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1994 Season

 

Colorado Foxes - Ft. Lauderdale Strikers - Los Angeles Salsa - Montreal Impact

Toronto Rockets - Seattle Sounders - Vancouver 86ers

 

1994 Home - 1994 Results - 1994 Stats

 

1 : 2 : 3 : 4 : 5 : 6 : 7 : 8 : 9 : 10 : 11 : 12 : 13 : Playoffs : Other Results

 Home team listed first

:::Week 1:::

July 1, 1994

Colorado            2  Anthony McCreath 45', Jeff Hooker 94'

Los Angeles         1  Jose Vasquez 14'

Att-7,957          aet

 

Montreal            1  Lloyd Barker 58'

Toronto             0

Att-2,865

 

July 4, 1994

Colorado            3  Walter Boyd 9', Ted Eck 39', Mark Santel 63'

Vancouver           5  Doug Muirhead 7', Dale Mitchell 16', Rick Celebrini 45', Steve Macey 47', Dominic Mobilio 75'

Att-3,296             

 


:::Week 2:::

July 6, 1994

Montreal            0

Seattle             1  Chance Fry 89'

Att-4,481

 

July 8, 1994

Toronto             1  Gino DiFlorio 88'

Seattle             2  Wade Webber 58', Jason Dunn 64'

Att-2,214

 

Ft. Lauderdale      2  Ivan McKinley 6' 32'

Vancouver           2  Dominic Mobilio 29', Dale Mitchell 90'

Sent Off - Ivan McKinley (FTL) 81'

Ft. Lauderdale wins shootout 2-1

Att-2,092          aet

 

Colorado            0

Los Angeles         0

Sent Off - Walter Boyd (COL) 73'

Colorado wins shootout 3-2

Att-4,127          aet

 

July 10, 1994

Colorado            1  Scott Benedetti 8'

Seattle             0

Att-2,868


:::Week 3:::

July 15, 1994

Toronto             1  Patrick Sullivan 76'

Montreal            0

Sent Off - Marco Rizi (MTL) 27'

Att-1,705

 

Vancouver           1  Scott Macey 41'

Seattle             1  Jason Farrell 51'

Vancouver wins shootout 2-1

Att-4,921          aet

 

July 15, 1994

Ft. Lauderdale      0

Los Angeles         0

Sent Off - Renato Corsi (FTL) 100'

Los Angeles wins shootout 2-1

Att-2,451          aet


:::Week 4:::

July 20, 1994

Ft. Lauderdale      3  Juan Castillo 30', Kenny Santos 74',Patrick Tardeiu 90'

Toronto             1  Patrick Sullivan 20'

Att-1,219

 

July 22, 1994

Vancouver           1  Dominic Mobilio 18'

Los Angeles         2  Waldir Guerra 56', Paul Wright 97'

Att-4,802          aet

 

July 23, 1994

Seattle             2  Randy Hoggan 75', Gary Heale 79'

Colorado            0

Att-5,614

 

July 24, 1994

Los Angeles         2  Paul Wright 19', Paulinho 42'

Seattle             1  Jason Dunn 36'

Att-2,148


:::Week 5:::

July 27, 1994

Toronto             1  Tony Nocita 50'

Montreal            0

Att-1,277

 

Vancouver           1  Scott Macey 75'

Colorado            0

Att-4,862

 

July 28, 1994

Los Angeles         2  Paulinho 87', Paul Wright 89'p

Ft. Lauderdale      2  Steve Trittschuh 48', Alex Sanchez 51'

Sent Off - Lawrence Lozzano (LA) 72', Danny Pena (LA) 100'

Ft. Lauderdale wins shootout 1-0

Att-2,564          aet

 

Montreal            1  Jean Harbor 1'p

Toronto             0

Att-4,425

 

July 30, 1994

Colorado            2  Walter Boyd 5', Iain Fraser 82'

Ft. Lauderdale      1  Patrick Olalere 58'

Att-4,385

 

