• U.S. Men: U.S. to face England's Derby County at Mile High Stadium
    The U.S. men's national team will appear in Colorado for the first time in seven years when it faces Derby County of the English Premier League as part of a July 13 doubleheader with a Colorado Rapids third-round U.S. Open Cup match. The USA-Derby County game kicks off at 6:00 p.m. (MT), with the Rapids' U.S. Open Cup game to follow. The U.S. side has only played twice at Mile High Stadium, with the last encounter a 1-0 loss to Scotland on May 17, 1992. The other Colorado appearance was a 1-0 win over Uruguay on May 5, 1991, with ...
  • A-League: Standings and summaries (through May 23)
    STANDINGS Eastern Conference Northeast GP W L GF GA P Staten Island 4 4 0 10 1 18 Rochester 5 4 1 10 4 18 Long Island 6 4 2 11 8 17 Boston 6 3 3 9 5 15 Pittsburgh 5 2 3 13 7 11 Lehigh Vall. 4 2 2 3 4 6 Connecticut 8 1 7 4 18 5 Toronto 4 1 3 1 4 3 Atlantic GP W L GF GA P Charleston 6 5 1 12 3 23 Jacksonville 8 4 4 14 13 18 Richmond 5 4 1 5 5 12 ...
  • USL: D3 Pro League standings and results (through May 23)
    STANDINGS North GP W L GF GA P New Jersey 2 2 0 5 3 7 Cape Cod 1 1 0 5 0 5 West. Mass. 1 1 0 4 1 5 Reading 1 1 0 3 2 5 South Jersey 2 1 1 6 5 5 N. Hamp. 2 1 1 5 6 5 North Jersey 2 0 2 4 5 1 Rhode Island 0 0 0 0 0 0 Delaware 2 0 2 1 4 0 Atlantic GP W L GF GA P Wilmington 2 2 0 4 0 8 So. Carolina 2 1 1 ...
  • USL: PDL standings and results (through May 23)
    STANDINGS Eastern Conference Northeast GP W L GF GA P New York 2 1 1 3 2 5 Brooklyn 1 1 0 1 0 4 C. Jersey 0 0 0 0 0 0 NY Capital 0 0 0 0 0 0 Vermont 1 0 1 1 4 0 Westchester 2 0 2 1 8 0 Southeast GP W L GF GA P Jackson 2 2 0 7 1 9 C. Florida 3 2 1 10 4 9 Cocoa 2 1 1 3 3 5 Miami B. 1 1 0 2 1 4 Clarksville 2 1 1 2 ...
  • USL: W-League results and standings (through May 23)
    W-1 STANDINGS Northern GP W L GF GA P Maryland 3 3 0 9 2 14 NJ Stallions 4 3 1 17 6 14 Long Island 4 2 2 5 3 10 Montreal 3 1 2 6 4 5 Boston 3 1 2 3 6 4 Delaware 2 0 2 0 8 0 Southern GP W L GF GA P Raleigh 4 4 0 14 3 16 Atlanta 3 2 1 11 2 9 Charlotte 2 1 1 6 10 5 Tampa Bay 2 1 1 1 4 4 Jackson 2 0 2 1 19 0 Central ...
  • MLS: Game summaries (May 22-23)
    MIAMI 1 D.C. UNITED 3 MAY 22 Att.: 7,113. Goals Miami: Serna (Maessner) 80; D.C. United: Lassiter (Williams, Moore) 62, Lassiter 71, Etcheverry (Sonora) 90. SA Report Card Miami: Cassar 4, Mastroeni 4, Rooney 4, Cullen 5, Heaps 4, Parra 5 (Marshall, 68th, 5), Vargas 5 (Maessner, 79th, 6), Rocha 4, Gori 5, Trotman 5, Serna 6. D.C. United: Presthus 5, Sonora 5, Llamosa 6, Agoos 6, Olsen 5 (Cooks, 87th, NR), Aunger 5, Williams 6, Moore 5 (Talley, 75th, 5), Etcheverry 6, Lassiter 7, Moreno 5 (Wood, 71st, 5). Yellow cards Miami: Mastroeni 13, Heaps 49, Rooney 71. Referee: ...
  • MLS: Television schedule for May 26-29
    Here's a look at MLS games on television this week: Date Matchup Kickoff (ET) Television May 26 Miami at Dallas 8:30 p.m. Sunshine Network May 27 San Jose at Colorado 9:30 p.m. espn2 May 29 New England at MetroStars 7:00 p.m. Fox Sports New England; MSG Network May 29 Tampa Bay at Miami 7:30 p.m. Sunshine Network May 29 Los Angeles at Columbus 7:30 p.m. Fox Sports West 2 May 29 Chicago at D.C. United 7:30 p.m. Fox Sports Chicago
  • MLS: Quotes from May 25 media teleconference
    The following are quotes from the MLS media teleconference on May 25 that featured commissioner Doug Logan, Chicago coach Bob Bradley, D.C. United coach Thomas Rongen and D.C. United forward Roy Lassiter. Doug Logan Opening Remarks "We had a pretty good week this weekend, with more than 20,000 fans in three venues ... It looks like we have prospects for the same this weekend with extraordinarily well-attended matches ... We expect to hit 20,000 in DC, we're well over 20,000 for the annual doubleheader at Giants Stadium, which features not only the MetroStars but also Colombia and El Salvador, and ...
