• YOUTH: U.S. under-16 girls national team roster
    U.S. under-16 girls national team coach Kazbek Tambi will take an 18-player roster to the Netherlands for a three-match tour April 8-16. It will be the first matches abroad for the U-16s this year. The USA will play two teams from the Dutch WomenÆs Premier League as well as the Dutch U-19s.U.S. ROSTERGOALKEEPERS -- Elizabeth Hanna (Weddington, N.C.), Catherine Parkhill (Apple Valley, Minn.).DEFENDERS -- Amber Brooks (New Hope, Pa.), Jennifer Laponte (Castro Valley, Calif.), Camille Levin (Newport Coast, Calif.), Alyssa Pember (Northport, N.Y.).MIDFIELDERS -- Shira Averbuch (Upper Montclair, N.J.), Julia Bouchelle (Cockeysville, Md.) Charney Burke (Santa Ana, Calif.), Sarah Chapman ...
  • YOUTH: U.S. under-20 women's national team roster
    The U.S. U-20 womenÆs national team will play five matches in eight days against four college teams from the Northwest, plus Ohio State: Washington State (April 1, on the Nike Campus in Beaverton, Ore.), Washington (April 2, at the University of Portland), Portland (April 4, at UP), Oregon State (April 6, at UP) and Ohio State (April 8, at Nike).U.S. ROSTERGOALKEEPERS -- Kelsey Davis (UCLA), Allie Lipsher (Duke).DEFENDERS -- Marissa Abegg (Stanford), Nikki Kryzsik (Virginia), Courtney Hooker (California), Stephanie Lopez (Portland), Kasey Moore (Texas), Brittany Taylor (Connecticut), Sara Wagenfuhr (Florida State).MIDFIELDERS -- Danesha Adams (UCLA), Jordan Angeli (Santa Clara), Yael ...
  • YOUTH: U.S. U-16 Boys National Team Roster
    The U.S. under-16 national team is in Buenos Aires, Argentina, for its first foreign tour of the year as it begins its preparations for qualifying next year for the Under-17 World Cup. John HackworthÆs team is playing in the six-team Copa Esperanzas Corea 2007 Tournament.U.S. ROSTERGoalkeepers -- Josh Lambo (Middleton, Wis.), Chris Miller (Garland, Texas).Defenders -- Brandon Lee (Tenafly, N.J.), Ian Kalis (Plano, Texas), Mykell Bates (Roseville, Calif.), Thomas Meyer (St. Louis, Mo.), TJ Nelson (Garland, Texas).Midfielders -- Daniel Wenzel (Federal Way, Wash.), Jared Jeffrey (Dallas, Texas), Kirk Urso (Lombard, Ill.), Tevin Jackson (Baltimore, Md.), Matthey Uy (New Hyde Park, ...
  • YOUTH: National Youth Team Scores
    U.S. under-16 boys national teamMarch 22 Univ. of Cincinnati 0-3U.S. under-17 boys national team March 24 Wake Forest Univ. 1-3. Goal: Ibrahim U.S. under-20 womenÆs national teamMarch 20 Long Beach State 3-0 Goals: Adams, Rostedt (2)March 21 U.S. U-21s 3-1 Goals: Averbuch, Adams (2)March 21 U.S. U-21s 1-5 Goal: HeathMarch 23 Pepperdine Univ. 2-0 Goals: Rostedt (2)March 24 Loyola Marymount Univ. 3-1 Goals: Averbuch, Taylor, BockMarch 25 San Diego State Univ. 5-1 Goals: Adams (2), Taylor (2), LarkenMarch 25 USC 2-2 Goals: Rostedt (2)
  • COLLEGE: NCAA Division I Coaching Moves
    NCAA DIVISION I MENAKRON Ken Lolla (Louisville coach) à Caleb Porter (Indiana assÆt)BUTLER Joe Sochacki (resigned) à Kelly Findley (Charlotte assÆt)CAL POLY SLO Wolfgang Gartner (contract not renewed) à Paul Holocher (UC Santa Cruz)CAL STATE FULLERTON Al Mistri (retiring)à Bob Ammann (Cal State Fullerton assÆt)CLEVELAND STATE Pete Curtis (contract not renewed) à Ali Kazemaini (John Carroll coach)COLUMBIA Dieter Ficken (retired) à Leo Chappel (UC Santa Barbara assÆt) DELAWARE Marc Simonisky (resigned) à Ian Hennessy (Boston College assÆt)DUQUESNE Wade Jean (St. MichaelÆs coach) à TBAEVANSVILLE Dave Golan (resigned) à Mike Jacobs (Duke assÆt)GEORGETOWN Keith Tabatznik (resigned) à Brian Wiese (Notre Dame ...
