• COLLEGE MEN: St. John's storms out of gate
    St. John's had one of the most impressive performances of the first weekend of the men's season.The perennial national power was hit hard by defections during the offseason - New Zealand international Steven Old turned pro and signed with Australia's Newcastle Jets, and four other starters with remaining college eligibility transferred -- and entered the season unranked in the Soccer America Men's Top 25.Only two full-time starters - goalie Jason Landers and defender Georgios Spanos - returned and were in the lineup when the Red Storm opened with a 2-0 victory at Michigan on Friday.Swede Patrik Engstrom, who started 12 ...
  • MLS WRAP: Buddle blasts Bulls to first Bruce win
    GOALFESTS. This MLS season will likely be the lowest scoring in the league's 11-year history, but at least on Saturday some teams remembered where to find the goal. ... Bruce Arena celebrated his first win as Red Bulls coach with a 6-0 thumping of Real Salt Lake in which halftime sub Edson Buddle scored a hat trick, matching the three goals he had scored in 21 previous games this season. Jack Stewart's ejection gave the Bulls a man advantage for 82 minutes. ... Chivas USA edged Houston, 3-2, as Ante Razov scored twice to join Real Salt Lake's Jeff Cunningham ...
  • COLLEGE: SOCCER AMERICA WOMEN'S TOP 25 (Aug. 28)
    RANK/TEAM (RECORD) LAST WEEK 1. Florida State (1-0-0) 4 2. Santa Clara (2-0-0) 5 3. Notre Dame (2-0-0) 6 4. Texas A&M (2-0-0) 9 5. Penn State (1-0-1) 8 6. Virginia (2-0-0) 7 7. UCLA (1-1-0) 1 8. Portland (0-1-1) 2 9. North Carolina (1-1-0) 3 10. Duke (2-0-0) 13 11. Marquette (2-0-0) 16 12. West Virginia (2-0-0) 17 13. California (2-0-0) 18 14. Florida (1-0-1) 24 15. Georgia (2-0-0) 25 16. Auburn (2-0-0) NR 17. Missouri (2-0-0) NR 18. Connecticut (1-0-1) 12 19. Nebraska (0-0-1) 14 20. Tennessee (0-1-1) 11 21. Boston University (1-0-0) NR ...
  • COLLEGE: SOCCER AMERICA MEN'S TOP 25 (Aug. 28)
    RANK/TEAM (RECORD) LAST WEEK 1. North Carolina (2-0-0) 1 2. SMU (2-0-0) 2 3. Virginia (2-0-0) 3 4. Maryland (2-0-0) 4 5. Clemson (1-0-0) 6 6. UCLA (0-0-1) 5 7. UNC Greensboro (2-0-0) 12 8. Indiana (2-0-0) 14 9. Duke (2-0-0) 15 10. San Francisco (2-0-0) 17 11. Wake Forest (2-0-0) 18 12. Virginia Tech (2-0-0) 19 13. UC Santa Barbara (1-1-0) 21 14. Loyola Marymount (1-0-0) NR 15. UAB (1-1-0) NR 16. Connecticut (0-1-0) 8 17. New Mexico (0-0-1) 16 18. Notre Dame (1-1-0) 10 19. Akron (1-1-0) 7 20. Ohio State (1-0-1) NR 21. ...
  • COLLEGE: Women' giants fall on the road before big crowds
    The top three teams in the Soccer America Preseason Women's Top 25 all lost on the road on the opening weekend of the 2006 season. Playing without five players representing the USA at the Under-20 Women's World Championship, No. 1 UCLA fell to Penn State, 3-1, Friday before Jeffrey Field women¦s record crowd of 3,208. Kristina Larsen scored for UCLA just 27 seconds into the match, but the Lions, who have star Allie Long in Russia with the U-20s, recovered thanks to goals by freshman Akilah Duggan, sophomore Sheree Gray and redshirt freshman Ashley ...
  • USL: Results (Aug. 23-27)
    USL Second DivisionFinal Aug. 26 Richmond 2 (Ssejjemba pen. 9, Carrieri 34) Charlotte 1 (Spencer 90). USL First DivisionAug. 23 Toronto 1 (Dodds 48) Montreal 1 (Roberto 70).Aug. 25 Seattle 1 (Gregor 9) Minnesota 0. Montreal 0 Virginia Beach 1 (Brillant 70). Atlanta 1 (Own goal 78) Miami 2 (Romario 22, Walsh 65).Aug. 26 Vancouver 2 (Gjertsen 35, Kindel 59) Minnesota 2 (Knox 67, Toure 69). Rochester 1 (Edozien 71) Puerto Rico 1 (Own goal 43).Aug. 27 Montreal 2 (Salles 22, 69) Virginia Beach 0. Toronto 1 (Bedenikovic 16) Puerto Rico 0. Miami 7 (Walsh 19, 72, Fraser 31, 49, ...
  • MLS: Summaries (Aug. 26-27)
    Aug. 26 in Washington, D.C.D.C. United 2 Los Angeles 5. Goals: Own goal 9, Erpen (Gomez) 69; Gordon 4, Albright (Vagenas) 47, Donovan pen. 66, own goal 71, Donovan (Gomez) 92+. D.C. United - Perkins, Namoff, Boswell, Erpen, Walker (Adu, 61), Carroll, Olsen (Gomez, 46), Simms (Mediate, 73), Gros, Eskandarian, Moreno. Los Angeles - Hartman, Albright, Ihemelu, Roberts (Nagamura, 24), Marshall, Quaranta (Kirk, 60), Sturgis, Vagenas, Jones, Donovan, Gordon (Gomez, 75). Yellow Cards: D.C. United - Gros 74, Gomez 85, Boswell 87; Los Angeles - Ihemelu 16, Nagamura 51, Donovan 88. Referee: Mark Geiger. Att.: 24,159. Aug. 26 in ...
