In SA 30 Years Ago: Rising stars Friedel, Milbrett and Reyna -- and Osiander's second Olympic quest

Our Feb. 11, 1991 issue, with Brazilian star Zico  on cover, included Soccer America's Freshmen of the Year selections and the high school player of the year who all lived upon to their potential. Also in the news was Lothar Osiander, who returned as U.S. Olympic coach and succeeded again to qualify the USA, with both Brad Friedel and Claudio Reyna.


Our College Freshmen of the Year: UCLA's Brad Friedel and the University of Portland's Tiffeny Milbrett went on to play for the USA at the Olympics and World Cups.

Future USA World Cup captain Claudio Reyna was the High School Player of the Year.


Lothar Osiander at the beginning of 1991 was reassigned as Olympic coach after having guided the USA to the 1988 Games in South Korea.


3 comments about "In SA 30 Years Ago: Rising stars Friedel, Milbrett and Reyna -- and Osiander's second Olympic quest".
  1. Luis Sagastume, February 11, 2021 at 12:24 p.m.

    Proud of my 1966 NCAA Championship teammate Lothar Ossiander's accomplishments!!!

  2. Kevin Sims replied, February 11, 2021 at 12:44 p.m.

    Bravo!!!

  3. Wayne Rasmussen, February 11, 2021 at 3:11 p.m.

    Lothar . . . great coach and a great person who gave all for his players and teams, very skillfully guiding them to some very special results, whether National team assignments or the LA Galaxy.  American soccer owes you a debt of gratitude Lothar.  I agree with Luis . . . we are proud of you and all that you have done for the game and it's players!

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