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Southland Soccer Stars Will Meet Top Soviet Team at El Camino Tuesday

February 05, 1987

An amateur team with some of the top soccer players in Southern California will face one of the Soviet Union's most powerful clubs at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at El Camino College.

Dynamo Moscow, 11-time Soviet champion, will face a conglomeration of players from the L.A. Heat and Southland college stars coached by Marine Cano, coach of the Heat and Cal State Dominguez Hills.

Cano said the Soviet team, runner-up to Dynamo Kiev last season, is a veteran group with a big, physical defense. It includes several Olympians in their 30s, particularly on defense, plus newer blood, notably 19-year-old forward Ugor Kolivanov, the team's leading scorer. "They have a very experienced side," Cano said.

The Los Angeles team includes goalies Dave Vanole from UCLA, Mike Lane, formerly from Loyola Marymount, and Chris Wilson from Dominguez Hills; Jeff Hooker from UCLA, Louis Chiappa and Brad Stratton from the Heat, Joe Flanagan, Glenn Strachan and Chris Smoot from Dominguez Hills and John Timko from El Camino College. Vanole and Hooker are members of the U.S. national team.

"We've got a pretty good team," Cano said. "It could be interesting. I think we're going to surprise 'em a little bit."

Tickets are $8 in advance, $4 for youths 18 and under. At the gate tickets are $10 and $5.

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