• MARYLAND: Seitz and Edu turn pro
    Goalkeeper , a 2006 Soccer America Men's MVP, and Maurice Edu, a 2006 first-team NSCAA All-America midfielder, will forego their remaining eligibility at Maryland to pursue pro opportunities. The 6-foot-4 Seitz, who is currently training with the U.S. U-20 national team, is considered one of the top goalie prospects to come along in recent years. Seitz finished his Maryland career with a career goals-against average of 0.77, the best ever by a Terp keeper. ''He has all of the tools to become a great goalkeeper and a fixture with the U.S. national team,'' said Maryland coach ...
  • Weissenhofer is Women's Freshman of the Year
    It was an exceptional crop of freshmen in women's college soccer, featuring four players -- North Carolina's Tobin Heath and Casey Nogueira, UCLA's Lauren Cheney and Stanford's Kelley O'Hara -- who missed the first two weeks of the 2006 season to represent the USA at the U-20 Women's World Championship and returned to earn All-Freshman honors. But the 2006 Freshman of the Year was Notre Dame's Michele Weissenhofer, who got a quick start on the competition, scoring twice in her collegiate debut in late August. She came to South Bend with the reputation for having a deadly flip throw-in, ...
  • Walk-on Estrada is Men's Freshman of the Year
    Before the 2006 season, UCLA's incoming class was ranked as the nation's best, but it wasn't because of Soccer America Men's Freshman of the Year David Estrada. In an incoming class that featured three U.S. U-17 residency standouts -- Kyle Nakazawa, Michael Stephens and Bryan Perk -- Estrada was an afterthought. He was a walk-on from a small high school in Salinas, Calif., located in the agricultural heartland of Northern California. He scored 66 goals in his senior season -- most in the country -- at Alisal High School -- including 11 in one game, the second-most in ...
  • MISSING HIKERS: Hope dims for former UConn star
    Hope dimmed Wednesday night for Brian Hall, a University of Connecticut and Dallas Rockets goalie, and another climber missing on Oregon's Mount Hood for 10 days. The body of a third hiker, Kelly James, was found. The ground search for the 37-year-old Hall and Jerry ''Nikko'' Cooke was reportedly scaled back because of dangerous conditions. Hall played four seasons (1986-88, 1990) on a soccer scholarship and one year on the basketball team as a walk-on while at UConn. ''He was such a physical specimen,'' former UConn coach Joe Morrone told the Hartford Courant. ''He was like an Adonis. ...
  • OFF THE POST: Scot sees red -- three times
    Andy McLaren of Scottish Second Division (third level) club Dundee received an eight-game ban after he was handed three red cards on Saturday in his team's 2-1 loss at Clyde. The veteran forward was handed a yellow card for scuffling with Clyde's David Hutton after teammate Gavin Swankie scored from the penalty spot with three minutes left in the game. McLaren then was shown a second yellow and ejected moments later for clashing with Eddie Malone. Away from referee Dougie McDonald's view, McLaren then struck Clyde's Michael McGowan in the face as he left the field. After the game, ...
  • USA: Bradley goes with names he knows
    By Ridge Mahoney Senior Editor Drawbacks there are to the selection of Bob Bradley as interim head coach of the USA national team, but unfamiliarity with the domestic player pool isnÆt one of them. Of the 29 players heÆs named for a training camp that starts Jan. 3, only Heath Pearce of Danish club Norjsaelland doesnÆt play in MLS. Clint Dempsey and one or two others might be bound overseas early in the New Year, of course, but thereÆs no FIFA international window by which to summon European-based players anyway, and so the first two games ...
  • USA: Bradley calls up 29 players for first camp
    U.S. national team head coach Bob Bradley called up has 29 players to his first training camp since being named the interim coach. The camp will begin Jan. 4 at U.S. Soccer's National Training Center in Carson, Calif., and conclude the day after the USAÆs first match of 2007, a friendly against Denmark on Jan. 20 at The Home Depot Center (TV: live, ESPN2, 4:50 pm ET/1:50 pm PT).   The largely untested group includes 10 players in search of their first-ever appearance with the senior team. The squad includes players from every MLS team except Columbus, ...
  • AWARDS: Cannavaro and Marta take world honors
    Italian Fabio Cannavaro and Brazilian Marta were crowned 2006 FIFA World Player and 2006 FIFA Women's World Player, respectively, Monday at the 16th FIFA World Player Gala at the Zurich Opera House. Cannavaro's selection comes three weeks after he was named the European Player of the Year. Cannavaro edged three-time World Player of the Year winner Zinedine Zidane and Ronaldinho, who won the FIFA award in 2004 and 2005, in a vote of national team coaches and captains. Cannavaro captained Italy to the 2006 World Cup title, leading the backline that did not allow an opponent to score ...
  • MLS CONFIDENTIAL: More moves at RSL
    Panamanian striker Luis Tejada has officially joined Real Salt Lake as Coach John Ellinger continues to build the team that managed just five wins in its 2005 expansion season and narrowly missed the playoffs last year. Tejada, 24, starred at the 2005 Gold Cup and won MVP honors of the tournament. That same year he scored a stunning bicycle kick against Mexico in the CONCACAF World Cup qualifiers. He has scored 28 goals for Panama, and his club career includes stints with CD Plaza Amador and Tauro FC in his native country, Envigado FC in Colombia, and Al-Ain ...
