Kyle Altman

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Kyle Altman
Personal information
Full name Kyle Marten Altman
Date of birth (1986-01-31) January 31, 1986 (age 31)
Place of birth Albuquerque, New Mexico
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Playing position Defender
Youth career
2004–2007 Trinity Tigers
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2005 Albuquerque Asylum
2006 DFW Tornados 8 (0)
2008 Minnesota Thunder 15 (0)
2010–2013 Minnesota United FC[1] 98 (5)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of April 6, 2013.

Kyle Marten Altman (born January 31, 1986 in Albuquerque, New Mexico) is a former American soccer player who last played for Minnesota United FC in the North American Soccer League.


College and Amateur[edit]

Altman attended Albuquerque Academy, played club soccer for the Rio Vista Elite, and played college soccer at NCAA Division III Trinity University where he was a first team All American in 2006 and 2007.[2][3]

During his college years Altman also played with his home town team, Albuquerque Asylum, in the National Premier Soccer League,[4] and with the DFW Tornados in the USL Premier Development League[5]


Altman was drafted in the second round (27th overall) of the 2008 MLS Supplemental Draft by New England Revolution,[6] but was not offered a contract by the team, and he was waived on February 3, 2008. Altman instead signed with Minnesota Thunder of the USL First Division on March 11, 2008,[7] and played 15 games for the team before being released at the end of the season.

After a year out of professional soccer in 2009, Altman signed with the NSC Minnesota Stars of the USSF Division 2 on March 4, 2010.[8]

Altman was named captain of the Minnesota Stars FC during the 2011 season and captained the team to the NASL Soccer Bowl Championship.[9]

Minnesota announced in December 2011 that Altman would return for the 2012 season, his third with the club.[10]

Altman was named to the 2012 NASL Best XI All-Star team after logging over 1700 minutes and captaining Minnesota Stars FC to back-to-back Soccer Bowl appearances.

Altman announced he would retire from professional soccer following the conclusion of the 2013 NASL Spring season in order to attend medical school. He played his final game for Minnesota United on July 4, 2013.


In 2009 Altman, who is Jewish, won a silver medal with Team USA at the 2005 Maccabiah Games, and was named to the national football side to represent the United States at the 2009 Maccabiah Games.[11][12]


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