Player Details


Kosuke Kimura


5' 9"


154 lbs

Date of Birth

5.14.1984 (38)


Kobe, Japan


Career Summary

Acquired: Traded from Portland Timbers on December 3, 2012, with a second-round pick in the 2013 SuperDraft in exchange for allocation money and the Homegrown Player rights to Bryan Gallego.


2013: Made 24 regular-season appearances, including 15 starts, and contributed two assists in his first season with the Red Bulls … Started the season-opening 3-3 tie at Portland on March 3 and assisted on Fabián Espíndola’s goal to give New York a 2-1 lead … Red Bulls went 5-0-2 in games he started between March 30-May 26 … Earned second assist of the season on Lloyd Sam’s game-tying goal in 1-1 tie at New England on May 11 … Suffered a concussion and perforated ear drum in collision at Kansas City on Aug. 3 … Returned to the field as a substitute on Aug. 25 at Chivas USA … Red Bulls went 4-0-3 in games he started from July 13-Oct. 5 … Playoffs: Unused substitute in both legs of conference semifinal series vs. Houston … U.S. Open Cup: Started and played 81 minutes in 4-2 loss at New England in the Round of 16 on June 12 … MLS Reserve League: Started four reserve games … Other: Started and played 90 minutes in 2-2 friendly tie vs. French club Olympique Lyonnais on July 16.

2012: Played in 29 games, making 28 starts, while splitting the season between Portland and Colorado … Played in 17 games, making 16 starts, and recorded one goal and one assist for the Timbers in 2012 … He was acquired on July 5, 2012, from the Colorado Rapids in exchange for allocation money and an international roster slot … With Colorado, Kimura started 12 games and logged a goal and two assists.

2011: Played and started in all 34 regular-season matches for the Rapids, scoring in a 2-2 draw vs. New England on July 23 and adding an assist … Logged a career-high 2,996 minutes along the way.

2010: Rapids Humanitarian of the Year and MLS Cup champion … Tallied three assists over 23 regular-season games, including 21 starts, for Colorado … Missed six games after suffering a stress fracture against San Jose on May 1 and returned against Toronto FC on July 10 … Playoffs: Started all four playoff games in Colorado's run to the 2010 MLS Cup championship … Scored the game's only goal in the 42nd minute of 1-0 win in Eastern Conference Final vs. San Jose on Nov. 13 … Played all 120 minutes in Rapids' 2-1 overtime win vs. FC Dallas in the MLS Cup final on Nov. 21, a game played in Toronto.

2009: Started in 21 games and made 26 total appearances for Colorado … Contributed two goals and two assists … Scored the first goal of his MLS career on May 2 in 2-0 win vs. rival Real Salt Lake … Recorded his first MLS assist on August 8 in 4-0 rout vs. Chivas USA.

2008: Experienced a breakout season with the Rapids, earning 17 starts in 18 appearances. Was a staple on the Rapids’ back line that maintained an unbeaten streak in September and allowed a league-leading low of only 278 total shots on goal.

2007: Made his professional debut on Sept. 22, a full 90-minute performance. Helped lead the Rapids MLS Reserve side to a championship thanks to his strong play over eight matches.

College: Attended Western Illinois University and played four years of soccer … During his time, the Leathernecks compiled a 43-33-7 overall record, the second-best four–year run in school history … During Kimura’s tenure, he scored five goals and tallied 14 assists.

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