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Kyle Davies (soccer)

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Kyle Davies
Personal information
Full name Kyle Graham Davies[1]
Date of birth (1989-04-11) April 11, 1989 (age 32)
Place of birth Danville, California, United States
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Position(s) Defender
Youth career
2005–2006 IMG Soccer Academy
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2009 Southampton 0 (0)
2009 Real Salt Lake 0 (0)
2009–2011 FC Dallas 14 (0)
2011 Los Angeles Galaxy 0 (0)
2011 Toronto FC 1 (0)
2012 Orlando City 16 (0)
National team
2005–2006 United States U17 4 (0)
2006 United States U18 6 (0)
2006–2009 United States U20 18 (0)
2008 United States U23 2 (0)
Honours
Representing  United States
Runner-up CONCACAF U-20 Championship 2009
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of August 4, 2012
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of August 4, 2012

Kyle Graham Davies (born April 11, 1989, in Danville, California, United States) is an American soccer player.

Career

Professional

Davies was a member of the US National U-17 Residency in Bradenton, FL and was expected to go play in college before entering the MLS SuperDraft. However, he was offered a contract with English side Southampton, who he joined in February 2007. Work permit issues weren't a problem due to having British parents.[2] He was a consistent member of the youth and reserve setup at Southampton but never made a first-team appearance.

Nearing the end of his contract with Southampton, he was approached by MLS who signed him to a 4-year deal before entering him into a weighted lottery that would allocate him to a single participating MLS club. Real Salt Lake were the winners of the lottery and immediately signed him to their roster.[3] On April 28, Davies was traded to FC Dallas for a second-round draft pick in the 2010 MLS SuperDraft so RSL could have the room to re-sign Fabián Espíndola.[4] He made his debut for Dallas on June 13, 2009, in a game against Houston Dynamo.[5]

Davies was waived by Dallas on May 5, 2011[6] and was picked up by Los Angeles Galaxy on May 11, 2011.[7]

Davies was traded to Toronto FC on September 15, 2011, for Dasan Robinson.[8] Davies made his debut as a second half sub for Doneil Henry on October 15 against Philadelphia Union, the game ended in a 1–1 away draw.[9] Davies was waived by Toronto on November 23, 2011.[10]

Davies was signed by Orlando City on April 5, 2012, shoring up the defense for the defending USL Pro champions.[11]

International

Davies was a captain for the United States Under-20 team during the 2009 CONCACAF Under-20 Championship, starting all five games for the United States in the tournament.[12][13] The team qualified for the 2009 FIFA Under-20 World Cup taking place in Egypt,[12] where Davies captained the team in the first and last games. He saw limited playing time, however, due to a head injury.[13]

Career statistics

England League Playoffs League Cup FA Cup Total
Club League Season Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Southampton Championship 2007–08 0 0 0 0
2008–09 0 0 0 0
Total 0 0 0 0
United States League Playoffs U.S. Open Cup CONCACAF Champions League Total
Real Salt Lake MLS 2009 0 0 0 0
Total 0 0 0 0
FC Dallas MLS 2009 11 0 11 0
2010 3 0 3 0
2011 0 0 0 0
Total 14 0 14 0
Los Angeles Galaxy MLS 2011 0 0 0 0
Total 0 0 0 0
Canada League Playoffs Canadian Championship CONCACAF Champions League Total
Toronto FC MLS 2011 0 0 0 0
Total 0 0 0 0
Career total 14 0 14 0

Last updated on September 21, 2011

References

  1. ^ "FIFA U-20 World Cup Egypt 2009 – List of Players" (PDF). Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA). p. 22. Retrieved 26 July 2013.
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  5. ^ [4][dead link]
  6. ^ "places defender Kyle Davies on waivers". FC Dallas. 2011-05-05. Retrieved 2016-11-20.
  7. ^ "MLS Ticker: Galaxy signs Davies, Sinovic joins Sporting Kansas City and more | SBI Soccer". Soccerbyives.net. Retrieved 2016-11-20.
  8. ^ "Toronto-Los Angeles Swap Defenders | Toronto FC". Torontofc.ca. 2011-09-15. Retrieved 2016-11-20.
  9. ^ Dave Zeitlin (2011-10-15). "TFC Draws Union In Philadelphia | Toronto FC". Torontofc.ca. Retrieved 2016-11-20.
  10. ^ Joe Prince-Wright (2014-08-07). "Players waived as teams begin to shape rosters for 2012". MLSsoccer.com. Retrieved 2016-11-20.
  11. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-07-13. Retrieved 2012-04-05.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  12. ^ a b "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-09-15. Retrieved 2009-05-01.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  13. ^ a b [5][dead link]
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