Player Details


Kalen Ryden


6' 2"


201 lbs

Date of Birth

4.21.1991 (29)


Norman, OK USA


2021 MLS Regular Season
2021 MLS Regular Season


Career Summary


Selected in the fourth round (No. 69 overall) of the 2015 MLS SuperDraft by the Columbus Crew SC on Jan. 20, 2015. Waived on Aug. 6, 2015.

2015: Spent most of his inaugural professional season on loan to the Austin Aztex in the USL. Started for the Crew SC in a friendly vs. Valencia on May 27.


2014 (Midwestern State): Ryden started nine matches for Midwestern State, helping the club record four shutouts over that span. He helped the Mustangs return to the NCAA Division II postseason, earning NSCAA All-South Central Region First Team honors.

2013 (Midwestern State): After serving a redshirt season in 2012, the defender started 18 matches for Midwestern State, scoring one goal and adding two assists. The Mustangs kept nine shutouts on the season, ranking 11th in NCAA Division II.

2010 (Oral Roberts): Ryden started 19 matches for Oral Roberts, registering two goals and one assist.

2009 (Oral Roberts): In his inaugural collegiate campaign, Ryden started 16 matches for Oral Roberts. He scored one goal and added one assist, and was named to the Summit League All-Newcomer team following the season.


Off the field, Ryden loves to play golf – his father won a national championship on the golf course at Cameron University. His favorite TV show is The Office, his favorite movie is The Italian Job and he likes to listen to any genre of music except country. Growing up, he supported Chelsea. His all-time favorite players to watch are Ashley Cole and Vincent Kompany. His favorite soccer memory is scoring a headed goal off of a corner in double overtime to send his high school team to the state championship. If he weren't a soccer player, he would like to pursue a career in the golf industry or in some form of video editing/production.



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