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Q&A with the SA Editors: Sept. 28, 2000

Rob Blankenship Seattle, Wash. Besides Roy Wegerle and Frank Klopas, have any other ex-NASL players appeared in MLS? Are any ex-NASL players active still? Mike Woitalla: Great question, Rob. And one of the answers can be found in your city of Seattle. But first of all, Frank Klopas never saw any NASL action. He did sign with the Chicago Sting ...
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MLS: Players Are Split

Can Rongen survive 'perfect storm'?

RFK Stadium security demanded that the huge red banner with white letters reading "FIRE THE COACH" be furled during a late-season D.C. United home match.

Club president Kevin Payne said afterward that security made a mistake: The club didn't condone the confiscation of banners.

That may be as far as Payne goes ...
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MLS: Revs named Hershey's Smith GM

Todd Smith, president and general manager of the A-League's Hershey Wildcats since the team's inception in 1997, is the new General Manager of Major League Soccer's New England Revolution, replacing Brian O'Donovan. Smith is the fourth team executive from the A-League to move on to MLS in the capacity of general manager. Former Minnesota Thunder General Manager Bill Manning was ...
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College Women: Soccer America's Team of the Week (Sept. 18-24)

POSITION/PLAYER G Maite Zabala (California) (1) Amazing 9 save-effort in Santa Clara tie D Heather Aldama (Santa Clara) (1) Set up 2 goals against Stanford and Cal D Jenny Benson (Nebraska) (1) Hits winner against Baylor M Sarah Rahko (Boston College) (1) Sets up a goal in Syracuse upset M Kate O'Shaughnessy (Holy Cross) (1) Goal means first win over ...
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College Men: Soccer America's Team of the Week (Sept. 18-24)

POSITION/PLAYER G Bryheem Hancock (Connecticut) (1) Had 2 shutouts, stopped PK against Pitt D Rich Bradley (St. JohnÆs) (1) Goal beat Georgetown in Big East D Bryn Ritchie (Washington) (1) Outstanding Defensive Player at Nike Classic M Ryan Mack (Indiana) (2) Unassisted goal in 1-0 win over Michigan St. M Jorge Martinez (San Jose State) (2) 4 goals in wins ...
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SA Q&A with Kevin Payne: æI think we have a pretty decent planÆ

D.C. United president and general manager Kevin Payne watched his team, the defending MLS champion, perform the largest season-to-season nose dive (27 points) in league history. He talks about what happened and what will happen to his club.


SOCCER AMERICA: Is there anything left to say about this season?

KEVIN PAYNE: I doubt it. WeÆve said ...
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SA Q&A with Kevin Payne: æI think we have a pretty decent planÆ

D.C. United president and general manager Kevin Payne watched his team, the defending MLS champion, perform the largest season-to-season nose dive (27 points) in league history. He talks about what happened and what will happen to his club.


SOCCER AMERICA: Is there anything left to say about this season?

KEVIN PAYNE: I doubt it. WeÆve said ...
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SA Q&A with Brad Friedel: 'Clive Charles did a magnificent job'

Veteran goalkeeper Brad Friedel, who hasn't played at Liverpool this season, came to the rescue when injury prevented Adin Brown from traveling to Australia for the Olympics. If all goes as expected, his next stop will be Blackburn Rovers.

SOCCER AMERICA: You were an Olympian in 1992. How are things different this time around?

BRAD FRIEDEL: We're more ...
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U.S. men seek bronze after Spanish blitz

BY SCOTT FRENCH IN SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA The U.S. men's soccer team's golden dreams came to a finish Tuesday night, victim to weary legs and a first-class performance by Spain in a 3-1 Olympic semifinal decision in the rain at the Sydney Football Stadium. AC Milan's Jose Mari carved up the American defense, creating goals from Tamudo and Angulo in the ...
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Quote Sheet: Coach Clive CharlesÆ postgame reaction (9-26 vs. Spain)

U.S. men's Olympic team postgame quote sheet following the USAÆs 3-1 semifinal loss to Spain Sept. 26. U.S. coach Clive Charles Opening remarks: "First of all, Spain were a very, very good team. I felt that we were just a yard off tonight I think the effects of our last game took its toll a little bit on us. The ...
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College Men: Soccer America Top 20

The following is Soccer America Magazine's Men's Top 20 covering games through Sept. 24.

Team Record LastWeek
1. UCLA 6-0-0 1
2. Connecticut 6-1-0 2
3. Penn State 7-0-0 4
4. St. JohnÆs 7-1-0 5
5. Duke 5-2-0 6
6. Stanford 6-0-0 7
7. Virginia 6-2-0 8
8. Portland ...
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College Women: Soccer America Top 20

The following is Soccer America Magazine's Women's Top 20 covering games through Sunday, Sept. 24.
Team Record LastWeek
1. Notre Dame 9-0-0 1
2. Clemson 10-0-0 2
3. Nebraska 10-0-0 3
4. North Carolina 10-1-0 5
5. UCLA 6-1-0 6
6. Hartford 7-1-0 7
7. Penn State 8-2-1 8
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Olympics: U.S. Men's Reaction After Quarterfinal Win Over Japan

Coach Clive Charles, midfielder Peter Vagenas, forward Josh Wolff, midfielder Sasha Victorine and defender Frankie Hejduk react to their passage into the medal round. The U.S. men's Olympic team quote sheet Sept. 23 vs. Japan: U.S. head coach Clive Charles Opening remarks: "I've been involved in a lot of games over the years with World Cup games and World Cup ...
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U.S. women win ugly, advance to Olympic final

BY SCOTT FRENCH IN CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA A timely second-half volley by Mia Hamm on Sunday lifted the U.S. women's team to the Olympic gold-medal match for the second time, delivering a 1-0 triumph over Brazil in an ugly semifinal at Bruce Stadium. Hamm, to the left of the goal, finished a sequence from a Brandi Chastain free kick in the ...
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U.S. men beat Japan on PKs, earn trip to semifinals

BY SCOTT FRENCH IN ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA Sasha Victorine's spot kick glanced off goalkeeper Seigo Narazaki's fingertips and into the net Saturday night to secure a semifinal berth -- and guarantee a place in an Olympic medal game -- for the U.S. men's soccer team with a stirring victory over Japan on penalty kicks. Victorine's blast was the winner for the ...
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