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HONORED: Kasey Keller named 2005 Honda U.S. Player of the Year

National team goalkeeper Kasey Keller became was named the 2005 U.S. Honda Player of the Year Award, making him the third player to win the 15-year-old award more than once.

In a vote by American soccer media, Keller edged Landon Donovan, winner of the last three. Eric Wynalda (1996 and 1992) is the other multi-winner.


MLS: Adidas MLS Player Combine Invitees

GOALKEEPERS: Ray Burse (Ohio State); Eric Kronberg (California); Chris Dunsheath (Bradley); Andy Gruenbaum (Kentucky);

DEFENDERS: Kenny Bertz (Maryland); Chris Lancos (Maryland); Daniel Wasson (Tulsa); Kyle Veris (Ohio State); Tyson Wahl (California); Trevor McEachron (Old Dominion); Jeff Curtin (Georgetown); Cory Farabi (Drake); Justin Moore (Clemson); Anthony Noriega (George Mason); John Queeley (North Carolina State); Danny Wynn (St. Louis); Jordan Harvey (UCLA); ...

COLLEGE: Barto out as UNLV coach

Barry Barto is out as UNLV menÆs coach.

ôThis decision was based on performance, and in the best interest of the menÆs soccer program that we make this change,ö said UNLV Athletic Director Mike Hamrick. ôWe would like to see the program go in a new direction, as we aspire for all of our sports to challenge for conference championships ...

SOCCER ON TV (thru 12/5): Your Viewing Guide

(All times ET unless noted. Consult your regular television listings guides for availability in your area. Schedules are subject to change.)

FRIDAY, Dec. 2

NCAA Div. 1 Women's College Cup Semifinal PENN STATE-PORTLAND (live), 4:30 pm.

NCAA Div. 1 Women's College Cup Semifinal PENN STATE-PORTLAND (live), 4:30 pm.
NCAA Div. ...

OFF THE POST: Aussies qualified thanks to settled witch doctor debt?

Australia's qualification for the 2006 World Cup came thanks to television presenter and filmmaker John Safran ending a 32-year-old curse, according to Safran.

Safran, often called the Down Under's Michael Moore, discovered that Australia had an outstanding debt to a Mozambique witch doctor.

In 1969, Australia faced Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) in a World Cup qualifying playoff in Mozambique and the Aussie players ...

EUROPEAN PLAYER OF YEAR: Ronaldinho runs away with 2005 award

Barcelona star Ronaldinho became the third Brazilian player to win the European Player of the Year award when he captured 2005 honors ahead of Englishmen Frank Lampard, the Chelsea midfield player, and Steven Gerrard of Liverpool.

The Ballon dÆor, organized by Paris magazine France Football celebrated its 50th year, and the result of this yearÆs balloting of European journalists ...


COLLEGE: NAIA All-American Team (without Americans)

The 2005 NAIA MenÆs All-American First Team is unique in that it contains no Americans. The 11 players selected hail for seven countries: Kenya (4), Iceland (2), England (1), Haiti (1), Northern Ireland (1), Ukraine (1) and Uruguay (1):


G Jorundur Kristinsson, Auburn-Montgomery, Soph. (Iceland)

D Hugh Davey, Embry-Riddle, Soph. (Northern Ireland)

D Bonivenger Misiko, Lindsey Wilson, ...

MAKING A LIST: Ben Hunter's streak

Since the start of postseason play, junior transfer Ben Hunter has accounted for every goal North Carolina has scored. Hunter, an Englishman who played his first two years at NAIA school Rio Grande, has seven goals in the ACC Tournament and NCAA Tournament after scoring only six goals in the regular season. All seven goals have come from the 56th ...

YOUTH: U-16 girls go unbeaten in Boca Raton

The U.S. U-16 girls national team put together an impressive three-game run at the U.S. Youth Soccer ODP Thanksgiving Interregional Event in Boca Raton, Fla., winning two matches and tying one against older regional teams one year older.


Nov. 21 Region I 1988s 3-2 Nogueira, Mathias, Noyola

Nov. 23 Region IV 1988s 5-0 Baddley (2), Mathias, Heyboer, D'Agostino

Nov. 25 Region II 1988s ...

YOUTH: U-14 boys win three games at ODP Interregional

The U.S. U-14 boys national team was divided into two squads and came away with three wins against regional teams at the US Youth Soccer ODP Boys Thanksgiving Interregional. The Blue team beat the White team, 2-1, in the final game.


Nov. 26 U.S. Blue Region III 1992 0-2 L --

Nov. 26 U.S. White Region I 1992 3-0 W Patrick ...

YOUTH: U.S. U-15s go 1-3-0 in Austin

The U.S. Under-17 Æ90 team finished up the U.S. Youth Soccer ODP BoysÆ Thanksgiving Interregional on Monday morning with a 2-0 loss to Region II '89 to finish 1-3-0. Coach John Hackworth divided the 22 players on his roster into two teams, one comprising players already in U-17 Residency Program and the other of players being evaluated for a possible ...

WINNERS & LOSERS: McBride scores a pair; more woes for Chivas


American striker BRIAN McBRIDE's two first-half goals sent Fulham to a 2-1 win over Bolton that marked the Cottagers third straight victory. McBride tapped a low cross past keeper Jussi Jaaskelainen for the first goal in the fourth minute. Fourteen minutes later, McBride ran on to a punt from his keeper, Mark Crossley, and ...

COLLEGE: NCAA Division III Finals & All-Tournament Teams


Nov. 26 in Greensboro, N.C.

Messiah 1 Gustavus Adolphus 0. Goal: Edwards (Mohney) 69.

Messiah -- Shambach, Wagner, Lenehan, Mohney, Burckhart, Claassen, Rosamilia, Brubaker, Kasiguran, McClellan, Luckenbaugh. Subs: Bollinger, Crompton, Edwards, Binger, Kipe, Visser.

Gustavus Adolphus -- Garry, Pinahs, Johnson, Iblings, Kroog, Heupel, Barthell, Astry, Bousu, Morlock, Groth. Subs: Aasness, Butterworth, Suchy.

Referee: Griff Sims.

Att.: 1,374.


Kai Kasiguran, Messiah (MVP), ...

COLLEGE: Messiah sweeps NCAA D3 titles

Messiah became the first school to sweep NCAA menÆs and womenÆs soccer titles in the same year.

The Grantham, Pa., school beat Gustavus Adolphus, 1-0, Saturday on Ryan EdwardsÆ goal in the 69th minute to win its fourth NCAA Division III menÆs title û all in the last six years.

The Messiah women beat the College of New Jersey, 1-0, on Billie ...

COLLEGE: Reaction after NCAA Division I Men's Tournament third-round games

SMUÆs Schellas Hyndman:

ôI thought it was a well-played and competitive contest. Both teams had a lot to lose and a lot to gain this afternoon. I think the NCAA single-elimination format brings a lot of pressure and enthusiasm into the contest. I was very pleased with our boys to get this victory against a very good UNCG team on the ...