Greg Lalas

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Greg Lalas
Personal information
Full name Henry Gregory Lalas
Date of birth (1973-03-27) March 27, 1973 (age 41)
Place of birth Birmingham, Michigan, United States
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Playing position Defender
Youth career
1990 William & Mary Tribe
1991-1994 Brown Bears
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1994 FC Avenir Beggen - (-)
1996 Tampa Bay Mutiny 3 (0)
1996 Tampa Bay Cyclones (loan) (1)
1997 New England Revolution 2 (0)
1997 Worcester Wildfire (loan) 2 (0)
1998 Worcester Wildfire 23 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Greg Lalas is a retired American soccer defender and the editor-in-chief of MLSsoccer.com. Perhaps best known as the brother of Alexi Lalas, he was previously site director of Goal.com, co-host of the twice-weekly internet show ExtraTime Radio on MLSsoccer.com,and the weekly podcast Waiting for Gaetjens. He played two seasons in Major League Soccer and one in the USISL. Lalas was also a columnist for Sports Illustrated Online from 2006 to 2010[1] and a former color commentator for the New England Revolution.

Lalas attended Brown University where he played on the men's soccer team from 1991 to 1994. He decided to attend Brown after a conversation he had with his childhood hero, Chris Berman, who graduated from Brown in 1977.[2] He was All-Ivy League in 1991, 1992 and 1993. In 1994, he played for FC Avenir Beggen in the Luxembourg National Division. In February 1996, the Tampa Bay Mutiny selected him in the 16th round (157th overall) in the 1996 MLS Inaugural Player Draft. He came in as a late substitute in three games and was waived at the end of the season. The New England Revolution claimed Lalas off waivers in 1997, but he played only two games before the team granted his request for a release on June 24, 1997. During the season, he spent two games on loan with the Worcester Wildfire in the USISL. His Major League Soccer career was a short one, consisting of only five games played, 100 minutes, one shot on goal, and one foul committed.[3] Following his retirement, he spent the year touring the country on a motorcycle. In 1998, he played a single season for Worcester Wildfire before retiring permanently.

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