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Mike Gentile
Personal information
Date of birth May 24, 1974 (1974-05-24) (age 35)
Place of birth    United States
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
1992-1995 University of Wisconsin–Madison
Senior career1
Years Club App (Gls)*
1996-1999
1999-2002
Milwaukee Rampage
Minnesota Thunder
   
National team
1993 U.S. U-20

1 Senior club appearances and goals
counted for the domestic league only.
* Appearances (Goals)

Mike Gentile (born May 24, 1974) was a U.S. soccer midfielder who, while drafted twice by teams in Major League Soccer, spent his seven season career in the second division USISL. He was a member of the United States U-20 men's national soccer team at the 1993 FIFA World Youth Championship.

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College

Gentile attended college at the University of Wisconsin–Madison where he played on the soccer team from 1992 to 1995. In 1995, the Badgers won the NCAA Men's Soccer Championship while Gentile was selected a third team All American. In 1993, he was part of the United States U-20 men's national soccer team at the 1993 FIFA World Youth Championship, but he never entered a game in the tournament.[1]

Professional

In March 1996, the Colorado Rapids selected Gentile in the first round (9th overall) of the 1996 College Draft.[2] The Rapids released Gentile during the preseason and he signed with the Milwaukee Rampage of the USISL. In 1997, the Rampage won the league championship. On July 13, 1999, the Rampage unexpectedly released Gentile along with four other players. Gentile had started five games before being benched in June. He immediately signed with the Minnesota Thunder, going on to win the 1999 league championship with his new team. In February 2000, Gentile was again drafted by an MLS team when the Tampa Bay Mutiny selected him in the sixth round (66th overall) in the 2000 MLS SuperDraft. However, on February 22, 2000, the Mutiny released Gentile and he returned to the Thunder.[3] In 2001, he signed a one year contract, with a one year option.[4] He played through at least the 2002 season.

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