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Olympic qualifying: USA advances

The all-important semifinal pairings are set: USA-Guatemala and Mexico-Honduras in Hershey, Pa., April 28 for berths at Sydney 2000. The United States won Group D with a 0-0 tie against Canada. The Americans and Canada rarely threatened in the first half until a fractious exchange saw both teams have a player sent off just before the interval. Brian Dunseth, already ...

A-League Roundup: Martinez inspires Mariners

Former MLS Players Shine: Saul Martinez, who tallied four points on a pair of goals in 15 appearances for the Miami Fusion of Major League Soccer a year ago, led the Hampton Roads Mariners to a season-opening, 2-0 victory over Richmond with a pair of strikes in the gameÆs final 10 minutes. Although the game was the season-opener for both ...

MLS: El Diablo Settles in D.C.

MLS's most successful foreign player settles comfortably in capital

Just moments after D.C. United opened its 2000 campaign with an embarrassing 4-0 home loss to Los Angeles, Marco Etcheverry answered a barrage of questions about his regrettable debut, which ended with a red card just seven minutes after it began.

Many players would have taken advantage of their ...

U.S. SOCCER: Howe resigns as director of coaching education

Bobby Howe, the Director of Coaching Education for the United States Soccer Federation, announced today that he was stepping down from his position to pursue other coaching opportunities. "While I have enjoyed my four years in this position at the Federation, I feel that the time is right for me to move in a different direction," said the 54-year-old Howe. ...

Olympic qualifying: Scores and summaries (April 21-23)

GROUP D April 21 in Hershey, Pa. USA 3 Honduras 0. Goals: Albright 33, 77, Thorrington 85. USA -- Brown, Cherundolo, Dunseth, McCarty, Corrales, Olsen, O'Brien, Vagenas (Winters, 73), Beasley (Thorrington, 67), Casey (Wolff, 80), Albright. Honduras -- Valladares, Rosales, Izaguirre, Montoya (Cabrera 46), Turcios, Guerrero, M.Suazo, Chirinos (Oliva 69), Gutiwrrez (Phillips, 46), Pavon, Ramirez. Referee: Peter Prendergast (Jamaica). Att.: ...

Olympic Qualifying: TFC Scores and Standings

Guatemala has clinched a place in the semifinals of the final round of TFC Olympic qualifying thanks to a 1-1 tie with Mexico. The Guatemalans have four points after having opened with a 2-1 win over Panama. The USA, which opened with a 3-0 win over Honduras, plays Canada on Tuesday. The USA would clinch first place in its group ...

Soccer America Online Poll Results (Pick the MLS champion)

Here are the results from the March online poll, in which online fans predicted the MLS Cup 2000 champion. The Champ (Vote) Los Angeles Galaxy (29.7%) In the Final D.C. United (26.5%) Was Champ Chicago Fire (12.2%) Once again, fourth Dallas Burn (9.6%) Fightin' for scrap) Columbus Crew (3.6%) San Jose Earthquakes (3.4%) MetroStars (3.2%) Miami Fusion (3.0%) Kansas City ...

Q&A With SA Editor: April 22, 2000

Juan Romero Silver Spring, Md. Recently I have noticed that the D.C. United goalkeeper Tom Presthus has been rushing forward after he receives the ball with his hands in the box. My question is if there is a limit of steps a goalie can take with the ball in his hands in the MLS? Mike Woitalla: Indeed, Juan, goalkeepers are ...

PAUL KENNEDY: Land of opportunity

I've always held that you can learn a heck of a lot about the world by following soccer.

You can also learn a lot about the United States by listening to those involved in soccer abroad.

I always remember a conversation I had with a colleague at the Paris magazine France Football a few years back at the ...

Olympic Qualifying: USA downs Honduras, 3-0

The United States won its first game of the final round of Olympic qualifying 3-0 over Honduras. Chris Albright scored the first two goals before John Thorrington came off the bench to hit the third. The USA meets Canada on Tuesday (April 25) Guatemala beat Panama, 2-1, in the other group, which also includes Mexico. The group winners and runners-up ...

A-League preview: A plea for patience

Is more less?

The A-League kicked off the 2000 season April 8 with 25 teams, down from the record 30 in 19999, but Commissioner Francisco Marcos is exasperated by all the talk about his league's first reduction in numbers since the merger of teams from the old APSL and USISL three years ago.

Marcos, who founded what is ...

MLS: Cardozo on MLS court victory

MLS conference call on Major League Soccer's victory in the lawsuit filed against the league by eight of its players. The lawsuit was thrown out by Boston Federal Court Judge George A. O'Toole last night, dismissing the heart of the players' antitrust case against Major League Soccer and upholding MLS's "single entity" structure. The Court ruled that it was not ...

MLS: Judge upholds single entity

Federal Court Judge George A. O'Toole has dismissed the heart of the players' antitrust case against Major League Soccer and upheld MLS's "single entity" defense. O'Toole granted partial summary judgment, ruling that it was not unlawful for MLS to require that all players be signed by the League, not individual teams. "MLS is what it is," said O'Toole in his ...

Television: Cantor joins Telemundo

Popular announcer Andres Cantor has signed a multi-year agreement to work with Telemundo, Spanish-language rival of Univision, where he had worked for many years. The Argentine-born Cantor is reunited at Telemundo with former Univision talent Norberto Longo and Jessie Losada as well as Jorge Hidalgo, the VP Sports of Telemundo and a former executive at Univision. Cantor, who recently left ...

Olympic Qualifying: Hershey Six Rosters


Name Pos. Birthdate Ht. Wt. Hometown Club
Albright, Chris F 01/14/79 6'1" 185 Philadelphia, Pa. D.C. United - MLS
Beasley, DaMarcus M 05/24/82 5'7" 135 Fort Wayne, Ind. Chicago Fire- MLS
Brown, Adin GK 05/27/78 6'4" 200 Pleasant Hill, Calif. Colorado Rapids - MLS
Califf, Danny D 03/17/80 6'1" 185 Orange, Calif. Los Angeles Galaxy - ...