Updated July 18, 2023
MARK-ANTHONY KAYE AT A GLANCE:
- Totaled 138 regular season games, 15 goals, and 23 assists with LAFC, Toronto FC, and the Colorado Rapids.
- Recorded career highs in games played (31), goals (4), and assists (8) in 2019, winning the Supporters’ Shield title with LAFC.
- Experienced in Concacaf Champions Cup play with seven appearances.
- Named to 2019 MLS All-Star Team.
- Won 2017 USL Championship with Louisville City FC.
- Owns 40 caps with Canada, featuring at the 2022 FIFA World Cup QatarTM and throughout the qualifying cycle.
MLS CAREER: Owns 138 regular season appearances, starting 128 times, with 15 goals and 23 assists between LAFC, Toronto FC, Colorado Rapids, and New England…Has additional three appearances in the MLS Cup Playoffs, starting twice…Made six career appearances in the U.S. Open Cup, scoring one goal…Also has one appearance in the Canadian Championship…Logged seven Concacaf Champions League appearances, recording one assist…In 2023, made 21 MLS appearances to date, all starts, for Toronto FC, tallying two goals…Acquired by New England on July 13, 2023 in a trade with Toronto…Compiled 25 appearances in 2022 between Colorado and Toronto, recording three goals and three assists…Made 25 combined appearances in 2021 between Los Angeles FC and Colorado, starting on 23 occasions, with a goal and three assists…Played in 16 games, starting 15, during abbreviated 2020 campaign, tallying three goals and four assists…Recorded career highs in games played (31), goals (4), and assists (8) in 2019, winning the Supporters’ Shield title with LAFC…In 2018 during first MLS season, made 20 appearances, all starts, for LAFC during the club’s inaugural season, scoring two goals and adding five assists.
2023 (with Toronto and New England): Made 21 MLS appearances to date, all starts, for Toronto FC, tallying two goals…Also has one additional start in Canadian Championship play…Traded to New England on July 13…(2/25) at DC: Made season debut with a 90-minute outing, tallying his first goal of the campaign…(3/18) vs. MCF: Notched second goal of the season in a 90-minute effort…(4/22) at PHI: Earned his 125th MLS appearance…(5/9) vs. MTL: Started and played 90 minutes in Canadian Championship Quarterfinals…(6/24) at NE: Started for the 125th time in his MLS career.
2022 (with Colorado and Toronto): Compiled 25 appearances in 2022 between Colorado and Toronto, recording three goals and three assists…Saw additional appearances in the Concacaf Champions League and U.S. Open Cup while with the Rapids…Traded to Toronto on July 8…(2/18) at COM: Started in Concacaf Champions League opener for Colorado, logging 79 minutes…(2/23) vs. COM: Logged 90 minutes in second start of Champions League campaign…(2/26) at LAFC: Made regular season debut with an 83-minute performance…(3/12) vs. SKC: Tallied first goal of the season in a 90-minute effort…(3/19) at HOU: Scored in a second straight match…(4/23) vs. CLT: Marked 100th MLS appearance…(4/30) vs. POR: Scored third goal of the campaign…(6/18) at NYC: Notched first assist of the season…(7/4) vs. ATX: Made his 100th regular season start in final appearance for Colorado…(7/13) at CHI: Made debut for Toronto, starting and playing 63 minutes…(7/23) vs. CLT: Notched two assists…(9/4) vs. MTL: Made return to the matchday squad after missing seven matches with an injury, logging 45 minutes off the bench.
2021 (with LAFC and Colorado): Made 25 combined appearances in 2021 between Los Angeles FC and Colorado, starting on 23 occasions, with a goal and three assists…Traded to Colorado on July 27…Added one start in the MLS Cup Playoffs…(4/17) vs. ATX: Made season debut with a 75-minute outing…(5/1) vs. HOU: Tallied first assist of the season…(6/19) vs. HOU: Recorded his 75th career MLS appearance…(8/7) vs. SKC: Made Rapids debut, starting and playing 90 minutes…(8/14) at HOU: Tallied second assist of the season, a game-winner…(8/21) vs. RSL: Notched 75th career MLS start, marking the occasion with his first goal for Colorado, a game-winning tally…(9/15) at POR: Notched third assist of the season, his second for the Rapids…Postseason: (11/25) vs. POR: Started and played 83 minutes in postseason debut for Colorado.
2020 (with LAFC): Played in 16 games, starting 15, during abbreviated 2020 campaign, tallying three goals and four assists…Also started in one MLS Cup Playoffs match…Appeared in all five matches for LAFC during the 2020 Concacaf Champions League…(2/18) at LEO: Made Concacaf Champions League debut, starting and playing 63 minutes…(2/29) vs. MCF: Started and played 59 minutes in regular season opener…(3/8) vs. PHI: Notched first assist of the season…(7/13) vs. HOU: Logged 50th MLS start, wearing the captain’s armband in the opening match of the MLS is Back Tournament…(7/23) vs. POR: Scored first goal of the season in the Group Stage finale of the MLS is Back Tournament…(9/2) at SJ: Tallied second assist of the season…(9/13) vs. POR: Recorded first goal-and-assist performance of career…(9/23) vs. VAN: Provided an assist in a 6-0 rout…(9/27) vs. SJ: Found the scoresheet for a second straight game, tallying his third goal of the season…(12/22) vs. UANL: Recorded an assist in the Champions League Final…Postseason: (11/24) at SEA: Logged 90 minutes in first postseason start.