Seattle             5  Jason Dunn 22' 77', Chance Fry 43', Wade Webber 48', Jason Farrell 63'

Vancouver           0

Sent Off - Doug McKinty (VAN) 43', Dale Mitrchell (VAN) 44'

Att-6,458

 

July 31, 1994

Toronto             0

Montreal            3  Lloyd Barker 16', Jean Harbor 37', Nick DeSantis 61'

Sent Off - Phillip Gyau (MTL) 90'

Att-1,240

 

Colorado            2  Ted Eck 16', Kim Roentved 44'

Vancouver           1  John Catliff 89'

Att-3,112


:::Week 6:::

August 3, 1994

Montreal            2  Lloyd Barker 23', Jean Harbor 56'

Los Angeles         0

Att-3,249

 

August 4, 1994

Ft. Lauderdale      0

Colorado            2  Ted Eck 2', Walter Boyd 63'

 

August 5, 1994

Seattle             2  David Hoggan 13', Jason Dunn

Montreal            0

Sent Off - James Dunn (SEA) 83', Nick DeSantis (MTL) 83'

Att-4,762

 

Toronto             1  Gino DiFlorio 87'

Los Angeles         2  Paul Wright 38', Brad Smith 86'

Att-1,867

 

August 7, 1994

Los Angeles         3  Paulinho 26', Paul Wright 33'p, Lawrence Lozzano 89'

Montreal            4  John Liminatis 6', Nick Dasovic 63', Mauro Biello 76', Jean Harbor 89'

Sent Off - Pat Harrington (MTL) 90'

Att-2,034

 

Vancouver           3  Steve MacDonald 1', John Catliff 62', Ivor Evans 64'

Seattle             2  Jason Dunn 11', Dick McCormick 45'

Att-4,814


:::Week 7:::

August 10, 1994

Montreal            1  Darren Karuzaz (OG)4'

Ft. Lauderdale      0

Att-2,122

 

August 12, 1994

Toronto             1  Gino DiFlorio 62'

Ft. Lauderdale      0

Att-1,938

 

Vancouver           1  John Catliff 84'

Seattle             4  Chance Fry 23' 63', David Hoggan 18', Jason Dunn 68'

Att-4,769

 

August 13, 1994

Los Angeles         3  Danny Pena 44', Paulinho 50', Arut Karapetyan 84'

Colorado            0

Att-3,124

 

August 14, 1994

Montreal            4  Enzo Concina 5', Jean Harbor 17', Marco Rizi 75', Phillip Gyau 81'

Vancouver           1  Doug McKinty 32'

Sent Off - Paul Dolan (VAN) 21'

Att-3,275


:::Week 8:::

August 17, 1994

Toronto             0

Vancouver           1  Dale Mitchell 36'

Att-1,830

 

Ft. Lauderdale      1  Darrin Kazuras 54'

Montreal            1  Jean Harbor 49'

Montreal wins shootout 4-2

Att-1,721          aet

 

Colorado            0

Seattle             2  Jason Dunn 70', Derek Crothers 90'

Att-4,160

 

August 20, 1994

Los Angeles         2  Paulinho 58' 81'

Toronto             1  Steve MacDonald 14'

Att-3,396

 

Ft. Lauderdale      1  Kenny Santos 80'

Toronto             2  Joseph Maijcher 60', Ivica Raguz 78'

Att-1,801

 

Seattle             1  Neil Megson 63'

Colorado            0

Att-5,194


:::Week 9:::

August 26, 1994

Seattle             3  Chance Fry 49'p 53', Neil Megson 73'

Toronto             1  Gino DiFlorio 12'

Att-3,704

 

Vancouver           0

Los Angeles         2  Paulinho 53' 79'p

Att-5,101

 

August 27, 1994

Ft. Lauderdale      0

Montreal            0

Sent Off - Marco Rizi (MTL) 42', Francis Millien (MTL, asst. coach) 42'

Montreal wins shootout 2-1

Att-1,778          aet

 

Seattle             2  Chance Fry 75' 86'

Los Angeles         1  Brad Smith 89'

