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U.S. Gold Cup Roster: Arena names 18 players

The following is the U.S. national team roster for the Gold Cup and alternates, as provided by CONCACAF. Goalkeepers 1 Friedel 18 Meola Defenders 12 Agoos 5 Brown 4 Fraser 16 Llamosa 23 Pope 3 Vanney Midfielders 14 Armas 9 Kirovski 7 Lewis 19 Olsen 10 Reyna 21 Williams Strikers 13 Jones 20 McBride 22 Razov 11 Wynalda Alternates 17 ...

PAUL KENNEDY: Picture perfect

If a picture is worth a thousand words, the shot of U.S. star Michelle Akers at the White House with President Bill Clinton sums up the state of the pay dispute between U.S. Soccer and the womenÆs national team.

On the publicity front, like on the field, the women are scoring goals. Akers joined Clinton at a White House ...

MLS Draft: The Hot List

The 12 most talked-about prospects in the SuperDraft

A mantra repeated every year around draft time in the other American professional sports: "We'll take the best player available when our number is called." In Major League Soccer, however, that phrase is seldom heard.

Coaches and general managers have so many factors to consider ùpositional needs, experience vs. youth, ...

U.S. Soccer: Heinrichs calls up 35 players


Chile-USA: Late Jones goal gives Americans 2-1 win

The United States got an 88th-minute strike from forward Cobi Jones to down host Chile, 2-1, at Estadio Francisco Sanchez Rumoros in Coquimbo, Chile, on Jan. 29. The U.S. team earned its first win of the year and first win on South American soil that dates back to 1995. U.S. midfielder Eddie Lewis scored the first goal and set the ...

MLS: MetroStars get Dooley for Duhaney

The MetroStars have acquired defender Thomas Dooley from the Columbus Crew in exchange for defender Mike Duhaney. Dooley, who has 81 caps with the U.S. and played in the '94 and '98 World Cups, had fallen out with Crew coach Tom Fitzgerlad. He will join the MetroStars Feb. 1 for Spring Training in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. "The chemistry and professionalism ...

U.S. Soccer: U.S. U-23s Fall to Estoril

The U.S. U-23s lost their second game on their Portuguese tour, falling to Estoril of the First Division, 1-0. They lost their first game to Portugal's U-23 team on a penalty kick. They lost the Estoril game on an own goal. Jan. 26 in Lisbon Estoril (Portugal) 1 USA U-23s 0. Goal: Own goal 62. USA -- Kirk, Corrales, Califf ...

Gold Cup: Ticket information

All reserved seats for the Gold Cup will be available through Ticketmaster in each of the three venues with prices for each of the doubleheaders as low as $25. General Admission tickets for Miami begin at $16. San Diego and Los Angeles General Admission tickets begin at $20. In Miami: Call Ticketmaster: Dade County (305) 358 5885, Broward County (954) ...

U.S. Soccer: Kirovski has reached another crossroads

Young attacker in search of a club can leave Germany at the end of the season "I want to get out of Germany. I've been there four years and have had four different coaches, and it hasn't worked out." - Jovan Kirovski As the young man with the polemical past played 10 minutes against Iran, the rust he'd accumulated during ...

Soccer America Job Opening: Associate Editor

Soccer America currently has a job opening for someone interested in the position of Associate Editor working primarily on This will be one of several positions to be created in connection with the expansion of over the next few months. If you are interested in applying for this position, please contact Managing Editor Paul Kennedy by Feb. 21. ...

U.S. Soccer: U-23s fall in Portugal

The U.S. U-23 team lost to Portugal's U-23 team, 1-0, in a friendly played Jan. 25 in Alverca, Portugal. The Portuguese, who were eliminated from Olympic qualifying in Europe's round of 16, scored on a penalty kick in the 65th minute after U.S. defender Chad McCarty got tangled with a Portugal player in the box. The tour concludes with games ...

MLS: Mondelo to head player development program

Former MetroStars coach Alfonso Mondelo is MLS's new Director of Player Development and head coach of the U.S. Pro-40, the MLS development team that competes in the A-League. In addition to guiding the Project-40 players through the 2000 A-League season, Mondelo, 41, will serve as director of player development and will pilot the scouting program for the 12 MLS clubs, ...

Talent is in the eye of draft pick holder

With the top selection in hand, MetroStars hope ZambranoÆs knack for scouting brings better fortune Octavio Zambrano is thrilled to have the first pick in FebruaryÆs MLS ôSuperdraft,ö but he knows one pick alone does not stack his hand as he begins the task of rebuilding the leagueÆs most maligned franchise. The MetroStarsÆ coach said the biggest drawback to his ...

College soccer: Notre Dame's Berticelli dies

Notre Dame men's head coach Mike Berticelli died of a heart attack Jan. 25 at the age of 48. Berticelli had a career mark of 291-135-42, winning back-to-back NCAA Division III titles at UNC Greensboro in 1982 and 1983. He then spent six years as head coach at Old Dominion (76-27-16) before moving to Notre Dame, where he spent 10 ...

MLS: Ohio State marketing exec is new Crew GM

The Columbus Crew named Jim Smith its new general manager Jan. 25, replacing Jamey Rootes. Smith spent the past four years as an associate athletic director at Ohio State University. He began at OSU in January 1996 as director of marketing and promotions and moved on to director of marketing and communications in March 1998. "We are thrilled to be ...