She Got Game: Under Armour’s Kaylyn Kyle Deserves All of Your Attention

  • Kaylyn Kyle
  • Kaylyn Kyle
  • Kaylyn Kyle
  • Kaylyn Kyle
  • Kaylyn Kyle

Am I the only one who can’t wait for the FIFA Women’s World Cup this summer? It’s going to be on point. Well, maybe not as ill as the 1999 one was–still one of the most memorable sporting moments in my house was when Brandi Chastain went all YOLO–but it’s definitely going to be good. One team I’ll be watching is Canada, if for no other reason than Kaylyn Kyle. The 26-year-old was just recently selected to her second World Cup roster after being a part of the team four years ago.

Kyle is also a member of the Under Armour team and the partnership makes perfect sense. She grew up with doubters and her whole lifestyle and game on the field is aggressive and passionate. To her, there’s nothing better than proving people wrong.

“I was told I was never going to make it,” she says in an #EarnYourArmour commercial. “I like when people don’t have that faith in you I guess you can say because it just makes me want to work harder every day.”

Kyle is a great soccer player who has played for professional clubs like the Seattle Reign FC, the Boston Breakers, and the Houston Dash. But it’s her social presence where she really shines. Her Instagram page is particularly lit, featuring everything from beach shots to gym shots to clips of her dog. I guess being super good-looking helps hold the interest of her 25,000-plus followers. But even still, in the same way that Skylar Diggins holds it down at the gym while Va$htie holds it down on the runway, Kyle knows how to entertain. And even though her sneaker game can’t quite match that of some other women, she is still super deserving of all of your attention. See why here.

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