• College: NSCAA/Umbro 1996 National College Players of the Year
    Men's Awards Award Winner Pos. Year College NCAA Division I Mike Fisher MF Sr. Virginia NCAA Division II Rick Koczak GK Sr. So. Connecticut NCAA Division III Brad Murray F Sr. Williams NAIA Dwayne Demmin D Sr. Belhaven JC Division I Daniel Balguero D So. Champlain JC Division III Matthew Tanzini F So. Herkimer County Women's Awards Award Winner Pos. Year College NCAA Division ...
  • MLS: Mutiny trade Hattrup to Dallas
    The Tampa Bay Mutiny has traded forward Peter Hattrup to the Dallas Burn, team GM Nick Sakiewicz announced today. In return, the Mutiny receive Dallas' first pick (#6 overall) in the 1997 MLS Supplemental Draft, which will be held Feb. 2 in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., and a third-round pick in the 1998 MLS College Draft. The Mutiny drafted Hattrup in the second round last year, but he never appeared in a regular season match, as he suffered a torn ACL before the season started. The 32-year-old former APSL star returned to action as a ...
  • MLS: 1997 Collegiate and Supplemental Draft Order
    Here is the order for the 1997 MLS Collegiate Draft and the 1997 MLS Supplemental Draft, to be held Feb. 1-2 in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. MLS Collegiate Draft FIRST ROUND Pick Team 1 Colorado 2 Tampa Bay (from New England) 3 Columbus 4 San Jose 5 MetroStars 6 Dallas 7 Kansas City 8 Tampa Bay 9 Los Angeles 10 D.C. United ...
  • Q&A with the SA Editors: Jan. 31, 1997
    Christopher S. Allen Athens, Ga. Thanks for providing the Q&A with the editors; it's a great way to have a serious, two-way discussion of major issues pertaining to soccer in the U.S. The Shootout! MLS claims that there is widespread support for them, yet in the only 2 surveys that have been made public (see the latest "Pictures of Chairman Mao" fanzine of the New England Revolution), there is far more support for draws than this contrived attempt to avoid draws. Why won't MLS divulge the data that supposedly support shootouts? Why won't Soccer America do ...
  • MLS: Player Combine Biographies (Midfielders)
    Here is some biographical information on some of the midfielders at the MLS player combine in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. Note: GC = Green Card holder; I = International Player BRAD AGOOS Played at the University of Virginia from 1989-93, winning three NCAA titles.... Played the 1996 USISL season with the Charleston Battery.... Played the 1995 USISL season with the Charlotte Eagles.... Played indoors with the Carolina Vipers of the CISL in 1994.... Played with FC Homburg in the German Third Division in 1993.... The younger brother of U.S. National Team player Jeff Agoos. ...
  • MLS: Player Combine Biographies (Defenders)
    Here is some biographical information on some of the defenders at the MLS player combine in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. Note: GC = Green Card holder; I = International Player DAVID BANKS (GC) Currently playing indoors in the NPSL with the Buffalo Blizzard.... Also had a short stint this season with the St. Louis Ambush.... Played for the perennial indoor champion San Diego Sockers from 1990-96.... Played for the Penn-Jersey Spirit in the APSL in 1990.... Played 1986-90 at Philadelphia Textile.... Was the Major Soccer League Rookie of the Year for the 1990-91 season with ...
  • Contents: Soccer America Feb. 10, 1997 issue
    Features Sampson Lashes Out After U.S. Cup Failure By Duncan Irving The Pulse Of Soccer: Stakes Raised in '97 By Paul Kennedy MLS Still a Box Office Bargain By Mike Woitalla Assessing the Big Latino Crowd Count Interviews by Mike Woitalla Amateur Leagues Enter New Era By Poul Swain Soccer America Honors the Top College Freshmen AC Milan Struggles Under Sacchi Columns Soccer Talk -- U.S. Man Lands on FIFA Committee By Paul Gardner Departments Up Front U.S. Beat ...
