Mark Lisi

Metros, Earthquakes meet in rematch

Date: Saturday, June 12, 2004
Time: 10 p.m. ET
Location: Spartan Stadium

Local TV: MSG
Play-by-play: Steve Cangialosi
Analyst: Shep Messing
Producer: Eddie Caggianelli
KU BAND - Galaxy 11 Tr. 16

Local Spanish TV: FSNY
Play-by-play: Ernesto Motta
Analyst: Robert Sierra

Referee: Ramon Hernandez
Referee's Asst.: Rob Fereday (SAR), Jose Corro (JAR)
Fourth Official: Yader Reyes

Injury Report
Tenywa Bonseu . OUT . Groin Strain
Michael Bradley . OUT - Stress Fracture of Right Talarnavicular
Sergio Galvan Rey - OUT - Strained Left Hip Flexor

Probable Starters
GK #18 Zach Wells
D #22 Tim Regan
D #14 Kenny Arena
D #12 Jeff Parke
D #3 Chris Leitch
M #2 Ricardo Clark
M #24 Eddie Gaven
M #10 Joselito Vaca
M #8 Mark Lisi
F #15 John Wolyniec
F #7 Mike Magee

Up Next, San Jose: The MetroStars go on the road after finishing a two game home stand when they visit the San Jose Earthquakes on Saturday, June 12th at 10:00 p.m. ET (TV: MSG, Spanish TV: FSNY). The .Red and Black. last squared off with the Earthquakes on May 8th, 2004 when the two squads played to a thrilling 5-5 tie at Spartan Stadium.

MetroStars Soccer Saturdays will continue when Patrick Kavanagh's Pub and Restaurant will host a Metros viewing party that will be bringing all the excitement from San Jose to New York. Fans should come and join fellow MetroStars fans as they cheer the team onto a victory. Patrick Kavanagh.s is located at 497 3rd Avenue, between 33rd and 34th St. in New York City.

The MetroStars will return to Giants Stadium on Saturday, June 19th when they take on Western Conference rivals, the L.A. Galaxy. Tickets are available for all MetroStars home games at the Continental Airlines Arena box office and at all Ticketmaster outlets. Tickets will also be available through Ticketmaster by phone for callers in New Jersey (201-507-8900), New York (212-307-7171), and for Spanish-speaking customers throughout New York and New Jersey (212-307-4757).

Terris Joins Squad: Andrew Terris, former goalkeeper at Stanford University, has been called into MetroStars camp this week to serve as a backup to current .keeper, Zach Wells. Terris has spent time training with the Los Angeles Galaxy this season. At Stanford, he was named as an All-Academic, All Pac-10 selection and an All-American Academic selection. Wells will assume the starting role for the Metros while Jonny Walker is with the United States National Team for their World Cup Qualifiers against Grenada.

On Their Tails: With the Metros. 1-0 loss to the Dallas Burn last Saturday, the .Red and Black. moved back to third place in the Eastern Conference. They are behind their Eastern Conference rivals, the Chicago Fire (16 points) and the Columbus Crew (14 points) with 13 points, but the Metros also have a game in hand over the Fire. The MetroStars. unbeaten streak in the last five games (two wins, three draws) has also ended with their first loss to a Western Conference opponent last Saturday.

Holding the Fort: Even though the MetroStars fell at home for the first time in 2004 last Saturday, their form is still strong at Giants Stadium with a record of 2-1-2 at home. They have won twice (April 17, 2004 3-2 vs. D.C. United; May 30, 2004 1-0 vs. Kansas City Wizards), tied twice (April 25, 2004 1-1 vs. New England Revolution; May 15, 2004 1-1 vs. Chicago Fire) and lost once (June 5, 2004 1-0 vs. Dallas Burn).

Staying at the Top: The Metros are undefeated this season when scoring first. They have maintained their lead to either win or tie in three matches (May 8, 2004: 5-5 tie against San Jose Earthquakes; May 15, 2004: 1-1 tie vs. Chicago Fire; May 30, 2004 1-0 win vs. Kansas City Wizards).

