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Earnest "Earnie" Stewart (born March 28, 1969) is a retired American soccer player who was a regular midfielder for the U.S. national team from 1990s until his retirement in 2005. He is currently general manager of the U.S. men's national soccer team.

Earnie Stewart
Personal information
Full name Earnest Stewart
Date of birth (1969-03-28) March 28, 1969 (age 50)
Place of birth Veghel, Netherlands
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
UDI'19
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1988–1990 VVV 62 (15)
1990–1996 Willem II 170 (49)
1996–2003 NAC 189 (50)
2003–2004 D.C. United 47 (4)
2004–2005 VVV 6 (1)
Total 474 (119)
National team
1990–2004 United States 101 (17)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

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Early life and educationEdit

Stewart, the son of an African American U.S. Air Force airman Earnie Stewart, and his Dutch wife Annemien Stewart, grew up in the Netherlands, and began his professional career in that country in 1988 with VVV. He spent two years at the Dutch First Division (second-level) club before moving to Eredivisie side Willem II in 1990. By the end of 1990, he made his first appearance for the U.S. national team against Portugal.

CareerEdit

In his first season at Willem II, he finished third on the goal-scoring list for the Dutch First Division, with 17. He went on to score 49 goals in six seasons there. In the meantime, he developed into a regular for the U.S. national team, starting all four games that the U.S. played in the 1994 FIFA World Cup. Most notably, he scored the goal that gave the U.S. its winning margin against Colombia in group play, the first World Cup game won by the U.S. since 1950.

By 1996, Stewart had moved to NAC Breda, eventually spending more than six seasons at NAC. The club was relegated in 1999, but Stewart helped the club win the First Division in 2000, thereby earning promotion back to the Eredivisie. During his years at NAC, he also played in all of the U.S. team's matches at the 1998 and 2002 FIFA World Cups, becoming one of only five U.S. men to play in three World Cups.

In January 2003, he left the Netherlands to play in Major League Soccer, and was allocated to D.C. United, where he won the MLS Cup in his second season. His scoring numbers did not equal his earlier high standards, as he tallied just four regular season goals and one playoff goal in MLS. He left D.C. after the 2004 season, coming back to the Netherlands and his original club, VVV-Venlo, where he became technical director following his retirement in 2005.

Stewart became the eighth U.S. man to make his 100th international appearance in a 2004 World Cup qualifier against Grenada. His 111 goals as a professional in the Netherlands makes him the highest-scoring American in international club play. He was named U.S. Soccer Athlete of the Year in 2001.

He was named technical director of NAC Breda of the Dutch Eredivisie on May 14, 2006.

Earnest Stewart was appointed as AZ’s Director of Football Affairs in June 2010. The 41-year-old American succeeded Marcel Brands, who left AZ for PSV. Stewart left his post as Technical Director at NAC Breda by mutual consent.[1] Stewart stated in the past that he had a long-term goal of returning to United States soccer in an executive role: "One ambition I do have is to go back to the United States and to be of importance to soccer."[2]

Stewart accomplished just that when, on October 26, 2015, the Philadelphia Union officially announced that Stewart would take on the role of Sporting Director for the club.[3]

On June 6, 2018, Stewart was named general manager of the men's U.S. national team.[4]

Career statisticsEdit

ClubEdit

As of March 29, 2017[5][unreliable source?]
Club performance League Cup League Cup Continental Total
Season Club League Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Netherlands League KNVB Cup League Cup Europe Total
1988–89 VVV-Venlo Eredivisie 27 3
1989–90 Eerste Divisie 35 12
1990–91 Willem II Tilburg Eredivisie 33 17
1991–92 33 8
1992–93 22 4
1993–94 32 7
1994–95 32 10
1995–96 18 3
1996–97 NAC Breda Eredivisie 28 9
1997–98 30 6
1998–99 28 7
1999-00 Eerste Divisie 29 8
2000–01 Eredivisie 28 8
2001–02 31 10
2002–03 15 2
U.S. League Open Cup League Cup North America Total
2003 D.C. United Major League Soccer 21 1
2004 26 3
Netherlands League KNVB Cup League Cup Europe Total
2004–05 VVV-Venlo Eerste Divisie 6 1
Total Netherlands 427 115
U.S. 47 4
Career total 474 119

