• WINNERS & LOSERS: Beasley scores fifth; Mexico U-20s fail
    WINNERS: DaMARCUS BEASLEY scored on a well-placed 13-yard shot and assisted on another goal as PSV Eindhoven downed RKC Waalwijk, 4-1. Beasley, whose team is in first place of the Dutch Eredivisie, has scored five league goals in 17 appearances. LANDON DONOVAN, who played six minutes in his Bayer Leverkusen debut last week (a 3-0 win), came on in the 75th-minute on Saturday and provided the pass for Leverkusen's final goal in a 4-0 win over Bochum, a rocket by Paul Freier. Donovan again replaced his main rival for playing time, Brazilian Robson Ponte, who had assisted and scored. ...
  • SOCCER ON TV: Your Viewing Guide (through Feb. 7)
    All times ET unless noted. Consult your regular television listings guides for availability in your area. Schedules are subject to change. WEDNESDAY, Feb. 2FOX SPORTS WORLDEnglish Premier League BLACKBURN-CHELSEA (live), 3 pm.FOX SPORTS EN ESPANOLCopa Libertadores GUADALAJARA-CIENCIANO (live), 7:30 pm.GOL TVU-20 South America Championship BRAZIL-CHILE (live), 7 pm. U-20 South America Championship ARGENTINA-COLOMBIA (live), 9 pm. U-20 South America Championship VENEZUELA-URUGUAY (delay), midnight.GOL TVItalian Serie A JUVENTUS-SAMPDORIA (live), 2:30 pm.RAI INTERNATIONALItalian Serie A MESSINA-AC MILAN (live), 2:30 pm. Italian Serie A JUVENTUS-SAMPDORIA (delay), 4:25 pm. THURSDAY, Feb. 3FOX SPORTS EN ESPANOLCopa Libertadores JUNIOR-ORIENTE PETROLERO (live), 6 pm. ...
  • 50 WINNERS: 2005 Soccer America Superstar Jersey Raffle
    Fifty autographed jerseys were won at the Soccer America Superstar Jersey Raffle Jan. 15 during the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) convention in Baltimore, Md., raising more than $8,000 for the Special Olympics and the NSCAA Foundation. The winners are listed below. Winners who were not on-site to accept their prizes will have their jerseys sent to them. Soccer America would like to thank all the players and clubs who donated jerseys, and the organizations who lent their assistance, including adidas, Nike, Reebok,  Bayern Munich, ChampionsWorld, San Jose Earthquakes, Soccer Solutions, D.C. United, Glasgow Rangers, the ...
  • WINNERS & LOSERS: Beasley sets up two; Brit press hammers Howard
    Winners: DaMARCUS BEASLEY, who assisted in league play last weekend, set up a pair goals on Tuesday as a 4-0 PSV Eindhoven win over Volendam sent it into the Dutch Cup quarterfinals. Florida product CORY GIBBS, who made his Feyernoord debut last weekend, played the full 90 again in midweek Dutch Cup action as Feyenoord downed AZ Alkmaar, 3-1. American defender OGUCHI ONYEWU of Standard Liege was named to the Belgian League's ''2004 Golden Eleven.'' Losers: Manchester United boss Alex Ferguson is blaming his defenders but TIM HOWARD is taking a beating in the British ...
  • SoccerAmericaDaily delivery update
    Dear SoccerAmericaDaily Reader,We apologize for the interruption in the delivery of SoccerAmericaDaily.During Soccer America's move to new offices, technical difficulties arose that have prevented us from sending The Daily since Friday, Jan. 21.We expect to return to regular delivery shortly and thank you for your patience.Yours, Lynn Berling-Manuel, CEO & Publisher, Soccer America Magazine
  • SOCCER ON TV: Your Weekend Viewing Guide
    (All times Eastern. TV programming is always subject to change. Check your local listings.) FRIDAY, Jan. 28 FOX SPORTS EN ESPANOL International Friendly ATL. NACIONAL-SP. CRISTAL (live), 6 pm. International Friendly COLON DE SANTA FE-NACIONAL (live), 8 pm. SATURDAY, Jan. 29 FOX SPORTS WORLD English FA Cup, 4th Round SOUTHAMPTON-PORTSMOUTH (live), 7:30 am. English FA Cup, 4th Round DERBY-FULHAM (live), 10 am. German Bundesliga BORUSSIA DORTMUND-BORUSSIA M'GLADBACH. (delay), noon. FOX SPORTS EN ESPANOL Mexican First Division DORADOS-PUEBLA (live), 8 pm. AZTECA AMERICA Mexican First Division CRUZ AZUL-MONTERREY (live), 6 pm. Mexican First Division VERACRUZ-MORELIA ...
