• Jamaica-USA to be shown on tape at 3:00 p.m. (ET) on March 2
    Univision will telecast the March 2 CONCACAF World Cup qualifier between Jamaica and the USA at 3:00 p.m. (ET) via tape-delay. The match in Kingston will kick off at noon (ET). Univision will show the Mexico vs. Canada match live from Azteca Stadium at 1:00 (ET). Vermes in camp U.S. coach Steve Sampsonhas called in 1990 World Cup veteran Peter Vermes to train with the national team in Miami. The 30-year-old last appeared with the U.S. against Moldova in April of 1994. Sampson is looking at Vermes as a defender.
  • World Cup '98 Qualifying Results: Asia (Feb. 22)
    Group 6 Feb. 22 in Hong Kong Hong Kong 0 South Korea 2. Goals: Seo Jung Won 61, Choi Moon Sik 75. Standings Team GP W T L GF GA P South Korea 1 1 0 0 2 0 3 Thailand 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Hong Kong 1 0 0 1 0 2 0 Next match: March 2 -- Thailand vs. South Korea.
  • MLS: New England edges Viborg in preseason opener
    A little over a day after arriving in Pensacola, Fla., New England opened its preseason schedule with a 1-0 victory over Viborg of the Danish Super League on Feb. 22. Viborg had defeated the Columbus Crew 3-0 the previous evening. New England controlled much of the match, and outshot the Danes 15-4, despite the absence of U.S. internationals Joe-Max Moore, Mike Burns, and Alexi Lalas, and Canadian internationals Mark Watson, Geoff Aunger, and Iain Fraser. Paul Keegan, and Imad Baba also missed the match due to injuries. Peter Woodring had the best scoring chance ...
  • Q&A with the SA Editors: Feb. 21, 1997
    David Levine West Bloomfield, Mich. Now that the MLS players have filed a class-action suit against the league, will this mean the demise of our last hope for a successful professional league in the USA? Ridge Mahoney: I think this suit is merely a way to force MLS into negotiating terms of its standard player agreement instead of the arbitrary manner in which it deals with players. It's hard to tell if the league's single-entity claims would stand up under a court challenge, but I really don't think either side wants that to happen. The Players ...
  • USISL: Updated 1997 Premier Division League Schedule
    The USISL Premier Division Soccer league is associated with the U.S. Amateur Soccer Association and is the top amateur league in the U.S. It ranks below the A-League (Division II status with the U.S. Soccer Federation) and the USISL Pro League (Division III status). Each of the 31 Premier Division teams will play two games apiece (home and away) against the other teams in its division. Additional games are scheduled against division or non-division opponents, and sometimes teams from other leagues within the USISL system. Sixteen games are designated as "league" games, and all others -- ...
  • Hexagonal: Friendly Results (Feb. 19)
    Feb. 19 in Heredia Costa Rica 5 Venezuela 2. Goals: Oviedo 12, 90, Solas 45, Drummond 50, Aranez 57; Diaz 29, Palencia 59. Att.: 5,000. Feb. 19 in Fresno, Calif. Mexico 1 Guatemala 1. Goals: Own goal 21; Plata n/a. Halftime: 1-1. Mexico -- Rios (Pineda, 78), Pardo, Sanchez, Davino, R. Ramirez; Coyote, Bernal (N. Ramirez 46), Alfaro (Abundis, 70), Garcia, Hermosillo (Pelaez, 46), Zaguinho (Hernandez 46). Guatemala -- Ovando, German Ruano, Molina, Goran, Leon, Funes, Salguero, Valencia, Julio Rodas (Rudy Ramirez, 73), Plata, Acevedo. Att.: 23,000.
  • MLS: Striker Chiquinho Conde allocated to New England
    MLS has allocated striker Chiquinho Conde to the New England Revolution. Chiquinho Conde, a native of Mozambique and the captain of that country's national team, is a big (6-0, 180 pounds) with speed and a finishing ability that has him currently among the top scorers in the Portuguese First Division, where he has played for Setubal, partnering Nigerian international Rashidi Yekini up front. His career path is much like that of another great star from Mozambique -- the legendary Eusebio, who left Africa for Portugal and eventually played in the NASL for Boston and Toronto. ...
  • U.S. women to have six-game victory tour this spring
    The U.S. women's national team will play its first domestic games since winning the gold medal at the 1996 Olympics this spring, when it will embark on a six-game victory tour. The U.S. women will open against France in Greensboro, N.C. on April 24, and face the French again in Tampa, Fla. on April 27. They then face South Korea in Milwaukee (May 2), and St. Charles, Ill. (May 4) and conclude the tour on the West Coast against England in San Jose, Calif. (May 9) and Portland, Ore. (May 11). "This tour is more ...
