• U.S Women's U-20s: Roster for North Carolina training camp
    The following is the roster for the U-20 women's national team training camp held March 23-29 in North Carolina. Goalkeepers -- LaKeysia Beene (Notre Dame), Megan Boehme (Virginia), Siri Mullinix (North Carolina). Defenders -- Shannon Boxx (Notre Dame), Kristen Eaton (Portland), Lorrie Fair (North Carolina), Ronnie Fair (Stanford), Jen Grubb (Notre Dame), Renee Reynolds (Florida in fall of 1997), Kate Sobrero (Notre Dame), Katie Ward (Washington), Kristy Whelchel (Duke). Midfielders -- Jenny Benson (Nebraska), Kara Brown (Notre Dame), Robin Confer (North Carolina), Michelle French (Portland), Sherrill Kester (Duke), Rebekah McDowell (North Carolina), Laurie Schwoy ...
  • World Cup '98 Qualifying Results: Asia (March 30-31)
    Group 1 March 31 in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia Malaysia 1 Bangladesh 0. Goal: al-Abedine (pen.) 32. Saudi Arabia 6 Chinese Taipei 0. Goals: Gaber 3, 17, 63, Mas'ad 5, al-Dhasiri 31, al-Zahrani 46. Final Standings Team GP W T L GF GA P Saudi Arabia 6 5 1 0 18 1 16 Malaysia 6 3 2 1 5 3 11 C. Taipei 6 1 1 4 4 13 4 Bangladesh 6 1 0 5 4 14 3 ...
  • MLS Game Summaries: weekend of March 29, 1997
    March 29 in Columbus Columbus 2 Colorado 1 (Columbus wins shootout 3-2). Goals: Marino (Carrera) 79; Trittschuh (Paz) 39. Columbus -- Friedel, Michallik, Yeagley, Clark, Miguez, Butler, Warzycha, Salcedo, Carrera, Maisonneuve, McBride. Subs: Smith for Butler in 46th minute, Marino for Michallik in 65th. Colorado -- Grafer, Vermes, Balboa, Trittschuh, Kmosko, Paz, Bravo, Castaneda, C. Henderson, Harris, Wegerle. Subs: Bartlett for Harris in 63rd minute, Bates for Castaneda in 84th. Shootout: Colorado -- Paz (G), C. Henderson (NG -- saved), Bravo (NG -- saved), Vermes (NG -- missed), Wegerle (G), Bartlett (NG -- ...
  • U.S. Youth national team updates (March 31)
    Men's U-20 national team The U-20s have been training in England and have compiled a 1-1-1 record against English club youth teams. The U.S. beat Manchester United's youth squad 4-0, drew 0-0 with Oldham, and fell to Tranmere 2-1. Shaun Petroski, a native of Granite City, Ill. who plays for Bayer Uerdingen in the German Second Division, scored a hat trick against Manchester United. Cal-State Fullerton's Joe DiGiamarino and South Carolina's Josh Wolff also tallied for the U.S. in last week's action. The U-20s will conclude their trip April 1 with a match against an Irish ...
  • World Cup '98 Qualifying Results: Europe (March 31)
    Group 5 March 31 in Luxembourg Luxembourg 0 Israel 3. Goals: Zohar 11, 80, Banin 56. Att.: 6,066. Standings Team GP W T L GF GA P Israel 5 3 1 1 7 4 10 Russia 4 2 2 0 10 2 8 Bulgaria 3 2 0 1 6 4 6 Cyprus 4 1 1 2 4 8 4 Luxembourg 4 0 0 4 1 10 0 Schedule: April 2 ...
  • World Cup '98 Qualifying Results: Asia (March 29)
    Group 1 March 29 in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia 3 Malaysia 0. Goals: Musab 60, 85. al-Dhasiri 87. Att.: 50,000. Taiwan 1 Bangladesh 2. Goals: Hu Sen 53; al-Amin 45, Ahmed 81. Standings Team GP W T L GF GA P Saudi Arabia 5 4 1 0 12 1 13 Malaysia 5 2 2 1 4 3 8 Taiwan 5 1 1 3 4 7 4 Bangladesh 5 1 0 4 4 13 3 ...
  • MLS: News and notes (March 29)
    Several clubs made personnel moves to meet the 20-man roster deadline on March 28. Colorado waived goalkeeper Dusty Hudock, who saw action in nine games last season. San Jose waived former UNC Charlotte star Mac Cozier, who played for Columbus in 1996, and former MetroStar Edmundo Rodgriguez. Tampa Bay placed Polish forward Jacek Ziober on injured reserve. D.C. United waived forward Gerson Echeverry Kansas City, desperate for defensive help with Diego Gutierrez, Sean Bowers, Steve Pittman and Scott Uderitz all injured, acquired defender John Diffley from Tampa Bay for a conditional third-round ...
