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Q&A with the SA Editors: Nov. 30, 1999

Thomas Gorman Bordeaux, France. Having just watched the Sky Sports highlight feed of the U.S.- Australia under-17 match, I would like to pose a general question to those people in the soccer community who are responsible for the formation of American talent. First, my observation that the young Americans were technically and physically outplayed by a stronger and more creative ...

MLS Beat: The dynasty strikes back

But United reign begins to grate on rival fans

FOXBORO, Mass. - All this talk of a D.C. dynasty is great fun, if somewhat premature, and it's festering a few elements that any competition needs.

Hatred, for one. Rival fans are sick and tired of seeing United - which they regard as a golden child spoiled by the ...

MLS: MetroStars and Revolution hire head coaches

The MetroStars have named former L.A. Galaxy coach Octavio Zambrano their new head coach. The New England Revolution has hired Fernando Clavijo, who spent the 1999 season as MetroStars assistant coach to Bora Milutinovic. Zambrano, 41, compiled a league record of 39-18 record between 1997 and 1999. His .684 winning percentage as a head coach is the highest in MLS ...

MLS Cup '99: SA Report Card



Presthus (6) No mistakes.

Agoos (6) Contained Hendrickson.

Llamosa (7) Nearly flawless.

Pope (6) Recovery almost complete.

Talley (6) Adios, Diego.

Williams (7) Limpet stuck to Cienfuegos.

Etcheverry (6) Set up a goal with his hands.

Olsen (7) Benny has the jets.

Maessner (6) Rugged and lucky.


Q&A with the SA Editors: Nov. 29, 1999

Godfrey Pereira Blacksburg, Va. Do you know if the roster for the Project-40 tour of Europe has been released yet? Mike Woitalla: Godfrey, 18 Pro-40 players and two guest players are on a five-game tour of Portuguese First Division reserve teams under the direction of Tampa Bay Mutiny coach Tim Hankinson and Chicago Fire assistant coach Denis Hamlett Nov. 28 ...

WomenÆs College: NCAA quarterfinal playoff results (Nov. 27-28)

Scores from quarterfinal NCAA womenÆs Division I playoff action: Santa Clara 3, Connecticut 0 Penn State 2, Hartford 0 North Carolina 2, Clemson 0 Notre Dame 0, Nebraska 0 (Notre Dame wins on PK, 4-3) Schedule Semifinals (in San Jose, Calif.) Friday, Dec. 3 Penn State vs. North Carolina (4 pm PT) Santa Clara vs. Notre Dame (6:30 pm PT) ...

MenÆs College: NCAA second-round playoff results (Nov. 27-28)

Scores from second-round NCAA menÆs Division I playoff action: UAB 2, SMU 0 Santa Clara 4, Duke 2 Furman 4, Wake Forest 0 Connecticut 3, Yale 0 UCLA 2, St. Louis 0 Virginia 3, Brown 1 Penn State 2, St. John's 1 (OT) Indiana 2, Washington 0 Quarterfinal Matchups UAB vs. Santa Clara Furman vs. Connecticut UCLA vs. Virginia Penn ...

U-17 World Cup: USAÆs Donovan wins Golden Ball

The USAÆs Landon Donovan was awarded the Golden Ball of the 1999 U-17 World Cup, at which the USA finished fourth, behind third-place Ghana, second-place Australia and champion Brazil. The adidas Golden Ball, voted on by local and international media covering the tournament, goes to the outstanding player of the competition. DonovanÆs teammate, DaMarcus Beasley, won the Silver Ball. 1999 ...

PAUL KENNEDY ... Lessons of the NFL

Who could have believed a month ago that MLS would end its season on such a high note? MLS, suffering from disinterest in the national press, appeared to be a league in trouble. But that's all changed. Don Garber has emerged as MLS's apparent savior. The knock on Garber, a former executive with the National Football League, was that he ...

U-17 World Cup: USA finishes in fourth place

The U.S. U-17 team fell, 2-0, to Ghana in the third-place game of the U-17 World Cup in New Zealand. The USAÆs fourth-place is the best finish for an American male team in a FIFA outdoor tournament since the Bob Gansler-coached U-20 team finished fourth in the 1989 U-20 World Cup. The summary of the third-place game of the 1999 ...

MLS: Metros Expect Matthaeus

Charlie Stillitano is now famous among soccer fans in Germany.

"Infamous may be a better word," the MetroStars general manager said after spending two days giving lengthy interviews in the German press to deny reports that Lothar Matthaeus could stay with Bayern Munich until June.

On Nov. 14, the 38-year-old Matthaeus, a veteran of five World Cups, played ...

MLS: Miami acquires Lassiter from D.C. United

The Miami Fusion has completed a trade with D.C. United that will bring forward Roy Lassiter, the all-time leading scorer in MLS, to South Florida. The acquisition of Lassiter completes a deal made in July that sent defender Brian Kamler and a first-round draft pick in the 2000 MLS College Draft (third overall) to the Fusion in exchange for forward ...

Q&A with the SA Editors: Nov. 24, 1999

Matt Bernhardt Columbus, Ohio In your "Best talent of 1999" (Nov. 29 issue of Soccer America Magazine) you nominate four members of the D.C. United defensive core and give honorable mention to a fifth -- a group which finished sixth in goals allowed (43). Meanwhile, the Crew's defense is mostly underrepresented (only Dougherty honored, no one else mentioned as being ...

MLS Beat: The leagueÆs best talent of 1999

A few new names crop up among the familiar standouts

Unlike the MLS Best 11, which is selected at the end of the regular season, the Soccer America rankings incorporate the playoffs as well.

What a player does for his national team has no bearing on his MLS rankings, but his club competitions outside of MLS matches ù ...

MLS: 22 players waived, 3 change clubs in waiver draft

Twenty-two players were placed on waivers Nov. 23. Only three were selected in the subsequent waiver draft. Former Kansas City forward Nino DaSilva was chosen by the MetroStars with the first overall pick; former Los Angeles defender Gabe Eastman was picked up by San Jose with the fourth overall pick; and former New England defender Mario Gori was selected by ...