• MLS CONFIDENTIAL: Mexican purchase of Quakes nearly complete
    By Ridge Mahoney, Senior Editor Soccer America Magazine Sources at Anschutz Entertainment Group and reports in the Houston press confirm that the long-negotiated purchase of the San Jose Earthquakes by Grupo Televisa, the Mexican conglomerate that counts Mexican team Club America among its holdings, has been finalized contingent upon the decision on where the team will play.The surprise, though, is not that the deal has been completed, nor that the Quakes will play in Houston next season. Until, and if, a suitable stadium is built in Houston, the MLS team will play in the Astrodome, which sits next to the ...
  • ON THE MOVE: Danny Karbassiyoon to Burnley; Ryan Suarez to MetroStars
    American DANNY KARBASSIYOON, a 20-year-old Virginia product, has signed with English second-tier club Burnley. Karbassiyoon was waived in May by Arsenal, which he joined 2003. In the 2004-05 season, he made two League Cup appearances for Arsenal, scoring once, and five league appearances while on loan to second-tier Ipswich. ...The MetroStars have acquired defender RYAN SUAREZ off waivers. Suarez, 27, was waived by Chivas USA on Monday following a televised sideline row with Coach Hans Westerhof on Saturday. Suarez has played 100 MLS games for Chivas USA, Los Angeles and Dallas in his five-year career.
  • NEWSMAKERS: Confederations Cup Honors
    Winner: Brazil Runner-up: Argentina Third place: Germany Fourth place: Mexico Golden Ball (MVP): Adriano (Brazil) Silver Ball: Juan Riquelme (Argentina) Bronze Ball: Ronaldinho (Brazil) Golden Shoe (leading scorer): Adriano (Brazil) 5 goals Silver Shoe: Michael Ballack (Germany) 4 Bronze Shoe: John Aloisi (Australia) 4 Note: Ballack wins assist tiebreaker over Aloisi. Fair Play Award: Mexico
  • U.S. OPEN CUP: Second Round Results (June 29)
    Western Mass Pioneers (USL2) 5 (McFarland 6, 61, Fletcher pen. 41, Qosa 59, McMenamin 79) Indianapolis Reggae Boyz (USASA) 0.Virginia Beach Mariners (USL1) 3 (Castellanos 5, Caskey 24, O'Niell 74) Richmond Kickers Future (PDL) 0.Wilmington Hammerheads (USL2) 5 (Bundy 6, Chase 12, Hill 36, Gledhill 75, Zarate 90) Dallas Roma (USASA) 0.Ocean City Barons (PDL) 4 (Mingo 30, Donatelli pen. 64, Williamson 67, Wacker 70) Long Island Rough Riders 0.Minnesota Thunder (USL1) 2 (Menyongar 62, own goal 89) Chicago Fire Premier 1 (Moss 89).Des Moines Menace (PDL) 3 (Boltnar 8, Kraus 14, Mudjzic 80) Charleston Battery (USL1) 2 (Simmonds 65, ...
  • MLS Summaries (June 29)
    MLS Summaries (June 29)June 29 in Kansas CityKansas City 1 Columbus 1. Goals: Burciaga Jr. (Gutierrez) 76; Rodriguez 69. Kansas City - Oshoniyi, Zotinca (Jewsbury, 62), Garcia, Thomas, Burciaga Jr., Klein, Gutierrez, Zavagnin, Victorine, Sealy (Preki, 46), Arnaud.Columbus - Gaudette, Herdsman (Kelly, 38), Fraser, Marshall, Schulte, Rodriguez, Elliott, Martino (Armstrong, 78), Henderson, Buddle (Wingert, 59), Wolyniec. Yellow Cards: Kansas City - Zavagnin 40; Columbus - Schulte 54.Referee: Alex Prus. Att.: 5,519.June 29 in ChicagoChicago 4 D.C. United 3. Goals: Jaqua (Mapp, Segares) 11, Marsch pen. 40, Thiago 41, Guerrero pen. 61; Gomez (Wilson) 14, Kuffour (Wilson) 47, Moreno pen. 65.Chicago ...
