• COLLEGE WOMEN: Soccer America Top 25 Scoreboard (Oct. 31)
    1. North Carolina (16-0-1) 2Oct. 28 -- vs. No. 21 Duke W 2-1.2. Notre Dame (18-0-1) 1Oct. 28 -- at Michigan W 4-0.Oct. 31 -- vs. St. John's (Big East quarterfinals) W 7-0.3. Penn State (16-1-1) 3Oct. 27 -- vs. No. 20 Maryland W 6-0.Oct. 29 -- vs. Navy W 1-0 (OT).4. Virginia (14-2-1) 4Oct. 27 -- vs. N.C. State W 3-0.5. UCLA (12-6-0) 6Oct. 29 -- at Arizona State W 1-0.Oct. 31 -- at No. 18 Arizona L 0-1.6. Washington (12-4-1) 7Oct. 29 -- at Washington State L 2-3.7. Santa Clara (13-4-2) 10Oct. 26 -- vs. San Jose State ...
  • MLS Playoff Results: (Oct. 30-31)
    Conference Semifinals, 2nd LegOct. 30 in Washington D.C.D.C. United 2 Metrostars 0. Goals: Moreno (Adu, Gros) 85, Namoff 89.(D.C. United wins 4-0 on aggregate.)D.C. United - Rimando, Namoff, Nelsen, Petke, Stewart (Hendrickson, 68), Carroll, Gomez (Gros, 46), Olsen (Adu, 79), Kovalenko, Eskandarian, Moreno.MetroStars - Walker, Ziadie (Lisi, 58), Parke, Pope, Leitch, Brenes, Clark, Flores (Galvan Rey, 30), Gaven, Guevara, Wolyniec (Glen, 46).Yellow Cards: Metrostars - Flores 6, Guevara 18, Clark 46+, Pope 88; D.C. United - Olsen 27, Namoff 35, Kovalenko 41, Nelsen 61, Adu 86.Referee: Ricardo Valenzuela. Att.: 15,763. Oct. 30 in Kansas CityKansas City 3 San Jose 0. ...
  • COLLEGE MEN: Soccer America Top 25 Scoreboard
    RANK/TEAM (RECORD) LAST WEEK 1. UNC Greensboro (15-0-1) 1Oct. 27 -- vs. High Point, W 3-2 (OT)Oct. 30 -- at College of Charleston2. New Mexico (12-1-1) 2Oct. 28 -- vs. Denver, W 4-1Oct. 31 -- vs. Air Force3. SMU (12-3-0) 4Oct. 29 -- at BradleyOct. 31 -- at Eastern Illinois4. Washington (10-3-2) 5Oct. 29 -- at StanfordOct. 31 -- at California5. Creighton (12-2-0) 6Oct. 29 -- at EvansvilleOct. 31 -- at Eastern Illinois6. UCLA (9-2-2) 7Oct. 30 -- at UC Irvine7. Virginia (14-2-0) 8Oct. 27 -- vs. Old Dominion, W 4-1Oct. 30 -- at Virginia Tech8. UC Santa Barbara (12-2-1) ...
  • MAKING A LIST: A-League contraction
    Wednesday's announcement that three A-League teams -- Calgary, Edmonton and Syracuse -- have been discontinued reduces the number of A-League teams returning in 2005 to 13 from a high of 30 teams that completed the 1999 season. Here are the teams that have folded or moved down to another USL league since 1999. POST-2004 (16 teams in 2004) Calgary Mustangs FC Edmonton Syracuse Salty Dogs POST-2003 (19 teams in 2003) Charlotte Eagles (moved to D3 in 2004) Cincinnati Riverhawks El Paso Patriots Pittsburgh Riverhounds (moved to D3 in 2004) Indiana Blast (moved to PDL in 2004) POST-2002 ...