  • World Cup '98 Qualifying Results: Europe (March 29)
    Group 1 March 29 in Split Croatia 1 Denmark 1. Goals: Suker 50; B. Laudrup 82. Att.: 34,000. TEAM GP W T L GF GA P Greece 4 2 1 1 7 3 7 Denmark 3 2 1 0 5 2 7 Croatia 3 1 2 0 6 3 5 Bosnia 3 1 0 2 3 8 3 Slovenia 3 0 0 3 1 6 0 Group 2 March 29 ...
  • MLS: Results and Standings (March 29)
    March 29 Kansas City 3 San Jose 2 (Kansas City wins shootout 4-3) Columbus 2 Colorado 1 (Columbus wins shootout 3-2) Dallas 0 New England 1 Tampa Bay 2 MetroStars 1 Los Angeles 0 D.C. United 1 (D.C. United wins shootout 3-2) Standings Eastern Conference Team GP W L P GF GA Tampa Bay 1 1 0 3 2 1 New England 1 1 0 3 1 0 Columbus 1 1 0 1 1 1 D.C. ...
  • Q&A with the SA Editors: March 28, 1997
    Anu Khare Red Bank, N.J. One issue in soccer that has intrigued me is television coverage. Of all the major networks in the country, Capital Cities/ABC is the most committed to soccer. I have been very pleased with their recent soccer coverage, especially World Cup USA '94, U.S. Cups '95 and '96 and MLS Cup '96. In fact, when FIFA received the formal bids for international TV rights for the 2002 and 2006 World Cups, Capital Cities/ABC was the only American network to file a formal bid for such rights. I was also happy to learn that ...
  • World Cup '98 Qualifying Results: Asia (March 27)
    Group 1 March 27 in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia Taiwan 0 Malaysia 0 Saudi Arabia 3 Bangladesh 0 Standings Team GP W T L GF GA P Saudi Arabia 4 3 1 0 9 1 10 Malaysia 4 2 2 0 4 0 8 Taiwan 4 1 1 2 3 5 4 Bangladesh 4 0 0 4 2 12 0 Group 4 March 27 in Muscat, Oman Nepal 0 Japan 6 ...
  • World Cup '98 Qualifying Results: Asia (March 25)
    Group 4 March 25 in Muscat, Oman Japan 10 Macao 0 Oman 1 Nepal 0 Standings Team GP W T L GF GA P Japan 2 2 0 0 11 0 6 Oman 2 1 0 1 1 1 3 Nepal 2 0 1 1 1 2 1 Macao 2 0 1 1 1 11 1 Schedule: March 27 -- Nepal vs. Japan, Oman vs. Macao.
  • MLS: The shootout stays
    Despite a recent Soccer America Online poll, in which 65 percent of 1,050 fans said they were opposed to the shootout, Major League Soccer plans to keep the tiebreaker. In an interview before the San Jose-MetroStars opener that ended in a 0-0 tie and went to a shootout lasting 11 rounds, MLS commissioner Doug Logan said general fans support the shootout. "I found it very interesting," Logan said of the poll. "I think that most of the people that read your magazine and take the time to respond are probably diehard soccer fans, whom we ...
  • MLS: News and Notes (March 26)
    Columbus took a step towards shore up a defense weakened by the loss of Ricardo Iribarren and the departure of Paul Caligiuri to the Los Angeles Galaxy by signing Argentine defender Sergio "Pato" Miguez. MIguez, 29, is a ten-year veteran of the Argentine First Division, debuting with River Plate in 1986 and spending the bulk of his career with Racing Club, "Pato is a very experienced left-footed defender, who is very skillful," said Crew coach Tom Fitzgerald. "He will be a very valuable asset to our defensive core." Meanwhile, according to MLS, Los Angeles ...
  • Contents: Soccer America April 7, 1997 issue
    Features No 'Tio Sam' revenge By Mike Woitalla More happy days for Costa Rica By Mike Woitalla Year 2 opener: Clash misses The Finisher By Duncan Irving Parreira Era opens with some promise By Ridge Mahoney Dutch toast Miracle in Madrid By Richard Bastin The end of Barca's Brazilians? Columns Soccer Talk -- John O'Brien: An American in Amsterdam By Paul Gardner Departments Up Front Q&A: Steve Sampson Hexagonal Scoreboard Q&A: Doug Logan MLS Scoreboard MLS Western Roundup MLS Eastern ...