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Sarachan takes over on bench for suspended Arena; Meola replaces injured Friedel as backup keeper.

  ASSISTANT COACH
U.S. Men's National Team

Dave Sarachan
Born: June 7, 1954.
Hometown: Herndon, Va.

The Coach
Bruce Arena (1998 - )
Dave Sarachan (2000)
Steve Sampson (1995 - 1998)
Bora Milutinovic (1991 - 1995)
John Kowlaski (1991)
Bob Gansler (1989 - 1991)
National Team
Year Team Record Pct
2000 U.S. Men 1-0-1 .750
Total 1-0-1 .750
College
Year Team Record Pct
1988-1997 Cornell 64-63-16 .501
Total 64-63-16 .501
The Player
Professional
Year Club GP G A Pts
1976 Rochester Lancers (NASL) - - - -
1977 Rochester Lancers (NASL) - - - -
1978-79 Pittsburgh Spirit (MISL) - - - -
1979-80 Buffalo Stallions (MISL) - - - -
1980-81 Buffalo Stallions (MISL) - - - -
Total - - - -
College
Year School GP G A Pts
1973-74 Monroe (N.Y.) Community College - - - -
1975-76 Cornell - - - -
Total - - - -

Profile: As the first full-time assistant coach on Bruce Arena's staff, Dave Sarachan joined U.S. Soccer on January 1, 2000, to help orchestrate the U.S. Men's National Team's final preparation for World Cup qualifying in the fall of 2000.

Sarachan assisted Arena at a number of matches in 1999, while also serving as D.C. United's assistant coach during the 1998 and 1999 MLS seasons. Sarachan originally joined D.C. United on December 17, 1997, after Bob Bradley resigned to take the head coaching position with the Chicago Fire.

He joined United from Cornell University, where he compiled a 64-63-16 record over nine seasons in charge of the Big Red soccer program. In his time at the school, he lead the club to successive appearances in the NCAA tournament in 1995 and 1996.

A 1976 graduate of Cornell, Sarachan played two seasons with the Big Red. He was named the team's most valuable player in his senior season, leading Cornell to the quarterfinal round of the NCAA Division I tournament. Prior to his time at Cornell, Sarachan was a two-time All-American at Monroe (N.Y.) Community College.

Sarachan was the assistant coach at the University of Rochester from 1976-77, as well as at Cornell in 1983. He was drafted by the Rochester Lancers of the North American Soccer League and saw action in 1976 and 1977. He also had a four-year playing career in the Major Indoor Soccer League with the Pittsburgh Spirit (1978-1979), Buffalo Stallions (1979-1981), Baltimore Blast and Kansas City Comets.

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