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June 15, 1999 | GRAHAME L. JONES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
There might be a million stories in the naked city, but there's only one naked story in the city of Athens, Ga. It has to do with Briana Scurry, the starting goalkeeper on the U.S. women's national soccer team that begins its World Cup '99 campaign Saturday against Denmark. The story goes back a few years, to the 1996 Olympic Games, but that doesn't detract from its appeal. The way it began was . . . well, since Scurry was so intimately involved, why not let her tell the tale?
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August 9, 2001 | STEPHANIE CHAVEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It's more than symbolic to the girls of the Los Altos High School soccer team that their playing field is uneven. It has a wide hump in the middle and then slopes downward. The girls team has always had to practice and play varsity soccer at a middle school a good 20-minute walk from their Hacienda Heights school. The boys team has always practiced and played on a nicer soccer field on campus. The boys use campus bathrooms. The girls use a portable toilet. The boys change in their locker room.
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SPORTS
June 23, 1999 | GRAHAME L. JONES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When last spotted on a soccer field, Tiffeny Milbrett was face down on the Giants Stadium turf, wearing Danish cleat marks on her knees and thighs and Danish bruises everywhere else. Suffice to say the U.S. striker, the team's top goal scorer this year, had a rough time in Saturday's 3-0 American victory, often appearing the target of fouls by Denmark. But that didn't bother her. It was nerves that did.
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April 1, 2001 | GRAHAME L. JONES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It might be the most significant experiment ever in women's sports. Certainly, it is the most far-reaching. In part, it is the dollar that has lured more than two dozen of the top female soccer players in the world to the United States. But there is more to it than money.
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June 13, 1995 | GRAHAME L. JONES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When the United States won the world soccer championship in China in 1991, the team featured three goalkeepers--starter Mary Harvey and backups Kim Maslin-Kammerdeiner and Amy Allman. Today, Maslin-Kammerdeiner is home in New England, raising a family; Allman is here in the ESPN2 booth, providing the color commentary at the second FIFA Women's World Championship; and Harvey, well, Harvey is watching Briana Scurry from the bench.
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July 11, 1993 | ROB FERNAS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After six years together, Coach Sam Tanaka has a good understanding of what makes the Torrance United Waves such a dominant soccer team. "Individually, other teams may have more talent," he said. "But as a team, we outplay them by a mile." Tanaka doesn't mean to imply that the Waves, a 17-and-under club team of South Bay girls, lack exceptional players.
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March 3, 1990 | BARBIE LUDOVISE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Had it all ended in a tie, players, fans and coaches from both sides probably would have thought it a fitting finish. After all, these had been such evenly matched teams that they ended their league season by sharing the South Coast League title. So why not share a Southern Section title too? Sorry Dana Hills, but El Toro High School was in no mood for such niceties Friday night.
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December 6, 1995 | GRAHAME L. JONES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Nine starters on what was expected to be the U.S. Olympic women's soccer team for next summer's Atlanta Games have rejected contract offers from U.S. Soccer, apparently in a dispute over money, and will not attend the team's nine-day day training camp that begins today in Chula Vista. The nine absentees include the most prestigious American players, seven of them members of the 1991 world championship team.
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May 23, 1999 | GRAHAME L. JONES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Mia Hamm wanted the goal to be "momentous" and it was. The most recognizable player in women's soccer made the world record all her own Saturday as she scored her 108th international goal in a 3-0 United States victory over Brazil at the Citrus Bowl in Orlando, Fla. The goal came in the closing moments of the first half and capped a superb buildup by the U.S. team.
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July 11, 1999 | MIKE PENNER
Jennifer Lopez serenaded the crowd before kickoff, Hanson crooned their way through the national anthem, but the biggest hitmakers on the field for the Women's World Cup final Saturday were the Bare Naked Ladies, Briana Scurry and Brandi Chastain, now forever linked by nothing and everything. Before the penalty-kick shootout that decided the 1999 world championship, Scurry, the U.S.
