• MLS Exhibition Summary: Carolina (A-League) 4 Tampa Bay (MLS) 3 (SO)
    Aug. 26 in High Point, N.C. Carolina Dynamo (A-League) 3 Tampa Bay Mutiny (MLS) 3 (Carolina wins shootout 2-0). Goals: Ball (Rosario) 13, Loftin (Saunders) 21, Hamid (Care) 90; Gilmar (Hejduk) 34, Chiquinho Conde (Vasquez) 51, Hejduk 86. Shootout: Tampa Bay -- Ferruzzi (saved), Frye (missed), Gilmar (saved), Hejduk (missed); Carolina -- Atta (goal), Stockton (saved), Radwanski (saved), Haupt (goal). Att.: 5,782.
  • World University Games team falls to Italy in semifinals
    The U.S. World University Games team fell 1-0 to host Italy in the semifinals Aug. 26 in Palermo before a crowd of over 22,000. The USA will face Ukraine, which fell to South Korea on penalties in the other semifinal, in the bronze-medal match on Aug. 29. The U.S. had several early scoring opportunities, but neither team was able to find the net in the first half. Just before halftime, Virginia defender Scott Vermillion and and Italian player were sent off after a near melee that began when a group of Italian players started shoving Andrew Gregor of the U.S. ...
  • UEFA Cup: Second Preliminary Round, Second Leg Results
    Aug. 26 in Dundee Dundee Utd. (Scotland) 1 (McLaren 56) Trabzonspor (Turkey) 1 (Hami 81). Half: 0-0. Att.: 10,232. (Trabzonspor wins 2-1 on aggregate.) Aug. 26 in Stavanger Viking Stavanger (Norway) 2 (Skogheim 54, Mansson 85) Neuchatel Xamas (Switzerland) 1 (Knup 48). Half: 0-0. Att.: 1,877. (Neuchatel Xamax wins 4-2 on aggregate.) Aug. 26 in Malmoe Malmoe (Sweden 0 Hajduk Split (Croatia) 2 (Vucko 45, Erceg 90). Half: 0-1. Att.: 6,462. (Hajduk Split wins 5-2 on aggregate.) Aug. 26 in Poltava Vorskla Poltava (Ukraine) 0 Anderlecht (Belgium) 2 (Zetterberg 31, Scifo 42). Half: 0-2. Att.: 24,000. (Anderlecht wins 4-0 on ...
  • Clash is latest Seals victim
    The Division III San Francisco Bay Seals continued their impressive run in the U.S. Open Cup with a 2-1 come-from-behind victory over its MLS neighbor the San Jose Clash Aug. 20. The Seals, who beat the A-League champion Seattle Sounders, 1-0, and the Kansas City Wizards, 2-1, before taking down the Clash in the quarterfinals, now get a shot at defending MLS champ D.C. United in the semifinals on the campus of the University of Pacific in Stockton, Calif., Sept. 3. The Seals earn $10,000 for being the last Division III team remaining in the competition. If they had lost ...
  • 'Ticos coach talks tough
    Costa Rica's new national team boss Juan Luis Hernandez threw sporting niceties out of the window when he took over Aug. 25, promising to instil military discipline into his players and provoking his rival coaches. Hernandez, Costa Rica's third coach this year, said players would live in virtual isolation after assembling for their next World Cup qualifying game ù against the United States in Portland, Ore., Sept. 7.ù and would be banned from drinking, sex and even shopping. "We will start work at six o'clock in the morning, at which time the players must be ready and kitted out for ...
  • My View...Pay the players more!
    Last November, San Jose Clash and U.S. forward Eric Wynalda was comparing MLS to the German Bundesliga. He said MLS champion D.C. United could hold its own with the top German clubs head-to-head, but when asked how United would fare in a full, 34-match Bundesliga season, he replied, "That's different." The difference is depth and motivation. The Galaxy sleep-walked through the first half of its 3-2 MLS loss to the Clash Aug. 17, but then blanked D.C. United in a hard-fought CONCACAF Champions' Cup semifinal five days later. In the CONCACAF final against Cruz Azul Aug. 24, Los Angeles raced ...
  • Gold Cup: California and Florida co-host
    The 1996 CONCACAF Gold Cup was spread across three venues in Southern California and set standards for chaos and disorganization that may never be equaled in the United States. At press conferences to announce the dates and venues for the 1998 event, officials from both CONCACAF and rights-holder Inter-Forever Sports steadfastly insisted such shenanigans will not be repeated. The '98 Gold Cup will be played Feb. 1-15 at the Oakland Coliseum in Northern California, the Los Angeles Coliseum, and the Orange Bowl in Miami. All three stadiums will host first-round matches and the semifinals and final will be played in ...
  • A-League: Standings and Results (Aug. 20-24)
    Standings Eastern Conference Northeast GP W L GF GA P Montreal 26 19 7 52 18 55 Long Island 27 16 11 44 32 42 Toronto 26 14 12 39 36 38 Rochester 26 12 14 49 45 36 Connecticut 26 10 16 23 43 22 Worcester 26 7 19 25 55 19 Atlantic GP W L GF GA P Hershey 27 18 9 52 30 52 Carolina 26 16 10 54 31 44 Richmond 26 14 12 37 30 42 Charleston 26 11 15 34 44 29 Raleigh 27 12 15 33 47 28 Jacksonville 27 ...
