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Mike Slivinski
Personal information
Full name Michael Slivinski
Date of birth October 31, 1974 (1974-10-31) (age 35)
Place of birth    St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Height 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career

1993-1996
Scott Galagher
University of Virginia
Senior career1
Years Club App (Gls)*
1998-2000
1998
1999-2000
2001
D.C. United
Hampton Roads Mariners (loan)
San Diego Flash (loan)
Milwaukee Rampage
23 (0)


08 (1)   
National team2
1991 U.S. national team 01 (0)

1 Senior club appearances and goals
counted for the domestic league only and
correct as of 05:21, 3 January 2007 (UTC).
2 National team caps and goals correct
as of 9 June 2007.
* Appearances (Goals)

Mike Slivinski (born October 31, 1974) is a former U.S. soccer player.

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Youth and college

Slivinski, a native of St. Louis, Missouri, grew up immersed in that city’s soccer culture. Beginning playing when he was five, Slivinski became a member of the Scott Gallagher soccer club. Slivinski attended Francis Howell High School where he was the 1992-1993 Gatorade Player of the Year for the state of Missouri. Slivinski attended the University of Virginia where he was a member of the men’s soccer team from 1993-95. A forward with blazing speed and electrifying creativity, Slivinski's college career was shattered when he suffered a torn ACL. Though he recovered from the injury after a year's hiatus, he was never the same. In 1994, Slivinski was unable to play for the Cavaliers as he was academically ineligible.[1]

Professional career

On March 14 1998 D.C. United of Major League Soccer (MLS) signed Slivinski as a discovery player. That season he saw time in nineteen games, but had difficulty finding playing time the next two seasons. As a result, United loaned him to the Hampton Roads Mariners and the San Diego Flash. United waived him on June 30, 2000 after he played only two games that season.

Slivinski signed with the Milwaukee Rampage of USL First Division for the 2001 season. He played eight games and scored one goal.

National team

Slivinski was selected for the U.S. team at the 1991 FIFA U-17 World Championship. The U.S. went 3-0 in the first round, but fell to Qatar in penalty kicks in the second round.

Slivinski earned one cap with the U.S. national team. On September 14, 1991, he started in a 1-0 victory over Jamaica. He was 16 years and 10 months old, a record for the youngest player capped by the U.S., a record since eclipsed by Freddy Adu.

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