Kyle Porter

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Kyle Porter
Porter with the Vancouver Whitecaps in 2010
Personal information
Full name Kyle Neville Porter
Date of birth (1990-01-19) January 19, 1990 (age 29)
Place of birth Toronto, Canada
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Right-back, Midfielder, Forward
Club information
Current team
Number 19
Youth career
1995–2002 Erin Mills
2003–2006 Mississauga Falcons[1]
2007–2008 Vancouver Whitecaps
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2010 Whitecaps Residency 10 (5)
2008–2010Energie Cottbus II (loan) 17 (2)
2010 Vancouver Whitecaps 1 (0)
2011–2012 FC Edmonton 47 (12)
2013–2014 D.C. United 29 (3)
2014Richmond Kickers (loan) 6 (4)
2015 Atlanta Silverbacks 29 (2)
2016 Ottawa Fury 15 (0)
2017 Tampa Bay Rowdies 11 (0)
2018 Ottawa Fury 3 (0)
2018 Tampa Bay Rowdies 5 (0)
2019– York9 25 (2)
National team
2006–2008 Canada U17 6 (0)
2009 Canada U20 4 (0)
2013– Canada 7 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of October 19, 2019
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of November 15, 2013

Kyle Neville Porter (born January 19, 1990) is a Canadian soccer player who plays for York9 in the Canadian Premier League.

Club career[edit]

Vancouver Whitecaps[edit]

Porter grew up in nearby Mississauga, Ontario and attended John Fraser Secondary School, St. Joan of Arc Catholic Secondary School and Burnaby Central Secondary School, and played club soccer for the Erin Mills Soccer Club and the Mississauga Falcons before joining the Vancouver Whitecaps FC Academy program in 2007.

He appeared in friendly games with the Residency team during tours of Germany and played in the prestigious Dallas Cup in 2007. Porter also played with the Vancouver Whitecaps Residency team in its inaugural season in the USL Premier Development League in 2008.[2]

Loan to Energie Cottbus[edit]

Porter was loaned to Energie Cottbus after impressing the German club during a one-month trial in the summer of 2008, and subsequently played for Cottbus' U-19 Junior Bundesliga side. He was promoted to the Cottbus U-23 reserve squad that played in Germany's fourth-tier Regionalliga Nord during the second half of the 2008-2009 season, making five appearances and scoring one goal. He continued with Cottbus II in the 2009-2010 season, making 11 appearances and scoring one goal.

Return from loan[edit]

Porter returned to the Vancouver Whitecaps in mid-2010, and made his debut as a substitute on October 2, 2010 in Vancouver's last game of the 2010 USSFD2 regular season, a 2-2 tie with the Portland Timbers. Porter delivered the cross for the equalizing goal in the match.[3]

Porter played with the MLS Whitecaps during the 2011 pre-season, he was offered a contract by the club but both parties could not agree to terms.

FC Edmonton[edit]

He then signed with FC Edmonton of the North American Soccer League in April 2011. He made his debut for Edmonton on April 27, 2011, in the team's 2011 Canadian Championship match with Toronto FC.[4] Porter was under contract with FC Edmonton for the 2012 season.[5]

D.C. United[edit]

After an extended trial period, Porter signed with Major League Soccer's D.C. United on February 23, 2013.[6] Since joining United, he has become a regular starter. On May 19, 2013, Porter scored his first goal for United, off a cross from Chris Pontius against Sporting Kansas City. The match ended in a 1–1 draw.[7] Porter's option was declined by DC United at the close of the 2014 season.[8] In total, he played 32 games, scored 3 goals, and made one assist for DC in MLS.

