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Alexi Lalas

Full name: Panayotis Alexander "Alexi" Lalas
Gender: Male
Height: 6-3 (191 cm)
Weight: 196 lbs (89 kg)
Born: June 1, 1970 in Birmingham, Michigan, United States
Affiliations: New England Revolution, Foxboro (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Football

Biography

Alexi Lalas was one of the best known US soccer (football) players, known as a very large (6-3 [191 cm]) defender. He played college soccer at Rutgers from 1988-91, winning the Hermann Award in 1991, and then was on the US national team from 1991-98. He participated at the 1992 and 1996 Olympics, and the 1994 and 1998 FIFA World Cups, although he did not play in 1998. He earned 96 international caps.

Professionally Lalas first played in Italy with Padova from 1994-95. He joined Major League Soccer (MLS) in 1996 with the New England Revolution. In MLS he later played with the MetroStars (1998), the Kansas City Wizards (1999), before finishing his playing career with the Los Angeles Galaxy (2001-03).

Lalas then became general manager of the San Jose Earthquakes. In 2006 he resigned from the Quakes to take the same position with the Los Angeles Galaxy, lasting there until 2008. However, Lalas became best known in his post-playing career as a color commentator for soccer on US television.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1992 Summer 22 Barcelona Football Men's Football United States USA 9
1996 Summer 26 Atlanta Football Men's Football United States USA 10

Men's Football

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result G YC RC S FC
1992 Summer 22 Barcelona Football United States USA Final Standings 9 1992-07-24 0 0 0 1 0
1992 Summer 22 Barcelona Football United States USA Group A Match #5 1T 1992-07-29 USA 2, POL 2 0 0 0 1 0
1996 Summer 26 Atlanta Football United States USA Final Standings 10 1996-07-20 0 1 0 2 7
1996 Summer 26 Atlanta Football United States USA Group A Match #2 2 1996-07-20 ARG 3, USA 1 0 1 0 0 2
1996 Summer 26 Atlanta Football United States USA Group A Match #4 1 1996-07-22 USA 2, TUN 0 0 0 0 1 2
1996 Summer 26 Atlanta Football United States USA Group A Match #6 1T 1996-07-24 USA 1, POR 1 0 0 0 1 3
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