U.S. Soccer

100 Moments Dave Vanole Puts His Neck on the Line in Crucial World Cup Qualifier

In 1989, the USA faced a crucial World Cup Qualifier against Costa Rica and, up a goal in the closing moments, the U.S. gave up a penalty. Costa Rican defender Mauricio Montero rocketed his penalty kick right at U.S. Goalkeeper Dave Vanole, who held his ground, and made the save with his neck and upper arm and preserved a critical three points for the U.S. Former midfielder John Harkes and former head coach Bob Gansler remember the moment in this edition of ussoccer.com's "100 Moments" in celebraiton of U.S. Soccer's Centennial.