• MLS: Statistical Leaders (April 30, 1996)
    STANDINGS EASTERN WLPGFGASOWStreak Columbus216720Won1 Tampa Bay216650Lost 1 New England214441Won2 MetroStars030150Lost 3 Washington DC040280Lost 4 WESTERN WLPGFGASOWStreak Los Angeles309630Won3 Dallas317641Won1 Kansas City214551Won1 Colorado113340Won1 San Jose133440Lost 3 LEADING SCORERS NameTeamGPGAP 1John KerrDAL4215 -Brian McBrideCLB3215 3Raul Diaz ArceWAS4204 -Jason KreisDAL4204 -Mauricio CienfuegosLA3204 -Roy LassiterTB3204 -Vitalis TakawiraKC3204 -Rob UkropNE3204 -Washington RodriguezDAL4204 -Marcelo …
  • A-League: Statistics (April 30, 1996)
    Standings TeamGPWLSWGFGAP Seattle1100213 Vancouver1010120 Montreal0000000 Atlanta0000000 Colorado0000000 New York0000000 Rochester0000000 Note: Teams earn 3 points for a regulation win and 1 point for a shootout win. Results April 27 Seattle 2, Vancouver 1 Leading Scorers PlayerGAP Chance Fry (SEA)204 Domenic Mobilio (VAN)102 Joey Leonetti (SEA)011 Neil Megson (SEA)011
  • A-League: Notebook (April 30, 1996)
    Atlanta Ruckus: The Ruckus is finalizing negotiations with defender/midfielder Fabian Davis and midfielder Frank McIntosh. Davis will have to leave for commitments with Jamaica's U-23 Olympic team for CONCACAF qualifying. McIntosh last played with Baltimore's NPSL team.... Atlanta plays in a preseason exhibition match May 2 against amateur powerhouse Datagraphic.... The Ruckus and France's Olympic team are searching for an exhibition date for a friendly match in June or July. Colorado Foxes: The Foxes entertained 1,500 fans at their new stadium facility, Mile High Greyhound Park. The open house showcased the venue's new field, features and accommodations. All Colorado …
  • Olympics: U.S. men's friendlies (April 24 and 27)
    April 24 in Charleston, S.C. Charleston (USISL) 1, U.S. Olympic team 2. Goals: Diaz (43); Wood (41), Silvera 119. Charleston -- Russ, Bossman (Albrecht, 46), Norcott, Winters, Agoos, Hoffman (Errazuriz, 65), Jajuga (Files, 61), Venacur, Walker (Blair, 61), Foley (Olhare, 70), Diaz. U.S. Olympic team -- Cassar, Vermillion, McKeon, Pollard, Smith, Silvera, Walsh, Fisher, Maisonneuve, Suarez (Friends, 80), Wood. Referee: Don Wilbur Att.: 3,585 April 27 in Virginia Beach, Va. Hampton Roads (USISL) 0, U.S. Olympic team 2. Goals: Friends (26), Marino (81). Hampton Roads -- Oehlmann, Penny, Wedemeyer (Creech, 70), T.Velkov, …
  • MLS Game Summaries: April 28, 1996
    April 28 in Tampa Tampa Bay 1 Dallas 2. Goals: Lassiter (McKinley) 81; Kreis 24, Rodriguez 30. Tampa Bay -- Dougherty, Diffley, Pittman, Kooiman, Yallop, Vasquez, Ralston, Wise, Valderrama, Viera, Lassiter. Subs: McKinley for Diffley in 46th minute, Backman for Kooiman in 88th minute. Dallas -- Dodd, Sonora, Santel, Pollard, Lozzano, Alvarez, Kreis, Rodriguez, Farrer, Eck, Kerr. Subs: Elliott for Lozzano in 72nd minute, Ashton for Kreis in 77th minute, Glenn for Rodriguez in 77th minute. Yellow Cards: Tampa Bay -- none; Dallas -- Sonora (21), Alvarez (54). Referee: Raul Dominguez. Att.: 14,084. …
  • U.S. Women thrash France 8-2
    April 28 in Indianapolis U.S. 8 France 2. Goals: Hamm (Venturini) 23, MacMillan (Hamm) 27, Hamm 28, Milbrett (Venturini) 37, Hamm (Chastain) 38, Akers (Hamm) 40, Hamm (Chastain) 52, Gabarra (Lilly) 57; Locatelli (Pichon) 42, Pichon (Zenoni) 44. U.S. -- Scurry, Overbeck, Chastain (Staples, 60), Fawcett, MacMillan (Roberts, 46), Foudy, Venturini, Lilly, Akers (Parlow, 56), Hamm (Fair, 56), Milbrett (Gabarra, 46). France -- Roux, Woock, Locatelli, Diacre, Ringler, Zenoni, Hillion, Rojas, Pichon, Boullet (Sykora, 46), Olive (Gout, 39). Referee: Leann Hepburn. Att.: 4,137.
