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March 5, 1998 | GARY KLEIN
A veritable soccer festival will take place Friday and Saturday at Cerritos Gahr High when Southern Section championship games are played in five boys' and four girls' divisions. Friday's schedule: 4 p.m.: Boys' Division V, Palos Verdes Chadwick vs. San Bernardino Aquinas. 6 p.m.: Boys' Division I, Loyola vs. El Toro. 8 p.m.: Girls' Division I, Mission Viejo Capistrano Valley vs. Mission Viejo. Saturday's schedule: 10 a.m.: Boys' Division II, Santa Barbara San Marcos vs. Fullerton Sunny Hills.
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June 1, 2010
Sixteen years after the end of apartheid, South Africa is at a crossroads. The country that was ushered into black majority rule by African National Congress leader Nelson Mandela has held four free and fair national elections since 1994, conducted a pioneering truth-and-reconciliation process, established a respectable multiracial judiciary and maintained a robust free press. The competence and integrity of successive ANC governments have been called into question, but not their fundamental legitimacy.
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July 25, 2001 | Bob Rohwer
Five teams from Southern California will be among 48 boys' and girls' club teams competing at the Snickers U.S. Youth Soccer National Championships beginning today in Indiana. Local teams are the Dana Point-based Southern California Blues girls' under-17 and girls' under-16; the San Diego Surf girls' under-18, and the Irvine Strikers boys' under-16 and boys' under-15 teams. The Blues' under-17 team and the Surf are seeking back-to-back titles.
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January 29, 2010 | By Grahame L. Jones
The Los Angeles Sol of Women's Professional Soccer announced Thursday that it is ceasing operations after one season. The Sol was one of the league's seven teams in the inaugural WPS season in 2009 but was underfunded and did not attract the crowds it expected to the Home Depot Center in Carson. One of the team's co-owners, AEG, has been trying for several months to sell its share of the team without success. The league hoped it had found another ownership group to take on the Sol, but that plan fell apart at the last minute.
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June 1, 1996 | GRAHAME L. JONES
The United States on Friday was awarded the right to stage the third FIFA Women's World Championship, the soccer tournament to be played in five East Coast cities in June and July of 1999. The first championship was held in China in 1991 and won by the U.S. team, which finished third at the next championship, in Sweden in 1995. Australia and Chile also initially expressed interest in staging the 1999 tournament, but backed out once the United States' bid was announced.
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November 8, 1993 | KENNEDY COSGROVE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Perspective came quickly to Cal State Northridge soccer Coach Marwan Ass'ad after his team's 2-0 loss to UCLA in the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation championship Sunday at UCLA. "We've worked so hard--11 years--to come play on the soccer field at UCLA," Ass'ad said. "I've envied the way UCLA played the past 11 years. They used to make us look bad. This year we made a major breakthrough."
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March 4, 1999 | GARY KLEIN
The Southern Section has changed its format this year for the boys' and girls' soccer championships. Instead of two days of championship games at one site, finals in all divisions will be played Saturday at Cerritos Gahr and La Mirada. The boys will still compete for five division titles. One division has been added in the girls' competition for a total of five. The schedule at Gahr: 10 a.m.--Anaheim El Dorado vs. Santa Margarita (Boys' Div. III). Noon--Placentia Valencia vs.
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December 3, 1994 | WENDY WITHERSPOON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Brian Woolfolk, the only UCLA men's soccer player who was with the team when the Bruins won the 1990 NCAA championship, is an improbable fellow to have a chance of winning his second national title. But as UCLA heads into a quarterfinal game of the NCAA tournament Sunday, when it plays Charleston at 1 p.m. on the North Soccer Field, that is exactly what Woolfolk can do. Woolfolk, a senior, was the only walk-on to make the 1990 team, although he did not play because he was redshirted.
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February 24, 1991 | MIKE GLAZE
Chatsworth High on Saturday became the first school in City history to win boys' and girls' soccer team titles in the same season with victories at Birmingham High in Van Nuys. The girls started the sweep with a 6-1 victory over San Pedro, and the boys followed with a 1-0 decision over previously undefeated Bell. The championship was the third in a row for the Chatsworth girls and the first for the boys.
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November 22, 1999 | PAUL GUTIERREZ
FIRST HALF The Fast Track Impact player: Washington D.C. United forward Roy Lassiter had but one assist in the half, but his presence was felt all over the field, from the collision that knocked Galaxy defender Robin Fraser out in the seventh minute, to his pressure on Kevin Hartman which spooked the Galaxy goalkeeper into whiffing on a clear-out attempt, resulting in a United goal just before the break.
