MLS PLAYER BIOGRAPHIES:

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Jim Adams

Goalkeeper (New England)

6-0 185 11-16-69 0/0 Hamilton Sq., NJ Columbus (USISL), Clev. (NPSL) Mounmouth

Currently playing indoor with the Cleveland Crunch of the NPSL ... Played 1995 with the Columbus Xoggz of the USISL ... The 1995 USISL Goalkeeper of the Year ... A 1995 USISL All-Star ... Also played in 1995 with the Chicago Power of the NPSL ... Played 1993-95 with the Dayton Dynamo of the NPSL ... Played 1993 with the Delaware Wizards of the USISL ... Played 1992-93 with the Cleveland Crunch and Denver Thunder of NPSL ... Played 1988-89 at Mercer County Community College in New Jersey ... Was on the 1988 Junior College National Championship and was a 1989 Juco All-American ... Played 1990-91 at Monmouth College in New Jersey.

Jeff Agoos

Defender (D. C. United)

5-10 175 5-2-68 49/2 Dallas, TX Wehen (Germany/Div 3) Virginia

Jeff Agoos has been a mainstay of the U.S. National Team program since 1985. He has represented the United States internationally with the Under-15, Under-17, Under-20 and World University teams. He was one of the last players cut from the 1994 World Cup Team. A four-time All- American at Virginia from 1986-90, Jeff spent the 1994-95 season as a regular starter with SV Wehen in the German third division. In addition to his out door success, Agoos was a member of the U.S. Indoor National Team that captured the silver medal at the 1992 FIFA Five-a-Side World Indoor Championship in Hong Kong.

Leonel Alvarez

Midfielder (Dallas)

5-10 160 6-29-65 75/0 Medellin, Colombia America Cali (Colombia)

Has more than 70 caps for Colombia and made his mark in the international arena with a brilliant 1990 World Cup ... Currently playing with America Cali of the Colombian First Division .... As a 14-year old playing with amateur club Antioquia, he had no money for bus fare and would wake up early in the morning to make the hour run to practice ... First played with the Colombian youth team in 1981 ... In 1983, he signed with Deportivo Independiente of Medellin and turned professional ... Transferred to Athletic Nacional in 1987 and made his debut for the full national team that same year ... Won the Libertadores Cup with Nacional in 1989, scoring the winning goal vs. Olympia of Paraguay on a penalty kick ...

Rafael Amaya

Defender (San Jose)

5-10 170 9/21/65 0/0 Bogota, Columbia Wich. (NPSL), Colorado (A-League) L.I.U.

A native of Colombia, Amaya played the past five years for the A-Leagues Colorado Foxes ... Played two seasons in the Colombian First Division (1987-88) ... Veteran of six indoor seasons with various NPSL teams ... Played college soccer at Long Island University, leading the Blackbirds to the NCAA tournament in three of his four seasons ... 1983 New York City High School Player of the Year ... USSF "A" licensed coach.

Raul Diaz Arce

Forward (D. C. United)

5-9 160 2-2-70 ?/? San Salvador, El Salv. Firpo (El Salvador 1st)

Member of El Salvador's National Team that played in the 1996 CONCACAF Gold Cup ... Currently plays for Firpo in the El Salvador First Division ... The 26-year old has represented the full national team of El Salvador on numerous occasions.

Chris Armas

Midfielder (Los Angeles)

5-7 150 8/27/72 0/0 Long Island (USISL) Adelphi

Chad Ashton

Midfielder (Dallas)

6-9 175 10-26-67 0/0 Denver, CO Colorado (A-League '94)North Carolina

Named All-Atlantic Coast Conference three consecutive years (1987-90) while at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, where he is the school's all-time assist leader ... Played with the Colorado Foxes of the APSL from 1990-94, capturing two APSL titles ... In five years with the Foxes, he scored 15 goals and had 20 assists, placing him third on the all-time scoring list ... Was named Foxes' MVP in 1992 and was the MVP of the 1993 APSL championship game.

Geoff Aunger

Midfielder (New England)

6-0 165 2-4-68 9/0 Red Deer, Canada Vancouver (A-League), Milw. (NPSL) Syracuse

Canadian international who made his national debut in 1992, scored his first international goal in Nov. 1992 against Bermuda. He was a CSL All Star in 1992. He began his career as a striker so he knows how to find the "'ol onion bag". Had 7 goals in 19 A League action last year. Geoff played in 9 matches for Canada in 1995.

Khalil Azmi

Goalkeeper (Colorado)

6-3 190 8-23-64 71/0 Casablanca, Morocco New Hampshire (USISL)

The goalkeeper for Morocco at the 1994 World Cup, he also played in the Africa Champions Cup in 1992 ... Played for Wydad Casablanca in his native Morocco ... Won Moroccan championships with his club in 1990 and 1991 ... Moved to North America this past year and played this summer with the New Hampshire Ramblers of the USISL ... The acrobatic goalkeeper has represented Morocco more than 70 times.

