December 11, 2013 COLLEGE BOOT SPOTLIGHT: ABBY DAHLKEMPER
Meet the candidates, and vote!
UCLA junior defender Abby Dahlkemper is one of three nominees for the LA Soccer News women’s college player of the year and the Soccer News Net Women’s College Boot, recognizing the national player of the year.
December 11, 2013 RECORD NUMBERS
World Cup Draw telecast averages 489,000 viewers
BRISTOL, Conn---Last Friday’s Final Draw for the 2014 FIFA World Cup on ESPN2 averaged 489,000 viewers and 353,000 households, based on a 0.3 U.S. household rating, making it the most-watched FIFA World Cup Draw on the ESPN networks, according to Nielsen Media.
December 11, 2013 BACK HOME
Matt Reis joins Galaxy as goalkeeper coach
CARSON, Calif.---After spending the last 11 years with the New England Revolution, Matt Reis is returning home to Southern California. Reis, who announced his retirement as a player on Wednesday was named the Los Angeles Galaxy's new goalkeeper coach.
December 10, 2013 KREIS IN THE CITY
Former RSL head coach joins NYCFC
NEW YORK---New York City FC has named Jason Kreis as the team's first head coach. The long rumored appointment comes just days after Kreis guided Real Salt Lake into the MLS Cup, falling in penalty kicks to Sporting Kansas City.
December 10, 2013 TAKING OVER A CHAMPION
Paul Riley named Portland Thorns coach
PORTLAND, Ore. – Portland Thorns FC named Paul Riley as the club’s head coach for the 2014 National Women’s Soccer League season. He takes over from Cindy Parlow Cone, who stepped down last week for personal reasons after leading the team to the Women's National Soccer League championship.
December 10, 2013 ALL FAR WEST
Three Gauchos selected
KANSAS CITY, Kan– After leading the UC Santa Barbara men's soccer program to an undefeated conference record and a No. 10 national seed in the NCAA Tournament, Ismaila Jome, Achille Campion, and Peter Schmetz were all named to the NSCAA All-Far West Region team.
December 10, 2013 THE VERY BEST XI'S
U.S. Soccer to unveil all-time Best XI for men, women next week
To close out its centennial celebration, U.S. Soccer will announce the All-Time Best XI for the Men's and Women's National Teams next week.
December 10, 2013 HANGING UP HIS BOOTS
Galaxy midfielder Pablo Mastroeni retires
CARSON, Calif. – LA Galaxy midfielder Pablo Mastroeni has decided to retire from the game. Mastroeni’s decision brings an end to a 16-year MLS career that saw him captain the Colorado Rapids to their first MLS Cup championship in 2010. A veteran of two FIFA World Cups and a nine-time MLS All-Star, Mastroeni currently ranks eighth in MLS history with 334 regular season games played and fifth all-time with 316 regular season games started, scoring seven goals and adding 27 assists in that time.
December 9, 2013 REGIONAL HONORS
UCLA's Edwards, Stoltz named first team All-Far West
KANSAS CITY, Kan.---UCLA Senior Victor Chavez and juniors Earl Edwards Jr. and Leo Stolz have each been named to the NSCAA All-Far West Region Team. Edwards and Stolz were both selected to the first team while Chavez received second-team accolades.
December 9, 2013 VYING FOR A REPEAT
Wambach finalist for FIFA women's world player again
United States striker Abby Wambach, Brazil forward Marta and Germany goalkeeper Nadine Angerer have been named finalists for the FIFA Women's World Player of the Award.
December 9, 2013 MLS RE-ENTRY
List of eligible players released
NEW YORK – Major League Soccer announced the list of players eligible for participation in the 2013 MLS Re-Entry Process.
Dec. 9, 2013 WOMEN'S PLAYER OF THE WEEK
UCLA's Megan Oyster
Megan Oyster is the LA Soccer News final Women’s College Player of the Week this season after punctuating a terrific College Cup performance with a sensational overtime run to create the goal that gave UCLA its first NCAA women's soccer championship.
December 8, 2013 MEXICAN LEAGUE APERTURA
Liguilla semifinals, 2nd leg roundup
Club America advanced to the Liguilla finals with Sunday’s 2-0 win over Toluca at Estadio Azteca.
STATE JC CHAMPIONSHIPS
Cerritos women claim second straight title; Mt. SAC's men see streak end
Cerritos College repeated as state community college women's soccer champion on Sunday with a 3-0 romp over Santiago Canyon, but Mt. San Antonio's bid for a fifth straight men's title was thwarted by Northern California's Hartnell, which claimed a 1-0 victory on a frigid day at Cosumnes River College in Sacramento.
Lavrusky strikes in OT to lift UCLA women past Florida State in NCAA final
UCLA dictated terms from start to finish in Sunday's NCAA Division I women's soccer final on a wet, cold afternoon in Cary, N.C., using a smothering defense all over the field to quiet Florida State's potent attack and a dynamic passing game to weave pretty patterns between the boxes.
Dec. 7, 2013 LIVING THE DREAM
Sporting Kansas City's L.A. boys celebrate an MLS Cup championship
The stench of cheap champagne filled Sporting Kansas City's locker room, but it tasted like Dom Perignon as Major League Soccer's newest champion celebrated Saturday night.
December 7, 2013 FACT AND FIGURES
Some interesting tidbits from MLS Cup
* Sporting Kansas City won its second MLS Cup, the club’s first since 2000. It was its third appearance in the MLS championship game.
December 7, 2013 NCAA MEN’S ROUNDUP
Maryland, Notre Dame, New Mexico head to College Cup
SEATTLE - No. 25 New Mexico earned a spot in the NCAA Men's Soccer College Cup with a 1-0 win over No. 2 Washington in the Elite Eight Saturday night at Husky Soccer Stadium. With the win, the Lobos improve to 14-5-2 and advance to the College Cup for the second time in program history.
Dec. 7, 2013 NCCAA CHAMPIONSHIP
Azusa Pacific women edge Dallas Baptist, claim second national title
Mayra Almazan's golden goal carried Azusa Pacific's women to the National Christian College Athletics Association championship Saturday afternoon, the Cougars' second national title and their first NCCAA crown.
Dec. 7, 2013 NAIA CHAMPIONSHIP
Westmont falls to Oregon's Concordia in women's title game
Westmont College's bid for a sixth NAIA women's soccer championship, and its first title in a decade, fell short Saturday afternoon, with a 1-0 decision giving Concordia, from Portland, Ore., its first crown.