Nomads Back to Play German League Soccer Squad

The San Diego Nomads soccer club has been resurrected--at least for one game.

The Nomads, who participated in the Western Soccer League before disbanding after the 1990 season, will play Tuesday in an exhibition against Bayer Leverkusen, the fourth-place team from Germany’s Bundesliga. The game will be played at Torrey Pines High at 7:30 p.m.

Both teams will benefit from the exhibition. Bayer Leverkusen is vacationing in San Diego and would like to turn it into a business trip.

For that reason team officials asked Coach Derek Armstrong if he could reassemble the Nomads. All proceeds from the exhibition will go toward the La Jolla Nomads Youth Organization.


The hastily assembled team includes the Sockers’ two leading scorers from this past indoor season, Paul Wright and Paul Dougherty.

Bayer Leverkusen features former East German superstar Andreas Thom; Andreas Fischer, a member of the German national team; Jorge De Amorin Campos, a current member of the Brazilian national team; Rudiger Vollborn, one of the top goalies in Germany; Austrian Florian Hinterberger, and Andrzej Buncol, a speedy forward who mastered the Nomads’ defense when the two clubs played an exhibition a few years ago.

Starting in goal for the Nomads will be the current under-18 national team starter, Kyle Campbell of Torrey Pines High.



Per Karlsson took second in the discus and sixth in the shot put to lead Point Loma Nazarene to a fifth-place finish at the NAIA championships in Abbotsford, Canada. On Thursday, Karlsson won the hammer throw.

PLNC finished with 46 points, 47 points behind first-place Azusa Pacific. Jim Crakes, the Crusaders’ coach, was named co-NAIA coach of the year along with Joshusa Colbreath from Central State (Ohio). Other standouts for the PLNC men were: Robert Keter, who took third in the 800 in 1:49.53; Kostos Koutalas, who took fourth in the 400 hurdles in 52.62; and the 4x100 meter relay team of Mike Silander, Ronnie Skold, Koutalas and John Toro, who finished fifth in 41.57.

The PLNC women tied for 10th place with 22 points. Central State won the meet with 140 points. Anna Mark led the Crusaders with a second in the triple jump, a school record 39-11 3/4. PLNC’s Dzifa Mac-Kwashie was fifth in the 200 meters (24.76) and the women’s 4x100 relay of Mac-Kwashie, Amenda Sloan, Mark and Anna Rydell took sixth in 47.90.


The prize fund for the Escondido Senior PBA Open has been increased to $75,000 with a guarantee of an additional $20,000 from the Professional Bowlers Assn. The tournament will run July 4-9 at Palomar Lanes.