Former USF forward Jeff Cunningham has been named to the U.S. national soccer team camp for a Dec. 9 friendly match against South Korea. Cunningham was one of 28 Major League Soccer players named to the squad.
A native of Jamaica, Cunningham moved to Florida in 1989. He gained U.S. citizenship earlier this month on Nov. 13 in his hometown of Columbus, Ohio, where he has spent the past four seasons with the Columbus Crew of the MLS. Cunningham appeared for Jamaica in two friendly matches in the mid-1990s, but is now eligible to play for the USA in friendlies and official tournaments, including next year’s World Cup.
Cunningham finished fourth in the league in scoring with 33 points (10 goals, 13 assists) last season for the Crew. He is currently on loan with German club Bayer Leverkusen until the start of the next MLS season.
From 1995 to 1997, Cunningham amassed 41 goals and 25 assists for the Bulls, both seventh all-time in school history. His 118 points rank third on USF’s all-time chart.
- Staff Report