High Profile Player At World Cup
Lalas garnered the national spotlight when he was a key member of the 1994 U.S. national team that played at the World Cup competition held in the United States. A defender, Lalas played every minute of every game. Both his play and appearance drew attention. Not a finesse player, Lalas played his role as defender with determination, heart, and hard work. Sometimes opponents accused him of playing too much like a hockey player with his propensity for checking.