May 3, 2006
Chicago, IL - After a nearly four-year process in which the United States has used 85 players in 59 overall matches, U.S. Men's National Team manager Bruce Arena has selected the 23 players who will represent the United States at the 2006 FIFA World Cup in Germany and on the list is 2001 Brown graduate Cory Gibbs. Arena revealed the list, along with 13 alternates, live on ESPN's SportsCenter. The U.S. will head to Germany to compete in its fifth consecutive World Cup finals.
Gibbs first made his debut for the U.S. National Team in 2003, earning a total of 18 caps since that time. He has played in six 2006 FIFA World Cup qualifying games during 2004 and 2005 to help the U.S. to Germany. Gibbs was selected in the first XI for both of the USA's match-ups against Brazil in 2003, including the semifinal loss in that year's CONCACAF Gold Cup
He played three seasons at FC St. Pauli in Hamburg, Germany, before moving on to the MLS, playing for the Dallas Burn. From there Gibbs went to Feynoord and then ADO Den Haag in Holland in successive years.
Gibbs played for Brown from 1997-2000 and was a two-time All-American. In 2000, he led the Bears to a perfect 7-0-0 record in the Ivy League, advancing to the Elite Eight of the NCAA Championship. He was a three-time First Team All-Ivy selection as Brown made an NCAA Tournament appearance every year during his four-year tenure.