June 22, 1994 |
The Argentina-Greece game at Foxboro, Mass., marked the debut of American referee Arturo Angeles, a 40-year-old civil engineer from Temple City. A play-on sort, Angeles handed out three yellow cards as well as the undisputed penalty shot in injury time at the close, but he kept the uneven contest moving smoothly.
August 29, 1999
There were 18,422 fouls committed in Major League Soccer's first 653 games, with 178 red cards and 2,075 yellows cards issued by the referees. The following three charts rate MLS game officials, based on the number of fouls they call and the red and yellow cards they issue. The statistics are all-time for regular-season games through Aug. 23 and include only referees who have officiated more than 10 games. Fouls Called *--* Referee Games Fouls Avg. Zim Boulos 15 550 36.
November 30, 1995
Colombia twice had to come from behind to earn a 2-2 tie with Mexico in front of an estimated 50,000 fans in an international soccer match at the Coliseum Wednesday night. The Mexican team took the lead in the 13th minute on a superb 25-yard free kick by midfielder Victor Ruiz. Referee Arturo Angeles awarded the free kick after Colombia's Freddy Rincon fouled Jose Maria Higarreta.
June 25, 1994
For the egg-faced sportswriters and commentators who bad-mouthed soccer in general and the USA team in particular, cups of wormwood and gall to help wash down their meals of humble pie and crow. MARYA ALEXANDER South Pasadena I watched my first World Cup game the other day (USA vs. Colombia) and came away proud of our country's team and intrigued by the fact that the game was not interrupted by surly looking sports stars hawking gear or by stupid beer monsters who belch fire and goose women at poolside.
November 17, 1988 |
The United States twice came from behind to earn a 2-2 tie with the Mexican club team, Chivas of Guadalajara, Wednesday night, then lost the international soccer game on penalty kicks, 7-6. A sellout crowd of 11,000 at Santa Ana Stadium saw Chivas build leads of 1-0 and 2-1, but each time the U.S. national team was able to fight back and tie the match. Guadalajara led, 1-0, at halftime on the strength of a 36th-minute goal by forward Rafael Chavez. A free kick awarded against U.S.
April 7, 1994 |
Movie producer Jeffrey Lurie said Wednesday he will buy the Philadelphia Eagles for a reported $185 million, believed to be the highest price ever paid for a sports franchise. Lurie, who intends to keep the team in Philadelphia, bought the club from Norman Braman after weeks of negotiations. The Eagles did not disclose a selling price. However, reports have put the price tag at $185 million, which would eclipse the $173 million that Peter Angelos paid for the Baltimore Orioles last year.