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ELIJAH WYNDER

Position: Midfielder

Birthdate: 3/10/2003

Hometown: Louisville, KY

Height: 6-1

Weight: 170

Previous Team: Ohio Elite-KY/Louisville Collegiate

2021: Wynder became the first player in club history to complete the path to pro, signing a contract after spending two years on an academy deal. He suffered a serious leg injury at a youth showcase in January and will be sidelined for the foreseeable future.

Last Season: Wynder made his USL Championship debut when subbing on in an Aug. 15 win over Loudoun United. In his time on the field, he finished with one shot on target and 100% passing accuracy.

Highlights in purple: At 16 years and two months old, Wynder became one of the youngest documented players to appear for a professional side in U.S. Open Cup history when coming on in a May 16, 2019, victory over Reading United AC. It marked his debut for the LouCity first team.

Before Louisville City: Wynder, a known high school standout for Louisville Collegiate, signed LouCity's first ever academy contract, which allowed him to train and play for the first team while retaining amateur status. He continued with Collegiate in 2019, pouring in 24 goals and tallying 12 assists as a junior on his way to being named Boys Soccer Player of the Year at the Courier Journal Sports Awards. On the club side, Wynder came up through Ohio Elite Soccer Academy-Kentucky. He was named the Courier Journal's