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Marvell Wynne
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Personal information
Full name Marvell Wynne II
Date of birth May 8, 1986 (1986-05-08) (age 23)
Place of birth Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current club Toronto FC
Number 16
Youth career
2004–2005 UCLA Bruins
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2007 New York Red Bulls 28 (0)
2007– Toronto FC 67 (2)
National team
2004–2006 United States U-20
2007– United States U-23 3 (0)
2007– United States 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 29 October, 2009.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 28 June, 2009

Marvell Wynne (born May 8, 1986 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) is an American soccer player who currently plays for Toronto FC in Major League Soccer.

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Career

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High School and College

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 college ran a 10.39 in a 100 meters, which is record for professional soccer players.Wynne played two years of college soccer at UCLA, where he was named first team All-American in 2005.

Professional

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

Known for his blazing 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.

Wynne was traded to Toronto FC in 2007, where he continued to impress with Toronto, becoming a firm favorite amongst the fans. He scored his first career MLS goal in a game against Houston Dynamo on September 27, 2008.

International

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 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 24th, 2009, against Sweden, drawing a penalty that Sacha Kljestan converted.

Personal

Wynne is the son of former Major League Baseball player Marvell Wynne.

Honours

Toronto FC

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References

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