• USL: 2005 First Division Awards
    Most Valuable PlayerJason Jordan (Vancouver Whitecaps)Jordan finished as the teamÆs leading scorer for the fourth straight year and the fifth time overall. His numbers were also good enough to earn the leagueÆs scoring (27 points) and goalscoring (17) titles.Coach of the YearNick DeSantis (Montreal Impact) In just his second season, DeSantis has already earned a USL First Division championship (2004) and a USL First Division regular-season title (2005). His squad set numerous club records including lowest number of goals allowed (15) and fewest losses (3) this season.Defender of the YearTaylor Graham (Seattle Sounders)With the loss of 2003 All-League defender and ...
  • UNDER-17 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP: Results
    QuarterfinalsSept. 25Mexico 3 (Valdez 86, Guzman 92, Vela 105) Costa Rica 1 (own goal 67) (OT).Turkey 5 (Kose 10, 88, Erkin 33, 90, Sahin 54) China 1 (Gu Jinjin 57).Sept. 26Netherlands 2 (Sarpong 45, 84) USA 0.Brazil 3 (Ramon 48, Celso 97, Igor 120) North Korea 1 (Kim Kyong Il 82) (OT).SemifinalsSept. 29Mexico 4 (Villaluz 33, 61, Moreno 50, Guzman 90) Netherlands 0.Brazil 4 (Celso 1, Anderson 26, Marcelona 32, Igor 90) Turkey 3 (Erkin 47, Kose 70, Sahin 76).
  • TRIVIA: Ami apppearances in the Bundesliga
    TRIVIAWhich U.S. product has made the most appearances in the German First Division?Steve Cherundolo is two games from playing his 100th game in the German First Division. Below are the 10 U.S. products* who have made the most Bundesliga appearances:98 Steve Cherundolo (Hannover 96 2002-present)77 Tony Sanneh (Hertha Berlin 1998-2001, FC Nuremberg, 2001-03)74 Claudio Reyna (Bayer Leverkusen 1995-97, Wolfsburg 1997-99)54 Eric Wynalda (Saarbruecken 1992-93, Bochum 1994-95)32 Conor Casey (Hannover 96 2002-03/Mainz 2004-present)25 Cory Gibbs (St. Pauli 2001-02)23 Kasey Keller (Borussia M'Gladbach 2005-present)20 Jovan Kirovski (Borussa Dortmund 1996-98)19 Frankie Hejduk (Bayer Leverkusen 1998-2001)15 Paul Caligiuri (St. Pauli 1995-96)Through Sept. 29, 2005* ...
  • SOCCER AMERICA Women's College Top 25 weekend schedule
    Sept. 30#1 North Carolina vs. ClemsonWashington vs. #2 PortlandNorthwestern vs. #3 Penn State#18 Marquette vs. #5 Notre Dame#19 Stanford vs. #6 Santa Clara (Stanford Nike Invitational)#9 Boston College vs. #8 DukeTennessee vs. #11 Florida#12 Connecticut vs. Cincinnati#13 Pepperdine vs. Utah#14 Texas A&M vs. Boise StateMaryland vs. #17 Wake ForestIndiana vs. #20 MichiganOhio State vs. #22 IllinoisColorado vs. #24 Oklahoma State#25 Oklahoma vs. Texas TechOct. 1#21 Arizona vs. #15 BYUOct. 2Maryland vs. #1 North Carolina#2 Portland vs. Oregon StateWisconsin vs. #3 Penn State#4 UCLA vs. #13 PepperdineSouth Florida vs. #5 Notre Dame#6 Santa Clara vs. Oakland (Stanford Nike Invitational)#7 Virginia vs. ...
  • SOCCER AMERICA Men's College Top 25 weekend schedule
    Sept. 30#9 UCLA vs. #3 California#4 Akron vs. #22 Ohio State#5 Indiana vs. Penn StateBoston College vs. #7 DukeUNC Wilmington vs. #10 Old Dominion#17 Maryland vs. #11 Wake ForestClemson vs. #16 N.C. StatePortland vs. #24 San DiegoOct. 1#14 Virginia vs. #2 North Carolina#6 St. JohnÆs vs. Louisville#13 Connecticut vs. MarquetteRutgers vs. #15 Cincinnati#18 Creighton vs. UMKC#19 UNC Greensboro vs. Georgia SouthernAir Force vs. #20 Missouri State#25 South Florida vs. VillanovaOct. 2San Diego State vs. #3 California#5 Indiana vs. IUPUI#8 Santa Clara vs. St. MaryÆs#9 UCLA vs. StanfordGeorgia State vs. #10 Old DominionFairfield vs. #12 Fairleigh DickinsonWisconsin vs. #22 Ohio StateOregon ...
