• MLS: Statistical leaders (through Aug. 30)
    SCORING Player (Team) GP G A P Jones (Los Angeles) 19 16 11 43 Diaz Arce (New England) 27 18 7 43 John (Columbus) 20 19 3 41 Welton (Los Angeles) 26 15 11 41 Lassiter (D.C. United) 27 17 6 40 Cienfuegos (Los Angeles) 25 12 14 38 Etcheverry (D.C. United) 26 10 16 36 Hurtado (MetroStars) 27 10 15 35 Moreno (D.C. United) 27 12 10 34 Savarese (MetroStars) 25 12 7 31 Cerritos (San Jose) 25 10 9 29 Kosecki (Chicago) 23 9 8 26 Bravo (Colorado) 27 9 8 26 Machon (Los Angeles) ...
  • MLS: Game summaries (Aug. 26-30)
    KANSAS CITY 1 D.C. UNITED 2 Aug. 26 in Kansas City Kansas City 1 D.C. United 2. Goals: Preki (pen.) 21; Etcheverry 72, Agoos (Etcheverry) 86. Kansas City -- Snitko (5), Vermillion (5), Okafor (5), Bowers (4), Sabanadzovic (4), Wright (4), Preki (5), Chung (5), Johnston (5), Rideout (4), Takawira (5). Sub: Klein (NR) for Wright in 78th minute. D.C. United -- Garlick (5), Talley (5), Pope (5), Llamosa (6), Agoos (6), Olsen (6), Williams (5), Etcheverry (7), Kamler (5), Lassiter (4), Moreno (4). Subs: Slivinski (NR) for Kamler in 75th minute, Wood (NR) for Slivinski in 78th. Yellow cards: ...
  • Women's World Cup '99: European Qualifying Update (Aug. 31)
    Here is a look at the final standings in European qualifying for the 1999 Women's World Cup: Final Group 1 Standings TEAM GP W T L GF GA P *Sweden 6 6 0 0 18 5 18 **Ukraine 6 3 0 3 9 13 9 Iceland 6 1 2 3 5 9 5 Spain 6 0 2 4 5 10 2 *-advances to USA '99. **-advances to playoff with Germany. RESULTS Aug. 30, 1997 -- Iceland 1 Sweden 3. Sept. 7 -- Iceland 3 Ukraine 2. Sept. 28 -- Sweden 3 Ukraine 2. Nov. 2 -- ...
  • Women's World Cup '99: CONCACAF qualifying results (Aug. 30)
    Group A Aug. 30 in Etobicoke Guatemala 8 Puerto Rico 0. Goals: Villeda 4, Burmester 10, 14, Argueta 27, 41, Perez 45, Vela 74, 88. Guatemala -- Colina, M.Perez (Simon, 66), Acevedo, Solares, S.Barrios, C.Barrios, Burmester, Argueta (Russell, 73), Castillejos, Vela, Villeda (Alvarado, 60). Puerto Rico -- Smallwood (Rabell, 30), K.Rivera, Wohlauer, Hernandez (Acosta, 76), De Cuba, Marichal (J.Perez, 51), Reynoso, Carasquillo, Duran, Smith, Williams. Canada 14 Martinique 0. Goals: Burtini 3, 13, Hooper 21, Burtini 26, Muir 28, Rosenow 29, 38, 43, 55, Morneau 65, Blaskovic (pen.) 72, 77, Harvey 81, Smith (pen.) 85. Canada -- Wright, Smith, Franck, ...
  • Women's World Cup '99: CONCACAF qualifying results (Aug. 28-29)
    Group A Aug. 28 in Etobicoke, Canada Guatemala 2 Martinique 0. Goals: Vela 30, Villeda 80. Guatemala -- Colina, Perez, Acevedo, Solares, S.Barrios, C.Barrios, Burmester, Galvez, Argueta (Simon, 90), Castillejos (Villeda, 69), Vela (Russell, 86). Martinique -- Amory, Ourmiah, Rufferman (Senga, 81), Renciot, Marie-Jeanne, Babin, Fabert (Bassin, 81), Flore, Bonsang, Cabit (Martinon, 83), Pelage. Canada 21 Puerto Rico 0. Goals: Burtini 2, 7, 9, Rosenow 12, Burtini 15, Franck 18, Hooper 21, Burtini 24, 26, Morneau 36, Hooper 38, Burtini 40, 43, Morneau 44, Franck 62, Blaskovic 64, Rosenow 69, 70, Blaskovic 73, Muir 75, Rosenow 80. Canada -- Wright, ...
