• MLS: MetroStars shine in 3-0 win over Los Angeles
    A brilliant performance by Honduran playmaker Amado Guevara, who scored and assisted twice, and two goals by 17-year-old Eddie Gaven led the MetroStars to a 3-0 win over the Los Angeles Galaxy Wednesday night at the Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif.The MetroStars, who had beaten the Galaxy 2-1 at Giants Stadium on Saturday, scored first in the 16th minute. Guevara, after a long series of passes, ripped a 25-yard shot past Galaxy keeper Kevin Hartman.Gaven scored his first goal of the season after taking a Guevara pass to the left of the goal area, side-stepping Marcelo Saragosa, and hammering ...
  • MLS: MetroStars shine in 3-0 win over Los Angeles
    A brilliant performance by Honduran playmaker Amado Guevara, who scored and assisted twice, and two goals by 17-year-old Eddie Gaven led the MetroStars to a 3-0 win over the Los Angeles Galaxy Wednesday night at the Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif.The MetroStars, who had beaten the Galaxy 2-1 at Giants Stadium on Saturday, scored first in the 16th minute. Guevara, after a long series of passes, ripped a 25-yard shot past Galaxy keeper Kevin Hartman.Gaven scored his first goal of the season after taking a Guevara pass to the left of the goal area, side-stepping Marcelo Saragosa, and hammering ...
  • U.S. OPEN CUP: MLS clubs join Open Cup battle; 3rd & 4th round schedule
    Eight MLS teams, last year's playoff qualifiers, join the U.S. Open Cup field at the fourth-round. 2003 bottom finishers Dallas and Columbus enter in the third round.The Open Cup winner earns $100,000 in prize money, $50,000 goes to the runner-up and $10,000 to the team that advances the farthest in the each of the Division II, Division III and amateur levels.The Chicago Fire is the defending champion and also won in 1998 and 2000.Third Round June 30 Portland Timbers (A-League) at Utah Blitzz (PSL) Boulder Rapids Reserve (PDL) at Minnesota Thunder (A-League) Wilmington Hammerheads (PSL) at Charleston Battery (A-League) Atlanta ...
  • MLS GAME PREVIEW (June 23): Metros vs. Los Angeles, again
    Five days after the MetroStars, fielding the youngest lineup in league history, beat Los Angeles, 2-1, the teams meet again Wednesday evening.The Metros, whose squad's average age was 22 years, 138 days -- seven regulars were unavailable because of international call-ups or injuries -- got the gamewinner from 19-year-old Mike Magee.Los Angeles forward Carlos Ruiz, out almost a month with an ankle injury, could return to action tonight. On Sunday, Ruiz scored two goals and set up a third as Guatemala beat Suriname, 3-1, in a World Cup qualifying game that gave Guatemala passage to the semifinal round.Ruiz has scored ...
  • WPSL: Results (June 15-20)
    WOMEN'S PREMIER SOCCER LEAGUE June 15Rhode Island Rays 0 New England Mutiny 4 (Monroe 15, 42, Maurer 79, Gjertsen 85)June 18Elk Grove Pride 4 (Wrightsman 4, 30, 81), Lewis 63) San Diego WFC 1 (Sanford 76)East Bay Power 2 (Lewandowski 34, Churchill 65) California Storm 0June 19Rochester Reign 0 New England Mutiny 1 (Gjertsen 36)Massachusetts Stingers 1 (Connors 17) Steel City Sparks 3 (Kane 33, Bracco 52, Abbott 90)Elk Grove Pride 0 Ajax of Southern California 2 (Bucciarelli 24, R. Smith 78)East Bay Power 0 SWC Houston Stars 1 (Zygmontowicz 61)California Storm 3 (Alberico 45, Henoch 57, E. Burt 67) ...
