Player Details

Name

Jacob Akanyirige

Height

5' 11"

Weight

159 lbs

Date of Birth

12.30.2001 (20)

Birthplace

Pleasanton, CA USA

Position

Defender

Position Detail

Unknown

Preferred Side

Unknown

Footedness

2020 MLS Regular Season
2020 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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