• MLS: Logan and Gulati teleconference
    The following is a transcript of today's teleconference with MLS Commissioner Doug Logan and deputy commissioner Sunil Gulati Logan on MLS officiating "We wholeheartedly support our referees. They are enforcing the rules and achieving their objectives." Gulati on MLS officiating "We have had no direct communication with FIFA regarding our referees. FIFA did not ask us to become the testing ground. They may be watching, but they haven't asked us." Gulati on the Miami Fusion acquiring a fifth international player "We have had lengthy discussions with the Fusion. We want to make sure they get the right player. They are ...
  • PAUL KENNEDY: Logjam in the middle
    It has been our position that Steve Sampson's task of picking the starting 11 for the World Cup is simpler than it appears. Instead of picking specialists at all 10 field positions, he should simply select the 10 best players. Where should they align themselves on the field? That question was answered during the Austria game. They're all, it seems, in midfield. Sampson went with the current trend of packing the midfield by finally installing a 3-6-1 formation he talked about months ago. Assuming Eric Wynalda returns up front and the rest of the players who started against Austria remain ...
  • MLS: 1998 All Star Balloting begins May 3
    For the first time, soccer fans will have the opportunity to select the starting lineups when MLS USA battles the MLS World All-Stars at the 1998 MLS All-Star Game Sunday, August 2 at 3:30 p.m. (ET) at the Florida Citrus Bowl in Orlando. The game will be televised live on ABC. The new format, a departure from the Eastern Conference vs. Western Conference matchup in the first two MLS All-Star games, commemorates World Cup France '98, in which many MLS stars will participate. The league's world-class international players will form the "MLS World" team, and MLS players from the United ...
  • Women's World Cup Tickets on sale to U.S. Soccer family May 1
    Tickets for the 1999 Women's World Cup will officially go on sale to the U.S. Soccer family on Friday May 1 at 10:00 a.m. (ET). Tickets will be available in Stadium Series packages, which include all games played in a particular city. Members of the U.S. Soccer family will have the first chance to purchase packages, primarily through a direct-mail ticket brochure targeted at soccer fans in and around the eight WWC venue communities. In addition, the WWC will advertise the ticket sale in soccer publications and newsletters and will be on-site selling tickets at major soccer matches and tournaments ...
  • Heinrichs, Beckenbauer elected to Hall of Fame
    German great Franz Beckenbauer and former U.S. women's captain April Heinrichs head the list of '98 inductees into the National Soccer Hall of Fame. Beckenbauer, who captained West Germany to the 1974 World Cup title and coached it to the '90 title, starred in the North American Soccer League for the New York Cosmos (1977-80 and '83). Heinrichs was one of the original stars of the U.S. national team, helping the team capture the inaugural Women's World Cup in 1991 as part of the famed "triple-edged sword" with Michelle Akers and Carin Jennings-Gabarra. Also elected for induction in the meritorious ...
  • MLS Exhibition Summary: Connecticut 3 New England 2 (April 29)
    April 29 in New Britain, Conn. Connecticut (A-League) 3 New England (MLS) 2. Goals: Bone (Coxon) 18, Barbieri 29, Joseph (Coxon) 56; Jair (Moore) 13, Diaz Arce (Torres) 21. Connecticut -- Martini (Lipman, 78), Kelly, McDermott, Sullivan (Fairwheather, 57), Tierney, Boney, Joseph (Yunkin, 73), Levesque (Vaughn, 75), Barbieri (Wright, 57, Procter, 70), Bone, Coxon. New England -- Causey, Burns (Coye, 46), Chronopoulos (Feuer, 11), Goulooze (Mohammed, 46), Michallik (Jachym, 46), Motajo, Baba (Van Saun, 46), Jair (Wise, 46), Moore (Gorter, 46), Diaz Arce (McLaughlin, 46), Torres (Keegan, 46). Yellow cards: Connecticut -- Levesque 14, Joseph 27, Proctor 82; Moore 36. ...
  • MLS: Results and Standings (April 30)
    Results April 30 Tampa Bay 0 Columbus 1 April 29 D.C. United 3 San Jose 1 Kansas City 0 Los Angeles 2 Standings EASTERN GP W L P GF GA Columbus 7 5 2 15 15 8 D.C. United 8 6 2 12 15 11 MetroStars 5 2 3 6 9 11 Miami 7 3 4 5 4 14 New England 5 2 3 4 8 7 Tampa Bay 7 1 6 3 5 14 Shootout records: Miami 2-0, D.C. United 3-1, New England 1-1, MetroStars 0-0, Columbus: 0-1, Tampa Bay 0-1. ...
  • U.S. U-18s fall in Slovakia
    April 30 in Piestany, Slovakia USA 0 Hungary 1. Goal: Torok 65. USA -- Spitieri, Wickart, Gieger, Gibbs, Buddle (Cooks, 70), Martino (Walls, 72), Casabielle, Radcliffe, Joy, Morales, Herrera. Hunary -- Simek, Horvath, Kellner, Tokodi, Szollar, Mogyorodi, Hajnal, Udvardi, Terejk (Torok, 43), Solyom, Tulak. Att.: 50. ò The U.S. U-18s concluded play at the Piestany '98 Tournament with a record of 1-1-2. The U.S. results:orded the following results: April 26 Norway 4-1. April 27 Cyprus 0-0. April 29 Slovakia 0-1. April 30 Hungary 0-1. In July, the U.S. U-18s will travel to Moscow, to compete in the 1998 World Youth ...
