• MLS: Who's In & Who's Out
    ChicagoOUT: Andy Rosenband (waivers), Demitrius White (waivers).Chivas USAIN: Brian Dunseth (Real Salt Lake).OUT: Martin Zuniga (retired), Douglas Sequeira (Real Salt Lake), Christian Jimenez (Real Slate Lake), Victor Arbelaez (waivers), Javier Barragan (waivers), Armando Begines (waivers), Milton Blanco (waivers), Hector Cuadros (waivers), Shaun Kalnasy (waivers), Isaac Romo (waivers).ColoradoIN: Cornell Glen (Columbus), Clint Mathis (Real Salt Lake).OUT: Ritchie Kotschau (Columbus), Jeff Cunningham (Real Sale Lake), Wolde Harris (waivers), Alain Nkong (waivers), Diego Serna (waivers).Columbus IN: Ritchie Kotschau (Colorado).OUT: Robin Fraser (retired), Cornell Glen (Colorado), Stephen Armstrong (waivers), Devin Barclay (waivers), Ryan Kelly (waivers), Mark Schulte (waivers).FC DallasOUT: Oscar Pareja (retired), Carey Talley ...
  • YOUTH: 2005 NSCAA/adidas Boys All-Americans
    Jane Alukonis, Cocoa Beach, Fla. Skyy Anderson, Cambridge, Mass. Tahnai Annis, Zanesville, Ohio Megan Ashforth, New Canaan, Conn. Yewande Balogum, Bowie, Md. Courtney Barg, Plano, Texas Chelsea Bednarz, Chandler, Ariz. Carolyn Blank, Toms River, N.J. Kiki Bosio, Mission Viejo, Calif. Chelsea Bumbaugh, Duvall, Wash. Molly Campbell, Mission Hills, Kan. Kendall Campise, Plano, Texas Jacqueline Carron, Rochester Hills, Mich. Hannah Cerrone, Wappingers Fall, Mass. Kendra Chandhoke, Morrison, Colo. Lauren Cheney, Indianapolis, Ind. Bianca D'Agostino, Longmeadow, Mass. Gina Demaio, Parsippany, N.J. Gina DiMartino, Massapequa Park, N.Y. Carly Dobratz, Phoenix, Ariz. Akiliah Duggan, Brentwood, N.Y. Kelly Dyer, Germantown, Tenn. Kelly ...
  • YOUTH: 2005 NSCAA/adidas Boys All-Americans
    Eddie Ababio, Tampa, Fla. Andrew Adlard, New Berlin, Wis. Eric Alexander, Portage, Mich. Kevin Alston, Silver Spring, Md. Josimer Altidore, Boca Raton, Fla. Anthony Ampaipitakwong, Carrollton, Texas Bryan Arguez, Miami, Fla. David Arvizu, Santa Ana, Calif. Michael Balogun, Houston, Texas Edgar Barajas, Pacoima, Calif. Joseph Bendik, Marietta, Ga. Josh Bienenfeld, Huntingdon Valley, Pa. Brant Bishop, Parkville, Mo. Mark Blades, Lakewood, Ohio Cameron Brown, Garland, Texas Brandon Bumpas, Denver, Colo. Eric Cava, Clarks Summit, Pa. Jonathan Collier, Fayetteville, Ga. Leone Cruz, Round Rock, Texas Michael Da Pra, Bronxcille, N.Y. Kyle Davies, Danville, Calif. Andrew Duran, Mokena, Ill. Bill Dworsky, ...
  • YOUTH: Schulz calls up 30 players for U-20 women's camp
    Twenty-seven of the top young womenÆs college players join three high school seniors in US. U-20 national team coach Tim SchulzÆs nine-day training camp Jan. 2-10 at the Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif. The U.S. U-20s begin final preparations for the CONCACAF WomenÆs U-20 Qualifying Tournament Jan. 18-27 in Veracruz, Mexico. The top three finishers in the tournament will advance to the 2006 U-20 WomenÆs World Championship to be held in Russia Aug. 17-Sept. 3, 2006. Just five players called into camp were on the USAÆs 2004 U-19 World Championship squad in Thailand: Meagan Holmes, Nikki Krzysik, Stephanie Logterman, ...
