West Chester natives and Henderson High School graduates Kyle and Todd Morton have become the first set of brothers in America to become professional soccer goalies, writes Matthew Ralph for Brotherly Game.
Kyle, the older brother, is currently the keeper for the Pittsburgh Riverhounds. This season, Todd became a goalie for the Real Monarchs, a franchise based in Utah. Both teams are members of the United Soccer League.
Kyle, 24, was the first of the brothers to play in goal during their youth soccer days in West Chester. Both brothers played for West Chester United and Penn Fusion Academy. Kyle also spent some time learning the ropes at the Philadelphia Union Academy while in high school.
The elder brother competed collegiately at James Madison, while the younger brother played for Delaware.
Neither was drafted out of college, but they instead found their way to USL over time.
“Kyle is the trailblazer,” said Todd. “I decided to give it a try because he had so much success with it.”
Read more about the Mortons from Brotherly Game here.