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Omission of Keller surprises no one.

Arbitration panel rules Keller has no grievance regarding her exclusion.

Despite invitation to camp, Keller files for arbitration of USSF compliant.

Keller gets one-week trial in Orlando camp.

U.S. soccer FORWARD
Debbie Keller
Height: 5-4 (1.60 m).
Weight: 135 (61 kg).
Born: March 24, 1975 in Winfield, Illinois.
Hometown: Naperville, Illinois.
College: University of North Carolina.

National Team
Year Record GP G A Pts
1995 9-0-0 9/2 1 1 3
1997 12-2-0 14/5 3 4 10
1998 20-1-2 23/7 14 2 30
1999 1-0-0 1/1 1 0 2
Total 42-3-2 47/15 19 7 45
World Cup
Year Record GP/GS G A Pts
1995 4-0-0 4/0 1 0 2
Total 4-0-0 4/0 1 0 2
Year Team GP G A Pts
1997 Rockfor Dactyls (W-League) - - - -
Total - - - -
Year School GP G A Pts
1993 Univ. of North Carolina - - - -
1994 Univ. of North Carolina - - - -
1995 Univ. of North Carolina 26 23 14 60
1996 Univ. of North Carolina 22 18 16 52
Total - - - -
NCAA Champion - 1993, 1994, 1996

National Team: Played in 14 matches during 1997, starting five games, her most extensive action with the U.S. team since her debut in 1995 ... Member of the U.S. Women's National Team that placed third at the 1995 FIFA Women's World Cup in Sweden ... Scored her first international goal in dramatic fashion at the World Cup in Sweden, tallying in stoppage time against Australia in the final first-round match, earning first place in the group for the U.S. on goal difference ... Missed out on a chance to compete for a spot on the 1996 Olympic Team due to a foot injury ... Trained and toured extensively with the U.S. U-20 National Team and played in the Nordic Cup in Germany in 1994 ... Member of the gold-medal winning North team at the 1995 U.S. Olympic Festival in Denver, scoring the winning goal in the championship game ... First Appearance: May 14, 1995, vs. Brazil ... First Goal: June 10, 1995, vs. Australia.

College/High School: Led UNC to the NCAA Championship her senior year in 1996, scoring 18 goals and dishing for 16 assists as the team's top scorer with 51 points ... Scored the winning goal in overtime in the NCAA championship game as UNC finished 25-1 ... Named Soccer America Player of the Year and was a finalist for the Hermann Trophy and Missouri Athletic Club Player of the Year Award ... A Second-Team NSCAA All-America ... Voted the Offensive MVP of the NCAA Tournament ... The 1997 UNC Athlete of the Year ... In 1995, she led UNC in regular-season scoring with 23 goals and 14 assists for 60 points as the Tar Heels finished the regular season 23-0-0 ... Finished second in the voting for the Missouri Athletic Club Player of the Year Award as a junior in 1995 and was MVP of the ACC Tournament ... Named 1994 Second-Team NSCAA All-American ... A finalist for the Hermann Trophy in 1994, she was named First-Team All-ACC ... An NCAA Final Four All-Tournament selection ... Named ACC Rookie of the Year in 1993 .... A Soccer America Freshman All-American ... Played prep soccer at Waubonsie Valley High School in suburban Chicago, where her mother, Judy, was her head coach ... Scored 144 goals and had 92 assists in her career at Waubonsie A two-time Parade All-American ... Member of National Honor Society and was named to Chicago Tribune Top 20 Scholar-Athlete Team for all sports.

Club: Club team, Sparta, was the U-16 national runner-up in 1991 and won the 1992 U-17 national title ... Played the summer of 1997 with the USISL's W-League Rockford Dactyls and was named the league's MVP.

Personal: Full name Deborah Kim Keller ... Her brother, Steve, played soccer for Indiana University and both Debbie and Steve competed in the 1994 NCAA championship game for their respective teams ... Spent second half of 1997 attending University of Wollongong in Australia ... While in Australia and New Zealand, she swam with dolphins, bungee jumped off Kawana Bridge, scuba dived at the Great Barrier Reef and climbed Ayers Rock ... Majored in physical education at UNC.

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