• SA Online Ask a Star: Alexi Lalas
    Sergio Delgado Secaucus, N.J. Alexi, what's up with you and your coach at New England? Why were you benched in the game against the MetroStars? Alexi Lalas: The benching in New York was a coaching decision, obviously one I was not happy with, and I've made my feelings known. But those are times where you have to muster up some maturity, go on, and look at it in terms of how the team is going to progress. Pete Bailey: Have you and coach Stapleton gotten things reasonably patched up at this point, as you guys ...
  • MLS Game Summaries: August 25, 1996
    Aug. 25 in Washington, D.C. D.C. United 3 Tampa Bay 0. Goals: Rammel (Etcheverry, Moreno) 25, Moreno 29, Kelderman (Etcheverry, Sanneh) 81. D.C. United -- Simpson, Peay, Pope, Agoos, Gori, Williams, Sanneh, Harkes, Etcheverry, Moreno, Rammel. Subs: Kelderman for Moreno in 67th minute, Medved for Rammel in 72nd, Kamler for Williams in 83rd. Tampa Bay -- Dougherty, Hejduk, Pittman, Frye, Ralston, Valderrama, Vasquez, Backman, McKinley, Hunjak, Lassiter. Subs: Wise for McKinley in 7th minute, Vargas for Vasquez in 46th. Yellow cards: none. Referee: Roberto Van De Wyngard. Att.: 15,804. Aug. 25 in ...
  • MLS Game Summary: Columbus 2 Kansas City 1
    Aug. 24 in Columbus Columbus 2 Kansas City 1. Goals: Maisonneuve (Iribarren, Warzycha) 3, McBride (Warzycha) 5; Johnston (Chung) 41. Columbus -- Friedel, Clark, Iribarren, Caligiuri, Smith, Yeagley, Warzycha, Maisonneuve, Khumalo, Paz, McBride. Sub: Marino for Paz in 75th minute. Kansas City -- Lagerwey, McKeon, Okafor, Bowers, Gutierrezm Uderitz, Sorber, Preki, Chung, Takawira, Johnston. Subs: Koetters for Uderitz in 49th minute, Eichmann for Gutierrez in 84th, Wright for McKeon in 84th. Yellow cards: Columbus -- Clark 56. Red card: Columbus -- Clark 81. Referee: Joshua Patlak. Att.: 20,246..
  • US Soccer Secretary General Hank Steinbrecher's Picks
    Soccer America Silver XI celebrity nominations GK: Tony Meola Comments: As the premier goalkeeper in America, Tony was the most visible player. His stellar performance in the 1990 and 1994 World Cups endeared him to a whole generation of goalkeepers. He now stars for the MLS in his home of New Jersey. Field Players: Ricky Davis Comments: Ricky has had an incredible career. He received 49 caps for the USA with 12 goals. He was the premier American player in the NASL and has gone on to leadership roles in US Soccer. Michelle Akers ...
  • CONCACAF U-17 Tournament: USA 2 Costa Rica 3 (Aug. 22)
    Aug. 22 in Port of Spain USA 2 Costa Rica 3. Goals: Purcell (Yamauchi) 26, Rupsis 87; own goal 1, Santana 17, 22. USA -- Hancock, Downing, Bradford, Boutilier (Hollenbach, 46), F. Villegas, Wilson, Yamauchi (Totten, 56), Marquez, Purcell, Castellanos (Rupsis, 75), Gutierrez. Costa Rica -- S. Villegas, Melendez, Bryan, Arlas, Montiel, Diaz, Rodriguez (Olivares, 78), Mongesiles, Lopez, Ugarte (Fajardo, 87), Santana. Yellow cards: USA -- Boutillier21, Bradford 30; Costa Rica -- Bryan 27. Referee: Alcava (Mexico). Att.: 250.
  • European Club Competition Draws (August 23, 1996)
    European Champions League Group A Glasgow Rangers (Scotland) Auxerre (France) Ajax Amsterdam (Netherlands) Grasshopper Zurich (Switzerland). Schedule Date Matches Sept. 11 Auxerre vs. Ajax, Grasshopper vs. Rangers Sept. 25 Rangers vs. Auxerre, Ajax vs. Grasshopper Oct. 16 Ajax vs. Rangers, Auxerre vs. Grasshopper Oct. 30 Rangers vs. Ajax, Grasshopper vs. Auxerre Nov. 20 Ajax vs. Auxerre, Rangers vs. Grasshopper Dec. 4 Auxerre vs. Rangers, Grasshopper vs. Ajax Group ...
  • USISL: Playoff Results through August 22
    Select League South Atlantic Division Championship Aug. 17 in High Point, N.C. Carolina 0 Hampton Roads 1 (OT). Goal: Swinehart. Att.: 2,187. Aug. 20 in Norfolk, Va. Hampton Roads 0 Carolina 4. Goals: Adair, Sloan, Prampin. Att.: 2,409. Mini Game -- Aug. 20 in Norfolk, Va. Hampton Roads 1 Carolina 0. Goal: Houser 25. Att.: 2,409. (Hampton Roads advances to Select Six finals.) Pro League Sizzlin' Six Finals Group A Aug. 19 in Charleston, S.C. Charleston 2 D/FW Toros 1. Goals: n/a. Att.: ...
  • MLS Weekend Preview: August 24-25
    Saturday, August 24 Kansas City at Columbus Location: Ohio Stadium. Kickoff (ET): 7:30 p.m. Television: KFYC-TV Kansas City. Satellite: SBS 6, Tr. 17. Series History: May 2 at Arrowhead Stadium -- The Wiz win the highest scoring game in MLS history when they beat Columbus 6-4; June 8 in Columbus -- The Wiz win another thriller, 4-3 in a shootout. Injuries: Kansas City -- D Uche Okafor (strained patella tendon) and D Diego Gutierrez (bruised knee) are probable, M Frank Klopas (strained hamstring) is questionable; Columbus -- G Bo Oshoniyi (strained shoulder), D Ricardo Iribarren ...
