|Full name||Kyle Veris|
|Date of birth||March 15, 1983|
|Place of birth||Washington, D.C., United States|
|Height||6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)|
|2003–2005||Ohio State Buckeyes|
|2003||Columbus Shooting Stars||38||(29)|
|2006–2007||Los Angeles Galaxy||28||(20)|
|2009||Puerto Rico Islanders||39||(23)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of May 22, 2011.
Youth and College
Veris grew up in Strongsville, Ohio, and learned to play soccer in the Lake Erie Youth Premier Soccer League. He began his career as playing club soccer for Ohio Premier, winning many league championships and accolades. He ended his career in the LEYPSL playing with Cleveland United, another powerhouse team where he flourished under the Serbian coach, Joe Raduka and Josepphi Pavlek.
Veris played high school soccer at Strongsville High School, and played college soccer at Akron for two years as a center forward before transferring to Ohio State in 2003. At Ohio State, he switched to central defense after redshirting the 2003 season and was named all-Big Ten Conference as a defender in 2004 and 2005.
Veris was drafted in the third round (25th overall) of the 2006 MLS SuperDraft by Los Angeles Galaxy. Over the course of the season, he started 10 games for the Galaxy, but never pinned down a consistent first team spot, and was waived at the end of 2007.