Nearby West Chester native Kyle Morton is heading to Major League Soccer after spending four seasons as one of the top goalkeepers in USL Championship, the second tier of professional soccer in America, writes Matthew Ralph for Brotherly Game.
Morton, 26, recently signed a one-year contract with the Houston Dynamo with club options for 2022 and 2023.
“Kyle has worked hard through the last couple of years to earn this opportunity at the MLS level, and we look forward to welcoming him to our club,” said Dynamo general manager Matt Jordan. “He is a player who has the talent and upside to provide strong competition within our goalkeeping corps.”
“In an effort to expand our depth and competition with our goalkeepers, we wanted to add someone with the right mentality and experience to compete every day,” said Dynamo coach Tab Ramos. “Kyle has been doing the work over the last few years, and we feel he is ready to compete.”
Morton is a Henderson High School graduate who played collegiately at James Madison. He signed his first professional contract in 2017 with the Rochester Rhinos.
He was named a finalist for Goalkeeper of the Year in 2020 while playing for Saint Louis FC of USL Championship.
Read more about Kyle Morton at Brotherly Game here.