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Robyn Gayle
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Washington Spirit

Robyn
Gayle

Defender

Date of Birth
Oct 31, 1985
Place of Birth
Toronto, Canada
Nationality
Canada
Height
170 cm
Debut
14 April 2013

Bio

INTERNATIONAL
Won a silver medal with Canada at the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup Canada 2002… won a silver medal with Canada at the XIV Pan American Games Santo Domingo 2003 after the team lost 1:2 a.e.t. to Brazil in the final… finished fifth with Canada at the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup Thailand 2004… she was 20 years old when she made her debut for Canada (25 June 2006)… won a silver medal with Canada at the 2006 CONCACAF Women’s Gold Cup / FIFA World Cup Qualifiers for China 2007… was selected by Canada, but then missed the XV Pan American Games Rio 2007… represented Canada at the FIFA Women’s World Cup China 2007 (she did not feature)… finished first with Canada at the 2008 Cyprus Women’s Cup… finished second with Canada at the 2008 CONCACAF Women’s Olympic Qualifying tournament (Canada qualified for the Beijing 2008 Olympics)… reached the quarter-final phase with Canada at the Beijing 2008 Women’s Olympic Football Tournament… finished first with Canada at the 2010 Cyprus Women’s Cup… won a gold medal with Canada at the 2010 CONCACAF championship / FIFA Women’s World Cup Qualifiers for Germany 2011… she was the 24th women’s footballer to make her 50th appearance for Canada (25 October 2011)… finished first with Canada at the 2011 Cyprus Women’s Cup… represented Canada at the FIFA Women’s World Cup Germany 2011… won a gold medal with Canada at the XVI Pan American Games Guadalajara 2011… won a silver medal with Canada at the 2012 CONCACAF Women’s Olympic Qualifying tournament in Vancouver… finished second with Canada at the 2012 Cyprus Women’s Cup… won an Olympic bronze medal with Canada at the London 2012 Women’s Olympic Football Tournament…

COLLEGE EXPERIENCE
2004-2007: Gayle began her career as a Tar Heel at the University of North Carolina in 2004. In 2006, she was named team captain and carried her team to their 18th National Championship. She was also named Defensive MVP of the College Cup that same year.

PERSONAL
Robyn Krista Gayle… both of her parents were born in Jamaica… grew up competing in soccer, track, volleyball and basketball… she was 10 years old when she started playing soccer for Mississauga Dixie Hearts… enjoys music, video games, watching soccer… favorites have included Zinédine Zidane, Cesc Fàbregas, Mario Balotelli, Arsenal, Toronto FC… other favorites have included Toronto and North Carolina teams…

ACQUIRED
2013: In January, the U.S. Soccer Federation allocated Robyn to the Washington Spirit.

Career

Season Team Comp
2014
NWSL
1148 15 13 2 3 4 2 4 0 0
2013
NWSL
1188 14 14 0 3 1 0 2 0 0
Total 2336 29 27 2 6 5 2 6 0 0

Games Played