  • SOCCER ON TV: Your Viewing Guide
    TUESDAY, Dec. 20 SETANTA SPORTS USA English League Cup BIRMINGHAM-MAN. UTD., Quarterfinal (live), 2:30 pm. WEDNESDAY, Dec. 21 FOX SOCCER CHANNEL Italy LECCE-LAZIO (live), 2:30 pm FOX SPORTS EN ESPANOL Italy LECCE-LAZIO (live), 2:30 pm. GOL TV Spain REAL MADRID-RAC. SANTANDER (live), 2 pm. Italy JUVENTUS-SIENA (delay), 4 pm. RAI INTERNATIONAL Italy FIORENTINA-PALERMO (live), 2:30 pm.
  • World Cup Countdown
    By Paul Kennedy, Managing EditorSoccer America MagazineMore than half the teams participating in the 2006 World Cup could have players based in Germany. The USA is represented with Kasey Keller (Borussia Moenchengladbach) and Steve Cherundolo (Hannover). Other Bundesliga 1 standouts could be key figures at the 2006 World Cup.LUCIO (Brazil). Lucio has always loved to run and tackle - which made him a perfect fit for the high-intensity Bundesliga. Lucio had just turned 20 when he debuted at Bayer Leverkusen in 2000 and helped it reach the final of the 2001 Champions League, where he scored against Real Madrid. Lucio ...
  • Sunil Gulati
    Interview by Mike Woitalla, Executive EditorSoccer America MagazineAfter 20 years of serving the U.S. Soccer Federation in various capacities, including the past five years as executive vice president, Sunil Gulati wants to be its president. So far, he is running uncontested in the election that takes place in March. SOCCER AMERICA: What do you see as the main challenges facing U.S. Soccer?SUNIL GULATI: WeÆve got to have a way to increase the passion for the sport and the number of people who feel that passion.There are millions of kids playing. There were millions of kids playing a decade ago and ...
  • The Soccer Life
    By Mike Woitalla, Executive EditorSoccer Amerca MagazineThe latest graduating class of U.S. SoccerÆs residency camp in Bradenton, Fla., reached the quarterfinals of the U-17 World Championship in September in a run that included a 3-1 win over Italy. We asked four of the young stars to look back on how they earned a place among the nationÆs elite teen players and where they hope to go from here.Kevin Alston (Silver Spring, Md.)GOING FORWARD He came from a family with no soccer background - his uncle, Mitchell Johnson, played for the NFLÆs Washington Redskins - but that didnÆt matter because youth ...
  • Major League Soccer
    Best of MLS 2005By Ridge Mahoney, Senior EditorSoccer America MagazineFew team sports are less suited to formal classification by position than soccer. Molding a figurine out of liquid soap would be easier than ranking interchangeable players in myriad formations and systems. The fluidity of play and freedom of movement mock arbitrary assessments.Nonetheless, the rankings approximate a hierarchy of those players who were most prominent in Major League SoccerÆs 10th season. They also generate a lot of, shall we say, discourse. As in the past, only a playerÆs performance in 2005 league and playoff matches is considered. Classifications, as in strikers ...
  • COLLEGE: 2005 NSCAA/adidas NAIA WomenÆs All-American Team
    FIRST TEAM G, Michele Gademans, Jr. Simon Fraser, Canada D, Maiko Highashiyama, Fr., Martin Methodist, Japan D, Erin Marcum, Sr. Indiana Wesleyan, Lexington, Ky. D, Jackie Pronovost, Fr. Concordia-Ore., Milwaukie, Ore. M, Jordan Bishop, Sr. Biola, Edmonds, Wash. M, Carlen Oates, Sr. Simon Fraser, Canada M, Clare Sykes, So. Martin Methodist, England F, Shannon Coe, Sr. Azusa Pacific, Temple City, Calif. F, Bethany Kowalczyk, So. Houghton, Waterford, Pa. F, Janaina Novaes, So. Lee, Brazil F, Harumi Someya, So. Martin Methodist, Japan Second Team G, Jill Colfer, So., Azusa Pacific, Azusa, Calif. D, Megan Cardin, Sr. Azusa Pacific, Alta ...
