Marcelo Balboa led the 1997 Rapids to the MLS Cup Final, where they fell to D.C. United.
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Archive Video: Marcelo Balboa talks about his World Cup experiences

Thirteen years after retiring, Colorado Rapids legend Marcelo Balboa is still receiving honors. On Friday he was named to the U.S. Men's National Team's All-Time Best XI team as part of U.S. Soccer's 100 year celebration.

Back in 2010, I sat down with Balboa to talk about his rise to the USMNT and his experience playing in the 1990, 1994, and 1998 FIFA World Cups.  Watch the two-part feature interview below:

Part II


Prior to the 2010 World Cup, I also talked to former Rapids players about their World Cup experiences:

Claudio Lopez on playing for Argentina in the World Cup: PART I and PART II

Steve Trittschuh discusses the 1990 World Cup with the USMNT: PART I, PART II, and PART III

Pablo Mastroeni talks about the 2002 and 2006 World Cup: PART I, PART II


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