The indoor and outdoor soccer forces have been feuding for years. But before now, their feud had not reached the playing field.
This weekend a select team of Major Soccer League indoor stars will meet the United States National outdoor team in two challenge matches that should settle some of the indoor-outdoor soccer arguments. The first match is scheduled to be played tonight at 8:30 at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Mo.; the second is set for Sunday, 5 p.m., at St. Louis Soccer Park.
Instead of selecting a team of stars that would be eligible to play for the United States in the World Cup, MSL commissioner Earl Foreman asked indoor soccer coaches Ron Newman of the San Diego Sockers and Don Popovic of the St. Louis Storm to choose the best possible outdoor players, regardless of their country of origin. As a result, only eight of the 19 MSL squad members are U.S. citizens, including Baltimore Blast defender Bruce Savage.