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Highlights of the SA Online World Cup '98 Draw Forum

Group F and the USA's Chances of Advancing

TOM ( Honestly, I do not know whether to cheer or cry over the draw. Iran, on paper, is a somewhat easy task; however, we all know that they will be gunning for us with all their might. The Germany game does not scare me, simply due to the fact that we ...


Bora to coach Nigeria

Former U.S. national team coach Bora Milutinovic, recently fired by Mexico despite guiding them to the 1998 World Cup, has been named the new coach of Nigeria. Milutinovic, 53, will become the first person to coach four different teams in the World Cup. He previously led Mexico (1986), Costa Rica (1990) and the USA (1994). All three teams advanced to ...

MLS: National ABC Broadcast Schedule Announced

The following is the schedule for the twelve MLS games that will be aired live on ABC in 1998: Note: the April 25 San Jose- MetroStars game will be aired on a four-hour time delay to the Pacific time zone; all other games will be aired live to the entire country.
Date Matchup Time
Sunday, March 15 ...

Contents: Soccer America Dec. 29, 1997 issue


UCLAÆs Latest Star Shines In Final Four By Poul Swain Richmond Diary: When Powers Collide By Mike Woitalla Tab Ramos Toils For Spot In France By Mike Woitalla 1997 In Review By Paul Kennedy Getting Some Playing Time In Guayaquil By Ridge Mahoney New Ownership, New Players In San Jose? By Ridge Mahoney Soccer America Q&A: Vladislav Bogicevic Interview ...


NSA: Plans for Women's League Scrapped

Plans for a U.S. women's pro league next year were scrapped when backers of the National Soccer Alliance pulled out. Most of the U.S. national team players had hoped to play in the new league. The NSA had plans to play in eight cities, commitments from most of the country's top players and even a logo, but it lacked one ...

FIFA Confederations Cup: Group B Results/Final Standings (Dec. 17)

Dec. 17 in Riyadh Czech Republic 6 UAE 1. Goals: Own goal 11, Nedved 22, 42, Smicer 31, 68, 71; Altalyani 78. Czech Rep. -- Srnicek, Hornak (Lasota, 65), Svoboda, Rada, Vlcek, Nemec, Nedved, Bejbl, Siegl (Lokvenc, 82), Kuka, Smicer (Ulich, 75). UAE -- Faraj, Mubarak, Rashed, Bakhit, A.Ahmed (Abdulla, 59), Altalyani, Salem (Aljunaibi, 46), Ali, H.Ahmed, Gholam, Obaid (Saad, ...

European Cup Quarterfinal Draws

European Cup
  • Bayer Leverkusen (Germany) vs. Real Madrid (Spain)
  • Juventus (Italy) vs. Dynamo Kiev (Ukraine)
  • Bayern Munich (Germany) vs. Borussia Dortmund (Germany)
  • Monaco (France) vs. Manchester United (England)
(Matches to be played over two legs March 4 and 18; first team hosts first leg.)

Cup Winners Cup

  • Roda JC Kerkrade (Netherlands) vs. Vicenza (Italy)
  • Slavia Prague (Czech ...

    MLS Exhibition Summary: Tampa Bay (MLS) 1 IFK Gothenburg (Sweden) 2

    Dec. 16 in Lakeland, Fla. Tampa Bay (MLS) 1 IFK Gothenburg (Sweden) 2. Goals: Shannon (Hejduk) 29; P.Andersson (Magnusson) 8, Par Karlsson 60. Tampa Bay -- Busch, Frye, Yallop, Toste, Duhaney, Hejduk, Vasquez, Ralston, Hunjak, Shannon, Bell. Subs: Ravelli, Ziober, Gutierrez, McKnight, Graf. IFK Gothenburg -- Ravelli, Petras, Johansson, Magnusson, Lucic, Lundstrom, Patrik Karlsson, P.Andersson, Par Karlsson, R.Anderson, Nilsson. Subs: ...

    FIFA Confederations Cup: Group A Results/Final Standings (Dec. 16)

    Dec. 16 in Riyadh Saudi Arabia 1 Australia 0. Goal: Al-Khilaiwi 40. Saudi Arabia -- Al-Deayea, Al-Dossari, Al-Khilaiwi, Zubromawi, Sulimani, Al-Harbi, Owairan (Al-Zahrani, 89), Al-Mowallid (Al-Temawim, 76), K.Al-Dossary, Al-Jaber, Mehalel (O.Al-Dossary, 67). Australia -- Bosnich, Horvat, Lazaridis, Ivanovic, Tobin, Zelic, Slater, Foster, Skoko (A.Vidmar, 74), Mori (Viduka, 66), Aloisi (Kewell, 66). Att.: 30,000. Brazil 3 Mexico 2. Goals: Romario (pen.) ...

    MLS: 1998 Home Openers Announced

    Here are the 1998 home opener dates for the 12 MLS teams, announced today by commissioner Doug Logan. The remainder of the 1998 MLS schedule will be unveiled in January.
    Date Matchup Kickoff (ET)
    Sunday, March 15 D.C. United at Miami 4:00 p.m. (ABC)
    Saturday, March 21 Columbus at Tampa Bay 7:00 p.m.
    Saturday, March 21 Kansas ...

    MLS: Polish International Nowak Signs with Fire

    The Chicago Fire inked its first international star when it signed veteran Polish midfielder Peter Nowak from German club 1860 Munich in a transfer deal valued at one million marks ($560,000). Nowak, 33, has had more than 100 appearances in the Bundesliga for 1860 Munich, Kaiserslautern and Dynamo Dresden. He also played in Turkey and Switzerland after leaving Poland. He ...

    FIFA Confederations Cup: Group B Results (Dec. 15)

    Dec. 15 in Riyadh UAE 1 South Africa 0. Goal: Mubarak 1. UAE -- Mosabbah, Mubarak, Rashid, A.Ahmed, Obaid, Bakhit, Ali (Juma, 67), H.Ahmed, Al Talyani (Khamis, 67), Gholam (Munther, n/a), Salim. South Africa -- Arendse, Motaung, Jackson (Naythi, 46), Fish, Tovey, Moeti (Ndlanya, 83), Ngobe, Moshoeu, Mkhalele, Augustine (Williams, 59), Masinga. Att.: 5,000. Uruguay 2 Czech Republic 1. Goals: ...

    Mark Wheeler's US Soccer Web Pages have moved

    The pages are now Sam's Army's USA Soccer on the Net @ Check them out! It's undergone many improvements including a face lift. We hope you continue to find a valuable resource, and we plan to continue the tradition we began over 3 years ago. Cheers, Mark Wheeler PS: Don't forget to update your bookmarks.


    Women's Asian Cup: Championship and Third-Place Results (Dec. 14)


    Dec. 14 in Guangdong China 2 (Liu Ailing 48, 59) North Korea 0. Half: 0-0. Att.: n/a.

    Third-Place Match

    Dec. 14 in Guangdong Japan 2 (Sawa 27, 38) Chinese Taipei 0. Half: 2-0. Att.: n/a. China, North Korea and Japan qualify for 1999 Women's World Cup.


    Q&A with the SA Editors: Dec. 15, 1997

    John Nance

    Rochester, MI

    Why didn't Notre Dame use their man-marker Kate Sobrero on UConn's Sara Whalen in their women's semifinal game? She was UConn's only threat. It certainly looked as if all-American defenders Grubb and Sobrero and especially keeper Beene (maybe never tested) were overrated.

    Dean Caparaz: Thanks for the question. I don't ...