• COLLEGE WOMEN: Soccer America Top 25 scores & goalscorers (Aug. 27-28)
    Highlights à7 goals in 2 games for NDÆs Hanks àLang hat trick at USD àKansas & Arizona fall àAug. 27#4 Portland 3 (Rapinoe 5, 33, Sinclair 11) #17 Stanford 0.(Crowd of 4,420 is largest at Merlo Field in almost 8 years.)Aug. 28#1 North Carolina 3 (Gilbert 10, Guess 30, Chalupny 49) Colorado 0.(Second day of Heartland Classic in Topeka, Kan. draws 3,278 fans.)Vermont 0 #2 Notre Dame 6 (Hanks 21, 40, 41, 88, Bock 68, Manning 78).(Hanks has 7 goals in her first 2 collegiate games.)#25 San Diego 1 (Epsten 37) #3 UCLA 4 (Lang 13, 37, 42, DiMartino 22).(LangÆs ...
  • MLS Statistics (through Aug. 28)
    MLS Statistics (through Aug. 28)STANDINGS Eastern Conference Team W-L-T PTSNew England 13-5-6 45Kansas City 11-6-8 41Chicago 12-10-3 39D.C. United 11-8-5 38Metrostars 8-7-9 33Columbus 8-12-3 27Western Conference Team W-L-T PTSSan Jose 12-4-8 44FC Dallas 10-7-6 36Los Angeles 10-10-5 35Colorado 8-11-4 28Real Salt Lake 5-14-4 19Chivas USA 3-17-5 14SCHEDULE (home team first, times ET)Wednesday, Aug. 31D.C. United-Columbus, 7:30 pm.Saturday, Sept. 3Metrostars-Kansas City, 7:30 pm.FC Dallas-San Jose, 8:30 pmColorado-D.C. United, 9 pm.Real Salt Lake-New England, 9:30 pm.Chivas USA-Columbus, 10 pm.(Direct Kick Package and regional TV schedule will appear in Friday's Daily.) WEEK 23 RESULTSFriday, Aug. 26Kansas City 0 Columbus 1Saturday, Aug. 27New England ...
  • MLS Summaries (Aug. 26-27)
    MLS Summaries (Aug. 26-27)Aug. 26 in Kansas CityKansas City 0 Columbus 1. Goal: Henderson (Martino, Elliott) 34.Kansas City - Oshoniyi, Garcia, Conrad, Thomas (Jewsbury, 83), Burciaga Jr. (Gutierrez, 46), Klein, Zavagnin (Pore, 73), Arnaud, Victorine, Sealy, Wolff.Columbus - Walker, Marshall, Fraser, Schulte, Henderson, Elliott, Martino (Cameron, 89), Szetela, Testo, Wolyniec (Wingert, 79), Glen (Storey, 65).Yellow Cards: Kansas City - Zavagnin 54, Gutierrez 87, Gutierrez 88; Columbus - Martino 31, Henderson 86.Red Card: Kansas City - Gutierrez 88.Referee: Ben Jones. Att.: 6,030.Aug. 27 in Foxboro, Mass.New England 2 D.C. United 1. Goals: Quaranta (Gomez, Olsen) 36; Own Goal 48, Twellman (Dorman, ...
  • COLLEGE: Soccer America Top 25 scores & goalscorers (Aug. 26)
    Highlights àRecord opening game for Thorlakson à Weimer hat trick against UW à Record crowd at Texas A&M à Illini fall at Marquetteà Aug. 26#1 North Carolina 7 (Averbuch 7, Guess 13, OÆReilly 37, 52, Murphy 45, Gilbert 70, Yates 87) #20 Tennessee 1 (Rossi 80).(Homecoming game in Topeka, Kan., for UNC senior Leea Murphy draws 2,522 fans.)#2 Notre Dame 11 (Thorlakson 13, 56, Pinnick 30, Hanks 39, 49, 53, Cinalli 55, Manning 74, Bock 76, 84, Krivacek 86) New Hampshire 1 (Cieslak 18).(Thorlakson sets Irish record for points in opening game with 8 -- 2 goals, 4 assists.)Long Beach ...
