June 25, 1994 |
Ireland forward John Aldridge isn't a big fan of Mexican goalkeeper Jorge Campos, who has earned acclaim for playing so far out of his net that he's almost at midfield. That Aldridge beat Campos for a goal in the 84th minute Friday might have something to do with it. "He's OK," Aldridge said. "For a very small goalkeeper, he's very good, but he's not exceptional. He's agile. But he takes a lot of risks. If he played in England, he wouldn't be able to get away with that."
February 24, 1999 |
The father of star Mexican soccer goalkeeper Jorge Campos was freed unhurt by his kidnappers Tuesday after six days in captivity. Mexican television stations broke into regular programming to report the end of a drama that shocked a country seemingly grown numb after repeated kidnappings. As many as eight heavily armed men seized Alvaro Campos, 66, last Wednesday at a sports field named for his son in a southern suburb of this Pacific coast resort.
June 17, 1996 |
Jorge Campos worked overtime on Sunday, juggling three jobs in three hours as he played for town and country. First, there was Jorge Campos, goalkeeper for the Mexican national team. Then, there was Jorge Campos, goalkeeper for the undefeated Los Angeles Galaxy. Finally, there was Jorge Campos, striker for the now 11-0 Galaxy courtesy of a 3-2 victory in a shootout over the Tampa Bay Mutiny before 92,216 highly amused and only mildly confused onlookers at the Rose Bowl.
February 19, 1999 |
The brazen kidnapping of the father of a beloved Mexican soccer star provoked outrage Thursday in a country nearly inured to a barrage of abductions, bank robberies and carjackings. Jorge Campos, idol of soccer-mad Mexicans and a former Los Angeles Galaxy goalkeeper, flew back to Mexico on Thursday from a tournament in Hong Kong to take part in the search for his 65-year-old father, Alvaro Campos, who was abducted Wednesday.
June 4, 1995 |
He roams the soccer field, and his fashion sense is all over the map too. So it isn't surprising that Mexico's World Cup goalkeeper, Jorge Campos, who wears colorful, eye-popping outfits, has again decided to defy conventional wisdom. Saturday, Campos told The Times that he has signed a three-year deal with the Los Angeles franchise of Major League Soccer. His decision provides the start-up league, scheduled to begin next year, with a needed boost of credibility.
September 23, 1996 |
According to Jorge Campos, it's called the "sombrerito," the little sombrero. It's a move, Campos said, that in Mexico is used to separate the players from the pretenders. Cobi Jones calls it "the rainbow" and is still trying to perfect it. Whatever the name, it's a play that, when executed as perfectly as Campos did Sunday at the Rose Bowl, can light up an entire stadium.