• WUSA FESTIVALS: Mia Hamm scores twice in another tie
    Mia Hamm scored two first-half goals and Rebekah Splaine assisted two late strikes as the Washington Freedom and Boston Breakers tied, 3-3, in the second game of the first WUSA Soccer Festival in Blaine, Minn.Hamm tallied in the third and 34th minutes and Abby Wambach also tallied for the Freedom, which watched a 3-1 halftime lead slip away on late goals by Sarah Popper and ''guest'' player Kelly Smith.Friday's Festival opener also ended even, with the New York Power and Atlanta Beat scoring two goals apiece. The second WUSA Soccer Festival will be held June 27 at the Home Depot ...
  • WORLD CUP 2006 QUALIFYING: CONCACAF Results (June 19)
    Dominica 0 Mexico 10 (Bautista 9, 38, Borgetti 11, 36, Marquez 25, Osorno 50, 87, Lozano 70, Davino 75, Palencia 90).Honduras 4 (Guevara 7, D.Suazo 22, Alvarez 49, Pavon 70) Netherlands Antilles 0.(Honduras wins 6-1 on aggregate.)St. Kitts & Nevis 3 (Gomez 16, Willock 22, 29) Barbados 2 (Skinner 33, Hall 45).(St. Kitts & Nevis wins 5-2 on aggregate.)
  • WUSA FESTIVALS: Shannon Boxx scores twice in 2-2 tie
    Shannon Boxx scored two goals but the Atlanta Beat rallied with a last-minute penalty kick to tie the New York Power, 2-2, Friday night in the first game of the WUSA Soccer Festival in Blaine, Minn.Boxx scored in the 74th minute, after ''guest'' Mandy Clemens, from the San Jose CyberRays, dropped a Krista Davey cross onto her path, then converted an 80th-minute penalty kick as the Power overcame a 1-0 deficit.Maribel Dominguez fired Atlanta ahead one minute before Boxx's goal, blasting home Charmaine Hooper's feed. Hooper scored the late penalty after Ifeoma Dieke earned the spot kick.Atlanta goalkeeper Briana Scurry ...
  • Euro 2004: Results and Standings
    2004 EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP at PortugalGroup A W L T F-A PtsGreece 1 0 1 3-2 4 Spain 1 0 1 2-1 4Portugal 1 1 0 3-2 3Russia 0 2 0 0-3 0Saturday, June 12Portugal 1 (Ronaldo 93+) Greece 2 (Karagounas 7, Basinas pen. 51) Spain 1 (Valeron 60) Russia 0 Algarve - Wednesday, June 16Greece 1 (Charisteas 66) Spain 1 (Morientes 28) Portugal 2 (Maniche 7, Rui Costa 89) Russia 0 Luz - LisbonSunday, June 20Spain 19:45 Portugal JosT Alvalade - LisbonRussia 19:45 Greece Algarve - Faro-LoulTGroup B W L T F-A PtsFrance 1 0 1 4-3 4England 1 1 ...
  • MLS: Game Previews with TV info (June 19)
    (Home team listed first) Saturday, June 19, 4:00 pm ET/1:00 pm PT METROSTARS (3-3-4, 13 pts) vs. LOS ANGELES (6-3-3, 21 pts) TV: ESPN2. Key Players Out: Metrostars - MD Michael Bradley (R foot stress fracture), DF Tenywa Bonseu (groin strain), GK Jonny Walker (national team duty - USA); FW Cornell Glen (national team duty - Trinidad & Tobago), Craig Ziadie (national team duty - Jamaica), FW Fabian Taylor (national team duty - Jamaica), Amado Guevara (national team duty - Honduras); Los Angeles - MF Peter Vagenas (groin surgery), FW Jovan Kirovski (national team duty - USA). Referee: Ricardo Salazar.Saturday, ...
  • WORLD CUP: USA aims to wrap up Grenada series on Sunday
    Grenada vs. USA CONCACAF World Cup qualifying, 2nd round, 2nd leg (USA leads, 3-0, on aggregate) Sunday, June 20 in St. George, Grenada 4 pm ET/1 pm PT TV: ESPN2 (live), Telemundo (live)THE ROAD TO GERMANY 2006: The winner of the USA-Grenada series advances to the semifinal qualifying round with the winners of: El Salvador-Bermuda (2-1, aggregate), Haiti-Jamaica (1-1) and Panama-St. Lucia (4-0).The top two finishers in the semifinal round group of four (Aug. 18-Nov. 17) advance to the six-team final round (Feb 9-Oct. 12, 2005), from which the top three finishers qualify for the World Cup and the fourth-place ...
  • WORLD CUP 2006 QUALIFYING: CONCACAF Schedule
    First Leg, Second RoundJune 19 in San Antonio, Texas Dominica vs. MexicoSecond Leg, Second RoundJune 19 in San Pedro Sula Honduras vs. Netherlands Antilles (aggregate: 2-1)June 19 in Basseterre St. Kitts & Nevis vs. Barbados (2-0)June 20 in Kingstown St. Vincent & Grenadines vs. Nicaragua (2-2)June 20 in St. George's Grenada vs. USA (0-3)June 20 in Hamilton Bermuda vs. El Salvador (1-2)June 20 in Kingston Jamaica vs. Haiti (1-1)June 20 in Vieux Fort St. Lucia vs. Panama (0-4)June 20 in Alajuela Costa Rica vs. Cuba (2-2)June 20 in Guatemala City Guatemala vs. Surinam (1-1)June 20 in Port of Spain Trin. ...
