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  Marcelo Balboa - Class of 2005
Marcelo was the most consistent defender for the U.S. Men’s National Team throughout the 1990’s earning 128 caps and scored an astonishing 13 goals.
Balboa is recognized mostly for his near miss on a bicycle kick at the 1994 FIFA World Cup against Colombia.
Marcelo was a Major League Soccer founding player for the Colorado Rapids in 1996.
www.soccerhall.org /famers/Marcelo_Balboa.htm   (359 words)

 Futbol de Primera: Press Releases
Balboa was joined in Los Angeles by his son Nicholas, his parents Luis and Alicia, his brother Claudio, and his sister-in-law Debbie.
During his outstanding career, Balboa represented the United States in the World Cup in 1990, 1994 and 1998, and is one of only five Americans to play in three World Cups.
Balboa began his career with the National Team in 1988, and over the course of the next 13 years he played in a total of 128 matches and scored a total of 13 goals.
www.laradiodelmundial.com /balboa-20031008.htm   (757 words)

Marcelo Balboa, a US Youth Soccer Alumnus played six years with Colorado leading them to the 1997 MLS Cup.
Marcelo Balboa knows a little something about defending after seven seasons in Major League Soccer and nearly 130 appearances with the U.S. national team spanning a decade.
Balboa recommends that tacklers keep their leg unlocked with a slight bend.
www.usyouthsoccer.org /players/75083.html   (1247 words)

 Profile: Marcelo Balboa   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Balboa scores winner after Limpar’s dramatic equalizer in Colorado's 2-1 triumph over Fire.
Balboa’s concussion reduces roster to 15 for match in Russia.
Balboa’s bicycle the highlight of Rapids’ 3-2 triumph at Columbus.
www.soccertimes.com /usteams/roster/men/balboa.htm   (641 words)

 MLS soccer - Colorado Rapids - Marcelo Balboa
Balboa joins fellow U.S. National Team members forward Roy Wegerle and midfielder Dominic Kinnear as three of the four marquee plays allocated to the Rapids squad, which open their season April 13 in Kansas City.
Balboa, a 1990 and 1994 World Cup veteran, who has played for Mexican Premier League club Leon the past two seasons, is the U.S. National Team's all-time leader -- and among the world's leaders -- in international appearances with 109.
Balboa was a two-time Far West Region All-American Led the Aztecs to the NCAA tournament twice...
www.intermark.com /Rapids/balboa.html   (1181 words)

 Marcelo Balboa Elected To National Soccer Hall Of Fame   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Balboa was tied with Ramos as the top vote-getter this year, his first on the ballot, receiving 108 of 123 votes cast.
Balboa was a member of four U.S. National Teams, becoming one of just a handful of players, along with Wynalda, who played in three soccer World Cups, and is Team USA’s all-time leader in international appearances with 128 caps.
Balboa became the first defender in MLS history to score 20 career goals and record 20 career assists.
www.laprensa-sandiego.org /archieve/may06-05/balboa.htm   (382 words)

 Colorado Rapids. The official site of the Colorado Rapids Major League Soccer Team.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Balboa, Harkes and Ramos were easily elected in their first years of eligibility.
Balboa was a staple of the Colorado Rapids defense from 1996-2001.
Balboa, Harkes and Ramos will be officially inducted into the National Soccer Hall of Fame in a ceremony at the Hall on Aug. 29.
www.coloradorapids.com /news/newsdetails.asp?ID=1103   (742 words)

 Don't Just Kick It - About Marcelo Balboa (via CobWeb/3.1 planet03.csc.ncsu.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
At the time of his retirement Marcelo was one of the first three US players to have played in three different World Cups (1990, 1994, and 1998).
In 1998 Marcelo became the world’s third all time cap leader and finished his career with 128 caps in all.
Marcelo was an All-American for two seasons at San Diego State (1988 and 1989) before turning professional.
www.dontjustkickit.com.cob-web.org:8888 /pages/marcelo.html   (323 words)

 SoccerBlog.com: ESPN's Dave O'Brien and Marcelo Balboa: The horror continues
Marcelo Balboa still talks as if everybody is hard of hearing.
IMO, Marcelo should simply be red-carded, throw out of the game, and should never be allowed to sit on the commentator chair again.
He picked on Beckenbauer today for criticizing the players for diving too much, and as a casual every-four-year soccer fan, I gotta say that it seems to be a large part of the sport, at least for some teams, at least during the world cup.
www.soccerblog.com /2006/06/espns_dave_obrien_and_marcelo.htm   (998 words)

