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Raul Palomares
Height: 5-11.
Weight: 160.
Born: February 6, 1983.
Hometown: Inglewood, CA.
School/Club: FCKaiserslautern (Germany).

National Team: Made his international debut with the U.S. Men's Under-17 National Team on February 14, 1998 against Guatemala ... U-17: Only player named to the 1999 roster for CONCACAF Qualifying not in residency in Bradenton, Fla. ... High School: Played one year at Crossroads High School earning Rookie of the Year, all-state and all-league honors in '98 and finishing the season with a 20-1-0 record ... 1998 NSCAA Youth All-America ... Currently attends Kaiserslautern High School in Germany ... Personal: Trains with FC Kaiserslautern youth and reserve teams of the German Bundesliga ... Father, Jose, played professionally in Mexico for Jalisco ... Speaks a little German.

(1) Most memorable soccer moment? My first international match, playing for the USA
(2) Person you admire the most? Maradona and Pele
(3) Aspirations in soccer? To play in next World Cup and to play professionally in Spain or Germany
(4) Strongest trait? Determination and personality