SIGMA FC is proud to announce Kyle Bekker has signed a professional contract with Major League Soccer ahead of upcoming MLS Combine and SuperDraft.

The playmaking midfielder recently concluded a stellar four-year career at Boston College in the NCAA where he was named First-Team All-Conference in the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC)- one of the nation's top conferences. Bekker was recently on trial with London side Crystal Palace of The Championship and was considering this and other overseas options before signing with MLS.

Major League Soccer routinely signs a very select group of U.S. College seniors ahead of the SuperDraft. The move is a clear indication that Bekker will be one of the more coveted selections in this year draft. Bekker along with Sigma teammate and Oregon State University scoring standout Emery Welshman will take part in the 2013 MLS Combine beginning Friday January 11 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The MLS SuperDraft takes place January 17 in Indianapolis.

Quick facts:

Kyle Bekker
Age: 22 (Sep 2, 1990)
Height: 5-10
Weight: 165
Hometown: Oakville, Ontario
Club: Sigma FC (2006-present)
College: Boston College Eagles (2009-2013)

College Honours:

  • 2012 First-Team All-Atlantic Coast Conference; NCAA Division I All-South Atlantic First Team
  • Invited to 2013 MLS Combine (Jan. 2013)
  • 2011 First-Team All-Atlantic Coast Conference and ACC Tournament Team; NCAA Division I All-South Atlantic Third Team
  • 2010 Second-Team All-Atlantic Coast Conference; NCAA Division I All-South Atlantic Second Team
  • 2009 First-Team All-ACC Freshman Team

Highlights:

  • Member of Canadian U23 Men's Soccer team, earned semi-final berth in CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying tournament, appearing in all four games in the final round, including 3 starts.
  • Trained at MLS clubs Seattle Sounders, Montreal Impact during Summer 2012 and Toronto FC during the summer of 2011
  • Traveled with Sigma FC to the Netherlands in March 2007 for matches against professional clubs; earned invitation to return to AFC AJAX's A youth squad at the famed youth academy. Has also spent time at Everton FC and Club Brugge.
  • Ranks seventh all-time at Boston College in assists (18), 10th in points (50) and 11th in goals (16)

Media:
Highlights, 2011-2012 seasons http://youtu.be/6DJEJ5iaLR4
Video Profile: Bekker aims for the next level http://youtu.be/Qiww4mTcrn0
Video: Kyle Bekker trains with TFC http://youtu.be/I-3a6FUNzoM
Article: "Having Fun" - A Sigma FC Standout http://www.sigma-sports.net/newsEvents/havingFun.html

About Sigma FC
Based in Mississauga, Canada, Sigma FC is home to academy teams from the ages of 11 all the way up to senior men's team, a development program (ETC Program) for kids starting at 7 years old and marquee events such as the annual Sigma University Showcase and Sigma International Talent Camps. Sigma has seen more than 30 players move on to U.S or Canadian college soccer programs in the past three years, had seven players called to national teams, and a few already join the pro ranks both in North America and in Europe.