Player Details

Name

Kortne Ford

Pronunciation

CORT-nee

Height

6' 2"

Weight

185 lbs

Date of Birth

1.26.1996 (25)

Birthplace

Olathe, KS USA

Position

Defender

Position Detail

Unknown

Preferred Side

Unknown

Roster Category

Supplemental Slots 21-24

Player Category

Homegrown

Player Status

Loaned Out
2021 MLS Regular Season
2021 MLS Regular Season
Career Summary

Hometown: Greeley, Colorado
College: University of Denver
Citizenship: USA
Birth date: January 26, 1996
Acquired: Signed to a Homegrown contract on January 6, 2017

MLS CAREER

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

  • 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.

PERSONAL

  • Son of Laurie Ford.
  • Chose Denver because he believed in both the soccer program and the academics there.
  • Also recruited by Duke, Princeton, Stanford, and Santa Clara.
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