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CISL folds

The Continental Indoor Soccer League announced today that it has ceased operations following the departures of Dallas, Portland and Houston at the end of the 97 season. However, the franchises live on.á Portland and Dallas have joined the newly-formed Premier Soccer Alliance.

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The official press release follows:

LOS ANGELES (December 23, 1997)---The Continental Indoor ...

SA Online Holiday Break: Dec. 23-Jan. 4

Soccer America is taking it's annual two-week publishing break over the holidays, so we won't be posting any new items until Jan. 5, 1998. Season's greetings from all of us at SA.

U.S. World Cup training camp roster

Steve Sampson has called in the following players for the U.S. national team training camp Jan. 5-28 in Orlando, Fla. Goalkeepers --Mark Dodd (Dallas Burn), Brad Friedel (Liverpool, England). Defenders --Jeff Agoos (D.C. United), Marcelo Balboa (Colorado Rapids), Gregg Berhalter (Sparta Rotterdam, Netherlands), Mike Burns (New England Revolution), Paul Caligiuri (Los Angeles Galaxy), Ted Chronopoulos (New England Revolution), ...

1997 NSCAA/Umbro Boys Youth all-Americas

Here are the 1997 Boys Youth all-Americas, compiled by NSCAA coaches from around the country:

  • Dan Califf (Orange, Calif.)
  • Nick Downing (Redmond, Wash.)
  • Luis Gonzalez (Miami, Fla.)
  • Alberto Gutierrez (Chino Hills, Calif.)
  • Bryheem Hancock (Newcastle, Del.)
  • Beckett Hollenbach (Havertown, Pa.)
  • Gus Kartes (Tarpon Springs, Fla.)
  • Marshall Leonard (Midland, Ga.)
  • Mathew Monsibais (Bakersfield, Calif.)
  • Brian Purcell (Barrington, R.I.)
  • Brad Rupsis ...

    1997 NSCAA/Umbro Girls Youth all-Americas

    Here are the 1997 Girls Youth all-Americas, compiled by NSCAA coaches around the country:
    • Pardis Ariazand (Salt Lake City, Utah)
    • Danielle Borgman (Cincinnati, Ohio)
    • Susan Bush (Houston, Texas)
    • Tara Comfort (Carrollton, Texas)
    • Leslie Gaston (Montgomery, Ala.)
    • Anna Kraus (Mountain View, Calif.)
    • Lori Lindsey (Indianapolis, Ind.)
    • Samantha Meyers (Frederick, Md.)
    • Mary Monroe (East Northport, N.Y.)
    • Caroline Putz (Bountiful, Utah)
    • Anne ...

      FIFA Confederations Cup Final: Brazil 6 Australia 0


      Dec. 21 in Riyadh Brazil 6 Australia 0. Goals: Ronaldo 15, 28, 59, Romario 38, 53, (pen.) 75. Brazil --Dida, Cafu, Aldair, Roberto Carlos, Junior Baiano, Dunga, Cesar Sampaio, Denilson, Juninho, Ronaldo, Romario. Australia --Bosnich, Horvat (Bingley, 56), Lazaridis, Ivanovic, Tobin, A.Vidmar (Aloisi, 30), T.Vidmar (Muscat, 30), Foster, Kewell, Viduka. Att.:65,000.

      Third-Place Match

      Dec. 21 in ...


      1997 NSCAA/Umbro Boys High School all-Americas

      Goalkeepers --John Politis (Herricks, N.Y.), Ryan Sickman (Hudson, Ohio). Defenders --Brad Devilbiss (Carmel, Ind.), Nick Downing (Eastlake, Wash.), Blair Engel (Fayetville Manlius, N.Y.), Joe Hammes (Marquette U., Wisc.), Dana Kurttila (Stillwater Area, Minn.), Nelson Martelle (Burlington, Vt.), Greg Stunzenas (Marshfield, Mass.), Sanjee Weliwitigoda (Bullis School, Md.). Midfielders --John Andrade (East Providence, R.I.), Brian Bergeron (Groton-Dunstable, Mass.), Zachary ...

