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Brian West
Height: 5-11 (1.81 m).
Weight: 160 (72 kg).
Born: June 10, 1978 at LaGrange, Georgia.
Hometown: Columbia, Maryland.
College: University of Virginia.
Club: Columbus Crew (MLS).


             U.S. National Team Statistics 2000

Opponent       Date   Score  GP  GS   MIN   G   A  Pts  Y   R

Russia        Apr 26   0-2    1   0     3   0   0   0   0   0
 
Total    2   1     3   0   0   0   0   0

U.S. National Team: Along with Crew teammates Matt Chulis and Matt Napoleon is a member of the U.S. Under-23 National team that will attempt to qualify for the 2000 Olympics in Sydney, Australia ... Joined the U.S. U-23 National Team for a 16 day tour of England in September of 1998 ... Had two goals and two assists on 8/8 in a 4-1 win over Manchester United's Reserves.... Scored the USA's second goal in the 85th minute in a 3-2 loss to Liverpool's reserves on 8/5 ... Started and played 73 minutes for the U.S. Under 23 National Team in a 1-1 draw with Canada on 5/19Called up to U-23 National Team for a match and a friendly on 3/28 and 3/30, both against Canada ... Garnered an assist on 3/30 in a 3-1 U.S. victory ... Created the U.S.'s only goal by drawing a penalty kick ... First Appearance: United States vs. Russin on April 26, 2000 ... First goal: none.

Professional: 1999: Saw time in all five playoff matches, starting two and playing 209 minutes ... Appeared in both wins over Tampa Bay garnering the game-winning assist in game one and the game-winning goal in game two ... Appeared in 22 games, starting 13, both career highs... Recorded five points on one goal and four assists ... Had his attempt at a four game scoring streak ended prematurely on 8/14 @ D.C. after a collision with United keeper Tom Presthus forced him out of the game in the 29th minute ... Recorded his first two-assist game of his career in the 4-0 win vs. Miami on 8/1 ... Started and played 81 minutes in the 3-2 semifinal loss to Rochester, putting The Crew up 2-1 with a goal in the 77th minute ... Started and played 83 minutes in the 3-1 quarterfinal win over L.A. on 8/11, drawing an assist on Brian McBride's 4th minute goal... Started and played 90 minutes in the 3-0 win over Carolina on 7/13 ... 1998: As a rookie appeared in 13 games, starting four ... Tallied one goal and two assists, with one game-winning assist... Garnered four playoff appearances, two starts... Tallied his first MLS assist on 6/20 vs. NY/NJ ... Made first MLS start on 6/13 vs. D.C. United, scoring his first career MLS goal and drawing a penalty kick, that resulted in a Stern John goal... Made MLS debut on 5/17 vs. Los Angeles, playing 17 minutes.

College: Totaled 13 goals and 24 assists for 50 points in two years at Virginia ... Ranks sixth all-time at UVa with 24 career assists and seven game-winning assists ... In 1997, Named to the All-Tournament team at the NCAA Championship by scoring two goals and three assists, including the game-winning goal against St. Louis in the semifinals ... Placed eighth on the UVa single season list for assists (12) and sixth for game-winning assists (5) ... In 1996, named to the Soccer America National All-Freshman team ... The only freshman to break into the starting lineup for Virginia ... His 12 assists were the most-ever by a UVa freshman ... High School: Chosen a Parade All-American as a senior at Centennial High School ... Selected the Gatorade South Player of the Year and State Player of the Year ... Three-time All-State, All-South and All-Metro selection…Named All-County four times and won two league MVP honors ... Also lettered in basketball.

Personal: Born June 10, 1978, in LaGrange, Georgia…Enjoys helping and being involved with kids...Son of Larry and Gwen West.

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