• TV: This weekend's MLS playoff schedule
    Quarterfinals, second leg Saturday, Oct. 29 NEW ENGLAND-METROSTARS (Metros lead 1-0 on aggregate). 8 pm ET/5 pm PT. LIVE: Fox Soccer Channel, Fox En Espanol, Direct Kick, WLVI-TV 56 (Boston, WB 56). Saturday, Oct. 29 FC DALLAS-COLORADO (agg: 0-0) 8:30 pm ET/5:30 pm PT. LIVE: Direct Kick, Altitude Sports and Entertainment 2, Comcast Cable Channel 5 (Denver). Saturday, Oct. 29 SAN JOSE-LOS ANGELES (L.A. leads 3-1 on aggregate) 10 pm ET/7 pm PT. LIVE: Fox Soccer Channel, Fox Sports En Espanol, Direct Kick, HDNet, FSN West 2 (Los ...
  • U.S. ABROAD: Tim Howard sees Man U action; Keller's team ousted from German Cup
    American keeper Tim Howard saw his first playing time in an official game this season when he went 90 minutes for Manchester United in its 4-1 win over fourth-tier Barnet in an English League Cup third-round game. Also seeing his first action of the season was forward Danny Karbassiyoon, who returned from injury and played the final 13 minutes of Burnley's 1-0 loss to Aston Villa. ... Brian McBride did not play while Carlos Bocanegra was a 92nd-minute sub in Fulham's 3-2 overtime loss to West Bromwich Albion. ... Blackburn's Brad Friedel celebrated a 3-0 win ...
  • STATS: All-time MLS playoff appearance leaders
    Player: games 1. Cobi Jones (Los Angeles): 42 2. Jeff Agoos (MetroStars*): 38 3. Mauricio Cienfuegos (Los Angeles): 35 4. Kevin Hartman (Los Angeles): 36 5. Diego Gutierrez (Kansas City): 35 6. Chris Armas (Chicago*): 32 * Played for more than one team; most recent team listed.
  • JEFF AGOOS: King of the postseason
    The MetroStars' Jeff Agoos, enjoying postseason play once again while aiming to reach MLS Cup for a record seventh time, relishes the playoff excitement but would like to see more emphasis on the regular season.By Ridge Mahoney, Senior Editor Soccer AmericaNo, says Jeff Agoos, there weren't any inklings of deja vu last Saturday as the MetroStars and Revolution slogged through the rain and wind at Giants Stadium.Maybe that's because since playing his first MLS postseason game in the autumn of 1996, he's played more of them than any other player except the Galaxy's Cobi Jones.Agoos' first, as a member of ...
  • Newsmakers
    By Paul Kennedy, Managing EditorSoccer America MagazineHUMAN CHESS In a battle of world champions, Diego Maradona took on blindfolded Russian grandmaster Anatoly Karpov (right) in a game of human chess on MaradonaÆs hit talk show ''La Noche del 10.'' The game ended in a draw.ABRAMOVICHÆs BILLIONS Chelsea owner gets richerWhat does a man who has everything do?ThatÆs the question everyone is asking after Russian tycoon Roman AbramovichÆs latest business deal.Abramovich, best known as the owner of English club Chelsea, has emerged as the big winner in the high-stakes world of Russian energy.Russian state gas company Gazprom bought oil firm Sibneft, ...
  • Life In The Pros
    By Mike Woitalla, Executive EditorSoccer America MagazineThese players, all MLS champions, agree. Of all the thrills in sports, nothing compares to the glory of lifting a championship trophy with oneÆs teammates.Ben Olsen (1999, 2004) NOT A JINX Even though Ben Olsen (right) won Rookie of the Year honors, he felt crummy after his first MLS season. He had lost in MLS Cup '98 with D.C. United to Chicago.''I started thinking I was one of those guys who never wins. That I was a jinx,'' he says.With Pennsylvania youth club FC Delco, he lost in the McGuire Cup final. As a ...
  • U.S. SOCCER: The Young Guard
    By Ridge Mahoney, Senior EditorSoccer America Magazine Freddy AduÆs teammates on the U.S. teams at the 2003 and 2005 World Youth Championship included Bobby Convey and Eddie Johnson, two players who, if healthy, should make the 2006 World Cup squad. Others have the potential to excel at the international level ...RICARDO CLARKA superb rookie year had drawn the interest of U.S. head coach Bruce Arena in 2003, but not until this October did Clark, 22, get into an 18-man game roster. He was picked for the qualifier in Costa Rica and the Hexagonal finale at home against Panama.ClarkÆs remarkable range ...
  • World Cup Countdown
    By Ridge Mahoney, Senior EditorSoccer America MagazineBobby Convey, once the youngest player to appear in an MLS match, has taken his career to England. After a long stint on the bench, heÆs landed a regular spot for ambitious second-tier club Reading as he makes his case for a spot on the 2006 U.S. World Cup team.Six years into his professional career, the fuzz on his cheeks has given way to stubble, and the once-boyish face has matured, yet heÆs not Robert or Bob, heÆs still Bobby Convey and probably always will be. ôThatÆs what seems to happen with some guys, ...
  • Backline
    Salvadoran Star Coaching U.S. YouthBy Mike Woitalla, Executive EditorSoccer America MagazineFormer MLS star Raul Diaz Arce brings his experience to U.S. U-17 residents.Raul Diaz Arce played his first soccer barefoot on dirt roads in San Miguel, El Salvador.ôKids in my neighborhood had one pair of shoes,ö he says. ôYou needed those for school, so you didnÆt want to ruin them playing soccer.öBesides the perils of stubbing toes on the gravelly playing ôfield,ö there were the cars.ôMy father saw us playing,ö Diaz Arce says, ôand said if we kept playing on the street, we could get hit by a car. So ...
