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Kyle Brathwaite was a member of the Trinidad & Tobago U17 Men’s National Team during the 2012-13 season and most recently has trained with the prestigious D.C. United Academy squad, where he holds one of two out of market spots, as a center back during the 2014-15 season. Prior to that, he was a member of the Carolina Rapids U-15/16 team in 2012-13 along with future teammate Anselmo.

With the Trinidad & Tobago national club, Brathwaite competed in the Tournament of the Americas in Columbia in November of 2012. The following year he was one of 21 invited players to the D.C. United Academy US Soccer Training Center. It was one of a number of trips to US Training Centers for Brathwaite.

In July, 2011, Brathwaite was named to the same TDS ‘Team of the Month’ as Anselmo as a defender. According to TDS, it was on the basis of Brathwaite’s play that helped promote Gaston United to the Region III South Regional Premier League. Prior to his ‘Team of the Month’ recognition, Brathwaite participated in the id2 National Identification Camp.

His father Jarrette Brathwaite, played collegiately for the Charlotte 49ersand professionally in both the United States and Germany.

“Kyle is a talented and experienced player who we believe can contribute immediately on our backline. Kyle was formally in the U16 National Soccer Team pool, and has played United States Soccer Developmental Academy (USSDA) level soccer as well. We feel that Kyle will compete primarily as a central defender although he is a versatile player who could play wide as well”