• CONCACAF Champions Cup: Results and Standings (through May 24)
    Here are last week's results from the second phase of Central American Zone qualifying for the 1998 CONCACAF Champions Cup: Group A May 20 in Tegucigalpa Olimpia (Hond.) 1 (Fernandez 86) L.A. Firpo (El Sal.) 1 (Rodriguez 19). Half: 0-1. Att.: 500. Team GP W T L GF GA P *L.A. Firpo 4 2 2 0 7 4 8 p-Alajuela 4 2 1 1 9 5 7 Olimpia 4 0 1 3 2 9 1 *-advances to final tournament in Washington D.C. in August p-advances to playoff with Group B runner-up for berth at final tournament. ...
  • MLS: SA Team of the Week (May 20-24)
    Goalkeeper Kevin Hartman (1) Los Angeles Defenders C.J. Brown (1) Chicago Ezra Hendrickson (1) Los Angeles Ricardo Iribarren (1) Columbus Midfielders Clint Mathis (2) Los Angeles Piotr Nowak (4) Chicago Jim Rooney (2) MetroStars Martin Vasquez (1) San Jose Forwards Roman Kosecki (1) Chicago Roy Lassiter (1) D.C. United Paul Rideout (2) Kansas City Note: In parentheses is the number of times a player has been named to the Team of the Week in 1998.
  • MLS Game Summaries (May 20-24)
    CHICAGO 3 LOS ANGELES 1 May 20 in Chicago Chicago 3 Los Angeles 1. Goals: own goal (Fraser) 37, Kosecki (Razov) 58, Nowak (Podbrozny, Kosecki) 68; Welton (Sanchez) 75. Chicago -- Thornton (5), Kubik (5), Okaroh (6), Brown (6), Armas (7), Klopas (5), Kosecki (8), Marsch (6), Nowak (8), Podbrozny (5), Razov (6). Subs: Kotschau (4) for Klopas in 59th minute, Lewis (5) for Razov in 76th, Salcedo (5) for Podbrozny in 81st. Los Angeles -- Hartman (5), Hendrickson (6), Pena (4), Fraser (5), Vanney (5), Jolley (6), Machon (5), Cienfuegos (5), Mathis (6), Karapetyan (5), Welton (5). Subs: Vasquez ...
  • U.S. Women complete sweep of Japan
    The U.S. women's national team put on a dominant performance in outclassing Japan 3-0 before over 30,000 fans May 24 in Yokohama's newly opened National Stadium. The victory gave the Americans a three-game sweep in their first-ever tour of Japan. The U.S. took the lead early, as Brandi Chastain scored in just the eighth minute of play. She headed Christie Pearce's corner kick off the crossbar, and the ball rebounded to midfielder Julie Foudy. Her close-range shot was cleared off the goal line, but Cindy Parlow played the rebound back to Chastain, who knocked the bouncing ball into the net ...
  • USA 1 Kuwait 0 (Halftime)
    The USA leads Kuwait 1-0 at halftime of their friendly match in Portland, Ore. On a soggy field at Civic Stadium, the Americans have dominated the play over the first 45 minutes, possessing the ball for a large part of the half and creating numerous opportunities. The U.S. was unable to break through until Ernie Stewart scored in the 37th minute. Steve Sampson's lineup featured Eddie Pope and new addition David Regis in back as man-markers along with sweeper Thomas Dooley. Mike Burns moved to the right side of midfield, with Jeff Agoos on the left. Brian Maisonneuve and Chad ...
  • USA vs. Kuwait: U.S. starting lineup
    Here is the lineup that will take the field for the USA in its friendly match against Kuwait in Portland, Ore. USA -- Keller, Pope, Dooley, Regis, Burns, Maisonneuve, Deering, Stewart, Reyna, Agoos, Wegerle. Coach Steve Sampson has said that Eric Wynalda will likely play the second half.
  • U.S. Game Summary: USA 2 Kuwait 0
    May 24 in Portland, Ore. USA 2 Kuwait 0. Goals: Stewart 37, Ramos 82. USA -- Keller, Pope, Dooley, Regis, Burns, Maisonneuve (Ramos, 75), Deering, Stewart (Radosavljevic, 79), Reyna (Moore, 61), Agoos, Wegerle (Wynalda, 46). Kuwait -- Al-Fadhli, Abdullah (Shammari, 65), Abdulrahman, Kalebeej (Seehan, 79), Al-Hindi, Mutairi (Khudhari, 46), Al-Ahmad, Abdulaziz (Al-Hadiyah, 46), Sakeen, Al-Saqer, Al-Huwadi. Yellow cards: none. Referee: Mario Ramirez (Guatemala). Att.: 25,343.
  • USA 2 Kuwait 0 (Final)
    The USA has defeated Kuwait 2-0 in their friendly match at Civic Stadium in Portland, Ore. Eric Wynalda replaced Roy Wegerle at halftime. In his first appearance since suffering a knee injury in an MLS match in April, Wynalda appeared rusty from the layoff, but he was in the middle of a couple of U.S. chances. In the 50th minute, Chad Deering sent Claudio Reyna free down the left side, and Reyna's cross found Wynalda at the far post, where he headed the ball back across the goalmouth for Ernie Stewart, but the onrushing Stewart was not quite in time ...
