• U-18 Boys open Piestany tourney with win, tie
    The U.S. boys U-18 team opened with a 4-1 win over Norway and a 0-0 tie with Cyprus at the Piestany '98 Tournament in Slovakia. Ryan Gibbs had a goal and an assist against Norway for the United States, which is the youngest team in the tournament by an average of a full year. Here is the U.S. U-18 Roster: Goalkeepers -- Curtis Spiteri (Vista, Calif.), Doug Warren (Hoffman Estates, Ill.). Defenders -- Abe Geiger (East Lansing, Mich.), Ian Joy (West Lothian, Scotland), Matt Oliver (Waldorf, Md.), Justin Radcliff (Miami), Eric Solomon (Livingston, N.J.). Midfielders -- Alex Casavielle (Miami), Micah ...
  • MLS: Metros to host Portugal's Benfica June 9
    The MetroStars will host Benfica of Portugal in a friendly match June 9 at Giants Stadium. Benfica is one of the top Portuguese clubs, and, after suffering through several subpar seasons, has clinched second place in the Portuguese First Division and a spot in the preliminary round of next season's European Champions League. The team is managed by Graeme Souness and features Portuguese stars Joao Pinto and Nuno Gomes, as well as English striker Brian Deane and Czech winger Karel Poborsky. Tickets for the match ($14-$29) are available through the MetroStars box office (1-888-4METROTIX) or through TicketMaster (1-201-507-8900). Group rates ...
  • MLS: League makes 12 schedule changes
    MLS has announced 12 changes to the 1998 schedule. Some changes were due to conflicts with local NFL teams, while others were made to avoid conflicts with the Copa Merconorte and the U.S. Open Cup final. Following are the 12 changes: Date Changes Old Date Matchup New Date Kickoff (ET) TV Thu., July 16 Columbus at Colorado Sat., Sept. 19 9:00 p.m. n/a Wed., Aug. 26 Chicago at Columbus Thu., July 9 7:30 p.m. ESPN Sun., Sept. 6 Colorado at Chicago Sun., Sept. 13 3:00 p.m. Univision Sun., Sept. 6 Tampa Bay at D.C. United Wed., July ...
  • MLS: Results and Standings (April 29)
    Results April 29 D.C. United 3 San Jose 1 Kansas City 0 Los Angeles 2 Standings EASTERN GP W L P GF GA D.C. United 8 6 2 12 15 11 Columbus 6 4 2 12 14 8 MetroStars 5 2 3 6 9 11 Miami 7 3 4 5 4 14 New England 5 2 3 4 8 7 Tampa Bay 6 1 5 3 5 13 Shootout records: Miami 2-0, D.C. United 3-1, New England 1-1, MetroStars 0-0, Columbus: 0-1, Tampa Bay 0-1. WESTERN GP W L P GF ...
  • Contents: Soccer America May 11, 1998 issue
    Features Sampson Sees Deering's Strengths By Mike Woitalla New U.S. Lineup Scores Big Victory Against Austria By Mike Woitalla Jeers And Cheers At The Meadowlands By Duncan Irving Hejduk Leaves Chilling To Others By Bill Ward Crew's Maisonneuve One Step Closer To France By Craig Merz Klinsmann Down But Not Out Of World Cup Anelka Stakes French Claim Akers Finds Old Spark Against Argentina By Dean Caparaz Columns Soccer Talk -- Juve and the man in the middle By Paul Gardner Short Passes By Lynn Berling-Manuel Departments Up Front MLS Weekly Report MLS Weekly Roundup BIC MLS Scoreboard ...
  • MLS: Game Summaries (April 25-26)
    METROSTARS 4 SAN JOSE 3 April 25 in East Rutherford, N.J. MetroStars 4 San Jose 3. Goals: Rooney (Petke, Hurtado) 26, Savarese (pen.) 66, Hurtado (Ramos) 69, Lalas (Vega, Ramos) 90; Lewis 10, Cerritos (Mella) 16, Lewis (Sebapole) 77. MetroStars -- Meola (5), Petke (6), Zaun (4), Lalas (5), Semioli (4), Sonora (5), Zavagnin (4), da Silva (4), Rooney (5), Hurtado (6), Savarese (4). Subs: Vega (5) for da Silva in 46th minute, Ramos (6) for Sonora in 46th, Dougherty (NR) for Savarese in 84th. San Jose -- Kramer (4), Weaver (5), Doyle (5), Barrett (4), Vasquez (6), Medved (6), ...
  • MLS: SA Team of the Week (April 25-26)
    Goalkeeper Ian Feuer (1) New England Defenders Ted Chronopoulos (1) New England Thomas Dooley (2) Columbus Eddie Pope (1) D.C. United Midfielders Marco Etcheverry (3) D.C. United Cobi Jones (5) Los Angeles Piotr Nowak (2) Chicago Ross Paule (1) Colorado Forwards Damian Alvarez (1) Dallas Paul Bravo (1) Colorado Welton (2) Los Angeles Note: In parentheses is the number of times a player has been named to the Team of the Week in 1998.