Att-5,160

 

August 28, 1994

Colorado            1  Chad Ashton 81'

Toronto             0

Att-2,357


:::Week 10:::

August 31, 1994

Los Angeles         5  Paul Wright 44' 56', Paulinho 21', Thor Lee 24', Ray Fernandez 78'

Ft. Lauderdale      1  John Doyle 69'

Att-2,852

 

Toronto             3  Lucio Ianero 3', Velmir Crljen 73', Patrick Sullivan 75'

Vancouver           1  Dominic Mobilio 39'

Att-542

 

September 2, 1994

Montreal            1  Lloyd Barker 50'

Los Angeles         0

Att-3,672

 

Vancouver           1  Sipho Sibya 82'

Toronto             0

Att-4,498

 

September 4, 1994

Los Angeles         4  Yari Allnutt 76' 88', Paul Wright 27'p, Paulinho 82'

Toronto             0

Att-5,112

 

Ft. Lauderdale      1  Peter Isaacs 20'

Seattle             0

Sent Off - Dick McCormick (SEA) 87'

Att-1,621


:::Week 11:::

September 7, 1994

Ft. Lauderdale      0

Montreal            2  Jean Harbor 74;p, Mauro Biello 79'

Att-942

 

September 9, 1994

Toronto             1  Eddy Berdusco 53'

Colorado            3  Robin Fraser 37', Ted Eck 68', Chad Ashton 72'

Att-1,310

 

Seattle             2  Jason Farrell 33', Shawn Medved 44'

Ft. Lauderdale      3  Peter Isaacs 26' 51', Dominic Kinnear 92'

Att-6,624          aet

 

September 11, 1994

Montreal            1  Rudy Doliscat 2'

Colorado            1  Bryan Haynes 25'

Sent Off - Chad Ashton (COL) 77'

Colorado wins shootout

Att-3,855          aet

 

Vancouver           0

Ft. Lauderdale      1  Steve Trittschuh 81'

Sent Off - Ivor Evans (VAN) 44'

Att-4,546

 

Los Angeles         0

Seattle             1  Jason Dunn 44'

Att-4,885


:::Week 12:::

September 14, 1994

Vancouver           2  Domenic Mobilio 24', Dale Mitchell 80'

Montreal            0

Att-4,415

 

Colorado            4  Noah Epstein 24', Anthony McCreath 27', Ted Eck 56', Mark Santel 84'

Ft. Lauderdale      1  Kenny Santos 65'
Sent Off - Peter Isaacs (FTL) 57'

Att-504

 

September 17, 1994

Colorado            2  Walter Boyd 17', Chad Ashton 65'

Montreal            1  Jean Harbor 39'

Att-1,754

 

Los Angeles         2  Danny Pena 8', Perez 25'

Vancouver           1  Dale Mitchell 6'

Att-2,478

 

Seattle             1  Neil Megson 58'

Toronto             0

Att-9,119


:::Week 13:::

September 20, 1994

Ft. Lauderdale      3  Lenin Steenkamp 15', Patrick Olalere 80', Patrick Tardieu 90'

Toronto             0

Att-1,685

 

Seattle             3  Jason Dunn 31', David Hoggan 49', Chance Fry 78'

Colorado            1  Ted Eck 89'

Sent Off - Jeff Hooker (COL) 90'

Att-4,986

 

September 21, 1994

Vancouver           2  Domenic Mobilio 3' 36'

Los Angeles         3  Paul Wright 64' 90'p, Paulinho 26'

Att-4,695

 

September 23, 1994

Montreal            0

Colorado            2  Noah Epstein 90', Ted Eck 90'

Att-1,825

 

Toronto             1  Eddy Berdusco 38'

Ft. Lauderdale      2  John Doyle 61', Steve Trittschuh 74'

Att-400

 

September 24, 1994

Seattle             3  Chance Fry 46' 75', David Hoggan 77'

Vancouver           0

Att-11,874

 

