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July 13, 1999 | By Mike Jensen, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Chris Albright, a Penn Charter School graduate and rising soccer star, is leaving the University of Virginia after two seasons to turn professional. He has signed with Major League Soccer. Albright's signing will be announced today, said Trey Fitz-Gerald, a spokesman for MLS. Fitz-Gerald said he did not know which team Albright would be assigned to. A source close to Albright's negotiations with the league said a team had not been decided upon yet. As of yesterday, the source said, the league planned to wait until Friday, the day before the MLS All-Star Game, to announce the team.
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February 14, 2012 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
Penn Charter and FC Delco product Chris Albright is coming home. The Union said Monday that they have signed the veteran 13-year Major League Soccer defender. Terms were not disclosed. The 33-year-old Albright, who earned 22 caps with the U.S. national team, isn't expected to be a starter but he brings a valuable veteran defensive presence. Last year, Albright appeared in eight games, making six starts with the New York Red Bulls in an injury-plagued season. He is a three-time all-star who has been part of three MLS championship teams - 1999 with D.C. United and 2002 and 2005 with the Los Angeles Galaxy.
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September 29, 2012 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
He played nine minutes Sunday in the Union's 3-1 Major League Soccer win over the visiting Houston Dynamo, and midfielder-defender Chris Albright was grateful for the opportunity. At 33, the former Penn Charter standout understands where he is in his soccer career. It's a career in which he has been a member of the 2006 U.S. World Cup team and the 2000 Olympic squad, while also winning three MLS championships and making three all-star appearances. While he has appeared in just five games this season, making two starts for an 8-14-6 team, Albright is savoring every moment on the pitch.
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September 14, 2000 | By Mike Jensen, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The first American celebration of this Olympics belonged to the grandson of a Philadelphia cop. Soccer gets started early at the Olympics, and last night, Chris Albright hit the Games running. Just 21 minutes in, the Penn Charter graduate deposited a ball in the back of the Czech Republic net. Albright's mouth fell open. He raced to the corner flag, a traditional area for goal celebrations, and circled the flag - and kept circling it - before sliding across the Bruce Stadium turf as teammates piled all over him. "I killed myself, I think," Albright was happy to recount later.
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January 18, 1999 | By Jay Nagle, FOR THE INQUIRER
Chris Albright watched the United States lose one match, then another, and still another last summer during a disastrous showing in soccer's World Cup. For American soccer, hoping to build on the momentum created by a respectable showing in the same tournament four years earlier, the debacle in France was a major misstep on the sport's largest stage. Now Albright is seeking to step onto that stage. The Penn Charter graduate is one of the sport's rising stars, winning first-team all-American honors as a sophomore last season at Virginia.
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July 17, 1999 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
Chris Albright yesterday learned that he will be assigned to D.C. United of Major League Soccer. Albright, a Penn Charter graduate and a star on the U.S. junior national team, announced Tuesday that he would not return to the University of Virginia this fall. Albright would have been a junior this fall. "I just thought the professional environment would suit me better," Albright said yesterday from San Diego, where he is attending the MLS All-Star Game. "I wanted to make the jump, and coach [George]
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February 14, 2012 | DAILY NEWS STAFF REPORT
AFTER A CAREER that has taken him all around Major League Soccer, to the 2000 Olympics and the 2006 World Cup, Chris Albright is coming home. The veteran defender from Penn Charter and FC Delco has signed with the Union, the team announced yesterday. Albright, 33, has been a member of three MLS Cup championship teams - D.C. United in 1999 and the Los Angeles Galaxy in 2002 and '05 - in a 13-year pro career. He spent last season with the New York Red Bulls, starting six of eight games, but missing time with a knee injury.
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April 23, 2010 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
New York Red Bulls defender Chris Albright is happy that Philadelphia has a soccer franchise, but disappointed that he won't be able to play this weekend in the first-ever match between his current team and the one from his adopted hometown. A 1997 graduate of Penn Charter, Albright has been on the disabled list for the Red Bulls, recovering from two different surgeries to his left knee that limited him to one game last season for the New England Revolution. He says he expects to return on May 8, when he's eligible to come off the disabled list.
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June 2, 2006 | By FRANK BERTUCCI For the Daily News
Two days in the life of Chris Albright: May 2, 5:30 p.m. He is notified he will not be named to the United States' 23-man World Cup roster. "It was bad, disappointing," he said. "I knew it would come down to numbers. I was between the 21st and 25th man. " May 3, about noon: "I was told by one of the team administrators to give Bruce [Arena, the U.S. coach] a call," Albright said. "I asked what it was about, and she said not to worry, it was good news. " Arena informed Albright that a knee injury to Frankie Hejduk had opened a spot on the roster . . . for him. "My world changed a bit," Albright said.
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March 19, 2012 | By Kerith Gabriel, Daily News Staff Writer
What a difference grass, sunshine, and 19,704 of your own screaming supporters makes. Let's rephrase that - should have made. A dominant performance by the Union, specifically in a first half in which far too many chances went asunder, still found the club on the losing end of a 2-1 final in its Major League Soccer home opener against Colorado on Sunday at PPL Park in Chester. The Union controlled the tempo for much of the game before allowing something fluky to ruin an otherwise impressive outing.
