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Marcelo Balboa 

Fun Fact

Balboa is famous for his “bicycle kick,” on which he nearly scored a goal in the 1994 World Cup. One of his bicycle kicks won “Goal of the Year” for the 2000 MLS season. 
Marcelo Balboa 
 
Born: 8/8/1967 
Location: Illinois Masonic Hospital 
Hometown: Chicago 
Grammar School:  
High School: Cerritos High School, California 
   

Marcelo Balboa was one of the familiar faces from American soccer in the 1990s. A mainstay on the U.S. National Team, Balboa was one of the first Americans to appear in three consecutive World Cups (1990, 1994, and 1998). He was also an original member of the Colorado Rapids in the inaugural year (1996) of Major League Soccer. Balboa led the Rapids in their victory of the MLS Cup the following year. He was inducted into the National Soccer Hall of Fame in 2005.

National Soccer Hall of Fame

 

Marcelo Balboa