Brief Player Biographies, M-R (courtesy MLS)

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(Last Updated April 17, 1996, after final roster cuts)

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Brian Maisonneuve

Midfielder (Columbus)

5-11 170 6-28-73 0/0 Warren, MI ------- Indiana

Quickly emerging as one of the United States' most dangerous attacking midfielders, he captured the 1994 Hermann Award, one of two awards given to college's top player ... A prospective member of the 1996 U.S. Olympic Team, he has recovered from a serious knee injury and is training with the U-23s at the ARCO Olympic Training Center in San Diego ... The Indiana University All-American finished his collegiate career with 44 goals and 26 assists.

Pete Marino

Forward (Columbus)

5-7 145 4-24-73 0/0 Pompano Beach, FL -------- Brevard C.C.

A current member of the US Olympic Team that will compete in this Summer's Games in Atlanta, Pete scored a goal in the U-23's 4-0 victory over Jamaica in January, 1996. he spent the last two and a half years playing in Germany with SC Brouck (third division) and Bayer Leverkusen's amateur team. He is a talented forward with exceptional ball skills and a knack for beating defenders.

Jesse Marsch

Forward (D. C. United)

5-11 170 11/8/73 0/0 ------- Princeton

Tim Martin

Defender (San Jose)

5-11 165 4-12-67 1/0 San Jose, CA Atlanta (A-League) Fresno State

The Clash's third-round draft pick played on the San Jose Blackhawks during the 1991 APSL championship season. He has also played with the APSL's Ft. Lauderdale Strikers and, last year, with the Atlanta Ruckus. He has one full international appearance against the Cayman Islands in 1993. He played his college soccer at Fresno State, except his freshman year, when he played for Cal. He was a first-team All-American at Fresno State in 1990 and the Big West Conference Player of the Year. The Clash used their local player option to select Martin.

Brian McBride

Forward (Columbus)

6-11 170 6-19-72 1/0 Arlington Heights,IL Wolfsburg (Germany 2nd) St. Louis

A member of the U.S. National Team player pool, he played last season with German second division club VfL Wolfsburg, where he teamed with Mike Lapper ... The 6-foot-1, 170-pound forward is St. Louis University's all-time leading scorer with 72 goals and 40 assists ... A two-time All-American, he was the 1993 Great Midwest Conference MVP.

Matt McKeon

Midfielder (Kansas City)

6-2 190 9-24-74 0/0 St. Louis, MO ------- St. Louis

One of four U.S. U-23 players on track to play in every FIFA outdoor world championship event (other three are Brian Kelly, Imad Baba and Nelson Vargas), an accomplished achieved by only one other U.S. Soccer player (Mike Burns) ... Captained the U.S. U-17 National Team to a fifth-place finish in the 1991 U-17 World Championship in Italy, highlighted by first-round wins against host Italy, Argentina and China ... Among the U.S. U-23 National Team's leaders in appearances, starts, assists and points ... Winner of the 1995 Missouri Athletic Club player-of-the-year award, given to the nation's top college player ... Finished second in the nation in scoring, tallying 17 goals and 20 assists and breaking the SLU all-time single-season assist mark ... 1994 and '95 first-team NCAA All-America selection at St. Louis University ... Finished fifth in the voting for the 1994 MAC award ... Great Midwest Conference Player of the Year ... Tallied 16 assists in 1994 ...

Ivan McKinley

Midfielder (Tampa Bay)

Wits University (South Africa NSL)

6-2 180 6-15-69 0/0 Palm Bay, FL Wits University (South Africa NSL) Boca Raton Played for the Ft. Lauderdale Strikers in the APSL from 1991-94 ... Played First Division in Switzerland for half of the 1995 season with Neuchatel Xamax ... A native of South Africa, he played second half of 1995 season with Wits F.C. in South Africa ... Played 1987-91 at the College of Boca Raton (now Lynn College) ... A two-time NAIA All-American for Boca Raton.

Shawn Medved

Midfielder (D. C. United)

5-11 172 6/16/67 0/0 Issaquah, WA Seattle (A-League), Cincy (NPSL) Evergreen State

Played last season for the A-League Champion Seattle Sounders ... Currently playing indoor with the Cincinnati Silverbacks of the NPSL ... Played 1992-94 for the Cleveland Crunch Of the NPSL and was a member of the 1993-94 Crurch NPSL Championship Team, scoring 38 goals and 19 assists ... The Evergreen State College all-time leading scorer... Played 1990 with the Portland Timbers of the APSL and led the team in scoring with 10 goals ... Played for the Colorado Foxes 1992 APSL Championship team, scoring 13 goals ... Played two seasons with the Tacoma Stars in the MISL from 1990-92 ... His father, Ron, was an All-American defensive back, at the University of Washington and played in the NFL for the Philadelphia Eagles from 1966-70.

