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U.S. Under-23 Men's soccer

Albright nets pair, Olsen, Thorrington shine for U.S. in 3-0 handling of Honduras.

U.S. soccer MIDFEILDER
John Thorrington
Height: 5-8.
Weight: 150.
Born: October 17, 1979.
Hometown: Palos Verdes, Calif.
College: n/a. Club: Bayer Leverkusen (Germany).

National Team
Year Record GP G A Pts
Total - - - - -
Professional
Year Club GP G A Pts
1997-99 Manchester United (reserves) - - - -
1999 Bayer Leverkusen (reserves) - - - -
Total - - - -

Under-23: A skillful midfielder who can adapt to several different position ... Has appeared in all four games in 2000 ... Made his U-23 debut in a 3-1 win over the Armenia Men's National Team on Jan. 16, 2000 ... Under-20: Started six and played in all nine international matches of 1999, scoring one goal ... Was a member of the U.S. team that advanced to the second round of the 1999 FIFA World Youth Championship in Nigeria ... Made his Under-20 National Team debut in a 1- 0 victory over Denmark on January 24, 1999 ... Scored his first goal in a 1-1 draw with Morocco on March 10, 1999 ... Joined the U-20 team for three games in 1998, before assuming a more regular role with the squad after CONCACAF qualifying.

Professional: Currently plays for the reserve team of Bayer Leverkusen in Germany alongside former U-17 scoring sensation Landon Donovan ... Played for the reserve team of English Premier League giants Manchester United from 1997-99.

Personal: Favorite players include former Manchester United great Eric Cantona and present star Ryan Giggs ... Enjoys spending time with friends and watching television.

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