Kofi Sarkodie

Kofi Sarkodie
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Defender
  • Houston Dynamo
  • 5' 9"
  • 165 lbs.
  • 03-22-1991
  • Dayton, OH

OUTLOOK: Dynamic outside defender who likes to attack. Selected by Dynamo with No. 7 pick of 2011 MLS SuperDraft and became a fixture on U.S. U-23 team.

PRONUNCIATION: KO-fee sar-KO-dee

2013 MLS: Started 14 straight games from 7/13-10/9 ... Assisted on Warren Creavalle's opening goal in 1-1 draw at Columbus Crew on 6/1 ... Assisted on Brad Davis' winning goal vs. Chicago on 4/14 ... Assisted on Giles Barnes' goal vs. Vancouver Whitecaps on 3/23; second consecutive game with an assist ... Recorded assist on Andrew Driver's goal at FC Dallas on 3/17 ... 13-14 CCL: Started three of the four group games including a 2-1 over Arabe Unido on 8/27 ... Open Cup: Played 90 minutes in 3-0 loss at FC Dallas on 6/12.

2012 MLS: Made first league start of season on 9/6 vs. Real Salt Lake and started all six remaining games at right back ... Tallied first MLS assist on Boniek Garcia's goal at Philadelphia on 9/23 ... Played 12 minutes as a substitute at Toronto on 7/28 ... Made his 2012 debut in 3-2 loss at DC United on 4/28, played 8 minutes in a substitute appearance ...  Playoffs: Started all six playoff games and scored first professional goal in 3-1 home win over D.C. United in first leg of Eastern Conference Championship ... 2012-13 CCL: Started 3 of 4 games as Dynamo won Group 3 ... Recorded first professional assist in his internatonal debut, providing on Cam Weaver's goal in 3-1 road win at C.D. FAS on 8/22 ... U.S. Open Cup: Did not feature ... Reserves: Appeared in five games (4 starts).

2011 MLS: Made seven starts at right back in rookie season ... Started in 1-1 tie at SEA on 3/25, becoming youngest Dynamo player to start an MLS match at age 20 years, 3 days ... Made second start in 2-2 tie at FCD on 5/28 but was ejected in 72nd minute after receiving second yellow card ... Started and made key defensive play to clear ball off goal line in 2-2 tie at DC on 6/25 ... Continued as starter in consecutive shutouts, at COL on 7/3 and vs. TFC on 7/9 ... Open Cup: Started and played all 120 minutes in 1-0 overtime loss vs. KC on 4/6 as Dynamo were eliminated in qualifying round ... Reserves: Started eight matches at right back for Dynamo Reserves and notched one goal and one assist ... Scored game-winning goal with left-footed shot in 76th minute of 1-0 win vs. COL on 6/7 ... Played decisive through ball to set up only goal of 1-0 win vs. RSL on 8/21.

INTERNATIONAL: United States U-23 international (3 caps) ... 2012: Played 90 minutes in U-23s 6-0 win versus Cuba in opening game of 2012 CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying tournament on 3/22 ... Played 90 minutes in 3-3 draw against El Salvador in final group game on 3/26 ... Played 90 minutes in in a 2-0 friendly win over Mexico on 2/29 ... Was called in for January U-23 camp in Carson, CA ... Played 77 minutes in 0-0 friendly against Saprissa Reserves ... Started and played 90 minutes in 2-1 win over Alajuelense ... 2011: Was called in for December U-23 camp in Lakewood Ranch, FL ... Made two appearances for U.S. U-20 national team camp in France on 5/17 and 5/19 ... Previous appearance for U-20 national team came in May 2010 in friendly against South Korea in the Netherlands ... U-17: Represented the United States at the 2007 FIFA U-17 World Cup in South Korea, playing alongside Dynamo teammate Danny Cruz as United States reached second round ... Part of U.S. U-17 residency program in Bradenton, Fla.

COLLEGE: Played three seasons at the University of Akron ... 2010: NSCAA first team all-America and Soccer America Player of the Year ... College Cup Most Outstanding Defensive Player ... ESPN Academic All-America of the Year ... All-MAC First Team ... Started 22 games and tallied 8 goals and 6 assists on the Zips' 2010 national championship squad ... Netted game-winning goal with header from free kick in semifinal win vs. Michigan ... 2009: First team All-MAC ... First team All-Region (Great Lakes) ... Started 24 games and tallied 3 goals and 7 asissts for a Zips squad that reached the College Cup finals ... 2008: First team All-MAC ... All-Region (Great Lakes) ... Started 23 games as a freshman and scored 1 goal with 2 assists.

