College Report, Crew Romps, and More
Texas A&M is in the NCAA Elite Eight, the Columbus Crew is the MLS champ, the U.S. is in the quarterfinals of the U-20 World Cup, and the Austin Aztex are close to making a major announcement
By Nick Barbaro,
6:50PM, Tue. Nov. 25, 2008
The Texas A&M women advanced to the NCAA Elite Eight, coming from behind with two goals 46 seconds apart to win 2-1 at Florida. They're the last Texas college team left alive, because the top-ranked Trinity men were upset by Amherst, 1-0, in the Division III quarterfinals. Also out in the quarterfinals: the Midwestern State men and Texas A&M-Commerce women. Portland, who ended UT's season last week, also advanced to the quarterfinals, while setting a new season attendance record for women's soccer. The Aggies, with the nation's second-highest season attendance, also beat the old record.
The Columbus Crew won the MLS Cup Sunday, beating New York 3-1, with all three goals coming on assists from MLS Player of the Year Guillermo Barros Schelotto. The Crew become the first team in six years to have the best regular season record and the Championship in the same year.
It's pretty much all smiles at Austin Aztex HQ these days, with plans for next season coming along, sister squad Stoke City notching another win in the English Premier League, and the Aztex being named the top PDL expansion franchise of the year. Look for a long-awaited major announcement from the club (nudge nudge, wink wink) in the next week.
The USA has made the quarterfinals of the Under-20 Women's World Cup in Chile with 3-0 wins over France and Argentina in their first two group games. They face China on Wednesday, before starting knockout play Saturday.
The Houston Dynamo hosts Luis Angel Firpo of El Salvador in the CONCACAF Champions League, Wednesday, 7pm on FSC. The Dynamo need a win in this last game of group play to advance to the final 16 of this continental championship.
Euro Champions League play is ongoing at press time; results below, as they happen.
European Champions League Results
All eight final 16 spots out of Groups E-H were decided Tuesday, even though all teams still have a game left to play.
Teams in bold advance to the round of 16
Aalborg 2 - 1 Celtic
Villarreal 0 - 0 Manchester United
Bayern Münich 3 - 0 Steaua Bucharest
Fiorentina 1 - 2 Lyon
Fenerbahce 1 - 2 Porto
Arsenal 1 - 0 Dynamo Kiev
Zenit St Petersburg 0 - 0 Juventus
BATE Borisov 0 - 1 Real Madrid
Bordeaux 1 - 1 Chelsea
Cluj-Napoca 1 - 3 Roma
Inter Milan 0 - 1 Panathinaikos
Anorthosis Famagusta 2 - 2 Werder Bremen
Shakhtar Donetsk 5 - 0 FC Basel
Sporting Lisbon 2 - 5 Barcelona
Atlético Madrid 2 - 1 PSV Eindhoven
Liverpool 1 - 0 Marseille