  • SOCCER ON TV (thru 9/4): 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, Sept. 1 FOX SPORTS EN ESPANOL Copa Sudamericana BOLIVAR-UNIVERSITARIO DE SUCRE (1-day delay), 3 pm. CSTV WomenÆs College MARYLAND-TOWSON (live), 5 pm. MenÆs CollegeMARYLAND-UCLA (live), 8 pm. SATURDAY, Sept. 2 MLS DIRECT KICK MLS COLUMBUS-NEW ENGLAND (live), 7:30 pm. MLS REAL SALT LAKE-COLORADO (live), 9 pm. MLS LOS ANGELES-KANSAS CITY (live), 10:30 pm. FOX SOCCER CHANNEL Euro 2008 ROMANIA-BULGARIA, Qualifying (live), 2 pm. Euro 2008 HUNGARY-NORWAY, Qualifying (delay), 4 pm. ...
  • UNDER-20 WOMENÆS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP: USA crushes Germany, 4-1, in quarterfinals
    Tim Schulz's under-20 national team produced one of the most emphatic performances by a U.S. team at the international level in recent years when it crushed defending women's youth world champion Germany, 4-1, in the quarterfinals of the 2006 U-20 WomenÆs World Championship Sunday in St. Petersburg, Russia.Players from four California schools contributed to all four goals. UCLA midfielder Danesha Adams scored twice, her second and third goals of the tournament, while Stanford freshman Kelley OÆHara opened the scoring for the USA in the 36th minute. USC forward Amy Rodriguez got the fourth goal in the final minute of regulation. ...
  • COLLEGE MEN: Top four teams perfect on opening weekend
    North Carolina, SMU, Virginia and defending national champion Maryland,  the top four teams in the Soccer America Men's Top 25, were perfect on the opening weekend of the 2006 season. Each recorded a pair of shutout victories. No. 1 North Carolina beat William & Mary, 2-0, and Central Florida, 1-0, at the Wake Forest adidas Classic. In the victory over UCF, St. John's transfer Garry Lewis headed home his first score in Carolina Blue. Host Wake Forest won the tournament on goal difference with a 5-0 win over UCF and a ...
  • COLLEGE WOMEN: No. 1 UCLA's depth will be tested
    UCLA was ranked No. 1 in the Soccer America Preseason Women's Top 25, in part because of its considerable depth, but the Bruins were depleted when they headed to No. 8 Penn State for Friday's opener at the Penn State Invitational.Depth helped UCLA reach the Women's College Cup final the last two years. ôOur philosophy,ö Bruin coach Jillian Ellis told the Los Angeles Daily News, ôis that if we can maximize every player on our roster, it will just keep pushing us higher.öBut the Bruins, who are ranked No. 1 by Soccer America for the first time, are missing five ...
  • RIVALRIES: The Palmetto State derby
    South Carolina and Clemson renew one of the great rivalries in men's soccer Friday night when they meet in Columbia, S.C. The Palmetto State derby in one of the great state rivalries. Nine of the 20 biggest crowds in the history of the Graveyard, since renamed Hunt Stadium, are for USC-Clemson games. Last year's game at Clemson was typical of the excitement. The host Tigers tied the score at 1-1 with 22 seconds left off a desperation play after throwing all 11 players into the attack, and they won on a golden goal.This year, both teams have goalies on the ...
  • MLS: Toronto names Johnston head coach
    MLS expansion team Toronto FC named Scotsman Mo Johnston as its first head coach.Johnston takes charge of MLS's first Canadian team less than two months after being fired as New York Red Bulls coach. With three games remaining in the 2005 regular season, he was promoted from assistant coach to head coach with the MetroStars, replacing Bob Bradley. He led them to the playoffs as it won two games and tied the third. This season, Johnston was 3-4-7 with the New York club. When it was sold to Austrian firm Red Bull and renamed the Red Bulls on the eve ...
  • PREVIEW: Spanish clubs load up
    Spain's La Liga starts this weekend after a hectic summer during which clubs loaded up on international stars signed from foreign teams. The moves confirmed La Liga's status as the best league in the world. Here's a look at moves by the principal contenders: BARCELONA. The champions spent almost $40 million on new talent. Barca picked up Frenchman Lilian Thuram and Italian Gianluca Zambrotta, two of the best defenders at the 2006 World Cup, from Juventus in the wake of the Italian club's relegation to Serie B. Icelandic forward Eidur Gudjohnsen, signed from Chelsea, adds depth to the attack.REAL MADRID. ...
  • COLLEGE: West Virginia loses All White Smith
    There's been good news and bad news for West Virginia fans since Marlon LeBlanc took over as men's coach in early August, arriving from Penn State, where he was an assistant. The Mountaineers earned preseason victories over No. 19 Virginia Tech (1-0) and Marshall (2-0) but lost New Zealand international Jarrod Smith. West Virginia’s leading scorer the past three seasons was suspended indefinitely for violating team rules. Smith, son of famed New Zealand cricketer Ian Smith, had played for New Zealand last spring against Brazil in a World Cup warmup in Switzerland. As recently as mid-August, he was with the touring ...