• Olympics: Television schedule (Men's bronze-medal game)
    MSNBC has scheduled the U.S. men's bronze-medal game with Chile for broadcast Friday, Sept. 29, on tape-delay on its regular 10 am-5 pm ET/PT time slot. There is no live coverage. Other sports will be included in the time slot devoted to soccer coverage. TV Schedule: Sept. 29 -- Men: Bronze-Medal Game (MSNBC) in 10 a.m.-5 p.m. window. Sept. 30 -- Men: Gold-Medal Game (MSNBC) in 10 a.m.-4 p.m. window. (All times ET/PT.) All men's games kick off at 5 a.m. ET except the gold-medal game, which starts at 9:00 p.m. ET (Sept. 29).
  • U.S. Women Return To Indoor Tour
    The U.S. Olympic silver medalists will play a team of world all-stars in the Discovery Health Channel Women's Soccer Challenge, beginning Oct. 20 in Philadelphia and ending Dec. 15 in San Jose. Among the U.S. women scheduled to compete are Brandi Chastain, Joy Fawcett, Julie Foudy, Mia Hamm, Kristine Lilly, Shannon MacMillan, Tiffeny Milbrett, Siri Mullinix, Carla Overbeck and Kate Sobrero. Last year, Toys 'R' Us sponsored an indoor tour for the U.S. women to celebrate their Women's World Cup '99 victory. The Discovery tour will likely be used to promote the upcoming debut season of the Women's United Soccer ...
  • World Cup 2002 qualifying: Costa Rica roster
    Costa Rican national team coach Gilson Nunes called up three MLS players Mauricio Solis (San Jose), Roy Myers (MetroStars) and William Sunsing (New England) for the crucial World Cup 2002 qualifier against the United States in Columbus, Ohio, on Oct. 11. The Tico squad: Goalies: Erick Lonnis (Saprissa), Alvaro Mesen (Alajuela). Defenders: Harold Wallace (Alajuela), Lester Morgan (Herediano), Austin Berry (Herediano), Rodrigo Cordero (Herediano), Jervis Drummond (Saprissa), Reynaldo Parks (UAG, Mexico), Alexander Madrigal (La Piedad, Mexico), Ronald Gonzalez (Comunicaciones, Guatemala) Midfielders: Juan Carlos Arguedas (Herediano), Walter Centeno (Saprissa), Steven Bryce (Alajuela), Jafet Soto (UAG, Mexico), Mauricio Solis (San Jose Earthquakes, ...
  • Olympics: U.S. men's reaction (post-Chile)
    U.S. Head Coach Clive Charles: "From my point of view, I thought the team played very well tonight. I felt that the first half was even. I felt that we might have had slightly the better of it. In the second half, I thought we played the best soccer we've played in this tournament. Our movement was terrific. Our movement off the ball was great. Our passing was good. And then all of a sudden, we give away a penalty , and the whole game changes. I feel really sorry for Danny because he played magnificent tonight and he's been ...
  • College: Women's NCAA Division I Leaders
    (Through Sept. 24) POINTS PER GAME Player, School Class GP G A P PPG 1 Katie Szeghalmi, Ga. Southern Fr. 7 9 6 24 3.43 2 Tammy Waine, Auburn Jr. 9 13 3 29 3.22 3 Marilyn Mason, North Texas Fr. 8 11 2 24 3.00 3 Amanda Berman, Wofford Jr. 7 8 5 21 3.00 5 Jill Pearson, Fresno St. Sr. 10 12 5 29 2.90 6 Robin Thirsk, Ga. Southern Sr. 9 11 4 26 2.89 7 Meredith Florance, North Carolina Sr. 11 13 5 31 2.82 8 Missy Gregg, Dayton So. 9 11 ...
  • Zamorano pair ends U.S. men's medal hopes
    BY SCOTT FRENCH IN SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA A silly penalty and Ivan Zamorano's expertise in front of the net cost the U.S. men's Olympic soccer team its shot at a bronze medal Friday night as Chile, outplayed much of the evening, posted a 2-0 victory in the Sydney Games third-place match. Zamorano scored two second-half goals, the first on a penalty, to deliver the bronze medals to the Chileans, who got strong play from their defense and a good bit of fortune to overcome the upstart Americans before 26,381 on a hot night at the Sydney Football Stadium. The U.S. team's ...
  • Q&A with the SA Editors: Sept. 29, 2000
    Eric Maddy Huntington Beach, Calif. Re: Q&A Ask the SA Editors Sept. 28 (Playing longevity of NASL stars.) Mike Woitalla may have missed one, depending on the definition of "active." Tatu played with the Rowdies from 1982-84, leading them in scoring in 1983, and is still active with the Dallas Sidekicks of the World Indoor Soccer League (WISL), sharing the league lead in scoring with teammate David Doyle as of this week. Mike Woitalla: Thank you, Eric! The Brazilian Tatu, who has made his home in Dallas for about 15 years, indeed first came to the United States to play ...
