Brandi Chastain's career with the U.S. women's soccer team is over. The defender who joyously took off her jersey to celebrate the 1999...

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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — Brandi Chastain’s career with the U.S. women’s soccer team is over.

The defender who joyously took off her jersey to celebrate the 1999 World Cup victory in the Rose Bowl is no longer in the team’s plans, coach Greg Ryan said yesterday.

“I flew up and talked with Brandi and told her I didn’t intend to bring her back, that I was going to move on with some other players that I want to develop for 2007,” Ryan said as the team prepares for Sunday’s exhibition game against Canada in Virginia Beach, Va.

Chastain joins Mia Hamm, Julie Foudy and Joy Fawcett as longtime stars whose national-team careers have ended recently, though the other three left on their own terms after a 2004 season that included the gold medal at the Athens Olympics.

Chastain and Kristine Lilly were the two players of the so-called “Fab Five” who vowed to keep playing. The Fab Five were the remaining players from the 1991 World Cup team. All enjoyed remarkably long tenures at the top level, but Chastain will be 39 by the next major tournament, the 2007 World Cup in China.

She was not available for comment.

“What I’m looking for in future defenders are qualities that she doesn’t possess at this point in her career,” said Ryan, who succeeded April Heinrichs as coach earlier this year.

Lilly is still with the team and is expected to serve as captain for Sunday’s game.

Chastain’s last game was Dec. 6, 2004 against Mexico in Carson, Calif., the final stop in the 10-game farewell exhibition tour for Hamm, Foudy and Fawcett. Chastain was not invited to the camp for the Algarve Cup in Portugal in March, though it’s not unusual for veterans to miss that tournament. Her absence became notable when she wasn’t invited to this week’s camp.

Chastain ranks sixth all-time on the U.S. team with 192 appearances. She played in three World Cups and three Olympics. She was benched for the first three games in Athens, but returned to the starting lineup for the elimination rounds and helped lead the team to the gold medal.

Major league soccer

Revolution 3, at Crew 1

Pat Noonan scored twice to help New England over Columbus. The Revolution (8-1-4) overcame a fourth-minute goal by the Crew’s Edson Buddle to keep the Crew (4-8-1) mired in last place in the Eastern Conference.

Galaxy 1, at Real Salt Lake 1

Jamie Watson’s first goal ended a league-record scoring drought at 557 minutes for Real Salt Lake and lifted the expansion club into a tie with Los Angeles. Andy Williams got the assist for Salt Lake (3-8-3), which had been shut out in five straight games.

Ednaldo da Conceicao scored his first goal and had a great chance at another for the Galaxy (7-4-3) but tripped before he could knock the ball into the net.

At FC Dallas 2, Chivas USA 1

Abe Thompson scored in the 81st minute to lift FC Dallas to victory over Chivas USA.

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Notes

• Mexico and Brazil each advanced to the semifinals of the Confederations Cup with draws in Frankfurt, Germany, on the final day of group play. Mexico’s 0-0 draw with Greece clinched first place in Group B, setting up a semifinal Sunday in Hanover against Argentina. Brazil hung on for a 2-2 draw against Asian champion Japan, putting the five-time World Cup winners into Saturday’s semifinals against Germany in Nuremberg.

• Argentina beat Colombia 2-1 at the World Youth Championship in Doetinchem, Netherlands, and will next face Spain, which defeated Turkey 3-0. The Netherlands also reached the final eight, beating Chile 3-0. The hosts will play Nigeria, which edged Ukraine 1-0.

• Manchester United was taken off the London Stock Exchange, ending a 14-year stint as a publicly traded company.

Diego Maradona is returning to Boca Juniors as a vice president in charge of managing the first-division roster.