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NCAA women
Bush is elevated to become Houston women's coach.

Susan Bush
Susan Bush:
Pointing forward.

HOUSTON (Thursday, March 29, 2006) -- Susan Bush, a Houston native, was named women's coach at the University of Houston. The 27-year-old, who played on two national champions at North Carolina, spent the previous two years as the top assistant at Houston to Bill Solberg, who resigned after seven seasons at the helm.   Full story

Analysis
U.S. men take a step back in Guatemala draw.

(Thursday, March 29, 2007) -- If the 3-1 win over Ecuador Sunday was two steps forward for the United States men who have lost a number of key veterans since last summer's World Cup, they took a few steps backward in their dull 0-0 draw last night with Guatemala   Full story

U.S. men
Keller gets 46th clean sheet in 0-0 draw with Guatemala.

FRISCO, Texas (Wednesday, March 28, 2007) -- Goalkeeper Kasey Keller recorded his 46th career shutout, but the United States attack was stifled, leaving the Americans to settle for a dreary 0-0 draw with Guatemala.   Full story

Americans Abroad
Friedel, Rovers left to rue what should have been.

(Sunday, March 25, 2007) -- With no Premier League games scheduled with this weekend set aside for international matches, Blackburn Rovers have an extra week to stew over the 2-1 home loss March 17 to relegation-threatened West Ham United, which used a pair of disputed goals to erase a deficit.   Full story

U.S. men
Donovan strikes three times to down Ecuador 3-1.

TAMPA, Fla. (Sunday, March 25, 2007) -- Landon Donovan put on a show, scoring three times for his second career hat trick in lifting the United States to a 3-1 triumph over Ecuador.   Full story

Analysis
Donovan displays fine form, leading U.S. to romp over Ecuador.

(Sunday, March 25, 2007) -- In scoring three times to lead the United States men past Ecuador 3-1, Landon Donovan displayed the special talents that make him heir to Claudio Reyna as the leader of the American team.   Full story

Obituary
Merritt, Ohio U. junior, dies in fall during spring break.

Sarah Merritt
Sarah Merritt:
1986-2007.

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. (Wednes-
day, March 21, 2007) -- Sarah Merritt, a Ohio University junior striker, died today in a tragic spring-break accident. Merritt, who would have turned 21 on April 14, fell from a fifth-floor motel balcony.    Full story

Americans Abroad
Onyewu is hopeful, unsure of his Newcastle future.

Oguchi Onyewu
Oguchi Onyewu:
Where to call home?

(Wednesday, March 21, 2007) -- So far, so good for Oguchi Onyewu in his late January move from Belgium to Newcastle United of the English Premier League. But the United States central defender is not sure whether his stay at St. James' Park will extend beyond the end of the season.    Full story

Mad Brit Diary
West Ham misfortune is a depressing thing.

(Monday, March 19, 2007) -- West Ham United seems to be cursed. Coming off a decent season, the London club seemed to improve itself, but instead seems doomed to relegation from the English Premier League.   Full story

Americans Abroad
Hahnemann is ranked No. 1 among Premier League goalkeepers.

(Monday, March 20, 2007) -- Goalkeeper Marcus Hahnemann, a reserve who saw no action for the disappointing United States 2006 World Cup team, is the highest rated goalkeeper in the English Premier League, according the current Actim Index.    Full story

Mad Brit Diary
West Ham misfortune is a depressing thing.

(Monday, March 19, 2007) -- West Ham United seems to be cursed. Coming off a decent season, the London club seemed to improve itself, but instead seems doomed to relegation from the English Premier League.   Full story

Champions Cup
MLS Dynamo dumps Pachuca 2-0 in semifinal opener.

