- Position: Defender
- Date of Birth: 3/4/1963
- College Experience: UCLA
- Height: 5'11"
- Weight: 175
- Caps: 24
- Goals: 1
A frequent starter for the USMNT during the period when it was changing from an outsider to a regular in the top levels of world soccer. Krumpe played in two of the most important victories during qualifying for the 1990 World Cup, against Jamaica in 1988 and Trinidad in 1989. He was a member of the United States team at that 1990 World Cup in Italy. Krumpe also had scored the first two goals of the United States’ crucial 3-0 victory over Canada in an Olympic qualifier in Fenton, Mo., in 1987.
Krumpe is the men’s soccer coach at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, a Region 4 staff coach, and operator of Paul Krumpe Soccer Academy camps.
1991: Played his final game for the USMNT against Canada in Los Angeles on March 16.
1990: A member of the United States squad at the World Cup in Italy.
1989: Played in the famous victory over Trinidad that clinched the United States’ place in the 1990 World Cup, after having been out for much of the year because of foot surgery.
1988: Started all three of the United States’ games at the Olympic Games in South Korea.
1987: Started four of the United States’ five Olympic qualifiers.
1986: Made his national-team debut against Canada in Miami on Feb. 5.
1991: Played for the Colorado Foxes of the American Professional Soccer League.
1990: Played for Real Santa Barbara of the American Professional Soccer League.
1987-88: Played a second season with the Sting, and then outdoors for the Los Angeles Heat of the Western Soccer Alliance.
1986-87: Began his pro career with the Chicago Sting of the Major Indoor Soccer League.
College: Was a four-year starter at UCLA and co-captain of the team that won the NCAA championship in 1985, when he assisted on the winning goal in the final against American University.
Personal: Krumpe and his wife Kati have two children, Tyler (born in 1989) and Cameron (born in 1991) … Began his head coaching career at West Torrance (Calif.) High School in 1991 … Later served as an assistant coach at UCLA, including the team that won the 1997 NCAA title, before becoming head coach at Loyola Marymount in 1998 … Bachelor’s degree from UCLA is in aerospace engineering, and worked as an engineer at McDonnell-Douglas before getting into coaching … Has coached his son Cameron at the under-14 level.