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Clint Mathis is a retired American soccer player. He played in the 2002 FIFA World Cup, where he scored one goal. He also played in Major League Soccer for the MetroStars, where he notably scored five goals during a game in August 2000.
Clint Mathis Biography
Mathis took his game to a new level after scoring goals and breaking the MLS record by scoring goals and breaking the MLS record by scoring five goals in a game against Dalla Burn on August 26, 2000. He took the second position after scoring sixteen goals and fourteen assists and was named to the MLS Best XI.
Mathis scored seven goals in his first six games, including the league’s eventual Goal of the year on a half-field run against Dallas. Clint Mathis photo After 2002 MLS season, club Bayern Munich needed him in their team but was blocked by MLS. In 2004, he left MetroStars to sign on a free transfer with Hannover 96 of the German Bundesliga. Mathis played well in his first season, scoring on his debut. He scored four goals in his first five games.
On September 25, 2004, upon entering a game as a very late substitute and scoring almost immediately the game-winning goal, Mathis ran to the sideline and tapped his watch at the new Hannover coach, Ewald Lienen. Mathis started the next game but afterward never played with the first team again. In December, he was transferred back to MLS, joining expansion club Real Salt Lake.
Mathis won the MLS Cup with Real Salt Lake in 2009, defeating Los Angeles Galaxy in a 1-1 draw that was decided in overtime by penalties, with Mathis scoring the first penalty kick goal.
Mathis played in the early stages of MLS, back when the league and the sport was still gaining its footing on American soil. He says it’s an entirely different experience than what he played in back then.
Clint Mathis Age
Mathis was born on November 25, 1976, in Conyers, Georgia, United States.
Clint Mathis Family
Information will be updated soon.
Clint Mathis Wife
Clint is married to Tracy Mathis.
Clint Mathis Children
The couple has 3 young daughters and a son.
Clint Mathis Height
He stands at a height of 5 feet 10 inches tall.
Clint Mathis Salary
Clint’s salary is estimated to be between $50k to $100k.
Clint Mathis Net Worth
His salary is estimated to be around $250k.
Clint Mathis La Galaxy
Twelve years after he first wandered onto the Rose Bowl field as a Galaxy player in 1998, Clint Mathis is back in town. Now, he is 33 and has traveled the world, playing professionally not only in the U.S. but also in Germany and Greece. He won a Major League Soccer Championship with Real Salt Lake, Helping to defeat the Galaxy on penalty kicks in the final in Seattle.
Galaxy coach Bruce Arena had taken Mathis to South Korea in 2002, back in the day when the player sported a mohawk hairdo and played himself onto the cover of Sports Illustrated, even before Landon Donovan achieved similar recognition.
Mathis might have wandered far and wide in the intervening years, playing for five MLS clubs as well as for Hannover 96 in the German Bundesliga and for Ergotelis in the Greek league, but the siren song of Los Angeles has always called out to him.
Clint Mathis Coach
On January 31, 2014, Mathis was announced as assistant coach of the MLS Chicago Fire and head coach Frank Yallop.
Clint Mathis Goal South Korea
The 2002 World Cup is the gold standard for performances by the United States Men’s National Team in a World Cup. It had signature goals and memorable moments. One of them took place on June 10, 2002, when the USMNT took on hosts South Korea in their second group stage match in front of a sold-out, pro-Korea crowd in Daegu.
The USMNT were coming off an epic 3-2 victory over Portugal in their opening match, while South Korea was also sitting on a win after defeating Poland 2-0 to open group play. This was a major stage for both teams to assert themselves, and one player, in particular, made his mark.
Clint Mathis Sports Illustrated
Mathis has a good shot at becoming the first U.S.-born scoringsensation. Other than Eric Wynalda, who scored nine times in 29 matches for Saarbrucken in Germany’s Bundesliga nine years ago, Americans have had little success as goal scorers for high-level European clubs. Soccer in the U.S. seems to stifle the wild, egocentric personality associated with prolific scorers.
Fortunately for Mathis, he had two older brothers, Phil and Andy, who forced him to use his left foot and encouraged his recklessness. Late last month he flew to Germany, with his team’s permission, to spend a day talking to officials from Bayern Munich, the preeminent team in the Bundesliga.
How he fares in the World Cup will directly affect his value on soccer’s international market. Perhaps showing a bullishness on him, Bayern has expressed an interest in getting a deal done with him before the tournament begins on May31.
Mathis would prefer to join the Premier League because he likes English soccer (it’s fast and so is he), and there’s no language barrier there (to a point). He already knows his way around a proper English breakfast, since it resembles the traditional Southern breakfast his mother cooks for him on his frequent trips to her new home in Covington.