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Thomas Dooley: No answer yet to the age-old question

U.S. veteran Thomas Dooley ponders if the time is right for a move to America

On the one hand, the outlook of Thomas Dooley regarding age is not unlike that expressed two decades ago by German international goalkeeper Sepp Maier.

Asked if the years were slowing him down, Maier -- West Germany's starting keeper on ...

MLS: Lozzano scores twice as Clash defeats Tecos 5-3

The San Jose Clash put together an impressive offensive display and beat UAG (Tecos) of the Mexican First Division 5-3 on Feb. 27.

Lawrence Lozzano, recently acquired from the Dallas Burn, had a pair of goals for San Jose -- both in the first half.

"We got Lawrence for his versatility," said Clash coach Laurie ...

U.S. Women thump Australia 4-0

The U.S. women's national team cruised past Australia 4-0 in Melbourne on Feb. 28 in their first match since winning the Olympic gold medal last summer.

Two gold medalists and 1996 NCAA champions combined to open the scoring for the U.S. in the 12th minute. North Carolina's Tiffany Roberts sent a cross from the deep right ...

U.S. Soccer: Roster for March 2 qualifier vs. Jamaica

Goalkeepers -- Brad Friedel (Columbus, MLS), Kasey Keller (Leicester, England).

Defenders -- Jeff Agoos (D.C. United, MLS), Marcelo Balboa (Colorado, MLS), Mike Burns (New England, MLS), Thomas Dooley (Schalke, Germany), Alexi Lalas (New England, MLS), Eddie Pope (D.C. United, MLS), Peter Vermes (Colorado, MLS).

Midfielders -- John Harkes (D.C. United, MLS), Michael Mason (Hamburg, Germany), ...

Soccer America Q&A: Steve Sampson assesses hexagonal opponents

U.S. coach Steve Sampson faces the stiffest test of his career in the make-or-break world of the Hexagonal this spring and fall. For the top three finishers, a trip to France beckons. For the losers, there is no consolation. Sampson gives his views on the five U.S. opponents.

Interview by Duncan Irving


High ...

Q&A with the SA Editors: Feb. 28, 1997

David Rodriquez

Orlando, Fla.

I want to know why Jorge Rodas quit the Clash and if you think was a smart move to let him go? Are there any chances that another Guatemalan player will be a part of the MLS? Thank you for printing my question -- it's really a great way of getting some answers. ...

MLS: Rapids tie Chivas in Mexico; Galaxy waives four

The Colorado Rapids continued to look impressive in preseason play when they tied Mexican First Division club Chivas of Guadalajara 1-1 on Feb. 26. Newly acquired Paul Bravo scored the equalizer for Colorado in the 80th minute.

"The players we obtained in the offseason to greatly improve the quality of our team are coming through," said ...

U.S. U-20 Game Summary: U.S. U-20s 1 Los Angeles Galaxy 0

Feb. 26 in Los Angeles

U.S. U-20 national team 1 Los Angeles Galaxy 0. Goal: S. Armas (West) 62.

U.S. U-20s -- Kirk, Sahaydak, McCarty (Abukusumo, 52), Dunseth, Chulis, Stoddard (S. Armas, 60), DiGiamarino (Moore, 47), Parra, Eodriguez, Wolff (Mucino, 52), Quill (West, 52).

Los Angeles -- Hartman, Wilson, Jolley, Pena, J. Jones, Karapetyan, ...

MLS: MetroStars, Venezia in scoreless draw

The MetroStars and Venezia of Italy's Serie B played to a scoreless draw Feb. 27.

Former U.S. national team keeper Tony Meola had a big game, making several clutch saves to keep the Italian club off the board. He turned away a point-blank, 13-yard effort just three minutes into the match, and made a series of ...

Claudio Reyna: The perils of being a playmaker

Claudio Reyna is a mainstay in the U.S. midfield but can't get a spot in Germany.

Claudio Reyna is marking time.

He's marking time at the U.S. national team's hotel in San Salvador, clicking his heels at a meaningless match. Before he joined the U.S. team for the CONCACAF qualifiers, he was marking time in ...

MLS: Dallas, Colorado gain preseason wins

Dallas and Colorado have both opened their exhibition schedules with victories.

Dallas defeated Viborg of the Danish Super League 2-0 over the weekend in Pensacola, Fla. Dante Washington headed home a cross from Peter Hattrup to score in the first half, and Ted Eck added the second after the intermission when he chipped the Danish keeper ...

Contents: Soccer America March 10, 1997 issue


Keeping The National Team In Good Hands

By Mike Woitalla

Who Should Be The U.S. No. 1 Keeper?

Interviews by Mike Woitalla

European Soccer Survives The Bosman Ruling

By Duncan Irving

MLS Lawsuit: The Soccer Community Speaks Out

Interviews by Duncan Irving and Mike Woitalla

Columbus Crew ...

MLS: Clash fall 2-1 in first Mexican preseason match

Pablo Lavallen scored in the 86th minute to give Mexican First Division club Atlas a 2-1 victory over the San Jose Clash on Feb. 25 in Zapopan.

The match was the first practice game of the year for San Jose.

Jurardo Mascareno opened the scoring for Atlas in the 19th minute, but San Jose equalized ...

Joe-Max Moore to undergo groin surgery

U.S. national team and New England Revolution striker Joe-Max Moore, will undergo surgery Feb. 27 to repair an ailing groin muscle. The operation could sideline him for 2 to 8 weeks, depending on the severity of the injury.

Moore hopes to rejoin the Revolution at their training camp in Pensacola, Fla. to work on his rehabilitation. ...

MLS: Friedel signs three-year deal

U.S. national team goalkeeper Brad Friedel has re-signed with MLS and the Columbus Crew for three seasons.

"We are happy to have Brad Friedel in a Columbus Crew uniform for years to come," said Columbus GM Jamey Rootes. "He helped our team to a dramatic turnaround last season and he will be one of the best ...