• MLS: Soccer America Team of the Week (March 16-22)
    Goalkeeper Zach Thornton (1) Chicago Defenders Brian Kamler (1) D.C. United) Lubos Kubik (1) Chicago Jorge Rodriguez (1) Dallas Midfielders Mauricio Cienfuegos (1) Los Angeles John Harkes (1) D.C. United Cobi Jones (1) Los Angeles Brian Maisonneuve (1) Columbus Forwards Mo Johnston (1) Kansas City Roy Wegerle (1) D.C. United Brian McBride (1) Columbus Note: In parentheses is the number of times a player has been named to the team of the week for 1998.
  • MLS: D.C. United to face Egyptian club Al-Ahly
    Two-time defending MLS champion D.C. United will make the first appearance in Africa by an MLS club when it travels to Cairo to face Egyptian club Al-Ahly on May 5. The match will launch an Egyptian-American festival designed to attract U.S. tourists to Egypt and will be played at 12:30 p.m. (U.S. eastern time) in the 100,000 seat National Stadium in Cairo. Al-Ahly is one of the top Egyptian clubs, having won 26 Egyptian championships, including the last four. It features seven players who were part of the Egyptian national squad that won the African Nations Cup in February, including ...
  • MLS: Television Schedule (March 26-29)
    Date Matchup Kickoff (ET) Television March 26 Miami at Tampa Bay 7:30 p.m. ESPN2 March 28 MetroStars at Los Angeles 10:30 p.m. WPXN-New York March 28 Colorado at San Jose 10:30 p.m. Fox Sports Rocky Mtn. March 29 Columbus at Dallas 3:00 p.m. Univision March 29 New England at D.C. United 5:00 p.m. ESPN
  • Contents: Soccer America April 6, 1998 issue
    Features Chicago Beats Fusion To Win NewcomersÆ Cup By Steve Rusnak Q&A: Wynalda -- æI Will Never Go Back To GermanyÆ Interview by Ridge Mahoney Burn Gets Shootout Win Despite Eck Ouster By Steve Davis Patchwork D.C. United Dismantles Wizards By Steve Goff æUnsungÆ John Van Buskirk Makes It In Germany By Mike Woitalla Manchester United Curses Its Luck Against Monaco Third Place CanÆt Erase Norway Rout Of U.S. Women By Dean Caparaz Columns Soccer Talk -- MLS game forces rule review By Paul Gardner Direct Kick -- Time for a reality check By Clay Berling Departments Up Front ...
  • World Cup '98 Warmup Results (March 25)
    March 25 in Bogota Colombia 0 Yugoslavia 0. Colombia -- Cordoba, Santa, Bermudez, E.Palacios, Perez, Bolano, Serna, Rincon, Valderrama, Comas (Mondragon, 26), De Avila (Asprilla, 46). Yugoslavia -- Kralj, Djukic, Mirkovic, Djorovic, Mihajlovic, Jokanovic (Govedarica, 46), Drulovic, Stevic (Drobnjak, 82), Brnovic (Komljenovic, 83), Mijatovic, Milosevic (Lukic, 65). Att.: 50,000. March 25 in Moscow Russia 1 France 0. Goal: Yuran 3. Russia -- Filimonov, Chugainov, Nikiforov (Kovtun, 68), Yanovsky, Khlestov, Kanchelskis (Khokhlov, 46), Onopko, Alenichev, Yuran (Kharlachev 76), Kolyvanov, Gerasimenko. France -- Letizi, Thuram, Leboeuf, Desailly, Karembeu (Keller, 63), Deschamps (Boghossiann, 46), Petit (Candela, 46), Lamouchi (Pires, 74), Diomede, Djorkaeff, Guivarc'h. ...
  • USA to face Kuwait in Portland May 24
    U.S. Soccer has announced that the U.S. national team will host Kuwait in a World Cup preparation match on May 24 at Civic Stadium in Portland, Ore. Civic Stadium was the site of the USA's thrilling 1-0 qualification victory over Costa Rica last September, where a capacity crowd of 27,369 saw Tab Ramos hit the gamewinner for the U.S. U.S. Soccer will again conduct a limited private ticket sale for fans in the Northwest and will send a ticket brochure to all fans who purchased tickets to the Costa Rica match. Brochures will also be available at the U.S. U-23 ...
  • Copa Merconorte: D.C. United, L.A. Galaxy schedules
    Both D.C. United and the Los Angeles Galaxy, the two U.S. entrants in the first Merconorte Cup, will have to play one game in the middle of the MLS playoffs. Both teams will play their home games before and during the MLS playoffs and their three road games at the conclusion of the season. The playoffs involving the tournament's four group champions will take place Dec. 1-22. D.C. United Schedule Sept. 8 -- Alianza Lima (Peru). Sept. 22 -- Barcelona (Ecuador). Oct. 13 -- Millonarios (Colombia). Oct. 27 -- at Alianza Lima (Peru). Nov. 10 -- at Barcelona (Ecuador). Nov. ...
