Kaylyn Kyle Soccer Academy
Eclipse Select MN is very proud to announce that we will be hosting three unique Kalyn Kyle Soccer Academy Clinics this spring. The clinics will offer dynamic training and inspirational discussions led by Kaylyn and include special guest appearances by Minnesota United players.
The clinics are open to boys and girls of all ages.
Meet Kaylyn Kyle
Kyle joined the Vancouver Whitecaps in 2006 and played a total of six seasons with their women’s program from 2006 to 2012.
On 11 January 2013, as part of the NWSL Player Allocation, Kyle joined the Seattle Reign FC in the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL). After playing a few games as a midfielder, Kyle shifted to a center back position and helped strengthen a young defensive line. As a defender, Kyle was a leading scorer for the Reign scoring three goals during the 2013 season. Kyle made 21 appearances for the squad, starting in nineteen matches and tallying 1,752 minutes played.
In 2015 Kyle signed with Portland Thorns FC in the National Women’s Soccer League, joining fellow Canadians Christine Sinclair and Rhian Wilkinson.
On October 26, 2015, Kyle was acquired by the Orlando Pride along with Alex Morgan from Portland Thorns FC.
The Orlando Pride joined the NWSL for the 2016 season, and are the tenth team to be added to the league through expansion.
Canadian Women’s National Team
Kyle became a part of Canada’s U17 Soccer Program in early 2004.
She went on to represent Canada on an international stage while playing with the women’s U20 program from 2005-2008.
The dream Kaylyn wrote down on that post it note all those years ago came true in 2008 when she earned her first cap for the Senior Women’s Team in a 4–0 loss to the United States. She spent most of that year travelling with Team Canada’s U20 and Senior Teams. She played games in China, Chile, France and Mexico. In the 2008 FIFA U-20 World Cup Kyle set up the winning goal against Congo, DR. In total, she played 20 games for her country that year.
Kyle was a member of the Canadian Women’s National Team that competed at the 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup in Germany.
Kyle’s Olympic dreams came true when she won bronze at the London 2012 Olympic Games, playing a prominent role throughout the tournament in Canada’s midfield. Canada defeated France 1–0 in the bronze medal game on 9 August 2012, and was presented their medal in the iconic Wembley Arena in London that same evening.
Kaylyn was named to the Canadian Women’s World Cup Team in May of 2015. The FIFA 2015 Women’s World Cup was hosted by Canada and she had the opportunity to play on Canadian soil to a sold out Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton, in the World Cup opening game against China on June 6th 2015.
During this World Cup, she earned her 100th cap for Canada on Saturday June 20th in a round of 16 match against Switzerland, joining a small group of Canadian women who have accomplished this feat. The other members of the select 100-plus cap club on the Canadian roster are Captain Christine Sinclair, Karina LeBlanc, Diana Matheson, Erin McLeod, Sophie Schmidt, Melissa Tancredi and Rhian Wilkinson.
Kyle was an alternate for Team Canada at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.