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American Century: The 1960s

The first pro soccer visionary in America

When this decade dawned, America was in an audacious mood. In what would prove to be a turbulent period, ambitious men stepped forth.

A brash young U.S. president, John F. Kennedy Jr., told the world his nation would put a man on the moon by decade's end. An outspoken young American ...
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College: Soccer America's Women's Team of the Decade

Soccer America announces its Women's College Team of the 1990s and its Player of the Decade: Women's Player of the Decade Mia Hamm (North Carolina 1989-90, 92-93) The Soccer America All-Decade Team Goalkeeper Saskia Webber (Rutgers 1989-92) Imposing talent was fearless and peerless. Defenders Sara Whalen (Connecticut 1994-97) Versatile speedster excelled all over the field. Staci Wilson (North Carolina 1994-97) ...
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College: Soccer America's Men's Team of the Decade

Soccer America Magazine announces its Men's College Team of the Decade and Player of the Decade: Soccer America Men's Player of the Decade Claudio Reyna (Virginia 1991-93) The Soccer America Men's All-Decade Team Goalkeeper Brad Friedel (UCLA 1990-92) Flawless keeper was key to Bruins' 1990 title. Defenders Brian Bates (Virginia 1990-93) Swept behind and in front of defense and was ...
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Q&A with the SA Editors: Dec. 16, 1999

William Malkames Allentown, Pa Frankie Hejduk's playing time seems to have gone from part-time starter, to late-game sub to, at least lately, left on the bench. Any explanation? Ridge Mahoney: William, he did play in four of the six Champions' League games. Leverkusen has been winning in the Bundesliga without him, and the club recently signed two young Croatian players ...
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CONCACAF: The best eleven

Mexico and the United States, whose rise in the last five years has secured them places among the Top 20 teams on the world scene, are the heavy favorites to take two of the three CONCACAF spots at the 2002 finals.

For the first time in history, every member of The Football Confederation has entered World Cup qualifying.

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Q&A with the SA Editors: Dec. 15, 1999

Omar Salem Morton Grove, Ill. I was just wondering how is the 2000 MLS All-Star game going to be played now that there are three separate divisions. Are they going to go back to the USA vs. World, or are they going to do 2 against 1 or, use the original Eastern and Western divisions? Ridge Mahoney: An excellent question, ...
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World Cup 2002 Beat: Co-hosts battle through obstacles

Full spead ahead, despite severe economic blows

TOKYO - These aren't easy times for Japan.

The Nikkei, the Tokyo stock market, has recovered all its losses of the last two years. The yen is again strong - down to 102 to the dollar.

But the Japanese have paid a price.

The latest spending report, issued on ...
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MLS: Pro-40s notch win in Portugal

Two goals in 17 minutes gave U.S. Pro-40 a 2-1 victory on Dec. 14 over Benfica's reserve team. The win marked the team's first of its international tour, which started with a 3-0 loss Dec. 1 against the Benfica reserves. On Dec. 7, the P-40s beat the Belenenses reserves, 3-1. After an early sixth-minute goal by Benfica midfielder Paulo Cesar, ...
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Q&A with the SA Editors: Dec. 14, 1999

Nader Nattagh Los Altos, Calif. Despite Tab Ramos' volatile temper and his outbursts during World Cup 98, he is still an outstanding player. Can you offer an explanation as to why he has been totally left out of Bruce Arena's national team plans? Mike Woitalla: Nader, there is no doubt that Tab Ramos was one of the most talented players ...
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World Cup Draw: 'Dump Truck' drops a heavy load

European powers England and Germany found themselves grouped in World Cup 2002 preliminary qualifying. The United States will wait until later to find out whom - and, most important, when - it will play in the semifinal stage of qualifying.

Outside Japan, few soccer fans would have heard of Ozeki Konishiki before the World Cup 2002 preliminary draw.

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MLS: Finding the right head coach

Men like Zambrano and Clavijo have mixed results

They came to the United States from different countries and traveled very different paths to MLS, yet in Fernando Clavijo and Octavio Zambrano the Revs and the Metros, respectively, may have found a type of coach who can succeed in MLS.

They are not from the same mold as another ...
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Q&A with the SA Editors: Dec. 13, 1999

Tim Mahoney St. Louis, Mo. What is your opinion on Spartak Moscow (Indiana) winning the NCAA Division I championship? My opinion ... this is a slap in the face for American athletics and soccer development in the U.S. in general when we can't even recruit from within our shores. By the way, how do you say Hoosier in Russian? And ...
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Indiana is 1999 NCAA Division I menÆs champion

The Indiana Hoosiers won the 1999 NCAA Division I menÆs national title with a 1-0 win over the Santa Clara Broncos. IndianaÆs goal came from Yuri Lavrinenko in the 30th minute. The victory marked IndianaÆs second straight title and fifth overall. Coach Jerry Yeagley has been at the HoosiersÆ helm for all five.
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NCAA Division I MenÆs Championship History

The Indiana Hoosiers meet the Santa Clara Broncos for the NCAA 1999 Division I menÆs title at 1:00 (Eastern Time) Sunday (ESPN). Santa Clara last reached the final in 1991, losing to Virginia on penalty kicks. The Broncos, in their other final appearance, tied Virginia in 1989 to share the national title. Indiana is aiming for a second straight title, ...
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MIKE WOITALLA: A preemptive strike

I always look forward to World Cup qualifying play in this region of North and Central America and the Caribbean ù also known as CONCACAF, and lately, TFC. At this year's draw, all 35 nations in the region entered. Believe me, it will be exciting. We've got Latin-style soccer, the swift and skillful Caribbeans, and countries like Honduras and Costa ...
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