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MLS: Rapids acquire Moore from D.C. United

The Colorado Rapids acquired midfielder Jason Moore from D.C. United in exchange for a 2001 first-round draft pick. Moore, 21, left the University of Virginia after his sophomore year and was the top overall selection in the 1999 Major League Soccer Draft. Moore appeared 16 times for D.C. United in 1999, then went on to make three playoff appearances as ...

Q&A with the SA Editors: Feb. 18, 2000

Tom Stagliano Wellesley, Mass. What has happened to Danielle Fotopoulos regarding the women's national team? Here is the women who broke Mia Hamm's NCAA women's scoring record. Who lead Florida to an NCAA "upset" of UNC women in 1998. Who has scored a "reasonable number" of goals for the national team for the number of playing minutes she has been ...

SA Q&A: Reyna sits patiently at Rangers

Claudio Reyna came on as a second-half substitute for Glasgow Rangers in the four matches between his national team duty against Iran and the Gold Cup. Rangers manager Dick Advocaat has been outspoken about his displeasure with players missing games.

SOCCER AMERICA: What did Dick Advocaat say to you when you returned to the club after the Iran match?

Soccer America Online Poll Results (Pick Gold Cup champ)

Here are the results of the January poll, in which 739 online fans picked the Gold Cup 2000 champion. Champion: USA: 376 votes (50.9 percent) Runner-up: Mexico: 264 (35.7 percent) Also-rans: Colombia: 30 (4.1 percent) Peru: 16 (2.2 percent) Jamaica: 14 (1.9 percent) Haiti: 8 (1.1 percent) Trinidad & Tobago: 8 (1.1 percent) Costa Rica: 7 (0.9 percent) Canada: ...

MLS: Convey Trades High School for MLS

Under-17 standout, just a junior, finds 'perfect situation' with D.C. United

Bobby Convey's prodigious talents long ago caught the eyes of American soccer's most influnential coaches, who encouraged the U.S. under-17 standout to take his game to MLS. A few weeks in New Zealand assured him it was the right choice. And so Convey - at 16 years, 8 months, ...


U.S. Soccer: Heinrichs names roster for pre-Algarve camp

U.S. women's national team coach April Heinrichs chose 29 players for a March 2-6 training camp in Orlando, Fla., from which she will choose an 18-player Algarve Cup roster. The USA will depart for the Portugal tournament on March 7. For the second straight time, Heinrichs did not include Women's World Cup '99 players Tiffany Roberts, Danielle Fotopoulos or Tracy ...

MLS Draft: Young Harvest Leaves Nearly Everyone Pleased

The collective gasp that filled the room when defender Steve Shak was announced as the first selection in the MLS SuperDraft was probably not so much a reaction to the player as it was to the fact that the MetroStars had managed to avoid trading the pick. In the weeks leading up to the draft, MetroStars general manager Nick Sakiewicz ...

MLS Draft: Quick take on Trinidadians

Earthquakes grab best of draft's foreign legion

The mystery surrounding the "youth internationals" finally ended three days before the draft when nine in-ternational players suited up for the MLS Youth Select team at the Umbro Classic. Four members of the Trinidad & Tobago club Joe Public, two players from Bolivia's Tahuichi Academy, two Mexicans and one Venezuelan joined the nine ...


Gold Cup: USA downs Peru; Colombia awaits

The USA won its Gold Cup first-round group with a 1-0 win over Peru. Cobi Jones gave the Americans the lead in the 59th minute, heading in an Eddie Lewis cross The USA meets Colombia Saturday Feb. 19 in Miami (3:00 pm ET on Univision). Colombia lost, 2-0, to Honduras earlier in the day (Feb. 16). The U.S. starting lineup ...

USA to test two-ref system

The U.S. Soccer Federation, in conjunction with Major League Soccer and United Soccer Leagues, has unveiled plans to pioneer experiments with a two- referee system that is currently being tested around the world by FIFA. The system will maintain the two referee's assistants (linesmen) in addition to two refs on the field. The two-referee system will be tested in the ...

Mike Woitalla: A case for two refs

The following editorial, by Executive Editor Mike Woitalla, appeared in the May 31, 1999 issue of Soccer America: The referee and two linesmen must keep track of 22 players. A ridiculous ratio. No other major sport places such a large burden on so few. Plus, the linesmen are outside the field of play and must concentrate on offside. Players away ...

Women's pro league plans launch in spring 2001

A women's professional soccer league will start in the spring of 2001, pending approval from the U.S. Soccer Federation. Major U.S. media companies and individual investors have joined forces with the 20 players from the U.S. women's World Cup '99 team to form the Women's United Soccer Association or WUSA. Both the investors and players have executed preliminary agreements and ...

MLS: MetroStars get Colombian Alex Comas

The MetroStars didn't have to wait long for their trade of Henry Zambrano to garner them an actual player. MLS allocated Colombian forward Alex Comas to the MetroStars, who acquired the allocation in the earlier trade with Colorado. They expect to receive another allocation later this week in place of Yugoslavian midfielder Sasa Curcic. "Alex Comas is one the more ...

Colorado gets Henry Zambrano from Metros

The Colorado Rapids acquired Colombia forward Henry Zambrano from the MetroStars in exchange for an allocation. Zambrano, 25, joined the MetroStars late in 2000 after a career that included play in his native Colombia and in Ecuador. "We are thrilled to have a player of Henry's caliber joining us," Colorado coach Glenn Myernick said. "He is a proven goalscorer who ...

MLS Spring Training: D.C. beats Metros in final

Results February 18 2nd place vs. 1st place: D.C. United 2, MetroStars 2 (D.C. wins 5-4 on penalties.) 4th place vs. 3rd place: Chicago 2, Tampa Bay 1 February 17 6th place vs. 5th place: Kansas City 3, Dallas 2 8th place vs. 7th place: Los Angeles 1, New England 2 February 16 12th place vs. 11th place: Colorado 1, ...