McKinze Gaines
U.S. Under-17 Men's National Team

McKinze Gaines

Forward Caps/Goals -
  • Date of Birth

  • Height / Weight

    5-11 / 158

  • Hometown

    Austin, Texas

  • Club

    Darmstadt (Germany)

Under-17s: One of the later players to join the U-17 MNT cycle, Gaines had a standout 2014 with 22 international appearances, which tied for the team lead with Haji Wright. Gaines earned 10 starts, logged 955 minutes and scored five goals. Gaines scored twice during the USA’s 4-0 win against the Faroe Islands on July 31. He also scored the opening goal in the 2-1 victory against Australia on Nov. 30 at the Nike International Friendlies. His other international tallies in 2014 were against Norway and Mexico. Outside of international competition, Gaines notably recorded a hat trick during the USA’s 3-2 win against the University of Portland on March 12. Heading into the 2015 CONCACAF U-17 Championship, Gaines is the only U-17 MNT player to make an appearance in all four preparation games – two against Panama and two against Bermuda. … Under-15s: Gaines was a member of the U-15 Boys’ National Team starting in 2012.
Gaines is a member of the Development Academy’s Lonestar SC, representing the U-15/16 side during the 2012-13 and 2013-14 seasons. At the 2013 Academy Winter Showcase, Gaines scored a goal during the U-15/16 Academy Select Game, which served as an integral part of his increased involvement and representation with the U-17 MNT.