• WINNERS & LOSERS: Cheers for Joe Cole, jeers for Ronaldo
    WinnersLos Angeles Galaxy teammates Carlos Ruiz and Guillermo Ramirez combined for three first-half goals to lead GUATEMALA to a 5-1 win over Trinidad & Tobago Saturday in Hexagonal action. The win gives the Guatemalans four points in two games and moves them into second place ahead of their game against the United States Wednesday in Birmingham, Ala.Teenager Antonio Valencia and Edison Mendez smashed in two goals apiece, all with long-range shots, as ECUADOR came from 2-0 down after 15 minutes to beat Paraguay, 5-2. With 19 points in 12 games, third-place Ecuador looks like returning to the World Cup finals, ...
  • SA REPORT CARD: Americans pay for poor play late in first half
    By Mike WoitallaExecutive EditorSoccer America Magazinein Mexico CityEddie Lewis, by scoring the U.S. national team's first goal in Mexico in 21 years, provided the lone highlight for the Americans in their 2-1 loss to Mexico at Azteca Stadium.Lewis' hard low strike from 14 yards after setup work from Landon Donovan and Eddie Johnson followed some lively play from the Americans at the start of the second half. But their lackluster play in the last 15 minutes of the first half had been exploited by the Mexicans for two goals.The Americans started in a 4-5-1, with Johnson up front. DaMarcus Beasley ...
  • WORLD CUP: South America Qualifying Scores (March 26-27)
    March 26Chile 1 (Mirosevic 47) Uruguay 1 (Regueiro 4)Venezuela 0 Colombia 0.Bolivia 1 (Castillo 50) Argentina 2 (Figueroa 58, Galletti 63).March 27Brazil 1 (Kaka 74) Peru 0.Ecuador 5 (Valencia 32, 50, Mendez 45, 48, Ayovi pen. 77) Paraguay 2 (Cardozo pen. 10, Cabanas 15).
  • SOCCER ON TV: Your Viewing Guide
    (All times ET unless noted. Consult your regular television listings guides for availability in your area. Schedules are subject to change.) MONDAY, March 28 No live games. TUESDAY, March 29 FOX SOCCER CHANNEL U-21 Championship Qualifying, Europe ENGLAND-AZERBAIJAN (live), 1:30 pm. CLOSED CIRCUIT/PPV International Friendly IRELAND-CHINA (Setanta, live), 1:30 pm. World Cup 2006 Qualifying, So. America BOLIVIA-VENEZUELA (Prostar, live), 3 pm. WEDNESDAY, March 30 ESPN2 World Cup 2006 Qualifying, CONCACAF USA-GUATEMALA (live), 8 pm. ESPN DEPORTES World Cup 2006 Qualifying, Europe NETHERLANDS-ARMENIA (live), 1:25 pm. FOX SOCCER CHANNEL World ...
  • WORLD CUP 2006 QUALIFYING: AFRICA (March 26-27)
    WORLD CUP 2006 QUALIFYINGAFRICAGROUP ONEMarch 26Zambia 2 (Tana 2, Mbesuma 44) Congo 0.Senegal 6 (Fadiga 17, Diouf pen. 42, 84, Faye 52, Camara 69, Ndiaye 72) Liberia 1 (Tondo 88).March 27Mali 1 (Coulibaly 12) Togo 2 (Moustafa 80, Maman 89).Standings: Senegal, Zambia, Togo 13 points; Congo 6; Liberia 4; Mali 2.GROUP TWOMarch 26So. Africa 2 (Fortune pen. 21, Pienaar 72) Uganda 1 (Obua pen. 66).Burk. Faso 1 (Dagano 70) Cape Verde 2 (Calo 48, 88).March 27DR Congo 1 (Nonda 51) Ghana 1 (Kingston 30).Standings: So. Africa 12; Cape Verde 10; Ghana, DR Congo 9; Burk. Faso 6; Uganda 4.GROUP THREEMarch ...