  • USA-MEXICO: Lavolpe's 20
    USA-MEXICO: Lavolpe’s 20 Mexico coach Ricardo Lavolpe announced his roster for upcoming World Cup qualifiers against the USA Sept. 3 and Panama Sept. 7. As expected, the Argentine coach again left volatile star Cuauhtemoc Blanco off the squad. MEXICO ROSTER: Goalkeepers: Oswaldo Sanchez (Guadalajara), Moises Munoz (Morelia) Defenders: Rafael Marquez (Barcelona), Ricardo Osorio (Cruz Azul), Francisco Rodriguez (Guadalajara), Carlos Salcido (Guadalajara), Mario Mendez (Toluca), Ricardo Osorio (Cruz Azul) Midfielders: Gonzalo Pineda (UNAM), Pavel Pardo (Club America), Oscar Rojas (Club America), Gerardo Torrado (Cruz Azul), Ramon Morales (Guadalajara), Antonio ...
  • * SOCCER ON TELEVISION: Your Weekend Viewing Guide
    (All times Eastern unless noted. TV programming is always subject to change. Check your local listings and http://www.soccerTV.com) FRIDAY, Aug. 26 MLS DIRECT KICK KANSAS CITY-COLUMBUS (live), 8 pm. FOX SOCCER CHANNEL UEFA Super Cup LIVERPOOL-CSKA MOSCOW (live), 2:30 pm. USL First Division MONTREAL-VIRGINIA BEACH (live), 8 pm. FOX SPORTS EN ESPANOL UEFA Super Cup LIVERPOOL-CSKA MOSCOW (live), 2:30 pm. SETANTA SPORTS USA English League Championship QPR-SHEFFIELD WED. (live), 2:30 pm.
  • TRANSFER MARKET: Spain
    Spain's La Liga kicks off this weekend after a flurry of activity on the summer transfer market, which ends Aug. 31. Real Madrid was again the biggest spender. Champion Barcelona was, by contrast, conservative in its spending. Top 20 Transfers Robinho (Brazil) F Santos Real Madrid $30.6 million Julio Baptista (Brazil) M Sevilla to Real Madrid $25 million Walter Samuel (Argentina) D Real Madrid to Inter Milan $20 million Alberto Luque (Spain) F Dep. Coruna to Newcastle $17.2 million Asier del ...
  • COLLEGE: NCAA Division I coaching moves
    (SCHOOL Old Coach ... New Coach)BELMONT Chris Bosworth ... Lisa Howe (Jacksonville State)BUCKNELL Chrissy Findlay ... Ben Landis (Dartmouth coach)CAMPBELL Patrick Ferguson (Wright State coach) ... Matt DillonCHARLOTTE Neil Roberts ... Jon Lipsitz (Ohio State ass't)THE CITADEL Megan Hjerling ... Chris Lenzo (Western Carolina ass't)DARTMOUTH Ben Landis (Bucknell coach) ... Angie Hind (Dartmouth ass't)EASTERN ILLINOIS Steve Ballard (Texas-San Antonio coach) ... Tim Nowak (Louisville ass't)ELON Matt Clark ... Chris Webb (East Carolina ass't)EVANSVILLE Ron Raab ... Chris Pfau (Princeton ass't)FAIRFIELD Maria Piechocki ... Jim O'Brien (So. Connecticut coach)FLORIDA STATE Patrick Baker (Georgia coach) ... Mark Krikorian (U.S. U-19 national team ...
  • MLS Previews (Aug. 26-27)
    MLS Previews (Aug. 26-27)Friday, Aug. 26, 8 pm ET/7 pm CT/5 pm PTKANSAS CITY (11-5-8, 41 pts) vs. COLUMBUS (7-12-3, 24 pts)TV: ONN.Direct TV: DirecTV - 790; Dish Net - 464; In Demand.Key Players Out: Kansas City - none; Columbus - DF Stephen Herdsman (L groin strain), MF Mario Rodriguez (R hamstring strain), FW Edson Buddle (SABH assessment), MF Duncan Oughton (R knee surgery), MD Ross Paule (post-concussion syndrome), GK Jon Busch (R knee).Referee: Ben Jones.Saturday, Aug. 27, 7:30 pm ET/4:30 pm PTNEW ENGLAND (12-5-6, 42 pts) vs. D.C. UNITED (11-7-5, 38 pts)TV: CSN-DC, WB-56.Direct TV: DirecTV - 790; Dish ...