AMATEUR: Two-time NSCAA/adidas Youth All-American with the Ohio FC Mutiny.

YOUTH: Warrior Soccer Club, coached by Long Tran and Tuan Ha, and Ohio FC Mutiny, coached by Tim Horton.

PERSONAL: Born in Dayton, Ohio ... Parents are Amaning and Olivia Sarkodie, originally from Kumasi, Ghana ... Has two brothers, Kwame (24) and Ofori (21), and a sister, Mimi (11) ... Kwame started at midfielder for the University of Cincinnati and currently plays indoor soccer for the Cincinnati Kings ... Ofori started at defender for Indiana University and is currently on trial in Germany ... Kofi majored in biology and carried a 3.96 GPA, becoming the first two-time Academic All-America in Akron history … Favorite athlete is Michael Jordan … Lists Eminem among his favorite musical artists … Enjoys playing tennis, reading, and playing video games in his spare time.

Career Statistics (Regular Season)

Año Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC Apagado Y R
2014 Houston Dynamo 32 32 0 2872 4 5 1 43 1 7 1
2013 Houston Dynamo 33 33 0 2948 4 12 2 38 2 7 0
2012 Houston Dynamo 10 7 0 695 1 2 0 6 1 0 0
2011 Houston Dynamo 7 7 0 582 0 2 0 10 0 2 1
Career Totals 82 79 0 7097 9 21 3 97 4 16 2

2014 Season Statistics

Competition Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
MLS Regular Season Houston Dynamo 32 32 0 2872 4 5 1 43 1 7 1

2013 Season Statistics

Competition Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
MLS Playoffs Houston Dynamo 5 5 0 480 1 3 0 7 2 0 0
MLS Regular Season Houston Dynamo 33 33 0 2948 4 12 2 38 2 7 0

2012 Season Statistics

Competition Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
MLS Playoffs Houston Dynamo 6 6 1 527 0 3 3 6 0 1 0
MLS Regular Season Houston Dynamo 10 7 0 695 1 2 0 6 1 0 0

2011 Season Statistics

Competition Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
MLS Playoffs Houston Dynamo 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
MLS Regular Season Houston Dynamo 7 7 0 582 0 2 0 10 0 2 1
GP: Games Played, GS: Games Started, G: Goals, MIN: Minutes Played, A: Assists, SHT: Shots, SOG: Shots on Goal, FC: Fouls Committed, FS: Fouls Suffered, Apagado: Offsides, Y: Yellow Cards, R: Red Cards, GF: Goals For, GA: Goals Against, SO: Shutouts, SV: Saves, CK: Corner Kicks, PKA: Penalty Kick Attempts, PKG: Penalty Kick Goals, PKS: Penalty Kick Saves