  • MLS CONFIDENTIAL: SigiÆs take on MLS-bound U-20s
    By Ridge Mahoney, Senior EditorSIGIÆS TAKE: Former Galaxy coach Sigi Schmid gave these assessments of his four under-20 players who were selected in the 2005 MLS SuperDraft:ôChad Barrett [Chicago] is somebody who, physically, has all the tools. HeÆs got speed, heÆs strong, heÆs a player who can do some things and he puts pressure on opposing defenses. He strikes a good ball,ö says Schmid, who guided the U.S. U-20s to successful World Youth Championship qualification earlier this month.ôLike all young players, his concentration still needs to be good at all times, but he can do things in MLS.ôWill John [Chicago], ...
  • High School Winter Rankings
    NSCAA/adidas Boys W-L-T1 Miami (Fla.) Sunset 23-0-12 Spring (Texas) Klein 8-0-03 New Orleans Jesuit 23-0-24 American Heritage (Fla.) 21-0-35 Los Angeles Loyola 19-2-16 Plano (Texas) West 6-0-17 Granite Hills (Calif.) 7-0-48 Ft. Lauderdale (Fla.) Aquinas 18-1-29 Katy (Texas) Taylor 6-0-09 Tupelo (Miss.) 14-1-0NSCAA/adidas Girls W-L-T1 Dallas Ursuline 12-2-02 Plano (Texas) West 3-2-03 La Costa Canyon (Calif.) 11-0-04 Flower Mound (Texas) Marcus 5-1-25 Parkland (Fla.) Douglas 18-1-16 San Clemente (Calif.) 10-1-37 Satellite (Fla.) 20-1-08 Colleyville (Texas) Heritage 6-1-19 Corona del Sol (Ariz.) 21-1-110 Fontainebleau (La.) 16-0-010 Ft. Lauderdale (Fla.) Aquinas 21-3-0* Rankings are through Jan. 23.
  • U.S. SOCCER: Arena calls 28 players to training camp
    In the wake of an agreement between U.S. Soccer and the national team playersÆ union to continue negotiations while competing to qualify for the 2006 World Cup, Coach Bruce Arena has called in 27 MLS players and one USL player to training camp at the Home Depot Center to prepare for the Feb. 9 qualifier at Trinidad & Tobago.Clyde Simms of the USLÆs Richmond Kickers, one of 22 replacement players brought into camp last Monday, has been retained by Arena.The USA will depart for Trinidad on Feb. 7 after relocating to South Florida, where several European-based players are expected to ...
  • WINNERS & LOSERS: Donovan, Keller make Bundesliga debuts
    Winners: KASEY KELLER, who had a two-season Spanish First Division stint in the middle of a decade of playing in England, got good reviews after his debut in the German First Division on Saturday, when his new club, Borussia Moenchengladbach, downed Arminia Bielefeld, 1-0.   LANDON DONOVAN celebrated his German Bundesliga debut as an 84th-minute sub as Bayer Leverkusen downed Hannover 96, which had American Steve Cherundolo in defense, 3-0. DaMARCUS BEASLEY spent time on both flanks during PSV Eindhoven's 4-0 win over NAC Breda and set up the game's first goal, by Jan Vennegoor, with ...
