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February 22, 1989 | GRAHAME L. JONES, Times Staff Writer
A superb goal by Salvador Coreas in the final minute of play earned El Salvador a 1-1 tie with Costa Rica in the first match of the Los Angeles Soccer Cup Tuesday night at the Coliseum. To the delight of a highly partisan crowd of more than 37,000, El Salvador then assured itself of advancing to Thursday night's championship match against Mexico by beating Costa Rica, 4-3, on penalty kicks. Mexico's route to the title game was easier.
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January 5, 1997 | MIKE PENNER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The opening round of the 1997 Los Angeles Cup, self-touted as "the greatest soccer value in the history of Los Angeles," will proceed today at the Coliseum in a somewhat devalued state, with four professional teams from Mexico and El Salvador performing in front of zero spectators.
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February 24, 1989 | GRAHAME L. JONES, Times Staff Writer
Mexico won the Los Angeles Soccer Cup Thursday night, defeating El Salvador, 2-0, before a crowd of 42,762 at the Coliseum, but the United States may yet prove to be the real winner. Although the United States elected not to participate in the tournament, what its coaches learned from the four matches could prove decisive later in the year when the U.S. team meets three of these same countries in World Cup qualifying play.
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February 24, 1989 | GRAHAME L. JONES, Times Staff Writer
Mexico won the Los Angeles Soccer Cup Thursday night, defeating El Salvador, 2-0, before a crowd of 42,762 at the Coliseum, but the United States may yet prove to be the real winner. Although the United States elected not to participate in the tournament, what its coaches learned from the four matches could prove decisive later in the year when the U.S. team meets three of these same countries in World Cup qualifying play.
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February 21, 1989 | GRAHAME L. JONES, Times Staff Writer
This week's four-nation Los Angeles Soccer Cup is being called El Torneo de la Verdad --The Tournament of Truth. The reason is that it has Mexico, which has been barred from trying to qualify for the 1990 World Cup in Italy, against Costa Rica, El Salvador and Guatemala, each of whom has a good chance of qualifying.
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January 5, 1997 | MIKE PENNER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The opening round of the 1997 Los Angeles Cup, self-touted as "the greatest soccer value in the history of Los Angeles," will proceed today at the Coliseum in a somewhat devalued state, with four professional teams from Mexico and El Salvador performing in front of zero spectators.
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February 23, 1989 | GRAHAME L. JONES, Times Staff Writer
The United States advanced to the quarterfinals of a world soccer championship for the first time in 59 years Wednesday, despite a 3-1 loss to Brazil in Saudi Arabia. An earlier tie with Mali and a victory over East Germany, combined with Mali's 3-0 loss to East Germany Wednesday, advanced the United States to the next round of the fifth World Youth Championship. The United States will play Iraq Saturday at Taif.
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February 22, 1989 | GRAHAME L. JONES, Times Staff Writer
A superb goal by Salvador Coreas in the final minute of play earned El Salvador a 1-1 tie with Costa Rica in the first match of the Los Angeles Soccer Cup Tuesday night at the Coliseum. To the delight of a highly partisan crowd of more than 37,000, El Salvador then assured itself of advancing to Thursday night's championship match against Mexico by beating Costa Rica, 4-3, on penalty kicks. Mexico's route to the title game was easier.
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February 21, 1989 | GRAHAME L. JONES, Times Staff Writer
This week's four-nation Los Angeles Soccer Cup is being called El Torneo de la Verdad --The Tournament of Truth. The reason is that it has Mexico, which has been barred from trying to qualify for the 1990 World Cup in Italy, against Costa Rica, El Salvador and Guatemala, each of whom has a good chance of qualifying.
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