Brandon Bye

Brandon Bye
Brandon Bye
Brandon Bye
Defender
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Real Name: Brandon Bye
HT: 6' 0" WT: 175
Age: 24 (11/29/1995)
Birthplace: Kalamazoo, Michigan
Hometown: Portage, Mich.

Updated October 25, 2019

AT A GLANCE:

  • Made 54 appearances and 46 starts since being drafted in the first round of the 2018 MLS SuperDraft, becoming the league’s first draftee from Western Michigan University.
  • Finished rookie campaign with the third most appearances (24) and minutes played (1,470) among all 2018 MLS SuperDraft picks.
  • Led Western Michigan to its first MAC regular season championship, NCAA Tournament win, and national top-five ranking as a team captain in 2017. 
  • Named MAC Player of the Year and a Hermann Trophy semifinalist after recording 12 goals and seven assists as a senior.

MLS CAREER: Versatile outside defender and midfielder with professional starts at right back, left back, center back, and right midfield…Selected by the New England Revolution in the first round (eighth overall) of the 2018 MLS SuperDraft…Became the first Western Michigan player ever selected in the MLS SuperDraft…Career regular season totals include 54 appearances, 46 starts, three goals, and four assists across 4,127 minutes played…Also owns one postseason start…Made career-high 30 starts and scored two goals with two assists in second professional season…Made 24 appearances, starting 16, as a rookie in 2018.

2019: Made 30 starts and scored two goals with two assists in 2,657 minutes of action…Saw time at right back, left back, center back, and in the midfield…Ranked second on the team in minutes played and clearances (88)…Played 90 minutes in 21-of-22 games to close the regular season, with another 90-minute outing in the playoffs...Also played 47 minutes in U.S. Open Cup Fourth Round win on June 11, and 120 minutes in Round of 16 match at Orlando City SC on June 19…(3/2) at DAL: Started and played 90 minutes in season opener…(3/30) vs. MIN: Scored game-winning goal in the 62nd minute of the 2-1 home win…(4/6) at CLB: Made the start at left back…(5/11) vs. SJ: Started and played 90 minutes in 3-1 victory…(5/18) at MTL: Helped Revs to a clean sheet, 0-0, at Montreal…(6/2) at LA: Started and played 90 minutes in fourth straight start at right back, a 2-1 road win…(6/26) at PHI: Scored third career goal and second of season…(7/27) vs. ORL: Registered first assist of the season on Cristian Penilla’s game-winning goal…(8/17) at NY: Made first MLS start at center back…(8/24) vs. CHI: Notched second assist of the season…(9/21) vs. RSL: Marked 50th regular season appearance…Postseason: (10/19) at ATL: Made postseason debut with 90-minute start at right back.

2018: Rookie totals include 24 appearances with 16 starts, one goal, and two assists in 1,470 minutes played…Recorded the third most appearances and minutes played among all members of the 2018 MLS SuperDraft class…Registered eight consecutive starts at left back between Aug. 4 and Sept. 22…Appeared in 16 consecutive matches to close the season…Played 90 minutes in U.S. Open Cup Fourth Round match at Louisville on June 5… Finished the 2018 MLS Combine as the only player to place in the top 10 in speed (fourth), agility (3rd), and power (8th) tests…(3/3) at PHI: Made professional debut as a second-half substitute…Played 35 minutes and recorded one shot on goal…(3/10) vs. COL: Made first career start and played all 90 minutes at right back in the 2-1 win…Recorded three shots...(5/19) vs. CLB: Made second career MLS start and played 90 minutes at right wing back…Voted JetBlue Man of the Match…(5/26) at VAN: Made a second consecutive start at right wing back and submitted first career MLS assist in the 3-3 draw…(8/4) at ORL: Registered first career start at left back and tallied second assist in the 3-3 draw...(9/15) at LAFC: Scored first professional goal, an equalizer in the 82nd minute to secure a 1-1 draw…(10/18) at RSL: Started and played 90 minutes at right back…(10/28) vs. MTL: Played 90 minutes at left back in the 1-0 win. 

COLLEGE CAREER (WESTERN MICHIGAN): Played four seasons at Western Michigan and became the first MLS SuperDraft selection in school history…Helped lead WMU to its first MAC regular season championship, NCAA Tournament win, and national top-five ranking…Recorded 22 career goals and 19 assists in 67 appearances from 2014-17…Named a team captain during senior season and was named a Hermann Trophy semifinalist after pacing the MAC with 12 goals and 31 points…Earned first-team All-American nods from United Soccer Coaches and College Soccer News as a senior…Recognized as the Division I National Scholar Player of the Year in 2017…Led WMU in points as a junior after scoring eight goals with five assists…Earned All-Mid-American Conference Second Team honors as a sophomore…Played in eight games as a freshman in 2014.

PERSONAL: Born in Kalamazoo, Mich. …Co-founder of the Aspiras Foundation, which he started in college and is dedicated providing opportunities to young generations of developing communities through soccer, educations, and social inclusion…Attended Portage Northern High School...Led Portage Northern in scoring during junior and senior seasons, and earned All-State and Academic All-State in each year…Also played football, basketball, and ran track in high school…Played for Alliance FC and Kalamazoo Kingdom at the club level…Maintained a 3.74 GPA with a double major in Food & Consumer Packing Goods and Marketing & Supply Chain Management at Western Michigan.   


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Stats

MLS
Career Statistics (Regular Season)
YearClubGPGSGMINSASHTSSOGFCOFFYR
2019New England Revolution303022657222737241
2018New England Revolution241611470212519140
Career Totals-5446341274341256381
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