InternationalEdit

As of March 29, 2017[6]
National Team Year Apps Starts Goals Assists
United States
1990 1 1 0 0
1991 0 0 0 0
1992 7 2 0 0
1993 6 3 2 1
1994 7 5 1 0
1995 9 9 1 2
1996 5 5 0 1
1997 7 6 1 0
1998 9 8 1 0
1999 5 4 0 1
2000 8 7 4 4
2001 10 10 5 0
2002 10 9 0 0
2003 13 7 2 0
2004 4 1 0 1
Total 101 77 17 10

List of International appearances and goalsEdit

{{updated|August 18, 2004|[7]

# Date Venue Opponent Goals Result Competition
1 December 19, 1990 Porto, Portugal   Portugal - 0-1 Friendly
2 February 26, 1992 Fortaleza, Brazil   Brazil - 0-3 Friendly
3 March 11, 1992 Valladolid, Spain   Spain - 0–2 Friendly
4 March 18, 1992 Casablanca, Morocco   Morocco - 1–3 Friendly
5 May 30, 1992 Washington, D.C.   Republic of Ireland - 3-1 Friendly
6 June 3, 1992 Chicago, Illinois   Portugal - 1-0 Friendly
7 June 6, 1992 Chicago, Illinois   Italy - 1–1 Friendly
8 June 13, 1992 Orlando, Florida   Australia - 0-1 Friendly
9 June 6, 1993 New Haven, Connecticut   Brazil - 0-2 Friendly
10 June 9, 1993 Foxborough, Massachusetts   England - 2-0 Friendly
11 June 13, 1993 Chicago, Illinois   Germany 1 3-4 Friendly
12 August 31, 1993 Reykjavik, Iceland   Iceland 1 1-0 Friendly
13 October 13, 1993 Washington, D.C.   Mexico - 1–1 Friendly
14 December 18, 1993 Palo Alto, California   Germany - 0–3 Friendly
15 May 25, 1994 Piscataway, New Jersey   Saudi Arabia - 0-0 Friendly
16 May 28, 1994 New Haven, Connecticut   Greece - 1–1 Friendly
17 June 18, 1994 Pontiac, Michigan    Switzerland - 1-1 1994 FIFA World Cup
18 June 22, 1994 Pasadena, California   Colombia 1 2-1 1994 FIFA World Cup
19 June 26, 1994 Pasadena, California   Romania - 1–2 1994 FIFA World Cup
20 July 4, 1994 Palo Alto, California   Brazil - 0–1 1994 FIFA World Cup
21 September 7, 1994 London, England   England - 0-2 Friendly
22 March 25, 1995 Dallas, Texas   Uruguay 1 2-2 Friendly
23 April 22, 1995 Brussels, Belgium   Belgium - 0–1 Friendly
24 June 11, 1995 Foxborough, Massachusetts   Nigeria - 3–2 Friendly
25 July 8, 1995 Paysandu, Uruguay   Chile - 2–1 1995 Copa América
26 July 11, 1995 Paysandu, Uruguay   Bolivia - 0–1 1995 Copa América
27 July 14, 1995 Paysandu, Uruguay   Argentina - 3-0 1995 Copa América
28 July 17, 1995 Paysandu, Uruguay   Mexico - 0-0 (4-1 PK) 1995 Copa America
29 July 20, 1995 Maldonado, Uruguay   Brazil - 0-1 1995 Copa America
30 July 22, 1995 Maldonado, Uruguay   Colombia - 1-4 1995 Copa America
31 November 3, 1996 Washington, D.C.   Guatemala - 2-0 1998 FIFA World Cup Qualifying
32 November 10, 1996 Richmond, Virginia   Trinidad and Tobago - 2-0 1998 FIFA World Cup Qualifying
33 November 24, 1996 Port of Spain, Trinidad   Trinidad and Tobago - 1-0 1998 FIFA World Cup Qualifying
34 December 1, 1996 San Jose, Costa Rica   Costa Rica - 1-2 1998 FIFA World Cup Qualifying
35 December 14, 1996 Palo Alto, California   Costa Rica - 2-1 1998 FIFA World Cup Qualifying
