• U.S. Open Cup: Qualifying Update (May 21)
    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 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, with the semifinals …
  • Youth National Teams: U-17s face El Salvador May 22 in Columbus
    Dating back to 1985 the USA is the only country to have qualified for every FIFA U-17 World Championship, a total of seven youth championship appearances. The 1999 U.S. U-17 team, led by head coach John Ellinger, is 90 minutes away from clinching a berth in the 1999 FIFA U-17 World Championship and will host El Salvador in the second leg of their playoff on May 22 at the new Columbus Crew Stadium. The USA-El Salvador match will kickoff at 4:00 p.m. ET and will be the first of an MLS doubleheader between the Columbus Crew and the Tampa Bay …
  • MLS: Miami waives Roberto Gaucho; signs Mickey Trotman
    The Miami Fusion waived Brazilian forward Roberto Gaucho and claimed Trinidad & Tobago forward Mickey Trotman off waivers Trotman will be available for action May 22, when the Fusion takes on D.C. United at Lockhart Stadium. Trotman, 24, has been training with the Fusion in recent weeks since he was waived by the Dallas Burn April 20 to make room for Colombian forward John Jairo Trellez. Trotman is expected to take scoring pressure off of Colombian forward Diego Serna, the Fusion's 1998 leading scorer and the team's current leader with four goals and one assist. Trotman was originally signed by …
  • MLS: Wizards waive Sabanadzovic
    The Kansas City Wizards have placed midfielder Refik Sabanadzovic on waivers, opening a foreign allocation spot on the roster. Sabanadzovic, 33, appeared in six games this season for the Wizards and 27 games overall since arriving in Kansas City on January 29, 1998. In his MLS career, he has tallied two assists, but only registered two shots on goal and received seven yellow cards and a red card. Each MLS team is allowed four foreign players on its roster, down from five last season. Forward Mo Johnston, forward Digital Takawira and defender Uche Okafor are the only foreign players on …
  • MLS: Injury Update (May 20)
    Chicago Fire -- M Diego Gutierrez (back spasms) and F Ante Razov (sprained ankle) are probable; D Andrew Lewis (strained hamstring) and F Roman Kosecki (strained hamstring) are questionable; G Greg Sutton (bruised eye) is out. Colorado Rapids -- none. Columbus Crew -- M Rob Smith (ruptured arch) and F Brian McBride (broken cheekbone) are out; G Juergen Sommer (torn ACL) is on injured reserve. Dallas Burn -- none. D.C. United -- M Jason Moore (strained groin), M Richie Williams (sprained ankle), F David Hayes (torn meniscus), F Roy Lassiter (right foot/ankle pain) and F Jaime Moreno (sprained ankle) are …
  • U.S. Men: Arena calls in eight foreign-based players for June 13 Argentina match
    U.S. national team coach Bruce Arena will be armed with arguably his most experienced squad since taking the reins last November, when the United States faces South American heavyweight Argentina on June 13 at RFK Stadium in Washington, D.C. Arena has named a preliminary 20-player squad, as U.S. Soccer awaits official confirmation and player releases from the professional clubs involved. The coach is expected to add two more players to the squad, bringing the total to 22. The marquee international match, pitting a pair of teams who have each accumulated winning records since participating in the 1998 World Cup, will …
  • MLS: Television schedule for May 22-23
    Here's a look at this week's televised MLS action: Date Matchup Kickoff (ET) Television May 22 D.C. United at Miami 2:00 p.m. espn2 May 22 Tampa Bay at Columbus 7:30 p.m. WTTA-Tampa* May 22 Kansas City at Chicago 8:00 p.m. MetroSports-KC May 22 MetroStars at Colorado 9:00 p.m. Fox Sports New York May 22 Dallas at San Jose 11:00 p.m. Fox Sports Bay Area May 23 New England at Los Angeles 7:30 p.m. Fox Sports New England *-game shown on May 24 on Sunshine Network.
