FORMER FORDHAM SOCCER PLAYER JOHN WOLYNIEC SEES FIRST INTERNATIONAL ACTION VERSUS DENMARK

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(January 26, 2004) - Former Fordham men??s soccer player John Wolyniec will continue his stay with the U.S. National Soccer team, as Head Coach Bruce Arena announced on Monday that Wolyniec is one of 17 players invited to the Pre-Holland Training Camp at the IMG Academy in Bradenton, FL. The group is set for a ten-day camp before departing for the U.S.?? first road match of 2004 against fourth-ranked Holland on February 18th. The match is at 2:30 PM ET, and will be broadcast on ESPN2. Wolyniec saw his first international action for the U.S. team on January 18th, as he earned a cap, playing about three minutes in the National team??s game against Denmark. The U.S. tied Denmark 1-1 in the contest. Wolyniec was one of eight newcomers that are got their first opportunity on the senior U.S. National Team, under the watchful eye of U.S. manager Bruce Arena. In the MLS this past season, Wolyniec finished fifth on the NY/NJ MetroStars in scoring with five goals and two assists for 12 points, appearing in 25 contests and starting 14. Wolyniec, who was selected in the first round (seventh overall pick) by the New York/New Jersey Metro Stars of the Major League Soccer (MLS) in 1999, rejoined the MetroStars at the beginning of the 2003 season.
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