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Kyle Porter

Kyle Porter
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* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of October 30, 2013.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of September 8, 2013

Kyle Porter (born January 19, 1990 in Toronto, Ontario) is a Canadian soccer player currently playing for D.C. United in Major League Soccer.

Career

Youth and amateur

Porter grew up in nearby Mississauga, Ontario, attended John Fraser Secondary School, St. Joan of Arc Catholic Secondary School and Burnaby Central Secondary School, and played club soccer for the Erin Mills Soccer Club and the Mississauga Falcons before joining the Vancouver Whitecaps Residency program in 2007. He appeared in friendly games with the Residency team during tours of Germany and played in the prestigious Dallas Cup in 2007.

Porter also played with the Vancouver Whitecaps Residency team in its inaugural season in the USL Premier Development League in 2008.[2]

Professional

Porter was loaned to Energie Cottbus after impressing the German club during a one-month trial in the summer of 2008, and subsequently played for Cottbus' U-19 Junior Bundesliga side. He was promoted to the Cottbus U-23 reserve squad that played in Germany's fourth-tier Regionalliga Nord during the second half of the 2008-2009 season, making five appearances and scoring one goal. He continued with Cottbus II in the 2009-2010 season, making 11 appearances and scoring one goal.

Porter returned to the Vancouver Whitecaps in mid-2010, and made his debut as a substitute on October 2, 2010 in Vancouver's last game of the 2010 USSFD2 regular season, a 2-2 tie with the Portland Timbers. Porter delivered the cross for the equalizing goal in the match.[3]

Porter played with the MLS Whitecaps during the 2011 pre-season, but was not offered a contract by the club, and after a brief trial period, signed with FC Edmonton of the North American Soccer League in April 2011. He made his debut for Edmonton on April 27, 2011, in the team's 2011 Canadian Championship match with Toronto FC.[4] Porter was under contract with FC Edmonton for the 2012 season.[5]

After an extended trial period, Porter signed with Major League Soccer's D.C. United on February 23, 2013.[6] Since joining United, he has become a regular starter. On May 19, 2013, Porter scored his first goal for United, off a cross from Chris Pontius against Sporting Kansas City. The match ended in a 1–1 draw.[7]

International

Porter has represented at U-17, and U-20 levels. He appeared in all four Group B matches of CONCACAF final round qualifying for the 2007 FIFA U-17 World Cup, and played two games for the Canada U-20's at the 2009 CONCACAF U-20 Championship.

Porter made his senior team debut on January 26, 2013 in a friendly against Denmark as a second half sub for Russell Teibert, the game ended as a 4-0 defeat.[8] On July 6 Porter was named to the 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup roster as a replacement for Nana Attakora who sustained an injury, Porter will not join the team unless needed.[9] Three days later Randy Edwini-Bonsu was forced to leave the Gold Cup due to injury and Simeon Jackson due to a club commitment forced Porter to join the team before its second match against Mexico.[10]

Personal

Kyle Porter's mother was born in Canada and his father was born in Jamaica. He speaks English and picked up some German while playing in Germany.

Honors

D.C. United

References

External links

  • MLS Profile

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