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June 13, 1994 | MIKE PENNER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As the United Soccerphobes of America hunker down behind their living room sofas, bracing themselves for a month-long onslaught of strange foreigners with no last names, 0-0 ties and a sport that strikes them as nothing more than 90 minutes of foreplay before the riot, an icebreaker has been sent north across the border. His name is Jorge Campos, and he shouldn't be hard to spot. He will be the one in the phosphorescent orange togs splashed with yellow, green and purple zig-zagging stripes.
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March 5, 1999 | From Times Wire Reports
Police have captured four alleged members of a criminal gang who confessed to the February kidnapping of the father of Mexican soccer star Jorge Campos, officials said. Alvaro Campos was returned unharmed Feb. 23 in return for a reported $63,000 ransom.
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March 5, 1999 | From Times Wire Reports
Police have captured four alleged members of a criminal gang who confessed to the February kidnapping of the father of Mexican soccer star Jorge Campos, officials said. Alvaro Campos was returned unharmed Feb. 23 in return for a reported $63,000 ransom.
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February 24, 1999 | From Associated Press
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.
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June 25, 1994 | HELENE ELLIOTT
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."
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February 24, 1999 | From Associated Press
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.
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June 17, 1996 | LISA DILLMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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.
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February 19, 1999 | JAMES F. SMITH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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.
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June 4, 1995 | LISA DILLMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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.
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August 10, 1997 | GRAHAME L. JONES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Major League Soccer's best offense came face to face with its best defense Saturday. It was no contest. Scoring two goals in the first three minutes (an MLS record), Washington D.C. United routed the Galaxy, 4-2, in front of 19,510 fans at RFK Stadium in Washington. The victory improved the defending MLS champion's record to a league-best 16-8. The Galaxy fell to 9-13.
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February 19, 1999 | JAMES F. SMITH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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.
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February 18, 1999 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Men armed with rifles kidnapped the father of Mexican soccer star Jorge Campos on Wednesday at a sports field in Acapulco named for his son. Two relatives confirmed the kidnapping on condition of anonymity, saying they feared for the life of Alvaro Campos. "There were six or eight people with their faces uncovered . . . but nobody recognized them," said one relative. "They took out their guns and took him aboard a pickup truck to an unknown place."
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October 7, 1998 | GRAHAME L. JONES
Consider, for a moment, this hypothetical scenario: The Kings have qualified for the NHL playoffs, goaltender Jamie Storr has compiled a 16-8 record, has led the league in shutouts with eight and has finished the regular season with a league-best 1.17 goals- against average. His backup, Stephane Fiset, also has done well, winning his last four starts, giving up only 1.88 goals a game while going 4-3 for the season.
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August 8, 1998 | GRAHAME L. JONES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jorge Campos, irrepressible as ever, was fielding questions in the locker room at the Citrus Bowl after Sunday's Major League Soccer All-Star game. What, he was asked, would it feel like to play against his former Mexican national team teammate, Carlos Hermosillo, when the Chicago Fire and the Galaxy play each other today at Soldier Field? Campos grinned and answered quickly. "Either way, a Mexican wins," he said.
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January 28, 1998 | GRAHAME L. JONES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jorge Campos, the colorful and extroverted goalkeeper who helped put the Los Angeles Galaxy on the local sporting map, no longer is a member of the Major League Soccer team. Campos and midfielder Chris Armas were traded to the Chicago Fire in a five-player swap, the Galaxy announced Tuesday.
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October 1, 1997 | RANDY HARVEY
If you're at the Rose Bowl on Sunday for the first game of a best-of-three Major League Soccer playoff series between the Galaxy and Dallas Burn, you are virtually guaranteed last-minute drama. I'm not talking about the game. Who knows about that? I'm talking about the pregame. Will the Galaxy's colorful All-Star goalkeeper, Jorge Campos, be in Pasadena? Will he be in Mexico City? Or will he be at 30,000 feet somewhere in between? Here's the situation.
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June 7, 1997
People often criticize soccer for being un-American. The Galaxy has become about as American, or at least as Southern Californian, as you can get: They have a player (Jorge Campos) who takes vacations during the season, like Cedric Ceballos. They have a player (Eduardo Hurtado) who has flashes of brilliance, but who has not lived up to expectations, like Jim Everett or Elden Campbell. They experienced an epic "fold" in the playoffs, like the 1986 Angels. Their front-running fans have deserted them since they stopped winning, like fans of all Southern California sports teams do (except the Clippers, who never won anything)
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June 16, 1996 | GRAHAME L. JONES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It is only a chain-link fence that protects Jorge Campos from the onslaught. A few strands of wire that keep him and the hundreds of fans--most of them young women and girls--apart. But the fence can't stop the sound. "Jorge, over here." "Jorge, please." "Jorge, we love you." Campos grins the boyish grin that sets off another round of teenage screams. It's tough being an idol on both sides of the border--all that money, all that fame, all that attention.
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August 10, 1997 | GRAHAME L. JONES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Major League Soccer's best offense came face to face with its best defense Saturday. It was no contest. Scoring two goals in the first three minutes (an MLS record), Washington D.C. United routed the Galaxy, 4-2, in front of 19,510 fans at RFK Stadium in Washington. The victory improved the defending MLS champion's record to a league-best 16-8. The Galaxy fell to 9-13.
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June 7, 1997
People often criticize soccer for being un-American. The Galaxy has become about as American, or at least as Southern Californian, as you can get: They have a player (Jorge Campos) who takes vacations during the season, like Cedric Ceballos. They have a player (Eduardo Hurtado) who has flashes of brilliance, but who has not lived up to expectations, like Jim Everett or Elden Campbell. They experienced an epic "fold" in the playoffs, like the 1986 Angels. Their front-running fans have deserted them since they stopped winning, like fans of all Southern California sports teams do (except the Clippers, who never won anything)
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