Player Details

Name

Kendall Burks

Height

6' 2"

Weight

192 lbs

Date of Birth

10.8.1999 (23)

Position

Defender

Position Detail

Central Defender

Preferred Side

Unknown

Roster Category

Senior
Career Summary

2022 (CHICAGO FIRE): Played 90 minutes in the 1-1 draw against New England Revolution on Oct. 9 at SeatGeek Stadium...Entered the match in the 90th minute in the 3-2 victory against FC Cincinnati on Oct. 1 at TQL Stadium...Made his first MLS start and played 90 minutes in the 3-2 loss to Charlotte FC on Sept. 17 at Soldier Field...Made his first MLS appearance, entering in the 90th minute in the 2-0 loss against CF Montreal on Aug. 27...Made his professional debut, playing 90 minutes in the 2-2 tie (4-5 loss in penalty shootout) against Union Omaha in the third round of the 2022 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup.

2022 (CHICAGO FIRE II): Played 90 minutes in the 3-1 loss to the Columbus Crew 2 on Sept. 3 at Lower.com Field...Started and played 45 minutes in the 2-1 win against Toronto FC II on Aug. 25 at SeatGeek Stadium...Started and scored his first MLS NEXT Pro goal in 45 minutes played in the 5-0 win against NYCFC II on Aug. 20 at SeatGeek Stadium...Started and played 61 minutes in the 4-3 loss against Orlando City B at SeatGeek Stadium on July 17…Entered the match in the 75th minute of the 6-2 win against TFC II on May 27 at York Lions Stadium...Entered the match in the 90th minute of the 3-0 loss against NYCFC II on May 21 at Belson Stadium...Started and played 45 minutes in the 3-1 win against FC Cincinnati on May 15 at SeatGeek Stadium...Played 90 minutes in the 0-0 tie (6-7 in shootout) against MNUFC 2 on May 8 at SeatGeek Stadium...Played 90 minutes in the 3-3 tie (5-4 in shootout) against Philadelphia Union II on April 24 at SeatGeek Stadium...Played 90 minutes in the 0-0 tie (5-6 in shootout) against Rochester NY FC on April 10 at SeatGeek Stadium...Played the full 90 minutes in the 1-0 loss against Columbus Crew 2 on April 3 at SeatGeek Stadium.

The Fire Chicago Fire selected defender Kendall Burks as the 11th overall pick of the 2022 MLS SuperDraft. Burks, 22, is a Tacoma, Wash., native and split his collegiate career between California State University, Bakersfield (2018-19) and the University of Washington (2021). While at Bakersfield, Burks appeared in 36 matches (30 starts), including playing in every minute his freshman season. Following his sophomore campaign, the 6-foot-1 defender transferred to Washington and went on to make 22 appearances (22 starts) as he helped the team reach the NCAA National Championship this past season.