NEXT STOP, CUBA? USSF MEN'S SOCCER TEAM SEEKING GAME IN '00
USSF officials "initiated discussions" with Cuban
soccer officials last week "in an attempt to arrange" a
match between the U.S. men's team and the Cuban team in
Havana, according to Seth Wickersham of the WASHINGTON POST.
USSF Dir of Communications Jim Moorhouse said discussions
are "very preliminary" for a summer 2000 game. Wickersham
notes that a U.S. nat'l team "hasn't played" in Cuba since
'47 (WASH. POST, 8/20). The AP reported that former MLS
Commissioner Doug Logan was "acting on behalf" of the USSF
and "hand delivered" a letter yesterday to Cuban Football
General Secretary Luis Hernandez "requesting" a two-game
friendly series. Logan said by phone: "Not only was it
warmly received, we've picked a day -- July 19" (AP, 8/19).