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Encyclopedia > Chris Klein (soccer)

Chris Klein (born January 4, 1976 in St. Louis, Missouri) is an American soccer player, who currently plays right midfielder for Real Salt Lake of Major League Soccer. January 4 is the 4th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1976 (MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1976 calendar). ... Nickname: Gateway City, Gateway to the West, or Mound City Official website: http://stlouis. ... Official language(s) English Capital Jefferson City Largest city Kansas City Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 21st 69,709 mi²; 180,693 km² 240 mi; 385 km 300 mi; 480 km 1. ... Football is a ball game played between two teams of eleven players, each attempting to win by scoring more goals than their opponent. ... In association football (soccer), a midfielder is a player whose position of play is midway between the attacking strikers and the defenders. ... Year Founded 2005 League Major League Soccer Stadium Rice-Eccles Stadium Coach John Ellinger, 2005- All-Time Leaders* Games Chris Brown, 29 Goals Jason Kreis, 9 Assists Jason Kreis, Clint Mathis, 4 Shutouts D.J. Countess, 4 First Game MetroStars 0 - 0 Real Salt Lake (Giants Stadium; April 2, 2005... MLS logo For the defunct indoor soccer league, see Major Soccer League. ...


Klein played four years of college soccer at Indiana University, from 1994 to 1997. In total, he started 88 games for the Hoosiers, registering 11 goals and 11 assists as a senior. Indiana University Bloomington is the principal campus of the Indiana University system. ...


Upon his graduation, Klein was selected fourth overall by the Kansas City Wizards in the 1998 MLS College Draft. He received little playing time as a rookie, starting eight games and substituting into nine, and scored no points. Starting in 1999, however, Klein began to cement a place for himself as one of the league's best midfielders; in the 1999 season, Klein started 24 games for the Wizards, registering six goals and five assists. He started 26 games in 2000, scoring six goals and eight assists, helping the Wizards to an MLS Cup victory. Klein has been an equally important part of the Wizards midfield for the last four years, although his 2004 campaign was cut short by a torn ACL. He came back in 2005 and was named MLS Comeback Player of the Year for the second time in his career, his first coming in 2002. However, before the 2006 season, Klein was traded to Salt Lake for an allocation. Year Founded 1995 League Major League Soccer Stadium Arrowhead Stadium Coach Bob Gansler, 1999- All-Time Leaders* Games Preki, 218 Goals Preki, 71 Assists Preki, 98 Shutouts Tony Meola, 37 First Game Kansas City Wiz 3 - 0 Colorado Rapids (Arrowhead Stadium; April 13, 1996) Largest Win Kansas City Wizards 6... 1998 Major League Soccer College Draft Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Categories: MLS Drafts ... MLS Cup is the final game of the Major League Soccer post-season, officially recognized as the championship of the league. ... -1... In the United States, Major League Soccer (MLS) has handed out a Comeback Player of the Year award since 2000. ...


Klein has been a fringe player for the United States national team for the last several years. He received his first cap October 25, 2000 against Mexico, his debut for the men's national team at any age level. He has played in a total of 16 games for the national team, scoring three goals; his best year was 2003, when he played in seven games, and scored all three of his goals. First international Unofficial: USA 0 - 1 Canada (Newark, NJ, USA; November 28, 1885) Official: Sweden 2 - 3 USA (Stockholm, Sweden; August 20, 1916) Largest win USA 8 - 1 Cayman Islands (Mission Viejo, CA, USA; November 14, 1993) USA 7 - 0 El Salvador (Los Angeles, CA, USA; December 5, 1993) USA... October 25 is the 298th day of the year (299th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 67 days remaining. ... This article is about the year 2000. ...


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Chris Klein (soccer) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (337 words)
Upon his graduation, Klein was selected fourth overall by the Kansas City Wizards in the 1998 MLS College Draft.
Klein has been an equally important part of the Wizards midfield for the last four years, although his 2004 campaign was cut short by a torn ACL.
Klein has been a fringe player for the United States national team for the last several years.
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