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Q&A with SA columnist Paul Gardner

Tom Shenk

Do you think the MLS/USSF has done its best in identifying young talent? It seems the future of the pro league and national team rests squarely on the shoulders of those running Project 2010. I am concerned that not enough is being done to find the prospects which are out there. There are many young players in New York ...

College: Women's NCAA Division I Leaders (through Oct. 25)


Player (Team)GPGAPPPG
1. Kelly Smith (Seton Hall)15227513.40
2. Danielle Fotopoulos (Florida)16237533.31
3. Kim Engesser (Nebraska)16215472.94
4. Jenny Heft (Notre Dame)17224482.82
5. Marit Foss (Jacksonville)171517472.76 ...

U.S. Open Cup: Championship match summary (Oct. 30)

Oct. 30 in Chicago Chicago 2 Columbus 1 (OT). Goals: Podbrozny (pen.) 45, Klopas (Razov) 99; John (Warzycha) 53. Chicago --Thornton, Kubik (Keller, 14, Ibsen 77), Brown, Okaroh, Armas, Marsch, Kotschau (Klopas, 91), Podbrozny, Nowak, Wolff, Razov. Columbus --Sommer, Clark, Dooley, Iribarren, Smith, Warzycha (Farrell, 78), Williams, Maisonneuve (Yeagley, 67), Elcock, John, McBride. Yellow cards:Chicago -- Keller ...

U.S. Men: Bradley, Wortmann to assist Arena against Australia

U.S. men's national team head coach Bruce Arena has named MLS head coaches Bob Bradley and Ivo Wortmann as his assistant coaches for the USA's Nov. 6 showdown with Australia at Spartan Stadium in San Jose. In addition to Bradley and Wortmann, Milutin Soskic, who has been with the Federation since 1993, will continue in his role as the team's ...

College: Men's NCAA Division I Leaders (through Oct. 25)

Player (Team)GPGAPPPG
1. Nesa Stefanovic (Jacksonville)151711453.00
2. Andrew Mittendorf (Lehigh)15212442.93
3. Bole Acimovic (Jacksonville)16198462.88
4. Wojtek Krakowiak (Clemson)16197452.81
5. John Wolyniec (Fordham)17199472.76
6. Siggi ...

U.S. Men: Australia brings youthful squad

While new U.S. coach Bruce Arena has one eye on the 2002 World Cup, Australia coach Raul Blanco has an eye on the 2000 Olympics in Australia. Following Australia's surprise loss to New Zealand in the final of the Oceania Nations' Cup that eliminated it from this winter's Confederations Cup, Blanco named an experimental team dominated by U-23 players to ...

U.S. Women: DiCicco names first 13 players for 1999 residency camp

U.S. women's national team head coach Tony DiCicco has named the first 13 women who will make up the 26-player residency camp beginning in early January, 1999 in Orlando, Fla. at the Lake Sylvan Park training facility. Of the 13 players named, 11 are veterans of the 1996 Olympic gold medalists, including all-time scoring leader Mia Hamm and all-time caps ...

MLS: Project-40 players travel overseas for training

For the second consecutive year, several Project-40 players will travel overseas during Major League Soccer's offseason to train with top European soccer clubs during a four-to-six-week stint. This invaluable experience will be followed by a U.S. Pro-40 Select tour of England to culminate the international experience. Defenders Scott Vermillion (Kansas City) and Tim Sahaydak (unassigned) will train with English First ...

Fanzone Returns to Richmond


RICHMOND, VA -- October 28, 1998 -- Soccer America FanZone, the interactive family soccer festival presented by Ukrop's and First Market Bank, returns with an expanded schedule of activities to the Richmond Centre December 10-12. The fourth annual event, held in conjunction with ...

MLS: Explanation of SA player ratings

Every week during the MLS season, Soccer America's MLS Weekly Report features game summaries and player ratings. Here is SA managing editor Paul Kennedy's explanation of the our player ratings: Ratings are done on a scale of 1-10. 10 is high. 1 is low. Here's the basic evaluation: 10 world class (rarely given -- Kasey Keller got a 10 against ...

MLS: 1998 SA player ratings leaders

As it has done since the first season, Soccer America rated the performance of each MLS player on a scale of 1-10 (1-low; 10-high) during the regular season. Polish midfielder Peter Nowak led all players with an average rating of 6.63, the highest in MLS history. He was the cog in the Fire machine that won 11 straight midway through ...

Women's World Cup: Nigeria, Ghana advance to USA '99

Tournament host Nigeria and Ghana both won semifinal matches at the African Women's Soccer Championships on Oct. 27 to earn the continent's two berths to the 1999 FIFA Women's World Cup. Nigeria's Super Falcons defeated rival Cameroon, 6-0, while Ghana downed DR Congo, 4-1, in a match that saw the Black Queens score three goals in overtime. The Super Falcons ...

College: Women's Division III Scores


Mid Atlantic Region

1 TCNJ 13-2-1

DH Rowan 4-1

2 Richard Stockton 14-2-1

DA Widener 3-0,

DA Jersey City (Forfeit)

3 Gettysburg 13-2-1

DH Dickinson 2-0,

DA Haverford 1-0,

TH Oneonta 0-0

4 Johns Hopkins 11-2-1

DA NYU 5-1,

DA Catholic 1-0,

DH Swarthmore 2-0

5 Messiah 14-2-1

DA Susquehanna 4-0,

DH Widener 2-0

6 Salisbury ...

College: Women's NAIA Scores


Pacific Northwest Region

1 Simon Fraser 11-2-1

DA Western Baptist 2-1

2 George Fox 13-3-2

DH Pacific (Ore.) 2-0

3 Concordia (Ore.) 13-4-0

DA Western Baptist 1-0,

DH Northwest Nazarene 5-0,

DH Albertson 10-0

4 Seattle 10-5-3

LH Whitman 0-1,

DH Whitworth 3-0

5 Puget Sound 10-6-2

DN Whitworth 2-0,

LN Whitman 0-1

Far West Region

1 ...

Contents: Soccer America Nov. 9, 1998 issue

FEATURES On This Day The Better Team Won By Ridge Mahoney The Making Of The Champions By Ridge Mahoney The Downfall Of D.C. United By Paul Kennedy Time For Arenaball By Duncan Irving MLS '98 Ratings Leaders By Allen Hopkins and Paul Kennedy Lippi Rediscovers His Juventus Owen Shows The Full Spectrum Of His Talent COLUMNS Soccer Talk -- Commitment ...