Join Now  | 
Home About Contact Us Privacy & Security Advertise
Soccer America Daily Soccer World Daily Special Edition Around The Net Soccer Business Insider College Soccer Reporter Youth Soccer Reporter Soccer on TV Soccer America Classifieds Game Report
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalk Soccer America Confidential Youth Soccer Insider World Cup Watch
RSS Feeds Archives Manage Subscriptions Subscribe
Order Current Issue Subscribe Manage My Subscription Renew My Subscription Gift Subscription
My Account Join Now
Tournament Calendar Camps & Academies Soccer Glossary Classifieds
Subscribe to Soccer America Site

Sampson's View: Part 2

Continued . . . from part 1

Steve Sampson: 'I don't use lack of luck as an excuse'

SOCCER AMERICA: There was no MLS when you took the helm in 1995. How did that league's arrival affect your task?

STEVE SAMPSON: You can't just point to MLS. You have to look much more globally. If MLS had begun in 1995 instead of 1996, ...

Sampson's View: Part 1

Steve Sampson stepped down after the France '98 failure. Here's how he saw the disappointing end to his tenure that had included unprecedented U.S. success.

Part 1 of 3

SOCCER AMERICA: Does the fact you resigned mean you're taking responsibility for the U.S. failure at France '98?

STEVE SAMPSON: I'm taking my share of the responsibility.... People probably won't believe me when I ...

Sampson Quotes


Steve Sampson: 'My best games'

USA 4 Mexico 0
June 18, 1995 in Washington, D.C.

''It was at the U.S. Cup and it came right after we beat Nigeria 3-2.'' [Sampson was interim coach while U.S. Soccer was courting foreign candidates to replace Bora Milutinovic.]

USA 3 Argentina 0
July 14, 1995 in Paysandu, Uruguay.

''It got us into the ...

Rothenberg and Dentsu become Clash bosses

U.S. Soccer president Alan Rothenberg and Japanese advertising agency Dentsu, Inc., a long-time supporter of international soccer, head a group that has acquired the right to serve as investor-operator of Major League Soccer's San Jose Clash, Rothenberg and MLS commissioner Doug Logan announced at a press conference in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., during the league's All-Star weekend. "This is an ...

U-20 Girls look to defend Nordic Cup title

The U.S. U-20 Girls' national team, under the guidance of Lauren Gregg, has departed for the Nordic Cup to be held in Holland from Aug. 3-9. The Nordic Cup, held annually in Northern Europe, brings together the world's top Under-21 women's national teams for the most important women's youth tournament for this age group. The eight competing teams are divided ...

UEFA Cup: Preliminary Round, Second Leg results (July 28-29)

July 28 in Sarajevo FK Sarajevo (Bosnia) 0 Germinal Ekeren (Belgium) 0. Att.: 12,000. (Germinal Ekeren wins 4-1 on aggregate.) July 28 in Gothenburg IFK Gothenburg (Sweden) 4 (Ekstrom 17, 50, 79, Henriksson 71) Union Luxembourg (Luxembourg) 0. Half: 1-0. Att.: 3,073. (IFK Gothenburg wins 7-0 on aggregate.) July 29 in Brussels Anderlecht (Belgium) 5 (Stoica 31, De Boeck 42, ...

European Champions Cup: Qualifying Round, Second Leg results (July 27-29)

July 27 in Toftir Torshavn B-36 (Faroe Isl.) 0 Betar Jerusalem (Israel) 1 (Hamar 68). Half: 0-0. Att.: 285. (Betar Jerusalem wins 5-1 on aggregate.) July 29 in Bruges Club Bruges (Belgium) 2 (Vermant 14, Claessens 30) Sileks Kratovo (Macedonia) 1 (Bozinov 76). Half: 2-0. Att.: n/a. (Club Bruges wins 2-1 on aggregate.) July 29 in Luxembourg Jeunesse Esch (Luxembourg) ...

RIDGE MAHONEY: The floundering Fusion

The firing of head coach "Cacho" Cordoba in Miami is only the tip of a very fragile iceberg on which many reputations, including that of the league commissioner, rest perilously. After selling out its home opener at cozy Lockhart Stadium, Miami basked in the glow of success. That glow has quickly dimmed, despite operator-investor Ken Horowitz's opening-day pronouncement that "I ...

MLS: Results and Standings (July 29)

Results July 29
  • New England 1 Colorado 3
  • MetroStars 3 Kansas City 2 (SO)
  • D.C. United 3 Tampa Bay 2 (SO)
  • Miami 3 Columbus 2
  • Dallas 3 Los Angeles 0
  • San Jose 3 Chicago 0


D.C. United 24 19 5 45 56 35
MetroStars 21 12 9 ...

MLS: Television schedule for July 29-Aug. 2

Here is the MLS television schedule for the games of July 29-Aug. 2:
Date Matchup Kickoff (ET) Television
July 29 Colorado at New England 7:30 p.m. Fox Sports New England
July 29 Kansas City at MetroStars 7:30 p.m. MSG network
July 29 Tampa Bay at D.C. United 7:30 p.m. NO TV
July 29 Columbus at Miami 7:30 ...

A-League: Standings and Results (through July 27)


Eastern Conference
Northeast GP W L GF GA P
Rochester 18 16 2 43 8 46
Montreal 20 15 5 33 25 33
Long Island 18 10 8 29 20 26
Staten Island 15 8 7 17 20 22
Toronto 19 7 12 19 27 21
Worcester 19 8 11 26 34 20
Connecticut 19 6 ...

MLS: Injury Update (July 29)

Chicago -- D Rich Kotschau (sprained ankle) is out; D Francis Okaroh (sore rib cage), MF Zak Ibsen (strained hamstring), F Jerzy Podbrozny (strained hamstring) and F Ante Razov (dislocated shoulder) are probable; D Andrew Lewis (strained groin), MF Manny Lagos (patella tendon surgery) and MF Piotr Nowak (sprained MCL) are on injured reserve. Colorado -- none. Columbus -- MF ...

D3 Pro League: Standings and Results (through July 27)


Northeast GP W L GF GA P
Western Mass. 15 9 6 41 27 27
Rhode Island 15 9 6 30 28 27
Cape Cod 17 7 10 22 26 21
New Hampshire 16 10 6 32 22 26
Vermont 13 3 10 12 29 7
Mid-Atlantic GP W L GF GA P
South Jersey 16 ...

MLS: Machon replaces injured Nowak; Bartlett sold

Los Angeles Galaxy and Guatemalan national team midfielder Martin Machon was named by the MLS Commissioner's office to replace injured Chicago Fire midfielder Peter Nowak in the MLS World lineup for the MLS All-Star Game on Aug. 2. Nowak has a strained medial collateral ligament (left knee) and is expected to miss three to six weeks. Machon has six goals ...

U.S. Players Abroad: Regis, Berhalter on the move

David Regis, who started all three games for the United States at the '98 World Cup, has returned to France to play for '98 First Division runner-up Metz. Regis, who received U.S. citizenship a month before the tournament began, signed a three-year contract after spending one season at German club Karlsruhe, which was relegated to the Second Division. Metz is ...