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Cake or Death? D.C. United's youngest Canadian international, Kyle Porter

With the 2013 season finally, mercifully behind us, it's time to run through the D.C. United roster and determine who should stay and eat cake and who should leave the team and find inevitable death. Today, we look at midfielder and relative newcomer Kyle Porter.


He came into the team on a trial last offseason and earned himself his first top flight contract. He was pushed into a starting role nobody expected for him very early in the season due to injuries and poor form from his D.C. United teammates. Eventually he took the impact sub spot that suited him best and ended up co-leading the team in goals. (I know, right?) In today's Cake or Death, we look at Canadian Kyle Porter.

As I said, Porter had the joint lead in goals for United this year with 3 (and it might have been more if not for a since-repudiated offside call nullified what would have been his first goal of the year). He also managed to work his way further into the Canadian Men's National Team setup, adding to the one lone cap he'd earned prior to joining the Black-and-Red last summer during the Gold Cup. His work-rate and attacking instinct define his game, and the 23-year-old eventually outpaced the other reserve outside midfielders to become Ben Olsen's top sub at the position.

Now, it's our job to decide whether we think he should be back with the team next year. If you think there's a spot on the roster for Porter, then vote to give him Cake. If not, then Death. And once you vote, let us know your thinking in the comments.