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January 13, 2010 | By Kevin Baxter
Soccer's World Cup may be coming back to Southern California. The USA Bid Committee on Tuesday released the list of the 18 metropolitan areas that will be included in the bid book it will present to FIFA, soccer's world governing body, in hopes of winning the rights to the men's World Cup in 2018 or 2022, and Los Angeles-Pasadena was among the markets included. Jurgen Mainka, director of marketing and communications for the committee, said the group looked at a variety of factors during its eight-month study of prospective Cup sites.
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November 21, 2009
The MLS Cup :: Galaxy vs. Real Salt Lake THE MATCHUP The all-time series between the clubs is as tight as could be. During the five years Real Salt Lake has been in the league, the teams have met 15 times and each has won five, with five draws, and Real has scored 24 goals to the Galaxy's 23. The Galaxy has not defeated Real Salt Lake since June 17, 2007, a 3-2 win at the Home Depot Center. Real has won two of the six meetings since, with four draws. THIS SEASON The teams met twice during the regular season, with Real Salt Lake coming away with a tie and a win. In the first meeting, May 6 at Rio Tinto Stadium, the teams played to a remarkable 2-2 draw.
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August 22, 2009 | Grahame L. Jones
Logic says that the Los Angeles Sol should win Saturday's Women's Professional Soccer championship game in Carson. Instinct says it will be Sky Blue FC of New Jersey. Logic says the Sol, which has the best record in WPS, the league's top goal scorer in Brazil's Marta, the league's No. 1 goalkeeper in Canada's Karina LeBlanc and is playing on its own Home Depot Center field, should prevail. Instinct says Sky Blue, which finished fourth out of seven WPS teams, had a losing record, went through two coaching changes in five months and dealt with turmoil on and off the field, can win. In other words, the 1 p.m. match is there for the taking.
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July 9, 2009 | Mario Aguirre
The Sol blew an opportunity Wednesday to secure its bid to play host to the first Women's Professional Soccer championship game, losing to the St. Louis Athletica, 1-0, in front of an announced crowd of 4,841 at Home Depot Center. The Sol lost its first home game, meaning it will need a victory and a tie in its next three games -- all on the road -- to secure the only guaranteed spot in the Aug. 22 title game. St.
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November 29, 2008 | Mark Medina
Before UCLA women's soccer Coach Jillian Ellis walked onto the practice field Friday, she saw her players huddled together. They talked as a group about their upcoming opponent, Duke, in an NCAA quarterfinal at Drake Stadium tonight at 7. That meeting and the practice afterward convinced Ellis that her team carried the same focus from its 1-0 victory last week over USC in the third round of the tournament.
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November 24, 2008 | Grahame L. Jones, Jones is a Times staff writer.
Afterward, in the champagne-soaked bedlam that was the Columbus Crew locker room, every player had to have his say. The Crew had just beaten the New York Red Bulls, 3-1, at the Home Depot Center on Sunday to win its first Major League Soccer championship. The party was beginning. "It feels surreal right now," said U.S. national team defender Frankie Hejduk, an MLS original who was celebrating not only his first league title but one of the great goals of the year.
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March 2, 1991 | MARTIN BECK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
El Toro girls' soccer Coach Kerry Krause might have struck a retaliatory blow for drenched coaches everywhere--with a can of whipped cream. After being doused with a bucket of ice water after El Toro's 3-1 victory over Simi Valley in the Southern Section Division 4-A title game Friday at Gahr High School, Krause went after those responsible with the pressurized can of cream. All part of a celebration that many had conceded would be El Toro's from the first days of the season.
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March 8, 1992 | KIM KUTCHER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Los Alamitos boys' soccer Coach Jerry Stowell nervously paced the sideline as his Griffins battled Anaheim for the Southern Section 2-A championship Saturday. Stowell kept jumping up off the Los Alamitos' bench, crowding the sideline, sitting down only when the referee admonished him to do so. Maybe it was Stowell's expressive body language that gave the Griffins--who had never before reached the title game--the confidence needed to beat Anaheim, 1-0, at Gahr High School. Or maybe it was luck.
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November 23, 2008 | GRAHAME L. JONES
This column is supposed to be about how Major League Soccer can take the next great leap forward and about the sort of things that are holding it back from doing so right away. But first, a few words about Danny Cepero. Yes, the two would appear to have nothing in common, but they do. Just read on. Six weeks ago, Cepero was a soccer nobody, a 23-year-old goalkeeper and New York Yankees fan from Baldwin, N.Y., without a single second of professional experience.
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