Kyle Murphy (soccer)

Kyle Brandon Murphy (born December 11, 1992) is an American soccer player who plays as a forward for Tampa Bay Rowdies in the USL Championship.

Kyle Murphy
Murphy with Loudoun in 2019
Personal information
Date of birth (1992-12-11) December 11, 1992
Place of birth Red Hook, New York, United States
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Tampa Bay Rowdies
College career
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011–2015 Clemson Tigers 60 (11)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2016–2017 Rio Grande Valley FC Toros 56 (11)
2018 San Antonio FC 16 (1)
2019 Loudoun United 29 (13)
2020– Tampa Bay Rowdies 0 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of October 23, 2019

Career

Youth and college

Murphy played five years of college soccer at Clemson University between 2011 and 2015, including a red-shirted year in 2011.[1]

Had eight goals and four assists in 2015, his final year, leading the Tigers to the 2015 National Championship game.

Professional

Murphy signed with United Soccer League side Rio Grande Valley FC Toros on March 26, 2016.[2] He made his debut on the same day, coming on as a 74th-minute substitute in a 0-2 loss to Tulsa Roughnecks.[3]

On May 10, 2018, San Antonio FC signed Murphy.[4] He scored his debut goal for the team on July 25, 2018 in a 1–0 win against the Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC.[5]

On February 21, 2019, Murphy signed for USL Championship expansion team Loudoun United FC.[6] He scored his first goal for Loudoun against New York Red Bulls II on April 20th, 2019.

Murphy was voted USL Championship Player of the Month for October 2019.

Tampa Bay Rowdies signed Murphy on December 18, 2019, on a one-year contract with a 2021 option.[7]

References

  1. "Kyle Murphy Biography". ClemsonTigers.com. Retrieved 2018-02-26.
  2. "Rio Grande Valley FC Toros sign six players". Houston Dynamo Communications. March 26, 2016. Retrieved 2018-02-26.
  3. "Rio Grande Valley FC - 2016 Playoffs - Roster - #18 - Kyle Murphy - F". www.uslsoccer.com. Retrieved 2018-02-26.
  4. "SAN ANTONIO FC SIGNS FORWARD KYLE MURPHY". sanantoniofc.com. May 10, 2018. Retrieved February 23, 2019.
  5. "San Antonio vs. Colorado Springs 1 - 0". soccerway.com. Perform Group. July 25, 2018. Retrieved February 23, 2019.
  6. "Loudoun United FC Signs Forward Kyle Murphy". loudonunitedfc.com. February 21, 2019. Retrieved February 23, 2019.
  7. "Rowdies Welcome Forward Kyle Murphy". December 18, 2019. Retrieved December 18, 2019.
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