• World Cup '98 Results (June 30)
    RESULTS SECOND ROUND June 30 Croatia 1 Romania 0 Argentina 2 England 2 (Argentina wins 4-3 on penalties) June 29 Germany 2 Mexico 1 Netherlands 2 Yugoslavia 1 FINAL FIRST-ROUND STANDINGS Group A Team GP W T L GF GA P *Brazil 3 2 0 1 6 3 6 *Norway 3 1 2 0 5 4 5 Morocco 3 1 1 1 5 5 4 Scotland 3 0 1 2 2 6 1 *-qualified for second round. Group B Team GP W T L GF GA P ...
  • World Cup: Second-Round game summaries (June 30)
    June 30 in Bordeaux Croatia 1 Romania 0. Goal: Suker (pen.) 45. Croatia -- Ladic, Stimac, Jarni, Bilic, Simic, Stanic (Tudor, 83), Jurcic, Asanovic, Boban, Vlaovic (Krpan, 77), Suker. Romania -- Stelea, Petrescu (Marinescu, 76), Cibotariu, Gheorge Popescu, Filipescu, Munteanu, Hagi (Craioveanu, 57), Galca, Gabriel Popescu (Niculescu, 61), Moldovan, Ilie. Yellow cards: Croatia -- Boban 27, Bilic 71; Romania -- Gheorge Popescu 44, Petrescu 70, Ilie 82. Referee: Javier Castrilli (Argentina). Att.: 36,500. June 30 in St. Etienne Argentina 2 England 2 (Argentina wins 4-3 on penalties). Goals: Batistuta (pen.) 6, Zanetti 45; Shearer (pen.) 10, Owen 16. Argentina -- ...
  • World Cup: Leading scorers (through June 30)
    5 goals -- Batistuta (Argentina), Vieri (Italy). 4 Goals -- Hernandez (Mexico), Salas (Chile). 3 Goals -- Bierhoff (Germany), Cesar Sampaio (Brazil), Henry (France), Klinsmann (Germany), Ronaldo (Brazil), Suker (Croatia). 2 Goals -- R.Baggio (Italy), Bartlett (South Africa), Bassir (Morocco), Bebeto (Brazil), Bergkamp (Netherlands), Cocu (Netherlands), R.De Boer (Netherlands), Hadda (Morocco), Hierro (Spain), Kiko (Spain), Komljenovic (Yugoslavia), Moldovan (Romania), Morientes (Spain), Ortega (Argentina), Owen (England), Pelaez (Mexico), Shearer (England), Whitmore (Jamaica), Wilmots (Belgium).
  • MLS: Game summaries (June 24-27)
    METROSTARS 5 NEW ENGLAND 3 June 24 in East Rutherford, N.J. MetroStars 5 New England 3. Goals: Kelly (Savarese, Dougherty) 40, Savarese (Sonora) 43, Kelly (Sonora, Rooney) 53, Petke (Dougherty) 69, Dougherty (Hurtado) 88; Diaz Arce (Pareja, Baba) 31, Gorter 64, Diaz Arce (Gorter, Pareja) 68. MetroStars -- Meola (4), Sonora (6), Palacios (5), Knowles (4), Petke (6), Sorber (5), Dougherty (6), Kelly (7), Rooney (5), Savarese (6), Hurtado (6). Subs: Zavagnin (6) for Sorber in 25th minute, Walsh (NR) for Savarese in 89th. New England -- Feuer (3), Nakhid (4), Motajo (5), McKinley (4), Goulooze (5), Pareja (6), Gorter ...
  • MLS: SA Team of the Week (June 24-27)
    MLS: SA Team of the Week (June 24-27) Goalkeeper Jeff Cassar (2) Miami Defenders C.J. Brown (6) Chicago Paul Caligiuri (1) Los Angeles Richard Gough (1) San Jose Midfielders Edwin Gorter (2) New England Brian Kelly (1) Metrostars Roman Kosecki (2) Chicago Piotr Nowak (7) Chicago Ross Paule (3) Colorado Forwards Damian Alvarez (3) Dallas Raul Diaz Arce (2) New England Note: In parentheses is the number of times a player has been named to the Team of the Week in 1998.
  • Women's World Cup: Canada to host CONCACAF qualifying
    Canada has been awarded the CONCACAF qualifying tournament for the 1999 FIFA Women's World Cup, and will stage the event in the Toronto, Ontario area from Aug. 28 to Sept. 6 Originally planned to take place in Haiti, the tournament had to be switched when disputes broke out between the Haiti Government and the Haitian Football Federation. "We are pleased and grateful that the Canadian Soccer Association has made itself available for this important event," said CONCACAF Secretary General Chuck Blazer. The winner of the qualifying group will qualify automatically for the 1999 FIFA Women's World Cup, to be staged ...
  • MLS: Television schedule for July 1-4
    Here is the MLS television schedule for July 1-4: Date Matchup Kickoff (ET) Television July 1 New England at Kansas City 8:30 p.m. Fox Sports New England July 1 Dallas at Chicago 8:30 p.m. Fox Sports Chicago Plus July 2 Miami at D.C. United 7:30 p.m. ESPN July 3 Columbus at San Jose 10:30 p.m. WTTE-Columbus July 4 New England at Tampa Bay 7:30 p.m. Fox Sports New England July 4 Chicago at Dallas 8:30 p.m. Fox Sports Chicago July 4 MetroStars at Colorado 9:00 p.m. MSG network July 4 Kansas City at Los Angeles 10:30 p.m. ...
