|Date of Birth:||1970 June 1|
|Age:||48 years old|
|occupation||soccer player, Sinnger, Reporter|
|spouse||Anne Rewey ( 2002)|
|education||Cranbrook Kingswood School Rutgers University|
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Alexi Lalas is one of the most renowned American soccer players. He is widely known for his participation with the United States men's national soccer team in the 1994 FIFA World Cup. Besides that, he is also a singer and guitar player.
Alexi Lalas was born on June 1, 1970, in Birmingham, Michigan, United States. He is the son of Demetrius Lalas and Anne Woodworth.His father used to work as a professor, and later, he became the director of Greece's national observatory.
His mother was a writer and poet. He has an elder brother named Greg, who played in the MLS.He went to attend Cranbrook Kingswood School in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. Then, he enrolled Rutgers University.
Lalas did not start to play soccer until he was 11, but by his senior year of high school at Cranbrook Kingswood, he became a Michigan's prep soccer player of the year. Lalas also became a star hockey player, and his team won the state's high school hockey championship.
In 1998, he entered Rutgers University, where he joined the soccer team playing sweeper after a try-out. He grew remarkably as a player. In 1989, Lalas was chosen a captain and was chosen as the national athlete of the year in 1991
In 1989, Rutgers went to the semifinals of the NCAA tournament and the finals in 1990.In 1989, he became a captain of the West Team that won the gold medal at the U.S. Olympic Festival. He competed for the U.S. national team several times in 1990, but not in World Cup game.
Lalas came to the national spotlight when he became a key member of the 1994 U.S. national team that participated in the World Cup competition included in the United States.
He played there as a defender, every minute of every game. Both his play and image attracted attention. Not a finesse player, Lalas operated his role as a defender with determination, heart, and hard work. Sometimes opponents attacked him of playing too much like a hockey player with his ability for checking.
Then, Lalas has attempted a contract with Padua, as with teams in England and Germany. He took the Padua contract, growing the first American to play in this organization, often deemed the best in the world. From 1991 to 1998, Lalas gained 96 caps, totaling nine goals, with the U.S. National Team.
Currently, Lalas is a part-time player for Hollywood United F.C., an American soccer club based in Southern California, primarily built up of stars and former pro players
During his break from soccer, Lalas started his career in broadcasting, covering soccer for ESPN, ABC and Fox Sports Net, the Olympics for NBC, and another sports programming.
As a singer, he has recorded songs such as Goodnight Moon, Pretty Mess, Gemini and much more.
Alexi Lalas has already won million heart through his professions. His personal life is like an open book, where everyone can read. In fact, he is a happily married man. He married his long-term girlfriend, Anne Rewey in 2002.
He said "I was playing in Los Angeles, and I won a championship -- then I got married right after. Truth be told, as great as the championship was, the wedding was better. If I had to pick a ring I know which one I would pick.
After dating each other around a year, the couple set the private wedding ceremony. His wife, Anne, prefer to stay away from the limelight as we can see her sometimes on the events.
As a loving spouse, the couple has two children named Sophie Lalas and Henry Lalas. As of now, the couple is living a happily married life.
Lalas is a renowned in the world of soccer. In 1994, he became the only American player ever to play in in Italy's Serie A, one of the world's top professional leagues.
He competed in the Olympics and was one of only five players to play every minute of every game at the 1994 World Cup. His estimated net worth has $1.5 million.