BRIAN SCIARETTA - Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Despite an injury-plagued season, goalkeeper Matt Pyzdrowski has signed a two year extension with Angelholms of Sweden's second tier, the Superettan.
Pyzdrowski, 26, battled both concussions and a broken ankle this season and has played in 17 games to date. He was impressive in his time on the field and the club wanted him to return next season.
"Signing a new deal wasn't a tough decision for me," Pyzdrowski told YA. "I've had a few setbacks this season due to injury with concussions and broken ankle. It only made sense to stay put for another year or two with [Angelholms]."
Pyzdrowski signed with Angelholms in 2011 after beginning his professional career with the Portland Timbers who were then in the USL. Prior to that, the Hinsdale, Illinois native was a standout in college with the Marquette Golden Eagles.
"I am extremely happy at AFF and have had a lot of success the past two years," Pyzdrowski. "I have a lot of support from the coaches, general manager and the whole organization and that makes it easy to just go out and perform. I'm still young for a goalkeeper and I know at this point and time in my career the most important thing is to get games. Making a move to a bigger club and sitting on the bench won't help me become a better goalkeeper.
Angelholms currently sit in sixth place in the Superettan and are neither in contention for promotion to the Allsvenskan nor are they a threat to be relegated.