  • WINNERS & LOSERS: Galaxy wins Open Cup; Beasley's PSV falls
    Winners ... The LOS ANGELES GALAXY won the U.S. Open Cup for the second time with a 1-0 victory over FC Dallas in the final Wednesday night thanks to Herculez Gomez';s side-volley from 12 yards out. MARCUS HAHNEMANN extended his shutout streak to 403 minutes with a series of incredible saves and Reading stretched its unbeaten streak to 12 games in the English League Championship as the Royals tied Southampton on the road, 0-0. EDDIE LEWIS assisted on two goals as Leeds moved into sixth place in the Championship with a 3-1 ...
  • U.S. SOCCER: Women's raining camp roster for Australia game
    U.S. womenÆs national team head coach Greg Ryan named 24 players to a training camp prior to the match against Australia on Oct. 16 at Titan Stadium on the campus of Cal State Fullerton (3:00 p.m. PT live on ESPN2). Ryan will name 18 players to suit up for the match against the Matildas.GOALKEEPERS: Jen Branam, Kristin Luckenbill, Hope Solo; DEFENDERS: Nancy Augustyniak, Kylie Bivens, Tina Frimpong, Amy LePeilbet, Kate Markgraf, Heather Mitts, Cat Reddick; MIDFIELDERS: Shannon Boxx, Lorrie Fair, Angela Hucles, Kristine Lilly, Carli Lloyd, Marci Miller, Stacey Tullock, Aly Wagner; FORWARDS: Lauren Cheney, Danielle Fotopoulos, Shannon MacMillan, Tiffeny ...
  • COLLEGE TRIVIA: Most wins against North Carolina women
    Which team has the most wins against the University of North Carolina womenÆs team?a. Connecticutb. Notre Damec. Santa Clarad. VirginiaAnswer:Santa Clara. The Broncos' win over UNC in last year's NCAA tournament was their fourth. UConn and Notre Dame have beaten the Tar Heels twice. Virginia is 0-34-1 against them. Its shootout win in the 2004 ACC Tournament final is officially listed as a tie.
  • U.S. OPEN CUP: Gomez gem gives Galaxy title
    The Los Angeles Galaxy won the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup Wednesday night with a 1-0 victory against FC Dallas thanks to Herculez GomezÆs side-volley from 12 yards out off Chris AlbrightÆs crossThe goal for Gomez was his sixth in the 2005 Open Cup, tying for the competitions top scoring honors for the year with Melvin Tarley of the Minnesota Thunder who also had six goals. ''Chris Albright played in a pretty great ball,'' Gomez said. ''It was just sitting up there. This is what dreams are made of.'' FinalSept. 28 in Carson, Calif.Los Angeles 1 FC Dallas 0. Goal: ...
  • EUROPEAN CHAMPIONS LEAGUE (Sept. 27-28)
    EUROPEAN CHAMPIONS LEAGUEGroup 1Sept. 27Bay. Munich (Germ.) 1 (Demichelis 32) Club Brugge (Belg.) 0.Juventus (Italy) 3 (Trezeguet 27, Mutu 82, Ibrahimovic 85) R. Vienna (Austria) 0.Standings: Juventus, Bay. Munich 6 points; Club Brugge, R. Vienna 0.Group 2Sept. 27Ajax (Neth.) 1 (Rosenberg 71) Arsenal (Eng.) 2 (Ljungberg 2, Pires pen. 69).Thun (Switz.) 1 (Hodzic 89) Sp. Prague (Czech Rep.) 0.Standings: Arsenal 6; Thun 3; Ajax, Sp. Prague 1.Group 3Sept. 27Panathinaikos (Greece) 2 (Gonzalez pen. 5, Mantzios 8) Wer. Bremen (Germ.) 1 (Klose 41).Barcelona (Spain) 4 (Ronaldinho 13, 32, pen. 90, Deco 41) Udinese (Italy) 1 (Felipe 24).Standings: Barcelona 6; Udinese, Pananthinaikos ...