  • MLS Game Summaries: August 22, 1996
    Aug. 21 in Foxboro, Mass. New England 4 Tampa Bay 2. Goals: Naveda 23, Lalas (Debrito, Wylie) 44, Moore (pen.) 79, Welton (Burns) 88; Galderisi 18, Vasquez 51. New England -- Heaney, Lalas, Fraser, Wylie, Okaroh, Naveda, Aunger, Sawatzky, Debrito, Moore, Baba. Subs: Welton for Sawatzky in 61st, Burns for Debrito in 72nd. Tampa Bay -- Dougherty, Yallop, Hejduk, Frye, Backman, Ralston, Valderrama, McKinley, Vasquez, Galderisi, Hunjak. Subs: Vargas for Yallop in 80th minute, Wise for Hunjak in 82nd. Yellow cards: New England -- Okaroh 33, Moore 54, Fraser 67; Tampa Bay -- Galderisi 33, ...
  • European Cups: Qualifying round, second leg scores
    European Champions League Qualifying Round, Second leg Aug. 21 in Kiev Dynamo Kiev (Ukraine) 2 (Kalitvintsev 6, Maximov 77) Rapid Vienna (Austria) 4 (Ivanov 23, 42, Kibauer 32, own goal 62). Half: 1-3. Att.: 80,000. (Rapid Vienna wins 6-2 on aggregate.) Aug. 21 in Vladikavkaz Alania Vladikavkaz (Russia) 2 (Yanovski 15, Suleimanov pen. 24) Glasgow Rangers (Scotland) 7 (McCoist 1, 15, 19, Van Vossen 40, Laudrup 55, 83, Miller 87). Half: 2-3. Att.: n/a. (Rangers wins 10-3 on aggregate.) Aug. 21 in Istanbul Fenerbahce (Turkey) 1 (Okocha 18) ...
  • MLS Game Summary: San Jose 1 Dallas 0 (SO)
    Aug. 22 in San Jose San Jose 1 Dallas 0. (San Jose wins shootout 3-2). San Jose -- Liner, Martin, Dayak, Doyle, Emenalo, Baicher, Rodas, Espinoza, Lewis, Bravo, Wynalda. Subs: Iroha for Lewis in 38th minute, Butler for Emenalo in 87th. Dallas -- Dodd, Farrer, Santel, Ibsen, Lozzano, Sonora, Alvarez, Kreis, Haynes, Sanchez, Elliott. Subs: Ashton for Kreis in 88th minute. Shootout: Dallas -- Haynes (G), Lozzano (NG -- saved), Ashton (NG -- off right post), Farrer (G), Santel (NG -- too much time); San Jose -- Wynalda (G), Baicher (G), Iroha (G), Rodas (NG ...
  • U.S. Open Cup: Quarterfinal Pairings
    The following are the quarterfinal pairings for the U.S. Open Cup. D.C. United replaces the Los Angeles Galaxy as an MLS representative because of scheduling conflicts. Sept. 4 -- Carolina Dynamo (USISL) at D.C. United (MLS) at site TBA. Sept. 8 -- Tampa Bay Mutiny (MLS) at Rochester Rhinos (A-League) at Frontier Field. Sept. 15 -- Colorado Foxes (A-League) at Kansas City Wiz (MLS) at Arrowhead Stadium. Sept. 16 -- Seattle Sounders (A-League) at Dallas Burn (MLS) at the Cotton Bowl.
  • CONCACAF U-17 Tournament: USA 3 Dominican Republic 0 (Aug. 20)
    Aug. 20 in Port of Spain USA 3 Dominican Republic 0. Goals: Castellanos (Villegas) 13, Castellanos (Marquez) 21, Purcell (Gutierrez) 38. USA -- Hancock, Hollenbach, Bradford, Downing, Villegas, Wilson, Marquez (Totten, 58), Yamauchi, Purcell, Castellanos (Rupsis, 78), Gutierrez (Monsibais, 61). Dominican Republic -- Pena (Mendez, 26), Taveras, Martinez, Diaz, Brioso, Paulino, Contreras, Saiz (Ogando, 61), Hernandez (Duvan, 85), Villar, Leonardo. Yellow cards: Dominican Republic -- Martinez 45. Referee: Godfrey Bowen (Cayman Islands). Att.: 250.
  • USISL: Playoff results through Aug. 18
    Select League Playoffs North Atlantic Division, First Round Aug. 14 in New Britain, Conn. Connecticut 2 Delaware 3. Goals: Hennessey, Saunders; Petrou (2), Logar. Att.: 1,206. South Atlantic Division First Round Aug. 14 in Greenville, S.C. South Carolina 2 Hampton Roads 3 (Hampton Roads wins 1-0 in shootout). Goals: Tormey, Minihan; Cann, Swinehart. Att.: 1,000. Championship, First Leg Aug. 17 in High Point, N.C. Carolina 0 Hampton Roads 1 (OT). Goal: Swinehart. Att.: 2,187. Central Division First Round Aug. 14 in Blaine, Minn. Minnesota ...
  • A-League: Standings and Results through August 18
    Standings Team GP W L GF GA P Montreal 21 17 4 33 14 43 Colorado 20 11 9 44 28 31 Seattle 22 12 10 24 19 30 Vancouver 20 10 10 23 28 24 Rochester 19 8 11 24 35 20 New York 20 8 12 23 25 18 Atlanta 16 3 13 11 33 9 Shootout records: Montreal 4-0, Vancouver 3-1, Colorado 1-1, Seattle 3-4, Rochester 2-3, ...