U.S. National Team: Came out of nowhere in 1998 and within one year was a regular contributor on defense for the U.S. ... 2000: Anchored three-man defensive line that shutout Haiti in the opening game of the 2000 CONCACAF Gold Cup ... Made four total appearances on the back line in 2000, and turned in a solid 90-minute effort against Ireland in the pouring rain at Foxboro Stadium in the Nike U.S. Cup ... 1999: A breakthrough year with the National Team, he played in eight matches in 1999, more than any other defender except Jeff Agoos ... A member of the bronze medal-winning squad at the 1999 FIFA Confederations Cup in Mexico ... Was on the field for all 90 minutes in landmark victories over Argentina, Germany (twice) and Chile, all second round World Cup '98 qualifiers ... 1998: Returned home to San Jose, Calif., with the U.S. National Team where he made his first appearance against Australia on Nov. 6, 1998 ... Pre-1995: Participated in the 1994 and 1995 Olympic Festival ... First Appearance: Nov. 6, 1998 vs. Australia ... First Goal: None.
Professional: Is the "poster-boy" for the U.S. Open Cup tournament, making a name for himself with the D3 San Francisco Bay Seals in the tournament before breaking out as a professional with the Chicago Fire and then an international with the U.S. National Team ... 2000: Helped the Fire return to MLS Cup in 2000, and again lifted the Open Cup trophy the same year ... Played more minutes (2497) than any other Fire player in 2000 ... 1999: Played and started 26 games for the Fire, helping the team into the playoffs for the second consecutive season ... Notched two assists on the year ... 1998: Drafted in the first-round of the 1998 MLS supplemental draft ... Scored two goals for the Fire in 1998, both game-winning headers and both off corner kicks ... A double winner with the Fire in his first season of Division I professional soccer, winning the '98 MLS Cup and earning MVP honors in the Fire's U.S. Open Cup championship ... 1997: Played in 30 games with USL's D3 Pro League San Francisco Bay Seals, leading team to semifinals of U.S. Open Cup ... Earned the Eduardo Yolde Award for the Most Valuable Player for Seals ... 1996: In his second amateur year with the Seals, he tallied one assist in 17 games ... 1995: First season as an amateur with the Seals.
College: Four year starter at San Jose State University (1994-97) ... Registered five goals and one assist in 70 games ... San Jose's MVP in 1996 and defensive MVP in 1995 ... A two-time All-Conference Player in 1995 and 1996 (Mountain Pacific Soccer Federation in '95; Western Athletic Conference in '96).
Personal: Lists Soldier Field as his favorite stadium ... Describes himself as hardworking, friendly and considerate ... Relaxes by driving or watching TV ... Enjoy's Wu Tang Clan's music ... Nicknamed "Cool Juice" by his Chicago Fire teammates.