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MLS: Three Clash Home Games Moved to Stanford Stadium

The San Jose Clash has announced that it will play its first three home games of the 1998 season at Stanford Stadium. The field at Spartan Stadium in San Jose, which is the Clash's regular home stadium, is being widened from 65 to 70 yards to meet minimum standards for hosting international games, such as World Cup qualifiers and the ...

U.S. Soccer: USA, Belgium Rosters for Feb. 25 Friendly

The following are the rosters for the USA-Belgium friendly Feb. 25 in Brussels:

USA Roster

Goalkeepers -- Kasey Keller (Leicester, England), Juergen Sommer (Columbus Crew). Defenders -- Jeff Agoos (D.C. United), Marcelo Balboa (Colorado Rapids), Mike Burns (New England Revolution), Alexi Lalas (MetroStars), John O'Brien (Ajax Amsterdam Reserves, Netherlands). Midfielders -- John Harkes (D.C. United), Chris Henderson (Colorado Rapids), Cobi ...


MLS: MetroStars Sign Diego Sonora

The MetroStars have signed Argentine midfielder Diego Sonora, who was a two-time MLS All-Star while with the Dallas Burn. "We are delighted to add a player of Diego's caliber," said MetroStars head coach Alfonso Mondelo. "He will improve our team significantly." Sonora, 28, returns to MLS after a brief stint in his homeland. He was allocated to the MetroStars by ...

MLS: Weekend Exhibition Highlights (Feb. 19-21)

Mutiny edge Metros on Gilmar goal

Gilmar latched onto a through ball from Derek Backman and scored the gamewinner in the 83rd minute as Tampa Bay edged the MetroStars 2-1 in Bradenton, Fla. on Feb. 21. Tampa's Eric Quill opened the scoring in the 21st minute, but the Metros equalized through Paul Dougherty's header five minutes into the second half. ...


MLS: Dutch Midfielder Edwin Gorter Joins New England

Dutch midfielder Edwin Gorter has been allocated to the New England Revolution. Gorter, 32, is a playmaking midfielder and free kick specialist who will look to spark the Revolution's offense and set up Joe-Max Moore and newly acquired Raul Diaz Arce. He joins another Dutchman, defender Richard Goulooze, in the revamped Revolution lineup. "Edwin is the exciting player we have ...

MLS: D.C. vs. Colombia Friendly Cancelled

The friendly match between D.C. United and the Colombian national team scheduled for March 8 has been cancelled. In its place, United will host its 1998 "Meet the Team Day" at RFK Stadium. Admission is free, and fans will be able to watch the club train from 1:30 to 2:30 (ET) and then meet and photograph D.C. players for an ...

African Nations Cup: Quarterfinal Results (Feb. 22)

Feb. 22 in Ouagadougou South Africa 2 Morocco 1. Goals: McCarthy 22, Nyathi 79; Chiba 36. South Africa -- Boloyi, Rabutla, Nyathi, Jackson, Fish, Moshoeu (Fortune, 82), Mkhalele (Silent, 32), Augustine, McCarthy, Moeti, Radebe. Morocco -- El Brazi, Al Hadrioui, Rossi (Tahar, 56), Naybet, Hadji (Bahja, 67), Chiba, Abrami, Azzouzi, Chippo, Fertout, El Khattabi (Ouakili, 80). Att.: n/a.

Semifinal Pairings



USISL: Overbeck to Play in W-League

The USISL's W-League has announced that national team captain Carla Overbeck is one of four women's stars who will be playing for the Raleigh Wings in the new W-1 Elite Division of the USISL league this season. Joining 1996 gold-medal winner Overbeck are three other former North Carolina players: national team pool goalkeeper Tracy Ducar, 1991 world championship team member ...

USA VS. NETHERLANDS: USA 0 Netherlands 2 (Final)

The Netherlands has defeated the USA 2-0 in their friendly match in Miami. The Dutch added a second goal just after halftime, when they scored off of another U.S. mistake. The Americans gave away the ball in the middle of the field in their own half, and Dutch attackers surged forward. A fine pass was made to Clarence Seedorf as ...

USA VS. NETHERLANDS: Starting Lineups

The following are the starting lineups for the USA vs. Holland friendly at Pro Player Stadium in Miami. USA -- Keller, Burns, Agoos, Lalas, Harkes, Reyna, Kirovski, Stewart, Moore, Radosavljevic, Wegerle. Holland -- Van Der Sar, Reiziger, Stam, F. De Boer, Numan, Jonk, Winter, Cocu, Seedorf, R. De Boer, Mols.

African Nations Cup: Quarterfinal Results (Feb. 21)

Feb. 21 in Ouagadougou Burkina Faso 1 Tunisia 1 (Burkina Faso wins 8-7 on penalties). Goals: Ouedraogo (pen.) 45; Gabsi 89. Burkina Faso -- Diarra, F.Sanou, Liade, Talle, Barro (Diabate, 54), Nana, B.Traore, Kambou (O.Sanou, 64, Coulibaly, 82), Zongo, S.Traore, Ouedraogo. Tunisia -- Boumnijel, Badra, Trabelsi, Hicheri, Bouazizi, Ghodhbane, Sahbani (Beya, 46), Chihi, Gabsi, Ben Slimane (Jelassi, 62), Tlemcani (Rouissi, ...

USA GAME SUMMARY: USA 0 Netherlands 2

Feb. 21 in Miami USA 0 Netherlands 2. Goals: R. De Boer 2, Seedorf 46. USA -- Keller, Burns, Agoos, Lalas, Harkes, Reyna, Kirovski (Wynalda, 63), Stewart, Moore, Radosavljevic (Lassiter, 63), Wegerle (Jones, 46). Holland -- Van Der Sar, Reiziger, Stam (Bogarde, 46), F. De Boer, Numan, Jonk, Winter (Overmars, 46), Cocu, Seedorf, R. De Boer, Mols (Van Hooijdonk, 73). ...

USA VS. NETHERLANDS: USA 0 Netherlands 1 (Halftime)

The Netherlands holds a 1-0 lead over the U.S. at halftime of their friendly match at Pro Player Stadium in Miami. The Dutch have had the better of play, controlling possession and displaying their passing and ball-control skills. The one goal came early in the half. A bad back-pass from Roy Wegerle allowed Ronald De Boer to bear down on ...

African Nations Cup: Quarterfinal Results (Feb. 20)

Feb. 20 in Bobo Dioulasso DR Congo 1 Cameroon 0. Goal: Tondelua 30. DR Congo -- Mayala, Kimoto, Kisombe, Makenga, Bakasu, Simba, Bazamba (Mbayo, 88), Kanokene (Kasongo, 66), Mamale, Selenge, Todelua (Mutamba, 71). Cameroon -- Ongandzi, Etchi, Wome, Mimboe, Song, Billong (Ipoua, 84), Mettomo, Tchoutang, Simo (Olembe, 82), Tchami (Mboma, 54), Job. Referee: Abdul Rahman Al Zeid (Saudi Arabia). Att.: ...

MLS: Lubos Kubik Allocated to Chicago

MLS has allocated Czech defender Lubos Kubik to the Chicago Fire. Kubik, 34, has scored 12 goals in 56 appearances for the Czech Republic (and the former Czechoslovakia). He appeared in four Czech matches at the 1990 World Cup, including a 5-1 win over the USA. He also appeared in three games at Euro '96, where the Czech Republic reached ...