  • USISL: 1996 Select League Schedule
    Each of the 21 teams in the USISL's new Select League will play 24 games, 18 league games and six non-league games. With a few exceptions, all league games will be games between two Select League teams and all non-league games (which will only count, on a random basis, if league games are canceled) are against non-Select League opponents. Key: * = non-league game; ** = exhibition. Non-Select League teams are in italics. March 30 *Carolina at Wilmington April 5
    • North Jersey at *Carolina
    • **New Mexico at Jackson
    • *NY/NJ Stallions at Cocoa Expos
  • Mexico First Division Playoffs: Semifinal, Second Leg Scores
    April 27 in Mexico City Necaxa 1, Club America 1. Goals: Pelaez 41; Omam Biyik 41. Necaxa -- Navarro, Wolf, Vilches, Becerril, Esquivel, Ambriz, Aguinaga, Garcia Aspe, Pelaez, L. Hernandez (Herrera, 81), Zarate (Higareda, 52). Club America -- Chavez, Salgado, Gutierrez, Rossi (Gaudino, 68), Villa (Uribe, 80), Lara, Del Olmo (Lozano, 61), Bwalya, Garcia, Blanco, Omam Biyik. (Necaxa wins 3-1 on aggregate.) April 27 in Celaya Celaya 5, Veracruz 1. Goals: Zambrano 16, 24, 35, 42, Butragueno 87; Santos 21. Celaya -- Pineda, Cabrera (Gonzalez, 84), Hurtado, J. Cruz, Diaz Leal, Patino (Aguirre, …
  • MLS Game Summaries: April 27, 1996
    April 27 in Foxboro, Mass. New England 2 Washington 1 (New England wins shootout 3-2). Goals: Aunger (pen.) 78; Diaz Arce (Williams) 69. New England -- Heaney, Ibsen, Lalas, Burns, Weiszmann, Aunger, DeBrito, Woodring, Galderisi, Ukrop, Welton. Subs: Sawatzky for DeBrito in 65th minute, Keegan for Galderisi in 74th. Washington -- Causey, Agoos, Pope, Peay, Imler, Kelderman, Harkes, Williams, Medved, Diaz Arce, Rammel. Subs: Crawley for Rammel in 65th minute, Kamler for Medved in 87th. Shootout Summary: New England -- Welton (goal), Keegan (no goal--saved), Ukrop (no goal--saved), Woodring (no goal--shot over crossbar), Aunger (goal), …
  • U.S. Women down France 4-1
    April 26 in St. Louis U.S. 4 France 1. Goals: Akers (Lilly) 17, Lilly 23; Parlow (Hamm) 89, Parlow (Hamm) 90; Zenoni (Pichon) 28. Half: 2-1. U.S. -- Harvey, Overbeck, Chastain, Fawcett, MacMillan (Gabarra, 64), Foudy, Venturini, Lilly, Akers (Parlow, 76), Hamm, Milbrett (Roberts, 76). France -- Roux, Herphelin (Sykora, 77), Woock, Locatelli, Diarf, Hillion, Gout (Ringler, 46), Sourdin (Roujas, 46), Zenoni (Fusier, 74), Pichon, Olive. Referee: Janice Gettemeyer. Att.: 6,200.
  • U.S. Women's U-20 team 0, China national team 2
    April 27 in Portland, Ore. U.S. women's U-20s 0 China national team 2 . Goals: Sun Qing Mei (Liu Ailing) 56:02, Sun Qing Mei (Zhao Li Hong, Li Yating) 74:40. U.S. -- Pagliarulo, Grubb, Sharpe, Eaton, Streiffer, Bivens, Pierce, Manthei, French, Clemens, Schwoy. Subs: McDowell, Whelchel, Holan, Stoecker, Koleski. China -- Gao Hong, Wang Liping, Fan Yunjie, Yu Hong Qi, Liu Ying, Shui Qingxia, Sun Qing Mei, Wen Lirong, Shi Gui Hong, Chen Yu Feng, Zhao Li Hong. Subs: Sun Wen, Liu Ailing, Li Yating. Referee: Juan Barone. Att.: 1,427.
  • MLS: Weekend Preview (April 27-28)
    Saturday, April 27 Columbus at MetroStars Location: Giants Stadium Kickoff: 7:30 p.m. (EDT) Television: Sportschannel Ohio; MSG Network Satellite: Galaxy C4, Tr. 5 (raw feed); Galaxy 5, Tr. 17 (broadcast) Injuries: Columbus -- none; MetroStars -- GK Tony Meola (mild shoulder separation) is day-to-day, D Jeff Zaun (concussion, broken nose) is probable, M Ted Gillen (torn hamstring) is out, M Nidal Baba (strained groin) is out. Preview: The good news for the MetroStars is the arrival of Tab Ramos (whose Tigres team fell to Necaxa in the Mexican League playoffs last week) and …
  • Soccer America Q&A with Editors: April 26, 1996
    MW: Mike Woitalla; PB: Pete Bailey MLS Pepe Fernandez Seattle Why aren't there any Spanish (speaking) head coaches in MLS, when many of the players are from Sudamerica? RM: Most of the top-level coaches in this country are of European/English origin and those selected by MLS teams were picked for their experience in pro soccer, indoor and outdoor, or with U.S. national team programs. Ron Newman has lived in the U.S. for nearly 30 years, Eddie Firmani and Timo Liekoski coached in the NASL. Many of the assistant coaches are Hispanic or …
  • USISL: 1996 Select League Team Info and Outlook
    The USISL, celebrating its 10th year of operation, has formed the Select League for its 21 elite teams: 17 teams from last year's Pro League, one team from the Premier League and three first-year teams. Western Conference California Jaguars Address: 12 Clay Street, Salinas, CA 93901. Telephone: (408) 757-2105. Outlook: New coach Gaspar Silvera, a veteran on the San Jose scene, has the difficult task of losing many key players from the '95 Sizzlin' Nine finalists to MLS. Monterey Bay have lost such stars as goalie David Kramer and Mark Semioli to Los Angeles and Jeff Baicher, …
  • College: A fair catch
    North Carolina and Notre Dame drew some great players from the West, but Santa Clara got the biggest, and best, class in Region IV. Santa Clara coach Jerry Smith may not have gotten three of the top players out of the West, but he wouldn't trade the recruiting class he did get. That's because Smith landed the best classes in the country, probably third after Notre Dame and North Carolina. With the return of U.S. national team midfielder Jen Lalor from a red-shirt year and defender Sara Barnett from injury and the loss of only one senior …
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