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MIKE WOITALLA: The four-year wonders

A friend of mine played for a German Third Division club that had once beaten a First Division foe in the DFB Cup. The keeper, he told me, had played tremendously. After the game, the media mobbed the giddy goalie, who on national TV said, "I plan to play on a First Division team." At the season's end, the club, ...

MLS: MetroStars' Bora is out

The move was inevitable: The MetroStars and Bora Milutinovic have mutually agreed to part ways. Assistant coach Fernando Clavijo has been named interim head coach and will also be considered for the vacant coaching position. "After numerous and lengthy discussions, Bora and I have concluded that this decision is in everyone's best interest," said GM Charlie Stillitano. "We are sad ...

Q&A with the SA Editors: Oct. 29, 1999

Kevin Jameson Braintree, Mass. Are there any plans in the works for the MLS teams to start their own youth programs? Ultimately, I feel that this is the long-term answer to developing players. What do you think? Ridge Mahoney:Kevin, it's the best way to develop players, but until more MLS teams can generate significant revenues, or unless some big ...

MLS: Albright out for the season with knee injury

D.C. United rookie midfielder Chris Albright is out for the rest of the season after suffering a torn medial collateral ligament in his left knee during training on Oct. 26. Albright, 20, suffered the injury after going in on a tackle during the morning session at United Park in Herndon, Va. He was examined by United team doctor, Dr. William ...

MLS: SA Q&A with Jamey Rootes: We'd like an Etcheverry

Columbus Crew general manager Jamey Rootes is preparing for life without star striker Stern John, but his focus is the MLS playoffs.

SOCCER AMERICA: There has been much speculation as to the future of Stern John. What is his status?

JAMEY ROOTES: Our focus with Stern has to be the playoffs and fielding the most competitive team we ...

MLS: Television Schedule (Semifinals, Oct. 31)

Here's a look at MLS games on television this week:

DateMatchupKickoff (ET)Television
Oct. 31Columbus at D.C. United1:00Univision
Oct. 31Dallas at Los Angeles5:30 p.m.ESPN2


U.S. U-17s: Ellinger names World Championship roster

U.S. men's under-17 national team coach John Ellinger named his 18-player roster for the 1999 FIFA U-17 World Championship in New Zealand Nov. 10-27. Ellinger also named five alternates: goalkeeper Martin Hutton (Spring, Texas), midfielders Ryan Daley (Modesto, Calif.), Justin Detter (White Lake, Mich.) and Danny Bolin (Knoxville, Tenn.), and forward Peter Withers (Portland, Ore.). The official roster will not ...

Q&A with the SA Editors: Oct. 28, 1999

Peter Fisher Chicago, Ill. There has been discussion on the Fire strand between Fire and Burn supporters about the nature and consequences of the physical play and intimidation, as evidenced in the Oct. 23 playoff game. The level and nature of the hacking, elbowing and gouging seems to be worse than ever, and worse than evidenced by what we see ...

College: Men's Division I Scores


Far West Region

1 UCLA 13-1-0

DH UC Irvine 1-0,

DH San Diego State 2-0

2 CS Fullerton 13-3-0

DH San Diego State 5-0,

DH UC Irvine 2-0

3 Santa Clara 11-2-1

TA St. MaryÆs 1-1

4 Washington 9-4-2

DA Denver 4-3,

DH California 2-1,

DH Stanford 1-0

5 California 11-3-2

LA Washington 1-2,

DA Oregon ...

College: Women's Division I Scores


Central Region

1 Nebraska 16-1-1

DA Oklahoma 3-1,

DA Oklahoma State 10-0

2 Texas A&M 14-4-0

DA Missouri 5-2,

DA Kansas 4-1

3 SMU 12-5-0

DA TCU 1-0,

DH Hawaii 2-0

4 Missouri 11-5-1

LH Texas A&M 5-2,

TH Texas 0-0

5 Baylor 12-5-1

DA Denver 3-2,

TA Colorado 1-1

6 Saint Louis 13-2-3

DH Southern ...

College: Men's Division III Scores


Great Lakes Region

1 Otterbein 15-1-0

DA Marietta 5-1,

DH Baldwin-Wallace 6-1

2 Earlham 15-1-0

DH Wabash 2-0,

DH Rose-Hulman 2-1

2 Heidelberg 15-1-0

DA Capital 1-0,

DH Mount Union 3-1

4 Ohio Wesleyan 13-2-1

DA Denison 3-0,

DH Wittenberg 4-0,

DH Allegheny 3-1

5 Wilmington 13-4-0

DH Kenyon 4-1,

DH Bethany 1-0

6 DePauw 12-3-1 ...

Q&A with the SA Editors: Oct 27, 1999

William A. VanBuskirk Pottstown, Pa. What criteria are used for assigning assists on goals? Mike Woitalla:The practice of awarding assists in score summaries and using them as a statistic for judging individual players can be traced to American soccer, but it is catching on around the world. For example, Italian publications use the English word and the German press ...

College: Men's Division II Scores


Central Region

1 IUP-Fort Wayne 13-2-2

DH Northern Kentucky 1-0,

DA Bellarmine 4-1

2 Lewis 12-3-2

LA SIU-E 1-2,

DA Southern Indiana 2-0

2 Truman State 11-3-1

LA MO-Rolla 2-3,

DA Columbia 2-1

4 SIU-Edwardsville 10-61

DH Lewis 2-1,

DH WI-Parkside 1-0

5 WI-Parkside 11-4-1

DA Southern Indiana 2-0,

LA SIU-E 0-1

5 Rockhurst 10-4-2

TH ...

MLS: SA Report Cards (Oct. 22-24)


Oct. 22 Att.: 14,392. Goals Columbus: West (Cunningham, DeBrito) 23, Cunningham 88.

SA Report Card

Tampa Bay: Garlick 5, Houser 6, Kotschau 5, McCarty 5, Kinnear 6, Valderrama 7, Keller 6, Ralston 6, Quill 5 (Shannon, 65th, 5), Diaz Arce 4, Lagos 6 (Marino, 82nd, 5). Columbus: Dougherty 5, Yeagley 6, Lapper 6, Clark 6, ...


College: NSCAA Select Women's Rankings


1 Santa Clara17-0-0299
2 Florida16-1-0283
3 North Carolina14-2-0273
4 Nebraska16-1-1270
5 Penn State14-2-1254
6 Notre Dame13-3-0240
7 Stanford13-3-0221
7 Connecticut12-5-0221
9 Clemson12-4-1187
10 USC12-4-0186
11 Texas A&M14-4-0 ...