Kevin Molino

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Kevin Molino
Kevin Molino - Minnesota United 2017-04-23 (cropped).jpg
Molino with Minnesota United in 2017
Personal information
Date of birth (1990-06-17) 17 June 1990 (age 27)
Place of birth Carenage, Trinidad and Tobago
Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Playing position Attacking midfielder
Club information
Current team
Minnesota United
Number 18
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008 San Juan Jabloteh
2009–2011 Ma Pau SC
2011–2014 Orlando City (USL) 87 (27)
2015–2016 Orlando City 37 (11)
2017– Minnesota United 20 (5)
National team
2007 Trinidad and Tobago U17 1 (0)
2009 Trinidad and Tobago U20 13 (0)
2011–2013 Trinidad and Tobago U23 6 (5)
2010– Trinidad and Tobago 39 (18)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of July 29, 2017.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 14:21, 19 June 2017 (UTC)

Kevin Molino (born 17 June 1990) is a Trinidadian footballer who currently plays as a midfielder for Minnesota United FC in Major League Soccer.

Career[edit]

Club[edit]

After playing for several years in the TT Pro League, with San Juan Jabloteh and Ma Pau SC, Molino signed with Orlando City in the USL Professional Division on 18 March 2011.[1] He scored his first goal for his new club on 14 May in a 1–0 win over the Pittsburgh Riverhounds.[2] Following two seasons with Orlando, Molino had week-long trials with PSV Eindhoven of the Netherlands and Zulte Waregem of Belgium in hopes of continuing his career in Europe.[3] However, on 13 March 2013, it was announced that Molino had re-signed with Orlando for the 2013 USL Pro season.[4] On 10 January 2014, Molino signed a new two-year contract with Orlando City which would keep him at the club when they transition into Major League Soccer for the 2015 season despite heavy interest from other MLS and foreign suitors. The deal made Molino the first player signed to Orlando's MLS roster.[5]

Molino began the 2014 USL Pro season, the club's final season in the league, with 15 goals in his first 21 matches, the most in the league at that point in the season. Molino tied the league single-season goal scoring record of 15 shared by Dom Dwyer and José Angulo on 16 August 2014[6] with six games left in the season.[7] Two games later on 23 August 2014, Molino scored in a league match against the Richmond Kickers to bring his goal tally to 16 for the season, setting the new single-season record in the process.[8] Molino concluded Orlando City's final USL Pro season with a goal against the Richmond Kickers, raising his final record-tally to 20 as Orlando City won its third Commissioner's Cup in four years.[9]

On 2 May 2015, during Orlando City's friendly against Ponte Preta, Molino tore his ACL and missed the remainder of the 2015 MLS season.[10]

On 3 April 2016, Molino scored his first goal for Orlando City from a penalty in a 4–1 win over Portland Timbers.[11]

On 26 January 2017 it was announced that Molina would rejoin former coach Adrian Heath at Minnesota United FC after Minnesota paid Orlando City $650,000 for the player.[12] The transfer fee paid was reportedly tied for the largest exchange in league history.[13]

International career[edit]

Molino has represented Trinidad and Tobago at international level. He was named in Trinidad's 2010 Caribbean Championship squad, and made his international debut versus Guyana on 4 November 2010.[14]

Personal[edit]

In early 2015, Molino received his U.S. green card which qualifies him as a domestic player for MLS roster purposes.[15]

Career statistics[edit]

As of October 23, 2016 [16]
Club League Season League Playoffs Cup Continental Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Canada League FA Trophy First Citizens Cup CONCACAF Total
Ma Pau S.C. TT Pro League 2010–11 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 5 0
Total 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 5 0
United States League US Open Cup MLS Cup North America Total
Orlando City USL 2011 24 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 25 3
2012 24 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 25 3
2013 18 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 18 2
2014 28 20 2 2 0 0 0 0 30 22
MLS 2015 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0
2016 30 11 2 1 0 0 0 0 32 12
Total 131 37 9 5 0 0 0 0 140 42
Total 135 37 9 5 1 0 0 0 145 42

