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Nick Downing
Height: 5-9.
Weight: 140.
Born: January 25, 1980.
Hometown: Redmond, Wash.
College/Club: University of Maryland.

Profile: A skillful midfielder, who can also play several different positions ... 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 29 caps (and scored one goal) as a member of the U.S. Under-17 National Team ... Captained the U-17 National Team at the 1997 FIFA Under-17 World Championship in Egypt ... As a freshman in '98, he helped lead the University of Maryland to the NCAA Final Four ... Trained with German clubs Bayern Munich and Stuttgart in 1995 ... A two-time Parade Magazine All-American selection and the magazine's 1998 Player of the Year ... Led Eastlake High School to undefeated seasons in 1996 and '97 ... A Soccer America Top 25 collegiate recruit ... Favorite players are Dunga, Zinedine Zidane and Fernando Redondo ... Enjoys reading and relaxing.