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Peter Vermes (born January 21, 1966 in Willingboro, New Jersey) is an American soccer player, who played for the US national team in the 1990 World Cup as a forward and later became one of the best defenders in Major League Soccer. January 21 is the 21st day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1966 was a common year starting on Saturday (link goes to calendar) // Events January January 1 - In a coup, Colonel Jean-Bédel Bokassa ousts president David Dacko and takes over the Central African Republic. ... Willingboro Township highlighted in Burlington County. ... Jump to: navigation, search State nickname: The Garden State Other U.S. States Capital Trenton Largest city Newark Governor Richard Codey (D) Acting Senators Jon Corzine (D) Frank Lautenberg (D) Official languages None defined Area 22,608 km² (47th)  - Land 19,231 km²  - Water 3,378 km² (14. ... Football is a ball game played between two teams of eleven players, each attempting to win by scoring more goals than their opponent. ... Jump to: navigation, search First International Unofficial: USA 0 - 1 Canada (Newark, USA; November 28, 1885) Official: Sweden 2 - 3 USA (Stockholm, Sweden; August 20, 1916) Largest win USA 8 - 1 Cayman Islands (Mission Viejo, USA; November 14, 1993) USA 7 - 0 El Salvador (Los Angeles, USA; December 5, 1993... Jump to: navigation, search The 1990 Football World Cup was designed by FIFA in 1984 to held in Italy becoming in the second contry to host the event two times . ... Strikers, also known as centre forwards, forwards, and attackers, are the players on a team in football (soccer) in the row nearest to the opposing teams goal, who are therefore principally responsible for scoring goals. ... In association football (soccer), a defender is a player whose position of play is behind the midfielders and first and foremost provide support to the goalkeeper. ... MLS logo This article refers to the current outdoor soccer league and should not be confused with the earlier indoor soccer league the Major Soccer League. ...


Vermes played three years of college soccer at Rutgers University, from 1985 to 1987, where he elevated the status of the program to that of a national power. In his final season, Vermes scored 21 goals and 10 assists for the team, finishing a first team All-American, as well as runner-up for the National Player of the Year Award. During that season, Vermes led Rutgers to their first victory in the NCAA Tournament in 26 years, scoring the winning goal in a contest against Seton Hall University. After graduating, Vermes would go to Europe, where he played with Raba Eto of Hungary in 1989, FC Volendam of the Dutch Eredivisie in 1990, and Figueras of the Spanish second division from 1991-1995. College soccer is a term used to describe soccer that is played by teams operated by colleges and universities as opposed to a United States, but is also important in South Korea, Canada. ... Jump to: navigation, search Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey is the largest institution for higher education in the U.S. state of New Jersey. ... Seton Hall University is a Roman Catholic university in South Orange, New Jersey. ... FC Volendam is a Dutch football club. ... The Eredivisie (English: Honor Division) is the highest football league in the Netherlands. ... Jump to: navigation, search Image:Figueres1. ...


Like many of the best American players, Vermes returned to the United States to join the recently founded MLS. Vermes was drafted by the New York/New Jersey MetroStars in the third round of the MLS Inaugural Draft and captained the team in its first season. Although he played the most minutes of any MetroStar that year, Vermes was traded in the offseason to the Colorado Rapids for Kerry Zavagnin. Vermes would play three years for the Rapids before being traded again, this time to the Kansas City Wizards with Matt McKeon for Scott Vermillion and a foreign player allocation. MLS logo This article refers to the current outdoor soccer league and should not be confused with the earlier indoor soccer league the Major Soccer League. ... Jump to: navigation, search Year Founded 1995 League Major League Soccer Stadium Giants Stadium Coach Mo Johnston (interim) All-Time Leaders* Games Mike Petke, 134 Goals Giovanni Savarese, 41 Assists Tab Ramos, 36 Shutouts Tony Meola, 18 First Game Los Angeles Galaxy 2 - 1 MetroStars (Rose Bowl; April 13, 1996... The MLS Inaugural Player Draft was held before Major League Soccers initial season, to distribute players who had already graduated college to the leagues ten inaugural teams. ... Year Founded 1995 League Major League Soccer Stadium Invesco Field Coach Fernando Clavijo All-Time Leaders* Games Chris Henderson, 178 Goals Paul Bravo, 39 Assists Chris Henderson, 53 Shutouts Joe Cannon, 18 First Game Kansas City Wiz 3 - 0 Colorado Rapids (Arrowhead Stadium; April 13, 1996) Largest Win Colorado Rapids... Kerry Zavagnin (born July 2, 1974 in Plymough, Michigan) is an American soccer player, who plays as a defensive midfielder. ... Year Founded 1995 League Major League Soccer Stadium Arrowhead Stadium Coach Bob Gansler, 1999- All-Time Leaders* Games Preki, 202 Goals Preki, 69 Assists Preki, 96 Points Preki, 234 Shutouts Tony Meola, 37 First Game Kansas City Wiz 3 - 0 Colorado Rapids (Arrowhead Stadium; April 13, 1996) Largest Win Kansas... Matt McKeon (born September 24, 1974 in Saint Louis, Missouri) is an American soccer player. ...


