Andre Akpan

Andre Akpan
Andre Akpan
Forward
17
Real Name: Andre Akpan
HT: 6' 0"
Age: 27 (12/08/1987)
Birthplace: Fort Worth, Texas
Hometown: Grand Prairie

A strong, powerful forward who is adept at hold-up play, but can also combining with teammates … very fast … an adopted New Englander after a four-year collegiate career at Harvard 

2013: Notched two assists in eight total regular-season appearances, including one game with the Colorado Rapids prior to March 28 trade to New York … made three of his seven MLS appearances for the Red Bulls against the New England Revolution, notching both of his assists against the same club, and also played against the Revolution in the U.S. Open Cup … made his Red Bulls debut on April 20 against New England and assisted on Eric Alexander goal … made his only Red Bulls start of the season on May 11 in 1-1 tie at New England, and assisted on Lloyd Sam’s game-tying goal … came on as a substitute in four other games, including on Oct. 5 in 2-2 tie vs. New England that saw the Red Bulls clinch a playoff spot on a dramatic late goal … appeared as a substitute in 4-2 loss at New England in the U.S. Open Cup Round of 16 (June 12) …  started 10 reserve league games and scored a team-best 10 goals (out of team’s 24), adding one assist  … also added a goal in a 2-2 draw against French club Olympique Lyonnais (July 16), converting a cross from Lloyd Sam to put New York up 2-1 … was a member of New York’s Supporters Shield-winning club.

2012: Made 15 appearances for the Rapids, including four starts, and caught fire down the stretch, scoring three goals in his final five appearances … made first start since May 26 and scored just six minutes into 3-0 win against Portland (Sept. 5) … converted a late penalty kick in 4-1 loss against San Jose (Oct. 6) … came on as a substitute in season finale and scored clinching goal in 2-0 win against Houston (Oct. 27) … scored four goals in nine reserve league games played, all starts, for the Rapids Reserves … also scored in Colorado's 2-1 win over Swansea City (July 24).

2011: Made 12 appearances, including five starts … scored one goal … made his first MLS start on April 30, scoring the lone Colorado goal in the Rapids' 1-1 draw against Chicago ... started eight of his nine MLS reserve league appearances, scoring two goals and adding one assist.

2010: Selected by the Colorado Rapids in the second round of the 2010 MLS SuperDraft … appeared in only one match for the Rapids, making his MLS debut on Sept. 4 as a substitute against Chivas USA … made his professional debut in an Open Cup qualifying match against Kansas City (April 13) … had two loan spells during the season, once to Real Maryland (USL PRO) and once to Tampa Bay (NASL) … a member of the MLS Cup-winning Rapids squad.

COLLEGE:  Harvard University's all-time leading scorer with 127 points (47 goals, 33 assists)… one of three finalists for the 2009 Missouri Athletic Club Hermann Trophy … a three-time NSCAA All-America performer … a four-time first-team All-Ivy player … the 2009 Ivy League player of the year and 2006 Ivy League rookie of the year.

U.S. NATIONAL TEAM: A former member of the U.S. Under-20 team … a member the U.S. roster at the 2007 FIFA U-20 World Cup in Canada … made his only appearance of the tournament in the Round of 16 against Uruguay, forcing an own goal that tied the match in the 88th minute … notched a hat trick in his first appearance for a U.S. youth national team, a January 2007 U-20 World Cup qualifier against Haiti … also appeared against Guatemala in qualifying and in two pre-U-20 World Cup friendlies against Canada, scoring one goal.

PERSONAL: Majored in economics at Harvard, graduating in 2010 with his degree … played club soccer for the Dallas Texans and won two national championships and the Dallas Cup Super Group with a squad that included future professionals Anthony Ampaipitakwong, Omar Gonzalez and current Revs teammate Stephen McCarthy … also helped Chicago Fire Premier win the 2009 PDL championship … was also a sprinter in high school, competing in the 4x100 and 4x400 relays, as well as the 100m and 200m races … his brother, Adrian, played soccer at Bowling Green University. 


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