Player Details

Name

Kortne Ford

Pronunciation

CORT-nee

Height

6' 2"

Weight

185 lbs

Date of Birth

1.26.1996 (26)

Birthplace

Olathe, KS USA

Position

Defender

Position Detail

Unknown

Preferred Side

Unknown

Roster Category

Supplemental Slots 21-24

Player Category

Homegrown
Career Summary

Acquired: Signed to a Homegrown contract on January 6, 2017 

MLS CAREER

2021

  • Loaned to San Antonio FC in USL Championship on 8/19 
  • Played 1,468 minutes in 16 appearances, all of them starts, for San Antonio, scoring four goals 
  • Earned first competitive minutes in nearly three years after suffering knee injury 

2020

  • Did not appear  
  • Underwent successful knee surgery on 8/25  

2019

  • Did not appear  
  • Missed all of 2019 with knee injury 

2018

  • Played every minute of the two Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League games with Toronto FC (2/20 & 2/27), on the right side of a defensive three. 
  • Missed 15 games due to an MCL sprain sustained during a scrimmage (3/3) at DICK'S Sporting Goods Park. 
  • Returned to the pitch for his first MLS minutes of 2018 on 7/1 on the road at Vancouver.  
  • Named Man of the Match on 7/14 for performance against the Houston Dynamo. 
  • Appeared in 15 games, 14 from the start, earning 1,141 minutes. Ford has topped the 1,000-minute mark in back-to-back years. 
  • Picked up the the Young Player of the Year award at the end of season gala, A Burgundy Affair. 

2017

  • Rookie season, having signed a professional contract as a Homegrown player. 
  • Named in the gameday 18 for the first time for the home game with Minnesota United FC (3/18). He was an unused substitute. 
  • Became the first Rapids Homegrown player to earn a spot in the Starting XI on their professional debut when given the nod at Western Conference rival Sporting Kansas City (4/9). 
  • A week later, Ford became the club's first Homegrown player to start on their home debut, as he did in the 2-1 loss to Real Salt Lake. 
  • Scored his first MLS goal in the 1-0 home win over Sporting Kansas City (5/27). He was named Man of the Match, and also selected to the MLS Team of the Week. 
  • Named to the MLS Homegrown roster for their match against Chivas de Guadalajara U-20 side at Toyota Park on 8/1. He scored a late equalizer in a 2-2 tie. 
  • Became the first Rapids Homegrown player to pass 1,000 minutes in their rookie season. 
  • Went 90 minutes in 10 of the last 11 games, including the last nine in a row. 
  • Picked up the Fan Favorite and Young Player of the Year awards at the end of season gala, A Burgundy Affair. 

COLLEGE: University of Denver

  • Made 62 appearances over three seasons with the University of Denver, scoring five goals with three assists. All five goals came in 2016, a year in which DU made their first-ever trip to a College Cup, while also finishing unbeaten during the regular season for the second consecutive year. 
  • In his final year he led a Denver back line that finished third in the country in goals against average (0.52) and third in shutout percentage (0.58), did not allow a shot against Saint Louis (9/15) and did not allow a shot on goal in five matches. 
  • During his sophomore campaign in 2015, Ford made 19 starts, while helping the Pioneers register a 0.40 goals against average and a 0.63 shutout percentage, both second in the country. 
  • In his three seasons at the University of Denver, Ford was a two-time All-Summit League First Team selection and was a Top Drawer Soccer Second Team All-America in 2016. 

YOUTH

  • Arrived at the Rapids Academy in 2012 from Colorado Storm North Soccer Club. He would go on to play for the U-16 and U-18 teams before joining the Rapids Reserves during the 2013-14 seasons. 
  • Ford was also named to the 2012-13 U.S. Soccer Academy Starting XI for the Central Conference following a successful campaign with the U-16, in which the Rapids would advance to the USDA National Finals as one of the top eight teams in the nation.
MLS All-Star Game

MLS All-Star Game

MLS All-Stars to face the LIGA MX All-Stars in the 2022 MLS All-Star Game presented by Target on August 10