 United States National Soccer Players Association - Marcelo Balboa   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
It may be fitting that he is known best for what he has done with the U.S. national team, a side the he often captained in the mid '90s and competed with in three World Cups.
Balboa has continued his career in the game, working as a broadcaster and as soccer ambassador for the Colorado Rapids.
Quote about Marcelo: "It's one of those rare occasions when a play happens that shows the beauty of this game." Acting Colorado Rapids coach Rene Miramontes on Balboa's bicycle kick that would go on to earn Goal of the Year honors.
www.ussoccerplayers.com /players/marcelo_balboa   (580 words)

 Colorado Rapids. The official site of the Colorado Rapids Major League Soccer Team.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
The Balboa bobblehead is a unique collectible item that commemorates Marcelo Balboa's induction into the 2005 US Soccer Hall of Fame.
On April 19, 2005, The National Soccer Hall of Fame (NSHF) announced that Rapids legend Marcelo Balboa was elected as one of the three inductees this year to the National Soccer Hall of Fame, and will be inducted on August 29 in Oneonta, NY.
Balboa was easily elected in his first year of eligibility.
www.coloradorapids.com /News/newsdetails.asp?ID=1258   (562 words)

 SportingNews.com - Announcer ignores Beckham's effort, commitment
During the England-Ecuador match, Balboa was especially ridiculous on the subject of Beckham, even going so far as to suggest he did not deserve a place on the field.
As Balboa was deriding Beckham subsequent to the goal, Beckham was struggling with dehydration, vomiting twice on the field but gutting his way into the 87th minute so his skill would not be lost if Ecuador were able to tie the match.
Balboa ignored that extraordinary level of effort and commitment, as well as two beautiful defensive plays Beckham made deep in England's half of the field to thwart Ecuador threats.
www.sportingnews.com /yourturn/viewtopic.php?t=103412   (1622 words)

 Ex-Aztec Balboa elected to soccer Hall of Fame North County Times - North San Diego and Southwest Riverside County News   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Balboa, along with midfielders Tab Ramos and John Harkes, will be inducted Aug. 29 in Oneonta, N.Y. "The announcement was a joy and relief," Balboa said in a press release issued by San Diego State.
Balboa, 37, also was a five-time all-star for the Colorado Rapids of Major League Soccer.
Balboa's former San Diego State teammate, Eric Wynalda, was inducted into the National Soccer Hall of Fame last year.
www.nctimes.com /articles/2005/04/20/sports/amateur/23_12_304_19_05.txt   (436 words)

 Misery: ABC/ESPN World Cup announcers (very minor spoiler) ✏Copia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Marcelo Balboa was constantly having to interrupt to correct O'Brien's laughably wrong assessments of matters on the pitch.
Balboa at the start of PKs said the Argentina keeper had the advantage because he wasn't as tired (what?!?!), but after PKs he announced that going into the shootout, Germany had the advantage because they had Lehmann.
Balboa (the so-called analyst) has a severe case of verbal diarrhea, obviously being paid by the syllable (as most of his words are single syllables).
copia.ogbuji.net /blog/2006-06-09/Misery__AB   (13248 words)

 CNN.com - Transcripts
MARCELO BALBOA, MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER: I think after '98, we all needed to see a little good soccer here.
WHITFIELD: And, Marcelo, if you take a poll and find out from lot of Americans as to why they're not watching soccer on TV, why they're not going to the games, like folks would like them to, a lot of them say because it is a low-scoring game, it takes so long.
BALBOA: You know, we were just talking a few minutes ago.
transcripts.cnn.com /TRANSCRIPTS/0206/20/lt.27.html   (881 words)

 Colorado Rapids -- Marcelo Balboa player biography (via CobWeb/3.1 planet03.csc.ncsu.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
After playing most of the 1998 season as a defensive midfielder, Balboa was moved back to his more natural position at sweeper, where he anchored a solid Rapids defensive unit that allowed only 39 goals in 32 games (fourth-best in the league)...
The versatile and long-time U.S. star was switched to defensive midfielder for the Rapids' magical playoff run and he spearheaded the Rapids attack from the center of the field.
Colorado was 4-10 when Balboa did not play, and was 1-2 in games in which he came off the bench...
www.intermark.com.cob-web.org:8888 /rapids/team/balboa_bio.htm   (1003 words)

 ESPN.com: SPORTSNATION - Chat-12945(Insider)
On Thursday, ESPN soccer analyst Marcelo Balboa will stop by to take your soccer questions.
Balboa was inducted into the National Soccer Hall of Fame as a member of the Class of 2005.
Now, Balboa is an analyst for ESPN and broadcast World Cup games this summer.
proxy.espn.go.com /chat/chatESPN?event_id=12945   (200 words)

