Amateurs on USMNT

Discussion in 'USA Men' started by benhateschildren, Aug 30, 2007.

  1. benhateschildren

    benhateschildren New Member

    Jun 11, 2007
    South Carolina
    This has probably been dealt with in a previous thread, but just wondering. With Sal Zizzo playing for the 'Nats despite not having played pro football yet, who was the last non-professional to play for the senior national team before Zizzo. I know Claudio Reyna was still at UVA when he was on the '94 World Cup squad, but any others after that?
  2. mfdez

    mfdez Member

    Jun 3, 2000
    Atletico Madrid
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    After watching Donovan blow a penalty kick that would have given the LA Galaxy the Superliga title, I would say, Landon Donovan sure seems to fit the bill.
  3. FC Tallavana

    FC Tallavana Member+

    Jul 1, 2004
    La Quinta
    Feilhaber had not played any first-team minutes prior to being capped. And really hasn't had many since. But he wasn't technically an amateur. And neither was Zizzo.
  4. olephill2

    olephill2 Member+

    Oct 6, 2006
    Watford FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Ante Razov.
  5. Bruce S

    Bruce S Member+

    Sep 10, 1999
    Alexi Lalas had never played pro before Bora capped him. 1993 I believe.
  6. Maitreya

    Maitreya Member+

    Apr 30, 2007
    Providence, RI
    I'm just glad he blew it for the Galaxy instead for the USA during the Gold Cup.
  7. mcnaulty21

    mcnaulty21 Member

    Feb 6, 2007
    Fulham FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  8. new_skin

    new_skin Member

    Aug 2, 2007
    VfB Stuttgart
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Ante Razov is the last Yank to receive a senior cap while still an ameteur.
  9. olephill2

    olephill2 Member+

    Oct 6, 2006
    Watford FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    S'Like I said. ;)
  10. thespian89

    thespian89 Member

    Aug 22, 2006
    Feilhaber was capped this year. He made his pro debut last year. He was called-up before playing a pro game but wasn't capped until after he had made his pro debut.

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