Kendell McFayden

Kendell McFayden (born September 16, 1988) is an American soccer player and coach.[1] He currently plays as a forward for FC Buffalo in the National Premier Soccer League.

Kendell McFayden
Personal information
Date of birth (1988-09-16) September 16, 1988 (age 31)
Place of birth Williamsville, New York, United States
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Playing position(s) Forward
Club information
Current team
FC Buffalo
Number 23
Youth career
2006–2009 Medaille Mavericks
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008 Cascade Surge 15 (3)
2009 Austin Aztex U23 16 (8)
2010 Austin Aztex 4 (1)
2011 Kitsap Pumas 6 (1)
2012 FC Buffalo 7 (3)
2012–2013 Rochester Rhinos 26 (3)
2014– FC Buffalo 30 (13)
Teams managed
2013–2015 Medaille Mavericks (women's; assistant)
2015–2016 Fredonia Blue Devils (assistant)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of July 8, 2016

CareerEdit

College and amateurEdit

During his college years McFayden also played with the Austin Aztex U23 in the USL Premier Development League, scoring 8 goals in 16 games for the team.[2]

ProfessionalEdit

McFayden turned professional in 2010 when he signed with the Austin Aztex in the USSF Division 2 Professional League. He made his professional debut, and scored his first professional goal, on July 31, 2010, in a 3–1 victory over Miami FC.[3]

He was released by the Aztex at the end of the 2010 season, prior to their relocation to Florida and their rebranding as Orlando City. Having been unable to secure a professional contract elsewhere, McFayden signed to play with the Kitsap Pumas in the USL Premier Development League in 2011.

In March 2012 McFayden had a try out with USL Pro team Rochester Rhinos. He scored a goal in a preseason friendly against Colgate University.[4]

McFayden returned to hometown club FC Buffalo in 2014, achieving the remarkable feat of becoming both the club’s all-time leading goal scorer and the first FCB center back to be named to the NPSL Best XI.

CoachingEdit

McFayden works besides as soccer coach, from 2013 to 2015 as Assistant coach of the women soccer team of Medaille Mavericks[5] and from 2015 to 2016 as Assistant coach of the Men soccer team of Fredonia State Blue Devils.[6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "McFayden joins Gondek's coaching staff". Fredonia State University.
  2. ^ http://www.uslsoccer.com/teams/2009/8969453.html#STATS Archived 2012-10-09 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ "McFayden Nets First Professional Goal in Win". Archived from the original on 2011-01-02. Retrieved 2010-08-11.
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-04-15. Retrieved 2012-06-08.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ "Women's Soccer Coaching Staff: Kendell McFayden - Assistant Coach". Medaille Mavericks.
  6. ^ "Men's Soccer Coaching Staff: Kendell McFayden - Assistant Coach". Fredonia State.

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