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August 16, 1994 | Associated Press
The head of the soccer players' union in England doesn't like Americans playing on his home turf. "Not so long ago we were teaching the Americans how to play," Gordon Taylor said Monday. "Now I've got work permits for them piling up on my desk. It could be disastrous for us." Coventry City pursued U.S. defender Alexi Lalas, who signed last month with Padova of Italy's first division.
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March 17, 2001 | GRAHAME L. JONES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The drawn-out saga of Cobi Jones' return to the Galaxy finally reached its expected conclusion Friday night when the U.S. national team winger signed a new contract with Major League Soccer. Terms were not revealed, but Jones said the deal was for three years. It is believed it will make him the highest-paid American player in MLS. "It's good to move on and move forward," said Jones, one of only four original Galaxy players with Mauricio Cienfuegos, Robin Fraser and Greg Vanney.
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May 12, 2000 | GRAHAME L. JONES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Luis Hernandez, the Mexican striker with the flowing blond hair and the penchant for scoring important goals, today will become Major League Soccer's most significant signing of the season. The deal to bring the 31-year-old World Cup player to the Galaxy was to have been completed Thursday, but a last-minute hitch in Mexico City delayed the formal announcement until today.
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January 23, 2001 | GRAHAME L. JONES
Galaxy defender Greg Vanney has rejected contract offers from European clubs and instead will sign a multiyear deal with Major League Soccer. Agreement was reached late last week and the final touches were being put to the contract Monday. Vanney, 26, is one of four players who have been with the Galaxy since its formation in 1996. Getting Vanney to stay with the Galaxy had been a priority of Coach Sigi Schmid. "I think it's tremendous that Greg Vanney's going to be in MLS," he said. " . . .
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December 23, 1999 | GRAHAME L. JONES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The world champions are on strike. Five months after winning the Women's World Cup and earning unprecedented acclaim across the country, the U.S. women's national soccer team is embroiled in an increasingly bitter contract dispute with U.S. Soccer. Matters came to a head Wednesday when co-captains Julie Foudy and Carla Overbeck, along with the rest of the 20 players on the team, told the federation they will not travel to Australia as planned on Jan. 2. The U.S.
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January 23, 2001 | GRAHAME L. JONES
Galaxy defender Greg Vanney has rejected contract offers from European clubs and instead will sign a multiyear deal with Major League Soccer. Agreement was reached late last week and the final touches were being put to the contract Monday. Vanney, 26, is one of four players who have been with the Galaxy since its formation in 1996. Getting Vanney to stay with the Galaxy had been a priority of Coach Sigi Schmid. "I think it's tremendous that Greg Vanney's going to be in MLS," he said. " . . .
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June 24, 2000 | GRAHAME L. JONES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
How much is a dream worth? In Cobi Jones' case, $5 million might just about do it, but even then there's no guarantee. Jones--the "other Cobi" in Kobe-rich Los Angeles--is nearing the end of his contract with Major League Soccer and the idea of another European adventure is tugging strongly on the trademark dreadlocks of the Galaxy's most recognizable and popular player. France is singing its siren song--or perhaps the tune is Spanish or Italian--and Jones is finding it difficult to resist.
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February 5, 2000 | GRAHAME L. JONES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Kevin Hartman, Major League Soccer's goalkeeper of the year in 1999, signed a contract Friday that will keep him with the Galaxy for the next four years. Terms were not disclosed, but Hartman probably will be earning three to four times the league-minimum $24,000 he earned last season. "If I wasn't happy with it, I wouldn't have signed it," he said. "I'm very excited to finally get it done.
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May 17, 1996 | MARTIN HENDERSON
Danny Barber, who bedeviled the Splash two years ago playing for Las Vegas, has signed with the Anaheim indoor soccer team. Barber, a midfielder who played at Pacifica High and Nevada Las Vegas, scored 32 goals and 53 points in 1994, his rookie season, helping the Dustdevils upset the Splash in the conference semifinals and win the league title.
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April 18, 1995 | GRAHAME L. JONES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Major League Soccer has suffered the first two setbacks in its quest to sign all of the leading U.S. players by the time the proposed league opens next April. Midfielder Claudio Reyna, 21, and striker Joe-Max Moore, 24, two of the U.S. national team's most promising young players, have decided to stay with their German teams.
