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Kellen Kalso
Height: 5-9.
Weight: 165.
Born: January 16, 1982.
Hometown: Okford, MI.
School/Club: Vardar III.

National Team: Made his international appearance with the U.S. Under-17 National Team on November 28, 1998 against Sweden ... U-17: Made his mark with the U-17 team tallying an assist on his debut ... High School: Three year varsity starter (1996-98) and captain last two years at Oxford High School ... 1998 NSCAA Youth All-American selection ... All-state, all-county, all-league and all-region team member at Oxford High School ... Personal: Member of the National Honor Society ... Two year (1997-98) student council member at Oxford High School ... Avid snowboarder and golfer ... Played midfield for high school team and defender for the U.S. U-17 National Team ... Full name is Kellen Michael Kalso.

(1) Describe how it feels to play for your country? It is the biggest honor and I take a lot of pride in it.
(2) What professional soccer player do you admire the most? Brian Maisonneuve.
(3) What do you know about the World Championship? Best players playing in one tournament for their country.
(4) What has been the biggest sacrifice in your life? Going into residency leaving family and friends behind.
(5) Most memorable soccer moment? Winning the 1998 National Championship with my club team.
(6) Person you admire the most? My mom.
(7) Aspirations in soccer? To play professionally overseas.
(8) Strongest trait? Leadership on the field and personality off.