• MLS: Mutiny makes a pair of trades
    The Tampa Bay Mutiny continued its team overhaul when it made a pair of trades June 29. Tampa sent midfielder Josh Keller and a first-round pick in the 1999 College Draft to Chicago for defensive midfielder Jorge Salcedo, and then sent defender Mike Duhaney to the MetroStars for midfielder Paul Dougherty. Salcedo and Dougherty are expected to join the Mutiny today and will be available for the team's July 4 home match against New England. Salcedo, 25, is already well-traveled within MLS. He spent the league's first season with Los Angeles, 1997 with Columbus, and had been with the Chicago ...
  • U-17 boys split two games with England
    The U-27 boys national team recently completed a training camp in Chula Vista, Calif., where the squad split a pair of matches with the England U-17s. The USA rolled to a 4-1 win on June 23 behind a hat trick from Landon Donovan and a goal from Kyle Beckerman. In the rematch, Raul Rivera gave the U.S. a 1-0 lead, and Matt Roberts put the U.S. up 2-1 before England rallied for a 3-2 win. The U.S. U-17s will regroup in Bradenton, Fla. July 11-13 to prepare for a tour of Jamaica that will include matches against Bolivia on July ...
  • U.S. Soccer: Steve Sampson resigns
    Steve Sampson resigned today as national team coach of the United States, it was announced by the United States Soccer Federation. "We at the Federation thank Steve for his tremendous service to our national team program and to soccer in the USA," said U.S. Soccer president Alan Rothenberg. "His tireless work has helped advance our sport and on balance it was an era of growth. I compliment him on his many achievements with our team." U.S. Soccer will begin an immediate search for a successor and, in accordance with the procedures announced following the USA's final World Cup '98 match ...
  • MLS Exhibition Summary: Minnesota (A-League) 2 Chicago (MLS) 3
    June 28 in Blaine, Minn. Minnesota (A-League) 2 Chicago (MLS) 3. Goals: Mladenov (Shaw) 78, Anderson (pen.) 90; Wolff (Razov) 3, Salcedo (Ibsen) 34, Kuhn (Marsch) 77. Minnesota -- Swallen, Abboud (Shaw, 70), Coughlin, Menk (Alvarado, 46), Gramenz (Sylvester, 46), Foster (Leventhal, 66), Mladenov (Stanici, 79), Gotsmanov, (Zeba, 44), Anderson, Magee, Garcia (Horvath, 66). Chicago -- Coufal, Kubik (Kotschau, 46), Lewis, Bates, Salcedo, Ibsen, Podbrozny (Marsch, 46), Gutierrez, Wolff, Klopas, Razov (Kuhn, 46) Red card: Chicago -- Bates 47. Referee: Rich Grady. Att.: 3,124.
  • World Cup '98 Results (June 28)
    RESULTS SECOND ROUND June 28 France 1 Paraguay 0 (2OT) Denmark 4 Nigeria 1 June 27 Italy 1 Norway 0 Brazil 4 Chile 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 ...
  • World Cup: Second-Round game summaries (June 28)
    June 28 in Lens France 1 Paraguay 0 (2OT). Goal: Blanc 114. France -- Barthez, Thuram, Blanc, Desailly, Lizarazu, Deschamps, Petit (Boghossian, 70), Djorkaeff, Henry (Pires 65), Diomede (Guivarc'h, 77), Trezeguet. Paraguay -- Chilavert, Arce, Gamarra, Ayala, Sarabia, Acuna, Enciso, Paredes (Caniza, 75), Benitez, Campos (Yegros, 57), Cardozo (A.Rojas, 91). Yellow cards: Paraguay -- Chilavert 19, Benitez 24, Enciso 33, Arce 85, A.Rojas 100. Referee: Ali Mohamed Bujsaim (UAE). Att.: 41,275 June 28 in St. Denis Denmark 4 Nigeria 1. Goals: Moller 3, B.Laudrup 12, Sand 60, Helveg 76; Babangida 77. Denmark -- Schmeichel, Rieper, Hoegh, Heintze, Colding, Jorgensen, Helveg, ...
  • Hamm's hat trick leads U.S. women past Germany
    Forward Mia Hamm logged yet another world-class performance, scoring three goals in a 20-minute span in the second half as the U.S. women's national team defeated Germany, 4-2, in front of 13,107 at Solider Field, a venue for the 1999 FIFA Women's World Cup. Coming off a disappointing 1-1 tie with the European champions in St. Louis last Thursday night, a more focused U.S. team started fast, playing with pace and rhythm to keep the pressure on Germany the entire match. The Germans had their share of dangerous scoring opportunities in the end-to-end game, which marked the fourth time a ...
