Andrew Jacobson

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Andrew Jacobson
Andrew Jacobson at Union at Earthquakes 2010-09-15 3.JPG
Personal information
Full name Andrew Jacobson
Date of birth (1985-09-25) September 25, 1985 (age 28)
Place of birth Palo Alto, California, United States
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current club FC Dallas
Number 4
Youth career
2003–2007 California Golden Bears
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2009 Lorient 0 (0)
2009 D.C. United 17 (0)
2010 Philadelphia Union 25 (0)
2011– FC Dallas 85 (5)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of October 28, 2013.
† Appearances (Goals).

Andrew Jacobson (born September 24, 1985 in Palo Alto, California) is an American soccer player who plays for FC Dallas in Major League Soccer.


High School and College[edit]

Jacobson attended Gunn High School, where he was named 2003 Central Coast Section Player of the Year, and played college soccer at UC Berkeley from 2003 to 2006, where he was named to the all Pac-10 team three times.


Playing for FC Dallas in 2013

Jacobson was the 24th overall pick in the 2008 MLS SuperDraft, and the first pick by D.C. United. However, instead of playing in MLS, Jacobson chose to sign a contract with Lorient of France’s Ligue 1. Unfortunately for Jacobson, injuries limited his playing time, and he never actually played a first team game for Les Merlus.

Despite trialling with several clubs in Europe, Jacobson returned to MLS in 2009, and was allocated to the team which originally drafted him, D.C. United. He made his United debut as a substitute in DC's first game of the 2009 MLS season against Los Angeles Galaxy.[1]

Jacobson was selected by Philadelphia Union in the 2009 MLS Expansion Draft on November 25, 2009.[2]

Jacobson was traded to FC Dallas on February 18, 2011.[3] He scored his first professional goal on May 28, 2011 while playing for Dallas against Houston Dynamo.[4]


Jacobson was named to the United States national futsal team, and was a substitute in four matches at the 2008 FIFA Futsal World Cup in Brazil.

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