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U.S. U-20 Men
player pool

U.S. soccer DEFENDER
Steve Cherundolo
Height: 5-6.
Weight: 145.
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."