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July 31, 1991 | From Staff and Wire Reports
The U.S. national team will play host to at least six matches in Soldier Field, which will be the team's home base after the United States Soccer Federation moves its headquarters to Chicago from Colorado Springs, Colo.
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February 10, 2009 | HECTOR TOBAR
Joel Aceves and I were born and raised in Los Angeles. Both of us are sons of Latin American immigrants. But on Wednesday, we'll be on opposite sides of a rivalry that divides a big chunk of Southern California between supporters of the green, white and red, and supporters of the red, white and blue. It's the biggest L.A. sports obsession you've never heard of -- unless you tune in to Spanish-language media, or follow that strange game in which men in shorts kick around a ball for 90 minutes.
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SPORTS
August 21, 1990
Hugo Perez and John Doyle of the U.S. soccer team signed with Orgryte IS Gothenberg of the Swedish first division, the United States Soccer Federation said. Chris Sullivan of the U.S. team signed with Landskrona Bois of the Swedish second division.
SPORTS
November 14, 2001 | GRAHAME L. JONES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The United States on Tuesday was drawn to play World Cup 2002 co-host South Korea as well as Cuba at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena in the first round of the sixth CONCACAF Gold Cup soccer tournament. The 12-nation event, an early test for the U.S. as it prepares for the May/June World Cup in Japan and South Korea, will be staged at the Rose Bowl and at Miami's Orange Bowl Jan. 18-Feb. 2. The American team will open against South Korea on Jan.
SPORTS
April 13, 1989
Champions of the Western Soccer League and the East Coast-based American Soccer League will meet in San Jose Sept. 9 in a national championship game. The two leagues also will begin laying the foundation for a merger that will establish a professional circuit of at least 20 teams by 1992 as part of the United States Soccer Federation's plan to build a three-tiered national professional program.
SPORTS
April 30, 1985 | United Press International
The United States national soccer team will play England at the Coliseum on June 16, the United States Soccer Federation announced Monday. The game marks the 35th anniversary of the United States' historic 1-0 decision over England in the 1950 World Cup, America's greatest soccer victory ever. England and the United States are in the process of qualifying for the 1986 World Cup in Mexico. The next qualifying game for the United States is against Trinidad & Tobago May 15 in St. Louis.
SPORTS
June 2, 1991
Paul McLeod's story (May 12) about the comedy of errors called the Los Angeles Heat soccer club was long overdue. It is to be applauded that the shortest section--three paragraphs--focused on the most important asset of any sports franchise: the players. How disappointed, neglected and frustrated they must feel after giving their best and coming within an eyelash of a national championship, yet knowing the dismal organization of the front office. Torrance calls itself, "Soccer City, U.S.A.
SPORTS
May 13, 1989 | CHRIS BAKER, Times Staff Writer
Oliver Camps, manager of the national soccer team of Trinidad and Tobago, is confident that his club will beat the United States in a World Cup qualifying match today at El Camino College. "Officially, I can guarantee that the Trinidad team is going to win," Camps said. "I can guarantee that." Has Camps been studying the motivational technique of Laker Coach Pat Riley? "We are confident because we know exactly what level we have reached," Camps said. "I would be failing in my duty as a manager if I did not feel confident that we could win."
SPORTS
February 21, 1989 | GRAHAME L. JONES, Times Staff Writer
This week's four-nation Los Angeles Soccer Cup is being called El Torneo de la Verdad --The Tournament of Truth. The reason is that it has Mexico, which has been barred from trying to qualify for the 1990 World Cup in Italy, against Costa Rica, El Salvador and Guatemala, each of whom has a good chance of qualifying.
SPORTS
November 13, 2001 | GRAHAME L. JONES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum Commission today will file a lawsuit in federal court, charging the United States Soccer Federation and Major League Soccer with conspiracy and restraint of trade. The suit, to be filed in U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, seeks unspecified damages and "an injunction to put a stop to the anticompetitive practices of USSF and MLS."
SPORTS
August 23, 1998 | GRAHAME L. JONES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The United States does not have a national coach and its post-France 98 prospects look grim, but Bob Contiguglia has the answer to U.S. soccer's woes: Bring the World Cup back here in 2010. Contiguglia, a 56-year-old doctor from Denver, made staging another World Cup one of his prime goals Saturday after easily winning election as U.S. Soccer's president, succeeding Alan Rothenberg. The vote at the federation's annual general meeting at Wailea, Maui, was not even close.
SPORTS
August 22, 1998 | GRAHAME L. JONES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Alan Rothenberg has spent the last week in Hawaii, honing his golf game on one or another of Maui's many courses. While wandering from tee to green--and occasionally from rough to bunker and back again--he has had time to reflect on his eight years as president of U.S. Soccer. Today, his presidency comes to an end. But whether that also means an end to the most successful era the sport has enjoyed in the United States, is, like one of Rothenberg's long-iron shots, up in the air.
SPORTS
August 2, 1998 | GRAHAME L. JONES
Within the next three weeks, the United States could have a new national team coach, but the question is: Will he come from Brazil, Colombia, Portugal, the United States or Yugoslavia? The search for someone to replace Steve Sampson apparently has narrowed to five candidates.
SPORTS
May 31, 1998 | GRAHAME L. JONES
Within the space of an hour or so on Friday, the vast gulf between the future of soccer in the United States and the present state of the sport was revealed in no uncertain terms. Inside RFK Stadium, the powers that be in the sport outlined an ambitious $50-million plan--quickly dubbed the "Rothenberg Initiative"--that is intended to guide the United States to victory in the World Cup by the year 2010.
BUSINESS
October 23, 1997 | Bloomberg News
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.
SPORTS
June 14, 1993 | JULIE CART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The U.S. soccer bandwagon, moving unsteadily and heavy with new passengers, found itself forced off the road Sunday by the speeding machine that is German soccer. After an unexpected victory over England four days ago, the U.S. national team returned to its place in the rearview mirror of international soccer. Germany, the world champion, outclassed a game American team that did not play as well as the 4-3 score indicated. A crowd of 53,549 at Soldier Field watched as the U.S.
SPORTS
October 18, 1996 | GRAHAME L. JONES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Having been lambasted in print and in person for the entire Major League Soccer season, MLS referees have chosen the weekend of the league's first championship match to strike back. In a stinging, four-page letter written to the U.S.
SPORTS
August 22, 1994 | JULIE CART
The recent U.S. Soccer Federation elections did little to support the claim advanced by soccer insiders that the sport's national governing body has finally risen above petty politics and factional infighting. Quite the contrary: The politics of deal-making and manipulation only rose to a more sophisticated level. Soccer America magazine devoted an unprecedented amount of space to the election, calling it soccer's "quadrennial weekend of bloodletting."
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