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John Harkes
Height: 5-11 (1.81 m).
Weight: 165 (75 kg).
Born: March 8, 1967, in Kearny, New Jersey.
Hometown: Kearny, New Jersey.
College: University of Virginia.
Club: New England Revolution (MLS).


             U.S. National Team Statistics 2000

Opponent    Date   Score  GP  GS   MIN   G   A  Pts  Y   R

Chile      Jan 29   2-1    1   0    45   0   0   0   0   0

Total                      1   0    45   0   0   0   0   0

National Team
Year Record GP G A Pts
1988 1-2-0 3 0 0 0
1988 1-1-0 2 0 0 0
1989 6-3-3 12 1 0 2
1990 4-11-1 16 1 0 2
1992 2-2-1 5 2 2 4
1993 4-3-0 7 0 1 1
1994 1-1-1 3 0 0 0
1995 3-2-3 8 2 1 5
1996 9-3-1 13 0 5 5
1997 3-1-6 10 0 4 4
1998 4-3-0 7 0 0 0
1999 1-2-0 3 0 0 0
2000 1-0-0 1 0 0 0
Total 41-33-16 90 6 11 23
World Cup
Year Venue GP G A Pts
1990 Italy '90 3 0 0 0
1994 USA '94 3 0 0 0
Total 6 0 0 0
Professional
Year Club GP/GS G A Pts
1990-91 Sheffield Wednesday (English Premier) 23 2 - -
1991-92 Sheffield Wednesday (English Premier) 29 3 - -
1992-93 Sheffield Wednesday (English Premier) 29 2 - -
1993-94 Derby County (English Premier) 32 2 - -
1994-95 Derby County (English Premier) 35 3 - -
1994-95 West Ham (English Premier) 12 0 - -
1996 D.C. United (MLS) 29/28 3 8 14
1997 D.C. United (MLS) 25/23 5 9 19
1998 D.C. United (MLS) 29/29 6 6 18
1999 N.E. Revolution (MLS) 22/21 0 8 8
2000 N.E. Revolution (MLS) 28/27 2 6 10
Total (MLS) 133/128 16 37 69
MLS Champion - 1996, 1997
College
Year Club GP G A Pts
1985 Univ. of Virginia - - - -
1986 Univ. of Virginia - - 7 -
1987 Univ. of Virginia 22 15 4 34
Total - - - -

U.S. National Team: A two-time World Cup veteran (1990 and 1994), he served as team captain from March 1996 to March 1998...A fixture with the national team since 1988, he is seventh all-time with 89 caps ... 1999: Returned to the National Team and was a member of the bronze medal-winning squad at the 1999 FIFA Confederations Cup, after over a year's absence ... Played in three Confederations Cup matches ... 1998: Made seven appearances before being dropped from the team and later left off the World Cup roster by head coach Steve Sampson ... 1997: Led the team in assists with four, including two in the final qualifier, a 4-2 win over El Salvador ... 1996: Recorded team-leading five assists in '96, including the game-winning assist in a 1-0 win over Trinidad & Tobago Nov. 24 ... Represented the USA as a starter with the FIFA Word All-Stars against Brazil July 14 at Giants Stadium ... 1995: Named the co-Most Valuable Player in the 1995 Copa America after leading the U.S. squad to the semifinals ... 1994: Played every minute of all three first round games in the '94 World Cup ...Was forced to sit out the Round of 16 game vs. Brazil after receiving a second yellow card against Romania ... 1992: Named MVP of U.S. Cup '92, scoring two goals and leading the team to the championship ... Pre-1990: Started all three games for the USA in the 1990 World Cup in Italy ... Member of the 1988 Olympic Team ... First Appearance: May 23, 1987, vs. Canada ... First Goal: Aug. 1, 1989, vs. South Korea.

Professional: Helped D.C. United to the MLS Cup '96 and '97 titles as well as the 1998 Interamerican Cup championship ... A four-time Major League Soccer All-Star ... One of the most accomplished professional soccer players the U.S. has ever produced, he has played a U.S. record six times at England's famed Wembley Stadium ... 1999: In his first season with the New England Revolution, he couldn't turn the clubs fortune and missed the playoffs for the third time ... 1998: Although no longer team captain, helped D.C. United to an MLS-best 24-8 record and the club's third straight MLS Cup appearance ... Had arguably his best MLS season, finishing fourth on the team in scoring with six goals and six assists ... 1997: Battled injuries for much of the season, but was instrumental in D.C.'s repeat as MLS Champions ... Had three assists in five playoff games, including the game-winning assist in MLS Cup '97 ... 1996: Captained D.C. United to MLS title and the 1996 U.S. Open Cup, making them the first team in U.S. Soccer history to win both the Division I title and Open Cup title in the same year ... 1990-96: Played his final season in England before returning to MLS with West Ham United of the English Premier League ... Played two full seasons with Derby County of the English First Division prior to his move to West Ham ... Made 82 appearances and scored seven goals with playing with Sheffield Wednesday from 1990 -93 ... With Wednesday, he became the first American to score a goal in the prestigious League Cup Final at Wembley ... Became the first American to play in an F.A. Cup Final May 15, 1993 ... Also became the first American to play in the UEFA Cup in 1992 ... In his first year with Wednesday, he helped the club capture the 1991 English League Cup championship and promotion to the English Premier Division ... His 35-yard one- timer past former English national team captain Peter Shilton earned England's Goal of the Year in 1990 ... Started his American career with the USISL's Albany Capitals.

College: Named Missouri Athletic Club's Player of the Year in 1987 following his junior season at the University of Virginia ... Also named Atlantic Coast Conference Player of the Year in '87... High School: Was named Parade Magazine's 1984 Player of the Year out of Kearny High School, where he played one season with goalkeeper Tony Meola ... Won three New Jersey state titles in four years.

Personal: A youth soccer teammate of Tab Ramos and high school teammate of Tony Meola in Kearny ... He and his wife Cindi have two children, Ian Andrew and Lauren Michele ... Wife Cindi is a former soccer standout at the University of Virginia and trained with the U.S. Women's National Team in 1994 ... Wears #6 after his childhood idol Franz Beckanbauer ... Has his own website ( www.johnharkes.com .

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