FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – New England Revolution II has signed defender Jacob Akanyirige to an MLS NEXT Pro professional contract ahead of the 2023 season.
Akanyirige, 21, joins New England’s second team from Rochester New York FC where he made 17 starts across 18 appearances in 2022, recording one goal and three assists. After developing in San Jose’s Academy system, the Pleasanton, Calif. native made his MLS debut on September 16, 2020 with the Earthquakes, logging 69 minutes in a 1-1 draw vs. Portland. Internationally, the defender owns 155 minutes played across two appearances vs. Mexico with the United States Under-20 Youth National Team in January 2020.
With the addition of Akanyirige, the Revolution II roster stands at 14 professional players entering the 2023 MLS NEXT Pro season. The complete schedule for the 2023 MLS NEXT Pro season will be available soon. For all Revolution II news and updates throughout preseason, visit revolutionsoccer.net/revolutionii.
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TRANSACTIONS: New England Revolution II signed defender Jacob Akanyirige to an MLS NEXT Pro professional contract pending league approval on February 13, 2023. Financial terms were not disclosed.
Hometown: Pleasanton, California
Date of Birth: 12/30/2001 (Pleasanton, Calif.)
Nationality: United States & Ghana
How Acquired: Signed to an MLS NEXT Pro professional contract on February 13, 2023.