• SA Q&A with Bruce Arena: æGrasping for a few bodiesÆ
    Suspended U.S. coach Bruce Arena was forced to take a birdÆs eye view of his teamÆs qualifier against Costa Rica How frustrating is this result? BRUCE ARENA: IÆm disappointed, but IÆm not frustrated. I think our guys gave a good performance and IÆm confident weÆll get the three points we need in Barbados. ItÆll be interesting to see what happens in the remaining spot. ... ItÆs not done, itÆs interesting. What was missing tonight? BA: We werenÆt able to solve them in the last third of the field. I think it got a little ...
  • 11/6/00: College: Women's NCAA Division I Leaders
    These stats supplement information found in Soccer America's College Top 20 on page 19 of the November 6, 2000 issue of Soccer America Magazine. (Through Oct. 22) POINTS PER GAME Player, School Class GP G A P PPG 1 Emily Turgeon, Furman Fr. 18 19 17 55 3.06 2 Meredith Florance, North Carolina Sr. 14 18 5 41 2.93 3 Missy Gregg, Dayton So. 17 20 5 45 2.65 4 Heather Maloney, Davidson So. 18 19 9 47 2.61 5 Laura Schott, California So. 16 20 1 41 2.56 6 Christina Latham, Nebraska So. 17 18 7 ...
  • MLS: MetroStars down Salzburg
    The MetroStars got off to a winning start on their two-game European tour, getting second-half goals from Steve Jolley and Mark Chung -- both on assists from Tab Ramos -- to beat Austrian First Division club Salzburg, 2-0, in Salzburg. The MetroStars nearly got on the board in the game's eighth minute, when forward O'Neil Peart was taken down in the penalty area and the MetroStars were awarded a penalty kick. But Salzburg goalkeeper Szabolcs Safar stopped Alex Comas' shot, and the game remained scoreless through halftime. But in the 51st minute, Ramos lofted a free kick deep into the ...
  • College: Men's NCAA Division I Leaders
    (Through Oct. 22) POINTS PER GAME Player, School Class GP G A P PPG 1 Chris Carrieri, North Carolina JR 16 20 12 52 3.25 2 Jason Thompson, Eastern Ill. FR 15 19 5 43 2.87 3 Ryan Coiner, San Diego SO 14 15 7 37 2.64 4 Gavin Glinton, Bradley JR 16 15 11 41 2.56 5 R.J. Kaszuba, Dayton SR 15 16 5 37 2.47 6 Eduardo Lima, George Mason SR 12 13 3 29 2.42 7 Jorge Martinez, San Jose St. SR 15 13 9 35 2.33 7 Mark Lisi, Clemson SR 12 10 ...
  • Television: USA-Mexico replay
    A replay of the U.S. victory over Mexico Oct. 25 at the Los Angeles Coliseum is scheduled to be shown on Telemundo on Sunday Oct. 29 at 5 pm ET (2 pm PT).
  • 11/6/00: WUSA: Expanded SA Q&A with Thom Meredith
    This is an expanded version of the Soccer America Q&A with Thom Meredith found on page 12 of the Nov. 6, 2000 issue of Soccer America Magazine. Thom Meredith left his job as director of event operations for U.S. Soccer in September to become the vice president for operations for the Women's United Soccer Association. His involvement in soccer dates back to the NASL, where he began in public relations with the Tampa Bay Rowdies in 1974. INTERVIEW BY DEAN CAPARAZ SOCCER AMERICA: Why did you leave a steady job at U.S. Soccer for a startup league? THOM MEREDITH: The ...
  • MLS: Players on loan
    Colorado Rapids Keyeno Thomas to Joe Public, Trinidad & Tobago. Columbus Crew Brian McBride to Preston North End, England (currently injured) Dallas Burn Eric Dade and Ted Eck to Dallas Sidekicks (WISL) D.C. United Ben Olsen to Nottingham Forest, England (Bobby Convey and Antonio Otero will train with English Premier League club Ipswich Town from Nov. 9-Dec. 3, 2000) Kansas City Wizards Ihor Dotsenko to Houston Hotshots (WISL) Los Angeles Galaxy Luis Hernandez to Club America, Mexico San Jose Earthquakes Wojtek Krakowiak, Ian Russell, Jimmy Conrad to Lech Poznan, Poland, Jon Conway to FC Copenhagen, Denmark, Travis Mulraine to Joe ...
  • USA-Mexico (2-0): official game summary
    Participants: USA vs. Mexcio Competition: International Friendly Venue: Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles, Calif. Date: Oct. 25, 2000 Attendance: 61,072 Weather: 66 degrees (brisk, clear, breezy) Officials: Referee: Carlos Alberto Batres (GUA). Assistant Referees: Erick Rolando Alvarez (GUA), Fredy De Paz (GUA). 4th Official: Kevin Stott (USA) Scoring: USA -- Landon Donovan (Clint Mathis) 50th minute. USA -- Josh Wolff (Landon Donovan) 79. Lineups: USA -- Tony Meola; Carlos Llamosa, Jeff Agoos (Capt.), Greg Vanney; Chris Klein, Kerry Zavagnin, Richie Williams (Peter Vagenas, 86), Chris Henderson (Landon Donovan, 32; Bobby Convey, 91+), Clint Mathis; Josh Wolff (Sasha ...
