Men's Soccer Alum Joseph Ngwenya Joins Germany's Alemannia Aachen for Tryout
HOUSTON, Texas – Coastal Carolina men's soccer alum and Major League Soccer (MLS) Houston Dynamo forward Joseph Ngwenya has joined German Second Division team Alemannia Aachen for an opportunity to train with the team, with the chance for a tryout with the Bundesliga club.
Ngwenya netted the tying goal in the Dynamo's 2-1 MLS Cup 2007 Championship victory over New England at RFK Stadium in Washington, D.C., Nov. 18. Ngwenya was the 2007 Houston Dynamo Budweiser Golden Boot winner, awarded to the player with the most goals, plus assists in the event of a tie, during the MLS regular season. Ngwenya tallied seven regular-season goals, including a goal in Chicago on July 12 that is regarded throughout MLS as one of the best goals of the year and was a finalist for the Sierra Mist Goal of the Year.
The Dynamo retains Ngwenya’s MLS rights and the native of Zimbabwe could return to the Dynamo depending on the success of his visit to northwest Germany.
During the regular season, Ngwenya started all 25 games he played in, netting seven goals and three assists to help Houston to 15-8-7 record and a second place finish in the Western Conference standings. During the playoffs he recorded one goal and two assists. For his MLS career, he has tallied 17 goals and nine assists.
The Bulawayo, Zimbabwe native was the third overall pick in the MLS SuperDraft by Los Angeles in 2003. He led CCU to three NCAA Tournament appearances and two Big South Conference titles. Ngwenya holds eight Coastal individual season and career records, including career goals and points, while also being a finalist for National Player of the Year as a senior.
(Portions courtesy of the Houston Dynamo)