Regular Season Game Log

Fecha Match Result Appearance MINS G A SHT SOG FC FS Y R
10/24/2014 HOU @ CHI L 1-2 Started 90 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0
10/16/2014 NE @ HOU L 2-1 Started 90 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
10/12/2014 DC @ HOU L 3-1 Started 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10/8/2014 HOU @ TOR W 1-0 Started 90 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0
10/4/2014 HOU @ NY L 0-1 Started 90 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
9/28/2014 CHI @ HOU W 0-2 Started 90 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/20/2014 HOU @ PHI T 0-0 Started 90 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0
9/13/2014 CLB @ HOU T 2-2 Started 90 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0
9/6/2014 MTL @ HOU W 2-3 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/29/2014 HOU @ KC W 3-1 Started 90 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 0
8/23/2014 HOU @ CLB L 0-3 Started 90 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
8/15/2014 PHI @ HOU W 0-2 Started 90 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
8/10/2014 HOU @ SEA L 0-2 Started 90 0 0 0 0 2 3 1 0
8/3/2014 DC @ HOU W 0-1 Started 90 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 0
7/19/2014 TOR @ HOU T 2-2 Started 90 0 0 1 1 2 0 0 0
7/12/2014 HOU @ TOR L 2-4 Started 90 0 0 0 0 3 1 1 0
7/4/2014 NY @ HOU T 2-2 Started 90 0 1 0 0 1 2 0 0
6/29/2014 HOU @ MTL L 0-3 Started 90 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0
6/6/2014 KC @ HOU L 2-0 Started 90 0 0 0 0 2 3 0 0
6/1/2014 HOU @ COL L 0-3 Started 90 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0
5/25/2014 HOU @ SJ L 0-3 Started 90 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0
5/21/2014 HOU @ DC L 0-2 Started 90 0 0 0 0 4 1 0 0
5/17/2014 LA @ HOU W 0-1 Started 90 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0
5/11/2014 RSL @ HOU L 5-2 Started 90 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
5/7/2014 CLB @ HOU W 0-1 Started 90 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0
5/3/2014 HOU @ CHV W 4-1 Started 90 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0
4/27/2014 POR @ HOU T 1-1 Started 90 0 0 1 0 2 2 0 0
4/23/2014 HOU @ NY L 0-4 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/19/2014 HOU @ PHI T 0-0 Started 82 0 0 0 0 2 3 1 1
4/12/2014 HOU @ NE L 0-2 Started 90 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
4/5/2014 DAL @ HOU L 4-1 Started 90 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0
3/29/2014 HOU @ VAN L 1-2 Started 90 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0
3/15/2014 MTL @ HOU W 0-1 Started 90 0 0 0 0 3 0 1 0
3/8/2014 NE @ HOU W 0-4 Started 90 0 1 0 0 1 2 0 0
10/27/2013 HOU @ DC W 2-1 Started 90 0 0 2 0 1 4 1 0
10/20/2013 NY @ HOU L 3-0 Started 90 0 0 2 1 1 3 0 0
10/9/2013 KC @ HOU T 0-0 Started 90 0 0 1 0 2 2 1 0
10/4/2013 MTL @ HOU W 0-1 Started 90 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0
9/28/2013 HOU @ NE T 1-1 Started 90 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
9/21/2013 CHV @ HOU W 1-5 Started 90 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
9/14/2013 HOU @ PHI W 1-0 Started 90 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 0
9/8/2013 NY @ HOU L 4-1 Started 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/4/2013 HOU @ CLB L 0-2 Started 90 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
9/1/2013 HOU @ CHI T 1-1 Started 90 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
8/24/2013 HOU @ MTL L 0-5 Started 90 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
8/17/2013 SEA @ HOU W 1-3 Started 90 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
8/10/2013 HOU @ RSL L 0-1 Started 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/3/2013 CLB @ HOU W 1-3 Started 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/27/2013 CHI @ HOU T 1-1 Started 90 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
7/13/2013 HOU @ NE W 2-1 Started 90 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
7/6/2013 PHI @ HOU W 0-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/30/2013 HOU @ NY L 0-2 Started 90 0 0 1 1 1 2 1 0
6/22/2013 TOR @ HOU T 0-0 Started 90 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0
6/19/2013 HOU @ MTL L 0-2 Started 90 0 0 0 0 1 2 1 0
6/1/2013 HOU @ CLB T 1-1 Started 90 0 1 0 0 3 0 0 0
5/26/2013 HOU @ KC T 1-1 Started 90 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
5/18/2013 NE @ HOU L 2-0 Started 90 0 0 1 0 4 0 1 0
5/12/2013 KC @ HOU L 1-0 Started 77 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/8/2013 HOU @ DC W 4-0 Started 90 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0
5/5/2013 HOU @ LA W 1-0 Started 90 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
4/28/2013 COL @ HOU T 1-1 Started 90 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
4/20/2013 HOU @ TOR T 1-1 Started 90 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0
4/14/2013 CHI @ HOU W 1-2 Started 90 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0
4/6/2013 HOU @ POR L 0-2 Started 90 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
3/30/2013 SJ @ HOU W 0-2 Started 90 0 0 1 0 1 2 0 0
3/23/2013 VAN @ HOU W 1-2 Started 90 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0
3/17/2013 HOU @ DAL L 2-3 Started 81 0 1 0 0 3 1 1 0
3/2/2013 DC @ HOU W 0-2 Started 90 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0
10/27/2012 HOU @ COL L 0-2 Started 90 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0