  • U.S. WOMEN ABROAD (June 19-20): Hope Solo, Venus James tangle in Sweden
    Hope Solo, who quickly has asserted herself among the best goalkeepers in Sweden, will look to shut down fellow American Venus James on Saturday when Kopparbergs/Goteborg visits first-place Djurgarden/Alvsjo in Swedish League action.Solo, a former University of Washington All-American who played last year for the WUSA's Philadelphia Charge, has notched six shutouts in nine appearances for K/Goteborg (4-4-2), accounting for all 14 points the club has earned in the Damallsvenskan.James, who starred at UCLA and won WUSA titles with the San Jose CyberRays and Carolina Courage, has scored three goals in five games for defending champion Djurgarden/Alvsjo (9-0-1) after netting ...
  • U.S. WOMEN ABROAD (June 16): Venus James scores, Hope Solo gets another shutout in Sweden
    Venus James netted her third goal of the Swedish season, and Hope Solo notched her sixth shutout in Wednesday's 10th round of Damallsvenskan play.James, who won WUSA titles with the San Jose CyberRays and Carolina Courage, scored the final goal in league leader Djurgarden/Alvsjo's 6-0 romp over Hammarby IF DFF. It was James' third goal in the Damallsvenskan, to go along with two lower-division goals with Djurgarden/Alvsjo's farm club.Kristen Bengtsson scored a hat trick, and her fellow Swedish national-teamers Victoria Svensson and Jane Tornqvist also tallied for Djurgarden/Alvsjo (9-0-1), who are one point ahead of European champion Umea IK (9-1-0).Solo, ...
  • A-LEAGUE: Team of the Week
    GOALKEEPER Greg Sutton (Montreal) * Two shutouts to set Montreal career recordDEFENDERS Danny Jackson (Seattle) * Goal, solid play on road in loss and winGeordie Lyall (Vancouver) * Solid play in 1-0 OT win at PortlandKevin Knight (Richmond) * Solid play in 1-0 win over CharlestonMIDFIELDERS Jeff Clarke (Vancouver) * Assist in 1-0 OT win at PortlandClyde Simms (Richmond) * Game-winner in 1-0 win over CharlestonJohn Ball (Atlanta) * Game-winner in 1-0 win at TorontoJason DiTullio (Montreal) * Two assists in wins at Calgary and VancouverFORWARDS Byron Alvarez (Portland) * Three goals, two assists in 6-0 win over EdmontonJoel John ...
  • EURO: Portugal stays alive
    Host Portugal stayed alive in the European Championship with a 2-0 victory over Russia on Wednesday. Goals from Maniche and substitute Rui Costa gave Portugal the win. Russia, whose goalkeeper Sergei Ovchinnikov was sent off just before halftime for handling the ball outside the box, became the first team to be eliminated.Spain tied Greece, 1-1, in the other Group A game. Fernando Morientes scored for Spain in the first half after being fed by Raul, who intercepted a backpass by defender Michalis Kapsis. Angelos Haristeas scored the equalizer in the 66th minute.Spain and Greece lead Group A with four points ...
  • U.S. WOMEN ABROAD (June 11-16): Americans tangle in Iceland; Alison Jarrow scores twice in Cup game
    Three Americans were on the field but it was no contest Monday when IBV destroyed Stjarnan, 11-0, in the Icelandic League clash in Reykjavik.Former Philadelphia Charge defender Mary McVeigh played the second half for IBV (3-0-1), which has scored eight or more goals in each of its victories and sits two points behind first-place Valur (4-0-0) in the Landsbankadeild Kvenna.Former University of South Carolina defender Alison Jarrow played the full match and Gamecock senior Sarah Lentz also started for Stjarnan (0-2-2).Elin Anna Steinarsdottir and Margret Lara Vidarsdottir scored hat tricks and Olga Faerseth added two for IBV, which led by ...
  • U.S. MEN ABROAD (June 11-14): Russell
    In what will probably be his last match for Sogndal, Robbie Russell was named man-of-the-match in a 2-1 win against Valerenga. Although Sogndal has agreed upon a transfer fee with Rosenborg, Russell's contract was not completed in time for this weekend's games, so he played one more with his first European club. Russell entered the game with a bruised right foot and therefore came out in the 79th minute. Once a contract with Rosenborg is finalized Russell can beging playing for the Norwegian power as of July 1. NORWAY* Robbie Russell (Sogndal, D1), vs. Valerenga, 2-1.Started: 79 minutes.Season stats: 8 ...
  • EURO 2004: Van Nistelrooy gem gives Dutch tie with Germany
    With a defender on his back, Ruud Van Nistelrooy hooked Andy Van der Meyde's cross to the near post past German goalie Oliver Kahn to give the Netherlands a 1-1 tie in a Group C match it looked like losing.Torsten Frings' strike in the 30th minute gave Germany the lead, and the Germans' confidence grew as the match wore on.Milan Baros (73rd minute) and Marek Heinz (85th) capitalized on late blunders by Latvia goalie Aleksandrs Kolinko to give the Czech Republic a 2-1 comeback win.Latvia, playing in its first major championship, had led on Maris Verpakovskis' goal in the 45th ...
  • June 2004 Poll Results
    The European Championship will be played in Portugal June 12-July 4. Here's your pick for who will be crowned the Euro 2004 champion. results are based on 228 votes. Euro 2004 Champion? 20% - France 17% - Italy 16% - England 15% - Netherlands 10% - Portugal 9% - Spain 4% - Germany 3% - Czech Republic 1% - Sweden 1% - Russia 1% - Latvia 1% - Greece 1% - Denmark 1% - Bulgaria 0% - Croatia
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