• WUSA Media Notes
    MSG, Metro, FSN carry local Power broadcasts The New York Power will have its full 2001 game schedule broadcast on TV with the majority of its local broadcasts aired on MSG Network and the remainder on Metro and FOX Sports Net (FSN). MSG Network will air a total of ten Power games (six at home, four on the road), which began with the club's home opener at Mitchel Athletic Complex on April 29. The Metro will cover four games while one game will be carried on FSN. The Power's remaining five games will be carried nationally on CNNSI or TNT. ...
  • Q&A with the SA Editors: April 30, 2001
    Robert Brewer of Fort Worth, Texas asks: Will Roy Lassiter ever be on the U.S. national team again? Mike Woitalla: DonÆt bet on it. Lassiter made his 30th appearance for the USA in January 2000, playing only 34 minutes, and hasn't played for Coach Bruce Arena since. The 31-year-old is MLSÆs all-time leading scorer, with 82 strikes, but he hasnÆt been in good form for a long time. He scored only eight goals last season in Miami and is trying to rejuvenate his career in Kansas City, where heÆs scored one goal this year. But even if Lassiter ...
  • WUSA Notebook
    Katia in, Venturini out Bay Area forward Katia, who sprained her left ankle in the CyberRays 1-1 tie with Boston yesterday, is expected to play in the CyberRays game Sunday against the Philadelphia Charge. The Brazilian forward, who scored the teamÆs first official goal in the 59th minute in the home opener against the Breakers, was carried from the field in the 88th minute after spraining her left ankle. The ankle was X-rayed Monday as a precautionary measure and no further damage was found. Tisha Venturini, who fractured her left wrist in the CyberRaysÆ April 14 inaugural game against the ...
  • MLS: Team-by-Team Scoring Statistics
    Key: GP=games played; GS=games started; MIN=minutes played; G=goals; A=assists; P=points; SHT=shots; SOG=shots on goal; FC=fouls committed; FS=fouls suffered; OF=offsides; CK=corner kicks; C=yellow cards; E=red cards; CP=caution points. CHICAGO FIRE PLAYER GP GS MIN G A P SHT SOG FC FS OF CK C E CP Wolff 3 3 244 2 0 4 12 4 8 9 3 1 0 0 0 Kovalenko 4 4 376 1 1 3 10 3 6 12 1 0 1 0 4 Bocanegra 4 4 376 1 1 3 1 1 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 D.Beasley 4 4 376 0 ...
  • WUSA Standings and Leading Scorers (April 30)
    Standings TEAM GP W L T P GF GA Washington 2 2 0 0 6 3 1 Philadelphia 2 1 0 1 4 2 0 Boston 2 1 0 1 4 2 1 Atlanta 2 0 0 2 2 0 0 New York 2 0 0 2 2 0 0 San Diego 2 0 1 1 1 0 2 Bay Area 2 0 1 1 1 1 2 Carolina 2 0 2 0 0 1 3 Leading Scorers PLAYER (TEAM) GP G A P ...
  • MLS: SA Team of the Week (Week 4)
    The following is Soccer America's MLS Team of the Week from games played April 28. GOALKEEPER Nick Rimando (2) Miami DEFENDERS Richard Farrer (1) Dallas Ezra Hendrickson (2) Los Angeles Pablo Mastroeni (2) Miami MIDFIELDERS DaMarcus Beasley (1) Chicago Mark Chung (1) MetroStars Cobi Jones (1) Los Angeles John Spencer (2) Colorado Peter Vagenas (1) Los Angeles FORWARDS Clint Mathis (2) MetroStars Alex Pineda Chacon (2) Miami ò In parentheses is the number of times a player has been named to the Team of the Week.
  • MLS: Week 4 SA Report Cards
    Cobi Jones had the standout performance of Week 4, scoring twice to lead the Los Angeles Galaxy past Colorado. The following are Soccer AmericaÆs player ratings for MLS Week 4 -- games played on April 28. SA Report Cards: 1 (low) to 10 (high) Tampa Bay 0 Chicago 1. Goal: Wolff 11. Tampa Bay (3-5-2) -- Garlick (6); Maessner (4), Demmin (7), Anderson (NR); Ralston (5), Keller (5), Jair (6), Valderrama (6), Quill (4); Curtis (5), Kartes (4). Subs: Kotschau (6) for Anderson 6, Barclay (6) for Kartes 56. Chicago (3-5-2) -- Thornton (6); Brown (6), Bocanegra (6), Gutierrez (6); ...
  • WUSA: Week 3 Summaries
    The third week of WUSA action produced only five goals in four games. Two teams, Atlanta and New York, were involved in their second straight 0-0 tie. Carolina 1 Washington 2. Goals: Burtini (Riise) 8; Pretinha (Hamm) 82, Hamm 90. Carolina -- Nordby, Burt, Overbeck, Roberts, Lirong, Riise, Yankowski, Burtini (Keller, 78), Baxter, Fotopoulos (Stone, 78), Hendershot. Washington -- Mullinix, Barr (Davey, 60), Stoecker, Little, Hamm, French, Grubb, Baumgardt (Gerardo, 78), Cromwell, Roseli (Milburn, 74), Pretinha. Referee: Rachel Woo. Att.: 6,012. Atlanta 0 Philadelphia 0. Atlanta -- Scurry, Bivens, Nonen, D.Smith, Krzykowski, Serlenga, Sawa, Lamb (Sun, 46), J.Augustyniak (N.Augustyniak, 84), ...