  • COLLEGE: Women's Conference Tournament Scoreboard
    America EastFirst RoundOct. 28 in Boston#5 New Hampshire vs. # 4 Vermont#6 UMBC vs. #3 BinghamtonOct. 30 in Boston#1 Boston University vs. New Hampshire-Vermont winner#2 Maine vs. UMBC-Binghamton winnerBig EastFirst RoundOct. 27Rutgers vs. PittsburghSyracuse vs. GeorgetownQuarterfinalsOct. 30Notre Dame vs. Georgetown/Syracuse winnerConnecticut vs. Pittsburgh/Rutgers winnerMarquette vs. LouisvilleWest Virginia vs. VillanovaMAACFirst RoundOct. 27 in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.#7 Canisius vs. #10 Saint PeterÆs#8 Rider vs. #9 ManhattanQuarterfinalsOct. 28 in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.#3 Siena vs. #6 Marist#2 Niagara vs. Canisius-St. PeterÆs winner#4 Iona vs. #5 Fairfield#1 Loyola Md.) vs. Rider-ManhattanMissouri ValleyQuarterfinalsOct. 30#3 Missouri State vs. #6 Evansville#4 Illinois State vs. #5 Indiana ...
  • SOCCER AMERICA WomenÆs College Top 25 scores & schedules
    Oct. 25#6 Florida State 5 (Odebrecht 34, Ferreri 37, 50, Swensen 57, Rosseau 87) The Citadel 0.(FSU has won seven in a row.)Oct. 28Minnesota vs. #1 Penn StateWake Forest vs. #3 North Carolina#10 Duke vs. Miami (Fla.)#14 California vs. #4 UCLA#15 Texas A&M vs. Baylor#17 Stanford vs. USC#20 Florida vs. South CarolinaSan Diego vs. #22 Pepperdine#23 Georgia vs. #19 Tennessee#24 Vanderbilt vs. Kentucky#25 Nebraska vs. Iowa StateOct. 29Clemson vs. #6 Florida State#8 Virginia vs. N.C. StateMaryland vs. #13 Boston CollegeArizona State vs. #16 ArizonaOct. 30#1 Penn State vs. NavySan Francisco vs. #2 Portland#5 Notre Dame vs. Georgetown/Syracuse winner (Big East ...
  • SOCCER AMERICA MenÆs College Top 25 scores & schedules
    MENÆS TOP 25Oct. 24San Diego 0 #18 San Diego State 1 (Persad 63).(Aztecs beat USD for first time since 1991.)Oct. 25High Point 0 #13 North Carolina 2 (Shriver 53, Ashe 58).Penn vs. #21 Hartwick (postponed)Oct. 26#2 Maryland 4 (King 40, Beckman 44, Rogers 53, Zusi 70) NJIT 0.#4 Indiana 3 (Nguyen 31, Ambersley 52, Traylor 65) Notre Dame 0.(IU coach Mike Freitag: ''That was the best game I have seen our backs play this season.ö#6 Duke 2 (Camp 49, 90) Stony Brook 1 (Fucci 65).West Virginia 0 #7 Connecticut 1 (White 54).(OÆBrian White is sent off seven minutes after scoring.)Villanova ...
  • SOCCER AMERICA WomenÆs College Team of the Week (Week 9: Oct. 17-23)
    GOALKEEPERAshley Haugen (Gonzaga), Sr.Posts back-to-back West Coast Conference shutouts against San Diego (1-0) and ranked Santa Clara (0-0), dropping GAA in conference play to 0.37.DEFENDERSCourtney Hooker (California), Soph.Helps shut down stars from Arizona (0-0) and Arizona State (1-0) as Bears extend shutout streak to six games.Bailey Wilberts (Drake), Sr.Stymies Creighton attack in 3-0 win that hands Bulldogs their third consecutive MVC regular-season championship.MIDFIELDERSMonique Gjini (Louisville), Soph.Sets school record with eight points (three goals and two assists) in 5-1 win over Seton Hall to give Cardinals first-round bye in Big East Tournament.Stephanie Power (VCU), Fr.Scores and assists on the game-winner ...
  • SOCCER AMERICA WomenÆs College Player of the Week (Week 9: Oct. 17-23)
    Tiffany Weimer (Penn State), Sr.Breaks Big Ten career record for goals by scoring her 82nd and 83rd goals in wins over Michigan (4-0) and Michigan State (3-0); extends goal-scoring streak to 17 games.
  • SOCCER AMERICA MenÆs College Team of the Week (Week 8: Oct. 17-23)
    GOALKEEPERNick Noble (West Virginia), Jr.Sets WVU single-season shutout record (10) when he blanks American (2-0) and Providence (1-0).DEFENDERSMatt Britner (Brown), Jr.Scores golden goal to give Bears a 2-1 victory over Cornell and improve their Ivy League record to 4-0-0.Tyler Hemming (Hartwick), Jr.Scores first goal in 2-1 win over ranked St. JohnÆs and makes key clearance late in contest.Tyson Wahl (California), Sr.Scores two of four goals in 4-0 win at ranked Oregon State after Bears shut out Washington, 2-0.Christos Zisimatos (Seton Hall), Sr.Scores first game-winning goal of career in 3-1 win over Princeton, then plays key role in shutting out ...