Player Details

Name

Jacob Akanyirige

Height

5' 11"

Weight

159 lbs

Date of Birth

12.30.2001 (19)

Birthplace

, CA USA

Position

Defender

Position Detail

Unknown

Preferred Side

Unknown

Footedness

2021 MLS Regular Season
2021 MLS Regular Season

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Career Summary

HOW ACQUIRED: Signed as a Homegrown Player on Dec. 15, 2017. Contract option exercised Dec. 4, 2020

Akanyirige signed with San Jose as a 15-year-old, becoming the third-youngest player (and eighth-youngest ever) in MLS at the time of his signing. The defender will look to continue his professional development in 2021.

OUTSIDE MLS: Made four starts in four appearances for San Jose’s USL affiliate Reno 1868 FC in 2019

INTERNATIONAL: He has made two appearances for the US U-20 national team

ACADEMY: Akanyirige joined the Quakes' U-15 squad ahead of the 2016-17 academy season from Ballistic United SC. He has been competing for the U-19s in 2017-18, despite being age-eligible for the U-17s.

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