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Olympics: USA falls to Honduras in TFC final

The United States and Honduras, both already having qualified for Sydney 2000 by virtue of their semifinal wins, over Guatemala and Mexico, respectively, met in the TFC (Concacaf) final April 30 in Hershey, Pa.. The Hondurans prevailed, 2-1. The scoring sequences: 12th Minute: A corner kick from left side, the ball goes long to John O'Brien, who eludes defenders to ...

U.S. SOCCER: U-17s lose to Scotland, take sixth place

The U.S. under-17 boy's national team fell to Scotland on penalty kicks, 3-0, to finish sixth at the Ballymena Tournament in Northern Ireland on April 29. The U.S. U-17s out-shot Scotland 14-1 during the course of the 0-0 game. Earlier, the USA beat Northern Ireland (1-0) and the Netherlands (3-0) but fell to Austria (0-3) to finish tied with Northern ...

SA Q&A with Tony Meola

Meola: 'We have so many things'

After missing most of the 1999 season because of a knee injury, keeper Tony Meola has helped Kansas City get off to a 3-0-1 start.

SOCCER AMERICA: Was there any point during your time with the Metros you felt the team was headed in the right direction?

TONY MEOLA: That first ...


The U.S. men's national team's road to the 2002 World Cup in Japan and Korea began to map itself out today with the CONCACAF World Cup qualifying semifinal round draw conducted this afternoon at FIFA's headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland. As one of three seeds in the CONCACAF region (also known as the Football Confederation), the United States was originally placed ...

They made it! U.S. men qualify for Sydney

Within 10 minutes, the U.S. U-23s established their superiority over Guatemala, taking a 2-0 lead that would lead to a 4-0 win and a ticket to the Olympic tournament. John O'Brien opened the scoring just 44 seconds into the match with a 20-yard rocket. (1-0) In the eighth minute, Josh Wolff finished off a rebound from a Chris Albright shot. ...

U.S. SOCCER: U-17s beat England, reach fifth-place game

The U.S. under-17 boys team beat England on penalty kicks, 5-3, and will now play the winner of the Netherlands-Scotland match in the fifth-place game of the Ballymena Tournament in Northern Ireland. The United States had tied England, 2-2, on two goals from Ed Johnson. The USA had finished second in their group. The week-long tournament featured 12 teams from ...

Q&A with the SA Editors: April 27, 2000

Joseph Ramos Providence, R.I. What does it take to become a professional soccer player? Mike Woitalla: Your question reminds me of the old joke: A tourist is walking down a New York street and stops a man to ask, ôExcuse me. Could you tell me how to get to Carnegie Hall?ö ôSure,ö says the man. ôPractice, practice, practice.ö Seriously, Joseph, ...

DiCicco named acting commissioner of WUSA

Tony DiCicco will run the soccer side of the Women's United Soccer Association, at least until a permanent boss is found. The proposed women's professional league named the former U.S. women's national team coach as its acting commissioner and named Lee Berke its acting president. Berke had been the senior vice president of marketing for SFX Entertainment and The Marquee ...

Women's Beat: America's darlings make a stand

Champions choose WUSA ù with or without approval

As U.S. Soccer officials work feverishly behind the scenes to broker some sort of agreement between the primary entities competing to helm a Division I professional women's soccer league, the country's most celebrated players ù those who stand to benefit most greatly from next year's expected start-up ù are beginning to ...

U.S. SOCCER: Russia defeats USA, 2-0

The United StatesÆ trip to Moscow resulted in a 2-0 friendly game loss to Russia on a pair of second-half goals. The USA outshot the host country, 14-8. April 26 at Dynamo Stadium in Moscow Russia 2 United States 0. Goals: Titov 63, Karpin 92+. USA -- Keller, Hejduk (West, 88), Fraser, Berhalter, Regis, Jones, Reyna, Sanneh, Armas (Deering, 46), ...

Olympic qualifying: USA 0 Canada 0


April 25 in Hershey, Pa. USA 0 Canada 0. USA -- Howard, Cherundolo, Dunseth, McCarty (Califf, 72), Corrales, Thorrington, Vagenas (Winters, 64), O'Brien, Olsen, Casey, Albright (Wolff, 64). Canada -- Franks, Skinner, McKenna, Clarke, McCauley (cameorn, 65), Hastings, Bent, Aristodemo (Bernier, 88), Kindel, DeRosario, Stalteri. Red cards: USA -- Dunseth 45; Canada -- Kindel 45. Referee: Neftali Recinos (El ...


MLS: SA Team of the Week (Week 6: April 19 & 22)

Soccer America MagazineÆs MLS Team of the Week from games played April 19 & 22. Goalkeeper Kevin Hartman (1) Los Angeles Defenders Marcelo Balboa (2) Colorado Peter Vermes (1) Kansas City Jamie Clark (1) San Jose Midfielders Matt McKeon (1) Kansas City Richard Mulrooney (1) San Jose Dario Brose (1) San Jose Danny Pena (1) Los Angeles Forwards Miklos Molnar ...

MLS Beat: Fire faces some burning issues

Stadium options and personnel changes will set future course

A month into the 2000 season, the Fire finally got a chance to play at home, and in beating Miami 1-0 on April 15 it shut down its opponent with a rigid defense.

The Fire captured the double in 1998 with a stifling defense and opportunistic attack. To challenge ...

MLS: Quotes from April 25 Conference Call

Opening Comments by MLS Executive Vice President Ivan Gazidis "Once again I have no comment with respect to where we are with the signing of a Mexican player for Los Angeles. Those talks are still progressing on a number of different fronts. We are also announcing the signing of what I consider to be one of the most exciting young ...

A-League: Team of the Week

Player of the Week Honduran native Saul Martinez made a big first impression for his new club and earned the A-LeagueÆs Player of the Week award in the process, netting a pair of late goals to give the Hampton Roads Mariners a 2-0 victory over Richmond in their season opener. With both teams battling through a scoreless game, the former ...