36 March 2, 1997 Kingston, Jamaica   Jamaica - 0-0 1998 FIFA World Cup Qualifying
37 March 16, 1997 Palo Alto, California   Canada 1 3-0 1998 FIFA World Cup Qualifying
38 April 20, 1997 Foxborough, Massachusetts   Mexico - 2-2 1998 FIFA World Cup Qualifying
39 June 22, 1997 San Salvador, El Salvador   El Salvador - 1-1 1998 FIFA World Cup Qualifying
40 September 7, 1997 Portland, Oregon   Costa Rica - 1-0 1998 FIFA World Cup Qualifying
41 October 3, 1997 Washington, D.C.   Jamaica - 1-1 1998 FIFA World Cup Qualifying
42 November 9, 1997 Vancouver, Canada   Canada - 3-0 1998 FIFA World Cup Qualifying
43 January 24, 1998 Orlando, Florida   Sweden - 1-0 Friendly
44 February 21, 1998 Miami, Florida   Netherlands - 0-2 Friendly
45 February 25, 1998 Brussels, Belgium   Belgium - 0-2 Friendly
46 April 22, 1998 Vienna, Austria   Austria - 3-0 Friendly
47 May 24, 1998 Portland, Oregon   Kuwait 1 2-0 Friendly
48 May 30, 1998 Washington, D.C.   Scotland - 0-0 Friendly
49 June 15, 1998 Paris, France   Germany - 0-2 1998 FIFA World Cup
50 June 21, 1998 Lyon, France   Iran - 1-2 1998 FIFA World Cup
51 June 25, 1998 Nantes, France   Yugoslavia - 0-1 1998 FIFA World Cup
52 June 13, 1999 Washington, D.C.   Argentina - 1-0 Friendly
53 July 24, 1999 Guadalajara, Mexico   New Zealand - 2-1 1999 FIFA Confederations Cup
54 July 28, 1999 Guadalajara, Mexico   Brazil - 0-1 1999 FIFA Confederations Cup
55 July 30, 1999 Guadalajara, Mexico   Germany - 2-0 1999 FIFA Confederations Cup
56 August 1, 1999 Mexico City, Mexico   Mexico - 0-1 AET 1999 FIFA Confederations Cup
57 June 3, 2000 Washington, D.C.   South Africa 1 4-0 Friendly
58 June 6, 2000 Foxborough, Massachusetts   Republic of Ireland - 1-1 Friendly
59 June 11, 2000 East Rutherford, New Jersey   Mexico - 3-0 Friendly
60 July 16, 2000 Mazatenango, Guatemala   Guatemala - 1-1 2002 FIFA World Cup Qualifying
61 July 23, 2000 San Jose, Costa Rica   Costa Rica 1 1-2 2002 FIFA World Cup Qualifying
62 August 16, 2000 Foxborough, Massachusetts   Barbados 1 7-0 2002 FIFA World Cup Qualifying
63 September 3, 2000 Washington, D.C.   Guatemala - 1-0 2002 FIFA World Cup Qualifying
64 November 15, 2000 Waterford, Barbados   Barbados 1 4-0 2002 FIFA World Cup Qualifying
65 February 28, 2001 Columbus, Ohio   Mexico 1 2-0 2002 FIFA World Cup Qualifying
66 March 28, 2001 San Pedro Sula, Honduras   Honduras 1 2-1 2002 FIFA World Cup Qualifying
67 April 25, 2001 Kansas City, Missouri   Costa Rica - 1-0 2002 FIFA World Cup Qualifying
68 June 16, 2001 Kingston, Jamaica   Jamaica - 0-0 2002 FIFA World Cup Qualifying
69 June 20, 2001 Foxborough, Massachusetts   Trinidad and Tobago 1 2-0 2002 FIFA World Cup Qualifying
70 July 1, 2001 Mexico City, Mexico   Mexico - 2-0 2002 FIFA World Cup Qualifying
71 September 1, 2001 Washington, D.C.   Honduras 2 2-3 2002 FIFA World Cup Qualifying