Victor Mella

Forward (San Jose)

5-9 152 11-14-74 0/0 Santiago, Chile Chilean 1st Div. UNLV

Victor Mella, the Clash's ninth-round draft pick, is on loan to MLS as part of an exchange program. Hecomes to San Jose from the youth program of Chilean club Colo Colo.

Tony Meola

Goalkeeper (MetroStars)

6-1 205 2-21-69 89/0 Kearny, NJ Long Island (USISL) Virginia

The most capped goalkeeper in U.S. Soccer history with 89, earning 30 shutouts over that time ... The starting goalkeeper for the United States in both the 1990 and 1994 World Cups, playing every minute ... One of the most recognized players in U.S. history, he was the captain of the 1994 World Cup team ... Won both the Hermann Trophy and the Missouri Athletic Club Player of the Year in 1989, after leading Virginia to the NCAA co-National Championship ... Led the Long Island Rough Hiders to the 1995 USISL Championship ... A high school teammate of fellow MLS signee John Harkes ... Drafted out of high school by the New York Yankees and had a brief stint with the New York Jets as a placekicker.

Janusz Michallik

Midfielder (Columbus)

5-11 170 4-22-66 44/1 New Britain, CT New York (A-League)

A member of the 1994 World Cup Team pool for most of the three years leading up to the World Cup ... Was not chosen for the World Cup team, but has 44 appearances for the USA ... Born in Poland, he signed with pro club Gwarda Warsaw at the age of 16 ... He left for the U.S. a year later and has played professionally indoor with the Canton Invaders and outdoor with the Boston Bolts ... Played last year with the Connecticut Wolves of the USISL and the New York Centaurs of the A-League.

Todd Miller

Midfielder (Columbus)

6-1 180 11/29/73 0/0 ------- Westminster College

Manny Motajo

Defender (Los Angeles)

6-0 156 2-13-70 0/0 Green Belt, MD Washington (CISL) Howard

Played 1994-95 with the Washington Warthogs of the CISL ... Played 1994 with the Washington Mustangs of the USISL ... Played college soccer at Howard University from 1989-92 and was team captain in 1991 ... Played 1987-88 for the First Bank in the National League of Nigeria ... Played for the Nigeria Under-21 National Team during 1988-89 ... Made it to the Combine through open tryouts in Washington D.C.

Forward (New England)

5-9 165 11/23/71 0/0 Argentina Boca Juniors (Argentina 1st)

Arash Noamouz

Midfielder (Los Angeles)

6-0 170 6/6/67 0/0 Iran -------

Uche Okafor

Defender (Kansas City)

6-3 190 8-8-67 34/0 Owerri, Nigeria Irony Ashdod (Israel)

Member of the 1994 Nigerian World Cup team that reached the second round ... Had stints with pro teams in Belgium, Morocco and France ... Played for Ironi Ashdod of Israel ... Played in the Nigerian First Division for ACB Football Club ... Has represented his country more than 30 times.

Curt Onalfo

Defender (Los Angeles)

6-2 185 11-19-69 1/0 Ridgefield, CT Tampico Madero (Mexico)Virginia

A member of the 1992 U.S. Olympic Team, he scored four goals for the U.S. during Olympic qualifying ... Overcame a six-month bout of Hodgkin's Disease to earn a contract with MLS ... A member of the goal-medal winning U.S. team at the 1991 Pan-American Games ... Played four seasons for Virginia, winning the NCAA title in 1991 ... Born in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on Nov. 19, 1969, the same day Pele scored his 1,000th goal ... Currently on loan from MLS to Tampico of the Mexican Division 1A.

