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U.S. SOCCER: Wagner goals tie Sweden in Nordic Cup

Aly Wagner scored twice to give the U.S. under-21 women's national team a 2-2 tie with Sweden at the Nordic Cup in Hof, Germany, on July 30. Sara Johannson scored twice for Sweden, which took leads of 1-0 and 2-1 before Wagner's heroics. "Aly played a great game," said U.S. coach Jillian Ellis. "She carried the midfield and her goals ...

U.S. National Team Report Card: Costa Rica-USA (2-1)


KASEY KELLER (6). Bravely cut off several lethal Costa Rican crosses in crowded goalmouth. Had no chance on the first goal - Fonseca's header was simply out of reach - and guessed wrong on penalty kick.

TONY SANNEH (4). Sent nice ball to Razov, whose shot created the rebound for Stewart's goal. Somewhat shaky on defense, especially ...

U.S. Soccer: Women fall to Norway, 2-1

The U.S. women's national team lost its final match of its five-game European tour, 2-1, to Norway. International Friendly July 30, 2000 in Oslo, Norway Norway 2 USA 1. Goals: Mellgren 62, Own Goal (Pearce) 81; Parlow 92+. Norway -- Nordby, Espeseth (Jorgensen, 60), Kringen, Sanduane, Tynnessen, S. Gulbrandsen (Boe Jensen, 55), Knudsen (Lehn, 85), Riise, Mellgren (R. Gulbrandsen, 90), ...


Championship Final Results (July 30): Under-16 Girls - Masotto Cup Southern California Blues (Dana Point) 1, Prince William Sparklers (Woodbridge, Va.) 0 (OT) Scorer: April Pettigrew (82) Under-16 Boys - Niotis Cup FC Westchester (N.Y.) 1, Tempe (Ariz.) Pros 0 Scorer: Steven Brown (80) Under-17 Boys - Greer Cup West Babylon (N.Y.) Panthers 1, Chicago Magic Sockers 0 Scorer: Shane ...

U.S. Olympic Team: U-23s beat Bolton

The U.S. U-23s, joined for the first time by a possible wild-card selection, Jeff Agoos, beat Bolton (English First Division), 1-0, in a July 30 scrimmage. Note: The U.S. intentionally started the second half with just 10 players. Each team then made free substitutions throughout the rest of the match. U.S. U-23s 1 Bolton Wanderers 0 Venue: Kuntz Stadium, ...

MLS On The Record: Garber, Gansler, Zambrano, Mathis, Meola, Balboa, Diallo etc.

Quotes from the July 29, 2000 post-MLS All-Star Game press conference in Columbus, Ohio follow. The East beat the West, 9-4. Scoring Summary: EST -- Mathis (Chung, Ammann) 2 WST -- Razov (Jones, Preki) 17 WST -- Cienfuegos (Jones) 19 WST -- Razov (Jones, Azizi) 22 EST -- Moreno (Chung) 36 EST -- Valencia (Moreno) 39 WST -- Nowak (Jones, ...

MIKE WOITALLA... Ref-bashing's not the answer

My favorite postgame remark toward a referee has long been the one uttered by Ron Atkinson when he coached West Brom in a losing UEFA Cup effort.

"It has always been my policy not to comment on referees, and I'm certainly not going to make an exception for this idiot," he said.

Recent U.S. coaches have tended to ...

MLS: Garber gives State of the League adress

MLS Commissioner Don Garber gave a State of the League address from an All-Star news conference at the Adam's Mark Hotel in Columbus, Ohio. Columbus Crew and Kansas City Wizards Investor/Operator Lamar Hunt introduced Garber. Don Garber Thank you, Lamar. It's a real pleasure to be here in Columbus to celebrate the fifth annual Major League Soccer All-Star Game. It's ...

Results (7-28): 2000 SNICKERS USYSA National Championships

Results from July 28, the final day of round-robin play at the USYSA national championships in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.: ò The Greer Cup (U-17 boys) final will pit the West Babylon (N.Y.) Panthers against the Chicago Magic Sockers. ò The Niotis Cup (U-16 boys) final will pit FC Westchester (N.Y.) against Tempe (Ariz.) Pros. ò The Stone Cup (U-18 ...

MLS: Clark, Mastroeni added to East All-Star team

Columbus defender Mike Clark and Miami defender Pablo Mastroeni replaced injured MetroStar defender Daniel Hernandez and injured New England midfielder Ted Chronopoulos on the MLS East All-Star team. The fifth annual MLS All-Star Game will take place on July 29 at 3:30 p.m. ET in Columbus. Hernandez is out with a torn ACL, while Chronopoulos is suffering from a right ...

U.S. SOCCER: U-21s beat Swiss in Nordic Cup

Aly Wagner scored the first goal and set up the next one as the U.S. under-21 women's national team defeated Switzerland, 4-0, in the rain at the Nordic Cup in Nurnberg, Germany, on July 28. The United States, with three points from its first game of the tournament, is tied for the Group B lead with Finland. Against the Swiss, ...

SA Team of the Week (Week 18: July 19-22)

Soccer America Magazine's MLS Team of the Week from games played July 19 - 22.


Juergen Sommer (1) New England Revolution


C.J. Brown (1) Chicago Fire

Steve Trittschuh (2) Tampa Bay Mutiny

Marcelo Balboa (4) Colorado Rapids

Carlos Bocanegra (2) Chicago Fire


Peter Villegas ...

U.S. SOCCER: Women tie Norway

Nikki Serlenga's 63rd-minute goal gave the U.S. women's national team a 1-1 tie with Norway in Troms°, Norway, on July 27. Forward Marianne Pettersen had given the 1995 World Cup champion a 1-0 lead over the current world champion with a strike in the third minute. The United States had never played in Norway before, despite the fact that Norway ...

Results (7-27): 2000 SNICKERS USYSA National Championships

July 27 Results from round-robin play at the USYSA national championships in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. ò The Kelly Cup (U-18 girls) final will pit the Colorado Rush Nike against the Michigan Hawks ò The Masotto Cup (U-16 girls) final will pit the Prince William Sparklers (Va.) against Southern California Blues (Dana Point). Under-18 Girls Colorado Rush Nike (Lakewood) 4, ...

U.S. SOCCER: U-21s open Nordic Cup vs. Swiss

The U.S. under-21 women's national team defends its 1999 Nordic Cup championship when it opens 2000 Nordic Cup play against Switzerland on July 28. U.S. coach Jillian Ellis brings 18 players to her first Nordic Cup. Ellis, the women's coach at UCLA, included Olympic hopeful Christie Welsh and just one overage player, former Portland star Michelle French. The Nordic Cup, ...