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PAUL KENNEDY: The honeymoon is over

Two weeks after the United States won the Women's World Cup, reality has set in. A few players are heading back to school either as students or coaches. Others are playing out the W-League season. There are camp appearances to make. And for some, it's simply time to rest. The reality is that U.S. Soccer will fight tooth and nails ...

U.S. Men: USA advances to Confederations Cup semifinals with 2-0 win over Germany

Ben Olsen and Joe-Max Moore each scored as the U.S. national team battled to an inspirational 2-0 victory over Germany in the FIFA Confederations Cup. The win propels the Americans into the tournament's semifinals, where they will play host Mexico on Sunday (Aug. 1) at the famous Azteca Stadium in Mexico City. The U.S. took the field against Germany with ...

Youth National Teams: Three U.S. squads to compete at U.S. Soccer Festival

Three of U.S. Soccer's top youth national teams -- the U-18 boys, U-17 boys and U-16 girls -- will compete in the United States Amateur Soccer Association's "U.S. Soccer Festival '99" next week in Portland, Oregon. The fourth annual tournament, which includes men's and women's teams from all four USASA regions, will be staged from August 2- 7, with all ...

Youth National Teams: U-18 women thrash T&T, 9-1, at Pan Am Games

The U.S. U-18 Women's national team improved their record 2-1-0 in the 1999 Pan Am Games with a big 9-1 victory over Trinidad & Tobago July 29. The match comes on the heels of a surpring 1-1 draw with Mexico earlier in the week. The U.S. will close out opening round play on Saturday at 6 p.m. CT against Canada ...

U.S. Olympic Team: Twellman, Brown lift U.S. past Jamaica

The United States got a world-class performance from goalkeeper Adin Brown, and Taylor Twellman came off the bench to score the game-winner in a 2-1 victory against Jamaica in the 1999 Pan American Games at the Winnipeg Soccer Complex. A Jamaica win would have eliminated the Americans and sent the Jamaicans into the medal round. The top two teams in ...

International: Confederations Cup results (July 30)

Group A

*Mexico 3 2 1 0 8 3 7
*S. Arabia 3 1 1 1 6 6 4
Bolivia 3 0 2 1 2 3 2
Egypt 3 0 2 1 5 9 2
*-advances to semifinals.

Group B

July 30 in Guadalajara USA 2 ...


Q&A with the SA Editors: July 30, 1999

Mark Hill Columbus, Ohio In your last Q&A session [July 23], Ridge Mahoney answered a question about pay-per-view television broadcasts of the Copa America and Confederations Cup. In his response Mahoney said: "I, too, find it disappointing that ESPN, which shows most U.S. matches, did not pick up the Confederations Cup, but U.S. Soccer has certainly dropped the ball in ...

International: Confederations Cup results (July 29)

Group A

July 29 in Mexico City Saudi Arabia 5 Egypt 1. Goals: Al Otaibi 8, 34, 78, 85, I.Al Shahrani 64; Ibrahim (pen.) 70. Saudi Arabia -- Al Deayea, Al Jahani (Gahwji, 83), Harthi, Zubromawi, Al Dawod, Al Harbi (A.Al Shahrani, 65), I.Al Shahrani, Al Subaie, Al Temyat (Bin Shehan, 46), Sulimani, Al Otaibi. Egypt -- El Hadary, Hassan, ...


U.S. Men: Quotes from Bruce Arena teleconference (July 29)

The following are quotes from the July 29 media teleconference with U.S. national team coach Bruce Arena: On playing for a draw in a tournament of this type (with a draw against Germany advancing the U.S. on Friday): "First of all, even if Joe-Max scores that penalty kick last night we are in the same position. This is the challenge ...

Youth: 1999 USYSA national championship award winners

Besides awarding the winning teams, U.S. Youth Soccer and its sponsors honored the best sports, the most productive goal scorers and the best goalkeepers at the 1999 USYSA national championship at Disney's Wide World of Sports complex in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Following are the winners in each age group, along with a brief description of the award:


Youth National Teams: U-21 women head to Iceland for Nordic Cup

On the heels of the historic victory for the U.S. Women's national team in the 1999 FIFA Women's World Cup, the U.S. U-21 women's national team will travel to Iceland to compete in the Nordic Cup from Aug. 2-8. Held annually in Northern Europe, the Nordic Cup brings together the world's top U-21 women's national teams for the most important ...

What's in the stars for MLS?

Strengths and shortcomings revealed at All-Star break

Judging the future of MLS from the action on the field at the fourth annual All-Star Game would conjure images of matches filled with spectacular goals, razor-sharp passes and besieged goalkeepers flailing about their penalty areas.

The East and West stars did their part and played their roles perfectly. The first ...

U.S. Men: Moore can't convert PK; Brazil edges U.S., 1-0

The U.S. national team gave up a goal in the first half, yet attacked exceptionally well and controlled much of the second half in a 1-0 loss to Brazil July 28 in the opening round of the 1999 FIFA Confederations Cup in Mexico. Despite the narrow loss, the U.S. will advance to the semifinals of the tournament with a win ...

U.S. Open Cup: Quarterfinal pairings announced

With one third round game still to play, U.S. Soccer has announced the pairings and schedule for the quarterfinals of the 1999 U.S. Open Cup. The four matches will take place from August 10-18, with two of the four games being hosted by A-League teams. The final third-round game will be played Aug. 4 when the two-time MLS and '96 ...

Soccer America Q&A with Manuel Lapuente

Lapuente: A Rebel at Heart

Shortly after taking over MexicoÆs helm, Manuel Lapuente won the 1998 Gold Cup in Los Angeles. He took Mexico to the second round of France æ98 and to third place at the 1999 Copa America in Paraguay. Now, the Confederations Cup offers him his first major test on home soil.

SOCCER AMERICA: Is it true ...