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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 ...

MLS CONFIDENTIAL: Ref watch; Beastly behavior; KC-LA Melee

By Ridge Mahoney, senior editor

REF 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 ...


July 20

Edmonton 0 Portland 1 (Forfeit).

July 21

Montreal 2 (Sebrango 23, Roberto 44) Calgary 0.

July 22

Edmonton 0 Milwaukee 1 (Takawira 23).

July 23

Richmond 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 24

Charleston 1 (Valencia 9) Syracuse 2 (Maher 75, ...

U.S. YOUTH SOCCER: National Championships Composite Scores


Scott 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) ...

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 ...

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 ...

WPSL: Results (July 14-25)

July 14

*FC Indiana 1 (Cinalli 64) Australia 0

July 16

Las Vegas Tabagators 0 SWC Houston Stars 2 (Field 61, Woodham 72)

July 17

Maryland 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 0

California Storm 6 (Alberico 15, ...

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 ...

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.


U-14 ...

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 ...

W-LEAGUE: Results (July 19-25)

July 19

Fort Wayne Fever 2 (Erikson 51, Warner 67) Chicago Cobras 3 (Lindenmuth 21, Graczyk 21, 95).

July 21

Windy 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, ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

MLS Results for July 24

July 24 in Denver

Colorado 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. ...