Birthdate: January 12, 1991
Hometown: Knoxville, Tennessee
Pronunciation: Tyler Gibson
Previous Team: Indy Eleven
2023: Gibson signed on for a third season in Louisville with a new contract in the offseason.
Last Season: Appearing in 32 matches with 29 starts, Gibson was an anchor in holding midfield for City, completing 1,383 passes and distributing at an 89.5% percent clip in the opponent’s half to go along with 31 interceptions, and 30 tackles.
Before Louisville City: Gibson made a career of soccer after his time as a four-year starter for the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. There, he started every game of a 2011 season capped by a national championship game appearance. Gibson played for the San Antonio Scorpions, Rayo OKC and San Francisco Deltas until he landed in the USL Championship with FC Cincinnati, where he was limited to nine appearances at having rehabbed from a broken leg suffered during the 2018 preseason. Gibson then joined rival Indy Eleven, where in 2020 he led the side in minutes played and started in each of the club’s 16 games. He also finished second on the team in passes (810) and first in passing accuracy with 84%.