  • OFF THE POST: Super swine saves soccer club
    Former Yugoslavian star Dejan Govedarica bought a 220-pound pig and donated it to the players of Serbian Premier League club Vojvodina, which after months of being unable to pay its players had also ceased to provide them with meals.In addition to the pork present, Govedarica has let players eat on credit at his Novi Sad bakery. Also, players are car-pooling -- up to six per automobile -- to practice in order to save on gasoline and have been selling personal items such as cell phones.
  • EDITORS' PICKS: Must-see TV
    MLS QUARTERFINALS: The MetroStars will be trying to overcome a two-goal deficit when they travel to D.C. United on Saturday (live, 7 pm ET, FSW & Direct Kick Channel). Los Angeles hosts Colorado, which won the first leg, 1-0, Saturday (live, 10 pm ET, FSW & Direct Kick Channel). San Jose takes a two-goal advantage to Kansas City on Saturday (live, 8:30 pm ET Direct Kick Channel; delay, Sunday, 3 pm ET, FSW). And on Sunday, Columbus has the home-field advantage as it tries to make up a one-goal deficit against New England (live, 5 pm, ESPN2).
  • NEWSMAKER: Sigi Schmid
    Three months after being dismissed as coach of the Los Angeles Galaxy, despite the team being first in the Western Conference, Sigi Schmid has been named head coach of the U.S. U-20 national team.Schmid replaces Thomas Rongen, who left the U-20 position for the Chivas USA head-coaching job. Schmid's first task will be to prepare the team for the Jan. 12-16 qualifying tournament for the 2005 FIFA World Youth Championship, which will be held in the Netherlands in June 10-July 2.Schmid, 51, previously coached the U-20s in 1998-99, guiding them to the round of 16 at the 1999 World Youth ...
  • MLS CONFIDENTIAL: Ref watch
    By Ridge MahoneySome minor incidents and some significant ones highlighted the first legs of the conference semifinals last weekend.D.C. keeper Nick Rimando held the ball for at least 10 seconds twice against the MetroStars. Referee Kevin Stott showed restraint in handing out four yellow cards in a match that sometimes got chippy, yet a keeper holding the ball for more than six seconds -- while not a major transgression -- necessitates the calling of an indirect free kick.A fierce collision between Brian Mullan and Jose Burciaga in the Quakes-Wizards game left Burciaga in a heap and needing some medical attention, ...
  • NEWSMAKER: Daniel Karbassiyoon
    Daniel Karbassiyoon, a 19-year-old Virginia product, scored Arsenal's winning goal in a 2-1 victory Wednesday over Manchester City in the third round of the English Carling League Cup.Karbassiyoon, making his official competition debut, scored on a sharp drive in the 90th minute. Since signing with Arsenal in the summer of 2003, Karbassiyoon has played for the reserve team at forward and left back.A product of Roanoke Star, Karbassiyoon was discovered by Arsenal scouts at the Adidas Elite Soccer Program (ESP). Injured Claudio Reyna did not see action for Manchester City, for which Robbie Fowler scored the consolation goal.
  • COLLEGE SOCCER: NCAA Division I Statistical Leaders
    (Through Oct. 24)MEN'S SOCCERPOINTSRANK PLAYER, SCHOOL CLASS GP G A P1. Sasha Gotsmanov, Rhode Island Jr. 16 17 5 392. Ryan Pore, Tulsa Jr. 14 14 8 363. Jason Garey, Maryland Jr. 15 12 9 334. Jeff Rowland, New Mexico Jr. 13 15 1 315. Alex Harrison, Central Conn. St. So. 12 13 2 285. Jamie Holmes, Birmingham-So. Sr. 13 12 4 285. Ricky Schramm, Georgetown So. 16 12 4 285. Jamal Shteiwi, Kentucky Sr. 16 11 6 28 1.759. Randi Patterson, UNC Greensboro So. 13 11 5 279. Scott Sealy, Wake Forest Sr. 13 11 5 279. Mubarike Chisoni, ...