  • MLS: Genoa rallies to edge MetroStars in Caricola tribute match
    Italian Serie B club Genoa scored twice in the final 10 minutes to defeat the MetroStars 2-1 in a friendly match played in the town of Chiavari. The match was a tribute to recently retired defender Nicola Caricola, who played for the Metros in the first half, and for Genoa (his former Italian club) in the second. Giovanni Savarese, the MetroStars top scorer in 1996, put the team ahead in the 70th minute. He one-timed Brian Kelly's low cross just inside the near post from about 16 yards out. Genoa's Marco Nappi equalized in the ...
  • U.S. U-17 national team summary: Uruguay 1 USA 0 (Feb. 15)
    Feb. 15 in Montevideo Uruguay U-17 team 1 U.S. U-17 team 0. Goal: Pouso (pen.) 47. Uruguay -- Do Santos, Fernandez (Martinez, 60), Pendola, Bizera, Guillen (Iradia, 52), Liguera, Anchen (Rodriguez, 40), Perez (Pintos, 85), Pouso, Chevanlon (Canobbio, 52), Mona (Silva, 66). USA -- Hancock (Singer, 46), Hollenbach, Califf, Wean (Leonard, 61), Villegas, Downing, Wilson (Purcell, 85), Gutierrez (Yamauchi, 73), Totten, Castellanos (Monsibais, 73), Twellman (Rupsis, 72). Yellow cars: Uruguay -- Guillen 57, Martinez 61, Pendola 81; USA -- Downing 21. Att.: n/a.
  • Contents: Soccer America March 3, 1997 issue
    Features Positive Vibrations From Reborn Jamaica By Doug Cress Sampson Sizes Up U.S. Opposition Interview by Duncan Irving Players Association Sues MLS By Paul Gardner Dallas Burn Makes Buenos Aires Connection By Steve Davis Italy Beats England At Wembley Argentina Wins On Colombian Keeper Blunder Klinsmann Hits Two As Bundesliga Resumes Columns Soccer Talk -- Who stands to gain from lawsuit? By Paul Gardner Short Passes By Lynn Berling-Manuel Departments Up Front Hexagonal History France '98 Qualifying Scores ...
  • U.S. Soccer: Roster for Feb. 20 training camp
    U.S. national team coach Steve Sampson has called in 20 players to report to training camp Feb. 20 in Miami in preparation for the first hexagonal qualifying match against Jamaica on March 2 in Kingston. The U.S. team will gather in Miami Feb. 20 and start training Feb. 21. The team is scheduled to train daily at Barry University at 9:00 a.m. (ET) and 3:00 p.m. (ET). The qualifier against Jamaica will be televised on Univision. Game time has yet to be determined. Here is the 20-man roster: Goalkeepers -- Mark Dougherty (Tampa ...
  • MLS: Knowles tears ACL; Metros fall to U-21 team in Italy
    MetroStars defender Matt Knowles tore his right ACL on Feb. 14 and will miss 4-6 months of the MLS season. Knowles was injured during a match between his NPSL club, the Cleveland Crunch, and the Kansas City Attack. The 26-year-old defender started 16 regular season games and 2 playoff games for the MetroStars during the inaugural MLS season. This is the second time he has torn his right ACL -- he suffered a similar injury in 1993 and made a complete recovery. Metros fall to U-21 team The MetroStars fell 3-1 to a ...
  • U.S. U-20 national team summary: USA 1 Mexico 4 (Feb. 18)
    Feb. 18 in Chula Vista, Calif. U.S. U-20 team 1 Mexico U-20 team 4. Goals: DiGiamarino 58; Maldonado 13, Maldonado 18, Estrada 63, Ibarra 66. USA -- Kirk, Chulis, McCarty (Dancy, 46), Abukusumo (Dunseth, 46), Parra, Rodriguez, DiGiamarino, Corrales, Moore (Poltl, 46), Wolff, Quill (West, 46). Mexico -- Perez, Ayala, Briseno (Hemkes), Chacon, Estrada, Robles, Tinasero (Ibarra), Rodriguez, Maldonado (Valenzuela), Mendoza, Torres (Mora). Yellow cards: USA -- Quill 12, Abukusumo 22, Chulis 60, Poltl 61, Dunseth 71; Mexico -- Chacon 11. Att.: 50.
  • Hexagonal: Opponents face tests this week
    Jamaica faces two more tests Jamaica, the first U.S. opponent in the Hexagonal, tied Venezuela 0-0 Feb. 12 in Kingston in its first full international of the year. Despite good work from midfielders Peter Cargill, Theodore Whitmore and Steve Malcolm, Jamaica could not score on Venezuela, traditionally the weakest of the 10 South American teams. Coach Rene Simoes used New Hampshire College star Dean Sewell at right back in the game. Sewell, who had been a part of the national team program in the early '90s, was a Division II all-America for the Penmen ...