  • MLS: Statistical Leaders (through April 26)
    SCORING Player (Team) GP G A P Jones (Los Angeles) 6 5 6 16 Welton (Los Angeles) 6 5 2 12 McBride (Columbus) 6 5 1 11 Bravo (Colorado) 6 3 4 10 Moreno (D.C. United) 6 3 4 10 Etcheverry (D.C. United) 7 2 5 9 Hurtado (MetroStars) 6 3 3 9 John (Columbus) 6 4 1 9 Diaz Arce (New England) 5 3 2 8 Klopas (Chicago) 6 4 0 8 Mella (San Jose) 6 3 2 8 Elliott (Dallas) 5 3 1 7 Machon (Los Angeles) 6 2 3 7 Maisonneuve (Columbus) 6 1 ...
  • CONCACAF Champions Cup Results: Central America (through April 26)
    Central American Zone, Second Phase Group A April 22 in Tegucigalpa Alajuela (Costa Rica) 1 (Miso 75) Olimpia (Honduras) 0. Half: 0-0. Att.: 4,000. TEAM GP W T L GF GA P Alajuela 2 1 1 0 2 1 4 L.A. Firpo 1 0 1 0 1 1 1 Olimpia 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 Group B April 22 in Guatemala City Comunicaciones (Guatemala) 1 (Bennett 69) Saprissa (Costa Rica) 0. Half: 0-0. Att.: n/a. TEAM GP W T L GF GA P Platense 1 1 0 0 3 1 3 ...
  • U.S. Soccer: Foundation grant funds increase 30 percent
    The U.S. Soccer Foundation has increased its grant fund this year by 30 percent, awarding more than $2.65 million to organizations around the country. All grant awards have matching requirements, so an additional $16 million is expected to be pumped into programs to promote American soccer. The Foundation was founded in 1995 as a non-profit coporation to support U.S. soccer with profits generated by the 1994 World Cup. The largest single recipient was the National Soccer Hall of Fame, which was awarded a $1 million grant toward the construction of its museum and sports complex, payable over five years in ...
  • MLS: Television schedule (April 29-May 3)
    Here is the MLS television schedule for April 29-May 3: Date Matchup Kickoff (ET) Television April 29 San Jose at D.C. United 7:30 p.m. KICU-San Jose; Home Team Sports April 29 Los Angeles at Kansas City 8:30 p.m. Fox Sports West 2 April 30 Columbus at Tampa Bay 7:30 p.m. NO TV May 2 Colorado at Miami 7:30 p.m. Sunshine Network May 2 D.C. United at Chicago 8:00 p.m. Home Team Sports May 3 MetroStars at Tampa Bay 3:00 p.m. Univision May 3 New England at San Jose 8:00 p.m. Fox Sports New England
  • U.S. women roll to 7-0 win over Argentina
    The U.S. women's national team completed a weekend sweep of Argentina with a 7-0 pasting at the newly renovated Spartan Stadium in San Jose, Calif. "We played some wonderful attacking soccer, and I saw improvement in individual play as well as our team rhythm," said U.S. head coach Tony DiCicco. "Argentina is still an emerging nation in women's soccer, but these games gave us confidence and were a good step towards getting us closer to our best possible performance." Midfielder Kristine Lilly opened the scoring in just the third minute, tallying for the 56th time in her international career. Michelle ...
  • MLS: D.C. trades Wegerle to Tampa Bay for Lassiter, signs Pope to long-term extension
    D.C. United has acquired U.S. national team pool striker Roy Lassiter from the Tampa Bay Mutiny in exchange for forward Roy Wegerle. Lassiter, 29, is scoreless in six games with Tampa Bay this season, but he has 43 goals in 68 career MLS league and playoff matches and led MLS with 27 goals in 1996. In 24 international appearances, he has struck six times. "We're excited to have a pure goalscorer of Roy's caliber join our team," said D.C. United GM Kevin Payne. Coach Bruce Arena agreed, saying "I do believe a new environment will be very good for Roy ...
  • U.S. Open Cup: Premier League qualifying (through April 21)
    Here are the results of USISL Premier League U.S. Open Cup qualifying matches through April 21: April 18 Bradenton 0 South Florida 1 Shreveport (D3 Pro) 0 Jackson 7 Current Standings Group 1 -- Colorado, Colorado Springs, Des Moines, Finger Lakes, Kansas City, Sioux City 0 points. Group 2 -- Detroit, Fox River, Grand Rapids, Indiana I., Kalamazoo, Lansing, Mid Michigan 0 points. Group 3 -- Jackson 5 points; South Florida 4; Alabama, Central Florida, Cocoa, Miami T., Bradenton 0. Group 4 -- Cascade, Seattle, Spokane, Yakima 0 points. Group 5 -- Central Coast, No. Arizona, San Gabriel Valley, Silicon ...
  • U.S. Open Cup: D3 Pro League qualifying results (through April 21)
    Here are the results of D3 Pro League qualifying matches for the U.S. Open Cup from April 4 through April 21. April 4 Orlando 2 SW Florida 0 San Antonio 3 Austin 7 Los Angeles 1 Arizona 2 April 11 Austin 5 Houston 1 Shreveport 0 Texas 1 (OT) Stanislaus County 1 Reno 2 (OT) Valley Golden 2 So. California 1 April 17 South Carolina 2 South Jersey 1 Austin 3 San Antonio 1 Valley Golden 2 Los Angeles 3 (SO) Roanoke 1 Western Mass. 3 April 18 Charlotte 4 South Jersey 1 Miami B. 2 Orlando 3 Texas 2 ...