• International: UEFA Cup Results (Sept. 30)
    First Round, Second Leg Sept. 28 in Montpellier Montpellier (France) 2 Red Star Belgrade (Yugoslavia) 2. Goals: Ouedec 36, Loko 52; Jelic 48, Boskovic pen. 55. Half: 1-0. Att.: 9,246. (First leg 0-1. Montpellier win 3-2 on aggregate.) Sept. 28 in Linz LASK Linz (Austria) 2 Steaua Bucharest (Romania) 3. Goals: Stumpf 5, Sane 90; Bordeanu 8, Ilie 32, Duro 59. Half: 1-2. Att.: 6,000. (First leg 0-2. Steaua Bucharest win 5-2 on aggregate.) Sept. 28 in Debrecen Debrecen (Hungary) 2 VfL Wolfsburg (Germany) 1. Goals: Sabo 54, 89; Akpoborie 25 Half: 0-1. Att.: 4,500. (First leg 2-0. VfL Wolfsburg ...
  • CONCACAF Champions Cup: D.C. United and Necaxa through to semifinals
    Report Jaime Moreno scored on a cross from close range in the 68th minute to give defending champion D.C. United a 1-0 win over Olimpia Honduras in the quarterfinals of the CONCACAF Champions Cup in Las Vegas, Nev. Neither team was able to find the back of the net in the first half, despite several quality opportunities by both squads. In the 14th minute, Roy Lassiter was freed on the left flank after Richie Williams won a tackle. Lassiter's blast from 20 yards out was parried away by Olimpia's Argentinean-born keeper, Carlos Prono. On the resultant corner, Marco Etcheverry found ...
  • MLS: Conference Semifinal Playoff Dates and Times
    MLS Commissioner Don Garber announced today the dates, times and partial television schedule for the 1999 MLS Conference Semifinals. The MLS Conference Semifinals consist of a best-of-three series, with the top-seeded team owning home-field advantage and hosting games one and three (if necessary). With seven-points separating the West's first-place Los Angeles Galaxy (19-11, 51 points) and fourth-place defending MLS Cup Champion Chicago Fire (16-14, 44 points), the race for home-field advantage could go down to the wire with Los Angeles (2), the Colorado Rapids (3), the Dallas Burn (2) and Chicago (2) averaging slightly more than two games each in ...
  • Q&A with the SA Editors: Sept. 30, 1999
    Kenya Brown College Park, Md. Who do you think will be the next group of American players in MLS to try their luck with a European club at the end of the season? I see Eddie Lewis (San Jose Clash) leading the pack and I sort of have a feeling that C.J. Brown (Chicago Fire) may get an offer or two. Also, do you think Christoph Daum, the coach of Bayer Leverkusen, is a huge admirer of the American soccer player? Frankie Hejduk, Landon Donovan and John Thorrington are proof that he must see something special in this country. Ridge ...
  • MLS: New England Lets Zenga Go
    The New England Revolution announced Sept. 30 that it has relieved player/coach Walter Zenga of his head coaching and playing duties. Zenga, a former Italian international, is being replaced by Steve Nicol, a former Scottish international. Nicol, who takes over on an interim basis, has been coaching the Revolution's A-League affiliate Boston Bulldogs. The 39-year-old Zenga posted a 10-20 record this season. New England enters its final two games one point behind Miami, its rival for the final playoff spot in the Eastern Division. "Walter informed us that to wait until the end of the year to discuss his contract ...
  • U.S. Soccer: Arena appoints four youth coaches
    U.S. men's national team head coach and technical director Bruce Arena name four coaches to head the four U.S. boys national youth teams. While John Ellinger continues in his role as the U.S. under-17 men's national team coach, Arena added German Wolfgang Suhnholz (U-20s), Virginia head coach George Gelnovatch (U-18s) and Akron head coach Ken Lolla (U-16). U.S. Soccer also formally named Keith Tozer as head coach of the U.S. futsal team. Wolfgang Suhnholz Suhnholz had a long playing career in both the German Bundesliga and the North American Soccer League. In recent years, he has been a successful youth ...
