• Q&A with the SA Editors: Feb. 20, 1998
    Jake Ulvila Herndon, Va. D.C. United traded Raul Diaz Arce in order to meet the salary cap. Why did this happen? I thought that the single entity employment system and the assignment of top players (especially foreign and allocated players) would prevent such problems from arising. Also, will these actions have any bearing on the anti-trust law suit against MLS by the players? Ridge Mahoney: The single-entity system, flawed though it is, is designed to maintain a competitive balance through player distribution; but when a team gives deserved raises to its players for winning championships, ...
  • MLS: Klopas Comes Home to Chicago
    The Chicago Fire has acquired former U.S. international Frank Klopas in a trade with the Columbus Crew for midfielder Jason Farrell. Klopas, who attended Chicago's Mather High and was a member of the 1984 NASL champion Chicago Sting, spent the first two MLS seasons with the Kansas City Wizards, before being traded in the off-season for Crew forward Pete Marino. He had not reported to Columbus because of a desire to play in Chicago for family reasons. "All of us are trying hard to improve our teams and sometimes issues arise," said Crew GM Jamey Rootes. "Frank Klopas expressed his ...
  • MLS: Rapids, Mutiny Win Exhibitions
    Colorado notched its second consecutive spring training victory with a 2-1 win over Mexican First Division club Universidad de Guadalajara (Tecos). Marco Dos Santos and Marquis White scored for the Rapids, who were without Chris Henderson (with the U.S. national team), Marcelo Balboa (in Denver with his wife and new son Nicholas) and Steve Trittschuh (in Denver with his wife and new daughter Aspen). Feb. 19 in Guadalajara Univ. de Guadalajara (Mexico) 1 Colorado (MLS) 2. Colorado Goals: Dos Santos (Harris) 55, White (Nunely) 75. Colorado lineup: Hahnemann, S.Henderson, Martinez (Cengarle, 46), Vermes, Nunely (Ianni, 76), DiGiamarino, Paule (Dos Santos, ...
  • College: San Jose State to Host 1999, 2000 Women's Final Four
    San Jose State will host the 1999 and 2000 NCAA women's final fours, bringing the event to the West Coast for the third time since its inauguration in 1982. The 1998 final four returns to Greensboro, N.C., where in 1997 it set a record by selling 18,493 tickets for the semifinals and final. San Jose State started its women's soccer program in 1995 and had winning seasons in its first two years before going 9-10-0 in 1997. The Spartans have yet to reach the NCAAs. The last West Coast final four was down the road from at Santa Clara and ...
  • U.S. Soccer: U-20s Complete Florida Training Camp
    The U.S. men's U-20 national team recently concluded a 9-day training camp in Orlando, Fla. that ran concurrently with MLS spring training. The U-20s, under coach Sigi Schmid, compiled a 3-5 record in matches against six MLS clubs. The U-20s are preparing for U-20 World Cup qualifying in the CONCACAF zone this fall in Trinidad & Tobago. Their ranks include two MLS project-40 players: MetroStars keeper Tim Howard and Kansas City striker Nino Da Silva, who scored against his MLS team. U-20 National Team Results Date Matcch USA Goalscorers Feb. 7 U-20s 2 Kansas City 0 Nino ...
  • Contents: Soccer America March 2, 1998 issue
    Features Coliseum Rocks As Mexico Three-Peats By Duncan Irving When The United States Silenced The Samba By Ridge Mahoney Kasey Keller: The King Of The Coliseum By Ridge Mahoney World Cup Teams Dominate Gold Cup By Duncan Irving Dublin Nixes Crew¦s Stadium Plan By Craig Merz Cobi Jones Hits 100 Caps By Ridge Mahoney Q&A: Javier Clemente -- We Can Win France ¦98 Interview by Amparo Simon Columns Soccer Talk -- USSF "suspends" last pro indoor league By Paul Gardner Short Passes By Lynn Berling-Manuel Departments
    • Up Front
    • Q&A: Steve Sampson
    • Gold Cup Scoreboard
    • Q&A: Glenn Myernick
    • MLS Spring ...
  • MLS: Rapids Win Mexican Exhibition Opener
    The Colorado Rapids knocked off Mexican minor-league club Tapatio 3-2 in the first of five games the MLS club will play in Mexico over the next ten days. Tayt Ianni scored the winning goal on a rebound off a header by Wolde Harris. Ross Paule and Steve Rammel also tallied for the Rapids, who were without Steve Trittschuh, as the defender was back in Denver following the birth of his daughter, Aspen. Feb. 17 in Guadalajara Tapatio (Mexico) 2 Colorado (MLS) 3. Colorado Goals: Paule (Boyce, Jakins) 4, Rammel (Cengarle) 9, Ianni (Harris) 90. Colorado lineup: Grafer, Vermes, Jakins (Martinez, ...
  • African Nations Cup: First Round Results & Final Standings (Feb. 17)
    Group A Final Standings TEAM GP W T L GF GA P *Cameroon 3 2 1 0 5 3 7 *Burkina F. 3 2 0 1 3 2 6 Guinea 3 1 1 1 3 3 4 Algeria 3 0 0 3 2 5 0 *-advances for quarterfinals. Group B Final Standings TEAM GP W T L GF GA P *Tunisia 3 2 0 1 5 4 6 *DR Congo 3 2 0 1 4 3 6 Ghana 3 1 0 2 3 3 3 Togo 3 1 0 2 4 6 3 ...
