Eric was once married to Amy Wynalda but this married life ended in a divorce. After that he has not been involved in any affairs and there is also no any information about his second wife.
Eric was enrolled at Westlake High School. There he was active in soccer rather than being a talented student. His skills were improving day by day and he also got selected in the All State selection. After his high school graduation, he joined San Diego State University in 1987. He joined Aztecs men's soccer team where he displayed an outstanding game scoring 34 goals. In 1988, he joined San Diego Nomads where he played in 6 games scoring none. In 1990, he was loaned to San Francisco Bay Blackhawks and scored five goals there in his 17 appearances. He was also selected in the United States nation team in 1990. He won 106 caps in the national team and scored 34 goals. In 2006, he served in the 2006 FIFA World Cup as the sports analyst. The actual information about his net worth and salary is unknown.