• 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 1999 Women's World Cup. The torrential rains that have drenched Northern California have caused delays in the project so that it will not be completed by the start of the 1998 MLS season. San Jose's home opener against Colorado, will ...
  • 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 Jones (Los Angeles Galaxy), Joe-Max Moore (New England Revolution), Claudio Reyna (Wolfsburg, Germany), Ernie Stewart (NAC, Netherlands). Forwards -- Roy Lassiter (Tampa Bay Mutiny), Brian McBride (Columbus Crew), Preki Radosavljevic (Kansas City Wizards), Roy Wegerle (D.C. United), Eric Wynalda (San ...
  • 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 and will fill one of the team's five foreign player slots. "Diego is a proven MLS professional, a league all-star, and an excellent two-way player who can attack and defend with style," said MetroStars GM Charlie Stillitano. "He expressed ...
  • 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. Mutiny midfielder Dominic Kinnear had to leave the game in the 25th minute after suffering a severely sprained ankle. Feb. 21 in Bradenton, Fla. Tampa Bay 2 MetroStars 1. Goals: Quill 21, Gilmar (Backman) 83; Dougherty (Rooney) 50. Tampa Bay ...
  • 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 been looking for to create offensive chances for us," said Revolution head coach Thomas Rongen. "He possesses an outstanding touch and is the type of player that fans will want to see." Gorter has played for Dutch First Division clubs ...
  • 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 hour. "We were unable to confirm that Colombia would be sending a true "A" selection to play us," said United GM Kevin Payne. "Given that, we didn't think it was fair to our fans to promote a match representing the ...
  • 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 Feb. 25 -- DR Congo vs. South Africa, Burkina Faso vs. Egypt.
  • 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 Wendy Gebauer, and recently graduated all-America defender Nel Fettig. "We feel that the W-League is beginning to make major strides in the development of women's soccer in this country," said USISL president Francisco Marcos. "With these four players and Michelle ...
  • 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 he entered the area, and the Real Madrid star beat Keller with a low shot to the left post. The U.S. had some chances to lessen the deficit, but Claudio Reyna and Joe-Max Moore just missed on free kicks, and ...
  • 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, 66). Att.: 35,000. Egypt 0 Ivory Coast 0 (Egypt wins 5-4 on penalties). Egypt -- El Sayed, El Sakka, Omara, Ramzy, Ibrahim, Radwaod, A.Hassan, El Shisini (Nabih, 65), Sabr, Imam, H.Hassan. Ivory Coast -- Guiaholy, Diomande, Zera, Diabete, Anagan, Guel, ...
  • 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). Yellow cards: USA -- Moore 33, Harkes 55, Lalas 72; Netherlands -- Stam 33, Reiziger 77. Referee: Armando Tellez (Mexico). Att.: 20,379.
  • 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 the U.S. goal with only Alexi Lalas defending him. De Boer cracked a low shot from just inside the box that would have headed towards the far post that keeper Kasey Keller was guarding, but the ball deflected off the ...
  • 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.: 5,000.
  • 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 the final before falling to Germany. "Lubos is a very experienced and talented central defender who has played in the midfield and on defense," said Chicago coach Bob Bradley. "His experience and precision passing out of the back will help ...