Allnut, Yari : Jews In Sports @ Virtual Museum

Allnut, Yari


Country Represented:
United States

Years Competed:

Olympic Info:
A striker and midfielder, Allnut was a member of the U.S. Olympic soccer team at the 1992 Barcelona Games. Allnut played in all three contests in the preliminary round, as the U.S. lost to Italy 2-1, defeated Kuwait 3-1, and drew with Poland 2-2. The Americans finished in third place in the group and did not qualify for the medal round. Allnut did not score in the Olympics.

Allnut, whose mother is Jewish, does not consider himself Jewish, shies away from any religious affiliation, and avoids interviews that deal with religion.

Career Highlights:
Allnut was an All-America at the University of Portland and finished his college career as the Pilots' second-leading career goal-scorer. He then earned five international caps and scored two goals as a National Team member in 1993 and 1994. During that time, Yari played in the Mexican Second Division before playing in the A-League and played for the Carolina Dynamo, Rochester Raging Rhinos. A four-time A-League All-Star, Allnut was selected in the fourth round of the 2001 MLS (Major League Soccer) SuperDraft by the New England Revolution, but did not play in the 2001 season due to injuries.

Birth and Death Dates:
b. Feb. 17, 1970

Baltimore, Maryland

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