  • U.S. Abroad Weekend (April 27-29)
    Gregg Berhalter saw action for Crystal Palace for the first time since February, but his coach Alan Smith, saw a pink slip after his team's loss to Wolverhampton put them perilously close to relegation. Brad Friedel helped Blackburn, meanwhile, get one step closer to promotion to the English Premier League. Denmark Will Orben, Viborg (SL) DNP vs. Lyngby (3-0). England Gregg Berhalter, Crystal Palace (D1) Entered as a substitute (58th min.) vs. Wolverhampton (0-2). Palace coach Alan Smith was fired after the match. Berhalter came on after both goals were scored in just his third appearance since signing in February. ...
  • World Cup 2002 Qualifying: Asia
    RESULTS April 30 in Muscat Oman 12 (Dhabit 5, pen. 23, 40, 45, 90, Mubarak 21, Juma 39, 44, Said pen. 61, Basheer 81, 85, Khamis 84). April 30 in Aleppo Syria 12 (Bayazid 14, 16, 54, 77, 80 Jabban 25, Sourour pen. 29, Mustafa 45, Shaade 47, Boushi 60, Afash pen. 75, Melki 89) Philippines 0. GROUP 1 RESULTS April 30 in Muscat Oman 12 (Dhabit 5, pen. 23, 40, 45, 90, Mubarak 21, Juma 39, 44, Said pen. 61, Basheer 81, 85, Khamis 84). April 30 in Aleppo Syria 12 (Bayazid 14, 16, 54, 77, 80 Jabban 25, ...
  • World Cup 2002 Qualifying Update: Asia
    World Cup 2002 Qualifying: Asia Standings, complete results and schedule RESULTS Group 7 April 27 in Tashkent Uzbekistan 2 (Maminov pen. 53, Shirshov 65) Jordan 2 (Al-Shaqran 13, Abu Touk 24). Turkmenistan 5 (Gochkuliyev pen. 5, Meredov 44, Gogoladze 53, 62, Bordolimov 72) Taiwan 0. Group 8 April 26 in Al Ain UAE 1 (Khater 63) India 0. April 27 in Saan'a Yemen 1 (Al Ghorbani 75) Brunei 0. Group 9 April 28 in Male Maldives 0 China 1 (Xie Hui 44). April 29 in Phnom Penh Cambodia 0 Indonesia 2 (Purdjianto 78, Pamungkas 87). GROUP 1 STANDINGS TEAM ...
  • MLS Roundup: April 28 Summaries
    Josh Wolff and Clint Mathis, heroes of the U.S. win over Costa Rica in World Cup qualifying, both scored sensational goals in their first matches since returning to MLS. Wolff scored on a free kick to give Chicago a 1-0 win over Tampa Bay. The game marked Fire captain Peter Nowak's first appearance of the season. Mathis scored with a blast past Dallas keeper Matt Jordan after a long run for the deciding goal in the MetroStars' 3-2 win over Dallas. For the second straight game, the Metros had one of their Colombians ejected. Alex Comas went off for an ...
  • MLS: Standings and Leading Scorers (April 28)
    MLS: Standings aand Leading Scorers (April 28) Standings Eastern Division TEAM GP W L T P GF GA Miami 5 4 1 0 12 7 4 MetroStars 4 2 1 1 7 7 7 D.C. United 3 2 1 0 6 5 5 New England 4 0 4 0 0 2 6 Central Division TEAM GP W L T P GF GA Chicago 4 2 1 1 7 6 4 Tampa Bay 4 2 2 0 6 8 6 Dallas 4 2 2 0 6 8 9 Columbus 3 1 1 1 4 3 5 Western Division TEAM GP ...
  • World Cup 2002 Qualifying Update: Asia
    World Cup 2002 Qualifying: Asia Standings, complete results and schedule RESULTS Group 7 April 27 in Tashkent Uzbekistan 2 (Maminov pen. 53, Shirshov 65) Jordan 2 (Al-Shaqran 13, Abu Touk 24). Turkmenistan 5 (Gochkuliyev pen. 5, Meredov 44, Gogoladze 53, 62, Bordolimov 72) Taiwan 0. Group 8 April 26 in Al Ain UAE 1 (Khater 63) India 0. April 27 in Saan'a Yemen 1 (Al Ghorbani 75) Brunei 0. Group 9 April 28 in Male Maldives 0 China 1 (Xie Hui 44). April 29 Cambodia-Indonesia GROUP 1 STANDINGS TEAM GP W T L GF GA P Laos 0 0 ...
  • Then and Now: Eski: 'We Brought Soccer to this Country
    Andranik Eskandarian won two NASL titles as a steady defender with the New York Cosmos from 1979 to 1984. Born in Iran of Armenian parents, "Eski" joined the Cosmos after playing for Iran at the 1978 World Cup. The 49-year-old, who became a U.S. citizen in 1984, has settled in Bergen County, N.J., where he operates two soccer stores - Eski Sports Shop and Birkenmeier Sports Shop - with fellow Cosmos alum Hubert Birkenmeier.' SOCCER AMERICA: How did you get into the sporting goods business? ANDRANIK ESKANDARIAN: Actually, this business, Hubert started in 1982, when we were still ...