  • Women's World Cup '99: European Qualifying Update
    Here is a look at the current standings in European qualifying for the 1999 Women's World Cup: Group 1 TEAM GP W T L GF GA P Sweden 4 4 0 0 11 5 12 Ukraine 4 2 0 2 8 8 6 Iceland 4 1 2 1 5 6 5 Spain 6 0 2 4 5 10 2 RESULTS Aug. 30, 1997 -- Iceland 1 Sweden 3. Sept. 7 -- Iceland 3 Ukraine 2. Sept. 28 -- Sweden 3 Ukraine 2. Nov. 2 -- Spain 1 Ukraine 2. May 3, 1998 -- Spain 1 Sweden ...
  • MLS: Results and Standings (June 27)
    Results June 27 New England 3 Dallas 4 (SO) Miami 2 Tampa Bay 1 (SO) San Jose 1 Los Angeles 2 Standings EASTERN GP W L P GF GA D.C. United 18 13 5 29 42 31 MetroStars 16 9 7 25 31 29 Columbus 15 8 7 24 29 22 Miami 16 6 10 12 14 33 Tampa Bay 17 4 13 12 18 29 New England 15 4 11 10 27 36 Shootout records: Miami 3-0, MetroStars 1-0, D.C. United 5-2, New England 1-3, Columbus 0-3, Tampa Bay 0-3. ...
  • World Cup: Second-Round game summaries (June 27)
    June 27 in Marseille Italy 1 Norway 0. Goal: Vieri 18. Italy -- Pagliuca, Bergomi, Costacurta, Maldini, Cannavaro, Albertini (Pessotto, 72), D.Baggio, Di Biagio, Moriero (Di Livio, 63), Del Piero (Chiesa, 77), Vieri. Norway -- Grodas, Berg, Eggen, Johnsen, Bjornebye, H.Flo (Solskjaer, 73), Leonhardsen (Strand, 13, Solbakken 40), Rekdal, Riseth, Mykland, T.A.Flo. Yellow cards: Italy -- Moriero 38, Di Biagio 83, Maldini 89; Norway -- H.Flo 35, Mykland 54, Rekdal 62. Referee: Bernd Heynemann (Germany). Att.: 60,000. June 27 in Paris Brazil 4 Chile 1. Goals: Cesar Sampaio 11, 27, Ronaldo (pen.) 45, 70; Salas 69. Brazil -- Taffarel, Cafu, ...
  • MIKE WOITALLA: It doesn't make sense
    I remember the day Steve Sampson stopped making sense as if it were only yesterday. But it was more than a week ago. It started with the World Cup opener. For it, he created a system of play that left out the best midfielder in U.S. history, Tab Ramos, and one of its best defenders ever, Marcelo Balboa. After the game he told us that the U.S. held the ball well, Eric Wynalda was not alone on the frontline, and Roy Wegerle gave a good performance. I thought he might follow that up with, it's hard to find a cafe ...
  • World Cup '98 Results (June 27)
    RESULTS June 27 Italy 1 Norway 0 (Italy to meet France-Paraguay winner) Brazil 4 Chile 1 (Brazil to meet Nigeria-Denmark winner) 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 0 7 3 ...
  • World Cup: Group H game summaries (June 26)
    June 26 in Bordeaux Argentina 1 Croatia 0. Goal: Pineda 36. Argentina -- Roa, Vivas, Ayala, Paz, Zanetti (Simeone, 68), Almeyda, Veron, Gallardo (Berti, 81), Pineda, Ortega (Lopez, 53), Batistuta. Croatia -- Ladic, Bilic, Soldo, Simic, Maric (Vlaovic, 46), Prosinecki (Stimac, 68), Boban, Asanovic, Jarni, Stanic, Suker. Yellow cards: Argentina -- Ortega 23, Ayala 35, Vivas 69; Croatia -- Bilic 21, Soldo 44, Boban 46, Jarni 59. Referee: Said Belqola (Morocco). Att.: 36,500. Note: Soldo received his second yellow card and will be suspended for Croatia's June 30 match against the Group E champion. June 26 in Lyon Jamaica 2 ...
  • World Cup '98: Results and Standings (June 26)
    RESULTS June 26 Group G England 2 Colombia 0 Romania 1 Tunisia 1 Group H Argentina 1 Croatia 0 Jamaica 2 Japan 1 STANDINGS Final Group A Standings 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. Final Group B Standings Team GP W T L GF GA P ...
  • World Cup: Second-Round player suspensions
    The following is an update of players suspended for the second-round matches of France '98. All players holding single yellow cards from the first round will receive a clean slate. Italy vs. Norway -- No players suspended. Brazil vs. Chile -- Brazil will have a full lineup, but Chile's Francisco Rojas, Nelson Parraguez and Moises Villarroel are all suspended. France vs. Paraguay -- France's Zinedine Zidane is out for the second game of his two-match red-card suspension. Nigeria vs. Denmark -- Denmark's Miklos Molnar will miss the match, as he is sitting out the second game of a two-match suspension ...