With his rookie season set to kick off this weekend, Kyle Sanchez Edwards is thankful for what’s led him here.
RGVFC forward Kyle Sanchez Edwards owes a lot of what got him to this level to a small island and an important woman. The 23-year-old rookie hails from Barrouallie, St. Vincent, an island nation in the Caribbean. Kyle has had the chance to represent his country on the international stage more than ten times. “It’s indeed a lot of pleasure and fun to represent that beautiful little island and getting to see the boys and the wonderful smiles on the people,” Sanchez Edwards told BGN. While he has the chance to play internationally for his country, his college and club careers have led him away from St. Vincent, to the United States. “Most of all I miss my family,” he shared. “My mom is everything to me. I don’t know where I would be without her. So, I give thanks and ask the Lord to watch over her every day.”
He explained that his dad was around but didn’t really help raise him. “My mom basically did every and anything you could think of that both parents would do,” he explained. “She made sure I had a roof over my head and food to eat every day. She supported me in everything and most importantly, she made sure I was happy and I’m extremely grateful for that. Mommy And Daddy was one person…that’s how awesome she was.” Kyle said that every memory he has with her is a favorite for him, even when she was whooping him for doing something wrong or disobeying.
After leaving his island home, Kyle Sanchez Edwards spent two seasons at Ranger College before arriving at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. He finished his career in the top two in school history in shots, goals, and points and became the first UTRGV player to be selected in the MLS SuperDraft when Houston Dynamo picked him in the fourth round. Sanchez Edwards decided to sign with RGVFC, in the area that he’s already familiar with.
With the Toros, he is ready to play as a striker or somewhere else in the attack. “I have the skills and the tools to play in any of the forward roles. Whatever situation occurs on the field, I deal with it accordingly,” Sanchez Edwards said. He’s not only is he a goalscorer, but he’s also an entertainer. If you watch his highlights, he brings skill on the ball and also in his post-goal celebrations. Will those continue in the USL Championship with RGVFC? “Absolutely. For every goal, I have something special for the fans. They deserve to be entertained,” he answered.
Kyle Sanchez Edwards will get his first chance to entertain the RGVFC fans when the Toros host LA Galaxy II on Sunday at H-E-B Park.