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|Born: August 1st, 1973
Height: 6' 1"
Weight: 175 Pounds
Current Club: Energie Cottbus
Previous Clubs: Sparta Rotterdam, Zwolle, Cambuur Leeuwarden, Crystal Palace
Played four seasons in the Dutch Honor Division before signing with Crystal Palace and moving to the English First Division in 2001 ... Played six seasons of professional soccer in Holland, where he began his professional career after leaving college a year early ... 2001-02: Signed with Crystal Palace in August, playing alongside U.S. National Team teammate Jovan Kirovski … Played in 13 league matches, starting six heading into the final weekend of the season … Saw time in two Worthington Cup matches, starting one … Scored his first goal for Palace in the last game of 2001, a 2-1 win against Bradford City on Dec. 29 … Suffered from a variety of injuries which led to inconsistent playing time, but competed for a regular first team spot when healthy … 2000-01: Joined Crystal Palace on trial late in the season, appearing in five matches. His solid performances in the team’s final two matches against Portsmouth and Stockport helped secure the Eagles place in the First Division … 1999-2000: In his second season with Cambuur Leeuwarden, he started 26 of 32 games in defense, but Cambuur was relegated to the second division at the end of the year ... Left Holland on a free transfer after the season, eventually signing with Crystal Palace ... 1998-99: Transferred to Cambuur from Sparta Rotterdam at the conclusion of the 1997-98 season ... In his first season with Cambuur Leeuwarden, he was a regular starter and contributor on defense ... Scored the first goal on Dec. 16, 1998 against U.S. teammate Earnie Stewart’s NAC Breda in a 3-2 win ... Scored his second goal in a 1-1 draw against Roda on April 7, 1999 ... 1997-98: A regular starter at the start of the season, he mildly tore the ligaments in his left ankle in the first week of October 1997 ... One month later he broke the left ankle ... 1996: Transferred to Sparta Rotterdam in May 1996 ... 1994: Spotted by Dutch scouts after the U.S. U-23 National Team played a series of games against Dutch first division teams ... Trained three weeks with Schalke 04 of the German Bundesliga, before signing a contract with F.C. Zwolle of the second division.
USMNT: A highly competitive defender normally positioned centrally, he is strong on the tackle and possesses good ball-handling skills ... Very good at distribution and playing long balls out of the back … Also very effective in the air … A contributing member to the USA’s 2002 qualifying campaign … 2002: Played in four of the team’s first 11 matches of the year, starting three … Played all 90 minutes in a 1-0 loss to Italy on Feb. 13 and a 1-0 win against Ecuador on March 10 … Was superb against Italy, shutting down Italian star Christian Vieri and dominating play in the air … 2001: A consistent member of U.S. training camps in 2001 … Started in the 2-1 win against China on Jan. 27 and the 0-0 draw with Ecuador in Columbus on June 7 … Appeared in four matches total with the U.S. in 2001 … 2000: Started as a central defender in five of six World Cup qualifying matches, leading a defense that surrendered only one goal from the run of play in its final five games ... Established himself as a defensive mainstay in 2000, appearing in a personal-best eight matches on the year ... 1999: Was a member of the bronze medal-winning squad at the 1999 FIFA Confederations Cup in Mexico ... 1998: Was one of the biggest surprises to come out of the USA’s January 1998 training camp, despite coming off a broken ankle only one week after being cleared to run ... Finished the year with just two appearances ... 1996-1997: Suffered miserable luck with injuries, and across two years (from 1996 to 1997) he broke his fifth metatarsal in his right foot three times (in a span of eight months), tore ligaments in his left ankle and broke his left ankle ... 1995: A member of the U.S. team which won U.S. Cup ’95 and advanced to the semifinals of Copa America in Uruguay ... Captained the U.S. U-23 National Team in the Pan American Games in Mar del Plata, Argentina ... 1994: Debuted with the U.S. team in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, in a 2-1 loss ... A member of the East Team which won the U.S. Olympic Sports Festival goal medal in St. Louis ... 1993: Captained the U.S. U-20 National Team to an eighth-place finish in the World Youth Championship in Australia ... Played every minute of every match in the U-20 World Championship ...
First Appearance: Oct. 15, 1994, vs. Saudi Arabia ...
First Goal: None.
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