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U.S. soccer DEFENDER
Greg Vanney
Height: 5-11 (1.73 m).
Weight: 169 (71 kg).
Born: June 11, 1974 in Chandler, Arizona.
Hometown: Tempe, Arizona.
College: UCLA.
Club: Los Angles Galaxy (MLS).


             U.S. National Team Statistics 2001

Opponent       Date   Score  GP  GS   MIN   G   A  Pts  Y   R

Chile         Jan 27   2-1    1   0    46   0   0   0   0   0
Colombia       Feb 3   0-1    1   1    79   0   0   0   0   0
Brazil         Mar 3   1-2    1   1    90   0   0   0   0   0

Total                         3   2   215   0   0   0   0   0

National Team
Year Record GP/GS G A Pts
1996 0-0-1 1/0 0 0 0
1997 0-1-0 1/1 0 0 0
1998 0-0-1 1/1 0 0 0
1999 0-0-1 1/1 0 0 0
2000 3-1-2 6/5 0 0 0
2001 1-2-0 3/2 0 0 0
Total 4-4-5 13/10 0 0 0
Professional
Year Club GP G A Pts
1996 L.A. Galaxy (MLS) 29 4 1 9
1997 L.A. Galaxy (MLS) 28 1 3 5
1998 L.A. Galaxy (MLS) 31 3 3 9
1999 L.A. Galaxy (MLS) 31 1 7 9
2000 L.A. Galaxy (MLS) 27/27 6 2 10
Total (MLS) 146/- 15 16 42
College
Year Team GP G A Pts
1993 UCLA - - - -
1994 UCLA - - - -
1995 UCLA - 8 10 26
Total - - - -

U.S. National Team: A solid left footed defender that plays with tenacity and composure ... Has earned at least one appearance with the National Team every year since 1996 ... 1999: Played the full 90 minutes in the USA's 2-2 draw on the road against Jamaica on Sept. 8 ... 1998: Earned one cap playing against Paraguay on March 14 ... 1997: Started in his second appearance for the U.S. against Ecuador on Aug. 7 in Baltimore ... 1996: Came on a as substitute for Eddie Pope in his debut, helping secure a much needed 2-2 draw against Guatemala in San Salvador during a key World Cup qualifying match ... First Appearance: Dec. 21, 1996, vs. Guatemala.

Professional: Reunited with collegiate coach Sigi Schmid in 1999, Vanney continued to be one of MLS's strongest defenders ... 1999: Started 31 matches for the Galaxy, leading the team into the MLS Cup '99 final ... 1998: Played in all but one of the Galaxy's matches (31) in 1998, scoring three goals and three assists ... 1997: Started in 27 of 28 games in 1997 after having surgery on a fractured left fifth metatarsal, finishing the year with five points on one goal and three assists ... 1996: Drafted with the 17th pick overall in the second round of the 1996 MLS College Draft by the Los Angeles Galaxy ... Scored four goals his rookie season in MLS, two of which came in back-to-back games against Kansas City during the Western Conference Finals, sending the Galaxy to the 1996 MLS Cup championship match.

College: Attended the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA), where he played from 1993-1995 ... Named an All-American honorable mention in 1995 and finished his senior season with eight goals and 10 assists ... Scored the game-winner and assisted on the game-tying goal to defeat Southern Methodist University and advance to the '94 NCAA quarterfinals, despite playing only the final ten minutes of the match ... In 1993 he was named UCLA Rookie of the Year ... Attended Florida International University in 1992 before transferring to UCLA, where he played in all 20 games for FIU.

Personal: Youngest of three children ... Began playing soccer at the age of five years old with the Tempe Soccer Club Gunners ... Married to Amy ... Enjoys spending time with his wife and dog, Baily, and working on his soccer club (AZFC).

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