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Ex-CS player makes US World Cup team

By Duncan 'Thorin' Shields
May 28, 2010 20:14


ImageFormer CS player Stuart Holden has been named to the US national football squad for the World Cup.

Former Counter-Strike player Stuart Holden has been called up to the US national football squad for the World Cup in South Africa this Summer. Holden played as an attacking midfielder for the Houston Dynamo during his MLS career and now plays for Premiership side Bolton Wanderers.

Before his professional sports career he went by the alias Holden and most famously played for Forsaken. During his time with the team he helped them to a 2nd place at the 2002 WCG qualifier and 8th place at CPL Summer 2003, featuring a win over the shaGuar-led zEx. His CS career took a back seat as he began to play seriously for Clemson University and this eventually led into his MLS career.

Holden has scored twice internationally, both last Summer during the US's participation in the CONCACAF Gold Cup. The USA will take on England in their opener at the World Cup.

Holden was born in Aberdeen, Scotland, and moved to the USA with his family at the age of 10. He became an American citizen in 2006. His younger brother Evan, also a CS player though at a less competitive level, currently plays for the Danish side Vejle BK as a defender.

Source: Frag eXecutors
(Photograph copyright of Associated Press)


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