  • SOCCER ON TV: Your Viewing Guide
    All times ET unless noted. Consult your regular television listings guides for availability in your area. Schedules are subject to change. THURSDAY, March 30 FOX SOCCER CHANNEL CONCACAF Champions' Cup SAPRISSA-TOLUCA, Semifinal, 2nd Leg (delay), 2 am. FOX SPORTS EN ESPANOL Copa Libertadores MARACAIBO-UNAM (live), 5 pm. Copa Libertadores EL NACIONAL-LIBERTAD (live), 7 pm. Copa Libertadores DEP. CALI-UNIV. CATOLICA (delay), 10:30 pm. GOL TV UEFA Cup RAPID BUCHAREST-STEAUA BUCHAREST, Quarterfinal, 1st Leg (live), 12:30 pm. UEFA Cup LEVSKI SOFIA-SCHALKE, Quarterfinal, 1st Leg (delay), 2:30 pm. FRIDAY, March 31 SETANTA SPORTS USA ...
  • USL Transactions
    USL First DivisionAtlanta Silverbacks: Warren Ukah (Virginia Beach Mariners)Portland Timbers: M Hugo Alcaraz-Cuellar (re-sign), M Luke Kreamalmeyer (Real Salt Lake)Seattle Sounders: M Kevin Sakuda (re-sign), M Andrew Gregor (re-sign), G Preston Burpo (transfer to RSL), M Brent Whitfield (transfer to RSL)Vancouver Whitecaps: M Jay Alberts (Minnesota Thunder), D Adrian Cann (Montreal Impact), Chris Franks (retired)USL Second DivisionHarrisburg City Islanders: D JT Dorsey (re-sign), M David Schofield (re-sign), F Jamel Mitchell (Rochester Rhinos), D Chris Morman (Milwaukee Wave)Long Island Rough Riders: D Gary Sullivan (re-sign), D Rich Bradley (re-sign), F Ricardo Ordain (Charlotte Eagles)Richmond Kickers: D Ray GoodlettPremier Development LeagueBakersfield Brigade: ...
  • TRIVIA
    TRIVIA QUESTION: Which are the only two MLS team to have won at least 10 games in each of the past five regular seasons?ANSWER: The Columbus Crew & the MetroStars
  • COLLEGE: 2006 NCAA Division I MenÆs Recruits
    Updates through March 26. With club affiliations (previous college for transfers is in parentheses). AKRON Elliot Bradbrook M England (Ashland) Vedran Ilic M Rockford, Ill. Chicago Magic Ben Zemanski M/F Cuyahoga Falls, OH Cleveland Force AMERICAN Cameron Petty D Manassas, VA Reston FC Karsten Smith D Huntington Station, NY BW Gottschee Jake Van Yahres F Charlottesville, VA SOCA Lightning Dor Yasur M Boca Raton, FL Coral Springs Storm BOWLING GREEN Tim Crone M Cincinnati, OH Cincinnati United Premier Chris Davis D Jackson, MS Central Jackson SO Tyler Dean M Sydney, OH Southern Ohio Soccer ...
