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Key MLS dates for the Year 2000

January 1 -- International Discovery Period Commences Early Jan. -- 2000 MLS Schedule unveiled January 24 -- Preseason training begins (conditioning and non-ball workouts) February 3-6 -- Umbro Select College All-Star Weekend at Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. February 5 -- Umbro Select College All-Star Men's Doubleheader February 6 -- 1999 MLS Draft in Ft. Lauderdale February 8 -- Domestic Discovery Period ...
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Q&A with the SA Editors: Dec. 30, 1999

Brad Leissa Bethesda, Md. What does the South American confederation acronym CONMEBOL stand for? I've searched extensively and can't find it! Thanks in advance Mike Woitalla: The South American Confederation, in Spanish, is called the Confederacion Sudamericana de Futbol, and is sometimes abbreviated as CSF. But in order to create an acronym, an abbreviation that creates a word, the "CON" ...
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American Century: The 1980s

The NASL dies as indoor rises and falls

The NASL had staged several indoor mini-tournaments in the mid-1970s as tune-ups for its outdoor season, but by 1978 a full-fledged rival had emerged.

Ed Tepper and Earl Foreman launched the Major Indoor Soccer League with six teams. The MISL played its first match on Dec. 22, 1978, with Cincinnati ...
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American Century: The 1970s

New York ruled during the NASL boom years

As the 1970s dawned, New York City ruled the worlds of fashion, business and entertainment. In sports, too, the Big Apple swaggered. The decade began with the Mets as the reigning champions of baseball, and in late spring of 1970, the Knicks took the NBA title.

All of the city ...
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U.S. Soccer: Young squad heads to Australia Cup

U.S. women's assistant coaches Lauren Gregg and Jay Hoffman will lead a young women's national team to the Australia Cup as the veteran players continue to negotiate a contract with U.S. Soccer. Seven players on the 18-player roster will seek their first cap in games against the Czech Republic (Jan. 7), Sweden (Jan. 10) and Australia (Jan. 13). The four-team, ...
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MLS Beat: Year 4 provided fodder for critics

New commissioner and Crew stadium yield kernels of hope

At some point between March and November, after baseball finished spring training and before the NFL staged its Thanksgiving Day doubleheader, the Year of No Excuses transformed into the Season of Angst.

No remark was too snide, no criticism too cutting for MLS. A rash of early-season shootouts, numerous ...
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Direct Kick: Well supported MLS holds key to U.S. future

1999 ends with a well-attended MLS Cup and the name change of an MLS team close to home for Clay Berling, who founded Soccer America Magazine in 1971.

You must be feeling a bit of déjà vu - there's a team called the Earthquakes again. ...

In the NASL days, I attended about 80 percent of the San ...
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U.S. Soccer: Women boycott Australia Cup

The U.S. players who won the Women's World Cup last summer will boycott the Australia Cup next month because contract negotiations with U.S. Soccer have stalled. The Federation, which had anticipated the situation, will send a replacement team Down Under to face the host Matildas, Sweden and the Czech Republic in January. The last long-term contract, which the U.S. team ...
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Kasey Keller enjoys a change of scenery

U.S. goalkeeper wins hearts of Rayo Vallecano fans and takes on the language barrier

During his first game for Rayo Vallecano, Kasey Keller urged his defense to push forward, shouting, "Arriba, arriba!" A lagging striker on the opposing team, Atletico Madrid, turned to Keller and corrected his pronunciation, trilling his tongue on the roof of his mouth.

Thus, ...
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International: Kasey Keller enjoys a change of scenery

U.S. goalkeeper wins hearts of Rayo Vallecano fans and takes on the language barrier

During his first game for Rayo Vallecano, Kasey Keller urged his defense to push forward, shouting, "Arriba, arriba!" A lagging striker on the opposing team, Atletico Madrid, turned to Keller and corrected his pronunciation, trilling his tongue on the roof of his mouth.

Thus, ...
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U.S. Soccer: Search for women's coach is down to six

DiCicco backs Lauren Gregg over Hoffman, Charles, Heinrichs, Ellinger and Howe

Six weeks after Tony DiCicco resigned, U.S. Soccer is still without a women's national team coach, and DiCicco's successor may not named until the New Year.

U.S. Soccer will choose from six candidates to replace Tony DiCicco: U.S. women's assistant coaches Lauren Gregg and Jay Hoffman, Portland ...
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College: Fan Shortage Clouds Charlotte

Organizers search for answers to low turnout

As Chad Kupreanik, the tournament director for the Men's College Cup, scanned the expanse of mostly empty seats just before kickoff of the Dec. 12 final, he maintained that his goal was to sell out the 33,000 seats in the lower bowl at Ericsson Stadium.

"Anywhere between 15 and 20 [thousand] ...
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U.S. Soccer: Search for women's coach is down to six

DiCicco backs Lauren Gregg over Hoffman, Charles, Heinrichs, Ellinger and Howe

Six weeks after Tony DiCicco resigned, U.S. Soccer is still without a women's national team coach, and DiCicco's successor may not named until the New Year.

U.S. Soccer will choose from six candidates to replace Tony DiCicco: U.S. women's assistant coaches Lauren Gregg and Jay Hoffman, Portland ...
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College '99: Fan shortage clouds Charlotte

Organizers search for answers to low turnout

As Chad Kupreanik, the tournament director for the Men's College Cup, scanned the expanse of mostly empty seats just before kickoff of the Dec. 12 final, he maintained that his goal was to sell out the 33,000 seats in the lower bowl at Ericsson Stadium.

"Anywhere between 15 and 20 [thousand] ...
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PAUL KENNEDY: The best year ever?

The '90s, which we will cover in our last installment of our "American Century" in the first issue of the New Year, will go down as the greatest decade in the history of American soccer, and 1999 may go down as the best year of the lot.

A case can be made that 1991 was the greatest year in ...
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