Biography of retired USMNT player Mike Ivanow who was a fixture in the USMNT squad in 1973 and played in the NASL and MISL.
Caps: 10 | Shutouts: 3
A key part of the Seattle Sounders team that reached the Soccer Bowl in 1977, Mike Ivanow was a regular in goal for the USMNT in 1973, earning eight of his 10 caps that year. He also represented the United States at the 1972 Summer Olympics, starting two of three matches at that tournament. Ivanow finished his career indoors, transitioning from the NASL to the MISL in the early 80s and finishing up as a member of the Wichita Wings in 1985.
Won his last cap on Mar 26th against Poland.
Played against Mexico on Sept. 5th, one of only two games scheduled that year.
Earned his first cap as a substitute on March 10th against Bermuda. Got his first start three days later against Poland in Lodz. Recorded his first shutout on Aug. 5th against Canada.
Played in the Olympics.
Spent a final season outdoors with Seattle before focusing on indoor soccer.
Returned to Seattle after missing the 1978 season and had one of his best years, finishing fourth in goals against average at 1.39.
Lost the '77 Soccer Bowl to the New York Cosmos with Seattle.
Traded to Seattle six games into the season.
Signed with the San Jose Earthquakes, playing in 42 games.
Youth and College
A member of the University of San Francisco program that would go onto produce several NCAA championship teams.