• WINNERS & LOSERS (UEFA Cup): Onyewu scores but team routed
    Winners:German Second Division club ALEMANNIA AACHEN qualified for the knockout stage of the UEFA Cup thanks to a 2-0 win over AEK Athens. Aachen qualifed for the competition by finishing runner-up in last season's German Cup to Werder Bremen, the league champion that went into the Champions League, opening up the UEFA Cup spot for Aachen.PARMA downed Turkey's Besiktas, 3-2, to advance to the UEFA Cup knockout stage, keeping an Italian presence in the competition after Lazio went out.Losers:By the time 22-year-old American defender OGUCHI ONYEWU scored in the 15th minute, his Belgian club STANDARD LIEGE was already down by ...
  • MAKING A LIST: College soccer coaching moves
    The retirements of men's coaches Greg Myers (329-209-69 in 38 years of college coaching, the last 29 at Navy), Ray O'Connell (the only coach in the 25-year history of the Loyola, Ill., program) and Joe McGuigan (20 years at Sacred Heart) and the move of 2003 Soccer America Women's Coach of the Year Patrick Baker from Florida State highlight the early offseason coaching moves in college soccer.NCAA Division I Men(SCHOOL Old Coach ... New Coach)DAYTON Dave Schureck (Xavier head coach) ... TBAELON Mike Reilly ... Darren Powell (UNC Greensboro ass't)LOYOLA, ILL. Ray O'Connell (retired) ... TBAMANHATTAN Billy Walsh ... Michael ...
  • OFF THE POST: Bethlehem Beckham Gets Whacked
    The nativity scene at London's Madame Tussauds wax museum in which David Beckham was depicted as Joseph and his wife, Victoria (formerly Posh Spice) as the Virgin Mary, has been severely vandalized.The $96,000 exhibit, which had been denounced by the Vatican, the Archbishop of Canterbury and other religious groups, also featured Tony Blair, George W. Bush and the Duke of Edinburgh as the Three Wise Men and singer Kylie Minogue as the angel.Before being restrained by security, a young man knocked over the Beckhams, smashing Victoria's face and crushing David's hands.''The baby Jesus is fine,'' said a museum spokesperson.
  • NEWSMAKER: Earnie Stewart
    Dutch-raised former U.S. international Earnie Stewart, who helped D.C. United win the 2004 MLS title in his second year with the club, has signed a an 18-month contract with the Dutch Second Division team VVV Venlo.Venlo, where Stewart started his pro career in 1989 before playing at Willem II and NAC Breda, is in fourth place.
  • MAKING A LIST: Chivas USA's Mexican candidates
    When Chivas USA kicks off its first season in MLS next year, it will be allowed to have on its roster four senior internationals and six youth (24 or younger) internationals. Mexican players Coach Thomas Rongen's club is considering include: Omar Aguayo (age: 22) Midfielder played 12 games, scored twice for Chivas' second division (Primera A) team, La Piedad, as it finished second-to-last in 19-game Torneo Apertura 2004 season. Played in 1999 U-17 World Cup, where he faced USA in 3-2 U.S. win. Jorge Barrera (22) Midfielder made 30 first-team appearances since First Division debut in ...
  • OFF THE POST: Christmas Party Trouble
    Stig Tofting, a veteran of two World Cups with Denmark, has been kicked off of his Danish First Division club AGF Aarhus for fighting at the club's Christmas party.Tofting, 35, who served a stint in jail last year for a fight at a restaurant, reportedly resorted to fisticuffs after an argument with a teammate.
  • MLS CONFIDENTIAL: Lamar's Lament
    By Ridge MahoneyThe news out of Kansas City -- Wizards for sale! --could be construed as surprising, except for the fact that for years Lamar Hunt has ignored attempts by developers and soccer officials in Johnson County, Kansas, to build a stadium/soccer complex.Plans are being drawn up for sports/entertainment facilities in the suburbs of Overland Park and Olathe, but neither city has been approached by the Wizards. The team has quietly been up for sale for at least a year, according to a source.Of the 12 teams scheduled to play in 2005, the Wizards and Earthquakes lag far behind the ...
