Atiba Harris

Atiba Harris
Atiba Harris
Atiba Harris
FC Dallas
Real Name: Atiba Harris
HT: 6' 3" WT: 185
Age: 31 (01/09/1985)
Birthplace: St. Peters, Saint Kitts and Nevis
Hometown: St. Peters


FC Dallas re-acquired Atiba Harris by selecting him in the second stage of the 2014 MLS Re-Entry Draft on Dec. 18, 2014.


2014: Was San Jose’s second leading scorer with four goals… Also had two assists in 24 appearances. 2013: Had five goals and one assist in 29 appearances for Colorado ... Two of those goals were game-winners while his lone assist was also a game-winner... Scored a brace in a 2-2 draw against FC Dallas on June 1 at Dick's Sporting Goods Park. 2012: Overcoming a long-term knee injury… Made his first MLS appearance in nearly a year when he started in Whitecaps FC’s 0-0 draw at Philadelphia Union on Mar. 31... Scored his first goal of the season in the first leg of Whitecaps FC’s Amway Canadian Championship semifinal, as Vancouver won 2-0 at North American Soccer League side FC Edmonton on May 2. 2011: A knee injury restricted Harris to just five starts for Whitecaps FC… Was still one of five ‘Caps players to score two or more goals… Had a goal and two assists in Vancouver's inaugural MLS match… 2010: Played a key role in leading FC Dallas to the MLS Cup final… Started all but one of his 29 regular season appearances… Scored four goals… In the MLS Cup Playoffs, Harris appeared in the first leg of the Western Conference Semifinals on Oct. 30, as FC Dallas won 2-1 at home to Real Salt Lake... Started the 3-0 victory at MLS Supporters' Shield winners Los Angeles Galaxy in the Western Conference Final on Nov. 14… Started the MLS Cup final versus Eastern Conference champions Colorado Rapids at BMO Field in Toronto, Ontario, on Nov. 21... Whitecaps FC acquired the midfielder in the 2010 MLS Expansion Draft… 2009: Scored twice during his second season with Chivas USA… On July 19, the midfielder was traded to FC Dallas in exchange for midfielder Marcelo Saragosa… Started all 12 of his regular season appearances… First FC Dallas goal came in a remarkable 6-3 victory at Los Angeles Galaxy on Sept. 12… 2008: In Dec. 2007, Real Salt Lake traded Harris to Chivas USA for a third-round pick in the 2008 MLS SuperDraft… In 28 regular season appearances, Harris scored three goals… In the MLS Cup Playoffs, the midfielder appeared in the first-leg defeat at RSL… 2007: Recorded one assist in 21 appearances… 2006: Became the first player from Saint Kitts and Nevis to sign for MLS when he joined RSL… Scored four goals and added one assist in 22 regular season appearances. 2005: After spells in England and Spain, spent portions of the 2004-05 seasons in the Saint Kitts and Nevis Premier League with St. Peters FC. 2003-04: Following his time in England with Newcastle United FC, Harris moved to Spanish second division side Cádiz… Was loaned to Club Deportivo Linares in the Spanish third division… 2002: Joined Newcastle United FC as a 17-year-old... Remained with the BPL club before moving to Spain with Cádiz Club de Fútbol.


Represented Saint Kitts and Nevis at the U-13, U-15, U-17, U-20, and U-23 Olympic levels ... As a 15-year-old, Harris made his senior international debut for Saint Kitts and Nevis in 2000... With seven goals in 22 appearances for the Caribbean nation, Harris played in the semifinal round of CONCACAF qualifying for the 2006 FIFA World Cup in Germany, as The Sugar Boyz finished bottom of Group Three.


Hailing from Basseterre on the island of St. Kitts, Harris is one of four children to be raised in the capital of Saint Kitts and Nevis… Has a wife named Rachael and a daughter named Laila... Has a cousin in Fiorentina defender Micah Richards... An avid music listener, the midfielder's favorite music genres are hip hop, reggae, and rhythm & blues. Is a fan of English Premier League giants Chelsea FC.

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Career Statistics (Regular Season)
2015FC Dallas272021849219339180
2014San Jose Earthquakes2419415852311546540
2013Colorado Rapids29245201215116521221
2012Vancouver Whitecaps FC73025301012310
2011Vancouver Whitecaps FC552444312813720
2010FC Dallas29284247325321511880
2009FC Dallas1212210645201016540
2009Chivas USA141321075218939741
2008Chivas USA28233201454215731080
2007Real Salt Lake21130125718445850
2006Real Salt Lake22124114212415472481
Career Totals-218172281516824279116433100543
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