Eric Wynalda Wiki
Eric Wynalda (full names, Eric Boswell Wynalda) is an American soccer coach and television commentator and retired player. He is currently an analyst and color commentator for soccer coverage on Fox Sports 1. He is also Head Coach and Technical Director of the Las Vegas Lights FC and was previously the host of WTF: Wynalda Talks Football on SiriusXM FC.
Eric Wynalda Biography
Wynalda attended Westlake High School and was a three-time time All-State Selection with the school’s boys soccer team and a youth club teammate of fellow national team player Cobi Jones.
He attended San Diego State University from 1987 to 1989 where he played for the Aztecs men’s soccer team, scoring 34 goals and assisting on 25 others during his three seasons. His freshman year, SDSU went to the NCAA Men’s Soccer Championship game where it lost to the Bruce Murray led Clemson Tigers. While at SDSU, he also played two seasons with the local semi-pro San Diego Nomads of the Western Soccer Alliance. In 1988, he played a single game and in 1989, he played 5 games with the Nomads.
Wynalda was one of the first Americans to play professionally in Europe before returning to his home country in 1996 to play in Major League Soccer and scoring the first goal in the league’s history. Until 2008, he was the all-time leading goal scorer for the United States national team. Wynalda was described as a “shifty, dynamic player off the dribble with a heavy shot.” He was elected to the National Soccer Hall of Fame in 2004.
Eric Wynalda Age
Eric was born on 9, 1969, in Fullerton, California, United States.
Eric Wynalda Family
More information about his family will be updated soon.
Eric Wynalda Ex-Wife
Eric’s Ex-spouse is called Amy Wynalda. They were married since 1996 and separated in 2003. The couple divorced in 2008. In 2009, his personal bankruptcy filings showed him owing nearly $90,000 in mortgage and tax payments. The next year he sold the house to satisfy creditors, with the proceeds going to pay off his mortgage and back taxes.
Eric Wynalda Wife
Wynalda married Amanda Fletcher in 2014.
His house in the Westlake Village neighborhood was destroyed in the November 2018 Woolsey Fire. Wynalda and his family had evacuated to relatives in Corona, California, where he watched footage of the fire on television. Of the 162 houses in Westlake Village, Wynalda’s home was the only one that burned.
Eric Wynalda Children
They live in Thousand Oaks, CA with their three children and his three children from a previous marriage.
Eric Wynalda Height/ Weight
Eric has a height of 1.85 m (5ft 10.5) and a weight of 64 kg.
Eric Wynalda Salary
Eric’s salary is estimated to be between $10k to $50k.
Eric Wynalda Net Worth
Wynalda has an estimated net worth of $718,274.
Eric Wynalda Las Vegas
The time when he was in Las Vegas was when he was playing association football in Germany and living in Las Vegas made logistical sense. One can get almost anywhere from Las Vegas at relatively short notice, including Saarbrucken in Germany near the French border, home of FC Saarbrucken — the side for which Wynalda scored 21 goals in 61 matches from 1992-94.
Eric Wynalda Broadcaster
Wynalda began working as a soccer analyst for ESPN after retiring. Along with Alexi Lalas, he was the channel’s in-studio analyst for the 2006 FIFA World Cup on English-language broadcasts. He was one of the most vocal critics of U.S. head coach Bruce Arena during the tournament. However, after the World Cup, he was amicably paired in-studio with Arena as co-analysts for some 2006 MLS Cup playoff games, a successful arrangement which continued with ESPN’s coverage of the US National Team in 2007.
In 2008, he became a columnist for Major League Soccer Magazine, an independent soccer magazine licensed with MLS and based in Los Angeles. In August 2009, Fox Soccer Channel announced that Eric Wynalda would replace Steven Cohen as the co-host of the weekly discussion show, Fox Football Fone-in and partner up with Nick Webster who coached alongside Eric with Cal FC during their historic run in the U.S. Open Cup.
In June & July 2010, Wynalda covered the 2010 FIFA World Cup for Yahoo! Sports as a video blog analyst. He is currently an analyst for Fox Sports 1, covering Bundesliga, UEFA Champions League, and FA Cup.
Eric Wynalda House Fire
Eric’s House on fire Eric’s house caught fire on a Thursday afternoon, then literally exploded overnight as Santa Ana winds gusted to a reported 70 mph in mountain passes. More than 75,000 homes were evacuated and the 101 freeway was closed when the blaze unexpectedly jumped it.
Wynalda said they received an alert on their phones about 12:30 a.m. of a voluntary evacuation. His wife decided to leave then, loading their kids into the car with jewelry, important documents and four suitcases of clothes.