TRANSFER TRACKER STATUS: Retirement
Tesho Akindele has announced his retirement from professional soccer, ending a nine-year MLS career for the Canadian international forward.
The 30-year-old had 43 goals and 16 assists across 237 regular-season games, winning US Open Cup titles with both Orlando and Dallas. He was also named the 2014 MLS Rookie of the Year (an award now known as Young Player of the Year).
“Soccer gave me more than I could have ever asked for,” Akindele wrote. “The places I've been, the memories I've made, the people I've met. The successes and the failures. It was all a dream come true!”
He played college soccer at the Colorado School of Mines, then became the highest-drafted NCAA Division II player in MLS history.
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