Mexico wins without coach

Miguel Sabah scored two goals, and Mexico advanced to the CONCACAF Gold Cup semifinals without suspended coach Javier Aguirre, defeating Haiti 4-0 Sunday night at the new Dallas Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas.

Aguirre was serving the second of a three-game suspension for his altercation with Panama's Ricardo Phillips during group play on July 9.

He also will miss Mexico's semifinal Thursday against Costa Rica, which beat Guadeloupe 5-1 in the first game.

Mexico's Giovani Dos Santos added a goal and two assists.

Alvaro Saborio scored two goals for Costa Rica, which made the semifinals for the first time since 2003.

The United States takes on Honduras in the other semifinal Thursday in Chicago.


Club America 1, AC Milan 1 (5-4 SO): Oscar Rojas scored the winning goal in a shootout, and Mexico's Club America defeated Serie A powerhouse Inter Milan 5-4 on penalties to take the first match of the inaugural World Football Championship in Stanford, Calif.

Club America took the lead in the 51st minute when Juan Carlos Silva slammed a left-footed shot past goalkeeper Vid Belec off a corner.

Ivan Ramiro Cordoba equalized for Milan nine minutes later when he headed in a corner.

The six-city, round-robin tournament features England's Chelsea, Italy's AC Milan and Inter Milan, and Club America.

U.S. 1, Canada 0: Abby Wambach scored her 100th international goal in the United States' win over Canada in her hometown of Rochester, N.Y., where Mia Hamm reached the century mark in 1998.

Shannon Boxx picked up a loose ball in midfield from a goal kick in the 79th minute, Lauren Cheney fed a pass through the defense, and Wambach darted through and slotted her shot inside the far post from nine yards.

It was Wambach's second international game since she broke a leg last July in the final pre-Olympic match.

Beckham is booed: David Beckham was booed more than cheered during introductions when he made his Major League Soccer return in the host Los Angeles Galaxy's friendly against AC Milan in Carson, Calif. [The match had not ended by press time.]

Beckham missed the first half of the MLS season while on a five-month loan to AC Milan. He will play just six more home games this season.

Earlier this year, Beckham said he wanted to remain with the Italian club rather than return to the Galaxy because he believed the level of play is much better in Europe than in the United States.