Imad Baba

Midfielder (New England)

5-10 170 3-15-74 0/0 Houston, TX ------- Clemson

One of four U.S. U-23 players on track to play in every FIFA outdoor world championship event (other three are Brian Kelly, Matt McKeon and Nelson Vargas), an accomplished achieved by only one other U.S. Soccer player (Mike Burns) ... Competed for the USA in the 1989 U-16 World Championship in Scotland, scoring the winning goal in a 1-0 win over Brazil in the first round, the only time a U.S. men's national team, at any level, has beaten Brazil ... Started two out the USA's three games at the 1995 Pan American Games in Mar del Plata, Argentina ... Started three games for the USA in the World Youth (U-20) Championship in Australia, helping the team to its eighth-place finish and scoring a goal in the USA's 6-0 upset over Turkey, Europe's number-one seed ... Among the U-23 National Team appearance leaders ... Named second-team All-Atlantic Coast Conference in 1993 ... Played in the midfield at Clemson with brother, Nidal, who finished his college career in 1994 One of the most celebrated high school players of all-time, he was named a Parade All-American all four years of high school, becoming the only player in the history of the magazine to be named four times ... Two-time Gatorade High School All-American (1992, 1993) ... Named 1992 Texas Player of the Year ...

Nidal Baba

Midfielder (MetroStars)

5-10 170 8/16/72 0/0 Humble, TX ------- Clemson

One of the premier midfielders in the strong Atlantic Coast Conference from 1992-94 at Clemson ... Was a two-time Parade All-American at Humble High School in Humble, Texas ... A member of the U-16 National Team which defeated Brazil, 1-0, at the 1989 World Youth Championships in Scotland ... Played for the U-20 National Team in 1989.

Derek Backman

Midfielder (Tampa Bay)

6-0 170 1-6-66 0/0 Spring Hill, FL Tampa Bay (USISL) Boca Raton

A versatile player, he can play in midfield and defense... A long-time veteran of the APSL's Tampa Bay Rowdies (1988-94) ... Received his U.S. citizenship in 1995 after coming over from South Africa in 1983 ... NAIA All-American at Boca Raton, where he led his team to the 1988 NAIA championship.

Jeff Baicher

Forward (San Jose)

5-10 160 11-16-68 3/0 Sunnyvale, CA San Jose (CISL) Santa Clara

A member of Santa Clara University's 1989 co-NCAA Championship team ... Former member of the S.F. Bay Blackhawks organization... Played last season with the Monterey Bay Jaguars of the USISL, helping the team advance to the Sizzling Nine championships ... A member of the U.S. National Team player pool, he has made three appearances for the USA and was a member of the U.S. team during the 1995 Parmalat Cup in New York City.

Marcelo Balboa

Defender (Colorado)

6-1 175 8-8-67 109/12 Chicago, IL Leon (Mexico) San Diego State

Balboa, a 1990 and 1994 World Cup veteran, who has played for Mexican Premier League club Leon the past two seasons, is the U.S. National Team's all-time leader -- and among the world's leaders -- in international appearances with 109, during which he scored 12 goals. He twice has been selected as U.S. Soccer's Athlete of the year (1992 and 1994) and he won the 1994 Honda Player of the Year Award, for which he is a four-time finalist, after leading the Americans to the second round of the '94 World Cup. He also has scored 12 goals for the national team, fifth on the all time U.S. scoring list. He has represented his country since the age of 16. After serving as captain for the U.S. Under-20 National Team in the 1987 World Youth Championship in Chile, Balboa was a mainstay with the U.S. National Team, playing in all seven U.S. World Cup Team matches in 1990 and 1994. After a stellar performance in the '94 World Cup, which included the miraculous bicycle kick that came within inches of the goal late in the USA's 2-1 win over Colombia, the 6-foot-1, 175 lb., defender was selected to play in the 1995 FIFA World All-Star Game in Japan, which benefited KOBE Earthquake victims. The all-time leader in appearances for the US National Team, he has scored 12 goals in 109 appearances. Marcello starred in San Diego State, and has had stints with Colorado Foxes and San Francisco Blackhawks. Most recently, he has played with Leon in Mexico's 1st Division.

Dan Barber

Midfielder (MetroStars)

5-8 160 5-17-71 0/0 Las Vegas, NV Las Vegas (CISL) UNLV

Shaun Bartlett

Forward (Colorado)

6-2 185 10-31-72 Cape Town, South Africa Cape Town (South Africa - NSL)

A big 6-foot-2, 185-pound bruising forward, has emerged as a force in South Africa's Premier Division, scoring more than 40 goals the past two seasons with Cape Town, leading the Spurs to League and Super Bowl titles. The 27-year-old speedster recently helped the South African National Team to the 1996 African Nations Cup, scoring a brilliant goal in South Africa's stunning 3-0 semifinal victory over Ghana, and playing the full 90 minutes in South Africa's 2-0 championship victory over Tunisia. Bartlett, who had received strong interest from English Premier League clubs, was named the Most Valuable Player during November's Four Nations Tournament after scoring three goals in three games.

