• WINNERS & LOSERS: Howard returns; Fulham falls
    WINNERS: American keeper TIM HOWARD made his first English Premier League start since September in Manchester United's 2-1 win over Portsmouth. Man U boss Alex Ferguson gave Howard the call in the wake of Roy Carroll's Champions League blunder last week. Howard, who conceded a long-distance goal, was rated a 7 out of 10 by The Sun and a 6 out of 10 by the Manchester Evening News. LANDON DONOVAN, a 75th-minute sub, was credited with an assist when his pass ricocheted off Stuttgart's Christian Tiffert to Dimitar Berbatov, who gave Bayer Leverkusen (5th place) a 1-0 ...
  • YOUTH: Freddy Adu's brother called up for U.S. U-15 boys national team
    YOUTH: U.S. U-15 boys national team rosterThe U.S. U-15 boys national team will hold a five-day camp in Bradenton, Fla., where players will be broken up into two teams (White and Blue) for six games against the Super Y-League '90 and '89 ODP select teams and the U.S. U-16 national team. The U.S. U-15s include Fredua Adu, younger brother of MLS star Freddy Adu.Goalkeepers -- Jon Harris (Arlington Heights, Ill.), Brooks Hopp (Seattle, Wash.), Josh Lambo (Crystal Lake, Ill.), Chris Miller (Garland, Texas). Defenders -- Fredua Adu (Potomac, Md.), Mykell Bates (Roseville, Calif.), Brice Carr (Mequon, Wis.), Chris Harris (Oakland, ...
  • SOCCER ON TV (through Monday, March 7)
    (All times ET unless noted. Consult your regular television listings guides for availability in your area. Schedules are subject to change.) THURSDAY, March 3 FOX SPORTS EN ESPANOL Copa Libertadores SANTOS-DANUBIO (live), 5 pm. Copa Libertadores RIVER PLATE-NACIONAL (live), 7 pm. Copa Libertadores THE STRONGEST-SAO PAULO (delay), 11 pm. GOL TV Spain's La Liga BARCELONA-ESPANYOL (delay) 6 pm. FRIDAY, March 4 no live games SATURDAY, March 5 FOX SOCCER CHANNEL English Premier League ASTON VILLA-MIDDLESBROUGH (live), 7:30 am. German Bundesliga MAINZ-FREIBURG (delay), 9:45 am. English Premier League NORWICH CITY-CHELSEA (live), noon. English Premier League ...
  • YOUTH: USA-Germany U-17 girls result
    Feb. 27 in Carson, Calif.U.S. under-17 national team 2 Germany under-17 national team 0. Goals: O'Hara 15, Trusty 34.USA -- Naeher, Klingenberg, Trusty, Switzer, Wilmouth, Washington, Yi, Hayes, Heath, OÆHara, McDonald. Subs: Fountain, Hawkins, Alukonis, DiMartino, Given, Stannard, Gnatzig, Moore.
  • YOUTH: U.S. U-17 boys Guatemala tour results
    Feb. 22 in Guatemala CityMunicipal (Guat.) 1 U.S. under-17 national team 6. U.S. goals: Soroka 19, 37, own goal 28, Kirk 48, Subotic 50, Igwe 80.USA -- Brian Perk, Wagner, Alston, Sarkodie, Lichaj, Arvizu (Edgar, 74), Nakazawa, Subotic (Gonzalez, 66), Kirk (Hall, 76), Zimmerman (Igwe, 46), Soroka.Feb. 24 in Guatemala CityComunicaciones (Guat.) 2 U.S. under-17 national team 5. U.S. goals: Wagner 24, Soroka 40, Zimmerman 57, Kirk 64, 67.USA -- Rueckne, Wagner, Alston, Sarkodie, Lichaj (Borja, 72), Arvizu (Gonzalez, 58), Nakazawa (Ababio, 80), Besagno, Kirk, Zimmerman, Soroka.Feb. 26 in Guatemala CityAurora (Guat.) 1 U.S. under-17 national team 5. U.S. goals: ...
