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Califf header provides 1-0 win over England in world championship.

U.S. soccer DEFENDER
Dan Califf
Height: 6-0.
Weight: 160.
Born: March 17, 1980.
Hometown: Orange, Calif.
College/Club: University of Maryland.

Profile: A tough defender with the size and speed to play in any defensive alignment ... Made his Under-20 National Team debut on April 4, 1998 in a 1-1 draw versus Iceland ... Scored his first U-20 goal in a 3-1 win over Switzerland at the '98 Paolo Valenti Tournament in Italy ... Previously earned 15 caps as a member of the U.S. Under-17 National Team ... Anchored the U-17 defense at the 1997 FIFA Under-17 World Championship in Egypt ... Named the FIFA "Player of the Match" in the U-17s loss to Brazil ... As a freshman in '98, he helped lead the University of Maryland to the NCAA Final Four ... A 1998 Parade Magazine All-American following his senior year at Orange (Calif.) H.S. ... A Soccer America Top 25 collegiate recruit ... Favorite player is Italy's Roberto Baggio ... Enjoys surfing.