Kevin Burns (soccer)

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Kevin Burns
Personal information
Full name Kevin Burns
Date of birth (1985-03-26) March 26, 1985 (age 29)
Place of birth Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
2003–2006 Connecticut Huskies
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003–2004 Bradenton Academics 16 (2)
2006 Westchester Flames 2 (0)
2007 Rochester Raging Rhinos 17 (0)
2008–2011 Columbus Crew 38 (0)
2013 Carolina RailHawks 0 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of October 22, 2011.
† Appearances (Goals).

Kevin Burns (born March 26, 1985 in Indianapolis, Indiana) is an American soccer player who most recently played for Carolina RailHawks in the North American Soccer League.


College and Amateur[edit]

Burns played college soccer at the University of Connecticut from 2003 to 2006. During the 2003 and 2004 collegiate off seasons, he played for the Bradenton Academics in the fourth division USL Premier Development League; in 2006, he played for the Westchester Flames.


Burns was drafted in the fourth round (50th overall) by Columbus Crew in the 2007 MLS Supplemental Draft.,[1] but instead of signing with Columbus he spent the 2007 season with the Rochester Raging Rhinos in the USL First Division. Burns eventually signed with Columbus for the 2008 season, but sat out the season with an ankle injury.

After the 2008 dissolution of the reserve league, Burns was initially waived but was re-signed[2] just prior to the beginning of the 2009 season. To make room, Columbus cut goalkeeper Kenny Schoeni.

Burns made his MLS debut on May 27, 2009, as 69th minute substitute for Brian Carroll in a game against the San Jose Earthquakes.[3]

Burns remained with Columbus through the 2011 season. At season's end, the club declined his 2012 contract option and he entered the 2011 MLS Re-Entry Draft. Burns was not selected in the draft and became a free agent.

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