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U.S. soccer DEFENDER
David Regis
Height: 5-11 (1.79 m).
Weight: 160 (72 kg).
Born: Dec. 2, 1968, in La Trinite, Martinique.
Hometown: Valenciennes, France.
College: n/a.
Club: F.C. Metz (French First Division).


               U.S. National Team Statistics 2001

Opponent       Date   Score  GP  GS   MIN   G   A  Pts  Y   R

Mexico        Feb 28   2-0    1   1    90   0   0   0   0   0 CONCACAF Qualifying
Honduras      Mar 28   2-1    1   1    90   0   0   0   0   0 CONCACAF Qualifying
Costa Rica    Apr 25   1-0    1   1    90   0   0   0   0   0 CONCACAF Qualifying

Total                         3   3   270   0   0   0   0   0 

National Team
Year Record GP G A Pts
1998 1-3-1 5 0 0 0
1999 0-2-0 2 0 0 0
2000 4-3-2 9 0 0 0
2001 3-0-0 3/3 0 0 0
Total 8-8-3 19 0 0 0
World Cup
Year Venue GP G A Pts
1998 France '98 3 0 0 0
Total 3 0 0 0
Professional
Year Club GP G A Pts
1988-96 Valenciennes
Racing Club de Strasbourg
RC Lens
- 13 - -
1997-98 Karlsruher (German Bundesliga) 30 5 - -
1998-99 F.C. Metz (France) 21 - - -
1999-2000 F.C. Metz (France) 5 - - -
Total - - - -

U.S. National Team: Has extensive professional experience in Europe ... 1999: In his first full season with the National Team, he played in two matches for Bruce Arena ... 1998: Brought into the U.S. World Cup training camp and played in only two matches for the USA prior to the 1998 World Cup finals in France ... One of only three players to represent the USA in all three matches at the '98 World Cup, where many considered him to be among the team's best performers ... Discovered by then-head coach Steve Sampson in the summer of 1997 during a European visit ... Sampson first saw him play after the World Cup Draw via television in a UEFA Cup match vs. Spartak Moscow ... Watched the U.S. team play during 1994 World Cup and remembers being impressed with Alexi Lalas.

Professional: Has been playing professionally in Europe since 1988, when he signed his first professional contract with U.S. Valenciennes at age 18 in his hometown in France ... Has competed for four different clubs in UEFA Cup competitions, an amazing accomplishment ... 1999-2000: After appearing in 25 games last season, has not had an impact in his second season with Metz (appearing in five games, and starting just one prior to Jan. 1, 2000) ... 1998-99: Was transferred from Germany back to France to play for F.C. Metz ... Played in 21 league games, starting in 20 ... Helped lead F.C. Metz to the French League Cup Championship game, where they were defeated by Lens, 1-0 ... Earned a five-match European competition ban for a red card he received in UEFA Cup play for Metz in September 1998 ... Finished the season with two Champions League and two UEFA Cup appearances ... 1997-98: Signed with Karlsruher of the German Bundesliga on July 1, 1997, and scored five goals in league play and one in the UEFA Cup, all on headers ... Despite his efforts, Karsruher was relegated at the conclusion of the 1997-98 season ... Scouted by French National Team officials early in 1998, but was never picked to join team ... 1988-1996: After beginning his professional career in Valenciennes, he later played with Racing Club de Strasbourg and RC Lens.

Personal: The youngest of 10 children (4 brothers, 5 sisters), his father is a retired French National Marine in Martinique and his mother is a housewife ... Left Martinique at age 10 for Valenciennes, France (north of Paris), to focus on soccer where he trained in the day and went to school at night ... Obtained a college degree in computer science ... Hobbies include music, movies, travel and shopping ... His first visit to the U.S. was in October 1994 ... Watched the U.S. team play during 1994 World Cup and remembers being impressed with Alexi Lalas ... Married to Nikki, a native of Savannah, Ga., the two have a two-year-old daughter ... Met Nikki over a baguette and coffee when they were neighbors in Strasbourg, where she was studying abroad in 1993-94.

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