• Contents: Soccer America Dec. 28, 1998 issue
    FEATURES College Men: Hoosier Goalfest By Poul Swain Richmond Diary: Final Four Farewell By Mike Woitalla MLS: There Won't Be Any Excuses In 1999 By Ridge Mahoney U. S. Soccer '98: World Cup Bummer By Paul Kennedy World Beat: A Right Way And A Wrong Way By Duncan Irving Boom Time Arrives For Basler And Bayern Owen's 19th Birthday Wish: Help For Reds COLUMNS Soccer Talk -- The goals win championships By Paul Gardner DEPARTMENTS Up Front MLS Roundup 1998 NSCAA All-Americas Fanzone Champions League UEFA Cup European Cups Scoreboard World Scoreboard Marketplace Backline
  • U.S. Women: Dispute Delays Veterans at UCLA Training Camp
    U.S. Soccer averted a potential strike by the veteran U.S. women's players prior to a national team training camp at UCLA. The labor strife did delay the arrival of the 15 players -- including 10 gold-medalists -- invited to the camp preceding the Dec. 20 friendly with Ukraine in Fresno, Calif. Unlike two years ago, when a protracted pre-Olympic contract squabble kept nine U.S. players out of national team camp for one month, players were only three days late. "Everything's been resolved," U.S. Soccer secretary general Hank Steinbrecher said. "We are about one goal, winning the World Cup. There were ...
  • College: Virginia's Moore Turns Pro
    University of Virginia sophomore midfielder Jason Moore has announced that he is leaving the school to turn professional. "I feel this is in my best interests," Moore said. "This is a chance I don't want to pass up. It's always been a dream of mine to play professionally." Moore, a midfielder known for his ability to control the ball and run the offense, was second on the Cavaliers with seven assists, including three game-winners, this season. "Again, we're losing one of the best young talents in the country," said Virginia coach George Gelnovatch, who lost Ben Olsen and Brian West ...
  • MLS: Project-40 Squad 4-0 after Defeating Everton Reserves
    U.S. Pro-40 defeated the Everton Reserves 2-0 on Dec. 16 at the Bellefield Training Center, registering the young Americans' third shutout of their five-match tour of England. U.S. Pro-40 faced a squad made up of both Everton reserves and youth players. U.S. Pro-40 midfielder Steve Jolley (Los Angeles Galaxy) broke the scoreless tie in the 55th minute on a corner kick taken by forward Nino DaSilva (Kansas City Wizards), enabling Jolley to tally his third score in four games. Defender Rich Kotschau (Chicago Fire) scored U.S. Pro-40's insurance goal in the 75th minute on a pass from midfielder Ross Paule ...
  • A-League: 1999 Season Schedule
    Here is the 1999 A-League schedule: NOTE: All times are Eastern. Friday, April 9 San Diego at Orange County 10:35 p.m. Saturday, April 10 Orange County at San Diego 10:35 p.m. Thursday, April 15 U.S. Pro-40 at Orange County 10:35 p.m. Friday, April 16 Boston at Jacksonville 7:00 p.m. Saturday, April 17 Connecticut at Atlanta 7:35 p.m. S.F. Bay at Orange County 10:05 p.m. U.S. Pro-40 at San Diego 10:35 p.m. Sunday, April 18 Connecticut at Jacksonville 5:00 p.m. Saturday, April 24 S.F. Bay at Sacramento 6:00 p.m. Jacksonville at Raleigh 7:05 p.m. Atlanta at Charleston 7:30 ...
  • MLS: Paule Goal Gives Project-40 Win over Sunderland Reserves
    Ross Paule (Colorado Rapids) scored in the 13th minute to lift the U.S. Project 40 team to a 1-0 victory over the Sunderland reserves on Dec. 11. New England Revolution midfielder Johnny Torres assisted on the goal. The U.S. Pro-40 team will look for a fourth consecutive victory when it faces the Everton reserves on Dec. 16, but it will be without defenders Brian Dunseth (New England Revolution) and Tim Sahaydak (unassigned), who returned to the U.S. after the Sunderland match due to left quadricep strains. MLS Rookie of the Year Ben Olsen, who was to join the team after ...
  • U.S. Men: USA to Face Bolivia in First Match of 1999
    The U.S. men's national team will travel to Santa Cruz, Bolivia, in January to play an international friendly against the Bolivian national team on Sunday, January 24, 1999. The international match, organized after the 1999 FIFA Confederations Cup was re-scheduled for July, will be the USA's first of 1999. Prior to the match, new U.S. National Team head coach Bruce Arena will gather the U.S. squad for a training camp at a yet to be determined site in Florida. The United States will train at this location from January 9-19 before traveling to Santa Cruz for the match. The U.S. ...
