• U.S. U-20s lose to Tranmere youth 2-1
    March 25 in Liverpool Tranmere youth team (England) 2 USA 1. U.S. goal Wolff 33. USA -- Napoleon, Dunseth, Abukusumo, Stoddard, Aldrich, Moore, Evans, Fitchett (Rodriguez, 85), Armas, Quill, Wolff.
  • U.S. U-18 boys beat Norway 3-2
    March 25 in Milanno Marittima, Italy USA 3 Norway 2. U.S. goals: Albright (2), Norkus. USA -- Rimando, Bocanegra, Laycock, Cherundolo, Pierce, Garcia, Morrison, Tsakiris (Potempa), Albright, Goldsmith, Norkus (Baardales). Att.: 250. Next games: March 26 vs. Iceland, March 27 vs. Belgium.
  • MLS: News and Notes (March 24)
    Depleted Mutiny ties in El Salvador The Tampa Bay Mutiny had been scheduled to play a friendly against Aguila of El Salvador's First Division on Sunday, but the MLS squad ended up playing against the members of the Salvadoran national team instead. Tampa, down 2-0 at halftime and missing several players due to illness, were forced to move goalie Mark Dougherty up front, and the keeper responded by scoring in the second half. Marco Ferruzzi also tallied and the match ended in a 2-2 tie. Caligiuri to join Los Angeles this week Paul Caligiuri, ...
  • World Cup '98 Qualifying Results: Asia (March 23)
    Group 4 March 23 in Muscat Japan 1 (Yohara 10) Oman 0. Half: 1-0. Att.: n/a. Macao 1 (Chon 10) Nepal 1 (Khadka 20). Half: 1-1. Att.: n/a. Standings Team GP W T L GF GA P Japan 1 1 0 0 1 0 3 Macao 1 0 1 0 1 1 1 Nepal 1 0 1 0 1 1 1 Oman 1 0 0 1 0 1 0
  • USA Qualifying Result: Costa Rica 3 USA 2
    Costa Rica has defeated the U.S. 3-2 in their World Cup qualifying match at Ricardo Saprissa Stadium in San Jose. The U.S. equalized for a second time in the 68th minute, when substitute Roy Lassiter (who once starred in the Costa Rican First Division) intercepted a lateral pass in front of the Tico box, and drove a right-footed shot past the keeper to make it 2-2. The U.S. was in position to grab a crucial away point, but the Ticos burned the porous American defense again in the 76th minute. Harold Wallace drove into the ...
  • *Hexagonal Standings through March 23
    Team GP W T L GF GA P Mexico 2 1 1 0 4 0 4 USA 3 1 1 1 5 3 4 Costa Rica 2 1 1 0 3 2 4 Jamaica 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 El Salvador 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Canada 2 0 0 2 0 7 0 Next match: April 6 -- Canada vs. El Salvador.
  • *USA Qualifying Summary: Costa Rica 3 USA 2
    March 23 in San Jose, Costa Rica Costa Rica 3 USA 2. Goals: Medford 10, Solis 32, Gomez 76; Wynalda 24, Lassiter 68. Costa Rica -- Barrantes, Wallace, Gonzales, Berry, Marin, Mayorga, Solis, Lopez, Gomez, Wanchope (Chaves, 75), Medford (Soto, 63). USA -- Keller, Agoos, Lalas, Pope (Burns, 65), Dooley, Harkes, Sanneh, Reyna (Vermes, 75), Jones, Wagner (Lassiter, 46), Wynalda. Yellow cards: Costa Rica -- Lopez; USA -- Sanneh, Wynalda, Jones. Referee: Mario Escobar (Guatemala). Att.: 23,000.
  • USA Qualifying Update: Costa Rica 2 USA 1 (Halftime)
    After a fast-paced first half, Costa Rica leads the U.S. 2-1 in their World Cup qualifier in San Jose, Costa Rica. The Ticos opened the game with an energetic assault on the U.S. half of the field, and in the 10th minute, Hernan Medford ran onto a through ball that split Eddie Pope and Alexi Lalas. Medford sped along the right edge of the box and unleashed a powerful right-footed shot that ended Kasey Keller's shutout streak. The U.S. rallied, however, and in the 24th minute, John Harkes lofted a pass from the right flank ...