Shane Battelle

Defender (Columbus)

6-10 175 10/5/71 0/0 Florissant, MO St. Louis (USISL) St. Louis

Shane was an NCAA All American for St. Louis University in 1993, captaining the team in his junior and senior years. He played for the US U-20 National Team in 1990 and for the US National B team from 1992-1994. This past summer he played with the St. Louis Knights of the USISL. A solid man marker with good leaping ability, he is a force to be reckoned with.

Brian Bates

Defender (Colorado)

6-1 165 8-16-72 0/0 Woodbridge, VA Richmond (USISL) Virginia

Won NCAA championships at the University of Virginia in 1991, 1992 and 1993 ... Played on the Richmond Kickers team that won the USISL Premier League and U.S. National Open Cup titles in 1995 ... Played on the U.S. Under-17 National Team that beat Brazil, 1-0, at the 1989 Under-17 World Championship in Scotland.

Billy Baumhoff

Midfielder (Kansas City)

5-8 160 2-7-73 0/0 St. Louis, MO St. Louis (USISL) South Carolina

Four-year starter for the University of South Carolina from 1991-94 ... Played in the NCAA final in 1993 ... Second in career assists at USC ... Played for the U.S. Under-17 National Team from 1987-89 and was a member of the team which traveled to Scotland for the 1989 U-17 World Championship ... A member of the 1996 Olympic Team pool.

Scott Benedetti

Forward (Colorado)

5-11 175 11-13-66 0/0 Portland, OR Colorado (A-League) Portland

Had two stints with the Colorado Foxes, 1991 and the 1993 and 1994 seasons Ranks as the Foxes No. 4 all-time scorer with 16 goals and eight assists ... Played with Portland and the Seattle Storm from 1986-90 and split the 1992 year between UNAM Pumas of the Mexican First Division and the Miami Freedom of the APSL Earned All-APSL honors from 1988 to 1991 Played collegiately at the University of Portland.

Brian Bliss

Forward (Columbus)

5-8 150 9-28-65 43/? Rochester, NY Carl-Zeiss-Jena (Germany 1st) S. Conn. St.

Since making his US National team debut back in 1984 against Ecuador, Bliss has made 43 full-international appearances (caps) for the US National team. His lastest appearance came on June 25, 1995 against Columbia in the US Cup, where the US finished first. Bliss was a starter for all three games the US played in the 1988 Olympic Games in Seoul, South Korea. Bliss was a member of the 1990 US World Cup team and was part of the final pool for the 1994 World Cup team, but was unable to participate due to a minor knee injury he suffered a month before the tournament. A regular starter for Carl Zeiss Jena of the German Second Division for the past four seasons, the 30 year old Bliss has played for the Liekoski before, as he spent the 1987-88 MISL season with the Cleveland Force, after being the first over-all draft pick earlier in that year. While in the US, Brian lives in North Royalton, Ohio, just outside Cleveland.

Sean Bowers

Defender (Kansas City)

6-2 185 8-12-68 0/0 San Diego, CA Anahiem (CISL) Quincy

Bowers has been defender of the year in two different indoor leagues, over three seasons. He was also the NPSL Rookie of the Year in 1991-2. His versatility shows in his 30 goals and 19 assists for perennial powerhouse Quincy College and his two-time selection as All-City at goalie in San Diego.

Paul Bravo

Midfielder (San Jose)

6-0 175 7-19-68 2/0 San Jose, CA Monterey Bay (USISL) Santa Clara

A new member of the U.S. National Team pool, he helped lead Santa Clara University to a share of the 1989 NCAA championship, scoring 16 goals and adding eight assists ... Was named Rookie of the Year for the San Francisco Bay Blackhawks of the APSL in 1991 ... Played all 10 field positions in his four-year span with San Francisco ... Played this past season with the Monterey Bay Jaguars of the USISL.

Scott Budnick

Goalkeeper (Tampa Bay)

6-2 195 10-28-71 0/0 Louisville, KY Eintracht (German O'L) William & Mary

Played last spring in Germany with Eintracht Braunschweig of the Oberliga ... Played summer of 1993 with the Richmond Kickers of the USISL ... Trained with Leeds United of the English Premier League and Creue Alexandria of the English Third Division in Summer of 1993 ... Played college soccer at William and Mary from 1989-93 ... All-Conference as a sophomore, junior and senior ... All-Region as a junior and senior ... Played for the U.S. U-18 National Team in 1989 ... Played for U.S. U-20 National Team in 1989-90 during U-20 World Cup Qualifying.

Mike Burns

Midfielder (New England)

5-9 165 5-14-70 35/0 Marlboro, MA Viborg (Denmark) Hartwick

The only U.S. player to participate in every FIFA outdoor world championship event, having participated in the FIFA Under-17 World Championships, World Youth (under-20) Championships, the 1992 Olympics and the 1994 World Cup ... A regular on the U.S. National Team, he was co-captain of the 1992 Olympic Team and the 1991 Pan American gold-medal team ... Has represented the USA 35 times ... Currently on loan from MLS to Viborg of the Denmark First Division.

