Kenny Cutler

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Kenny Cutler
Personal information
Full name Kenny Cutler
Date of birth (1982-03-08) March 8, 1982 (age 35)
Place of birth Richmond, Virginia, United States
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Playing position Defender, Midfielder
Youth career
IMG Academy
2000–2003 Clemson Tigers
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003 Greenville Lions 10 (1)
2005–2008 Real Salt Lake 47 (0)
2009–2010 Richmond Kickers 20 (0)
National team
United States U-20
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 11 October 2009.

Kenny Cutler (born March 8, 1982 in Richmond, Virginia) is an American soccer player who last played for Richmond Kickers in the USL Second Division.

Career[edit]

College[edit]

Cutler attended IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida, and played college soccer at Clemson University, where registered 10 goals and 12 assists in 79 appearances, notched three goals and three assists during his senior campaign, and earned First Team All-Atlantic Coast Conference honors in 2003.

During his college years he also played for the Greenville Lions in the USL Premier Development League.

Professional[edit]

Cutler was not drafted by an MLS team following his graduation from college, but following a successful preseason trial, Cutler was signed by Real Salt Lake and his ex-coach at Bradenton Academy, John Ellinger, to a developmental contract in March 2005.

Midway through the year, Cutler became the team's starting defensive midfielder, making 19 league appearances that season. After a somewhat less successful 2006, Cutler's progress was further halted by a chronic groin injury (osteitis pubis) which held him to two substitute appearances in 2007.[1] Cutler won back his place in the team during the 2008 preseason, and played 11 matches that year.

In November 2008, soon after the 2008 season ended, Cutler was waived by Real Salt Lake, a casualty of a league-wide decrease in roster sizes.[2] After an unsuccessful trial with the Vancouver Whitecaps of the USL First Division, Cutler returned to his hometown to sign with the USL Second Division's Richmond Kickers in March 2009.,[3][4] and subsequently helped the Kickers to the second USL2 championship in his first year with the team.[5]

International[edit]

Cutler has played with various youth United States national teams, including the Under-16, Under-17, and Under-20 levels. Cutler captained the Under-17 team that finished 4th in the 1999 FIFA U-17 World Championship in New Zealand — the best finish of any US men's team at a FIFA World Championship.

Honors[edit]

Richmond Kickers[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "RSL face FCD looking for first win". MLSnet.com. Major League Soccer. 2007-05-18. Retrieved 2009-03-13. [permanent dead link]
  2. ^ Michael C. Lewis (2008-11-24). "Dispatching Past in Favor of Future". Real Salt Lake (blog). The Salt Lake Tribune. Archived from the original on 2009-01-13. Retrieved 2009-03-13. 
  3. ^ Marc Weber (2009-01-20). "Toure set to sign with Caps". Back of the Net. The Province. Archived from the original on 2012-07-07. Retrieved 2009-03-13. 
  4. ^ "Welcome Back Cutler". OurSports Central. 2009-03-13. Retrieved 2009-03-13. 
  5. ^ Kickers claim USL-2 Championship