Kevin Taylor (soccer)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Kevin Taylor
Personal information
Full name Kevin Taylor
Date of birth (1982-11-04) November 4, 1982 (age 36)
Place of birth Miami, Florida, United States
Height 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Playing position Defender
Youth career
2000–2003 Michigan Wolverines
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002–2005 Michigan Bucks 56 (13)
2005–2006 Rochester Raging Rhinos 4 (0)
2007–2008 Minnesota Thunder 40 (2)
2009–? Michigan Bucks 12 (1)
2013–? Detroit City FC 2 (1)
2017 AFC Ann Arbor
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18 May 2013

Kevin Taylor (born November 4, 1982 in Miami, Florida) is an American soccer player who most recently played for AFC Ann Arbor in the National Premier Soccer League.


College and Amateur[edit]

Taylor grew up in Miami, Florida, where he was a 1997 and 1998 All State and 2000 second team All American soccer player at Gulliver Preparatory School. He played college soccer at the University of Michigan from 2000 to 2003.,[1] and spent the 2003 collegiate off-season with the Michigan Bucks of the USL Premier Development League.

Taylor was drafted in the third round (25th fifth overall) of the 2004 MLS SuperDraft by the Colorado Rapids, but he was not offered a contract by the team, and he returned to play for Bucks for the 2004 and 2005 PDL seasons. In 2005, he was named the PDL Defender of the Year.


Following the Bucks’ elimination from the 2005 PDL play offs, Taylor signed with the Rochester Rhinos of the USL First Division.[2] He played one game with the Rhinos in 2004 and then three games in 2005. On March 30, 2007, he signed a one year contract with an option for a second year with the Minnesota Thunder of the USL First Division.[3]

After being released by the Thunder in February 2009,[4] Taylor re-signed with the Michigan Bucks.[5]

In 2013, Taylor signed with Detroit City, and scored on a penalty kick in his second game.[6]


External links[edit]