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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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...



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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...

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, ...

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


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 -- ...