      1997 NPSL Amateur Draft

      The following are the results of the 1997 NPSL Amateur Draft Montreal Impact --(Territorial Round) Sandro Grande (Vanier), (3) Jim Larkin (Va. Commonwealth), (4) Joe Mattacchione (UAB). Philadelphia Kixx --(Territorial) Cesidio Colasante (LaSalle), (1) Jason Cairns (Coll. of New Jersey), (2) Tom McLaughlin (Harvard), (3) Scott Pearson (American), (4) Ian Checcio (Rutgers). Baltimore Spirit --(Territorial) Eric West ...

      1997 NSCAA/Umbro Girls High School all-Americas

      Goalkeepers --Katie Carson (Chagrin Falls, Ohio), Kristin DePlatchett (Harbor Creek, Pa.). Defenders --Jamie Anderson (Clear Creek, Texas), Lauren Bishar (Garden City, N.Y.), Meghan Chismark (Houston, Tenn.), Betsy Dopps (Westerville North, Ohio), Meghan Galbreath (Essex, Vt.), Lindsay Slomer (Springdale Pa.). Midfielders --Angeline Alexakos (Manchester, N.H.), Candance Bribiesca (Wichita Northwest, Kan.), Katie Brothers (Shepherd Hills, Mass.), Loren Cerami (Erie ...

      U.S. Youth Soccer Girls Youth National Team Pools

      The following players were selected to the U.S. Youth Soccer Girls Olympic Development Program National Pool. Selections were made in the 1980, 1981 and 1982 age groups at the interregional event held Nov. 26-30 in Bradenton, Fla. Selections were made by the USSF National Teams Staff. 1980 Girls ODP National Team Pool Meghan Anderson (Omaha), Pardis Ariazan (Salt Lake City), ...

      U.S. Youth Soccer Boys Youth National Team Pools

      The following players were selected to the U.S. Youth Soccer Girls Olympic Development Program National Pool. Selections were made by the USSF national teams staff at the interregional event held Nov. 26-30 in Bradenton, Fla. 1980 Boys ODP National Team Pool Aaron Biddle (Bordentown, N.J.), John Bradford (Winston-Salem, N.C.), Chris Carrieri (Stafford, Va.), Jonathan Cole (Pasadena, Md.), Nicholas DeGraw (Clinton ...

      Friedel Gets Work Permit

      U.S. keeper Brad Friedel's transfer to Liverpool appears to be set. The English Premier League club had filed an appeal with the Department of Employment, and received word Dec. 19 that Friedel would be granted a work permit. Friedel, who spent last season with the Columbus Crew of MLS, has had four previous applications for a work permit denied because ...

      FIFA Confederations Cup Semifinal Results

      Dec. 19 in Riyadh Brazil 2 Czech Republic 0. Goals: Romario 54, Ronaldo 83. Brazil --Dida, Cafu, Aldair, Roberto Carlos, Junior Baiano (Goncalves, 70), Dunga, Flavio Conceicao, Leonardo (Denilson, 46), Juninho, Ronaldo, Romario. Czech Rep. --Srnicek, Hornak (Poborsky, 80), Svoboda, Rada, Vlcek, Lasota, Nemec, Nedved (Ulich, 73), Bejbl, Kuka, Smicer. Att.:28,000. Australia 1 Uruguay 0 (OT). Goal: ...

      U.S. to face Sweden Jan. 24 in Orlando

      The U.S. Men's national team will host Sweden Jan. 24 at the Citrus Bowl in Orlando, Fla., U.S. Soccer announced Dec. 18. The match will be the U.S. team's first of the year in preparation for World Cup '98 and will be shown live on ESPN2 (2:00 p.m., ET). Sweden will be making its first appearance in the U.S. since ...

      Parlow, Torres win MAC Awards

      North Carolina's Cindy Parlow and Creighton's Johnny Torres were named the winners of the Missouri Athletic Club (MAC) Player of the Year award The winners will be honored at a dinner Jan. 9, 1998 at the Missouri Athletic Club in St. Louis. Former MAC award winner and current U.S. international Alexi Lalas will be the featured speaker. Proceeds from the ...