President of International Development: Murcielagos F.C.
byon 10-07-2010 at 11:42 AM (1596 Views)
Yes, it is true I have joined up with a 3rd division club in Sinola, Mexico. They are paying me a lot of money and I can still do my work on Fox Soccer. It's a win win. Where do they get the money you ask? I didn't ask. Don't think I should.
Afraid, what would I be afraid of. Yes, this is in a dangerous part of Mexico, and there have been kidnappings all across the region due to the drug war. Yes, I know about the Sinaloa drug cartel. I know this is no joke. But I'm willing to take that chance for the love of the game. Fear, that's not going to stop me. I want to give back to the game and if I have to go to Mexico to do it I will.
Again, who is the greatest American soccer player ever, me of course. And don't forget it. Oh yeah, Mom, I told you I'd be a President some day.Full story here...
Mexican third tier side Murcielagos F.C. announced on its web site Monday that Wynalda has been named the club's President of International Development. According to Wynalda, a former U.S. international player, the gig will require him to serve as the team's de facto general manager, overseeing a playing staff of roughly 50 players, many of them teenagers.
"It's an arrangement that will be similar to [the U.S. U-17 national team setup in] Bradenton," said Wynalda over the phone. "It will just be south of the border, and we're going to pay them [the players] to be there.
"It's a great option for some of the talent in America to expedite their career. There's also a lot of talent in the region and we're constantly being scouted by the bigger clubs like Club American and Chivas de Guadalajara."