Altimont Butler

Midfielder (San Jose)

5-10 158 7/21/68 44/12 Brooklyn, NY North Jersey (USISL)

This Jamaican international, has 44 caps and 12 goals for the his country, whose national team he joined when he was 17. A left-footed player, Butler has played in the Portugese second division with Torreense and at college at New Hampshire College, where he was a two-team All-American.

Ian Butterworth

Defender (Colorado)

6-2 190 2/15/64 0/0 Norfolk, England Norwich (England 1st)

Has played in the English Premier League since 1982 ... Captained Norwich City for five seasons from 1999-1994 ... Made 294 appearances for Norwich City, scoring four goals and helping his team reach the F.A. Cup semifinals in 1989 and 1992 ... Norwich City finished third in the Premier League in 1992-93, fourth in 1988-89 and fifth in 1986-87 ... Broke into the professional ranks with Coventry City where he signed as an apprentice in June of 1980 --- Became a full professional in June of 1981 and made his full league debut against Manchester United in March of 1982 ... Played in 91 league matches for Coventry --- Signed with Nottingham Forest in May of 1985 and played one season, appearing in 27 matches before moving to Norwich in 1986 ... Played for the Under-21 England National Team from 1985-86, making nine appearances and scoring one goal.

Daniel Calichman

Defender (Los Angeles)

6-0 180 2-21-68 0/0 Huntington Park, NY New York (A-League) Williams

Assigned to the Los Angeles Galaxy, Calichman played professionally in Japan for four years from 1990-93, the first and only American to play in the J-League ... Played 1990-91 with Mazda F.C. in Hiroshima in the First Division before the inception of the J-League ... played 1992-93 with Hiroshima San Frecce in the J-League ... With San Frecce, he played against Manchester United, Sparta Prauge of Czechoslavkia and Sweden First Division club Helsingborg among others ... Played last season in the A-League with the New York Centaurs ... Was a 1995 A-League All-Star for the Centaurs ... A three-time Division III All-American at Williams College in Williamstown, Mass.

Paul Caligiuri

Defender (Columbus)

5-10 150 3-9-64 108/5 Walnut, CA St. Pauli (German 1st)

A 1990 and '94 World Cup veteran, he scored the historic goal which gave the USA a 1-0 victory over Trinidad & Tobago Nov. 19, 1989, and put the Americans in the 1990 World Cup for the first time in 40 years ... One of the USA's top performers in 1995, he played all but three minutes of the entire season, leading the team in minutes played and games started ... A versatile player, he has played in the back at sweeper, as well as on the flank as an attacking midfielder ... Has started every game for the USA in the last two World Cups, playing every minute in the 1994 World Cup .. Selected to represent the USA at the FIFA All-Star Game July 27, 1987, in front of 58,000 fans and a national television audience ... Named Player of the Year for the U.S. National Team in 1986 ... Playing in the German Bundesliga for St. Pauli ... In his first game for St. Pauli, he was selected to the Bundesliga's All-Eleven Team, representing the week's top performers in Germany's most prestigious league ... Signed with the L.A. Salsa of the United Systems of Independent Soccer Leagues (USISL) in May 1995, and donated his salary to the victims of the Oklahoma City bombing ... One of America's first players to go abroad and make a European professional team, he played two years in West Germany at S.V. Meppen, a second division club, following one year at SV Hamburg, helping the team gain promotion to the German Bundesliga ... Captained the 1985 UCLA team which went 20- 1-4 and won the 1985 NCAA title.

Jorge Campos

Goalkeeper/Forward (Los Angeles)

5-6 150 10-15-66 63/0 Acapulco, Mexico El Atlante (Mexico Div 1)

Colorful goalkeeper from the Mexico National Team and one of the world's best-loved players ... Long-time member of UNAM Pumas in Mexican First Division, where he also plays forward ... One of the top goalkeepers at the 1994 World Cup ... Represented Mexico more than 55 times ... Rated third-best goalkeeper in the world in 1993 after leading Mexico to CONCACAF title and second-placefinish in Copa America ... Currently with El Atlante of the Mexican First Division.

Scott Cannon

Defender (Colorado)

5-9 155 7-22-68 0/0 Evansville, IN Albany (USISL), Cinci (NPSL) Evansville

Currently playing with the Cincinnati Silverbacks of the NPSL ... Played part of the 1995 season with the Detroit Rockers, while representing the Albany Alleycats of the USISL last summer ... The University of Evansville product was a First-Team NCAA All-American for the Purple Aces in 1990 ... Played in the APSL with the Albany Capitals in 1991 before heading to the Harrisburg Heat of the NPSL for the 1991 and 1992 seasons ... Played on the U.S. World University Games Team in the summer of 1991, and trained with the U.S. National Team in the winter of 1991.

