• U.S. WOMEN ABROAD (July 18-29): Rachel Kruze scores in Iceland
    Former Philadelphia Charge defender Rachel Kruze scored in her second Icelandic League appearance, contributing the fifth goal in IBV's 7-1 romp at FH.Kruze, a former West Virginia University standout, tallied in the 76th minute as IBV (6-1-2) remained five points behind Landsbankadeild Kvenna leader Valur (8-0-1). The game was played on July 18, but details weren't posted on the Icelandic Web site until Tuesday.Mary McVeigh, Kruze's former Charge teammate, played 90 minutes for IBV, which returns to league action on Aug. 6 at home against third-place KR (6-1-2), which last week was runner-up to Slovenia's ZNK Krka Novo Mesto in ...
  • MLS CONFIDENTIAL: Ref watch; Beastly behavior; KC-LA Melee
    By Ridge Mahoney, senior editorREF WATCH: Howls of protest from San Jose players and fans could be heard across the land last Saturday after referee Andrew Chapin disallowed a Quakes goal because of a foul by a Revs player.Referee assistant Fabio Tovar raised his flag after Brian Mullan tumbled to the ground upon being challenged by Joe Franchino near the right touchline. Craig Waibel received Mullan's pass and played a diagonal ball along the ground to Dwayne DeRosario on the left wing. As DeRosario put the ball in the net the whistle blew.Because the view of the west sideline is ...
  • A-LEAGUE RESULTS (July 20-25)
    July 20Edmonton 0 Portland 1 (Forfeit). July 21Montreal 2 (Sebrango 23, Roberto 44) Calgary 0. July 22Edmonton 0 Milwaukee 1 (Takawira 23). July 23Richmond 4 (Jeffrey 28, 42, Cephas 43, 83) Rochester 1 (Allnutt 60).Atlanta 0 Montreal 1 (Leduc 23).Vancouver 4 (Kindel 10, Jordan 59, Griffiths 70, Heald 90) Milwaukee 0. July 24Charleston 1 (Valencia 9) Syracuse 2 (Maher 75, Vendegh 100).Virginia Beach 3 (Shak 64, Fenger 74, Washington 86) Rochester 0.Minnesota 3 (Ferruzzi 34, Castellano 51, 70) Edmonton 0.Portland 0 Seattle 2 (Levesque 42, 80) Portland 0. July 25Seattle 2 (Levesque 29, Jenkins 90) Portland 2 (Kante 7, Torres ...
  • U.S. YOUTH SOCCER: National Championships Composite Scores
    UNDER-19 BOYSScott Gallagher (Mo.) 2 (Robson 12, Lanter 82) CASL Elite (N.C.) 1 (Curfman 48).Honolulu (Haw.) SC Bulls 3 (Hashimoto 2, Mitsuda 25, Gualdarama 76) Baltimore Bays 0.Scott Gallagher (Mo.) 2 (Knorr 51, Budenholzer 64) Baltimore Bays 1 (Glaudemans 60).CASL Elite (N.C.) 1 (Superville 57) Honolulu (Haw.) SC Bulls 0.Honolulu (Haw.) SC Bulls 3 (Mitsuda 14, Kim 25, Hashimoto 54) Scott Gallagher (Mo.) 0.CASL Elite (N.C.) 2 (Curfman 29, Boole 62) Baltimore Bays 0.Final Standings: Honolulu SC Bulls, CASL Elite, Scott Gallagher 6 points; Baltimore Bays 0.FinalHonolulu (Haw.) SC Bulls 3 (Fischer 6, Mitsuda 26, Hashimoto 63) CASL Elite ...
  • FUTSAL: U.S. pulls away from Guyana in second half
    Todd Dusosky and Pat White scored two second-half goals apiece and the U.S. national futsal team gave a brilliant defensive performance in a 6-0 romp Monday over Guyana at the CONCACAF Futsal Qualifying Tournament in Heredia, Costa Rica.Dusosky scored in the 22nd and 24th minutes, the second on an assist by White, and White tallied in the 28th and 36th minutes as the Americans (1-0-1) scored five second-half goals to grab sole possession of second place in Group B.They'll meet Cuba (2-0-0), a 2-0 winner over Panama (0-1-1) on Monday, in Wednesday's first-round finale, with the top two teams in ...
