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U.S. U-23s: Charles announces roster for Feb. 6 Germany match

U.S. U-23 national team coach Clive Charles has announced the 20-man roster for the squad's friendly against their German counterparts on Feb. 6. For the first time in U.S. Soccer history, the USA's top two men's teams -- the men's national team and U-23 national team -- will play a marquee doubleheader against their counterparts from Germany. The USA-Germany senior ...

Contents: Soccer America Feb. 8, 1998 issue

FEATURES U.S. Is Hooked On Bad Habit: Not Scoring By Jerry Trecker in Santa Cruz, Bolivia Brian McBride: 'A Chance For Redemption' Interview by Ridge Mahoney A Crucial Friendly For Germany By Mike Woitalla MLS Draft Preview By Ridge Mahoney American Soccer Is Still A Long Way Away By Paul Kennedy MLS: Front Offices Tackle Crowd Slump In '99 By ...

International: CONCACAF Champions' Cup to be an August Event

CONCACAF (the governing body for soccer in North and Central America) has announced that the CONCACAF Champions' Cup will be played August, 1999, and in August of succeeding years, as part of the effort to establish a regular calendar of CONCACAF events within the complex international calendar. The winner of the CONCACAF Champions' Cup will then play in the inaugural ...

Women's World Cup '99: FIFA Names World Stars Team for Feb. 14 Match with USA

FIFA, the world governing body of soccer, has announced the team of World Stars that will face the U.S. women's national team in the first-ever FIFA Women's World All-Star Game to be held Feb. 14 at Spartan Stadium in San Jose, Calif. The Women's World Cup Final Draw will be conducted at halftime on a stage constructed in one end ...

MLS: Goalkeeper Joe Cannon Headed to San Jose

Joe Cannon, a San Francisco Bay Area product and former Santa Clara University all-America who was one of the top goalkeepers in the A-League in 1998, will join the San Jose Clash after agreeing to a contract with MLS. Cannon, 24, was named Most Valuable Player for the A-League's San Diego Flash last season, as he led the club to ...

Youth National Teams: U-17s Prepping for Argentina Showdown

The U.S. men's U-17 national team departs for Buenos Aires on Jan. 28 to play their first and only scheduled 1999 friendlies before beginning CONCACAF qualifying for the 1999 U-17 World Cup in February. The squad, led by head coach John Ellinger, will play the Boca Juniors youth team on Feb. 1 before squaring off against Argentina's U-17 team on ...

Youth National Teams: Beasley Goal LIfts U-20s to Win over Denmark

The U.S. men's U-20s downed Denmark 1-0 on Jan. 24 in their first international match of 1999. The game was each team's first in the Copa de Atlantico tournament being held in the Canary Islands. New England Revolution forward Jamar Beasley scored the contest's lone goal in the 24th minute off an assist from Nick Garcia. The U.S. faces Spain ...

U.S. Men: USA, Bolivia Play to 0-0 Draw

The U.S. men's national team played an entertaining, attacking brand of soccer, yet failed to crack the Bolivian goal as the teams played to a scoreless draw in Santa Cruz, Bolivia. The match, which was the second for the U.S. under new head coach Bruce Arena, was the culmination of two weeks of training and competition for the squad. "This ...

Q&A with the SA Editors: Jan. 22, 1999

Justin Lovich Pittsburgh FIFA President Sepp Blatter is considering a change in the World Cup format which would make the World Cup a biennial event. I understand that UEFA is not happy with the proposal, so much so that they are considering seceding from FIFA. Is UEFA's stance a true possibility, or just a threat? What are SA's thoughts on ...

U.S. Men: A Look at Jan. 24 Opponent Bolivia

Bolivia vs. USA

(International Friendly) Jan. 24 at Stadio de Tahuichi in Santa Cruz, Bolivia. (No U.S. Television.) HISTORY Bolivia has traditionally been one of the weakest countries in South America. It has qualified for only three World Cups (1930, '50 and '94). Its greatest feats came in 1963 when it hosted and won the Copa America for the first ...


MLS: 1999 College and Supplemental Draft Order

The 1999 MLS College Draft and the 1999 MLS Supplemental Draft will be held Feb. 7. Here is a look at the order for the two drafts.

1999 MLS College Draft

1. D.C. United (from New England)
2. Kansas City Wizards
3. San Jose Clash
4. Chicago Fire (from Tampa Bay)
5. Miami Fusion
6. ...

U.S. Men: USA To Meet Mexico and Guatemala in 1999 U.S. Cup

U.S. Soccer has announced that the U.S. Cup '99 will take place as doubleheaders on March 11 and 13 in Los Angeles and San Diego, respectively. The three teams joining the host United States to make up the four-team field are Bolivia, Guatemala and two-time defending champion Mexico. The U.S. national team will open the 1999 Nike U.S. Cup against ...

College: Soccer America 1998 Men's Freshman Honors

Freshman of the Year

Taylor Twellman (Maryland) Twellman became the go-to-guy on the forward line for the Terrapins. His 40 points -- 16 goals (six gamewinners) and eight assists -- led the team by a large margin. The Terrapins would not have reached the final four in Richmond without Twellman. He scored the winning goals in the first and second ...


U.S. Women: Baggett, Baumgardt are First Floaters at U.S. Camp

Justi Baumgardt and Samantha Baggett are the first floaters to be brought into the U.S. womenÆs national team residency camp in Florida. Baggett, a former Duke defender, impressed U.S. coach Tony DiCicco during the U.S. U-21 camp that was held concurrently with the first few days of the womenÆs camp. Baumgardt, a one-time all-America midfielder at Portland, stood out with ...

MIKE WOITALLA: There's a world out there

The American media's attitude to sports outside of U.S. borders reminds me of the old gag: Q: "What's the difference between ignorance and indifference? A: "We don't know and we don't care." The latest reminder came in the wake of Michael Jordan's retirement. That wonderful player deserves the paeans. But American sports pundits who try to put his career in ...