Mark Pulisic was born in Plainview, N.Y. and grew up in Centereach, N.Y. on Long Island. (Michael Lewis/

* Mark Pulisic was born at Central General Hospital in Plainview, N.Y. on Long Island Sept. 20, 1968.

* He played his youth soccer with the Sachem Braves in the Sachem Soccer Club before moving over to play with perform with the Bohemia Soccer Club.

* He starred for the Oceanside Navahos, a teammate of future U.S. national team goalkeeper and National Soccer Hall of Famer Tony Meola, and future MLS all-star Jimmy Rooney, Travis Rinker (Long Island Rough Riders) and Mark Semioli (LA Galaxy, MetroStars). Oceanside captured the Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association State Cup U-19 crown in 1987.

* He attended George Mason University and played for former Cosmos head coach Gordon Bradley. A four-year starter, Pulisic scored 35 goals and added 11 assists in 62 starts over 73 matches. He led the Patriots in scoring his final three seasons.

* In 1991, he trained several months with NK Zagreb in war-torn Yugoslavia, prior to the country splitting into several nations.

* Returning to the states, Pulisic joined the Harrisburg Heat of the National Professional soccer, where he played indoors until 1999.

* He coached the Lebanon Valley College men’s and women’s teams from 1993-2005, establishing the women’s program.

* He earned Major Indoor Soccer League coach of the year honors in 2007 before moving to the club’s front office as director of soccer operations

* He has been a Rochester Rhinos assistant coach since February 2017.