Congratulations to former Three Kings United player, Kyle Adams, who has been signed by the MLS club Houston Dynamo in Texas, USA.
In 2018, Kyle will begin playing for their USL team, Rio Grande Valley, in the USL (United Soccer League) as he embarks on his professional football career.
Having commenced football with TKU in 5th grade and playing with the club through all its Junior and Youth levels, Kyle then played one season for the Premier Men’s team before leaving for Wellington.
There he resided at the Ole Football Academy in Porirua and played one season for Western Suburbs before heading to USA.
For the past 3 years, Kyle has attended San Diego State University in San Diego, California, where he played 56 matches as starting centre back for the Aztecs and earned numerous team, PAC 12 conference and Far West region soccer and academic honours.
He’s also played in the u-23 USL Premier Development League for two summer seasons, one at the Portland Timbers in Oregon and the other at FC Tucson in Arizona.
In the 2017 winter, Kyle returned to Western Suburbs and as starting centre back he helped its Premier Men’s team to win the Central Region League.
Kyle is an example of a home-grown TKU player who has developed through the Player Development Pathway offered by Three Kings United.
Having progressed from the youngest Junior grade level through to the club’s highest Men’s team, and now earning his first professional football contract at the age of 21, is a tremendous achievement.
The Club Executive has passed its congratulations onto Kyle on behalf of members, and also wished him well as he kicks off his professional football journey.
Additionally, TKU has seven other home-grown players, Cam Philpot, Will Hunt, Nathan Metzger, Anton Moore, Martine Puketapu, Isabella Richards, and Jess Philpot who are currently playing College soccer in USA.
All of these players similarly played for Three Kings United junior, youth, and senior teams before heading to USA.
Clearly, the opportunities possible for our young TKU players within the global football landscape are very real.