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Califf header provides 1-0 win over England in world championship.

U.S. soccer DEFENDER
Dan Califf
Height: 6-1.
Weight: 175.
Born: March 17, 1980.
Hometown: Orange, California.
College: University of Maryland. Club: Los Angeles Galaxy (MLS).

National Team
Year Record GP G A Pts
Total - - - - -
Year W-L-T GP/GS G A Pts
2000 1-2-3 6/6 1 0 2
Total 1-2-3 6/6 1 0 2
Year Club GP/GS G A Pts
2000 Los Angeles Galaxy (MLS) 18/16 1 1 3
Total (MLS) 18/16 1 1 3
Year Team GP G A Pts
1998 Univ. of Maryland 24 1 3 5
1999 Univ. of Maryland 20 2 0 4
Total 44 3 3 9

National Team: A tough central defender with the size and speed to play in any defensive alignment ... Under-23: Has filled in at defender off the bench in seven of 11 overall games in 2000... Made his Under-23 National Team debut in Team USA's opening round 1-0 win over Cuba in the 1999 Pan American Games ... Started five of the team's six games in the tournament, helping them to a bronze medal ... Under-20: Started 16 of 18 overall games and tallied a goal and three assists for the Under-20 team in 1999 on their way to an 11th place finish in the 1999 FIFA World Youth Championship in Nigeria ... Scored the crucial game-winner in the opening game versus England on April 5, 1999 ... Earned nine caps in 1999 ... Earned 16 caps in 19 international games in 1998 ... Made his Under-20 National Team debut on April 4, 1998 in a 1-1 draw with Iceland ... Scored his first U-20 goal in a 3-1 win over Switzerland at the 98 Paolo Valenti Tournament in Italy ... Under-17: Earned 15 caps as a member of the U.S. Under-17 National Team ... Anchored the U-17 defense at the 1997 FIFA Under-17 World Championship in Egypt ... Named the FIFA "Player of the Match" in the U-17s' loss to Brazil.

Professional: Selected as the sixth overall pick in the MLS SuperDraft 2000 by the Los Angeles Galaxy.

College: A two-year starter for the University of Maryland, Califf earned NSCAA Third Team All-American honors in his sophomore season ... As a freshman in 98, he helped lead the University of Maryland to the NCAA Final Four and was named to the Soccer America All-Freshman Team ... High School: Was a four-year leter winner at Orange High School ... Was named a 1998 Parade Magazine All-American following his senior year ... Also listed as a Soccer America Top 25 collegiate recruit after his senior season ... Was team captain during his junior and senior seasons ... Earned All-County and All-C.I.F. ...

Personal: Favorite player is the Netherlands' Frank de Boer ... Enjoys surfing and reading ... Enjoys punk rock and surf music.

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