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Albright’s two goals help D.C. United move on by beating Rochester 3-0.

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Why did D.C. United get Albright?

U.S. soccer FORWARD
Chris Albright
Height: 6-1 (1.86 m).
Weight: 180 (86 kg).
Born: January 14, 1979 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Hometown: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
College: University of Virginia.
Club: D.C. United (MLS).


             U.S. National Team Statistics 2001

Opponent       Date   Score  GP  GS   MIN   G   A  Pts  Y   R

China         Jan 27   2-1    1   0    31   0   0   0   0   0
Colombia       Feb 3   0-1    1   1    62   0   0   0   0   0
Honduras      Mar 28   2-1    1   0    24   0   0   0   0   0 CONCACAF Qualifying

Total                         3   1   117   0   0   0   0   0

National Team
Year Record GP/GS G A Pts
1999 0-0-1 1/0 1 0 2
2000 1-0-2 3/1 0 0 0
2001 2-1-0 3/2 0 0 0
Total 3-1-3 7/3 1 0 2
Olympics
Year W-L-T GP/GS G A Pts
2000 1-2-3 6/6 2 0 4
Total 1-2-3 6/6 2 0 4
Professional
Year Club GP/GS G A Pts
1999 D.C. United (MLS) 8/4 0 1 1
2000 D.C. United (MLS) 25/21 3 0 6
Total (MLS) 33/25 3 1 7
MLS Champion - 1999
College
Year Team GP G A Pts
1997 Univ. of Virginia 26 11 - -
1998 Univ. of Virginia 22 20 - -
Total 48 31 - -

National Team: A strong, talented forward who has exceptional goal-scoring instincts ... 2000: Earned his second cap as a second half sub in 1-1 tie w/ Tunisia on March 12, 2000 ... Ended the year training with the full U.S. Men's National Team in preparation for two important qualifying matches ... 1999: Scored a goal in his full Men's National Team debut, a 2-2 tie with Jamaica on Sept. 8, 1999 ... Under-23s: Tied for the lead in scoring for the U.S. Under-23 Men's National Team with four goals and three assists in 2000 ... Had two goals in six matches during the 2000 Olympics, including a huge first goal in a 2-2 draw versus the Czech Republic in the team's pressure-filled opening game ... Was the only U-23 player to appear in all 20 overall games in the calendar year ... Scored two goals in the 3-0 qualifying opener win vs. Honduras on April 21 ... Created three goals in the crucial 4-0 win over Guatemala on April 28 to advance to Sydney ... Came on as a sub in both games of a two-game series versus Germany in Feb. 1999 to earn his first U-23 caps ... Under-20s: A member of the U.S. U-20 squad that finished 11th overall at the 1999 FIFA World Youth Championship in Nigeria ... Played in all nine games of the 1999 season ... Led the U-20s in scoring in 1998 with 10 goals and four assists in 18 international matches ... Also scored four goals in non-international matches ... Tied with Nick Garcia for the most goals during CONCACAF qualifying with four ... Under-18s: Played in one international match with the U-18 National Team in 1997, scoring two goals in a 3-2 victory over Norway at the Paolo Valenti Tournament in Italy ... First Appearance: Sept. 8, 1999, vs. Jamaica ... First Goal: Sept. 8, 1999, vs. Jamaica.

Professional: Earned a starting role up front with defending MLS champion D.C. United during the 2000 season ... 2000: Netted three goals in 25 appearances in 2000, one of which was a game-winner ... Was fourth in scoring with two goals and three assists in three games during MLS Spring Training 2000, leading D.C. United to the pre-season championship in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. ... 1999: After being acquired by United after the 1999 All-Star Break, he made his professional debut the following weekend ... Started four of eight games before his season came to a premature end just prior to the playoffs when he suffered a torn MCL in his left knee.

College: Left the University of Virginia after his sophomore season, when he scored 20 goals in 22 games ... Named to the Soccer America All-Freshman team in 1997 after playing in all 26 of Virginia's matches, scoring 11 goals and adding seven assists ... Ranked fifth in the ACC in both goals and points ... High School: One of Soccer America's Super 11 recruits following his senior year at William Penn Charter H.S. ... Excelled in track and football in high school ... Was a wide receiver and kicker in football. Personal: Lists his favorite soccer players as U-23 head coach Clive and Arsenal and Holland scoring ace Dennis Bergkamp ... Most memorable soccer moment was qualifying for Nigeria ‘99 at the CONCACAF tournament in Trinidad and qualifying for the 2000 Olympics at the CONCACAF tournament in his home state of Pennsylvania.

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