  • U.S. WOMEN ABROAD (June 22-24): Becky Barritt, FC Honka seeks Finnish Cup semifinals
    FC Honka, with former Duquesne University defender Becky Barritt on its backline, seeks to overcome a 1-0 deficit Thursday at home in the second leg of its Finnish Women's Cup quarterfinal against crosstown rival FC Espoo.Espoo won the first leg last week on a 48th-minute goal by Finnish national-teamer Jannica Tjeder, who will be a freshman at Notre Dame in the fall. Barritt has played 90 minutes in both of Honka's Naisten Suomen Cup matches since arriving following her graduation for Duquesne.In other midweek action, Americans' clubs will play Tuesday in Iceland and Wednesday in Russia.FINLAND Naisten Suomen Cup: Quarterfinals, ...
  • U.S. MEN ABROAD (June 19-20): West scores his third goal of the season
    Former Columbus Crew striker Brian West scored his third goal of the season but his Norwegian First Division club, Fredrikstad, went down, 3-2.NORWAY * Robbie Russell (Sogndal, D1), at Odd Grenland, 4-4. Started: 67 minutes. Dagbladet rating (10 high; 1 low): 5. Season stats: 9 games, 2 goals.* Brian West (Fredrikstad, D1), at Tromso, 2-3. Started: 90 minutes. West scored in the 46th minute. Dagbladet rating (10 high; 1 low): 6. Season stats: 7 games, 3 goals.* Adam Skumawitz (Aalesund, D2), at Honefoss BK, 3-2. DNP. Season stats: 6 games, 0 goals.* Brian Waltrip (MK, D2), vs. Raufoss, 1-1 (Sunday). ...
  • MLS WEEK 12 WRAP: Alecko scores two beauties
    By Ridge MahoneyDouble strikes carry Kansas City and D.C. to victories; Pat Onstad saves another Ante Razov penalty as the Quakes and Fire tie again; the youthful Metros stun the Galaxy in the final minute; and goals two minutes apart leave the Burn and Rapids tied. BEST GOALS: Rarely are the top two nominees scored by the same player, but Alecko Eskandarian twice gave Crew keeper Jon Busch no chance in United's 3-1 win that snapped the Crew's unbeaten streak at seven.Eskandarian's dribble up the left flank prompted clever passes by Dema Kovalenko and Jaime Moreno, and Eskandarian ran onto ...
  • EURO 2004: Portugal, Greece and Czech Republic qualify for quarterfinals
    Nuno Gomes scored in the 57th minute to give host Portugal a 1-0 victory over neighboring Spain and move into the quarterfinals of Euro 2004.Greece joined Portugal, ahead of Spain on goals scored, in the final eight even though it fell to Russia, 2-1.The Czech Republic became the first team to qualify for the quarterfinals when it beat the Netherlands, 3-2, Saturday coming back from two goals down. Germany tied Latvia, 0-0, in Group D.In Group B, defending champion France had to settle for a 2-2 tie with Croatia Friday, and England crushed Switzerland, 3-0.
  • EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP: Results (June 12-20)
    June 12Portugal 1 (Ronaldo 93+) Greece 2 (Karagounas 7, Basinas pen. 51).Spain 1 (Valeron 60) Russia 0.June 16Spain 1 (Morientes 28) Greece 1 (Charisteas 66).Portugal 2 (Maniche 7, Rui Costa 89) Russia 0.June 20Portugal 1 (Nuno Gomes 57) Spain 0.Russia 2 (Kirichenko 2, Bulykin 17) Greece 1 (Vryzas 43).Final Standings: * Portugal 6 points; *Greece (4-4), Spain (2-2) 4; Russia 3.*Advances to the quarterfinals.Group BJune 13Croatia 0 Switzerland 0.France 2 (Zidane 91+, pen. 93+) England 1 (Lampard 38).June 17England 3 (Rooney 23, 75, Gerrard 82) Switzerland 0.Croatia 2 (Rapaic pen. 48, Prso 52) France 2 (own goal 22, Trezeguet 64).Standings: ...