HOUSTON (Thursday, March 15, 2006) -- Striker Brian Ching and midfielder Chris Wondolowski found net in the second half to give the Major League Soccer champion Houston Dynamo a 2-0 victory over visting CF Pachuca of Mexico in the opening leg of a CONCACAF Champions Cup semifinal. Host D.C. United and CD Guadalajara drew 1-1.   Full story

U.S. women
Lilly, Lloyd goals defeat Denmark, earn Algarve crown.

Shannon Boxx
Shannon Boxx:
Welcomed return.

VILA REAL de SAN ANTONIO, Portugal (Wednes-
day, March 14, 2007) -- Striker Kristine Lilly added another line to her remarkable résumé, scoring the decisive tally early, while midfielder Carli Lloyd found net for the fourth straight match, lifting the United States women to a 2-0 triumph over Denmark to capture their fourth Algarve Cup championship in five years.   Full story

It Seems To Me. . .
New D.C. soccer stadium faces many obstacles.

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Monday, March 12, 2006) -- With a new ownership group finally in place, D.C. United president and chief executive officer Kevin Payne continues to insist that it's his team could be in a new 27,000-seat stadium for the 2009 season. Red tape makes that seem unlikely.   Full story

U.S. women
Behind Wambach pair, Americans drop Sweden to make Algarve final.

Abby Wambach
Abby Wambach:
Scoring hero.

VILA REAL de SAN ANTONIO, Portugal (Monday, March 12, 2007) -- Striker Abby Wambach scored twice, while midfielder Carli Lloyd found net for a third straight outing, lifting the United States women past Sweden 3-2 and to their fifth straight Algarve title match.   Full story

U.S. women
Lloyd's second straight Algarve winner downs Finland 1-0.

Carli Lloyd
Carli Lloyd:
Heroic again.

FERREIRAS, Portugal (Friday, March 9, 2007) -- Midfielder Carli Lloyd's first touch was a beauty and provided the United States women a 1-0 victory over Finland in the Algarve Cup.   Full story

Americans Abroad
Bocanegra hopeful Fulham can make late surge.

Carlos Bocanegra
Carlos Bocanegra:
Optimistic.

(Thursday, March 8, 2007) -- United States defender Carlos Bocanegra is hoping Fulham, in 13th place, can make a late push to climb into the top half of the English Premier League standings.    Full story

U.S. women
Lloyd goal is winner in 2-1 Algarve opening win over China.

SILVES, Portugal (Wednesday, March 7, 2007) -- Midfielder Carli Lloyd's goal late in the first half turned out to be the game-winner, sending the United States women to a 2-1 decision over China to open the Algarve Cup Group B.   Full story

U.S. men
Guatemala, T&T and El Salvador are Gold Cup group opposition.

NEW YORK (Tuesday, March 6, 2007) -- The United States will begin defense of its championship by facing Guatemala, Trinidad & Tobago and El Salvador in Group B of the CONCACAF Gold Cup. The first-round matches will be played in the Los Angeles and Boston suburbs.   Full story

Around The World
Beckham injures his knee with Real Madrid, faces Monday tests.

MADRID (Monday, March 5, 2007) -- Major League Soccer and Los Angeles Galaxy executives will wait anxiously to find out the extent of the injury to David Beckham's right knee after the Real Madrid midfielder limped off the field of yesterday's 1-1 draw with Getafe.   Full story

U.S. under-20 men
Poland, Brazil and South Korea are world tourney group foes.

Freddy Adu
Freddy Adu:
U-20 veteran.

(Saturday, March 3, 2007) -- The United States will face South Korea, Poland and Brazil in Group D of the men's Under-20 World Cup which will take place between June 30 and July 22 in six Canadian cities.   Full story

Americans Abroad
McBride's strong play makes him Fulham 'Player of the Month.'

Brian McBride
Brian McBride:
Favorite Cottager.

(Thursday, March 1, 2007) - Brian McBride's season just keeps getting better, which was bad news for the Columbus Crew. The Major League Soccer club was hoping it might reacquire its most popular player ever, but McBride's standout season in England led Fulham to extend his contract for another season.   Full story

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