  • MLS: The 100-cap men
    Chivas USAÆs Claudio Suarez, with his 174th Mexico appearance on March 29, is the second all-time cap leader.World's all-time cap leaders 1.Mohamed Al-Deayea (Saudi Arabia) 180 2.Claudio Suarez (Mexico) 174 3.Hossam Hassan (Egypt) 170 4.Cobi Jones (USA) 164 4. Adnan Kh. Al-Talyani (UAE) 164 6.Sami Al-Jaber (Saudi Arabia) 157 7.Lothar Matthaus ((West) Germany) 150 8.Martin Reim (Estonia) 146 9.Ali Daei (Iran) 145 10. Mohammed Al-Khilaiwi (Saudi Arabia) 143 10. Marko Kristal (Estonia) 143 10. Thomas Ravelli (Sweden) 143 MLS 100 cap club 1. Claudio Suarez (Mexico) 174 (Chivas USA, 2006) 2. Cobi Jones (USA) 164 (Los Angeles, ...
  • WORLD CUP WATCH: Germany-USA Report Card
    By Paul Kennedy Mananging Editor, Soccer America in Dortmund Juergen Klinsmann won't be returning to California on a one-way ticket. The USA made sure of that, gifting World Cup host Germany four second-half goals in a 4-1 defeat before 64,500 fans at Signal Iduna Park. The fans whistled Germany off the field after a lackluster first half, but it came to life after Klinsmann, the beleaguered Germany coach, brought on midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger for forward Lucas Podolski to start the second half and told his players to go right at the Americans. It took Schweinsteiger, ...
  • GERMANY-USA: Game Summary
    International Friendly March 22 in Dortmund, Germany Germany 4 USA 1 Goals: Schweinsteiger 46, Neuville (Klose) 73, Klose (Neuville) 75, Ballack (Klose) 79; Cherundolo (Keller) 85. Germany -- Kahn, Friedrich (Owomoyela, 83), Mertesacker, Metzelder, Lahm, Schneider (Borowski, 68), Kehl (Ernst, 82), Ballack, Asamoah (Neuville, 67), Klose, Podolski (Schweinsteiger, 46). USA -- Keller, Cherundolo, Gibbs (Pearce, 77), Berhalter, Conrad, Wolff (Klein, 17), Mastroeni (Olsen, 74),á Zavagnin, Convey, Johnson, Ching (Twellman, 60). Stats: GER/USA Shots:16/9 Saves: 5/4 Corner Kicks: 3/4 Fouls:16/20 Offside: 5/2 Misconduct Summary: USA - Kerry Zavagnin (Caution) 28th Minute Referee: ...
  • GERMANY-USA: Reactions
    After GermanyÆs 4-1 win over the USA in a friendly in Dortmund March 22, coaches and players had this to say:Germany coach Juergen Klinsmann: ''We started well, then lost our rhythm, because the Americans reacted. We needed to force the issue today. It was a fight of attrition. That the goal came right after halftime made it much more comfortable for us. ... We had our fun today. ItÆs not pleasant getting criticized from all sides. ItÆs not nice, but one learns from it.''USA coach Bruce Arena: ''Certainly, the better team won today. I thought our first 45 minutes were ...
  • WORLD CUP WATCH: Friends clash in Germany
    By Paul Kennedy, Managing Editor Soccer America in Dortmund, Germany The stakes in Wednesday's Germany-USA game here (TV, ESPN2, live, 2:25 pm ET) show how differently soccer in the two countries is viewed. A loss for Germany would be disaster, says U.S. right back Steve Cherundolo, a veteran of seven German league seasons. There isn't a German fan who doesn't believe that a loss at home would cost Coach Juergen Klinsmann his job. A USA loss would, well, reinforce the impression here that the USA still isn't much of a soccer nation, even though it has ...
  • MLS CONFIDENTIAL: O'Brien to Chivas USA?
    By Ridge Mahoney, Senior Editor Soccer America U.S. midfielder John O'Brien is back in Southern California, awaiting his official release from Dutch club ADO Den Haag so he can sign with MLS. He has been training and working out at the Athletes' Performance facility at Home Depot Center. As a U.S. international entering MLS for the first time, he is subject to a team using an allocation to sign him, and tops on the current list is CD Chivas USA with the allocation received for missing the 2005 playoffs. O'Brien left Ajax last summer ...