Kyle Davies (soccer)

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Kyle Davies
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Personal information
Full name Kyle Graham Davies[1]
Date of birth (1989-04-11) April 11, 1989 (age 25)
Place of birth Danville, California, United States
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Playing position 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)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of August 4, 2012.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of August 4, 2012

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

Career[edit]

Professional[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

England League Playoffs League Cup FA Cup Total
Club League Season Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Assists Apps Goals Assists
Southampton Championship 2007–08 0 0 0 0 0 0
2008–09 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 0 0 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 0 0
Total 0 0 0 0 0 0
FC Dallas MLS 2009 10 (1) 0 0 10 (1) 0 0
2010 2 (1) 0 0 2 (1) 0 0
2011 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 12 (2) 0 0 12 (2) 0 0
Los Angeles Galaxy MLS 2011 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 0 0 0 0 0 0
Canada League Playoffs Canadian Championship CONCACAF Champions League Total
Toronto FC MLS 2011 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 0 0 0 0 0 0
Career total 12 (2) 0 0 12 (2) 0 0

Last updated on September 21, 2011

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