  • CONCACAF Champions' Cup: 2005 Draw
    QuarterfinalsOlimpia (HON) vs. UNAM (MEX)D.C. United (USA) vs. Harbour View (JAM) or Tivoli Gardens (JAM)Monterrey (MEX) vs. Municipal (GUA)Kansas City Wizards (USA) vs. Saprissa (CRC)(First team hosts first leg of the quarterfinals.)Playing DatesQuarterfinal SeriesFirst Leg -- March 9Second Leg -- March 16 Semifinal SeriesFirst Leg û- April 6Second Leg û- April 13Final SeriesFirst Leg û- May 4Second Leg û- May 11
  • YOUTH ALL-AMERICANS: 2004 NSCAA/adidas Girls
    Ameera Abdullah, Denver, Colo. Danny Abelson, Stone Mountain, Ga.Jackie Acevedo, Austin, TexasJane Alukonis, Cocoa Beach, Fla.Yael Averbuch, Upper Montclair, N.J.Courtney Barg, Plano, TexasJenna Belcher, Rolling Hills Estate, Calif.Carolyn Blank, Toms River, N.J.Brittany Bock, Naperville, Ill.Kiara Bosio, Mission Viejo, Calif.Kristen Bowers, Burke, Va.Christine Breaux, Gonzales, La.Lauren Cheney, Indianapolis, Ind.Melissa Clarke, Norcross, Ga.Cydney Currie, Irving, TexasKelsey Davis, Thousand Oaks, Calif.Marti Desjarlais, Pewaukee, Wis.Caroline Dew, Encinatas, Calif.Christina DiMartino, Massapequa Park, N.Y.Carly Dobratz, Phoenix, Ariz.Monica Dolinsky, Carmel, Ind.Akilah Duggan, Brentwood, N.Y.Elizabeth Eng, Lake Zurich, Ill.Allison Fries, Dublin, OhioKristin Garman, Nashville, Tenn.Rachel Givan, Ridgeland, Miss.Amber Gnatzig, Humble, TexasKelly Hathorn, Durham, N.C.Ali Hawkins, Encinitas, Calif.Tobin Heath, ...
  • YOUTH ALL-AMERICANS: 2004 NSCAA/adidas Boys
    Eric Alexander, Portage, Mich.Angelo Amato, Livingston, N.J. Anthony Ampaipitkwong, Carrollton, TexasChris Andaur, Naples, Fla. Eric Avila, Encinitas, Calif. Michael Balogun, Houston, TexasDarrius Barnes, Raleigh, N.C. Zachary Bauer, St. Charles, Mo. Cline Beam, Augusta, Ga. Anthony Beltran, Claremont, Calif. Nikolas Besagno, Maple Valley, Wash. Matt Besler, Overland Park, Kan. Stephen Bickford, Cary, N.C. Chay Cain, Aurora, Ill. Pavelid Castaneda, Babylon, N.Y. Edgar Castillo, Mesilla, N.M. Paolo DaSilva, Arlington, TexasKenny Dix, Snellville, Ga. Graham Dugoni, Portland, Ore. Gabriel Farfan, San Diego, Calif. Michael Farfan, San Diego, Calif. Luis Faz, Houston, TexasAkira Fitzgerald, Baltimore, Md. Jesus Flores, Fullerton, Calif. Jamie Franks, Medford, N.J. ...
  • COLLEGE ALL-AMERICANS: Junior College Women
    *Repeat selection Junior College Division I2004 NSCAA/adidas First TeamG, Amie Barcikowksi, So., CCBC-CatonsvilleD, Arielle Bryant, So., Schoolcraft.D, Kristin Larson, So., Dixie StateM, Meghan Rooney*, So., Lewis & ClarkM, Jamie Dougherty*, So., MonroeM, Cami Drecksel, Fr., Dixie StateF, Ray Ray Cole*, So., Lewis & ClarkF, Melissa Hornfeck, Fr., Monro F, Nicole Saigh, Fr., SchoolcraftF, Laurie Ford, So., CCBC-CatonsvilleF, Ahkeela Darcel Mollon, So., Young HarrisF, Roberta Pelarigo, So., Young Harris2004 NSCAA/adidas Second TeamG, Trina Sorensen, So., DartonD, Janine Davie, So., Monroe. D, Ann Henke, So., Lewis & ClarkD, Nicole Prather, So., MesaD, Misa Dellay, So., CC of Rhode IslandD, Amy Gaines, So., ...