  • U.S. ABROAD: McBride scores in Fulham win
    American Brian McBride scored his fifth goal of the season to help Fulham beat struggling Middlesbrough, 2-1, in the English Premier League on Monday night. After Icelandic Heidar Helguson converted a penalty kick in the 12th minute, McBride scored in the 35th with a shot that deflected off Middlesbrough defender Chris Riggott. Middlesbrough pulled within a goal in the 74th minute on Australian Mark Viduka's goal, but Fulham held on for the win, which moved it into 11th place.
  • TRANSACTIONS: USL1 sensation headed to Norway
    Cam Weaver, who went from being the last player to make the USL1 Seattle Sounders' 2006 roster to sharing the league scoring title with Brazilian great Romario, has been transferred to FK Haugesund of the Norwegian First Division (second level). ''We will certainly miss Cam and his goal-scoring abilities, but this is another great example of the Sounders being able to identify and develop local talent,'' said Sounders coach Brian Schmetzer. ''He deserved a chance to play at a higher level, and Haugesund was first in line. I think Cam has a great soccer future and we wish him ...
  • YOUTH: NSCAA/adidas Girls All-America Team
    Lauren Alwine (Elizabethtown, Pa.), Shira Averbuch (Upper Montclair, N.J.), Jessie Baddley (Ogden, Utah), Yewande Balogum (Bowie, Md.), Courtney Barg (Plano, Texas), Andrea Barklage (Lake St. Louis, Mo.), Lauren Barnes (Upland, Calif.), Julia Bouchelle (Cockeysville, Md.), Amber Brooks (New Hope, Pa.), Carly Butcher (Anchorage, Alaska), Amy Caldwell (Braintree, Mass.), Molly Campbell (Mission Hills, Kan.), Hannah Cerrone (Wappingers Fall, Mass.), Kelli Corless (Acworth, Ga.), Amanda DaCosta (Katonah, N.Y.), Bianca D'Agostino (Longmeadow (Mass.), Hailee DeYoung (Draper (Utah), Kylie Doniak, Chino Hills, Calif.), Kelly Dyer (Germantown, Tenn.), Emily Esbrook (Novi, Mich.), Amanda Fancher (The Colony State, Texas), Sinead Ferrelly (Havertown, Pa.), Meaghan Fitzgerald (Cincinnati, ...
  • YOUTH: NSCAA/adidas Boys All-America Team
    Andrew Adlard (New Berlin, Wis.), Jose Altimorano (San Diego, Calif.), Steven Amaya (New York, N.Y.), Anthony Ampaipitakwong (Carrollton, Texas), Bryan Arguez (Miami, Fla.), Matt Armstrong (Phoenix, Ariz.), Sam Arthur (Roswell, Ga.), Edgar Barajas (Pacoima, Calif.), Daniel Barrera (Thousand Oaks, Calif.), Mykell Bates (Roseville, Calif.), Corben Bone (Plano, Texas), Cameron Brown (Garland, Texas), Brandon Bumpas (Denver, Colo.), Teal Bunbury (Prior Lake, Minn.), Christian Camacho (Woodside, N.Y.), Scott Caldwell (Braintree, Mass.), Eric Cava (Clarks Summit, Pa.), Victor Cortez (El Sobrante, Calif.), Kyle Davies (Danville, Calif.), Alex Dixon (Humble, Texas), Bryan Dominguez (Atlanta, Ga.), Andrew Duran (Mokena Ill.), Doug Ferner (Bloomfield Hills, Mich.), ...
  • NAIA: NSCAA/adidas Women's All-America Team
    First Team Goalkeeper -- Danielle Wagner (Saint Xavier). Defenders -- Jackie Pronovost (Concordia, Ore.), Rowena Alsanea (Lindsey Wilson), Julie Fletcher (Azusa Pacific), Victoria Charnley (Martin Methodist). Midfielders -- Hishamar Falconer (Lindsey Wilson), Justine Pronovost (Concordia, Ore.), Jolie Nitta (Azusa Pacific). Forwards -- Theresa Broad (Azusa Pacific), Janaina Novaes (Lee), Mizuki Yoshida (Martin Methodist). Second Team Goalkeeper -- Jill Colfer (Azusa Pacific). Defenders -- Yolanda Hamilton (Lindsey Wilson), Rachel Tuck (Lee), Johanna Botold (Martin Methodist). Midfielders -- Omolyn Davis (Lindsey Wilson), Clare Sykes (Martin Methodist), Amy Smrcina (Covenant, Ga.). Forwards -- Kristine Pedersen (Lindsey Wilson), Lissa ...
  • NAIA: NSCAA/adidas Men's All-America Team
    First Team Goalkeeper -- Nenad Cubic (Auburn Montgomery). Defenders -- Kari Arsaelsson (Auburn Montgomery), Hugh Davey (Embry-Riddle), Tony Griffiths (Rio Grande), J.T. Searles (Biola). Midfielders -- Conor Dawson (Rio Grande), Allan Nekuda (William Jewell), Daniel Whelan (Embry-Riddle). Forwards -- Jeff Clark (Concordia, Calif.), Hjortur Hjartarson (Auburn Montgomery), Ricardo Pierre-Louis (Lee). Second Team Goalkeeper -- Eric Lefebvre (Houghton). Defenders -- Eduardo Cinel (Lindsey Wilson), Josh Howard (William Jewell). Midfielders -- Daniel Agina (Southern Nazarene), Johann Hreidarsson (Auburn Montgomery), Skelly Kellar (Fresno Pacific), Aaron Polak (Hastings). Forwards -- Guy Heywood (Rio Grande), Dominique Nayaga (Southern Nazarene), Stanley Nyazamba (Lee), Joe Yoffe ...
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