MNT Nov 14, 2009
We noticed during yesterday's training that there was an extra player participating in warmups, one we were pretty sure we hadn't seen on the bus. That extra player turned out to be former Czech international Lubos Kubik, who played for Bradley for the Chicago Fire from 1998-2000 and earned MLS Defender of the Year honors when the Fire won the 'Double' in their debut season in 1998. Kubik played against the United States in the 1990 World Cup - as did Vladimir Weiss, the current head coach of Slovakia - when Czechoslovakia won 5-1 in Italy. Kubik is currently the sporting director for a second division club in Czech Republic.
To continue the two degrees of separation, Kubik is a former teammate of the General Secretary of the Slovakian Football Association, Miloš Tomáš. The two played together at FC Nurnberg in Germany. Tomáš eventually moved on to FC Saarbrucken, where he paired with two young Americans named Joe-Max Moore and Eric Wynalda.