• WOMEN: Texas A&M romps in Big 12 showdown
    No. 12 Texas A&M won a battle of teams unbeaten in Big 12 play with a 3-1 win over No. 22 Oklahoma State before 3,636 fans at Aggie Soccer Stadium on Thursday night. Allison Martino dished out assists on all three goals. Suzette Devloo scored twice and Nicole Ketchum added an insurance goal in the second half. The Aggies quickly gained control of the game thanks to strong midfield play from Paige Carmichael, Amy Berend and Amber Gnatzig and were up two goals after a quarter of an hour. Leah Hope brought the Cowgirls back to 2-1 ...
  • West Virginia ends 33-year drought against Penn State
    No. 10 West Virginia celebrated Coach Marlon LeBlanc's return to Penn State, where he was an assistant for five years, with a 2-1 victory over the Nittany Lions on Wednesday night. New Zealander Paul Cunningham and Englishman Andrew Wright scored unassisted goals in the second half to erase Penn State's 1-0 first-half lead and give the Mountaineers (8-1-2) their first win over Penn State since 1973. ''That was during the Nixon administration, right?'' LeBlanc asked MSNsportsNET.com. The loss dropped the injury-riddled Nittany Lions to 3-6-1. Two Soccer America Men's Top 25 teams lost on ...
  • OPEN CUP: Chicago lifts No. 4 with win over L.A.
    In a lively U.S. Open Cup final, the Chicago Fire prevailed over Los Angeles, 3-1, to win the competition for the fourth time. The last four Open Cup finals were settled with 1-0 scores. On Wednesday, Coach Dave Sarachan's team took a 2-0 lead after 16 minutes on headed goals Nate Jaqua and Costa Rican Andy Herron. A 52nd Galaxy goal by Alan Gordan, who slammed home his own rebound, created a dramatic second half until the Brazilian Thiago tapped in Chicago's third goal in the 88th minute after receiving a pinpoint pass from former U.S. ...
  • FREDDY ADU: British tabloid starts rumor of EPL deal
    The British tabloid The Sun claims newly promoted English Premier league club Reading, which already has the two Americans Bobby Convey and Marcus Hahnemann in its squad, wants to acquire Freddy Adu on a six-month loan starting in January.
  • GAMES ON TV ( thru 10/2): 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. 29 FOX SOCCER CHANNEL MenÆs College MARYLAND-DUKE (live), 8 pm. GOL TV Germany BORUSSIA DORTMUND-HANNOVER (live), 2:25 pm. SETANTA SPORTS USA England COLCHESTER UTD.-IPSWICH TOWN, League ôChampionshipö (live), 2:30 pm. SATURDAY, Sept. 30 MLS DIRECT KICK MLS NEW ENGLAND-COLORADO (live), 7:30 pm. MLS HOUSTON-D.C. UNITED (live), 8:30 pm. MLS KANSAS CITY-REAL SALT LAKE (live), 8:30 pm. MLS LOS ANGELES-CHIVAS USA (live), 10:30 pm. FOX SOCCER CHANNEL England CHELSEA-ASTON ...
  • EUROPE: Bayern ends drought in Italy
    Bayern Munich ended an 18-year drought on Italian soil when the German champion beat Inter Milan, 2-0, Wednesday to go on top in Group B of the UEFA Champions League. Late goals by Peruvian striker Claudio Pizarro and German international Lukas Podolski gave Bayern its first win in Italy since it beat Inter in the third round of the UEFA Cup in the 1988-89 season. ''It's a special win,'' acknowledged Bayern coach Felix Magath. ''I'm not the kind of person who sets much store by statistics but tonight we've broken our run ...
  • COLLEGE: 1. Maryland's Zusi takes men's weekly honors
    Sophomore Graham Zusi is the Soccer America Men's Player of the Week after leading Maryland to a pair of wins. Zusi, a product of Longwood, Fla., was responsible for both game-winning goals in wins over Penn State and ranked Wake Forest. He scored the first goal in the 2-0 win over Penn State, then connected on a penalty kick in the 85th minute to give the No. 3 Terps a  2-1 win at ACC rival Wake. Zusi leads Maryland with six goals, one more than he scored last year in its national championship season. ...
  • COLLEGE WOMEN: UNC's O'Reilly is honored
    North Carolina's Heather O'Reilly is the Soccer America Women's Player of the Week for the two goals she scored to lead the Tar Heels past then-No. 1 Florida State, 2-1. The U.S. international opened the scoring with a 28-yard blast in the first half and followed that with the game-winner as she sent a bending shot from outside the top of the box with less than seven minutes remaining in the match. The goal was O'Reilly's first game-winner of the season. On Sunday, O'Reilly tallied her third goal of the week in the 52nd minute in a ...