  • WORLD CUP 2006: Asia qualifying scores
    Group AMarch 25Kuwait 2 (Bashar 7, 62) Uzbekistan 1 (Geynrikh 77).Saudi Arabia 2 (Khariri 29, Al Qahtani pen. 65) South Korea 0.Group BMarch 25Iran 2 (Hashemian 25, 75) Japan 1 (Fukunishi 66).North Korea 1 (Pak Song Kwan 63) Bahrain 2 (Ali 8, 58).
  • HEXAGONAL: Game Summaries (March 26-27)
    March 26 in Guatemala CityGuatemala 5 Trinidad & Tobago 1. Goals: Ramirez 16, Ruiz 29, 37, Pezzarossi 77, 81; Edwards 31.Guatemala -- Trigueno, Chen (Quinonez, 31), Cabrera, Melgar, Figeuroa, Ramirez, Thompson, Martinez, Romero (Davila, 79), Ruiz (Plata, 85), Pezzarossi.Trinidad & Tobago -- Hislop, Sancho, Henry, Fitzpatrick (Sam, 55), Pierre, Eve, Edwards, Lawrence, Jones (Nakhid, 65), Yorke, John.Referee: Stott (USA).Att.: 25,000.March 26 in San JoseCosta Rica 2 Panama 1. Goals: Wilson pen. 40, Myrie 90; Brown pen. 58.Costa Rica -- Mesen, Wallace, Marin, Martinez, Gonzalez, Lopez, Centeno, Hernandez (Myrie, 61), Sequeira, Wanchope (Ledezma, 73), Wilson (Sunsing, 63)Panama -- Penedo, Rivera, Torres, ...
  • HEXAGONAL: Standings
    TEAM GP W T L GF GA PMexico 2 2 0 0 4 2 6Guatemala 2 1 1 0 5 1 4USA 2 1 0 1 3 3 3Costa Rica 2 1 0 1 3 3 3Panama 2 0 1 1 1 2 1Trin. & Tobago 2 0 0 2 2 7 0
  • MEXICO-USA: Game Summary
    March 27 in Mexico CityMexico 2 USA 1. Goals: Borgetti 30, Naelson 33; Lewis 57.Mexico -- Sanchez, Salcido, Osorio, Marquez, Carmona, Pardo, Lozano (Perez, 68), Blanco (Morales, 68), Naelson, Borgetti (Medina, 65), Fonseca. Entr. : Lavolpe.USA -- Keller, Cherundolo (McBride, 83), Berhalter, Onyewu, Bocanegra (Noonan, 76), Donovan, Lewis, Mastroeni (Ralston, 70), Reyna, Beasley, Johnson.Red card: Mexico -- Lavolpe (coach) 40.Referee: Rodolfo Sibrian (El Salvador).Att.: 100,000.
  • YOUTH: Dallas Cup results (March 25-27)
    Super GroupSemifinalsAtletico Paranaense (Brazil) 1 Tigres (Mexico) 0Santos (Mexico) 3 Hartlepool United (England) 0FinalAtletico Paranaense (Brazil) 1 Santos (Mexico) 0U19 GroupQuarterfinalsIMG Academy (Fla.) 3 River Plate Red (Texas) 2Santa Clara Sporting Ruckus/CH (Calif.) 1 Chicago Magic (Ill.) 0Santa Clara Sporting Ruckus/TM (Calif.) 1 Toronto Lynx (Canada) 2Comets Blue (Texas) 2 Knowsley Youth (England) 1SemifinalsIMG Academy (Fla.) 2 Comets Blue (Texas) 1Toronto Lynx (Canada) 2 Santa Clara Sporting Ruckus/CH (Calif.) 1FinalIMG Academy (Fla.) 2 Toronto Lynx (Canada) 0U17 GroupQuarterfinalsUniv. de Monterrey (Mexico) 0 Arsenal FC (Calif.) 2Sockers FC (Ill.) 1 Dallas Inter (Texas) 0DFW Tejanos (Texas) 0 FC Delco Crunch (Pa.) ...
