• MLS Preview for Sept. 1
    MLS Preview (Sept. 1)Wednesday, Sept. 1, 8:30 pm ET/7:30 pm CT/5:30 pm PTCHICAGO (5-10-8, 23 pts) vs. KANSAS CITY (10-7-5, 35 pts)TV: Time Warner Cable Channel 5 (KC - cable only), Metro Sports (KC - cable only) delayed 9:30 pm CT.Direct Kick: Dish Net - 462.Key Players Out:Chicago - FW Ante Razov (R ankle bone spur); MD Chris Armas (R knee inflammation).Kansas City MD Kerry Zavagnin (National Team Duty - USA), MD Chris Klein (L knee torn ACL), GK Tony Meola (R Achilles tendon strain).Referee: Hector Tobon.
  • WORLD CUP 2006 QUALIFYING SCHEDULE: CONCACAF (Sept. 4-5)
    Group ASept. 4 in Foxboro, Mass.USA-EL SALVADORREFEREE: Neal BRIZAN (TRI)Sept. 4 in KingstonJAMAICA-PANAMAREFEREE: Carlos BATRES (GUA)Standings: El Salvador 3 points; USA, Jamaica 1; Panama 0.Group BSept. 4 in EdmontonCANADA-HONDURASREFEREE: Benito ARCHUNDIA (MEX)Sept. 5 in Guatemala CityGUATEMALA-COSTA RICAREFEREE: Kevin STOTT (USA)Standings: Honduras, Guatemala 3 points; Costa Rica, Canada 0.Group CSept. 4 in PachucaMEXICO-ST. VINCENT & THE GRENADINESREFEREE: Hu LIU (CAN) Sept. 4 in BasseterreST. KITTS & NEVIS-TRINIDAD & TOBAGOREFEREE: Hugo CASTILLO (GUA)Standings: Trinidad and Tobago 3 points; Mexico, St. Kitts & Nevis, St. Vincent & the Grenadines 0.
  • U.S. WOMEN ABROAD (Aug. 28-Sept. 1): Asker advances to Norwegian Cup semifinals
    Asker, with former Philadelphia Charge forward Darci Borski, advanced to the Norwegian Cup semifinals on Saturday, beating host Arna-Bjornar on penalties following a 3-3 tie.Lindy Melissa Wiik scored two first-half goals for Asker, but Arna-Bjornar rallied to tie the score on Anne Bugge Paulsen's 82nd-minute goal and go ahead on Kari Forthun strike six minutes into overtime.Former New York Power winger Anita Rapp scored for Asker in the 117th minute to force penalty kicks. Asker won the shootout, 4-2.Roa, Kolbotn and Trondheims-Orn also won NM Kvinner quarterfinal matches.Russian Supreme League leader FC Energy Voronezh (7-1-6), with former Charge forward Emily ...
  • COLLEGE WOMEN: Soccer America Top 25 schedule (Week 2: Aug. 31-Sept. 5)
    1. North Carolina (2-0-0) Sept. 3 -- vs. No. 14 Florida (Carolina Nike Classic) Sept. 5 -- vs. Kennesaw State (Carolina Nike Classic)2. Notre Dame (2-0-0) Sept. 3 -- vs. No. 13 Stanford (Notre Dame Classic) Sept. 5 -- vs. No. 4 Santa Clara (Notre Dame Classic)3. Florida State (2-0-0) Sept. 3 -- at Miami, Fla. (ACC) Sept. 5 -- at Florida Atlantic4. Santa Clara (0-0-1) Sept. 3 -- vs. SMU at South Bend, Ind. (Notre Dame Classic) Sept. 5 -- at No. 2 Notre Dame (Notre Dame Classic)5. Clemson (2-0-0) Sept. 3 -- vs. Furman Sept. 5 -- vs. ...
  • COLLEGE WOMEN: Clemson, Washington climb in Soccer America Top 25
    Clemson, fresh off a road sweep of Texas and Texas A&M, climbs from 12th to fifth in Soccer America's College Women's Top 25 following the first weekend of play.Washington, unranked in the preseason Top 25, jumps to 15th after victories over Penn State and Ohio State in the Husky Invitational.North Carolina remains atop the Top 25 after wins over Nebraska and California in Lincoln, Neb., and Notre Dame moves up one spot to No. 2 after impressive wins over Baylor and Eastern Illinois. Santa Clara, No. 2 in preseason, drops to No. 4 after tying Cal Poly in San Luis ...
