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Clint Mathis
Born: November 25th, 1976
Position: Forward
Height: 5' 10"
Weight: 170 Pounds
Current Club: Hannover 96
Previous Clubs: NY/NJ Metrostars, LA Galaxy
U.S. National Team: One of the most exciting attacking players the U.S. has ever produced Has the ability to disrupt defenses with his unpredictability and speed off the dribble, as well as his willingness to shoot from distance An equally adept passer of the ball, Mathis strikes a menacing free kick Notched two goals and four assists in 2002 qualifying play, one of each serving as game-winners 2002: Still recovering from knee surgery, Mathis began 2002 with three appearances off the bench in the Gold Cup Scored the USAs fourth and final penalty kick in the shootout win against Canada to put the team into the finals Rejoined the starting line-up on March 2 against Honduras and scored twice in a 4-0 win Set up the games only goal one week later in a 1-0 win against Ecuador Followed that up with both U.S. goals in a 4-2 loss in Germany and the only U.S. goal in a 1-0 win over Mexico 2001: Emerged as a unique attacking force for the U.S. side Recorded two goals and three assists in six matches His brilliant through ball to a streaking Josh Wolff set up the game-winning goal against Mexico in the opening match of the final round Hexagonal Garnered Chevrolet Man of the Match honors in three consecutive matches, beginning March 3 against Brazil (where he scored the teams lone goal in a 2-1 loss) His most important strike came in the next match, where his wickedly struck dead ball in the 87th minute gave the U.S. a 2-1 away qualifying victory against Honduras in San Pedro Sula Assisted on Jose Wolffs lone U.S. goal in a 1-0 victory against Costa Rica on April 25 in K.C. 2000: Started and played 90 minutes for the National Team in the final two games of the year, contributing two assists and his first international goal ... Took home Chevrolet "Man of the Match" honors after scoring the game-winning goal and setting up another in Barbados ... Assisted on Landon Donovans first goal against Mexico at the L.A. Coliseum in October ... 1999: Played in two matches for the U.S. in 1999, both as a substitute ... 1998: Earned his first international cap on Nov. 6, a 0-0 draw against Australia in San Jose, Calif. ... Was the games youngest starter (21) for the U.S., and earned game MVP honors for his efforts in the midfield ... 1997: Member of the 1997 World University Games team that finished third at the World University Games in Italy ... Scored two crucial goals for the World University Games team in a 2-2 come from behind draw with the Czech Republic in the first round ... Finished the tournament with four goals and one assist ... 1995: Played with the U.S. Under-20 National Team.

First Appearance: Nov. 6, 1998, vs. Australia ...
First Goal: November 15, 2000, vs. Barbados.

Professional: Entering his third season with the MetroStars after moving from L.A. in 2000 ... Was the early favorite for MLS MVP in 2001 before he injured his knee with the U.S. on June 5 Was the leagues leading scorer when he went down with a season-ending ACL tear Scored some of the best goals of the 2001 MLS season, including a weaving 60-yard run through the Dallas Burn defense on April 28 that was named the 2001 MLS Goal of the Year 2002: Played in three of the first four matches for the MetroStars, as the Metros became one of the favorites for MLS Cup 2002 Currently teamed with Diego Serna and Rodrigo Faria to form one of the most devastating offensive trios in league history Scored in the season opening 3-1 win against New England 2001: Scored seven goals to go along with five assists in just ten games before he was injured His 19 points still led the Metrostars, despite playing only 10 of 26 matches Put together a six-game point streak from April 14-May 12 Scored a spectacular hat trick against the defending champion Wizards on May 2 Named MLS Player of the Month in May, after scoring five goals to go along with two assists Named to the MLS All-Star Team, but could not play due to injury 2000: Acquired by the MetroStars mid-way through the 2000 MLS season and immediately became both a fan favorite and leading scorer at the Meadowlands ... Named to the MLS Best XI, and was second in MLS scoring in 2000 with 16 goals and 14 assists for 46 points ... Scored three goals and added two assists in five playoff games for the MetroStars ... Rewarded for his productive 2000 season with an MLS All-Star berth ... 1999: Helped the L.A. Galaxy into the MLS Cup 99 final in his second season as a pro ... Scored seven goals and six assists in 27 games for the Galaxy ... His 20 points were third on the team ... 1998: One of MLSs top rookies in 1998, he scored five goals and also had 10 assists, ranking him sixth on the Los Angeles Galaxy ... Drafted by the Galaxy in the 1998 MLS College Draft ... Started 15 of his 30 games for the Galaxy ... Scored a highlight reel goal in L.A.s series-clinching playoff victory in Dallas, dribbling through a number of defenders before scoring the third goal in a 3-2 comeback win.
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