Carl Woszczynski

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Carl Matthew Woszczynski (born April 18, 1988 in Columbus, Indiana) is a former professional soccer player.

Woszczynski grew up in Columbus, Indiana and was a three-time All-State soccer goalie at Columbus North High School with 42 shutouts in 80 starts. He played club soccer for the Fort Wayne Fever and was named Indiana State Cup Champion in 2007.

Woszczynski attended UAB and played goalie for the UAB Blazers men's soccer team from 2007 to 2011 while completing a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering. He was named to the All-Confrence USA team for three years and was a 3rd team NSCAA Academic All-American. He set a school record for single-season goals-against-average and was named Conference USA defensive player of the week eight times.

While in college, Woszczynski played for the Indiana Invaders and Atlanta Blackhawks of the USL Premier Development League. He joined the Atlanta Silverbacks Reserves in 2012. He was selected by the Chicago Fire with the 53rd pick in the first round of the 2012 MLS Supplemental Draft, but was released during the preseason. The MLS's Columbus Crew then signed him during the season. After he was again released he signed with the Los Angeles Blues of the USL Professional Division.

In November 2013 Woszczynski signed with Orlando City, but was cut when the team transitioned to Major League Soccer in 2014. The following year he signed with Arizona United of the USL. During the 2015 season he was named team captain. He set a USL single-season record with 130 saves and shared the team's "Most Valuable Player" honor. In 2016 the team changed its name to "Phoenix Rising". Woszczynski helped carry the team to the USL Championship Final in 2018.

Woszczynski retired from professional soccer in November 2019.


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