  • COLLEGE WOMEN: Soccer America Top 25 results and schedule (Aug. 27-30)
    1. North Carolina (2-0-0) Aug. 27 -- at Nebraska (adidas Invitational), W 1-0 Aug. 29 -- vs. California at Lincoln, Neb. (adidas Invitational), W 4-22. Santa Clara (0-0-1) Aug. 27 -- at Cal Poly, T 2-23. Notre Dame (2-0-0) Aug. 27 -- vs. Baylor, W 7-2 Aug. 29 -- vs. Eastern Illinois, W 3-04. Texas (1-1-0) Aug. 27 -- vs. Clemson, L 0-1 Aug. 29 -- vs. Michigan, W 4-15. Florida State (2-0-0) Aug. 27 -- vs. Arizona State (Florida State tournament), W 3-2 Aug. 29 -- vs. USC (Florida State tournament), W 2-16. Portland (1-1-0) Aug. 27 -- vs. ...
  • U.S. SOCCER: Convey back for World Cup qualifiers
    U.S. coach Bruce Arena has named a 23-man roster for upcoming World Cup qualifying games against El Salvador and Panama. Included in the squad that has begun training in Massachusetts is Bobby Convey, 21, who was not called for the USAÆs 1-1 draw against Jamaica Aug. 18, the opening match of semifinal-round qualifying for the 2006 FIFA World. Convey, who has played five games for Reading in the second tier of the English League since leaving D.C. United in July, is one of 13 foreign-based players in the squad. The USA meets El Salvador on Saturday, Sept. 4 in Foxboro, ...
  • COLLEGE MEN: Soccer America Preseason Top 25
    Indiana and UCLA, national champions in 2003 and 2002, respectively, both underwent coaching coaches in the offseason, but they're still No. 1 and No. 2 in Soccer America's preseason rankings. At least a half a dozen other teams could challenge for national supremacy in what shapes up as an open race for the College Cup, which will be played Dec. 10-12 at the Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif..The Soccer America College Men's Top 25 will be released each week during the regular season on Monday by 6 p.m. ET.RANK TEAM (LAST YEAR'S RECORD)1. Indiana (17-3-5)2. UCLA (20-2-1)3. St. John's ...
  • MLS Results for Aug. 28-29
    Aug. 28 in Foxboro, Mass.New England 0 D.C. United 0.New England - Reis, Pierce, Howey (John, 46), Leonard, Ralston, Baker (Dorman, 72), Cancela (Kamler, 46), Joseph, Noonan, Dempsey, Twellman.D.C. United - Perkins, Prideaux, Petke (Stokes, 83), Namoff, Stewart, Gomez (Carroll, 62), Gros, Olsen, Kovalenko, Adu (Kuffour, 89), Moreno.Yellow Cards: D.C. United - Gros 35.Referee: Terry Vaughn.Att.: 17,236. Aug. 28 in DallasDallas 4 Chicago 1. Goals: OBrien 28, Johnson (OBrien) 33, Nhleko (OBrien) 58, Johnson (Quill, Valakari) 65; Jaqua (Mapp) 49.Dallas - Cassar, Talley, Gibbs, Jolley, Gbandi, Pareja (Davis, 63), Valakari, OBrien (Rhine, 82), Quill, Johnson, Nhleko (Kreis, 74).Chicago - Ring, ...
  • TV Schedule for Aug.30-Sept. 5
    All times ET unless noted. Consult your regular television listings guides for availability in your area. Schedules are subject to change.MONDAY, Aug. 30FOX SPORTS WORLDEnglish Premier League MANCHESTER UTD.-EVERTON (delay), 1 pm.English Premier League PORTSMOUTH-FULHAM (live), 3 pm.FOX SPORTS EN ESPANOLEnglish Premier League PORTSMOUTH-FULHAM (live), 3 pm.TUESDAY, Aug. 31FOX SPORTS WORLDNo live games.FOX SPORTS EN ESPANOLCopa Sudamericana CONCEPCION-SANTIAGO WANDERERS (live), 7 pm.Copa Sudamericana CIENCIANO-CARABOBO (live), 9 pm.GOL TVInternational Friendly REAL MADRID-UNAM (live), 3:30 pm.WEDNESDAY, Sept. 1FOX SPORTS WORLDBrazilian Soccer PONTE PRETA-PALMEIRAS (delay), 11 pm.FOX SPORTS EN ESPANOLCopa Sudamericana SAN LORENZO-QUILMES (live), 8 pm.THURSDAY, Sept. 2FOX SPORTS WORLDNo live games.FOX SPORTS ...
