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Youth National Teams: U-17s draw 0-0 with Jamaica, will meet El Salvador in playoff

The U.S. boys' U-17 national team drew 0-0 against Jamaica on Feb. 28 to finish second in the 1999 CONCACAF Qualifying Tournament held in Montego Bay, Jamaica. The U-17s will now play El Salvador in May in a home-and-away playoff series for the third and final CONCACAF berth in the 1999 FIFA U-17 World Championship. The USA will play in ...

U.S. Women: Hamm, Fawcett score in 2-0 win over Finland

The U.S. women's national team earned a hard-fought 2-0 victory over Finland on a hot, windy day at the University of Tampa's Pepin/Rood Stadium as defender Joy Fawcett and forward Mia Hamm set up each other for the USA scores. The USA dominated possession and did well to maneuver through the packed Finland defense to out-shoot the Europeans 25-1 for ...

U.S. Women: Keller files for arbitration against USSF

The following is a Feb. 26 statement released by Dane H. Butswinkas of the Washington, D.C. law firm of Williams & Connolly concerning Debbie Keller's demand for arbitration with respect to her exclusion from the U.S. women's national team resideny camp: "This afternoon, Williams & Connolly instituted legal action on Ms. Keller's behalf with the American Arbitration Association against the ...

U.S. Women: U.S. Soccer Statement concerning Debbie Keller's arbitration action (Feb. 26)

The following is a statement from U.S. Soccer: "Today, the law firm of Williams & Connolly filed an action on behalf of ,Debbie Keller, a member of U.S. Soccer's Women's National Team player pool, challenging U.S. Soccer's decision to invite other players into its residency training program. Ms. Keller's attorneys have alleged that her absence from this program is the ...

Q&A with the SA Editors: Feb. 26, 1999

Clint Nurnberg Springfield, Mo. Would you please explain what the MLS "discovery" periods are (international and domestic), the definition of a discovery player and how it all affects a team's roster and salary cap concerns? Pete Bailey: Each MLS team is allowed to designate two discovery players per year. A player qualifies as a discovery player if he is not ...

Youth National Teams: Donovan, Beasley lead U-17s to 3-0 win over Honduras

The U.S. U-17 national team struck with two first-half goals to defeat Honduras, 3-0, in CONCACAF U-17 qualifying Feb. 26 in Montego Bay, Jamaica. The U.S., unbeaten in its last nine international matches, dictated the tempo from the beginning, pressuring Honduras all over the field and taking advantage of their team speed on the flanks and up front. "We did ...

U.S. Women: Debbie Keller, Justi Baumgardt added to residency camp as floaters

U.S. coach Tony DiCicco announced in a Feb. 25 conference call that former University of North Carolina star Debbie Keller, along with Portland alum Justi Baumgardt, will be added to the U.S. national team residency camp in Orlando, Fla., as floaters, or temporary players. Keller, whose lawsuit against North Carolina coach Anson Dorrance, the university and current and former UNC ...

MLS: Mutiny signs Cesar Alvarado as discovery player

The Tampa Bay Mutiny has signed midfielder Cesar Alvarado as a discovery player for the 1999 MLS season. Alvarado, 20, has been with the club on a trial basis since near the end of the 1998 regular season and impressed Mutiny head coach Tim Hankinson with his ability and tenacity. "Cesar Alvarado is an outstanding young player," said Hankinson. "We ...

MIKE WOITALLA: Gulati linked MLS to grass roots

If you are a fan, player, college coach, high school coach, referee or youth soccer administrator, you have something in common with Sunil Gulati. While a high-school player, Gulati earned pocket money refereeing. He coached at Bucknell University, and made $600 the year he coached a New York high school. Otherwise, he spent his adult life, until 1992, as the ...

Women's World Cup '99: Tournament to serve as Olympic qualifying

The 1999 FIFA Women's World Cup not only carries the significance of nations playing for soccer's ultimate prize, but the tournament will take on the added importance of serving as qualification for the women's soccer competition at the 2000 Olympics in Sydney, Australia. The most simple scenario for Olympic qualification is if the eight quarterfinalist teams in this year's Women's ...

U.S. Women: Youthful USA downs Finland 3-1 in closed-door international

Women's soccer got a glimpse into the future as the U.S. women's national team, featuring a lineup of primarily young players, defeated Finland, 3-1, at the Seminole County Sports Training Center in a closed-door match on Feb. 24. U.S. coach Tony DiCicco will bring his veterans for the rematch Feb. 27 at the University of Tampa. Kickoff is 4 p.m. ...

MLS: Colorado acquires Ian Feuer from Revolution

The Colorado Rapids have acquired goalkeeper Ian Feuer from the New England Revolution in exchange for future considerations. Feuer, 27, started 26 games for the Revolution last season after joining the MLS club prior to 1998 from Luton Town of England's Second Division. At 6'6", Feuer is the tallest player in MLS history. He became available after Revolution head coach ...

Youth National Teams: U-17s draw with Costa Rica in CONCACAF opener

The U.S. boys' U-17 national team opened the 1999 CONCACAF Qualifying Tournament with a 2-2 draw against Costa Rica in Montego Bay, Jamaica at Jarrett Park Stadium. "You can play in all these tournaments and prepare all you want but until you actually set foot in a CONCACAF competition you don't feel the pressure of having to win and our ...

Contents: Soccer America March 8, 1999 issue

FEATURES All-MLS Squad Proves Its Worth In Chile Win By Jeff Rusnak Gulati Deposed But Not Out Of The Picture By Ridge Mahoney Cacho Cordoba: Milwaukee Loves Soccer Interview by Poul Swain Dynamo Kiev Cancels Player Sale Can A Surfer Find Happiness In Germany? By Ridge Mahoney Time Is Running Short For Hiddink In Madrid Arsenal Finishes Off Sheffield United ...

MLS: Costa Rican Roy Myers allocated to MetroStars

The MetroStars have acquired Costa Rican international midfielder Roy Myers, team vice president and general manager Charlie Stillitano announced Feb. 24. Myers, 29, has made 35 full international appearances for his national team and made his World Cup debut in Italy in 1990 as a 19-year-old under current MetroStars Head Coach Bora Milutinovic. Costa Rica made a splash by advancing ...