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Chris Henderson
Height: 5-11 (1.81 m). Weight: 150 (68 kg).
Born: Dec. 11, 1970 in Edmonds, Washington.
Hometown: Everett, Washington.
College: UCLA.
Club: Colorado Rapids (Major League Soccer).


             U.S. National Team Statistics 2000

Opponent       Date   Score  GP  GS   MIN   G   A  Pts  Y   R

Mexico        Oct 25   2-0    1   1    31   0   0   0   0   0

Total                         1   1    31   0   0   0   0   0

National Team
Year Record GP/GS G A Pts
1990 3-3-0 6/2 1 0 2
1991 8-3-5 16/16 0 3 3
1992 5-3-1 9/7 0 0 0
1993 9-7-10 26/26 1 5 7
1994 4-2-7 13/10 0 1 1
1995 0-1-1 2/1 0 0 0
1997 1-1-1 3/1 1 1 3
1998 1-1-0 2/0 0 0 0
2000 1-0-0 1/1 0 0 0
Total 32-21-25 78/64 3 10 16
World Cup
Year W-L-T GP/GS G A Pts
1990 0-0-0 0/0 0 0 0
Total 0-0-0 0/0 0 0 0
Olympics
Year W-L-T GP/GS G A Pts
1992 1-1-1 3/3 0 0 0
Total 1-1-1 3/3 0 0 0
Professional
Year Club GP/GS G A Pts
1996 Colorarado Rapids (MLS) 29/29 3 8 14
1997 Colorarado Rapids (MLS) 30/29 7 14 28
1998-2000 Colorarado Rapids (MLS) -/- - - -
Total 59+/58+ 10 22 42
College
Year Team GP G A Pts
1989 UCLA 22/22 3 7 13
1990 UCLA 14/13 5 5 15
Total 36/35 8 12 28
NCAA Champion - 1990

National Team: Most recently added to the National Team to provide greater work rate and speed, Chris has regained consideration for the World Cup team ... His most recent performances against Mexico and El Salvador has put him in a position to compete at the wide midfield position ... Chris' tireless work rate gives the U.S. team a player that can attack and defend the entire touch line ... In the top ten most-capped players in U.S. National Team history ... Youngest member of the 1990 World Cup Team at 19 years old ... One of only two players in USA history to have represented every U.S. National Team from youth to senior level in every major FIFA world championship, including the Olympics (other is Mike Burns) ... 1997: Made a comeback to the national team after a two-year hiatus, playing in the historic 0-0 World Cup qualifying tie in Mexico City and scoring in the 4-2 qualifying win over El Salvador ... 1994: One of the last players cut from the 1994 World Cup Team ... Known for his relentless energy up and down the wings, where he is often serving in crosses, assisting on goals ... 1993: Holds the U.S. record for most games started in a season (26 in 1993) ... Holds the U.S. record for most assists in a season (5) ...1992: Split time with the U.S. Olympic Team, playing in all of its 1992 Olympic qualifying matches before being named to the 1992 U.S. Olympic Team ... 1989: Helped lead the U.S. National Youth team to a fourth-place finish in the 1989 Youth World Cup in Saudi Arabia ... First Appearance: April 8, 1990, vs. Iceland ... First Goal: May 30, 1990, vs. Liechtenstein..

Professional: 1997: Led the Colorado Rapids to MLS Cup '97 after having the worst record in the league in the inaugural season ... Scored a goal in Rapids' loss to D.C. United in MLS Cup ... The only member of the Colorado Rapids to make the 1997 Major League Soccer All-Star Game ... Led the Colorado Rapids in scoring and ninth overall in the league ... Courted a lucrative offer from Nottingham Forest (English Premier League), but was unable to obtain a work permit ... 1996: Winner of the 1996 Colorado Rapids/Honda Most Valuable Player Award, Henderson added three goals to his team-high eight assists ... Also tallied two goals for the Rapids in their 3-2 U.S. Open Cup quarterfinal victory over the Kansas City Wizards in Kansas City on September 14 ... Started and played in 31 of the Rapids' 34 games in '96, missing two because of a groin injury and one due to yellow cards ... Finished the MLS season third in the league in corner kicks with 104 ... 1989-95: Spent the 1994-95 season with Germany's second division team, FSV Frankfurt, where he played center and outside midfield ... After playing in Germany, he spent winter 1995 with Norway's first division team, Stabeck ... In 1989, played with the Western Soccer League's Seattle Storm, where he earned rookie of the year and first-team all-star honors.

College: Helped UCLA to the 1990 NCAA Championship while earning All-American honors and scoring five goals and adding five assists ... Tied for first place in assists his freshman year with seven ... In 1989 he was named to the Soccer America All-Freshman team ... Ranked second on his team with 66 shots, also in his freshman year ... High School: Earned 1989 Gatorade National Player of the Year honors as well as two-year Parade All-American honors at Cascade High School ... Coached by his father his senior year. Personal: The poster-boy for U.S. Soccer in the months leading up to the 1994 World Cup, the blonde-haired, blue eyed endorsed a number of products, including Budweiser, Sprint and MasterCard ... One of the few players who wears white shoes ... Began playing soccer at age five ... Married to Dee, on Nov. 8, 1997, but postponed honeymoon due to the U.S. team's World Cup qualifiers on Nov. 9 and 16 ... Father, Richard, played professional baseball as a catcher foe the Tacoma minor league team ... Hobbies include drawing, painting and reading ... Younger brother, Sean, is a teammate on the Rapids ... Older brother, Pat, played professionally in Washington.

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