• College: Soccer America Women's Top 20 (Sept. 30) #1
    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 9-1-0 6 8. Florida 7-1-0 8 9. Santa Clara 6-2-0 3 10. Massachusetts 8-0-0 12 11. Virginia 6-3-1 11 12. William & Mary 9-2-0 9 …
  • 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 original plan of 30) and, 2) it is based on nominations from the soccer community. Throughout the spring and summer we accepted nominations from the soccer public and we had an excellent response. Some fans nominated an entire team, while …
  • College: Soccer America Men's Top 20 (Sept. 30)
    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 12 8. SMU 7-3-0 6 9. James Madison 6-0-0 13 10. Fresno State 5-1-1 8 11. Cal State Fullerton 6-2-1 7 12. California 8-1-1 9 …
  • 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, Bowers, Gutierrez, Johnston, Sorber, Preki, Chung, Wright, Takawira. Subs: McKeon for Okafor in 46th minute, Klopas for Wright in 68th. Yellow cards: Dallas -- Kreis 17, Farrer 20; Kansas City -- Sorber 50, Gutierrez 70. Referee: Esse Baharmast. …
  • 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 minute. Columbus -- Friedel, Clark, Caligiuri, Smith, Iribarren, Maisonneuve, Carrera, Warzycha, Yeagley, McBride, Paz. Subs: Marino for Paz in the 55th minute, Battelle for Carrera in the 70th minute, Miller for Warzycha in the 80th minute. Yellow cards: …
  • 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: Pele Comments: He drew attention to the sport especially from the news media. Franz Beckenbauer Comments: Gave everyone who saw him a demonstration of high technical skill but most importantly, a concept of the game. Kyle Rote Jr. Comments: His was the first ''name'' most Americans knew even though it was because of his father. He gave some …
  • USISL: 1996 Postseason Awards
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    • 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 (New Orleans), Derick Brownell (California), Stuart Fitzsimons (Richmond). Midfielders -- Amos Mageee (Minnesota), Travis Rinker (Long Island), Oswaldo Ortiz (Tampa Bay), Yari Allnutt (Carolina). Strikers -- Dan Stebbins (Milwaukee), John Jones (Sacramento), Paul Young (South Carolina). Pro League …
  • 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. Spain '96 Draw Note: * denotes the group's top-seeded team. Group A -- *Spain, Australia, Ukraine, African country to be determined. Group B -- *Russia, China, Argentina, Netherlands. Group C -- *USA, Malaysia, Italy, Uruguay. …
  • 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 (Seattle), Carlos Llamosa (New York), Rene Rivas (Rochester); Midfielders -- Nick DeSantis (Montreal), Martin Nash (Vancouver), Anthony McCreath (Colorado); Forwards -- Wolde Harris (Colorado), Domenic Mobilio (Vancouver), Doug Miller (Rochester).
  • 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 the case of a tie, there will be a 15 minute sudden-death overtime, followed (if necessary) by a shootout.
  • 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 plan to swing it? Ridge Mahoney: 1) Money. More teams increases the league's value to sponsors and TV companies, and also creates pressure for those teams struggling at the gate to improve or risk losing their team to another …
  • 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, Wood, Da Silva, Joseph, Ramos, De Avila. Subs: Johnson for Wood in 22nd minute, Knowles for Harty in 60th, Savarese for Da Silva in 70th. Yellow cards: D.C. United -- Etcheverry 5; MetroStars -- Zaun 47, Caricola 62. …
  • 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 this season and clashed often with star defender Alexi Lalas. The Revolution finished with a 15-17 record, but six of its wins came in the shootout. The news of Stapleton's departure came as a surprise. Only this morning, general …
  • 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 or individuals that have changed the face of the game in this country. Can a photo give you a sense of what it's like to play the ultimate away game? View the throngs of passionate Trinidad and Tobago supporters …
  • 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, Santel, Farrer, Pollard, Sonora, Ashton, Alvarez, Haynes, Elliott, Washington. Subs: Eck for Elliott in 46th minute, Ibsen for Ashton in 79th. Yellow cards: Dallas -- Sonora 57, Alvarez 87. Referee: Tim Weyland. Att.: 4,466. Sept. 26 …
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