Player Details


Ian Harkes


5' 11"


161 lbs

Date of Birth

3.30.1995 (29)


Derby, England



Position Detail

Central Midfielder

Preferred Side

Career Summary

Updated May 15, 2024


  • In fourth MLS season, owns four goals and three assists over 50 appearances, including 38 starts, in league play.
  • In debut campaign with New England in 2023, netted two goals over nine MLS games played.
  • American central midfielder has amassed over 200 professional appearances with Dundee United (Scotland) and D.C .United (MLS).
  • Named Dundee’s Player of the Year for the 2021-22 season after setting career highs with 37 appearances and four goals.
  • Helped Dundee win the 2019-20 Scottish Championship and earn promotion to the topflight.
  • Awarded the 2016 Mac Hermann Trophy as the best men’s college soccer player to cap four-year collegiate career at Wake Forest.
  • Son of former USMNT and New England Revolution midfielder John Harkes, and former University of Virginia standout Cindi Harkes.

MLS CAREER: Signed for the New England Revolution to a one-year contract through the 2023 season after five seasons in Europe, with a two-year club option for 2024 and 2025, on July 5, 2023…Began career as Homegrown Player with D.C. United on Jan. 16, 2017…Owns four goals and three assists in 50 regular season appearances, including 38 starts, with D.C. and New England…In 2024, has started in five of his eight MLS appearances to date…Added five appearances in Concacaf Champions Cup, starting three times…Made nine appearances, with seven starts, in 2023 before suffering a head injury in September, tallying two goals…Also appeared in all four Leagues Cup 2023 contests for New England, including three starts…In 2018, started in four of his eight appearances, notching one assist…Also saw action in four career U.S. Open Cup games…As a rookie, made 25 appearances, with 22 starts, and tallied two goals with an assist.

2024: In 2024, has started in five of his eight MLS appearances to date…Added five appearances in Concacaf Champions Cup, starting three times…(2/21) at CAI: Made season debut off the bench in Champions Cup action…(2/24) at DC: Saw first action of the regular season against his former club…(2/29) vs. CAI: Recorded first start of the campaign, logging 69 minutes…(5/11) at RBNY: Registered first assist as a member of the Revolution…Marked 50th MLS appearance…

2023: Signed for the New England Revolution to a one-year contract through the 2023 season, with a two-year club option for 2024 and 2025, on July 5, 2023… MLS Right of First Refusal was acquired from D.C. United in exchange for New England’s second-round pick in the 2024 MLS SuperDraft and a conditional $50,000 in 2025 General Allocation Money (GAM)…Made nine appearances, with seven starts, in first season with the club…Missed final five matches of regular season with a head injury…(7/8) at RBNY: Made New England debut as a substitute in the 68th minute… (7/12) vs. ATL: Recorded first start for Revolution playing 66 minutes…(7/15) vs. DC: Scored first two goals for New England, and first career brace…(7/26) vs. ASL: Credited with secondary assist in Leagues Cup action.

2018 (with D.C. United): Appeared in eight matches, starting on four occasions, and notched one assist…Tallied one goal in two additional U.S. Open Cup appearances…(3/3) at ORL: Made season debut as a substitute, playing 30 minutes off the bench…(3/24) at CLB: Notched first start of the campaign, logging 78 minutes…(6/5) vs. NC: Scored in a U.S. Open Cup victory…(6/13) at TOR: Tallied lone assist of the season, coming off the bench to help rescue a 4-4 draw…(7/4) at LA: Made 25th career MLS start, playing 57 minutes…(9/8) at NYC: In final appearance for the club, started and played 79 minutes.

2017 (with D.C. United): Signed as a Homegrown Player on Jan. 16, 2017…Made 25 appearances in his first professional season, starting 22 times and tallying two goals and an assist…Also saw action in two U.S. Open Cup fixtures…(3/12) at NYC: Made MLS debut, starting and playing 90 minutes…(6/13) vs. CHR: Notched first professional goal in a U.S. Open Cup clash…(6/21) vs. ATL: Recorded first MLS assist, a game-winning helper, in a 90-minute effort…(6/28) at NE: Tallied first Open Cup assist…(7/4) at FCD: Scored first MLS goal in a 90-minute effort…(7/19) at SEA: Scored for a second consecutive match…(10/22) vs. NY: Made 25th MLS appearance.

