HOW ACQUIRED: Signed as a Homegrown Player on January 23, 2017.
The Homegrown player and winner of the 2016 MAC Hermann Trophy showed he was ready to take the step into MLS. Harkes was an immediate contributor to D.C. United in his 2017 rookie year, and the Red-and-Black will look to him to bolster an improved midfield for this season.
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.
NOTES: Son of former US national team and MLS legend John Harkes.