• U.S. WOMEN ABROAD (Aug. 21-24): Darci Borski scores again as Asker climbs to second
    Former Philadelphia Charge forward Darci Borski scored her third goal of the season, and second in three games, as Asker climbed to second place in the Norwegian Toppserien with a 5-0 romp Tuesday over Medkila.Borski's 13th-minute goal started Asker (8-1-4) on the rout, with Lindy Melissa Wiik, Lise Klaveness and former New York Power winger Anita Rapp adding first-half goals. Medkila fell to 2-10-1.Borski, who starred at the University of Virginia, also had the first goal in a 3-2 victory Aug. 14 over Arna-Bjornar and the third in a 5-0 win May 1 at Arna-Bjornar.Asker (8-1-4), from an Oslo suburb, ...
  • COLLEGE WOMEN: Head coaching changes for 2004
    Diana Niland, who guided Missouri-Rolla to a 13-36-6 record in three years as head coach, took charge of Troy State's women's soccer program when preseason camps opened in mid-August.Niland, who previously served as an assistant coach at Arkansas State and head coach at Bowling Green (Ky.) High School, guided Division II Missouri-Rolla to an 8-9-3 record last season. She replaces John Garvilla, who was hired as athletic director at Belhaven College in Jackson, Miss.Troy State this fall will play its final season in the Atlantic Sun Conference, then move next year to the Sun Belt Conference.Other hires include:* At independent ...
  • COLLEGE WOMEN: Soccer America Top 25 schedule (Aug. 27-30)
    (With 2003 Record in parenthesis) 1. North Carolina (27-0-0) Aug. 27 -- at Nebraska (adidas Invitational) Aug. 29 -- vs. California at Lincoln, Neb. (adidas Invitational)2. Santa Clara (14-4-6) Aug. 27 -- at Cal Poly3. Notre Dame (20-3-1) Aug. 27 -- vs. Baylor Aug. 29 -- vs. Eastern Illinois4. Texas (12-9-0) Aug. 27 -- vs. Clemson Aug. 29 -- vs. Michigan5. Florida State (17-8-1) Aug. 27 -- vs. Arizona State (Florida State tournament) Aug. 29 -- vs. USC (Florida State tournament)6. Portland (18-3-2) Aug. 27 -- vs. Ohio State at Seattle (Husky Invitational) Aug. 29 -- vs. Penn State at ...
  • OLYMPICS: Players on women's soccer rosters with U.S. connections
    AUSTRALIA D Dianne Alagich -- WUSA: San Jose CyberRaysG Cassandra Kell -- W-League: Hampton Roads PiranhasM Joanne Peters -- WUSA: New York Power; W-League: Charlotte Lady EaglesD Cheryl Salisbury -- WUSA: New York Power; W-League: Memphis MercuryM Danielle Small -- College: Phillips University, University of Mobile and San Diego StateD Sacha Wainwright -- Lived in the United States as a preteenAlternates D Amy Taylor -- W-League: Hampton Roads PiranhasBRAZIL M Daniela -- WUSA: San Diego SpiritF Pretinha -- WUSA: Washington Freedom and San Jose CyberRaysM Roseli -- WUSA: Washington FreedomCHINA D Fan Yunjie -- WUSA: San Diego SpiritM Pu Wei ...
  • TONY SANNEH JOINS COLUMBUS CREW
    After six seasons in Germany, Tony Sanneh is returning to MLS and joining the Columbus Crew. Sanneh, who played every minute of the USA's 2002 World Cup quarterfinal run, won two MLS titles while with D.C. United in 1996-98.Sanneh has played for FC Nuremberg since 2001 and last season helped them clinch promotion to the First Division upon returning late in the season from a 16-month absence due to back and pelvis injuries. He started his German career with Hertha Berlin in 1999. He made 77 First Division and 7 Second Division appearances, and scored five German First Division goals.