  • CONCACAF: UNCAF Nations Cup Scores
    SemifinalsFeb. 25 in Guatemala CityHonduras 1 (Velasquez 72) Panama 0.Guatemala 0 Costa Rica 4 (Segura 8, Sequeira 21, Wilson 40, Scott 60).Third-Place GameFeb. 25 in Guatemala CityGuatemala 3 (Villatoro 7, Plata 41, 49) Panama 0.FinalFeb. 27 in Guatemala CityCosta Rica 1 (Wilson 68) Honduras 1 (Nunez 58).(Costa Rica wins 8-7 on penalties.) (Costa Rica, Honduras, Guatemala and Panama advance to Gold Cup.)
  • MLS: 2005 national TV schedule
    (all times Eastern) ABC Sports (3 national telecasts) Sat. April 2 D.C. United at Chivas USA 3:00 pm. Sat. July 30 MLS All Star Game 3:30 pm. Sun. Nov. 13 MLS Cup 2005 3:30 pm. ESPN2 (26 national telecasts) Sat. April 9 Chivas USA at San Jose 4:00 pm. Fri. April 15 D.C. United at Columbus 8:00 pm. Sat. April 16 Colorado at Salt Lake 3:00 pm. Fri. April 22 Chicago at MetroStars 8:00 pm. Sat. April 23 Chivas USA at Los Angeles 10:00 pm. Sat. April 30 D.C. United at Kansas City 4:00 pm. ...
  • CONCACAF: CFU Digicel Cup Scores
    Feb. 20 in WaterfordBarbados 0 Cuba 3 (More 24, 71, Galindo 90).Jamaica 2 (Shelton 27, Williams 36) Trin. & Tobago 1 (N.Pierre 37).Feb. 22 in WaterfordCuba 2 (More 23, 48) Trin. & Tobago 1 (Glen 13).Barbados 0 Jamaica 1 (Williams 8).Feb. 24 in WaterfordJamaica 1 (Shelton 47) Cuba 0.Barbados 2 (N.Forde 32, Lucas 86) Trin. & Tobago 3 (Smith 11, Glenn 30, Eve 74).Final Standings: *Jamaica 9 points; *Cuba 6; *Trin. & Tobago 3; Barbados 0.*Advances to Gold Cup.
  • CONCACAF: UNCAF Champions Cup Scores
    Group AFeb. 19 in Guatemala CityHonduras 5 (Nunez 19, 84, Velasquez 42, 51, 73) Nicaragua 1 (Busto 54).Guatemala 2 (Villatoto 35, Plata pen. 72) Belize 0.Feb. 21 in Guatemala CityHonduras 4 (Velasquez 7, Nunez 33, 80, Palacios 88) Belize 0.Guatemala 4 (Plata 11, Sandoval 39, 77, Villatoro 66) Nicaragua 0.Feb. 23 in Guatemala CityGuatemala 1 (Romero 21) Honduras 1 (Velasquez 71).Nicaragua 1 (Vilchez 85) Belize 0.Final Standings: *Honduras, *Guatemala 7 points; Nicaragua 3; Belize 0.*Advances to Gold Cup.Group BFeb. 19 in Guatemala CityPanama 1 (Solis 77) El Salvador 0.Feb. 21 in Guatemala CityCosta Rica 2 (Wilson 75, Myrie 90) El ...
  • MLS CONFIDENTIAL: Dallas pursues Eddie Johnson-like striker
    By Ridge Mahoney Senior Editor, Soccer America Magazine MINA NEARLY DONE: FC Dallas coach Colin Clarke is hopeful that the final details on the acquisition of Ecuadorian forward Roberto Mina can be finished in the next day or so, and the player will be able to join his new team in Spain. FC Dallas leaves Saturday for two weeks of training and games.ôHeÆs got a few similarities to Eddie Johnson,ö said Clarke on Wednesday. ôHeÆs strong and heÆs got good pace. HeÆs the same age and heÆs just on the fringe of the [Ecuadorian] national team, like Eddie was last ...
