Mark-Anthony Kaye

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Mark-Anthony Kaye
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Kaye with Louisville City in 2017
Personal information
Full name Mark-Anthony Kaye
Date of birth (1994-12-02) December 2, 1994 (age 27)
Place of birth Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Position(s) Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Toronto FC
Number 8
Youth career
Wexford SC
Ajax SC
Glen Shields SC
Bryst FA
2013–2014 Toronto FC
College career
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2012–2013 York Lions 29 (18)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2014 Toronto FC III 9 (1)
2014Wilmington Hammerheads (loan) 7 (2)
2015 Toronto FC II 22 (0)
2016–2017 Louisville City 43 (5)
2018–2021 Los Angeles FC 77 (9)
2021–2022 Colorado Rapids 32 (4)
2022– Toronto FC 3 (0)
National team
2016 Canada U23 4 (0)
2017– Canada 35 (2)
*Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of July 23, 2022
‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of June 13, 2022

Mark-Anthony Kaye is a Canadian professional soccer player who plays as a midfielder for Major League Soccer club Toronto FC and the Canada national team.

Early life[edit]

Kaye was born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada and first began playing soccer with Wexford SC in Scarborough.[1] He later played with Ajax SC, winning a provincial title in 2009,[2] and Glen Shields SC and Bryst FA.[3] He attended High School at Lawrence Park Collegiate Institute where he would play soccer, where he was twice named team MVP, as well as participating in cross country, and track and field.[2]

University career[edit]

Kaye played two years of university soccer at York University between 2012 and 2013. During his university career he played in 29 matches and scored 18 goals. He was named OUA rookie of the year after his first year season and selected to the CIS all-Canadian second-team and the OUA first-team as a second year. York would win the OUA championship during his final season.[2]

Club career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Kaye left York and joined TFC Academy, the academy side of Major League Soccer's Toronto FC in 2013. In 2014, he played in League1 Ontario with the senior academy team appearing in nine matches and scoring one goal.[4] Kaye joined the Wilmington Hammerheads of the USL Pro on loan from TFC Academy in August 2014 as part of an affiliation between the two clubs.[5] He made his professional debut on August 23, 2014 in a league match against Orange County Blues FC. The next day, Kaye tallied his first professional goal and assist as Wilmington drew 3–3 with LA Galaxy II.[6] In total, Kaye appeared in 7 matches and tallied 2 goals and 2 assists during his loan with the Hammerheads.[7]

Toronto FC II[edit]

2015 season[edit]

On March 12, 2015 Kaye and seven other players were signed by USL side Toronto FC II ahead of their inaugural season.[8] He made his debut against the Charleston Battery on March 21[9] and would appear in 22 matches without a goal.[10]

Louisville City[edit]

Kaye faces FC Cincinnati defender Austin Berry in 2017

2016 season[edit]

On January 13, 2016 Kaye would sign with USL side Louisville City FC[10] and he would make his season debut in the opening match on March 26 against Charlotte.[11] He would go on to play in 24 of Louisville's 28 regular season matches scoring one goal with three assists.[12] He also played in two of Louisville's three USL Cup matches going goalless. He did, however, score in the penalty shootout in the Eastern Conference Finals match against New York Red Bulls II. A match New York would go on to win.[13]

2017 season[edit]

Kaye would miss the first two matches of the 2017 season while on international duty and would make his season debut on April 8 against Richmond.[14] He would on to play in 19 of Louisville's 32 regular season matches scoring four goals.[12] He also played in both of Louisville's U.S. Open Cup matches; scoring once against the Tartan Devils.[15] In the USL Cup playoffs Kaye would start all four matches as he and Louisville would go on to win the USL Cup Final against Swope Park.[16]

Los Angeles FC[edit]

After two seasons in Louisville, Kaye would be transferred to MLS side Los Angeles FC for their inaugural season.[17] He would make his LAFC debut against the Seattle Sounders during the 2018 season opener.[18] On July 26, 2018, Kaye suffered a fractured foot in the El Tráfico rivalry game against the LA Galaxy, with coach Bob Bradley saying he'd need surgery, with LAFC setting no timetable for his return;[19] NBC Sports reported that the injury would sideline the player for "4–6 months".[20]

Colorado Rapids[edit]

On July 27, 2021, Kaye was traded, alongside a first-round pick in the 2022 MLS SuperDraft to the Colorado Rapids in exchange for $1 million in General Allocation Money and a 2022 international roster slot.[21] He made his debut for the Rapids on August 7 against Sporting Kansas City.[22] On August 21 Kaye scored his first goal for the Rapids, netting the game-winner in a 2–1 comeback win over Rocky Mountain Cup rivals Real Salt Lake.[23] At the end of the season Colorado announced they had exercised Kaye's contract option, keeping him at the club through the 2022 season.[24] Before the start of the 2022 season Colorado would announce Kaye would sign a 4 year contract extension, through the end of the 2025 season, with an option for 2026.[25]

