Gibbs Named to 20-Man USA Soccer Roster to Face Germany
March 21, 2002
CHICAGO, IL - Former Brown University All-American Cory Gibbs '01 (Plantation, FL) has been named to the 20-man roster of the U.S. national soccer team that will face three-time World Champion Germany on Wednesday, March 27 in Rostock, Germany.
The team will be comprised of eleven European based players and eight domestic based players. U.S. head coach Bruce Arena announced the roster on Wednesday.
Kickoff at the Ostseestadion is set for 2:45 p.m. ET. The match will be shown tape delayed on ESPN2 at 10 p.m. ET and Telemundo at 11:30 p.m. Fans can also follow the action live from Germany online via ussoccer.com's MatchTracker, beginning at 2:30 p.m. ET.
Gibbs became the youngest American to score a goal in the German First Division over the 2001 Thanksgiving weekend as his St. Pauli team fell to Cologne. The 2000 Ivy League Player of the Year also became the youngest American to play a full 90 minutes in the German Bundesliga this season. He has played in 21 matches for St. Pauli this year, often being matched up against some of the league's best goal scorers.
The 22-year old was a member of the U.S. Under-23 team that captured a bronze medal at the 1999 Pan-American Games in Winnipeg, Canada.
With a record of 6-1-1 in 2002, the U.S. team is off to its best-ever start with just one loss coming in eight games. The roster features such U.S. stars as midfielder Cobi Jones, goalkeepers Kasey Keller and Tony Meola, and forwards Brian McBride and Joe-Max Moore.