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World Cup '98 Qualifying: South America Results (April 24, 1996)

April 24 in Caracas

Venezuela 0 Uruguay 2 (Otero 54, Poyet 71). Half: 0-0. Att.: 12,000.

Venezuela --Angelucci, Filosa, W. Gonzales, Tortolero, L. Gonzales, Vallenilla, Valiente (Macintosh, 74), Hernandez, Castellin, Diaz (Rivas, 55), Guerra.

Uruguay --Arbiza, Olivera, Herrera, Moas, Montero, Saralegui, Gutierrez, Bengoechea (Abeijon, 90), Poyet, Otero (Cedres, 87), Fonseca.

Referee:Alberto Tejada (Peru). ...

U.S. Women: Changing of the Guard?

I would hate to be in Tony DiCicco's shoes.

The U.S. women's national team coach has some difficult choices to make in paring the U.S. squad down to 16 players for the Olympics. That's quite a drop from the 20-player roster that competed in the 1995 World Championship.

Six members of the team that finished third in Sweden ...

CONCACAF U-20 Qualifying Score: Mexico 2 USA 1

Mexico beat the United States 2-1 tonight in the final game of the CONCACAF Under-20 Championship in Saltillo, Mexico.

The United States finished last in the three-team championship group, but it still will qualify for the 1997 World Youth Championship if, as expected, FIFA, at its May 31 executive commttee meeting, expands the field to 24 teams.

Canada, ...

CONCACAF U-20 Qualifying Halftime Score: Mexico 2 USA 0

Mexico led the United States 2-0 at halftime of the final game of the CONCACAF Under-20 Championship in Saltillo, Mexico.

Canada, the third team in the group, already assured itself of a berth in the 1997 World Youth Championship.

CISL: 1996 Draft

First Round

3. (1)Seattle (1)Branko Segota5'10"177M6/8/61
4. (2)PortlandTerry Woodberry6'0"175D7/29/69
5. (3)SeattleBen Erickson5'11"165F3/27/72
6. (4)WashingtonTarik Walker6'2"200F7/3/71
8. (5)AnaheimSteve Kuntz6'5"195M--
9. (6)Indianapolis (2)Steve Keller5'11"180M5/5/72
10. (7)SacramentoMichael Collins5'10"160M11/17/61
11. (8)Indianapolis (2)Mile Milovac6'2"188GK5/21/65
12. (9)IndianapolisAlejandro Moreno5'10"155M--

(1) From Pittsburgh


World Cup '98 Qualifying: Europe (April 24, 1996 Results)

Group 1

April 24 in Athens

Greece 2 (Batista 56, Nikolaides 66) Slovenia 0. Half: 0-0. Att.: 10,000.

Greece --Atmatsidis, Apostolakis, Kasapis, Ouzounidis, Kalitzakis, Costantinidis (Alexandris, 46), Zagorakis, Vrizas, Batista, Tsartas (Franzeskos, 82), Donis (Nikolaides, 61).

Slovenia --Boskovic, Galic, Englaro, Milanic, Jermanis, Ceh, Novak, Zidan (Gajser, 36), Udovic (Gliha, 70), Gregor, Florjancic.

Group ...

My View: Reach out

"Need" isn't among the 12 criteria used by the U.S. Soccer Foundation to evaluate grant applications. "USSF involvement" is, so it's no surprise that of the first $2.4 million of World Cup profits the Foundation shelled out, 47 percent went directly to the USSF and most of the remaining 53 percent went to USSF-affiliated organizations.

Of course, all of ...

Mexican League Semifinals: First Leg Results

April 24 in Mexico City

Club America 0, Necaxa 2 (L. Hernandez 44, Pelaez 47). Half: 0-1.

Club America --Chavez, Villa, Salgado, Rossi, Gutierrez, Lara, Bwalya (Lozano, 77), Garcia, Blanco, Omam Biyik, Zaguinho.

Necaxa --Navarro, Higareda (Herrera, 82), Wolf, Vilches, Becerril, Esquivel, Ambriz, Garcia Aspe, L. Hernandez (Alvarado, 81), Pelaez, Zarate (Barrera, 69).

Necaxa ...

MLS: Statistical Leaders (April 25, 1996)


Tampa Bay200653Won 2
Columbus110352Lost 1
New England110333Won 1
MetroStars020013Lost 2
DC United030017Lost 3
Los Angeles200642Won 2
Dallas111443Lost 1
Kansas City111455Won 1
Colorado110334Won 1
San Jose120332Lost 2


FIFA Coca Cola World Rankings (April 1996)

RankingTeamPointsPrevious Ranking
10Czech Republic54.3713

Contents: Soccer America April 29, 1996 issue


Crew Cuts Down United

Judging by the Columbus opener, Ohio has embraced MLS. By Craig Merz

Big-Time Soccer Arrives

Los Angeles Galaxy fans overwhelm Pasadena. By Ridge Mahoney

Gray United Shelves Uniform

Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson blamed his team's away uniform for a 3-1 loss at Southampton, while Newcastle stayed in the ...

College: Arkansas-Little Rock drops men's soccer

Arkansas-Little Rock is the fourth NCAA Division I school in the last two years to drop men's soccer.

UALR dropped men's soccer and men's swimming in a move "to strengthen our overall athletic department," according to director of athletics Rick Mello. Men's soccer coach Scott Westbrook will remain as coach of the existing women's soccer program.

Other programs ...

CONCACAF U-20 Qualifying: U.S. 0 Canada 2

April 23 in Saltillo

U.S. 0 Canada 2 (De Rosario 81, Jordan 83). Half: 0-0.

Championship Round


Canada has clinched a spot at Malaysia '97. The winner of the U.S.-Mexico game April 25 will also automatically qualify. The loser will qualify if FIFA ...

College: Greg Ryan returns to SMU

Greg Ryan, the former Wisconsin women's coach, has been named SMU's new head women's coach.

Ryan, an SMU alumnus, coached at Wisconsin for nine years, compiling a 111-32-7 won-lost-tied record and leading the Badgers to two final four appearances. He replaces Alan Kirkup, who took the vacant position at Maryland after leading the Mustangs to the final four last ...

U.S. Abroad: Friedel, Galatasaray win Turkish Cup

U.S. national team keeper Brad Friedel and his club Galatasaray won the Turkish Cup over crosstown rival Fenerbahce on a dramatic overtime goal by Welshman Dean Saunders. With the victory, Galatasaray qualifies for the 1996-97 European Cup Winners Cup.

April 24 in Istanbul

Fenerbahce 1 (Kocaman 35) Galatasaray 1 (Saunders 116). Half: 1-0. Att.: 30,000.

(Galatasaray wins ...