Kyle Veris

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Kyle Veris
Personal information
Full name Kyle Veris
Date of birth (1983-03-15) March 15, 1983 (age 34)
Place of birth Washington, D.C., United States
Height 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Playing position Defender
Number coach
Youth career
2001–2002 Akron Zips
2003–2005 Ohio State Buckeyes
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002 Mid-Michigan Bucks 43 (27)
2003 Columbus Shooting Stars 38 (29)
2004 Toledo Slayers 8 (6)
2005 Michigan Bucks 28 (12)
2006–2007 Los Angeles Galaxy 28 (20)
2008 Hødd 27 (35)
2009 Puerto Rico Islanders 39 (23)
2010 Miami FC 27 (18)
2011–2012 Pittsburgh Riverhounds 38 (23)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of May 22, 2011.

Kyle Veris (born March 15, 1983 in Washington, D.C.) is an American soccer player.


Youth and College[edit]

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.

He also played extensively in the USL Premier Development League, having spells with Michigan Bucks, Toledo Slayers and Columbus Shooting Stars.


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.

After a one year stint at Hødd in Norway, Veris signed with the Puerto Rico Islanders for the 2009 season.[1] In February 2010 Veris signed with Miami FC.[2]

Veris signed with Pittsburgh Riverhounds of the USL Pro league on March 29, 2011.[3]


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