Ante Razov (born March 2, 1974 in Whittier, California) is an
American soccer striker, who currently plays for the Columbus
Crew in Major League Soccer.
Razov played college soccer at UCLA and was drafted by the Los
Angeles Galaxy in the third round of the 1996 MLS College Draft.
He played two seasons in LA, but did not get much playing time,
scoring just one goal, and signed with the expansion Chicago
Fire prior to the 1998 season.
Razov spent the next seven years with Chicago, save a brief
period in 2001 that he spent with Spanish second division club
Racing de Ferrol. In his seven years with the Fire he led the
club in goals and points five times (including club record 18
goals and 42 points in 2000). He is the club's all-time leader
with 76 goals and 190 points. Razov was named to the MLS Best XI
in 2003. With Chicago, he won the MLS Cup in 1998 and the US
Open Cup in 1998, 2000, and 2003. Following a disappointing 2004
season and the emergence of Damani Ralph and Andy Herron, Razov
was traded to the Crew in exchange for Tony Sanneh.
Razov received his first cap with the US national team on March
25, 1995 against Uruguay. Although he never played in the World
Cup, he has scored a couple of key goals in qualifiers,
including one against Guatemala in 2000 and Trinidad and Tobago
in 2001. Overall, Razov has scored six goals in 24 caps for the