  • WORLD CUP 2006 QUALIFYING: U.S. to face Jamaica, El Salvador and Panama
    The field for the semifinal round of World Cup qualifying in the CONCACAF is almost complete. Eleven teams qualified Saturday and Sunday, and Mexico will join them after completing its second-round series with Dominica next weekend.Joining the United States in Group 1 are Jamaica, El Salvador and Panama.Jamaica beat Haiti 3-0 on a Marlon King hat trick to win its series, 4-1, on aggregate. El Salvador received a scare from Bermuda, twice falling behind in Hamilton before earning a 2-2 tie that gave it a 4-3 advantage on aggregate. Panama beat St. Lucia, 3-0, on the road to go ...
  • WORLD CUP 2006 QUALIFYING: CONCACAF Scoreboard (Second Round)
    Second Round, First LegJune 12Cuba 2 (More pen. 25, 75) Costa Rica 2 (Sequeira 12, Saborio 42).Surinam 1 (Puperhart 14) Guatemala 1 (Ramirez 35).Haiti 1 (Peguero pen. 48) Jamaica 1 (King 38).Netherlands Antilles 1 (Hose 75) Honduras 2 (D.Suazo 8, 68).June 13USA 3 (Beasley 45, 71, Vanney 90) Grenada 0.El Salvador 2 (J.Martinez, 13, Velasquez 53) Bermuda 1 (Nusum 29).Panama 4 (Julio Dely Valdes 4, Tejada 17, Phillips 38, Brown 74) St. Lucia 0.Canada 4 (Radzinski 39, Peschisolido 55, McKenna 75, Brennan 83) Belize 0.Barbados 0 St. Kitts & Nevis 2 (Gumbs 75, Newton 88).Dominican Rep. 0 Trin. & Tobago ...
  • WORLD CUP 2006 QUALIFYING: U.S. advances with 3-2 win in Grenada
    The United States beat Grenada, 3-2, on Sunday afternoon before 15,267 fans at the National Cricket Stadium in St. George's, Grenada, to move into the semifinal round of 2006 World Cup qualifying with a 6-2 victory on aggregate.The United States will face Jamaica, El Salvador and Panama, which all qualified Sunday for the semifinal round, which begins in August.Landon Donovan, Josh Wolff and DaMarcus Beasley scored for the United States.In the sixth minute, Donovan scored from the center of the penalty area on a pass from Claudio Reyna, who dropped the ball back to the forward from the end ...
  • U.S. WOMEN ABROAD (June 19-20): Hope Solo leads K/Goteborg in tie against Swedish champions
    Former Philadelphia Charge goalkeeper Hope Solo played her finest match of the Swedish League season on Saturday, making several exceptional saves to give visiting Kopparbergs/Goteborg a 1-1 tie with first-place Djurgarden/Alvsjo.Lotta Schelin fired K/Goteborg (4-2-3) ahead in the 28th minute, but D/A (9-0-2) -- the reigning Damallsvenskan champion -- pulled even on Ann-Marie Norlin's 61st-minute goal, a shot Solo had no chance to stop.Solo, a former University of Washington All-American, has been critical for K/Goteborg, shutting out six foes in 10 league games.Djurgarden/Alvsjo, with former WUSA midfielder Venus James, maintained a two-point lead on Umea IK (9-1-0), which is home ...
  • MLS Results for June 19
    June 19 in East Rutherford, NJMetrostars 2 Los Angeles 1. Goals: Arena (Magee) 42, Magee (Flores, Leitch) 90; Herzog pen. 47.MetroStars - Wells, Arena, Brenes (Stammler, 89), Parke, Leitch, Regan, Flores, Clark, Magee, Gaven, Wolyniec.Los Angeles - Hartman (Popik, 47), Albright, Califf (Hong, 63), Suarez, Lewis, Jones, Herzog, Saragosa, Victorine, Ngwenya (Grabavoy, 77), Moreno.Yellow Cards: Los Angeles - Herzog 78, Saragosa 81.Referee: Ricardo Salazar. Att.: 14,371. June 19 in Foxboro, Mass.New England 1 Kansas City 3. Goals: Dempsey (Baker) 74; Arnaud 41, Taylor (Arnaud) 70, Taylor 93+.Kansas City - Meola, Garcia, Conrad, Thomas, Zotinca, Gomez, Gutierrez, Klein, Burciaga Jr., Walsh ...
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