• MAKING A LIST: World Cup champions in U.S. leagues
    USL-1 expansion team Miami FC's roster includes 1994 Brazil World Cup champions Romario and Zinho, who join the list of players who have played on the winning team in a World Cup final and for clubs in U.S. leagues. YEARS PLAYER (WORLD CUP TEAM) CLUBS 1968 Vava (Brazil Æ58 & Æ62) San Diego (NASL) 1968, 1977-78 Gordon Banks (England Æ66) Cleveland, Ft. Lauderdale (NASL) 1975-77 Pele (Brazil Æ58 & Æ70) Cosmos (NASL) 1976, 1978 Bobby Moore (England Æ66) San Antonio, Seattle (NASL) 1976 Geoff Hurst (England ...
  • MLS CONFIDENTIAL: Same Old Song
    By Ridge MahoneyIt didnÆt take more than a few days after Alexi Lalas arrived in Los Angeles for the name of former Quakes coach Frank Yallop to resurface as a Galaxy coaching candidate. Yallop won two titles in his three seasons at San Jose before leaving to coach the Canadian national team at the end of the 2003 season. His contract is up at the end of the year, and hes quite likely bound for MLS, but not in Southern California.Last summer, YallopÆs name first surfaced shortly after Lalas took over as GM of the MetroStars and refused to give ...
  • WORLD CUP WATCH: The Fitness Challenge
    Getting the USA to arrive at peak performance for the World Cup is a complicated task. Soccer America examines the medical and training aspects of preparation for World Cup 2006. By Dev Mishra, M.D. During its quarterfinal run at the 2002 World Cup the U.S. national team was widely praised for its high fitness level and work rate.  There are many skilled professionals responsible for the players' physical performance, such as physicians, physical therapists, trainers, podiatrists, chiropractors and dentists. Three men leading their respective teams are ...
  • YOUTH: Slovakia Cup & Ballymena Cup Results (April 26)
    Slovakia CupApril 27 in Novaky (U-18 Æ88)Slovakia 2 USA 1. Goal: Duris 41, Hlohovsky 56; Marosevic 32.USA -- Perk, Lamming (Ferner, 46 ;Martinez, 65), Givens (Djedovic, 80), Davies, Eckhardt, Stephens, Gavin (Barajas, 50), Villanueva, Kelly (Gonzales, 46 ; Forbess, 65), Townsend, Marosevic. (USA plays for third place.)Ballymena Cup (U-17 Æ90)April 26 in BallymenaNorthern Ireland 0 USA 2. Goals: McLoughlin 26, Williams pen. 32.USA û Lambo, Nelson, Meyer, Kalis, Shea, Jeffrey, Wenzel, Urso, Williams, Dominguez, McLoughlin (Tarr, 80).Red card: USA -- Dominguez 1.(USA meets Cxech Republic in the final.)
  • HURRICANE RELIEF: Soccer groups receive more than $100,000 of support
    The U.S. Soccer Foundation recently provided over $100,000 of support to eight Gulf Coast soccer organizations through the Soccer United Recovery Fund (SURF). These community-based organizations are located in areas of Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas that were severely impacted by hurricanes Katrina, Rita, and Wilma.The Foundation established the Soccer United Recovery Fund in October 2005, in partnership with Eurosport, to help rebuild soccer programs and facilities in Gulf Coast communities affected by the massive storms. In the six months that have followed, the Foundation has awarded more than $180,000 in Recovery Fund grants to over two dozen soccer organizations in ...
  • YOUTH: Teixeira U-20 Women's Cup Summaries
    April 15 in Granja Comary USA 2 Canada 2. USA -- Brittany Bock (Sarah Wagenfuhr) 28th minute. CAN -- Rheanne Sleiman (unassisted) 59. USA -- Tobin Heath (Brittany Bock) 67. CAN -- Lorendana Riverso (unassisted) 92+. Lineups: USA -- 1-Val Henderson; 3-Sarah Wagenfuhr, 4-Carrie Dew, 12-Nikki Kryzsik -- Capt. (8-Ariel Harris, 46), 2-Jordan Angeli (13-Stephanie Logterman, 46); 9-Danesha Adams (6-Tobin Heath, 46), 21-Amanda Poach (16-Allie Long, 76), 7-Brittany Bock, 17-Tina DiMartino; 5-Lauren Cheney (10-Kelley OÆHara, 22), 14-Jessica Rostedt. Subs not used: 18-Kelsey Davis. Head Coach: Tim Schulz CAN -- ...
  • YOUTH: Boys national team results from Argentina and Europe
    The U.S. under-20 national team tied Arsenal de Sarandi U-20 in the first match of its 10-day training camp in Argentina. The U.S. got goals from Preston Zimmerman and Dax McCarty.The U.S. U-18 boys kicked off the Slovakia Cup 2006 in Piest'any, Slovakia, with a 2-2 draw with Hungary and 3-1 win over Malta in Group A play to hold first place on goal difference. The U.S. finishes group play against the host on Thursday.The U.S. under-17 '90 boys national team opened up play at the Ballymena International Tournament with a 2-1 win over Switzerland and 3-3 tie with Finland. ...
  • U.S. WOMEN: U-21s are off to Europe
    The U.S. U-21 womenÆs national team traveled to Europe Tuesday for two matches in the Netherlands and one in Germany. Numerous players who are eligible for the next Nordic Cup are spending time with the full womenÆs national team and the U.S. U-20s, so some new players are being evaluated. The USA will play the Seastum womenÆs club on April 29, the Dutch U-21 women on May 2 in Tiel before leaving for Germany, where the USA will play the Duisburg Bundesliga club. Two players, forward Danesha Adams and midfielder Tobin Heath, will join the U-21s almost directly from Brazil ...
