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U.S. Under-23 Men's soccer

2000 Olympic Men's Team

U.S. soccer MIDFIELDER
Evan Whitfield
Height: 5-11.
Weight: 160.
Born: June 23, 1977.
Hometown: Glendale, Arizona.
School: Duke University. Club: Chicago Fire (MLS).

National Team
Year Record GP G A Pts
Total - - - - -
Olympics
Year W-L-T GP/GS G A Pts
2000 0-0-1 1/0 0 0 0
Total 0-0-1 1/0 0 0 0
Professional
Year Club GP/GS G A Pts
2000 Chicago Fire (MLS) 25/11 2 7 11
Total (MLS) 25/11 2 7 11
College
Year Team GP G A Pts
1996 Duke Univ. - 0 - -
1997 Duke Univ. - 0 - -
1998 Duke Univ. - 0 11 11
1999 Duke Univ. - 1 - -
Total 75 1 15 17

Under-23: A tough one-on-one defender who has the technical ability to move forward into the attack ... 2000: Has appeared in just one exhibition in 2000 ... 1999: Earned eight caps in 1999 ... Started at right back in his U-23 debut, a 1-0 loss to Germany on Feb. 6, 1999.

Professional: 2000: Appeared in 18 games through July 15 of the 2000 season, scoring a goal and 4 assists... Played in all four games on U.S. Pro-40 Select's off-season tour of Portugal in Decemeber 1999, helping the team to a 2-2 record against Portuguese reserve teams ... Selected by the Chicago Fire in the first round (11th overall) of the 1999 MLS College Draft, but opted to test the international waters and signed with KAA Gent in Belgium for the 1999-00 season.

College: Finished his four-year collegiate career at Duke University with one goal and 15 assists in 75 games played ... Was the force behind 33 shutouts since he joined the Blue Devils squad in 1995 ... Was team co-captain in his junior and senior years ... Finished his career with four game-winning assists ... Scored the only goal of his collegiate career in his senior year ... Led the Blue Devils to a surprising 18-4 record and a spot in the NCAA Tournament in 98 ... Showed some offensive spark with 11 assists as a junior, ranking second on the team and tied ror fourth in the ACC ... Earned Honorable Mention honors from Soccer America, as well as Second Team All-ACC and Second Team NSCAA All-South Region as a junior in 1997 ... Named second team NSCAA All-South Region and Second Team All-ACC following the 1996 season ... Also earned Second Team All-ACC honors following the 1995 season ... High School: Was a four-year letter winner at Brophy College Prep, where he captained the team to a state soccer title in his senior season ... Earned numerous accolades, including Parade Magazine All-American, State 5A Player of the Year, First Team All-Arizona, and team MVP as a senior ... Led Brophy to a 19-2 record and number 8 ranking in the country in his final year ... Was captain of his club team in 1994 and 95 ... Was named MVP of the State Cup after his U-18 club team won the state championship in his final year.

Personal: Enjoys reading and listening to the radio ... Favorite musical artist is Ben Harper ... Favorite movie is "The Empire Strikes Back" ... Enjoys visiting Chicago's Shedd Aquarium and spending time along the lakefront ... Favorite soccer player is Rivaldo.

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