  • U.S. OPEN CUP: Semifinals
    Aug. 24 in Overland Park, Kan.Kansas City Wizards (MLS) 1 San Jose Earthquakes (MLS) 0. Goal: Simutenkov pen.) 45.San Jose -- Conway, Waibel, Agoos,Cochrane (Robinson, 76), Dunivant, Mullan, Ekelund (Dombrowski, 56), Mulrooney, DeRosario, Donovan, Ching (Alvarez, 7; Chris Brown, 71)Kansas City -- Oshoniyi, Graham, Garcia, Conrad, Burciaga, Simutenkov (Preki, 46, Detter, 80), Zavagnin, Gutierrez, Zotinca, Arnaud, Wolff (Jewsbury, 74)Att.: 2,162.Aug. 25 in Naperville, Ill. Chicago Fire (MLS) 1. Charleston Battery (A-League) 0 (OT). Goal: Selolwane (Perez) 107 Chicago -- Ring, Whitfield (Capano, 107), Brown, Curtin, Perez, Williams, Gray, Pause, Mapp, Ralph, Jaqua (Selolwane, 79).Charleston -- Hudock (Doyle, 78), Klein, ...
  • OLYMPICS: Reaction after the USA-Brazil gold-medal game
    APRIL HEINRICHS, HEAD COACHOn the emotion of the victory:''We are just elated. We had a belief and a unity within this team that made the difference. A belief not only in those players on the field, but in every player on the team, both on and off the bench, that we had the ability to do whatever it would take to win this competition.''''Brazil was a phenomenal team and Marta is certainly not only one of the best players in the world, but one of the best player's the women's game has ever seen. For us to beat them ...
  • OLYMPICS: U.S. captures women's gold
    The United States won the gold medal in women's soccer at the Athens Olympics thanks to an overtime strike from Abby Wambach that gave the Americans a 2-1 victory over Brazil.The victory was fond farewell for the U.S. veterans who captured their first world title at the 1991 World Cup, but the U.S. youngsters were the difference.With Brazil attacking in waves early, just as it did when the two teams met in group play, the U.S. got a crucial goal on a blast from distance by 20-year-old Lindsay Tarpley.Brazil tied the game in the 73rd minute on a Pretinha goal ...
  • TV Schedule for Aug. 27-30
    FRIDAY, Aug. 27MSNBC 2004 Summer Olympic Games, Men, 3rd Place IRAQ-ITALY (live), 1:25 pm. FOX SPORTS WORLD UEFA Super Cup PORTO-VALENCIA (live), 2:30 pm.USL A-League PORTLAND-MINNESOTA (live), 11 pm. FOX SPORTS EN ESPANOL UEFA Super Cup PORTO-VALENCIA (live), 2:30 pm. TELEMUNDO 2004 Summer Olympic Games, Men, 3rd Place IRAQ-ITALY (live), 1 pm ET. 2004 Summer Olympic Games, Men, 3rd Place IRAQ-ITALY (delay), 1 pm PT. SATURDAY, Aug. 28 CNBC 2004 Summer Olympic Games, Men, Final ARGENTINA-PARAGUAY (live), 3 am. ESPN2 MLS NEW ENGLAND-D.C. UNITED (delay), 4 pm. ESPN DEPORTES Dutch Eredivisie AJAX-UTRECHT (delay), noon. FOX SPORTS WORLD English Premier League ...
  • MLS Previews for Aug. 28-29
    MLS Previews (Aug. 28-29)Saturday, Aug. 28, 4:00 pm ET/1:00 pm PTNEW ENGLAND (5-9-8, 23 pts) vs. D.C. UNITED (6-8-8, 26 pts)TV: ESPN2.Key Players Out: New England - MD Clint Dempsey (broken jaw), DF Carlos Llamosa (L knee sprain), FW Joe-Max Moore (R knee sprain), GK Kyle Singer (R shoulder sprain).D.C. United - FW Thiago Martins (L knee surgery), FW Eliseo Quintanilla (R fractured fibula), FW Santino Quaranta (adductor surgery), DF Ryan Nelsen (abdominal surgery).Referee: Terry Vaughn. Saturday, Aug. 28, 8:30 pm ET/7:30 pm CT/5:30 pm PTDALLAS (8-9-5, 29 pts) vs. CHICAGO (5-9-8, 23 pts)TV: Fox Sports World, Fox Sports En ...