• U.S. SOCCER: Schmid calls up 22 players for final U-20 camp
    U.S. under-20 national team coach Sigi Schmid called up 22 players for the team's final training camp at the Home Depot Center before the U-20s attempt to qualify for the 2005 World Youth Championship.The players will arrive into camp on Jan. 2, and Schmid will select his final 18-player roster days before the U.S. competes in Group A of the CONCACAF Under-20 Qualifying Tournament, which will be held at the Home Depot Center Jan 12-16, 2005. The U.S. is in Group A along with Costa Rica, Panama and Trinidad & Tobago. The top two finishers in Carson will advance to ...
  • ON THE MOVE: Selolwane, Whitfield leave Chicago for Salt Lake
    Forward DIPSY SELOLWANE, a Botswana national team forward who played college ball at St. Louis University, and defender EVAN WHITFIELD, a five-year MLS veteran, have been traded from the Chicago Fire to Real Salt Lake for a third-round 2005 draft selection and a second-round 2006 pick. Selolwane made five starts in 19 appearances and scored twice for Chicago in 2004, his third season with the Fire. Whitfield played in 23 of the FireÆs 30 games in 2004.
  • MAKING A LIST: U.S. Soccer's Chevrolet Athletes of the Year
    Male Athlete 1984: Rick Davis,1985: Perry Van der Beck, 1986: Paul Caligiuri, 1987: Brent Goulet, 1988: Peter Vermes, 1989: Mike Windischmann, 1990: Tab Ramos, 1991: Hugo Perez, 1992: Marcelo Balboa, 1993: Thomas Dooley, 1994: Marcelo Balboa, 1995: Alexi Lalas, 1996: Eric Wynalda, 1997: Kasey Keller, 1998: Cobi Jones, 1999: Kasey Keller, 2000: Chris Armas, 2001: Earnie Stewart, 2002: Brad Friedel, 2003: Landon Donovan, 2004: Landon Donovan. Female Athlete 1985: Sharon Remer, 1986: April Heinrichs, 1987: Carin Jenning, 1988: Joy Biefeld, 1989: April Heinrichs, 1990: Michelle Akers, 1991: Michelle Akers, 1992: Carin Gabarra, 1993: Kristine Lilly, 1994: Mia Hamm, 1995: ...
  • ON THE MOVE: Clavijo, Spector, Karbassiyoon ...
    FERNANDO CLAVIJO takes over as the Colorado Rapids' new head coach, replacing Tim Hankinson, who was let go after the Rapids were eliminated from the 2004 MLS playoffs at the quarterfinal stage. Clavijo, 47, a Uruguayan native who moved to the United States in 1979 and played for USA in the 1994 World Cup, coached the New England Revolution in 2000-2002, compiling a 22-31-13 record before being relieved seven games into the 2002 season, after which replacement Steve Nicol guided the Revs to a runner-up finish. Clavijo coached Haiti in World Cup 2006 qualifying. Illinois product JONATHAN SPECTOR, 18, ...
  • OFF THE POST: Christmas Party Perils
    Since Danish World Cup veteran Stig Tofting was kicked off of his Danish First Division club AGF Aarhus for fighting at the team's Christmas party, bad behavior at yuletide bashes have come to England. Manchester City midfielder Joey Barton, 22, was fined six weeks wages, about $170,000, for poking teammate Jamie Tandy in the eye with a lit cigar during his club's Christmas party. Tandy, a 20-year-old trainee who is expected to make a full recovery from his eye injury, had attempted to light Barton's fancy party costume on fire and was fined two weeks wages and suspended for ...
  • SOCCER ON TELEVISION: Your Viewing Guide
    (All times Eastern. TV programming is always subject to change. Check your local listings.)TUESDAY, Dec. 28 FOX SPORTS WORLD English Premier League LIVERPOOL-SOUTHAMPTON (live), 11:30 am. English Premier League ASTON VILLA-MANCHESTER UTD. (live), 3 pm. FOX SPORTS EN ESPANOL English Premier League ASTON VILLA-MANCHESTER UTD. (live), 3 pm. English Premier League LIVERPOOL-SOUTHAMPTON (delay), 8 pm. WEDNESDAY, Dec. 29 FOX SPORTS WORLD English Premier League NEWCASTLE-ARSENAL (live), 3 pm. FOX SPORTS EN ESPANOL English Premier League NEWCASTLE-ARSENAL (live), 3 pm. GOL TV International Friendly CATALUNYA-ARGENTINA (live), 3:30 pm. THURSDAY, Dec. 30 No live games. ...
