• European Championship: Results and Standings (March 27)
    Group 1 Belarus 0 Switzerland 1 Denmark 1 Italy 2 TEAM GP W T L GF GA P Italy 3 3 0 0 6 1 9 Wales 3 2 0 1 5 5 6 Switzerland 3 1 1 1 2 3 4 Denmark 4 0 2 2 3 5 2 Belarus 3 0 1 2 2 4 1 Group 2 Greece 0 Norway 2 Georgia 1 Slovenia 1 TEAM GP W T L GF GA P Norway 4 2 1 1 7 6 7 Latvia 3 2 0 1 4 2 6 Greece 4 1 ...
  • MLS: Results and Standings (March 20)
    Results March 27 Kansas City 0 Chicago 3 San Jose 3 Colorado 2 (SO) Standings EASTERN GP W L P GF GA D.C. United 1 1 0 3 5 2 MetroStars 1 1 0 1 2 2 Columbus 0 0 0 0 0 0 New England 0 0 0 0 0 0 Miami 1 0 1 0 2 2 Tampa Bay 1 0 1 0 2 5 Shootout records: MetroStars 1-0; Miami 0-1. WESTERN GP W L P GF GA Chicago 2 2 0 6 6 1 Dallas 1 ...
  • Youth National Teams: Quotes from U-20 national team media teleconference
    U-20 HEAD COACH SIGI SCHMID On the tournament and the team's preparation: "We are looking forward to the competition. The team is well prepared and has been together since January 1998. We've had a good series of preparation with trips over seas and camps here in the U.S. We had a very successful CONCACAF qualification tournament, and I was pleased with our team's ability to pick up their play in qualifying, especially after drawing the first match." "We resumed training in January after our players had gone back to their pro and college teams, and we've had some good results ...
  • Youth National Teams: 18-player U-20 roster named for Nigeria '99
    With the U.S. U-20 national team on the verge of departing for the 1999 FIFA World Youth Championship in Nigeria, head coach Sigi Schmid has announced the final, 18-player roster that will represent the United States. "Getting to where we are today was a process that took more then a year," said Schmid. "Every player on this roster made countless sacrifices for the good of this team, and I'm confident that when we get to Nigeria all of the hard work will pay off on the field." Highlighted in the American squad are Project-40 professionals Tim Howard (NY/NJ MetroStars), Jamar ...
  • Q&A with the SA Editors: March 26, 1999
    Pete Bailey: Here is some more information on Chicago Fire midfielder Diego Gutierrez, courtesy of Bob Rusert, the assistant coach at Blue Springs (Mo.) High School, which Gutierrez attended: "Diego was not a foreign exchange student at our school. He played here during his junior and senior years of high school. By definition, an exchange student can only attend a school for one year and then must return to his native country for at least one year. "His original plan was to come to the U.S. as a foreign exchange student. He chose Blue Springs because he had some cousins ...
  • Youth National Teams: U-17s down South Florida in Dallas Cup tuneup
    Jordan Cila and Landon Donovan scored in a two-minute span to rally the U.S. U-17 national team to a 2-1 win over the University of South Florida in a March 24 friendly in Bradenton, Fla. USF star Kevin Alvero struck first in the 5th minute before Cila equalized in the 15th and Donovan hit the winner two minutes later. The U-17s will depart for Dallas, Texas on March 26 to participate in the Dallas Cup International Youth Tournament to be held March 28-April 4. The USA has been placed in Group D of the Super Group and will kick off ...
  • MIKE WOITALLA: The under-20 magic
    If American fans have missed some of the most exciting moments in U.S. soccer history, it's because many of them occurred during U-20 World Cups. In 1983, the U.S. won only once, against the Ivory Coast, but a team that included Tab Ramos, Paul Caligiuri and Hugo Perez gave a thrilling performance in a 3-2 loss to Uruguay that forebode the potential of that generation. The 1987 team, with six players now active in MLS, was eliminated by eventual runner-up West Germany in the first round. Its coach, Berti Vogts, said he wished goalkeeper Tony Meola had a German passport. ...
  • MLS: Dartmouth GK Matt Nyman signs Project-40 contract; Daniv assigned to Dallas
    Dartmouth College goalkeeper Matt Nyman has signed a Project-40 contract. MLS identified the aspiring young professional at the 1999 Umbro Select College All-Star Classic in February in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. and at training camps with the Dallas Burn and the Kansas City Wizards. Nyman, the tenth member of the Project-40 Class of '99, will be assigned to an MLS club following his college graduation in June. Before signing with Project-40, the Middletown, Conn., native finished his four-year college career as Dartmouth's all-time career leader in shutouts with 17 and ranked third in goals against average with 1.05. A 1997 and ...