Brenes on the Squad: Newly acquired defender/midfielder Pablo Brenes was on the bench for the .Red and Black.s. game last Saturday against the Dallas Burn. The Costa Rican U-23 international was acquired as a Transitional International with a Discovery Pick on June 4th, coming from Costa Rican club, Perez Zeledon. He is the MetroStars. fifth Transitional International player, joining Gilberto Flores (Brazil), Cornell Glen (Trinidad and Tobago), Fabian Taylor (Jamaica) and Joselito Vaca (Bolivia).

Time and TV Changes: The MetroStars. September 11, 2004 game time against the New England Revolution will be pushed back from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. and will be shown on MSG rather than ESPN2. Additionally, the MetroStars. July 24th game against Chicago will now be shown on FSNY rather than MSG and the August 29, 2004 game against the Columbus Crew will no longer be televised.

Guevara Leaves for National Team: MetroStars midfielder Amado Guevara left today to join the Honduran National Team in preparation for their two-leg World Cup qualifying matches against the Netherlands Antilles on June 12th and 19th. Guevara, who has the record for the most Honduras National Team appearances with 81 caps, last played for his squad in a friendly against the United States on June 2nd . a game that the Americans won 4-0. Guevara is expected to be back for the MetroStars. June 23rd game in Los Angeles against the Galaxy.

Getting the Call: MetroStars Eddie Pope and Jonny Walker will join the U.S. National Team in preparation for the Americans. World Cup Qualifier against Grenada on June 13 in Columbus, Ohio.

Walker, 29, earned his first three caps for the senior team earlier this year, posting a 1-0-2 record. After opening with a 1-1 draw against Denmark on Jan. 18 at the Home Depot Center, Walker became the fourth U.S. goalkeeper in history to record a shutout in their first appearance against Mexico with the 1-0 blanking of "El Tri" on April 28 at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas, Texas. Walker was called into the U.S. National Team.s recent June 2 friendly against Honduras . a game which the Americans won 4-0. Walker did not play.

Pope has earned 60 caps for the U.S. and has scored six goals, the most recent of which was the game winner against Mexico in the 93rd minute on April 28th. In that game, Pope also wore the captain.s armband for the U.S. Men.s National Team.

Reggae Boyz Head South: MetroStars forward Fabian Taylor and defender Craig Ziadie will be heading down to Fort Lauderdale, FL today to join up with coach Carl Brown and the Jamaica National Team in preparation for their World Cup qualifying matches against Haiti, scheduled to take place on June 12 and 20. Ziadie has earned 20 caps for the Reggae Boyz under manager Carl Brown since making his international debut on November 20, 2002, vs. Japan in a 1-1 tie in Tokyo. Taylor has earned 29 caps and nine goals with the Jamaican National Team since making his first appearance with the full squad in 1999.

Glen for T&T: MetroStars forward Cornell Glen played 28 minutes in the Trinidad and Tobago National Team.s 4-1 loss to Scotland on May 30, 2004 at Edinburgh, Scotland.s Easter Road Stadium. The 22-year-old Glen has earned 13 caps, scoring one goal for the "Soca Warriors," since making his first appearance with the full team on November 15, 2002, in a 2-0 win over St. Kitts and Nevis in a 2003 Gold Cup Qualifier. Glen will be on the squad for the Soca Warriors in their two-leg World Cup qualifying matches against the Dominican Republic on June 13 and 20.

T-Bone Back in Squad: MetroStars defender Tenywa Bonseu returned from the Ugandan National Team to join the .Red and Black. for their match against the San Jose Earthquakes this weekend, but suffered a groin strain. Bonseu, who was with the Ugandan squad in their 1-0 win over D.R. Congo on June 6th, will rejoin his National Team this week in preparation for their upcoming World Cup qualifying match against Cape Verde on June 17th. Bonseu has earned 20 caps from the full international level since 1995-1996.

Honduran Invasion: The MetroStars will host the Honduran under-17 National Team between June 12-20. They will play friendlies against St. Benedict.s Prep, the Long Island Rough Riders and the MetroStars. U-19 and U-16 teams, with a final game against the .Red and Black. U-19s as part of a doubleheader with the MetroStars game against the LA Galaxy on June 19th at Giants Stadium.