• MLS: Weekend Preview TV Update
    KTLA-5 Los Angeles will be showing the Galaxy-Rapids game at 3:00 p.m. pacific time on Sunday
  • Germany wins Euro '96
    June 30 in London Germany 2 Czech Republic 1. Goals: Bierhoff 73, 95; Berger (pen.) 59. Germany wins European Championship. Czech Republic -- Kouba, Hornak, Kadlec, Suchoparek, Rada, Bejbl, Berger, Nemec, Nedved, Poborsky (Smicer, 88), Kuka. Germany -- Koepke, Sammer, Helmer, Babbel, Strunz, Haessler, Eilts (Bode, 46), Ziege, Scholl (Bierhoff, 69), Kuntz, Klinsmann. Yellow cards: Czech Republic -- Hornak 47; Germany -- Helmer 63, Sammer 69, Ziege 91. Referee: P. Pairetto. Att.: 76,000.
  • MLS Game Summaries: June 30, 1996
    June 30 in Columbus Columbus 0 MetroStars 4. Goals: Caricola (Lagos) 23, Savarese (Johnson) 76, Ramos 79, Unger (Ramos) 90. Columbus -- Winner, Clark, Bliss, Caligiuri, Michallik, Thompson, Warzycha, Khumalo, Paz, McBride, Marino. Subs: Carrera for Khumalo in 46th minute, Cozier for Michallik in 67th. MetroStars -- Meola, Harty, Caricola, Zaun, Braucle, Lagos, Ramos, Da Silva, Vermes, Savarese, Johnson. Sub: Unger for Zaun in 46th minute. Yellow cards: Columbus -- Cozier 70; MetroStars -- Ramos 27, Vermes 29, Harty 41. Referee: Richard Grady. Att.: 17,261. June 30 in Washington, D.C. D.C. ...
  • U.S. Olympic Summary: USA 2 Saudi Arabia Olympic team 0
    June 30 in Oneonta, N.Y> U.S. Olympic team 2 Saudi Arabia Olympic team 0. Goals: Kirovski (Reyna) 5, Kirovski (Peay) 45. USA -- Keller, Pope, McKeon, Peay, Hejduk, Maisonneuve (Smith, 74), Reyna (Vargas, 86), Silvera, Joseph (Pollard, 78), Baba (Wood, 65), Kirovski. Saudi Arabia -- Al-Sadig (Al-Megrin, 23), Al-Jahni, Al-Khilaiwi, Zebermawi, Amin, Sulimani, Falalah, Al-Harbi (Sifein, 46), Al-Dossary, Al-Masaari (Al-Rashaid, 46), Al-Dossari (Al-Shahrani, 46). Yellow cards: USA -- Hejduk 15, Smith 82. Referee: Ruben Rodhas. Att.: 4,315.
  • SA Online Q&A with Editors: June 28, 1996
    MLS Mike Ellsworth Wyomissing, Pa. As midseason nears in the MLS, I was wondering how the players were to be selected to the all-star game? RM: The teams were selected by a vote of MLS head and assistant coaches. Lothar Osiander and Thomas Rongen are the All-Star coaches by virtue of their teams leading the conferences. The game will be July 14th at Giants Stadium. The league office is considering having the fans vote for all-stars next season. Nevertheless, we will be polling the fans for their all-star votes this month and will run ...
  • MLS: Weekend Preview (June 29-30)
    Saturday, June 29 Kansas City at Dallas Location: Cotton Bowl. Kickoff: 8:30 p.m. (ET). Television: K.C. American Cablevision (WIZ TV). Satellite: none. Previous meetings: The Burn are 2-0 against Kansas City, winning 3-2 in K.C. on May 11, and 3-0 in Dallas on April 18. Injuries: Kansas City -- none; Dallas -- D Ed Puskarich (sprained wrist) is probable, D Tom Soehn (torn ACL) is on injured reserve. Preview: The Wiz dropped a 2-0 decision to the MetroStars at Giants Stadium on Tuesday, while Dallas romped at New England 4-1 last Sunday. Dallas rallied ...
  • MLS Game Summary: Dallas 0 Kansas City 1 (June 29)
    June 29 in Dallas Dallas 0 Kansas City 1. Goal: Sorber (Bowers) 39. Dallas -- Dodd, Puskarich, Lozzano, Farrer, Ashton (Ibsen), Santel, Sonora, Haynes, Kreis, Sanchez (Flores, 46), Eck. Subs: Flores for Sanchez in 46th minute, Ibsen for Ashton. Kansas City -- Lagerwey, Ekeme, Okafor, Bowers, Udertiz, Sorber, Gutierrez, Preki, Chung, Klopas, Johnston. Subs: Takawira for Klopas in 56th minute, Reasoner for Ekeme in 66th. Yellow cards: Dallas -- Flores 60, Farrer 89; Kansas City -- Ekeme 10, Okafor 34, Gutierrez 66. Referee: Joshua Patlak. Att.:9,615.