  • COLLEGE ALL-AMERICANS: Junior College Men
    *Repeat selection Junior College Division I2004 NSCAA/adidas First TeamG, Robert Armstrong*, So., YavapaiD, Matthew Galanes, So., College of DuPageD, Carlos Parra, So., Tyler Junior CollegeD, Michael Randolph, Fr., YavapaiD, Troy Simon, So., Bryant & Stratton M, Kevin Bailey, So., Mercer CountyM, Nate Burkey, So., LouisburgM, Luis Campo, Fr., Georgia PerimeterM, Omar Cummings, So., Cincinnati StateM, Mauricio Pena, So., East CentralF, Travis McKoy, Fr., Mercer CountyF, Dane Richards*, So., San Jacinto2004 NSCAA/adidas Second TeamG, Joe Nasco, So., AndrewG, Dejan Ondelj, So., TylerD, Rohan Bernard, So., San JacintoD, Sheldon Jardine, So., Georgia PerimeterD, Shay Sharaby, So., Mercer CountyM, Todd Brown, So., YavapaiM, ...
  • YOUTH: Adidas US Youth Soccer ODP All-American Teams
    BOYS 1990 Mykell Bates Roseville, Calif. River City FlashBrice Carr Mequon, Wis. FC MilwaukeeAlex Dixon Humble, Texas Houston TexansMark Godelman Paramus, N.J. Premier Futbol ClubJonathan Harris Arlington Heights, Ill. FC UnitedWalter Hines Brooklyn, N.Y, Storm AcademyChristian Ibeagha Edmond, Okla. NOKCIan Kalis Plano, Texas Dallas TexansChristopher Lebo Telford, Pa. FC DelcoTimothy Linden Libertyville, Ill. FC UnitedDavid Mac Vane Middle Grove, N.Y, Black WatchThomas Meyer St. Louis, Mo Scott GallagherChris Miller Garland, Texas SolarSam Redmond Arden, N.C. Highland FCKirk Urso Lombard, Ill. Sockers FCMatthew Uy New Hyde Park, N.Y. Alberton Acad.Abraham Villon Garden Grove, Calif. ASC Express TorosDaniel Wenzel Federal Way, Wash. ...
  • SOCCER AMERICA RANKINGS: Beasley, Cherundolo, Onyewu are top exports
    DaMarcus Beasley, who has scored three Champions League and four Dutch league goals, continues to hold the top spot in Soccer America Magazine's Top 20 Americans Abroad rankings for the 2004-05 season through early December. The rankings take into account players' form and their clubs' success, primarily in league play, and is weighted based on the competitive level of the league in which they play. 1. DaMarcus Beasley (F, PSV Eindhoven, Dutch Eredivisie) One of his three Champions League goals was a sweet gamewinner against Rosenborg, helping the Dutch league leader reach the knockout stage. League ...
  • COLLEGE WOMEN: 2004 NSCAA/adidas Regional Coaches of the Year
    Division I WomenCentral, Mark Francis, KansasGreat Lakes Region, Randy Waldrum, Notre DameMid-Atlantic, Julie Shackford, PrincetonNortheast, Rudy Meredith, YaleSouth, Robbie Church, DukeWest, Dan Tobias, ArizonaDivision II WomenCentral, Don Klosterman, Nebraska-OmahaGreat Lakes, John Hall, AshlandFar West, Julie Woodward, SeattleMidwest, Danny Sanchez, Metro StateNew England, Jeff Bailey, Franklin PierceNortheast, Mark Dawson, LIU-SouthhamptonSouth, Helio D'Anna, Lincoln MemorialSoutheast, Phillip McNamara, Carson-NewmanDivision III WomenCentral, Paul Felske, Wheaton (Ill.)Great Lakes, Bob Barnes, Ohio WesleyanMid-Atlantic, Scott Frey, MessiahNew England, Luis Reis, Wheaton (Mass.)New York, Colette Gilligan, HamiltonSouth, Marcus Wood, Hardin-SimmonsWest, Randy Hanson, Puget Sound