  • OLYMPICS: Men's Soccer Schedule and Results (Aug. 21)
    Group AAug. 11 in ThessalonikiGreece 2 (Taralidis 78, Papadapoulos pen. 82) South Korea 2 (Kim Dong Jin 43, own goal 64).Aug 11 in VolosMali 0 Mexico 0.Aug 14 in AthensSouth Korea 1 (Kim Jung Woo 16) Mexico 0.Aug 14 in ThessalonikiGreece 0 Mali 2 (Berthe 2, Ndiaye 45).Aug 17 in ThessalonikiSouth Korea 3 (Cho Jae Jin 57, 59, own goal Tamboura 64) Mali 3 (Ndiaye 7, 24, 55).Aug 17 in VolosGreece 2 (Taralidis pen. 82, Stoltdis 94+) Mexico 3 (Marquez 47, Bravo 70, 86).Final Standings: *Mali, *South Korea 5 points; Mexico 4; Greece 1.*Advances to the quarterfinals.Group BAug. 12 in ...
  • U.S. SOCCER: U-17 residency camp opens with 40 players
    U.S. Soccer's U-17 residency program kicked off its fall semester Wednesday with 40 players in attendance at the first training session of the semester at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla. Theare 24 players returning to the residency program for the second year, and 16 players will be beginning their first year under the instruction of head coach John Ellinger.The U.S. will train for a little over eight months in preparation for CONCACAF under-17 qualifying in Costa Rica April 12-16, 2005. The United States is the only nation to qualify for each Under-17 World Championship since the inagural tournament in 1985.U.S. ...
  • OLYMPICS: O'Reilly lifts Americans past Germany, into Gold Medal game
    The U.S. women's national team on Monday avenged its Women's World Cup defeat to Germany, winning a dramatic semifinal on Heather O'Reilly's overtime goal to advance to the Athens Olympics gold-medal match.O'Reilly scored from Mia Hamm's feed in the 99th minute to give the Americans a 2-1 victory before 5,165 spectators at Pankritio Stadium in Heraklio, on Greece.The U.S. women, who won the Olympic gold medal at the Atlanta Games in 1996 and settled for silver four years ago in Sydney, will meet Brazil in Thursday final in Athens.''What a great game it was,'' U.S. coach April Heinrichs said. ''I ...
  • COLLEGE WOMEN: Three Tar Heels on Soccer America Preseason All-America Team
    Olympians Heather O'Reilly and Lindsay Tarpley and U.S. national team midfielder Lori Chalupny, among the final cuts from the Olympic squad, give top-ranked North Carolina three players on Soccer America's 2004 College Women's Preseason All-America Team.Chalupny is among a half-dozen players on the 11-woman team who last month helped the United States' under-21 team to its sixth successive Nordic Cup title.Tarpley, Soccer America's 2003 College Women's Player of the Year, has been outstanding in midfield for the U.S. women in Greece, and O'Reilly -- the 2003 Freshman of the Year -- scored the overtime winner Monday in the Americans' 2-1 ...
  • U.S. ABROAD: Casey, Cherundolo notch German Cup goals
    After going scoreless off the bench in his first two league games for his new club Mainz of the German First Division, CONOR CASEY struck twice in MainzÆs 5-2 first-round German Cup win at VfR Aalen of the Third Division Aug. 22. ... STEVE CHERUNDOLO, who hadnÆt scored in 131 league games since joining Hannover in 1999, notched a goal in HannoverÆs 3-0 German Cup game over Fourth Division VfR Neumuenster. Cherundolo's American teammate Clint Mathis has yet to see action this season.
  • TV Schedule for Aug. 23-30
    All times ET unless noted. Consult your regular television listings guides for availability in your area. Schedules are subject to change.MONDAY, Aug. 23MSNBC2004 Summer Olympic Games, Women, Semifinal Doubleheader GERMANY-USA and BRAZIL-SWEDEN (live), 10:55 am.FOX SPORTS WORLDNo live games.FOX SPORTS EN ESPANOLNo live games.TELEMUNDO2004 Summer Olympic Games, Women, Semifinal Doubleheader GERMANY-USA and BRAZIL-SWEDEN (live), 10:55 am.2004 Summer Olympic Games, Women, Semifinal Doubleheader GERMANY-USA and BRAZIL-SWEDEN (delay), 10:55 am.TUESDAY, Aug. 24MSNBC2004 Summer Olympic Games, Men, Semifinal Doubleheader ITALY-ARGENTINA and IRAQ-PARAGUAY (live), 10:55 am.FOX SPORTS WORLDEnglish Premier League CRYSTAL PALACE-CHELSEA (live), 3 pm.FOX SPORTS EN ESPANOLEnglish Premier League CRYSTAL PALACE-CHELSEA (live), 3 ...
