Imad
Baba


#21

(3/15/74)

5-10 170

Last Club: Clemson University

Second round 1996 MLS College Draft choice (16th pick). Imad played for Bruce Arena and the U-23 Olympic squad at Atlanta `96. Baba is one of four U.S. U-23 players on track to play in every FIFA outdoor world championship event (other three are Brian Kelly, Matt McKeon and Nelson Vargas), an accomplished achieved by only one other U.S. Soccer player (Mike Burns). He scored the winning goal against Brazil in the 1989 U-16 World Championship in Scotland. The 1-0 win in the first round is the only time a U.S. Men's National team, at any level, has beaten Brazil. Started two out the USA's three games at the 1995 Pan American Games in Mar del Plata, Argentina. Started three games for the USA in the World Youth (U-20) Championship in Australia, helping the team to its eighth-place finish and scoring a goal in the USA's 6-0 upset over Turkey, Europe's number-one seed. Named second-team All-Atlantic Coast Conference in 1993. One of the most celebrated high school players of all-time, he was named a Parade All-American all four years of high school, becoming the only player in the history of the magazine to be named four times. Two-time Gatorade High School All-American (1992, 1993). Named 1992 Texas Player of the Year.

1996 MLS Honors
Soccer America MLS Team of the Week: 8/25, 9/8, 9/15

1996 P GS MIN G A PTS SHT SOG GW GA PG PA SG SA BK FC FS OF CK C E
11 8 736 2 2 6 18 10 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 12 23 8 11 0 0
1997 P GS MIN G A PTS SHT SOG GW GA PG PA SG SA BK FC FS OF CK C E
29 28 2389 7 5 19 50 25 1 1 0 0 6 7 0 37 48 6 85 1 0

Players Stats: Games Played, Games Started, Minutes, Goals, Assists, Points, Shots, Shots On Goal, Game Winning Goal, Game Winning Assist , Penalty Goals, Penalty Attempted, Shoot Goal, Shootout Attempt, Blocks, Fouls Caused, Fouls Suffered, Offsides, Corner Kicks Taken, Cautions (yellow cards) and Explusions (red cards).


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