2018: Voted Team Defensive Player of the Year, Ryden appeared in all 34 matches for the Monarchs while making 30 starts. Ryden scored five goals in 2018, including two, two-goal performances against Portland Timbers 2 and LA Galaxy II.
2017: Signed with Jacksonville Armada in February 2017 where he started and featured in 31 matches, playing 2774 minutes, scoring one goal and adding four assists.
2016: For USL side Oklahoma City Energy FC, he played 26 games and 1,893 minutes with the Energy in 2016.
2015: Was drafted in the fourth round (69th overall) in the 2015 MLS SuperDraft by Columbus Crew SC. Spent most of the season on loan to the Austin Aztex on the USL where he made 14 appearances, scoring three goals. Signed with the Oklahoma City Energy in August of 2015 where he featured in 26 games, scoring on one occasion.
Collegiate: The Norman, Oklahoma native spent his college career between two schools, Oral Roberts University (2009-2010) and Midwestern State University (2012-2014). During his time with Oral Roberts, he was named to the Summit League All-Newcomer team in 2009. He went on to tally one goal and two assists in 28 appearances with Midwestern State and earned NSCAA All-South Central Region First Team honors.
SCOUTING REPORT: “Kalen is a big man for a left back standing at 6-2 … he can move very well for someone of that size … can pass the ball very well and his fitness is top class … he’s a guy who won’t get knocked down by the same guy twice in a game … he’s going to make you aware that he’s there and will be a physical presence …”
PERSONAL: Golfing when he is not playing soccer … A big fan of the Oklahoma Sooners … Enjoys photography as a hobby