  • Contents: Soccer America May 31, 1999 issue
    FEATURES Few Problems, Many Accolades For Crew Opener By Ridge Mahoney MLS: Stadium Possibilities Vary Greatly By Ridge Mahoney Now, Chicago Makes Francis Okaroh Smile By Mike Garofola 'Captain for Life': 'Not A Boy Scout' By John Harkes with Denise Kiernan Landon Donovan: The future Of U.S. Soccer? By Scott French European Cup: Proper Setting For An Historic Final By Ridge Mahoney UEFA Cup: Marseille's Nightmare, Parma's dream COLUMNS Soccer Talk -- 'Under the spell of the round ball' By Paul Gardner From the Field -- Another Messing World Cup triumph? By Marianne Bhonslay DEPARTMENTS
    • Up Front
    • MLS …
  • Olympics; Late goal gives Canada draw with U-23s
    Canadian midfielder Steve Kindel scored an 88th minute equalizer as the U.S. and Canadian U-23 teams played to 1-1 draw at the new Blackbaud Stadium in Charleston, S.C. The U.S. dominated play for the majority of the match, and American forward Josh Wolff had put the U.S. ahead with a penalty kick, but lead fizzled with Canada's late counter-attack. "Obviously it would have been nice to win," admitted U.S. coach Clive Charles. "But more importantly is the learning experience. We need to grow as a team in order to be prepared to qualify for the Olympics in Sydney." The U.S. …
  • International: European Cup Winners Cup result (May 19)
    Final May 19 in Birmingham Lazio (Italy) 2 Mallorca (Spain) 1. Goals: Vieri 7, Nedved 81; Dani 11. Lazio -- Marchegiani, Mihajlovic, Nesta, Favalli, Pancaro, Nedved (Lombardo, 84), D.Stankovic (Sergio Conceicao, 56), Almeyda, Salas, Mancini (Fernando Couto, 90), Vieri. Mallorca -- Roa, M.Soler, Siviero, Marcelino, Olaizola, Ibagaza, J.Stankovic, Lauren, Engonga, Biagini (Paunovic, 73), Dani. Att.: 33,021. (Note: this is the final edition of the European Cup Winners Cup; next year, domestic cup champions will compete in the expanded UEFA Cup.)
  • MLS: SA Team of the Week (May 15-16)
    Goalkeeper Marcus Hahnemann (1) Colorado Defenders Mark Semioli (1) MetroStars Thomas Dooley (1) Columbus Richard Farrer (1) Dallas Midfielders Mark Chung (1) MetroStars Joey DiGiamarino (1) Colorado Chris Klein (1) Kansas City Anders Limpar (1) Colorado Forwards Jeff Cunningham (2) Columbus Bobby Rhine (1) Dallas Diego Serna (1) Miami * In parentheses is the number of times a player has been named to the Team of the Week.
  • A-League: Standings and game summaries (through May 16)
    STANDINGS Eastern Conference Northeast GP W L GF GA P Staten Island 3 3 0 7 1 13 Rochester 4 3 1 6 3 13 Long Island 5 3 2 9 7 13 Boston 5 2 3 6 5 10 Lehigh Vall. 3 2 1 2 2 6 Pittsburgh 3 1 2 3 3 5 Connecticut 6 1 5 4 12 5 Toronto 4 1 3 1 4 3 Atlantic GP W L GF GA P Charleston 5 4 1 10 2 19 Jacksonville 7 4 3 13 11 18 Raleigh 5 3 2 5 4 11 …
  • USL: D3 Pro League standings and results (through May 16)
    STANDINGS North GP W L GF GA P Reading 1 1 0 3 2 5 New Jersey 1 1 0 2 2 2 North Jersey 1 0 1 2 2 1 Cape Cod 0 0 0 0 0 0 N. Hampshire 0 0 0 0 0 0 Rhode Island 0 0 0 0 0 0 Western Mass. 0 0 0 0 0 0 South Jersey 1 0 1 2 3 0 Delaware 1 0 1 0 1 0 Atlantic GP W L GF GA P Carolina 1 1 0 2 0 4 Wilmington 1 1 0 2 …
  • MLS: Quotes from May 18 media teleconference
    Here are quotes from today's MLS media teleconference featuring league commissioner Doug Logan, league executive vice-president Ivan Gazidis, Colorado coach Glenn "Mooch" Myernick and MetroStars midfielder Mark Chung. Doug Logan Opening Remarks "We had a pretty good weekend with the stadium opening in Columbus, for which I have to doff my hat to [Columbus Crew GM] Jamey Rootes and [MLS Investor/Operator] Lamar Hunt ... It was conducted in a first-class manner and there are no accolades large enough to indicate how hard they and their staffs worked for a year ... The opening was a landmark event for our league …
  • MLS: Game summaries (May 15-16)
    METROSTARS 3 MIAMI 2 May 15 Att.: 14,879. Goals MetroStars: Chung (Myers, Corrales) 36, Walsh (Chung) 48, Semioli (Chung, Hurtado) 51. Miami: Heaps (Rocha, Serna) 57, Serna (Rocha, Rooney) 75. SA Report Card MetroStars: Ammann 4, Petke 4, Semioli 7, Palacios 5, Corrales 5, Sorber 5, Walsh 6, Chung 7, Myers 6 (Villegas, 84th, NR), Joseph 5, Hurtado 5 (Kalonji, 75th, 5). Miami: Cassar 4, Cullen 5, Webber 5, Gori 5, Heaps 6, Gutierrez 3, Marshall 4 (Martinez, 75th, 5), Maessner 4 (Parra, 60th, 5), Rooney 5, Vargas 5 (Rocha, 27th, 6), Serna 7. Yellow cards MetroStars: Semioli 77, Sorber …
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