  • MLS: Player Combine Biographies (Goalkeepers)
    Here is some biographical information on some of the goalies at the MLS player combine in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. Note: GC = Green Card holder; I = International Player KHALIL AZMI (GC) Played for the New York Fever in the A-League in 1996.... Also played a month with the New Hampshire Phantoms in 1996.... The goalkeeper for Morocco at the 1994 World Cup, he has 75 international appearances.... Played for Morocco in the African Cup in 1988 and 1992.... Was drafted last season by the Colorado Rapids in the 14th Round of the MLS ...
  • MLS: Player Combine Biographies (Forwards)
    Here is some biographical information on some of the forwards at the MLS player combine in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. Note: GC = Green Card holder; I = International Player CLARK BRISSON Currently playing indoors with the Philadelphia Kixx in the NPSL.... Played for the Dayton Dynamo of the NPSL in 1994-95, scoring 28 goals with 7 assists, but had season cut short due to injury.... Played 1993-94 with the Baltimore Spirit of the NPSL, scoring 30 goals with 20 assists.... Played 1992-93 with the Charleston Battery of the USISL.... Drafted in the First Round ...
  • College: Soccer America 1996 Women's All-Freshman Team
    Freshman of the Year Laurie Schwoy (North Carolina) Laurie Schwoy started the year up front but flourished when she moved to midfield. A dynamic attacking presence, she hit five gamewinners -- including the clincher against Santa Clara in the final four -- and tied for the team lead in assists with 15. Women's All-Freshmen Team Kara Brown (Notre Dame) midfielder Speed demon was a handful on the flanks Mandy Clemens (Santa Clara) striker Already among the top 10 players in the West Lindsay Eddleman (Nebraska) striker Physical target ...
  • College: Soccer America 1996 Men's All-Freshman Team
    Freshman of the Year Wojtek Krakowiak (St. John's) Four of his 11 goals came in the NCAA playoffs, and Krakowiak scored in both final-four matches as the Red Storm won the national championship. The diligent attacker started in 25 games, proved he had a nose for the goal, and his accurate passes resulted in 14 assists. Men's All-Freshman Team Rees Bettinger (Washington) forward Led Huskies -- highly ranked all season -- in goals (12) Doug Brooks (California) goalkeeper A key to first NCAA bid in decade Adin Brown (William ...
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  • MLS: Schedule for Player Combine
    Here is a schedule of events for the MLS player combine being held through Feb. 1 at Nova Southeastern University in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. More than 70 players are participating in games and training. Wednesday, Jan. 29 Time (ET) Activity 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. U.S. U-20s vs. Combine 1 10:30 a.m. - Noon U.S. U-20s vs. Florida Strikers (USISL) 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Combine 2 vs. Combine 3 3:00 p.m. -4:30 p.m. Combine 4 vs. Combine 5 ...
  • International friendly: China 2, USA 1 (Jan. 29)
    Jan. 29 in Kunming China 2, USA 1. Goals: Hai Donghao 12, Tie Li 31; Wynalda 72. China -- Chu Liang, Ju Haisun, Zhi Yifan, Bing Li, Eng Huazhang (Wu Bing, 60), Tie Li, Chu Liangdu, Dong Liangxu (Xian Dongcao, 78), Ming Yuma, Hai Donghao (Zhang Xiaorui, 54), Mao Zhengsu (Wang Tou, 66). USA -- Dodd, Burns, Calichman (Lalas, 46), Balboa, Pittman (Corrales, 60), Ralston (Sanneh, 46), Kreis (Lassiter, 62), Vasquez, Joseph (Jones, 46), McBride, Wynalda. Yellow cards -- Zhi Yifan 20, Tie Li 32, Dong Liangxu 35; Wynalda 71. Referee: Jun ...
  • Jamaica: Three ties in Argentina
    Jamaica is preparing for the Hexagonal with a long training camp in Argentina. It has tied minor-league club Nuevo Chicago 0-0 and perennial First Division contender Boca Juniors 1-1 twice. Paul Young -- who spent time last summer with clubs in MLS, the USISL and A-League -- had both Jamaica goals. Jamaica has a match scheduled against Venezuela Feb. 12. It hosts Puerto Rico and Bermuda Feb. 19-23 in qualifying for the 1997 Shell/Umbro Caribbean Cup. The first World Cup qualifier will be against the United States March 2 at Kingston's National Stadium. ...