  • U.S. Open Cup qualifying update (May 23)
    MLS Eight MLS teams will join the Open Cup in the third round. They are: Chicago, Columbus, Dallas, Kansas City, MetroStars, Miami, San Jose and Tampa Bay. A-League Five A-League teams have now clinched Open Cup berths. In the Western Conference, El Paso, Nashville and Orange County are in, with Milwaukee and Minnesota dueling for the final spot. In the Eastern Conference, Hershey and Rochester have clinched places -- it will be the Rhinos' third straight trip to the Open Cup. Here are the A-League qualifying standings through May 19. Each A-League team's first six games count as Open Cup ...
  • MLS: Results and Standings (May 23)
    Results May 23
    • MetroStars 4 Miami 2
    • D.C. United 3 Tampa Bay 2
    • Chicago 5 Colorado 0
    • Kansas City 0 San Jose 1
    • Los Angeles 4 Dallas 1
    May 22
    • New England 0 Columbus 2
    Standings EASTERN GP W L P GF GA D.C. United 13 10 3 24 29 20 Columbus 10 6 4 18 19 14 MetroStars 10 5 5 15 18 19 Miami 11 5 6 11 11 22 New England 10 4 6 10 18 19 Tampa Bay 12 2 10 6 13 25 Shootout records: Miami 2-0, ...
  • World Cup: Roster Updates
    The following are updates from World Cup training camps: French final roster, Italian provisional roster and ins and outs from Austria, England, Netherlands, South Africa and Tunisia. FRANCE squad cut to 22: Goalkeepers -- Fabien Barthez (Monaco), Bernard Lama (West Ham, England), Lionel Charbonnier (Auxerre). Defenders -- Lilian Thuram (Parma, Italy), Laurent Blanc (Marseille), Marcel Desailly (AC Milan, Italy), Frank Leboeuf (Chelsea), Bixente Lizarazu (Bayern Munich, Germany), Vincent Candela (Roma, Italy). Midfielders -- Didier Deschamps (Juventus, Italy), Christian Karembeu (Real Madrid, Spain), Alain Boghossian (Sampdoria, Italy), Zinedine Zidane (Juventus, Italy), Robert Pires (Metz), Bernard Diomede (Auxerre), Emmanuel Petit (Arsenal, England), ...
  • College: SA Top 25 Women's Recruits
    Here are SA's top women's recruits for 1998 Pos. Name Hometown College G Elizabeth Wagner Klein, Texas Notre Dame D Krista Boling San Jose, Calif. UCLA D Tara Comfort Carrolton, Texas SMU D Leslie Gaston Montgomery, Ala. North Carolina D Lindsay Smart Coronado, Calif. Portland MF Breana Boling San Jose Calif. UCLA MF Jena Kluegel Mahtomedi, Minn. North Carolina MF Anna Kraus Mountain View, Calif. Santa Clara MF Lori Lindsey Indianapolis Virginia MF Caroline Putz Bountiful, Utah Washington MF Michelle Royal Arlington, Texas Texas A&M MF Mia Sarkesian Canton, Mich. Notre Dame MF Amy Sauer Spring, Texas ...
  • College: Broncos tap local market for best women's recruiting class
    Coaches agree -- Santa Clara has the best recruiting class in the country. Not that the Broncos, who reached the NCAA semifinals last December, are hurting for talent. They boast a bevy of talented young players, led by Mandy Clemens and Heather Aldama. But the incoming freshmen -- featuring U.S. under-20 trio Aly Wagner, Danielle Slaton and Anna Kraus, along with Kerry Cathcart and goalkeeper Alice Gleason -- could put Santa Clara over the top this year. "Santa Clara has hands down the best class," Texas A&M coach G. Guerrieri said. "You can make a case for Wagner, Slaton and ...
  • MLS: Results and Standings (May 22)
    Results May 22
    • New England 0 Columbus 2
    May 20
    • Chicago 3 Los Angeles 1
    • Dallas 1 Kansas City 2 (SO)
    Standings EASTERN GP W L P GF GA D.C. United 12 9 3 21 26 18 Columbus 10 6 4 18 19 14 MetroStars 9 4 5 12 14 17 Miami 10 5 5 11 9 18 New England 10 4 6 10 18 19 Tampa Bay 11 2 9 6 11 22 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-17 Boys open play in Salerno tourney with tie, loss
    The U.S. U-17 boys national team is competing at the Salerno tournament in Italy. The U.S. opened play with a 1-1 tie against host Italy, as Ken Cutler scored his first international goal for the USA. The next day, the U.S. dropped a 3-2 decision to Russia. Landon Donovan and Nelson Akwari tallied for the Americans. May 19 in Salerno Italy 1 USA 1. Goals: Stirpe 29; Cutler 8. Italy -- Amelia, Bretti, Stirpe, Farina, Calaio, Zinnaro, Pisanu, Donzella, Molle, Mestro, Chinelli. USA -- Countess, Dulaney, Yi, Akwari, Martin (Roberts, 75), Beasley, Chillemi (Jackson, 60), Donovan, Cutler, Beckerman (Trembly, 64), ...
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