Horns, St. Ed's Stay Unbeaten, and More

Longhorns and Hilltoppers soccer squads stay unbeaten, plus more soccer news from here and afar

Courtney Goodson's game-winning header versus Arizona last Sunday
Courtney Goodson's game-winning header versus Arizona last Sunday (Photo courtesy of Matt Hempel/UT Athletics)

Courtney Goodson headed home both goals in the UT Longhorns' 2-1 win over Arizona on Sunday, after getting one in Friday's 3-0 win against UT-San Antonio. The 5-foot-11-inch freshman is now the Horns' leading scorer on the season. This weekend they host Houston (7pm Thursday, Sept. 11; $3 if you wear your team jersey or t-shirt), and Arizona State (1pm Sunday; $3 web coupon). Note the schedule change for the Houston game: Now Thursday, instead of Friday, due to hurricane watch.

Austin Aztex veterans continue to boost the unbeaten St. Edward's Hilltoppers, who beat Eastern New Mexico, 4-0, and College of the South­west, 6-0, in New Mexico. Jorge Vega scored in each game, Ezual Lewis got an assist, and Kevin Klaus played a big role as well. This week they open the conference season hosting Newman (4pm Friday, Sept. 12), then host UT-Brownsville (1pm Sunday). The Hilltopper women host Angelo State (4pm Sunday), then Texas Woman's University (4pm Thursday, Sept. 18).

The U.S. men played poorly, but took a big step toward WC2010 Saturday, beating Cuba, 1-0 in Havana; they host Trinidad & Tobago Wednesday night as we go to press. In Europe, England came back from a puny 2-0 win over Andorra to crush nemesis Croatia, 4-1, on the road, behind a hat trick from 19-year-old Theo Walcott. Austria upset France, in one of very few upsets. In Asia, the two Koreas fought to a 1-1 draw in a game moved from the North Korean capital of Pyongyang to Shanghai after the North Koreans refused to use the flag or anthem of the South. Full World Cup Qualifying results below.

After this week's break for the international game, the club season resumes this weekend; FSC's English Premier League game of the week is Aztex affiliate Stoke City hosting Everton, 10am Sunday.

World Cup Qualifying results
September 6-10

CONCACAF
Group 1

Trinidad & Tobago 1 - 1 Guatemala
Cuba 0 - 1 United States

United States 3 - 0 Trinidad and Tobago
Guatemala 4 - 1 Cuba
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Group 2
Mexico 3 - 0 Jamaica
Canada 1 - 2 Honduras

Mexico 2 - 1 Canada
Honduras 2 - 0 Jamaica
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Group 3
Costa Rica 7 - 0 Surinam
El Salvador 5 - 0 Haiti

Haiti 1 - 3 Costa Rica
Surinam 0 - 2 El Salvador


EUROPE
Group 1
Hungary 0 - 0 Denmark
Malta 0 - 4 Portugal
Albania 0 - 0 Sweden

Sweden 2 - 1 Hungary
Portugal 2 - 2 Denmark
Albania 3 - 0 Malta
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Group 2
Israel 2 - 2 Switzerland
Moldova 1 - 2 Latvia
Luxembourg 0 - 3 Greece

Moldova 1 - 2 Israel
Latvia 0 - 2 Greece
Switzerland 1 - 2 Luxembourg
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Group 3
Poland 1 - 1 Slovenia
Slovakia 2 - 1 Northern Ireland

San Marino 0 - 2 Poland
Slovenia 2 - 1 Slovakia
Northern Ireland 0 - 0 Czech Republic
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Group 4
Liechtenstein 0 - 6 Germany
Wales 1 - 0 Azerbaijan

Russia 2 - 1 Wales
Azerbaijan 0 - 0 Liechtenstein
Finland 3 - 3 Germany
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Group 5
Armenia 0 - 2 Turkey
Belgium 3 - 2 Estonia
Spain 1 - 0 Bosnia-Herzegovina

Spain 3 - 0 Armenia
Turkey 1 - 1 Belgium
Bosnia-Herzegovina 7 - 0 Estonia
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Group 6
Croatia 3 - 0 Kazakhstan
Andorra 0 - 2 England
Ukraine 1 - 0 Belarus

Kazakhstan 1 - 3 Ukraine
Croatia 1 - 4 England
Andorra 1 - 3 Belarus
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Group 7
Romania 0 - 3 Lithuania
Serbia 2 - 0 Faroe Islands
Austria 3 - 1 France

Faroe Islands 0 - 1 Romania
France 2 - 1 Serbia
Lithuania 2 - 0 Austria
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Group 8
Georgia 1 - 2 Ireland Republic
Cyprus 1 - 2 Italy
Montenegro 2 - 2 Bulgaria

Montenegro 0 - 0 Ireland Republic
Italy 2 - 0 Georgia
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Group 9
Macedonia FYR 1 - 0 Scotland
Norway 2 - 2 Iceland

Macedonia FYR 1 - 2 Netherlands
Iceland 1 - 2 Scotland

SOUTH AMERICA
Argentina 1 - 1 Paraguay
Ecuador 3 - 1 Bolivia
Colombia 0 - 1 Uruguay
Peru 1 - 0 Venezuela

Paraguay 2 - 0 Venezuela
Uruguay 0 - 0 Ecuador
Chile 4 - 0 Colombia
Brazil 0 - 0 Bolivia
Peru 1 - 1 Argentina

ASIA
UAE 1 - 2 Korea DPR
Bahrain 2 - 3 Japan
Qatar 3 - 0 Uzbekistan
Saudi Arabia 1 - 1 Iran
Korea DPR 1 - 1 Korea Republic
Uzbekistan 0 - 1 Australia
UAE 1 - 2 Saudi Arabia
Qatar 1 - 1 Bahrain

AFRICA
Mauritius 1 - 4 Tanzania
Seychelles 1 - 2 Burundi
South Africa 0 - 1 Nigeria
Kenya 1 - 0 Namibia
Gambia 3 - 0 Liberia
Sierra Leone 2 - 1 Equatorial Guinea
Mauritania 0 - 1 Rwanda
Cape Verde Islands 1 - 2 Cameroon
Burkina Faso 0 - 0 Tunisia
Sudan 1 - 2 Chad
Madagascar 1 - 0 Botswana
Lesotho 0 - 2 Gabon
Zimbabwe 0 - 0 Guinea
Mozambique 1 - 1 Ivory Coast
Congo 1 - 0 Mali
Benin 3 - 2 Angola
Congo DR 0 - 1 Egypt
Niger 3 - 1 Uganda
Zambia 1 - 0 Togo
Chad 1 - 3 Sudan

OCEANIA
Vanuatu 2 - 1 Fiji
New Zealand 3 - 0 New Caledonia

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