CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Former Virginia men’s soccer standout and Orlando City SC forward Daryl Dike made his first international appearance for the U.S. Men’s National Team on Sunday evening (Jan. 31) in a 7-0 victory over Trinidad & Tobago. He is the first Cavalier to appear in a USMNT international match since 2016.

Dike came on as a reserve in the 65th minute and attempted two shots. He was one of six American debutants in the match that took place in Dike’s home MLS stadium in Orlando. Not long after the match concluded it was announced that Dike would go on loan to Barnsley FC in England

Dike is the 23rd former Cavalier to earn a cap with the USMNT and the first since Tony Tchani made an appearance with the squad in 2016.

Virginia USMNT History

ALL-TIME USMNT PLAYER APPEARANCES (16)

Player Years Caps Goals
Jeff Agoos 1988-2003 134 4
Chris Albright 1999-2007 22 1
Daryl Dike 2021 1 0
Alecko Eskandarian 2003 1 0
John Harkes 1987-2000 90 6
Erik Imler 1993 1 0
Kyle Martino 2002-06 8 1
Tony Meola 1988-2006 100 0
Ben Olsen 1998-2007 37 6
Curt Onalfo 1988 1 0
Claudio Reyna 1994-96 112 8
Mike Slivinski 1991 1 0
Tony Tchani 2016 1 0
Billy Walsh 1999 1 0
Brian West 1991 1 0
Richie Williams 1998-2002 20 0

WORLD CUP (5)

Player Years Caps Goals
Jeff Agoos 1998, 2002 3 0
John Harkes 1990, 1994 6 0
Tony Meola 1990, 1994, 2002 7 0
Ben Olsen 2006 1 0
Claudio Reyna 1994, 98, 02, 06 10 0

OLYMPIC TEAM (14)

Player Years Caps Goals
Jeff Agoos 2000 6 0
Chris Albright 2000 10 4
Alecko Eskandarian 2004 4 4
Hunter Freeman* 2008 3 0
John Harkes 1987-88 4 0
Mike Huwiler* 1991-92 8 0
Erik Imler 1991-92 11 1
Ben Olsen 2000 9 0
Curt Onalfo 1991-92 6 4
Clint Peay* 1996 3 0
Brandon Pollard* 1996 1 0
Claudio Reyna 1991-96 15 4
Damian Silvera* 1996 3 0
A.J. Wood* 1996 3 0

*Only USMNT appearances

As a two-year member of the Cavalier program, Dike appeared in 36 games, scored 15 goals and assisted on nine others. He had a breakout season in 2019 and helped Virginia reach the NCAA National Championship game. He earned All-America honors from three national publications and was the NCAA College Cup’s Most Outstanding Player after scoring three goals in two College Cup matches. He went on to sign a Generation Adidas deal and was the fifth overall selection of Orlando City Sci in the 2020 MLS SuperDraft.

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