Player Details


Andre Akpan


6' 1"


190 lbs

Date of Birth

12.9.1987 (35)


Fort Worth, TX USA


Career Summary

Acquired: Traded from New York on Aug. 12, 2014


2013: Notched two assists in eight total regular-season appearances, including one game with the Colorado Rapids prior to March 28 trade to New York … The Harvard alumnus made three of his seven MLS appearances for the Red Bulls against the New England Revolution, notching both of his assists against the same club, and also played against the Revolution in the U.S. Open Cup … Made his Red Bulls debut on April 20 vs. New England and assisted on Eric Alexander goal in 4-1 win … Made only Red Bulls start of the season on May 11 in 1-1 tie at New England and assisted on Lloyd Sam’s game-tying goal in the 55th minute … Came on as a substitute in four further games, including on Oct. 5 in 2-2 tie vs. New England that saw the Red Bulls clinch a playoff spot on a dramatic late goal … Playoffs: Did not appear … U.S. Open Cup: Appeared as a substitute in 4-2 loss at New England in the Round of 16 on June 12 … MLS Reserve League: Started 10 reserve games and scored a team-best 10 goals (out of team’s 24), adding one assist … Scored in 3-2 win vs. Columbus on March 31, just three days after being traded to Red Bulls … Scored twice in 6-1 win at Chicago on April 8 … Scoured four goals in a 7-2 win at Houston on Sept. 8 … Closed season by scoring both goals in 2-1 win vs. Toronto on Sept. 15 … Other: Scored in 2-2 friendly tie vs. French club Olympique Lyonnais on July 16, converting a cross from Lloyd Sam to put New York up 2-1.

2012: Made 15 appearances for the Rapids, including four starts, and caught fire down the stretch, scoring three goals in his final five appearances … Made first start since May 26 and scored just six minutes into 3-0 win vs. Portland on Sept. 5 … Converted late penalty kick in 4-1 loss vs. San Jose on Oct. 6 … Came on as a substitute in season finale and scored clinching goal in 2-0 win vs. Houston on Oct. 27 … MLS Reserve League: Scored four goals in nine games played, all starts, for the Rapids Reserves … Other: Scored in Colorado's 2-1 win over Swansea City on July 24.

2011: Made his first MLS start on Apr. 30, going the full 90 and scoring the lone Colorado goal in the Rapids' 1-1 tie against Chicago … Registered five starts and 479 minutes of play in the regular season … Playoffs: Did not appear … MLS Reserve League: Started in eight of his nine Reserve League matches, scoring two goals and adding one assist along the way.

2010: Selected by the Colorado Rapids in the second round of the 2010 MLS SuperDraft … Appeared in only one match for the Rapids, making his MLS debut on Sept. 4 in a 13-minute performance against Chivas USA … Playoffs: Did not appear … U.S. Open Cup: Made his professional debut in an Open Cup qualifying match against Kansas City on April 13 … Other: Went on loan twice, once to Real Maryland in the United Soccer Leagues and once to Tampa Bay in the USSF Division II.

Amateur: Ranks as Harvard University's all-time leading scorer with 127 points thanks to a 47-goal, 33-assist collegiate career … Majored in economics at the prestigious institution … Was named 2009 Ivy League Player of the Year and a semifinalist for 2008 Hermann Trophy … Was also only underclassman to be named a Hermann Trophy semifinalist in 2007 … Was unanimous selection for Ivy League Rookie of the Year in 2007 after setting a Harvard freshman scoring record with 34 points on 11 goals and 12 assists, leading all freshmen in Division I … Played Premier Developmental League soccer in summers of 2008 and 2009, helping Chicago Fire Premier to the 2009 PDL championship game, in which he scored to tie the game before the Fire lost on a last-minute goal … A native of Grand Prairie, Texas, attended the Oakridge School in Arlington, Texas, and graduated as the school's all-time leading scorer (111 goals) and single-season goalscoring record holder (37 goals) … Played club soccer for the Dallas Texans and was part of a two-time national championship and Dallas Cup Super Group-winning squad that included future professionals Anthony Ampaipitakwong, Omar Gonzalez, and Stephen McCarthy … Cited Red Bulls teammate Thierry Henry as his favorite player in a 2007 article in Harvard Magazine.

International: Former United States U-20 international … Member of the United States roster at the 2007 FIFA U-20 World Cup in Canada … Made only appearance of tournament in Round of 16 against Uruguay with United States trailing 1-0 and forced an own goal that tied the match in the 88th minute … The United States won that game in extra time to reach the quarterfinals, where they lost in extra time to Austria … Notched a hat trick in his first appearance for a United States youth national team, a January 2007 U-20 World Cup qualifier against Haiti … Also appeared against Guatemala in qualifying and in two pre-World Cup friendlies against Canada, scoring once.