Former Clemson Soccer Player Mark Lisi Stars For D.C. United

Former Clemson Soccer Player Mark Lisi Stars For D.C. United

April 12, 2001

CLEMSON, SC- Mark Lisi, a former Clemson men’s soccer player, has scored two game-winning goals for D.C. United of the Major Soccer League in the team’s first two matches of the season.

Lisi, a native of Englewood, CO, was a senior for the Tigers in the 2000 season. He led Clemson with 15 goals and eight assists for 38 points as a senior. He earned a place on the NSCAA Division I First Team All-American list. He was also a member of the All-ACC First Team in 1998, 1999, and 2000. Lisi was also honored by being named a first -team All-American by SoccerTimes.Com. He was also named as one of Soccer America’s 11 MVPs. Lisi finished a stellar four-year career at Clemson with 43 goals, 37 assists and 103 points.

Lisi scored a game-winning goal with two minutes remaining as D.C. United came back twice to defeat the defending MLS Cup champion Kansas City Wizards 3-2 on Saturday, April 7, at RFK Stadium. The 88th minute winner originated on a cross from Eric Denton from the left side. Forward Chris Albright flicked it on to the right side of the box and Lisi sent the first time shot past Wizards goalkeeper and 2000 Honda MVP Tony Meola.

On April 11, Lisi scored the game winner in D.C. United’s 2-1 win over Jamaica’s Arnett Gardens in the second leg of a home-and-home series in the Football Confederation’s Giants Cup quarterfinals. Lisi struck for D.C. United in the 86th minute. Bryan Namoff played a ball to Quaranta on the right, who sent a curling cross to Lisi who scored the goal from close range.

In next Saturday’s MLS match, D.C. United travel to Chicago to take on the defending Central division champion Fire on national television (9:00 p.m. ET, ESPN2).

For his week, Lisi was named to Soccer America’s MLS Team of the Week.