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USISL & A-League 1998 Divisional Alignments

The following are the divisional alignments for the A-League, USISL D3 Pro League and the USISL Premier League for 1998.


EASTERN CONFERENCE Northeast Division -- Connecticut Wolves, Long Island Rough Riders, Montreal Impact, Rochester Raging Rhinos, Staten Island Vipers, Toronto Lynx, Worcester Wildfire. Atlantic Division -- Atlanta Ruckus, Charleston Battery, Hampton Roads Mariners, Hershey Wildcats, Jacksonville Cyclones, Raleigh Flyers, ...


MLS: 1998 Collegiate Draft First Round

Here are the results of the first round of the 1998 MLS Collegiate Draft: Note: The MetroStars traded defender Brian Bliss to Kansas City for the No. 8 pick in the college draft.. New York/New Jersey also dealt Braeden Cloutier to San Jose for the No. 15 pick in the college draft (the third pick of the second round).

MLS: 1998 A-League and USISL Team Affiliations

The following are tentative team affiliations between MLS clubs and teams in the A-League (Division II) and USISL D3 Pro League (Division III) for 1998:

Chicago Fire

A-League Affiliates: Milwaukee Rampage, Minnesota Thunder. D3 Pro Affiliates: Chicago Stingers, Indiana Blast, Rockford Raptors.

Colorado Rapids

A-League Affiliates: El Paso Patriots, Seattle Sounders. D3 Pro Affiliates: Arizona Sahuaros, Tulsa Roughnecks.

Columbus Crew



Q&A with the SA Editors: Jan. 30, 1998

Chris Johnson

W. Springfield, Mass.

I am upset that Brad Friedel is getting ZERO playing time at Liverpool. Why did Liverpool spend a million pounds just to scare David James into playing well? Friedel deserves a fair chance to show his ability in Europe and Liverpool is jerking him around. Why?

Ridge Mahoney: Only ...

CONCACAF Gold Cup: Team Rosters

Here are the team rosters for the 1998 CONCACAF Gold Cup:

Group 1


Goalkeepers -- Carlos Germano (Vasco de Gama), Taffarel (Atletico Minero). Defenders -- Cesar (Portuguesa), Goncalves (Botafogo), Junior (Palmeiras), Junior Bainano (Flamengo), Russo (Vitoria), Silvinho (Corinthians), Ze Maria (Parma, Italy). Midfielders -- Denilson (Sao Paulo), Doriva (Porto, Portugal), Flavio Conceicao (Deportivo Coruna, Spain), Marcos Assuncao (Santos), Mauro ...


MLS: 1998 Player Combine Roster

The following players will be participating in the 1998 MLS Player Combine: Goalkeepers -- David Allred (Raleigh Flyers, A-League), Jon Busch (Carolina Dynamo, A-League), Scott Hileman (Edmonton Drillers, NPSL), Russell Payne (New Orleans Storm, A-League), Phil Wellington (Jacksonville, Cyclones, A-League). Defenders -- Maher Atta (Carolina Dynamo, A-League), David Banks (Buffalo Blizzard, NPSL), C.J. Brown (San Francisco Bay Seals, A-League), Chris ...

CONCACAF Gold Cup: 1998 Tournament Schedule

Note: all times eastern.


Date Matchup Venue Kickoff (ET)
Feb. 1 El Salvador vs. Guatemala LA Coliseum 5:00 p.m.
Feb. 3 Brazil vs. Jamaica Orange Bowl 7:30 p.m.
Feb. 5 Brazil vs. Guatemala Orange Bowl 7:30 p.m.
Feb. 6 El Salvador vs. Jamaica LA Coliseum 11:00 p.m.
Feb. 8 Guatemala vs. Jamaica LA Coliseum 5:00 ...

MLS: Tampa Bay Sends Vasquez to Clash for Kinnear

The San Jose Clash has traded midfielder Dominic Kinnear to the Tampa Bay Mutiny for midfielder Martin Vasquez. Vasquez, 34, had four goals and three assists for the Mutiny in 1997. He had five goals and six assists in the inaugural MLS campaign, and he played in the first MLS All-Star game. Prior to joining MLS, he spent eight seasons ...

MLS: Wizards Allocated Bosnian Midfielder Sabanadzovic

The Kansas City Wizards have been allocated Bosnian midfielder Refik Sabanadzovic from Major League Soccer. Sabanadzovic, who can play both in defense and in midfield, was a starting member of the Yugoslavian national team that competed at Italia '90. That squad reached the quarterfinals before losing to Argentina on penalty kicks. He has played for top-level teams in both Yugoslavia ...

CONCACAF Gold Cup: Previous Tournament Results


Group A

Honduras 3 2 1 0 10 3 5
Mexico 3 2 1 0 8 3 5
Canada 3 1 0 2 6 9 2
Jamaica 3 0 0 3 3 12 0


June 28 -- Honduras 4, Canada 2; Mexico 4, Jamaica 1; June ...


Contents: Soccer America Feb. 9, 1997 issue


U.S. Downs Makeshift Swedes In Snoozer By Jeff Rusnak Soccer Linked Iran and United States Long Ago By Doug Cress Reality Bites For Reggae Boyz In Brazil Lothar Osiander Lands Assistant Job In Tampa By Bill Ward The Pulse Of Soccer -- An Overview By Paul Kennedy The Economics Of American Professionals By Doug Cress College Soccer Comes To ...


MLS: National Team Keeper Juergen Sommer Joins Columbus

U.S. national team goalkeeper Juergen Sommer has been acquired from Queens Park Rangers of the English First Division and will join the Columbus Crew for the 1998 season. "Juergen is an excellent addition to our club," said Columbus GM Jamey Rootes. "He will help us to continue our tradition of world-class goalkeeping and solid defense." Sommer, who won a national ...

U.S. Open Cup: Tentative 1998 Schedule Set

To avoid the congestion of games in August and September that irritated MLS teams in 1997, U.S. Soccer has scheduled the U.S. Open Cup to begin several weeks earlier and assigned specific dates. Setting simply a range of dates last year allowed the cup to fall behind schedule and called on MLS teams to play during the playoff race. U.S. ...

U.S. Soccer: National Team's French Training Sites Set

The United States will arrive in France June 5 to begin final preparations for the '98 World Cup. The American team will stay at the chateau de Pizay, in the Beaujolais section of Rhone-Alpes region of France, before leaving for Paris June 13. Its opener is June 15 against Germany at the Parc des Princes. The U.S. returns to the ...

MLS: Blockbuster Deal Sends Campos to Chicago

In a blockbuster trade, Mexican national team goalkeeper Jorge Campos was dealt to the Chicago Fire on Jan. 27. The Fire receives Campos and midfielder Chris Armas from the Los Angeles Galaxy. In return, the Galaxy welcomes back a pair of players it lost in the MLS expansion draft, Danny Pena and Kevin Hartman, as well as an allocated player ...