Kendell McFayden

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Kendell McFayden
Personal information
Full name Kendell McFayden
Date of birth (1988-09-16) September 16, 1988 (age 26)
Place of birth Williamsville, New York, United States
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
FC Buffalo
Number 23
Youth career
2006–2009 Medaille Mavericks
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008 Cascade Surge 15 (3)
2009 Austin Aztex U23 16 (8)
2010 Austin Aztex 4 (1)
2011 Kitsap Pumas 6 (1)
2012 FC Buffalo 8 (3)
2012–2013 Rochester Rhinos 26 (3)
2014- FC Buffalo 6 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of July 5, 2012.
† Appearances (Goals).

Kendell McFayden (born September 16, 1988 in Williamsville, New York) is an American soccer player who currently plays as a forward for American club FC Buffalo in the National Premier Soccer League.


College and Amateur[edit]

McFayden attended Williamsville North High School before going on to play four years of college soccer at Medaille College, where he amassed 42 career goals and was named an NSCAA All-American and Regional All-American, an ECAC First-Team All-Star, was a three-time AMCC First-Team All-Conference selection, and was an NSCAA Regional All-American.

During his college years McFayden also played with the Austin Aztex U23 in the USL Premier Development League, scoring 8 goals in 16 games for the team.[1]


McFayden turned professional in 2010 when he signed with the Austin Aztex in the USSF Division 2 Professional League. He made his professional debut, and scored his first professional goal, on July 31, 2010, in a 3–1 victory over Miami FC.[2]

He was released by the Aztex at the end of the 2010 season, prior to their relocation to Florida and their rebranding as Orlando City. Having been unable to secure a professional contract elsewhere, McFayden signed to play with the Kitsap Pumas in the USL Premier Development League in 2011.

In March 2012 McFayden had a try out with USL Pro team Rochester Rhinos. He scored a goal in a preseason friendly against Colgate University.[3] He left Rochester due to salary constraints and signed back with NPSL FC Buffalo, where he scored thrice in eight matches before re-signing with the Rhinos.

McFayden scored two goals on July 4 to earn USL Player of the Week honors. He added his third goal of the season in his first professional playoff game when the Rhinos lost to Charleston Battery on August 31.

On March 12, 2014, It was announced that McFayden was returning to his hometown club FC Buffalo after a two year, 26 game stint with the Rhinos. He scored his first goal of the season in the first minute of a 3-0 win against AFC Cleveland.


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