  • U.S. YOUTH SOCCER: Region II Finals (June 29)
    Under-19 BoysSockers FC Chicago (Illinois) 2 (Marsico 57, Person 63) Thunder SC (Ohio South) 0.Under-18 BoysFC Milwaukee (Wisconsin) 1 (Ratka 111) Dynamo Katner (Indiana) 1 (Shrack 120).(FC Milwaukee wins on penalties.)Under-17 BoysVardar (Michigan) 0 Chicago Sockers (Illinois) 0.(Vardar wins on penalties.)Under-16 BoysVardar (Michigan) 1 (Simon 74) Chicago Magic (Illinois) 0.Under-15 BoysCampton Raptors (Illinois) 1, (Stockley 6) Chicago Sockers (Illinois) 0.Under-14 BoysChicago Magic (Illinois) 1 (Novak 3)Ohio FC Mutiny (Ohio South) 1 (Duzan 33).Under-13 BoysChicago Magic Chelsea (Ill.) 3, Bangu Tsunami (Minnesota) 1(Chicago Magic wins on penalties.)Under-19 GirlsCarmel United Commotion (Indiana) 5 (Harnest 38, Pinnick 78, Dunning 82, Sarbaugh 83, Kruger ...
  • U.S. YOUTH SOCCER: Region III Finals (June 29)
    U-19 BoysCESA Premier (SC) 1 (Arrietta 86) Atlanta Fire United (GA) 2 (Chambers 32, Charowski 43).U-18 BoysAFC Lightning (GA) 1 (Knott 40) Dallas Texans Red (TX N) 2 (Nguyen 70, 93).U-17 BoysDallas Texans Red (TX N) 4 (Brown 13, Sajjadi 43, Nigh 52, Akpan 58) TN FC Blue (TN) 0.U-16 BoysSolar SC (TX N) 0 CASL Elite (NC) 0.(Solar wins on penalties 7-6.)U-15 BoysCASL Elite (NC) 2 (Byrne 42, Guderian 109) Boca Juniors (FL) 1 (Dibullo 53).U-14 BoysTulsa Soccer Club (OK) 4 (Wright 18, 42, Gross 48, Shannon 55) Houstonians FC (TX S) 1 (Perez 30).U-19 GirlsDallas Texans Red (TX ...
  • WORLD YOUTH CHAMPIONSHIP: Semifinal Results (June 28)
    SemifinalsJune 28Argentina 2 (Messi 7, Zabaleta 93) Brazil 1 (Renato 75).Nigeria 3 (Taiwo 34, Adefemi 70, Ogbuke 75) Morocco 0.
  • U.S. CLUB SOCCER: Region B Champions
    Premier Boys Region B ChampionsU12 û PDA (NJ)U13 û South Jersey Barons (NJ)U14 û Roanoke Star (VA)U15 û NOVA (VA)U16 û PA Classics Leeds (PA)U17 û Matchfit Academy (NJ)Super Group Boys Region B ChampionsU13 û NASA (NJ)U14 û Matchfit Academy (NJ)U14 û Black Watch (NY)U15 û Yonkers United (NY)U15 û Freestate United (MD)Premier Girls Region B ChampionsU12 û Pennridge (PA)U13 û Vista Shockwave (VA)U14 û Soccer Domain (NJ)U15 û Vista Hotshots (VA)U15 û Albertson (NY)U16 û Reston FC (VA)U17 û Boston Renegades (MA)
  • U.S. YOUTH SOCCER: Region III Semifinal Results (June 28)
    U-19 BoysCESA Premier (SC) 1 (Morris 5) Texans Red (TX S) 0.Atlanta United Fire (GA) 1 (Beam 20) CASL Elite (NC) 0.U-18 BoysAFC Lightning Premier (GA) 3 (Waasdorp 35, Jackson 80, Mitrovich 90+) NOW Spirit (OK) 2 (Mooney 28, Hammond 66).Dallas Texans Red (TX N) 3 (goalscorers n/a) GSC Green (NC) 0.U-17 BoysTN FC Blue (TN) 2 (Dawes 53, Mays 72) Inter Black (TX N) 0.Dallas Texans Red (TX N) 2 (Sajjadi 45, Wyner 48) Houston Texans (TX S) 0.U-16 BoysSolar (TX N) 2 (Nulisch 13, Wisniewski 44) Pensacola FC (FL) 0.CASL Elite (NC) 0 Houstonians FC Red 0. (Casl ...
