Clint Mathis: MLS Champion

Former Gamecock striker Clint Mathis was on the winning end of last night’s Major League Soccer Cup Final as Real Salt Lake defeated the LA Galaxy in penalties at Qwest Field in Seattle. Coming off the bench for the injured Javier Morales in the 22nd minute, Mathis created several opportunities for RSL as the game went on. Mathis was the first RSL player to convert a kick in the shootout as his team prevailed in the end over David Beckham and the Galaxy.

Mathis played for the Gamecocks from ’94-’97 and was a tw0-time All-American at South Carolina. He scored 53 goals in 58 games and is third on South Carolina’s all-time scoring list.



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3 responses to “Clint Mathis: MLS Champion

  1. Larry Hamilton

    Was I the only Gamecock soccer fan who saw Clint Mathis’ first MLS appearance where he came on in 2nd half as midfielder for the Galaxy where he scored his first MLS goal (and maybe a 2nd, aging memory fails….)? Some irony that he came on for the injured Morales to help win the MLS Cup against both former team mates at Galaxy and team mates from US Nat’l team that he started on in World Cup with former Gamecock Josh Wolfe! As a soccer fan novice when Mathis was at USC, I didn’t understand why both GKs always seemed to clear the ball to Clint – It took a while to comprehend that it was NOT some sort of soccer rule, it was simply because he was a magnet for any ball in the air, no one could have been THAT good that consistently….

    Looking at a toss up between the MLS Cup keepers for the U.S. World Cup team????

    • The Editor

      I think we’ll see former Gamecock Brad Guzan as the backup at the World Cup for starter Tim Howard. Rimando may have an outside shot at being 3rd if we take three keepers.





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