  • MLS Game Result: Dallas 0 Kansas City 1 (June 29)
    June 29 in Dallas Dallas 0 Kansas City 1. Goal: Sorber (Bowers) 39. Att.:9,615.
  • Contents: Soccer America July 8, 1996 issue
    Features Bruce Arena's Olympians Have A Cavalier Feel By Jerry Lindquist Sampson Measures Value Of MLS Competition By Ridge Mahoney Crew Seeks A Permanent Home By Craig Merz Upstarts Checkmated By The Proud Grandmasters By Duncan Irving Once Again, The Bullet Gets The Unlucky Dutch By Duncan Irving Play Does Not Bode Well For Future By Duncan Irving Sacchi Blamed For Italy's Elimination Columns SoccerTalk -- The great experimenter messes it up By Paul Gardner Departments Up Front; Euro '96 Diary; ...
  • My View: No Sure Thing
    With France '98 qualifying just around the corner -- and millions of dollars at stake -- the anxiety level at Soccer House in Chicago has undoubtedly risen several notches in the last week. The U.S. performance at U.S. Cup '96 was no disaster -- the Americans finished third with a 1-1-1 record -- but it underlined the point that qualification for even the final round of CONCACAF qualifying is no sure thing. U.S. Cup exposed glaring weaknesses in the U.S. defense, notably on the outside. Mike Burns had a tough tournament on the right side, while Jeff ...
  • Euro '96 Diary: Soccer America July 1, 1996 issue
    Tuesday, June 11 Where are the fans? Off to Liverpool for Italy-Russia, which proves to be an entertaining game, in that both defenses commit terrible blunders and Italy goes forward until the final whistle of a 2-1 win. But the worrying thing is the empty seats at Anfield. Euro '96 announced the crowd as 35,190, but to use the old NASL gag, a good 10,000 have come disguised as seats. Aside from the opener and the Netherlands-Scotland game, none of the stadiums has been full so far. One reason is that the tickets are ...
  • MLS Game Summary: New England 1 Columbus 2 (SO)
    June 27 in Foxboro, Mass. New England 1 Columbus 2 (Columbus wins shootout 2-1). Goals: Welton (Aunger, Sawatzky) 77; Marino (Caligiuri) 20. New England -- St. Andre, Okarah, Fraser, Wylie, Lalas, Naveda, Burns, Aunger, Chronopoulos, Keegan, Welton. Subs: Kerr for Naveda in 46th minute, Sawatzky for Chronopoulos in 74th. Columbus -- Winner, Clark, Bliss, Watson, Caligiuri, Thompson, Warzycha, Khumalo, Michallik, Marino, Paz. Subs: Battelle for Bliss in 62nd minute, Cozier for Paz in 84th, Carrera for Khumalo.in 89th. Shootout: Columbus -- Thompson (NG -- saved), Marino (NG -- saved), Carrera (G), Cozier (NG -- wide ...
  • MLS: Soccer America Team of the Week (June 17-23)
    Goalkeeper Mark Dodd (3) Dallas Defenders Oscar Draguicevich (2) San Jose Brian Bliss (2) Columbus Richard Farrer (1) Dallas Matt Knowles (1) MetroStars Midfielders Mark Chung (1) Kansas City Diego Sonora (2) Dallas Steve Trittschuh (2) Colorado Steve Ralston (1) Tampa Bay Forwards Digital Takawira (2) Kansas City Missael Espinoza (1) San Jose Goal of the Week: Marcelo Balboa (Colorado vs. Columbus).
  • USWISL: Standings and Results through June 24
    Standings Eastern Conference Team GP W L GF GA P Maryland 4 4 0 14 3 12 Connecticut 4 3 1 8 3 9 New Jersey 5 3 2 9 9 9 Rochester 5 4 1 7 5 8 Long Island 4 2 2 6 4 6 Philadelphia 5 2 3 9 6 6 Boston 5 2 3 7 8 6 Alabama 2 1 1 6 5 3
  • A-League: Standings and Results through June 24
    Standings Team GP W L GF GA P Montreal 8 7 1 12 5 17 Colorado 9 6 3 16 10 16 Seattle 10 6 4 11 10 14 New York 7 4 3 11 12 8 Vancouver 9 2 7 8 14 6 Atlanta 7 2 5 7 13 6 Rochester 5 1 4 5 6 3 Shootout records: Montreal 2-0, Colorado 1-0, New York 2-1, Seattle 2-1, Atlanta ...