Arnie Mausser



Arnie Mausser (born February 28, 1954 in Brooklyn, New York) is an American soccer goalkeeper whoed played with 8 different NASL teams from 1975-1984.

Mausser may be considered one of the finer goalkeepers the United States has ever produced. He is know as the trailblazer for future US goalkeepers such as Kasey Keller, Tim Howard, and Brad Friedel. He was a big man (standing 6'5") with a very unorthodox technique and was a very effective distributor of the ball. Mr. Mausser's strong play earned him the startinggoalkeeper position for the national team with which he earned 34 caps between 1975 and 1986. He had a total of 10 international shutouts. He was selected to the NASL first all-star team in 1976. Mausser also played with the Rhode Island Oceaneers of the ASL beforejoining the NASL in 1975.

Mausser was inducted in the National Soccer Hall of Fame in 2003.

*Arnie Mausser had the natural quirk of throwing right-handed, but kicking left-footed.

*Mausser earned 35 shutouts during his ten years with the NASL.