• USL: Summaries (April 22-24)
    First DivisionApril 22Richmond 2 (Delicate 53, Worthen 60) Virginia Beach 1 (Caskey 62).April 23Virginia Beach 1 (Hutchison 71) Richmond 0.Charleston 1 (Goos 81) Atlanta 2 (Dawkins 67, 88).Portland 3 (own goal 50, Miranda 59, Alvarez 84) Toronto 0.April 24Vancouver 0 Toronto 0. USL Second Division April 22Charlotte 0 Western Mass 0.Northern Virginia 0 Cincinnati 5 (Fiore 19, Caldwell 37, Kithas 58, Cummings 82, Sobers 89).April 23Wilmington 3 (Miller 27, Popovich 35, Zarate 79) Western Mass 1 (Fletcher 75).Harrisburg 1 (Oduor 37) Pittsburgh 0.Northern Virginia 1 (Myamuru 82) Long Island 4 (Caffrey 43, Higgins 55, Hunt 66, Sullivan 74).
  • MLS STATISTICS (through April 24, 2005)
    MLS STATISTICS (through April 24, 2005) STANDINGSEastern ConferenceTeam W-L-T PTSNew England 2-0-1 7Chicago 2-1-1 7Columbus 2-2-0 6Kansas City 1-1-1 4D.C. United 1-2-1 4Metrostars 0-1-2 2Western ConferenceTeam W-L-T PTSFC Dallas 3-0-1 10Los Angeles 2-1-0 6San Jose 1-1-2 5Colorado 1-2-1 4Real Salt Lake 1-2-1 4Chivas USA 0-3-1 1SCHEDULE (home team first, times ET)Wednesday, April 27Chicago-New England 7 pm.Saturday, April 30Kansas City-D.C. United 4 pm.New England-Chivas USA 7:30 pm.Columbus-Chicago 7:30 pm.Colorado-Metrostars 9 pm.Real Salt Lake-San Jose 9:30 pm.Los Angeles-Dallas 10 pm.(Direct Kick Package and regional TV schedule will appear in FridayÆs Daily.)WEEK 4 RESULTSFriday, April 22Metrostars 0 Chicago 1Saturday, April 23D.C. United 3 ...
  • MLS SUMMARIES (April 22-23)
    MLS SUMMARIES (April 22-23)April 22 in East Rutherford, NJMetrostars 0 Chicago 1. Goal: Jaqua 29.Metrostars - Wells, Leitch, Mendes, Parke (Ward, 46), Agoos (Regan, 46), Djorkaeff, Bradley, Guevara, Lisi, Wolyniec, Galvan Rey (Gaven, 70).Chicago - Thornton, Brown, Curtin, Caballero, Gray, Armas (Pause, 59), Thiago, Marsch, Guerrero, Jaqua, Mapp (Barrett, 65).Yellow Cards: Metrostars - Guevara 61; Chicago - Brown 27, Jaqua 60. Referee: Ricardo Valenzuela. Att.: 9.692.April 23 in Washington, D.C.D.C. United 3 New England 4. Goals: Moreno pen. 50, Quaranta (Guppy, Adu) 57, Moreno pen. 82; Twellman (Dempsey) 26, Joseph pen. 28, Leonard (Riley) 31, Dempsey (Dorman) 77.D.C. United - ...
  • BEHIND THE SCREEN: æThe Game of their LivesÆ
    By Ridge Mahoney, Senior Editor Soccer America Magazine A serious film about soccer, born and bred and produced in the United States, offered filmmakers David Anspaugh and Angelo Pizzo a rare if not unique opportunity.The creative team behind ''Rudy'' and ''Hoosiers'' admit ''The Game of Their Lives'' isnÆt quite the film theyÆd hoped to make, yet both are proud of their attempt to recreate the astonishing upset of England by the 1950 U.S. World Cup team. Originally projected to be produced at a cost of $40 million by Crusader Entertainment, one of Phil AnschutzÆs companies, a lack of funding ...