  • TUESDAY ACTION: ACC powers get scares
    Junior Maurice Edu headed home his first goal of the season to give No. 3 Maryland a 1-0 victory against Loyola (Md.) on Tuesday. The Terps held possession in the Loyola half of the field for almost the entire match and took 20 shots, but they could only manage Edu's goal, which came in the 61st minute. No. 5 North Carolina also got a scare. Freshman forward Bill Dworsky scored his first collegiate goal on a rebound shot just over five minutes into overtime to lift the Tar Heels to ...
  • COLLEGE: WOMEN'S TEAM OF THE WEEK-Week 5
    G Lauren Mason (Purdue) D Carrie Dew (Notre Dame) D Stephanie Lopez (Portland) D Whitney Temple (Loyola Marymount) M Jenny Roehrig (Massachusetts) M Yolanda Odenyo (Oklahoma State) M Donna Mataya (William & Mary) F Heather O'Reilly (North Carolina) F Jess Rostedt (Virginia) F Meagan Snell (Santa Clara) F Treena Ferguson (Mississippi State) (For the week ending Sept. 24.)
  • COLLEGE: MEN'S TEAM OF THE WEEK-Week 5
    G Tally Hall (San Diego State) D Alex Christlieb (St. Mary's) D Georgios Spanos (St. John's) M Scott Campbell (North Carolina) M Chris Mathews (Air Force) M James Stewart (Yale) F Eric Cervantes (UIC) F Scott Loesser (Richmond) F Ciaran O'Brien (San Diego) F Mike Sambursky (South Carolina) F Graham Zusi (Maryland) (For the week ending Sept. 24.)
  • Trask has UIC's eyes on the prize
    When Coach John Trask took UIC to St. Louis for the Flames' 2006 opening game, he reminded them of the surroundings. ''Take a look at this stadium,'' he told his players of Hermann Stadium, site of the 2006 Men's College Cup. ''You might be here in the final four.'' Indeed, the Flames have emerged as the surprise contenders to reach the final four. After five weeks, the Flames are ranked No. 9 in the Soccer America Men's Top 25with a 7-0-2 record. They opened with a 1-0 win at 10-time national champion Saint Louis and also ...
  • SMALL COLLEGES: Roundup
    Ft. Lewis, the defending NCAA Division II men's champion, improved to 10-0-0 with a 1-0 win over Regis and a 2-0 victory over Metro State. English star John Cunliffe leads the Skyhawks with 14 goals and eight assists. Ft. Lewis has conceded only one goal in its 10 wins. -- No. 10 Carson-Newman won a battled of D2 men's unbeatens as it edged No. 5 Lenior-Rhyne, 1-0, in a key South Atlantic Conference match. Spaniard David Carrasco broke the scoreless by scoring off a free kick from about 30 yards out from the left side. Carson-Newman's All-American goalkeeper, ...
  • LEADING SCORERS: NCAA D1 Men & Women
    MEN G PLAYER, SCHOOL, YEAR 12 Tommy Krizanovic, Jacksonville, Sr. 11 Saidi Isaac, Winthrop, Jr. 11 Riley O'Neill, Kentucky, Sr. 10 Kevin Forrest, Washington, Jr. 10 Braden Fleak, Wright State, Fr. 9 Joseph Lapira, Notre Dame, Jr. 8 Jarrod Smith, West Virginia, Sr. 8 Josh Trott, Holy Cross, Sr. 8 Joshua Okoampa, Wis.-Green Bay, Sr. WOMEN G PLAYER, SCHOOL, YEAR 10 Megan Rapinoe, Portland, Soph. 10 Nikki Mabery, Villanova, Jr. 9 Deana Everrett, West Virginia, Soph. 9 Kari Lennon, Belmont, Jr. 9 Kala Morgan, Middle ...
  • WOMEN'S COLLEGE CUP: Texas A&M will host '07 finals
    Texas A&M will host the 2007 Women's College Cup. It will be the second time the Aggies have been the host school for the women's championship. They hosted the 2005 final four won by Portland. The dates for the 2007 finals are Dec. 7 and 9, 2007. The 2006 Women's College Cup will be played Dec. 1-3 at the SAS Soccer Park in Cary, N.C.