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Costa Rica: Cordero takes charge

Costa Rica has named Argentine Horacio Cordero as its new head coach, replacing Valdeir "Badu" Vieira.

Cordero knows the Costa Rican team well, having coached Guatemala in CONCACAF's Group 1, where the Chapines finished third behind the United States and Costa Rica.

The Costa Rican federation was in a hurry to find a replacement for ...

Canada: Camp opens in Santa Barbara

The following are the players Canadian national team coach Bob Lenarduzzi called up for training camp beginning Jan. 30 in Santa Barbara, Calif.:

Goalkeepers -- Paul Dolan (Vancouver, A-League), Pat Onstad (Edmonton, NPSL). Defenders -- Frank Yallop (Tampa Bay, MLS), Randy Samuel (Harstad, Norwegian Division I), Mark Watson (New England, MLS), Iain Fraser (New England, ...

CONCACAF: Blazer lands FIFA post

Less than a week after the death of Mexican Guillermo Canedo, CONCACAF president Jack Warner filled Canedo's spot as the FIFA vice president from the CONCACAF region and general secretary Chuck Blazer was elected to fill the vacant North American position on the executive committee.

Blazer is the first American to serve on the FIFA ...

MLS: 1997 Roster deadlines

Feb. 2 -- Teams are allowed to carry a maximum of 25 players on preseason roster.

Feb. 3 -- *Discovery period opens.

March 14 -- Rosters cut to 22 players.

March 28 -- Rosters cut to 20 players.

April 30 -- Discovery period ends.

June 15 -- Transfer deadline.

Aug. 15 ...

U.S. Soccer: USA-Mexico at Foxboro

The United States-Mexico World Cup '98 qualifying game April 20 will be played at Foxboro (Mass.) Stadium as part of a doubleheader with the New England Revolution's home opener against the Tampa Bay Mutiny.

The USA-Mexico game will kick off at 2:30 p.m. ET, while the MLS game will follow at 5:15 pm.

Tickets for ...

Mexico: Bora plans two friendlies

Mexico, coming off its second straight U.S. Cup triumph, isn't taking a rest before World Cup qualifying begins March 2 against Canada at Canedo Stadium (the old Azteca Stadium).

The Mexican federation (FMF) has tentativey scheduled two friendly games Feb. 5 against Ecuador in Mexico City and Guatemala Feb. 19 in Fresno, Calif.

According to ...

MLS: Foreigner definition changed

MLS has altered the definition of an American player to exclude a resident alien (green-card holder) or player under asylum protection who is ineligible to play for the United States.

Players who are U.S. citizens or all other players resident who are aliens or here under asylum protection count as Americans.

By law, MLS ...

MLS: 1997 Player Combine Roster

The following are the players scheduled to appear at the MLS Player Combine at Nova University in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., Jan. 28-Feb. 2.

Goalkeepers -- Khalil Azmi (New Hampshire, USISL), Manuel Carou (Real Valladolid, Spain), Reggie Pierre-Jerome (Charleston, A-League), Quinn O'Sullivan (La Loretana, Peru), Mark Peters, Doug Petras (Harrisburg, NPSL), Jim St. Andre (New England, MLS). ...

MLS: Mutiny ties Czech team in first preseason match

The Tampa Bay Mutiny drew 1-1 with SSK Vitkovice of the Czech Second Division in its opening preseason match in Brandon Fla. on Jan. 25.

Mutiny forward Giuseppe Galderisi opened the scoring in the third minute, converting a pass from Ivan McKinley. Former Czech national team star Ivo Stas equalized for Vitkovice in the 70th minute ...

A-League: Team addresses and phone numbers

A-League/USISL -- 14497 N. Dale Mabry, Suite 211, Tampa FL 33618. Phone: (813) 963-3909; Fax: (813) 963-3807.

Atlanta Ruckus -- 1131 Alpharetta St., Roswell GA 30075. Phone:
(770) 645-6655; Fax: (770) 368-7031.

California Jaguars -- 12 Clay Street, Salinas CA 93901. Phone:
(408) 757-SISL; Fax: (408) 757-2105.

Carolina Dynamo -- 3517 W. Wendover Ave., ...

SA Online Q&A with Editors: Jan. 24, 1997

Vance Sharpe


What's the process behind these online Q&A sessions? How do you choose the questions? Do you answer every question you get?

Pete Bailey: We try to answer as many questions as we can -- I'd say around 95%. For our posted Q&A sessions, we usually select questions that we think will be of ...

*US Cup '97 Summary: USA 1 Denmark 4

Jan. 22 in Pasadena, Calif.

USA 1 Denmark 4. Goals: Moore 45; P. Pedersen 16, 26, 45, 54.

USA -- Friedel (Dodd, 46), Calichman, Agoos, Lalas, Burns, Moore, Reyna, Ralston (Kreis, 57), Jones, Kirovski (Radosavljevic, 63), Lassiter (McBride, 31).

Denmark -- Krogh, Colding, Hemmingsen, P. Nielsen, Jessen, U. Pedersen (Tofting, 71), Thygesen, Steen Nielsen ...

MLS: Kansas City acquires Scottish defender Gough

The Kansas City Wizards have acquired Scottish international defender Richard Gough, in a transfer from Glasgow Rangers of the Scottish Premier Division.

Gough will join Kansas City at the conclusion of the 1996-97 Scottish season in May as the Wizards' 1997 MLS player allocation. He has led Rangers to eight straight Scottish titles, and is close ...

MLS: Clash get Medved from D.C. United

The San Jose Clash has acquired midfielder Shawn Medved from D.C. United, the team announced Jan. 22.

In exchange for Medved, who scored a dramatic, 82nd-minute equalizer to force overtime in MLS Cup '96, San Jose agreed to switch positions with D.C. United in the second round of the MLS Supplemental Draft. San Jose gives the ...

*US Cup '97: USA 1 Denmark 3 (Halftime)

Per Pedersen has scored a hat trick in the first half as Denmark leads 3-1 over the U.S. after 45 minutes of play.

The U.S. has had plenty of possession, but the Danes have countered well, using the long ball to set up scoring chances. Pedersen hit his first goal in the 14th minute, and then ...