• U.S. CLUB SOCCER: Region A Championships
    Super Group Boys Region A Champions U-13 - Soccer Plus FC Black Watch NY South Æ93 (N.Y.) U-14 - Jersey Crew United (N.J.) U-15 - Carolina Goldstar Select (N.C.) U-16 - Match Fit Academy (N.J.) U-17 - Ironbound SC Warriors (N.J.) Premier Boys Region A Champions U-12 - BW Gottschee REAL (N.Y.) U-12 - Carolina Goldstar Select Blue (N.C.) U-13 - Arsenal Warriors (N.J.) U-14 - Middlepath FC (N.Y.) U-15 - Ironbound SC Blaze (N.J.) U-16 - Toronto Lynx (Canada) U-17 - Wilmington Academy (N.C.) Super Group Girls Region A Champions U-15 - Arsenal/World Class Hawks (N.J.) U-16 ...
  • SOCCER ON TV (thru 6/5): Your Viewing Guide
    (All times ET unless noted. Consult your regular television listings guides for availability in your area. Schedules are subject to change.) THURSDAY, June 1 SETANTA SPORTS USA UEFA U-21 Championship, FRANCE-NETHERLANDS (live), noon. UEFA U-21 Championship, URKAINE-SERBIA (live), 2:30 pm. TELEMUNDO Friendly NETHERLANDS-MEXICO (live), 2 pm. FRIDAY, June 2 No live games. SATURDAY, June 3 MLS DIRECT KICK D.C. UNITED-NEW ENGLAND (live) 7:30 pm. DALLAS-COLUMBUS (live) 8:30 pm. HOUSTON-LOS ANGELES (live) 8:30 pm. KANSAS CITY-NEW YORK (live) 8:30 pm. SALT LAKE-CHICAGO (live) 9 pm. CHIVAS USA-COLORADO (live) 10 pm. ...
  • MLS WEEK 9: Facts & Figures
    * Jaime Moreno's second goal in D.C. United's 3-1 win over Kansas City on Saturday marked his 99th MLS career goal. Moreno is second in all-time scoring to Jason Kreis, whose goal in Real Salt Lake's 2-2 tie with Colorado marked his 103rd. Moreno will try to hit the century mark when United hosts Columbus Wednesday.* Jeff Cunningham's goal for Real Salt Lake in its 2-2 tie Colorado was his fifth of the season. Clint Mathis, who went from Salt Lake to Colorado in a trade for Cunningham, has yet to score or assist for the Rapids. ... Jovan Kirovski ...
  • WORLD CUP: Two U.S. spots remain up for grabs
    By Ridge MahoneySENIOR EDITORSOCCER AMERICAJohn OÆBrien probably wonÆt start against the Czech Republic, DaMarcus Beasley might start but in a different position, and at least four players are in contention for two spots that are up for grabs June 12.Those are the conclusions to be drawn after a sorry showing against Morocco (0-1), a consistent dominance of Venezuela (2-0), and a tale of two halves (1-0) with Latvia in the final three preparation matches for the 2006 World Cup.OÆBrien is gaining in fitness and confidence but canÆt be ready in less than two weeks. He chipped and clipped good balls ...
  • WORLD CUP FOCUS: The knockout round comes first
    By Paul Gardner This is the way the World Cup is supposed to work: 48 games of group play, after which 16 teams go home and the survivors go into the knockout round. Not quite. Because the knockout round really begins right at the start of the tournament, when each team plays its opener. A look at the statistics for the past two World Cups (played since the number of teams was increased to 32) makes it dramatically clear that losing the opener is almost certain to be fatal. These are the figures: in France 1998 ...
  • U.S. ABROAD: Berhalter joins Munich 1860
    World Cup-bound American defender Gregg Berhalter captained Energie Cottbus to First Division promotion earlier this month but he'll stay in the Second Division, having transferred to 13th place finisher Munich 1860.Berhalter moved on a free transfer to the team he scored on in the 3-1 season finale win that clinched promotion for Cottbus, for which Berhalter played four seasons, the first in the First Division and the last three at the second tier.Berhalter, 32, signed a two-year contract. He played 111 games (23 in the First Division) and scored 9 goals for Cottbus.''We're convinced that the addition of Gregg Berhalter ...
  • OFF THE POST: Sex shop retreats after German stars threaten suit
    After German playmaker Michael Ballack and goalkeeper Oliver ''Olli'' Kahn threatened to sue German sex shop chain Beate Uhse, it took off the market six-inch long vibrators it had dubbed ''Olli K.'' and ''Michael B.''In a DW-World.de report headlined ''Beate Uhse Loses its World Cup Buzz,'' the company's spokesperson Assia Tschernookof said, ''We will sell no more Olli K's and Michael B's. We are recalling these products because we don't want to infringe on anybody's personality rights. This was not our intention.''
  • U.S. OPEN CUP: USL Entrants
    Qualification for the U.S. Open Cup for USL Second Division and Premier Development League teams concluded Monday, adding five USL Second Division teams and eight PDL sides into the pool of USL teams already consisting of the eight USL First Division members of the USSF and the defending USL-2 champion Charlotte Eagles. Here are USL entrants by round:Qualifying RoundPDL: Cape Cod Crusaders, Des Moines MenaceFirst RoundUSL-2: Wilmington Hammerheads, Pittsburgh RiverhoundsPDL: Michigan Bucks, Virginia Beach Submariners, Carolina Dynamo, Laredo Heat, BYU Cougars, Ogden OutlawsSecond RoundUSL-1: Charleston Battery, Miami FC, Minnesota Thunder, Virginia Beach MarinersUSL-2: Charlotte Eagles, Richmond Kickers, New Hampshire Phantoms, ...