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February 1, 2001 | CHRIS SHAFFER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Three girls are studying in the stands, the track team is stretching, wide receivers are running post patterns, a kicker is practicing fields goals and basketball players are entering the gym for practice. It's 4:30 p.m. at Harvard-Westlake High. School has been over for almost two hours and Jill Oakes is standing in the middle of 15 cheerleaders. She does not look like a cheerleader. Other cheer members are wearing tank tops and jazz pants. Oakes is dressed in soccer shorts, a U.S.
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November 26, 2000 | ERIC STEPHENS
Seeking to join the elite teams in women's college soccer, UCLA has its chance to show what it can do. Breana Boling scored in the 60th minute to break a tie and send the Bruins to the NCAA College Cup with a 2-1 victory over Clemson on Saturday at Clemson, S.C. The College Cup is college soccer's version of the Final Four and it will be UCLA's first appearance in the eight-year history of the program.
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November 12, 2000 | ERIC STEPHENS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
UCLA women's soccer Coach Jillian Ellis believes the Bruins are in position to join the elite programs in the country. She'll get no argument from USC Coach Jim Millinder after the Bruins defeated the Trojans, 3-0, in an NCAA second-round playoff match Saturday before 1,104 at UCLA's Drake Stadium. "They have great athletes, they have great speed and they're very organized defensively in the back," Millinder said. "They're a great team. They've got what it takes to go deep in the tournament."
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November 6, 2000 | ERIC STEPHENS
UCLA was one of 16 teams to earn a first-round bye as selections for the NCAA women's soccer playoffs were announced Sunday night. The Bruins (15-3-1) are seeded sixth and will host a second-round match Saturday at 1 p.m. Their opponent could be USC (13-5-2), which will play a first-round home game Wednesday against San Diego. "If there is a Trojan-Bruin matchup in the cards, so be it," USC Coach Jim Millinder said. "We're just worried about USD."
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October 9, 2000 | ERIC STEPHENS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
There were still 68 minutes left in the match but in the case of the UCLA women's soccer team, there was no more time to be shellshocked after falling behind USC. "We were real nervous," UCLA midfielder Lindsay Greco said. "It was a shock. It caught us off guard." Stung by the first-half goal, the Bruins recovered and kept their unbeaten streak intact with a 1-1 tie through two overtime periods Sunday in the Pacific 10 Conference opener for both teams at the Coliseum. No.
NEWS
September 19, 2000 | GRAHAME L. JONES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Once it was Julie Foudy carrying the video camera and recording every highlight. Now it's Nadine Angerer. Once it was the U.S. women's soccer team that ran to all corners of the stadium after games, applauding fans and thanking them. Now it's the German women who are winning the neutral fans by their exuberant behavior, not to mention their play. German Coach Tina Theune-Meyer has watched the Americans closely and has learned well.
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August 27, 1995 | ANNA CEKOLA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Terrie Cate had just left home for college and was excited about playing on the UC Irvine women's soccer team as one of its top recruits when she joined her new teammates for the first day of practice. But five miles into a six-mile training run on the streets and hills around the university, the freshman from Escondido collapsed from heat stroke. She died three days later, leaving stunned family and friends asking how such a thing could have happened to the 18-year-old they called "TC."
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February 6, 1998 | MELANIE NEFF, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Trisha Forni left home at age 16 to follow her dream. She packed her belongings, said goodbye to her family and moved from Carlsbad, N.M., to Huntington Beach, looking for what she couldn't find elsewhere. Forni's dream is to play for the women's U.S. national soccer team and compete in the 2000 Olympics. It's a dream that, nearly two years later, the Marina goalkeeper still hopes to realize. "I needed a better chance to get looked at," said Forni, 18.
SPORTS
August 11, 2000 | GRAHAME L. JONES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Pardon April Heinrichs for getting carried away. After all, it isn't every coach who can name as experienced and formidable a roster for the 2000 Summer Olympics as Heinrichs did Thursday. The 18 players she selected for the U.S. women's Olympic soccer team include: * 15 of the 20 players who won the FIFA Women's World Cup last summer, including all 11 starters from the championship-game victory over China at the Rose Bowl.
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July 30, 2000 | GRAHAME L. JONES
Sometime in the next two weeks, April Heinrichs has to make the most difficult decisions of her career. The U.S.
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