Hometown: San Marcos, California
Previous Club: Charlotte FC
College: Wake Forest University
Kyle Holcomb joins the Black and Yellow for his first season after previously being picked 29th overall in the 2022 MLS SuperDraft by Charlotte FC.
The 22-year-old California native competed with Charlotte during the 2022 preseason and scored in their friendly against the Grenada National Team on February 1.
Before turning pro, Holcomb had a decorated four-year career at Wake Forest University, where he finished ranked tied for seventh-most in career goals (33) in program history.
The forward earned All-America honors (second team) following his senior year from United Soccer Coaches and College Soccer News after tallying 12 goals and four assists in 20 starts. Holcomb was additionally an All-ACC First-Team, All-ACC Academic Team and United Soccer Coaches First-Team All-South Region selection that year.
With the Demon Deacons, Holcomb made 71 appearances across four seasons. Holcomb helped Wake Forest earn spots in the NCAA Tournament each year he was there, including a run to the College Cup in 2019. He also won the 2018 regular season conference title his freshman year.
On the international stage, Holcomb made his debut with the U.S. U-19 National Team on May 7, 2018, in the 2018 Slovakia Cup against the Kazakhstan U-19’s, scoring one goal in the 8-0 victory. He additionally appeared in the 3-0 win over Azerbaijan U-18’s during the friendly tournament, recording one assist.
Before Wake Forest, Holcomb played youth club soccer with Pateadores FC, where he scored 28 goals in 22 games in 2017 and 26 goals in 27 games in 2016. He won a national title with Pateadores in 2013.