Extractions: Alpha Index Index by Sport History Bits Forum ... Search Table of Contents When the 1994 World Cup tournament was awarded to the United States, US Soccer promised to help establish a Division I outdoor soccer league as soon as possible after the tournament ended. World Cup USA Chairman Alan I. Rothenberg announced plans for Major League Soccer (MLS) on Dec. 17, 1993. Twenty-two cities submitted bids for teams. In October of 1995, it was announced that MLS would begin play in March of 1996 with ten teams: the Colorado Rapids, Columbus Crew, Dallas Burn, D. C. United, Kansas City Wizards, Los Angeles Galaxy, MetroStars, New England Revolution, San Jose Clash, and Tampa Bay Mutiny. The Chicago Fire and Miami Fusion were added as expansion teams in 1998. The MLS originally had two conferences, but was reorganized into three divisions, with four teams each, in 2000. However, the Miami Fusion and Tampa Bay Mutiny were dropped before the 2002 season, and the league went back to the two-conference format. The MLS did away with the penalty shootout in 2000. If a game is tied after regulation time, the teams play two five-minute overtime periods. If the score is still tied, that's the final result.
Extractions: Alpha Index Index by Sport History Bits Forum ... Search Table of Contents National team coaches have selected the World Player of the Year since 1991 on behalf of the FIFA, the European Sports Magazine Association (ESM) and Adidas. In 2001, FIFA inaugurated the World Women's Player of the Year Award, which is also voted on by national team coaches from around the world. The oldest player of the year trophy is the Ballon d'Or (Golden Ball), presented to the outstanding player from Europe, as selected by a panel of European soccer writers. The African Ballon d'Or was presented by France Football magazine from 1970 through 1996. Since 1997, the African Football Confederation has named the African player of the year. El Pais of Uruguay initiated the South American player of the year award in 1971. The winner is chosen by a panel of sports editors from throughout Latin America. Since 1991, the Spanish-language radio show Futbol de Primera has team with Honda to name the United States player of the year. Candidates are limited to those who have played for the U. S. national team. History My Blog Biography Glossaries Calendar ... Directory Year Player, Club
Extractions: MLS standings MLS schedule MLS directory Major League Soccer TAMPA, Fla. (Tuesday, November 2, 1999) Carlos Valderrama, one of the most decorated and popular soccer players in the world, has re-signed with Major League Soccer and will play for the Tampa Bay Mutiny in 2000. "Carlos is one of the most recognizable symbols in MLS. More than that, he is an elegant and incisive player, and continues to be a friend of soccer in the United States," MLS executive vice president for player relations and operations Ivan Gazidis said. Known as "El Pibe" (The Kid), Valderrama started 27 games for the Mutiny after coming from the Miami Fusion early in the 1999 season. He scored three goals and had 13 assists; the assist total tied for fourth in MLS. With Tampa Bay and Miami, Valderrama started 31 games, scored four goals and tallied 15 assists. "My family and I have enjoyed the time we've spent in Tampa Bay, and I'm very pleased that the league has worked out an agreement that allows me to stay with the Mutiny next season, and hopefully beyond," Valderrama said. Valderrama, who spent his first two seasons in MLS with the Mutiny before being assigned to the expansion Miami Fusion prior to the 1998 season, was reallocated back to Tampa Bay by the league on April 23. Following his return, the Mutiny went on a five-game winning streak, from 0-4 to 5-4. The team finished the year 14-18 and returned to the Eastern Conference semifinals, losing to Columbus.
Extractions: San Jose Major League Soccer Brian McBride is returning to England at least until April. COLUMBUS, Ohio (Friday, January 3, 2003) Columbus Crew striker Brian McBride, a stalwart with the United States national team, has been loaned for three months to Everton of England's Premier League. McBride, 30, who previously played for Everton manager David Moyes at Preston North End during another loan deal in 2000, is expected to arrive in England on Wednesday. McBride's first game with Everton could be January 12 against Tottenham Hotspur with its U.S. goalkeeper, Kasey Keller. He joins a team short of strikers with top scorer Kevin Campbell out for several weeks with an ankle injury and 17-year-old sensation Wayne Rooney in the midst of a four-match suspension for accumulation of yellow cards and an ejection against Blackburn Rovers, former Crew keeper Brad Friedel's current club. Everton (10-6-6) is currently in fifth place with 36 points, 10 points behind league-leading Arsenal (14-4-4) with 16 games left in a season that ends May 11. The Blues recently cast off American attacker Joe-Max Moore who had not seen any first-team action this season, playing only for the reserves.
