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Americans Abroad
Dempsey is powerful force for struggling Fulham in 3-3 draw with Spurs.

Clint Dempsey
Clint Dempsey:
Now a starter.

(Thursday, August 30, 2007) -- United States midfielder Clint Dempsey figured in all three goals for Fulham, which rallied from a two-goal deficit with 13 minutes left in regulation to draw Tottenham Hotspur in the English Premier League.   Full story

 

 

Analysis
U.S. is simply outclassed by Germany in Under-17 World Cup exit.

(Thursday, August 30, 2007) -- The United States ran into a better team and resultantly a 2-1 loss to Germany ended its disappointing performance at the Under-17 World Cup in the Round of 16. The match was really not as close as the final score might indicate.    Full story

Analysis
With improved effort, key plays, U.S. beats Belgium for World Cup spot.

(Monday, August 27, 2007) -- The United States played its best match so far at the Under-17 World Cup in defeating Belgium 2-0 yesterday to close Group E. In the process, the Americans sneaked into the Round of 16 despite a 1-2 record.   Full story

U.S. women
Wambach hurts toe in 4-0 romp over Finland.

CARSON, Calif. (Saturday, August 25, 2007) -- The United States women rolled to a thoroughly dominating 4-0 victory over Finland in its final tune-up before the Women's World Cup, but the news wasn't all good. Star striker Abby Wambach suffered an injury to her big toe and was forced to leave the match in the 27th minute.   Full story

Americans Abroad
Keller signs with Fulham to become fourth American at the Cottage.

Kasey Keller
Kasey Keller:
Back in England.

(Thursday, August 23, 2007) -- United States goalkeeper Kasey Keller is back in the English Premier League following a two-year absence after he signed today with Fulham. The Cottagers already have three Americans on their roster, though striker Brian McBride is expected to be out at least three months after having surgery to repair a fractured left patella.   Full story

Analysis
Loss to Sweden displays weakness with World Cup qualifying on horizon.

(Thursday, August 22, 2007) -- The United States men's weaknesses, especially the lack of a proven striker, were on display when the Americans dropped a 1-0 decision to Sweden in a friendly.   Full story

U.S. under-17 men
Americans are still alive in World Cup despite 3-1 loss to Tunisia.

CHANGWON, South Korea (Wednesday, August 22, 2007) -- Tunisia jumped ahead on two penalty kicks in the first half and withstood a late United States rally to win 3-1 tonight in a Group E match in the Under-17 World Cup. Though the Americans are 0-2, they have a good chance of advancing to the second round by defeating Belgium Sunday.   Full story

Analysis
Disappointing effort leaves Americans on U-17 World Cup life support.

(Thursday, August 23, 2007) -- In a key Under-17 World Cup match, the United States effort was lacking and produced a 3-1 loss to Tunisia.   Full story

NCAA men
Rennie says he will retire after season at Duke.

John Rennie
John Rennie:
Stepping down.

DURHAM, N.C. (Wednes-
day, August 22, 2007) -- John Rennie, who led Duke to national prominence by winning a NCAA championship and advancing to five Final Fours, announced that the upcoming season would be his last. Rennie's first victory this season will be his 400th at Duke.   Full story

Analysis
Seemingly in control, U.S. falls to Tajikistan to open Under-17 World Cup

(Monday, August 20, 2007) -- The United States lost its way late, losing its opening men's Under-17 World Cup Group E 4-3 to Tajikistan in a match it dominated for long periods.    Full story

Superliga
Galaxy defeats United 2-0, makes final, as Beckham scores on free kick, adds assist.

CARSON, Calif. (Wednesday, August 15, 2007) -- David Beckham used the occasion of his first start for the Los Angeles Galaxy to curled a free kick into the net in the first half, then feed Landon Donovan for a tally early in the second half to give Los Angeles a 2-0 victory over D.C. United in a Superliga 2007 semifinal.   Full story

Superliga
Beckham plans to play for Galaxy against United; Pachuca dumps Dynamo.