  • CHAMPIONS WORLD: Cisse debuts with a pair in Liverpool romp
    French newcomer Djibril Cisse enjoyed a dream debut with Liverpool on Monday, scoring two second-half goals and nearly getting a third as the Reds routed Celtic, 5-1, in the ChampionsWorld series at Hartford, Conn.John Arne Riise scored an early goal and fed Michael Owen with a long ball for another as Liverpool handed the Scottish champions their second ChampionsWorld series loss in three days.Swiss defender Stephane Henchoz also tallied for the Liverpool at Rentschler Field.Craig Beattie, who scored twice in Celtic's 4-2 loss to Chelsea in Seattle on Saturday, converted a 72nd-minute penalty kick after he was fouled in the ...
  • WPSL: Results (July 14-25)
    WOMEN'S PREMIER SOCCER LEAGUE July 14*FC Indiana 1 (Cinalli 64) Australia 0July 16Las Vegas Tabagators 0 SWC Houston Stars 2 (Field 61, Woodham 72)July 17Maryland Pepsi Pride 1 (Seippe 72) New England Mutiny 5 (LeDuc 33, Stone 46, Monroe 59, Spinelli 63, Gjertsen 76)Ajax of Southern California 3 (Colen 54, 67, 78) SWC Houston Stars 0California Storm 6 (Alberico 15, Davis 26, Sissi 30, 61, Lewis 45, Romo 54) San Francisco Nighthawks 0Utah Spiders 10 (Campbell 5, 87, Brower 21, 38, 78, Bingham 45, Feight 48, Kofoed 57, Hoover 63, Wayman 82) Denver Kickers 1 (Gotay 50)Rochester Reign 9 (goalscorers ...
  • U.S. YOUTH SOCCER: National Championship adidas Golden Boot and Golden Glove winners
    2004 adidas Golden Glove and Golden Boot Winners Under-14 Boys Glove û George Amezcua (Celtic Harps) Boot û Mario Gutierrez (Celtic Harps) Under-15 Boys Glove û Luis Ocampo (Arsenal FC ) Boot û Ryan Peterman (Arsenal FC) Under-16 Boys Glove û Stephen King (Casa Mia Bays) Boot û Xavier Rock (Casa Mia Bays) Under-17 Boys Glove û Aaron Johnson (Scott Gallagher) Boot û Timothy Walters (Scott Gallagher) Under-18 Boys Glove û Patrick Disbennett (Busch SC) Boot û Kyle Smith (Busch SC) Under-19 Boys Glove û David Simenza (HSC Bulls æ85) Boot û Satoshi Mitsuda (HSC Bulls æ85) Under-14 Girls ...
  • U.S. YOUTH SOCCER: Far West hauls in seven national titles
    The Far West region claimed seven of the 12 titles at 2004 U.S. Youth Soccer National Championships in Orlando, Fla., with six going to California teams. The Midwest won four while Region I, the Northeast, won one.California-South celebrated four of the Far West titles while Bulls Æ85 of Hawaii won that stateÆs first-ever national title.US YOUTH SOCCER NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP, FinalsU-14 Boys Celtic Harps (Cal South) 3 (Corona 21, Mora, 33, Gutierrez 70+) Rockford Raptors (Ill.) 1 (Vanosdol, 70+) U-15 Boys (adidas Cup) Arsenal FC (Cal South) 2 (Paul 27, Gamboa 55) Chicago Magic (Ill.) 1 (Lichaj, 65) U-16 Boys (D.J. ...
  • U.S. WOMEN ABROAD (July 24): Jenny Benson, FC Energy advance in UEFA Women's Cup
    FC Energy Voronezh earned a spot in the second qualifying round of the UEFA Women's Cup on Saturday with a 3-0 victory Saturday over Azerbaijani champion Gomrukcu Baku in Shaulyay, Lithuania.The Russian champions, featuring U.S. women's national team pool defender Jenny Benson, went 3-0-0 in Group A2 of the first qualifying round of Europe's women's club championship. Energy, a quarterfinalist in last season's competition, outscored its opposition, 27-0.Gomrukcu Baku, also a quarterfinalist in the 2003-04 tournament, also won its first two matches, but Energy scored twice in the first 12 minutes and netted the third with the game little more ...