  • U.S. SOCCER: U-20 friendly results (Dec. 20)
    Dec. 20 in Carson, Calif.USA Grey 1 Canada 0. Goal: Peterson 22.USA --Westberg, Freeman, Phelan, Ianni, Sturgis (Wynne, 46), Fielhaber, Dalby, John, Kljestan (Szetela, 46), Adu (Barrett, 46), Peterson (Robbie Rogers, 46).USA Blue 4 California all-stars 1. U.S. Goals: Capano 3, Davies 16, 60, Patterson 80.USA -- Hughes (Kartunen, 46), Ward, McClung (Schilling, 46), Cristman (Allen, 46), Ordonez, Szetela (Robbie Rogers, 46), Vidiera, Capano, Alvarez, Patterson, Davies.
  • CONCACAF: 2004 International Results
    AnguillaWORLD CUP 2006 QUALIFYING19.03.2004 Dominican Republic - Anguilla 0-021.03.2004 Dominican Republic - Anguilla 0-6Record2 matches, 1 tie, 1 loss, 0 goal for, 6 goals against.Antigua & BarbudaWORLD CUP 2006 QUALIFYING18.02.2004 Antigua & Barbuda - Netherlands Antilles 2-031.03.2004 Netherlands Antilles - Antigua & Barbuda 3-0CFU DIGICEL CUP 2005 QUALIFYING02.11.2004 Antigua & Barbuda - Montserrat 5-404.11.2004 St. Kitts & Nevis - Antigua & Barbuda 2-006.11.2004 St. Lucia - Antigua & Barbuda 2-1FRIENDLIES01.02.2004 Antigua & Barbuda - St. Kitts & Nevis 2-121.03.2004 St. Kitts & Nevis - Antigua & Barbuda 2-3Record7 matches, 4 wins, 3 losses, 13 goals for, 12 goals against.ArubaWORLD CUP ...
  • SOCCER ON TELEVISION: Your Viewing Guide
    (All times Eastern. TV programming is always subject to change. Check your local listings.)TUESDAY, Dec. 21GOL TVSpanish Primera Division BARCELONA-LEVANTE (live), 2 pm.WEDNESDAY, Dec. 22GOL TVSpanish Primera Division VALENCIA-ESPANYOL (live), 2 pm.Peruvian League SAN MARTIN-SPORTING CRISTAL (delay), 8:30 pm.THURSDAY, Dec. 23GOL TVSpanish Primera Division REAL MADRID-SEVILLA (1-day delay), 4:30 pm. FRIDAY, Dec. 24No live games. SATURDAY, Dec. 25no live gamesSUNDAY, Dec. 26 FOX SPORTS WORLDEnglish Premier League CHELSEA-ASTON VILLA (delay), 1 pm.English Premier League WEST BROM-LIVERPOOL (delay), 3 pm.FOX SPORTS EN ESPANOLEnglish Premier League CHELSEA-ASTON VILLA (delay), 1 pm.English Premier League WEST BROM-LIVERPOOL (delay), 3 pm.GOL TVtbaCLOSED CIRCUIT/PPVEnglish Premier League ...
  • OFF THE POST: In a pillory, perhaps?
    Two soccer fans who made racial taunts at Barcelona players have been fined $8,000 each and banned for five months, but FIFA President Sepp Blatter has proposed another form of punishment Blatter has suggested that racist soccer fans be placed in the middle of the field to be shamed in public while the game is suspended. ''I cannot say what kind of sanctions we should expect because I do not interfere at all with the disciplinary bodies of FIFA,'' Blatter said. ''But I believe you could stop the game, identify the people involved in this kind of foul situation and ...
