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June 7, 1990 | RANDY HARVEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
There is a saying in England that rugby is a sport for hooligans played by gentlemen, whereas soccer is a game for gentlemen played by hooligans. That observation has been advanced by generations of rugby players, but despite their lack of objectivity, no one has taken exception. In soccer's First World countries of Europe and South America, the game in many cases is played by street urchins who turn professional as teen-agers, or at about the same time they drop out of school.
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June 7, 1990 | RANDY HARVEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
There is a saying in England that rugby is a sport for hooligans played by gentlemen, whereas soccer is a game for gentlemen played by hooligans. That observation has been advanced by generations of rugby players, but despite their lack of objectivity, no one has taken exception. In soccer's First World countries of Europe and South America, the game in many cases is played by street urchins who turn professional as teen-agers, or at about the same time they drop out of school.
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June 20, 1987
Cleveland Force defender John Stollmeyer was named the Major Indoor Soccer League's rookie of the year.
SPORTS
January 29, 1988 | United Press International
Thompson Usiyan scored two goals and assisted on another Thursday night, leading the Lazers to a 6-4 Major Indoor Soccer League victory over the Cleveland Force. The Force (17-10) had a winning streak snapped at six games and its East Division lead over Minnesota dropped to two games. The Lazers (12-12) defeated the Force for the third time in as many meetings this season. Cleveland began the season with a 15-1 lifetime record against Los Angeles.
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March 1, 1987 | PETE THOMAS, Times Staff Writer
Although the Lazers are again struggling in the Major Indoor Soccer League, they can be thankful they don't have to play the Cleveland Force again until next year. Saturday night, before a Forum crowd of 5,068, the Lazers were able to take their long-time nemesis into overtime, only to lose, 4-3, as Cleveland defender John Stollmeyer scored one minute into the extra period. The loss was the Lazers' 12th in 13 games.
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January 26, 1989 | CHRIS ELLO
Shooting just 28.2% in the second half, the 14th-ranked San Diego State women's basketball team was upset by Hawaii, 73-60, Wednesday night at Peterson Gym. The loss stopped a 9-game home winning streak for the Aztecs, who fell into a third-place tie at 5-2 with Nevada-Las Vegas in the Big West Conference. Hawaii (8-4, 4-1) moved into second place behind Long Beach State. "This is our biggest win ever," Hawaii Coach Vince Goo said. "This is the highest-ranking team we've ever beaten.
SPORTS
March 20, 1990 | From Associated Press
Tamas Petres and Zsolt Limperger scored as Hungary beat the United States, 2-0, tonight in a one-sided game that showed how much the Americans need to improve before the World Cup. The Hungarians outplayed the Americans throughout the evening and dominated the action, just missing several other goals.
SPORTS
February 22, 1988 | CHUCK MURR
Something just had to give Sunday night, when two struggling Major Indoor Soccer League heavyweights met in front of 9,160 fans. Yet neither side would give in easily, and the Sockers had to go to overtime to earn a 6-5 victory over the reeling Cleveland Force. 'That's the way things seem to go when you're in a losing streak," said Force Coach Timo Liekoski, whose team has lost eight of its last 11 games and fallen out of the Eastern Division lead.
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June 2, 1990 | RANDY HARVEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After months of experimentation, U.S. Coach Bob Gansler appears to have settled on a starting lineup for his team's ready-or-not plunge into soccer's World Cup. The word appears is used advisedly because Gansler persists in treating personnel decisions as if they were state secrets. But even if the 22 players have not seen the handwriting on a lineup card, they saw it on the wall here during a weeklong training camp that ended Friday. In the final practice--the team goes to St.
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