The rossoneri faithful are dancing in the streets! In a friendly on Thursday,
according to the Soccer America web site:
MLS: Metros Fall to AC Milan in Italian Tour Opener
Mar 5, 1998
The MetroStars fell to Italian powerhouse AC Milan 3-1 on March 5 in the first
game of the MLS club's Italian tour.
Milan scored twice in the opening six minutes, through Maniero and Liberian
George Weah, and added a third from Patrick Kluivert late in the half.
Non-roster invitee Jim Rooney pulled one back for the MetroStars in the 60th
"We seemed somewhat intimidated by our surroundings, and as a results fell
behind early," said Metros coach Alfonso Mondelo. "We showed great improvement
in the second half of the match, but it was obvious that this was a training
exercise for us."
March 5 in Milan
AC Milan (Italy) 3 MetroStars (MLS) 1. Goals: Maniero 1, Weah 5, Kluivert 40;
AC Milan -- Tabi, Daino, Desailly, Smoje, Costacurta, Donadoni, Ba, Ziege,
Maniero, Weah, Kluivert. Subs: n/a.
MetroStars -- Meola, Zaun, Semioli (Petke), Harty, Lalas, Sonora, Rooney,
Dougherty (Zavagnin), Kelly (Ledesma), Sanchez (Sorber), Savarese.
Good news, Benny! Patrick Kluivert scored, showing why he's far better than
that donkey Ronaldo! Also, feel free to use Alfonso Mondelo's quote in your
signature in the future.
However, Soccer America showed again why they don't get any money from me for
a subscription to the paper edition. After all, I simply don't tolerate
factual errors well, like calling AC Milan an "Italian powerhouse."
Perhaps Milan should consider a move to MLS. After all, they'd fit in well
in a league where almost everybody beats the MetroStars 3-1.
Thanx, = Dallas Burn, 1997 US Open Cup champions -- We've got
Dustin Christmann = your "double double" RIGHT HERE.