Nicola Caricola

Defender (MetroStars)

6-0 160 2-13-63 0/0 Genoa, Italy Genoa (Italy Serie "A")

Marcelo Carrera

Forward (Columbus)

5-8 156 10-1-63 0/0 Canton, OH New York (A-League), Canton (NPSL)

Marcelo is currently playing indoor with the Canton Invaders of the NPSL, after playing with the NY Centaurs of the A-League. A native of Buenos Aires, Argentian, he played several season in the Argentine First Division leading Independiente to the Copa Libertadores and Toyota Cup Championships. He is the all-time leading scorer for the Ft. Lauderdale Strikers, where he won the APSL championship in 1989. His goal scoring ability and flashy moves will surely entertain the crowds.

Jeff Cassar

Goalkeeper (Dallas)

6-2 188 2-2-74 0/0 Livonia, MI ------- Florida International

Has trained on four different occasions with the "A" National Team, most recently in December 1994, where he contributed to a 2-0 shutout over the Trinidad and Tobago U-23 team ... A member of the USA's 1995 Pan American Games team ... Started all four games for the U.S. Under-20 National Team during the 1993 World Youth Championship in Australia, leading the USA to an eighth-place finish .... Posted a 6-0 shutout vs. Turkey, Europe's number-one seed, in the opening game of the '93 world championship ... Played with the 1993 U.S. World University Games team in Buffalo, N.Y. ... College: Started 70 games in his four-year career at Florida International University (FIU), posting an FIU all-time record 23 shutouts ... Named first-team All-Trans America Athletic Conference and second-team All-South Region in 1994 ... Attended Winston Churchill High School in Livonia, Mich., where he earned All-America honors and played four years of varsity soccer ... Played club soccer with Vardar III and led the team to a regional runner-up finish.

H2>Jeff Causey

Goalkeeper (D. C. United)

6-3 197 10/19/71 0/0 Charlottesville, VA Richmond (USISL) Virginia

Played for the University of Virginia 1991, '92 and '93 NCAA Championship teams ... A 1993 All-American for the Cavaliers ... Played for the USISL Boston Storm in 1994 ... Played last season with the Richmond Kickers of the USISL, winning both the USISL Premier Division Championship and the U.S.Open Cup Championship ... Owns the NCAA record for the lowest goals against average in the history of the NCAA tournament with a 0.50 GAA over 16 matches ... Holds UVA records in career shutouts, saves and wins.

Ted Chronopoulos

Defender (New England)

6-0 168 9-16-72 0/0 Palo Alto, CA Paniononious (Greece 1st Div) Stanford

Played college soccer at Cal State San Bernardino in 1990 and 91 and at San Diego State in 1993 ... A product of the California youth clubs and ODP, he signed with Greek First Division team Panionios in 1993 and played 1994 and 95 with the club ... Played 47 matches for Panionios scoring seven goals with 14 assists.

Mark Chung

Midfielder (Kansas City)

5-7 155 6-18-70 22/2 Pembroke Pines, FL San Ciego (CISL) South Florida

One of the most skilled American players, he played for the U.S. National Team for three years from 1991 to 1994 as the team prepared for the 1994 World Cup. The elusive dribbler was the 1995 CISL Rookie of the Year indoors with the San Diego Sockers in 1995.

Mauricio Cienfiegos

Midfielder (Los Angeles)

5-5 140 2-12-68 0/0 San Salvador, El Salv. Firpo (El Salvador)

Member of El Salvadors National Team that played in the 1996 CONCACAF Gold Cup ... El Salvadors most popular and recognizable player ... Currently plays for Firpo in the El Salvador First Division ... The 28-year old has represented the full national team of El Salvador on numerous occasions.

Michael Clark

Defender (Columbus)

6-0 170 12/16/72 0/0 Indianapolis, IN Richmond (USISL) Indiana

A tenacious marker, he is one of Indiana's all-time greatest defenders ... Started each of his 91 games during his career for the Hoosiers from 1991-94 Scored 11 career goals while playing on the backline ... A Parade All-American at Country Day High School in the Detroit area ... Named All-American following his senior season in 1994 ... Played for the Richmond Kickers team that won the USISL Premier League and U.S. National Open Cup titles in 1995.

Ben Crawley

Forward (D. C. United)

5-11 175 5/6/71 0/0 Austin, TX Richmond (USISL) Virginia Indiana

One of the most prolific strikers ever for the University of Virginia ... He was UVA's leading scorer during the 1990, '91 and '92 seasons ... Played on Cavalier NCAA Championship teams in 1989, '91 and '92 ... Is the UVA career leader in assists while ranking third all-time in points and fourth in goals ... Was UVA's team captain and team MVP in 1991 and '92 ... Played for the Under-1 7 National team and the Under-20 National Team which took fourth place at the 1989 World Youth Championships in Saudi Arabia ... Played 1993-94 with TuS Celle F.C. in the German Third Division.

