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U.S. U-17 Men player pool

Young Beasley, Albright among 18 called in for match against Tunisia.

Donovan, Beasley pace 3-0 rout of Honduras; Americans must now beat Jamaica.

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DaMarcus Beasley
Height: 5-7.
Weight: 125.
Born: May 24, 1982.
Hometown: Fort Wayne, IN.
School/Club: Los Angeles Galaxy (MLS)

National Team: Made his international debut with the U.S. Under-16 National Team against France on May 20, 1997 ... U-23: Played the full 90-minutes in his first international match with the U-23s on July 23 against Cuba in the 1999 Pan Am Games ... Helped the U-23 team to a bronze medal after playing every minute of every match, except for one due to a one game suspension following a late red card against Uruguay, at the '99 Pan Am Games ... U-17: Started and played every minute at the 1999 CONCACAF Qualifying Tournament ... Led the USA in assists (5) at the 1999 CONCACAF Qualifying Tournament ... Scored game winning goal against Honduras in the '99 CONCACAF Qualifying Tournament in Montego Bay, Jamaica ... Made his first international appearance with the U-17s on February 13, 1998 against Mexico ... Scored his first international goal on February 15, 1998 in a 1-1 draw against El Salvador ... Tied for second best in international goals scored (9) in '98 ... High School: 1999 Parade Magazine High School All-American ... Selected 1998 NSCAA Youth High School All-American Team in '98 ... Played two years with older brother, Jamar, at South Side High School ... Selected 1998 Most Valuable Player at Bradenton Academy High School ... Personal: Youngest player to sign an MLS contract at 16 years and 10 months when he signed as a member of the MLS Project-40 Team on March 16, 1999 and was allocated to the Los Angeles Galaxy ... Brother, Jamar, is a member of the U.S. Under-20 National Team and New England Revolution of Major League Soccer ... Played varsity basketball sophomore year at South Side H.S. ... Nickname is "Jitterbug" ... Full name is DaMarcus Lamont Beasley.

(1) Describe how it feels to play for your country? Whenever I wear the crest I feel pride, glory and respect.
(2) What professional soccer player do you admire the most? Ryan Giggs.
(3) What do you know about the World Championship? Biggest tournament at the U-17 level.
(4) What has been the biggest sacrifice in your life? Moving to Florida early to train and go to school.
(5) Most memorable soccer moment? Scoring the winning penalty kick in the middle-school final.
(6) Person you admire the most? My father, Henry Beasley.
(7) Aspirations in soccer? To play for the U.S. Men's World Cup Team in 2006.
(8) Strongest trait? Quickness and personality.