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Chris Gbandi

NAME: Chris Gbandi
BIRTH DATE: April 04, 1979
HOMETOWN: Bong Mines, Liberia
Present  CLUB: Dallas Burn



2003: Played in 22 games, starting 17 and scored one goal and added two assists for four points ... started nine consecutive games (7/5-8/23) before missing three consecutive matches (8/30-9/13) with an ankle sprain ... started five consecutive games before missing the 6/28 match @ LA with a right hamstring strain ... registered his first assist vs. SJ (6/14) ... scored his first career goal vs. DC (5/31) ... made his first professional start, playing 90 minutes @ MET (5/24) ... made his Burn debut vs. NE (4/26), playing the final 27 minutes. 2002: Did not see any action in 2002 ... spent the season rehabbing his right knee after surgery in December, 2001 to repair a torn ACL


2001: Received first team NSCAA All-America honors for the third straight season, and was also selected to the All-New England First Team for the fourth consecutive year ... co-captained the Huskies to a 15-5-2 record and the school's fourth consecutive Big East Regular Season Championship ... earned Big East Defensive Player of the Year honors for a record three consecutive seasons ... was also the first four-time All-Big East First Team selection in Conference history ... was named a finalist for both the 2001 Hermann Trophy and Missouri Athletic Club (MAC) Award ... missed the first seven games of the 2001 season due to suspension ... UConn posted a 3-2-2 during his absence before going 10-1 after his return ... was a Soccer America Collegiate MVP each of the last two seasons ... 2000: Captured the Hermann Trophy while leading Connecticut to the National Championship ... also received first team All-America honors ... scored the game-winning goal in UConn's 2-0 victory over Creighton in the College Cup Final and was named the College Cup's Most Outstanding Defensive Player ... started in all 24 games in which he appeared, and was third on the team in scoring from his defensive position with six goals and four assists (16 pts.) ... 1999: Named 1999 Big East Defensive Player of the Year and an All-Big East First-Team selection ... was a finalist for the Hermann Trophy and a Missouri Athletic Club Player of the Year Candidate ... started all 24 games ... had six goals and six assists on the season (18 pts.) from his defensive position ... 1998: Named Big East Rookie of the Year and earned first team All-Conference honors ... was a unanimous Big East All-Rookie choice and second team All-New England selection ... started in all 21 contests.



Has a degree in sociology from Connecticut ... played cornerback on the football team in high school and had a scholarship offer from LSU ... most memorable soccer moment was winning the NCAA title with UConn in 2000 ... enjoys watching television and reading in his down time ... would like to get into broadcasting when his playing career is over ... listens to rap and rhythm and blues ... favorite non-soccer team is the Houston Rockets ... single.