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Andrew Giallombardo
Personal information
Full name Andrew Giallombardo
Date of birth (1989-03-15) March 15, 1989 (age 30)
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Playing position Defending Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Dayton Dutch Lions
Number 21

Andrew Giallombardo (born February 15, 1989) currently plays for the Dayton Dutch Lions in the USL Premier Development League. In 2005, he was named to the "US Youth Soccer Region I ODP Boys Thanksgiving Interregional All-Stars"[1] and on the US Soccer Youth National Team's as a defender.[2]

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Early life and soccer historyEdit

Andrew Giallombardo was born in in Manhattan, New York and raised in Brooklyn.[3] As a youth, he expressed an interest in playing soccer and was the US under-17 captain.[3] In 2003, Giallombardo played as a forward at the Christian Brothers Academy.[4]

In 2005, he was selected to play in the Pepsi International Tournament in Bristol, England as part of the US under-17 national team.[5] In 2007, Giallombardo was a member of the US Under-20 Men's National Team.[6]

In 2007, Giallombardo received international clearance to play against Manchester United under-18 in a Youth Cup fourth round tie for Southampton F.C..[3] He was signed on a scholarship and registered for the cup match.[7] Giallombardo made his debut in a "3-2 victory over Ipswich".[8] During a Saints' U18 Cup victory in January, 2007, he scored an empty net goal off a rebound at the 18 minute point of the first half.[9]

Also in 2007, Giallombardo played with the United States U-20 National Team in the tournament in Buenos Aires, Argentina, where he started every match.[10]

In 2008, it was thought he would be released from this club.[11]

CareerEdit

Giallombardo played for the United States U-20 National Team, notably starting in every match during tournament play in Buenos Aires, Argentina. [1] In 2010 he joined the Dayton Dutch Lions where he is currently a defending midfielder. He made his debut in the Dutch Lions v. Cleveland Internationals game on May 15th, which DDL won 3-0.[2] He is represented by MK Sports & Entertainment Group.

Exhibition matchEdit

In June 2010, the Lions were scheduled for an exhibition match that featured its development league members.[12] Of this match, Giallombardo said, "It’s the Battle of Ohio. We want to have a good showing, and we want to put the Dayton Dutch Lions on the map."[12]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Region I Boys ODP Program in the News". US Youth Soccer Region I. region1.com. Retrieved 24 June 2010.
  2. ^ "Notes - March 9 - Soccer - CBSSports.com MLS, Champions League". CBSSports.com. CBSSports.com. March 9, 2004. Retrieved 24 June 2010.
  3. ^ a b c Walter, Simon (17 January 2007). "Brooklyn youngster faces United". Hampshire.net. thisishampshire.net. Retrieved 21 June 2010.
  4. ^ "Young CBA team is learning on the fly". Independent. independent.gmnews.com. October 1, 2003. Retrieved 24 June 2010.
  5. ^ "BRISTOL BOUND Jersey's Giallombardo, Sorrentino on U-17 team". Big Apple Soccer. bigapplesoccer.com. Retrieved 21 June 2010. |first= missing |last= (help)
  6. ^ "U.S. Soccer Wire - November 19, 2007 - U.S. Soccer". U.S. Soccer Wire. ussoccer.com. November 19, 2007. Retrieved 24 June 2010.
  7. ^ "GIALLOMBARDO JOINS SAINTS ACADEMY". Yanks Abroad. yanks-abroad.com. Retrieved 21 June 2010. |first= missing |last= (help)
  8. ^ "U.S. ABROAD: Friedel's Blackburn wins UEFA Cup group". Soccer America Daily. socceramerica.com. December 14, 2006. Retrieved 24 June 2010.
  9. ^ "Celtic - Saints Win U18 Cup Clash". Vital Football. http://www.celtic.vitalfootball.co.uk/article.asp?a=46171. January 10, 2007. Retrieved 24 June 2010. External link in |publisher= (help)
  10. ^ "U.S. Soccer Wire - November 19, 2007 - U.S. Soccer". U.S. Soccer Wire. ussoccer.com. November 19, 2007. Retrieved 24 June 2010.
  11. ^ "Possible retained players for next season". BBC Online. bbc.co.uk. 2 June 2008. Retrieved 21 June 2010.
  12. ^ a b "Local soccer squad eager for chance to slay the Crew". Dayton Daily News. daytondailynews.com. June 17, 2010. Retrieved 24 June 2010.

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