Friday, September 10, 2010

Most Capped Wizards Players

Today on Twitter I asked who fans thought was the most capped player while a member of the Kansas City Wizards. It's time to find out who actually is the most capped Wizards player. Since I posted a list of capped Wizards, I've been doing some research on the most capped players while members of the Wizards. I'm still looking for a little bit of information on a few players, but I wanted to post what I currently have.

The Wizards player with the most caps for their national team while a member of the Wizards is Josh Wolff. Wolff has 38 caps for the US national team while a member of the Wizards, including time with the team for the 2002 and 2006 World Cups of which he was on both teams. Wolff is also the leader in international goals while a Wizards player, with 6. A US player was the obvious choice for the most capped player, the most capped non-US player is Gary Glasgow who appeared 16 times for Trinidad and Tobago, scoring 1 goal while a member of the Wizards.

As I mentioned above, I am still doing some research, the hardest players to find have been the Wizards' African players. I know that Uche Okafor got 1 game for Nigeria at the 1998 World Cup, but other than that I don't know what other caps the center back got as a member of the Wizards. I'm not even that close with Digital Takawira who I'm pretty sure got caps for the Zimbabwe national team in his 4 years with the Wizards, but I've been unable to find information on those two.

Counting those two though, the Wizards have had 25 players capped while members of the team, here's the full list, including the number of goals they've scored. Nine different countries are represented on this list. Bolded players are still active on the Wizards.

Josh Wolff - USA - 38 - 6
Jimmy Conrad - USA - 28 - 1
Preki - USA - 26 - 4
Kerry Zavagnin - USA - 21
Eddie Johnson - USA - 20 - 3
Chris Klein - USA - 17 - 3
Gary Glasgow - Trinidad and Tobago - 16 - 1
Khari Stephenson - Jamaica - 15 - 3
Roger Espinoza - Honduras - 14 - 3
Scott Sealy - Trinidad and Tobago - 14 - 1
Tony Meola - USA - 12
Davy Arnaud - USA - 7 - 1
Nick Garcia - USA - 6
Shavar Thomas - Jamaica - 5
Onandi Lowe - Jamaica - 3 - 2
Mike Sorber - USA - 3
Miklos Molnar - Denmark - 3
Mark Chung - USA - 2
Jermaine Hue - Jamaica - 2
Sunil Chhetri - India - 2
Chris Henderson - USA - 1
Steve Pittman - USA - 1
Uche Okafor - Nigeria - 1 (known)
Kei Kamara - Sierra Leone - 1
Digital Takawira - Zimbabwe - unknown

2 comments:

Matt said...

Kerry Zavagnin really played 21 times for the national team?

Or was that for how many games he got called into camp for?

Mike said...

He played 21 times for the US.