  • Kellogg Supports Soccer in the Streets
    Kellogg USA announced today it has signed a title sponsorship agreement with Soccer in the Streets, an Atlanta-based non-profit organization dedicated to bringing the sport of soccer to America's inner-city youth. "Kellogg is excited to be the title sponsor of the 1998 Soccer in the Streets program," said Karen Kafer, director of communications, Kellogg USA. "Kellogg shares the America's Promise commitment by providing opportunities for young people. Our involvement in inner-city youth soccer helps is strengthen that commitment." The Kellogg's Soccer in the Streets program will be conducted in 13 cities including Atlanta; Athens, Ga.; Savannah, Ga.; Chicago; Columbus, Oh.; ...
  • U.S. to host 2000 CONCACAF Gold Cup
    The United States will host the 2000 CONCACAF Gold Cup, the confederation's general secretary, Chuck Blazer, announced March 24. The 2000 edition of the tournament will be played in February at sites to be determined and will be increased to 12 teams -- nine from CONCACAF (including holder Mexico and the host USA) and three invited teams, expected to be Japan, South Korea and Colombia. The other CONCACAF competitors will compete in regional qualifying to advance to the Gold Cup, with the top three finishers in the UNCAF Cup (Central America's competition) and the 1998 and 1999 champions of the ...
  • MLS: Ian Feuer allocated to New England
    MLS has signed American goalkeeper Ian Feuer and assigned him to the New England Revolution. Feuer, 26, was signed from English Second Division club Luton Town and is expected to fill the vacancy in goal for New England, which lost veteran keeper Walter Zenga to retirement. "Ian is unquestionably one of the elite American goalkeepers playing today," Revs coach Thomas Rongen said of the U.S. national team pool player. "We are happy to have secured the services of a player who will make an important impact on the team." Feuer went to Belgium at the age of 16, and began ...
  • MLS: Bravo awarded goal in Colorado's loss to Dallas
    Upon further review by MLS officials, the Colorado Rapids' lone goal in loss to the Dallas Burn on March 21 has now been credited to forward Paul Bravo. The play had originally been ruled as an own goal by the Burn's Mark Santel. The play began with Bravo collecting the ball at the top of the penalty box and turning and blindly firing a shot. As the ball headed to the left of the net, it stuck the outstretched leg of Santel and deflected into an open net, past unsuspecting Dallas keeper Garth Lagerwey. The play was originally ruled an ...
  • MLS: Statistical Leaders (through March 21)
    SCORING Player (Team) GP G A P Johnston (Kansas City) 1 2 0 4 Wegerle (D.C. United) 2 2 0 4 Harkes (D.C. United) 2 1 1 3 Jones (Los Angeles) 1 0 3 3 McBride (Columbus) 1 1 1 3 Sanneh (D.C. United) 1 1 1 3 Wynalda (San Jose) 1 1 1 3 GOALIES Player (Team) GP Min. GAA W-L Thornton (Chicago) 1 90 0.00 1-0 Garlick (D.C. United) 2 180 1.00 2-0 Dougherty (Columbus) 1 90 1.00 1-0 Hahnemann (Colorado) 1 90 1.00 0-1 Lagerwey (Dallas) 1 90 1.00 1-0 ...
  • The BIC MLS Schedule: Kickoff and TV information
    Check the BIC MLS Schedule section each Thursday for an updated television schedule of the coming weekend's MLS games.
  • MLS: Game Summaries (March 21)
    MIAMI 0 CHICAGO 2 March 21 in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. Miami 0 Chicago 2. Goals: Kosecki (Razov) 76, Kotschau 87. Miami -- Cassar (6), Cullen (7), Webber (6), Kooiman (5), Kmosko (6), Serna (6), Gutierrez (5), Vaudreuil (5), Herrera (5), Valderrama (5), Tamashiro (6). Subs: Mastroeni (5) for Serna in 74th minute, Stebbins (5) for Cullen in 83rd. Chicago -- Thornton (8), Kubik (7), Okaroh (5), Lewis (5), Salcedo (6), Klopas (6), Kotschau (5), Armas (6), Nowak (7), Kosecki (6), Kuhn (5). Subs: Ibsen (5) for Klopas in 66th minute, Razov (6) for Kuhn in 74th, Marsch (NR) for Kosecki ...
  • U.S. Women take third at Algarve Cup
    The U.S. women's national team struck twice in a three-minute span late in the match to snatch a 3-1 win over Sweden in the third-place match at the Algarve Cup in Portugal. The U.S. regrouped after its shocking 4-1 loss to Norway March 19 and took the game to the Swedes, earning three corner kicks in the opening seven minutes of play. However, Sweden scored the first goal in the 29th minute, when Hanna Ljungberg took advantage of hesitation by U.S. defender Lorrie Fair to smack a loose ball past U.S. keeper Tracy Ducar from six yards out. It was ...