Player Details


Josh Ford


6' 0"


174 lbs

Date of Birth

11.6.1987 (34)


Liverpool, NY USA


Career Summary
  • Started four reserve league matches in 2012 and made his season debut in the 18 at Real Salt Lake on July 4.
  • 2010 Big East Goalkeeper of the Year
  • Holds UConn career records in shutouts, consecutive starts and wins
  • Coach Sigi Schmid: "Josh is a great line goalkeeper. He has great reactions and he is very brave."

MLS Experience:

2013: Suffered right patella fracture and was placed on Disabled List on May 1. Started one MLS Reserve League game, a 1-1 draw at LA (4/15). Included in 18-man gameday roster vs. Santos Laguna (4/2).

2012: Suffered knee injury and placed on Disabled List (5/4) and activated on July 3. Started and played full 90 minutes in four MLS Reserve League matches, posting record of 2-2-0.

2011: Started two MLS Reserve League matches, including a 3-1 win vs. SJ (10/10). Record of 1-1-0 in Reserve League.


2010: Named Big East Goalkeeper of the Year. Earned first team College Soccer News All-American and All-Big East first team honors. Started all 20 games as a senior, finishing his college career having started every game. Set career records at UConn in shutouts (50), consecutive starts (85) and wins (54). Allowed a career best seven goals.

2009: Third team All-Big East. Earned 13 shutouts in 19 games. Played every minute of every game and was a team captain.

2008: Started all 22 games and played every minute. Allowed 14 goals and posted a career-high 83 saves. Earned 14 shutouts with 11 wins. Ranked 12th in the country with a 0.59 goals against average. Had a season-high seven saves at Marquette (10/18).

2007: Started all 24 games. Posted a career-high 14 shutouts as a freshman. Tied for first all-time in wins (20) and shutouts (14) in a season. Named to the third team All-Big East.

2006: Redshirted the 2006 season.

High School/Club:

Three-year letterwinner at Liverpool High School. Finished career with 43 shutouts and 55 wins. Helped lead the team to two state championship finals. Won three New York West state titles with Syracuse Blitz club team. Played for the Rhode Island Sting Rays PDL team.


Majored in history and anthropology. Older brother Stanley Ford was a midfielder at UConn from 2003-06.