Atlanta Silverbacks[edit]

Porter signed with the Atlanta Silverbacks of the NASL on March 3, 2015.[9] He made his debut against Indy Eleven in Atlanta's season opener on April 4.[10]

Ottawa Fury[edit]

In January 2016 Porter made his return to Canada, signing with Ottawa Fury FC.[11] In December 2016, the Fury announced that Porter would not return to the team as the club moved to USL in 2017.[12]

Tampa Bay Rowdies[edit]

In March 2017, Porter signed with the Tampa Bay Rowdies in the USL.[13]

Return to Ottawa[edit]

After a two-week trial, Porter signed for a second spell with the Ottawa Fury on 8 February 2018.[14] He was released by the club in July 2018.[15]

Return to Tampa Bay[edit]

On July 13, 2018 Porter signed for a second spell with the Tampa Bay Rowdies.[16]


On November 29, 2018 Porter signed with York9 of the Canadian Premier League.[17] He made his debut for York9 in their inaugural match against Forge FC on April 27, 2019.[18]

International career[edit]

Porter has represented Canada at U-17, and U-20 levels. He appeared in all four Group B matches of CONCACAF final round qualifying for the 2007 FIFA U-17 World Cup, and played two games for the Canada U-20's at the 2009 CONCACAF U-20 Championship.

Porter made his senior team debut on January 26, 2013 in a friendly against Denmark as a second half sub for Russell Teibert, the game ended as a 4-0 defeat.[19] On July 6 Porter was named to the 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup roster as a replacement for Nana Attakora who sustained an injury. Porter was not initially supposed to be an active member of the roster,[20] but three days later Randy Edwini-Bonsu was forced to leave the Gold Cup due to injury and Simeon Jackson due to a club commitment which forced him to join the team before its second match against Mexico.[21]

Personal life[edit]

Kyle Porter's father was born in Jamaica and his mother was born in Canada.[22] He speaks English and picked up some German while playing in Germany.


D.C. United[edit]


  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-07-06. Retrieved 2011-02-16.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-08-28. Retrieved 2010-10-03.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ "USSF Division-2 Pro League". Retrieved 27 April 2019.
  4. ^ [1][dead link]
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-10-15. Retrieved 2011-10-14.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  6. ^ "Porter agrees to terms with D.C. United". Retrieved 27 April 2019.
  7. ^ "Recap: D.C. United 1 - Sporting KC 1". May 19, 2013. Retrieved May 20, 2013.
  8. ^ Taylor, Adam (December 8, 2014). "D.C. United declines options on Jeff Parke and four other players".
  9. ^ "Silverbacks Add Canadian International, Open Cup Winner". March 3, 2015.
  10. ^ "March Center - NASL". April 4, 2015.
  11. ^ "Canadian International Kyle Porter Joins Fury FC". Retrieved 13 January 2016.
  12. ^ Ottawa Fury FC Staff (December 13, 2016). "Fury FC would like to thank non-returning players". Ottawa Fury FC.
  13. ^ David Morassutti. "Canada's Kyle Porter starts new chapter with Tampa Bay Rowdies". The Toronto Observer. Retrieved 8 February 2018.
  14. ^ "Portilla, Porter officially join Fury FC ahead of 2018 season". Ottawa Fury FC. Retrieved 8 February 2018.
  15. ^ Theo Gauthier (July 8, 2018). "Fury release Canadian Kyle Porter expect more changes". Ottawa Sports.
  16. ^ "Defender Kyle Porter Returns to Rowdies". Tampa Bay Rowdies. 2018-07-13. Retrieved 14 January 2019.
  17. ^ Bedakian, Armen (November 29, 2018). "Kyle Porter yearns to 'be remembered' with historic York9 FC signing". Retrieved November 29, 2018.
  18. ^ Davidson, Neil (April 27, 2019). "Forge FC, York9 FC tie in Canadian Premier League's entertaining opener".
  19. ^ "Inexperienced Canada overpowered by Denmark". Canada Soccer Association. Retrieved 2013-01-26.
  20. ^ "Canada Set for Gold Cup opener against Martinique". Canada Soccer. Retrieved July 7, 2013.
  21. ^ "Canada MNT roster update team on the ground in Seattle". Canada Soccer. Retrieved July 9, 2013.
  22. ^ "Kyle Porter". Canada Soccer. Retrieved 14 January 2019.

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