In a press release today, the Dayton Dutch Lions announced the lineup of former international superstars they will face in Friday's match against Global United FC. The match is scheduled for Friday, April 30th at 7:30pm at Miami Valley South Stadium in Bellbrook. Both teams will be presented ot the public and the media tomorrow, April 29th, at 8:00pm at the Greene in Beavercreek.
Global United FC is a non-profit organization utilizing the sport of soccer to raise awareness for global warming. The team is made up of former professional players who achieved stardom on the national and international stage.
The current roster for this Friday's match includes:
Tony Meola (USA)
Former player of Kansas City Wizards, Metro Stars and New York Red Bulls, played in 2 World Cups, former MLS Player of the Year, National Soccer Hall of Fame, 100 caps, 1995 USL Second Division Champion with Long Island Rough Riders.
Sunday Oliseh (Nigeria)
Former player of Borussia Dortmund, FC Koln, Juventus and AFC Ajax, UEFA Cup finalist, German Championship, winner African Cup of Nations, Olympic Champion, played in 2 World Cups, 63 caps.
Thomas Dooley (USA)
Former player of Kaiserslautern, Bayer Leverkusen. Schalke 04 and Columbus Crew, German Championship, winner UEFA Cup, played in 2 World Cups, National Soccer Hall of Fame, 81 caps.
Richard Gough (Scotland)
Former player of Dundee United, Tottenham Hotspur, Glasgow Rangers, Kansas City Wizards and Everton, FA Cup finalist, winner of 9 consecutive Championships, 61 caps.
Samuel Kuffour (Ghana)
Former player of Bayern Munich, AS Roma and AFC Ajax, winner of Champions League, 2nd best African Player twice, played in one World Cup, winner Intercontinental Cup, 6 times German Championship, FIFA All Star defender, 59 caps.
Fernando Clavijo (USA)
Former player of San Diego Sockers, Los Angeles Lazers and St Louis Storm, winner Concacaf Gold Cup, played in 1 World Cup, National Soccer Hall of Fame, 69 caps.
Marco Etcheverry (Bolivia)
Former player of Bolivar, DC United and Barcelona, MLS MVP, MLS All-time Best XI, winner MLS Cup 3 times, Concacaf Champions Cup, 71 caps.
Paul Bosvelt (Holland)
Former player of FC Twente, Feyenoord and Manchester City, Dutch Championship, winner UEFA Cup, played in two European Championships, 24 caps.
Marcelo Balboa (USA)
Former player of Leon and Colorado Rapids, played in three World Cups, named to the MLS All-Time Best XI , National Soccer Hall of Fame, 128 caps, 5-time USL-1 All-League selection with San Diego (1987-89) and San Francisco (1990-91), 1987 and 1991 USL-1 champion, USL Hall of Famer.
Fredi Bobic (Germany)
Former player of VFB Stuttgart, Borussia Dortmund, Bolton Wanderers and Hertha BSC, winner German Cup, UEFA Cup finalist, winner European Championship, 37 caps.
Tony Sanneh (USA)
Former player of DC United, Hertha BSC, Nurnberg, Columbus Crew, Colorado Rapids and Los Angeles Galaxy, played in 1 World Cup, winner Concacaf Gold Cup, 43 caps, Milwaukee Rampage, Minnesota Thunder, 1996 USL All-Star, USL Hall of Famer.
Former player of Palmeiras, Gremio, Cruzeiro and Miami, Brazilian Championship, 2nd place Copa America, winner World Cup, 57 caps, 2-time USL-1 All-League selection with Miami.
Daniel Bertoni (Argentina)
Fomer player of Independiente, Sevilla, Fiorentina, Napoli and Udinese, Copa Libertadores 3 times, played in two World Cups, winner of World Cup, 31 caps.
Paolo Rink (Germany)
Former player of Bayer Leverkussen, Nurnberg and Vitesse, played in 1 European Championship, 13 caps.
Winton Rufer (New Zealand)
Former player of Norwich City, FC Zurich, Werder Bremen and Kaiserslautern, played in 1 World Cup, Oceania Footballer of the Century, winner European Cup, winner German and Swiss Cup, member of FIFA Football Committee with Pele, Beckenbauer, Platini and Charlton, New Zealand Sports Hall of Fame, 23 caps.