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College: Soccer America Women's Top 20 (Sept. 30) #1


Lynn Berling-Manuel's Short Passes

Remember Silver XI Write-ins

Don't forget the write-in option on the Soccer America Silver XI Ballot. We've had calls and letters about why one player or another did not make the final ballot and quite frankly, there are two reasons: 1) we made a decision to limit the ballot to 40 players (expanded from our ...

College: Soccer America Men's Top 20 (Sept. 30)

Rank/Team Record Last Week
1. North Carolina 8-0-0 1
2. Notre Dame 10-0-0 2
3. Connecticut 9-1-0 4
4. Portland 6-0-1 5
5. Maryland 11-0-0 7
6. Nebraska 9-0-0 10
7. Texas A&M


MLS Playoff Summaries: Sept. 29, 1996

Sept. 29 in Dallas

Dallas 2 Kansas City 1. Goals: Kreis (Sanchez) 5, Washington (Lozzano) 32; Preki (Johnston) 30.

Dallas -- Dodd, Santel, Farrer, Ibsen, Lozzano, Sonora, Alvarez, Pollard, Kreis, Sanchez, Washington. Subs: Haynes for Kreis in 59th minute, Elliott for Washington in 68th, Ashton for Sanchezin 82nd.

Kansas City -- Lagerwey, Uderitz, Okafor, ...

MLS Playoff Summary: Sept. 28, 1996

Sept. 28 in Tampa Bay

Columbus 2 Tampa Bay 1. Goals: Paz (Clark) 1, Lassiter (Valderrama) 26, McBride (Maisonneuve) 58.

Tampa Bay -- Dougherty, Pittman, Kooiman, Yallop, Backman, Vasquez, McKinley, Ralston, Valderrama, Lassiter, Galderisi. Subs:, Hejduk for Backman in the 27th minute, Viera for Galderisi in the 61st minute, Hunjak for Yallop in 81st ...

U Conn Head Coach Joe Morrone

Soccer America Silver XI celebrity nominations

GK: Jorge Campos

Comments: Quality plus excitement and flair. What joy he has brought to the U.S. with his goalkeeping.

Field Players:


Comments: He drew attention to the sport especially from the news media.

Franz Beckenbauer

Comments: Gave everyone who saw him ...

USISL: 1996 Postseason Awards

Select League

  • MVP: Dan Stebbins (Milwaukee).
  • Defender of the Year: Ezra Henrickson (New Orleans).
  • Goalie of the Year: Scott Garlick (Carolina).
  • Rookie of the Year: Luis Murillo (Tampa Bay).
  • Coach of the Year: Alan Dicks (Carolina).
  • Organization of the Year: Minnesota Thunder.

All League: Goalkeeper -- Carmine Isaaco (Milwaukee). Defenders -- Ezra Henrickson ...

Futsal: U.S. Schedule for Spain '96

The U.S. national futsal team will be the top seed in Group C at the third futsal world championship, held Nov. 24-Dec. 8 in Spain. The U.S. will open against fourth-seeded Uruguay Nov. 24, square off against Italy Nov. 26, and conclude the first round Nov. 28 against Malaysia. All three matches will be played in Segovia. ...

A-League: 1996 Awards

  • Player of the Year: Wolde Harris (Colorado)
  • Goalkeeper of the Year: Paolo Ceccarelli (Montreal)
  • Defender of the Year: John Limniatis (Montreal)
  • Rookie of the Year: Wolde Harris (Colorado)
  • Leading Scorer: Wolde Harris (Colorado)
  • Coach of the Year: Lorne Donaldson (Colorado)

All League: Goalkeeper -- Paolo Ceccarelli (Montreal); Defenders --
John Limniatis (Montreal), Wade Webber ...

A-League: Championship in Seattle Oct. 6

The 1996 A-League Championship game between the defending champion Seattle Sounders and the Rochester Rhinos will be held October 6 at Seattle's Memorial Stadium. Kickoff is scheduled for 7:00 p.m., and the game will be broadcast on the PRIME sports network (check your local affiliate for specific times).

The championship is a single-game winner-take-all affair. In ...

SA Online Q&A with Editors: Sept. 27, 1996

Scott Nelson

Tacoma, Wash.

Why is MLS so anxious to expand so soon when: 1) Two franchises are REALLY struggling at the gate, and 2) The depth chart of every team gets a little shaky at the 11th or 12th man? Even with an extra foreigner next year, we still need some better Americans. How do they ...

MLS Playoff Summary: D.C. United 1 MetroStars 0

Sept. 27 in Washington, D.C.

D.C. United 1 MetroStars 0. Goal: Etcheverry (Moreno) 72.

D.C. United -- Simpson, Peay, Pope, Agoos, Gori, Williams, Harkes, Etcheverry, Maessner, Diaz Arce, Moreno. Subs: Medved for Maessner in 58th minute, Vaudreuil for Harkes in 79th, Sanneh for Etcheverry in 79th.

MetroStars -- Meola, Zaun, Caricola, Vermes, Harty, Donadoni, ...

MLS: New England's Stapleton departs

Irishman Frank Stapleton became the MLS's fourth coaching casualty when he quit as head coach of the New England Revolution today, only five days after the Rev were eliminated from the playoffs.

Stapleton, the all-time leading Irish goalscorer, had little previous coaching experience before he took over New England. He struggled to find any consistent scoring ...

CLASSIC IMAGES from 25 years in American soccer

We've extended our Silver XI photo gallery to include a few classic images from the most eventful quarter century in American soccer -- the Soccer America Years!

Sometimes it seems as if a picture can say a thousand words. Each of these photos speak of a point in time between 1971 and 1996 and feature events ...

MLS Playoff Summaries: Sept. 26, 1996

Sept. 26 in Kansas City

Kansas City 3 Dallas 2. Goals: Johnston (Sorber) 16, McKeon 79, Preki (Chung) 89; Elliott 21, Ashton (Elliott) 25.

Kansas City -- Lagerwey, Uderitz, Okafor, Bowers, Gutierrez, Johnston, Sorber, Preki, Chung, Wright, Takawira. Subs: Ekeme for Uderitz in 71st minute, McKeon for Sorber in 71st.

Dallas -- Dodd, Lozzano, ...

Rank/Team Record Last Week
1. Virginia 6-0-3 2
2. Washington 8-1-0 4
3. St. John's 7-0-1 3
4. Duke 6-1-0 1
5. Indiana 4-1-1 11
6. Creighton 7-1-1 5
7. Florida International 7-1-1