HOW ACQUIRED: Signed as a Homegrown Player on January 23, 2017.
The 2016 MAC Hermann Trophy winner joins D.C. United as a Homegrown Player ahead of the 2017 season after four successful year at Wake Forest. The central midfielder has all the tools to be a successful player in MLS and should get a shot to prove that under Ben Olsen.
COLLEGE: Harkes was a two-year captain for the Demon Deacons and became the first player in ACC history to win ACC Midfielder of the Year, ACC Championship MVP and NCAA Tournament Most Outstanding Offensive Player in the same season in 2016. He was also named the NSCAA Scholar Player of the Year. A midfield stalwart for all four years, Harkes made 82 appearances for Wake Forest, scored nine goals and provided 18 assists. In 2016, he led Wake to the national championship match for only the second time in program history while scoring four game-winning goals (five total).
NOTES: Son of former US national team and MLS legend John Harkes.