Red Bulls Acquire Forward Andre Akpan from Colorado
HARRISON, NJ (March 28, 2013) - The New York Red Bulls announced today that they acquired forward Andre Akpan from the Colorado Rapids in exchange for a conditional 2015 MLS Draft pick.
"Andre is strong, physical forward with MLS experience and will provide another attacking option for our coaching staff," said Red Bulls Sporting Director Andy Roxburgh. "We are pleased to sign him and look forward to his contributions in the coming season."
Akpan, 25, has been with the Rapids since being selected by Colorado in the second round (22nd overall) in the 2010 MLS SuperDraft out of Harvard University. Part of the Rapids squad that won MLS Cup in 2010, Akpan finished last season with a career-high three goals and 15 appearances. Akpan has featured in one match for the Rapids this season as a substitute on March 2 at FC Dallas and has amassed 29 appearances and four goals during his MLS career.
The Grand Prairie, TX native was a member of the U.S. Under-20 World Cup squad in Canada. At Harvard, he was the school's all-time leading scorer and the 2009 Ivy League Player of the Year.
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