(born May 8, 1986 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
) is an American soccer
player who currently plays for Colorado Rapids
in Major League Soccer
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. 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 10.39 in a 100 meters, which is record for professional soccer players. Wynne played two years of college soccer
, where he was named first team All-American
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 — 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 April 2007, where 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.
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