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Kelly Gray
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Personal information
Full name Kelly Lawrence Kirmil Gray
Date of birth April 7, 1981 (1981-04-07) (age 28)
Place of birth Palo Alto, California, United States
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Playing position Defender/Midfielder
Youth career
1999–2001 Portland Pilots
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002–2005 Chicago Fire 88 0(6)
2005 San Jose Earthquakes 22 0(1)
2006–2007 Houston Dynamo 28 0(0)
2007 Los Angeles Galaxy 06 0(0)
2008 Colorado Rapids 02 0(0)
2008–2009 San Jose Earthquakes 21 0(0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 26 October, 2009.
† Appearances (Goals).

Kelly Gray (born April 7, 1981 in Palo Alto, California) is an American soccer player, currently without a club.

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Career

College

Gray played forward and midfielder at the University of Portland from 1999 to 2001. He scored a total of 32 goals and 12 assists in his three years for the Pilots and was voted a second-team All-American and first-team All-WCC as a junior.

Professional

After his junior season, Gray signed a Project-40 contract with MLS, and was selected fifth overall in the 2002 MLS SuperDraft by the Chicago Fire. Gray made an immediate impact with the Fire, starting twenty games as a rookie while scoring two goals and five assists. He appeared in 28 games in 2003, again starting twenty, while scoring two goals and one assist. While playing more defensively in 2004, he started 23 games for the Fire, scoring one goal. Gray's versatility may have been a hindrance to his development, however, as even three years into his career with the Fire, it is unclear what his position should be; although a consistent starter, he was longing to play in his hometown.

Gray was traded to the San Jose Earthquakes for a second-round draft pick in June 2005. Along with the rest of his Earthquakes teammates, he moved to Houston for the 2006 season. Gray scored the winning goal in the second leg of Houston's Champions' Cup tie with Puntarenas. Gray moved to Los Angeles Galaxy in June 2007 as part of the move that took Nate Jaqua in the opposite direction. He made his debut in Galaxy's 2-0 victory over Chicago on 4 July 2007.

Due to the Galaxy's increased salary cap restrictions, Gray was waived at the end of the 2007 season. He was picked up by the Colorado Rapids at the start of the 2008 season, but played just two games for them before being transferred to the San Jose Earthquakes for a second stint with the club until he was waived on June 25, 2009.

International

Gray has played extensively with the Youth United States national teams, including at the 2001 World Youth Championship in Argentina, and has most recently been with the Under-23 team, which he captained in January 2003.

Trivia

Gray is the owner of a company called Adesso Clothing [1]

Honors

Houston Dynamo

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