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Jeff Larentowicz

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An intelligent and sound midfielder, Jeff Larentowicz provides a stable presence in the center of the park. After seeing his introduction to the National Team stunted by injury in 2010, he used 2011 as a launching pad to his first cap and subsequent appearances in National Team camps. The “Ginger Ninja” has been a regular starter in Major League Soccer since 2006, where he has appeared in three MLS Cup finals and has one trophy to his credit.

  • Collected his first cap when he played 90 minutes against Chile on Jan. 22, 2011
  • Spent three weeks training with Bolton in the 2011 offseason
  • Voted MVP for the Colorado Rapids in 2011
  • Started in the 2010 MLS Cup victory for Colorado against FC Dallas
  • Named an MLS All-Star in 2010
  • A consistent starter in MLS since he was drafted in 2005 by the New England Revolution, he has played at least 26 games in every year of his professional career since 2006


 

2011: Earned his first appearance for the United States, going 90 minutes in the 1-1 draw against Chile on Jan. 22 at The Home Depot Center … Called in for the matches against Costa Rica and Belgium in September … 2010: Earned his first call-in to U.S. National team camp in January, but had a knee injury that required surgery and was unable to participate … First Appearance: Jan. 22, 2011 vs. Chile … First Goal: None.
2011: Voted MVP of the Colorado Rapids … Led the team with seven goals in the regular season and added another in a CONCACAF Champions League game … Played in 41 of the team’s 44 matches in all competitions … 2010: Started and went the distance in the 2-1 extra-time win against FC Dallas in the MLS Cup … Only one of two Rapids players to appear in all 30 games, starting in 29 and scoring a career-high tying four goals ... Named to MLS All-Star team … Started all four post-season games … 2009: Started 28 matches and recorded one goal and two assists, each of which was a game-winner for the Revolution … 2008: Started 28 regular season games for the Revolution, playing both as a defensive midfielder and a central defender and scored four goals, marking a new single-season high and added two assists … 2007: Started 28 games for the Revolution in the defensive midfield, missing two with a right eye injury and scored three goals and added four assists … 2006: Played in 26 games for the Revolution, 19 as a starter and recorded one goal and one assist … 2005: Selected by the New England Revolution in the fourth round in the 2005 MLS Supplemental Draft … Made his MLS debut against D.C. United on May 14.
Son of Ron and Margie Larentowicz and has one older sister, Laura …Majored in public policy and American Institutions at Brown … Trained with Malmo FF of Allsvenskan, the premier league in Sweden, during the summer between his junior and senior years at Brown, and with Ipswich Town of England's second division in the off-season after the 2005 MLS season.
In 66 appearances, the central defender scored seven goals and six assists … Helped Brown capture two Ivy League Championships … Two-time second-team NSCAA All-America selection and a four-time All-Ivy performer.
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