With the Wizards, Vermes had his best year in MLS in 2000, anchoring what may have been the best defense in MLS history. That Wizards team finished the season first in the league with a 16-7-9 record, having allowed only 29 goals in 32 games, and continued its defensive dominance in the playoffs, eventually winning the MLS Cup. Vermes was recognized as the MLS Defender of the Year, while his teammate Tony Meola won both the MLS Goalkeeper of the Year and MLS MVP awards. Vermes played two more seasons with the Wizards, struggling with injuries but playing every game he was healthy for, before announcing his retirement at the end of the 2002 season. MLS Cup is the final game of the Major League Soccer post-season, officially recognized as the championship of the league. ... Jump to: navigation, search In the United States, Major League Soccer (MLS) has handed out a Defender of the Year award since its inception in 1996. ... Tony Meola (born February 21, 1969 in Belleville, New Jersey) is an American goalkeeper, who became one of the most famous soccer players in the United States after his play in the 1994 World Cup. ... In the United States, Major League Soccer (MLS) has handed out a Goalkeeper of the Year Award since its inception in 1996. ... In the United States, Major League Soccer (MLS) has handed out an MVP Award since its inception in 1996. ...


Vermes was never a star for the US national team, but he was a significant contributor for an extended period of time. Vermes received his first cap May 14, 1988 against Colombia, and would in all receive 72 caps for the team, playing in the 1988 Olympics, the 1990 World Cup, and the 1991 CONCACAF Gold Cup. A forward early in his career, his excellent performance in defense in MLS lead to his comeback to the National team in that position after years of absence. Vermes was also named the 1988 U.S. Soccer Athlete of the Year. Jump to: navigation, search May 14 is the 134th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (135th in leap years). ... Jump to: navigation, search 1988 is a leap year starting on a Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Games of the XXIV Olympiad were held in 1988 in Seoul, South Korea. ... The 1991 CONCACAF Gold Cup was the first edition of the Gold Cup, the soccer championship of North and Central America (CONCACAF). ... The U.S. Soccer Athlete of the Year is given by the United States Soccer Federation to the American soccer players judged best in the calendar year. ...


After retiring, Vermes worked as a broadcaster for the San Jose Earthquakes. He currently serves as the technical Direcotr of Coaching for the Blue Valley Soccer Club, located in Overland Park, KS and as an assistant coach for the US Under-20 national team. Year Founded 1995 League Major League Soccer Stadium Spartan Stadium Coach Dominic Kinnear, 2004- All-Time Leaders* Games Richard Mulrooney, 163 Goals Ronald Cerritos, 55 Assists Richard Mulrooney, 44 Points Ronald Cerritos, 148 Shutouts Joe Cannon, 26 First Game San Jose Clash 1 - 0 D.C. United (Spartan Stadium; April...


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Peter Vermes - Definition, explanation (529 words)
Peter Vermes (born January 21, 1966 in Willingboro, New Jersey) is an American soccer player, who played for the US national team in the 1990 World Cup as a forward and later became one of the best defenders in Major League Soccer.
Vermes was drafted by the New York/New Jersey MetroStars in the third round of the MLS Inaugural Draft and captained the team in its first season.
Vermes was recognized as the MLS Defender of the Year, while his teammate Tony Meola won both the MLS Goalkeeper of the Year and MLS MVP awards.
Kansas City Wizards: News: Article (1691 words)
Vermes was a founding member of Major League Soccer, where he further established himself as resilient and an all-around player.
Vermes' grit was personified in the playoffs when, playing with a badly bruised shin, he scored the decisive shootout goal in the MetroStars Game 1 victory over eventual champs D.C. United.
Peter Vermes, who is extremely valuable in the community working for multiple charities including the Leukemia Foundation, has two children (Nicole, 13, and Kyle, 12) with his wife Susan.
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