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MLS: Statistical Leaders (April 30, 1996)


Tampa Bay216650Lost 1
New England214441Won2
MetroStars030150Lost 3
Washington DC040280Lost 4
Los Angeles309630Won3
Kansas City214551Won1
San Jose133440Lost 3



A-League: Statistics (April 30, 1996)


New York0000000

Note: Teams earn 3 points for a regulation win and 1 point for a shootout win.


April 27

Seattle 2, Vancouver 1

Leading Scorers


A-League: Notebook (April 30, 1996)

Atlanta Ruckus:The Ruckus is finalizing negotiations with defender/midfielder Fabian Davis and midfielder Frank McIntosh. Davis will have to leave for commitments with Jamaica's U-23 Olympic team for CONCACAF qualifying. McIntosh last played with Baltimore's NPSL team.... Atlanta plays in a preseason exhibition match May 2 against amateur powerhouse Datagraphic.... The Ruckus and France's Olympic team are searching for an ...

Olympics: U.S. men's friendlies (April 24 and 27)

April 24 in Charleston, S.C.

Charleston (USISL) 1, U.S. Olympic team 2. Goals: Diaz (43); Wood (41), Silvera 119.

Charleston --Russ, Bossman (Albrecht, 46), Norcott, Winters, Agoos, Hoffman (Errazuriz, 65), Jajuga (Files, 61), Venacur, Walker (Blair, 61), Foley (Olhare, 70), Diaz.

U.S. Olympic team --Cassar, Vermillion, McKeon, Pollard, Smith, Silvera, Walsh, Fisher, Maisonneuve, Suarez (Friends, ...

MLS Game Summaries: April 28, 1996

April 28 in Tampa

Tampa Bay 1 Dallas 2. Goals: Lassiter (McKinley) 81; Kreis 24, Rodriguez 30.

Tampa Bay --Dougherty, Diffley, Pittman, Kooiman, Yallop, Vasquez, Ralston, Wise, Valderrama, Viera, Lassiter. Subs: McKinley for Diffley in 46th minute, Backman for Kooiman in 88th minute.

Dallas --Dodd, Sonora, Santel, Pollard, Lozzano, Alvarez, Kreis, Rodriguez, Farrer, Eck, Kerr. ...

U.S. Women thrash France 8-2

April 28 in Indianapolis

U.S. 8 France 2. Goals: Hamm (Venturini) 23, MacMillan (Hamm) 27, Hamm 28, Milbrett (Venturini) 37, Hamm (Chastain) 38, Akers (Hamm) 40, Hamm (Chastain) 52, Gabarra (Lilly) 57; Locatelli (Pichon) 42, Pichon (Zenoni) 44.

U.S. --Scurry, Overbeck, Chastain (Staples, 60), Fawcett, MacMillan (Roberts, 46), Foudy, Venturini, Lilly, Akers (Parlow, 56), Hamm (Fair, 56), ...

USISL: 1996 Select League Schedule

Each of the 21 teams in the USISL's new Select League will play 24 games, 18 league games and six non-league games. With a few exceptions, all league games will be games between two Select League teams and all non-league games (which will only count, on a random basis, if league games are canceled) are against non-Select League opponents.


Mexico First Division Playoffs: Semifinal, Second Leg Scores

April 27 in Mexico City

Necaxa 1, Club America 1. Goals: Pelaez 41; Omam Biyik 41.

Necaxa -- Navarro, Wolf, Vilches, Becerril, Esquivel, Ambriz, Aguinaga, Garcia Aspe, Pelaez, L. Hernandez (Herrera, 81), Zarate (Higareda, 52).

Club America -- Chavez, Salgado, Gutierrez, Rossi (Gaudino, 68), Villa (Uribe, 80), Lara, Del Olmo (Lozano, 61), Bwalya, Garcia, Blanco, Omam Biyik. ...

MLS Game Summaries: April 27, 1996

April 27 in Foxboro, Mass.

New England 2 Washington 1 (New England wins shootout 3-2). Goals: Aunger (pen.) 78; Diaz Arce (Williams) 69.

New England --Heaney, Ibsen, Lalas, Burns, Weiszmann, Aunger, DeBrito, Woodring, Galderisi, Ukrop, Welton. Subs: Sawatzky for DeBrito in 65th minute, Keegan for Galderisi in 74th.

Washington --Causey, Agoos, Pope, Peay, Imler, Kelderman, ...

U.S. Women down France 4-1

April 26 in St. Louis

U.S. 4 France 1. Goals: Akers (Lilly) 17, Lilly 23; Parlow (Hamm) 89, Parlow (Hamm) 90; Zenoni (Pichon) 28. Half: 2-1.

U.S. --Harvey, Overbeck, Chastain, Fawcett, MacMillan (Gabarra, 64), Foudy, Venturini, Lilly, Akers (Parlow, 76), Hamm, Milbrett (Roberts, 76).

France --Roux, Herphelin (Sykora, 77), Woock, Locatelli, Diarf, Hillion, Gout (Ringler, ...

U.S. Women's U-20 team 0, China national team 2

April 27 in Portland, Ore.

U.S. women's U-20s 0 China national team 2 . Goals: Sun Qing Mei (Liu Ailing) 56:02, Sun Qing Mei (Zhao Li Hong, Li Yating) 74:40.

U.S. --Pagliarulo, Grubb, Sharpe, Eaton, Streiffer, Bivens, Pierce, Manthei, French, Clemens, Schwoy. Subs: McDowell, Whelchel, Holan, Stoecker, Koleski.

China --Gao Hong, Wang Liping, Fan Yunjie, ...

MLS: Weekend Preview (April 27-28)

Saturday, April 27

Columbus at MetroStars

Location:Giants Stadium

Kickoff:7:30 p.m. (EDT)

Television:Sportschannel Ohio; MSG Network

Satellite:Galaxy C4, Tr. 5 (raw feed); Galaxy 5, Tr. 17 (broadcast)

Injuries:Columbus -- none; MetroStars -- GK Tony Meola (mild shoulder separation) is day-to-day, D Jeff Zaun (concussion, broken nose) is probable, M Ted ...

Soccer America Q&A with Editors: April 26, 1996

MW:Mike Woitalla; PB:Pete Bailey


Pepe Fernandez


Why aren't there any Spanish (speaking) head coaches in MLS, when many of the players are from Sudamerica?

RM:Most of the top-level coaches in this country are of European/English origin and those selected by MLS teams were picked for their experience in ...

USISL: 1996 Select League Team Info and Outlook

The USISL, celebrating its 10th year of operation, has formed the Select League for its 21 elite teams: 17 teams from last year's Pro League, one team from the Premier League and three first-year teams.

Western Conference

California Jaguars

Address:12 Clay Street, Salinas, CA 93901. Telephone:(408) 757-2105. Outlook:New coach Gaspar Silvera, a veteran on ...

College: A fair catch

North Carolina and Notre Dame drew some great players from the West, but Santa Clara got the biggest, and best, class in Region IV.

Santa Clara coach Jerry Smith may not have gotten three of the top players out of the West, but he wouldn't trade the recruiting class he did get.

That's because Smith landed the best ...