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Colorado Rapids dump Myernick

The Colorado Rapids relieved Coach Glenn "Mooch" Myernick of his coaching duties, it was announced by General Manager Dan Counce Nov. 30. Myernick coached the Rapids to the playoffs in each of his four seasons with the team beginning in 1997 when he led the team to the MLS Cup. In each season following the 2-1 defeat to D.C. United ...

U.S. Women: Three to miss Texas ôGlory Gameö

Coach April Heinrichs has announced her roster for the U.S. womenÆs second of three ôGlory Tourö games. Missing from the roster for the Dec. 10 match against Mexico at Robertson Stadium in Houston are three players from the 2000 Olympic roster: goalkeeper Briana Scurry (family commitments), defender Danielle Slaton (soon to undergo minor knee surgery) and defender Joy Fawcett (pregnant ...

MLS Beat: Garber going after the grass-roots

Youth market is on leagueÆs radar screen for 2001

One of Don GarberÆs drawbacks is he isnÆt steeped in soccer lore. In 2001, heÆs out to prove that same trait is one of his strengths.

He danced on both sides of the fence last month at ticket meetings in Dallas when he delivered a speech that was sobering ...

12/11/00: African Women's Championship Summaries

This article supplements information found in Soccer America's Up Front on page 5 of the Dec. 11, 2000 issue of Soccer America Magazine. Group A Saturday, 11 November, Vosloorus South Africa (1) 3 Reunion 0 Goals: 1-0 Veronica Phewa 33; 2-0 Desiree Ellis 55; 3-0 Martha Malaku 69 South Africa: Delisile Mbatha, Portia Modise (Makhosane Zungu 83), Evah Mokwape (Anna ...

U.S. faces tough opponents in Hexagonal

The final path on the road to the South Korea-Japan 2002 World Cup wonÆt be easy for the USA. The field will be far tougher this time than it was four years ago. Trinidad & Tobago and Honduras should be much stronger opponents than Canada and El Salvador were four years ago. The fifth U.S. opponent in the Hexagonal, from ...

MLS: New MetroStars' stadium and New York expansion team to be announced

Empire Soccer LP, the parent company of MLS's MetroStars, is scheduled to unveil detailed plans for a 2002 expansion team in the metropolitan New York area, a stadium for the new expansion team and a new stadium for the Metros. The announcements will take place on Dec. 5 at a news conference in New York City. In a meeting with ...

U.S. Soccer: Tab Ramos bows out after answering call

Unexpected national team return allows veteran to end U.S. career on a positive note

Tab Ramos did not even have his own bio in the 2000 U.S. Soccer media guide.

It seems a mistake now, but despite having 81 caps and almost 20 years of service to the federation, Ramos had not played a single U.S. match in ...

U.S. Abroad Weekend (Nov. 24-26)

Update on Americans in Europe Croatia Erik Kuster, Cakonec (D1) started (62 min.) at Zagreb (0-3) Denmark Will Orben, Viborg (SL) DNP at FC Midtjylland (5-3) England Ian Feuer, Wimbledon (D1) DNP at Norwich (2-1) Brad Friedel, Blackburn (D1) started (90 min.) vs. Gillingham (1-2) Marcus Hahnemann, Fulham (D1) DNP vs. Grimsby (2-1) Eddie Lewis, Fulham (D1) DNP ...

RIDGE MAHONEY... United States passes first test

Martin Luther King, Jr. once said the truest test of a personÆs character was the reaction to adversity.

The U.S. men were handed a fair dose of adversity in the semifinal round of the CONCACAF 2002 World Cup qualifiers. At times they reacted childishly, at other times they excelled.

Qualifying CONCACAF games are scrappy and hotly contested. Away ...

MLS: D.C. cancels trip to Costa Rica

The decision to condense the remainder of this year's Costa Rican league season to allow for preparations for the World Cup playoff between the Ticos and Guatemala has forced D.C. United to cancel its two-week trip to Costa Rica. The trip was intended to prepare United for the CONCACAF Champions Cup in January. This closed the windows of scheduling opportunity ...

WUSA: Combine players invited

The following players are on the initial list of players who have been invited to attend the WUSA combine Dec. 4-9 in Florida: PLAYER POS. HT. WT. HOMETOWN TEAM Barr, Emmy D/M 5-8 140 Granite Bay, CA Santa Clara/Sacramento Storm Bartlett, Dana GK 5-5 160 Paso Robles, CA California State/Odyssey Bartling, Sherice F/M 5-5 129 San Diego, CA San ...

MLS: Brown re-signs with Colorado

The Colorado Rapids have signed rookie goalkeeper Adin Brown to a multi-year contract extension. Brown was selected with the Rapids' first round draft pick (3rd overall) in the 2000 MLS SuperDraft. Brown, 22, started in 13 games for the Rapids last season earning a record of 4-7-1 and a 2.04 goals against average before a string of injuries sidelined him ...

MenÆs Division I second-round results

Nov. 25 at San Diego, Calif. San Diego 0 Creighton 3 Nov. 25 at Dallas, Texas SMU 3 Kentucky 1 Nov. 25 at Seattle, Wash. Washington 1 Indiana 2 Nov. 25 at Stanford, Calif. Stanford 6 Illinois-Chicago 0 Nov. 26 at Providence, R.I. Brown 1 Duke 0 Nov. 26 at Chapel Hill, N.C. North Carolina 3 Rhode Island 1 Nov. ...

U.S. Abroad: Americans in England (Nov. 25)

Brad Friedel was the victim of teammate John CurtisÆ back pass, giving Gillingham the gamewinner on an own goal and ending BlackburnÆs eight-game unbeaten streak. Ben Olsen was the only other American who saw action Nov. 25 in England. Brad Friedel, Blackburn (D1) started (90 min.) vs. Gillingham (1-2) Ben Olsen, Nottingham Forest (D1) started (90 min.) vs. Tranmere Rovers ...

MenÆs NCAA Division I second-round results

Results and Schedule: Nov. 25 at San Diego, Calif. San Diego 0 Creighton (20-3) 3 Nov. 25 at Dallas, Texas SMU 3 Kentucky 1 Nov. 25 at Seattle, Wash. Washington 1 Indiana 2 Nov. 25 at Stanford, Calif. Stanford 6 Illinois-Chicago 0 Nov. 26 at Providence, R.I. Duke (15-5) Brown (12-5-1) Nov. 26 at Chapel Hill, N.C. Rhode Island (17-5-1) ...