These games were arranged as part of a proposed scheme to reinstate a nationwide professional outdoor league in the US. The USSF had just appointed a development committee, including representatives of various professional indoor and outdoor leagues. Arguably the most prominent professional league (outdoor or indoor) in the country at the time was the Major Soccer League (formerly the Major Indoor Soccer League, the name having been changed to indicate a potential expansion to outdoor play for at least part of the season). Two outdoor games were arranged between the US national team (without its European-based players) and a selection of the best players from the Major Soccer League. The MSL selection was a team whose players had not played together before, were not at full fitness (as the MSL was in the off-season), and were conditioned to playing in smaller indoor arenas. 28- 9 Kansas City (Missouri) USA 1-1 MSL XI [Bruce Murray 42' / Ted Eck 18'] 30- 9 Fenton (Missouri) USA 2-0 MSL XI [Peter Vermes 3' 87' pen] Squads: USA national team Anton Nistl, Mark Dodd, Troy Dayak, Steve Pittman, Desmond Armstrong, Jimmy Banks, Robin Fraser, Marcelo Balboa, Mike Windischmann, Paul Krumpe, Brian Bliss, Dan Donigan, Kevin Grimes, Scott Benedetti, Bruce Murray, Eric Wynalda, Eric Eichmann, Philip Gyau, Peter Vermes. MSL XI Zoltán Tóth Hungary/USA St. Louis Storm Ron Fearon England Wichita Wings Chico Moreira Uruguay Wichita Wings George Fernandez USA Cleveland Crunch Kim Rřntved Denmark Kansas City Comets Fernando Clavijo Uruguay/USA St. Louis Storm Bruce Savage USA Baltimore Blast Daryl Doran USA St. Louis Storm Mike Sweeney Canada Cleveland Crunch Hernán 'Chico' Borja Ecuador/USA Wichita Wings Dale Ervine USA Wichita Wings Claudio de Oliveira Brazil St. Louis Storm Brian Quinn N.Ireland/USA San Diego Sockers Predrag 'Preki' Radosavljevic Yugoslavia St. Louis Storm Gary Heale England Tacoma Stars Antônio Carlos Pecorari 'Tatu' Brazil Dallas Sidekicks Ted Eck USA Kansas City Paul Wright England San Diego Sockers David Byrne South Africa/England Wichita Wings
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