• Position Defender
  • Number 14
  • Date of Birth Aug 19 2002
  • Hometown Bronx, N.Y.
  • Height 5' 8"
  • Club New York City FC

Player Bio - Tayvon Gray

National Team: A versatile defender who will bolster the U.S. defense in Brazil … Played for the USA at the September 4 Nations Tournament in the Netherlands … Helped the USA qualify for a record 17th FIFA U-17 World Cup at the 2019 Concacaf U-17 Championship, appearing in five of seven matches … Provided the assist on the USA’s lone goal vs. Mexico in the final … Started and went the full 90 in all three matches at the 2018 Nike International Friendlies … Represented the USA at the October 2018 U17 International Youth Tournament in England … Helped the U-17s to the tournament title at the April 2018 Sportchain Cup in Benicassim, Spain … Has appeared in all but one U-17 MNT camp since the January 2018 Youth National Team Summit camp in Lakewood Ranch, Fla.

Youth: Plays with New York City FC in the U.S. Soccer Development Academy … Helped New York City U-18/19 to back-to-back Academy Championships in 2018 and 2019, the first repeat DA national championship since 2016 … Also played youth soccer with Cedar Stars Academy and Soccer Domain FC … Started playing soccer at age one.

Personal: Full name is Tayvon Howard Gray … Nicknamed Tay or T … Also played basketball growing up … Enjoys making beats in his spare time … Dad played pro soccer … Describes himself on the field as “confident, determined” … Describes himself off the field as “funny, outgoing, active” … Favorite soccer player is Virgil Van Dijk … Greatest soccer moments thus far are winning back-to-back national titles …Favorite movie is Rush Hour, favorite TV show is Flash … Loves playing NBA 2K … Enjoys listening to A Boogie wit da Hoodie … Favorite food is mac n’ cheese.