  • MLS Previews (June 29)
    MLS Previews (June 29)Wednesday, June 29, 8 pm ET/7 pm CT/5 pm PTKANSAS CITY (5-3-6, 21 pts) vs. COLUMBUS (4-8-1, 13 pts)TV: ONN.Direct Kick: DirecTV - 791; Dish Net - 464; In Demand.Key Players Out: Kansas City - MF Diego Walsh (athletic pubalgia), FW Josh Wolff (National Team Duty - USA), DF Jimmy Conrad (National Team Duty - USA); Columbus - MF Duncan Oughton (R knee surgery), MD Ross Paule (post-concussion syndrome), GK Jon Busch (R knee), GK Matt Jordan (lower back strain), DF Frankie Hejduk (National Team Duty - USA), FW Cornell Glen (National Team Duty - Trin. & ...
  • U.S. YOUTH SOCCER: Region II Semifinal Results (June 27)
    Under-13 BoysBangu Tsunami (Minnesota) 3, Scott Gallagher (Missouri) 1Chicago Magic Chelsea (Illinois) 4, Carmel United Storm (Indiana) 1 Under-13 GirlsBV Stars (Kansas) 1, CIS Knockouts (Illinois) 3Internationals (Ohio North) 1, Vardar (Michigan) 8 Under-14 BoysDakota Gold Fury (South Dakota) 0, Ohio FC Mutiny (Ohio South) 6Chicago Magic (Illinois) 3, MSS United (Nebraska) 1 Under-14 GirlsKC Dynamo (Kansas) 0, Illinois Premier (Illinois) 1 (PK)Ft. Wayne Fever (Indiana) 1, Ohio Elite (Ohio South) 2 Under-15 BoysInternationals (Ohio North) 1, Chicago Sockers (Illinois) 2 (PK)FC Eagles Black (Ohio South) 2, Campton Raptors (Illinois) 3 (PK) Under-15 GirlsClassic Hammer (Ohio South) 1, St. Louis ...
  • OFF THE POST: Interview interrupted by mugging
    Listeners tuned in to a live radio interview with Brazilian star Roberto Carlos heard the famous left back say, ''They just robbed my car, they just robbed my car.''The Real Madrid player was in Belo Horizonte, conducting the interview via cell phone while in the passenger seat, when armed robbers who arrived on motorcycle amid dense traffic stripped the driver of his ring and cell phone.Also in the car was Roberto Carlos' girlfriend and an unarmed bodyguard.According to Reuters, the interview continued and Roberto Carlos was asked about Brazil's crime problem.''It happens everywhere,'' he says. ''It is a problem in ...
  • BY THE NUMBERS: Scoring in MLS
    Leading scorers among new foreigners in MLS: Hector Cuadros (Chivas USA/Mexico) 3 Youri Djorkaeff (Metrostars/France) 3 Roberto Minna (Dallas/Ecuador) 3 Thiago (Chicago/Brazil) 3 MLS leading scorers: Jeff Cunningham (Colorado) 8 Pat Noonan (New England) 8 Carlos Ruiz (Dallas) 7 Clint Dempsey (New England) 6 Landon Donovan (Los Angeles) 6 Nate Jaqua (Chicago) 6 Jaime Moreno (D.C. United) 6 Taylor Twellman (New England) 6 2.76 League-wide goals per game average. 2.0 Average goals scored per game by MLS's highest scoring team, New England. 0.67 Average goals scored per game by MLS's lowest scoring team, Real Salt Lake. ...
  • ON THE MOVE: Quaranta replaces injured Johnson; Chivas USA waives Suarez after tirade
    U.S. coach Bruce Arena has replaced forward Eddie Johnson, who has not recovered from a toe injury, with D.C. United's Santino Quaranta, who has two goals in 10 MLS appearances this season. ...Chivas USA has released defenders Ryan Suarez and Alfonso Loera, who have appeared in 15 and nine games, respectively. Suarez, after being subbed in the 28th minute of last Saturday's 3-0 loss to Kansas City, engaged in a screaming match with Coach Hans Westerhof in a scene caught by television cameras. The two were separated by other players and coaches. ''It was a terrible mistake,'' Chivas USA president ...