72 September 5, 2001 San Jose, Costa Rica   Costa Rica - 0-2 2002 FIFA World Cup Qualifying
73 October 7, 2001 Foxborough, Massachusetts   Jamaica - 2-1 2002 FIFA World Cup Qualifying
74 November 11, 2001 Port of Spain, Trinidad   Trinidad and Tobago - 0-0 2002 FIFA World Cup Qualifying
75 February 13, 2002 Catania, Italy   Italy - 0-1 Friendly
76 March 27, 2002 Rostock, Germany   Germany - 2-4 Friendly
77 April 17, 2002 Dublin, Ireland   Republic of Ireland - 1-2 Friendly
78 May 12, 2002 Washington, D.C.   Uruguay - 2-1 Friendly
79 May 16, 2002 East Rutherford, New Jersey   Jamaica - 5-0 Friendly
80 May 19, 2002 Foxborough, Massachusetts   Netherlands - 0-2 Friendly
81 June 5, 2002 Suwon, South Korea   Portugal - 3-2 2002 FIFA World Cup
82 June 14, 2002 Daejeon, South Korea   Poland - 1-3 2002 FIFA World Cup
83 June 17, 2002 Jeonju, South Korea   Mexico - 2-0 2002 FIFA World Cup
84 June 21, 2002 Ulsan, South Korea   Germany - 0-1 2002 FIFA World Cup
85 March 29, 2003 Seattle, Washington   Venezuela - 2-0 Friendly
86 May 8, 2003 Houston, Texas   Mexico - 0-0 Friendly
87 May 26, 2003 San Jose, California   Wales - 2-0 Friendly
88 June 8, 2003 Richmond, Virginia   New Zealand - 2-1 Friendly
89 June 19, 2003 Saint Etienne, France   Turkey - 1-2 2003 FIFA Confederations Cup
90 June 21, 2003 Lyon, France   Brazil - 0-1 2003 FIFA Confederations Cup
91 June 23, 2003 Lyon, France   Cameroon - 0-0 2003 FIFA Confederations Cup
92 July 6, 2003 Columbus, Ohio   Paraguay 1 2-0 Friendly
93 July 12, 2003 Foxborough, Massachusetts   El Salvador - 2-0 2003 CONCACAF Gold Cup
94 July 14, 2003 Foxborough, Massachusetts   Martinique - 2-0 2003 CONCACAF Gold Cup
95 July 19, 2003 Foxborough, Massachusetts   Cuba - 5-0 2003 CONCACAF Gold Cup
96 July 23, 2003 Miami, Florida   Brazil - 1-2 AET 2003 CONCACAF Gold Cup
97 July 26, 2003 Miami, Florida   Costa Rica 1 3-2 2003 CONCACAF Gold Cup
98 June 2, 2004 Foxborough, Massachusetts   Honduras - 4-0 Friendly
99 June 13, 2004 Columbus, Ohio   Grenada - 3-0 2006 FIFA World Cup Qualifying
100 June 20, 2004 St. Georges, Grenada   Grenada - 3-2 2006 FIFA World Cup Qualifying
101 August 18, 2004 Kingston, Jamaica   Jamaica - 1-1 2006 FIFA World Cup Qualifying

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on July 16, 2011. Retrieved June 6, 2010.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ "Schaerlaeckens: Earnie Stewart brings Moneyball to Alkmaar". Retrieved June 6, 2018.
  3. ^ [1]
  4. ^ "Earnie Stewart to leave Union at end of July to become U.S. men's national team general manager". Retrieved June 6, 2018.
  5. ^ http://www.world-soccer.org/p-25053.htm[permanent dead link]
  6. ^ "Earnie Stewart – U.S. Soccer Media Guide". 2013 USMNT Media Guide. Retrieved December 23, 2013.
  7. ^ "Earnie Stewart – U.S. Soccer Media Guide" (PDF). 2018 USMNT Media Guide. Retrieved July 25, 2018.

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