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Pledge to Promote Injury Prevention for Chance to Win a Backyard Soccer Clinic from Alex Morgan and Cobi Jones

CHICAGO (Oct. 21, 2013) – Soccer fans of all ages can win a backyard lesson from current and former U.S. National Soccer Team stars Alex Morgan and National Soccer Hall of Famer Cobi Jones as part of a new contest from DePuy Synthes Mitek Sports Medicine, a leader in orthopedics sports medicine and a part of the DePuy Synthes Companies of Johnson & Johnson.

From Oct. 21 to Dec. 31, fans can visit the Sports Injury Prevention Program Facebook page and click on the "I Pledge" button to post a sports injury prevention pledge on their Facebook or Twitter feeds. Those who take the pledge can also participate in the rewards contest, also accessible from the Facebook page using the "Share & Win" button. The fans who accumulate the most points through pledging and other social interactions listed on the contest page are eligible for the Grand Prize of a personal backyard soccer clinic with either Morgan or Jones. Other prizes include signed jerseys and other memorabilia.

DePuy Synthes has a passion for education and community outreach for sports injury prevention. This program is designed to raise awareness around sports injury prevention and provide actionable information and tools for active players everywhere. DePuy Synthes is the Official Sports Medicine Partner of U.S. Soccer, and Johnson & Johnson is the Official Healthcare Sponsor of the FIFA World Cup.

The contest kicks off on Oct. 21 from 4-6 p.m. ET with Morgan hosting a Reddit AMA. Visit http://www.reddit.com to register and take part in the online question and answer session.

100 Moments 1995 Copa America

Players from the U.S. Men's National Team recap the USA's memorable 3-0 win against Argentina at the 1995 Copa America Tournament. Former greats Cobi Jones, John Harkes, Alexi Lalas, Eric Wynalda, Claudio Reyna and Kasey Keller remember the famous win and former head coach Steve Sampson recalls his team beating one of the best sides in the world.

MNT vs Barbados Highlights Nov 15 2000

In this Semifinal Round World Cup Qualifier for the 2002 FIFA World Cup, the U.S. Men's National Team met Barbados in Waterford, Barbados. After a scoreless first half, Clint Mathis opens the flood gates with an easy finish from a skillful Joe Max-Moore dribbling move down the flank on the way to an easy 4-0 victory for the U.S.A.

MNT vs Panama Highlights Sept 8 2004

The U.S. Men's National Team draw one point in Panama City versus the Panamanian National Team. Cobi Jones scores the late equalizer in the ninety-second minute to steal the crucial point in this early September Qualifier.

US Soccer Takes over Times Square for Centennial Celebration

As part of its Centennial Week celebrations in New York, U.S. Soccer held an all-day event at Times Square today, entertaining thousands of fans at the iconic location on the last day of the Federation's first 100 years.

Cobi Jones, a midfielder who starred for the U.S. Men’s National Team and MLS for nearly two decades, played 164 international games for the United States, a record that holds today, and tallied 15 goals and 22 assists. Jones represented the U.S. in 30 World Cup qualifiers in 1996, 1997, 2000, 2001 and 2004 and played in 11 World Cup games in 1994, 1998 and 2002.

In 1998, he was one of the outstanding American players at the World Cup and was selected as the Honda Award winner and the USSF Men’s Athlete of the Year. In addition to his frequent appearances for the U.S. in World Cup matches, Jones also played in the CONCACAF Gold Cup in 1993, 1996, 1998, 2000 and 2002. He also appeared in the FIFA Confederations Cup in 1999 and wore the captain’s armband as the U.S. defeated Costa Rica in the 2002 Gold Cup final. In 2000, Jones had six goals and nine assists for 21 points in 16 National Team matches, setting a record for the most points in a year by a National Team player, a record that stood until 2007.

In addition to his distinguished U.S. Men’s National Team career, Jones also excelled in MLS. Jones is the only player in MLS history to have played each of the first 12 seasons of the league’s history with the same team, having joined the LA Galaxy in March 1996. Jones scored 70 goals and added 91 assists in 306 career regular season games. Jones is one of just five players in league history to record 70 goals and 90 assists during his MLS career.

His best season in MLS came in 1998 when he set career highs for goals (19) and assists (13), despite missing nearly two months of play while with the U.S. Men’s National Team at the 1998 FIFA World Cup in France. Jones tallied either a goal or an assist in 18 of the 24 games that he played that season and was named the Galaxy’s MVP and a finalist for MLS MVP as the Galaxy set a league record for goals scored that still stands today.

Jones won his first league championship when he captained the Galaxy to the club’s first MLS Cup title in 2002. Jones also captained the Galaxy to their first Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup championship in 2001 and the 2000 CONCACAF Champions Cup. In 2005 he was part of the Galaxy’s “double” winning team that won both the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup and MLS Cup, giving him five championships during his time with the club.

Jones played his last game with the Galaxy on Oct. 21, 2007. The club retired his number 13 making it the first number retired in MLS history. In 2007, Jones was named an assistant coach with the Galaxy and also briefly served as the club’s interim head coach in 2008. Jones is currently the Associate Director of Soccer for the New York Cosmos.

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