  • Gabarra bids goodbye
    The player that head coach Tony DiCicco says "epitomized" the U.S. women's team bade her teammates farewell on April 24. Carin (Jennings) Gabarra, 33, who hadn't played for the U.S. since the gold-medal game of the 1996 Olympic tournament, was honored by U.S. Soccer in a halftime ceremony at Cal State Fullerton, where the U.S. beat Argentina, 8-1. With her teammates gathered on the field, and 9-month-old son Tyler Marshall cradled in her arms, Gabarra was presented with a Waterford crystal vase by U.S. Soccer executive vice-president Larry Monaco. Gabarra, head women's soccer coach at the U.S. Naval Academy since ...
  • Premier League: Standings and Results through April 26
    Standings Southeast GP W L GF GA P South Florida 1 1 0 6 0 3 Miami T. 1 1 0 2 0 3 Alabama 0 0 0 0 0 0 Bradenton 0 0 0 0 0 0 Central Florida 0 0 0 0 0 0 Cocoa 0 0 0 0 0 0 Jackson 0 0 0 0 0 0 Great Lakes GP W L GF GA P Detroit 0 0 0 0 0 0 Fox River 0 0 0 0 0 0 Grand Rapids 0 0 0 0 0 0 Indiana I. 0 0 0 0 ...
  • D3 Pro League: Standings and Results through April 26
    Standings Northeast GP W L GF GA P New Hampshire 1 1 0 7 0 3 Western Mass. 1 1 0 4 0 3 Cape Cod 0 0 0 0 0 0 Rhode Island 0 0 0 0 0 0 Vermont 0 0 0 0 0 0 Mid-Atlantic GP W L GF GA P N.Y. Capital Dist. 0 0 0 0 0 0 New Jersey 0 0 0 0 0 0 Reading 0 0 0 0 0 0 South Jersey 0 0 0 0 0 0 Central Jersey 1 0 1 2 3 0 Atlantic GP W ...
  • MLS: Injury Report for April 29-May 3 matches
    Chicago -- F Frank Klopas (sprained ankle) is questionable; MF Diego Gutierrez (knee surgery) and MF Manny Lagos (knee surgery) are on injured reserve. Colorado -- MF Joey DiGiamarino (concussion) is out; F Marquis White (strained groin) is questionable. Columbus -- MF Brian Maisonneuve (sprained ankle) is questionable; D Ricardo Iribarren (bruised shin) is probable. Dallas -- MF Alain Sutter (sprained hip) is on injured reserve until May 1; GK Mark Dodd (broken finger) is on injured reserve until May 8. D.C. United -- GK Mark Simpson (knee infection) and MF Judah Cooks (strained quadricep) are out; D Eddie Pope ...
  • A-League: Standings and Summaries (April 23-26 games)
    Standings Eastern Conference Northeast GP W L GF GA P Worcester 1 1 0 0 0 1 Montreal 0 0 0 0 0 0 Rochester 0 0 0 0 0 0 Staten Island 0 0 0 0 0 0 Toronto 0 0 0 0 0 0 Connecticut 1 0 1 0 0 0 Long Island 2 0 2 0 4 0 Atlantic GP W L GF GA P Hampton Roads 1 1 0 1 0 3 Hershey 1 1 0 1 0 3 Charleston 3 1 2 7 3 3 Raleigh 3 1 2 2 2 3 ...
  • U-23s draw 0-0 with A-League's Flash
    The U.S. U-23 national team completed its Chula Vista, Calif. training camp by drawing 0-0 in an exhibition match with the A-League's San Diego Flash. The team will next gather in Milwaukee, Wis. on July 24 to prepare for a July 26 match against the 1997 A-League champion Milwaukee Rampage. The squad then departs for a 17-day camp in Manchester, England, where it will train at the grounds of Manchester United and play against reserve teams from Everton, Liverpool and Manchester United and the senior team from Hyde United. April 29 in Chula Vista, Calif. USA U-23 National Team 0 ...
  • Complete 1998 MLS Schedule
    Here is the 1998 Major League Soccer Regular Season schedule: Note: all times are eastern and subject to change. Sunday, March 15 D.C. United at Miami 4:00 p.m. Saturday, March 21 Columbus at Tampa Bay 7:30 p.m. Chicago at Miami 7:30 p.m. Kansas City at D.C. United 8:00 p.m. Colorado at Dallas 8:30 p.m. San Jose at Los Angeles 10:00 p.m. Thursday, March 26 Miami at Tampa Bay 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 28 MetroStars at Los Angeles 10:30 p.m. Colorado at San Jose (Stanford Stadium) 10:30 p.m. Sunday, March 29 Columbus ...