CLUB CAREER OUTSIDE OF MLS: Signed with Scottish side Dundee United in 2019…Finished club career with 165 appearances across all competitions for Dundee United, notching 12 goals and 12 assists…Made club debut on January 19, 2019 in a Scottish FA Cup match against Montrose, tallying a late goal in a 4-0 win…Made 13 league appearances in the 2018-19 campaign, along with three Scottish Cup appearances…Also played in four matches during the 2018-19 Premiership Promotion Playoffs…Appeared in 26 matches in the 2019-20 Scottish Championship season, helping the team win the league title and secure promotion to the Scottish Premiership…Tallied two goals and one assist in first full season with Dundee United…Also appeared in two Scottish Cup matches, two League Cup matches, and played in the Tunnock Challenge Cup…Scored first league goal in derby match against Dundee FC on Aug. 30, 2019…Notched first assist for the club on Dec. 7, 2019 in a victory over Alloa Athletic…Scored second goal of the season on Dec. 21, 2019 against Ayr United…In first top-flight season, appeared in 30 matches and recorded a goal and two assists…Also had a goal and an assist in four League Cup appearances and an assist in four Scottish Cup matches…Played all five games in the 2020-21 Premiership Relegation Playoffs…Notched goal and an assist in a 6-2 victory over Brechin City on Oct. 7, 2020 in League Cup action…Scored lone league goal of the campaign on Jan. 27, 2021 against St. Mirren…Notched assists in a pair of February matches against Livingston FC and at Kilmarnock FC…Added an assist in a Scottish Cup Quarterfinal victory over Aberdeen on April 25, 2021…In second top-flight season, tallied three goals and three assists in 28 games…Had nine additional appearances between the League Cup and Scottish Cup…Scored winning goal on Sept. 19, 2021 against Dundee FC…Notched equalizer at Celtic FC on Sept. 26, 2021…Added game-winning assist against Ross Country on Oct. 2, 2021…Found scoresheet for a fourth straight match with an assist at Hibernian FC on Oct. 16, 2021…Tallied lone goal in a 1-0 win over Aberdeen on Nov. 20, 2021…Scored the winning goal in the Scottish Cup Round of 16 victory over Partick Thistle on Feb. 12, 2022…Notched third assist of the season at Aberdeen on Feb. 26, 2022…In final season with Dundee United, notched a goal and three assists in 26 league appearances…Added one appearance in both the Scottish Cup and League Cup, as well as two additional matches in the UEFA Europa Conference League Qualifying Rounds…Scored one goal in four Premiership Relegation Playoff matches…Made European debut playing 90 minutes in both legs of the UEFA Conference League Third Round Qualifying matches against AZ Alkmaar in August 2022…Scored goal in League Cup Round of 16 clash with Livingston FC on Aug. 31, 2022…Notched an assist in a 3-0 win over Ross County on Dec. 28, 2022…Tallied lone goal of the campaign on Jan. 14, 2023 at Hibernian FC…Closed season with assists in back-to-back contests at Motherwell FC and against Livingston FC…Netted final goal for the club on May 20, 2023 in a Premiership Relegation Playoff match at Livingston FC.

NATIONAL TEAM (UNITED STATES): Earned call-up to the United States U-20 National Team in 2014…Received call-up for the U.S. Men’s National Team in 2018 for a friendly against Bosnia & Herzegovina, but did not appear in the match…Also eligible to represent England and Scotland on the international stage.

COLLEGE CAREER (WAKE FOREST): Played four seasons at Wake Forest, starting all 82 games he played and collecting nine goals and 18 assists…As a senior in 2016, tallied five goals and four assists in 23 games…Awarded the MAC Hermann Trophy as best college soccer player in the nation…Led team to National Championship game appearance and a 19-3-3 record…Named 2016 ACC Midfielder of the Year, ACC Tournament MVP, and Most Outstanding Offensive Player of the 2016 NCAA Tournament…Appeared in 22 matches, all starts, as a junior in 2015, registering a goal and four assists…Named to 2015 All-ACC First Team and All-ACC Tournament Team…In sophomore season, appeared in 16 matches, all starts, with two goals and three assists…Named to 2014 All-ACC Second Team…As a freshman in 2013, started 21 matches, notching a goal and seven assists…Named to 2013 ACC All-Freshman Team.

PERSONAL: Full name is Ian Andrew Harkes…Son of John and Cindi Harkes…Has two sisters, Lauren and Lily…Father, John, played soccer at Virginia (1985-88) before playing in the English Premier League from 1990-96 for Sheffield Wednesday, Derby County, West Ham United and Nottingham Forest, as well as for DC United, New England Revolution and Columbus Crew in the MLS from 1996-2003...Mother, Cindi, also played at Virginia (1987-91), played in the W-League for the Maryland Pride and played internationally for the Sheffield Wednesday Ladies and Stanton Rangers…First second-generation Revolution player…Married to Sarah Teegarden, a women’s professional player who featured for Celtic and Lille during her career…Played for the DC United Academy and served as a captain for the U-18 and U-16 Academy teams…Played high school soccer at Gonzaga College High School and was named the Gatorade Player of the Year in DC in 2011…Named an NSCAA First Team High School All-American and was selected to play in the High School All-American Game in 2012…Is a two-time pick for NSCAA First Team All-South Region, Washington Post First Team All-Met and First Team All-WCAC…Was varsity captain in 2011 and 2012, while being named the team's Most Valuable Offensive Player both years…Member of the National Honor Society.