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2000 Olympic Men's Team

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U.S. soccer MIDFEILDER
Sasha Victorine
Height: 6-2.
Weight: 170.
Born: February 3, 1978.
Hometown: Carmichael, Calif.
College: UCLA. Club: Los Angeles Galaxy (MLS).


             U.S. National Team Statistics 2000

Opponent       Date   Score  GP  GS   MIN   G   A  Pts  Y   R

Mexico        Oct 25   2-0    1   0    2    0   0   0   0   0

Total                         1   0    2    0   0   0   0   0

National Team
Year Record GP/GS G A Pts
2000 1-0-0 1/0 0 0 0
Total 2-1-1 1/0 0 0 0
Olympics
Year W-L-T GP/GS G A Pts
2000 0-2-1 3/0 0 0 0
Total 0-1-1 3/0 0 0 0
Professional
Year Club GP/GS G A Pts
2000 Los Angeles Galaxy(MLS) 26/21 3 6 12
Total (MLS) 26/21 3 6 12
College
Year Team GP G A Pts
1996 UCLA 18 6 2 14
1997 UCLA 7 - - 5
1998 UCLA 18 - - 11
1999 UCLA 22 12 9 33
Total 65 21 21 63
NCAA Champion - 1997

National Team: First Appearance: Oct. 25, 2000, vs. Mexico ... First Goal: none.

Under-23: 2000: Has appeared in three exhibition games for the U-23s in 2000 ... Scored the lone goal in a 1-0 exhibition win over English First Division club Bolton Wanderers on July 30 ... 1999: Appeared in six games, including five in the U.S. squad's run to the Pan American Games bronze medal ... Scored the game-winning goal in a 2-1 win over Jamaica in the Pan Am Games ... Made his U-23 debut in a 0-7 route at the hands of an experience Brazil team in Brasilia on April 7, 1999 ... Under-20: A member of the U.S. squad that competed in the 1997 World Youth Championship in Malaysia ... Scored two goals in the first game of the 1996 CONCACAF U-20 Championship, a 4-1 win over Jamaica.

Professional: 2000: Selected as the 11th pick overall (first round) in the 2000 MLS SuperDraft by the Los Angeles Galaxy, joining former UCLA and current U-23 teammate Peter Vagenas, as well as Pan Am teammate Danny Califf ... Has had a standout rookie season for the Galaxy, contributing three goals and five assists in 25 games in the central midfield.

College: Named the Missouri Athletic Club Player of the Year as a senior in 1999 ... Also named to the NSCAA First Team All-American and First Team All-Far West ... Racked up 63 points (21 goals and 21 assists) in his 65 career appearances at UCLA ... Netted eight career game-winning goals, including five as a senior to help lead the Bruins to the Final Four ... Finished his collegiate career by scoring 33 points (12 goals and nine assists) in his senior year ... Named SoccerTimes Player of the Week September 13-19, 1999 for 2 goal, 1 assist effort against San Francisco ... Was selected as an NSCAA Third Team All-American after totalling 11 points in just 18 games in an injury-plagued junior season ... Sat out most of UCLA's 1997 NCAA Championship season with a torn ACL injury in his left knee, appearing in just seven games ... Was named a second-team All-Far West selection as a freshman at UCLA in 1996 after tallying six goals and two assists in 18 games ... High School: Named the NSCAA State and National Player of the Year as a senior at Rio Americano High School ... Also named the Sacramento Bee's 1995 High School Player of the Year ... Played an entire game in the field and then donned a goalkeeper jersey in the penalty kick shootout as his team won the Section title his senior season.

Personal: Began playing soccer at age four ... Favorite player is former French and Manchester United legend Eric Cantona ... Majored in Economics.

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