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Mathis strikes in 86th minute, giving U.S. a key 2-1 road triumph over Honduras.

Jones near re-signing with Galaxy; Mathis avoids knee surgery.

United States cuts it close, but advances by beating Barbados 4-0 behind Mathis, Moore.

Mathis nets late winner, MetroStars continue to rise, 1-0 over Wizards.

Mathis, Vanney called in to replace hurt Agoos, Olsen for July qualifiers.

Jones nets two goals, Mathis,Victorine excel, L.A. blasts United 4-0.

Mathis goal gives Los Angeles a 1-0 victory over Kansas City.

U.S. soccer MIDFIELDER
Clint Mathis
Height: 5-10 (1.78 m).
Weight: 170 (78 kg).
Born: November 25, 1976 in Conyers, Ga.
Hometown: Conyers, Ga.
College: University of South Carolina.
Club: MetroStars (MLS).


             U.S. National Team Statistics 2001

Opponent       Date   Score  GP  GS   MIN   G   A  Pts  Y   R

China         Jan 27   2-1    1   1    69   0   0   0   0   0
Colombia       Feb 3   0-1    1   1    62   0   0   0   1   0
Mexico        Feb 28   2-0    1   0    48   0   1   1   0   0 CONCACAF Qualifying
Brazil         Mar 3   1-2    1   1    90   1   0   2   1   0
Honduras      Mar 28   2-1    1   1    88   1   1   3   1   0 CONCACAF Qualifying
Costa Rica    Apr 25   1-0    1   1    80   0   1   1   0   0 CONCACAF Qualifying

Total                         6   5   357   2   3   7   3   0

National Team
Year Record GP/GS G A Pts
1998 0-0-1 1/1 0 0 0
1999 1-1-0 2/0 0 0 0
2000 2-0-0 2/2 1 2 4
2001 4-2-0 6/5 2 3 7
Total 7-3-1 11/8 3 5 11
Professional
Year Club GP/GS G A Pts
1998 Los Angeles Galaxy (MLS) 30/15 5 10 20
1999 Los Angeles Galaxy (MLS) 27/20 7 6 20
2000 L.A. Galaxy
MetroStars (MLS)
29/28 16 14 46
Total (MLS) 86/63 28 30 86
College
Year Team GP G A Pts
1994 Univ. of South Carolina - - - -
1995 Univ. of South Carolina - 25 3 53
1996 Univ. of South Carolina - - - -
1997 Univ. of South Carolina - - - -
Total 58 53 15 121

U.S. National Team: Made his U.S. debut on Nov. 6 vs. Australia in San Jose, the team's first match since the World Cup ... Was the game's youngest starter (21) for the U.S., and earned game MVP honors for his efforts in the midfield ... 1999: Played in two matches for the U.S. in 1999, both as a substitute ... 1998: Earned his first international cap on Nov. 6, a 0-0 draw against Australia in San Jose, Calif. ... 1997: Member of the historic 1997 World University Games team that finished third at the World University Games in Italy ... Scored two crucial goals for the World University Games team in a 2-2 come from behind draw with the Czech Republic in the first round ... Finished the WUG with four goals and one assist ... 1995: Played with the U.S. Under-20 National Team ... First Appearance: Nov. 6, 1998 vs. Australia.

Professional: Helped the L.A. Galaxy into the MLS Cup '99 final in his second season as a pro ... 1999: Scored 7 goals and 6 assists in 27 games for the Galaxy ... His 20 points were third on the team ... 1998: One of MLS's top rookies in 1998, he scored five goals and also had 10 assists, ranking him sixth on the Los Angeles Galaxy ... Drafted by the Galaxy in the 1998 MLS college draft ... Started 15 of his 30 games for the Galaxy ... Scored a highlight reel goal in L.A.'s series- clinching playoff victory in Dallas, dribbling through a number of defenders before scoring the third goal in a come-from- behind 3-2 win.

College: University of South Carolina's third all-time leading scorer with 53 goals and 15 assists for 121 points ... Two-time All-American (first team in 1995 and third team in 1997) ... Three-time Hermann Trophy finalist (1995-1997) and three-time finalist for the Missouri Athletic Club Player of the Year award (1995-1997) ... Led the 1995 Gamecocks to NCAA Tournament and top five ranking, scoring in 16 of their 19 matches played ... Tied for the national lead in '95 as a sophomore with 25 goals scored and finished fifth in the country with 53 points ... Started in 57 of his 58 collegiate games ... Played in every match as a freshman.

Personal: Chosen the 1993 High School Player of the Year in Georgia ... Scored 26 goals as a senior and 20 as a junior Heritage High School ... Majored in Exercise Science in college ... Now a teammate of his, he was just 13-years-old in 1989 when Paul Caligiuri hit the "shot heard around the world," his 35-yard shot against Trinidad & Tobago that clinched the USA's first appearance in the World Cup since 1950.

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