  • W-LEAGUE: Results (July 19-25)
    USL W-LEAGUE July 19Fort Wayne Fever 2 (Erikson 51, Warner 67) Chicago Cobras 3 (Lindenmuth 21, Graczyk 21, 95).July 21Windy City Bluez 3 (Kent 58, 63, Kabellis 87) Chicago Cobras 4 (B. Cooper 43, 90, Bogus 48, F. Cooper 93) (OT).Montreal Xtreme 3 (Walsh 54, 105, Morier 61) Ottawa Fury 2 (Parker 84, Robinson 84) (OT).Carolina Dynamo 2 (Winstead 42, Keener 81) Hampton Roads Piranhas 4 (Vanderspiegel 6, Duffy 45, Kidwell 53, Akide 83).July 22Windy City Bluez 2 (Rucker 31, Kent 56) West MichiganEdge 1 (Strohmaier 37).New Jersey Lady Stallions 1 (Esposito 54) New Jersey Wildcats 4 (Hammond 47, J. ...
  • CHAMPIONS WORLD: Chelsea romps, Bayern needs penalties to beat Man United
    Serbian striker Mateja Kezman scored two second-half goals to lead Chelsea past Scottish champion Celtic, 4-2, Saturday in the ChampionsWorld in Seattle.Kezman, acquired recently from PSV Eindhoven, scored in the 59th and 87th minutes to prod Chelsea before 30,504 spectators at Seahawks Stadium. The match was played in 96-degree heat, the second-hottest recorded temperature in Seattle history.Oliver Kahn made two stops in the shootout as Bayern Munich defeated Manchester United on penalties, 4-2, after a scoreless tie Sunday at Soldier Field in Chicago in the second match of the 11-game exhibition series.Thorsten Frings, Mehmet Scholl, Michael Ballack and Roque Santa ...
  • U.S. U-21 WOMEN: Kelly Wilson leads Americans to second Nordic Cup shutout
    Kelly Wilson scored two goals and assisted a third as the U.S. under-21 women's national team dominated Norway, 3-0, Sunday in Olafsfjordur, Iceland, and neared its eighth successive Nordic Cup final.Wilson, a University of Texas All-American, set up Virginia midfielder Sarah Huffman's 37th-minute goal, then added strikes in the 42nd and 86th minutes as the Yanks improved to 2-0-0 in Group B of the annual ''unofficial world championship'' for U-21 women.The Americans need only tie on Tuesday against Germany to advance to Thursday's final against Sweden, which clinched the Group A title with a 1-0 victory Sunday over England. Germany ...
  • FUTSAL: U.S. ties Panama in CONCACAF qualifying opener
    Greg Howes and Joel Shanker scored second-half goals and the U.S. national futsal team played Panama to a 2-2 tie Saturday in its opener at the CONCACAF Futsal Qualifying Tournament in Heredia, Costa Rica.Howes, who plays for U.S. head coach Keith Tozer with the Milwaukee Wave of the Major Indoor Soccer League, scored in the 26th minute and Philadelphia Kixx star Shanker tallied from Wave star Todd Dusosky's assist in the 31st minute of the Group B contest.Gilberto Rangel scored twice for Panama, netting the decisive goal a minute after Shanker's strike.''We felt that we came into this match well-organized,'' ...
  • MLS Results for July 24
    July 24 in DenverColorado 0 Columbus 0.Colorado - Cannon, de la Torre, Borchers, Crawford, DiGiamarino (Kotschau, 62), Henderson, Beckerman, Martinez (Cila, 46), Chung, Delgado (Peguero, 46), Spencer.Columbus - Busch, Hejduk, Fraser, Oughton, Marshall, Lagos (Wingert, 74), Elliott, Paule, Martino (Maisonneuve, 83), Buddle (Testo, 60), Cunningham.Yellow Cards: Colorado - DiGiamarino 42, Borchers 92+; Columbus - Wingert 78, Busch 90.Referee: Michael Kennedy. Att.: 8,437. July 24 in East Rutherford, NJMetrostars 2 Chicago 1. Goals: Guevara pen. 43, Wolyniec (Magee, Gaven) 57; Armas 23.MetroStars - Walker, Bonseu, Parke, Pope, Leitch, Vaca (Regan, 86), Gaven, Guevara, Magee, Wolyniec, Glen (Taylor, 85).Chicago - Ring, Perez, ...