  • MLS: SA Team of the Week (March 20)
    Goalkeeper Matt Jordan (1) Dallas Defenders Eric Dade (1) Dallas Jay Heaps (1) Miami Carlos Llamosa (1) D.C. United Midfielders Marco Etcheverry (1) D.C. United Clint Mathis (1) Los Angeles Ben Olsen (1) D.C. United Tab Ramos (1) MetroStars Forwards Eduardo Hurtado (1) MetroStars Jason Kreis (1) Dallas Ante Razov (1) Chicago ò In parentheses is the number of times a player has been named to the Team of the Week.
  • MLS: Television schedule for March 27-28
    Here's a look at the television schedule for this week's MLS games: Date Matchup Kickoff (ET) Television March 27 Chicago at Kansas City 8:30 p.m. Fox Sports Chicago March 27 Colorado at San Jose 10:00 p.m. Fox Sports Rocky Mtn.; Fox Sports Bay Area* March 28 Columbus at MetroStars 1:00 p.m. Fox Sports Ohio; MetroChannel March 28 New England at Miami 3:00 p.m. espn2 March 28 Dallas at Los Angeles 8:00 p.m. Fox Sports West 2 *-the Fox Sports Bay Area broadcast will be delayed until midnight (PT), with a rebroadcast at 12:30 p.m. (PT) on ...
  • Contents: Soccer America April 5, 1999 issue
    FEATURES Mathis Finds Place In L.A.'s Starry Lineup By Ridge Mahoney Dallas Puts The Hurt On Kansas City By Steve Davis Miami's Feisty Fusion Gets Foiled By Jeff Rusnak Tampa Bay Gives An 'Inexcusable' Effort By Bill Ward New Faces, Familiar Result For San Jose By Ridge Mahoney Nigeria '99: Sigi's Boys Off On An African Adventure By Scott French Nigeria '99: Soccer Tries Living Dangerously By Scott French More Goalscoring Woes Hurt U.S. Women By Dean Caparaz COLUMNS Soccer Talk -- A curious approach to ticket sales By Paul Gardner DEPARTMENTS Up Front MLS Weekly Roundup MLS Scoreboard ...
  • U.S. Women: DiCicco names 20-player roster for March 28 Mexico match
    The U.S. women's national team will play its first-ever match at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif., against Mexico on Sunday, March 28, a venue the Americans hope to return to on July 10, 1999, for the Women's World Cup Final. The USA-Mexico match, which kicks off at 2 p.m. PT and will be broadcast live on ESPN, is part of a doubleheader that will also feature the Los Angeles Galaxy against the Dallas Burn at 5 p.m. PT. U.S. Head Coach Tony DiCicco will bring a 20-woman squad to Los Angeles as he continues to make decisions on his ...
  • MLS: Wizards' Meola to undergo knee surgery
    Kansas City goalkeeper Tony Meola will undergo arthroscopic knee surgery March 31 in Los Angeles for an injury that occurred on March 17th, GM Doug Newman announced March 23. Meola, who received 51 stitches in the mouth and a chipped tooth on March 13th after colliding with Mexican forward Francisco Palencia during the USA-Mexico game in San Diego, Calif., was hurt as he turned and planted to kick a ball in training. At first, the injury was diagnosed as a slight tear in the meniscus, which would have sidelined him for seven to 10 days. After further evaluation by the ...
  • MLS Leaders (through games of March 20)
    Scoring Player (Team) GP G A P Kreis (Dallas) 1 3 1 7 Lassiter (D.C. United) 1 2 1 5 Razov (Chicago) 1 2 1 5 Gottardi (Tampa Bay) 1 2 0 4 Hurtado (MetroStars) 1 2 0 4 Trotman (Dallas) 1 1 1 3 Williams (D.C. United) 1 1 1 3 Baicher (San Jose) 1 1 0 2 Gaucho (Miami) 1 1 0 2 Heaps (Miami) 1 1 0 2 Llamosa (D.C. United) 1 1 0 2 Mathis (Los Angeles) 1 1 0 2 Moreno (D.C. United) 1 1 0 2 Paule (Colorado) 1 1 ...
  • MLS: League inquiring about two-referee system; Cienfuegos, Diaz Arce set to start this weekend
    MLS Commissioner Douglas G. Logan announced March 23 on the league's weekly media teleconference call that MLS will investigate the use of a two-referee system during the 1999 season. "We have a letter that is scheduled to go out tomorrow to U.S. Soccer Executive Director/General Secretary Hank Steinbrecher that will inquire into using the two-referee system in Major League Soccer later this season," Logan said. "We think that it is appropriate to volunteer to be part of the experiment." MLS, along with all other Division I professional soccer leagues around the world, has used the standard allotment of one referee ...