Kevin Ara

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Kevin Ara
Personal information
Full name Kevin Ara
Place of birth Upland, California, United States
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
2000–2003 Harvard University
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003 Jersey Shore Boca 7 (1)
2004 D.C. United 6 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 06:50, 9 December 2006 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 06:50, 9 December 2006 (UTC)

Kevin Ara is an American soccer player, who played defensive midfielder for DC United.

Ara played his college soccer at Harvard University, where he had a rather distinguished career. While at Harvard, he was named first team All-Ivy, first team All-New England and an NCAA All-American. Ara was placed on the short list of finalists for the prestigious Herman Trophy during his senior season.

After graduating from Harvard, Ara was selected 24th overall in the 2004 MLS SuperDraft.[1] Ara managed to make an impact and earned significant playing time during his 2004 rookie season while winning a championship with DC United.[2]

After the 2004 season, Ara was selected 18th overall by Real Salt Lake in the Expansion Draft.


  1. ^ "TRANSACTIONS [FINAL Edition]". The Baltimore Sun (Baltimore, Md.). January 17, 2004. pp. 2.C. Retrieved 21 January 2010. 
  2. ^ "Sports brief: Altchek, Akpan’s 2006 seasons continue with high-level tryouts". Harvard Crimson. January 7, 2007. Retrieved 21 January 2010.