• International: Euro 2000 qualifying results (May 30)
    Group 2 May 30 in Oslo Norway 1 (Iversen 4) Georgia 0. Half: 1-0. Att.: 18,236. Team GP W T L GF GA P Norway 6 4 1 1 12 7 13 Latvia 5 2 2 1 4 2 8 Greece 5 1 3 1 5 4 6 Slovenia 4 1 2 1 5 5 5 Georgia 6 1 1 4 3 10 4 Albania 4 0 3 1 2 3 3 SCHEDULE June 5 -- Albania vs. Norway, Latvia vs. Slovenia, Georgia vs. Greece.
  • U.S. Women: USA arrives in Portland June 1 for final two WWC warmups
    U.S. coach Tony DiCicco and his 20-player Women's World Cup team will arrive in Portland, Ore., on June 1 to begin preparations for its final two matches before kicking off the third world championship for women's soccer. The Americans will take part in the Opening Game doubleheader on June 19th, facing Denmark at Giants Stadium in New Jersey in front of a projected crowd of 70,000 or more. The final two warm-up games will take place on June 3, when the USA faces Australia in a closed-door match at the NIKE World Headquarters in Beaverton, Ore., and June 6, when ...
  • Q&A with the SA Editors: May 28, 1999
    James Reilly Palo Alto, Calif. Why do you think Bruce Arena did not call up Frankie Hejduk for the Argentina game? Pete Bailey: It was simply because Hejduk needs a vacation. Remember that he played the 1998 MLS season with Tampa Bay and then immediately left for Leverkusen. It's been quite a while since he's had any time off. During Leverkusen's winter break, he was still training and accompanied the squad on its trip to South America. Even if Arena had called him in, there's no way Frankie would play now, since he broke his nose in a collision with ...
  • International: 1999 Pan American Games schedule announced
    The schedule has been announced for the men's and women's 1999 Pan American Games soccer tournaments, to be held July 23-Aug. 7 in Winnipeg, Canada. Men's Groups and Schedule The U.S. team, which will likely be composed of members of the U-23 and U-20 national teams, is the top seed in Group B, along with regional rivals Jamaica, Honduras, Cuba and the competition's only South American entrant, Uruguay. Group A: Mexico, Canada, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Trinidad & Tobago. July 24 -- Canada vs. Costa Rica, Mexico vs. Trinidad & Tobago. July 26 -- Canada vs. Trinidad & Tobago, Guatemala vs. ...
  • MIKE WOITALLA: Our men in Europe
    Losing three games at the last World Cup, it's clear now, didn't indicate a deep crisis of American soccer. Four years earlier, the United States was home for the event, and its soccer fans could get giddy about winning a single game, tying another, and reaching the second round with a third-place finish from a four-team group. There wasn't a U.S. league back then, and the feats of the national team gave you an overriding impression of the state of the American game. A more accurate barometer of the nation's players, however, could be found in how U.S. players coped ...
  • Women's World Cup: Teams gearing up with unprecedented preparation schedule
    With the kickoff of the 1999 FIFA Women's World Cup less than a month away, all 16 competing teams in this summer's world championship are heavily involved in pre-tournament preparations, which no doubt will make the battle for the FIFA Women's World Cup Trophy the fiercest ever. Reflecting the increased support by national federations who want their women's teams to have strong showings in what will be the most-watched women's world soccer championship ever, the competing teams are playing more matches, holding more training camps and arriving earlier in the host country than ever before. Following is a synopsis of ...
  • Women's World Cup: Quotes from May 27 teleconference with Marla Messing
    The following is an edited transcript of the May 27 media teleconference with Women's World Cup CEO Marla Messing: RICHARD FINN: Good afternoon. I'm Richard Finn, director of FIFA Women's World Cup, and welcome to our teleconference call. Today we are 23 days from kickoff at Giants Stadium on June 19th for what promises to be the best Women's World Cup ever. Teams are in the final weeks of preparing for the competition. Many squads are going to be coming to the United States within the next week, and we, too, here at the Women's World Cup Organizing Committee are ...
  • U.S. Open Cup: Qualifying Update (May 27)
    Qualifying for the 1999 U.S. Open Cup, which begins in June, is nearly complete. 29 of the 32 teams in the field are set. 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 A-League teams in the second round, to be played June 23-27. Eight MLS clubs will enter in the third round, meeting the eight second-round winners over the weekend of July 12-14. Quarterfinals are set for Aug. 11-12, ...
