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Akers, Scurry missing from roster heading to Portugal for Algarve.

Akers, Scurry have been dominant forces, but they need help.

U.S. soccer GOALKEEPER
Briana Scurry
Height: 5-8 (1.73 m).
Weight: 150 (67 kg).
Born: Sept. 7, 1971, in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Hometown: Dayton, Minnesota.
College: University of North Carolina.
Club: Atlanta Beat (WUSA).


             U.S. National Team Statistics 2000

Opponent      Date   GP  GS   MIN   GF  GA    GAA   Y   R

Norway        Feb 9   1   1    45    1   1   2.00   0   0
Norway       Jul 27   1   1    90    1   1   1.00   0   0
Russia       Aug 13   1   0    10    0   0   0.00   0   0
Russia       Aug 15   1   1    90    1   1   1.00   0   0
Canada       Aug 20   1   0    68    1   1   1.32   0   0

Total                 5   3   303    4   4   1.19   0   0

National Team
Year Record GP/GS Min GAA SO
1994 11-1-0 12/12 1,080 0.42 7
1995 11-2-2 15/15 1,344 0.74 9
1996 15-1-1 17/16 1,495 0.66 8
1997 10-1-0 11/11 912 0.69 7
1998 15-1-2 19/17 1,620 0.50 12
1999 17-2-1 20/20 1,785 0.66 11
2000 0-0-4 5/3 303 1.19 0
Total 79-8-10 103/98 8,539 0.63 54
World Cup
Year Record GP/GS SV GAA SO
1995 3-1-1 5/5 - 0.81 2
1999 5-0-1 6/6 - 0.47 4
Total 8-1-2 11/11 - 0.62 6
World Cup Champion - 1999
Olympics
Year W-L-T GP/GS SV GAA Sho
1996 4-0-1 5/5 - 0.60 2
2000 0-0-0 0/0 - - -
Total 4-0-1 5/5 - 0.60 2
Olympic Gold Medalist - 1996
Olympic Silver Medalist - 2000
Club
Year Club GP W GAA SO
1998 Raleigh Wings (W-League) - - 1.36 -
Total - - 1.36 -
W-1 League Champion - 1998
College
Year School GP Record GAA SO
1990 Univ. of Massachusetts - - - -
1991 Univ. of Massachusetts 19 - 0.48 12
1992 Univ. of Massachusetts 13 - - 7
1993 Univ. of Massachusetts 23 - 0.48 15
Total 65 48-13-4 0.56 37

Quick Take: Before her injury this year, the starting goalkeeper since the 1995 FIFA Women's World Cup and the 1996 Olympics. With eleven shutouts in 1999, upped her career total to 54. Known for her calmness under pressure, she is one of the most athletic goalkeepers in the world. She has played in just a handful of matches in 2000 after battling injuries for most of the year. She is now healthy and recently became the first goalkeeper in U.S. history to earn 100 caps. Still pushing Siri Mullinix for the number 1 spot, she gives the USA enviable depth at the goalkeeper position.

U.S. National Team: Has been the USA's #1 goalkeeper since 1994 ... By far the most capped goalkeeper in U.S. Women's National Team history, starting three times as many matches as any other goalkeeper ... 1999: Had a stellar performance during the 1999 Women's World Cup, playing every minute of every game while allowing just three goals and earning four shutouts ... Named to the Women's World Cup All-Star Team ... A brilliant six-save match against Brazil in the semifinal was crucial in the championship run ... Her electrifying save of China's third penalty kick in the shootout during the Women's World Cup Final made the USA's victory possible ... Started 20 matches in 1999, compiling a record of 17-2-1 and allowing just 13 goals ... Her 11 shutouts were the second most ever in a year ... 1998: Started 17 games in 1998, losing just one while compiling a 15-1-2 record ... Allowed just nine goals and picked up 12 shutouts, the highest yearly total of her career and a U.S. team record ... Member of the 1998 Goodwill Games gold medal team ... 1997: Played in 14 games in 1997 and earned seven shutouts while allowing just seven goals ... 1996: Member of the USA's gold medal winning team at the 1996 Olympics, starting and playing every minute of the USA's five matches ... Played 17 games in 1996, starting 16 and compiling a 15-1-1 record while allowing only 11 goals with eight shutouts ... 1995: Starting goalkeeper for the team that finished third at the 1995 FIFA Women's World Cup in Sweden, and also started for the U.S. side that won the title at the 1994 CONCACAF Qualifying Championship in Montreal ... Played in 15 of the USA's 23 games in 1995, posting an 11-2-2 record and recording nine shutouts ... Injured her back in auto accident in summer of 1995 and was unable to compete in U.S. Women's Cup '95 ... 1994: Named the MVP of the Chiquita Cup in August 1994 ... In her first year with the USA, she earned seven shutouts in 12 starts ... Through the end of 1999, the USA had played 132 full-international matches since she debuted on March 16, 1994, against Portugal in Silves, Portugal, with Scurry starting 95 of those games and coming in as a substitute in three, along the way to becoming the USA's most-capped goalkeeper with 98 appearances, which should soon make her the 11th U.S. player to hit 100 games ... First Appearance: March 16, 1994, vs. Portugal ... First Shutout: March 16, 1994, vs. Portugal.

College/High School: The consensus top college goalkeeper in 1993, she won two national goalkeeper of the year awards after her senior season ... A 1993 NSCAA Second-Team All-American, All-Northeast Region and All-New England First-Team selection ... Helped lead UMass to a 17-3-3 record and to the semifinals of the NCAA Final Four in 1993 ... She also led the Minutewomen to titles of the Atlantic 10 Conference regular season and tournament ... Completed her four-year collegiate career with 37 shutouts in 65 starts and had a career record of 48-13-4 and a 0.56 goals-against-average (GAA) ... In her senior season, she started all 23 games and recorded 15 shutouts and a 0.48 GAA, the third best in the nation ... Split time in the nets in 1992 during her junior season, starting 13 games and earning seven shutouts ... Played in three games in 1992 as a forward ... As a sophomore, started in all 19 games for the Minutewomen in 1991, recording 12 shutouts and allowing just nine goals ... Was an All-American from Anoka Senior High School in Anoka, Minn ... Won 1989 state championship with Anoka in her senior year ... Voted the top female athlete in Minnesota after her senior year.

Club: Starting goalkeeper for the W-League Champion Raleigh Wings during the summer of '98, compiling a 1.36 goals against average ... Led the Greater Boston Girl's Soccer Club to the state title in 1990 and 1991.

Personal: Full name is Briana Collette Scurry ... Graduated in the spring of 1995 with a degree in political science ... Active in volunteer work for Aids awareness and research ... Has volunteered her time with the Make A Wish Foundation ... Promised to "run naked through the streets of Athens, Georgia" if the USA won the gold medal at the 1996 Olympics, and did ... Has a tattoo of a black panther on her shoulder.

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