Citizenship: USA Last Club: Elon University How Acquired: Selected 45th overall (3rd round) in 2010 SuperDraft
After missing the entire 2011 MLS season after suffering a ruptured Achilles during the last match of 2010, Kinney, the first ever Elon University player to be drafted into MLS, battled through the setbacks and made his triumphant return on Aug. 15, 2012 by notching an assist in a 3-1 MLS Reserve League victory over the Colorado Rapids. Kinney’s return to the pitch provides depth to the right side and middle of the backline as he makes his comeback in 2013.
2012: MLS RESERVE LEAGUE: Appeared in three matches, all starts, tallying one assist in his return to action Aug. 15 against the Colorado Rapids.
2011: Due to an Achilles injury in the last match of 2010, did not appear in any matches for the Fire in 2011.
2010: Appeared in 13 matches, starting 10, while recording 1 goal and 1 assist over 963 minutes… Made first MLS appearance, playing 90 minutes and hitting both posts off set pieces in a 1-0 loss vs. RSL on 7/8…Scored first MLS goal and game winner in 3-0 victory at SJ on 9/29…Tallied first assist in 2-0 victory over CLB on 10/8…Started final match of the season on 10/23 at CHV, but left in the 58th minute after suffering a ruptured Achilles tendon in his right leg. Underwent surgery days later …SUPERLIGA: Appeared in 2 matches, starting both… Scored first professional goal in 5-1 loss to Monarcas Morelia on 7/14…LAMAR HUNT U.S. OPEN CUP: Started and played the full 120 minutes in shootout loss to Charleston Battery on 6/29…INTERNATIONAL FRIENDLIES: Made first professional appearance, coming on as a sub in 3-0 loss to Legia Warsaw on 5/22.
College: 2009: Appeared in 19 matches, starting all of them, recording three goals and two assists...2008: Started in all 20 matches on Elon’s SoCon championship team… named first-team all-conference and was recognized on the league’s all-tournament team … named to the 2008 North Carolina Collegiate Sports Information Association University Division All-State team… earned second-team NSCAA All-South Region recognition… recognized for excellence in the classroom as a first-team Scholar All-South Region honoree as well as a second-team University Division NSCAA/adidas Men’s College Scholar All-America team member… scored his lone goal of the season against William & Mary… honored as SoCon Student-Athlete of the Week...2007: Earned first-team All-SoCon honors as well as second- team NSCAA All-South accolades and NCCSIA All-State honors… team MVP… was one of three Phoenix players to start all 19 contests… scored one goal, the game-winner in victory over High Point. 2006: Honored as the team’s top newcomer… was one of just three players to start all 20 contests… scored the first goal of his career in the season-opening victory over Stetson… knocked home the game-winner against Charlotte… named to the Davidson adidas Classic All-Tournament Team.
Helped the Concorde Fire to the 2005 Disney Showcase title as well as three Region III Premier League titles and a USYSA Regional finals appearance in 2006… A two-time team captain for Norcross High School… Named all-county and selected as his team’s offensive player of the year in 2005… Norcross captured a 7AAAAA region title during his time at the school.
Born Oct. 28, 1987… Son of Charles and Debbie Kinney… Graduated with a degree in accounting from Elon University Dec. 2009… Would love to vacation anywhere warm and nice… Looks up to Michael Jordan… Favorite soccer player is Lionel Messi… Favorite band is Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers…