U.S. National Team: A six-year veteran of the U.S. National Team, he was the only player (other than David Regis) on the 1998 World Cup squad who did not play in any World Cup qualifiers ... 1999: Appeared in just two matches for the USA in 1999 ... Credited with the assist for his perfectly-placed long ball to Eric Wynalda, who scored his U.S. Soccer record 33rd international goal on Nov. 17 against Morocco ... 1998: Scored his first goal ever for the U.S. National team in a 2-2 draw with Paraguay on March 14, in San Diego ... 1993: Made his national team debut Oct. 13, 1993, against Mexico after establishing himself with Schalke 04 of the German first division ... First Appearance: Oct. 13, 1993, vs. Mexico ... First Goal: March 14, 1998, vs. Paraguay.
Professional: Played eight years professionally in Germany before returning to the U.S. and MLS after the 1998 World Cup ... 1999: Helped lead to Dallas to the Western Conference Finals, scoring 4 goals and 7 assists in 25 games with the Burn ... 1998: Following the '98 World Cup, Deering returned the States to play with the Dallas Burn of MLS ... Started 13 of 14 games for the Burn, recording three goals ... Pre-1998: One of the main contributors in VfL Wolfsburg's first-ever promotion into the German Bundesliga ... Played 15 games for Wolfsburg's inaugural Bundesliga season in 1997-98 ...Played previously with Schalke's amateur team after moving to the club from Werder Bremen in 1993, where he played on the reserve team for three years.
College: Turned professional after playing two years (1989-90) at Indiana University ... Led the team in scoring as a sophomore with 12 goals and 12 assists ... As a freshman, he finished fourth on the team in scoring with nine goals and 10 assists ... High School: Captained the U.S. Under-16 National Team ... Attended Plano High School in Plano, Texas where he was a two-time Parade All-American and Texas Player of the Year.
Personal: Married to Marci Cornish, they have a daughter, Britney.