Kyle Martino is an American former professional soccer player playing as a midfielder.
Previously. he had spent seven seasons with the Columbus Crew and Los Angeles Galaxy in Major League Soccer. Moreover, he came into the spotlight as a soccer analyst and host. Currently, he is working as a studio analyst and color commentator for NBC Sports coverage of the English Premier League.
What is Kyle Martino Net Worth?
Former American professional soccer player, Kyle Martino has an estimated net worth of around $1 million in 2020. Currently, he is working as a television soccer analyst and host. He has earned a fortune worth millions from his career in the field and on TV.
His current source of earning is his television career as a soccer analyst and host. According to records, NBC Sports employees who worked as a soccer analyst and host earn an average of $67,306. The salary may be ranging from $56,559 at the 25th percentile to $76,259 at the 75th percentile, with top earners (the top 10%) earning more than $87,236.
Martino played soccer for his high school team. From his college, he won the National Player of the Year in 1998 after his senior season. After that, he played college soccer and scored 17 goals with 21 assists. Kyle was one of 15 finalists for the Hermann Trophy also named ACC Player of the Year.
Professional Career of Kyle Martino
- After Kyle’s junior season he signed a Project-40 contract with Major League Soccer (MLS) after leaving UVA. The Columbus Crew selected him in eighth overall after entering the 2002 MLS Superdraft. In his 22 appearances, he scored only 2 goals with 5 assists.
- It helped him to win the MLS Rookie of the Year Award while running the Crew offense for much of the season.
- After his disappointing season, he failed to develop into the dominant offensive force that many had expected, although he maintained a spot in the Crew’s starting lineup.
- For the 2004 season, he started to like the second with Martino failing to stimulate the offense. However, he moved up to withdrawn forward saw a resurgence of his offensive abilities.
- His team became the longest unbeaten streak in MLS history.
- In the year 2005, he has not scored any goals for his team. Similarly, he joined LA Galaxy in a four-player deal in early 2006.
- After that, he along with his teammate John Wolyniec traded for Joseph Ngwenya and Ned Grabavoy respectively.
- In 2006, he played the first match for LA Galaxy against the Crew before the trade.
- In that game, he scored the game’s only goal in the last few seconds delivering a defeat to his soon-to-be teammates.
- He gave trial at Dutch Eredivisie side NEC Nijmegen in November 2006 but did not earn a contract.
- Also, he had a trial at Leeds United but not selected. On February 19, 2008, Kyle retired from professional soccer.
- His main reason for retirement is advised by doctors that injuries he sustained throughout his career were severe enough that it would be in his best interest to retire.
Talking about his international career, he played for the United States at the 2001 World Youth Championship in Argentina. We saw him playing little time for the senior national team. On November 17, 2002, he got his first cap against El Salvador.
Against Panama on October 12, 2005, he scored his only international goal in the World Cup qualifier. It helps to lead his team to victory against the scoreline of 2-0. After that, he had not played for his national team.
His Current Job
Currently, Kyle Martino is working as a studio analyst and color commentator for NBC Sports coverage of the English Premier League. Previously, he has worked with a color commentator for MLS on the ESPN family of the network.
Besides his commentating career, he worked as a television host featured on Travel Channel’s 36 Hours and NBC’s Spartan Race. Similarly, he has worked for ESPN in the past for the Philadelphia Union’s local broadcasts.
Kyle has left NBC Sports temporarily on November 6, 2017, to stand as a candidate for president of the United States Soccer Federation in the February 2018 election. However, he lost the election and his campaign was unsuccessful. After that, he returned to his own job.