  • MLS: Results and Standings through March 22
    March 22 Results San Jose 1 MetroStars 0 (San Jose wins shootout 4-3). Standings Eastern Conference Team GP W L SOW GF GA PTS Columbus 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 D.C. United 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 New England 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Tampa Bay 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 MetroStars 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 Western Conference ...
  • (Soccer) American Graffiti
    Discussion Area Restored We appreciate your patience while our Internet Service Provider has been busy trying to figure out how to fix the programming problems which repeatedly caused the discussion area to crash and burn. The basic problem is a nice one to have -- the area had gotten so popular that the volume was more than the programming could handle. This problem consists of two aspects: 1) the sheer number of articles posted and 2) problems when there are too many articles posted simultaneously. The area is now back up and running. Pending a ...
  • U.S. U-20s 1 China 0
    Mar. 20 in Chula Vista, Calif. U.S. Men's U-20 national team 1 China 0. Goal: West (Quill) 2nd minute. U.S. U-20s -- Kirk, McCarty, Chulis, O'Brian, Dunseth, Polti, Flores, DiGiamarino (Stoddard, 16; Moore, 58), West, Wolff, Quill (Armas, 81). China -- Tao, Ran, Yi, Lin, Zhi, Wenjie, Weiguo, Yong, Wenhua, Bin, Kang Yellow cards: China -- n/a 66; USA -- McCarty 75, Rodriguez 77. Referee: Regugio Ramirez Att.: n/a.
  • MLS: News and notes (March 21)
    Caligiuri wins arbitration case An arbitrator has ruled in favor of Columbus defender Paul Caligiuri in his case against MLS, clearing the way for him to play for the Los Angeles Galaxy. He is expected to move from Columbus to Los Angeles in the next week or so. Clash sign Salvadoran Cerritos The San Jose Clash announced the allocation of Salvadoran national team member Ronald Cerritos. The 22-year-old midfielder has been compared to countryman Mauricio Cienfuegos. Clash GM Peter Bridgwater said that this was the first of three major acquisitions that San Jose ...
  • Q&A with the SA Editors: March 21, 1997
    Eric Oddo Wilmette, Ill. I would like to know when MLS will announce the signing of new players. It is getting pretty close to the end of the preseason and I don't see any big names except Gough and Machon! Can list the players that are in the rumor mill and new foreign players in MLS? That would be very helpful. Ridge Mahoney: By the time you read this response, many of the rumors may have been confirmed or disproven. But we expect Mike Lapper, Jorge Rodriguez, Ronald Cerritos, Daniel Guzman, Marcelino Bernal, Guido, Istvan Urbanyi ...
  • European Cup Quarterfinal, Second Leg Scores (March 18-20)
    UEFA Champions League March 19 in Turin Juventus (Italy) 2 Rosenborg (Norway) 0. Goals: Zidane 29, Amoruso (pen.) 90. Juventus -- Peruzzi, Ferrara, Montero, Porrini, Iuliano, Di Livio (Lombardo, 76), Deschamps, Jugovic, Zidane (Tacchinardi, 82), Vieri (Boksic, 44), Amoruso. Rosenborg -- Jamtfall, Hoftun, Stensaas, Strand (Brattbakk, 59), Skammelsrud, Jakobsen (K. Fjoertoft, 67), Heggem, Hjelde, Soltvedt, Rushfeldt, Bergdoelmo. (Juventus wins 3-1 on aggregate.) Att.: n/a. March 19 in Madrid Atletico Madrid (Spain) 2 Ajax Amsterdam (Netherlands) 3. Goals: Kiko 29, Pantic (pen.) 105; R. De Boer 49, Dani 98, Babangida ...
  • World Cup '98 Qualifying Results: Asia (March 20)
    Group 1 March 20 in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia 2 (Ahmad 2, Sulong 17) Taiwan 0. Half: 2-0. Att.: n/a. Saudi Arabia 4 (al-Mowalad 20, al-Temawi 25, al-Shahrani 65, Mehalel 73) Bangladesg 1 (Jwal 41). Half: 2-1. Att.: n/a. Standings Team GP W T L GF GA P Saudi Arabia 3 2 1 0 6 1 7 Malaysia 3 2 1 0 4 0 7 Taiwan 3 1 0 2 3 5 3 Bangladesh 3 0 0 3 ...
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