Weight: 150 lbs
Born: February 18, 2010
Hometown: Woodland, CA
Nationality: United States, Mexico
Previous Clubs: Woodland Soccer Club, North Bay Elite FC
Signed to professional contract from the club’s youth development academy on July 31, 2023 – making him the youngest athlete signed to a professional contract in American team sports.
Kimbrough joined Republic FC’s Academy in 2021 at age 11, playing up one age division. In his first season, he scored a team-leading 27 goals in 31 matches, helping Sacramento’s U-13 side to the best record of any team in their age group nation-wide with 30 wins and just one loss in league play, including 27 consecutive victories to open the season. In his second season, Kimbrough and the U14 squad finished first in MLS NEXT division play with a 26-5-3 record, outscoring opponents 148-22. As part of the high potential training program, he would join the U15 team for select matches against older competition. In two seasons of MLS NEXT league play, he scored 61 goals in 81 appearances.
After a successful MLS NEXT Flex tournament in 2023, Kimbrough was recruited to serve as a guest player at the Bassevelde U13 Cup, one of the most prestigious youth tournaments across the globe. Up against some of the top clubs in the world – including Juventus, West Ham, and Benfica, Kimbrough scored six goals and was named the tournament MVP, leading New York Red Bulls Academy to be the first MLS club to lift the championship trophy.
Before joining Republic FC’s Academy, Da’vian’s development began with the coaching staff at North Bay Elite Futbol Club in Solano County, as well as Woodland Soccer Club of Yolo County. In his time with Republic FC, Kimbrough was also selected to participate in his first U.S. Youth National Team ID Center last October.