  • WINNERS & LOSERS: Eddie Lewis scores; PSV suffers first loss
    Winners: Barcelona's Brazilian attacker RONALDINHO has been named FIFA World Player of the Year, which is voted on by national team coaches and captains. U.S. coach Bruce Arena voted for (1) Frenchman Thierry Henry, (2) Czech Pavel Nedved and (3) Ukrainian Andriy Shevchenko. U.S. captain Claudio Reyna voted for (1) Henry, (2) Nedved and (3) Ronaldinho. Five points were awarded for a first-place nomination, three for second and one for third. Ronaldinho gained 89 first-place votes (620 total points), Henry 79 (552) and Shevchenko 34 (253). Since FIFA created the award in 1991, Brazilians have won six times: Romario ...
  • COLLEGE WOMEN: NCAA Division I Statistical Leaders
    FINAL: STATS POINTSRANK PLAYER, SCHOOL CLASS GP G A P1. Katie Thorlakson, Notre Dame Jr. 27 23 24 702. Tiffany Weimer, Penn St. Jr. 23 26 12 643. Leeanna Woodworth, Gardner-Webb Jr. 20 22 15 594. Christine Sinclair, Portland Jr. 24 22 11 555. Esmeralda Negron, Princeton Sr. 22 20 12 526. Debs Brereton, Middle Tenn. Sr. 19 19 9 477. Aisha Horne, Jackson St. So. 20 23 1 478. Candace Nzekor, Grambling So. 20 20 6 468. Kelly Wilson, Texas Sr. 24 16 14 4610. Ashlee Pistorius, Texas A&M Fr. 23 19 6 44GOALSRANK PLAYER, SCHOOL CLASS GP ...
  • COLLEGE MEN: NCAA Division I Statistical Leaders
    FINAL: STATSPOINTSRANK PLAYER, SCHOOL CLASS GP G A P1. Ryan Pore, Tulsa Jr. 23 22 11 552. Jason Garey, Maryland Jr. 25 22 9 533. Sasha Gotsmanov, Rhode Island Jr. 21 19 8 463. Randi Patterson, UNC Greensboro So. 23 19 8 465. Jeff Rowland, New Mexico Jr. 20 19 7 456. Scott Sealy, Wake Forest Sr. 21 17 10 447. Jordan Hughes, Coastal Caro. Jr. 23 16 11 437. Drew McAthy, UC Santa Barb. Sr. 25 18 7 439. Jamie Holmes, Birmingham-So. Sr. 19 18 5 4110. Antou Jallow, Wis.-Milwaukee Sr. 21 17 5 39GOALSRANK PLAYER, SCHOOL CLASS ...
  • U.S. SOCCER: U.S. U-20s beat Canada U-20s and Necaxa
    The U.S. under-20 menÆs national team split squads beat the Canada under-20 national team, 1-0, and Necaxa of Mexico, 2-1, in the first of two days of games during their 12-day training camp at The Home Depot Center.The Grey team used an early goal by UCLA's Chad Barrett to cruise to a 1-0 victory over Canada, while the Blue team got goals from Seton Hall's Sacha Kljestan and Indiana's Jacob Peterson to topple Necaxa, which has been preparing for Mexico's Torneo Clausura. The U.S. U-20s will play Canada and a local XI on Monday.The U.S. U-20s will return to ...
  • SOCCER ON TELEVISION: Your Viewing Guide
    (All times Eastern. TV programming is always subject to change. Check your local listings.)SATURDAY, Dec. 18FOX SPORTS WORLDEnglish Premier League BIRMINGHAM-WEST BROM (live), 7 am.English Premier League MANCHESTER UTD-CRYSTAL PALACE (live), noon.English Premier League BLACKBURN-EVERTON (delay), 3 pm.FOX SPORTS EN ESPANOLEnglish Premier League BIRMINGHAM-WEST BROM (delay), 1 pm.English Premier League MANCHESTER UTD-CRYSTAL PALACE (delay), 3 pm.GOL TVItalian Serie A JUVENTUS-AC MILAN (live), 2:30 pm.Spanish Primera Division RAC. SANTANDER-REAL MADRID (delay), 4:30 pm.Peruvian Soccer ALIANZA LIMA-SPORT BOYS (delay), 6:30 pm.RAI INTERNATIONALItalian Serie A JUVENTUS-AC MILAN (delay), 4:30 pm.TV5 ETATS-UNISFrench Soccer PARIS SG-METZ (live), 2 pm.CLOSED CIRCUIT/PPVEnglish Premier League CHELSEA-NORWICH CITY (Setanta, ...