Monday Morning Buzz: Ryan Done & More

Ryan Out

At least that’s the supposition after you receive an e-mail from U.S. Soccer calling a 1 p.m. news conference today with President Sunil Gulati “to address the status of U.S. Womens National Team Head Coach Greg Ryan.”

No mention of Ryan being on the call, so whether he resigned or was fired you gotta figure he’s gone.

The Washington Post’s Steven Goff is already speculating about Ryan’s successor here.

College Roundup

A summary of Sunday’s women’s college action is here.

Not mentioned in the roundup: The Cal State Northridge womens (3-10-1) lost 3-1 to Cal State Fullerton (9-6-1) Sunday night at Titan Stadium, the Matadors’ seventh consecutive loss to the Titans.

As for the men, Palos Verdes Estates’ Kyle Nakazawa scored the game-winning goal in the last minute of the game to lead UCLA to a 3-2 win Sunday over Washington and lift them to first place in the Pac-10.

Nakazawa’s clutch goal was his first of the season and the sophomore midfielder also had an assist in the game, which saw UCLA extend its unbeaten streak to four games.

The Bruins win, coupled with San Diego States 2-0 loss at Oregon State, gave UCLA (7-5-2) the Pac-10 lead with 10 points at the season’s halfway mark.

Despite a Michael Clegg goal after just 62 seconds Sunday, Northridge and Maryland tied 1-1. Northridge dropped to 4-3-5 and Maryland to 6-4-4.

Cal State Dominguez Hills won 2-0 over visiting Chico State Sunday to improve to 14-3, 10-2 CCAA.

Sophomore forward Mario Guerrero out of Riverside’s La Serra High scored the game-winner, while sophomore goalkeeper Derby Carrillo of La Mirada got his eighth shutout as CSUDH posted its fourth-consecutive win.

Loyola Marymount (2-9-1, 0-5-0 WCC) out-shot Saint Mary’s 17-9, but still lost their fifth-straight game in a 1-0 defeat Sunday in a West Coast Conference game at Sullivan Field.

Chivas USA Playoff Tickets on Sale

Game 1 of the Chivas USA-Kansas City Wizards playoff series kicks off at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, while game 2 of the aggregate-goals series is set for 7:30 p.m. Nov. 3 at Home Depot Center.

Tickets start at $14 and fans who purchase them by calling (1-877) CHIVAS-1 receive a limited-edition Chivas USA Road to Glory Playoffs T-shirt.

Rogers Rips D.C.

Finally, we should belatedly acknowledge Rolling Hills Estates’ Robbie Rogers, who scored two goals Saturday in the Columbus Crew’s road win over D.C. United. The Crew also beat the New England Revolution in their previous game, meaning they ended the season with victories against the top two teams in the Eastern Conference.

“Two really big wins,” Rogers said to The Columbus Dispatch. “So now it’s, ‘Gee, if we just could have got that other point here or that one there…”

Incidentally, in contrast Lawndale’s Kei Kamara ended the season on a down note, reportedly getting dropped for the game by Crew Coach Sigi Schmid

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