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Beckerman nets three, Cila the winner in 5-3 decision over Paraguay.

U.S. soccer MIDFIELDER
Kyle Beckerman
Height: 5-10.
Weight: 150.
Born: April 23, 1982.
Hometown: Crofton, MD.
School/Club: Commack United.

National Team: Made his international debut with the U.S. Under-16 National Team on May 20, 1997 against France ... U-17: Started every game (3) at the 1999 CONCACAF Qualifying Tournament in Montego Bay, Jamaica ... Scored the historic game-winning goal against Argentina on February 5, 1998 in Buenos Aires, making the U-17s the first U.S. National Team to win in Buenos Aires in 86 years ... Scored the winning goal, also his first international goal, in the U-17s 1-0 win over Austria on April 10, 1998 in the 26thMontaigue Tournament held in France ... Netted two of his five international goals in the USA's 4-1 win over Germany on August 30, 1998 ... Made his first appearance with the U.S. Under-17 National Team on February 14, 1998 against Guatemala ... High School: 1999 Parade Magazine High School All-American ... Leading scorer at Arundel High School in '97 ... Named to all-metro, all-east, all-county and all-state teams in '97 ... 1998 NSCAA Youth All-American ... B>Personal: Named 1997 Homecoming Prince at Arundel High School ... Brother, Todd, wrestles at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln ... Enjoys fishing and listening to reggae music in his free time .. Wrestled varsity his freshman year at Arundel High ... Full name is Kyle Robert Beckerman.

(1) Describe how it feels to play for your country? So much pride, you play for respect.
(2) What professional soccer player do you admire the most? Denilson.
(3) What do you know about the World Championship? Biggest tournament for our age in the world.
(4) What has been the biggest sacrifice in your life? Leaving friends and family to come to residency.