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Delvin Countess
Height: 6-1.
Weight: 175.
Born: January 9, 1982.
Hometown: Sacramento, CA.
School/Club: San Juan.

National Team: Made his international debut with the U.S. Under-16 against France on May 20, 1997 ... U-17: At the '99 CONCACAF Qualifying Tournament he recorded three shutouts, posting a 3-0-2 record and allowed only three goals for a 0.60 goals against average ... Number one goalkeeper for the U.S. Under-17 National Team in '98, starting 25 matches, posting 10 shutouts and a 1.16 goals against average ... Saved two penalty kicks against Greece on May 23, 1998 in regulation time to preserve a 1-0 USA win ... Tallied an assist when he aided Landon Donovan in a goal against the Solomon Islands on Dec. 11, 1998 ... High School: 1999 Parade Magazine High School All-American selection ... Plays varsity soccer with U.S. teammate Steve Cronin at Bella Vista High School ... 1998 NSCAA Youth All-American ... Helped led Bella Vista High School to a fifth place national ranking by conceding only two goals in 17 matches in '98 ... Personal: Nickname is DJ (Delvin Jr.) ... One of only four players to have participated in every U.S. Under-17 National Team camp in '98 ... Prefers to wear the yellow U.S. jersey when in goal ... Enjoys hanging out with friends and playing ping pong in free time ... If not a goalkeeper would like to play as a striker "because you get to be the hero scoring goals and it is much easier to score goals then it is to save them" ... Full name is Delvin D.J. Countess.

(1) Describe how it feels to play for your country? I get tears in my eyes every time the National Anthem is played.
(2) What professional soccer player do you admire the most? Peter Schmeichel
(3) What do you know about the World Championship? Biggest tournament for the best youth players.
(4) What has been the biggest sacrifice in your life? Leaving family and friends behind to come to residency.
(5) Most memorable soccer moment? Saving two penalty kicks against Greece.
(6) Person you admire the most? Michael Jordan.
(7) Aspirations in soccer? To one day play for the U.S. Men's National Team and play Pro.
(8) Strongest trait? Leadership and personality.