  • SOCCER ON TELEVISION (thru 10/3): Your Viewing Guide
    (All times Eastern unless noted. TV programming is always subject to change. Check your local listings) WEDNESDAY, Sept. 28 GOL TV Peruvian League ALIANZA LIMA-SPORTING CRISTAL (live), 8 pm. U.S. Open Cup Final LOS ANGELES-FC DALLAS (live), 11 pm. EPSN DEPORTES European Champions League SCHALKE-AC MILAN (delay), 10:30 pm. FOX SPORTS EN ESPANOL Copa Sudamericana, Round of 16, 2nd Leg CRUZEIRO-VELEZ SARSFIELD (live), 6 pm. Copa Sudamericana, Round of 16, 2nd Leg RIVER PLATE-CORINTHIANS (live), 8:30 pm. Copa Sudamericana, Round of 16, 2nd Leg BANFIELD-FLUMINENSE (delay), 11 pm. AZTECA AMERICA Mexican ...
  • MLS CONFIDENTIAL: Exploring the Galaxy and Sampson's future
    By Ridge Mahoney, Senior Editor Soccer America Magazine OPEN QUESTION: In the aftermath of the Galaxy's 2-1 win over the Wizards Sunday night came all manner of pronouncements that both upcoming games against FC Dallas at Home Depot Center are vitally important. On Wednesday, the Galaxy and FC Dallas play in the U.S. Open Cup final (live on Gol TV, 11 pm ET/8 pm PT). On Saturday is a crucial league meeting of the two teams vying for second place in the Western Conference. Coach Steve Sampson's job is tenuous, regardless of either ...
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  • SOCCER AMERICA Women's College Top 25 Scoreboard
    Soccer America Top 25TEAM (RECORD) LAST WEEK1. North Carolina (10-0-0) 12. Portland (9-0-0) 23. Penn State (10-0-0) 34. UCLA (8-1-0) 45. Notre Dame (9-1-0) 56. Santa Clara (6-1-1) 67. Virginia (7-2-1) 118. Duke (7-1-1) 79. Boston College (7-0-1) 810. Florida State (8-1-0) 911. Florida (6-2-1) 1012. Connecticut (8-2-0) 1213. Pepperdine (8-0-1) 1314. Texas A&M (7-1-1) 1615. BYU (9-0-1) 1816. California (7-2-1) 1417. Wake Forest (6-2-1) 1518. Marquette (9-1-1) 1719. Stanford (4-3-1) 1920. Michigan (5-2-2) 2221. Arizona (5-2-2) 2122. Illinois (6-2-2) NR23. Cal State Fullerton (7-2-0) 2524. Oklahoma State (8-0-2) NR25. Oklahoma (9-1-0) NRNote: The Soccer America Top 25 is released ...
  • SOCCER AMERICA Men's College Top 25 Scoreboard
    SCORESSept. 27#2 North Carolina 1 (Campbell 99) #19 UNC Greensboro 0 (OT).#7 Duke 3 (Wadsworth 15, Loftus 60, 67) Longwood 1 (Griessbach 65).#11 Wake Forest (Franks 51) Florida Atlantic 0.#17 Maryland 1 (Garey 43) William & Mary 0.(Win is 200th of Coach Sasha CirovskiÆs career.) SOCCER AMERICA TOP 25TEAM (RECORD) LAST WEEK1. New Mexico (8-0-0) 12. North Carolina (7-0-1) 23. California (7-0-1) 44. Akron (8-0-0) 115. Indiana (4-0-3) 56. St. JohnÆs (4-1-3) 67. Duke (6-1-1) 78. Santa Clara (5-2-0) 129. UCLA (4-2-0) 1410. Old Dominion (5-1-1) 11. Wake Forest (6-2-0) 1712. Fairleigh Dickinson (6-0-1) 1813. Connecticut (5-2-1) 1614. Virginia (5-1-1) ...