  • Men's College: Soccer America's Team of the Week (Sept. 20-27)
    G Lyndon Barnes (Howard) (1) Made 7 saves in shutout of Jacksonville D Roberto Vargas (Connecticut) (1) Contributed goal and assist against Yale (5-0) D Emmanuel Tetiot (VCU) (1) Scored only goal in win over William & Mary M Raul Ornelas (California) (1) Scored gamewinner against San Diego M Jarod Bertrand (SW Missouri) (1) Assisted on 4 goals at Ameritas Classic M Dusty Reineke (UNC Charlotte) (1) Nike Classic MVP beat Richmond in OT M Vedad Alagic (Saint Louis) (1) 1 goal and 2 assists in 4-0 win over Memphis F Ali Curtis (Duke) (2) Scored winners against Wofford and ...
  • MLS Beat: The crash that is the Clash
    Can Osiander win with QuinnÆs core of players? The storybook saga of Brian Quinn in American soccer has, once again, turned sad. An extensive housecleaning of the San Jose Clash instituted by him this season eventually swept him out once playoff hopes were extinguished. For the third straight season with Quinn in charge, San Jose couldnÆt finish among the top four in its conference. Quinn played for more than a decade in the United States in the NASL and MISL and with the U.S. national team. A native of Belfast, Northern Ireland, he was sworn in as ...
  • Women's College: Soccer America's Team of the Week (Sept. 20-27)
    G Katie Carson (Clemson) (1) 15 saves in 0-0 tie with Nebraska D Carryn Weigand (Virginia) (1) 55th-minute header beats Hartford D Fay deLeon (San Diego State) (1) Assists on 2 goals in upset of LMU M Kim Clark (USC) (1) Nets 14th-minute goal that downs Duke M Nikki Serlenga (Santa Clara) (1) Sets up UNC own goal, 2 assists vs. Duke M Stacey Tullock (Arizona State) (1) 2 goals, including winner, upend Iowa State F Mandy Clemens (Santa Clara) (3) Scores twice in 7-2 rout of Duke F Anne Gage (Kentucky) (1) Grabs 2 goals to upset Georgia F ...
  • College: NSCAA Select Men's Rankings
    MEN'S NCAA DIVISION I SCHOOL RECORD PTS. 1 Penn State 8-0-0 477 2 Santa Clara 8-0-0 453 3 Duke 5-0-2 434 4 CS Fullerton 7-0-0 382 5 Saint Louis 6-1-1 354 6 Indiana 6-2-0 350 7 Connecticut 5-2-0 299 8 Maryland 6-2-0 295 9 UCLA 6-1-0 279 10 Wake Forest 5-0-3 255 11 SMU 6-1-0 252 12 Creighton 4-1-1 187 13 Virginia 5-2-1 159 14 Furman 6-0-1 156 15 St. John's 3-1-3 143 16 Cincinnati 6-1-1 123 17 Brown 4-1-0 92 18 SW Missouri 7-0-1 67 19 Jacksonville 6-0-0 63 20 California 6-1-1 56 21 VCU ...
  • College: Men's Division I Scores
    MENÆS NCAA DIVISION I Far West Region 1 Santa Clara 8-0-0 DH San Diego State 4-1, DH Sac. State 1-0 2 CS Fullerton 7-0-0 DH CS Dominguez Hills 3-2 3 UCLA 6-1-0 DH Oregon State 3-0 4 California 6-1-1 DA St. Mary's 2-0, DN San Diego 2-1 5 Portland 5-1-1 DN Fresno State 3-1, DN San Jose State 1-0 5 San Diego 7-1-0 DN Notre Dame 3-0, LN California 1-2 7 Washington 4-3-2 TH San Jose State 0-0, DH Fresno State 2-1 8 Gonzaga 4-4-1 LN SMSU 2-3, DA Creighton 1-0 9 Stanford 3-2-1 LA San Francisco 1-3, DH ...
