For the most part, Canadian international Kyle Porter spent the 2014 regular season as an unused sub for D.C. United.
All season long, he played a total of 65 minutes in five MLS games for DCU. That's a dramatic drop in game time from 2013, when he played in 27 matches. In 2013, he had three goals, which tied him with Dwayne De Rosario and Luis Silva for the basement team's top goal scorer. In 2014, he had no goals in our MLS season, with just one shot on goal, which came in the September match versus the New York Red Bulls. The shot was taken off of a pass from Lewis Neal. The kick was weak when the moment called for power, and the Red Bulls easily cleared it. Porter successfully passed the ball 69.2% of the time in 2014, compared to 74% of the time in 2013.
So 2014 was not a breakout year for the forward/winger. Olsen clearly favored EJ, Rolfe, Espindola, and Silva -- and even Estrada -- for the spots that Porter might occupy. He saw a little more game time in the CONCACAF Champions League when Olsen didn't want his first string making trips to Jamaica and Panama. (Porter is half Jamaican.) And he spent time in 2014 on loan to the Richmond Kickers, much to their benefit. He played six games and netted four goals for the USL Pro side. That's nothing to sneeze at.
Now, DC United has already announced it is not exercising its option on Porter's contract for next year. So he's now clearly on the market. But that doesn't mean that DCU can't snag him back after all is said and done.
Let's get your educated opinion.