  • CHAMPIONS LEAGUE: Group Stage Draw
    Group A: Bayern Munich (Germany), Brugge (Belgium), Juventus (Italy), Rapid Vienna (Austria).Group B: Ajax (Netherlands), Arsenal (England), Sparta Prague (Czech Republic), Thun (Switzerland).Group C: Barcelona (Spain), Panathinaikos (Greece), Udinese (Italy), Werder Bremen (Germany).Group D: Benfica (Portugal), Little (France), Man. Utd. (England), Villarreal (Spain).Group E: AC Milan (Italy), Fenerbahce (Turkey), PSV (Netherlands), Schalke 04 (Germany).Group F: Lyon (France), Olympiakos (Greece), Real Madrid (Spain), Rosenborg (Norway).Group G: Chelsea (England), Liverpool (England), Anderlecht (Belgium), Real Betis (Spain).Group H: Artmedia Bratislava (Slovakia), Rangers (Scotland), Inter Milan (Italy). Porto (Portugal).
  • U.S. OPEN CUP: Quarterfinal Results (Aug. 24)
    Aug. 24 in Rochester, N.Y.Rochester (USL1) 1 (Miller 60) Chicago (MLS) 1 (Caballero 34). (Chicago wins 5-4 on penalties.)Aug. 24 in Germantown, Md.D.C. United (MLS) 1 (Gomez 46) FC Dallas (MLS) 1 (Ruiz 90). (FC Dallas wins 4-1 on penalties.)Aug. 24 in Parksville, Mo.Kansas City (MLS) 1 Minnesota (USL1) 3 (Menyonger 33, 58, own goal).Aug. 24 in San JoseSan Jose (MLS) 1 (Cerritos 76) Los Angeles (MLS) 2 (Gomez 5, 31).
  • COLLEGE WOMEN: Preseason Conference Polls
    0825college conf html1 ACC 1. North Carolina, 2. Virginia, 3. Duke, 4. Clemson, 5. Boston College, 6. Florida State, 7. Wake Forest, 8. Maryland, 9. Virginia Tech, 10. N.C. State. 11, Miami (Fla.). America East 1. Boston U., 2. Maine, 3. New Hampshire, 4. Binghamton, 5. Stony Brook, 5. Vermont, 7. Hartford, 8. UMBC, 9. Albany. Atlantic Sun 1. Florida Atlantic, 2. Gardner-Webb, 3. Campbell, 4. Kennesaw State, 5. Jacksonville, 6. Stetson, 7. Mercer, 8. ETSU, 9. North Florida, 10. ...
  • COLLEGE WOMEN: Soccer on TV
    No. 19 Texas hosts Auburn Sunday, Aug. 28 (live, 8 pm ET) in the first womenÆs soccer game played on new network ESPNU. It will be showing other regular-season games, as well as the WomenÆs College Cup in December. CSTV will have extensive coverage of regular-season action, mostly on delay, as well as live or same-day coverage of four conference finals. Region networks will be showing games of regional interest.
  • MLS CONFIDENTIAL: The Real thing
    By Ridge MahoneySenior EditorSoccer America MagazineREAL THING: The 5-0 scoreline that Real Madrid put on the MLS all-stars Tuesday night might have flattered the Spanish giant, but only a bit.In front of a home crowd, which whistled when the lead was only 2-0, the Galacticos turned up the intensity much higher than they had last month in cruising past the Galaxy, 2-0, at Home Depot Center.True, even if the MLS contingent hadnÆt been fatigued from matches last weekend and jet-lagged after a cross-Atlantic jaunt, the glaring difference between the teams in pace, strength, acumen and toughness would not have been ...
  • COLLEGE WOMEN: CSTV television schedule
    Schedule is subject to change. Check your local system for availability in your area.CSTVSept. 5Maryland vs. Connecticut (7 pm ET û tape of game played Sept. 2).Sept. 5Notre Dame vs. Florida (9 pm ET û tape of game played Sept. 2).Sept. 25Navy vs. Stanford (8 pm ET û tape of game played Sept. 22).Sept. 26Princeton vs. Yale (8 pm ET û tape of game played Sept. 24).Oct. 2Nebraska vs. Missouri (live, 2 pm ET).Oct. 17Ohio State vs. Penn State (8 pm, tape of game played Oct. 14)Oct. 21Nebraska vs. Oklahoma (5 pm ET, live)Oct. 24Santa Clara vs. Portland (10 pm ...