Mac Cozier

Forward (Columbus)

5-8 165 10-23-73 0/0 Orange Park, FL ------- UNC Charlotte

Has played with the U-23 national team since early 1995 ... College: 1995 Missouri Athletic Club player-of-the-year finalists ... UNC-Charlotte's all-time assist leader with 31 and second in all-time points with 99 ... Fourth on the all-time goals chart with 34 ... First player in school history to score more than 30 career goals and 30 career assists ... Selected to the 1995 Nike Challenge College All-Star Game ... Selected to the 1995 Preseason First-Team All-American team by soccer America ... Experienced his best collegiate season in 1994, being named First-Team All-American and All-South by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America ... Captured the 1994 Metro Conference Offensive MVP ... Four-time all-conference selection ... Scored two career hat tricks for UNC-Charlotte.

Chris DaSilva

Defender (MetroStars)

5-11 172 2/13/71 0/0 Jersey (USISL) S. Connecticut

Troy Dayak

Defender (San Jose)

5-11 175 1-21-71 11/0 Livermore, CA San Jose (CISL) San Francisco

Made his debut with the U.S. National Team in 1990 against Canada and earned 11 caps over two years ... The relentless marker was a member of the 1992 U.S. Olympic Team ... Played 1989-93 with the San Francisco Bay Blackhawks, winning the 1990 APSL title ... Played the 1993-94 season indoors with the Cleveland Crunch, winning the NPSL championship ... Played 1995 with the San Jose Grizzlies of the CISL ... Played for the U.S. Under-16 and Under-20 National Teams ... Played in the 1989 Under-20 Youth World Cup in Saudi Arabia, helping the USA to a fourth-place finish ... Played one season at the Univeristy of San Francisco before signing with the Blackhawks.

John DeBrito

Midfielder (New England)

6-2 168 12/3/68 6/0 Waterbury, CT New York (USISL) So. Conn

Played last season with the New York Fever in the USISL ... Was a two-time NCAA Division 11 All-American at Southern Conneticut State and led the Owls to the NCAA Division II title in 1990 ... Also played for the Boston Storm of the USISL ... Had six appearances with the U.S. National Team from 1991-92.

John Diffley

Midfielder (Tampa Bay)

5-9 150 1-11-67 9/0 New York, NY Long Island (USISL) American

Played last season with the USISL champion Long Island Rough Riders ... Played the 1994 USISL season with the North Jersey Imperials .. Spent one season with Haarlem of the Dutch Second Division ... Also played the 1989 and 1990 seasons with the Atlanta Attack of the NPSL ... Reached the NCAA Division I final his first year at American University in 1985 ... Earned eight caps for the U.S. in 1988 when he contended for a spot on the U.S. Olympic Team.

Mark Dodd

Goalkeeper (Dallas)

6-2 180 9-14-65 11/0 Dallas, TX Colorado (A-League) Duke

The long-time back-up goalkeeper for the U.S. National Team has 11 career caps ... Has played the last six years for the Colorado Foxes ... Was a key player in helping the Foxes to two APSL championships Voted the 1990 APSL Player of the Year .. The all-time leading goalkeeper in the APSL, he holds league records for shutouts and goals against average ... Helped Duke University to the 1986 NCAA Championship Prior to joining the Foxes in 1990, he played for the Dallas Sidekicks of the MISL.

Roberto Donadoni

Midfielder (MetroStars)

5-9 160 9-9-63 68/5 Milan, Italy AC Milan (Italy Serie "a")

Roberto, who played for three European champion clubs and the Italian team that was runner-up in the 1994 World, has signed with MetroStars. Donadoni has played 12 seasons in Serie A, the last 10 with Milan, winning four league titles in addition to the three Champion Cups. He has made 59 appearances with the Italian national team, scoring five goals. He was an integral member of Italy's 1990 World Cup semifinalists and the team that lost to Brazil in final of the 1994 World Cup in the United States.

Paulo Dos Santos

Midfielder (New England)

5-9 165 11/13/73 0/0 Cape Verde Islands ------- Rhode Island

Mark Dougherty

Goalkeeper (Tampa Bay)

6-2 180 11-7-67 0/0 Cupertino, CA Montreal (A-League) Fresno State

Played on the S.F. Bay Blackhawks from 1989-93, winning the 1991 APSL championship ... Helped Blackhawks win the championship with two saves during the penalty kick shoot-out ... In 1991, he was Voted MVP of championship series, finished second in the voting for league MVP and was named to the All-APSL first team ... Led the APSL in goals against average in 1991 with 0.81 per game ... In 1993, the Blackhawks moved to the USISL and he helped the team advance to the Sizzlin' Six championships ... In 1995, he was the player/coach for the Hawaii Tsunami of the USISL ... A four-year starter for Fresno State from 1986-89, he captain the Bulldogs his junior and senior years ... As a freshman, he led Bulldogs to the NCAA Final Four ... A four-time All-Far West selection.

John Doyle

Defender (San Jose)

6-3 185 4/16/66 58/4 Fremont, CA Atlanta (A-League) San Francisco

Grew up in Fremont and now lives in Pleasanton--Doyle played soccer in the Bay Area with Washington High School and USF before turning pro. He returned to the Bay Area to play under Clash head coach Laurie Calloway with the San Francisco Bay Blackhawks. Doyle has 56 national team caps and 4 goals, and represented the U.S. at the '88 Seoul Olympics and at WC '90. More recently, Doyle spent the 1995 season with the APSL's Atlanta Ruckus, where he was named Defender of the Year. Doyle is a friend of Eric Wynalda, with whom he played on the Blackhawks.

