MNT Sep 6, 2012
Be honest. If we told you that Steve Cherundolo played his first game for the National Team in 1999, would you have believed it?
Well, we've got one better. Not only did he play Sept. 8, 1999, as a 20-year-old, but he did it right here in Kingston. On that day, he went 90 in the USA's 2-2 draw. Here's the full U.S. lineup from that day:
United States- Zach Thornton (Kevin Hartman, 46), Greg Vanney, Eddie Pope (Chad McCarty 68), Leo Cullen, Steve Cherundolo, Eddie Lewis, Richie Williams (captain), Ben Olsen, Henry Gutierrez (Chris Albright 78), Jason Kreis (Josh Wolff 46, Billy Walsh 90), Brian McBride (Ante Razov 46).
Thirteen years later, he's got three World Cups, 84 caps and two goals under his belt, and still going strong ...