Date of Birth: 02/28/1954
Height: 6' 5" Weight: 190 lbs
Famous as the North American Soccer League keeper that kicked left but threw right, Arnie Mausser was the top American keeper during the height of the NASL. Never sticking with one club very long, he played with seven different NASL clubs over ten seasons. Mausser was elected to the National Soccer Hall of Fame as part of the 2003 NASL induction.
National Team Highlights:
1985: Blocked a Glenn Hoddle penalty against England on June 16th at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. At the time, Mausser was playing without a club team.
1980: In goal for the qualifiers for Spain '82.
1979: Started home and home friendlies against France on May 2nd at Giants Stadium and Oct. 10th in Paris. These are the only games the US has ever played against France.
1978: Started the September European tour.
1976: Shutout against Mexico in a World Cup qualifier on Oct. 3rd at the LA Coliseum, considered one of the biggest results in US soccer history at the time, even though the game ended in a 0-0 draw.
1975: Made his debut against Poland in Seattle on June 24th.
1992: Final season in Fort Lauderdale, playing in the five team APSL facing increased competition from the USISL.
1991: Back with the Fort Lauderdale Strikers.
1990: Played with the Albany Capitals after the ASL merged with the WSL to form the American Professional Soccer League.
1988-89: Member of the Fort Lauderdale Strikers in the American Soccer League.
1984: Spends the last season of the NASL back with the Tampa Bay Rowdies.
1983: Joins Team America, the NASL version of the US National Team playing at DC's RFK Stadium.
1979-82: Member of the Ft. Lauderdale Strikers. Traded to the New England Tea Men midway thought the 1980 season and moves with that team back to Florida as the Jacksonville Tea Men. The '81 Jacksonville squad makes it to the conference semifinals, the farthest playoff run of his career and Mausser led the league in keeper stats.
1978: Traded to the Colorado Caribou
1977: Traded to the Vancouver Whitecaps.
1976: Traded to the Tampa Bay Rowdies. Made the NASL All-Star team and named American Player of the Year.
1975: Signs with the Hartford Bicentennials.
1974: Member of the American Soccer League's Rhode Island Oceaneers.
Youth and College: Played in Brooklyn leagues growing up.