Kyle Porter

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Kyle Porter
Personal information
Full name Kyle Neville Porter
Date of birth (1990-01-19) January 19, 1990 (age 27)
Place of birth Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Playing position Winger, Right Back
Club information
Current team
Tampa Bay Rowdies
Number 90
Youth career
2003–2006 Mississauga Falcons[1]
2007–2008 Vancouver Whitecaps
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2010 Whitecaps Residency 10 (5)
2008–2010 Energie Cottbus II (loan) 17 (2)
2010 Vancouver Whitecaps 1 (0)
2011–2012 FC Edmonton 47 (12)
2013–2014 D.C. United 32 (3)
2014 Richmond Kickers (loan) 6 (4)
2015 Atlanta Silverbacks 29 (2)
2016 Ottawa Fury 15 (0)
2017– Tampa Bay Rowdies 1 (0)
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 April 22, 2017.
‡ 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 Tampa Bay Rowdies in the United Soccer League.


Youth and amateur[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 Residency 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]


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.

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, but was not offered a contract by the club, and after a brief trial period, 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]

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]

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]

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]


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.[13] 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,[14] 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.[15]


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


D.C. United[edit]


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