Bo Oshoniyi

Goalkeeper (Columbus)

6-1 190 11-3-71 0/0 Poughkeepsie, NY New York (A-League) S. Connecticut

Played 1995 outdoors with the NY Centaurs of the A-League and recently indoors with the NPSL Detroit Rockers...Played with the US National B team in 1994... Played for the US World University Games Team in 1993...Played 1990-93 at S. Connecticut State, winning NCAA Division II National Championships in 90 & 92...An NCAA All-American in 92 & 93... The adidas National Goalkeeper of the year in 1993...Holds the NCAA record for career shutouts with 50...Had a goals against average of 0.47 in 82 college games. m

Adian Paz

Forward (Columbus)

5-10 168 9-9-68 10/? Montevideo, Uruguay Ipswich Town (England 1st)

Paz made his professional debut with Bella Vista F.C. at the age of 17, before being bought by Penarol, the the Uruguayan First Division, 1987. Paz played with Penarol from 1987-92, before being transferred to Estudianted de La Plata, where he played before he joined Ipswich in 1994. While playing with Penarol, Paz was the leading scorer in the Uruguayan first division in 1991 and led Penarol to league title in 1987 and 1988. In 1987 Penarol won the Copa Libertadores, the most prestigious club tournament in all of South America.

Clint Peay

Defender (D. C. United)

6-0 165 9-16-73 0/0 Columbia, MD ------ Virginia

A bruising defender who has a good shot at making the 1996 Olympic Team ... Currently training with the U-23s at the ARCO Olympic Training Center in San Diego ... One of four members of a class that claimed four NCAA championships at the University of Virginia, a feat never accomplished by any other Division I men's soccer player ... Led UVA's defense in four consecutive NCAA title game shutouts ... Captained the U.S. U-20 National Team in 1992.

Nyanforth Peters

Forward (Kansas City)

5-6 160 12-6-71 0/0 Hyattsville, MD FC Locarno (Swiss 1st) Park College

A local player out of Park College, Peters scored 25 goals and 12 assists in only 18 games during the 1993 season, earning NAIA All-American status. In 1994, he played for Swiss First Division club FC Locarno. he has also played for the Junior National Team of his native Liberia.

Steve Pittman

Defender (Tampa Bay)

7/18/67 2/0 Wilson, SC Partick Thistle (Scotland Premier)

Brandon Pollard

Defender (Dallas)

5-11 168 10-9-73 0/0 Richmond, VA ------- Virginia

National Team: Among the U-23 leaders in games played and games started ... Started in two of the USA's three games in the 1995 Pan American Games in Mar del Plata, Argentina ... Started in all four games for the U.S. Under-20 National Team in the 1993 World Youth Championship in Australia, helping the USA to an eighth-place finish ... A member of the 1993 World University Games Team ... College: Named first-team All-American his junior and senior years and second team his sophomore year by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America, becoming just the third player in UVa history to be named All-American by the NSCAA three times ... Named first team All-ACC in each of his final three seasons ... A member of the past three UVa NCAA Championship teams ... One of eight UVa players in the last 10 years to start 80 or more career games ...Played on the gold-medal winning East team in the 1994 U.S. Olympic Festival in St. Louis ... First-team National Soccer Coaches Association of America All-American in 1994 and second-team in 1993 ... Two-time All-Atlantic Coast Conference selection ... Often marks the opposition's most dangerous offensive threat ... High School: Top defender on the Parade All-America roster as a senior at J.R. Tucker High School ... A four-time All-Colonial District, All-Central Region and All-State selection.

Eddie Pope

Defender (D. C. United)

6-1 180 12-24-73 0/0 High Point, NC ------- North Carolina

Named to the 1994 first-team NCAA All-America, All-Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) and All-South Region teams ... Has started every collegiate game of his career so far ... Named second team All-ACC in 1993 ... As a freshman he practiced with the Tar Heels football team as a place kicker, but quit to concentrate on soccer ... Has played for the South team in the last two U.S. Olympic Festivals ... At Southwest Guilford High School he played four years of soccer, three years of football as a place kicker and one year of baseball ... Longest field goal in high school was 48 yards ... First athlete in North Carolina to be invited to both the soccer and football high school all-star games.

Alan Pramkin

Forward (Kansas City)

5-7 165 11-30-71 0/0 Dallas, TX Raleigh (USISL) Southern Methodist

Played for the Raleigh Flyers of the USISL in 1995, leading the team in scoring .. Played with the Dallas Sidekicks of the CISL in 1994 ... Earned two caps with the U.S. National Team in 1993 ... Played at SMU from 1990-93, earning NCAA All-American honors in 1992 and 1993 .. Was a MAC finalist in 1992 and 1993 .. Led the Mustangs in scoring from 1991-93 ... Played for the U.S. National "B" Team from 1992-94.


