Brandon Bye

Brandon Bye
Brandon Bye
Brandon Bye
Midfielder/Defender
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Real Name: Brandon Bye
HT: 6' 0" WT: 175
Age: 22 (11/29/1995)
Birthplace: Kalamazoo, Michigan
Hometown: Portage, Mich.

Updated April 10, 2018

AT A GLANCE:

  • Selected by New England in the first round of the 2018 MLS SuperDraft, becoming the first player from Western Michigan University to be selected.
  • Played four years at Western Michigan and paced team in points during junior and senior seasons.
  • Led WMU 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.
  • Earned First Team All-American selections from the United Soccer Coaches and College Soccer News in 2017, in addition to Division I National Scholar Player of the Year.

MLS CAREER (2018): 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…Finished as the only player at the 2018 MLS Combine in Orlando, Fla. to place in the top 10 in speed (fourth), agility (3rd), and power (8th) tests…Appeared in each of the Revolution’s first three matches, making one start…(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..(3/24) vs. NYC: Saw 13 minutes of action as a substitute in the 2-2 draw.

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.

2017 (SENIOR): Started all 21 games played…Named a team captain…Paced the MAC with 12 goals and 31 points…Also contributed seven assists…Named one of seven Hermann Trophy semifinalists…Led WMU to its first MAC regular season championship, NCAA Tournament win, and national top-five ranking…Also became school's first All-American after earning United Soccer Coaches First Team All-American and College Soccer News First Team All-American selections…Named the USC Division I National Scholar Player of the Year in addition to USC Academic All-American and CoSIDA Third Team Academic All-American nods…Scored five game-winning goals, the seventh highest total in the nation…Set a WMU record for shots in a season with 91 and ranked among top five in the nation in shots per game and shots on goal per game…Tallied assists on both goals in WMU's NCAA Tournament win against University at Albany.

2016 (JUNIOR): Played in all 19 games with 18 starts for a second consecutive season…Paced WMU in points with 21 on eight goals and five assists, including two game-winning goals…Finished season ranked second among all MAC players in points and goals…Earned First Team All-Mid-American Conference and Second Team All-Great-Lakes Region selections…Also named to Academic All-MAC team and MAC Distinguished Scholar Athlete list for a second consecutive year…Recorded 71 shots, the third most by a WMU player in a single season.

2015 (SOPHOMORE): Appeared in all 19 games, starting 18…Tallied two goals and four assists…Named to the All-Mid-American Conference Second Team…Earned an Academic All-MAC selection and named a MAC Distinguished Scholar Athlete…Scored first career goal in season opener vs. Marshall on Aug. 28…Recorded second career goal and first career game-winner on Sept. 13 vs. Western Illinois…Registered assists in back-to-back matches twice (vs. IUPUI on Sept. 6 and St. Bonaventure on Sept. 11; vs. Michigan State on Oct. 13 and Bowling Green on Oct. 17).

2014 (FRESHMAN): Made eight appearances with six starts...Finished season with three assists…Tallied all three assists in consecutive matches (Sept. 7 vs. DePaul, Sept. 12 vs. Butler, Sept. 14 vs. Eastern Illinois)…Made collegiate debut on Aug. 31 at IPFW.

PERSONAL: Born in Kalamazoo, Mich. …Co-founder of the Aspiras Foundation, which he started in college…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
2018New England Revolution8303401736010
Career Totals-8303401736010
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