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SA Online Ask a Star: Alexi Lalas

Sergio Delgado

Secaucus, N.J.

Alexi, what's up with you and your coach at New England? Why were you benched in the game against the MetroStars?

Alexi Lalas:The benching in New York was a coaching decision, obviously one I was not happy with, and I've made my feelings known. But those are times where you have ...

MLS Game Summaries: August 25, 1996

Aug. 25 in Washington, D.C.

D.C. United 3 Tampa Bay 0. Goals: Rammel (Etcheverry, Moreno) 25, Moreno 29, Kelderman (Etcheverry, Sanneh) 81.

D.C. United --Simpson, Peay, Pope, Agoos, Gori, Williams, Sanneh, Harkes, Etcheverry, Moreno, Rammel. Subs: Kelderman for Moreno in 67th minute, Medved for Rammel in 72nd, Kamler for Williams in 83rd.

Tampa Bay -- ...

MLS Game Summary: Columbus 2 Kansas City 1

Aug. 24 in Columbus

Columbus 2 Kansas City 1. Goals: Maisonneuve (Iribarren, Warzycha) 3, McBride (Warzycha) 5; Johnston (Chung) 41.

Columbus --Friedel, Clark, Iribarren, Caligiuri, Smith, Yeagley, Warzycha, Maisonneuve, Khumalo, Paz, McBride. Sub: Marino for Paz in 75th minute.

Kansas City --Lagerwey, McKeon, Okafor, Bowers, Gutierrezm Uderitz, Sorber, Preki, Chung, Takawira, Johnston. Subs: Koetters ...

US Soccer Secretary General Hank Steinbrecher's Picks

Soccer America Silver XI celebrity nominations

GK: Tony Meola
Comments: As the premier goalkeeper in America, Tony was the most visible player. His stellar performance in the 1990 and 1994 World Cups endeared him to a whole generation of goalkeepers. He now stars for the MLS in his home of New Jersey.

Field Players:

Ricky Davis

CONCACAF U-17 Tournament: USA 2 Costa Rica 3 (Aug. 22)

Aug. 22 in Port of Spain

USA 2 Costa Rica 3. Goals: Purcell (Yamauchi) 26, Rupsis 87; own goal 1, Santana 17, 22.

USA --Hancock, Downing, Bradford, Boutilier (Hollenbach, 46), F. Villegas, Wilson, Yamauchi (Totten, 56), Marquez, Purcell, Castellanos (Rupsis, 75), Gutierrez.

Costa Rica --S. Villegas, Melendez, Bryan, Arlas, Montiel, Diaz, Rodriguez (Olivares, 78), ...

European Club Competition Draws (August 23, 1996)

European Champions League

Group A

  • Glasgow Rangers (Scotland)
  • Auxerre (France)
  • Ajax Amsterdam (Netherlands)
  • Grasshopper Zurich (Switzerland).


Sept. 11Auxerre vs. Ajax, Grasshopper vs. Rangers
Sept. 25Rangers vs. Auxerre, Ajax vs. Grasshopper
Oct. 16Ajax vs. Rangers, Auxerre ...

USISL: Playoff Results through August 22

Select League

South Atlantic Division Championship

Aug. 17 in High Point, N.C.

Carolina 0 Hampton Roads 1 (OT). Goal: Swinehart.

Att.: 2,187.

Aug. 20 in Norfolk, Va.

Hampton Roads 0 Carolina 4. Goals: Adair, Sloan, Prampin.

Att.: 2,409.

Mini Game -- Aug. 20 in Norfolk, Va.

Hampton Roads 1 Carolina ...

MLS Weekend Preview: August 24-25

Saturday, August 24

Kansas City at Columbus

Location:Ohio Stadium. Kickoff (ET):7:30 p.m. Television:
KFYC-TV Kansas City. Satellite:SBS 6, Tr. 17.

Series History:May 2 at Arrowhead Stadium -- The Wiz win the highest scoring game in MLS history when they beat Columbus 6-4; June 8 in Columbus --
The Wiz win another thriller, ...

MLS Game Summaries: August 22, 1996

Aug. 21 in Foxboro, Mass.

New England 4 Tampa Bay 2. Goals: Naveda 23, Lalas (Debrito, Wylie) 44, Moore (pen.) 79, Welton (Burns) 88; Galderisi 18, Vasquez 51.

New England --Heaney, Lalas, Fraser, Wylie, Okaroh, Naveda, Aunger, Sawatzky, Debrito, Moore, Baba. Subs: Welton for Sawatzky in 61st, Burns for Debrito in 72nd.

Tampa Bay -- ...

European Cups: Qualifying round, second leg scores

European Champions League

Qualifying Round, Second leg

Aug. 21 in Kiev

Dynamo Kiev (Ukraine) 2 (Kalitvintsev 6, Maximov 77) Rapid Vienna (Austria) 4 (Ivanov 23, 42, Kibauer 32, own goal 62).

Half: 1-3. Att.: 80,000.

(Rapid Vienna wins 6-2 on aggregate.)

Aug. 21 in Vladikavkaz

Alania Vladikavkaz (Russia) 2 (Yanovski 15, Suleimanov ...

MLS Game Summary: San Jose 1 Dallas 0 (SO)

Aug. 22 in San Jose

San Jose 1 Dallas 0. (San Jose wins shootout 3-2).

San Jose --Liner, Martin, Dayak, Doyle, Emenalo, Baicher, Rodas, Espinoza, Lewis, Bravo, Wynalda. Subs: Iroha for Lewis in 38th minute, Butler for Emenalo in 87th.

Dallas --Dodd, Farrer, Santel, Ibsen, Lozzano, Sonora, Alvarez, Kreis, Haynes, Sanchez, Elliott. Subs: Ashton ...

U.S. Open Cup: Quarterfinal Pairings

The following are the quarterfinal pairings for the U.S. Open Cup. D.C. United replaces the Los Angeles Galaxy as an MLS representative because of scheduling conflicts.

Sept. 4 --Carolina Dynamo (USISL) at D.C. United (MLS) at site TBA.

Sept. 8 --Tampa Bay Mutiny (MLS) at Rochester Rhinos (A-League) at Frontier Field.

Sept. 15 -- ...

CONCACAF U-17 Tournament: USA 3 Dominican Republic 0 (Aug. 20)

Aug. 20 in Port of Spain

USA 3 Dominican Republic 0. Goals: Castellanos (Villegas) 13, Castellanos (Marquez) 21, Purcell (Gutierrez) 38.

USA --Hancock, Hollenbach, Bradford, Downing, Villegas, Wilson, Marquez (Totten, 58), Yamauchi, Purcell, Castellanos (Rupsis, 78), Gutierrez (Monsibais, 61).

Dominican Republic --Pena (Mendez, 26), Taveras, Martinez, Diaz, Brioso, Paulino, Contreras, Saiz (Ogando, 61), Hernandez ...

USISL: Playoff results through Aug. 18

Select League Playoffs

North Atlantic Division, First Round

Aug. 14 in New Britain, Conn.

Connecticut 2 Delaware 3. Goals: Hennessey, Saunders; Petrou (2), Logar.

Att.: 1,206.

South Atlantic Division First Round

Aug. 14 in Greenville, S.C.

South Carolina 2 Hampton Roads 3 (Hampton Roads wins 1-0 in shootout). Goals:
Tormey, Minihan; Cann, ...

A-League: Standings and Results through August 18