  • MLS Results for Aug. 21
    Aug. 21 in Foxboro, Mass.New England 1 Kansas City 2. Goals: Twellman (Noonan, Baker) 11; Wolff 39, Arnaud (Jewsbury, Wolff) 66.New England - Reis, Ralston, John, Pierce, Leonard (Dorman, 81), Baker (Brillant, 46), Cancela, Joseph, Kamler (Heaps, 60), Noonan, Twellman.Kansas City - Oshoniyi, Graham, Conrad, Thomas, Garcia, Zotinca, Gutierrez, Zavagnin, Simutenkov (Jewsbury, 61), Arnaud, Wolff (Gomez, 78).Yellow Cards: Kansas City - Thomas 46+, Zavagnin 73, Oshoniyi 91+.Referee: Ricardo Valenzuela. Att.: 7,410. Aug. 21 in ColumbusColumbus 2 D.C. United 2. Goals: Oughton (Elliott) 42, Paule 54; Eskandarian (Stewart, Kovalenko) 35, Moreno pen. 76.Columbus - Busch, Akwari (Szetela, 88), Fraser, Marshall, Hejduk, ...
  • OLYMPICS: Men's Soccer Schedule and Results (Aug. 21)
    Group AAug. 11 in ThessalonikiGreece 2 (Taralidis 78, Papadapoulos pen. 82) South Korea 2 (Kim Dong Jin 43, own goal 64).Aug 11 in VolosMali 0 Mexico 0.Aug 14 in AthensSouth Korea 1 (Kim Jung Woo 16) Mexico 0.Aug 14 in ThessalonikiGreece 0 Mali 2 (Berthe 2, Ndiaye 45).Aug 17 in ThessalonikiSouth Korea 3 (Cho Jae Jin 57, 59, own goal Tamboura 64) Mali 3 (Ndiaye 7, 24, 55).Aug 17 in VolosGreece 2 (Taralidis pen. 82, Stoltdis 94+) Mexico 3 (Marquez 47, Bravo 70, 86).Final Standings: *Mali, *South Korea 5 points; Mexico 4; Greece 1.*Advances to the quarterfinals.Group BAug. 12 ...
  • USA-JAMAICA ANALYSIS: Americans beamed as if the point had been three
    BY RIDGE MAHONEYin Kingston, JamaicaIt was not business as usual at ''The Office'' Wednesday when the U.S. and Jamaica met for the fourth time in the National Stadium for a World Cup qualifier. This time, there were goals in addition to the frenzied play and an electrifying atmosphere.After scoreless draws in 1988, 1997 and 2001, the match that opened the semifinal round of CONCACAF play ended, 1-1. In a game rife with opportunities yet few good shots, either team could have won.The strife and animosity that often taint qualifiers in this region of the world were scarcely evident amid wind-wafted ...
  • OLYMPICS: U.S. tops Japan, awaits semifinal rematch with Germany
    Kristine Lilly and Abby Wambach scored goals, and the U.S. women's national soccer team moved into the Olympic semifinals with a 2-1 victory Friday over Japan in Thessaloniki, Greece.Lilly gave the Americans the advantage just before halftime, and Wambach scored the winner in the 58th minute after a failed Japanese offside trap before 1,411 on a warm evening at Kaftanzolglio Stadium.The U.S. women will meet Women's World Cup champion Germany in Monday's semifinal at Heraklio, on Crete. The Germans beat the United States, 3-0, in a World Cup semifinal last October in Portland, Ore.''It's a matchup we are excited to ...