Marvell Wynne (soccer)

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Marvell Wynne
Personal information
Full name Marvell Wynne II
Date of birth (1986-05-08) May 8, 1986 (age 28)
Place of birth Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
San Jose Earthquakes
Youth career
2004–2005 UCLA Bruins
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2007 New York Red Bulls 29 (0)
2007–2009 Toronto FC 67 (2)
2010–2014 Colorado Rapids 140 (0)
2015– San Jose Earthquakes 0 (0)
National team
2004–2006 United States U20
2007–2008 United States U23 3 (0)
2007–2011 United States 5 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of May 20, 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of January 22, 2011

Marvell Wynne (born May 8, 1986) is an American soccer player who plays professionally for the San Jose Earthquakes in Major League Soccer. He was a starting center back on the Rapids' 2010 MLS Cup Championship team.

Personal[edit]

Born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Wynne is the son of former Major League Baseball player Marvell Wynne.

Career[edit]

High school and college[edit]

Wynne decided to pursue an athletic career of his own as early as age six, choosing soccer over his father's sport, baseball.[1] He attended Poway High School in Poway, California and was a letterman in soccer and track. Wynne in his senior year of high school ran a 100 Meters in a 10.39 seconds, which makes him one of the fastest professional soccer players ever. Wynne played two years of college soccer at UCLA, where he was named first team All-American in 2005.

Professional[edit]

New York Red Bulls[edit]

Wynne was the first pick at the 2006 MLS SuperDraft, with the MetroStars (later renamed as New York Red Bulls) trading up to make the selection. He subsequently signed a Generation adidas contract with the league.

Known for his speed — he is considered one of the fastest players in the league[2] — Wynne was initially considered too unpolished to play in the 3-5-2 system favored by then-coach Mo Johnston, but as Bruce Arena succeeded to the coaching position, Wynne began starting regularly in the first team's back line.

Toronto FC[edit]

Wynne was traded to Toronto FC in April 2007 in exchange for a partial allocation and a 2nd round pick in the 2008 MLS SuperDraft.[3] In Toronto, Wynne he continued to impress, becoming a firm favorite amongst the fans. He scored his first career MLS goal in a game against Houston Dynamo on September 27, 2008.

Colorado Rapids[edit]

On March 25, 2010, Wynne was traded to Colorado Rapids in exchange for Nick LaBrocca and a 3rd round pick in the 2011 MLS SuperDraft. After a successful season with Colorado in which he converted from Right Back to Center Back, the team won MLS Cup 2010 – a game which took place at BMO Field in Toronto, Wynne's former home.

San Jose Earthquakes[edit]

Following the 2014 season, his fifth campaign in Colorado, the Rapids declined Wynne's 2015 contract option. In December 2014 he entered the 2014 MLS Re-Entry Draft and was selected in stage two by San Jose Earthquakes.[4]

International[edit]

Wynne has played for various youth United States national teams, and was part of the Under-20 team at the 2005 World Youth Championship. He earned his first senior cap for the United States in the 2007 Copa America against Argentina on 28 June 2007. Wynne was an integral part of the U-23 side that earned qualification to the Beijing Olympics, which also included, then Toronto FC teammate, Maurice Edu.

Wynne also was a starter on the U.S. Men's 2008 Olympic soccer team. Wynne received his second cap for the senior team on January 24, 2009, against Sweden, drawing a penalty that Sacha Kljestan converted.

Career statistics[edit]

As of 20 May 2014.
Club performance League Cup League Cup Continental Total
Club League Season Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
United States League U.S. Open Cup MLS Playoffs North America Total
New York Red Bulls MLS 2006 28 0 0 0 2 0 30 0
2007 1 0 0 0 1 0
Canada League Canadian Championship MLS Playoffs North America Total
Toronto FC MLS 2007 22 0 22 0
2008 24 2 4 0 28 2
2009 21 0 2 0 2 0 25 0
United States League U.S. Open Cup MLS Playoffs North America Total
Colorado Rapids MLS 2010 27 0 0 0 4 0 31 0
2011 29 0 0 0 3 0 3 0 32 0
2012 28 0 0 0 28 0
2013 28 0 1 0 1 0 28 0
2014 6 0 6 0
Career totals United States 147 0 1 0 10 0 3 0 161 0
Canada 67 2 6 0 0 0 2 0 75 2
Career statistics 214[5] 2 7 0 9 0 5 0 236 2

Honours[edit]

Toronto FC[edit]

Colorado Rapids[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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