ACQUIRED: Signed with Minnesota United on 1.24.2017
Jamaican international Taylor had six years of MLS experience prior to joining MNUFC, featuring for Houston Dynamo (2011–15) and most recently Portland Timbers (2016), where he started 21 of 23 matches. He is a strong and experienced defender who is not afraid to lay into his opponents, this despite standing at just 5'10".
Taylor began his career playing eight years in the Jamaican National Premier League with Harbour View and St. George’s SC before signing with Houston in 2011. The defender guided the Dynamo to back-to-back Eastern Conference titles in his first two seasons in MLS. He started in nearly all of his 108 appearances with the club, missing some time due to a fractured foot in 2013 and international duty along the way.
He joined the Timbers in 2016 after being selected in the 2015 MLS Re-Entry Draft and found a way to become an offensive asset while playing in the Rose City, providing a career-high three assists last season.
2017: Made MNUFC debut as a starter on March 3 at POR ... Missed June 14 USOC match vs SKC due to international duty with Jamaica ... Missed July 4 vs CLB through July 19 vs HOU due to international duty with Jamaica.
INTERNATIONAL: Taylor has made over 90 appearances for Jamaica since first being called up in 2004. His defensive play has helped the Reggae Boyz win three Caribbean Cups, scoring a crucial penalty to claim the 2014 title. He made six starts (three clean sheets) during the 2017 Gold Cup.