 Hall of Fame: Ramos, Harkes, Balboa lead induction of 11.
Ramos, Harkes and Balboa, inducted as players from the current era, were joined by player and coach Fernando Clavijo as a "veteran," former U.S. Soccer Federation secretary general Hank Steinbrecher as a "builder of the game," and broadcaster Seamus Malin.
Harkes, Ramos and Balboa were in on the ground floor of the current U.S. success in international competition and essential elements of the return of a top-flight professional league in America following the demise of the North American Soccer League more than a decade earlier.
Marcelo Balboa was nicknamed the "Iron Man" for his 128 caps with the U.S. men.
www.soccertimes.com /newsbriefs/2005/aug29.htm   (1482 words)

 Marcelo Balboa coming to Soccer Hall   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Marcelo Balboa, a defender on three United States World Cup teams, will visit the National Soccer Hall of Fame in Oneonta on Tuesday.
Balboa, who turns 35 on Thursday, will tour the hall, hold a question and answer session and sign autographs in the museum from 11:30-12:30 p.m.
Balboa, currently playing for the New York/New Jersey MetroStars of Major League Soccer, was the U.S. Soccer Male Athlete of the Year in 1992 and '94.
www.thedailystar.com /sports/2002/08/05/spsoccer.html   (358 words)

 United States Olympic Committee - More than survival for U.S. Cup team
Marcelo will fight you a little bit about the use of that word to describe the United States' chances of getting past the Czech Republic, Italy and Ghana, the countries the U.S. must play well against in order to advance in the tournament.
Balboa, who played in three World Cups for the U.S. in 1990, '94 and '98, is the lead analyst for the ABC / ESPN presentation of the matches in the World Cup, which begins next Friday in Germany.
Balboa was referring to the overmatched U.S. team's experience in group play in the 24-team '90 World Cup in Italy.
www.usoc.org /11723_46787.htm   (805 words)

 Clavijo, Rapids school United, 6-2   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Star photo by Julie Lewis Marcelo Balboa of the Colorado Rapids slidetackles the ball away from D.C. United’s Shawn Kuykendall during the first half of the 2005 Hall of Fame Game at the Wright National Soccer Campus on Monday.
Colorado Rapids coach Clavijo, 48, converted a pass from fellow Soccer Hall of Fame inductee Marcelo Balboa on a gimmicky play, and their team went on for a 6-2 victory over D.C. United in the Hall of Fame Game on Monday.
Before Balboa lined up to take the shot, Clavijo whispered something to him, tipping off the crowd that this might not be a typical penalty kick.
www.thedailystar.com /sports/2005/08/30/sphofgam.html   (1160 words)

 US Soccer Hall of Famer Marcelo Balboa to visit USAFE   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Balboa was the most consistent defender for the U.S. Men’s National Team throughout the 1990’s earning 128 caps and scored an astonishing 13 goals.
Renowned National Soccer Hall of Fame Member Marcelo Balboa is to USAFE bases July 10-15 to promote the eXtreme summer ‘06 program
Marcelo was also commentator for ESPN at the 2006 World Cup of Soccer Championships taking place this summer in Germany.
www.usafe.af.mil /news/story.asp?id=123022849   (364 words)

 Marcelo Balboa, Colorado Rapids poster - Costacos Brothers 1997   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Marcelo Balboa, Colorado Rapids poster - Costacos Brothers 1997
An MLS All-Star defender for each of the first three seasons of the league's existence, Marcelo Balboa is also one of Team USA's key members.
An excellent action poster of Balboa in uniform for his club, the Colorado Rapids.
www.sportsposterwarehouse.com /warehouse/balboa97sl.htm   (119 words)

 The Art of Heading with Marcelo Balboa
Former US National Team and MLS star Marcelo Balboa, known worldwide for his strength in the air, leads a group of players from the South Jersey Barons through a training session for offensive and defensive heading.
The battle for supremacy in the aerial game can only be won with hard work and safe and proper technical training.
The specific techniques of heading both in attack and defense are shown clearly and in slow motion with outstanding coaching points and advice from Balboa.
www.coachingcards.com /artofhewimab.html   (114 words)

 Marcelo Balboa - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
He was named U.S. Soccer Athlete of the Year in 1992 and 1994.
In 1995, he became the first U.S. player to break the 100-cap barrier.
In 1998, he joined Tab Ramos and Eric Wynalda as the first U.S. players to play in three World Cups.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Marcelo_Balboa   (513 words)

 Untitled Document   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Marcelo Balboa, John Harkes and Tab Ramos were announced on April 19 as the National Soccer Hall of Fame’s 2005 class.
All three players were elected in their first year on the ballot after donning the U.S. Men’s National Team jersey for more than a decade.
They will be formally inducted into the Hall of Fame in a ceremony on Aug. 29 in Oneonta, N.Y. ussoccer.com is proud to provide a definitive look back at the illustrious careers of these three legends.
www.ncsoccer.org /News/us_soccer_hall_of_fame.shtml   (925 words)

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