U.S. U-20 Men
Born: February 19, 1979.
Hometown: San Diego, Calif.
College/Club: Hannover 96 (Germany).
Profile: A talented defender that can play many different positions ... Made
his Under-20 National Team debut on April 4, 1998 in a 1-1 draw versus Iceland and
assisted on the U.S. goal ... Scored a goal earlier this year in a 3-1 win over the
San Diego Flash, the professional club from his hometown ... Appeared in all four of
the U.S. U-18 National Team's international matches in 1997 ... Has already made two
appearances for the U.S. Under-23 (Olympic) National Team ... Signed a contract with
German club Hannover 96 following his sophomore season at the University of Portland
... West Coast Conference Freshman of the Year following his first year at Portland
... A Soccer America Super 11 collegiate recruit following his senior year at Mt.
Carmel H.S. ... Helped his San Diego Nomads club win six state championships ... Favorite
player is Italian star Guiseppe Signori ... Enjoys golf, watching television and reading
... Says Cherundolo, "I feel a sense of honor and responsibility when I play for my country."