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Lassiter, Williams rally Miami to upset K.C. 2-1 after intermission.

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Lassiter instrumental for D.C. United in 2-1 victory over Eastern foe Mutiny.

D.C. United wins 3-1; Lassiter nets 12th goal.

Lassiter nets two more as D.C. United rolls to 3-1 victory over Miami.

Lassiter gives D.C. United 1-0 decision over MetroStars

U.S. soccer FORWARD
Roy Lassiter
Height: 5-10 (1.77 m).
Weight: 160 (72 kg).
Born: March 9, 1969, in Washington, D.C.
Hometown: Raleigh, North Carolina.
College: North Carolina State.
Club: Miami Fusion (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    35   0   0   0   0   0

Total                      1   0    35   0   0   0   0   0

National Team
Year Record GP G A Pts
1992 0-1-0 1 0 0 0
1995 1-1-0 2 1 1 3
1996 5-2-0 7 1 0 2
1997 2-6-3 11 2 0 4
1998 1-2-1 4 0 0 0
1999 3-0-1 4 0 0 0
2000 1-0-0 1 0 0 0
Total 13-12-5 30 4 1 9
Professional
Year Club GP/GS G A Pts
1992-93 Turribaba (Costa Rica 1st) - 1 - -
1993-94 Carmelita (Costa Rica 1st) - 7 - -
1994-95 Alajuela (Costa Rica 1st) 43 17 - -
1996 Tampa Bay Mutiny (MLS) 30/30 27 4 58
1997 Tampa Bay Mutiny (MLS) 24/23 10 2 22
1998 Tampa Bay Mutiny
D.C. United (MLS)
31/29 18 8 44
1999 D.C. United (MLS) 30/29 18 11 47
2000 Miami Fusion (MLS) 27/20 8 9 25
Total (MLS) 142/131 81 34 196
MLS Champion - 1999
College
Year Team GP G A Pts
Lees McRae J.C. 1988 - 21 - -
N.C. State 1990 20 18 4 40
N.C. State 1991 23 21 9 51
Total (Division I) 43 39 13 91

U.S. National Team: One of the deadliest goal-scorers off the U.S. bench across the last few years ... Still one of the fastest U.S. players in the game ... 1999: Played in four games for the U.S., mainly as a substitute ... 1998: Was a late omission from the 1998 World Cup squad, finishing the year with four appearances and two starts ... 1997: Scored two goals, both on the road in hostile World Cup qualifying environments, one in the USA's 1-1 tie to El Salvador and the other in the USA's 3-2 loss to Costa Rica ... Including his '96 World Cup qualifying tally, he had an impressive three goals in just 283 minutes of action ... 1996: Scored the game-winning goal in a 2-1 victory over Costa Rica on Dec. 14, 1996 (the country where he began his professional career) to propel the USA into the final round of CONCACAF qualifying ... 1995: In three games with the USA in 1995, he scored the winning goal in two of them ... Notched the game-winner in the USA's incredible 4-3 comeback win over Saudi Arabia on Oct. 8, 1995 ... First Appearance: Jan. 25, 1992, vs. C.I.S ... First Goal: Oct. 7, 1995, vs. Saudi Arabia.

Professional: Is Major League Soccer's all-time leading scorer with 73 goals and 25 assists for 171 points in four years ... Is a three-time MLS All-Star (1996, 1998 & 1999) ... 1999: Finished the season with 18 goals and 11 assists to finish second in the league in scoring, helping United to their third MLS Cup crown ... Was traded to the Miami Fusion at the conclusion of the season ... 1998: Traded by Tampa Bay on April 27, 1998, to D.C. United for U.S. National teammate Roy Wegerle ... Finished third in MLS and first with D.C. United in scoring in 1998 with 18 goals in 31 games ... 1996: Led MLS with 27 goals (34 including playoffs) for the Tampa Bay Mutiny in the league's inaugural season ... Played for four months with Genoa in the Italian Serie B in 1996 ...1995: Scored 17 goals in 43 games in 1994-95 with Alajuela of the Costa Rican First Division ... Played a total of three seasons in Costa Rica, one with Alajuela, one with Carmen (seven goals) and one with Turribaba (one goal) ... Named Foreign Player of the Year in Costa Rica in 1995.

College: Scored 22 goals his senior year at N.C. State ... Attended Lees McRae Junior College as a freshman, posting 21 goals and earning first team All-American ... High School: Played for Athens Drive in Raleigh, N.C. ... Named North Carolina state 4-A Player of the Year as senior for scoring state-record 47 goals and leading team to state championship ... Led team to 49-15-9 record during his prep year ... Youth: His youth club team, Raleigh United, lost in the McGuire Cup U-19 national finals in 1989.

Personal: Nickname is "Dawg" ... Known for his patented airplane-like, winding, celebration stroll after scoring a goal ... He and his wife, Wendy, have one son, Ariel Daniel.

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