Toronto FC[edit]

In July 2022, Toronto FC announced they had traded Ralph Priso, General Allocation Money, a first round pick in the 2023 MLS SuperDraft and an international roster slot for Kaye.[26] The move returned Kaye to Toronto after six years away and also reunited him with his coach at LAFC, Bob Bradley.[27]

International career[edit]

Youth[edit]

In May 2016, Kaye was called to Canada's U23 national team for a pair of friendlies against Guyana and Grenada.[28] He saw action in both matches.[29] In March 2017 Kaye was called up again to the U23 side for the Aspire Tournament which also featured the hosts Qatar and Uzbekistan.[30]

Senior[edit]

Kaye made his debut for the senior team against Curaçao in a friendly on June 13, 2017.[31] On June 27, he was named to Canada's squad for the 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup.[32] He was named to the squad for the 2019 CONCACAF Gold Cup on May 20, 2019.[33] Kaye scored his first goals for Canada on March 29, 2021, netting a brace in a 11–0 victory over the Cayman Islands.[34] In July 2021 Kaye would join Canada for his third Gold Cup tournament, being named to the squad for the 2021 edition of the competition.[35]

Style of play[edit]

During his time at Louisville, Kaye played as an "attacking midfielder and winger", however following his ascension into MLS, he assumed a "box-to-box central midfield role, one that he's thriving in"; he also performed this role on international duty with Canada.[36] LAFC coach Bob Bradley said of Kaye: "He brings a little bit more range, a little bit more ability to get around the ball, a little bit of an ability to close down, win some balls in air, get into the box in both sides. All those things make him a little bit different".[20] During his time with Toronto FC II, Kaye was frequently used at left back.

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of match played July 23, 2022[4]
Club Season League Playoffs National Cup Continental Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Toronto FC III 2014 League1 Ontario 9 1 9 1
Wilmington Hammerheads (loan) 2014 USL Pro 7 2 1 0 8 2
Toronto FC II 2015 USL 21 0 21 0
Louisville City FC 2016 USL 24 1 2 0 26 1
2017 19 4 4 0 2 1 25 5
Total 43 5 6 0 2 1 51 6
Los Angeles FC 2018 MLS 20 2 2 0 22 2
2019 31 4 1 0 1 0 33 4
2020 16[a] 3 1 0 5 0 2[b] 0 24 3
2021 10 0 0 0 0 0 10 0
Total 77 9 2 0 3 0 5 0 2 0 89 9
Colorado Rapids 2021 MLS 15 1 1 0 0 0 16 1
2022 17 3 1 0 2 0 20 3
Total 32 4 1 0 1 0 2 0 36 4
Toronto FC 2022 MLS 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
Total 190 21 9 0 6 1 7 0 2 0 214 22
  1. ^ Includes three appearances and one goal in MLS is Back Tournament group stage
  2. ^ Appearances in MLS is Back Tournament knockout stage

International[edit]

As of match played June 13, 2022[37]
Canada
Year Apps Goals
2017 5 0
2018 1 0
2019 8 0
2020 0 0
2021 16 2
2022 5 0
Total 35 2

International goals[edit]

As of March 29, 2021
Scores and results list Canada's goal tally first, score column indicates score after each Kaye goal.[37]
List of international goals scored by Mark-Anthony Kaye
No. Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 March 29, 2021 IMG Academy, Bradenton, United States  Cayman Islands 5–0 11–0 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification
2 7–0

Honours[edit]

