|Full name||Kyle Hunter Martino|
|Date of birth||February 19, 1981|
|Place of birth||Atlanta, Georgia, United States|
|Height||5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)|
|2006–2007||Los Angeles Galaxy||35||(3)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
Martino attended the University of Virginia from 1999 to 2001. He played college soccer and scored 17 goals and 21 assists. In his junior season, Martino was named ACC Player of the Year; in both his sophomore and junior seasons, he was one of 15 finalists for the Hermann Trophy.
Kyle left UVA after his junior season, signing a Project-40 contract with Major League Soccer (MLS) and entering the 2002 MLS Superdraft, where the Columbus Crew selected him eighth overall. Martino tallied 2 goals and 5 assists in 22 appearances and won the MLS Rookie of the Year Award, while running the Crew offense for much of the season. His following season was something of a disappointment, as Martino failed to develop into the dominant offensive force that many had expected, although he maintained a spot in the Crew's starting lineup. His third season began like the second with Martino failing to stimulate the offense, but a move up to withdrawn forward saw a resurgence of his offensive abilities, and through the 2004 season Kyle led the Crew to the longest unbeaten streak in MLS history. Martino had a down year in 2005, not scoring a goal. In early 2006, Martino was dealt to the LA Galaxy in a four-player deal. He and John Wolyniec were traded for Joseph Ngwenya and Ned Grabavoy. Ironically, during the first 2006 match between the Crew and the Galaxy, before the trade, it was Martino who in the last few seconds scored the game's only goal, delivering a crushing defeat to his soon-to-be teammates.
Martino retired from professional soccer on February 19, 2008, due to injury. Martino was advised by doctors that injuries he sustained throughout his career were severe enough that it would be in his best interest to hang up the cleats.
On Monday, March 3, 2008, Los Angeles waived Martino.
Martino played for the United States at the 2001 World Youth Championship in Argentina. He saw little playing time for the senior national team, getting his first cap on November 17, 2002, against El Salvador. He scored his only international goal against Panama on October 12, 2005 in a 2-0 World Cup qualifier USA victory.
Martino is the color commentator for Major League Soccer (MLS) telecasts for NBC Sports, where he has faced much prejudice due to his American accent. Martino previously served as a color commentator for MLS on the ESPN family of networks in addition to providing commentary for Philadelphia Union matches during their inaugural 2010 season.
|Club performance||League||Cup||League Cup||Continental||Total|
|USA||League||Open Cup||League Cup||North America||Total|
|2002||Columbus Crew||Major League Soccer||22||2|
|2006||Los Angeles Galaxy||Major League Soccer||9||0|
- Columbus Crew
- MLS Rookie of the Year: 2002
- John Mantia. "Give & Go: ESPN’s Kyle Martino". Goal.com. Retrieved 11 October 2014.