  • A-League: Playoffs Results (Sept. 25)
    Quarterfinals Rochester vs. Pittsburgh Game 2 Pittsburgh 1 Rochester 0 (OT). Goal: Apple (DePalma) 65. Pittsburgh -- Dedini, DePalma, Kot, Vasic, Ihekoronye, Bonseu, Jaworski (Tripoli, 72), Terlecky, Evans, Butler (Karn, 86), Apple (Castma, 68). Rochester -- Andracki, Restrepo, Schweitzer, Walton, Tim Hardy (Zavala, 79), Daligcon (Kirmse, 73), Allnutt, Sedgewick, D.Miller (Young, 80), Biello, Tilley. Att.: 4,115. (Series tied 1-1) San Diego vs. Seattle Game 2 Sept. 25 in Renton, Wash. Seattle 0 San Diego 1. Goal: Watson (Farias) 11. Seattle -- Burpo, Jenkins (Baena, 68), Barton (Hattrup, 76), Gaw, B.James, I.Russell, Nguyen, Henderson, Waibel (Robertson 23; Storkson, 52), Annichero, Nouri. ...
  • International: Champions League results and standings (Sept. 29)
    Group A Sept. 29 in Leverkusen Bayer Leverkusen (Germany) 1 Dynamo Kiev (Ukraine) 1. Goals: Kirsten 53; Husin 71. Half: 0-0. Att.: 22,500. Sept. 29 in Rome Lazio (Italy) 4 Maribor Teatanic (Slovenia) 0. Goals: Inzaghi 60, Conceicao 62, Salas 71, 75. Half: 0-0. Att.: 30,000. Club GP W T L GF GA P Lazio 3 2 1 0 7 2 7 Bayer Leverkusen 3 1 2 0 4 2 5 Maribor Teatanic 3 1 0 2 1 6 3 Dynamo Kiev 3 0 1 2 2 4 1 Remaining fixtures Oct. 19-- Maribor Teatanic vs ...
  • CONCACAF Champions Cup: Fire and Alajuela advance
    Quarterfinal Summaries Sept. 28 in Las Vegas, Nev. Chicago Fire (USA) 2 Joe Public (Trin. & Tobago) 0. Goals: Razov 19, Kovalenko 82. Chicago -- Thronton, Brown, Kubik, Okaroh, Gutierrez, Armas (George, 86), Marsch, Nowak, Kosecki (Kovalenko, 76), Razov (Dougherty, 80), Podbrozny. Joe Public -- D.Thomas, John, Garcia (Fabio, 65), Mason, Mulraine, Dwarika, Gray (Dhanoolal, 46), Jemmot, K.Thomas, A.Thomas, Pierre. Att.: 6,521. Sept. 28 in Las Vegas, Nev. Alajuela (Costa Rica) 1 Toluca (Mexico) 0. Goal: Miso 58. Toluca -- Cristante, Carmona, Blanco, Taboada (Morales, 70), Ruiz, Ferreira (R.Garcia, 62), Macias, Rangel, A.Garcia (Matias, 62), Abundis, Cardozo. Alajuela -- Messen, ...
  • College: NSCAA Select Women's Rankings
    WOMEN'S NCAA DIVISION I SCHOOL RECORD PTS. 1 Santa Clara 9-0-0 300 2 Florida 9-0-0 288 3 North Carolina 7-2-0 274 4 Nebraska 8-1-1 253 5 Penn State 6-2-1 250 6 Notre Dame 6-2-0 239 7 So. California 6-2-0 222 8 Texas A&M 9-1-0 218 9 UCLA 7-1-0 191 10 Virginia 6-2-0 189 11 Wake Forest 7-1-0 163 12 BYU 9-1-0 162 13 Hartford 5-1-1 155 14 Baylor 7-2-0 141 15 Michigan 6-2-1 123 15 Clemson 6-3-1 123 17 Stanford 5-3-0 105 18 Richmond 6-2-1 93 19 Connecticut 5-4-0 84 20 Missouri 7-2-0 71 21 Kentucky ...