Former U.S. goalkeeper Vanole dies aged 43

Reuters
Thursday, January 18, 2007; 3:13 PM

CHICAGO (Reuters) - David Vanole, the goalkeeper who helped the U.S. national soccer team qualify for the 1990 World Cup finals, has collapsed and died while on a family vacation.

Vanole, 43, died Monday in Salt Lake City, said National Basketball Association spokesman Brian McIntyre. Vanole's wife, Kerry Tatlock, is an NBA senior director.

"David was one of the pioneers at the start of a new era for U.S. soccer," said U.S. Soccer president Sunil Gulati on the organization's Web site (www.ussoccer.com).

Vanole's goalkeeping was a key reason the national team reached the 1990 World Cup finals, the first time in 40 years the United States had qualified.

Most recently, Vanole was goalkeeper coach with the New England Revolution in the MLS.




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