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Prep roundup: Tigers knock Wildcats from unbeaten ranks

Sarah Barrentine and Annie Pokorny scored goals 11 minutes apart in the second half to guide the host Lewis and Clark Tigers to a 2-1 victory over the Mt. Spokane …


Girls soccer teams young but talented

When they were freshmen, Central Valley High School girls soccer coach Andres Monrroy marveled at the potential his young players had and looked forward to three more years of escalating …


Men’s soccer preview: Gonzaga expects solid season

Gonzaga University men’s soccer coach Einar Thorarinsson liked the makeup of his veteran team heading into the 2009 season, and the Bulldogs (1-1-2) have done nothing in their first four …


U.S. soccer team closes in on another World Cup berth

The United States moved within a win of its sixth straight World Cup appearance, beating Trinidad and Tobago 1-0 Wednesday night on Ricardo Clark’s goal in the 62nd minute in …


Sounders vs. United in controversy cup

WASHINGTON – D.C. United have screamed it loud and clear, on the Internet and in full-page newspaper ads: “WE WIN TROPHIES.” The Seattle Sounders hear screams as well, echoing from …


Kicking into gear

North Idaho prep football, volleyball and girls basketball teams historically have fared well at state. Soccer is another sport where area teams are making names for themselves at the state …


Sounders dominate

CARSON, Calif. – David Beckham was ejected for a studs-up challenge in the 17th minute, and the Los Angeles Galaxy finished with nine men in a 2-0 loss to the …


Sounders face titanic task

SEATTLE – It was supposed to be a simple assignment for the Travel Channel: go to Spain and document the passion and simmering animosity in the rivalry between Real Madrid …


Beckham’s back, but does anybody care?

To: David Beckham From: Couch Slouch


Sounders scoot past MLS-leading Dynamo

SEATTLE – Defender Patrick Ianni scored on a bicycle kick during the first minute of the second half, and the Seattle Sounders rallied for a 2-1 win over the MLS-leading …


In brief: U.S. can’t hold off Brazil in Cup final

Soccer: Brazil picked up the pace just in time Sunday, waking up from a slow start to beat the United States 3-2 at Johannesburg and win its second consecutive Confederations …


U.S. soccer team reigns over No. 1 Spain

BLOEMFONTEIN, South Africa – The world will surely take notice of this. The U.S. soccer team is in the final of the Confederations Cup, beating mighty Spain 2-0.


Seattle Sounders battle to tie

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – Seattle’s Fredy Montero scored off a defensive miscue to give the Seattle Sounders a 1-1 tie with New York Saturday night and extend the Red Bulls’ …


Sounders end drought

SEATTLE – Freddie Ljungberg scored into a wide-open net in the 42nd minute, then set up Fredy Montero’s goal with a corner kick in the 59th as the Seattle Sounders …


Sounders earn U.S. Open Cup berth

SEATTLE — Kevin Forrest scored on a header in the 62nd minute to give the Seattle Sounders a 1-0 victory over the Colorado Rapids Tuesday night in a U.S. Open …


Sounders salvage tie

COMMERCE CITY, Colo. – Nate Jaqua scored in the 76th minute as the Seattle Sounders forged a 2-2 tie with the Colorado Rapids on Saturday night. Jaqua’s second goal of …


Spiders earn first win

The Spokane Spiders scored three unanswered goals in the second half to rally for a 3-1 victory over the Seattle Wolves in Premier Development League men’s soccer action Saturday night …


In brief: Keller’s shutout lifts Sounders past Earthquakes

Kasey Keller returned from a one-game red-card suspension to post his fourth straight shutout and set an MLS record as the Seattle Sounders FC beat the San Jose Earthquakes 2-0 …


What’s not to like on TV? OK, the Fox Soccer Channel

These are 23 (more) facts, tried and true, about the widening world of sports television: 1. This is a non-Olympic year. Cherish it.


Sounders suffer first MLS defeat

SEATTLE – Davy Arnaud drilled a 35-yard shot into the back left corner of the net off backup goalkeeper Ben Dragavon in the 80th minute on Saturday night as the …


Sounders will open season without Ljungberg

If the decision were up to Freddie Ljungberg, the Swedish star midfielder would be on the field next week when the Seattle Sounders FC plays their inaugural game. The team …


Confident Ching enjoying renaissance

CARSON, Calif. – When the United States begins the final round of World Cup qualifying, a former local standout will rank among the Americans’ leading scorers. Brian Ching, who led …


Sounders already make big noise

RENTON, Wash. – The splashy new Seattle Sounders are still two months from their first game. Yet they already have sold far more season tickets than Major League Soccer averaged …


Beckham fever lacking fervor

Like dozens of others, I’ll always remember what I was doing the exact moment I heard that David Beckham was coming to America: Not watching a soccer game.


Mexico Captures Gold Cup United States Loses Win Streak In 1-0 Setback Before 91,255

The United States’ record six-game winning streak ended Sunday in a 1-0 loss to Mexico, with Luis Hernandez scoring on a header in the first half of the CONCACAF Gold …


Reyna Doubtful

While goalkeeper Kasey Keller will join the U.S. team for the semifinals of the CONCACAF Gold Cup tonight against Brazil, midfielder Claudio Reyna probably will it because of a strained …


Wynalda Stars Again As U.S. Blanks Cuba Aggressive Attack Produces A Gold Cup First-Round Victory

Ray Wegerle, left, receives a hug from Joe-Max Monroe after scoring against Cuba. Photo by Associated Press


U.S. Needs Goalie

Tony Meola, the starter for the United States in the 1990 and 1994 World Cups, may play his first game for the U.S. in more than 3-1/2 years when it …


Lesser-Known Qualifiers May Not Be Such Long Shots

Don’t just look at Brazil, Germany and Italy as title contenders. Watch out for Nigeria, Yugoslavia and Romania, too. The World Cup draw in Marseille, France, on Thursday has all …


By Winning, U.S. May Have Saved Coach’s Job Triumph Over El Salvador Ends World Cup Qualifying Round

It was a good day for U.S. coach Steve Sampson and forward Brian McBride. But was it good enough for them to be part of the team headed to France …