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U.S. under-17 men
Nimo nails two to drop T&T 3-0 in qualifying tourney.

KINGSTON, Jamaica (Monday, April 30, 2007) -- Midfielder Alex Nimo scored twice, including in the second minute. To power the United States to a 3-0 triumph over Trinidad & Tobago to open CONCACAF Men's Under-17 Final Round Qualifying Group B.   Full story

Major League Soccer
Brown, Beckerman lead Colorado past RSL 2-0.

SALT LAKE CITY (Monday, April 30, 2007) -- Forward Roberto Brown and midfielder Kyle Beckerman struck in a four-minute span midway through the second half to send the Colorado Rapids to a 2-0 Major League Soccer victory over Real Salt Lake.   Full story

MLS roundup
Donovan sparks Galaxy to 3-1 victory over Chivas.

CARSON, Calif. (Saturday, April 28, 2007) -- Striker Landon Donovan ignited an early offensive explosion that staked the Los Angeles Galaxy to a lead it never relinquished in a 3-1 triumph over Chivas USA. Ezra Hendrickson scored to give the Columbus Crew a 1-0 decision over D.C. United.   Full story

Major League Soccer
Johnson scores second straight winner, K.C. blanks Toronto 1-0.

TORONTO (Saturday, April 29, 2007) -- Striker Eddie Johnson deposited the late decisive goal, giving the Kansas City Wizards a 1-0 decision over FC Toronto, leaving the Major League Soccer expansion team winless and still without a tally after its home opener.   Full story

Major League Soccer
Hartman's record clean sheet helps Wizards keep Toronto winless 3-0.

KANSAS CITY (Wednesday, April 25, 2007) -- Striker Eddie Johnson provided an early lead, midfielders Kerry Zavagnin and Yura Movsisyan added second-half tallies and goalkeeper Kevin Hartman became Major League Soccer's all-time shutout leader in leading the Kansas City Wizards to a 3-0 decision over Toronto FC.   Full story

U.S. under-17 men
Hackworth chooses 20 for CONCACAF qualifying tournament.

(Tuesday, April 24, 2007) -- Coach John Hackworth selected the 20 players for the United States under-17 men who will compete at the CONCACAF Under-17 Final Round Group B Qualifying Tournament which starts Saturday and runs to May 6 in Kingston, Jamaica.    Full story

U.S. men
First friendly abroad is scheduled for Sweden in August.

CHICAGO (Monday. April 23, 2007) -- The United States men will travel to play Sweden August 22 for their first 2007 match in Europe. Sweden is ranked No. 24 in the world, five spots above the Americans.   Full story

Random Rants
Soccer by any name is still the same.

ROME (Saturday, April 21, 2007) -- American fans know if they want to aggravate their European counterparts, all they have to do is call the object of their affection soccer and not football.   Full story

Hall of Fame
Tiedemann is named winner of Colin Jose Media Award.

George Tiedemann
George Tiedemann:
Media honoree.

ONEONTA, N.Y. (Friday, April 20, 2007) -- George Tiedemann, who has had more soccer images appear in Sports Illustrated than any other photographer, has been named the third recipient of the National Soccer Hall of Fame's Colin Jose Media Award recipient. Tiedemann's photos appeared in many magazines, most notably SI in the 1970s and early 1980s   Full story

U.S. women
Schedule for World Cup prep matches is set.

CHICAGO (Thursday, April 19, 2007) -- The United States Soccer Federation announced the final details for the U.S. women's six-match sendoff series for the 2007 Women's World Cup in China.   Full story

Major League Soccer
Red Bulls make big splash by signing Angel, send Wynne to Toronto.

Juan Pablo Angel
Juan Pablo Angel:
'Beckham' signing.

SECAUCUS, N.J. (Tuesday, April 17, 2006) -- The New York Red Bulls became the first Major League Soccer club to acquire a second "designated player" when they signed Colombian striker Juan Pablo Angel today on a free transfer from England's Aston Villa. The club then traded 20-year-old defender Marvell Wynne to Toronto FC.   Full story

U.S. women
Ryan, Lilly to visit China for Women's World Cup draw.

