February 12, 2009 |
Michael Bradley scored twice to lead the United States to a 2-0 win over Mexico last night in a World Cup qualifier in Columbus, Ohio. Beasley's corner kick found Landon Donovan at the far side of the 6-yard box, with Donovan heading it back into the scrum. Oguchi Onyewu's header was stopped by diving Mexico goaltender Oswaldo Sanchez, but the rebound went right into the path of Bradley, who booted it in from 6 yards. Major League Soccer's San Jose Earthquakes on Tuesday signed midfielder Bobby Convey, a 25-year-old Philadelphia native, who was released last week by Reading F.C. of England.
June 7, 2009 |
Carlos Bocanegra scored on a diving header off Landon Donovan's corner kick in the 68th minute, and the United States rallied to beat Honduras, 2-1, in a World Cup qualifier last night in Chicago. Coming off a 3-1 loss at Costa Rica on Wednesday, the United States fell behind when Carlos Costly scored in the fifth minute. Donovan, the best U.S. player throughout the match, tied the score with a penalty kick in the 43d minute after a needless hand ball by Mario Besta. Donovan then started the play for the go-ahead goal with a corner kick that was headed down by Clint Dempsey, who outjumped Hendry Thomas.
October 24, 1997 |
The U.S. Soccer Federation had to make a difficult decision when it pulled four key players out of Wednesday's U.S. Open Cup final, which will feature Major League Soccer rivals Washington D.C. United and the Dallas Burn. The Open Cup is run by the federation, which would have preferred to see the two finalists field their strongest lineups. But the U.S. national team also is run by the federation, and coach Steve Sampson has four D.C. United players on his training-camp roster for the Nov. 2 World Cup qualifier against Mexico.
August 13, 2002 |
Marinette Pichon knows the drill, but it will not be any easier if she has to play two games in two nights in two countries. If Philadelphia wins Saturday's WUSA semifinal game against the Washington Freedom, Pichon will have a problem. The WUSA championship game is Aug. 24 in Atlanta. The day before, her French national team is to host Denmark in a World Cup qualifier. Pichon said that if the situation arose, she would show allegiance to both teams. "I want to play for the national team and for Philadelphia," she said.
August 15, 1997 |
The Philadelphia Freedom will host the Baltimore Bays tonight in the first round of the USISL Pro League playoffs. The two teams qualified for the 7 o'clock game at Marple Newtown High School in Broomall by finishing second and third in the league's Mid-Atlantic Division. Philadelphia locked up second place with room to spare, despite losing twice to first-place Reading during the final weekend of the regular season. With 31 points in the standings, the Freedom avoided the scramble for the final two playoff spots, which went to Baltimore (24)
July 26, 2000 |
Sex or song? European soccer authorities are investigating claims that a Romanian team tried to offer prostitutes to referees. However, the women in question may have been members of a folk ensemble. UEFA said the issue had been raised by the organization's representative at the July 15 game in Romania between Ceahlaul Piatra Neamt and Austria Vienna. "We are certainly investigating," UEFA spokesman Thomas Giordano said. The Romanian newspaper Pro Sport quoted Ceahlaul Piatra Neamt manager Gheorghe Stefan as saying he was not with the French referees in the restaurant where the offer supposedly took place.
January 5, 2001 |
David Schmoyer, an Inquirer all-area field hockey player for Bucks and Montgomery Counties last season, when he competed for Central Bucks West, was named yesterday to the U.S. men's national team. He also will play with the men's under-21 and under-18 teams. Schmoyer was a member of the men's U.S. national team last year and played in a tournament in Vancouver, British Columbia. He was not picked to play on the squad that competed in the Pan American Games in Chile. Schmoyer was previously a member of the under-16 national team.
September 9, 2012 |
Rodolph Austin and Luton Shelton scored on free kicks as Jamaica rallied to beat the visiting United States, 2-1, Friday night in Kingston in a World Cup qualifier, giving the hosts their first victory over the Americans. Clint Dempsey, playing his first competitive match in three months, put the U.S. ahead 35 seconds in with the fastest American goal in a World Cup qualifier. But the 60th-ranked Reggae Boyz, who had been 0-10-8 against the U.S., rallied with goals in the 23d and 62d minutes on free kicks after fouls from Kyle Beckerman and Maurice Edu. Jamaica (2-0-1)
February 1, 2013
Ghana vs. Cape Verde Islands 9:50 a.m. Saturday (ESPN3.com) Playing in the Africa Cup of Nations for the first time ever, Cape Verde has made an upset run to the quarterfinals. Now the Blue Sharks face a traditional powerhouse in Ghana, with striker Asamoah Gyan. Ivory Coast vs. Nigeria 9:50 a.m. Sunday (ESPN3.com) This Africa Cup quarterfinal has an English Premier League tilt: Ivory Coast is led by Manchester City's Yaya Touré and former Chelsea star Didier Drogba (now with Turkey's Galatasaray, after a stint in China)
October 3, 1997 |
American soccer players have joined the top leagues around the world, but defender Eddie Pope could become the first to play for a club considered a true superpower. The Washington Post's Steven Goff reports that Italy's AC Milan, one of the world's top clubs, is prepared to extend an invitation for Pope to work out for its coaches in late November. The Post also reported this week that Feyenoord, a well-known Dutch League club, will have an assistant coach in the stands tonight watching Pope play for the United States in its World Cup qualifier against Jamaica.