Former Brown Standout Cory Gibbs '01 Named A Starter In MLS All-Star Game

July 12, 2004

Former Brown men's soccer standout Cory Gibbs '01 has been named a starter for this year's MLS All-Star game. Gibbs, who plays for the Dallas Burn, will start on the backline for the Western Conference All-Stars. The game is set to be played Sat., July 31 at RFK Stadium in Washington, D.C. Kickoff time will be 2 p.m., and the match will be televised live on ABC Sports.

This will be Gibbs first all-star appearance in his first year in the MLS after spending the last three years with St. Pauli of the regional Bundesliga, where he became the youngest American to play a full 90 minutes in the Bundesliga.

In addition, Gibbs is a member of the U.S. National Team. The 2000 Ivy League Player of the Year has logged 289 minutes in four games for the U.S. this year. Gibbs saw action in seven matches in his inaugural campaign, including three starts in the Gold Cup and two in France.

Gibbs signed a contract with the Dallas Burn back in February of this year. He has played and started in nine games this season, logging 770 minutes.

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.