  • SA Q&A: Molnar: 'We Are Strong As a Group'
    Kansas City forward Miklos Molnar came back from injury to score in four straight games, including the playoff opener against Colorado Sept. 16. Miklos Molnar Club: Kansas City Position: Forward Age: 30 Country: Denmark Caps: 17 SOCCER AMERICA: You've played all over Europe, including a stint at German club FSV Frankfurt with Chris Henderson. Was that a backward step for you? MIKLOS MOLNAR: Actually, the Second Division in Germany is pretty good. They have big crowds and all the teams are professional. I played in five different countries in Europe and maybe Frankfurt wasn't the ...
  • Cameroon claims Olympic gold in shootout
    BY SCOTT FRENCH IN SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA Cameroon gave Africa its second successive Olympic men's soccer gold medal Saturday afternoon, knocking off Spain in a penalty-kick shootout after overcoming a two-goal deficit in a scintillating encounter at Stadium Australia. Patrick Mboma created goals five minutes apart early in the second half as the Indomitable Lions, dominant most of the match, rallied for a 2-2 draw before outfiring the Spaniards, 5-3, in the tiebreaker. Spain, down to nine men by the finish, defended well and profited from fortune during overtime, forcing the shootout despite spending nearly the entire 30 minutes of extra ...
  • U.S. Soccer: Women to play three games outdoors
    The U.S. women's national team, silver-medalist at the 2000 Olympics, will play Canada Nov. 11 in Columbus, Ohio (4 pm ET at Crew Stadium), and Mexico Dec. 10 in Houston (6 pm CT at Robertson Stadium). Both of those matches will air live on ESPN2. The third "Glory Tour" date will be announced shortly, and tickets will go on sale in each market beginning Oct. 11. The U.S. team has compiled a 25-5-8 record in playing a record 38 matches across nine months in 2000. The team won six major titles before falling to Norway in its bid to defend ...
  • MLS: D.C. United to tour El Salvador
    D.C. United will embark on a one-week offseason tour to El Salvador in early November, where it will play three exhibition matches against Salvadoran First Division clubs. United will play two games Nov. 1 and 3 in a four-team tournament in the eastern city of San Miguel, hometown of United striker Raul Diaz Arce, and will play a third match in the capital city of San Salvador versus local club Alianza Nov. 5. According to local tournament organizers, proceeds from ticket sales involving all of United's matches will be used to rebuild Estadio Municipal Juan Francisco Barraza of San Miguel. ...
  • College: Men's NCAA Division I Leaders
    (Through Sept. 24) POINTS PER GAME Player, School Class GP G A P PPG 1 Jorge Martinez, San Jose St. SR 7 11 4 26 3.71 2 McKinley Tennyson, UCLA SR 5 8 0 16 3.20 3 Evan Bruno, Lehigh SO 7 10 2 22 3.14 4 Gavin Glinton, Bradley SR 9 11 6 28 3.11 5 Ali Curtis, Duke SR 7 8 4 20 2.86 6 John Barry Nusum, Furman JR 7 7 5 19 2.71 7 Scott Leber, Stanford SR 6 7 2 16 2.67 8 Byron Carmichael, Marshall SO 8 10 1 21 2.63 ...
  • Olympics: Women's soccer leading scorers (final)
    1. Sun (China) 4 goals. 2. Milbrett (USA), Prinz (Germany) 3. 4. Akide (Nigeria), Raquel (Brazil), Hamm (USA), Katia (Brazil), Pettersen (Norway), Mellgren (Norway) 2. 10. Haugenes (Norway), Andersson (Sweden), Hughes (Australia), Lingor (Germany), Nkwocha (Nigeria), Salisbury (Australia), Zhao (China), Chastain (USA), Foudy (USA), Grings (Germany), Hingst (Germany), Lilly (USA), MacMillan (USA), Pretinha (Brazil), Riise (Norway), Wiegmann (Germany), Espeseth (Norway), R.Gulbrandsen (Norway) 1.
  • Norway stuns U.S. in dramatic finale
    BY SCOTT FRENCH IN SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA The United States' four years of mastery over women's soccer came to an abrupt and dramatic end Thursday night, victim to a controversial golden goal in what might have been the greatest women's match ever contested. Dagny Mellgren slid a ball past U.S. goalkeeper Siri Mullinix 12 minutes into overtime to deliver a 3-2 victory, and the Sydney Olympics gold medal, to Norway before 22,848 at the Sydney Football Stadium. It completed a marvelous encounter that featured a little of everything, including a last-second-of-regulation header by Tiffeny Milbrett that forced the extra period. The ...
  • McBride back in U.S. for medical treatment
    U.S. national team striker Brian McBride has returned to the United States from his English club Preston North End to be examined and treated for what is described on the club Web site as a "blood clot in his armpit." U.S. Soccer press officer Jim Moorhouse said Thursday the federation had no definitive information on McBride's condition. He was to be examined by Columbus Crew team doctors on Thursday, and Crew press officer Jeff Wuerth said club management is awaiting the findings of the medical examinations. National team coach Bruce Arena is expected to name his roster for the Oct. ...