September 25, 1994

Montreal            5  Lloyd Barker 23' 26', Nick DeSantis 39', Gustavo Echevarris 50', Marco Rizzi 69'

Ft. Lauderdale      1  Tim Martin 74'

Att-2,379

 

Los Angeles         2  Paul Wright 66'p 79'

Colorado            0

Att-4,812


:::Playoffs - First Round:::

September 30, 1994 - Game 1

Montreal            2  Lloyd Barker 5', Jean Harbor 12'

Los Angeles         1  Paulinho 32'

Sent Off - Enzo Concina (MTL) 69', Arturo Velazco (LA) 81'

Att-1,961

 

October 2, 1994 - Game 2

Los Angeles         3  Paulinho 78' 86', Thor Lee 40'

Montreal            0

Att-6,002

Series tied 1-1, Montreal wins shootout 2-1 to advance to APSL final

 

September 29, 1994 - Game 1

Colorado            2  Ted Eck 13', Bryan Haynes 87'

Seattle             0

Att-2,636

 

October 2, 1994 - Game 2

Seattle             4  Dick McCormick 19' 28', Jason Dunn 72' 73

Colorado            1  Ted Eck 65'

Att-8,448

Series tied 1-1, Colorado wins shootout 2-1 to advance to APSL final


:::APSL Championship:::

October 15, 1994 - Claude Robillard Stadium - Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Montreal            1  Jean Harbor 21'

Lineup - Pat Harrington, Patrick Diotte, Rude Doliscat, Jason Devos,

Enzo Concina, Marco Rizo, Nick DeSantis, John Liminatis, Lloyd Barker,

Jean Harbor (Mauro Biello 83')

 

Colorado            0

Lineup - Mark Dodd, Robin Fraser, Iain Fraser, Robert Lipp, Tom Soehn,

Kim Roentved, Ted Eck, Bryan Haynes, Anthony McCreath, Jeff Hooker

(Noah Epstein 46'), Walter Boyd

 

           MTL    COL     Bookings

Shots      13      8      23' Iain Fraser (COL)

Saves       4      4      38' Bryan Haynes (COL)

Corners     5     12      41' Anthony McCreath (COL)

Fouls      21     24      75' Jean Harbor (MTL)

Offside     6      2

Att-8,169

Referee - Rene Parra



:::Other Results:::

CONCACAF CHAMPIONS CUP

January 29, 1994 - Group 2, First Round

Los Angeles             0

Alianza (ELS)           1

 

February 6, 1994

Alianza (ELS)           2

Los Angeles             2

Alianza advance on 3-2 aggregate

 

April 24, 1994

Colorado                1  Scott Benedetti 72'

FC Temp Shepetivka (UKR)2  Roluchenko 79', Kapanadze 89'

Att-n/a

 

May 1, 1994

Colorado Foxes      -

Trinidad & Tobago   -

 

May 14, 2004

Colorado Foxes      -

Jamaica             -

 

May 25, 1994

Montreal            0

Aberdeen (SCO)      2

Att-n/a

 

May 28, 1994

Montreal            0

Hearts (SCO)        2

Att-n/a

 

June 6, 1994

Montreal            2

Morocco             2

Att-

 

June 6, 1994

Montreal            3

Santa Fe (COL)      1

   

June 12, 1994

San Francisco       2

Cameroon            1

 

June 21, 1994

Montreal            6

Napoli resv. (ITA)  0

 

Date n/a

Canada              1

Seattle             0

 

Date n/a

Seattle             0

Canada              1

 

Date n/a

UNAM Pumas (MEX)    1

Seattle             0

 

Date n/a

Seattle             2

UNAM Pumas          1

 

Date n/a

Colorado Foxes      4

Independiente (COL) 2

 

Date n/a

Colorado Foxes      5

FC Twente (HOL)     4

 

One and done! The odd story of the Houston Force

Throughout it's years, the USL First Division has had a few teams threaten to go belly up at mid season, only for the league to take over operations of the club to see it though the end of the year. In 1991, the league cut short the Salt Lake Sting's season midway through, leaving a messy trail of 1-0 forfeits along the way. They have even had expansion teams who never made it to the starting line.