  • COLLEGE WOMEN: Soccer America Top 25 Scoreboard (Oct. 29)
    1. North Carolina (16-0-1) 2Oct. 28 -- vs. No. 21 Duke W 2-1.2. Notre Dame (17-0-1) 1Oct. 28 -- at Michigan W 4-0.Oct. 31 -- vs. St. John's (Big East quarterfinals).3. Penn State (15-1-1) 3Oct. 27 -- vs. No. 20 Maryland W 6-0.Oct. 29 -- vs. Navy.4. Virginia (14-2-1) 4Oct. 27 -- vs. N.C. State W 3-0.5. UCLA (11-5-0) 6Oct. 29 -- at Arizona State.Oct. 31 -- at No. 18 Arizona.6. Washington (12-3-1) 7Oct. 29 -- at Washington State.7. Santa Clara (12-4-2) 10Oct. 26 -- vs. San Jose State W 3-0.Oct. 31 -- at Loyola Marymount.8. Portland (15-3-0) 5Oct. 30 ...
  • U.S. ABROAD: Wins for Howard, Whitbread and Demerit in English League Cup
    Americans Tim Howard, Zak Whitbread and Jay Demerit were all on the winning end of English League Cup victories on Tuesday.For Howard, his start for Manchester United in a 3-0 win at Crewe was his first action since being benched more than a month ago.Whitbread, the former U.S. U-20 and U-23 defender, made his first official appearance for Liverpool, starting in a 3-0 win at Millwall.Demerit started on defense for Watford, which also won on the road, beating Sheffield United, 4-2, on penalties after the game ended in a 0-0 tie.
  • YOUTH DIGEST: U-17 boys beat Canada, U-17 girls roster, Utah boys winners, Region II state champions
    U-17 BOYS BEAT CANADA: The U.S. under-17 national team won three games and tied a fourth during its recent stay in the Miami area. The U-17s got two goals from David Arvizu and another from Preston Zimmerman after falling behind early to snag a 3-1 victory over Canada. Two days earlier, the U-17s played two games, tying Florida International University, 2-2, and beating Weston's U-18 team, 4-0. Zimmerman and Arvizu both scored against FIU. Amaechi Igwe had a hat trick, and Neven Subotic added the fourth goal. The U-17s also beat the Miami U-17 all-stars, 3-0, on goals from Eddie ...
  • COLLEGE WOMEN: Soccer America Team of the Week (Week 9: Oct. 18-24)
    GOALKEEPERRobyn Jones (Rutgers), Soph. (1)Stops nine shots and is flawless in face of a barrage of set pieces as Scarlet Knights hold then-No. 1 Notre Dame to a 0-0 tie, snapping the Irish's 15-game winning streak.DEFENDERSAlicija Bredlo (Dayton), Jr. (1)Scores her career-best fifth goal of the season (fourth game-winner) in 2-1 win over Richmond, then helps the Flyers shut down George Washington in 3-0 win, their team-record 16th straight victory.Karen Waskewich (Georgetown), Fr. (1)Sends a direct kick from 20 yards out into the upper left corner for her first goal in 1-0 upset of then-No. 17 West Virginia in Morgantown.Alisse ...
  • Soccer America's OFF THE POST: The Food Fight
    Manchester United's 2-0 win over Arsenal on Sunday, which ended the Gunners' 49-game unbeaten streak, has the set off the first post-game food-fight investigation in recent memory.According to British press reports, Manchester United boss Alex Ferguson was pelted with soup and/or pizza in the stadium tunnel from the direction of the Arsenal locker room.While the English FA has asked the Greater Manchester Police to help look into the incident, the English newspapers have been speculating on what they've dubbed, ''The Battle of the Buffet,'' ''War and Pizza,'' ''Soupgate'' and ''You wanna pizza me?''The Sun has also enlisted bookmaking firm Paddy ...