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Extractions: 1999 Major League Soccer Final Regular Season Statistical Leaders Posted: Thur March 16, 2000 at 7:55 a.m EST LEADING SCORERS NAME TEAM(S) GAMES GOALS ASSISTS POINTS 1 Jeff Cunningham CLB 1556 12 5 29 1.68 2 Jason Kreis DAL 2815 18 15 51 1.63 3 Roy Lassiter DC 2626 18 11 47 1.61 4 Ante Razov CHI 2068 14 7 35 1.52 5 Stern John CLB 2293 18 2 38 1.49 GOALKEEPING LEADERS (Minimum 1,000 minutes) NAME TEAM(S) GP MIN SHTS SVS C/P GA GAA W L SO 1 Marco Etcheverry DC 22 13 2 Steve Ralston TB 32 12 3 Ben Olsen DC 28 11 4 Roman Kosecki CHI 25 9 Eddie Lewis SJ 29 9 Mauricio Cienfuegos LA 30 9 ASSIST (SECONDARY) LEADERS NAME TEAM(S) GAMES ASTS 1 Mauricio Cienfuegos LA 30 8 2 Jaime Moreno DC 25 7 Roy Lassiter DC 30 7 Carlos Valderrama TB* 31 7 Jason Kreis DAL 32 7 SHOT LEADERS NAME TEAM(S) GAMES SHOTS
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Extractions: setNav('NavigationTop',pillarColour,menuTabsCount,noActiveTabs); Click here to Skip the navigation Carlos Valderrama in action for Colombia in the 1998 World Cup. Tuesday, 31 May 2005. As a child, Carlos Valderrama would play football with any bunch of old rags he could find. As a man, he was twice voted South American Footballer of the Year. He became Colombiaâs most capped footballer ever and was idolised for his ability to hit long balls with deadly precision, deliver the most telling short pass and look charismatic in a hairstyle one football writer called an "electrified Afro" .
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Extractions: Related Links Carlos Alberto Valderrama Palacio (born September 2 in Santa Maria Colombia ) is a Colombian soccer player, considered the best Colombian player of all time. Nicknamed "El Pibe", Valderrama is recognizable for his enormous blond bush of hair and is known for his skillful passing and shielding. Valderrama captained Colombia during the , and World Cups, before announcing his international retirement after the 1998 competition having received 111 caps and scored 10 times. He began his career at Union Magdalena of Colombian First Division in 1981. He also played for Millonarios and Deportivo Cali before joining Montpellier Herault SC of French First Division in 1988. He was transferred to Real Valladolid in 1990 before returning to Colombia in 1992 to play for Deportivo Independiete Medellin and Atletico Junior from 1993-96 before going to the US in 1996 to play for the Tampa Bay Mutiny Miami Fusion (1998-99), and
Extractions: CARLOS VALDERRAMA TO PARTICIPATE IN MARADONA TRIBUTE GAME RAPIDS SALES TEAM NOMINATED FOR LEAGUE HONOR For the first time in franchise history, the Colorado Rapids Sales Team has been nominated as one of three finalists for the MLS Sales Team of the Year award, which will be announced on Saturday, October 20, prior to the 2001 MLS Cup Final. Each year the award is given to the top ticket sales team of the year, based on factors such as market size, past results, club performance and others. D.C. United is the only team in MLS history to have ever earned the distinction. This year, the Rapids increased their average home attendance by nearly 4,000 fans per game, a 31% rise over the 2000 average attendance. Rapids Director of Sales, Michael Hitchcock (who formerly held the position in D.C.), has been selected as a finalist for the Sales Director of the Year award, and Corporate Account Executive Andy Smith has been named to the honor roll for the 2001 MLS Sales Representative of the Year award. CARLOS VALDERRAMA TO PARTICIPATE IN MARADONA TRIBUTE GAME Colombian legend and Rapids midfielder Carlos Valderrama has been invited by Diego Armando Maradona to take part in a tribute game on November 10, 2001 at La Bombonera Stadium, home of Boca Juniors, in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The match will honor the legendary Argentinian star and will feature the National Team of Argentina against a World All-Star Team with marquee players such as: Rivaldo, Cafu, Roberto Carlos, Claudio Caniggia, Rene Higuita, Alvaro Recoba, Nolberto Solano, Carlos Aguilera, Enzo Francescoli, Ivan Zamorano, Berard Schuster, Sergio Goycochea and Hugo Sanchez.
