• SOCCER ON TV: Your Viewing Guide (through Jan. 2)
    WEDNESDAY, Dec. 27 SETANTA SPORTS USA Netherlands FEYENOORD-PSV (delay), 3:30 am. England CHARLTON-FULHAM (live), 2:55 pm. THURSDAY, Dec. 28 No live games. FRIDAY, Dec. 29 SETANTA SPORTS USA England BIRMINGHAM-LUTON TOWN, League Championship (live), 2:30 pm. SATURDAY, Dec. 30 FOX SOCCER CHANNEL England CHELSEA-FULHAM (live), 10 am. England SHEFFIELD UTD.-ARSENAL (live), noon. England EVERTON-NEWCASTLE (delay), 2:15 ...
  • COLLEGE WOMEN: VCU's Schilte-Brown named South Florida coach
    Denise Schilte-Brown, who led Virginia Commonwealth to the NCAA Tournament in 2004 and 2005, has accepted the womenÆs soccer head coach position at the University of South Florida, replacing Logan Fleck. During her seven years at VCU, Schilte-Brown led the Rams to a 77-51-17 record, including back-to-back CAA championships in 2004 and 2005 and a third-place finish in 2006. ôThis is a great personal and professional opportunity for me, IÆm extremely excited about the future of USF soccer in the Big East,ö said Schilte-Brown. ôThere are amazing soccer resources in the ...
  • COLLEGE WOMEN: Rigby named interim DePaul coach
    Canadian Brian Rigby has been named interim De Paul women's soccer coach. Rigby has spent the last two seasons as an assistant with the women's soccer program. A veteran of the Chicagoland soccer scene, Rigby was President and Director of Coaching and Training for the Cosmos FC in Roselle, Ill. He played college soccer at UIC.
  • COLLEGE MEN: High Point hires Elon assistant Fonder
    High Point hired Dustin Fonder as its men's soccer head coach. Fonder joins the High Point staff after having served as the assistant coach at Elon for the past three years. He helped to build Elon program from an RPI of 165 in 2004 to its first ever Top 25 national ranking in the 2006 season. Fonder serves as the Director of Coaching for the Burlington (N.C.) Soccer Club. He served as the assistant menÆs and womenÆs soccer coach at D3 Roanoke College prior to Elon.
  • COLLEGE MEN: Charlotte hires Ft. Lewis coach Gunn
    Charlotte has named Ft. Lewis coach Jeremy Gunn as the 49ers new head men's soccer coach. Gunn led the Skyhawks to three NCAA Division II championship games in his eight-year stint, including each of the last two years. Ft. Lewis won the 2005 championship and finished as the runner-up in 2006. Gunn was named Division II National Coach of the Year in 2005 after leading the Skyhawks to an unbeaten (22-0-1) season. A 1993 graduate of California State Bakersfield, Gunn boasts an eight-year record of 123-35-17 and led the Skyhawks to the RMAC Championship ...
  • U.S. SOCCER: Onyewu and Lilly named Players of the Year
    Oguchi Onyewu was named 2006 Male Athlete of the Year and U.S. WomenÆs National Team forward Kristine Lilly as the 2006 Female Athlete of the Year, while forwards Josmer Altidore and Danesha Adams won the Young Male and Young Female Awards, respectively.Onyewu is the first defender to win the award since Alexi Lalas was honored in 1995, while Lilly becomes just the third player on the womenÆs side to win the award for the third time. Lilly joins soccer legends and former teammates Michelle Akers and Mia Hamm, who won the award a record five straight times.The U.S. Soccer Athlete ...
  • COLLEGE: USC names Fullerton's Khosroshahin its new women's coach
    USC has named Ali Khosroshahin, a three-time Big West Coach of the Year at Cal State Fullerton, as its new women's head coach.Khosroshahin led Fullerton to three NCAA Tournament appearances and had winning seasons in each of his 6 years there.''We are delighted to have someone of AliÆs background and ability join us,ö said USC athletic director Mike Garrett. ôHe did an outstanding job of building Cal State Fullerton into a nationally-competitive program. We anticipate he will lead our womenÆs team to national prominence.öKhosroshahin, 36, takes over for Jim Millinder, whose contract was not renewed last month after 11 years ...
  • MLS: D.C. trades Eskandarian to Toronto
    D.C. United traded forward Alecko Eskandarian to Toronto for a partial allocation.The 24-year old Eskandarian departed D.C. after four seasons with the team during which he made 81 appearances (47 starts), notching 20 goals and seven assists''Alecko was a tireless worker on and off the field for this club and it is difficult to part with him,'' said United Technical Director Dave Kasper. ôHe has been a big part of our recent accomplishments. We are, however, on the verge of signing major contributors and we know that in order to get something of value, we have to give up something ...