  • MLS: Results and Standings (Aug. 30)
    Results Aug. 30 Miami 3 New England 2 Aug. 29 Tampa Bay 3 D.C. United 2 (SO) Kansas City 2 Chicago 3 (SO) Dallas 2 MetroStars 0 Los Angeles 0 Columbus 3 San Jose 1 Colorado 3 Standings EASTERN GP W L P GF GA *D.C. United 28 22 6 54 63 39 *Columbus 25 13 12 39 54 39 *MetroStars 27 14 13 38 50 50 Miami 26 13 13 29 33 52 Tampa Bay 27 8 19 22 35 48 New England 27 8 19 20 44 63 Shootout records: ...
  • W-LEAGUE: 1998 W-1 and W-2 All-League Teams
    W-1 All-League Team Goalkeeper -- Kim Wyant (Long Island). Defenders -- Nel Fettig (Raleigh), Thori Staples (Raleigh), Sara Whalen (Long Island), Staci Wilson (Maryland). Midfielders -- Amy Geltz (Tampa Bay), Kristine Lilly (Delaware), Kim Yankowski (Raleigh). Forwards -- Kerry Connors (Boston), Mikka Hansen (Denver), Charmaine Hooper (Chicago). W-2 All-League Team Goalkeeper -- Amy Pseja (NJ Stallions). Defenders -- Hollie Bonnema (Kalamazoo), Kelly Hurd (Indiana), Luanne Strom (Fort Collins), Ingrid Wagner (Cleveland). Midfielders -- Pauline MacDonald (Miami), Maureen Prentz (Cleveland), Alysa Pykett (Indiana). Forwards -- Nickie Kelly (NJ Stallions), Kristen Kurzynowski (NJ Stallions), Jessica Reifer (New York).
  • MLS: Results and Standings (Aug. 29)
    Results Aug. 29 Tampa Bay 3 D.C. United 2 (SO) Kansas City 2 Chicago 3 (SO) Dallas 2 MetroStars 0 Los Angeles 0 Columbus 3 San Jose 1 Colorado 3 Standings EASTERN GP W L P GF GA D.C. United 28 22 6 54 63 39 Columbus 25 13 12 39 54 39 MetroStars 27 14 13 38 50 50 Miami 25 12 13 26 30 50 Tampa Bay 27 8 19 22 35 48 New England 26 8 18 20 42 60 Shootout records: Miami 5-0, MetroStars 2-0, D.C. United 6-3, New England ...
  • College: 1998 Women's NAIA Preseason Rankings
    Rank/Team 1997 Record Final 1997 Ranking 1. Mobile 24-0-0 1 2. Simon Fraser 18-4-2 2 3. Westmont 21-4-0 3 4. Berry 17-6-1 9 5. Lindenwood 19-2-3 10 6. Transylvania 21-3-1 16 7. Georgian Court 15-6-1 25 8. Seattle 16-5-3 15 9. St. Mary (Neb.) 22-4-0 6 10. St. Thomas (Fla.) 12-2-1 NR 11. Azusa Pacific 16-6-0 12 12. Lindsey Wilson 15-4-1 13 13. Oklahoma City 18-6-0 NR 14. Park 15-5-0 17 15. Findlay 15-8-2 11 16. Piedmont (Ga.) 16-4-0 19 17. Green Mountain 15-6-0 20 18. Southern Nazarene 15-8-0 18 19. Nebraska Wesleyan 17-6-0 21 20. Brewton-Parker ...
