• MLS: 1997 Opener still March 22
    The 1997 MLS opening match between the San Jose Clash and the New York/New Jersey MetroStars will be played as scheduled on March 22, commissioner Doug Logan announced today. The U.S. national team will visit and face Costa Rica in a World Cup '98 qualifying match the following day, and Logan emphasized MLS's support of the national team's quest to qualify for France '98. "These are important qualifiers," he said. "We will cooperate with U.S. Soccer with regard to making any Major League Soccer player available. It is not our intent to change our opener ...
  • *SA Online Holiday Break: Dec. 25-Jan. 1
    SA Online will be taking a holiday break beginning Dec. 25. We'll resume posting stories on Jan. 2. Season's Greetings from all of us at Soccer America
  • 1996 NSCAA/Umbro Girls HS State Players of the Year
    State Name Pos. Year School City California Megan Horvath F Sr. Carondelet Concord Colorado Cheryl Loveless GK Sr. Air Academy High Colorado Springs Connecticut E. Rachel Parri F Jr. Daniel Hand Madison Delaware Kelly Walker F Sr. Dickinson Wilmington Florida Andrea Sellers F Sr. Satellite Satellite Beach, Fla. Georgia Kim Szurovy F Jr. Pace Academy Atlanta Illinois Laurie Seidl F Jr. St. Charles St. Charles Indiana Kristin Danielson MF ...
  • 1996 NSCAA/Umbro Boys HS State Players of the Year
    State Name Pos. Year School City Alaska Bryan Fanning MF Sr. Robert Service Anchorage Arizona Don Gallardo D Sr. Cactus Glendale California Nicholas Rimando GK Sr. Montclair Montclair Colorado Brian Mullan F Sr. Regis Jesuit Aurora Connecticut Max Zieky MF Sr. Glastonbury Glastonbury Delaware Colin Carew D Sr. Newark Newark Florida Christopher Meert GK Sr. Oviedo Oviedo Georgia David Prescod MF Sr. Lassiter Marietta Hawaii Nathan Adams ...
  • 1996 NSCAA/Umbro Youth all-Americas
    Boys David Boutilier (Sparta, N.J.) John Bradford (Winston-Salem, N.C.) David Castellanos (Philadelphia, Pa.) Jimmy Craven (Dallas, Texas) Nick Downing (Redmond, Wash.) Alberto Gutierrez (Chino Hills, Calif.) Bryheem Hancock (Bear, Del.) Beckett Hollenbach (Havertown, Pa.) Jeremiah Marquez (Bradenton, Fla.) Matt Monsibais (Bakersfield, Calif.) Brian Purcell (Barrington, R.I.) Brad Rupsis (Bradenton, Fla.) Aaron Thomas (Downington, Pa.) Steven Totten (Allentown, N.J.) Fausto Villegas (Half Moon Bay, Calif.) Kevin Wilson (Upland, Calif.) Nozomu Yamauchi (Chapel Hill, N.C.) Girls Kylee Barton (Durham, Ore.) Darci Borski (Philadelphia, Pa.) Leigh Clark (Louisville, Ky.) Celina DeLeon (Pasadena, Calif.) Claire ...
  • World Cup '98: CONCACAF Final-Round Schedule
    Note: Home team listed first. Date Game Site March 2 Jamaica vs. USA Kingston March 2 Mexico vs. Canada Mexico City March 16 USA vs. Canada TBA March 16 Costa Rica vs. Mexico San Jose March 23 Costa Rica vs. USA San Jose April 6 Canada vs. El Salvador Vancouver April 13 Mexico vs. Jamaica Mexico City April 20 USA vs. Mexico TBA April 27 Canada ...
  • World Cup '98: Costa Rica 2, Trin. & Tobago 1 (Dec. 21)
    Dec. 21 in Cartago Costa Rica 2, Trin. & Tobago 1. Goals: Nixon 7; Wanchope 49, 60. Costa Rica -- Lonnis, Delgado, Madrigal, Gonzalez, Marin, Ramirez (Soto), R.Myers, Solis, Lopez, Medford (Oviedo), Wanchope (N.Gomez). Trinidad & Tobago -- Russell, A.Thomas (Mason), M.Andrews, Elcock, Faustin, Theodore, Charles, L.Andrews (St. Louis), Nixon, Eve, S.John. Att.: n/a.
  • SA Online Q&A with Editors: Dec. 22, 1996
    Pete Waverly, Iowa Are there any plans to make MLS trading cards? RM: Yesssss! I believe there will be full sets of each team available next spring. Last year, a set was produced for those players who were picked for the MLS All-Star Game, but they were not distributed widely. Ivaldo Basso Chicago Doug Logan was quoted as saying in the Chicago Tribune that Wrigley Field was not a viable option as a stadium for a Chicago MLS team for a year until Soldier Field was available. The demographics of the ...