  • MLS Previews (April 22-23)
    MLS Previews (April 22-23)Friday, April 22, 8 pm ET/7 pm CT/5 pm PTMETROSTARS (0-0-2, 2 pts) vs. CHICAGO (1-1-1, 4 pts)TV: ESPN2.Key Players Out: Metrostars - GK Jonny Walker (rotator cuff surgery); Chicago - MD Craig Capano (L torn ACL).Referee: Ricardo Valenzuela.Saturday, April 23, 7:30 pm ET/4:30 pm PTD.C. UNITED (1-1-1, 4 pts) vs. NEW ENGLAND (1-0-1, 4 pts)TV: Fox Soccer Channel, Fox Sports En Espanol, HDNet, WB-56.Direct Kick: DirecTV - 791; Dish Net - 464.Key Players Out: D.C. United - MF Dema Kovalenko (Jones fracture), DF Bryan Namoff (rib avulsion fracture); New England - GK Kyle Singer (R shoulder ...
  • WINNERS & LOSERS: Beasley shoots PSV into Dutch Cup final
    Winners: DaMARCUS BEASLEY put away his own rebound in the 89th minute to send PSV Eindhoven into overtime against Feyenoord in the Dutch Cup semifinals. The game remained tied, 1-1, and PSV advanced to the final by winning the penalty-kick tiebreaker. American defender Cory Gibbs went to the full 120 minutes for the losing side. BRIAN McBRIDE scored his second English Premier League goal of the season in FulhamÆs 1-1 tie with Middlesbrough. With five games left Fulham is seven points above the relegation zone. CLAUDIO REYNA went the full 90 as Manchester City extended its unbeaten streak to four ...
  • MLS CONFIDENTIAL: Shaky San Jose not interested in World Cup winner
    By Ridge Mahoney, Senior Editor Soccer America Magazine SQUANDERED POINTS: Give San Jose the early lead in points blown and a perfect record in frittering away leads. In its opener San Jose led the Revs 2-0 and ended up tied, 2-2. The following weekend, a 3-2 lead evaporated in the final minute of a 3-3 deadlock with Chivas USA, the only point garnered by the Goats del Norte this year. And last weekend, drawn 1-1 with Chicago in stoppage time, the Quakes end up 2-1 losers. That's five points thrown away in just three games. ...
  • SOCCER ON TV (thru 4/25) Your Viewing Guide
    (All times ET unless noted. Consult your regular television listings guides for availability in your area. Schedules are subject to change.) THURSDAY, April 21 FOX SPORTS EN ESPANOL Copa Libertadores NACIONAL-RIVER PLATE (live), 7 pm. Copa Libertadores U. DE CHILE-SAO PAULO (live), 9:30 pm. GALAVISION Mexican First Division TOLUCA-SANTOS (live), 4 pm. Mexicab First Division TIGRES-DORADOS 7pm ET/PT  (one-day delay) GOL TV Copa del Rey Semifinal, 1st Leg OSASUNA-ATL. MADRID (delay) Copa del Rey Semifinal, 1st Leg REAL BETIS-ATHLETIC BILBAO 3pm ET (live) FRIDAY, April 22 ESPN2 MLS METROSTARS-CHICAGO (live), 8 pm. SATURDAY, ...
  • SOCCER ON TELEVISION: Your Viewing Guide
    (All times ET unless noted. Consult your regular television listings guides for availability in your area. Schedules are subject to change.) TUESDAY, April 19FOX SOCCER CHANNEL English Premier League BOLTON-SOUTHAMPTON (live), 3 pm.FOX SPORTS EN ESPANOL English Premier League BOLTON-SOUTHAMPTON (live), 3 pm. Copa Libertadores OLMEDO-JUNIOR DE BARRANQUILLA (live), 8 pm.WEDNESDAY, April 20FOX SOCCER CHANNEL English Premier League CHELSEA-ARSENAL (live), 3 pm. English Premier League EVERTON-MANCHESTER UTD. (delay), 5 pm.FOX SPORTS EN ESPANOL English Premier League CHELSEA-ARSENAL (live), 3 pm. Copa Libertadores LIBERTAD-ATL. PARANAENSE (live), 6:30 pm. Mexican First Division PACHUCA-PUEBLA (live), 9 pm.AZTECA AMERICA Mexican First Division UAG-MORELIA (live), ...
  • HONORED: Balboa, Harkes, Ramos enter Hall of Fame
    Former U.S. national team and MLS stars Marcelo Balboa, John Harkes and Tab Ramos have been elected to the National Soccer Hall of Fame and will be inducted Aug. 29. Balboa (128 caps), Harkes (90) and Ramos (81) started together in the 1990 and 1994 World Cups, and Balboa and Ramos played in the 1998 World Cup. All three played abroad. Harkes in England, where he won the League Cup with Sheffield Wednesday in his first season, Ramos in Spain and Mexico, and Balboa in Mexico. All returned for the launch of MLS in 1996. Balboa played ...
