Know Your Dash - Kaylyn Kyle

The newst player to done the Dash crest, Kaylyn Kyle. - Andrew Caballero-Reynolds

On the Canadian Nation team since she was 19, Kaylyn Kyle brings a wealth of experience the Dash need.

Midfielder Kaylyn Kyle grew up in Saskatoon, Saskachewan, Canada. She played soccer for Bishop Mahoney High school winning city and provincial titles. Kyle was named Saskatchewan Soccer Association Youth Female Player of The Year in 2004, 2005 and 2006, and Senior Female Player of the Year in 2010 and 2011.

Kyle attended the University of Saskatchewan from 2006 to 2010. In 2006, she played Canadian Interuniversity Sport soccer there, making 14 appearances and scoring three goals with three assists.

In 2006 she started playing for the Vancouver Whitecaps and played for them until 2012 except for the 2009 season. She played just one game in 2006 for the 'Caps but made eight appearances in 2007 scoring a single goal. The next season she made six appearances and had one assist.

In 2009, Kyle played with Pitea IF in Sweden's Damallsvenskan. She made 13 appearances for the team, scoring one goal.

In 2010, Kyle returned to the Whitecaps and made five appearances scoring two assists. Kyle had two playoff appearances for the team scoring one goal and one assist. In 2011, Kyle made three playoff appearances for the Whitecaps. She scored two goals during those appearances including the game-winning goal against Seattle to help the team clinch third place.

In a lead up to the 2013 NWSL Inaugural season, Kyle went as part of the player allocation to the Seattle Reign FC. She made 19 appearances for the team and scored 3 goals.  While playing in Seattle, Kyle shifted from the midfield back to the defense playing as a center back.

In September of 2013 she was traded to the Boston Breakers. After appearing in just two games for the Breakers in the 2014 NWSL season she was traded to the Houston Dash.

She played for the Canadian U-17's as well as the U-20 team. She had her first cap for the senior team in a game against the United States. She was a part of the team that won the 2011 Pan-American games. Kyle was also a part of the squad that won the bronze medal in the London Olympics. She has 79 caps for the senior team and has scored five goals.

The defensive midfielder has great technique and can be very physical. She has a lot of international as well as club experience which will help her on the field.

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