  • U.S. U-17 National Team: Roster for World Championship
    The following is the U-17 national team roster for the World Championship, to be held in Egypt Sept. 4-21. The USA will face Oman in Alexandria on Sept. 6, Brazil in Alexandria on Sept. 8, and Austria in Port Said on Sept. 11 in first-round, Group C matches. USA Roster No. Name Pos. Ht. Wt. Hometown 1 Kyle Singer GK 5-11 170 Plymouth, Minn. 2 Aaron Thomas D 5--9 150 Downingtown, Pa. 3 Dan Califf D 6-0 155 Orange, Calif. 4 Beckett Hollenbach D 5-10 155 Havertown, Pa. 5 Kevin Wilson MF 5-11 155 Upland, Calif. 6 ...
  • Short Passes
    L.A. firm to design World Cup stadium ...Los Angeles design firm NBBJ Sports And Entertainment has been selected to design the 2002 World Cup stadium in Seoul, South Korea. The stadium will also become the permanent home for the LG Twins Baseball Team. A five-month international design competition was held to select the winner. The competition requirements called for a multi-purpose, all-weather stadium that would become a symbol for Seoul. The new stadium includes a 45,000-seat stadium capable of expanding to accommodate World Cup games. Also integrated into the stadium design is a 307,944 sq. ft. indoor health club. Surrounding ...
  • USISL: D3 Pro League Divisional Playoff Results (Aug. 22-23)
    Divisional Playoffs Northeast Division Championship Aug. 23 in Keene, N.H. New Hampshire 2 Central Jersey 0 Mid-Atlantic Division Championship Aug. 23 in Baltimore, Md. Baltimore 3 New Jersey 0 South Atlantic Division Championship Aug. 22 in Myrtle Beach, S.C. Myrtle Beach 3 Charlotte 4 (SO) North Central Division Championship Aug. 22 in Arlington Heights, Ill. Chicago 0 Indiana 1 West Division Championship Aug. 23 in Berkeley, Calif. San Francisco Bay 2 Chico 0 Regional Playoffs East Region Aug. 30 in Keene, N.H. New Hampshire vs. Baltimore Central Region Aug. 30 in Charlotte Charlotte vs. Indiana West Region Aug. 30 in ...
  • U.S. Soccer: World University Games team advances to semifinals
    The U.S. World University Games team has advanced to the medal round after a 5-0 quarterfinal victory over Ireland Aug. 24. The win guarantees the USA its highest ever finish in the history of the tournament; the previous top finish for the Americans was fifth in 1991. In the match against Ireland, South Carolina teammates Josh Wolff and Clint Mathis each had a pair of goals, and Creighton's Johnny Torres added another. In the final match of opening-round play, Virginia midfielder Ben Olsen scored twice and Torres had a third goal in a 3-1 victory over China on Aug. 22 ...
  • MLS: Game Summaries (Aug. 23-24)
    Aug. 23 in Columbus Columbus 2 New England 1. Goals: Wood (Thompson, Maisonneuve) 43, Elcock (Marino, Maisonneuve) 87; McKinley 75. SA Report Card Columbus -- Friedel (7), Dooley (6), Clark (5), Lapper (6), Elcock (6), Yeagley (7), Salcedo (5), Thompson (6), Warzycha (5), Maisonneuve (6), Wood (6). Subs: Marino (5) for Wood in 55th minute, Carrera (5) for Salcedo in 71st, Smith (4) for Thompson in 75th. New England -- Causey (6), Burns (5), Okaroh (5), Lalas (7), Squadrone (4), Imler (5), McKinley (8), Baba (6), Wise (5), Naveda (5), Galderisi (6). Subs: Sawatzky (5) for Imler in 64th minute, ...
  • MLS: Results and Standings (Aug. 24)
    Results San Jose 2 Kansas City 3 (SO) Standings EASTERN GP W L P GF GA D.C. United 25 16 9 42 54 42 Tampa Bay 25 14 11 36 43 44 Columbus 25 11 14 29 33 34 New England 25 12 13 28 29 38 MetroStars 23 8 15 22 29 41 Shootout records: Tampa Bay 3-1, New England 4-3, D.C. United 3-4, Columbus 2-4, MetroStars 1-2. WESTERN GP W L P GF GA Kansas City 25 18 7 40 49 40 Colorado 25 13 12 35 42 42 ...
  • World Cup '98 Qualifying Results: Europe (Aug. 24)
    Group 6 Aug. 24 in Bratislava Slovakia 2 Czech Republic 1. Goals: Jancula 45, Majoros 55; Smicer 14. Slovakia -- Molnar, Kozak (Karhan, 42), Spilar, Tomaschek, Kinder, Tittel, Balis, Simon (Zatek, 84), Jancula, Kozlej (Ujlaky, 79), Majoros. Czech Rep. -- Srnicek, Latal, Suchoparek, Nedved (Vlcek, 56), Kozel, Hornak, Nemec, Poborsky (Sloncik, 64), Kuka, Smicer, Bejbl. Att.: 27,000. TEAM GP W T L GF GA P Spain 8 6 2 0 21 4 20 Yugoslavia 8 6 1 1 23 6 19 Slovakia 7 5 0 2 16 8 15 Czech Rep. 7 2 1 4 10 6 ...