Wolde Harris

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Wolde Harris
Personal information
Full name Wolde Sealassie Amefika Jaha Harris
Date of birth (1974-01-26) 26 January 1974 (age 40)
Place of birth Kingston, Jamaica
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Winnipeg Alliance
Youth career
1994-1995 Clemson University
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1996 Colorado Foxes 27 (17)
1997-1999 Colorado Rapids 83 (26)
2000-2003 New England Revolution 91 (24)
2003 Kansas City Wizards 10 (0)
2004 Charleston Battery 8 (2)
2004 Bodens BK 17 (4)
2005 Colorado Rapids 10 (1)
2006-2009 FAS
2009- Winnipeg Alliance
National team
1997-2002 Jamaica 28 (7)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Wolde Sealassie Harris (born 26 January 1974 in Kingston) is a Jamaican football striker who played professionally in Major League Soccer and was the 1996 A-League Rookie of the Year. He earned twenty-eight caps with the Jamaican national team.

Club career[edit]

Harris played college soccer for his freshman year at the University of Connecticut and then transferred to Clemson University, leaving as the college's all-time leading scorer. He joined MLS for the first time in 1997, after spending 1996 with the Colorado Foxes, leading the A-League in goals with 17. Harris played three seasons with the Colorado Rapids, scoring 13 goals in 1998.[1] In 2000, he was traded to the New England Revolution for draft picks. Wolde's best season with the Revs was his first, when he scored 15 goals. Harris would spend three and a half season in New England, before a trade to the Kansas City Wizards midway through 2003.[2] He spent 2004 with Swedish club Bodens BK before coming back to MLS and Colorado in 2005. He was released by the Rapids following the 2005 season. In eight years in MLS league play, Harris scored 51 goals and added 31 assists. He signed for Salvadoran outfit Club Deportivo FAS in August 2006.[3]

International career[edit]

Harris has also played for the Jamaican national team, but has never been a regular. He played his last international in 2002 against Guadeloupe, earning over 25 caps.

Coaching career[edit]

Wolde Harris has been involved in youth football in the United States and Jamaica. In December 2009, he launch a company called Jamaica Grassroots football company with his father and brothers. Harris and along with his father and two brothers are also currently coaching at traditional Jamaican football powerhouse, Kingston College. He is currently an assistant coach at Clemson University.

Personal life[edit]

Wolde Harris is the son of Kingston College, Michigan State University and Jamaica soccer legend, Trevor "Jumpy" Harris.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "COLORADO RAPIDS SIGN A-LEAGUE'S HOTTEST "DISCOVERY" WOLDE HARRIS". Intermark. 1997-02-13. Retrieved 2009-05-21. 
  2. ^ Dell'Apa, Frank (2004-07-04). "Harris still searching for a home". The Boston Globe. Retrieved 2009-05-21. 
  3. ^ Player profile - CD FAS

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