U.S. National Team: A highly regarded defender with six years of international experience in Holland, he established himself as a defensive mainstay in 2000, appearing in a personal-best eight matches on the year ... 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 ... 1999: A member of the bronze medal-winning squad at the 1999 FIFA Confederations Cup in Mexico ... 1998: 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 that 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.
Professional: Has six seasons of professional soccer under his belt in Holland, where he began his professional career after leaving college a year early ... Played four seasons in the Dutch Honor 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 ... 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 Ernie 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.
College: Considered to be one of the greatest players in UNC men's soccer history ... A 57-game starter in three years at UNC, tallying 13 goals and 10 assists from his defensive position ... A two-time All-American and first-team All- Atlantic Coast Conference at UNC ... Played two years at UNC with U.S. National Team defender Eddie Pope ... Bypassed his senior season at UNC to play in the Dutch second division with FC Zwolle, a club known for grooming young talent and moving them onto the first division ... High School: Lost just two games in three years as a high school teammate of Claudio Reyna ... A four-year letter winner for St. Benedict's Prep in Newark, N.J., where he started on the team that won two state championships and ranked No.2 and No. 1 in the nation in 1989 (22-0) and 1990 (25-0), respectively.
Personal: Cousin and godson of Boston Red Sox baseball Hall of Famer Carl Yastrzemski ... Has an Irish passport due to his grandmother being born in Ireland ... Paved the way for lower profile foreigners to get a Dutch work permit in a landmark case after appealing his denied request in 1994 ... A deadly penalty kick finisher ... Friend and teammate Claudio Reyna stood up in his wedding on New Year's Eve 1997.