(Tuesday, April 17, 2007) -- United States women's coach Greg Ryan and captain Kristine Lilly travel to China for Sunday's Women's World Cup draw in Wuhan, China. On Saturday, Lilly will be the American representative on a World Stars team that will face China in a exhibition match, part of the pre-draw festivities.    Full story

Random Rants
Roma will need time to recover from Man. U. rout.

ROME (Monday, April 16, 2007) -- Despite a 4-0 victory over Sampdoria, 40,000 Roma fans were suspiciously quiet as they headed for the exits, the memory still fresh of last week's 7-1 Champions League loss to Manchester United.    Full story

U.S. women
Lilly scores two more in 5-0 rout of Mexico.

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (Saturday, April 14, 2007) -- Abby Wambach and Lindsay Tarpley scored in the first half, while Kristine Lilly, the third member of the striking trio, found net twice after intermission, allowing the United States women to continue their utter dominance of Mexico with a 5-0 romp.   Full story

Soccer Smut Daily
English hysteria over recent results is somewhat overblown.

LONDON (Friday, April 13, 2007) -- With England's hopes of qualifying for the 2008 European championships in doubt, the nation has been transformed into a bad soap opera.   Full story

NCAA men
Sagastume retires at Air Force; Towson extends Olszewski.

Lou Sagastume
Lou Sagastume:
Retires suddenly.

U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. (Wednes-
day, April 11, 2007) -- Lou Sagastume, considered the "father" of soccer at the Air Force Academy, stepped down suddenly after 28 years leading the Falcons program. Meanwhile, Towson added three years to the contract of Frank Olszewski, who has led the Tigers program for 25 years.   Full story

U.S. women
Lilly looks to add to caps record against Mexico.

Marian Dalmy
Marian Dalmy:
Rookie on roster.

(Monday April 9, 2007) -- Striker Kristine Lilly will add to her remarkable world-
record of 323 international appearances when the United States women face Mexico Saturday at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass. Lilly is one of 18 players coach Greg Ryan selected from the 32 in residence camp at The Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif. The U.S. is 18-0 in the series against Mexico, holding a 94-6 scoring advantage over its southern neighbor.   Full story

Mr. Rogers On Soccer
Sometimes, English fans become targets unfairly.

SUNBURY ON THAMES, England (Sunday, April 8, 2006) -- Violence in any shape or form is simply unacceptable, but sometimes English fans become targets without commiting any objectionable acts.   Full story

Major League Soccer
For a change, Rapids win opener 2-1 over United.

COMMERCE CITY, Colo. (Saturday, April 7, 2006) -- Playing in its brand-new Dick's Sporting Goods Park, the Colorado Rapids made history tonight by winning its season opener for the first time, defeating D.C. United 2-1 on glals by Herculez Gomez and Robert Brown.   Full story

Champions Cup
Pachuca needs overtime to oust Dynamo from semifinal.

PACHUCA, Mexico (Thursday, April 5, 2007) -- CF Pachuca needed extra time to win the second leg of its semifinal over Major League Soccer's Houston Dynamo, recording a 5-2 victory, good for a 5-4 aggregate triumph in the Champions Cup.   Full story

Mr. Rogers On Soccer
Soccer increases its imprint on U.S. public.

SUNBURY ON THAMES, England (Thursday, April 5, 2006) -- Soccer is slowly establishing itself in the United States as a game that grabs more than a passing interest from the average sports fan.   Full story

Champions Cup
Chivas comes back to drop D.C. United from Champions Cup.

GUADALAJARA, Mexico (Tuesday, April 3, 2007) -- CD Guadalajara benefited from goalkeeper Troy Perkins' grievous error which allowed Gonzalo Pineda to net the decisive tally from distance in a 2-1 come-from-behind victory over D.C. United in the second leg of a CONCACAF Champions Cup semifinal.   Full story

Random Rants
Wingers are key contributors to effective attacks.

ROME, (Monday, April 2, 2006) -- High-scoring strikers get all of the atttention, but where would they be with out the wingers setting them up?   Full story

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