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May 5, 1994 | GRAHAME L. JONES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
One day after being knocked almost unconscious by an opposing striker in London, American goalkeeper Juergen Sommer was rendered equally dizzy by a transatlantic phone call from Los Angeles. The call, made Wednesday by a U.S. Soccer Federation official, told Sommer, 25, that he had been chosen to play for the U.S. team in this summer's World Cup tournament. It stunned Sommer; or it least it would have had he been home. "My wife, Susie, took the call," Sommer said late Wednesday night.
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May 5, 1994 | GRAHAME L. JONES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
One day after being knocked almost unconscious by an opposing striker in London, American goalkeeper Juergen Sommer was rendered equally dizzy by a transatlantic phone call from Los Angeles. The call, made Wednesday by a U.S. Soccer Federation official, told Sommer, 25, that he had been chosen to play for the U.S. team in this summer's World Cup tournament. It stunned Sommer; or it least it would have had he been home. "My wife, Susie, took the call," Sommer said late Wednesday night.
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June 30, 1995 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Southern California businessman Danny Villanueva Jr. was named president and general manager of Major League Soccer's as-yet-unnamed Los Angeles franchise on Thursday. Villanueva, 36, son of the former Ram kicker and punter, is president of the Villanueva Companies, which have interests in radio and television broadcasting, commercial real estate, farming and an investment fund.
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March 30, 1998 | From Associated Press
Brian Kamler tied the score in the 88th minute and then got the game winner in the fourth shootout round as defending champion D.C. United defeated the New England Revolution, 2-1, Sunday. Almost half of the 22,263 fans at RFK Stadium rooted noisily for former D.C. United forward Raul Diaz Arce and the Revolution, but United goalkeeper Scott Garlick stopped Diaz Arce's shootout attempt in the fifth round.
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June 4, 2001 | From Associated Press
Brazilian midfielder Cate scored on a penalty kick in the final minute to lift the New England Revolution to a 1-1 tie with the New York/New Jersey MetroStars on Sunday before 28,628 at Foxboro, Mass. The MetroStars appeared headed for a victory after a 25th-minute goal by Rodrigo Faria, but New England forward Johnny Torres was taken down in the penalty area by Richie Williams to set up the tying kick. Cate beat goalkeeper Tim Howard with a high shot to the center of the net.
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June 12, 1994 | Grahame L. Jones
* COACH: Bora Milutinovic. * KEY PLAYERS: Tony Meola, Thomas Dooley, Eric Wynalda. * STRENGTHS: Not many. The team is individually skilled but collectively weak. Wynalda, Ernie Stewart and Cobi Jones have excellent speed. There is creative ability in Tab Ramos and Claudio Reyna. Dooley reads the game well. Meola, when in form, can be an above-average goalkeeper. * WEAKNESSES: The players make mistakes when pressured, passes go astray, the ball is kicked aimlessly.
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June 2, 1994 | JULIE CART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The U.S. Soccer Federation announced its 22-man World Cup roster Wednesday by making the last three player cuts. The players released were midfielders Chris Henderson and Dominic Kinnear and defender Brian Bliss. Wednesday's moves do not provide insight into the major question concerning the U.S. team: Which 11 players will start and at which positions? That decision does not have to be announced until the day of each game, and U.S.
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March 17, 2000 | GRAHAME L. JONES
WESTERN CONFERENCE GALAXY Coach: Sigi Schmid (second year). 1999 league rank: Second. Regular-season record: 20-12. Flown the coop: Carlos Hermosillo, DaMarcus Beasley. Arrivals lounge: Sasha Victorine, Danny Califf, Peter Vagenas. Prospects: Without the promised but not-yet delivered top-class striker, the Galaxy will find it difficult to improve on last season's record. Schmid has added depth with three Southern Californians, but the forward line lacks bite.
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November 7, 2002 | Grahame L. Jones, Times Staff Writer
Bugs Bunny in goal? Wile E. Coyote on the right wing? Tweety as referee? The possibilities became almost endless Wednesday when UEFA, European soccer's ruling body, named Warner Bros. as the exclusive worldwide licensing agent for the 2004 European Championship in Portugal. The American entertainment conglomerate, part of the AOL Time Warner media group, will be in charge of all merchandising for the quadrennial 16-nation event, which is second only to the World Cup in significance. Warner Bros.
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May 6, 2001 | From Associated Press
Dwayne DeRosario and Zak Ibsen scored second-half goals Saturday night to lead the San Jose Earthquakes to a 3-2 victory over the New England Revolution before 8,137 at San Jose. Troy Dayak opened the scoring for San Jose in the 27th minute off a feed from Jeff Agoos. Dayak has scored five of his six career goals against the Revolution. A defensive miscue by New England led to San Jose's second goal.
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