Eric Wynalda showed early and often what it means to be a goal scorer. … A forward who held the record for most goals scored for the US, Eric Wynalda was a mainstay at the international level during the 1990s, earning the Honda Player of the Decade Award. … With an accurate shot and a good knowledge of the game, Wynalda was the first American-born player to play with a Bundesliga club, and he has the international experience and skill to find and exploit opposing teams' weaknesses during the run of play, something he has displayed several times since joining Major League Soccer in 1996.
Soccer in America has seen its share of valleys and peaks from relative obscurity to high-profile moments.
The US would fail to qualify for the next nine World Cup finals, a gulf that included the entire run of the North American Soccer League.
A list of the USMNT Player of the Year winners awarded by US Soccer starting in 1984 and Futbol de Primera from 1991-2017.
A list of USMNT alumni players for the United States National Team.
The 1990 USMNT World Cup squad that played in group A against Czechoslovakia, Italy, and Austria at Italia 90.
Dozens of US players would follow in their footsteps in the ensuing years, including all-time greats like Marcelo Balboa, Tab Ramos, Eric Wynalda, DaMarcus Beasley, Landon Donovan, and Jozy Altidore. … Born in Germany, Willrich moved across the Atlantic to play for San Diego in 1978, gained permanent residence three years later, married an American, and attained full citizenship in time to represent the United States at the 1984 Summer Olympics.
The 1998 USMNT World Cup squad that played in group F at France 98.
The 1994 USMNT World Cup squad that advanced from group A and exited in the round of 16 to eventual champions Brazil.
history (along with Eric Wynalda and Marcelo Balboa) to appear in three World Cups (1990, 1994 and 1998). … Ramos was one of the first American players to establish himself in Europe and was the first player to sign with Major League Soccer.
His three assists in 2006 moved him into first place on the USA's all-time list with 23, then in January 2008 he scored against Sweden to move ahead of Eric Wynalda to become the all-time leader on the US goal scoring list with 35. … Youth: A 1999 Parade High School All-American, Landon starred at Redlands East Valley High School, scoring 16 goals in 1998 before joining the US Under-17 team in residency camp in Bradenton, Fla.