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Guevara / Wynne in WC Qualifiers
February 12, 2009, 9:52 AM
Filed under: Amado Guevara, Honduras, Marvell Wynne, Toronto FC, USA, World Cup Qualifiers
Toronto FC’s Amado Guevara endured a disappointing start to the final phase of FIFA World Cup Qualifying on Wednesday night.Guevara played the full game as Honduras lost 2-0 to Costa Rica. Andy Furtado scored twice in the space of 11 minutes just after half time to give Costa Rica the win.

TFC defender Marvell Wynne was an unused substitute as the United States beat Mexico 2-0 in Columbus. Michael Bradley scored both goals for the U.S.

Wynne will now join up with Toronto for preseason training for the first time. He missed the first two weeks of preseason as he was away with the U.S. at a training camp.

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Reds beat USA U-20s
February 9, 2009, 5:49 PM
Filed under: MLS Preseason, Toronto FC, USA

Toronto FC beat the U.S. Under 20s 2-1 in a preseason game in Bradenton, Fla. on Sunday afternoon. It was the Reds first competitive game of preseason. Chad Barrett and trialist Michael McGlinchey scored the goals.

The game was played at a fast pace against a very competitive U.S. team and was broken up into four segments of 30 minutes, 15 minutes, 15 minutes and 30 minutes. “We had a training session in the morning before the game and then the match was a fantastic test,” said Toronto coach John Carver. “There is a lot of talent in the U.S. team and they were very competitive. They closed us down and worked hard and that made it a good test for us. Some of our guys found it a bit tough because of energy levels. It’s not that important to win in preseason but it’s always good to get a victory,” he said.

Toronto opened the scoring in the 49th minute through Chad Barrett. The striker pounced on a poor clearance from the U.S. ‘keeper and finished well. Barrett played for 75 minutes and was delighted with his fitness. “The fact that I was able to go for 75 minutes in this heat was a big thing for me,” he said. “I want to make sure that I am fit for the new season and I have worked very hard over the winter to make sure I am over the cramping issues and ready to go.”

Four trialists played in the game, and Scottish midfielder Michael McGlinchey scored Toronto’s second goal with twenty minutes left to play when he headed in a cross from Sam Cronin. Former Norwich City and Southampton defender Darren Kenton played the whole game. Guyanese forward Gregory Richardson and Bolivian Pablo Salinas Manacho came on as substitutes.

The U.S. pulled a goal back with 13 minutes remaining but Toronto held on for a win. The Reds next game is on Tuesday against Chicago Fire. Check out Toronto FC TV on Tuesday morning for the latest episode of our new series ‘Toronto FC – Season Three’. It will include action from the win over the U.S. and reaction from John Carver and Chad Barrett.

Toronto FC team:Frei (Sutton 15′), Kenton, Harmse, Velez (Gala, Ricketts), Brennan, McGlinchey, Robinson, Cronin, Ricketts (Manacho), De Rosario (Richardson), Barrett (Dichio)

Wynne on USA roster vs Mex
February 8, 2009, 6:25 PM
Filed under: Marvell Wynne, USA

Marvel Wynne was called in to the U.S. national team’s 20-man roster for the upcoming World Cup qualifier against Mexico on Wednesday (7pm, ESPN2 HD/ESPN2/Univision). The roster was revealed on Sunday afternoon.

Here is the 20-man roster (18 will be in uniform for Wednesday’s match):

GOALKEEPERS: Tim Howard, Brad Guzan

DEFENDERS: Oguchi Onyewu, Carlos Bocanegra, Frankie Hejduk, Heath Pearce, Dan Califf, Jonathan Bornstein, Marvell Wynne

MIDFIELDERS: DaMarcus Beasley, Michael Bradley, Sacha Kljestan, Jose Francisco Torres, Ricardo Clark, Robbie Rogers

FORWARDS: Landon Donovan, Clint Dempsey, Brian Ching, Jozy Altidore, Charlie Davies

Missing from the list were Kenny Cooper and Freddy Adu to name two. Steve Cherundolo is out with an injury while Pablo Mastroeni is suspended for the match.

Most of the European-based members of the squad arrive in Columbus on Sunday ahead of Wednesday’s match. Most of the Mexican team arrived on Saturday night.

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Wynne invited to USA training camp
January 29, 2009, 5:55 PM
Filed under: Marvell Wynne, Toronto FC, USA

Toronto FC announced that defender Marvell Wynne has been called into the U.S MNT training camp by head coach Bob Bradley. Players will depart for camp in Los Angeles at the Home Depot Center on January 29, with the camp running until February 7. The 20 players will gather to prepare for their FIFA 2010 World Cup Qualifier on February 11 in Columbus, Ohio against Mexico. Players not selected to the final roster for the match will be released on February 7 and return to their domestic club.

Wynne has been training with the U.S. squad since early January and was involved in the full 90 minutes on Saturday, January 24 when the Americans defeated Sweden 3-2 in a friendly at the Home Depot Center. This camp is made up almost entirely of players who participated in the previous camp from January 4-24.

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Barrett hopes for US call
December 9, 2008, 8:24 AM
Filed under: Toronto FC, USA

Toronto FC striker Chad Barrett is hoping his performance at a United States Men’s National Team training camp will earn him another call-up in the near future. Barrett joined Toronto FC teammate Brian Edwards in Denver for a four day camp in mid November after finishing the season in good form for the Reds.

“It was really good to get out there and be involved,” he said. “I had a week and a half off after our final game of the season in San Jose. I was recovering from an injury I picked up in that game so it was tough having the camp in Denver because of the altitude.”

Barrett scored four goals in 13 games for Toronto following his move from Chicago Fire in July 2008 and finished with a total of nine goals in the MLS. The striker has represented the U.S. at youth level and made his senior debut as a substitute in June 2008 against Barbados.

“I’m pleased that I am still in the thoughts of the U.S. Soccer coaches and it was a really good experience for me to go to the training camp. Brian Edwards was there as well. We both had a good time and I think we showed well. Hopefully we will get invited back to some more camps in the future,” said Barrett.

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