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August 19, 1991

U.S. soccer team leaves Soviet Union

The U.S. national soccer team, which lost to the Soviet Olympic team, 2-1, left the Soviet Union yesterday before the announcement that President Mikhail S. Gorbachev can no longer perform his duties for health reasons.

The American team left Moscow at about 4 p.m. local time (8 a.m. EST yesterday) on a Lufthansa flight and arrived in Innsbruck, Austria, U.S. captain and goaltender Tony Meola said this morning. The Americans, who are on a four-game European tour, play the Austrian club FC Tirol on Wednesday night.

Alan Rothenberg, the president of the U.S. Soccer Federation, remained in the Soviet Union yesterday, U.S. coach Bora Milutinovic said. USSF officials said they understood Rothenberg had been scheduled to travel today from Moscow to Leningrad.


* Ron Meehan completed 10 of 17 passes for 171 yards and three touchdowns to lead the semipro Baltimore Bears to a 40-0 victory over the York Lions in both teams' Mason-Dixon League opener in York, Pa.

Terry Minor accumulated 127 all-purpose yards for the Bears. Brian Parker, son of former Baltimore Colt Jim Parker, rushed for 58 yards on five carries.

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