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U.S. under-17 men
Three second-half goals spark 4-2 triumph over Canada; win or draw with El Salvador a must.
ST. LOUIS (Friday, April 20, 2001) -- The United States under-17 men used goals by Craig Capano, Ed Johnson and Chris Lancos in the space of 10 minutes early in the second half to break open a tight match and cruise to a deceptive 4-2 win over Canada. The Americans must beat or tie El Salvador Sunday to win CONCACAF's Group A and advance to the world championships. Full story.
Eight players to miss weekend matches for U.S duty; 11 return.
ST. LOUIS (Friday, April 20, 2001) -- United States men’s coach Bruce Arena released 11 players back to their Major League Soccer teams after four days of training here, leaving eight players from four teams who will miss weekend MLS matches. Capsule previews.
Boot Room \ Jeff Bradley
U.S. men's national team has grown from its New Jersey roots.
(Friday, April 20, 2001) -- A television viewing of the movie "Eddie and the Cruisers" reminded the ESPN The Magazine columnist that the United States national team is no longer a bunch of kids from New Jersey. Full story.
Op-Ed \ David Satlin
If Donovan is wise, his stay in MLS will be brief.
(Friday, April 20, 2001) -- If Landon Donovan wants to become the best player possible, the ESPN International columnist opines, he should be playing in Europe, not for Major League Soccer. Full story.
U.S. under-17 men
Late Marshall, Quaranta goals are needed for 2-1 CONCACAF qualifying victory over Jamaica.
ST. LOUIS (Wednesday, April 18, 2001) -- Despite dominating play, the United States under-17 men found themselves trailing Jamaica by a goal midway through the second half of the CONCACAF Group A qualifying tournament. Fortunately, Santino Quaranta and Chad Marshall responded with goals to rescue a 2-1 victory. Full story.
Regis, Friedel, Stewart, Reyna are among U.S. standouts overseas.
(Monday, April 16, 2001) -- Defender David Regis' strong play for Metz in France might have earned him an offer from prestigious Ajax of Amsterdam. He, Brad Friedel Earnie Stewart and Claudio Reyna were among the Americans who made major contributions to their clubs overseas during the past week. Full story.
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Americans to take on Ecuador in early June, probably in Columbus.
(Saturday, April 14, 2001) -- The United States men will likely play Ecuador in early June, a friendly that will probably played in Columbus, Ohio, on Thursday, June 7 and be televised by ESPN. Full story.
Arena warns against overconfidence after opening qualifying wins.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (Thursday, April 12, 2001) -- Two early qualifying victories have United States men's coach Bruce Arena thinking about wrapping up a 2002 World Cup berth early and sparing last-minute drama. Still, he warns against overconfidence. Full story.
After victimizing Friedel, Fulham near clinching English first division.
(Wednesday, April 11, 2001) -- Fulham, sure of being promoted from England’s first division, had itself a great night, much to the distress of American goalkeeper Brad Friedel who was victimized twice and saw his Blackburn Rovers waste a one-goal lead and fall 2-1 on Sean Davis’ tally in injury time. Full story.
Stewart is hero, scoring in first minute allowing NAC Breda to surprise rival Feyenoord 1-0.
(Monday, April 9, 2001) -- NAC Breda had not beaten Dutch league power Feyenoord in 21 years, a situation that American midfielder Earnie Stewart was determined to change. So, on Sunday, with Feyenoord dueling with Ajax for second place and a European Champions League bid, Stewart took the opening kickoff down the right side, beat three defenders, cut to the middle and drilled home a low shot into the goal with about 30 seconds elapsed for a 1-0 lead that stood up. Full story.
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Keller expected to rejoin Rayo training today, his weekend in doubt after concussion.
(Tuesday, April 3, 2001) -- American goalkeeper Kasey Keller was sidelined after a 75th-minute penalty-area collision in Rayo Vallecano’s 3-1 victory over Valladolid. He staggered off the field, was taken by ambulance to a hospital, kept overnight and diagnosed with "slight cranial damage without organic damage," not as dire as it sounds. Full story.
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knocks him out.
World Youth Championship
Under-20 men's field finalized with draw for summer event April 26.
(Tuesday, April 3, 2001) -- The 24-nation field is set for the 2001 World Youth Championship for under-20 men to be played June 17-July 8 at four venues in Argentina. The draw will be held April 26. Full story.
U.S. players overseas often are supported by expatriate fans.
NUERNBERG, Germany (Saturday, March 31, 2001) -- All around Europe and elsewhere in the world, American professional soccer players, mostly young ones, ply their trade. And where there are America soccer players abroad, invariably there are United States expatriates to root for them. Full story.
It Seems To Me . . .
Great qualifying results buoy U.S. men, but they must keep on growing.
SAN PEDRO SULA, Honduras (Thursday, March 29, 2001) -- The United States couldn't have asked for more than six points in its first two CONCACAF qualifiers, including a victory in Honduras. Still, there are holes to fill, obstacles to dodge and room for improvement on the long road to the 2002 World Cup. Full story.
Mathis strikes in 86th minute, giving U.S. a key 2-1 road triumph over Honduras.
SAN PEDRO SULA, Honduras (Wednesday, March 28, 2001) -- The United States men took a major step toward the 2002 World Cup tonight when their injury-riddled side defeated Honduras 2-1 on midfielder Clint Mathis' 86th minute free-kick goal. Full story.
U.S. victory over Honduras wasn't pretty, but ultimately satisfying.
SAN PEDRO SULA, Honduras (Wednesday, March 28, 2001) -- It wasn’t pretty, but things could not have turned out better for the United States men. By coming away from hostile territory with a 2-1 CONCACAF qualifying victory over Honduras, the U.S took a major step toward the 2002 World Cup. Full story.