Kyle Nakazawa

Kyle Nakazawa
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Midfielder
  • LA Galaxy
  • 5' 11"
  • 165 lbs.
  • 03-16-1988
  • Torrance, CA

How Acquired: Traded to the Galaxy from Philadelphia along with a second round pick in the 2013 MLS SuperDraft in exchange for an international roster spot through the 2012 MLS season on February 1, 2012.

A Southern California native and former star with the Galaxy U-20’s who also spent time training with the first team while playing at UCLA, Nakazawa brings creativity and composure to the Galaxy midfield. Capable of playing centrally or on either wing, the South Bay native saw his role with the Philadelphia Union expand in each of his two seasons with the club and will now look for continued improvement after returning to his hometown club.

MLS Highlights

2011: Played in 22 of Philadelphia’s 34 regular season games, making 11 starts while tallying a goal and three assists. He started and played 70 minutes in the regular season opener against Houston on 3/19. Tallied the first assist of his MLS career on 5/12, setting up Michael Farfan for a goal in the Union’s 2-1 home win over Chicago. One week later, he scored the first goal of his career, tallying the game-winner in a 6-2 win at Toronto FC while also assisting on Justin Mapp’s goal in that win. His final assist of the season came on 7/17 at New England, setting up a goal for Carlos Valdes. He was in the Union’s 18-man squad for each of Philadelphia’s games in the Eastern Conference Semifinal Series against Houston, but he did not play in either leg of that series. 2010: Selected by the Philadelphia Union in the third round (33rd overall) of the 2010 MLS SuperDraft, playing in 14 games during his rookie season. He made his MLS debut as a second half substitute in his team’s 3-1 road loss to the Galaxy on 5/1. He made the first start of his career a week later, playing 90 minutes in midfield at Real Salt Lake.

College Highlights

Played four years at UCLA (2006-09) alongside current Galaxy teammates Brian Perk and Michael Stephens, scoring 20 goals and adding 26 assists in 75 games while helping the Bruins reach the NCAA Tournament four times. The UCLA MVP as a sophomore in 2007, he was an honorable mention Pac-10 selection as a freshman before earning a Second Team nomination as a sophomore before finally earning First Team honors in his senior year when he scored a career-high 12 goals in addition to seven assists. He was selected as the Pac-10 Player of the Week in consecutive weeks during his senior season, becoming just the second player in conference history to do so.

Academy Highlights

2008-09: Spent two years playing for the Galaxy U-20’s, helping them record a 14-5-1 record in that time. In 2008, they finished atop the Pacific SoCal Division with a 7-2-1 record while outscoring teams 41-7. While with the Galaxy U-20’s he was joined by current Galaxy teammates Rafael Garcia, Brian Perk and Michael Stephens.

National Team

A former member of the U.S. Under-17 National Team Residency Program, Nakazawa played at the 2007 FIFA U-17 World Championship, scoring twice in four games at the tournament, tallying in wins over North Korea and Italy while also registering an assist. He has also played for the U.S. Under-20 National Team.

Career Statistics (Regular Season)

Year Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
2012 LA Galaxy 5 2 0 193 0 3 1 3 0 0 0
2011 Philadelphia Union 22 14 1 1208 3 15 4 24 0 1 0
2010 Philadelphia Union 14 8 0 798 0 17 8 11 0 2 0
Career Totals 41 24 1 2199 3 35 13 38 0 3 0

2012 Season Statistics

Competition Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
MLS Playoffs LA Galaxy 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
MLS Regular Season LA Galaxy 5 2 0 193 0 3 1 3 0 0 0

2011 Season Statistics

Competition Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
MLS Playoffs Philadelphia Union 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
MLS Regular Season Philadelphia Union 22 14 1 1208 3 15 4 24 0 1 0

2010 Season Statistics

Competition Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
MLS Regular Season Philadelphia Union 14 8 0 798 0 17 8 11 0 2 0
GP: Games Played, GS: Games Started, G: Goals, MIN: Minutes Played, A: Assists, SHT: Shots, SOG: Shots on Goal, FC: Fouls Committed, FS: Fouls Suffered, OFF: Offsides, Y: Yellow Cards, R: Red Cards, GF: Goals For, GA: Goals Against, SO: Shutouts, SV: Saves, CK: Corner Kicks, PKA: Penalty Kick Attempts, PKG: Penalty Kick Goals, PKS: Penalty Kick Saves