Extractions: Click on one of THESE: reprint of COLORADO RAPIDS NEWS RELEASE NEWS RELEASE DENVER, CO (03-04-04)- In association with its centennial celebration, FIFA, the world soccer governing body, released its list of the 100 Greatest Living Soccer Players today with former Rapids midfielder Carlos Valderrama making the list. The Colombian midfield maestro was known equally for his precision passing and his floppy orange hair. "El Pibe" as he was known by the world, played the final year and a half of his career with the Rapids after being traded to the club from Tampa Bay in June 2001. In 29 career games with the club, he tallied one goal and 19 assists for 21 points. Sixteen of his 19 assists came in his final MLS season when he set a single-season team record. Valderrama played in each of the first seven seasons of MLS and is the league's all-time leader in assists with 114. In 2000, Valderrama, who was capped 111 times by Colombia, notched a single-season record with 26 assists, seven more than the previous record of 19, which he had set in 1996. He is one of five former or current MLS players to have been named to the list, joining Hong Myung Bo (Korea), Lothar Matthaus (Germany), Hugo Sanchez (Mexico) and Hristo Stoitchkov (Bulgaria).
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Extractions: Finished the 1998 regular season with a team-high 51 points on 19 goals and 13 assists in 24 starts...Joined Stern John (1998) and Roy Lassiter (1996) as one of three players to surpass the 50-point scoring threshold in the league's history...1998 Honda Player of the Year candidate...Among the league leaders, ranking second in goals (19), seventh in assists (12) and T-1st in hat-tricks (3) in '98...Three-time MLS All-Star...One of only two players on the 1998 World Cup squad to have played every game in both the 1994 and 1998 World Cups...Named recipient of the 1998 Chevrolet/U.S. Soccer Male Athlete of the Year award...Tied for most assists over four years at UCLA...Made the 1988 Bruins team as a non-scholarship player and finished as the team's top freshman scorer with four goals and seven assists...Hosts "Mega-Dose," and informative special on health and fitness on MTV...Appeared on Fox's "Beverly Hills 90210". MLS Career Highlights Has tallied a point in 20 of his last 28 games heading into the 1999 season, dating back to a one goal performance versus Colorado on 9/10/97...Scored at least one goal in 12 of his 24 appearances during the 1998 season...Boasts only the third eight-point game in MLS history, recording his fourth career hat-trick with goals in the 11th, 79th and 85th minutes and two assists in the 56th and 72nd minutes in a 5-1 win over New England in '98...Scored seven goals and nine assists for a total of 23 points in 26 appearances in 1997...Finished the 1996 season with 18 points on seven goals and four assists in 28 appearances...Has a total of 33 goals and 26 assists for 92 points in his career...Has appeared in all three MLS All-Star games, scoring twice...Seven time MLS Player of the Week...Named Player of the Month for March 1998.
Extractions: The "libero" position was popularized thanks to German legend Franz Beckenbauer in the 1970's. At the 1990 World Cup, in Italy, even the Brazilian squad employed it for the very first time. Outraged Pelé severely criticized the national head coach Lazaroni as Brazil was eliminated early in the tournament. Conversely, at the World Cup 1990, Germany finished first while playing with a libero. Since Italy 1990, many teams have abandoned the use of the libero excluding many German and youth clubs. It's now evident that some teams are just not suited to play with a sweeper. The sweeper must always be "the last player in defense". His job is to close down gaps left by other defenders. The libero roams laterally, a few meters behind the last line of fullbacks (although he tries not to sway too far towards the flanks). He analyzes the development of plays, anticipates where open angles and passing lanes are forming and make quick decisions about dealing with them. At times, more than one issue will present itself simultaneously thus making the sweeper's job even harder. Because they never mark enemy attackers, sweepers can move a great deal forward when their team is in possession. This frequently finds the enemy defense unprepared. When an unmarked player is unexpectedly introduced to a play, the opposite defense is faced with tough choices.