Kevin Molino

Kevin Molino
Kevin Molino
Kevin Molino
Midfielder
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Real Name: Kevin Molino
HT: 5' 8" WT: 155
Age: 28 (06/17/1990)
Birthplace: Carenage, Trinidad and Tobago
Hometown: Carenage, Trinidad and Tobago

ACQUIRED: Traded from Orlando City SC on 1.26.2017

Trinidad and Tobago international Molino was Orlando City SC's first MLS signing and rejoined forces with Head Coach Adrian Heath when he moved to MNUFC in a major inter-league trade on January 26, 2017. He is a strong, technical player through the midfield and can dribble past defenders to create opportunities in front of goal. 

Molino has worked closely with Heath during his career, having played under the Loons’ manager from 2011 through 2016 in Orlando. In 30 appearances (30 starts) under the gaffer for MNUFC during the 2017 season, Molino contributed seven goals and a team-high nine assists. He earned a spot on the Team of the Week in Week 7 for his assist in the 2-2 draw with Houston Dynamo and in Week 21 for his two-assist effort in the 4-0 victory over D.C. United. In Week 31, Molino was named MLS Player of the Week –– a first for any Minnesota United player in MLS –– and earned another spot on the Team of the Week after scoring the winner in a 3-2 result at Atlanta United.

The midfielder began his career in the TT Pro League with San Juan Jabloteh and Ma Pau SC before coming stateside to join Orlando in USL. He mainly featured in a supporting role, setting up teammates with assists rather than going at goal himself. But in 2014, the club’s final USL season, Molino went on a tear, scoring a league-record 20 goals in the regular season and leading the club to its third Commissioner’s Cup in four years.

His transition to MLS was virtually seamless and he looked poised to continue his USL form in America’s top flight. However, Molino suffered a torn ACL during a friendly early that year, forcing him to miss the remainder of the 2015 campaign. He returned in 2016 and took MLS by storm, scoring 11 goals and contributing eight assists to tie Kaka for the most points on Orlando's roster.

2018: Scored two goals March 3 in a 3-2 loss at SJ...Provided first assist of the year on March 10 at ORL, subbed off due to injury in the second half...Miss the remained of the season due to an ACL tear

2017: Made MNUFC debut as a started on March 3 at POR ... Scored first goal of the season on March 12 vs ATL, converting a penalty kick in the first half ... Scored second goal of the year on March 18 at COL, converting a first-half penalty ... Missed March 25 match at NE due to international duty with Trinidad and Tobago ... Scored his third goal of the season and his first and second assists of the year on April 1 in a 4-2 win vs RSL ... Recorded his third assist on April 15 at HOU and was on the bench bench of the Week 7 MLS Team of the Week ... Scored his fourth and fifth goals of the season on May 13 in a 3-2 loss at TOR ... Missed May 27 vs ORL match due to illness ... Missed June 14 USOC match vs SKC due to international duty ... Recorded fourth assist on June 21 vs POR ... Recorded fifth assist on June 24 vs VAN ... Earned sixth and seventh assists on July 29 vs DC. Named to MLS Team of the Week for Week 21 ... Scored sixth goal on September 16 at MTL ... Provided eighth assist on September 23 vs FCD ... Scored seventh goal and provided ninth assist of the year on October 3 at ATL

INTERNATIONAL: Molino was a rising star at the youth international level and has been a mainstay in the Trinidad and Tobago lineup ever since. He has 19 goals in 43 appearances, including two hat tricks, both in Caribbean Cup qualifying.


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