• Umbro Select College All-Star Soccer Classic
    The following are the rosters for the women's games to be played March 1-2 in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. Division I West Squad Goalkeepers -- Erin Fahey (Portland), Julie McCaffrey (Cincinnati); Defenders -- Kim Kaitanjian (UC Irvine), Melinda Torre (Washington), Julie Vogel (Notre Dame); Midfielders -- Tara Bilanski (Washington), Kim Donohue (St. Mary's, Calif.), Nicole Highfill (New Mexico); Forwards -- Jackie Billet (Wisconsin), Gretchen Brandt (Minnesota), Kelli Bryant (San Francisco), Rosella Guerrero (Notre Dame), Courtney Linex (SMU), Claudia Lombard (Davidson), Shannon MacMillan (Portland), Michelle McCarthy (Notre Dame). East Squad Goalkeepers -- Maja Hansen (New Hampshire), Tracy ...
  • Lalas says ciao
    Alexi Lalas joined First Division newcomer Padova in 1994 and became the first American to play in the Italian Serie A. He soon became the first American to score in the Serie A and ultimately he helped Padova beat the odds to maintain its top-tier standing. But the second season went poorly for the red-haired defender from Michigan. Lalas hasn't played since Nov. 26. So the final milestone of Lalas' Italian adventure comes Feb. 26, the day Lalas returns to the United States, where he will join MLS team New England Revolution. "I would have loved to ...
  • Balboa is steady with shaky Leon #1
    U.S. national team Steve Sampson went to Mexico City to watch one of his central defenders and saw him play center forward. "I've been pushed up to play as a third forward in about four or five games," said Marcelo Balboa, whose Leon team has frequently found itself in desperate situations recently. "If we're behind late in the game, I'll move up and then they'll play man-to-man on the backline. "I'm taller than most defenders, and I can run around, dribble a little bit, and try to make things happen. Against Chivas, we were down 1-0, then ...
  • Soccer America Online Q&A with Editors: 2/23/96
    MLS Mark St. Andre Iowa City, Iowa I was looking at your rankings of the players from the MLS combine, and noticed that your list of goalies did not include Jim St. Andre. Although I have an obvious bias, being his twin brother, I was amazed that he did not place among your top 10 keepers. Jim played for three years with the Colorado Foxes, spending many months with the lowest goals against average in the league. He accomplished this while playing on the same team as Mark Dodd, who is ranked in your top five. ...
  • NPSL: Rosters set for 9th All-Star Game
    DiFlorio replaces injured Karic The NPSL revised the lineups for its ninth All-Star Game set for Feb. 11 at the Kansas Coliseum in Wichita, Kan. The game will be televised on ESPN on a tape-delay basis at 12 a.m. ET Feb. 12. Veteran Buffalo Blizzard forward Gino DiFlorio takes the roster spot of injured Cleveland Crunch striker Zoran Karic on the American Division team. Baltimore Spirit midfielder Franklin McIntosh starts in place of Karic, who was voted the co-MVP of the 1995 All-Star Game. First-year Crunch coach Bruce Miller guides the American Division squad, while the ...
  • SA Online Poll Results: January, 1996 (Pick the European Champions)
    The following are the results of the Soccer America Online Poll in which 522 soccer fans made their predictions of the teams to win the three European Cup competitions: Champions League Ajax 335 votes, Juventus 102, Real Madrid 43, Borussia Dortmund 16, Nantes 9, Panathinaikos 6, Spartak Moscow 6, Legia Warsaw 5. Cup Winners' Cup Parma 266 votes, Paris SG 111, Borussia Moenchengladbach 35, Feyenoord 32, Dynamo Moscow 29, Deportivo Coruna 27, Real Zaragoza 13, Rapid Vienna 7. UEFA Cup AC Milan 306 votes, Bayern Munich 97, Barcelona 47, Nottingham Forest 25, PSV ...