  • SOCCER ON TELEVISION: Your Viewing Guide
    (All times Eastern. TV programming is always subject to change. Check your local listings.) THURSDAY, Jan. 27 FOX SPORTS EN ESPANOL Argentine Soccer BOCA JUNIORS-SAN LORENZO (live), 8 pm. RAI INTERNATIONAL Coppa Italia, Quarterfinal, Andata ATALANTA-INTER MILAN (live), 3 pm. GOL TV Friendly MEXICO-SWEDEN (1-day delay) 8 pm. U-20 South America Championship URUGUAY-COLOMBIA (delay) midnight. FRIDAY, Jan. 28 FOX SPORTS EN ESPANOL International Friendly ATL. NACIONAL-SP. CRISTAL (live), 6 pm. International Friendly COLON DE SANTA FE-NACIONAL (live), 8 pm. SATURDAY, Jan. 29 FOX SPORTS WORLD English FA Cup, 4th Round SOUTHAMPTON-PORTSMOUTH (live), ...
  • HEXAGONAL: Warmup scores and schedules
    COSTA RICAJan. 12 -- vs. Haiti (3-3).GUATEMALAJan. 17 -- vs. Colombia (1-1).Jan. 23 -- vs. Paraguay (1-2).Jan. 29 -- vs. Denmark under-21 team (in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.)MEXICOJan. 26 -- vs. Sweden (in San Diego).PANAMAJan. 21 -- vs. Denmark under-21 team (1-0).Jan. 23 -- vs. Denmark under-21 team (2-2).Jan. 26 -- at Ecuador.Jan. 29 -- at Ecuador.TRINIDAD & TOBAGOJan. 9 -- vs. St. Vincent & the Grenadines (3-1, CFU Digicel Cup)Jan. 16 -- at St. Vincent & the Grenadines (0-1, CFU Digicel Cup)Jan. 21 -- vs. Azerbaijan (1-0).Jan. 23 -- vs. Azerbaijan (2-0).
  • SOCCER LABOR DISPUTE: USA to field ærealÆ team for World Cup qualifier
    The threat of seeing the USA field minor-league replacement players in its World Cup qualifying game Feb. 9 was lifted on Friday when the U.S. Soccer Federation and the U.S. National Soccer Team Players Association reached an agreement to continue negotiations while competing to qualify for the 2006 World Cup.U.S. coach Bruce Arena started training camp with 22 players from the USL and the Major Indoor Soccer League on Monday because the U.S. national team players were on strike, or, according to the Players Association, were locked out of preparations for World Cup qualifying.The players, who have been without a ...
  • WINNERS & LOSERS: Good FA Cup week for Americans; U.S. promoter files Chapter 11
    WinnersTIM HOWARD looked shaky coming out on one cross but also made a fine save as Manchester United won its FA Cup, third-round replay, 2-0, against non-league Exeter on Wednesday.Reading advanced to the FA Cup fourth round thanks in part to outstanding saves by American goalkeeper MARCUS HAHNEMANN in a 1-0 win over Swansea in which compatriot BOBBY CONVEY made his third straight start.CARLOS BOCANEGRA played the full 90 and BRIAN McBRIDE came on with 19 minutes left as Fulham reached the FA Cup fourth round with a 2-0 win over second-tier Watford, for which American Jay DeMerit went the ...
  • MAKING A LIST: Transatlantic crossings
    U.S. international Cory Gibbs became the latest MLS player to head to Europe, signing a four-and-a-half year contract with Dutch club Feyenoord. Gibbs, 25, is leaving Dallas after one season. The Florida product and former Brown University star debuted in the German First Division in 2001 with St. Pauli, for which he played in the second and third division before joining Dallas. The following are the players who have crossed the Atlantic during the MLS offseason:EUROPE TO MLS:BRIAN DUNSETH (Bodens SK/SWE to Salt Lake) CLINT MATHIS (Hannover/GER to Salt Lake) JOHN THORRINGTON (Grimsby/ENG to Chicago) ALEX YI (Antwerp/BEL to Dallas)MLS ...