  • MLS: Fire to host Polish club Legia-Daewoo Warsaw
    The Chicago Fire has announced that it will face Polish First Division Club Legia-Daewoo Warsaw in an exhibition on Wednesday, June 16th at 7:30 p.m. (CT) at Soldier Field. Legia-Daewoo Warsaw is one of the biggest football teams in Poland and arguably its most famous. In February of 1997, Legia Warsaw changed its name to Legia-Daewoo Warsaw after Daewoo-FSO became its title sponsor. Fire players Roman Kosecki and Jerzy Podbrozny have both played for Legia. "Bringing a top Polish club team to Chicago is our way of saying 'Thank You' to Chicago's Polish community for its tremendous support of the ...
  • MLS: Galaxy signs New Zealand international Simon Elliot
    The Los Angeles Galaxy has signed New Zealand international and former Stanford all-America midfielder Simon Elliot as its 1999 discovery player. A native of Wellington, New Zealand, Elliot will fill the Galaxy's fourth and final foreign player slot, which was vacated after the team released Ecuadoran midfielder Jaime Caicedo. Elliot has played 36 times for New Zealand, and was recently named to the country's 22-player roster for the 1999 Confederations Cup. Elliot spent the past two years playing for Stanford, where he helped lead the Cardinal to the 1998 NCAA final. He recently played with the A-League's Boston Bulldogs. "We ...
  • Youth National Teams: U-17s down El Salvador 4-0, headed for New Zealand
    In the first-ever international match at the new Columbus Crew Stadium, the U.S. U-17 national team defeated El Salvador 4-0, in the second-leg of the 1999 CONCACAF playoff series to clinch the third and final CONCACAF berth in the 1999 FIFA U-17 World Championship to be hosted by New Zealand, November 10-27. The USA is the only country to have qualified for every world championship since the first youth tournament in 1985. "It is great to return to Columbus and get a win in a very convincing manner in this awesome stadium. This team always plays to win and today ...
  • U.S. Women: Hamm sets world goalscoring record in 3-0 win over Brazil
    To score one goal is to make a woman a hero. To score 108, is to make her a legend. With her goal in stoppage time at the end of the first half, U.S. forward Mia Hamm became the all-time leading scorer in the history of international soccer, and sparked the USA to a rough and tumble 3-0 victory over Brazil in front of 10,452 fans at the Citrus Bowl in Orlando, Fla. Hamm scored her 107th goal last Sunday against Holland at Soldier Field in Chicago, moving into a tie with long-retired Italian legend Elisabetta Vignotto on the all-time ...
  • MIKE WOITALLA: Bring on the second ref
    FIFA will experiment with the two-referee system during the 1999-2000 season. So far, Norway, Brazil and Trinidad & Tobago have volunteered for the test. Currently, the ref and two linesmen must keep track of 22 players. A ridiculous ratio. No other major sport places such a large burden on so few. Plus, the linesmen are outside the field of play and must concentrate on offside. Players away from the ball, the ref's obvious focus, can push, shove and grab each other. That they do. Just watch the goalmouth before a cross. The referee must run more than players. With a ...
  • College: Todd Saldana named new UCLA coach
    The UCLA athletic department has announed the hiring of women's coach and former men's assistant Todd Saldana as the new head coach of the Bruin men's soccer program. Saldana replaces his one-time mentor Sigi Schmid, who resigned last month after 19 years as head coach at UCLA. Saldana was an assistant under Schmid from 1989 to 1995 and served as interim head coach from Dec. 1993 to Aug. 1994 while Schmid took a leave of absence to be an assistant with the U.S. World Cup team. Saldana coached the Cal Poly Pomona men's and women's programs in 1995 and 1996 ...
  • MLS: All-Star balloting opens May 22
    For the second consecutive year, Major League Soccer fans will determine the starting lineups for the MLS All-Star teams, which meet this season on July 17 at the 1999 MLS All-Star Game in San Diego, CA. Fans may vote online at Yahoo! Sports (http://sports.yahoo.com), in-stadium at MLS games and also at soccer specialty stores across the country. Voters will automatically be entered to win a trip to MLS Cup '99 in Foxboro, Mass. as part of the 1999 MLS All-Star Sweepstakes. The fourth annual MLS All-Star Game will be televised nationally from Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego on Saturday, July ...