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Podcast: Ottawa Fury FC defender Kyle Porter

By Josh Lemoine on April 18, 2018

Ottawa Fury FC finally play their first home game of the 2018 USL season on Saturday, April 21 at 2pm. They’ll be looking for their first game of the season as they take on North Carolina FC. Ahead of the game, we had defender Kyle Porter on the show to talk about the season so far.

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The team will also debut their new home kits, featuring black and red stripes. Porter thinks the new look is pretty sharp.

“I think they’re great. They’re bringing back that jersey from, I think it was the 2015 season, where Ottawa came close to winning the championship. I think the black and red colours stand out. It’s an intimidating look. It’s great to have those black and red stripes back.”

Porter played in Tampa for the 2017 season, but is back in Ottawa for a second stint, having played here in 2016. He credits his relationship with GM and former teammate Julian de Guzman with bringing him back.

“I’ve always respected him and looked to him for guidance throughout my career. He’s always respected me and my game. When things didn’t work out in Tampa, he was the first person I called, and from there things slowly started piecing together. He told me Nikola wanted to take a look at me, and after that it just took off.”

Kyle Porter Fun Facts

Favourite team
Arsenal

Favourite player
Thierry Henry and Lionel Messi

Favourite sport besides soccer
Basketball

Biggest impact on your career
My dad

Best player you’ve ever played against
Thierry Henry

Best players you’ve ever played with
Dwayne DeRosario and Julian de Guzman

Favourite pregame meal
Pasta with chicken

Favourite movie
Inception

Bucket list travel destination
Hawaii, Israel, Africa

Best dancer on Fury FC
Michael Salazar and Kevin Oliveira. Not sure if they’re any good, but they’re always dancing in the locker room

Music on your iPod
Drake, maybe some old school reggae

Hidden talent
I can cut hair. I used to cut hair for teammates. I used to hook it up, make sure the team looked fresh. I have to upgrade my clippers. When I do maybe I’ll bring them into the locker room and see if anyone wants to get fresh.

This interview aired on CHUO 89.1FM on April 17, 2017