  • COLLEGE: 2005 NSCAA/adidas NAIA MenÆs All-American Team
    FIRST TEAM POS. PLAYER, YEAR, SCHOOL, HOMETOWN G, Jorundur Kristinsson, So. Auburn-Montgomery, Iceland D, Hugh Davey, So. Embry-Riddle, Northern Ireland D, Bonvenger Misiko, So. Lindsey Wilson, Kenya D, Robert Oguda, Sr. Southern Nazarene, Kenya M, Ben Callon, Sr. Rio Grande, England M, Simon Mulama, Sr. Park, Kenya M, Brian Ombiji, Sr. Lindsey Wilson, Kenya M, Andriy Budnyy, Sr. Azusa Pacific, Ukraine F, Hjortur Hjartarson, Jr., Auburn-Montgomery, Iceland F, Ignacio Novas, Jr. Lindenwood, Uruguay F, Ricardo Pierre-Louis, Fr., Haiti Second Team G, Chris Ladwig, Jr., Hastings, Hastings, Neb. D, Vladimir Roganovic, Sr. Columbia (Mo.), Serbia D, Tony Griffiths, So., ...
  • COLLEGE: Maryland has Seitz set on title
    Maryland won the NCAA Division I menÆs title 37 years after its first national championship when the Terrapins beat New Mexico, 1-0, Sunday in the final at the SAS Soccer Park in Cary, N.C. The MenÆs College Cup victory came after three straight years during which Sasho Cirovski's Maryland team advanced to the final four only to fall in the semifinals. This year, the No. 1 seed Terrapins crushed SMU, 4-1, in the semifinals with four goals in six minutes on either side of halftime. In the final, senior transfer Marc Burch scored the only goal with a free kick ...
  • WHAT THEYÆRE SAYING: Bruce Arena on the World Cup draw
    U.S. national team coach Bruce Arena talked with the U.S. media by teleconference from Leipzig after the World Cop 2006 draw:Opening comments: ôWeÆre excited to learn about our opponents for the World Cup, and now the business of preparing our team begins. Obviously, we are in a group with some outstanding teams, in fact all three of them. Czech Republic, is your No. 2 ranked team in the world, Italy is the seeded team in the group, and Ghana is coming off a terrific campaign in Africa and playing in their first World Cup. On the surface it looks like ...
  • COLLEGE: NCAA Division I Men's Semifinals (Dec. 9)
    Dec. 9 in Cary, N.C.New Mexico 2 Clemson 1. Goals: Barklage (Boyens, Watson) 20, Boyens (Gualdarama) 63; Richards 40.New Mexico -- Graczyk, Ashwill, Boyens, Wootton, Brown, Barklage, Moss, Watson, Gualdarama, Rowland, Bagwell. Subs: Danaher, Loeseth, Wright, Hanna.Clemson -- Marfuggi, Gibson, Sturgis, OÆHara, H.Usry, B.Moore, Quintanar, Richards, Albright, Buchholz, J.Moore. Subs: Routh, Poe, RobertsReferee: Terry Vaughn.Att.: 8,645.Dec. 9 in Cary, N.C.Maryland 4 SMU 1. Goals: Zusi (Glaudemans) 44, Garey (Goldbolt, Rogers) 47, Garey (Edu) 47, King pen. 50; da Silva (Guarda) 55.Maryland -- Seitz, Dello-Russo, Glaudemans, Lancos, Delagarza, Goldbolt, King, Rogers, Edu, Garey, Burch. Subs: Rodkey, CÆdeBeca, Allen, Zusi, Beckman.SMU -- ...
  • WORLD CUP: USA lands in æHammer GroupÆ
    ''My grandfather had a picture of the Italian national team in his delicatessen in Brooklyn. ... Because my grandparents were born in Italy, IÆve always thought about playing Italy in a World Cup. That dream has come true. So thatÆs nice, in terms of heritage. IÆm not sure how nice it will be playing them.''-- U.S. coach Bruce Arena, whose paternal grandparents emigrated from Naples and his maternal grandparents came from Sicily to the USA.By Mike Woitalla in LeipzigKarel Bruckner, coach of the Czech Republic, wore a big smile, punctuated his answers with a friendly chuckle and admitted he couldnÆt ...