Regular Season Game Log

Date Match Result Appearance MINS G A SHT SOG FC FS Y R
10/28/2012 SEA @ LA W 0-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10/21/2012 LA @ SJ T 2-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10/6/2012 RSL @ LA L 2-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/30/2012 LA @ COL T 1-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/22/2012 TOR @ LA W 2-4 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/14/2012 COL @ LA W 0-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/1/2012 VAN @ LA W 0-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/26/2012 DAL @ LA W 0-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/15/2012 LA @ CLB T 1-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/12/2012 LA @ CHV W 4-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/5/2012 LA @ SEA L 0-4 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/28/2012 LA @ DAL W 1-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/21/2012 CHV @ LA W 1-3 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/18/2012 LA @ VAN T 2-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/14/2012 LA @ POR W 5-3 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/8/2012 LA @ CHI W 2-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/4/2012 PHI @ LA L 2-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/30/2012 LA @ SJ L 3-4 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/23/2012 VAN @ LA W 0-3 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/20/2012 LA @ RSL W 3-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/17/2012 POR @ LA W 0-1 Subbed On 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/26/2012 LA @ HOU L 1-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/23/2012 SJ @ LA L 3-2 Subbed On 22 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
5/19/2012 LA @ CHV L 0-1 Started 74 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 0
5/12/2012 LA @ MTL T 1-1 Started 69 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0
5/5/2012 NY @ LA L 1-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/2/2012 LA @ SEA L 0-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/28/2012 DAL @ LA T 1-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/21/2012 LA @ COL W 2-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/14/2012 POR @ LA W 1-3 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/7/2012 LA @ KC L 0-1 Subbed On 18 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3/31/2012 NE @ LA L 3-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3/18/2012 DC @ LA W 1-3 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3/10/2012 RSL @ LA L 3-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10/20/2011 PHI @ NY L 0-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10/15/2011 TOR @ PHI T 1-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10/8/2011 PHI @ SEA W 2-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10/2/2011 PHI @ CHV T 1-1 Subbed On 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/29/2011 DC @ PHI W 2-3 Subbed On 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/23/2011 PHI @ KC T 1-1 Started 62 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
9/17/2011 CLB @ PHI W 0-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/10/2011 POR @ PHI T 0-0 Subbed On 13 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
9/7/2011 NE @ PHI T 4-4 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/3/2011 PHI @ RSL L 1-2 Started 59 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
8/20/2011 PHI @ CLB L 1-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/13/2011 DAL @ PHI T 2-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/6/2011 HOU @ PHI T 1-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/3/2011 PHI @ CHI T 1-1 Subbed On 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/29/2011 COL @ PHI L 2-1 Started 45 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
7/17/2011 PHI @ NE W 3-0 Started 90 0 1 2 1 1 0 0 0
7/9/2011 PHI @ SJ T 0-0 Started 90 0 0 2 0 0 3 0 0
7/2/2011 PHI @ DC T 2-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/25/2011 CHV @ PHI W 2-3 Subbed On 17 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/22/2011 KC @ PHI T 0-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/18/2011 PHI @ VAN L 0-1 Started 90 0 0 1 0 2 1 0 0
6/11/2011 RSL @ PHI T 1-1 Started 74 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
6/4/2011 PHI @ COL T 1-1 Started 90 0 0 1 1 3 1 0 0
5/28/2011 PHI @ TOR W 6-2 Started 63 1 1 1 1 3 1 0 0
5/21/2011 CHI @ PHI W 1-2 Subbed On 85 0 1 2 1 3 0 0 0
5/14/2011 PHI @ DAL L 0-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/11/2011 LA @ PHI T 1-1 Started 67 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0
5/6/2011 PHI @ POR L 0-1 Subbed On 26 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
4/30/2011 SJ @ PHI W 0-1 Subbed On 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/16/2011 SEA @ PHI T 1-1 Started 90 0 0 1 0 2 3 0 0
4/9/2011 NY @ PHI W 0-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/2/2011 PHI @ LA L 0-1 Started 62 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0
3/26/2011 VAN @ PHI W 0-1 Started 67 0 0 1 0 1 2 1 0
3/19/2011 PHI @ HOU W 1-0 Started 70 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0
10/24/2010 PHI @ CLB L 1-3 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10/16/2010 NY @ PHI W 1-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10/7/2010 LA @ PHI L 1-0 Subbed On 76 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0
10/2/2010 HOU @ PHI T 1-1 Started 90 0 0 2 2 1 0 0 0
9/29/2010 PHI @ COL L 1-4 Subbed On 45 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0
9/25/2010 CHV @ PHI W 0-3 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/15/2010 PHI @ SJ L 0-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/11/2010 CHI @ PHI W 0-1 Subbed On 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/4/2010 KC @ PHI T 1-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/28/2010 PHI @ NE W 2-1 Started 65 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0
8/22/2010 PHI @ DC L 0-2 Subbed On 31 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
8/14/2010 COL @ PHI T 1-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/11/2010 RSL @ PHI T 1-1 Started 63 0 0 2 2 2 0 0 0
8/8/2010 PHI @ DAL L 1-3 Started 45 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
8/5/2010 CLB @ PHI L 2-1 Subbed On 50 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
7/31/2010 NE @ PHI T 1-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/17/2010 TOR @ PHI W 1-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/10/2010 SJ @ PHI L 2-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/3/2010 PHI @ CHV T 1-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/27/2010 SEA @ PHI W 1-3 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/10/2010 PHI @ KC L 0-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/5/2010 PHI @ CHI L 1-2 Started 45 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/29/2010 PHI @ HOU W 3-2 Started 90 0 0 4 2 3 0 1 0
5/15/2010 DAL @ PHI T 1-1 Started 66 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
5/8/2010 PHI @ RSL L 0-3 Started 90 0 0 2 1 2 1 0 0
5/1/2010 PHI @ LA L 1-3 Subbed On 29 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0
4/24/2010 PHI @ NY L 1-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/15/2010 PHI @ TOR L 1-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/10/2010 DC @ PHI W 2-3 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3/25/2010 PHI @ SEA L 0-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
GP: Games Played, GS: Games Started, G: Goals, MIN: Minutes Played, A: Assists, SHT: Shots, SOG: Shots on Goal, FC: Fouls Committed, FS: Fouls Suffered, OFF: Offsides, Y: Yellow Cards, R: Red Cards, GF: Goals For, GA: Goals Against, SO: Shutouts, SV: Saves, CK: Corner Kicks, PKA: Penalty Kick Attempts, PKG: Penalty Kick Goals, PKS: Penalty Kick Saves