Kyle at 2012 Olympic qualifying
|Full name||Kaylyn McKenzie Kyle|
|Date of birth||October 6, 1988|
|Place of birth||Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada|
|Height||1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)|
|2002–2003||National Training Centre|
|2006–2006||University of Saskatchewan|
|2013||Seattle Reign FC||21||(3)|
|2015||Portland Thorns FC||12||(0)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of September 29, 2016|
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of October 12, 2015
Kaylyn McKenzie Kyle (born October 6, 1988) is a Canadian soccer player who last played as a midfielder for the Orlando Pride in the National Women's Soccer League. She is also a member of Canada women's national soccer team, winning a bronze medal at the 2012 Summer Olympics, and is a Right To Play ambassador.
Born and raised in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Kyle attended Bishop Mahoney High School, where she helped the soccer team win both the city and provincial titles. Her father, Doug, was a professional hockey player and her mother, Pat, a competitive volleyball player. Her older sister Courtnee also played soccer at the national level.
Kyle was named Saskatchewan Soccer Association Youth Female Player of The Year in 2004, 2005 and 2006, and Senior Female Player of the Year in 2010 and 2011.
University of Saskatchewan
Kyle attended the University of Saskatchewan in 2006. In 2006, she played Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) soccer at the university, making 14 appearances and scoring three goals with three assists. After only a year with the team, she was invited to play for the Canada women's national soccer team and was offered a contract to play professionally in Sweden.
Kyle played a total of six seasons with the Vancouver Whitecaps from 2006 to 2012, not including 2009. During her inaugural W-League season in 2006, Kyle made one appearance for the Whitecaps for a total of 78 minutes. In 2007, she made eight appearances in her second season for the Whitecaps scoring one goal. During the 2008 season, Kyle made six appearances for the blue and white with two assists. In 2010, her fourth season with the Whitecaps, Kyle made five appearances tallying two assists. She had two playoff appearances for the team contributing one goal and one assist as the Whitecaps fell in the Championship final. In 2011, Kyle made three playoff appearances for the Whitecaps. She scored two goals during those appearances including the game-winning goal against arch-rival Seattle to help the team clinch third place.
Seattle Reign FC
On January 11, 2013, as part of the NWSL Player Allocation, Kyle joined the Seattle Reign FC in the National Women's Soccer League (NWSL). After playing a few games as a midfielder, Kyle shifted to a centre back position and helped strengthen a young defensive line. As a defender, Kyle was a leading scorer for the Reign scoring three goals on the season, all of them penalty kicks. Kyle made 21 appearances for the squad, starting in nineteen matches and tallying 1,752 minutes played.
Kyle played 12 games for Portland in 2015.
On October 26, 2015, Kyle was acquired by the Orlando Pride along with Alex Morgan from Portland Thorns FC. In return, Portland received Orlando's rights to their first expansion draft selection. She made 17 appearances for the Pride before being released prior to the start of the 2017 season.
Kyle announced her retirement from international competition via social media on April 21, 2017.
- 2015 World Cup
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- "Kaylyn Kyle Heath on Instagram: "❤️ Baby Heath coming June 2018 ❤️ . . . . #expecting #pregnant #pregnantandperfect #pregnancyannouncement #pregnancy #fitpregnancy…"". Instagram.
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