CARSON, Calif. (Wednesday, August 15, 2007) -- David Beckham wants to play tonight for the Los Angeles Galaxy in its Superliga semifinal against visiting D.C. United at The Home Depot Center. The winner of the match will face Mexico's Pachuca CF, which eliminated the Houston Dynamo in penalty kicks, in the August 29 final.    Full story

Here and there
Four men charged with arson in death of Bradley soccer teammate.

Danny Dahlquist
Danny Dahlquist
1987-2007.

WEST PEORIA, Ill. (Tuesday, August 14, 2007) - In the wake of a prank gone bad, three Bradley University soccer players are among four men arrested yesterday for setting a fire that killed their roommate, BU soccer player Danny Dahlquist.   Full story

Americans Abroad
Beasley helps Rangers get off to good start.

(Monday, August 13, 2007) -- United States midfielder DaMarcus Beasley moved directly into the starting lineup and went the distance for his new club, Glasgow Rangers, who easily won their first two Scottish Premier League matches and advanced to the final round of qualifying forthe European Champions League.   Full story

Americans Abroad
Hahnemann's 10 saves stymie Man. United, earn Reading 0-0 draw.

Marcus Hahnemann
Hahnemann:
Shuts down Manchester United.

(Sunday, August 12, 2007) -- American goalkeeper Marcus Hahnemann made 10 saves in an extraordinary effort that allowed shorthanded Reading to hold off host Manchester United, the defending champion, for a 0-0 draw in the English Premier Leaguer opener for both clubs before 75,655 at Old Trafford.   Full story

Obituary
Bradley freshman midfielder Dahlquist dies in fire at 19.

PEORIA, Ill. (Sunday, August 12, 2007) -- Bradley's men's soccer team suffered a devastating loss early this morning when red-shirt freshman midfielder Danny Dahlquist died in a fire at his off-campus residence.   Full story

It Seems To Me. . .
Braving the rain, D.C. fans are rewarded by Beckham spectacle.

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Friday, August 10, 2007) -- David Beckham's Magical Mystery Tour hit RFK Stadium here last night and it was a wondrous thing to behold. A crowd of 46,686 people braved a deluge and were rewarded a memorable evening. (Oh yeah, D.C. United defeated the Los Angeles Galaxy 1-0.   Full story

Major League Soccer
Beckham rules himself out of Toronto game, cast doubts on D.C.

TORONTO (Sunday, August 5, 2007) -- David Beckham, it seems, won't make his Major League Soccer debut tonight when his Los Angeles Galaxy visits Toronto FC. He also expressed doubt about his ability to play Thursday at sold-out RFK Satdium in Washington.   Full story

Op-Ed \ Steve Winter
McSoccerfest brings families, fun to Maryland suburbs.

McSoccerfest
McSoccerfest:
Weekend warriors.

COLUM-
BIA, Md. (Friday, August 3, 2007) -- When it comes to targeting a mainstream message to an appropriate, receptive and responsive audience, how can one possibly do any better than the suburban soccer market? At least that was the theory behind McDonald's McSoccerfest, which drew 450 teams here on a recent weekend.   Full story

U.S. under-17 men
Hackworth selects 21 for World Cup in South Korea.

John Hackworth
John Hackworth:
Picks 21.

(Thursday, August 2, 2007) -- United States under-17 coach John Hackworth named the 21-player roster today for the men's Under-17 World Cup to be competed August 18 through September 9 at eight venues in South Korea. The U.S. is the only nation to qualify for all 11 previous U-17 world championship tournaments.   Full story

Major League Soccer
Without Beckham, Galaxy eliminates Dallas 6-5 in wild Superliga affair.

FRISCO, Texas (Tuesday, July 31, 2007) -- The capacity crowd of 21,576 didn't get to see David Beckham's official debut for the Los Angeles Galaxy, as originally promised, but did get to witness 11 goals as L.A. advanced to the semifinals by holding off a late charge by the FC Dallas and prevailing 6-5 in a wild Superliga Group A match at Pizza Hut Park tonight.   Full story

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