  • MAKING A LIST: 2006 CONCACAF Club Champions
    NORTH AMERICAN ZONE CANADA: Canadian Soccer League 2006 - Italia Shooters MEXICO: Primera División 2006 - CD Guadalajara (Apertura); Pachuca CF (Clausura) USA: Major League Soccer 2006 - Houston Dynamo CENTRAL AMERICAN ZONE BELIZE: FFB League 2006 - FC Belize (Opening); New Site Erei FC (Closing) COSTA RICA: Primera División 2005-06 - Deportivo Saprissa (Apertura, Clausura) EL SALVADOR: Liga Mayor 2006 - Once Municipal (Apertura); CD A�guila (Clausura) GUATEMALA: Primera División 2006 - CSD ...
  • YOUTH: U-20s down Canada in friendly
    The U.S. under-20 national team defeated its Canadian counterpart, 2-0, Wednesday on goals by Rodrigo Hidalgo and Sal Zizzo in its only international match of the final 10-day training camp before Coach Thomas Rongen names his CONCACAF U-20 World Cup qualifying roster.Hidalgo's goal came off a corner kick from Dax McCarty in the 22nd minute. Four minutes later, Zizzo scored with a nice finish at the right post after being set up by McCarty and Mike Grella.The USA will have two more days of camp, including an intrasquad scrimmage on Friday. Rongen will pick his 20-player roster for January's qualifying ...
  • WORLD: Cannavaro isn't infallible
    Days after completing a sweep of the major international awards, Italian Fabio Cannavaro proved he isn't infallble, costing Real Madrid two goals in Recreativo Huelva's shock 3-0 win in Madrid on Wednesday night.The Italian defender, named the 2006 FIFA World Player of the Year and 2006 European Player of the Year, was robbed of the ball on the edge of the area by young Frenchman Florent Sinama-Pongolle for the first Recre goal in the 35th minute. In the second half, he was turned inside out by Nigerian Ikechuckwu Uche, who hammered home a right-footed shot for the second goal.Ironically, Cannavaro ...
  • MLS CONFIDENTIAL: Coaching carousel raises the bar higher
    Well, those rumors a few months back about Peter Nowak leaving D.C. United and being replaced by assistant Tom Soehn turned out to be true. Sort of. Nowak is indeed leaving D.C. United, but not for another MLS team or a club or national team in Europe. A press conference is scheduled for Thursday at which team president Kevin Payne and technical director Dave Kasper, according to a source who did confirm details, will announce that Nowak as taken a post as U.S. Soccer assistant coach, with D.C. assistant Tom Soehn assuming the D.C. top job. ...
  • SOCCER AMERICA MEN'S FRESHMAN AWARDS
    Soccer America Men's Freshman of the Year David Estrada (UCLA) F Andre Akpan (Harvard) D Nick Cardenas (San Diego State) F David Estrada (UCLA) M Michael Farfan (Cal State Fullerton) M Jeremy Hall (Maryland) G Sean Kelley (George Mason) M Stephen McCarthy (Santa Clara) F Kyle Nakazawa (UCLA) F Ryan Soroka (St. John's) D Bakary Soumare (Virginia) F Darren Yeagle (Indiana) SECOND TEAM G Jovan Bubonja (UIC) D Greg Eckhardt (Clemson) D Omar Gonzalez (Maryland) M Ciaran O'Brien (San Diego) D Ofori Sarkodie (Indiana) F Zack Schilawski (Wake Forest) D Chris Schuler ...
  • SOCCER AMERICA WOMEN'S FRESHMAN AWARDS
    Soccer America Women's Freshman of the Year Michele Weissenhofer (Notre Dame) FIRST TEAM G Kristin Arnold (Texas A&M) F Kiki Bosio (Santa Clara) F Lauren Cheney (UCLA) F Gina DiMartino (Boston College) F Michelle Enyeart (Portland) D Kristi Eveland (North Carolina) M Tobin Heath (North Carolina) F Nikki Marshall (Colorado) M Casey Nogueira (North Carolina) F Kelley O'Hara (Stanford) F Michele Weissenhofer (Notre Dame) SECOND TEAM F Emily Beans (Colorado College) D Kelly Eagan (Villanova) D Becky Edwards (Florida State) F Whitney Engen (North Carolina) D Lauren Hyde (Florida) F Giuleana Lopez (Kentucky) D ...
  • TRINIDAD & TOBAGO: Rijsbergen eyes U.S. talent
    Trinidad & Tobago coach Wim Rijsbergen called up seven collegians among 41 players picked to attend a training camp Dec. 18-22 in preparation for the 2007 CFU Digicel Cup T&T will host in January. Rijsbergen, the former Dutch World Cup star and New York Cosmos defender, recently held a four-day camp in Charleston, S.C., to look at Trinidadians and Americans of Trinidadian descent playing in U.S. colleges and high schools. Among the invitees were former U.S. U-20 Randi Patterson, a two-time All-American at UNC Greensboro, American University's Tremaine Chinapoo, son of former Cosmos Richard Chinapoo, and New Jersey schoolboy ...