  • U.S. Women Set to Compete in Algarve Cup
    The U.S. women's national team will continue its challenging 1998 schedule by competing in the fifth Algarve Cup tournament in Portugal from March 15-21. Eight of the world's top teams will be split into two four-team groups, with the two group winners vying for the championship. The U.S. has been drawn into Group A with Finland, Norway and China, and will open play in Olhao against the Finns on March 15. The Americans then face China on March 17 in Loule and conclude first-round play against Norway on March 19 in Lagos. Group B will include Sweden, Denmark, Portugal and ...
  • African Nations Cup: Quarterfinal Pairings
    Quarterfinals Feb. 20 -- Cameroon vs. DR Congo in Bobo Dioulasso Feb. 21 -- Tunisia vs. Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast vs. Egypt in Ouagadougou. Feb. 22 -- Morocco vs. South Africa in Ouagadougou. Semifinals Feb. 25 -- Cameroon-DR Congo winner vs. Morocco-South Africa winner in Ouagadougou; Tunisia-Burkina Faso winner vs. Ivory Coast-Egypt winner in Bobo Dioulasso. Third-Place Match Feb. 27 in Ouagadougou semifinal losers. Championship Feb. 28 in Ouagadougou semifinal winners
  • U.S. Soccer: Roster for Feb. 21 Friendly vs. Netherlands
    The following is the U.S. roster for its friendly match against the Netherlands, Feb. 21 in Miami: Goalkeepers -- Kasey Keller (Leicester, England), Juergen Sommer (Columbus Crew). Defenders -- Jeff Agoos (D.C. United), Marcelo Balboa (Colorado Rapids), Gregg Berhalter (Sparta, Netherlands), Mike Burns (New England Revolution), Thomas Dooley (Columbus Crew), Alexi Lalas (MetroStars), Eddie Pope (D.C. United). Midfielders -- John Harkes (D.C. United), Frankie Hejduk (Tampa Bay Mutiny), Chris Henderson (Colorado Rapids), Cobi Jones (Los Angeles Galaxy), Joe-Max Moore (New England Revolution), Claudio Reyna (Wolfsburg, Germany). Forwards -- Jovan Kirovski (Borussia Dortmund, Germany), Brian McBride (Columbus Crew), Preki Radosavljevic (Kansas ...
  • African Nations Cup: First Round Results & Standings (Feb. 16)
    Group A Final Standings TEAM GP W T L GF GA P *Cameroon 3 2 1 0 5 3 7 *Burkina F. 3 2 0 1 3 2 6 Guinea 3 1 1 1 3 3 4 Algeria 3 0 0 3 2 5 0 *-advances to quarterfinals. Group B Feb. 16 in Ouagadougou Tunisia 3 (Tlemcani 9, Slimane 12, Gabsi 80) Togo 1 (Assignon pen. 4). Half: 2-1. Att.: n/a. DR Congo 1 (Mundaba 77) Ghana 0. Half: 0-0. Att.: n/a. Final Standings TEAM GP W T L GF GA P *Tunisia ...
  • African Nations Cup: First Round Results & Standings (Feb. 15)
    Group A Feb. 15 in Ouagadougou Cameroon 2 (Job 47, Tchami 65) Algeria 1 (Dziri 40). Half: 0-1. Att.: n/a. Burkina Faso 1 (Kambou 85) Guinea 0. Half: 0-0. Att.: n/a. FINAL STANDINGS TEAM GP W T L GF GA P *Cameroon 3 2 1 0 5 3 7 *Burkina F. 3 2 0 1 3 2 6 Guinea 3 1 1 1 3 3 4 Algeria 3 0 0 3 2 5 0 *-qualifies for quarterfinals. Group B TEAM GP W T L GF GA P Ghana 2 1 0 1 3 ...
  • MLS: 1998 Spring Training Results (Feb. 14)
    Seventh-Place Match Feb. 14 in Orlando, Fla. MetroStars 2 Chicago 2 (MetroStars win shootout 3-1). Goals: Kelly 36, Zavagnin (pen.) 67; Kubik (pen.) 38, Kubik (pen.) 43. MetroStars -- Meola, Harty, Petke, Semioli, da Silva (Parra, 76), Sorber (Arnold, 46), Grdic (Zavagnin, 46), Kelly, Dougherty, Munoz, Olivera. Chicago -- Thornton (Zajda, 46), Bates, Kubik, Brown (Muhr, 46), Holocher (Gramenz, 46), Salcedo, Bent (Kotschau, 72), Marsch, Armas, Snow (Gomes, 64), Wolff (Patterson, 46). Shootout: MetroStars -- Zavagnin (saved), Kelly (goal), Dougherty (goal-PK), Munoz (goal-PK); Chicago -- Salcedo (goal), Armas (saved), Bates (saved), Patterson (wide left). Red card: MetroStars -- Harty 15. ...
  • GOLD CUP: USA 0 Mexico 1 (Final)
    Mexico has defeated the USA 1-0 to retain its CONCACAF Gold Cup title. The U.S. pressed hard for an equalizer throughout the second half, as the Mexicans were mostly content to defend and counter. Substitute Preki Radosavljevic had the best chance at tying the score, when Cobi Jones' 53rd-minute cross bounced off of a sliding U.S. player in the box and fell to the 1997 MLS MVP, but his left-footed shot towards the open right corner rolled just wide. Eric Wynalda had a driven, low shot from the left side of the box blocked by Mexican keeper Oscar Perez. The ...
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