Oscar Draguicevich

Defender (San Jose)

6-1 180 8-19-69 0/0 Dallas, TX Cleveland (NPSL) North Texas

Currently playing indoor with the Cleveland Crunch of the NPSL ... Also played 1994-95 with Cleveland of the NPSL ... Played the summer of 1994 with Detroit Neon of the CISL, leading the league in blocks ... Played 1991-94 in the German Third Division with SC Norderstedt ... Played 1990-91 with Detroit Rockers of the NPSL ... An NPSL All-Star in 1990-991 ... Nicknamed "the Cowboy" for his Texas roots ... Played on the U.S. Under-20 National Team from 1988-89 and represented the U.S. at the Under-20 Youth World Championships in Saudia Arabia,

Michael DuHaney

Midfielder (Tampa Bay)

5-11 165 4-5-74 0/0 San Diego, CA ------- UNLV

Currently training with the U.S. U-23 Olympic Team at the ARCO Olympic Training Center in San Diego, Calif., ... Has 15 appearances for the USA at the Under-23 level ... Played every minute in two of the USA's three matches at the 1995 Pan American Games in Argentina ... Played every minute in four of the USA's five matches at the 1995 World University Games in Japan ... Broke into the starting lineup with the U-23s in November of 1994 in Orlando ... One of the fastest players in the Olympic Team pool ... Played two seasons at UNLV, tallying five goals and six assists ... Was First-Team All Conference for the Rebels in 1994 ... His father, Jeffrey, played five years with the Jamaican National Soccer Team.

Kevin East

Goalkeeper (Columbus)

6-2 195 3/29/71 0/0 Jersey (USISL) Kean

Ted Eck

Forward (Dallas)

6-1 200 7/14/66 12/1 Springfield, IL Colorado (A-League), Wich (NPSL) W. Illinois

Earned 12 caps with the U.S. National Team from 1989-92 ... Played college soccer at Western Illinois where he was an NCAA All-American in 1988 ... Played for the Ottawa Intrepid of the Canadian Soccer League in 1989 where he was the CSL's leading scorer ... Played indoor with the Kansas City Comets from 1988-91... Played the 1991 season with the Toronto Blizzard of the CSL and played indoor with the St. Louis Storm ... Played the 1992-93 season indoor with the Denver Thunder ... Between 1992-94, he moved from indoor with the St. Louis Ambush to outdoor with the Colorado Foxes ... Played for the Silver-Medal winning U.S. National Indoor Team at the 1992 FIFA Indoor Championships in Hong Kong ... Was All-APSL in 1992, '93 and '94 ... Was voted the APSL's hardest working player in 1992.

Troy Edwards

Defender (Colorado)

6-0 195 1-21-64 0/0 North Bay Fillage, FL Myrtle Beach (USISL) Florida International

Played last season with Myrtle Beach Boyz in the USISL ... Also played with the Miami Sharks in 1988 and with the APSL's Ft. Lauderdale Strikers from 1989-1993 ... Played in 1994 with the Carolina Vipers of the CISL ... Was an NCAA Division II All-American at Florida International University in 1985 and 1986.

Eric Eichmann

Forward (Kansas City)

5-10 170 5-7-65 35/4 Margate, FL St. Louis (NPSL) Clemson A veteran of the 1990 U.S. World Cup Team ... He played in three Played in several World Cup Qualifying matches, scoring a goal in the USA's 2-1 victory over Guatemala, June 17, 1989. A member of the 1988 Olympic Team ... Broke into professional soccer in 1987 with Werder Bremen of the West German Third Division ... Played for the 1989 APSL champion Ft. Lauderdale Strikers .. Came back from an injury to lead the Strikers in scoring in 1992 and was the 3rd-leading scorer in the APSL ... Started his indoor career in 1992, when he played for the Wichita Wings in the NPSL, making the All-Rookie team after scoring 50 points ... Went back to the Strikers in 1993, finishing 3rd on the team in scoring ... Played 1994 for the Washington Warthogs in the CISL ... Played 1994 and the summer of 1995 for the U.S. Beach Soccer Team which finished second at the 1995 World Beach Championships in Rio de Janeiro ... Won the 1994-95 NPSL championship with the St. Louis Ambush ... An All-ACC selection after all four of his college seasons at Clemson ... The all-time leader in assists for Clemson with 47 ... A member of the 1984 NCAA Championship team ... One of Soccer America's college Players of the Decade (1980s).

