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

Cila's three goals spark 6-1 rout of El Salvador.

U.S. soccer FORWARD
Jordan Cila
Height: 5-10.
Weight: 165.
Born: April 1, 1982.
Hometown: Jericho, NY.
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: Earned his first international hat-trick against El Salvador on May 9 in the USA's 6-1 win in the first-leg of the CONCACAF playoff series ... Recorded two assists against Honduras and Costa Rica at the '99 CONCACAF Qualifying Tournament in Jamaica ... The U-17s are 12-0-0 against international opponents when he scores a goal ... One of best finishers on the team, he scored nine goals and dished out 10 assists in 24 international matches in '98, second best on the team ... Scored game-winning goal in USA's 1-0 victory over Greece on May, 23 in Salerno, Italy ... Made his first appearance with the U-17 national team on February 13, 1998 against Mexico ... High School: Captain and voted Most Valuable Player of Jericho (N.Y.) High School in 1998 ... Selected NSCAA Youth All-American and a Parada Magazine All-American in '99 ... Has scored a combined 67 goals and 38 assists his three years in high school ... Received the 35 year old Jim Steen Award in 1998 as the Nassau County Player of the Year ... Earned two varsity letters and all-state honors in 1997 at Jericho High School ... All-league selection freshman year at Portledge High School in '96 ... Personal: Father, Renato, played professionally in Brazil, Portugal, Spain and United States ... Member of the honor roll, model congress and drama clubs ... Played with younger brother, Sam, at Jericho High School in '98 ... Grandfather owned New York Arrows of the MISL league ... Full name is Jordan Rodin Cila.

(1) Describe how it feels to play for your country? It is the most special feeling ever.
(2) What professional soccer player do you admire the most? Ronaldo.
(3) What do you know about the World Championship? The best 16 teams in the world come to compete.
(4) What has been the biggest sacrifice in your life? Leaving home and coming to Florida for residency.