January 8, 1993
Joe-Max Moore and Mike Lapper, former Orange County prep standouts and members of the 1992 Olympic team, have accepted contracts from the U.S. Soccer Federation to relocate to Mission Viejo. Moore, from Mission Viejo High School, and Lapper, from Marina, played at UCLA. The two are among 13 players who have agreed to start training at the new national team training site, Jan. 11.
October 9, 2013 |
The U.S. Soccer Federation, still angry over being passed over in the bidding for the 2022 World Cup, said Wednesday it is unlikely to try to bring the sport's premier event back to North America unless significant changes are made in way host countries are chosen. Sunil Gulati, president of the U.S. federation and a member of FIFA's executive committee, said factors other than soccer swayed voters to award the 2022 tournament to the oil-rich state of Qatar, which spent lavishly in an attempt to raise its global profile.
December 12, 1990 |
Tony Meola, whose goalkeeping helped the United States advance to soccer's World Cup finals earlier this year, is moving from England to France. The U.S. Soccer Federation requested that Meola be released when his work permit in England expired at the end of November. He had joined Watford after the World Cup but did not get the playing time he had hoped for. Meola has begun working out with Toulouse F.C.
October 23, 1997 |
Nike Corp., which is trying to bolster its share of shoe sales to soccer players, has agreed to pay $120 million to sponsor the U.S. Soccer Federation for eight years. Nike will become the exclusive official supplier and sponsor of products for U.S. national teams through 2006. Nike will also become title sponsor of the annual U.S. Cup series and the U.S. Women's Cup tournament.
July 23, 1990 |
Tab Ramos, a member of the U.S. National soccer team, is close to reaching an agreement with Figueras of the Spanish second division, according to a published report. The New York Daily News reported in today's editions that the 23-year-old midfielder has verbally agreed to terms with Figueras, which is located about 75 miles northeast of Barcelona on the Mediterranean.
December 21, 1993 |
A search committee has completed interviews for UC Irvine's new director of soccer/head women's coach and Athletic Director Dan Guerrero said an announcement will be made "later this week or early next week." The committee, which interviewed six candidates, forwarded a list of three finalists to Guerrero, who will make the final decision.