  • CRIMES AND MISDEMEANORS: Public address abuse
    Fined ... Steaua Bucharest's stadium announcer, $140, for making racist comments over the public address system during the Bucharest derby against Rapid.Held in custody ... Quilmes defender Leandro Desabato for 40 hours in a Brazilian jail for alleged racist insults. The incident took place last week at Quilmes' Libertadores Cup game at Sao Paulo. The Argentine Desbato directed the alleged insults at Brazilian Getafe, who shoved Desbato in the face. Both were ejected and Desabato was led away in handcuffs by Brazilian police.Arrested ... Forty-three Feyenoord fans after clashes with Dutch police following their team's 3-2 loss to Ajax Amsterdam. ...
  • OFF THE POST: Watch what you dial
    Glasgow Celtic chairman Brian Quinn told the press that only five English Premiership teams had a bigger payroll than his club. Celtic manager Martin O'Neill then gave an interview disputing Quinn's figures.In response, Quinn tried to call his club's public relations officer but dialed the wrong number and left this message on the cell-phone voicemail of a teenage girl:''I'm trying to head off yet another storm created by our esteemed manager who has now, I believe, contradicted the numbers I used in the radio interview given this morning. ...''I'm not going to be made a liar by Martin O'Neill so ...
  • YOUTH: U.S. U-18s head to Home Depot Center camp
    The U.S. under-18 boys national Team will be gathering for a weeklong camp April 23-30 at The Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif., where they will play two matches, facing the Chivas USA reserve team and the Southern California SeaHorses . Coach Bob Jenkins has invited 22 players into the camp.U.S. U-18 RosterGoalkeepers -- Steve Sandbo (SMU), Chris Seitz (San Luis Obispo, Calif.). Defenders -- Jeff Buddenbohn (Sierra Madre, Calif.), Pav Casteneda (Babylon, N.Y.), Lionel Cruz (Round Rock, Texas), Greg Folk (UCLA), Chris Schuler (Aurora, Ill.), Julian Valentin (Wake Forest). Midfielders -- Tony Beltran (Claremont, Calif.), Paul Gerstenberger (Schenectady, ...
  • HIGH SCHOOL: NSCAA/adidas Final Winter Rankings
    NSCAA/adidas Boys W-L-T1 Miami (Fla.) Sunset 30-0-2 2 Damien (Calif.) 26-0-23 Klein (Texas) 32-1-04 American Heritage (Fla.) 29-0-35 Saddleback (Calif.) 26-0-26 New Orleans Jesuit 30-0-27 Coppell (Texas) 24-1-38 Ft. Lauderdale (Fla.) Aquinas 27-1-39 Watsonville (Calif.) 21-3-110 Madison (Miss.) St. Joseph's 18-2-0NSCAA/adidas Girls W-L-T1 American Heritage (Fla.) 24-2-12 Los Alamitos (Calif.) 22-2-53 Ursuline (Dallas, Texas) 19-3-14 Ft. Lauderdale (Fla.) Aquinas 29-2-05 Catalina Foothills (Ariz.) 24-1-16 Parkland (Fla.) Douglas 25-1-17 Marcus (Texas) 20-2-18 Corona del Sol Ariz.) 27-1-19 New Orleans Mt. Carmel 35-1-110 Santa Margarita Catholic (Calif.) 19-3-2ò Final Rankings
  • YOUTH: U.S. U-16s off to Ballymena International Tournament
    The U.S. Under-16 boys national team will travel to Northern Ireland to compete in the Ballymena International Tournament April 25-April 29. U.S. U-17 assistant coach Keith Fulk will lead the team in the tournament, along with assistants Brian Maisonneuve and Raul Diaz Arce. The U.S. will bring all 13 Æ89 players from U-17 residency, along with five other players -û Daniel Kelly, Jonathan Kluz, Demitrius Omphroy, Eber Martinez and Andrew Duran.U.S. U-16 RosterGoalkeepers -- Brian Perk (Santa Margarita, Calif.), Joe Bendik (Atlanta, Ga.). Defenders -- Anthony Wallace (St. Petersburg, Fla.), Jonathan Collier (Fayetteville, Ga.), Greg Eckhardt (Orange Park, Fla.), ...