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MLS: Teleconference with Logan and Gulati

The following are comments from today's' teleconference with MLS Commissioner Doug Logan and Deputy Commissioner Sunil Gulati: Logan on attendance during MLS' third season: "Last Sunday we finished the first season where the playoff participants were determined a week early, and despite that we had some interesting games and decent attendances on the final weekend ... We finished with an ...

College: Soccer America Women's Team of the Week (Sept. 21-27)

G Carly Smolak (Stanford) (1) 5 saves to shut out Santa Clara 0-0 D Emily Janss (Maryland) (1) PKs beat Texas and Colorado D Kristen Palmer (Northwestern) (2) PK beats Minnesota, assist vs. Iowa M Signe Anderson (Hartford) (1) Hits gamewinner vs. Texas A&M in win M Colleen Joyce (Montana) (1) 2 goals, including gamewinner, vs. BYU M Katie Tracy ...

College: Soccer America Men's Team of the Week (Sept. 21-27)

G Nick Rimando (UCLA) (1) Blanking of USD ran shutout streak to 445 minutes D Anders Ronnevig (South Carolina) (1) Scored on direct free kick to beat Furman 1-0 D David Wright (Creighton) (1) Solid defense and winner against Coll. of Charleston M Maurizio Rocha (Connecticut) (2) 2 goals and 2 assists, PK goal beat Yale 1-0 M Alex Teixeira ...

MLS: SA Team of the Week (Sept. 23-27)

Goalkeeper Tony Meola (6) MetroStars Defenders Mike Burns (1) New England Steve Jolley (2) Los Angeles Lubos Kubik (8) Chicago Frank Yallop (2) Tampa Bay Midfielders Marcelo Balboa (4) Colorado Braeden Cloutier (1) San Jose Mauricio Ramos (4) Tampa Bay Andrew Williams (3) Columbus Forwards Stern John (9) Columbus Josh Wolff (2) Chicago Note: In parentheses is the number of ...

MLS: Campos returns to UNAM; Thornton to start for Chicago in playoffs

Mexican national team goalkeeper Jorge Campos is returning to Mexico to play for his off-season club team UNAM Pumas. Campos will leave immediately and will not appear in the playoffs for the Chicago Fire. Campos, whom Chicago acquired from the Los Angeles Galaxy, missed much of the first half of the MLS season due to commitments with UNAM and the ...

A-LEAGUE PLAYOFFS: Semifinal, Game 1 results

Rochester vs. Hershey

GAME 1 Sept. 26 in Rochester, N.Y. Rochester 3 Hershey 1. Goals: Glenn 3, Tilley (Glenn, Daligcon) 61, Tilley (Zavala) 89; Tschantret (Orben) 84. Rochester --Onstad, Hardy, Demmin, Schweitzer, Walton, Allnutt, McKay (Zavala, 73), Daligcon (Kirmse, 68), Steenkamp, Glenn, Tilley. Hershey --Azmi, Penny, Williams, Oudin, Regis (Orben, 77), Kelly, Sawatzky, Swords (Feniger, 66), Rodriguez (Fairchild, ...


UEFA Cup: First Round, Second Leg results (Sept. 29)

Sept. 29 in Athens AEK Athens (Greece) 3 (Nikolaidis 14, 76, Kopitsis 68) Vitesse Arnhem (Netherlands) 3 (Machlas 11, 17, Reuser 51). Half: 1-2. Att.: 23,000. (Vitesse wins 6-3 on aggregate.) Sept. 29 in Belgrade Obilic (Yugoslavia) 0 Atletico Madrid (Spain) 1 (Kiko 55). Half: 0-0. Att.: 11,000. (Atletico Madrid win 3-0 on aggregate.) Sept. 29 in Bologna Bologna (Italy) ...

MLS: Game summaries (Sept. 23-27)

CHICAGO 3 NEW ENGLAND 2 Sept. 23 in Chicago Chicago 3 New England 2. Goals: Kubik (pen.) 34, Klopas (Wolff) 74, Wolff (Armas) 89; Gorter 43, Burns (Moore, Gorter) 68. Chicago --Campos (6), Kubik (6), Brown (5), Okaroh (5), Armas (6), Keller (4), Kotschau (5), Podbrozny (4), Nowak (6), Kosecki (6), Razov (4). Subs: Wolff (8) for Kosecki in ...

College: Soccer America Women's Top 20 (Sept. 28)

Here is the Soccer America Top 20, taking into account games played through Sept. 27.
Rank/TeamRecordLast Week
1. North Carolina8-0-01
2. Notre Dame8-1-03
3. Santa Clara8-0-12
4. Florida8-0-04
5. Connecticut9-0-05
6. Penn State8-0-16
7. Portland7-0-17
8. William & Mary7-0-18 ...

College: Soccer America Men's Top 20 (Sept. 28)

Here is the Soccer America Top 20, taking into account games played through Sept. 27:
Rank/TeamRecordLast Week
1. Indiana8-1-02
2. UCLA6-1-03
3. Duke8-1-01
4. Clemson7-1-04
5. South Carolina7-1-05
6. Virginia6-0-26
7. San Jose State8-0-08
8. Connecticut8-0-09
9. Creighton7-1-0 ...

MLS: Final 1998 Statistical Leaders (through Sept. 27)


Player (Team)GPGAP
John (Columbus)2726557
Jones (Los Angeles)24191351
Welton (Los Angeles)31171145
Lassiter (D.C. United)3118844
Diaz Arce (New England)3218844
Moreno (D.C. United)31161143
Cienfuegos (Los Angeles)30131642
Etcheverry ...

U.S. to face Australia at Spartan Stadium Nov. 6

The U.S. men's national team will return to action against Australia at Spartan Stadium in San Jose on Friday, November 6 at 7:30 p.m. (PT). The game marks the USA's first match since the 1998 World Cup in France, and could be the first appearance of the team's new head coach. The game will be televised tape delayed on ESPN ...

DUNCAN IRVING: Coach is gone, long live the coach

When Javier Clemente quit as Spain coach, he became the 22nd World Cup coach to move on since France '98. The story we ran cited "media pressure" as the governing factor behind his resignation. I find this notion debatable, but less reprehensible than Tottenham chairman Alan Sugar's Twinkie defense for his dismissal of Christian Gross early this season: "The media ...

MLS: Results and Final 1998 Standings (Sept. 27)


Sept. 27
  • Miami 1 Tampa Bay 3
  • San Jose 2 Kansas City 0
  • D.C. United 3 Columbus 2 (SO)
  • Los Angeles 1 Chicago 0
Sept. 26
  • New England 0 MetroStars 1 (SO)
  • Colorado 3 Dallas 1

Final 1998 Standings

*D.C. United3224858 ...

Brazil, Ecuador to meet in Oct. 14 friendly at RFK Stadium

Four-time world champion Brazil will face Ecuador in an international friendly on Oct. 14 at RFK Stadium. The match, which is presented by D.C. United, will begin at 7:30 p.m. The match will be Brazil's second under new head coach Vanderley Luxemburgo, who replaced Mario Zagallo after France '98. Individual tickets for the match will be $25 in advance and ...