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Full name  Lawrence Lozzano
Role  Soccer player
Years  Team
Height  1.85 m
1990  California Emperors
Position  Midfielder
Name  Lawrence Lozzano

Date of birth  (1970-07-25) July 25, 1970 (age 45)
Place of birth  Los Angeles, California, United States
Playing position  Forward / Midfielder / Defender

San Jose Clash - 05-18-97 - Lawrence Lozzano Goal


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.

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Club career

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 Emperors 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 Tampico in México Primera División A (Second Division). He scored for Tampico in the first and second rounds of the 1995–96 Copa México. Lozzano led the team in scoring. 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.[5]

National team

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 in 1995. However, he didn’t play again until his last cap on October 16, 1996 in a 4-1 loss to Peru.

References

Lawrence Lozzano Wikipedia


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