• MLS: Soccer America Team of the Week (Aug. 14-18)
    • Mark Simpson (1) Washington
    • Cle Kooiman (2) Tampa Bay
    • Sean Bowers (2) Kansas City
    • Eddie Pope (2) Washington
    • Marco Etcheverry (7) Washington
    • Brian Maisonneuve (2) Columbus
    • Roberto Donadoni (4) MetroStars
    • Adrian Paz (2) Columbus
    • Joe-Max Moore (2) New England
    • Roy Lassiter (4) Tampa Bay
    • Digitial Takawira (6) Kansas City
    Goal of the Week: Rob Johnson (MetroStars vs. New England). In parentheses is the number of times a player has been named to the Team of the Week. …
  • Contents: Soccer America Sept. 2, 1996 issue
    Features Time For The World Cup To Go Global By Duncan Irving 1996 Soccer America College Preview Soccer America presents its annual look at the college season. Expansion Gets The Green Light By Ridge Mahoney Ravanelli Upstages $23 Million Shearer Marseille Stalls, Brazilian Inspires PSG, Lens Goes On Top Dortmund Stunned By Leverkusen In Bundesliga Opener Time To Make Way For The Canadians? By Marc Tougas Columns SoccerTalk -- The tedious martyrdom of St. Alexi By Paul Gardner Departments Up Front; MLS Scene; …
  • MLS Preview: August 21-22 games
    Kansas City at Los Angeles Location: Rose Bowl. Kickoff (ET): 10: 00 p.m. Television: KYFC-Kansas City. Satellite: Galaxy C4, Tr. 5 Series History: May 19 at the Rose Bowl -- Jorge Campos saved a penalty, and Mauricio Cienfuegos scored on a perfect free kick as L.A. rolled 2-0; July 6 at Arrowhead Stadium -- Scott Uderitz, Preki, and Digital Takawira each tallied in K.C.'s 3-1 win; Aug. 11 at Arrowhead Stadium -- Paul Wright had an assist and scored the clinching shootout goal as the Wiz prevailed 3-2. Injuries: Kansas City -- D Uche Okafor …
  • College: Soccer America Women's Top 20 Preseason Rankings
    Rank/Team 1995 Record 1995 Final Rank* Comment 1. North Carolina 25-1-0 1 UNC has the most talent 2. Notre Dame 21-2-2 4 Defending champ's as good as Carolina -- almost 3. Santa Clara 16-4-2 7 Recruiting class makes Broncos a contender 4. Portland 21-1-2 2 A third straight final four's within reach 5. Connecticut 19-3-2 5 Len Tsantiris always produces quality product 6. Duke 14-7-1 6 Blue Devils reload after loss of Kelly Walbert …
  • CONCACAF U-17 Tournament: USA 5, Bermuda 0 (Aug. 18)
    Aug. 18 in Port of Spain USA 5 Bermuda 0. Goals: Gutierrez 18, Purcell 36, Rupsis 40, Yamauchi 64, Boutilier 85. USA -- Hancock, Boutilier, Bradford, Downing, Wilson, Villegas, Yamauchi, Marquez (Totten, 79), Purcell, Gutierrez (Monsibias, 68), Rupsis (Castellanos, 58). Bermuda -- Burgess (Dowling, 63), Rego, Nusum, Furbert, Richards, Jenning, Jennings, Wilkinson (Jelani, 32), Smith, Augustus, Bean. Att.: 50.
  • College: Soccer America Men's Preseason Top 20 Rankings
    Rank/Team 1995 Record 1995 Final Rank* Comment 1. Virginia 21-1-2 1 New coach, same star count 2. Duke 16-7-1 11 A red-hot forward line 3. SMU 16-4-1 3 Hernandez and co. are solid contenders 4. Maryland 13-6-2 15 Young guns are now mature 5. Portland 16-3-3 14 `95 semifinalist is West's best 6. South Carolina 16-4-0 4 Goal machine Clint Mathis leads Gamecocks 7. St. Louis 15-6-1 16 Young team primed by `95 season of hard knocks 8. Indiana 14-5-2 8 Keep an eye on Ukrainian connection 9. St. John's …
  • College: Soccer America Men's Preseason All-Americas
    GOALKEEPERS Scott Coufal Indiana Experienced and poised DEFENDERS Scott Vermillion Virginia Best attack-minded defender Tony Soto South Carolina Sweeper was key to nine shutouts in 95 Leo Cullen Maryland Leader of stingy Terrapins MIDFIELDERS Jay Heaps Duke Diligent and goal-producing Billy Walsh Virginia Only current collegian on Olympic team Clint Mathis South Carolina 25 goals in 1995 before injury Daniel Hernandez SMU Will pull strings for Mustangs FORWARDS Mike Fisher Virginia Excellent anywhere on field Andrew Williams Rhode Island Rival coaches admit he's unstoppable Josh …
  • College: Soccer America Women's Preseason All-Americas
    GOALKEEPER Jen Renola Notre Dame Underrated keeper was clutch in '95 playoffs DEFENDERS Staci Wilson North Carolina The best marking back in the country Sara Whalen Connecticut '95 Big East Defensive Player of the Year Kate Sobrero Notre Dame Emerged as a star in the NCAA tournament MIDFIELDERS Cindy Daws Notre Dame Who can forget her free kick in the '95 final? Jen Lalor Santa Clara All-America returns from red shirt …