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June 24, 2000 | GRAHAME L. JONES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
How much is a dream worth? In Cobi Jones' case, $5 million might just about do it, but even then there's no guarantee. Jones--the "other Cobi" in Kobe-rich Los Angeles--is nearing the end of his contract with Major League Soccer and the idea of another European adventure is tugging strongly on the trademark dreadlocks of the Galaxy's most recognizable and popular player. France is singing its siren song--or perhaps the tune is Spanish or Italian--and Jones is finding it difficult to resist.
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May 12, 2000 | GRAHAME L. JONES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Luis Hernandez, the Mexican striker with the flowing blond hair and the penchant for scoring important goals, today will become Major League Soccer's most significant signing of the season. The deal to bring the 31-year-old World Cup player to the Galaxy was to have been completed Thursday, but a last-minute hitch in Mexico City delayed the formal announcement until today.
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February 5, 2000 | GRAHAME L. JONES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Kevin Hartman, Major League Soccer's goalkeeper of the year in 1999, signed a contract Friday that will keep him with the Galaxy for the next four years. Terms were not disclosed, but Hartman probably will be earning three to four times the league-minimum $24,000 he earned last season. "If I wasn't happy with it, I wouldn't have signed it," he said. "I'm very excited to finally get it done.
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February 2, 2000 | GRAHAME L. JONES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Slightly less than two months after going on strike, the U.S. women's national soccer team achieved virtually all of its aims Tuesday when U.S. Soccer announced it had reached a "historic" contract agreement with the national team. Under terms of the five-year deal, the veterans will earn a guaranteed minimum of $60,000 a year--and probably much more--and the younger, less-experienced players are guaranteed an annual minimum of $42,000.
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December 23, 1999 | GRAHAME L. JONES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The world champions are on strike. Five months after winning the Women's World Cup and earning unprecedented acclaim across the country, the U.S. women's national soccer team is embroiled in an increasingly bitter contract dispute with U.S. Soccer. Matters came to a head Wednesday when co-captains Julie Foudy and Carla Overbeck, along with the rest of the 20 players on the team, told the federation they will not travel to Australia as planned on Jan. 2. The U.S.
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June 11, 1999 | DAVE McKIBBEN
Four months in Germany was time enough for former UCLA All-American Seth George, who signed Thursday with the Galaxy and will be in uniform for Saturday's home game against the Chicago Fire. George, the Galaxy's second-round pick in this year's draft, signed for the Major League Soccer minimum of $25,000, which is less than a third of what he was making for 1860 Munich in the German Bundesliga this year. But money couldn't buy George happiness. Barely playing for 1860 Munich's amateur team, George left for his home in Mission Viejo a month ago, two weeks before the season ended and with a year left on his contract.
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July 22, 1994 | Associated Press
Midfielder Claudio Reyna, the youngest player on the U.S. World Cup team, was scheduled to leave for Germany on Thursday to sign with Bayer Leverkusen in the first division. A U.S. soccer official said the basics to the deal had been agreed to last Saturday. Reyna will join Thomas Dooley, a defender and midfielder on the U.S. team, who last month agreed to a two-year contract with Bayer Leverkusen. Reyna, 21, has two goals in 17 appearances with the U.S. team.
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March 26, 1994
Paulinho, the leading scorer and most valuable player in the American Professional Soccer League last season, has agreed to a contract that will keep him with the Salsa for two more years, the team said Friday. Paulinho, a 32-year-old midfielder, scored 16 goals while leading the Salsa to the APSL final against Colorado last season. The Salsa opens the season July 1 against Colorado in Englewood, Colo.
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June 11, 1999 | DAVE McKIBBEN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Four months in Germany was enough for former UCLA All-American Seth George, who signed Thursday with the Los Angeles Galaxy and will be in uniform for Saturday's home game against the Chicago Fire. George, the Galaxy's second-round pick in this year's Major League Soccer draft, signed for the league minimum of $25,000, which is less than a third of what he was making for 1860 Munich in the German Bundesliga this year. But money couldn't buy George happiness.
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July 22, 1998
Ricky Rodriguez, former Cal State Fullerton and Anaheim Splash defender, signed Tuesday with the Zodiac. Rodriguez played for the Splash of the defunct Continental Indoor Soccer League and just finished playing for the defunct Cincinnati Silverbacks of the National Professional Soccer League. Rodriguez, 25, a graduate of Ocean View High, was a captain on Cal State Fullerton's 1994 team that reached the NCAA quarterfinals.
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