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John O'Brien Heads Pro-Team in Oceanside !!!
As The Southern California Beach Soccer Championships draws near, the Pro-Am division is filling up with teams that bring a hand full of historic stars. One is "Palms Las Vegas FC" which will showcase former US Mens National Team player John O'Brien.

Here is a short list of some of his accomplishments: One of three U.S. players to play every minute of the 2002 World Cup & picked up a goal and an assist, 2000 U.S. Olympian, finished in quarterfinals, played with the Ajax Amsterdam in Europe 1999-2005, played for CD Chivas USA of Major League Soccer.

O'Brien attended Brentwood School, had his first trial with Ajax at the age of 14 and signed an amateur contract with the Dutch giants in 1994 as a 17-year old. After two years on their youth teams, Ajax offered O'Brien a professional contract in 1998.

With the United States, O'Brien earned his first cap against Austria on April 22, 1998 but was an alternate for the U.S. squad for the 1998 FIFA World Cup. He played in the 2000 Summer Olympics, helping to lead the U.S. to a fourth-place finish. O'Brien became a regular with the senior team under Bruce Arena, and came into his own at the 2002 FIFA World Cup. Playing in defensive midfield, he scored the opener in the 3-2 win over Portugal, assisted on Clint Mathis' goal against South Korea, and played every minute of every game for the United States. On May 2nd, 2006, for the second successive time, O'Brien was named to the US roster for the FIFA World Cup in Germany. He played the second half of the US's opening game against the Czech Republic, albeit with a nagging injury, which kept him out for the duration of the tournament.

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Date: May 3-4, 2008.
Location: Oceanside, CA.
Competition: 5 a side competition; 4 field players plus a goalie. Ages U8 plays with 6 players on the field.
Age Groups: Youth (U8-U19), Adult Men, Women, Co-ed, College and Professional.
Entry Fee: $395.00 for all teams ($595.00 for teams that split in two)

Need Info: E-mail us at info@BeachSoccerUSA.org or call 760-473-8329 / 760.390.4774.


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