  • World Cup: Yellow card update (through June 30)
    The following players carry a yellow card into their quarterfinal matches: Italy -- Luigi Di Biagio, Paolo Maldini, Francesco Moriero. France -- none. Brazil -- Cafu, Leonardo. Denmark -- Marc Rieper. Germany -- Markus Babbel, Dietmar Hamann, Lothar Matthaeus, Michael Tarnat. Croatia -- Zvonimir Boban, Slaven Bilic. Netherlands -- none. Argentina -- Matias Almeyda, Carlos Roa, Diego Simeone, Juan Veron.
  • MLS: Fusion acquires defender Knowles
    The Miami Fusion added some defensive depth by trading its third-round pick in the 1999 MLS College Draft to the MetroStars for defender Matt Knowles. Knowles, 27, is a three-time NPSL Defensive Player of the Year who has been with the MetroStars since the inaugural MLS season. This season, since fulfilling his indoor commitments, Knowles has started four games for the Metros. "Matt is an experienced and skillful defender," said Fusion GM Leandro Stillitano. "He should be a great addition to the team." Knowles is not expected to play for Miami when it faces D.C. United on July 1. To ...
  • CONCACAF Champions Cup: Rapids edge Leon in first leg
    The Colorado Rapids defeated Leon of the Mexican First Division, 1-0, in the first leg of their CONCACAF Champions Cup match on June 28. Rapids midfielder Marcelo Balboa, who played for Leon for two seasons before joining Colorado in 1996, scored the game's lone goal with just seven minutes remaining. Balboa had only returned to Colorado from the World Cup in France late Friday, and played only 18 minutes as a substitute. The goal came in the 83rd minute, when Balboa lofted a ball to the right corner flag, where Adrian Paz made slid the ball back in front to ...
  • MLS: Statistical Leaders (through June 28)
    SCORING Player (Team) GP G A P Welton (Los Angeles) 16 12 9 33 Cienfuegos (Los Angeles) 14 9 10 28 Diaz Arce (New England) 15 11 4 26 Lassiter (D.C. United) 17 9 6 24 Jones (Los Angeles) 8 8 7 23 Etcheverry (D.C. United) 17 6 11 23 Moreno (D.C. United) 17 7 8 22 Hurtado (MetroStars) 17 6 10 22 Nowak (Chicago) 16 6 9 21 Savarese (MetroStars) 15 8 4 20 Bravo (Colorado) 16 7 6 20 John (Columbus) 12 9 1 19 Kosecki (Chicago) 13 6 7 19 Cerritos (San Jose) 15 ...
  • World Cup: Second-Round game summaries (June 29)
    June 29 in Montpellier Germany 2 Mexico 1. Goals: Klinsmann 75, Bierhoff 86; Hernandez 47. Germany -- Koepke, Matthaeus, Babbel, Woerns, Heinrich (Moeller, 58), Hamann, Helmer (Ziege, 38), Tarnat, Haessler (Kirsten, 74), Klinsmann, Bierhoff. Mexico -- Campos, Suarez, Pardo, Davino, Garcia Aspe (Pelaez, 87), Villa, Bernal (Carmona, 46), Lara, Blanco, Hernandez, Palencia (Arellano, 53). Yellow cards: Germany -- Babbel 45, Matthaeus 57, Tarnat 78, Hamann 89; Mexico -- Davino 58, Blanco 88. Referee: Manuel Melo Pereira (Portugal). Att.: 35,500. June 29 in Toulouse Netherlands 2 Yugoslavia 1. Goals: Bergkamp 38, Davids 90; Komljenovic 49. Netherlands -- Van Der Sar, Reiziger, ...
  • U.S. Open Cup: Greek Americans forfeit
    The N.Y. Greek Americans Atlas of the USASA have forfeited their first-round victory over the Western Mass. Pioneers of the D3 Pro League because the team fielded ineligible players. The Greek Americans appealed, but U.S. Soccer ruled that the amateurs would have to forfeit after a conference call on June 26. As a result, Western Mass. advances to the Second Round and will face the A-League's Rochester Rhinos on July 1. The $10,000 dollars previously awarded to the Greek Americans Atlas for being the amateur team to advance the farthest in the tournament will instead be split among all the ...
  • World Cup '98 Results (June 29)
    RESULTS SECOND ROUND June 29 Germany 2 Mexico 1 Netherlands 2 Yugoslavia 1 June 28 France 1 Paraguay 0 (2OT) Denmark 4 Nigeria 1 FINAL FIRST-ROUND STANDINGS Group A Team GP W T L GF GA P *Brazil 3 2 0 1 6 3 6 *Norway 3 1 2 0 5 4 5 Morocco 3 1 1 1 5 5 4 Scotland 3 0 1 2 2 6 1 *-qualified for second round. Group B Team GP W T L GF GA P *Italy 3 2 1 ...
  • U-20 boys thrash outmanned Bolivia 6-0
    June 27 in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. USA 6 Bolivia 0. Goals: N.Garcia 8, Beasley 27, 32, 60, Tsakiris 40, Albright 78. USA -- Howard, Cherundolo, Bocanegra, Morrison, N.Garcia, Downing, Tsakiris (Gibbs, 59), Beasley, Albright, Bardales, Norkus (Futagaki, 46). Bolivia -- Arias, Gaty, Molina, Siera, R.Garcia, Duran, Pena, Arebalo, Elerovick, Callau, Andavery. Subs: Angolo, Bengolea. Yellow cards: USA -- N.Garcia 47, Howard 50; Bolivia -- Angolo 23, Molina 35. Red cards: USA -- N.Garcia 50; Bolivia -- Molina 50, Gaty 56, R.Garcia 67, Bengolea 75, Pena 85. Referee: Att.: n/a. U-20 Notes Prior to the USA-Bolivia match, the USA defeated ...