SOCCER UPDATE: HEY, WHAT'S ALL THAT RUCKUS?
The Atlanta Ruckus, which almost "folded before playing a
single game," will begin play this spring under an agreement in
which the A-League, (formerly the APSL) will run the team's day-
to-day operations. The league expects to "transfer" the club to
local owners next season (Doug Cress, ATLANTA CONSTITUTION,
3/15)....The NPSL Chicago Power and Detroit Rockers play a
regular season game Friday at New Haven Coliseum. The
Connecticut Sports Development Group, which is staging the game
and has applied for a franchise, hopes the game will be "another
step along a path" to acquire a NPSL team (Jerry Trecker,
HARTFORD COURANT, 3/15).