- Position Midfielder
- Number 8
- Date of Birth Jul 27 2002
- Hometown Poolesville, MD
- Height 6' 1"
- Club Orange County SC
Player Bio - Bryang Kayo
National Team: A hard-working midfielder who will contribute to the USA’s engine at the World Cup … Represented the USA at September’s 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 … After a scoreless first half in the semifinal vs. Canada, netted his first U-17 goal to open the floodgates for a 4-0 win … Also appeared with the U-16 Boys’ National Team … Spent time with the U-15 BNT in 2017 and the U-14 BNT in 2016.
Professional: Signed his first professional contract on Sept. 19, 2019 with Orange County SC … Featured three times this season with Loudon United … Made his pro debut on April 13, 2019 for Loudon at Ottawa.
Youth: Played with D.C. United in the U.S. Soccer Development Academy … Earned 2019 East Conference Best XI honors … Joined D.C. in 2017 at the U-16/17 level … Previously played U-19 through U-15 with Bethesda SC … Finished runner-up at a U-10 national futsal tournament in 2012 … Started playing soccer at age seven.
Personal: Full name is Bryang William Kayo … Also ran cross country and track growing up … Both parents were born in Cameroon before moving to the U.S. at different times … Loves playing FIFA and Minecraft … Enjoys taking care of his younger sister … Describes himself on the field as “aggressive, agile, hard-working” … Describes himself off the field as “shy, outgoing, nice” … Favorite soccer player is Paul Pogba … Lists Serena Williams as his biggest athletic inspiration … Favorite movie is Joker, favorite TV show is The Office … Loves listening to Gunna … Favorite food is the McChicken.