Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Metrostars/Red Bull NY - Clint Mathis

2002.04.20 MetroStars v Chicago Fire, Giants Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ
The Fire defeated the MetroStars 2-0 behind goals by rookie Kelly Gray an DeMarcus Beasley.

Clint Mathis played in his 100th career Major League Soccer game...
MetroStars Steve Jolley left the game in the 9th minute suffering a hamstring injury to bring his consecutive minutes played streak to an end at 5,238 minutes played (over 58 games)...


2007.09.01 Red Bull NY v Chicago Fire, Giants Stadium...
Clint Mathis was honored by the MetroStars prior to the game for breaking the club record (MetroStars/Red Bull NY) for all-time goals. Mathis almost added his 46th career goal 5-minutes into the game for the Red Bulls, but his shot sailed right of the net...
The Red Bulls would however defeat the Fire on Juan Pablo Angel's goal in the 75th minute of the game, 1-0. It was Angle's 14th goal of the season..

Clint Mathis started his MLS career with the LA Galaxy in 1998 and return to them in 2010 before retiring from the game. His journey between brought the Georgia native to stints with the MetroStars (2000-2003), Hannover 96 (Germany 2004-2005) Real Salt lake (2005), Colorado Rapids (2006), Red Bull NY (2007), Ergotelis (Greece 2008), Real Salt Lake (2008-2009)...

Mathis would also play for the US National Team (1998-2005), playing in the 2002 FIFA World Cup...

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