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U.S. Under-23 Men's soccer

2000 Olympic Men's Team

U.S. soccer GOALKEEPER
Matt Napoleon
Height: 6-1 (m).
Weight: 175 (kg).
Born: August 18, 1977.
Hometown: Feasterville, Penn.
College: Columbia University.
Club: Columbus Crew (MLS).

Professional
Year Club GP W GAA SO
1998 Miami Fusion (MLS) 4/4 1-3 3.00 0
1999 Columbus Crew (MLS) 2/1 1-1 2.67 0
2000 Columbus Crew (MLS) 8/7 1-4-2 1.61 1
Total (MLS) 14/12 3-8-2 2.14 1
College
Year Club GP W GAA SO
1995 Columbia Univ. - - - -
1996 Columbia Univ. - - - -
1997 Columbia Univ. 12 - - -
Total - - - 9

Under-23: Has not appeared for the U-23's in 2000 and is an alternate on the Olympic roster, available only as a replacement for a player on the final 18-man roster ... Appeared in four overall games in 1999, starting three and posting a 2.00 GAA ... Was the winning goalkeeper in the USA's 2-0 win over the German U-21 team on 2/8/99 ... Other cap in '99 was 7-0 loss to Brazil on 4/7/99 ... Appeared in two international matches in 1998, posting a 1-0-1 record and 0.67 GAA ... (U-20) Appeared in 12 overall matches for the U-20s in 1997, starting nine ... Posted a 6-3-2 record to go along with a 0.92 GAA and four shutouts in overall matches ... Earned three U-20 caps in 97, winning all three and posting a 0.67 GAA ... Was part of the U-20 squad that finished ninth at the IX FIFA Youth World Championship at Malaysia 97.

Professional: 2000: Has played in seven matches for the Crew in 2000 (through July 15, 2000), making 26 saves and compiling a 1.39 goals against average ... Made his season debut as well as his first-ever appearance at home for the Crew against Colorado on April 22 ... Played the full 90 minutes and made three saves in the Crew's 4-1 exhibition victory over Hamburg SV May 24 ... Appeared in two matches for Columbus in 1999, starting one ... Made one save to complete the second half of a 1-0 shutout win at K.C. on 4/28, when he entered the game for Mark Dougherty for his first Crew appearance ... First start for Columbus came on 10/3 in a 4-0 loss at MIA ... In 1998, made four appearances for MIA, going 1-3 ... First career MLS win was a 3-2 victory vs. New England on 8/30/98 ... Made 12 saves in a 2-0 loss vs. K.C. on 8/23/98, at the time it was the third highest single-game save total in MLS history ... Joined MLS as a Project-40 player on January 27, 1998.

College: Played at Columbia University for three seasons before leaving after his junior year to join MLS ... Started 12 of 13 matches as a junior and was a 1997 All-Ivy League honorable mention pick ... Had nine career shutouts as the primary goalkeeper for two of his three seasons.

Personal: Recently married to Amy Swope on 12/11/99 ... The couple is expecting their first child on Sept. 25, 2000 ... Enjoys outdoor activities ... Also enjoys cooking and reading.

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