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Q&A with the SA Editors: May 25, 2000

Nicole Coico Providence, R.I. I'm doing a school assignment and am wondering if you could e-mail me the official rules for outdoor soccer? Mike Woitalla: Nicole, if you go to you will find FIFA's rules of the game. You'll see an icon to click on the left side of the home page. (If you have a question for a ...

MLS: SA Team of the Week (Week 10: May 17-20)

Soccer America MagazineÆs MLS Team of the Week from games played May 17-20. Goalkeeper Tony Meola (2) Kansas City Defenders Peter Vermes (2) Kansas City Nick Garcia (2) Kansas City Leo Cullen (1) Miami Midfielders Petter Villegas (1) MetroStars Carlos Valderrama (4) Tampa Bay Preki (1) Kansas City Kerry Zavagnin (1) Kansas City Forwards Mamadou Diallo (4) Tampa Bay Henry ...

SA Q&A with Andy Swift: 'One of theirs working here'

Attendance in Dallas has grown this season under Andy Swift, who replaced Billy Hicks as the Burn's president and general manager.

SOCCER AMERICA: What have you done to get the big crowds, including 20,417 vs. Los Angeles?

ANDY SWIFT: We're following the plans we laid out years ago, putting emphasis on our grassroots marketing effort and our work ...

WUSA: League allocates U.S. players

WUSA allocated 19 of its 20 founding players, who won the World Cup for the United States last summer, plus five U.S. pool players to its eight teams. The league hopes to start play next spring. Carla Overbeck won't play in the league's first season because she's planning on having a baby after the Olympics. The U.S. captain says she'll ...

MLS: League comes to agreement with WUSA

MLS Commissioner Don Garber and Women's United Soccer Association Chairman John S. Hendricks announced today that the two leagues have agreed to a comprehensive cooperation plan that provides for a coordination of marketing and promotion, scheduling, and stadia development. As a result of the agreement, MLS has opted not to file an application with U.S. Soccer to operate a Division ...

MLS: Garber and Hendricks teleconference

Don Garber - MLS Commissioner John Hendricks - WUSA Chairman Carla Overbeck - U.S. Women's National Team captain Don Garber's Opening Comments: "I'd like to thank everybody for joining John Hendricks and I today for what we believe is a landmark day for soccer in America. Since John and I first met, both he and our investors have been in ...

MLS: Previews

Saturday, May 27 (4:30 p.m.) Kansas City Wizards at Tampa Bay Mutiny (Telemundo) Season series: Kansas City leads 1-0 (Wizards lead 1-0 in aggregate goals); All-time regular-season series: Series tied 6-6 (Wizards lead 21-17 in aggregate goals). Key players out: Kansas City: none; Tampa Bay: none Referee: Reggie Rutty (1 Game, 2 Cautions, 1 Sendoff); Referee's Assistants: Roger Sill, Greg ...

MLS: Quotes of the Week

"I'm happier than a dog with two tails!" -- Miami Head Coach Ray Hudson when asked by NBC 6 anchor Craig Minervini how he felt about being named head coach of the Miami Fusion. "Hey, I'm not 21 years old anymore. You've got to help out when Conteh blows through here." -- Kansas City D Peter Vermes to fellow defenders ...

U.S. Abroad: Sweet Spanish season turns sour for Keller

After sitting on Rayo Vallecano's bench, American goalkeeper may be leaving La Liga

A large apartment building overlooks Rayo Vallecano's training grounds at Teresa Rivero Stadium. During a recent training session, a man yelled from his window, loud enough for all to hear.

"Kasey Keller, why are you not playing?"

And the American goalkeeper only wished he ...

U.S. SOCCER: U-20 men and U-17 boys to Europe; U-16 girls in Texas

U-20s abroad for two weeks U.S. under-20 men's coach Wolfgang Suhnholz will lead his squad into Europe next week (June 2-11) to participate in the Enschede Tournament June 2-4 in Enschede, the Netherlands, and the Monthey Tournament June 7-11 in Monthey, Switzerland. The U-20s have amassed a 10-5-5 overall record in 2000 and are in early preparations for the CONCACAF ...

MLS: Miami hires Hudson through end of the season

Ray Hudson inspired Miami to three straight wins and, today, inspired the Fusion to make him the head coach through the end of the season. Hudson replaced Ivo Wortmann, who was fired on May 8. Eric Eichmann, who joined the coaching staff with Hudson, will continue to serve as an assistant coach. "Ray has provided a magical spark that has ...

MLS: L.A. trades Myers to MetroStars for Kelly

The much-anticipated trade of Roy Myers finally took place, when Los Angeles swapped the Costa Rican midfielder for MetroStars midfielder Brian Kelly. The Galaxy now has a foreigner spot open for Mexican star Luis Hernandez, who was acquired by the league on May 16. Hernandez is expected to make his L.A. debut in the May 20 clash with D.C. United ...

MIKE WOITALLA: Why not Spain?

Year after year we run stories about young Americans who ventured to Germany for soccer glory.

Most, not all, point out or complain about the intensity of the German lifestyle. So many rules. So much seriousness.

It reminds me of a sign I saw on a beautiful field in Hamburg when I was a young boy: "To tread ...

Q&A with the SA Editors: May 19, 2000

Dana Straalsund Richland, Wash. My coach and I got in an argument. I said a player cannot kick the ball if they are "down." He says its OK. Please let me know! If I win I get a pizza! Mike Woitalla: Tell your coach bon appTtit and give him a pizza. As long as youÆre not flailing in a manner ...

A-League: Team of the Week

Gerard Lagos factored in all four of his team's goals in a 4-0 win by the Minnesota Thunder over Indiana to earn this weekÆs A-League Player of the Week Award. In the opener for both teams in Group 3 of U.S. Open Cup qualifying, the 30-year-old forward provided the game-winning assist on Morgan Zeba's goal in the 10th minute of ...