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list Trinidad and Tobago's goal tally first.[17]
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 7 October 2011 Bermuda National Stadium, Hamilton, Bermuda  Bermuda 1–2 1–2 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification
2. 22 January 2012 Hasley Crawford Stadium, Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago  Finland 2–1 2–3 Friendly
3. 11 December 2012 Antigua Recreation Ground, St. John's, Antigua and Barbuda  Dominican Republic 2–1 2–1 2012 Caribbean Cup
4. 15 July 2013 BBVA Compass Stadium, Houston, United States  Honduras 2–0 2–0 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup
5. 5 September 2013 King Fahd International Stadium, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia  United Arab Emirates 3–3 3–3 2013 OSN Cup
6. 8 October 2014 Ato Boldon Stadium, Couva, Trinidad and Tobago  Dominican Republic 1–0 6–1 2014 Caribbean Cup qualification
7. 2–0
8. 3–0
9. 12 October 2014 Ato Boldon Stadium, Couva, Trinidad and Tobago  Antigua and Barbuda 1–0 1–0 2014 Caribbean Cup qualification
10. 11 November 2014 Montego Bay Sports Complex, Montego Bay, Jamaica  Curaçao 3–2 3–2 2014 Caribbean Cup
11. 13 November 2014 Montego Bay Sports Complex, Montego Bay, Jamaica  French Guiana 1–0 4–2 2014 Caribbean Cup
12. 2–0
13. 29 March 2016 Hasley Crawford Stadium, Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago  Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 4–0 6–0 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification
14. 5 October 2016 Ato Boldon Stadium, Couva, Trinidad and Tobago  Dominican Republic 1–0 4–0 2017 Caribbean Cup qualification
15. 2–0
16. 4–0
17. 24 March 2017 Hasley Crawford Stadium, Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago  Panama 1–0 1–0 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification
18. 12 June 2017 Estadio Nacional de Costa Rica, San José, Costa Rica  Costa Rica 1–1 1–2 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Orlando City[edit]

Individual[edit]

International[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Orlando City Signs Trinidadian International Kevin Molino". oursportscentral.com. 
  2. ^ http://uslpro.uslsoccer.com/scripts/runisa.dll?M2:gp::72013+Elements/Display+E+47107+Stats/+2175625
  3. ^ "Molino tries out for PSV". Trinidad Express. Retrieved 24 January 2013. 
  4. ^ "Molino Returns To Orlando". USL Pro. Retrieved 14 March 2013. 
  5. ^ Tenorio, Paul. "Orlando City signs Kevin Molino to two-year deal, making him Lions' first MLS player". Orlando Sentinel. Retrieved 18 August 2014. 
  6. ^ "Lions Take Victory Against City Islanders". USL Pro. Retrieved 18 August 2014. 
  7. ^ Carnahan, J.C. "After tying Dom Dwyer's USL PRO record, Orlando City's Kevin Molino hopes to mirror MLS success". Major League Soccer. Retrieved 20 August 2014. 
  8. ^ "MOLINO BREAKS USL PRO GOAL SCORING RECORD IN THRILLING 3–2 VICTORY". Orlando City Soccer Club. Retrieved 24 August 2014. 
  9. ^ a b "Molino Lifts Lions Past Kickers". USL Pro. Retrieved 7 September 2014. 
  10. ^ "Kevin Molino Tears Right ACL, Will Miss Remainder of the 2015 MLS Season". Orlando City Soccer Club. 
  11. ^ Tim Hill (8 April 2016). "MLS preview: Kaka's back for Orlando City – and he's still brilliant". The Guardian. Retrieved 12 April 2016. 
  12. ^ Couch, Ben. "Minnesota United FC acquire Kevin Molino for $650,000 in allocation money". Major League Soccer. Retrieved 27 January 2017. 
  13. ^ Baer, Benjamin. "Baer: Will Kevin Molino be worth the cost for Minnesota United FC?". Major League Soccer. Retrieved 27 January 2017. 
  14. ^ "Kevin Molino Profile". Caribbean Football Database. Retrieved 8 July 2013. 
  15. ^ http://www.orlandosentinel.com/sports/orlando-city-lions/on-the-pitch/os-carolina-challenge-cup-orlando-city-nycfc-20150221-post.html
  16. ^ "Cyle Larin". ESPN FC. Retrieved October 4, 2015. 
  17. ^ "CFD Profile". Caribbean Football Database. Retrieved 20 August 2014. 
  18. ^ "USL PRO Awards Winners Announced". USL Pro. Archived from the original on 21 October 2012. Retrieved 13 September 2012. 
  19. ^ "Kevin Molino named 2014 USL PRO MVP following record-breaking season for Orlando City SC". MLSsoccer.com. 
  20. ^ "USL PRO All-League teams packed with talent from LA Galaxy, Orlando City, Columbus Crew, D.C. United". MLSsoccer.com. 
  21. ^ "USL PRO Awards Winners Announced". USL Pro. Archived from the original on 4 October 2014. Retrieved 28 September 2014. 
  22. ^ a b "Jamaica capture Caribbean Cup in shootout win over Trinidad & Tobago; Union's Andre Blake makes key save". Major League Soccer. Retrieved 19 November 2014. 

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