• College: 1999 WomenÆs Conference Preseason Polls
    ACC Tar Heels favored once again North Carolina, which has captured each of the last four Atlantic Coast Conference women's soccer regular-season titles and 10 straight ACC tournament titles, received all seven first-place votes in the 1999 ACC preseason poll. The Tar Heels' 56 points outdistanced the Clemson Tigers, who finished in second with 42 points in the poll. The Tigers were followed by the third-place Virginia Cavaliers with 39 points and the Wake Forest Demon Deacons in fourth with 36. The Duke Blue Devils were picked fifth with a total of 33 points, and Maryland was sixth with 24. ...
  • U.S. Women: Brazil, Finland, South Korea round out U.S. Women's Cup '99 field
    South American champion and 1999 FIFA Women's World Cup bronze medalist Brazil, along with Finland and South Korea, will join the U.S. women's national team for U.S. Women's Cup '99. The sixth incarnation of the tournament will be played in a series of three doubleheaders on Sunday, Oct. 3 (in Columbus, Ohio), Thursday, Oct. 7 (in Kansas City, Mo.), and Sunday, Oct. 10 (in Louisville, Ky.). The four teams will each play three games, with the winner decided by points, head-to-head results and/or goal differential. The match in Columbus is already sold out, while the match in Kansas City has ...
  • MLS: Mutiny to host Puerto Rico in Sept. 22 exhibition
    The Tampa Bay Mutiny will take a break from its Major League Soccer late-season playoff run to participate in an international exhibition match versus the Puerto Rican national team. The match, sponsored by TECO Energy's Tampa Electric, will take place on Wednesday, September 22 at 7:30 p.m. at Raymond James Stadium, home of the Mutiny. "We've always aspired to do something for the sizeable Puerto Rican community in the Tampa Bay area," Mutiny GM Nick Sakiewicz said. "This game represents a tribute to the rich Puerto Rican heritage in the area. "Once again, the Tampa Bay Mutiny are proud to ...
  • International: UEFA Cup results (Aug. 24-26)
    Qualifying Round, Second Leg Aug. 24 Shamkir 0 Kryvbas KR 1 (Aggregate: 0-5) CSKA Sofia 5 Portadown 0 (Agg.: 8-0) Aug. 25 Lok. Moscow 5 BATE Borisov 0 (Agg.: 12-1) Aug. 26 Kilmarnock 2 KR Reykjavik 0 (Agg.: 2-1) Ujpest 1 Vojvodina 1 (Agg.: 1-5) CE Principat 0 Viking 11 (Agg.: 0-18) Sp. Trnava 2 Vllaznia 0 (Agg.: 3-1) Linfield 1 Lok. Tbilisi 1 (Agg.: 1-2) Sileks Kratovo 2 Shakhtar Donetsk 1 (Agg.: 3-4) Celtic 4 Cwmbran Town 0 (Agg.: 10-0) Leiftur 0 Anderlecht 3 (Agg.: 1-9) Helsingborg 5 FK Riga 0 (Agg.: 5-0) St. Johnstone 2 VPS Vaasa 0 ...
  • College '99: Tar Heel discovers that life's not Fair
    Lorrie Fair passes up money from World Cup bonanza for a shot at another title with Carolina A women's soccer player trading her eligibility for money? That's a realm usually reserved for college basketball and football players. But that's what Lorrie Fair pondered in the weeks after the Women's World Cup ended. The University of North Carolina senior, one of the frontrunners for player-of- the-year honors this season, could have taken the $50,000 in bonus money she earned by winning the Women's World Cup with the U.S. national team. There's also the money she could earn by playing in the ...
  • MLS: Exhibition summary (Aug. 25)
    Aug. 25 in San Jose, Calif. San Jose Clash (MLS) 2 UNAM (Mexico) 3. Goals: Tinsley (Bower) 4, Sequeira (pen.) 60; Campos (Gonzalez) 55, own goal (Clark) 70, Carino (Zarmatten) 90. San Jose -- Cannon, Conrad, Wright (Clark, 46), Martinez, Tinsley, O'Brien, Cloutier, Barrett (Mulrooney, 46), Brose (Solis, 65), Sequeira (C.Harty, 75), Bower (Rodriguez, 82). UNAM -- Bernal, Ochoaizpur (Penaloza, 46), Beltran, Ramirez (Albarran, 68), Torrado (Gonzalez, 46), Carino, Alpizar, Zermatten, Zambrano (Lozano, 46), Lagorio (Sanchez, 46), Campos. Att.: 10,687.
  • Q&A with the SA Editors: Aug. 26, 1999
    Karen Elchert Dublin, Ohio Would you say that in order to become a very good athlete, and soccer player, you would have to be fit and work out in addition to the practice time that you have per day? I would think that the soccer players, especially the women's team, would have a workout routine that the players follow in addition to just practicing. Mike Woitalla: Karen, your question reminded me of a story about Ronaldo from early 1998. Then widely considered the world's best player, and probably the world's highest paid player, Ronaldo realized that his heading of the ...
  • International: European Champions League draw and schedule
    GROUP A Lazio (Italy) Bayer Leverkusen (Germany) Dynamo Kiev (Ukraine) Maribor Teatanic (Slovenia) SCHEDULE Tuesday, Sept. 14 -- B. Leverkusen-Lazio, Dynamo Kiev-Mar. Teatanic. Wednesday, Sept. 22 -- Mar. Teatanic-B. Leverkusen, Lazio-Dynamo Kiev. Wednesday, Sept. 29 -- Lazio-Mar. Teatanic, B. Leverkusen-Dynamo Kiev. Tuesday, Oct. 19 -- Mar. Teatanic-Lazio, Dynamo Kiev-B. Leverkusen. Wednesday, Oct. 27 -- Lazio-B. Leverkusen, Mar. Teatanic-Dyanmo Kiev. Tuesday, Nov. 2 -- B. Leverkusen-Mar. Teatanic, Dyanmo Kiev-Lazio. GROUP B Barcelona (Spain) Fiorentina (Italy) Arsenal (England) AIK Stockholm (Sweden) SCHEDULE Tuesday, Sept. 14 -- AIK Stockholm-Barcelona, Fiorentina-Arsenal. Wednesday, Sept. 22 -- Arsenal-AIK Stockholm, Barcelona-Fiorentina. Wednesday, Sept. 29 -- Barcelona-Arsenal, AIK ...
