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BLACK SOCIAL HISTORY : AFRO-DUTCH AMERICAN " EARNEST "BIG ERN" STEWART " IS A DUTCH AMERICAN SOCCER PLAYER WHO WAS A REGULAR MIDFIELDER FOR THE U.S. NATIONAL TEAM FROM 1990's UNTIL HIS RETIREMENT IN 2006 : GOES INTO THE " HALL OF BLACK GENIUS "








































































                              BLACK                   SOCIAL                HISTORY                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Earnest "Big Ern" Stewart (born 28 March 1969 in VeghelNetherlands) is a Dutch-American soccer player who was a regularmidfielder for the U.S. national team from 1990s until his retirement in 2005.

Early life and career

Stewart, the son of an African American U.S. Air Force airman Earnie Stewart, and his Dutch wife Annemien Stewart, grew up in theNetherlands, and began his professional career in that country in 1988 with VVV. He spent two years at the Dutch First Division(second-level) club before moving to Eredivisie side Willem II in 1990. By the end of 1990, he made his first appearance for the U.S. national team against Portugal.
In his first season at Willem II, he finished third on the goal-scoring list for the Dutch First Division, with 17. He went on to score 49 goals in six seasons there. In the meantime, he developed into a regular for the U.S. national team, starting all four games that the U.S. played in the 1994 FIFA World Cup. Most notably, he scored the goal that gave the U.S. its winning margin against Colombia in group play, the first World Cup game won by the U.S. since 1950. That game, sadly, would be more remembered for the own goalscored by Colombian defender Andrés Escobar, which led to Escobar's murder shortly after his return to Colombia. That goal was caused by an attempt to deflect a John Harkes shot away from Stewart, his intended target.
By 1996, Stewart had moved to NAC Breda, eventually spending more than six seasons at NAC. The club was relegated in 1999, but Stewart helped the club win the First Division in 2000, thereby earning promotion back to the Eredivisie. During his years at NAC, he also played in all of the U.S. team's matches at the 1998 and 2002 FIFA World Cups, becoming one of only five U.S. men to play in three World Cups.
In January 2003, he left the Netherlands to play in Major League Soccer, and was allocated to D.C. United, where he won the MLS Cup in his second season. His scoring numbers did not equal his earlier high standards, as he tallied just four regular season goals and one playoff goal in MLS. He left DC after the 2004 season, coming back to the Netherlands and his original club, VVV-Venlo, where he became technical director following his retirement in 2005.
Stewart became the eighth U.S. man to make his 100th international appearance in a 2004 World Cup qualifier against Grenada. His 111 goals as a professional in the Netherlands makes him the highest-scoring American in international club play. He was named U.S. Soccer Athlete of the Year in 2001.
He was named technical director of NAC Breda of the Dutch Eredivisie on May 14, 2006.
Earnest Stewart was appointed as AZ’s new Director of Football in June 2010. The 41-year-old American succeeds Marcel Brands, who has left AZ for PSV. Stewart leaves his post as Technical Director at NAC Breda by mutual consent. [1]. Stewart long-term ambition is to return to United States soccer in an executive role: "One ambition I do have is to go back to the United States and to be of importance to soccer." [2]

Career statistics[edit]

International goals

[hide]#DateVenueOpponentScoreResultCompetition
1June 13, 1993Chicago, Illinois Germany2–43–41993 U.S. Cup
2August 31, 1993ReykjavíkIceland Iceland1–01–0Friendly
3June 22, 1994Pasadena, California Colombia2–02–11994 FIFA World Cup
4March 25, 1995Dallas, Texas Uruguay2–02–2Friendly
5March 16, 1997Palo Alto, California Canada3–03–01998 World Cup qualifying
6May 24, 1998Portland, Oregon Kuwait1–02–0Friendly
7June 3, 2000Washington, D.C. South Africa4–04–02000 U.S. Cup
8July 23, 2000San JoseCosta Rica Costa Rica1–11–22002 World Cup qualifying
9August 16, 2000Foxboro, Massachusetts Barbados7–07–02002 World Cup qualifying
10November 15, 2000BridgetownBarbados Barbados2–04–02002 World Cup qualifying
11February 28, 2001Columbus, Ohio Mexico2–02–02002 World Cup qualifying
12March 28, 2001San Pedro SulaHonduras Honduras1–02–12002 World Cup qualifying
13June 20, 2001Foxboro, Massachusetts Trinidad and Tobago2–02–02002 World Cup qualifying
14September 1, 2001Washington, D.C. Honduras1–02–32002 World Cup qualifying
152–3
16July 6, 2003Columbus, Ohio Paraguay2–02–0Friendly
17July 26, 2003Miami, Florida Costa Rica2–23–22003 CONCACAF Gold Cup

U.S. National Team Appearances/Goals

National TeamYearAppsStartsGoalsAssists
United States
19901100
19910000
19927200
19936321
19947510
19959912
19965501
19977610
19989810
19995401
20008744
2001101050
200210900
200313720
20044101
Total101771710
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Club performanceLeagueCupLeague CupContinentalTotal
SeasonClubLeagueAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoals
NetherlandsLeagueKNVB CupLeague CupEuropeTotal
1988–89VVV-VenloEredivisie273
1989–90Eerste Divisie3512
1990–91Willem II TilburgEredivisie3317
1991–92338
1992–93224
1993–94327
1994–953210
1995–96183
1996–97NAC BredaEredivisie289
1997–98306
1998–99287
1999-00Eerste Divisie298
2000–01Eredivisie288
2001–023110
2002–03152
USALeagueOpen CupLeague CupNorth AmericaTotal
2003D.C. UnitedMajor League Soccer211
2004263
NetherlandsLeagueKNVB CupLeague CupEuropeTotal
2004–05VVV-VenloEerste Divisie61
TotalNetherlands427115
USA474
Career total474119