He made his U.S. National Team debut in 1984 in a 0-0 tie with Ecuador ... was the first U.S. player to earn a spot on an English First Division team, signing with Portsmouth in 1987. www-unix.oit.umass.edu/~litterer/mls/mls-bios2.html
At the age of twenty, and already a US National team player, Kerr became the youngest ever recipient of the Soccer America 'player of the year' award. He became the first modern American to play professionally in England, paving the way for the likes of John Harkes and Kasey Keller. He played in the First division with Portsmouth before spending three productive years with Millwall (1st Division) where he became a fan favorite. He was the first American player to score a hat-trick in England. www.charlestonbattery.com/news99/052699.htm
Sep 27 02, 5:13 AM
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