Toronto FC III

Louisville City

Los Angeles FC

Individual

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mark-Anthony Kaye at the Canadian Soccer Association
  2. ^ a b c "Mark-Anthony Kaye – 2013 Men's Soccer". www.yorkulions.ca. Toronto, Ontario, Canada: York Lions. 2013. Retrieved January 17, 2018.
  3. ^ "Bryst VS. Mount Hamilton 1st Half OSL U21 Regional".
  4. ^ a b "Mark Anthony Kaye profile". Soccerway. Retrieved January 18, 2018.
  5. ^ "Hammerheads Add Kaye On Loan". Wilmington, NC: USL Pro. Archived from the original on November 29, 2014. Retrieved November 20, 2014.
  6. ^ Rowaan, Dave (August 25, 2014). "Mark-Anthony Kaye makes Wilmington Hammerheads debut". Waking the Red. Retrieved November 20, 2014.
  7. ^ "2014 Statistics". USL Pro. Archived from the original on November 20, 2014. Retrieved November 20, 2014.
  8. ^ "Toronto FC II announces signing of eight players". March 12, 2015. Retrieved January 1, 2018.
  9. ^ Hylton, Kamal (March 21, 2015). "Match Recap: TFC II vs. Charleston".
  10. ^ a b Lintner, Jonathan (January 13, 2016). "LCFC adds Canadian midfielder Kaye for 2016". www.courier-journal.com. Louisville, KY: Courier Journal. Retrieved January 18, 2018.
  11. ^ Kiser, Bill (March 27, 2016). "Charlotte Independence starts USL season with a close loss". www.charlotteobserver.com. Charlotte, NC: Charlotte Observer. Retrieved January 18, 2018.
  12. ^ a b "Mark Anthony Kaye". www.louisvillecityfc.com. LCFC. Retrieved January 18, 2018.
  13. ^ Corr, Charlie (October 16, 2016). "Meara, NYRBII Bound for USL Cup Final". www.uslsoccer.com. Harrison, NJ: USL. Retrieved January 18, 2018.
  14. ^ Lintner, Jonathan (April 8, 2017). "LouCity tops Richmond on late penalty, remains undefeated". www.louisvillecityfc.com. Louisville, KY: LCFC. Retrieved January 23, 2018.
  15. ^ Karell, Daniel (May 17, 2017). "Louisville City FC dispatches Tartan Devils in U.S. Open Cup, moves on to face FC Cincinnati". www.courier-journal.com. Louisville, KY: The Courier-Journal. Retrieved January 23, 2018.
  16. ^ a b Murray, Nicholas (November 14, 2017). "Louisville's Late Winner Claims USL Cup Victory". www.uslsoccer.com. Louisville, KY: USL. Retrieved January 23, 2018.
  17. ^ Rodriguez, Alicia (February 5, 2018). "LAFC sign Canadian international Mark-Anthony Kaye from Louisville City". mlssoccer.com. Major League Soccer.
  18. ^ Butler, Dylan (March 4, 2018). "Seattle Sounders FC 0, Los Angeles Football Club 1 | 2018 MLS Match Recap". matchcenter.mlssoccer.com. Major League Soccer.
  19. ^ Bogert, Tom (July 27, 2018). "With Mark-Anthony Kaye set for surgery, who'll step up for LAFC?". mlssoccer.com. Major League Soccer.
  20. ^ a b Bonn, Kyle (August 2, 2018). "LAFC loses Kaye to injury, reportedly signs Danilo Silva". soccer.nbcsports.com. NBC Sports. Retrieved August 3, 2018.
  21. ^ Rapids, Colorado. "Rapids Acquire Canadian International Mark-Anthony Kaye". Colorado Rapids.
  22. ^ "Recap: Kaye Makes Debut, Rapids Draw SKC 0–0". August 7, 2021.
  23. ^ Pollard, Matt (August 21, 2021). "Mark-Anthony Kaye Opens Colorado Account in RMC win". Last Word On Sports.
  24. ^ "Rapids Announce 2021 Year-End Roster Updates". Colorado Rapids. December 3, 2021.
  25. ^ "Colorado Rapids Sign Midfielder Mark-Anthony Kaye to Four-Year Extension". Colorado Rapids. January 19, 2022.
  26. ^ "Toronto FC acquire Canadian international Mark-Anthony Kaye". Toronto FC. July 8, 2022.
  27. ^ Khoury, Anthony (July 8, 2022). "Toronto FC acquires Mark-Anthony Kaye from Colorado Rapids". Waking The Red.
  28. ^ "Canada announces roster for Caribbean tour". canadasoccer.com. Canada Soccer Association. Retrieved May 19, 2016.
  29. ^ "Canada m23 wins again on Caribbean tour". canadasoccer.com. Canada Soccer Association. Retrieved May 19, 2016.
  30. ^ Linter, Jonathan (March 18, 2017). "Kaye called up to Canada's U-23 squad for overseas competition".
  31. ^ Karell, Daniel (June 13, 2017). "Louisville City FC's Mark-Anthony Kaye makes debut for Canadian National Team".
  32. ^ Zeitlin, Dave (June 27, 2017). "Canada names nine MLS players to 23-man CONCACAF Gold Cup roster".
  33. ^ "Together We Rise: Canada Soccer announces squad for the 2019 Concacaf Gold Cup". May 30, 2019.
  34. ^ Jacques, John (March 29, 2021). "Canada Coasts Past Cayman Islands In Historic Eleven-Goal Win".
  35. ^ "CANADA SOCCER ANNOUNCES 2021 CONCACAF GOLD CUP ROSTER". July 1, 2021.
  36. ^ Karell, Daniel (July 27, 2018). "LAFC midfielder Kaye out with broken ankle". soccer.nbcsports.com. NBC Sports. Retrieved July 28, 2018.
  37. ^ a b "Mark-Anthony Kaye". National Football Teams. Benjamin Strack-Zimmermann. Retrieved March 29, 2021.
  38. ^ "2019 MLS All-Star Roster". Major League Soccer. Retrieved July 14, 2019.

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