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July 11, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
The Major Soccer League, the only national professional soccer organization in the United States, folded after 14 seasons. The indoor league's demise occurred only two years before the World Cup, soccer's top event, will be played in the United States, and leaves the country without a nationwide professional soccer league. There hasn't been a major national professional outdoor league since the North American Soccer League folded after the 1984 season, and the U.S.
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November 10, 1997 | GRAHAME L. JONES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Alexi Lalas, the red-bearded stranger who rose to fame as well as fortune on the strength of the 1994 World Cup, sat in the champagne-soaked shambles of the U.S. locker room Sunday night and delivered his verdict. "The incredible burden of carrying the future of American soccer on our backs has finally been lifted," Lalas said. "We've done our part. The future of soccer in America is safe because we've qualified for the 1998 World Cup."
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June 11, 1993 | Associated Press
There was no stiff-upper-lipping going on Thursday in England, just lots of Brit-bashing, by Brits. England's 2-0 defeat by the United States in the U.S. Cup soccer tournament Wednesday was the ultimate humiliation for the country that invented the game. As the Daily Mirror put it, "We Can't Get Any Lower." According to the Daily Express, the defeat was "an abject failure against a third-rate soccer nation."
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July 15, 1995 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The United States scored one of the most significant victories in its 82-year soccer history Friday, defeating Argentina, 3-0, to advance to the quarterfinals of the America Cup tournament. The victory, only the third ever by a U.S. team over a South American team in South America, clinched the group championship for the Americans at the expense of the favored Argentines. The United States will play Mexico--which it beat, 4-0, in the U.S.
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July 15, 1995 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The United States scored one of the most significant victories in its 82-year soccer history Friday, defeating Argentina, 3-0, to advance to the quarterfinals of the America Cup tournament. The victory, only the third ever by a U.S. team over a South American team in South America, clinched the group championship for the Americans at the expense of the favored Argentines. The United States will play Mexico--which it beat, 4-0, in the U.S.
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May 27, 1985 | Associated Press
The United States survived a 90-minute siege by Costa Rica Sunday and escaped with a 1-1 tie in a qualifying game for the 1986 World Cup soccer tournament. The tie kept the United States one point ahead of Costa Rica, with the deciding match scheduled for 8 p.m. Friday at El Camino College stadium in Torrance. The U.S. team needs either a victory or a tie in that game to advance to the final qualifying round against Canada and Honduras. "It was a difficult game," U.S.
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November 10, 1997 | GRAHAME L. JONES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Alexi Lalas, the red-bearded stranger who rose to fame as well as fortune on the strength of the 1994 World Cup, sat in the champagne-soaked shambles of the U.S. locker room Sunday night and delivered his verdict. "The incredible burden of carrying the future of American soccer on our backs has finally been lifted," Lalas said. "We've done our part. The future of soccer in America is safe because we've qualified for the 1998 World Cup."
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May 27, 1990 | RANDY HARVEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
On June 29, 1950, in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, an upstart team from the United States beat England, 1-0, in a game that is still considered the greatest upset in 60 years of World Cup soccer history. In his book, "Soccer in the Fifties," Geoffrey Green wrote: "The newspaper offices (in England) thought it was a typographical error when the score came through on the teleprinter and tape machines. Surely it must have been 1-10 to England."
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September 16, 2000
For complete coverage of the Sydney Olympics, including audio commentary from Times columnist Bill Plaschke, photo galleries and up-to-the-minute stories and results, go to http://www.latimes.com/olympics. Among the stories that will be available this morning, live from Sydney: * Women's Basketball, South Korea vs. United States * Gymnastics, men's qualifying, 1:30 a.m. * Men's soccer, United States vs.
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June 11, 1993 | Associated Press
There was no stiff-upper-lipping going on Thursday in England, just lots of Brit-bashing, by Brits. England's 2-0 defeat by the United States in the U.S. Cup soccer tournament Wednesday was the ultimate humiliation for the country that invented the game. As the Daily Mirror put it, "We Can't Get Any Lower." According to the Daily Express, the defeat was "an abject failure against a third-rate soccer nation."
SPORTS
July 11, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
The Major Soccer League, the only national professional soccer organization in the United States, folded after 14 seasons. The indoor league's demise occurred only two years before the World Cup, soccer's top event, will be played in the United States, and leaves the country without a nationwide professional soccer league. There hasn't been a major national professional outdoor league since the North American Soccer League folded after the 1984 season, and the U.S.
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May 27, 1990 | RANDY HARVEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
On June 29, 1950, in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, an upstart team from the United States beat England, 1-0, in a game that is still considered the greatest upset in 60 years of World Cup soccer history. In his book, "Soccer in the Fifties," Geoffrey Green wrote: "The newspaper offices (in England) thought it was a typographical error when the score came through on the teleprinter and tape machines. Surely it must have been 1-10 to England."
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May 27, 1985 | Associated Press
The United States survived a 90-minute siege by Costa Rica Sunday and escaped with a 1-1 tie in a qualifying game for the 1986 World Cup soccer tournament. The tie kept the United States one point ahead of Costa Rica, with the deciding match scheduled for 8 p.m. Friday at El Camino College stadium in Torrance. The U.S. team needs either a victory or a tie in that game to advance to the final qualifying round against Canada and Honduras. "It was a difficult game," U.S.
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