Xavier Kouassi

Xavier Kouassi
Xavier Kouassi
Xavier Kouassi
Midfielder
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Real Name: Xavier Kouassi
HT: 5' 8" WT: 152
Pronunciation: koo-WAH-see
International
Designated Player
Age: 27 (12/28/1989)
Birthplace: Toumodi, Ivory Coast
Hometown: San-Pédro

AT A GLANCE:

  • Ivorian international and Designated Player joined Revolution in 2016 after eight professional campaigns in Switzerland and Côte d'Ivoire.
  • Has played in seven games, starting six, through first two months of 2017 MLS season.
  • Athletic, versatile defensive midfielder spent three seasons with Swiss Super League side FC Sion, serving as captain during the last two seasons.
  • Led FC Sion to the Swiss Cup title in 2015 after pacing the club in minutes played (2,850) during the 2014-15 campaign.
  • Played four seasons for Servette FC in Switzerland and appeared in 104 matches for the club, wearing the captain’s armband in several matches during the 2012-13 season.

MLS CAREER: Ivorian international with New England after spending eight professional seasons in Switzerland and Côte d'Ivoire…Through April 2017, played in seven MLS games, starting seven, and totaled 541 career minutes with one assist…Suffered a knee injury in February 2016 and missed remainder of the season…One of three players from Côte d'Ivoire to appear for the Revolution along with current teammate Benjamin Angoua and Arsène Oka.

2017: Through April, made seven appearances and six starts in 541 minutes played in defensive midfield…Owns one MLS assist…(3/18) at DAL: Made MLS and club debut with a start at Dallas, just over 400 days after his major knee injury…(4/2) at POR: Completed first 90-minute effort for the Revolution in the 1-1 draw…(4/8) vs. HOU: Started and played 90 minutes in Gillette Stadium debut, helping defense submit clean sheet in the 2-0 win…(4/29) at SEA: Registered first MLS assist on Juan Agudelo's goal in the 54th minute of the 3-3 draw.

MLS CAREER (2016): Ivorian international currently in first MLS campaign after eight professional seasons in Switzerland and Ivory Coast…Signed pre-contract with the Revolution as a Designated Player on Feb. 1…Officially joined the club’s roster in July during the Secondary Transfer Window following the expiration of his contract with FC Sion on June 30…Suffered a knee injury in February and has not yet made an appearance for the Revolution…Is one of two active MLS players from Ivory Coast, along with Montreal’s Didier Drogba…With first MLS appearance, will become the sixth Ivorian player to play in MLS, joining former Revolution midfielder Arsene Oka (2007) on the list.  

CLUB CAREER OUTSIDE OF MLS:  Versatile defensive midfielder played eight professional seasons in Switzerland and Ivory Coast before joining MLS in 2016…Has spent time with Swiss Super League clubs FC Sion (2013-16) and Servette FC (2009-13) as well as Ivorian League 1 side Séwé Sport de San-Pédro (2008-09)…Made seven career starts in UEFA Europa League matches…Began professional career in Ivory Coast in 2008, playing in the top division for Séwé Sport de San-Pédro…Joined second-division side Servette FC in Switzerland prior to the start of the 2009-10 season…From 2009-13, made 93 regular season appearances, with 88 starts, for the team and totaled two goals and four assists…Also started four Europa League games and two Swiss Cup contests for Servette FC…Started 17 matches in first season with the club…Appeared in 23 matches, starting 22, in the 2010-11 campaign, helping the side earn promotion into the top-division Super League following the season…In 2011-12, started 22 of 24 appearances and totaled 1,915 minutes…Wore the captain’s armband for Servette FC in several matches during the 2012-13 season…Played in 29 matches, starting 27, and scored two goals…Totaled 2,471 minutes during final campaign with the club...Signed with FC Sion prior to the 2013-14 season and later served as captain during the 2014-15 and 2015-16 seasons…In total, logged 7,062 minutes and four assists in 82 appearances across all competitions for the club...Led FC Sion to the club’s 13th Swiss Cup title in 2015 against the league favorite, FC Basel…Also captained FC Sion to the UEFA Europa League Round of 32, marking one of the club’s most successful outings in a European competition…In first season with the club, started 23 of 25 appearances and was one of eight players on the team to total over 2,000 minutes played…Was the only member of the team to start all 32 matches during the 2014-15 campaign, totaling a team-high 2,850 minutes…In 2015-16, appeared in 11 matches, starting 10, and logged 846 minutes before suffering a serious knee injury in February 2016.

NATIONAL TEAM (IVORY COAST): Capped once by the Ivory Coast national team…Made a substitute appearance for the country in a friendly against Israel on Aug. 10, 2011, a 4-3 victory…Played for Ivory Coast’s Under-23 side…Made three appearances in the 2011 U-23 Africa Cup of Nations, playing 90 minutes in each match.

PERSONAL: Full name is Xavier Laglais Kouassi…Born in Toumodi, Ivory Coast in 1989.   


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Stats

MLS
Career Statistics (Regular Season)
YearClubGPGSGMINSASHTSSOGFCOFFYR
2017New England Revolution19131114615126031
2016New England Revolution00000000000
Career Totals-19131114615126031
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