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U.S. Women: Akers joins century club in 6-0 rout of Portugal

U.S. midfielder Michelle Akers joined one of soccer's most exclusive clubs today at Lockhart Stadium, scoring her 100th career goal as the USA defeated Portugal, 6-0, in its second match of 1999 on the road to the Women's World Cup this summer. Akers joins three other players in the Century Club and is the fourth leading scorer in the history ...
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College: Women's Rosters for Umbro Select College All-Star Classic

The fourth annual Umbro Select College All-Star Classic will take place Feb. 5-6 at Lockhart Stadium in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., as 96 of the nation's top seniors join 33 all-stars from the USL. Two games will be played each night, with the women competing on Feb.. 5 and the men on Feb. 6. Here are the rosters for the women's ...
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Q&A with the SA Editors: Jan. 29, 1999

Adam Miller Davison, Mich. I was curious if MLS has merchandise sales figures for each club? Just wondering who's on top and so on -- I know the other sports always release their sales lists each year and wondered where soccer is at in terms of sales. Ridge Mahoney: A good question, Adam. There are no such figures available, although ...
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College: Men's Rosters for Umbro Select College All-Star Classic

The fourth annual Umbro Select College All-Star Classic will take place Feb. 5-6 at Lockhart Stadium in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., as 96 of the nation's top seniors join 33 all-stars from the USL. Two games will be played each night, with the women competing on Feb.. 5 and the men on Feb. 6. Here are the rosters for the men's ...
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Youth National Teams: U-20s fall to Portugal 3-0

The U.S. men's U-20s fell 3-0 to Portugal in each team's final match of the 25th Copa de Atlantico tournament in Spain's Canary Islands. The USA concluded the tournament with a 1-2 record after defeating Denamark, 1-0, and losing by the same margin to Spain. The U.S. team will return to the States Jan. 30, and will regroup in Jacksonville, ...
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A-League: Rampage signs former Crew defender Iribarren

The Milwaukee Rampage has signed former Columbus Crew defender Ricardo Iribarren for the 1999 season. "I think a lot of credit has to go to this organization," said Milwaukee coach Carlos "Cacho" Cordoba. "It takes a great effort to bring that type of player here from MLS. It shows what kind of commitment the owners have to the fans here." ...
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U.S. Women: DiCicco names roster for Jan. 30 Portugal match

U.S. women's national team coach Tony DiCicco has announced the 20-player roster for the Jan. 30 match against Portugal in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. The game kicks off at 2:00 p.m. (ET) and will be shown live on ESPN. The USA defeated Portugal, 7-0, on Jan. 27 in a closed-door match at the U.S. team's training facility in Orlando, Fla. as ...
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MLS: Blockbuster deal sends Lalas, Meola to Kansas City

Two of American soccer's most recognizable players will play for a new team in 1999, as World Cup veterans and three-time MLS All-Stars Alexi Lalas and Tony Meola of the MetroStars have been traded to the Kansas City Wizards for midfielder Mark Chung and goalkeeper Mike Ammann. In another MLS trade, D.C. United acquired Argentine defender/midfielder Diego Sonora in a ...
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PAUL KENNEDY: The price of success

Everyone who reads Soccer America on a regular basis has probably heard of the Bosman ruling, the case involving the obscure Belgian player who won free agency for players within the European Community. Less well known is the case of Ousmane Dabo and Mickael Silvestre, two young French players who challenged a French law that required them to sign their ...
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International: 1999 FIFA Confederations Cup Schedule

Here is the schedule for the 1999 FIFA Confederations Cup, to be held July 24-Aug. 4 in Mexico.

First Round

Group A

July 25 -- Bolivia vs. Egypt, Mexico vs. Saudi Arabia in Mexico City. July 27 -- Saudi Arabia vs. Bolivia, Mexico vs. Egypt in Mexico City. July 29 -- Egypt vs. Saudi Arabia, Mexico vs. Bolivia in Mexico ...

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Youth National Teams: U-20s fall to Spain in Copa de Atlantico tourney

A 39th-minute goal by Pablo Counego lifted Spain to a 1-0 win over the U.S. U-20 national team on Jan. 26 in the Copa de Atlantico tournament being held in Spain's Canary Islands. The USA, with a 1-1 record, will face Portugal on Jan. 28 in the third-place match. The U.S. returns home on Jan. 30 and will regroup in ...
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MLS: D.C. United to select Jason Moore with first pick in college draft

D.C. United announced today that it will select former University of Virginia midfielder Jason Moore with the first overall pick in the 1999 MLS college draft. Moore, 20, declared himself eligible for the MLS draft in December after playing 46 games in his two-year career at UVa. He helped the Cavaliers to the NCAA final in 1997 and to the ...
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U.S. Men: Arena names roster for Feb. 6 Germany match

U.S. coach Bruce Arena has named his 20-man roster for the Feb. 6 friendly against Germany. For the first time in U.S. Soccer history, the USA's top two men's teams -- the men's national team and U-23 national team -- will play a marquee doubleheader against their counterparts from Germany. The USA-Germany senior national team game will take place at ...
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MLS: Andy Kirk traded to Tampa for draft pick

The Tampa Bay Mutiny solidified their goalkeeper position with the acquisition of United States U-23 national team goalkeeper Andy Kirk, who arrived from the San Jose Clash in exchange for a second round draft pick in the 2000 MLS college draft. Kirk, who made five spectacular saves against the Mutiny in a 2-1 Clash loss at Houlihan's Stadium on Sept. ...
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U.S. Women: Akers hits 99th goal in closed-door win over Portugal

Midfielder Michelle Akers scored the 99th goal of her international career and forward Kristine Lilly scored the first hat-trick of her career as the U.S. women's national team opened its 1999 season with a bang, dominating Portugal in a 7-0 closed-door victory at the Seminole County Training Center, home of the USA's residency camp. The match marked the beginning of ...
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