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Galaxy 19, Admirals 10

April 19, 1997 GMT

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) _ German national Ralf Kleinmann kicked four field goals Saturday, leading the Frankfurt Galaxy past the Amsterdam Admirals 19-10 in their WLAF home-opener.

Kleinmann hit from 28 yards with 23 seconds to play to seal the win for the Galaxy.

The Galaxy, 1-1, also got a 65-yard TD run from Bobby Phillips of the Pittsburgh Steelers that lifted them to a 10-0 lead late in the first quarter.

Phillips’ 140 yards rushing for the day came after a 1996 season in which no Galaxy player was able to crack the 100-yard barrier.


The offense of Amsterdam, 0-2, again sputtered as starting quarterback John Sacca failed to generate a touchdown. He was sacked six times in last week’s loss to the Scottish Claymores.

Kleinmann, playing his third season for Frankfurt, also hit field goals of 39, 36 and 43 yards. The last one put the Galaxy up 16-3 with 7:55 left in the third quarter.

The Admirals closed to 16-10 late in the quarter when former Green Bay player Mike McCoy, replacing Sacca, hit John Davis for a 3-yard touchdown on a fourth-down play.

The Admirals trailed 13-0 in the second quarter when Danish kicker Oliver Quaff’s 34-yard field goal put them on the scoreboard.

Chad May, allocated from the Arizona Cardinals, completed six of 16 passes for 79 yards before being replaced by Steve Pelluer in the third quarter.

Frankfurt, with the best attendance in the league, drew 31,729. Last season, the Galaxy averaged over 33,000.