10/20/2012 PHI @ HOU W 1-3 Started 90 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0
10/6/2012 MTL @ HOU T 1-1 Started 90 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0
9/29/2012 NE @ HOU W 0-2 Started 90 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0
9/23/2012 HOU @ PHI L 1-3 Started 90 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 0
9/14/2012 HOU @ KC T 1-1 Started 90 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0
9/6/2012 RSL @ HOU W 0-1 Started 90 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
9/2/2012 HOU @ CHI L 1-3 Subbed On 45 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
8/25/2012 TOR @ HOU T 1-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/19/2012 CLB @ HOU T 2-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/10/2012 HOU @ NY L 0-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/3/2012 NY @ HOU W 0-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/28/2012 HOU @ TOR W 2-0 Subbed On 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/21/2012 MTL @ HOU W 0-3 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/18/2012 KC @ HOU W 1-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/15/2012 DC @ HOU W 0-4 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/7/2012 HOU @ KC T 0-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/3/2012 CHI @ HOU T 0-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/30/2012 PHI @ HOU W 1-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/23/2012 HOU @ MTL L 2-4 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/20/2012 TOR @ HOU T 3-3 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/16/2012 DAL @ HOU W 1-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/10/2012 HOU @ VAN L 1-3 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/26/2012 LA @ HOU W 1-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/19/2012 HOU @ NE T 2-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/15/2012 POR @ HOU T 0-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/12/2012 DC @ HOU W 0-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/9/2012 HOU @ NY L 0-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/28/2012 HOU @ DC L 2-3 Subbed On 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/21/2012 HOU @ CLB T 2-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/15/2012 HOU @ CHI T 1-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3/23/2012 HOU @ SEA L 0-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3/17/2012 HOU @ SJ W 1-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3/11/2012 HOU @ CHV W 1-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10/23/2011 LA @ HOU W 1-3 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10/14/2011 HOU @ POR W 2-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10/1/2011 CHI @ HOU T 1-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/24/2011 HOU @ DAL W 1-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/17/2011 SJ @ HOU W 1-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/14/2011 HOU @ CLB T 2-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/10/2011 HOU @ KC L 0-3 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/27/2011 HOU @ VAN L 0-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/20/2011 RSL @ HOU W 2-3 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/17/2011 HOU @ NE T 1-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/14/2011 POR @ HOU W 1-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/6/2011 HOU @ PHI T 1-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/30/2011 SEA @ HOU W 1-3 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/23/2011 HOU @ CHV L 0-3 Started 72 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0
7/16/2011 KC @ HOU T 1-1 Started 90 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0
7/9/2011 TOR @ HOU W 0-2 Started 90 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0
7/3/2011 HOU @ COL T 0-0 Started 90 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0
6/25/2011 HOU @ DC T 2-2 Started 78 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0
6/18/2011 CLB @ HOU L 2-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/11/2011 CHV @ HOU W 1-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/4/2011 HOU @ SJ L 0-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/28/2011 DAL @ HOU T 2-2 Started 72 0 0 0 0 3 1 1 1
5/25/2011 HOU @ LA L 0-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/21/2011 NY @ HOU T 2-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/14/2011 HOU @ RSL T 0-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/7/2011 HOU @ TOR L 1-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/4/2011 COL @ HOU L 2-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/29/2011 DC @ HOU W 1-4 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/23/2011 HOU @ CHI T 1-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/17/2011 NE @ HOU W 0-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/10/2011 VAN @ HOU W 1-3 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/2/2011 HOU @ NY T 1-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3/25/2011 HOU @ SEA T 1-1 Started 90 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0
3/19/2011 PHI @ HOU L 1-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
GP: Games Played, GS: Games Started, G: Goals, MIN: Minutes Played, A: Assists, SHT: Shots, SOG: Shots on Goal, FC: Fouls Committed, FS: Fouls Suffered, Apagado: Offsides, Y: Yellow Cards, R: Red Cards, GF: Goals For, GA: Goals Against, SO: Shutouts, SV: Saves, CK: Corner Kicks, PKA: Penalty Kick Attempts, PKG: Penalty Kick Goals, PKS: Penalty Kick Saves