  • WORLD CUP: Same old story for USA in Mexico
    By Mike Woitalla in Mexico City The USA failed in its 23rd attempt to beat Mexico on its soil when it fell, 2-1, in Sunday's World Cup qualifier at Azteca Stadium. ''Mexico was the better team today,'' said U.S. coach Bruce Arena, whose team faces Guatemala on Wednesday in its third game of the 10-game final round of World Cup qualifying. The Americans had opened the Hexagonal with a 2-1 win in Trinidad Feb. 9. But in Mexico they went down 2-0 by halftime on goals by Jared Borgetti and Antonio ''Sinha'' Naelsen. Eddie Lewis, ...
  • WORLD CUP 2006 QUALIFYING: EUROPE (March 26)
    WORLD CUP 2006 QUALIFYINGEUROPEMarch 26GROUP ONEArmenia 2 (Haboyan 32, Khachatryan 83) Andorra 1 (Silva 57).Czech Rep. 4 (Baros 7, Rosicky 34, Polak 58, Lokvenc 87) Finland 3 (Litmanen 46, Riihilahti 73, Johansson 79).Romania 0 Netherlands 2 (Cocu 1, Babel 84).Standings: Netherlands 13 points; Czech Rep. 12; Romania 10; Finland 9; FYR Macedonia 5; Armenia, Andorra 4. GROUP TWOGeorgia 1 (Asatiani 23) Greece 3 (Kapsis 44, Vryzas 45, Giannakopoulos 54).Turkey 2 (Ates pen. 3, own goal 5) Albania 0.Denmark 3 (Moller 10, 48, Poulsen 33) Kazakhstan 0.Standings: Ukraine 14; Greece 11; Denmark, Turkey 9; Albania 6; Georgia 5; Kazakhstan 0.GROUP THREELiechtenstein ...
  • YOUTH: USA-Egypt U-20 summary
    March 25 in SuwonUSA 1 Egypt 0. Goal: Alvarez 62.USA -- Westberg, Ward, Phelan (Dalby, 46), Sturgis, Franklin (Freeman, 65), Feilhaber (John, 46), Gaven (Kljestan, 34), Ianni, Alvarez (Szetela, 88), Peterson (Hill, 76), Barrett.Egypt -- Hamada, Abdellah, E.Ahmed (K.Ahmed, 87), Islam, D.Ahmed, Mahmoud, A.Abdallah, Karim, S.Mohamed (M.Mohamed, 89); M.Abdallah (Ibrahim, 87), Hossam (Sherif, 81).Referee: Yong Hee Ahn (South Korea).
  • YOUTH: Dallas Cup results
    Super Group QuarterfinalsAtletico Paranaense (Brazil) vs Tigres (Mexico)Hartlepool United (England) vs. Santos (Mexico)U19 GroupIMG Academy (Fla.) vs River Plate Red (Texas) Santa Clara Sporting Ruckus/TM (Calif.) vs Chicago Magic (Ill.)Santa Clara Sporting Ruckus/CH (Calif.) vs Toronto Lynx (Canada)Comets Blue (Texas) vs Knowsley Youth (England) U17 GroupQuarterfinalsUniv. de Monterrey (Mexico) vs Arsenal FC (Calif.)Sockers FC (Ill.) vs Dallas Inter (Texas)DFW Tejanos (Texas) vs FC Delco Crunch (Pa.)Brujas Escazu (Costa Rica) vs Dallas Texans (Texas)U16 GroupQuarterfinalsPreston North End (England) vs Univ. de Monterrey (Mexico)FC Barcelona (Calif.) vs Solar (Texas)Guadalajara (Mexico) vs San Diego Surf (Calif.)Tigres (Mexico) vs Chicago Magic (Ill.)U14 GroupQuarterfinalsGuadalajara ...
  • MLS CONFIDENTIAL: Just how does the Galaxy end up getting Donovan?
    By Ridge MahoneySenior EditorSoccer America Magazine1. PECKING ORDER: Out of the blue, MLS yesterday send out a release ''MLS Unveils 2005 Player Rules,'' a lengthy explanation of its complicated rules governing the signing of players. What the rules do set out is just how Los Angeles -- and not San Jose -- would end up with Landon Donovan if the U.S. star returns to MLS.FC Dallas is next in line with a major allocation for missing the playoffs last year. This is the allocation that could be traded to LA in exchange for Carlos Ruiz and be used to acquire ...