  • Saudi Arabia wins Asian Cup
    Asian Cup Championship Match Dec. 21 in Abu Dhabi United Arab Emirates 0 Saudi Arabia 0 (Saudi Arabia wins 4-2 on penalties). Att.: n/a. Third Place Match Iran 1 Kuwait 1 (Iran wins 3-2 on penalties.).
  • USA Qualifying Summary: Guatemala 2 USA 2
    World Cup '98 Qualifying, CONCACAF Group 1 Dec. 21 in San Salvador, El Salvador Guatemala 2 USA 2. Goals: Funes 10, Plata 44; Preki 7, Hejduk 49. Guatemala -- Estrada, Lemus, Miranda, E. Acevedo, Giron, Funes, Jorge Rodas, Machon, Plata, Julio Rodas, M. Acevedo. Subs: Westphal for Funes in 78th minute, R. Ramirez for Plata in 85th, Molina for Lemus in 86th. USA -- Friedel, Agoos, Vaasquez, Pope, Burns, Kreis, Kirovski, Reyna, Hejduk, Preki, McBride. Subs: Vanney for Pope in 70th minute, Joseph for Hejduk in 78th, Moore for McBride in 80th. ...
  • College: Men's NAIA champions
    1971 -- Quincy 1972 -- Westmont 1973 -- Quincy 1974 -- Quincy 1975 -- Quincy 1976 -- Simon Fraser 1977 -- Quincy 1978 -- Quincy 1979 -- Quincy 1980 -- Quincy 1981 -- Quincy 1982 -- Simon Fraser 1983 -- Simon Fraser 1984 -- West Virginia Wesleyan 1985 -- West Virginia Wesleyan 1986 -- Sangamon State 1987 -- Lynn 1988 -- Sangamon State 1989 -- West Virginia Wesleyan 1990 -- West Virginia Wesleyan 1991 -- Lynn ...
  • College: Men's Hermann Award Winners
    1967 -- Dov Markus (Long Island) 1968 -- Manny Hernandez (San Jose State) 1969 -- Al Trost (St. Louis) 1970 -- Al Trost (St. Louis) 1971 -- Mike Seerey (St. Louis) 1972 -- Mike Seerey (St. Louis) 1973 -- Dan Counce (St. Louis) 1974 -- Farrukh Quraishi (Oneonta State) 1975 -- Steve Ralbovsky (Brown) 1976 -- Glenn Myernick (Hartwick) 1977 -- Billy Gazonas (Hartwick) 1978 -- Angelo DiBernando (Indiana) 1979 -- Jim Stamitas (Penn State) 1980 -- Joe Morrone Jr. (Connecticut) 1981 -- ...
  • College: Women's Hermann Award Winners
    1988 -- Michelle Akers (Central Florida) 1989 -- Shannon Higgins (North Carolina) 1990 -- April Kater (Massachusetts) 1991 -- Kristine Lilly (North Carolina) 1992 -- Mia Hamm (North Carolina) 1993 -- Mia Hamm (North Carolina) 1994 -- Tisha Venturini (North Carolina) 1995 -- Shannon MacMillan (Portland) 1996 -- Cindy Daws (Notre Dame)
  • College: Men's NJCAA champions
    1961 -- Dean 1962 -- Mitchell 1963 -- Trenton 1964 -- Mitchell 1965 -- Monroe 1966 -- Monroe 1967 -- Nassau County 1968 -- Mercer County 1969 -- Florissant Valley 1970 -- Florissant Valley 1971 -- Florissant Valley 1972 -- Meramec 1973 -- Florissant Valley 1974 -- Essex (Md.) 1975 -- Florissant Valley 1976 -- Meramec 1977 -- Ulster County 1978 -- Ulster County 1979 -- Miami-Dade South 1980 -- SUNY-Morrisville 1981 -- Florissant Valley 1982 ...
  • College: Men's NCAA Division III champions
    1974 -- Brockport State 1975 -- Babson 1976 -- Brandeis 1977 -- Lock Haven 1978 -- Lock Haven 1979 -- Babson 1980 -- Babson 1981 -- Glassboro State 1982 -- UNC Greensboro 1983 -- UNC Greensboro 1984 -- Wheaton 1985 -- UNC Greensboro 1986 -- UNC Greensboro 1987 -- UNC Greensboro 1988 -- UC San Diego 1989 -- Elizabethtown 1990 -- Glassboro State 1991 -- UC San Diego 1992 -- Kean 1993 -- UC San Diego 1994 ...