE WOMEN: Long Beach State tabs top JC coach
    Mauricio Ingrassia, who built Long Beach (Calif.) City College into the top junior college womenÆs soccer program in the country, was introduced Monday as Long Beach StateÆs third womenÆs soccer coach.Ingrassia, who has won the past two mythical national championships and the past four California state titles, takes over for Peter Reynaud, who retired after closing his 22-year career with three seasons in Long Beach.Reynaud followed Julie Cochran, who started the program in 1998.Ingrassia, who played collegiately at San Diego State and Cal State Fullerton, posted an 184-24-8 record in seven seasons at Long Beach City College. His teams went ...
  • U.S. MEN ABROAD (May 22-23): Howard wins FA Cup with Man U; Casey stays up with Karlsruhe
    Tim Howard won England's FA Cup with Manchester United as the Reds defeated Millwall, 3-0. The goalkeeper, who was called on to grab some crosses and did not need to make any saves, becomes the first American to win the prestigious competition.In Germany, on the season's last day, Conor Casey helped Karlsruhe dodge relegation by scoring his 14th goal of the season, but Gregg Berhalter's club, Energie Cottbus, was unable to earn promotion to the Bundesliga.Berhalter was unable to play, having suffered a broken nose and damaged eye socket in last weeks 2-0 loss to Unterhaching. Berhalter required surgery and ...
  • MLS Wrap Week 8: Goal sprees for Quakes and Galaxy
    By Ridge MahoneyThe Crew and Quakes win their second straight games; the Galaxy winds up on either end of 4-2 results; D.C. drops two in four days; and the Burn loses its third in a row.BEST GOALS, PART I: During a rich week of scoring with 23 goals in six matches, there were several brilliant individual efforts as well as some sublime buildups.Dwayne DeRosario clinched San Jose's 4-2 defeat of the Galaxy Saturday by spinning away from two defenders on the left side, veering into the box past another defender, regaining the rebound of his dribble off yet another opponent, ...
  • W-LEAGUE: Results (May 21-23)
    May 21 Bradenton Athletics 3 (Probst 7, McCabe 30, Randazzo 52) Northern Virginia Majestics 1 (Jimenez 12) Richmond Kickers Dynamo 2 (Parsons 40, 88) Carolina Dynamo Women 0 Cincinnati Ladyhawks 1 (Gaylor 54) Cleveland Internationals Women 3 (Weiss 41, Schwager pen. 90, Rostedt 90) Western Mass Lady Pioneers 7 (Lindner 5. 26, 61, Leone 10, 30, 43, Walsh 64) Rhode Island Lady Stingers 0 Chicago Cobras vs. West Michigan Edge Women, cancelled, 39th minute, lightning May 22 Bradenton Athletics 4 (Schuetz 21, Olson 52, 75, Randazzo 84) Northern Virginia Majestics 2 (Bauchelle 15, Amirpashaie 42) New Hampshire Lady Phantoms 1 ...
  • WORLD CUP 2006: U.S. opponent Grenada beats Cuba, 1-0
    Grenada, the first U.S. opponent on the road to the 2006 World Cup, beat Cuba, 1-0, on Saturday in Havana.Nigel Bishop's goal in the 36th minute was the difference. Atkinson Neckles, who recently starred for Grenada in the Caribbean futsal championships, set up Bishop, who scored the tying goal for Grenada in its 2-2 tie with Cuba two days earlier.Grenada meets the United States June 13 in Columbus, Ohio, and a week later in St. George's in the two-game CONCACAF qualifying series.
  • A-LEAGUE: Results (May 21-23)
    May 21Minnesota 1 (Vorenkamp 110) Milwaukee 0 (OT).Puerto Rico 0 Charleston 0.May 22Virginia Beach 2 (Winkel 41, Aldrich 107) Atlanta 1 (Cozier 63) (OT).Rochester 1 (Miller 77) Syracuse 0.Milwaukee 0 Minnesota 0.Calgary 1 (Auvigne 10) Vancouver 2 (Corazzin 40, Morris 74).May 23Richmond 0 Atlanta 1 (Ilarionov 103) (OT).Seattle 5 (Smith 24, 27, Levesque 40, 68, Melo 74) Calgary 0.Vancouver 1 (Xausa 29) Portland 3 (Gordon 34, 65, Alcaraz-Cuellar 41).
  • MLS Results for May 22-23
    May 22 in Foxboro, Mass.New England 1 Metrostars 1. Goals: Noonan 7; Glen (Lisi) 55.New England - Reis, Heaps, Joseph, Kamler, John, Ralston, Cancela (Brillant, 71), Dempsey, Franchino, Twellman, Noonan.MetroStars - Walker, Ziadie, Leitch, Parke, Pope, Guevara, Lisi, Vaca, Gaven (Clark, 80), Glen (Wolyniec, 84), Taylor (Magee, 68).Yellow Cards: New England - Kamler 39, Dempsey 45; Metrostars - Guevara 62.Referee: Baldomero Toledo. Att.: 10,108. May 22 in Kansas CityKansas City 2 Dallas 0. Goals: Jewsbury (Wolff) 60, Wolff 67.Kansas City - Meola, Garcia, Conrad, Rasovic (Thomas, 46), Gutierrez, Gomez (Burciaga Jr., 66), Jewsbury (Zotinca, 89), Zavagnin, Klein, Arnaud, Wolff.Dallas - ...
  • U.S. WOMEN ABROAD (May 22-23): Hope Solo earns fifth shutout, heads to California
    Goalkeeper Hope Solo notched her fifth shutout in six Swedish League games on Saturday, leading surprising Kopparbergs/Goteborg in a 0-0 tie with visiting Balinge that left the club 4-1-1 in the Damallsvenskan.Solo, a University of Washington All-American who played last year for the WUSAÆs Philadelphia Charge, was flawless in the win, halting Swedish World Cup standout Josefine Oqvist with a dangerous first-half chance. Solo hasnÆt surrendered a goal in 283 minutes, posting consecutive shutouts against Hammarby, Stattena and Balinge.After the game, Solo began a trek to Southern California, where she joins the U.S. womenÆs national teamÆs Olympic Residency as a ...
  • COLLEGE WOMEN: Elon hires Southern Miss coach
    Elon University filled its womenÆs soccer head coach position by luring Matt Clark, a former indoor pro with 14 yearsÆ college womenÆs experience, from Southern Mississippi.Clark had been head coach at Southern Miss since 2000, compiling a 33-32-4 record in four seasons following stints at Division III Trinity (Conn.) and at NAIA schools Huntingdon, Park and Auburn-Montgomery. His record in 14 seasons as womenÆs coach is 127-99-12. In five seasons as menÆs head coach at Trinity and AUM, he was 64-43-5.Clark, who played in the old MISL as well as indoor leagues AISA and NPSL, replaces Paul Webster, who was ...