Player Profile

* Name: Eric Wynalda.

* Born: June 9, 1969, Fullerton. Lives in Westlake Village.

* Height: 6 feet 1.

* Weight: 172 pounds.

* Position: Forward/Midfielder.

* Club: FC Saarbrucken (Germany).

* National Team Debut: Feb. 2, 1990, vs. Costa Rica.

* Caps (international matches): 50. Goals Scored: 14.

* Honors: First team All-State at Westlake High three years; California Interscholastic Federation 1986 player of the year; San Diego State freshman athlete of the year, led team to NCAA final four, where it lost to Clemson; captain of Saarbrucken for 10 games this season.

* Little-Known Fact: Avid fan of the Kings. "I went through a week of depression after they traded Marty McSorley." Is learning to curb his temper. "You look at a guy like Charles Barkley. He's a great basketball player. But if he were to concentrate on the game and not on being Charles Barkley, he'd be 10% better. Michael Jordan has the will to win more than any other player. He may have a temper, but he lets it come out in energy. He beats you and then celebrates. I don't get a thrill out of kicking somebody--I get a thrill out of scoring a goal."

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