As the Coach of the 1994 World Cup Team, Bora would comment of Mike’s play for the United States, “When you analyze the World Cup, Sorber was probably our MVP. It is difficult for me to explain what I feel about him. He is disciplined and intelligent”
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Let’s start with the son of Pete (HOF 1988). A product of both Scott Gallagher and the Busch Soccer Clubs, Mike attended St. Louis University where he was a member of a Final Four Team and a Hermann Award Finalist in 1992. From 1992-1998 Mike was a member of the United States National Team garnering 67 Caps. Mike was a member of the starting 11 and was mentioned as the steadiest player on the field whenever he wore the colors of the National Team. Mike was a member of the Pumas in the Mexican League from 1994-1996 where he was named a member of the Mexican League All-Star Team, the first American named with that honor. Returning to the US in 1996, Mike played for Kansas City, New York Metrostars, and Chicago in 2000, winning the US Open Cup and MLS Runner-up that year. Mikes’ knowledge of the game has led him into the coaching arena, from 2001-2006 he was the Assistant at SLU and once again, the US National Team called him to be the assistant coach from 2007-2011 making him the only American to play and coach in a World Cup. Accomplishments while with the National Team include Gold Cup Champions in 2007, Confederation Cup and Gold Cup Runners-ups in 2009, World Cup 2010 first in their group, and in 2011 Gold Cup Runner-up. After assisting with the Montreal Impact, Mike moved to the Philadelphia Union in 2014, taking them to the US Open Cup final in 2014 and 2015. Mike has since joined Los Angeles Football Club and is currently Director of Soccer Operations / Assistant Coach.