  • College: Men's NAIA Preseason Top 25
    Rank/Team 1997 Record Final 1997 Ranking 1. Mobile 13-6-0 10 2. Illinois-Springfield 18-5-0 1 3. Life 22-3-1 4 4. William Carey 15-2-0 6 5. Birmingham-Southern 16-5-1 11 6. Westmont 15-4-4 15 7. Seattle 25-1-2 3 8. Lindsey Wilson 17-5-1 2 9. Azusa Pacific 17-3-0 7 10. Baker 13-8-0 NR 11. Auburn-Montgomery 12-8-2 13 12. Rio Grande 20-4-0 NR 13. Simon Fraser 13-7-0 16 14. Harris-Stowe St. 20-3-0 14 15. Green Mountain 16-4-0 21 16. Bartlesville Wesleyan 16-5-1 NR 17. Houghton 15-4-0 9 18. Oklahoma City 16-4-0 NR 19. Nova Southeastern 14-8-1 NR 20. Incarnate Word 13-3-1 23 ...
  • Q&A with the SA Editors: Aug. 28, 1998
    Tom Shenk, New York City Though I wholeheartedly support the early entry of players into a professional environment (P-40, MLS youth clubs, etc.), it seems there might be some valid criticism coming from the college ranks this year. Certainly, MLS was very agressive by encouraging the likes of Ben Olsen and Brian West to come out early. However, given that players like Leo Cullen and Johnny Torres have played well right from the start, is it possible that the MLS is overstating its case? Is this college class perhaps a little better than previous ones? What is a good counter ...
  • U.S. Open Cup: Final postponed indefinitely
    The 1998 U.S. Open Cup final between the Chicago Fire and the Columbus Crew has been postponed for the second time because of the slow-moving Hurricane Bonnie, which has been bearing down on Virginia Beach, Va. for the last 48 hours. No date for the rescheduled final has been set at this time. The match was originally scheduled for Aug. 26 and delayed one night when a state of emergency was declared by the Virginia governor. The U.S. Open Cup committee will meet with the two finalists and representatives from MLS next week to finalize a new game date. "After ...
  • Ridge Mahoney: MLS needs foreign play
    MLS can rightfully walk tall after D.C. United's capture of the CONCACAF Champions' Cup, yet it should not tout this success as a sign of league-wide strength. When pressed by foes superior to those it faces in league play, United can quicken the pace, toughen up on defense and play a smarter, faster, shrewder game. So can the L.A. Galaxy. But they are the exceptions, and to assume that a staple diet of MLS-only play will forge dozens of players capable of competing internationally is a fallacy. MLS sorely needs regular competition with good foreign club teams. The cancellation of ...
  • European Champions Cup: 1998 Champions League draw and schedule
    Group A Ajax Amsterdam (Netherlands), Porto (Portugal), Olympiakos Piraeus (Greece), Croatia Zagreb (Croatia). SCHEDULE Sept. 16 -- Porto vs. Olympiakos, Croatia vs. Ajax. Sept. 30 -- Olympiakos vs. Croatia, Ajax vs. Porto. Oct. 21 -- Olympiakos vs. Ajax, Porto vs. Croatia. Nov. 4 -- Ajax vs. Olympiakos, Croatia vs. Porto. Nov. 25 -- Olympiakos vs. Porto, Ajax vs. Croatia. Dec. 9 -- Porto vs. Ajax, Croatia vs. Olympiakos. Group B Teams -- Athletic Bilbao (Spain), Galatasaray (Turkey), Juventus (Italy), Rosenborg Trondheim (Norway). SCHEDULE Sept. 16 -- Ath. Bilbao vs. Rosenborg, Juventus vs. Galatasaray. Sept. 30 -- Galatasaray vs. Ath. Bilbao, ...
  • PDSL: Spokane Shadow to host 1999 championship
    The Premier Development Soccer League's 1999 championship will be hosted by the Spokane Shadow at the Joe Albi Stadium Aug. 13-15. Spokane has been successful both on and off the field and is one of the most respected organizations in the PDSL. The Shadow compiled a 41-7 regular-season record over the past three years, and continues to rank as one of the best in attendance year after year. "We are excited about the prospects of having the PDSL National Championship in Spokane," said USISL president Francisco Marcos. "They have a quality organization and are very competitive. The city of Spokane ...