A quarter century later, two more Americans, both teenagers,
have moved to Stade Briochin, back in the lower ranks of French soccer.
Ryan Spaulding, who played two seasons at UNC Charlotte, and Declan Brose -- Dario's son -- joined Stade Briochin, now in National 2, the fourth tier of French soccer.
Because of the American past at Stade Briochin, Spaulding and Brose, both 19, have attracted a lot of attention.
Spaulding debuted Saturday for Stade Briochin in its 3-1 league win over Boulogne-Billancourt, setting up the third goal when he was taken down for a penalty kick. He was also on the bench Tuesday for its 1-0 loss to Lens in the round of 32 of the French Cup before 6,500 fans at the Stade Fred Aubert.