Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Pablo Mastroeni Named to Soccer America's US Team of the Decade

Ridge Mahoney has selected Rapids midfielder Pablo Mastroeni as one of his picks for the Soccer America US Men's National Team All-Decade Team.

From Mahoney's Pablo bio:

(Years played, total caps/caps 2000-09)
PABLO MASTROENI (2001-09, 65/65). Broke into the starting lineup at the 2002 World Cup less than a year after making his debut and having never appeared in a qualifier, Mastroeni featured regularly in central midfield throughout the decade and captained the team several times.

In selecting his All-Decade U.S. Men's Team, Mahoney included service to the national team with appearances in official competitions - Confederations Cup, Copa America, Concacaf Gold Cup and World Cup - taking priority.

Other Rapids Alumni players also on the list (as reserves) are Clint Mathis and Tony Sanneh.

For the full story, click here.

1 comment:

Scott said...

So how is it that Pablo gets this honor at a point in his career when he is still very much on top of his game, maybe even at a high point, performing much better than the likes of others being called into the current US national team, and yet it looks like Pablo will get to sit here in the US and watch the upcoming World Cup on TV like the rest of us. Something isn't quite right.