Samuel Ekeme

Defender (Kansas City)

5-10 165 7-12-68 32/0 Yaounde, Cameroon Hawaii (USISL), Monterrey (CISL)

A member of the 1994 Cameroon World Cup team ... Has represented Cameroon 32 times ... Started his professional career with Canmark Yaounde in the Cameroon First Division where he played from 1984-86 ... Played for Santos Yaounde in the First Division from 1986-89 ... From 1989-94, he played with Canon Yaounde and won the 1991 and 1992 league titles and the 1993 Cameroon Cup ... Played 1994 with Racing Bafoussam in the First Division ... Played last summer with the Hawaii Tsunami of the USISL, winning the Northwest Division and earning a place in the USISL Sizzlin' Nine Championships ... Had six assists and one goal while playing on the back line of the top defensive team in the USISL.

Gerrel Eliott

Midfielder (Dallas)

5-11 150 5/11/70 0/0 Fresno, CA Sacramento (CISL) Fresno State

Was the Soccer Digest Player of the Year at Fresno State in 1991 ... Was an NCAA All-American and Hermann Trophy finalist in 1991 ... The FSU career leader in goals (54) and points (136) ... Was the second-leading scorer in the NCAA Division I in 1991 with 20 goals and 13 assists ... Made his professional debut in 1992 with SSV Ulm in the German Third Division and scored six goals while dishing for 12 assists ... Played the last three seasons in the CISL with the Sacramento Knights.

Michael Emenalo

Defender (San Jose)

6-0 170 7-14-65 14/0 Aba, Nigeria Notts County (England) Boston U.

Played in three out of the four matches for Nigeria at the 1994 World Cup ... Has represented his country 14 times ... Starred at Boston University before going to Belgium, where he played for RWD Motenbeek for four seasons ... BU's all-time scoring leader , with 30 goals and 25 assists in 68 games... He has also played in Belgium with RWD Molenbeek. Played last season for Notts County in the English First Division. Also played for Nigeria on the youth national team level.

Marco Etcheverry

Midfielder (D. C. United)

5-10 160 9-26-70 39/18 Santa Cruz, Bolivia America Cali (Colombia)

Known as "El Diablo," the skillful midfielder is Bolivia's top player ... Played in Spain for Albacete before moving to Chilean Club Colo Colo for a $750,000 transfer fee ... Helped lead Colo Colo to the South American club championship ... Suffered a severe knee injury in November of 1993, but made a dramatic comeback to make Bolivia's 1994 World Cup Team ... Played for America Cali of the Colombia First Division on loan during the last year.

H2>Richard Farrer

Forward (Dallas)

6-0 175 4-9-71 0/0 Albuquerque, NM New Mexico Chiles (USISL) New Mexico

Richard returned in '95 for his 3rd year with the New Mexico Chiles after a one year absence. During his one year absence Richard played for Ama Zulu F.C. professional club in South Africa. Richard was born in Johannesbur, South Africa and played at Las Cruces H.S. He played his freshman year at Colorado College before transferring to UNM to play his final 3 years with the Lobos. He was named MVP. Richard has played for the USISL Albuquerque Gunners, New Mexico Roadrunners and the New Mexico Chiles.

Jay Fitzgerald

Goalkeeper (Dallas)

6-5 210 9/1/73 0/0 ------- Creighton

Jorge Flores

Midfielder (Dallas)

5-8 155 2-13-77 0/0 Los Angeles, CA ------

Will train with the 1996 U.S. Olympic hopefuls this October in San Diego ... Started and played every minute for the 1993 U.S. Under-17 National Team at the U-17 World Championships in Japan ... Starred for Paramount High Spent the last year with the U.S. Under-1 8 National Team.

Iain Fraser

Defender (New England)

5-10 175 4-3-64 0/0 Ontario, Canada Sacramento (CISL) Hartwick

The Canadian National Team player has missed only one match for his country since his debut in 1994 ... Played for Canada in the 1996 CONCACAF Gold Cup ... Played college soccer at Hartwick College, leading his team to the Final Four in 1984 and '85 ... Started his professional career in 1987 with the Hamilton Steelers of the Canadian Soccer League ... Played 1988 with the Toronto Blizzard and 1989 with the Steelers ... Played 1990-91 with the Montreal Supra in the APSL and 1993-94 with the Colorado Foxes of the A-League ... Played indoor from 1986-1991 with the MISL's Kansas City Comets, earning All-MISL honors three times ... Played from 1992-94 with the Kansas City Attack, winning the 1993 NPSL championship with the Attack ... Played last summer with the CISLs Sacramento Knights.

Robin Fraser

Defender (Los Angeles)

6-1 175 12-17-66 12/0 Denver, CO Colorado (A-League) Florida Int.

The smooth sweeper has 12 caps with the U.S. National Team, earned from 1989-91 ... Played last six seasons with the Colorado Foxes of the A-League, winning championships in 1992 and =9193 ... Has been A-League All-Star for six consecutive years .... Played 1984-88 at Florida International University, winning the 1984 Division II National Championship ... FIU moved to Division I and he was an NCAA All-American in 1987 and 1988 ... Was the 1988 Florida College Player of the Year.

Adam Frye

Defender (Tampa Bay)

5-10 159 2/15/74 0/0 ------- UCLA


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