  • A-League: 1999 Overview, Divisional Alignment and Team Directory
    The third full A-League season will kick off on April 9, 1999. With the expansion of the league to 30 teams, the regular-season schedule includes 420 games -- 28 for each team. The top eight teams in each conference will advance to the playoffs, which begin the weekend of Sept. 9-12, with the final to be played the weekend of Oct. 16-18. The 1999 season will feature four new teams. The Lehigh Valley Steam, Maryland Mania and Pittsburgh Riverhounds are expansion franchises, while the Indiana Blast have made the jump from the D3 Pro League after being named that league's ...
  • MLS: Schedule for Opening Weekend, 1999 (March 20-21)
    Here is the MLS schedule for the opening weekend of the 1999 season. Please note that all times are eastern. Date Matchup Kickoff Television March 20 D.C. United at Tampa Bay 7:00 p.m. TBA March 20 MetroStars at Miami 8:00 p.m. TBA March 20 Kansas City at Dallas 8:30 p.m. TBA March 20 Chicago at San Jose 11:00 p.m. TBA March 21 Colorado at Los Angeles 7:30 p.m. TBA
  • U.S. Soccer: Cobi Jones Wins Honda Player of the Year Award
    U.S. midfielder Cobi Jones has been named the winner of the 1998 Honda Player of the Year Award. Jones beat out runner-up Kasey Keller, while defender Eddie Pope finished third. 200 jounalists from around the country participated in the balloting. Jones, won the award in his first nomination, started in 14 of the 15 U.S. national team matches in 1998 and is third on the team with 111 total caps. He also had a banner season for the Los Angeles Galaxy of MLS. "I've made it a point to improve my game year after year, and I think the past ...
  • MLS: Complete 1999 Season Schedule
    Note: All times are Eastern. Saturday, March 20 D.C. United at Tampa Bay 7:00 MetroStars at Miami 8:00 Kansas City at Dallas 8:30 Colorado at Los Angeles 10:30 Chicago at San Jose 11:00 Saturday, March 27 Chicago at Kansas City 8:30 Colorado at San Jose 10:00 Sunday, March 28 Columbus at MetroStars 2:00 New England at Miami 3:00 Dallas at Los Angeles 8:00 Saturday, April 3 D.C. United at MetroStars 7:00 Columbus at Tampa Bay 7:00 Chicago at Miami 7:00 New England at Kansas City ...
  • Youth National Teams: U-17 Boys Undefeated Through Three Games in New Zealand
    The U.S. Boys U-17 national team opened the 1998 Christchurch Cup with two resounding wins and a draw with host New Zealand. The U.S. blistered Solomon Islands in a 10-0 victory on Dec. 11 before drawing with New Zealand 0-0 on Dec. 12. The Americans then handily defeated Tahiti 6-0 on Dec. 14. Rising star Landon Donovan leads the entire tournament with 6 goals, while DaMarcus Beasley and Jordan Cila have 3 goals apiece. With a plus-16 goal differential, the U.S. is in good position to take first place in the competition when they conclude play against South Africa Dec. ...
  • College: Indiana's Korol, Garcia Head All-Tournament Team
    MEN'S DIVISION I CHAMPIONSHIP ALL-TOURNAMENT TEAM Indiana -- Lazo Alavanja, Gino DiGuardi, Nick Garcia, Aleksey Korol, Dema Kovalenko, Yuri Lavrinenko, Andrew Parrish. Stanford -- Jamie Clark, Simon Elliott, Lee Morrison. Maryland -- Steve Armas, Taylor Twellman. Santa Clara -- Michael Goehring. Offensive MVP: Aleksey Korol (Indiana). Defensive MVP: Nick Garcia (Indiana).
  • College: Krakowiak Wins Men's Hermann Trophy
    College: Krakowiak Wins Men's Hermann Trophy Clemson junior Wojtek Krakowiak has been named the winner of the 1998 Hermann Trophy. The award, which is given annually to the top college soccer player, was presented at the Soccer America FanZone in Richmond, Va. Krakowiak, a 1998 First-Team All-America selection, led the nation with 31 goals. He won the 1996 NCAA title with St. John's before transferring to Clemson. NOTE: It was incorrectly reported earlier that Indiana's Dema Kovalenko had won the Hermann, we apologize for the error.
  • College: NCAA Men's Division I Final Summary (Indiana 3 Stanford 1)
    Dec. 13 in Richmond, Va. Indiana 3 Stanford 1. Goals: Kovalenko (Lavrinenko) 6:54, Lavrinenko (Kovalenko, Korol) 19:09, Korol (Fundenberger) 44:12; Elliott (pen.) 21:50. Indiana -- Hannig, DiGuardi, Garcia, Parrish, Snow, Fadeski, Alavanja, Lavrinenko, Mack, Korol, Kovalenko. Subs: Hawley, Fundenberger, Tauber. Stanford -- Zapala, Davis, Clark, Morrison, Gores, Gaw, Inbody, Hemmerich, Elliott, Siegman, Woolfolk. Subs: Sauer, Shanahan, Jones, Moses. Yellow cards: Indiana -- Lavrinenko 22, Alavanja 77; Stanford -- Inbody 22, Morrison 73. Att.: 15,202.