Birthdate: June 1, 1977
College: University of North Carolina
Last Team: Miami Fusion F.C.
How Acquired: Traded from Columbus Crew (1/19/99)
*\*Official MLS Bio for the 2001 Season*/*
*`*An aggressive defender who can also play in the midfield, Sahaydak earned a spot in the starting lineup towards the end of last season Graduated from Proect-40 in November 2000
MLS Career Highlights
2000: Made his first appearance June 3 at New England Started seven of the final 11 games, filling in for injured Leo Cullen Started and played every minute in four of the five U.S. Open Cup matches, recording an assist in both the quarterfinal win over DC United and the semifinal victory over the MetroStars Made 15 appearances, including 14 starts, for Project-40 Recorded game-winning assist in extra time vs. Orange County on May 5 Member of Project-40 squad that toured Argentina in November 1999: Recorded two assists in nine appearances Celebrated two wins on July 10 when he helped preserve the Fusion's 2-0 shootout win over Columbus as a defensive substitute in the 76th minute just hours after watching his long-time girlfriend, Tiffany Roberts, capture the Women's World Cup as a reserve defender for the U.S. National Team with an 0-0 shootout win over China... Made MLS debut with a start April 3 vs. Chicago Recorded first MLS point July 29 vs. Tampa Bay Appeared in six A-League matches for U.S. Pro-40 and tallied one assist Member of U.S. Pro-40 squad that toured Portugal in December 1998: Trained with Sunderland FC (English First Division) during the off-season Hampered by injuries after joining Project-40 in April 1997 Appeared in five A-League games with the U.S. Pro-40 Select team Tore ACL while training with the Crew in fall 1997, shortly after recovering from the same injury while training with the U-20 team before the 1997 World Youth Championship in Malaysia.
U.S. National Team Highlights
Played for U.S. Under-18 and Under-20 levels Played every minute during the 1996 CONCACAF qualifying tournament in Mexico with the U-20 team.
Started 35 of 36 games at the University of North Carolina in his freshman and sophomore seasons before signing with Project-40 Prep: A Parade All-America and one of USA Today's Top 25 high school senior players at Liberty High School in Pennsylvania Played club soccer for F.C. Delco in Philadelphia and was selected to the club's Hall of Fame.
¤ Started Playing soccer at age five
¤ Plays guitar in the band Chicken Head Killas with his former teammate Pablo Mastroeni (#25)
¤ Recorded an album with a previous band
¤ Soccer hero when he was young was his brother, Alex
¤ Most memorable soccer moment: scoring first international goal for the U.S. Under-18 team vs. San Marino in Italy
¤ His brother Alex, father Alex and grandfather Arthur are all soccer players
¤ If he were not playing soccer, he would be traveling around the world writing and taking photos
¤ He helped build homes for Habitat for Humanity
¤ His aspirations are to be married with kids and to own a home
¤¨¤ Tim's Favorites ¤¨¤
»¦« Soccer players: Roberto Carlos, Eric Cantona and his girlfriend, Tiffany Roberts of the U.S. Women's National Team and Carolina Courage (WUSA)
»¦« Books: Stranger in this World by Kevin Canty and Lord of the Rings by JRR Tolkien
»¦« Movies:Goodfellas and A River Runs Through It
»¦« TV show: Friends