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Quinn faces mighty task with Clash

Can the league's youngest coach perform a miracle in San Jose? What's worse than being cut on the eve of the World Cup? In 1994, when Bora Milutinovic had to pare his squad down to 22, the rejected players reacted in various ways. One burned his training gear. Another would be unable to watch the games, even on TV. ...
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Colorado Rapids' Counce: 'Progress in baby steps'

Dan Counce, 45, joined the Colorado Rapids in January. A Hermann Award winner with St. Louis University, Counce played in the NASL and MISL and served as general manager with the MSL's St. Louis Steamers, Baltimore Blast and St. Louis Storm before founding Global Link Marketing in 1991. SOCCER AMERICA: Tell us a little about your playing career. You grew ...
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Sanderman: A pretty steep learning curve

Bob Sanderman wears many hats for a corporation run by Rapids operator-investor Philip Anschutz, including investment responsibilities and acting as CEO for the National Hockey League's Los Angeles Kings. He is president of the Colorado Rapids and will oversee the Chicago expansion franchise. SOCCER AMERICA: What was the learning curve for you with the Rapids? BOB SANDERMAN: Starting from ground ...
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Will pro soccer fly at Mile High?

In the tough Denver market, the team that Mooch built searches for a fan base A sweltering morning in Westminster, 15 miles from downtown Denver. Must be 90-odd degrees in the shade ù if there was any shade to be had. The Colorado Rapids lease their training facility here, a steal at $10,000 a year. Four full-size soccer fields and ...
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My view. . . The De Avila case

Antony De Avila says it was all a big misunderstanding. No, the MetroStars striker never denied saying that he dedicated his winning goal in Colombia's win over Ecuador to the jailed Cali cartel cocaine bosses, but he did do some quick backpedaling when he got back to the Meadowlands. "El Pitufo" (The Smurf) says now he believes the two ...
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Bundesliga is in the midst of Golden Era

Record profits, European trophies, FC Hollywood and Berlin returns to First Division I'd rather have turmoil and titles than no turmoil and no titles," says Bayern Munich goalkeeper Oliver Kahn, who repeatedly watches the movie "Papillon" for inspiration. Germany's biggest, richest club won its record 14th Bundesliga championship last year while bickering between players, the coach and management earned the ...
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Mass exodus continues in post-Bosman era

Clubs scramble to fill their rosters as top players bolt to other European countries The defending champion sold its best player. The runner-up lost its star goalie, who was suspended for failing a drug test. The third-place team, which went unbeaten in 30 of its last 31 games, started the season without its veteran coach, who quit one week before ...
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Q&A with the SA Editors: July 29, 1997

Hector Tobar Los Angeles What's going on with the CONCACAF Champions Cup and why isn't MLS making a bigger deal out of it? It seems to me that given the large number of Latino fans in this country, there would be potentially huge crowds for, say, a D.C. United-Guadalajara match. The Galaxy, for example, isn't doing much to pump up ...
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MLS Game Summaries: July 25-27

July 25 in Washington, D.C. D.C. United 1 Columbus 1 (D.C. United wins shootout 3-1). Goals: Etcheverry (Maessner) 88; Marino (McBride, Friedel) 76. SA Report Card D.C. United -- Garlick (5), Peay (6), Pope (7), Agoos (7), Iroha (6), Williams (6), Sanneh (6), Harkes (6), Etcheverry (7), Diaz Arce (5), Moreno (6). Subs: Wegerle (6) for Moreno in 75th minute, ...
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U.S. Open Cup: San Jose beats Central Coast 5-2

July 27 in San Luis Obispo, Calif. Central Coast Roadrunners (Premier) 2 San Jose Clash (MLS) 5. Goals: Schultz (Tomlinson, Munoz) 2, Gutierrez (Tomlinson) 74; Lozzano 28, Zico (pen.) 44; Baicher (Zico) 75, Lozzano (Corrales, Cerritos) 81, Cerritos 83. Central Coast -- Beille, Ramirez, Bedrosian, Sanchez, Oetman, Munoz, Warley, Schultz, Gutierrez, Harty, Tomlinson. San Jose -- Kramer, Cruz, Martin, Doyle, ...
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U.S. Soccer: Roster for World University Games

The following is the USA's 18-man roster for the World University Games in Sicily. The U.S. will face China, Russia, and the Czech Republic in the first round, with all three games taking place in Palermo. USA -- Lazo Alavanja (Indiana), Matt Chulis (Virginia), Cesidio Colasante (LaSalle), Leo Cullen (Maryland), Andrew Gregor (Portland), Chris Houser (So. Connecticut), Matt Jordan (Clemson), ...
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Reebok Cup '97 Results: July 27

July 27 in Chicago Atletico Junior (Colombia) 2 (Sacramento, Mendez) Borussia Moenchengladbach (Germany) 0. Necaxa (Mexico) 4 (Montes, Aguinaga, Blanco 2) Palmeiras (Brazil) 1 (Zinho).

Final Standings

TEAM GP W T L GF GA P
Atl. Junior 2 1 1 0 4 2 4
Necaxa 2 1 0 1 5 3 3
Bor. Moen. 2 1 0 ...
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MLS: Results and Standings (July 27)

Results

  • Colorado 1 Los Angeles 2
  • Columbus 0 Tampa Bay 1 (SO)
  • D.C. United 1 MetroStars 2

Standings

EASTERN GP W L P GF GA
D.C. United 21 14 7 36 44 34
Tampa Bay 22 12 10 30 38 39
New England 21 12 9 28 26 27
Columbus 20 8 12 20 24 ...
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MLS: Results and Standings (July 26)

Results

  • Kansas City 1 New England 0 (SO)

Standings

EASTERN GP W L P GF GA
D.C. United 20 14 6 36 43 32
Tampa Bay 21 11 10 29 38 39
New England 21 12 9 28 26 27
Columbus 19 8 11 20 24 27
MetroStars 18 6 12 16 20 31
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1997 CONCACAF Champions Cup: Complete Results through July 20

CONCACAF will crown its 1997 Champions Cup champion at the final four, which will be held at Washington's RFK Stadium Aug. 22-24. Defending MLS champion D.C. United and runner-up Los Angeles Galaxy are both entered in the tournament. The eight quarterfinal berths will go to: the 1996 CONCACAF champion, three teams from North America, three teams from Central America, and ...
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