 

In 1994, the APSL learned their lesson and didn't wait until mid-season to pull the plug on one of their new teams, the Houston Force. They nipped them in the bud after just one game.

 

Never heard of the Houston Force? Can't say I blame you, for they are buried in the depths of U.S. Soccer history, as if the soccer gods decreed their name be stricken from all records for all of time.

 

In 1994, the APSL was on shaky ground. Just two years earlier, they were down to five teams. They boosted up to seven teams in 1993 with the addition of Canadian Soccer League refugees Vancouver and Montreal, but lost one of it's better franchises, the San Francisco Bay Blackhawks. The 'Hawks left the APSL due to concerns of the leagues future, as well as interest in joining the Mexican Second Division. In January of '94, another one of their oldest clubs, the Tampa Bay Rowdies, closed up shop, bringing the count down to six. Speculation ran wild that the APSL would skip the 1994 season all together, and regroup for 1995.

 

However, on March 1, APSL Chairman William De La Pena proudly announced the league would indeed play on in 1994, with the addition of three new clubs: the Seattle Sounders (still around today), Toronto Rockets (folded after the season), and the Houston Force. the club seemed doomed right away. The roster printed in Soccer America in the July 25 issue showed only three players with any real professional experience, David Vaudreuil (last with Tampa Bay in '93), Chris  Charles (Tampa BAy '92), and Eloy Salgado, who has played indoors in the MISL.

 

July 14 was Opening Day at Robertson Stadium, where the MLS Dynamo now play. The Force were hosting the Los Angeles Salsa, the previous season's runner-up. To say Houston were lucky to get away with only a 3-0 loss is an understatement. The Salsa out shot them 25-6, and had 7 corner kicks to none for the Force. 1993 MVP Paulinho scored twice in front of a reported crowd of 3,000, which some say was more in the range of 1,400. Little did those 1,400 know they would have to wait another 12 seasons to see another professional outdoor team call Robertson Stadium it's home.

 

On July 21, the APSL pulled the plug on the Force. The league cited internal ownership disputes, including financial difficulties. The league obviously did not want a repeat of the Salt Lake debacle, and cut the cord as early as they could. The Houston Force was an unfortunate situation, one we fought to maintain," De La Pena said, "but after realizing the ownership group in Houston was unable and unwilling to resolve financial differences, the board felt the most prudent course of action would be to revoke its membership and plan for 1995."  Of course, there was no return to Houston in 1995.  With the creation of Major League Soccer looming in 1996, the league had a chip on it's shoulder after being turned down by the USSF for Division I status, and this episode was a huge black eye for the APSL.

 

Below is the boxscore of the one and only game played by the Houston Force in 1994. All of the stats were wiped from the record books a week later, and the team drifted off to the agate type of soccer history.

 

July 14, 2004 - Robertson Stadium - Houston, Texas

Houston Force       0

Lineup - H. Gomez, David Vaudreuil, Cory Christiansen, Kevin Onwudiwe, Berti Generes, Staines,

         Jorge Gomez (Chris Charles 45'), Higel, Eloy Salgado, Tony McGuiness, Tolik Dimitrikov (Porkova 45')

 

Los Angeles         3  Paulinho 26' 67', Paul Wright 81'

Lineup - Mike Littman, Danny Pena, Lawrence Lozzano, Michael N'Doumbe, Jeff Agoos, Arut Karapetyan,

         Mike Fox, Paulinho, Thor Lee, Jose Vasquez, Paul Wright (Brad Smith 82')

           HOU    LA      Bookings

Shots       6     25      8'  Berti Generes (HOU)

Saves      13      2      30' David Vaudreuil (HOU)

Corners     0      7      62' Mike Fox (LA)

Fouls      12      9      76' Danny Pena (LA)

Offside     1      1      85' Higel (HOU)

Att-3,000                 89' Staines (HOU)

(est. 1,400 actual)       89' Brad Smith (LA)

 

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