Biography of retired USMNT player Mike Burns who played in the 1998 World Cup and worked as an executive with the New England Revolution.
A dependable player, Mike Burns appeared at every level of the USMNT programs. He has competed in the World Cup, the Olympics, the World Youth Championship, and the Under-16 World Championship.
Burns is an original member of Major League Soccer, having played five seasons with the New England Revolution before moving to San Jose in a 2000 trade and joining Kansas City prior to the 2001 season. In April of 2005, he returned to the Revolution as their Director of Soccer. In November of 2011, Burns was promoted to general manager of the Revolution. He left the club in May, 2019.
College: Burns was a two-time All-American at Hartwick College.
Honored with star at the US Soccer Star Plaza at Home Depot Center.
Appeared with US National Team at MLS All-Star game.
Started two of the USA's three World Cup matches in France '98. He saw action in 14 matches over the course of the year.
Played in 13 matches with the U.S., starting nine.
Was a member of the U.S. Olympic Team and served as captain in the USA's 2-2 draw with Poland.
Played in 14 games for the U.S., starting all but one. He was one of two players, along with Paul Caligiuri, to play every match for the U.S. in '95.
Started all six of the USA's Copa America matches, including a shocking 3-0 win over Argentina.
Was a member of the U.S. World Cup team. He made 20 appearances in all for the USA in '94.
Made one appearance for the full USMNT in a 2-0 win over Canada on September 3, 1992.
Was a member of the Gold-medal winning U.S. side at the Pan American Games.
Competed in the U.S. Olympic Festival.
Was a member of the U.S. Under-16 national team that competed in the FIFA U-16 World Championship.
Started 21 of 24 games for the Wizards leading them to the playoffs.
Acquired by the Kansas City Wizards from the San Jose Earthquakes for draft picks on March 14, 2001. He played 19 matches for the Wizards and made 14 starts.
Played eight matches with the New England Revolution before being traded to San Jose, where he started 18 matches during the 2000 season.
Started all 28 of New England's matches, contributing a goal and four assists. Had trials with Utrecht of Holland, Bolton of England and Hearts of Scotland in the 1999 off-season.
Named to the MLS All-Star team. He started all 23 of the Revolution's matches, registering a goal and eight assists, ranking him second on the club in assists.
Was the only member of the Revs to play every minute of all 32 league games.
Became a founding member of the New England Revolution. He played 17 matches and started 14 in the league's inaugural season.