  • International: European Champions League results (Aug. 25)
    Third Qualifying Round, Second Leg Aug. 25 in Lodz Widzew Lodz (Poland) 0 Fiorentina (Italy) 2 (Chiesa 40, Cois 68). Half: 0-1. Att.: 6,500. (Fiorentina wins 2-0 on aggregate.) Aug. 25 in Kiev Dynamo Kiev (Ukraine) 2 (Gusin 74, Shatskikh 90) Aalborg (Denmark) 2 (Oper 9, Garde 47). Half: 0-1. Att.: 15,000. (Dynamo Kiev wins 4-3 on aggregate.) Aug. 25 in Riga Skonto Riga (Latvia) 0 Chelsea (England) 0. Att.: 8,000. (Chelsea wins 3-0 on aggregate.) Aug. 25 in Stockholm AIK Stockholm (Sweden) 1 (Novakovic 58) AEK Athens (Greece) 0. Half: 0-0. Att.: 31,115. (AIK wins 1-0 on aggregate.) Aug. ...
  • Contents: Soccer America Sept. 6, 1999 issue
    FEATURES Stern John: Goals Are Flowing Again By Craig Merz Mauricio Solis Adapts Quickly In New Home By Amparo Sim=n Referees Wrestle With Consistency By Ridge Mahoney A-League: Hobbled Rhinos Continue Their Charge By Jeff Diveronica Italy: Milan Recalls Humble Wine Tavern Origins Will Class Divisions Impede Growth In South Africa? By Doug Cress Romania: Increasing Violence Exhibits Racist Tone COLUMNS My View -- Can MLS save new Yorke? By Paul Kennedy Soccer Talk -- Foreigner Prices Disguise Quality By Paul Gardner DEPARTMENTS Up Front MLS Roundup SA Q&A: Steve Ralson MLS Scoreboard MLS Individual Statistics American ...
  • Q&A with the SA Editors: Aug. 25, 1999
    Glen Wheaton, Md. Why doesn't MLS stop its contract with ABC and ESPN? If the MLS wants to grow, how can it without the games on national television where it can advertise the games? ABC and ESPN have [English-language] coverage of all American soccer till 2002, most of which will be on ESPN. How can it help MLS if the TV viewing stays this way? Ridge Mahoney: The games ARE on national TV, as in ESPN and ABC. Now, I won't say MLS and its broadcast partners have done a good job of producing and promoting the telecasts, but ESPN ...
  • MLS: SA Team of the Week (Aug. 18-22)
    Goalkeeper Garth Lagerwey (2) Miami Defenders Joe Addo (1) Tampa Bay Dominic Kinnear (1) Tampa Bay Midfielders Robert Warzycha (1) Columbus Marco Etcheverry (6) D.C. United Zak Ibsen (1) Los Angeles Henry Gutierrez (2) Miami Forwards Ariel Graziani (1) Dallas Stern John (5) Columbus Carlos Hermosillo (1) Los Angeles Ronald Cerritos (3) San Jose ò In parentheses is the number of times a player has been named to the Team of the Week.
  • College '99: Elite learns to deal
    The exodus of underclassmen to the pro ranks is having a profound impact on the top college programs. Powerhouses like Virginia and Clemson were hit hard by defections. Indiana, Maryland and UCLA weathered the storm for now. In the early '90s, Virginia, under Coach Bruce Arena, lorded over the NCAA championship, lifting the trophy four consecutive seasons. Since the arrival of MLS, there have been four different winners in four years. Coincidence? Perhaps. But there is no doubt that the emergence of a professional league has had an effect on college soccer, at the very least among the elite teams. ...
  • MLS: Injury Update (Aug. 25)
    EASTERN CONFERENCE Columbus Crew -- PROBABLE: F Jeff Cunningham (right ankle sprain); OUT: D/M John DeBrito (broken right wrist); IR: GK Juergen Sommer (right knee ACL tear). D.C. United -- PROBABLE: D Eddie Pope (right great toe injury), D/M Geoff Aunger (right knee tendonitis), M Ben Olsen (back contusion); QUESTIONABLE: D Carlos Llamosa (left quadricep strain); DOUBTFUL: GK Tom Presthus (left knee MCL sprain); OUT: D Diego Sonora (left groin strain). MetroStars -- PROBABLE: M Lawrence Lozzano (left groin strain); QUESTIONABLE: D Mike Petke (left ankle sprain), M/F Miles Joseph (left ankle sprain); OUT: M Tab Ramos (right quadriceps strain). ...
  • College: UNC's Schwoy to redshirt 1999 season
    Laurie Schwoy, a three-time first-team All-America selection in the midfield and member of the United States national team pool, will red-shirt during the 1999 University of North Carolina women's soccer season. Schwoy, who has helped lead North Carolina to three successive Atlantic Coast Conference championships and two of the last three NCAA titles, is suffering from a high hamstring problem. After a brilliant freshman season in 1996 when she was named the consensus National Freshman of the Year, Schwoy suffered from nagging injury problems of several different natures during both the 1997 and 1998 seasons. She trained last spring in ...