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Pope, Fraser rejoin national team for Chile match preparations.

Defender Fraser, 32, is finally making a mark on his national team.

U.S. soccer DEFENDER
Robin Fraser
Height: 6-1 (1.86 m).
Weight: 175 (80 kg).
Born: December 17, 1966 in Jamaica.
Hometown: Kingston, Jamaica.
College: Florida International University.
Club: Los Angeles Galaxy (MLS).


             U.S. National Team Statistics 2000

Opponent       Date   Score  GP  GS   MIN   G   A  Pts  Y   R

Haiti         Feb 12   3-0    1   1    90   0   0   0   0   0 Gold Cup
Columbia      Feb 19   2-2    1   1   120   0   0   0   0   0 Gold Cup (1-2 PK)
Tunisia       Mar 12   1-1    1   1    90   0   0   0   0   0
Russia        Apr 26   0-2    1   1    90   0   0   0   0   0
Guatemala     Jul 16   1-1    1   1    90   0   0   0   0   0 CONCACAF Qualifying

Total                         5   5   480   0   0   0   0   0

National Team
Year Record GP G A Pts
1988 0-4-2 6 0 0 0
1990 2-1-2 5 0 0 0
1991 1-1-0 2 0 0 0
1997 0-1-0 1 0 0 0
1999 4-3-1 8 0 0 0
2000 1-1-3 5 0 0 0
Total 8-11-8 27 0 0 0
Professional
Year Club GP G A Pts
1996 L.A. Galaxy (MLS) 27 1 0 2
1997 L.A. Galaxy (MLS) 24 0 0 0
1998 L.A. Galaxy (MLS) 29 0 0 0
1999 L.A. Galaxy (MLS) 24 0 1 1
2000 L.A. Galaxy (MLS) 25/24 0 0 0
Total (MLS) 129/- 1 1 3
APSL Champion - 1992-1993
College
Year Team GP G A Pts
1985-88 Florida International - - - -
Total - - - -

U.S. National Team: The Jamaican native made his debut for the U.S. National Team back in 1988 at the age of 22 ... In the last 11 years he has served under four different U.S. head coaches: Lothar Osiander (1988), Bob Gansler (1990), Bora Milutinovic (1991), Steve Sampson (1997) and Bruce Arena (1998 - present) ... 1999: After 11 years as part of the U.S. National Team pool, he saw his most productive year in 1999, playing in seven matches, including memorable victories over Germany, Argentina and Chile ... A member of the bronze medal-winning squad at the 1999 FIFA Confederations Cup in Mexico ... 1998: On the roster for the Nov. 6 match against Australia ... 1997: Re-injured his groin on Aug. 7, 1997 vs. Ecuador ... 1991: Played full 90 minutes in the USA's 1-0 win over his native country Jamaica ... 1990: Started and played in seven games for the USA ... 1988: Played with the U.S. National Team in the Marlboro Cup ... Competed with the U.S. Olympic Team in the President's Cup in Korea three months prior to the 1988 Summer Olympics ... First Appearance: June 5, 1988 vs. Chile.

Professional: Has been among the league's most reliable defenders, and a consistent candidate for Defender of the Year honors ... 1999: Named MLS Defender of the Year for helping the L.A. Galaxy advance all the way to the MLS Cup '99 Final ... Was knocked out of the final in the game's opening moments with a broken collar bone, diminishing the Galaxy's chances for victory ... Appeared in 24 games, leading the league's stingiest defense (which allowed just 29 goals in 32 games) ...1998: Played 2456 minutes in 29 starts in his third season with the L.A. Galaxy ... Being able to stay injury free throughout the season, he helped led the Galaxy to the Western Conference Finals ... Was a finalist for Defender of Year, helping the Galaxy to the top defense in the league ... 1997: Missed the '97 playoffs because of a injury to his right fifth metatarsal ... Led a defensive line that had a league best 1.32 goals against average ... 1996: Scored his first MLS goal on June 16, 1996, against the Tampa Bay that sent the game into a shootout which eventually the Galaxy won... Started all six of the Galaxy's post season matches ... Selected to the 1996 Western Conference All- Star squad ... Scored one goal against the Clash in the second game of the MLS Cup quarterfinals ... 1995: Started all 22 games for the Colorado Foxes of the A-League ... Amassed one goal and five assists in 1980 minutes of play ...1994: Scored one goal and started 20 games for the Foxes ... 1993: Helped the Foxes to their second consecutive championship ... 1992: Won his first APSL Championship with Colorado, logging 1455 minutes, three goals and one assist ... 1988-89: Played for the Miami Sharks of the American Soccer League.

College: Florida International University's first Division I male All-American selection in 1987 ... A Hermann Trophy candidate his senior year ... Florida Collegiate Player of the Year in 1988 ... Named NCAA All-American in 1987 and '88 ... Member of the 1984 FIU NCAA Division II Championship team and 1985 NCAA Division II runners-up squad.

Personal: Full name is Robin Lucius Fraser ... Has one brother and one sister ... Attended Miami Palmetto High School ... His favorite food is "anything Jamaican" ... Enjoys spending his free time reading, golfing and cooking.

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