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At the Crossroads

At the Crossroads John Philip Wyllie As women’s soccer prepares for its first-ever professional league, Shannon MacMillan prepares to be one of the sport’s newest stars HAVING CONTRIBUTED TO America’s past two Olympic teams, and the history making 1999 Women’s World Cup squad, Shannon MacMillan now finds her career at a crossroads. In the past […]

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MLS’s forgotten men: the backup goalie trains as hard as any other player, but receives only a fraction of the spotlight and respect enjoyed by his teammates

MLS’s forgotten men: the backup goalie trains as hard as any other player, but receives only a fraction of the spotlight and respect enjoyed by his teammates – Major League Soccer Michael Lewis THEY ARE AMONG THE HARDEST working players on a soccer team. They show up for practice every day and put in a […]

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Back from the Brink: D.C.’s oft-injured Ben Olsen aims to re-establish his career and ensure he isn’t considered U.S. soccer’s great lost talent

Back from the Brink: D.C.’s oft-injured Ben Olsen aims to re-establish his career and ensure he isn’t considered U.S. soccer’s great lost talent – Interview Marc Connolly WHEN HEALTHY, Ben Olsen is one of the best midfielders in MLS. When healthy, Olsen is not only a given to be brought into the U.S. national team, […]

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Talking back

Talking back – The Fan Speak Out Jon Bodner I wanted to express my appreciation for the gentleman from Atlanta’s comments in your November 2001 issue [“The Fans Speak Out”]. He stated that a major reason that Americans don’t follow soccer is the lack of knowledge of the announcers. I have been a referee for […]

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This rapids striker is a quick study – Rising Star: Chris Carrieri

This rapids striker is a quick study – Rising Star: Chris Carrieri – Colorado Rapids soccer star Joseph D’Hippolito DISPLACING A WORLD CUP VETeran and replacing one of the leading scorers in MLS would be an unlikely accomplishment for any young forward, but in his breakout season the Colorado Rapids’ Chris Carrieri did just that. […]

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2003 WUSA schedule – Names and Numbers – Women’s United Soccer Association

2003 WUSA schedule – Names and Numbers – Women’s United Soccer Association – Calendar Friday, July 4 Atlanta at Carolina, 7 p.m. Saturday, July 5 San Diego at Philadelphia, 7 p.m. San Jose at New York, 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 9 Philadelphia at Washington, 7 p.m. San Diego at Atlanta, 7 p.m. Saturday, July 12 […]

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2003 WUSA schedule – Names and Numbers – Womens United Soccer Association – Illustration

2003 WUSA schedule – Names and Numbers – Womens United Soccer Association – Illustration – Calendar Saturday, May 3 New York at Philadelphia, 7 p.m. San Jose at Atlanta, 7 p.m. Sunday, May 4 San Diego at Boston, 4 p.m. Saturday, May 10 Boston at New York, 7 p.m. Saturday, May 10 Carolina at San […]

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Under Construction

Under Construction – Nikki Serlenga, Team USA John Philip Wyllie There was a time when Nikki Serlenga burned her national team bridges, but now she’s building a career path to a promising future AT THE SYDNEY OLYMPICS, Nikki Serlenga appeared in just two games and played a mere 55 minutes, but her presence on the […]

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Thanks to Donovan, MLS’s Cup could runneth over – Direct Kick – Landon Donovan

Thanks to Donovan, MLS’s Cup could runneth over – Direct Kick – Landon Donovan – Brief Article Scott Plagenhoef OCTOBER WAS A PRETTY GOOD month for Landon Donovan. The San Jose Earthquakes forward finished his first MLS season with five playoff goals–including one in the title game–to lead a club that finished last in the […]

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Quick quiz – World Cup

Quick quiz – World Cup – Brief Article 1. Which of the 32 nations that qualified for the 2002 World Cup finals has the smallest population: Senegal, Denmark, Slovenia, or Uruguay? 2. Which of the following European-based U.S. players was not able to help his team avoid the drop in the 2001-02 season: Brad Friedel […]