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Paul Caligiuri's Silver XI Picks
July 30th, 1996 10:30AM
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Soccer America Silver XI celebrity nominations

GK:       Antonio (Tony) Meola

Comments: Played for the U.S.A. in two consecutive World Cups and became the first American goalkeeper recognized throughout the soccer world and public.

Field Players:

Rick Davis

Comments: Great soccer ambassador

Michelle Akers

Comments: Elevated women's soccer internationally. A true goal scorer!

Mia Hamm

Comments: Most exciting and explosive woman player in the world.

Marcelo Balboa

Comments: First U.S. player to reach 100 caps.


Comments: Greatest player ever! Need more be said?

Alexi Lalas

Comments: Maybe not one of the better players the U.S. has produced, but he's the most recognizable with his red hair and beard.

Desmond Armstrong

Comments: First African-American to play for the U.S.A. in a World Cup. Has had positive impact on many kids in the inner cities as well as being successful with his broadcasting career.


Comments: Best indoor soccer player to play in the U.S.A. ''A legend under his own roof.''

Cobi Jones

Comments: Teenage heart throb. Exciting player to watch with his quickness and speed.

Carin Jennings (Gabarra)

Comments: First ever Women's World Championship M.V.P. (1991). Her valid claim of being the best in the world!

Coach: Bora Milutinovic

Comments: Helped put U.S. soccer on the global map. Most successful U.S. Men's coach ever!

In celebration of our 25th Anniversary, Soccer America honors the 11 players and one coach from the past 25 years who've had the most positive impact on U.S. soccer. They are the Soccer America Silver XI -- announced Dec. 14 at the Soccer America FanZone in Richmond, Va.

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