Midfielder (Kansas City)

M 5-9 165 6-24-63 0/0 Belgrade, Yugoslavia Portsmouth (England), Wichita (NPSL)

One of indoor soccer's most prolific scorers...4 times scored more than 50 goals in a MISL season...spent last 2 years outdoor w/ Everton (Eng P)...7-time MISL All-star...88-89 MISL MVP...also played for Red Star in Yugoslavia and for Estrella Amadora (POR 1) Full name: Predrag Radosavijevic

Ed Puskarich

Defender (Dallas)

6-0 160 4/4/72 0/0 Hanover Park, IL Milwaukee (NPSL) SMU (Gridiron)

Currently playing indoor with the Milwaukee Wave of the NPSL ... One of only two players to play in every NPSL season ... Played college soccer at SMU from 1980-83 ... Broke into professional soccer with the Houston Dynamos of the USL in 1984 ... Played for the Columbus Capitals of the NPSL from 1984-86 ... Played for the NPSL Ft. Wayne Flames in 1986 and the Memphis Storm in 1987 ... In 1988-89, he played for the NPSL's Dayton Dynamo and Memphis Storm ... Moved to the Chicago Power in 1989, where he played until 1994 ... Won the 1990-91 NPSL championship with Chicago ... Played last season in the USISL, where he captained the Rockford Raptors ... Has been head coach at two NCAA Division III schools, North Central College in Naperville, Illinois, and Aurora University in Aurora, Illinois.

Steve Ralston

Midfielder (Tampa Bay)

5-10 160 6-14-74 0/0 St. Louis (NPSL) Florida International

Tab Ramos

Midfielder (MetroStars)

5-7 140 9-21-86 62/4 Kearny, NJ U.A.N.L. (Mexico) N.C State

MLS' first player signed, he is arguably the most -skillful player to ever play for the United States ... A member of the 1988 U.S. Olympic Team and 1990 and '94 U.S. World Cup Teams, he has made more than 55 appearances for the USA ... Was the MVP in USA's 4-3 come-from-behind victory over Saudi Arabia Oct. 8, scoring a goal and adding two assists ... Played professionally in Spain from 1990-94 ... Is currently on loan to Tigres of the Mexican First Division.

Tommy Reasoner

Midfielder (Kansas City)

5-8 153 10/27/67 0/0 Garden City, MI San Diego (USISL) Tampa

A veteran attacking midfielder with five years of experience in the APSL with the Tampa Bay Rowdies (1991- 93) and the San Diego Nomads (1989-90) ... Member of the San Diego club that won the 1989 APSL-West ... Also has indoor experience with the CISL's San Diego Sockers during the summer of 1994 ... Two-time NCAA Division II All-American at the University of Tampa from 1985-90 ... Was a starter on the Under-20 U.S. National Team and competed in the Under-20 World Cup in Chile in 1987 ... Born in Garden City, Michigan, but resides in San Diego.

Andrew Restreppo

Defender (MetroStars)

6-2 175 10-8-70 0/0 Sarasota, FL South Florida

Played last part of 1995 in the Colombian First Division for Sante Fe and in the Second Division with Condor ... Played 1995 with Tampa Bay of the USISL ... Played 1993-94 with the Orlando Lions in the USISL ... Played 1991-92 at the University of South Florida.

Jorge Rodas

Midfielder (San Jose)

1972 ?/? Guatemala Communicaciones (Guatemala)

Eduardo Rodriguez

Midfielder (MetroStars)

6-4 205 4-22-70 0/0 Tampa Bay (NPSL) New Mexico

Former Clubs: Chivas of Guadalajara (MEX), Tecos of Guadalajara (MEX) & Arizona (CISL).

Felipe Rodriguez

Midfielder (Colorado)

5-7 160 9-12-75 0/0 El Monte, CA -------

Was a four-year letter winner at El Monte High School, capturing high school All-American honors in 1994 ... Played several years with Standard Falcons, a Southern California youth team ... Was with Belgium's Standard Liege reserve team when he was 16, before returning home to finish high school.

Washington "Secco" Rodriguez

Midfielder (Dallas)

5-7 145 1-12-70 Montevideo, Uruguay Liverpool (Uruguay 1st)

The fast and skillful midfielder has played the last five seasons for Liverpool F.C. of the Uruguayan First Division ... Voted the MVP of the Uruguayan First Division this past season ... Has played 144 matches for Liverpool, scoring 27 goals, including seven this season and 10 last season ... Played with the Uruguay Under-20 National Team in 1990 on a tour of Spain ... Played with the Uruguay Under-23 National Team in 1992 on a tour of Mexico and Costa Rica.

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