  • HIGH SCHOOL: NSCAA/adidas National Spring Rankings
    BOYS Rank School Prev. W-L-T 1 Snohomish (Snohomish, Wash.) 4 12-0-0 2 Christian Brothers (Memphis, Tenn.) 6 9-0-0 2 Randolph (Huntsville, Ala.) 3 19-1-0 4 Norman North (Norman, Okla.) 2 13-1-0 5 Lincoln East (Lincoln, Neb.) 18 11-0-0 6 Chattahoochee (Alpharetta, Ga.) 8 13-1-0 7 Broken Arrow (Broken Arrow, Okla.) 12 13-0-0 8 Thomas Dale (Chester, Va.) 11 7-0-0 9 Bettendorf (Bettendorf, Iowa) NR 9-0-0 10 Greenbrier (Evans, Ga.) 13 17-1-0 11 Lake Stevens (Lake Stevens, Wash.) 10 11-2-0 12 Northwestern (Rock Hill, S.C.) 17 21-1-0 13 Van Buren (Van Buren, Ark.) RV 14-0-2 14 Provo (Provo, Utah) 9 8-1-0 ...
  • SOCCER ON TV (thru May 1): Your Viewing Guide
    THURSDAY, April 27 FOX SPORTS EN ESPANOL Copa Libertadores NACIONAL-INTERNACIONAL-RS, quarterfinal, 1st leg (live), 6 pm. Copa Libertadores NEWELL'S OLD BOYS-VELEZ SARSFIELD, quarterfinal, 1st leg (live), 8 pm. Copa Libertadores TIGRES-LIBERTAD, quarterfinal, 1st leg (live), 10:30 pm FRIDAY, April 28 GOL TV Guatemala COMUNICACIONES-MUNICIPAL (live) 10 am. SATURDAY, April 29 ESPN2 MLS REAL SALT LAKE-LOS ANGELES (live), 4 pm. DIRECT KICK MLS D.C. UNITED-FC DALLAS (live), 7:30 pm. MLS COLORADO-HOUSTON (live), 9 pm. MLS CHIVAS USA-NEW YORK (live), 10 pm. HDNET MLS COLUMBUS-KANSAS ...
  • DRAW: Under-20 Women's World Championship
    The USA faces an African finalist, Argentina and France in the opening round of the Under-20 Women’s World Championship in Russia. The USA opens the tournament on Aug. 18 against Africa’s second-place finisher at Torpedo Stadium in Moscow.It plays Argentina Aug. 21 at the Torpedo Stadium before finishing Group D play against France Aug. 24 at Shchelkovo’s Podmoskovie Stadium. The USA won the U-19 World Championship in 2002 in Canada and finished third at the 2004 tournament in Thailand. For the first time, the tournament will be staged with 16 teams, up from 12 in the previous two FIFA ...
  • USL Transactions (April 17-21)
    USL First DivisionCharleston Battery: M Lazo Alavanja (re-sign), M Stephen Armstrong (Columbus Crew), D Brandon Curran (New Hampshire Phantoms)Portland Timbers: F Byron Alvarez (re-sign) D Garrett Marcum (re-sign), M Sergio Iniguez (Atlanta Silverbacks)Rochester Rhinos: F Connally Edozien (New England Revolution), F Neil Dombrowski (Univ. of Wisconsin-Milwaukee), D Ricky Lewis (Colorado Rapids)Seattle Sounders: M Jake Sagare (re-sign), G Dave Mahoney (loan from Chicago Fire)Toronto Lynx: D Tony Menezes, M David DiPlacido (re-sign), M Jamie Dodds (re-sign), M Huffman Eja-Tabe (re-sign), M Darren Baxter, D Andres Arango (re-sign), D Chris Williams (re-sign), D/M Cameron Medwin, F Ryan Anstey, F Matthew Palleschi, F ...
  • USL: First & Second Division Results (April 21-23)
    USL First DivisionFriday, April 21Puerto Rico 3 (Marcina 5, 32, Norkus 24) Atlanta 1 (George 60).Saturday, April 22Virginia Beach 2 (Simmonds 19, 70) Toronto 0.Vancouver 1 (Gjertsen 17) Portland 0.Sunday, April 23Miami 0 Montreal 0.Minnesota 4 (Tarley 14, Gibson 15, Alvino 74, Paye 86) Seattle 0.Puerto Rico 1 (Villegas 69) Atlanta 1 (George 89).USL Second DivisionFriday, April 21Charlotte 1 (Coggins 24) Cincinnati 0.Sunday, April 23Richmond 0 Cincinnati 1 (Smith 50).
  • MLS: Results (April 22-23)
    April 22 in Carson, Calif. Los Angeles 0 Columbus 1. Goal: Martino 96+. Columbus -- Busch, Hejduk, Gonzalez (Kotschau, 55), Marshall, Pierce, Thomas (Martino, 41), Moss, Retiz, Gaven, Kamara (Garey, 85), Rozental. Los Angeles -- Hartman, Albright, Ihemelu, Roberts, Dunivant, Jones (Gardner, 75), Nagamura (Gomez, 66),Vagenas, Grabavoy (Enfield, 89), Glen, Donovan. Yellow cards: Los Angeles -- Roberts 18, Glen 77, Gomez 95+; Columbus -- Gonzalez 12, Hejduk 82. Referee: Mauricio Navarro Att.: 19,666 April 22 in East Rutherford, N.J. New York 1 D.C. United 4. Goals: Djorkaeff (Magee) 86; Eskandarian 41, Eskandarian (Olsen, B.Carroll) 59, Erpen 71, Walker (B.Carroll) ...
  • COLLEGE: Coaching Moves
    NCAA DIVISION I MEN AKRON 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 Jake Ouimet (George Washington assÆt) EVANSVILLE Dave Golan (resigned) ...