  • Road to Germany: Hexagonal Marksmen
    New Page 1 A quintet of outstanding strikers lead their respective national teams against the United States in the final round of World Cup 2006 qualifying. By Paul Kennedy (From the Feb. 14/21 issue of Soccer America Magazine.) The troubled 'Cuau' CUAUHTEMOC BLANCO (Mexico) Club: Club America (Mexico). Age: 32. Ht.: 5-foot-10. Wt.: 155 pounds. He incited a riot at the end a 2003 Libertadores Cup game at Azteca Stadium, earning a one-year international ban. ...
  • REF WATCH: Pay refs six figures, says Blatter
    In the wake of Germany's game-fixing scandal, FIFA President Sepp Blatter has recommended playing referees 100,000 euros ($132,600).''That would be the solution,'' Blatter said in an interview with German magazine Kicker. ''I've been saying that for 10 years. Then it becomes an occupation, and when you go to your workplace you don't cheat anyone.''Germany, Italy and Spain do noit employ full-time professional referees. The English and French leagues so.
  • WINNER & LOSERS: Barca wins round 1; big bill for Maradona
    WINNERS: BARCELONA recovered from an early own goal to down Chelsea, 2-1, in the marquee match of the European Champions League round of 16, first leg games with goals by Maxi Lopez and Samuel Eto'o. Barcelona has lost only once at home to English opposition, to Liverpool in a 1976 UEFA Cup semifinal. PSV EINDHOVEN, for whom American DaMarcus Beasley entered as a 52nd-minute sub, downed Monaco, last year's runner-up, 1-0, in the first leg of its round of 16 game. French club LYON thumped German champion Werder Bremen, 3-0, in Bremen. Brazilian Juninho Pernambucano scored the ...
  • EUROPEAN CHAMPIONS LEAGUE
    EUROPEAN CHAMPIONS LEAGUERound of 16, First LegFeb. 22Real Madrid (Spain) 1 (Helguera 31) Juventus (Italy) 0.Liverpool (Eng.) 3 (Garcia 15, Riise 35, Hamann 92) B. Leverkusen (Germ.) 1 (Franca 93).PSV (Neth.) 1 (Alex 8) Monaco (France) 0.Bay. Munich (Germ.) 3 (Pizarro 4, 58, Salihamidzic 65) Arsenal (Eng.) 1 (Toure 88).Feb. 23Porto (Port.) 1 (Ricardo Costa 61) Inter Milan (Italy) 1 (Martins 24).Barcelona (Spain) 2 (Lopez 67, EtoÆo 73) Chelsea (Eng.) 1 (Own goal 33).Manchester Utd. (Eng.) 0 AC Milan (Italy) 1 (Crespo 78).Wer. Bremen (Germ.) 0 Lyon (France) 3 (Wiltord 9, Diarra 77, Juninho 80).
  • MAKING A LIST: Bruce Arena names 22-man roster
    U.S. coach Bruce Arena has named an all-MLS roster for training camp and home friendlies against Colombia (March 9) and Honduras (March 19) in preparation for World Cup qualifiers at Mexico (March 27) and vs. Guatemala (March 30). European-based players are expected to begin arriving into camp March 20. GOALKEEPERS Jon Busch (Columbus Crew) 0 caps/0 goals Joe Cannon (Colorado Rapids) 1/0 Kevin Hartman (Los Angeles Galaxy) 2/0 DEFENDERS Chris Albright (Los Angeles Galaxy) 12/1 Nat Borchers (Colorado Rapids) 0/0 Frankie Hejduk (Columbus Crew) 61/5 Ritchie Kotschau (Colorado Rapids) 0/0 Chad Marshall (Columbus Crew) 0/0 Eddie ...