  • MLS: Exhibition summary (May 26)
    May 26 in Columbia, Md. Maryland Mania (A-League) 0 D.C. United (MLS) 3. Goals: Etcheverry 8, Wood (Hayes) 10, Hayes (Peay) 18. Maryland -- Yetso (Hunter, 46), Bader, Simmonds, Bates (Love, 71), Payton (Armas, 29), Phillips (John, 46), LeCrum, Vega, Shaw, Haskins (Porter, 73), Knapman (Sampson, 29). D.C. United -- Payne (Mercoullier, 69), Talley, Agoos (Llamosa, 46), Peay, Cooks, Otero, Aunger (Moore, 46), Slivinski, Etcheverry (Kamler, 46), Hayes, Wood. Att.: 1,785.
  • Youth National Teams: U-17s to face England in Tampa on June 27
    The U.S. U-17 national team will play the first-ever international match at Raymond James Stadium, in Tampa, Fla., against England's U-17s on June 27 (kickoff set at 3:30 p.m. ET) in the second match of an MLS doubleheader featuring the Tampa Bay Mutiny against the Los Angeles Galaxy (1:00 p.m. ET kickoff). "This young, exciting team has cast a spell over the fans and media who have been fortunate enough to watch them play", said U.S. Soccer's Secretary General Hank Steinbrecher. "It's a testament to how far we have developed as a soccer playing nation to be able to stage ...
  • U.S. Women: Grass field installed at Portland's Civic Stadium
    More than 1,000 pieces of 18-month old perennial rye grass have been rolled out and pieced together on the floor of Portland, Oregon's Civic Stadium in preparation for one of greatest days in U.S. women's soccer history. On June 6th, the U.S. women's national team will play its final match on the "NIKE Road to Pasadena" tour, facing Canada in the first match of a doubleheader which also features Women's World Cup teams Brazil and Australia. The U.S. match will be broadcast live on ABC at 11 a.m. PT/2 p.m. ET, the first time ever that a women's game has ...
  • International: European Cup result (May 26)
    FINAL May 26 in Barcelona Manchester United (England) 2 Bayern Munich (Germany) 1. Goals: Sheringham 90, Solskjaer 90; Basler 6. Manchester United -- Schmeichel, Neville, Johnsen, Stam, Irwin, Beckham, Butt, Giggs, Blomqvist (Sheringham, 67), Yorke, Cole (Solskjaer, 81). Bayern Munich -- Kahn, Matthaeus (Fink, 80), Babbel, Linke, Kuffour, Tarnat, Effenberg, Jeremies, Basler (Salihamidzic, 89), Jancker, Zickler (Scholl, 71). Att.: 90,000.
  • MLS: SA Team of the Week (May 22-23)
    Goalkeeper Kevin Hartman (2) Los Angeles Defenders Steve Jolley (1) Los Angeles Greg Vanney (1) Los Angeles Marcelo Balboa (2) Colorado Midfielders Marco Etcheverry (4) D.C. United Mo Johnston (2) Kansas City Wade Barrett (2) San Jose Diego Gutierrez (1) Chicago Forwards Roy Lassiter (2) D.C. United Paul Bravo (3) Colorado Josh Wolff (1) Chicago ò In parentheses is the number of times a player has been named to the Team of the Week.
  • Contents: Soccer America June 7, 1999 issue
    FEATURES The Benefits And Risks Of Moving Abroad By Ridge Mahoney Kasey Keller: 'It's Also About Looking After Your Family' Interview by Duncan Irving Rapids' DiGiamarino Rules The Left Flank By Pat Shea Jair Miscast On Outside By Frank Dell'Apa How Easy It Is: Hamm Breaks The Record By Dean Caparaz Cup Winners Cup: Lazio Retires Trophy Barcelona Title Gives Van Gaal Last Laugh COLUMNS SoccerTalk -- Searching for Timeout By Paul Gardner From the Field -- Swimming against the currents By Marianne Bhonslay DEPARTMENTS Up Front MLS Scoreboard SA Q&A: Sigi Schmid MLS Roundup Around the Country American ...
  • MLS: Injury Update (May 26)
    Chicago Fire -- F Ante Razov (sprained ankle) is probable; G Greg Sutton (bruised eye), D Andrew Lewis (strained hamstring), M Diego Gutierrez (back spasms) and F Roman Kosecki (strained hamstring) are questionable. Colorado Rapids -- M Joey DiGiamarino (lacerated foot) is probable. Columbus Crew -- G Juergen Sommer (torn ACL), M Rob Smith (ruptured arch) and F Brian McBride (broken cheekbone) are on injured reserve. Dallas Burn -- M Oscar Pareja (strained hamstring) is questionable. D.C. United -- M Marco Etcheverry (strained groin), M Brian Kamler (strained hamstring), M Ben Olsen (lower back pain) and M Richie Williams (sprained ...