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RIDGE MAHONEY: Do the math

I hate to present any smidgen of rationale for the despised shootout, but it is working in one regard -- it punishes teams that can't win in regulation. This is a good thing. Both Chicago and San Jose have four wins. Yet Chicago sits atop the Western Conference with 12 points; San Jose languishes far back with just four points. ...

U.S. Soccer Foundation announces 1999 grant recipients

A major portion of the latest distribution of 1994 World Cup profits will fund the construction of soccer fields around the nation -- and help save one of the nation's oldest fields. In its fourth full grant cycle, the U.S. Soccer Foundation approved $2,244,575 in grants to 38 different groups in 25 states. The Foundation has made almost $9 million ...

MLS: Postponed Colorado-Chicago match set for Oct. 6

The Colorado Rapids game versus the Chicago Fire, originally scheduled for Saturday, April 24, will be made up on Wednesday, October 6 at Mile High Stadium. Kickoff will be at 7:00 p.m. (MT). The game was postponed in the wake of the recent tragedy that took place at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado. Tickets for the April 24 game ...

U.S. Open Cup: Qualifying Update (April 29)

Qualifying is underway to determine the 32 teams that will compete in the 1999 U.S. Open Cup, which begins in June. The format will be similar to last year, with eight D3 Pro League teams squaring off against four PDL and four USASA teams in the first round, which is set for June 9-13. The eight winners will face eight ...

U.S. Women: Milbrett hits four goals in 9-0 rout of Japan

The U.S. women's national team dominated from start to finish, getting goals and assists from ten different players to defeat Japan, 9-0, in front of 10,119 rain-swept fans at Ericsson Stadium. Tiffeny Milbrett became the second player in U.S. women's national team history to score four goals in a game, all in the second half, as the USA pounded Japan ...

A-LEAGUE: 10-game TV schedule announced

The A-League will televise a package of 10 games on a local and regional basis during the season. Nine regular-season games, plus the championship, will be shown, featuring Eastern Conference teams. Games will be seen in each team's local market, as well as the Empire Sports Network, CTV Sportsnet in Canada and the USL Soccer Network, which includes independent stations ...

MLS: SA Team of the Week (April 24-25)

Goalkeeper Matt Jordan (3) Dallas Defenders Leo Cullen (1) Miami Paul Caligiuri (1) Los Angeles Jan Eriksson (1) Tampa Bay Midfielders Ivan McKinley (1) New England Oscar Pareja (1) Dallas Carlos Valderrama (2) Tampa Bay Mauricio Cienfuegos (1) Los Angeles Forwards Musa Shannon (1) Tampa Bay Jason Kreis (3) Dallas Giovanni Savarese (2) New England ò In parentheses is the ...

MLS: Wizards appoint Bob Gansler head coach

Kansas City Wizards GM Doug Newman has announced that Bob Gansler will be named head coach of the Wizards. Gansler will replace Ken Fogarty, who stepped in as interim head coach after former Head Coach Ron Newman's resignation on April 14. "Bob Gansler brings a wealth of experience to our organization," said Newman. "He has played and coached at every ...

MLS: Results and Standings (April 25)


April 28
Kansas City 0 Columbus 1


Columbus 6 4 2 8 5 6
D.C. United 5 3 2 7 11 8
New England 5 2 3 6 7 5
MetroStars 5 3 2 5 4 5
Miami 6 3 3 5 7 12 ...

MLS: Injury Update (April 28)

Chicago Fire -- G Zach Thornton (sprained finger), M Diego Gutierrez (back spasms) and F Ante Razov (bruised ankle) are probable. Colorado Rapids -- G Ian Feuer (bruised hip) is probable; M Anders Limpar (strained calf) is questionable. Columbus Crew -- G Juergen Sommer (torn ACL) is on injured reserve. Dallas Burn -- G Mark Dodd (knee tendonitis) and M ...

International: Euro 2000 qualifying results and standings (April 28)

Group 1

Italy 4 3 1 0 7 2 10
Switzerland 4 2 1 1 4 3 7
Wales 4 2 0 2 5 7 6
Belarus 4 0 2 2 3 5 2
Denmark 4 0 2 2 3 5 2
SCHEDULE June 5 -- Italy vs. ...


Contents: Soccer America May 10, 1999 issue

FEATURES MLS Beat: Carlos Caper Highlights Foreign Forays By Ridge Mahoney MLS Makes A Costa Rican Connection By Amparo Simon Schmid Finally Makes Way To Galaxy Bench By Fred J. Robledo Bruce Arena: '[U-20s] A Pretty Solid Team' Interview by Scott French Spain Overcomes Japan's Magic By Scott French U.S. U-20s Weigh Their Options By Scott French Majestic Manchester United ...

USL: D3 Pro League Standings and Results (through April 25)

North GP W L GF GA P
Cape Cod 0 0 0 0 0 0
Delaware 0 0 0 0 0 0
N. Hampshire 0 0 0 0 0 0
New Jersey 0 0 0 0 0 0
North Jersey 0 0 0 0 0 0
Reading 0 0 0 0 0 0
Rhode Island 0 ...

U.S. Men: USA to meet Argentina June 13 at RFK Stadium

The U.S. national team will play France '98 quarterfinalist Argentina in a full-international match on June 13 at RFK Stadium in Washington, D.C. The match will be televised to a live ABC audience at 1 p.m. ET. As part of the agreement struck between U.S. Soccer and the Argentine Football Association, the two teams will meet for a second time ...

MLS: Quotes from April 27 media teleconference

The following are quotes from the April 27 MLS media teleconference, which featured MLS Commissioner Doug Logan, MLS Executive Vice President Ivan Gazidis, Los Angeles Galaxy Head Coach Sigi Schmid and New England Revolution Head Coach Walter Zenga. Doug Logan Opening Remarks "I'd like to welcome Sigi Schmid to the MLS coaching fraternity ... He did such a great job ...