  • MLS: Statistics through August 18
    LEADING SCORERS Rank Name Team GP G A P 1 Preki KC 27 17 12 46 2 Roy Lassiter TB 23 20 4 44 3 Raul Diaz Arce WAS 23 18 1 37 4 Eduardo Hurtado LA 20 15 6 36 5 Digital Takawira KC 24 12 7 31 6 Brian McBride CLB 23 13 3 29 7 Steve Rammel WAS 21 12 4 28 8 Jason Kreis DAL 25 …
  • MLS Game Summaries: August 18, 1996
    Aug. 18 in Columbus Columbus 2 San Jose 0. Goals: Maisonneuve (Marino) 77; Paz 82. Columbus -- Friedel, Smith, Clark, Yeagley, Michallik, Paz, Warzycha, Maisonneuve, Khumalo, Carrera, McBride. Subs: Marino for Carrera in 64th minute, Caligiuri for Khumalo in 80th, Cozier for Paz in 88th. San Jose -- Liner, Martin, Emenalo, Doyle, Draguicevich, Baicher, Rodas, Lewis, Iroha, Espinoza, Bravo. Subs: Ianni for Iroha in 81st minute, Amaya for Draguicevich in 83rd, Butler for Baicher in 85th. Yellow cards: San Jose -- Emenalo 23, Espinoza 45. Referee: Paul Tamberino. Att.: 16,629. Aug. 18 …
  • MLS Game Summary: Tampa Bay 3 MetroStars 1
    Aug. 17 in Tampa Tampa Bay 3 MetroStars 1. Goals: Lassiter (Ralston) 13, Kooiman (Valderrama) 24, Lassiter 36; Donadoni (pen.) 67. Tampa Bay -- Dougherty, Pittman, Kooiman, Yallop, McKinley, Vasquez, Backman, Ralston, Valderrama, Galderisi, Lassiter. Subs: Hunjak for Galderisi in 75th minute, Hejduk for Lassiter in 83rd. MetroStars -- Meola, Caricola, Vermes, Harty, Knowles, Joseph, Ramos, Donadoni, Unger, Johnson, De Avila. Subs: Wood for Johnson in 46th minute, Longenecker for Unger in 81st, Savarese for Knowles in 83rd. Yellow cards: MetroStars -- Knowles 23, Joseph 64. Referee: Frank Gorog. Att.: 11,778.
  • MLS Game Summary: New England 2 Colorado 0
    Aug. 16 in Foxboro, Mass. New England 2 Colorado 0. Goals: Moore (Naveda) 28, Moore (Naveda 89). New England -- Heaney, Lalas, Fraser, Wylie, Okaroh, Naveda, Aunger, Sawatzky, Baba, Moore, Debrito. Subs: Welton for Sawatzky in 70th minute, Chronopoulos for Baba. Colorado -- Woods, Kmosko, Hamlett, Balboa, S. Henderson, Trittschuh, Wegerle, Benedetti, Rodriguez, Harbor, Bartlett. Subs: Sharpe for Wegerle in 20th minute, Bates for Sharpe in 60th. Yellow cards: New England -- Lalas 17, Naveda 88; Colorado -- Bartlett 42, Kmosko 70, Harbor 72, Benedetti 79. Referee: Richard Grady. Att.: 14,103.
  • MLS Weekend Preview: August 16-18
    Friday, August 16 Colorado at New England Location: Foxboro Stadium. Kickoff (ET): 8:30 p.m. Television: none. Satellite: none. Series history: May 25 at Foxboro Stadium -- New England's Jim St. Andre was the hero in a 3-2 shootout win; July 24 at Mile High Stadium -- The Rapids became the first team to shut out the Revs when they won 2-0. Injuries: Colorado -- M Steve Trittschuh (broken toe), M Roy Wegerle (sprained ankle, strained calf), F Jean Harbor (broken ulna) and F Richard Sharpe (tibia stress fracture) are probable, G Chris Woods (strained knee …
  • USISL: Select League Playoffs -- First Round
    Aug. 14 in New Britain, Conn. Connecticut 2 Delaware 3. Goals: Hennessey, Saunders; Petrou (2), Logar. Att.: 1,206. Aug. 14 in Greenville, S.C. South Carolina 2 Hampton Roads 2 (Hampton Roads wins 1-0 in shootout). Goals: Tormey, Minihan; Cann, Swinehart. Att.: 1,000. Aug. 14 in Blaine, Minn. Minnesota 5 New Orleans 1. Goals: Lagos, Gotsmanov, Tony Dusosky, Gramenz, Foster; Henrickson. Att.: 2,359. Aug. 14 in Sacramento, Calif. Sacramento 2 El Paso 1. Goals: Sutton, Jones; Stewart. Att.: 1,521.
  • U.S. Abroad: Keller moves to Leicester; Kirovski to Dortmund
    A pair of U.S. national team players will begin the European seasons with different clubs -- Kasey Keller with Leicester City of the English Premier League, and Jovan Kirovski with Borussia Dortmund of the German Bundesliga. Newly promoted Leicester acquired the former University of Portland star on a $1.4 million transfer from London club Millwall, where he had started in goal the past four seasons. Millwall's demotion to the English Second Division meant an almost certain transfer for the American keeper. Keller will be in the nets this weekend as Leicester opens Premier League play away to …
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