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September 29, 2012 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
He played nine minutes Sunday in the Union's 3-1 Major League Soccer win over the visiting Houston Dynamo, and midfielder-defender Chris Albright was grateful for the opportunity. At 33, the former Penn Charter standout understands where he is in his soccer career. It's a career in which he has been a member of the 2006 U.S. World Cup team and the 2000 Olympic squad, while also winning three MLS championships and making three all-star appearances. While he has appeared in just five games this season, making two starts for an 8-14-6 team, Albright is savoring every moment on the pitch.
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March 19, 2012 | By Kerith Gabriel, Daily News Staff Writer
What a difference grass, sunshine, and 19,704 of your own screaming supporters makes. Let's rephrase that - should have made. A dominant performance by the Union, specifically in a first half in which far too many chances went asunder, still found the club on the losing end of a 2-1 final in its Major League Soccer home opener against Colorado on Sunday at PPL Park in Chester. The Union controlled the tempo for much of the game before allowing something fluky to ruin an otherwise impressive outing.
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February 15, 2012 | BY FRANK BERTUCCI, bertucf@phillynews.com
CHRIS ALBRIGHT has played for four MLS teams, the U.S. national team, the Under-20 and Under-23 national teams, and was a member of the 2006 U.S. World Cup team in Germany. But more than anything else, he wants it understood that he never played for local youth powerhouse FC Delco. "I want to set the record straight," Albright said during a conference call yesterday from the Union's training camp in Orlando, Fla. "I never played for FC Delco. It's a great, great club, but I grew up playing for Juniata YSA in Juniata Park, and from there FC Bayern and from there Council Rock [Dynamo]
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February 14, 2012 | DAILY NEWS STAFF REPORT
AFTER A CAREER that has taken him all around Major League Soccer, to the 2000 Olympics and the 2006 World Cup, Chris Albright is coming home. The veteran defender from Penn Charter and FC Delco has signed with the Union, the team announced yesterday. Albright, 33, has been a member of three MLS Cup championship teams - D.C. United in 1999 and the Los Angeles Galaxy in 2002 and '05 - in a 13-year pro career. He spent last season with the New York Red Bulls, starting six of eight games, but missing time with a knee injury.
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February 14, 2012 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
Penn Charter and FC Delco product Chris Albright is coming home. The Union said Monday that they have signed the veteran 13-year Major League Soccer defender. Terms were not disclosed. The 33-year-old Albright, who earned 22 caps with the U.S. national team, isn't expected to be a starter but he brings a valuable veteran defensive presence. Last year, Albright appeared in eight games, making six starts with the New York Red Bulls in an injury-plagued season. He is a three-time all-star who has been part of three MLS championship teams - 1999 with D.C. United and 2002 and 2005 with the Los Angeles Galaxy.
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April 23, 2010 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
New York Red Bulls defender Chris Albright is happy that Philadelphia has a soccer franchise, but disappointed that he won't be able to play this weekend in the first-ever match between his current team and the one from his adopted hometown. A 1997 graduate of Penn Charter, Albright has been on the disabled list for the Red Bulls, recovering from two different surgeries to his left knee that limited him to one game last season for the New England Revolution. He says he expects to return on May 8, when he's eligible to come off the disabled list.
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July 12, 2007 | By FRANK BERTUCCI For the Daily News
TWENTY-TWO years ago, Pele came to America to play soccer for a team called the Cosmos. Tomorrow, officially, David Beckham will come to America to play soccer for a team called the Galaxy. All they have in common is the heavenly nicknames. Pele was about the game, Beckham is about Beckham. When Beckham arrives at the Los Angeles Galaxy's home field, the Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif., he'll finally meet his new teammates, as well as much media as can be fit into the stadium.
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June 2, 2006 | By FRANK BERTUCCI For the Daily News
Two days in the life of Chris Albright: May 2, 5:30 p.m. He is notified he will not be named to the United States' 23-man World Cup roster. "It was bad, disappointing," he said. "I knew it would come down to numbers. I was between the 21st and 25th man. " May 3, about noon: "I was told by one of the team administrators to give Bruce [Arena, the U.S. coach] a call," Albright said. "I asked what it was about, and she said not to worry, it was good news. " Arena informed Albright that a knee injury to Frankie Hejduk had opened a spot on the roster . . . for him. "My world changed a bit," Albright said.
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August 16, 2005 | By Mike Jensen INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Every day is a tryout. That's how Chris Albright views his bid to make the U.S. squad for next year's soccer World Cup. "It's in the front of my mind at all times," Albright said. The Philadelphia native and Penn Charter graduate is on the U.S. roster for tomorrow's World Cup qualifier against Trinidad and Tobago in East Hartford, Conn. These kinds of games are the biggest tryouts, but Albright knows his play for the Los Angeles Galaxy also is a crucial part of the trial. "I have to prove myself," Albright said the other day in a telephone interview.
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September 30, 2000 | By Mike Jensen, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The whistle blew and Chris Albright, his Olympics over, didn't move even an inch. The U.S. players, who had fallen just short of a bronze medal in soccer, were exchanging jerseys with the victorious Chilean players. Albright, a long way from FC Bayern, the Northeast Philly club where he grew up playing this sport, still stood there, for a minute, two minutes, his hands on his hips, staring into space. The Penn Charter graduate reached down, pulled down his socks, and tossed his shin guards to the turf.
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