Lawrence Lozzano

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Lawrence Lozzano
Personal information
Full name Lawrence Lozzano
Date of birth (1970-07-25) July 25, 1970 (age 46)
Place of birth Los Angeles, California, United States
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Playing position Forward / Midfielder / Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1990 California Emperors
1991–1992 San Francisco Bay Blackhawks 17 (2)
1993–1994 Los Angeles Salsa
1995 Tampico
1996 Dallas Burn 34 (2)
1997–1998 San Jose Clash 41 (14)
1998–1999 Los Angeles Galaxy 7 (0)
1999 MLS Pro 40 (loan) 2 (0)
1999 MetroStars 13 (1)
National team
1994–1996 United States 7 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 14:16, 13 July 2007 (UTC).
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 21 June 2006

Lawrence Lozzano (born July 25, 1970 in Los Angeles, California) is a former U.S. soccer player who earned seven caps with the U.S. national team.

Club career[edit]

Lozzano grew up in Cerritos, California playing for several youth clubs, at least one of which was coached by Luis Balboa, father of Marcelo Balboa. In 1990, Lozzano played with the California Emporers of the American Professional Soccer League (APSL). [1] The Kickers folded at the end of the 1990 season and Lozzano moved to the San Francisco Bay Blackhawks for the 1991 and 1992 season. In 1991, they won the APSL championship and in 1992 went to the semifinals of the CONCACAF Champions Cup[2][3] The Blackhawks dropped a division at the end of the 1992 season and Lozzano jumped to the expansion Los Angeles Salsa.[4] The Salsa went to the 1993 APSL championship game, but folded at the end of the 1994 season. In 1995, Lozzano played for recently promoted Tampico of the México Primera División. Lozzano led the team in scoring, but was unable to prevent Tampico from finishing at the bottom of the standings, leading to its relegation to the México Primera División A (Second Division).[5] In February 1996, the Dallas Burn of Major League Soccer (MLS) selected Lozzano in the third round (23rd overall) of the Inaugural Player Draft. Lozzano played in thirty-one regular season and three playoff games as a defender, scoring only two goals before being released by the team on October 16, 1996. The San Jose Clash picked up Lozzano and he spent the next two seasons in San Jose playing as a forward before being traded to the Los Angeles Galaxy for Harut Karapetyan on August 7, 1998. In 1997, he scored ten goals and picked up ten assists. He began the 1999 season with the Galaxy before being waived on June 16, 1999. The MetroStars picked up Lozzano off waivers the next day and he appeared in thirteen games, scoring a single goal in his last game with the team. He was waived by the MetroStars on February 21, 2000.[6]

National team[edit]

Lozzano earned his first cap with the national team in a 2-1 loss to Saudi Arabia on October 19, 1994. He played several games through the end of 1994 and the first two games on 1995. However, he didn’t play again until his last cap on October 16, 1996 in a 4-1 loss to Peru.

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