  • MLS STATISTICS (through May 27)
    STANDINGS Eastern Conference D.C. United 5-1-3 18 Kansas City 4-4-1 13 New England 3-3-2 11 Columbus 3-3-2 11 Chicago 2-2-4 10 New York 1-2-5 8 Western Conference FC Dallas 6-1-3 21 Houston 4-3-2 14 Colorado 3-3-2 11 Real Salt Lake 2-5-2 8 Los Angeles 2-6-1 7 Chivas USA 2-4-1 7 SCHEDULE (all times ET) Wednesday, May 31 D.C United-Columbus, 7:30 pm. Colorado-Los Angeles, 9:30 pm. Saturday, June 3 D.C. United-New England, 7:30 pm. Kansas City-New York, 8:30 pm. FC Dallas-Columbus, 8:30 pm. Houston-Los Angeles, 8:30 pm. Real Salt Lake-Chicago, 9 pm. Chivas USA-Colorado, 10 pm. ...
  • MLS: Summaries (May 27)
    May 27 in Salt Lake City Real Salt Lake 2 Colorado 2. Goals: Cunningham pen. 73, Kreis (Cunningham, Klein) 88; Kirovski 33, Wasson (Cooke) 84. Real Salt Lake -- Garlick, Novak, Akwari (Williams, 69), Torres, Forko, Klein, Cutler (Cunningham, 46), Talley, Ballouchy, Harris, Kreis. Colorado -- Coundoul, Wingert, Freeman, Petke, Denton, Cooke, Beckerman, Kirovski, Mathis (Wasson, 80), Ben Dayan (Noel, 66), Peterson. Yellow Cards: Real Salt Lake -- Harris 54, Cunningham 67, Williams 89; Colorado -- Ben Dayan 15, Freeman 89, Coundoul 92+. Red Card: Real Salt Lake -- Harris 82. Referee: Colin Tait. Att.: 13,016. ...
  • USL Summaries (May 22-28)
    USL First Division Monday, May 22 Vancouver 0 Rochester 0. Friday, May 26 Toronto 0 Miami 1 (Romario 19). Vancouver 2 (Gjertsen 18, 32) Seattle 2 (Weaver 23, 73). Saturday, May 27 Charleston 0 Atlanta 0. Minnesota 0 Portland 1 (Alvarez 34). Virginia Beach 0 Rochester 0. Seattle 1 (Gregor pen. 43) Vancouver 0. Sunday, May 28 Montreal 0 Miami 0. USL Second Division Friday, May 26 Western Mass 1 (Teixeira 78) Charlotte 2 (Roberts 11, 17). Saturday, May 27 New Hampshire 0 Charlotte 2 (Daka 5, Lemons 83). Wilmington 4 (Bagley ...
  • WORLD CUP WATCH: USA-Latvia Report Card
    By Mike Woitalla In its last game before departing for the World Cup in Germany, the USA mustered a 1-0 win over Latvia, whose only victories in World Cup qualifying came against Liechtenstein and Luxembourg. Brian McBride, playing with a golf ball-size welt in his forehead from a clash in the 18th minute with Deniss Ivanovs, headed home a cross from right back Steve Cherundolo to spare the USA embarrassment in front of 24,636 fans in East Hartford, Conn. Cherundolo's flank forays and attacking midfielder Landon Donovan provided the main threat for the USA, whose wide ...
  • WORLD CUP WATCH: USA-Venezuela Report Card
    By Mike Woitalla, Soccer America The USA ended its three-game winless streak with a 2-0 victory over Venezuela highlighted by Bobby Convey's performance on the left wing. In the Americans' penultimate game of their pre-World Cup ''Sendoff Series,'' the 22-year-old Convey set up the opening goal with a precise, low cross that Brian Ching stabbed into the net for his fourth goal in 19 U.S. games. Also, Convey's dazzling dribbling through Venezuela's defense provided the bulk of the entertainment for the Cleveland crowd of 29,745 while reviving a U.S. attack that had looked woeful in its last ...
  • MLS Game Previews with TV info (Saturday, May 27)
    Saturday, May 27 4 pm ET/3 pm CT/2 pm MT/1 pm PT REAL SALT LAKE (2-5-1, 7 pts) vs. COLORADO (3-3-1, 10 pts) TV: ESPN2. Key Players Out: Real Salt Lake - DF Eddie Pope (National Team - USA), DF Douglas Sequeira (National Team - Costa Rica), DF Paul Broome (L ankle internal derangement), MF Seth Trembly (L knee ACL tear); Colorado DF Pablo Mastroeni (National Team - USA), GK Matt Jordan (lower back), DF Aitor Karanka (R ankle sprain), FW Nicolas Hernandez (R hamstring strain). Referee: Colin Tait. 7:30 pm ET/6:30 pm CT/4:30 pm PT NEW ENGLAND (3-3-1, ...
  • U.S. Soccer: Berhalter replaces injured Gibbs on World Cup team
    U.S. national team coach Bruce Arena has been forced to make his second change to his World Cup roster since announcing it on May 2.Gregg Berhalter, a veteran of the USAÆs 2002 World Cup roster, has been added to the 23-man roster for the 2006 World Cup, replacing defender Cory Gibbs who was diagnosed with a right knee injury on Thursday. Berhalter will join the U.S. in Cleveland for the teamÆs match with Venezuela at Cleveland Browns Stadium at 7 p.m. ET live on ESPN2.Berhalter has 44 caps across a career that spans 13 years with the USA. He is ...