2019 (with LAFC): Recorded career highs in games played (31), goals (4), and assists (8) in 2019, winning the Supporters’ Shield title with LAFC…Made one additional appearance in the MLS Cup Playoffs as well as one start in the U.S. Open Cup…(3/3) vs. SKC: Started and played 90 minutes in season opener…(3/10) vs. POR: Tallied first goal of the campaign…(3/30) at SJ: Notched first assist of the season…(4/6) at DC: Made 25th career MLS appearance and start, marking the occasion with an assist for a second straight match…(4/13) vs. CIN: Found the scoresheet for a third straight match, netting his second goal of the season – a game-winner…(4/21) vs. SEA: Set a career high with three assists in a 4-1 victory…(5/11) at CLB: Netted his third goal of the season…(7/6) vs. VAN: Scored fourth goal of the season…(7/26) vs. ATL: Registered an assist in a 90-minute effort…(8/21) vs. SJ: Registered an assist in a 17-minute substitute appearance…(8/25) vs. LA: Recorded an assist for a second straight match…(9/29) at MIN: Logged 50th MLS appearance…Postseason: (10/29) vs. SEA: Played 45 minutes off the bench in MLS Cup Playoffs debut.
2018 (with LAFC): In 2018 during first MLS season, made 20 appearances, all starts, for LAFC during the club’s inaugural season, scoring two goals and adding five assists…Also made two starts in U.S. Open Cup play…Missed final 14 games of the season with a foot injury…(3/4) at SEA: Made MLS debut in inaugural match for LAFC, starting and playing 90 minutes while providing the game-winning assist…(5/9) vs. MIN: Scored first MLS goal…(5/13) vs. NYC: Recorded a goal contribution in a second straight match, registering second assist of the campaign…(6/30) vs. PHI: Tallied third assist of the season…(7/3) at HOU: Notched his second goal of the season…(7/7) vs. ORL: Found scoresheet for a third straight match with his first multi-assist performance in MLS…(7/26) vs. LA: Subbed off after 20 minutes with a foot injury…Missed remainder of the season.
CLUB CAREER OUTSIDE OF MLS: Joined Toronto FC Academy in 2013 and was immediately assigned to the Toronto Reserve Squad…Made nine appearances for Toronto Reserves in League1 Ontario, scoring one goal…Loaned to USL Pro side Wilmington Hammerheads in August 2014, making seven appearances and scoring two goals…Made professional debut on Aug. 23, 2014 with an 86-minute effort…Notched first professional goal and assist on Aug. 24, 2014 at LA Galaxy II…Scored second goal on Aug. 29, 2014 at Orlando City SC…Spent the 2015 season with Toronto FC II, making 22 appearances in the USL Championship…Spent 2016-17 with Louisville City SC…Scored one goal in 24 appearances during his first season with the club in 2016 along with two additional playoff appearances…Made Louisville debut on March 26, 2016 vs. Charlotte Independence…Scored first goal for Louisville on April 22, 2-16 at Harrisburg City Islanders…In second season with Louisville, scored four goals and tallied one assist in 19 appearances…Also played in two matches during the U.S. Open Cup along with four postseason appearances…Made Open Cup debut and scored a goal at Tartan Devils FC on May 17, 2017…Scored in consecutive matches on Aug. 6, 2017 at Charlotte and Aug. 13, 2017 against FC Cincinnati…Notched first assist of the season on Sept. 10, 2017 at Pittsburgh…Appeared in all four matches during the 2017 USL Cup Playoffs, starting twice…Made substitute appearance in USL Cup Final, helping Louisville claim the title.
NATIONAL TEAM (CANADA): Owns 40 caps with Canada, featuring at the 2022 FIFA World Cup QatarTM and throughout the qualifying cycle…Has tallied two goals and six assists in international play…Made senior international debut for Canada in a friendly against Curacao on June 14, 2017, playing 11 minutes off the bench…Notched first international start at the 2017 Concacaf Gold Cup against Costa Rica…Recorded first assist for Canada at the 2019 Gold Cup against Martinique…Tallied assist in 2019 Concacaf Nations League A against Cuba…Tallied his first two international goals and an assist in 2022 World Cup Qualifying against the Cayman Islands on March 29, 2021…Recorded two assists in World Cup Qualifying against Aruba on June 6, 2021…Assisted lone goal in 2021 Gold Cup Semifinals against Mexico…Featured in the 2022 FIFA World Cup, starting in his only appearance for Canada against Morocco.
COLLEGE CAREER (YORK UNIVERSITY): Played two seasons of collegiate soccer at York University from 2012-13, appearing in 29 matches and scoring 18 goals…Named Ontario University Athletics Rookie of the Year after his first season…Selected to the CIS All-Canadian Second Team in 2012…Earned selection to the All-OUA First Team as a second year player…Helped York claim the OUA Championship during his final season.
PERSONAL: Full name is Mark-Anthony Kaye…Born in Toronto, Ontario…Began soccer career with the Wexford SC Academy in Scarborough, Ontario…Helped Ajax SC Academy win Ontario Provincial Title in 2009…Also featured for Glen Shields SC and Bryst FA at the youth level…Played high school soccer for Lawrence Park Collegiate Institute where he was named team MVP two straight seasons…Also ran cross country and track & field in high school…Joined Toronto FC Academy after two collegiate seasons at York University…Featured in nine matches for the Toronto FC Reserves in 2014.