  • SA Q&A with Lamar Hunt: æWeÆre only seeing the tipÆ
    Kansas City investor-operator Lamar Hunt added the 2000 MLS championship to the NASL title he won with Dallas in 1971. SOCCER AMERICA: Obviously this is a great result for the Wizards and the Hunt family. Does it help the league? LAMAR HUNT: ItÆs good for the league to have different teams win. Now, weÆve had D.C., Chicago and the Wizards. Los Angeles has been close a couple of times. Obviously, for the Wizards, Bob Gansler and [General Manager] Curt [Johnson] and all the players, itÆs a tremendously satisfying and outstanding moment. SA: How does ...
  • 11/6/00: College: Men's NCAA Division I Leaders
    These stats supplement information found in Soccer America's College Top 20 on page 17 of the November 6, 2000 issue of Soccer America Magazine. (Through Oct. 22) POINTS PER GAME Player, School Class GP G A P PPG 1 Chris Carrieri, North Carolina JR 16 20 12 52 3.25 2 Jason Thompson, Eastern Ill. FR 15 19 5 43 2.87 3 Ryan Coiner, San Diego SO 14 15 7 37 2.64 4 Gavin Glinton, Bradley JR 16 15 11 41 2.56 5 R.J. Kaszuba, Dayton SR 15 16 5 37 2.47 6 Eduardo Lima, George Mason SR ...
  • USA-Mexico (2-0) postgame quote sheet
    BRUCE ARENA, U.S. head coach On the match: "I thought it was a good game. But again it is just a friendly. This is a game to help develop our teams and both teams were able to do that. We were able to get one of our good young players in Landon on the field and he did a good job. This is the kind of game to see if these players can come in and become good international players. It was a good performance and we were pleased with the victory." On Clint Mathis' performance and how the game ...
  • U.S. Abroad: European Cups (Oct. 24-26)
    Champions League Landon Donovan (Bayer Leverkusen, Germany) DNP vs. Spartak Moscow (Russia) 1-0 Frankie Hejduk (Bayer Leverkusen, Germany) DNP vs. Spartak Moscow (Russia) 1-0 Jovan Kirovski (Sporting Lisbon, Portugal) DNP at Real Madrid (Spain) 0-4 Claudio Reyna (Rangers, Scotland) DNP at Sturm Graz (Austria) 0-2. UEFA Cup Kasey Keller (Rayo Vallecano, Spain) started (90 min.) vs. Viborg (Denmark) 1-0 John O'Brien (Ajax, Netherlands) DNP at Lausanne (Switzerland) 0-1 Will Orben (Viborg, Denmark) DNP at Rayo Vallecano (Spain) 0-1 Tony Sanneh (Hertha Berlin, Germany) DNP vs. Amica Wronki (Poland) 3-1
  • WUSA: Orlando gets first pick in foreign player draft
    Orlando, a club that is considering moving to Raleigh, N.C., has the first pick in the WUSA's foreign player draft on Oct. 30. Each of the eight WUSA teams will select a pair of players from among the 16 players available. The order of the draft was determined by a formula devised by the clubs, taking into account the U.S. players each team received in the previous player allocation. Each team submitted its vote for the draft order. The league office compiled the results and the team with the lowest point total (Orlando) was awarded the first pick in the ...
  • WUSA: Atlanta to play at Georgia Tech stadium
    The Atlanta franchise of the WUSA announced an agreement to play at Georgia Tech's Bobby Dodd Stadium/Grant Field in the club's inaugural season. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The 46,000-seat stadium is located at the heart of the Georgia Tech campus on Techwood Drive. The stadium is the home of Georgia Tech football and has a grass field. "Georgia Tech's willingness to work with us, location and reputation as a popular sporting venue were all important factors in our selection process," said Lynn Morgan, general manager of the Atlanta club. "We're very happy to host Atlanta's newest pro ...
  • Q&A with the SA Editors: Oct. 26, 2000
    Mike Victory Germantown, Tenn. My son plays for a youth (6 years old) league in Memphis. My question is based on my observation during the last game. Question: Can a goalie catch his own punt and re-kick the ball again (without anybody touching the ball)? This process was completed in approximately five seconds. Mike Woitalla: If IÆm the ref, Mike, I call an indirect free kick for the opposing team from the spot where the keeper caught his own punt. (If itÆs inside the goal area, then the ball is placed on goal-area line.) HereÆs why: Rule 12 (Fouls and ...