Contents: Soccer America April 1, 1996 Issue

FEATURES

Del Mar Diary

MLS opened its Southern California training camp, which included, finally, some games. By Ridge Mahoney

The Start Of Something Big?

Players opened MLS's first Florida training camp with a clear sense of what is at stake. By David Brousseau

Chastain Works Way Back

She was a striker in an earlier incarnation with the national team, but Brandi Chastain now makes her mark on defense. By Doug Cress

Two Of Five European Spots Taken

Portugal and Hungary have qualified for the 1996 Olympics, leaving five teams fighting for the remaining three openings. By Mike Woitalla

Sampson Inspects His Foreign Legion

U.S. national team coach Steve Sampson goes to great lengths to check on his players. By Jerry Hawkins

A Rise In Imports

Stars from overseas are finding fame and fortune in England, which was once virtually isolated from foreign talent. By Steve Tongue

Irish Class Has Heft

NCAA champion Notre Dame picked up the top two players, while Michigan nabbed the most blue chip recruits from Region II. By Dean Caparaz

COLUMNS

SoccerTalk: When the Games Begin

Paul Gardner

Short Passes

Lynn Berling-Manuel

DEPARTMENTS

Up Front; World Scene; Closeup: Germany; Youth Soccer Letter; World Scores; Scotland '95-96; England '95-96; NPSL; American Scoreboard; Marketplace

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