1994 U.S. men’s team – Where are they now? (Harkes)

John Harkes, the long-time captain of the U.S. National team, played for four different English Premier League teams.

Part of the program last Saturday night at Stanford Stadium during halftime of the Earthquakes/Red Bulls MLS game, was a tribute to the U.S. team that competed in the 1994 World Cup.

If there was a turning point in U.S. soccer this was it as the U.S. beat World Cup favorite Colombia and advanced out of the group stage for the first time since 1930. They then took on Brazil on the Fourth of July weekend at Stanford before a crowd of 84,147 in the old Stanford Stadium.

Eight members of that team showed up on Saturday.

On this blog you will find a picture of what those eight look like now, 17 years later, and a video of them.

(We’ll put these on eight separate posts.)

No. 5 – John Harkes

Here are some stats for you: 90 games played for the U.S., 6 goals, 6 career World Cup games and to top it all off he was the first American to play in the EPL and the second American to ever score at Wembley Stadium as a member of Sheffield Wednesday. He also played for Derby County, West Ham and Nottingham Forest in England. He was a member of a pair of winning MLS teams with D.C. United. Today Harkes is the lead color analyst for ESPN’s soccer coverage.