January 18, 1995 |
The Salsa, which has competed the last two seasons in the American Professional Soccer League, has decided to sit out the 1995 season. Owner William De La Pena is reorganizing and restructuring the franchise and has asked the APSL to allow him to maintain his franchise rights, logo and player contracts. He also is considering a merger with the Vancouver 86ers, one of seven remaining APSL teams.
December 6, 1994
Paul Wright, who shared the scoring championship of the American Professional Soccer League last year, was released by the Salsa because of a contract dispute, General Manager Rick Davis said Monday. Wright had 12 goals last season and 25 in his two seasons with the Salsa. "We've come to a contractual impasse where it seemed that we weren't able to resolve certain issues," Davis said.
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December 4, 1994 |
Midfielder Art Temblador and his coach, Octavio Zambrano, used their heads to bounce a soccer ball back and forth Thursday before 150 cheering Sunset Lane Elementary School students. Temblador and Zambrano, of the professional Los Angeles Salsa soccer team, carried out their maneuver to illustrate a point: You must use your head to play the game. "You also must use your head to succeed in school and in life," Zambrano, 36, told the students, who belong to the campus anti-drug club Just Say No.
November 22, 1994
The Salsa announced Monday that it is postponing its "United We Are" international soccer series, which matched the Salsa against teams from the Mexican First Division. Because of Proposition 187, the voter-approved initiative that would cut off services to undocumented immigrants, the Mexican Soccer Federation council voted over the weekend not to allow its teams to play in California, with the exception of games with the Salsa. But the Salsa and the council agreed to halt the series anyway.
October 19, 1994
The Salsa announced Tuesday a 19-match series against soccer teams from the Mexican First Division, which will run through April, 1995. The series begins at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29, when the Salsa plays host to Chivas of Guadalajara in Weingart Stadium at East Los Angeles College. Most games will be played at Weingart with two--Nov. 30 against Tampico and Jan. 28 against Morella--scheduled for Titan Stadium in Fullerton.
August 26, 1994 |
Salsa goalkeeper Mike Littman dived quickly to his left, stretched toward the goal post and hoped for the best. Nice effort, but no luck. Littman, in his second season with the organization, allowed a goal early in the first half against Vancouver on Aug. 21. Quick scores can rattle the best goalkeepers, let alone a journeyman battling for a job. Although disappointed, Littman kept his cool--and got tough.