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Contents: Soccer America Aug. 10, 1998 issue


Steve Sampson Tells His Side Interview by Mike Woitalla MLS Players Discover Country As Journeymen By Dan Woog Roy Lassiter: D.C. United's Top Gun By Will Kuhns Dutch Hero Edgar Davids Interview by Pete Bailey The Dawn Of Italy's Dino Zoff Era


Soccer Talk -- Now you see it, now you don't By Paul Gardner


Up ...


W-League: Standings and Results (through July 27)

W-1 Standings

Long Island1394271421
NJ Wildcats1431118537
Raleigh13130 ...

PDSL: Final Standings and Results (through July 27)

Final Standings

Miami T.1679413919
Central Florida16610405516
South Florida165 ...

Shell Caribbean Cup: Seven goals for Crew's John

Columbus Crew striker Stern John had seven goals in three games to lead Trinidad & Tobago into the semifinals of the 10th annual Shell Caribbean Cup. T&T hosts the semifinals and final July 29 and 31 in Port of Spain. It meets Haiti in one semifinal and World Cup finalist Jamaica, minus its English-based stars, plays surprise Antigua/Barbuda in the ...

MLS: Columbus' Williams cleared to play

Columbus Crew midfielder Andrew Williams has been cleared to begin his MLS career and will be in uniform when the Crew visit Miami July 29. The Jamaican international arrived in Columbus on July 16 but has not been able to play due to the finalization of paper work between MLS and the Jamaican Federation. Williams, a two-time all-America selection at ...

MLS: SA Team of the Week (July 25-26)

Goalkeeper David Winner (1) Miami Defenders John Doyle (2) San Jose Chris Martinez (2) Colorado Jorge Rodriguez (3) Dallas Carey Talley (2) D.C. United Midfielders Marco Etcheverry (8) D.C. United Miles Joseph (1) MetroStars Adrian Paz (2) Colorado Forwards Wolde Harris (2) Colorado Mickey Trotman (1) Dallas Eric Wynalda (1) San Jose Note: In parentheses is the number of times ...

MLS: Valderrama fined $10,000

MLS has fined Miami Fusion midfielder Carlos Valderrama $10,000 for failure to participate in team training sessions. Valderrama did not participate in training sessions with the Fusion on Friday, July 23 or Saturday, July 24. Following his failure to practice with the team, the Colombian international was not selected to make last weekend's trip to New England by new Miami ...

Hamm strikes twice to lead U.S. women to Goodwill Games gold

Just when it seemed impossible to raise her game any higher, U.S. forward Mia Hamm did just that, putting on yet another spectacular performance while scoring two world-class goals to lead the U.S. women's national team to a 2-0 victory over China in the gold-medal match of the 1998 Goodwill Games on July 27. "The game could have gone either ...

Boys' U-20s tie Jamaica in CONCACAF qualifying warmup

In its final international warmup before the CONCACAF U-20 qualifying tournament, the U.S. U-20s tied Jamaica 1-1 in Florida. Ryan Futagaki scored the lone American goal on a 78th-minute penalty. The Americans are set to depart for Port-of-Spain, Trinidad next week. They will face Costa Rica (Aug. 5), Canada (Aug. 7) and Trinidad & Tobago (Aug. 9) in qualifying for ...

MLS: Game summaries (July 25-26)

METROSTARS 3 CHICAGO 2 July 25 in East Rutherford, N.J. MetroStars 3 Chicago 2. Goals: Hurtado (Vega, Savarese) 6, Joseph 25, Kelly (Joseph) 45; Kubik 20, Kosecki (Razov, Armas) 86. MetroStars --Meola (6), Sonora (5), Lalas (6), Palacios (5), Duhaney (3), Sorber (6), Joseph (7), Kelly (6), Vega (6), Savarese (5), Hurtado (6). Subs: Petke (5) for Joseph in ...

Snickers USYSA National Championship Results (July 23-26)

Here are the results of the 1998 Snickers USYSA National Championships, held in Phoenix, Ariz. July 23-26:

U-20 Boys

Semifinals Columbia (Md.) Darby 4 Memphis (Tenn.) Futbol Club 3: Goals: Buehler (Donohue) 51, DiSalvo (pen.) 56, Evans (DiSalvo) 66, Buehler (Piette) 68; Semrau 82, Gaither (Keene) 85, Sterling 88. Colorado Rush Nike 3 Ohio Club Dynamo 2. Goals: Lisi 15, ...


MLS: Statistical Leaders (through July 26)


Player (Team)GPGAP
Lassiter (D.C. United)2215636
Welton (Los Angeles)2113935
Cienfuegos (Los Angeles)19111133
Diaz Arce (New England)2113531
Moreno (D.C. United)2211931
Hurtado (MetroStars)2191129
Jones (Los Angeles)139927
Etcheverry ...

U-23s shut out Milwaukee; leave for England

The U.S. Under-23 National Team beat the defending A-League champion Milwaukee Rampage 3-0 in an exhibition match at the Uihlein Soccer Park in Milwaukee July 26, one day before the team's departure to England on its first-ever international tour. UCLA midfielder Peter Vagenas helped create all three second-half goals and converted a late penalty kick as the U.S. controlled play ...

MLS: Results and Standings (July 26)

Results July 26
  • New England 1 Miami 2
July 25
  • MetroStars 3 Chicago 2
  • Tampa Bay 2 Colorado 3
  • Columbus 1 Dallas 2
  • Los Angeles 0 D.C. United 1
  • San Jose 2 Kansas City 1 (SO)


D.C. United23185445433
MetroStars ...

U.S. Women hammer Denmark 5-0 in Goodwill Games semifinals

Forward Mia Hamm registered her 9th career hat trick as the U.S. women's national team hammered Denmark 5-0 in a 1998 Goodwill Games semifinal. With the win, the U.S. will play in the gold-medal match at 8:30 p.m. July 27 against China -- a rematch of the gold-medal match from the 1996 Atlanta Olympics. A stubborn Denmark defense held the ...