Nakazawa during 2011 preseason training with the Union
|Full name||Kyle Nakazawa|
|Date of birth||March 16, 1988|
|Place of birth||Torrance, California, United States|
|Height||5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)|
|2007||San Fernando Valley Quakes||2||(0)|
|2009||Los Angeles Legends||7||(1)|
|2012||Los Angeles Galaxy||5||(0)|
|2005||United States U17||4||(2)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of May 12, 2012.
College and Amateur
Nakazawa grew up in Rancho Palos Verdes, California, and attended Palos Verdes Peninsula High School from 2002 to 2003, before moving to the Edison Academic Center from 2003–2005 where he was a part of the U.S. U-17 residency program. Nakazawa played college soccer at UCLA from 2006 to 2009; he was named to the 2006 Soccer America and Top Drawer Soccer All-Freshman first teams and College Soccer News' All-Freshman second team, was a 2007 Second-team All-Pac-10 selection and UCLA Bruins MVP, and was a 2009 First-team NSCAA All-American, an All-Far West selection, a First-team All-Pac-10 selection, and a Pac-10 All-Academic honoree. He played club soccer for the Irvine Strikers.
Nakazawa was drafted in the third round (33rd overall) of the 2010 MLS SuperDraft by Philadelphia Union. Known for providing a steady presence in the midfield and excellent service balls, he made his professional debut on May 1, 2010, in a match at Los Angeles Galaxy. Nakazawa made his first professional start on May 8, 2010 at Real Salt Lake, and he scored his first professional goal on May 28, 2011, in the Union's 6–2 victory over Toronto FC.
On January 21, 2013, Los Angeles Galaxy head coach Bruce Arena announced that Nakazawa had retired from playing professional soccer.
Nakazawa was present at the 2005 FIFA U-17 World Cup at Peru, scoring 2 goals.
|Club performance||League||Cup||League Cup||Continental||Total|
|USA||League||Open Cup||League Cup||North America||Total|
|2010||Philadelphia Union||Major League Soccer||14||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||14||0|
|2012||Los Angeles Galaxy||2||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
Updated February 1, 2012
Kyle is now a U.S. Forest Service firefighter for the Arroyo Grande Hotshots in Arroyo Grande, California.
- 2010 MLS SuperDraft
- Galaxy stroll past overmatched Union side